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A guide to affordable antique Christmas gifts


The word ‘antiques’ has long been associated with high price tags that only the most affluent could afford, with many people believing that antique gift giving was impossible for them. Today, however, with the average person spending almost £400 on presents, there are antique Christmas gifts available to suit every budget and here, we look at the most common prices points for Christmas gifts.

Antique Christmas gifts under £50

Browsing our antique gifts under £50 will leave you spoilt for choice with a varied and eclectic selection of vintage and antique collectables. From antique fishing tackle for an uncle or stylish vintage handbags for your fashion-savvy daughter, as well as collectable vinyl and mid-century glassware, you will be able to tick everyone off your list! A popular gift idea is 20th century ceramics which will appeal equally to your newlywed neighbours decorating their first home as well as your grandparents who enjoy reminiscing about their younger years. With pieces by Clarice CliffRoyal Doulton and Poole Pottery, to name just a few.

Antique Christmas gifts under £100

For the young and the young at heart, vintage toys and games are always popular, especially at Christmas. Whether you’re looking for vintage Dinky vehicles for Dad or an antique children’s tea set for the grandchildren, you will find the perfect gift in our vintage toys and gifts.   

Choosing a gift for a couple can be hard but advertising collectables are a welcome addition to many homes. Our guide on where to find quality vintage enamel signs for sale has lots of tips on what to look out for.

Whoever you’re buying for, our antique gifts under £100 offer something for everyone, from the silver collector to the lover of the vintage kitchenalia.

Antique Christmas gifts under £200

With over 1000 gifts for under £200 online, Hemswell Antique Centres have everyone covered. Search some great gift ideas for the collector of oriental ceramics or the lover of antique jewellery and you will find many of our gifts can be posted for £15.  From antique home décor to beautiful antique decorative boxes, the choice is endless.

A visit to Hemswell Antique Centres, close to the historic cathedral city of Lincoln, is a great opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the High Street during the run up to Christmas. Spend a leisurely day browsing our four buildings of antiques and collectables, displayed by over 400 dealers on the site of the former RAF Hemswell. If you need a break and a bite to eat to recharge the batteries, the Hemswell Coffee Shop in Building 1 is licensed and serves food from 10.00-17.00 daily. Alternatively, the Guardroom Coffee Shop in the Guardroom is open from 10.15-16.30 daily.

For those unable to visit us in person, there are lots of decorative antiques online and several of our dealers are able to offer antiques posted for £15. So simply sit back and relax in the comfort of your own home and do all your Christmas shopping done in one place!

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