The guide to Christmas gifts under $50

Christmas is so close, I can almost smell the egg nog. Buying presents for family and friends can go one of two ways, it can be really easy or extremely difficult. We all have those people in our lives that are a bit harder to buy for than others, which makes it very easy to blow your budget trying to keep everyone happy. So, to help make your Christmas shopping a little bit easier, here's a Christmas gift guide for presents under $50.

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Fashion, beauty and accessories

Gift ideas for the ladies in your life:

EARRINGS Impress your friends with a statement pair of earrings from Birdsnest, their BEST SELLERS: Blanco $34.95 (available in Rose), Kiss Stud $49 and Anouke Cocktail $49.95 (available in sapphire).

SOMETHING PERSONAL You can’t go wrong with something custom. Willow Letter necklace from Ruffled Grace Accessories is only $30 and comes in sterling silver or rose gold.

BEAUTIFUL BRACELETS Stunning bangles from Liquorice Moon Studios come in 10 different designs and are only $34.95.

Gift packs

GIFT PACKS Gift packs are always a crowd pleaser and you cannot go past The Body Shop. Only $30 for this Feel Good Box First Edition!

PAMPERING This Foot Spa Gift Pack from Target is $49 and includes an exfoliating foot wash, scrub and lotion.

MAKE-UP The unicorn trend has extended to make-up brushes. Metalic purple 12-piece brush sets are available from Showpo and are only $39.95 each.

PEP IT UP This fabulous “Pep It Up” gift set from Clinique includes three amazing products and is only $42 – online exclusive!


TOP PICK FOR MUM/MOTHER IN LAW - Really impress with these beautiful fragrances from Myer:

Home décor and fun things 

Gift ideas for stylish friends:

NOVELTIES Nobody wants a boring beach towel - have the coolest towel on the beach thanks to Cotton On, get these shaped towels for $34.95.

CANDLES Christmas themed scented candles from Emma Louise Decor come in 6 different packs and are only $49 for a set of two.

WALL HANGING Perfect for your boho-chic friend, this charming tribal-inspired wall hanging is hand-woven and only $39.95 from Zanui.

GET AROMATIC What is better than one diffuser? Three of course. The Aromatheray Co diffuser set from Birdsnest is only $29.95.

CUSTOM MADE Gifts to be treasured, monogram and custom name cushions from Cush & Coosh can be personalised with names and initials starting at only $35.

SUMMER ESSENTIALS This summer is going to be a scorcher, make sure your friend is poolside ready with this inflatable flamingo, only $39 from Target.

BEACH BAG This Billabong Essential beach bag from Surfstitch is only $29.99 and also comes in blue and black.

Top pick for someone who has everything

Everyone knows someone that already has everything - for these tricky recipients, treat them with something you know they’re unlikely to buy for themselves.

This unique bamboo photo fridge-magnet set from ArloCo is $47 and completely personalised – just upload your favourite pics!

5 piece wine kit

Blokey stuff

Gift ideas for every man:

MANSCAPER The Maverick all-in-one groomer by VS Sasoon is only $49 from Target.

ALL THE COFFEE If Dad cannot function without his morning coffee, grab this 100 coffee capsules pack from Kogan for $49.

WINE KIT The 5-piece wine bottle accessory kit from Birdsnest is the perfect gift for any wine enthusiast this Christmas, especially at only $49.95.

COLOGNE Really impress your partner with a cologne from Myer: Versace Eau Fraiche (30ml) for $35 or Aramis Classic (30ml) for $30.

WALLET Card holders from Culture Kings are only $29.95 and come in brown and black.

CUFFLINKS These are no ordinary cufflinks though, Blaq have beer and thong cufflinks for $29.95 at Myer.

Top pick for foodies

Foodies, in theory, should be easy to buy for, but it can actually be quite tricky. Pantry necessities are always a safe bet!

The Random Harvest BBQ Indulgence pack comes with seven delicious products for just $49.95 from Myer.

Kids just wanna have fun

Toys for big kids and little kids:

DINOSAURS Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? This awesome remote control T-Rex is only $29.99 from the AusPost Shop.

PUZZLES Personalised wooden name puzzles are beautiful keepsakes starting from just $26.95 at Tiny Me. They come with a FREE felt storage pouch included or you can add a wooden storage box for only $14.95.

GET CREATIVE Perfect for crafty kids, ‘Design Your Own’ Butterfly Wings or Super Hero Cape kits from Crayons are only $39.95

PRINCESSES If you know a little princess who is a big Disney fan, grab her an Elsa, Ariel or Rapunzel Disney princess styling head from the AusPost shop for just $34.99 each.

FIGURINES The latest Star Wars and Thor films are a big hit with the kids. Characters figures from Target are sure to be too - get Star Wars ones from $35 and Thor ones from $34.

PUPPIES The Search for Sherlock hide-and-seek puppy is the smartest pup around, only $49.99 from Toys R Us.

GAMES Have fun these holidays with the game that’s taken over the internet, the original Pie Face game from Target, only $29

Top picks for the little ones

Something adorable and functional keeps the kids and the parents happy.

Summer = beach, pool and repeat. These personalised kids hooded towels from Cotton On are just $34.95 each.

Last minute gifts (for Him and Her):

MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS A gift that lasts all year round, a 12 month magazine subscription. I have selected a few different choices for both men and women, but there are plenty more to choose from at the Australia Post shop, starting from just $19!

GIFT CARDS Most physical stores have gift cards, but you can also buy heaps of gift cards from the Australia Post online shop (which is super convenient for last minute gifts). If you cannot decide on the perfect present, a gift card is a great option, especially for those that might live far away. Here are my top three gift card ideas for Him and Her:

VOUCHERS Give the gift of an experience! Have you got someone that is super hard to buy for? Experience vouchers are a great option and guaranteed to impress. Here are my top picks for everyone:

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Please note all prices listed were correct at the time of writing. All items were in stock at the time of writing. Please check the merchant site for full details when you purchase.

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