10 Cheap Ways to Splurge On Your Loved Ones This Festive Season

How to impress on a small budget this Xmas

Sometimes it feels like the year just started and now now it’s already nearing its end. There will be many happy to see this year gone. But there is still Christmas and presents to buy on a small budget. ‘Tis the season to start trimming—your budget, that is, and not just your tree. By saving and spending wisely, your holiday season doesn’t have to be a total budget-buster. You won’t be the only one this year to trim expenditures without sacrificing any of the holiday experience.


Affordable Christmas Gifting Is All In The Planning


Start off by making a budget that is realistic and set aside a certain amount you are willing to spend on each person on your Christmas list. You might also find it easier to give one whole family gift for everyone.

Then track your spending by either keeping a completely separate bank account just for Christmas money or just regularly checking transactions on your phone banking app anytime and anywhere—even in line for the register.

Cut back on unnecessary extras. Buying a dozen rolls of wrapping paper and extra ribbon might not have been on your budget so why not use our offer of FREE gift wrapping plus free gift cards with a personal message.

Take care around sales. Yes, true, there will be some really epic money-saving opportunities out there starting soon but be aware—not all of them are truly discounted. Here at Gifts Australia, we have the under $50 cheap gifts with a wide range of real goodies at fantastic value. Make sure to explore the range now before they are all gone or you miss the Christmas delivery cutoff dates.

Know when to stop. That's not always easy when faced with so many great gift ideas! Stick to a list, one gift a person, don’t get side-tracked and don’t rush into a last-minute buy that you might regret if you see something better later on. By getting started early with your Christmas preparations, you will also guarantee to have enough time to browse and make good choices.

Don't forget, you can always plan ahead and keep your eyes out for Black Friday Sales at Gifts Australia.


Here is a list of 10 cheap gift ideas to splurge on for your loved ones during the upcoming festive season—even if your budget is tighter than usual:


1. Give the gift of reading

Everyone loves a good book and if you know the gift recipient well, you will find something for anyone in your family or circle of friends on Gifts Australia. The Aussie BBQ Bible for Mum or Dad, a complete library collection of The Wiggles Storybook Gift Set for the kids, as well as the 'Fifty places to camp before you die’ book for a mate. All beautiful Christmas present ideas under $50.

Book Gifts Online


2. Give the gift of laughter

Time with family is precious and shouldn’t be spend panicking over gift budgets or buying the biggest, most impressive gift ever. Christmas, especially, is a time for love and laughter. Nothing is better than a gift that’ll have everyone in stitches to get into festive mood. We think the Practical Jokes Kit , the quirky Condiment Gun, and the Things To Do While You Poo Toilet Roll are fun and cheap novelty gifts for less than $30 that make good stocking fillers.


Novelty Gifts


3. Gifts for the young ones

Kids love it when the whole family gets together. Even better when they get to share some presents and receive activity gifts they can spend the day doing. In the end, no child ever cared how much you spent on them. But every child loves a personal gift that's unique to their interests, like the Jumbo Grip Colouring Crayons for littlies, or the Make Your Own Bug Habitat for primary aged kids who love to play outside (on special right now!), or the DIY Decorama Heart Necklace Kit for crafty kids. These are all affordable Christmas gifts little girls and boys will adore.


Nature Outdoor Activity Set


4. Give a practical item

Sounds boring? It doesn’t need to be. And at Gifts Australia, practical gifts for Christmas are never boring. Homewares gifts can be fun, novel and stylish. Not every Dad owns an Australian Flag Spatula to patriotically brand their burger patties on Christmas Day, and the picnic lover in the family will get plenty of use out of this Picnic Wine Holder Set over summer—both gifts are below the $20 mark. And luxe Christmas food to enjoy on the day will always be a winner. Try a Cartwright & Butler Apricot & Fig Cake for a lavish gift everyone will enjoy.


Festive Christmas Cake


5. Gifts for games lovers

We all have a games addict in our family (it might just be you) who loves tabletop games, puzzles and card games. You can never have too many games to choose from for family games night! Add to their collection or buy something all the kids will love to play together. These gifts are so affordable, you can even buy a selection of games for under $50. Go for family friendly Disney Trivia  or the adorable Star Wars The Child's Cute Loot card game or the very affordable Peach Snaps Card Game by Ridley's Games for lots of laughs. 


Star Wars 'The Child's Cute Loot' Card Game


6. Add some style to the house bar

Are you looking for a real bargain for someone special? Well, this is it. The Glass Cocktail Shaker Set just sneaks in for under $50 and is a suave addition to anyone’s home bar set-up. This set includes a shaker and pourer, glass base, brass plated lid, matching gold jigger, pourer and a black velvet bag. Or you could pair a couple of whiskey themed gifts together and still only pay $50 with the Gentlemen's Hardware Whisky Stones and Rocking Whiskey Glasses.


Whisky Gifts Under $50


7. Take the fun outside

Having everyone together is the perfect opportunity to play a game together on a sunny Chrissy day. For the backyard pool or river, the Sunnylife Inflatable Goalie Set is perfect for the active family for a gift for all the kids to share. And the Avo-Catch-O Game is another affordable shared gift option. You could even buy two sets for under $50 for a cheap Christmas gift to suit a family of 4!


Outdoor Gift Ideas


8. Beam me up, Scotty

Send one of your loved ones inside a magical virtual reality world for under $30. This gift will have everyone jealous. The 360 Degree Virtual Reality Glasses takes the recipient into world adventures in distant locations across the globe. Chasing bulls in Pamplona, swimming with bull sharks or trekking in Peru—anything is possible with this unreal present.

Affordable Tech Gifts


9. The pampering gift

Spoil someone who really needs a little rest and a special treat. The L'Occitane Skincare Discovery Kit is a beautiful gift to nourish and protect the recipient’s skin—home pampering at its best. These award-winning creams are a truly magical gift for someone who's looking forward to a break over xmas. A 30 Day Yoga Challenge is a gift that keeps on giving long after the holidays are over.


Self Care Gifts


10. A gift everyone will enjoy

Maybe only gift one thing for the whole family—but make it count. Memories are the most precious gift and finding activities you can do together over the holidays is priceless. For a fun family game One Night Ultimate Werewolf is suitable for adults and kids over 8. Open a gift early and make Christmas Eve a family games night with an activity everyone will enjoy.


One Night Ultimate Werewolf Game


Check your budget and see what goes

In the end it is all about being together and sharing the love. Having a laugh, having a cuddle and sharing some good food together.

You could just choose one of our beautiful food hampers and enjoy that as a family as your one and only gift this year. Everyone will love to indulge in the world’s best culinary treats, savoury nibbles and a fine champagne. While it's a smidge over the $50 mark (at $79), for a good value gift the Christmas Mini Delights Hamper is our most affordable Christmas hamper that's still big enough for everyone to share.

Affordable Christmas Hamper


Here at Gifts Australia we can offer you FREE Australia-wide shipping on all hampers and FREE delivery for all other gift orders over $99. Save some extra costs by using our free gift-wrapping offers as well as the included free gift card to add a very personal message. Browse the full range of inexpensive Christmas gifts and either sort by lowest price or use our gift filters to show our recommended gifts under $25 or between $25 - $50 for easy and affordable gift shopping.


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