Inexpensive meaningful christmas gift ideas for 2020

December 7, 2020

Christmas gift guide 2020 – inexpensive meaningful Christmas gift ideas that are not just for Christmas

Balmonds skincare for Christmas

Let’s face it, for most people this Christmas will be different. The world is different (thank you, Covid).  That’s why I wanted this change to be reflected in my Christmas gift guide.

Instead of a lengthy shopping list which many can’t afford right now, I wanted to focus on a few key things to bring some cheer.

As with all my gift guides and reviews, each and every item on this list has been reviewed by me, whether I’ve bought it myself, gifted it to someone, or been sent it as a press sample.

With Covid changing our very existent, the focus of this year’s Christmas gift ideas is on meaningful, long-lasting gifts. There are things that help the environment, budget buys to help you save, and Christmas gifts that can be used way beyond Christmas.

As a bonus, each Christmas gift idea detailed is under £50.

So in no particular order, here’s my inexpensive meaningful Christmas gift ideas guide that’s not just for Christmas:

Henry Bell bird feeders

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One of the positives that came with the first lockdown was that animals felt free to roam the world we share as the roads and skies were less polluted. We humans also embraced the outdoors more as our usual haunts were out of bounds.

As a mum, I’ve taken a great interest in nature and I love the fact that my daughter will look for worms and snails in the garden and watch them with wonder.

Whether you’ve got kids or not, if you’re trying to introduce nature to your garden, how about a bird feeder?

This Henry Bell bird feeder comes with four feeders, a bird bath, and a seed tray. So far, we’ve spotted magpies and pigeons, and I’m holding out for a Robin red breast.  You can get the Henry Bell bird feeder here.

Bonds Australia Christmas Wondersuit

Bonds blue Christmas Wondersuit For boys

Christmas jumpers and reindeer baby grows are great.  But novelty clothes can’t really be worn outside the Christmas holidays.  Bonds Australia has the solution. Its gorgeous baby grows, with their unique two-way zip and foldable mittens and feet covering, are a firm favourite in our house. What’s more, they have a gorgeous festive star print design which is perfect for Christmas and all year round.


With us staying in more, our love of literature has resurfaced. So how about a break from Netflix and a book to read? What’s more, as well as being able to buy through the convenience of Amazon, has been set up to support local booksellers. You can check it out, along with my current reading below:

Books by Black and BAME writers

While we’re talking books, can I be shamefully pluggy? My award-winning book promises to make you laugh, though you may cry a bit, too. One reviewer commented that the Ben Affleck line was one of the funniest things she read. Intrigued? You can get it on Amazon here, or

The secret diary of an arranged marriage Christmas present

Book light

With all those books, you might need a light to go with it, especially if your reading activity takes place when the kids are asleep, like me. Here’s a book light suggestion.

Lavender grow your own kit

I just love Not on the High Street. Ever since I attended their Christmas in July event way back when, I’ve been discovering a few gems. And here’s a couple:

Personalised Lavender grow your own kit – I got this personalised for a friend recently and she loved it. It’s such a thoughtful gift.

Personalised birthstone necklace – Hubby got me this for my birthday, and it contains the birthstones of me, him, and our babies.

Baby Bjorn dinner set

Baby Bjorn dinner set in blue

Yep, I’m weaning again.  And no, Baby Bjorn don’t just make slings.  If you’re in the same boat or gifting a new mum, this baby Bjorn dinner set is just gorgeous. It’s BPA free, hard wearing and built to last. Plus, with its pearl trim collar bib and decanter style cup, it really is baby goals.  Get it here.  Oh, and I hope you like the photobombing hand!

Baby Bjorn baby dinner set in powder blue a Christmas Gift

Multitasking makeup

Dr PAWPAW multipurpose cheek and lip tints

I’ve reviewed the Dr Paw Paw lip and cheek tints here, so I won’t labour the point, except to say they are fab and really do help add some polish when you’re in a rush. Which is me, everyday.  As I demonstrated in my video try-on review, all the shades are incredibly wearable and flattering for brown skin tones.In this honest video review I’m not wearing any makeup and I’m trialling:

Neveo family journal app

Do you remember life before digital cameras? When we’d take photos, wait for them to be developed and put them in an album? I miss those days and am sad to say most of my photos don’t ever leave my phone. However, now I’m a mum of two, I’m making an effort to create more albums. Neveo family album is an online app which enables you to create an album / journal of photos and captions which can be posted out to your loved ones. I think nothing is more lovely for 2020 than this.

Home Bargains ring light

Home Bargains ring light surrounded by toys

For the blogger/influencer in your life. Heck, even if you just want to pep up your festive photos, you can’t go far wrong with the Home Bargains ring light. It’s transformed my photos, and I’ll be posting up a review shortly. Oh, and in keeping with the theme of a frugal Christmas 2020, this inexpensive gift is only £20.

Balmonds skincare

Balmonds skincare for Christmas

If you’ve read this blog before, you’ll know I love Balmonds skincare.  I’ve used it on my daughter for her eczema (read my baby eczema advice here) and on myself.  To help you save more, you can get 20% off Balmonds using my affiliate code HALIMABOBS20.  You’re welcome.


About the Author


I’m a British-Bengali Muslim mum-of-two. My pictures aren’t filtered and neither are my words. I’m not a makeup artist, chef or lifestyle guru. I’m just me, sharing honest beauty reviews for brown skin, halal restaurant finds, travel inspo, mum life hacks, easy Bengali recipes and more. If that’s your bag, keep reading!

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