12 budget-friendly gifts for under your Christmas tree

You don't have to break the bank.

While Christmas is a joyous time to spend with family, it can also be a very expensive time of year. By the time you’ve factored in Christmas gifts for your family, friends, the teacher, local postie and so on, your wallet can feel quite empty. Plus, there’s also Secret Santa gifts et al, which all need to clock in at an affordable price.

The good news is that you don’t have to put a massive dent in your savings to spread Christmas cheer.

There are plenty of budget-friendly gifts that will still put a smile on the recipient’s face. Below, we’ve found 12 of our favourite budget Christmas gifts under $20 that will fit perfectly under your tree or be ideal for any holiday party.


Beach Speaker


Make your beach trips all the more special with this splash-proof speaker for your days on the sand.


Flower Vase


Your flowers will pop with this porcelain floral vase, available in different colours and sizes to suit any space.


Lola in the Mirror by Trent Dalton

$32.99, $17.50

From the best-selling author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton’s latest novel is about a girl and her mother who are on the lam.


Luxe Satin Sleep Set


With a silky feel, this lush pillow case and eye mask will enhance anyone’s sleep!


Bamboo Picnic Table


Perfect for your next picnic, this table with in-built drink holders is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. 


Vacay Slide

$24.99, $10

Comfortable and sleek, these are the perfect holiday slides to gift a loved one this Christmas.


Summertime Lemons Wall Art


By Milkbar Studio, this vibrant design is sure to liven up any room!


Potted Succulent


Who doesn’t love a bit of greenery? It’s decor that works in any space and provides a sense of tranquility.


Abby Rectangle Sunglasses


There’s never a better time for a new pair of sunglasses than Australian Christmas. It’s summer, after all!


Lillian White Flower Mug


Elevate anyone’s cuppa with this gorgeous floral-inspired mug.


Mindful Jigsaw


Your puzzle-loving friend will adore this dynamic 300-piece puzzle that promotes mindfulness.


Shot Glasses

$24.95, $12.48

This set of six shot glasses are perfect for dinner parties and entertaining. Even whip them out on Christmas day (if the recipient doesn’t mind). 

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