Cool Gift Guide

thatssocool gift guide under £20.00

thatssocool gift guide under £20.00

Surely I can't be the only one who hasn't done any Christmas shopping????  Can I??

So, if like me, you have left it to the last minute, you might find this 'Cool Gifts under £20.00' a bit of a lifesaver!

There is something here for pretty much anyone, whether it's the discerning friend, awkward relative, or even an anonymous colleague in your office Secret Santa!  And all under 20 quid!

Beautiful gifts people will want to keep, eat or use - not dispose of!!

Pantone colour of the Year

Pantone colour of the Year

  1. First up, we have the Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 16-1546 Living Coral - in mug form. According to Pantone this colour symbolises our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits. Available from Design Museum for £16.00.

Aesop Hand Balm

Aesop Hand Balm

2. Nobody can deny that winter is here so this Aesop Hand Balm will help soothe those cold, little digits with it's blend of fragrant botanicals and skin-softening emollients - smells damn good too! £19.00

London Brick Soap

London Brick Soap

3. I LOVE these London Brick soaps available at Inside Store - which by the way is an excellent one stop shop for gifts, homewares, coffees and lounging.  These soaps look and smell amazing and are all made in North London by Brick Sixty from raw materials derived from the history, science and engineering behind the actual London brick. £6.00

Bottle Opener

Bottle Opener

4. This magnetic bottle opener available at the Design Museum actually catches the bottle top before it falls on the floor - handy! Awesome selection of colours too.  £13.50

Playtype Attitude Slogan Mug

Playtype Attitude Slogan Mug

5. Tell it how it is with these attitude mugs by the font masters Playtype  - if big sis spends too much time thinking about herself give her the 'Egoist'.  Or if Aunty only sees the worst in everything she deserves the 'Pessimist'.  Available at Inside Store.  £15.00

Writing on the Wall Embroidered Stickers

Writing on the Wall Embroidered Stickers

6. I always like to add stickers to my notebooks/laptop/fridge - it's one of those things I've done since scrawling all over the front of my school books.  If you know someone else who does too, maybe they'll like these embroidered stickers from Wolf & Badger as much as I do!? £15.00

David Bowie Magnets

David Bowie Magnets

7. Be inspired when you hang your shopping list up on the fridge with these Bowie magnets from Selfridges.  £10.00

Hip Yellow Water Bottle

Hip Yellow Water Bottle

8. Larger than a hip flask but a similar shape which makes it easier to carry in bags/handbags this Hip Water Bottle is BPA-free, recyclable, reusable and dishwasher safe.  This textured yellow version is exclusive to Harvey Nichols, making it surely the hippest bottle around! £14.95

Iittala Ultima Thule Bowl

Iittala Ultima Thule Bowl

9. Designed by the Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala, this Iittala Ultima Thule bowl is a design classic.  Inspired by the melting ice in Lapland you can give a real piece of winter as a gift.  Available at Skandium.  £15.00

Compartes California Love Salted Pretzel Dark Chocolate

Compartes California Love Salted Pretzel Dark Chocolate

10. Even if you're not a chocoholic, surely nobody could resist this supercool California Love packaging for this Compartés Salted Pretzel Dark Chocolate from Harvey Nichols. £8.95

Oliver Bonas Photo Frame

Oliver Bonas Photo Frame

11. Oliver Bonas is another great place to shop for gifts.  Always offering a little bit of elegance or fun or colour - whatever it is you might need.  Their photo frames are always stylish and at good prices, this is the Modena Green frame.  £16.00

Jonathan Adler Zebra Stacking Dish

Jonathan Adler Zebra Stacking Dish

12. These Jonathan Adler Stacking Dishes add a touch of graphic glamour for any bedside, bathroom or table setting.  £15.60

Anthropologie Kinska Face Mug

Anthropologie Kinska Face Mug

13. Super cute and stripy Kinska Face Mug from Anthropologie.  £14.00

Belisha Beacon Matches

Belisha Beacon Matches

14. Ok, so there is a bit of a black and white stripy theme developing - however, these Belisha Beacon Matches by Loris & Love are inspired by those yellow globe lamps on top of tall black and white stripy poles that mark pedestrian crossings all over London! A bold and humorous gift available at V&A museum shop.  £7.00

Bullet Journal

Bullet Journal

15.  Advocating the Bullet Journal system to everyone I currently meet.  It has upped my scrappy note taking into a systematic, ordered and productive way of managing my whole entire life! £19.76

Hope this has helped!  Let me know what you think in the comments below.   I'm placing all my online orders now - xmas shopping DONE!