10 gift ideas under $20 that won’t break the bank this Christmas

Wishing you a very frugal Christmas.

It’s the most wonderful stressful time of the year. At least, when it comes to budgeting for Christmas gifts. Often, there are so many people in our lives we want to show our appreciation for, but our bank accounts don’t share the same desire.

What can you do for Christmas on a low budget?

Christmas isn’t all about gifts, but some love to celebrate the festive season with tangible items. Splurging for loved ones is, of course, lovely. But sometimes it’s just not feasible.

The best way to buy Christmas gifts on a low budget is to set a spending limit for each person – like $20. Remember, it’s the thought that counts. If all else fails, you can always hand make a gift if you have the time. 

To help with our Christmas budgeting this year, we’ve rounded up the ultimate guide for Christmas gifts falling under $20, so that you don’t have to break the bank when you shop. 

The 10 best Christmas gifts under $20


Cherry bomb lip & cheek tint, $13 at Frank Body

Smoothing, hydrating and full of pigment! What more could you want? Well, to put the cherry on top, this lip tint from Frank Body doubles as a soft rosy blush. 



14k gold plated 25mm hinge hoop earring, $17 at Asos

Help accessorise their next party look by gifting them some fresh new jewellery. These gold hoops are timeless and will pair with the rest of their jewellery collection for a seamless addition.



Lined desktop notebook in rust, $14.95 at Bespoke Letterpress

For the stationary lover or avid journal-er, this lined notebook with hot foil detail and gold gilded edges is not only an aesthetic addition to a desk, but it’s also made from environmentally-responsible chlorine-free paper right here in Australia. 



Summertime Lemons wall art print, $14.95 at Hardtofind

Brighten up any space with this summer print available at Hardtofind. For just under $15, you can instantly transform your living space.



Lola in the Mirror by Trent Dalton, $16 at Amazon

The reader in your life will love this heartbreaking and inspiring new novel by award-winning Australian author Trent Dalton. Shortlisted for the 2023 Dymocks book of the year, this book is a funny, moving, violent, and beautiful story of love, fate, life, death, and all the things we see when we look in the mirror.



Sephora Collection face masks, $8 each at Sephora

The holidays are prime time for self-care and relaxation. And what better way to do that than via an at-home facial? Pamper your nearest and dearest with a few face masks so they can enter the new year with a new glow.



Mini affirmation cards, $4.99 (usually $9.99) at Typo

Start the year right with these mood-lifting affirmation cards from Typo. The perfect addition to a WFH workspace or even at the office.



Socks 2 pack – grapefruit stripes, $19 at Hommey 

Who said new socks are a bad gift? These plush cotton blend are cushioned at the heel for support, and the colourful design assures the wearer steps out in style 



Mini Dipbrow gel, $17 at Anastasia Beverly Hills

Perfect for on the go, this mini Dipbrow gel is for that someone in your life who wants to never has a brow out of place no matter the location. Highly pigmented with a waterproof-formula, this small but powerful beauty companion will slide into any handbag with ease.



Whisky Cocktail Mixers Set, $10 at Target

Mix it up these holidays with a new array of cocktail mixers. This set includes five expertly blended festive flavours – cranberry, gingerbread, peppermint, spiced apple and mulled wine – a perfect gift for the Christmas day host.


Looking for more Christmas gift inspo? Check out our Christmas Gifts Collection here.

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