There’s no avoiding the premature assembly of plastic pine trees and the Christmas decorations wherever you go, Christmas has snuck up on us once again. It can be a stressful and expensive time, especially if you’re buying gifts for extended family (what on earth do you get your husband’s cousin’s 12 year old daughter whom you’ve never met?). To help you out, the Style team have put together 10 stylish, practical and inexpensive gifts to make your Christmas shopping just that little bit easier this year!
1. Megan Hess for Glasshouse
A Christmas themed gift that doesn’t look tacky and can be used all throughout the year - it actually exists! Couture fashion illustrator Megan Hess as collaborated with Glasshouse Fragrances to create these limited edition candles and fragrances that won’t be stowed away once the festive season has ended. Scented with notes of coconut, lime, cedar leaf and fruity clove, this luxurious line of fragrances will put a smile on the face of even the hardest person to buy for.
2. Typo Stocking Stuffers
Typo Star Marquee Night $34.95
Arguably the best part about “commercial Christmas” is the festive phenomenon that is the stocking. And not much beats mum’s chocolate fudge and flowing Moet. Typo has a plethora of awesome bits and bobs (pug ornaments included!), that make useful and affordable mini gifts. Okay maybe pug ornaments aren’t useful but a pug thermos certainly is. The Style team love this turquoise pop of colour.
3. “New Year, New You” from Lorna Jane
Know any friends or family set to embrace fitness New Year’s resolutions? Why not gift them a spot of material motivation to help get them into the swing of things. Lorna Jane has a range of stylish yet practical gifts from 2015 diaries filled with health and fitness inspiration to hats and water bottles that will inspire anyone to embrace their inner health-nut.
4. Country Road Olena Pouch
These simple, clean, sophisticated pouches by Country Road are a perfect gift for any lady. They come in a multitude of colours and soft leather for under $50! Great for holding keys, phones or makeup, these pouches are oh-so-stylish and make a very sensible gift.
5. Eve Lom, Kiss Mix Winter Star
The beauty boffin will love this gorgeously packaged, UV blocking Kiss Mix Winter Star lip balm by Eve Lom. It soothes chapped lips and packs in the moisture, perfect for those hot summer days over Christmas. It’s a simple stocking filler for ladies of all ages and will definitely bring the Christmas spirit to their beauty routine.
6. kikki K Svenska Gift Pack
kikki K’s signature Scandinavian style has gone into creating this beautiful gift pack for the tea lover in your life. It comes in on trend colours and is packaged in a beautiful gift box, which means you won’t even have to wrap it!
7. Oroton River Enamel Key Fobs
These beautiful key fobs by Oroton are an ideal gift for someone who appreciates a bit of style in their everyday life. They’re great for adding a bit of colour to keys or a stylish addition to any handbag.
8. Swarovski Lady Ball Point Pen
For the study addict or workaholic in your life, the Swarovski Lady Ball Point Pen combines functionality and style. The pen is filled with crystals to add some sparkle to any workspace. Gifting is made easy with velvet pouch packaging.
9. Witchery OCRF Collection
A gift that keeps on giving; the OCRF collection includes a stunning array of silver plated jewellery, that not only looks amazing, but donates 10% of the gross profits to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. This is a gift with a lot of heart and will mean so much more to the lucky receiver.
10. Logitech X100 Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Ok - so these technically aren't under 5o bucks, but at $59, we reckon they're a steal and a must-include in our list. These Logitech X100 mini bluetooth speakers are perfect for guys and girls of all ages, and perfect for using on Christmas Day. Blast the Christmas carols or please the broody teenager with a cool gift that will be used all year long.