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Shop with Seesiu: The Christmas Edit (9 Secret Santa & stocking filler gifts under £20)

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Unorganised shoppers, are you looking for last-minute Christmas gifts that they’ll *actually* like? We’ve got you.

Uh oh, you’ve not finished your Christmas shopping? That’s a slap on the wrist for you, friend. 

We can’t blame you though. Considering 2020 has lasted two years and we’re all a bit frazzled, you’re doing pretty well searching for last-minute Secret Santa gifts and budget-friendly stocking fillers. In fact, we salute you for your efforts. 

If you’re planning on raiding the £1 store for multipacks of stick-on moustaches or a toilet golf set, stop right there. You can do better. Novelty gifts are fun and cheap, but they’ll end up gathering dust in the attic or sitting on a landfill pile for the rest of eternity. When did you last hear “Wow, that was such a thoughtful gift, I’m so thrilled they got me that!”, about a loo roll covered in Rudolph? Probably never. Well, unless they fell short to the panic buyers, that is.

So that you don’t break the bank, we’ve pulled together some epic budget gifts that will go down well with everyone on your list. And so that you don’t break the earth, when you shop with Seesiu and our free Chrome extension, we’ll offset the carbon emissions. You know, so the environment doesn’t have to suffer because you didn’t start shopping in June like you said you would. (No judgement.)

Secret Santa and stocking filler gifts under £10

American Golf: OCEANTEE Bamboo Castle Tees

We may not be keen on toilet golf, but actually golf? We dig it. If you’ve got a pal who’s hankering for a lower handicap, gift them this box of tees.

They’re made from sustainably sourced bamboo and help tackle plastic pollution with each sale because OCEANTEE donates 25% of their corporate profits to charity. 

The price:

£3.99

Couverture & The Garbstore: The Mincing Mockingbird Notebooks

One for the stationery lovers (that’s everyone, right?), these notebooks are the best place for your friend or family member to write their thoughts, “meeting notes” or Christmas list for next year. Their faux vintage covers and wood-free paper make them a firm favourite of hipsters, novelists and list-makers alike.

For the dog lover, go for: Evaluations Of My Dog Journal Grey

Or our personal choice for the new entrepreneur in your life: Business Bullshit Journal Green. A real beauty.

The price:

£9

Office: Socks

Sock haters, we’ll hear nothing of it. Foot gloves are a wonderful and thoughtful gift for all occasions. It’s the gift of warm feet for less than ten British pounds. 

We’re vibing Office’s range of uber-cool brands, like Dr. Martens, Adidas and Vans.

The price:

£7.99+

Secret Santa and stocking filler gifts under £15

365 Games: Classic Board Games

Challenge their mind and provide entertainment for the whole holiday with a nostalgic board game. No cheating though, okay? 

We love the wooden classics like Solitaire, Chinese Checkers and Backgammon.

The price:

£12.49

Nails Inc.: Crystals Made Me Do It Nail Polish Duo

Everyone has a friend that’s into crystals right now. This is for that friend. It’s vegan, mood-enhancing and infused with real-life crystals. 

Nails Inc. says that it’s designed to “shield bad vibes” and we’re here for it.

The price:

£10.50

Whittard: Christmas coffee

If you didn’t think coffee could get any better, think again. These blends pack in festive flavours, like hazelnut, chocolate and soul-soothing spices. 

They’re vegan and beautifully packaged in a recyclable tin, too.

Try the Festive Ground or Christmas Blend.

The price:

£12

Secret Santa and stocking filler gifts under £20

Benefit Cosmetics: Beauty Sleigh Bells – Christmas Gift Set

For the beauty lover in your life, this Benefit gift set features 3 of their top sellers: POREfessional primer, Hoola bronzer and Gimmie Brow in shade 3.

Plus, they’re actively against animal testing which is a win in our books. 

The price:

£19.50 (worth £40)

Joy: Tall Pagan Vase

We’re living in the age of the urban jungle. Gift this unique vase complete with a peaceful face to someone and let them have the joy of deciding what hairstyle to give it.

It’ll look fab on a shelf, don’t you think? It also comes in white.

The price:

£18

Twiin: Gather Around Cocktail Book

For the wannabe mixologist or the cocktail connoisseur, this book has 135 pages of unique recipes (like a ‘Frozen Cake Shake’, yes please).

The price:

£20

And there you have it, our pick of the bunch for those last-minute Christmas gifts. What’s your favourite? Tell us on Instagram @ShopSeesiu

And if you haven’t downloaded our free Chrome extension to start offsetting your emissions yet, hop to it here. We wouldn’t want to tell Santa to put you on the naughty list…

Words: Vicki Chagger | @VickiChagger 

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