Christmas gift ideas to give in 2020: big buys for special relatives

Find something for everyone with our best Christmas gift ideas – this guide is your go to for Christmas 2020

The best Christmas gift ideas for 2020: Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ1 on white surface with paperclips
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Finding the best Christmas gift ideas is all the more important this year and we can help. Whether you are after something for nan, you're stuck for what to buy your brother or you need a small gift for a friend, see our mega Christmas gift guide below. We've featured presents for all budgets – big or small – and from everywhere including Amazon (Prime members, rejoice) and Not on the High Street – if you want to support small businesses.

Keep scrolling for our ultimate best Christmas gifts guide for 2020, and get in early before the mad rush. Don't leave it until after Black Friday or you won't be able to make a saving! Afterwards, see our dedicated Christmas page for all things red and green. From decor to more gift ideas and recipes.

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The best Christmas gifts for 2020

KitchenAid mini

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KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer

The best Christmas gift for foodies

If your favourite foodie has been mixing by hand for too long now, treat them to an upgrade. The KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer is 25 per cent lighter and has a 20 per cent smaller footprint than the regular KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer, so it'll take up less counter space and is easy to move (marvellous in a small kitchen). Plus it’s still compatible with all KitchenAid attachments. Total winner. 

For Black Friday KitchenAid deals, don't miss our dedicated page.

Best hair curler for short hair: GHD rise

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The GHD Rise is the newest hair curler on the block. It's not a wand nor a tong, but a hair curler brush instead. Great at adding volume and leaving your hair looking bouncy, it's one of the best hair tools we've ever used. She'll be sure to love it as it makes an easy job of achieving a voluminous look, while it's currently on sale – see above.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Buying something for him? It's always a toughie, but this year we can't think of anything better to buy him than a Bluetooth speaker – specifically, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P2. Portable, affordable and with great sound quality, he can take it everywhere from staycations to in the garden, holidays and even to a friend's house. Truly a great piece of tech, and it comes in a few colours.

Burnhard Nero Stainless Steel Outdoor Pizza Oven

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Burnhard Nero Stainless Steel Outdoor Pizza Oven

The best Christmas gift for foodies

Know someone who would LOVE an outdoor pizza oven? This one is sold at Amazon and it makes the best tasting pizzas – thin and crispy and in just a few seconds.  Easy to use and it takes just 10 minutes to heat to 500°C it's excellent at retaining heat thanks to a double-wall construction insulated with wool in the middle. Split the cost between your siblings and treat your parents – they'll be surprised!

Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ1

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Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ1

The best Christmas gift for students

A favourite amongst millennials who can't get enough of its retro feel, the Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ1 is an on-trend option for capturing travel memories. Available in three gorgeous shades, this popular travel accessory inspires creativity and delivers tangible memories. This is also the newest model, so they'll definitely love it.

The best Christmas present for teens: FOREO LUNA mini 3

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The best Christmas present for teens

The FOREO LUNA mini 3 is life-changing. Great for all skin types (even sensitive) it makes an easy job of getting deep into your facial pores to remove sweat, oils and dirt. How? This facial cleaning brush features silicone bristles on both sides, and, once pressed, it pulsates to gently cleanse your face. Use it day and night along with a favourite cleanser and your face will be glowing. We own one of these ourselves and we cannot recommend enough. You can even connect it to a smartphone to customise it based on skin type. Try out the Glow Boost mode for a true glow up! Amazing stuff. It comes in all colour types and is excellent for everyone, especially teens with challenging skin problems.

Seventex Healthy Towels

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Seventex Healthy Towels

The best Christmas gift for couples

We promise you that once your gift recipient tries out organic cotton towels, they'll never go back to regular towels. Organic cotton production uses up to 90 per cent water than that of regular cotton; it's made under better conditions for the workers, too, without polluting their land. And – organic cotton is kinder to skin, so is great for allergy and eczema sufferers. Towels will never go waste whoever you gift them to, but if you know anyone who loves a bath, they'll appreciate these even more.

Letterbox gift by marigold charms

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Organic Letterbox Spa Gift Collection

The best Christmas gift for someone far away

If you have a beauty lover on your Christmas list, or just want to send someone a care package who you may not see this Christmas, this is a lovely option. It's all organic, eco-friendly and handmade in the UK. You get a lotion bar, soap, mineral bath infusions, two tea tealights and two bath melts.  You can pick the scent too – choose between jasmine, sweet clementine or rose Maroc, all of which sound pretty dreamy to us. 

There is a vegan version available too.

The Hero Christmas Hamper from Abel & Cole

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The Hero Christmas Hamper from Abel & Cole

The best Christmas gift hamper for 2020

Looking for a great all-rounder hamper to surprise a foodie with this year? After all, they do put in all the hard effort of cooking – and making everyone Christmas tipples all day – it's the least you could do. The Hero Christmas Hamper from Abel & Cole is organic, and packed inside its wicker basket is a smorgasbord of festive favourites, including everything from cheese and crackers to meat, chutney, mince pies and Scottish shortbread. To wash it down, you'll have a choice of a weighty and aromatic Cotes du Rhone or a light and luscious Giol Prosecco Frizzante. This is the ultimate gift for that special foodie in your life, whoever it may be.

