Shopping for Christmas can be a strain on the old credit card, which is why we know it’s super important to set a budget for gifts that you (and your bank manger) can be happy with! So, to help you out, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas gift ideas for 2017 in four key categories – gifts under $50, gifts under $100, more spenny presents under $200 and just a handful of truly special gifts with no spending cap.

Before you go crazy picking out gifts, it’s a good idea to make a list of everyone you need to buy for (think family, think friends, think Bob from work in the Kris Kringle…) and then figure out how much you can afford to spend on Christmas in toto (hot tip: the earlier you start shopping for Chrissy, the more pay checks you have to help you cover costs!). Once you’ve got this $ figure down, prioritise the peeps on your list accordingly, so you’re clear on exactly how much you can allocate to splash out on each lucky gift-getter.

Try to avoid hitting the shops aimlessly (trust us, in that moment when you’ve been walking around Westfield for five hours with zero gift ideas, you’ll be tempted to overspend) – instead plot out in advance what what you’re planning to buy for each person on your list, within the budget you set. And we think here is the perfect place to start getting inspo…



Just because you’re not throwing cash around like Jay Z and Beyoncé, doesn’t mean you can’t nab a totally cool gift under $50. Whether you opt for something quirky (ahem, a ball-shaped bike light, socks in a soup can or facial hair glitter for your bearded bloke), or thoughtful and personalised (see: bespoke baby onesie and family bear portrait print), there are loads of thrifty gifting options that’ll give you change for a fifty.

1. Man Cave Personalised Bamboo Wall Hanging 2. Glitter Beard Kit


3. ‘Get Sh*t Done’ Classic A5 Notebook 4. Memobottle Slimline Water Bottle


5. Adjustable Shooting Star Ring 6. Naughty Mug For Ladies


7. Personalised Digger Baby Bodysuit 8. Mini LED Origami Dinosaur Night Light


9. Hobby Personalised Embroidered Handkerchief Set 10. Rose, Pepper and Black Mint Wine Bottle Candle


11. Papa Nessie Pasta Spoon 12. Donkey Products Wine Diver


13. Iconic Aussie Ice-Creams Tea Towel 14. French Lingo Cards


15. World Map Pillowcase to Colour In With Pens 16. Wooden Name Train


17. Personalised Initials and Ampersand/Heart Necklace 18. ‘I Couldn’t Pick A Better Dad’ Engraved Guitar Pick


19. Personalised Bear Family Portrait Print 20. Oven Glove


21. Rose Gold Glitter Initial Make-up Bag 22. Star Chain Necklace


23. Advanced Facial Stubble Cream 24. Personalised Wooden Moustache and Beard Brush


25. Make Your Own Jumping Jack Christmas Decoration 26. Personalised Men’s Thongs



27. FIFO The Love Between a Parent and a Child Leather Key Ring 28. Gentlemen’s Hardware Fish Penknife


29. Loco Lamington Socks  30. Bike Balls Bike Light



For those folks who deserve something a bit more special, there are loads of awesome Christmas present ideas that come in at under 100 big ones. A personalised cheese board will make your favourite couple v. happy (not to mention knock out two people’s gifts in one sweep!), a scratch map and leather travel essentials have your jet-setting mate covered and a custom marble pet bowl will delight your four-legged friend. (You didn’t think we’d forget about them did you?)

1. Personalised Follow Your Heart Cheese Board 2. Personalised Mixers Glass


3. Personalised Initial Hip Flask 4. Crosley Vinyl Record Storage Crate


5. Personalised Leather Zip Clutch 6. Pana Chocolate The Collection (Set of 12)


7. Personalised Men’s Leather Woven Bracelet 8. Shaving Gift Pack


9. Personalised Marble Pet Bowl 10. The Bondi Duffel Bag


11. Vintage Bike Multi-Tool 12. Personalised Wooden Racing Car Toy


13. Personalised Treat Tin 14. Leopard-print Pyjamas


15. Scratch Off World Map 16. Personalised Leather Travel Set


17. Personalised ‘Sunday Roast’ Apron 18. Personalised Watch, Tablet and Cufflinks Oak Stand


19. Personalised Flat Bar Necklace 20. Botanicals Classic Grip Phone Case


21. Personalised Wooden Hairdresser Set Toy 22. Father and Son Personalised Leather Wristband


23. Hydrating Hand and Body Lotion 24. Dad and Me ‘Squad’ T-shirt Set


25. Personalised Craft Beer Glass 26. Personalised Ladies’ Ring and Watch Stand


27. Beard Grooming Kit  28. Four Jacks T-shirt



29. Multi Tassel Basket 30. Cronulla The Esplanade Sydney Print



Roll up, roll up… You’re gonna want a front-row ticket to these beautiful gifts. (Don’t worry, we capped them at $200 so you don’t have to sell your right kidney or anything!) Our top picks? An engraved brass sundial and compass, a minimalist monochrome map of your home ‘burb, a seriously cool beach tent and kinetic wine glasses. If you’re thinking about getting us a creative Christmas gift – you know what we’ve got on our wish list.

1. Adventurer’s Brass Sundial and Compass 2. The Vittore Personalised Billfold Wallet


3. Personalised Longboard Australian Hardwood Serving Platter 4. The Everleigh Cockatails Set


5. Inner West Framed Minimalist Map 6. Personalised Initials Frosted Vase


7. Midnight Ink Wool Kimono 8. Hammered Copper Ice Bucket


9. Australian Gin Tasting Set 10. Wireless Bluetooth Headphones


11. Haws Indoor Watering Can 12. Pepper, Salt and Spice Grinder Set


13. Arrow Leather Bracelet 14. Personalised Leather Wash Bag


15. Bahamas Beach Tent 16. BBQ School Open Gift Voucher


17. Personalised Women’s Large Dial Watch 18. East Orchard Pamper Hamper


19. Canvas Travel Duffel 20. Valet Desk Set


21. Metallic Snakeskin Slides 22. ‘Lovely Day for a Guinness’ Poster


23. Smart Rope 24. Antiheroine Leather Wallet


25. Personalised Hardwood Bookends 26. Cork Yoga Mat


27. Personalised Sterling Silver Tie Clip 28. Kinetic Wine Glasses Set


29. Personalised Rectangular ‘Reasons I Love You’ Box 30. Bon Bon Doll



These pressies might act like ‘budget’ is a dirty word, but they’ve got the goods to back it up. Think truly luxe leather, 24-carat gold, the latest technology and engraved hardwood keepsakes that’ll be treasured forever. Nab one of these luxury Christmas gifts and you’ll be somebody’s favourite person on December 25. Santa who?!

1. Dad and Me Personalised Leather Apron Set 2. Studio Roller


3. Beam Smart Projector 4. Wasteland Leather Bag


5. Midnight Mesh Watch 6. Personalised Wine Rack


7. Luxury Leather Travel Case and Ring Box 8. Wooden 3D Contour Map of Pittwater


9. Personalised 24-carat Gold Brush Set  10. Marshall Action Bluetooth Speaker


PS. 100 gift ideas for EVERYONE on your list and deck the halls!

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