10 Of The Best Christmas Gifts Under $50

By Anna Franklyn
14th Dec 2016


We all know that Christmas is a time of giving, which is nice in theory because we all love picking the perfect present for our nearest and dearest. In reality though, when you’re broke it kinda sucks.

But keep those spirits up, cos we're here to prove that giving Christmas gifts when you’re on a budget isn’t an impossible task, so there’s no need to get Grinchy this year.

Here are 10 of the best Christmas gifts for people on a budget. Every single one of them comes in at under 50 bucks—winning!

#1. Mini Marvelous Moxie Lippie Collection

Get your bestie not one, but seven lippies for Christmas so they can wear a different colour every day of the week. These babies are from Bare Minerals and they are super hydrating, so whoever you give them to will have the perfect pout all summer!

#2. Photo Magnets

If you want to look like the most thoughtful person ever, jump on to your best mate’s / brother’s / mum’s Instagram account, pick a few of their favourite snaps and turn them into fridge magnets for as little as $25 for nine! Make sure you pick a few that you feature in so they’re reminded of how great you are every time they look at their fridge.

#3. Beach Cricket Set

The beach cricket set is one to give to someone you’re going to spend a load of time with over summer, because presents that you get to enjoy are the best kinds of presents to give, amiright?

#4. Bowie A-Z: The Life Of An Icon

For all the Bowie fans out there, Bowie A-Z: The Life of an Icon: From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust was released just a couple of weeks ago and it’s already one of our favourite books of the year. Packed full of everything you could ever want to know about David Bowie, this illustrated tribute will have you feeling nostalgic in no time.

#5 Fringe World Festival Tickets

Fringe Festival is coming and we know you’re just as excited as we are. Grab your pals a Fringe Festival gift voucher to one of the shows and if you’re lucky, you’ll be going along with them.

#6. Inflatable Drink Holder

Inflatable swans and flamingos are still trending hard, but at $100 a pop we know you can’t be giving those things away like it ain’t no thang. Enter inflatable drink holders. Just as cute, way more useful and 100% affordable at less than $20! Yes please.

#7. Anya Brock Budgie Tea Towel Set

Did I just lose you there with the words tea towel set? Well, bear with me for just a second. First of all, Anya Brock is freakin’ fantastic and her tea towels are ace. But guess what else you can do with these bad boys? Pop them in a frame and all of a sudden it’s art. True story.

#8 Indoor Plants

Indoor greenery is basically a requirement in any abode these days, so help your friends and fam out and get them some of the goods. Pop down to one of these stellar spots, hand over your hard earned cash and get as much as you can. You might have to DIY a pretty pot plant for them though because those babies don’t come cheap.

#9 Super Stylish Earrings

You can never have too many pairs of earrings, so these beauties are perfect for your uber-trendy bestie who is impossible to buy for. From Perth-based jewellery designer Bianko, these sterling silver earrings are minimal enough to wear all the time but still fun enough to make a bit of a statement.

#10 And One For Your Pooch

You didn't think we'd forget that you need to buy a Christmas present for your pup, did you? Luckily the good people at Mog & Bone in Subiaco have some of the cutest tees for your dog in store at the moment. Our pick is the Game of Bones tee, but the Superman one is a close second!

Image credit: Dog Photog Facebook

Design credit: Gabby Stjernqvist

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