The best Christmas gifts for your loved ones for under $50

After all, it's the thought that counts.
Photographer: Louise Roche | Stylist: Kylie Jackes

As we near the end of 2023, it’s hard not to notice that the money going out is happening at a faster rate than usual. Whether that’s from shopping ‘til you drop during huge sale events like Black Friday or Boxing Day, or it’s because you have a long list of family and friends you want to shop for this Christmas – nonetheless, we’re at the expensive end of the year. 

And if missing people off your list causes a lot of stress (rightfully so), we’re here to remind you that when it comes to Christmas gifting, it really is the thought that counts. You don’t need to spend a huge amount to show your love and appreciation for the favourite people in your life. That’s why finding meaningful yet practical gifts that don’t cost an arm and a leg is a must this gifting season.

To challenge ourselves this year, we’ve set the budget to a humble $50. Below, we’ve curated the best Christmas gifts under $50.

The best Christmas gifts under $50


Adjustable earring stand (petite), Yobi


Give them a headstart in getting organised for the new year with this adorable earring stand by Yobi. With the option to add a rotating base for ease-of-use, this earring stand will look sleek on any vanity, bathroom or wardrobe.


Daisy ear cuff in blue-black jade stone, Bonito


18ct gold plated over brass with a genuine blue-black jade gemstone, this ear cuff will add a pop of colour to any look.


Gold collection gift box (15-pieces), GODIVA


Who doesn’t love a box of chocolates? And it’s from GODIVA – it’s nothing short of a treat. This Gold collection gift box contains 15 pieces of the brand’s most treasured chocolates with classic fillings. Think velvety ganache, creamy caramels, luscious pralines, and more.


Maison Balzac Chandelles tapered candles (4-pack), Aura Home


Handmade to perfection, these Maison Balzac tapered candles will be loved by many. Perfect for those who love to host dinner parties frequently. Made from 100 per cent plant-based stearin wax with a cotton wick. Each candle has a burn time of nine hours.


No 27 Fragrance House Fig Tree mini scented candle, Aura Home


For only $29, this scented candle from No 27 Fragrance House will instantly boost their mood. With fruity top notes of melon and fig coupled with floral accords of jasmine and violet, all on a base of rich, woody oak moss and velvety cashmere, it’s a must for any room.


2024 Day To A Page linen bound planner in Moss Green, Bespoke Letterpress


Save them from rushing to the nearest bookstore on January 1 by gifting them a 2024 planner for the new year. This 2024 planner by Bespoke Letterpress features a moss green linen-bound cover with gold foil cover and bookplate and is undeniably gorgeous. This is one for the stationery lovers.


Peppermint Grove Australia Champagne & Red Raspberries large fragrance diffuser, Myer


We have a soft spot for Christmas scents when it comes to room diffusers. This Christmas-inspired scent from Peppermint & Grove will get you into the festive spirit in no time. Combining sweet and juicy notes of raspberry and lychee with fresh and bubbly notes of champagne and vanilla cream – it really doesn’t get better than this.


Beautysilks Mulberry silk pillowcase (twin pack), Canningvale

$49.99 (usually $129.99)

Achieve the epitome of beauty sleep with a silk pillowcase from Beautysilks. Crafted from 100 per cent Mulberry silk with an anti-slip cotton reverse, this silk pillowcase contains anti-ageing amino acids that nourish and rejuvenate your skin and hair while you get some well-deserved rest. Available in an array of colours to suit your bedroom decor.


Lotus blue vase, Adairs


Available in short or tall sizes, the Lotus vase from Adairs is a stylish pick for the interior-obsessed. Place it on your hallway table, coffee table, bedside table, or wherever you see fit to add a pop of colour to any space.


Home Beautiful digital magazine subscription, Magshop


The gift that keeps on giving is a digital magazine subscription. And if they’ve just moved into a new place and looking for home inspiration, then a digital magazine subscription to Home Beautiful is a great gift idea. For just under $25, why wouldn’t you?

Plus, if you subscribe now, you’ll be in the chance to win a share of $50,000! With over 300 magazines to choose from, Magshop has a gift for everyone.

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