Click to shop The Hero Christmas Hamper from Abel & Cole for £120.

sustainable home book from amazon

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Sustainable Home book by Christine Liu

The best Christmas gift for eco-lovers

Know someone who's keen to be more earth conscious in 2020? Inspire them to make positive life changes with this handy and pretty practical book. While the sustainability of printed books is debatable, the fact that this book is about living more sustainably in other ways compensates, in our opinion. Practical and helpful, this book is full of handy everyday tips for reducing your carbon footprint, eating more sustainably, and going plastic-free.

personalised map of the stars print by not on the high street

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Greaterskies Personalised Map Of The Stars

The best Christmas gift for travellers

Whether it was a special birthday, an engagement, an anniversary or simply a trip filled with incredible memories, a Personalised Map of the Stars from Not On The High Street captures the exact positioning of the stars in the sky on the evening of a given date and time. This unique and thoughtful print makes the perfect gift for a loved one you shared a travel experience with. And, since we can't really travel at the moment, it's a nice reminder of happier times.

lemon drizzle cake on a white cake stand in a kitchen

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Brompton Cake Stand

The best Christmas gift for bakers

A must-have for showing off that fresh batch of perfectly risen scones or showstopper Victoria sponge, a classic cake stand is always a safe bet. Sometimes it can be tricky to know what kind will suit their tastes, so if in doubt go plain and simple. Designed to suit any kitchen, Garden Trading’s Brompton range is includes timeless pieces such as the classic Brompton cake stand . You could also treat them to the matching storage canisters, too.

Cheese making kit

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The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit

The best Christmas gift for cheese lovers

A cheesemaking kit that contains everything you need to make 40 batches of vegetarian, tasty cheese? Sounds gouda to us (sorry). We're sure cheese lovers will be very pleased with this, and it'll give them something to do in these strange times. 

cat portrait pet present

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Personalised Pet Portrait Print by Faced

The best Christmas gift for pet lovers

Anyone can take a snap of their pet on their phone, but how about a lovely portrait that's a true likeness of a pet? The Personalised Pet Portrait Print by Faced will look great framed on a wall. Get one of your dog, cat, rabbit, horse or any other animal, and hang it with pride. A great gift for someone who is obsessed with their pet. We've all got that one friend...

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Le Creuset Espresso Mugs, Set of 6

The best Christmas gift for coffee lovers

We LOVE Le Creuset mugs. I mean, who doesn't? And this set of six espresso mugs are already presented in a gift box so even the wrapping is taken care of with this gift. Inside you'll find an assortment of colourful rainbow mugs – Cerise, Volcanic, Dijon Yellow, Palm, Ultraviolet and Teal – which have been made from a robust stoneware which resist chipping, cracking, staining, scratching and colour fading. They're just perfect, in every way, for an espresso or mini pud.

Best eco-friendly candle for Christmas: Beefayre

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Beefayre Winter Berries Large Scented Candle

The best Christmas gift for candle lovers

Beefayre candles are about as ethical and sustainable as can be: they're made using only natural wax, no paraffin or beeswax, and natural fragrances and essential oils if you're concerned about strong smells. And the packaging is made from recycled glass. And the company give part of their profits to bee conservation. The company also make bath and body products and art prints, if you want to bulk out the gift a bit more.

Sweaty Betty recycled swimsuit

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Sweaty Betty Wave Zip Through Swimsuit

The best Christmas gift for swimmers

This swimsuit is made from 78 per cent Econyl, which in turn is made from discarded fishing nets. While other companies have been making them, it's wonderful to see a mainstream brand with a cult following like Sweaty Betty start making swimwear from this sustainable material. While it's true that holiday swimming probably won't happen until next year for most of us, there are spas, hotel swimming pools – so many settings where this sensibly designed swimsuit will be useful.

pet teepee

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HipTepeeHooray Pet Teepee

The best Christmas gift for your pet

Cats love hiding under things, fact. So do rabbits. If you have a small furry friend, the Pet Teepee is just the ticket. Fun for the pet, and looks cool. You can choose from several different designs and colours, just to ensure it fits with your decor, too. They also sell larger versions fit for dogs. Available from Etsy.

The Real Cure letterbox gift

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British Letterbox Charcuterie

The best Christmas gift for meat lovers

It's a quirky one sure, but we love this letterbox gift, and any meat fanatic will tell you that British Charcuterie is becoming a bit of thing. With this box you get to sample loads too – there's Hartgrove Coppa, Dorset Aberdeen Angus Bresaola, Pink Peppercorn & Purbeck Cider Salami, Wild Venison Chorizo amd Wild Venison Salami with Smoked Sloe and Garlic. What a feast!

Real Homes December 2020 front cover

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Real Homes Magazine subscription

The best Christmas gift for magazine lovers

We know we would say this but Real Homes magazine is a fab read – as well as being a great reference for anyone looking to transform their home. A subscription means they'll know all the latest on updating an owned or rented home. Whether  on a budget or splashing out on a forever family home. It covers the latest decorating trends, too. The gift that keep on giving...