Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas for 2023

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We don’t want to alarm you but the festive season is just around the corner (how did that happen?!) and, with the cost of living going sky-high this year, it’s time to start thinking about some cheap Christmas gift ideas.

Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers or you need to find a great Secret Santa present that isn’t a box of chocolates, we’ve compiled a list of the best cheap Christmas gift ideas to help you get a kickstart on shopping before the mad rush begins. 

Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas for 2023

1.  Winning Moves Squishmellows Top Trumps Match

From $23

Top Trumps Squishmallows
Winning Moves Squishmellows Top Trumps Match

Round up your crew for an exciting new adventure with the Squishmallows edition of Top Trumps! The classic cube game gets a squishy makeover, featuring 15 of the most adorable Squishmallows around. Challenge your friends as you take turns pushing out your opponent's cubes and replacing them with your own, aiming to create a winning line of five.

The game grid doubles as a convenient carry case, making it a breeze to pack up your snuggly pals and bring the fun wherever you go. Whether you're on holiday, in the car, or just about anywhere else, instant entertainment is guaranteed. Put your skills to the test and let the games begin!

2.  Gazillion Tornado Premium Bubble Machine

From $20

Gazillion Tornado
Gazillion Tornado Premium Bubble Machine

Get ready for hours of bubbly excitement with the Gazillion Tornado Premium Bubble Machine! It's a breeze to use – just fill up the reservoir with the included bonus bubble solution, flip the switch, and watch as a mesmerizing stream of bubbles dances into the air. Pure fun, made easy!

3.  CAT Power Haulers 2.0

From $29

Cheap Christmas gifts
CAT Power Haulers make the perfect cheap Christmas gift in our book.

Unleash the power of play with CAT Power Haulers—where you're in command! These vehicles boast Motion Drive Technology, turning playtime into a lively and interactive experience. Push the vehicle forward to rev up the engine and illuminate the lights; reverse for authentic backup sounds; and witness hydraulic sounds and flashing lights. The features, triggered by your child's interaction, deliver an immersive and lifelike CAT adventure every time they dive into play. Get ready for excitement that's hands-on and full of fun!

4. Skullcandy Smokin' Buds

From $49.95

Skullcandy Smokin' Buds
Skullcandy Smokin' Buds

Skullcandy's Smokin' Buds prioritise delivering robust, clean sound above all. While they do boast touch controls, EQ modes, and a mic in each earbud, the main focus is on providing you with an abundance of high-quality sound. Because when it comes to your listening experience, that's what really counts!

5. My Friendship Book

From $39.95

My Friendship Book
A My Friendship Book makes for a memorable and cheap Christmas gift. 

My Friendship Book is an enchanting keepsake album adorned with beautifully hand-drawn Australian flora and fauna.

These Friendship Books offer a way for children to nurture their friendships while sparking creativity and enhancing social skills. By passing the book back and forth, kids get to discover more about each other, forging lasting memories that will be cherished in the years to come. It's a wonderful journey of friendship and creativity that they can carry with them into the future.

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6. Nickelodeon Rubble and Crew Vehicle and Figure Set

From $25

Rubble and Crew Vehicles
Nickelodeon Rubble and Crew Vehicle and Figure Set

Rubble and Crew Vehicle and Figure Sets are designed to create a wonderful opportunity for kids and parents to build, play, and learn together! These toy figures and playsets are perfect gifts for children who have a passion for building toys and are in the exciting phase of developing their fine motor skills and imaginations. 

7. The Worst Case Scenario Card Game

From $30

Cheap Christmas Gifts
 The Worst Case Scenario Card Game

An awesome cheap Christmas gift idea for kids aged 10 and up, The Worst Case Scenario Card Game is a family game that promises plenty of laughs! Turn the worst of times into the best of times with this engaging, lighthearted game. Ever wondered how living through a pandemic compares to being chased by a gorilla, locked in a moving car trunk, losing your memory, or being lost at sea? In this daring game, set in our unpredictable world, it's your chance to decide which scenarios are merely bad, very bad, awful, horrible, or simply the worst!

8. Cadbury Santa's Stash Chocolate and Candy Christmas Gift Bag

From $25

Cadbury Santa's Stash Chocolate and Candy Christmas Gift Bag
Cadbury Santa's Stash Chocolate and Candy Christmas Gift Bag

Cadbury has a sackful of festive treats to satisfy any sweet tooth, so you can stock up on delicious chocolates this silly season!

The perfect cheap Christmas gift idea for pretty much everyone on your list, the Cadbury Santa's Stash Chocolate and Candy Christmas Gift Bag is available from Big W and includes loads of Cadbury treats, plus, the Natural Confectionary lollies - yum!

9. Monopoly Deal

From $5

The best cheap Christmas gift ideas
Monopoly Deal is a top deal at only $5!

This modern take on the classic Monopoly board game turns an hours-long showdown into a much speedier card alternative.

Monopoly Deal is the ultimate boredom buster and can be easily packed away to take on family road trips, campouts and outdoor picnics this summer. Stocking stuffer sorted!

10. Candles

From $39.95

Vigari Candles
Cheap (yet stunning!) Christmas gifts don't come much better than with a Vigari Candle Co. candle! 

Candles might seem like a tired cliche when it comes to cheap Christmas gift ideas but trust us when we say that candles are a popular choice for a reason. 

We absolutely love Vigari Candle Co.'s stunning offering for something luxurious yet affordable, in a range of gorgeous scents designed to really elevate your space. 

11. Refillable Water Balloons

From $17.95

The best cheap Christmas gift ideas
Refillable water balloons

If you haven't heard about refillable water balloons then you're in for a real treat!

You can pretty much guess from the name that these types of water balloons are refillable, so you can say goodbye to all those annoying plastic leftovers in the wake of an epic outdoor water balloon fight, plus, the kids will get to enjoy a balloon fight that lasts longer than five minutes! All they have to do is keep refilling the little balls from a water bucket and they're ready to be fired again! 

12. Frank Green Reusable Bottles and Cups

From $44.95

Frank Green
We love Frank Green's funky reusable cups.

When it comes to cheap Christmas gift ideas for a special person in your life, we know how difficult it can be to get it just right.

For someone who is always on the go, give them a gift they will actually use and will make them feel pretty snazzy while going about their day. The popular range of Frank Green ceramic reusable bottles and cups come in a huge range of cool colour combinations to make the morning coffee and daily hydration quota a little bit brighter - and you’ll get extra points for purchasing a gift that’s environmentally friendly too!

13. Personalised Makeup Brushes

From $12.65

The best cheap Christmas gift ideas
Personalised makeup brushes

For ladies who take their makeup tools seriously, give them a Christmas gift with a personal touch with these personalised makeup brushes.

Available from just $12.95 from Esty, each makeup set comes with a range of makeup brushes and can include the name of your giftee - so fun!

14. Personalised Beach Towels

From $49.99

Personalised beach towels
Personalised beach towels

Another one of our favourite cheap Christmas gift ideas for 2023, Personalised Beach Towels are ideal for a hot Australian summer and will appeal to both kids and adults.

Aside from the gorgeous, quality cotton fabric, each beach towel comes in adorable summer designs and can be personalised for that extra touch of luxe.

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