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Christmas gift guide 2016 – last-minute stocking fillers for a fiver

Published 20 December 2016 by

If you have bought your main Christmas gifts but still need a few stocking fillers or you want to add another little gift, it’s not too late. We’ve selected some great ideas all at £5* or less to bring more cheer to your loved ones for Christmas 2016.

1. On your bike

If you know someone that loves to cycle, then this bicycle phone mount from Primark could be just the thing to help them explore new cycle trails. The device is compatible with smartphones and GPS devices and looks easy to install. At £4, it will bring you in under budget.

2. Alphabet street

A personalised gift will make everyone feel extra special this Christmas. There are some stunning affordable examples out there from candles, cushions and cups to hot water bottles with alphabet letters. Our pick is this pack of Colour Me Fun crayons. For as little as £3.50, you can select three letters. Pick out your little one’s initials or you could spend a bit more and send them a festive message.   

3. Choco mania

You can’t beat getting chocolate in your stocking for this most indulgent of seasons. Most supermarkets and stores have classic favourites from a tub of Quality Street, Roses, Celebrations and Heroes. Check out Asda for this box of Lindor truffles for just £4.90.

4. Trump town

Get your family to really let their competitive side out with this Top Trumps card came. The card collecting game covers almost any theme you can imagine. Whether they like Trolls, superheroes, Shopkins, extreme sports or this Frozen Top Trumps set from Asda for £3.97, there’s a pack of Top Trumps for everyone. 

5. Colourful Christmas 

Mary Berry may have left the Great British Bake Off team behind to embark on new ventures, but this colouring book will certainly whet your appetite. Tom Hovey, the artist who creates those fabulous drawings of cakes and bread on the Bake Off, has pulled together some of his best creations in The Great British Bake Off Colouring Book. You can have hours of colouring fun shading in the most impressive Bake Off cakes and you might even feel inspired to whip up a tasty festive treat! Grab it at Tesco for £5. 

6. Fun feet

It may seem a long time ago since the GB team surpassed all expectations at the Rio Olympics but in fact it was just this summer. These GB themed trainer socks from H&M at £3.99 are great for any fitness fanatic or those planning to take up some sporting activity in the New Year. Just make sure you don’t forget to get their foot size right!

Still looking for a main present? Check out our gift ideas for him and our women's gift guide.  

*Prices correct at the time of writing – 19/12/16

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