You know that panic when you think you have everything, but at 9 am on Christmas Eve you realise you have missed that little token for your friend from school that you'll see in the pub that evening? I've been there too many times. If you still need some gift inspiration that won't cost a fortune, I've found some trinkets that you can get your hands on to prevent present-panic.
For small gifts and tokens, I set myself a budget of about €20 maximum, but I try and research them so that it's not a last minute Lorna situation. So I've had a good deep dive online to find you some great presents for less, that won't disappoint!
One of the nicest things to get are accessories, so why not try a pair of gloves (leather or shearling are always lovely). Gloves are something we definitely need but we don't necessarily buy for ourselves. Another idea are evening bags; opt for a dark colour that will match most outfits, so black is generally a safe bet. You can make it interesting by looking for something beaded or embellished like the little gem of a bag from Penneys below.
We might all find pyjamas in our Christmas stockings, but to give something comfortable like loungewear as a gift is another alternative. The range of loungewear has improved this Christmas and one of the best brands has been Dorothy Perkins whose soft, dusky colours paired with nice cotton have been one of my favourites. They have plenty of styles to choose from too.
And for the techy fashionistas amongst us, there are some genius little gift ideas that I would love to get. Bluetooth speakers are a great invention, especially the mini ones. I take mine with me when I'm travelling to listen to music or to stream the radio back home, when I'm getting ready for the day.
Another handy thing to give someone as a stocking filler are mobile-mobile chargers, as I like to call them. My phone is constantly running out of battery, so these little chargers are a fabulous idea. A good one starts at €14 and go up to about €120 for a Mophi (the Porsche of chargers).
Or a fancy phone case? I love the selection from River Island and Topshop that are mostly under €20. Who wouldn't love a pom-pom on their phone?
Have you spotted any little gifts that are affordable yet fancy? Tell us so we can add them to our shopping list!