Kris Kringle gifts for every budget
Whether you're working with nickels or notes, here are some genius gift ideas for your 2020 Kris Kringle. You don’t need to break the bank to knock their socks off, and we all know there’s no better feeling than watching someone rip open the wrapping paper to reveal a thoughtful gift that shows you’ve taken their hobbies, habits or personal style into consideration.
Here are the best Kris Kringle gift ideas of 2020, under $15, $25 and $50.
For the $15 budget
Fifteen dollars could be all you need to steer someone in the direction of their dreams, thanks to a sketchbook, a set of watercolours, a note pad, or a stopwatch. All of these are inexpensive items that can really show someone that you listen when they talk, and that you support their aspirations. Head to Big W or Typo to shop craft supplies.
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Fancy sauces and flavoured salts and oils not only look beautiful, but can be low-cost gift ideas for foodie friends. Some of our favourites can be found at Adriatic Continental Deli. Add in a gorgeous spoon or dish from target to complete the present and they’ll think of you every time they use it.
Have a bit more time up your sleeve? Try dehydrating fresh citrus in the oven to make the perfect cocktail garnish. You can package a handful of the dried citrus in a reusable jar or container. There are plenty of affordable options available at The Reject Shop.
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For the $25 budget
Have they been talking about an upcoming holiday or do they enjoy downtime at home on the weekends? They’ll appreciate easy-to-play games that bring together family and friends. You’ll find plenty of trivia and card games coming in at $25 and under at Games World.
Do some more digging to find out what kind of genre books, TV shows or podcasts they’re into and check out the latest releases at Robinsons Bookshop. Skip the card and add a personal message in the front cover.
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This year has been quite the year, so now’s a great time to show that giftee of yours a little extra TLC. A face mask or bath bomb from Lush, Priceline or MECCA will send them into a state of pure bliss, ready for the new year! Chances are you'll find Christmas-themed gift packs hitting the shelves from mid-October. Need more inspo? A mini candle or beautiful mug filled with their favourite tea will feel like a hug to the heart. Check out the options available at T2.
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There are so many options for trendy everyday items in store, like printed drink bottles, patterned umbrellas or colourful tote bags from Kmart. This is an area where you can really identify a need and fill it. For your workmate who always brings lunch from home, gift a pretty bento box from Myer. For the person who has an assortment of reusable shopping bags, get them a beautiful oilcloth or canvas tote from Myer.
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For the $50 budget
Personalisation is huge right now. A lot of stores like Cotton On have options for personalised gifts, from t-shirts to, wallets to beach towels. This is a great way to show someone that you have put thought and effort into buying for them, and it’s also not the type of thing that people ever get done for themselves, so that makes it extra special. If the store doesn’t offer personalisation, head to Mister Minit to find out more about their engraving services.
With a $50 budget, you can have a lot of fun putting together a hamper to inspire new hobbies! One of the best ways to do this is to pick a theme and run with it. For someone who likes gardening, fill a planter with some nice gloves, a trowel and a bunch of seeds from Big W. Home cooks will love a cheese making kit and platter board from House. Beach bums rejoice! Summer is on the horizon. Bundle together an affordable sunscreen from Priceline, a mini portable speaker from Kmart and a towel from Cotton On.
The coolest coworker
Forget gimmicky gifts that are often re-gifted or stashed away at the back of the drawer. Give your colleague something they'll want to flaunt around the office. Inspire productivity with headphones from JB Hi-Fi. Add a pop of personality to their uniform with Happy Socks from Myer. Know someone who needs at least one cup of coffee before 9am? Reach for a reusable cup from Typo.
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Treat them to a night out at the movies with a voucher to Village Cinemas. Or why not surprise them with a coffee voucher from Jamaica Blue where they can indulge in the best coffee in town.
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