Alternative Christmas Gifts on a Budget

If you’re struggling to find a thoughtful and unique gift for a loved one that doesn’t cost the earth this year then look no further. I’ve found five fantastically alternative Christmas gifts that anyone would love and all for less than £10 each!

Unique Christmas Gifts on a Budget

A pile of poo£9 – Oxfam Unwrapped
Ah, a pile of poo. Just what everyone wants this Christmas, right? Well, actually, for families around the world a pile of poo (actually a mixture of manure, fertiliser and some eco-friendly farming technique training) could make a huge difference and change their lives forever. Rather than some questionable shower gel and deodorant, this is a ‘smellies’ gift that really gives and one that any recipient is sure to appreciate! A ‘pile of poo’ is just £9 at Oxfam Unwrapped, but knowing a gift you’ve given is helping a family live a better life – that’s pretty much priceless! A pile of poo not for you? Don’t worry as there’s loads more christmas charity gifts over at Oxfam Unwrapped.

Grow Me Be Happy Sunflower, £6.99 – IWOOT
The be happy sunflower is an incredibly thoughtful gift for someone who you may not see often, or who has been having a bit of a bad time. Not only does the lucky recipient get to plant their sunflower, but they also get to watch it grow!

Tea Garden in a Matchbox, £5.99 – Not On The Highstreet
If you’re looking for a novelty stocking filler for someone who loves a brew then you can’t go much wrong with the cute tea garden in a matchbox. With chamomile seeds so the recipient can grow their own tea and two black tea hearts wrapped in foil, it’s a tea-lovers dream!

Pet Photoshoot£10 – Virgin Experience Days
There’s nothing I love more than spending a day out with Rupert and Colin and taking as many photos of them as possible, although they usually move around too much to get a good shot! A pet photoshoot is perfect for any pet-parents to spend a unique day with their little one and get a lasting memory of the day by taking home a professional photo. They’re usually super expensive, but this one is just £10 right now which is an utter bargain and makes a great Christmas present.

A Guatemalan Worry Doll£2.95 – dotcomgiftshop
There’s something so lovely about the tradition behind these dolls; it’s believed that if you tell the doll what’s worrying you and you put it under your pillow before you go to sleep, the worry doll will take away your worries and concerns. Much like the be happy sunflower, this makes such an amazing and thoughtful gift for someone who could do with a bit of cheering up.