Food & Drink

9th December 2021

A Skint Student’s Guide to Christmas Gifts

Are you a skint student wondering how on earth you’ll buy Christmas gifts after spending all of your money on copious amounts of alcohol, takeaways and online shopping throughout the year? I’m going to guess the answer to that is most probably a big, fat yes.

Don’t stress. We’ve got you covered. Here at LGSM we have rounded up the ultimate food and drink presents and they are all £10 or under. It’s a Christmas miracle!

Something Sweet

For the Chocoholic

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Any chocoholic is sure to love a present from Hotel Chocolat. Why not treat them to The Pocket Christmas Selection (£8.50)? They can enjoy an array of luxury, festive chocolates. From the Chocolate Orange Pot to the Christmas Mess chocolate, there’s a fantastic selection at an even better price.

Order online or head down to Liverpool’s very own Hotel Chocolat (also an excuse to drool over the chocolate selection in store!).

One, Unit 10 2-4 Peter’s Arcade, Liverpool L1 3DE.

For the Gamer

If you have a gamer fanatic in your life then we have found the perfect (and most importantly cheap!) Christmas present. For £5.74 (including delivery) you can treat them to a Milk Chocolate Video Game Controller.

It may not be the latest FIFA but it’s sure to put a smile on their face.

Something a Bit More Savoury

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For the Cheese-head

I think we all know a cheese-head. But, does said cheese-head own their very own Personalised Mini Cheese Board?

This is such a cute and unique present to gift this year! It’s £8 including shipping and sold by an independent business. There’s so many reasons why this present is cheese-tastic! Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

Order here.

For the Nutty One

This Try Me Selection Shot Box is perfect for an indecisive person. Treat them to six different VIP Nuts flavours including: Cocoa Caramel; Dark Chocolate; Hot Toffee; Bollywood Barbecue; Hot Chilli and Classic Sea Salt.

All for £5.00!

Something for the Tea and Coffee Lovers

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For the Iced Coffee Addict

This boujee iced coffee glass is the perfect present for the person in your life who is practially 99.9% iced coffee by this point. For £6.50, including delivery, this has to be one of my favourite picks from the list! Plus, you’ll be supporting an independent business, which is always important at Christmas time.

Order yours from Etsy seller LilahArts here.

For the Tea Sipper

This Electric Self Stirring Mug (£6.59) is the best life hack for the person in your life who survives off their cups of tea. A novelty, yet practical gift this Christmas.

Click here to place your order.

Something With a Bit More of a Kick

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For the Gin Lover

These Raspberry Gin Edible Cocktail Drink Stirrers are up there with the iced coffee glass. They are such a fun and cute present! When stirred into gin they change the colour of the drink and the flavour. The stirrers stay solid, so they are the perfect straws too.

Find the present here.

For the Marvel Fan

Impress the super hero fanatic in your life with this Infinity Gauntlet Beer Bottle Opener for £7.99.

Both unique and novelty. It’s a cracker!

Something For the Chef in Your Life

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For the Rap Lover

Order ‘Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook‘ from Amazon for £7.99 here.

Featuring 30 recipes inspired by the greatest Hip Hop artists, you’re sure to impress the rap lover in your life with this funky cookbook!

For the Jokes

Who wouldn’t love this funny Lionel Richie Wooden Spoon? This may just be the star at the top of LGSM’s budget gift guide tree.

Order from Etsy seller GiftsInaJiffy for £7.99 plus postage.

Got a few pennies to spare? Add a personalised message to the handle for an extra £3.

Hopefully this budget gift guide has given you some much needed inspo this Christmas. You should even have a few pennies left over to hit Concert Square one last time before heading home for the holidays. Music to a student’s ear!

Looking for more festive foodie fun? Check out the rest of our Christmas articles here.

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