Top 10 picks for a budget-friendly festive season

Christmas for students is always a worry, and even more so this year with high unemployment and students being furloughed from work. If you’re looking to save some money this Christmas, we’re here to help! Here is our top 10 list for the struggling student with the best bargains on the market!

1. Women don’t owe you pretty – Florence Given

Women don't owe you pretty | The home of non-fiction publishing
Could this be the most aesthetic book ever?
Image credit: Octopus Publishing

Women don’t owe you pretty by Florence Given is a book for all the feminist’s out there! It is an excellent read for anybody that wants to challenge outdated ways of thinking, as well as empower other women concerning how they feel about themselves and others.

The book was released in June this year and retails on Amazon for £9.91.

2. Fun bath goodies

Jurassic World Bath Excavation Fun | Buy Bath & Body - B&M Stores
A great gift for younger members of the family.
Image credit: B&m

Do you need a gift for a niece or nephew? Kids love a present they can get stuck into!

These Jurassic Park themed bath bombs have a surprise charm inside after it fizzes away. If they can’t wait for it to dissolve they can use the excavation tools included to dig into the eggs.

This particular gift set can be bought from B&m for £6

3. Alcohol

Greenall's Wild Berry Pink Gin, Real Fruit Flavoured Gin With Zero Sugar,  70cl 37.5% ABV: Grocery
Let’s get tipsy this Christmas!
Image credit: Amazon

Haven’t got a clue on what to get the parents of your significant other this year? This is an annual decision we all have to make, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

For example, you can’t go wrong with Greenalls Wild Berry Gin! This Pin Gin is trendy and will go certainly down a storm.

Greenalls Wild Berry Gin can be purchased from Morrisons for £13 (make sure to remember your ID!)

4. A 2021 planner

Mindfulness Notebook, Planner and Address Book MultiColoured
2021 is the year to be organised.
Image credit: Dunelm

This one is for that friend who always leaves their work until the last minute. Help them get 2021 on track with this wellbeing organisation set from Dunelm!

The Mindfulness notebook, planner and address book costs £5, while the Mindfulness desk pad will set you back £2.50.

5. Reusable makeup wipes

Soft Reusable Face Wipes Zero Waste Makeup Wipes Eye Make Up image 1
Shop sustainable this festive season.
Image credit: Etsy

Got a mate that loves make-up but hates waste? These super cute re-usable wipes are great for removing make-up as well as looking after the planet.

They come in a lovely matching bag and there are 16 different designs to choose from.

You can purchase them from MummyMarvellousMakes on Etsy for £10.45

6. Scratch posters

100 Movies Scratch Bucket List Poster By Gift Republic |
These super cool scratch maps are bound to give the recipient some inspiration.
Image credit: Not On The Highstreet

For any music and film enthusiasts, these cool scratch off bucket list wall posters are a great idea.

There are 100 boxes to scratch off, each with a different album or film to check out.

Get your scratch off bucket list for £12.99 from Not On The High Street.

7. Unique gin glasses

Unicorn Gin Glasses Set of 4 | George at ASDA
These glasses are perfect for adding a bit of glitz to your drink.
Image credit: Asda

This one is for the student with all pink décor and fairy lights covering every section of their bedroom!

These really pretty unicorn gin glasses are perfect for anybody that loves all things that sparkle! Pair it with some unicorn gin and you’re good to go.

Buy yours from your local Asda for £6 (set of four)

8. Houseplants galore

Grow It Bonsai Tree - Grow Your Own Bonsai Tree | Menkind
Add a bonsai tree to your loved one’s collection.
Image credit: Menkind

There’s always one housemate who has more houseplants than food. So, this present is definitely for the student obsessed with all things greenery!

Give the gift of plant parenthood this Christmas with a bonsai tree.

Get yours from Menkind for the bargain price of £13.

9. A new cooking apron

Personalised Photo Apron | Photo Gifts | Photobox
Personal gifts are always a hit!
Image credit: Photobox

This present is for the person you will always find in the kitchen. Upload any picture onto the apron and make it personal to them!

The apron will be used time and time again, and will always remind your significant other of how much you love them.

Go to the Photobox website and get creative! Aprons start from £19.99, however, you can currently get 40% off with the code SAVE40.

10. Bull Dog mens skincare range

Men's skin care products: where to start, featuring Bulldog - Mankind
Men need to look after their skin too.
Image credit: Mankind

Let’s fight the stereotype that it’s only women who deserve a skincare routine!

The Bulldog range is completely vegan and the company states that it uses 50% less plastic packaging.

Make sure your male friend, boyfriend or family member doesn’t unwrap yet another Lynx Africa set this year!

Written by Jody Cook

Feature image credit: @jessbaileydesigns – Unsplash

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