There are many stories around that hint at the beginnings of the tradition of present giving at Christmas time; from people carrying on the good work of St. Nicholas, who was many say the original Father Christmas, placing pennies in people’s shoes who left them out for him, to a culmination of ancient festivals that celebrated the winter solstice.

Whatever we choose to believe, the act of giving at Christmas time is one of kindness, and one we should continue to embrace, especially at this time of the year. Christmas needn’t be a stressful time for those of us looking after the pennies either! There are plenty of options these days that allow us to win the prize of best present-giver without blowing the budget! But, with families and friendship groups growing bigger all the time – what do we actually get?

Don’t want to buy pointless gifts that will no doubt be stuffed in the back of the cupboard by Boxing Day? Look no further; we’ve broken it down and made this Christmas our simplest shopping experience so far!

Secret Santa, stocking fillers, or just have LOTS of friends to buy for? Our Gifts Under £10 and Gifts Under £15 pages will provide you with ideas a plenty! For those of you looking for something special for those closest to you, we’ve condensed our most popular items and those with the highest reviews into easy to view pages: Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him and Gifts for Kids.

With help like this, battling with the crowds can be a thing of the past – and no-one will have ever guessed we started and finished Christmas shopping in our lunch break!