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8 Style Steals: Gift Ideas for under £25

8 Style Steals: Gift Ideas for under £25

Think you can’t find great gifts for under £25? Think again.

At this time of year, we all tend to worry about those eternal festive questions – when should I put the sprouts on? How long before I need to book my Ocado slot?

But our thoughts also turn to the question of gift ideas. What do you get the discerning design fanatic who appears to have everything already, who wants for nothing, and who has exceptional taste? It can feel like an impossible task, but the team at The Idealist has been on the case so you don’t need to stress.

Don’t miss our other gift guides: Under £50Under £100Up to £250

What says ‘these guys think we’re cool’ without breaking the bank?

From eye-catching ways to hang photos, to clever gadgets for those who love to entertain, we’ve scoured our favourite shops and brands. And in the end, we’ve got a list of gifts that are stylish, without being too pricey.

Here are some design-inspired gift ideas from your friends at The Idealist that won’t look out of place for anyone with an eye for great design, from someone with a thought to their wallet…

Our favourite design finds for under £25

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Worldly cushions

8 Style Steals: Gift Ideas for under £25

From left to right: Geometric cushion, £12 John Lewis,  Lion cushion, £12 M&S, Gold feather motif cushion, £6.99 H&M.


Stylish alternatives

8 Style Steals: Gift Ideas for under £25

‘Topsy’ Elephant cushion, £18 Habitat,‘Chamonix’ shaped cushion, £12 John Lewis. Chalk globe £15 George at Home, Asda.


Picture perfect

8 Style Steals: Gift Ideas for under £25

Too many frames can look cluttered – peg up pics on this modern wall mounted display feature by Umbra. Perfect for polaroids and postcards, this wooden wall frame features five rows of string and includes forty pegs to hang all of your cherished memories.

Also available in black and white finishes. Comes with 40 mini pegs. £20 from


Shake it up!

8 Style Steals: Gift Ideas for under £25

Utterly brilliant cocktail shaker from John Lewis – simply twist the copper outer to get to your favourite cocktail recipe. It even suggests which type of glass each one should be served in. A true steal at £20.

  • Charlie is a lifestyle journalist with a passion for snooping around people’s homes: the good, the bad and the ugly. She loves innovative interior design, period homes and antiques; loathes things with slogans on, and carpets. She lives in rural Essex with her husband and two children.

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