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 Kmart, Target, Stacks Variety or Golden Lucky News 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 favourite foodie giftwear items can be found at Joshua Thomas Fashion and Discount Fruit Barn. Add in a gorgeous spoon or dish from Kmart or 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 Stacks Variety or Kmart.
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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 Wild Cards & Gifts, Zing Pop Culture or Sanity.
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 Priceline or Cosmetics Plus 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 Coles, Woolworths or Dusk.
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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 Joshua Thomas Fashion. 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 Kmart. For the person who has an assortment of reusable shopping bags, get them a beautiful oilcloth or canvas tote from Joshua Thomas Fashion.
For the $50 budget
Personalisation is huge right now. A lot of stores like Cobbler Stars and Mister Minit have options for personalised gifts from wine glasses to watches. 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.
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. Home cooks will love a cheese making kit and platter board from Kmart. Beach bums rejoice! Summer is on the horizon. Bundle together an affordable sunscreen from City Beach, a mini portable speaker from Happytel 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 Mobile Beat or Happytel. Add a pop of personality to their uniform with cool socks from Zing Pop Culture. Know someone who needs at least one cup of coffee before 9am? Reach for a reusable cup from <insert retailer like T2, Typo, House, David Jones, Myer>.
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