Life Relationships Stocking stuffers: 20 Christmas gifts under $20
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Stocking stuffers: 20 Christmas gifts under $20

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If you have a job, family or group of friends, chances are you’ll be hit with the annual challenge of purchasing a Kris Kringle gift.

With strict price limits and other awkward limitations, playing Secret Santa to a colleague or loved one can be one of the most challenging tasks of the festive season (harder than cooking an entire Turducken).

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Here, we’ve compiled a list of failsafe trinkets that will please both your Kris Kringle and your wallet.

Kikki K wooden stapler, $16.95

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Never underestimate the appeal of striking stationary. Your friend may think they already own a stapler, but it certainly doesn’t look like this.

Endota spa lather and lotion pack, $20

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A fancy, indulgent skincare pack containing handmade hand cream and rose, geranium and palmrose goat’s milk soap.

Officeworks USB desk fan, $15

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Powered by USB connection, this miniature fan will keep your colleagues cool when the office air conditioning fails.

Maggie Beer Verjuice pack, $19.95

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The perfect vinaigrette for summer salads, Maggie Beer’s take on the sweetly sour dressing is an ideal gift for a gourmand. This pack contains one 375ml bottle of classic Verjuice and one 375ml bottle of the slightly sweeter Sangiovese Verjuice.

Clark Rubber pool volleyball kit, $19.95

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With an inflatable floating net, this kit is ideal for families who want to get active in the pool. Light, portable and easy to assemble.

Spotify gift cards, starting at $11.99 for one month

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Pay for unlimited access to the music streaming service for the music fan in your life and they’ll get ad-free music, enhanced sound quality and offline mode. Available online and at 7-Eleven, Woolworths and Big W.

Heston Blumenthal for Coles hidden orange Christmas pudding, $18

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Did your buddies miss out on a table at The Fat Duck? Give them a taste of Heston Blumenthal’s magic for a tiny fraction of the price with this indulgent fruit pudding. Serves 10-12 people.

Vanishing Elephant tie dye socks, $15

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Socks are a necessity for everyone, so why not make them fun? These cotton ones are for men but are pretty enough to be worn by women too.

Glasshouse mini Amalfi Coast candle, $18.95

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Designed to have the scent of Italian sea mist (who doesn’t want their home to smell like that?) this candle is subtle with notes of freesia, lavender and musk. Handmade in Australia.

Avanti star ice block moulds, $9.95

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With the summer heat kicking in, everyone is craving icy treats. These fun moulds are pretty and functional and give your cocktails the opportunity to take on a whole new (frozen) personality.

Missoni for Target set of four bowls, $20

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Designer home wares don’t have to be pricey. Gift a fashion-forward friend these sleek breakfast bowls and they’ll be chuffed. Just don’t tell them they’re from Target.

YellowStone egg cup headphones, $15

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These nifty headphones are collapsible and easy to carry around. They’re also comfortable and come in fun colours like aqua blue, red and pink.

Lego lunch box, $12.00

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For the child – or fun-loving grown up – on your Christmas gift list, this cool lunchbox is functional and completely unique. Lego and design lovers alike will love you for it.

Absolut Vodka mini flavour mix, $19.99

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With cocktail season well and truly upon us, help your friends get inventive with this mixed pack of berry, vanilla, peach and raspberry vodka.

ASOS Ryan Gosling 2015 wall calendar, $17.31

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Who doesn’t want Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling looking back at them every day of the year?

T2 apple crumble tea, $18

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Fulfil your friends’ cravings for baked goods with this hearty, flavourful gourmet tea from the tea company with the prettiest packaging in the world. With chunks of apple, cinnamon, hazelnut and chicory, it can be served hot or cold.

Kodak waterproof disposable camera, $3

 

KO8053415_kodak_disposable_camera_800_iso_27_exposuresDisposable cameras are a bit of a novelty in the digital age and provide a great way to document memories from a Christmas lunch or weekend away.

KeepCup reusable coffee cup, $11

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Help the environment with this sleek reusable cups in a range of different colours. Prices range from $11 for an extra-small cup to $18 for a large cup.

Moleskine luggage tag, $19.95

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Classic Moleskine products are always a crowd pleaser and these brightly coloured luggage tags will make sure your loved ones never lose their bags.

Sportsgirl popcorn phone case, $4.95

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Most people own an iPhone. Thus, most people will appreciate this playful phone case to remind them of their favourite snack food.

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