100 Best Christmas Gifts Under $10

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100 Best Christmas Gifts Under $10

Can you smell it? Christmas in the air?

Christmas isn’t that far away you know — so we have compiled a list of over 100 Christmas Gifts Idea under $10 for Mum, for Dad, for Nana and Gramps or for anyone special in your life!

Here at Stay at Home Mum, we promote frugality (even at Christmas) because we have been there — stretching that Christmas shopping budget trying to make everyone fit on the list. It can be stressful!!! *rolls eyes* Just a reminder that it isn’t so much how much the gift costs, as the thought behind it that counts.

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Gifts for Anyone and Everyone Under $10:

1. A Paperback Novel & Chocolate Bar

You can find paperback novels and inexpensive books from newsagents, Big W and Kmart. Add a chocolate bar, a bookmark and a ribbon, and you have a beautiful Christmas gift under $10 that is still thoughtful.

See novels under $10 here

2. Coffee Cup Filled with Candied Popcorn

Pick up coffee cups from Woolworths for about $4 each. Then fill it with chocolate bars or candied popcorn, wrap it in cellophane.

Other ideas to put in the coffee cup include Fantails, Minties, lollypops etc.

3. Buy an Inexpensive Boardgame

You can find inexpensive board games under $10 from loads of places for your ideal Christmas gift. We found the following:

  • Crown Chess set for $9.95 from Catch
Crown Chess Set Catch com au | Stay at Home
This Chess Set is under $10!

4. Crossword Puzzle Book with a Pen and a Scratchie Ticket

Crossword Puzzle Books are great fun and make fun and inexpensive Christmas gifts. Pair it with a pen and a $2 Scratchie Ticket and you have a nifty and functional Christmas Gift under $10.

5. A large tumbler cup with a straw

You can pick up those large plastic tumbler cups with a lid and straw from places like Typo. Everyone loves them and they are handy to get your daily water intake! You can even fill it with chocolate if you like.

lid, Steel, Coffee, thermo

6. Set of wooden spoons wrapped in a tea-towel

Great for foodies – wooden spoons are always needed in the kitchen. Wrap the wooden spoons in a Christmas themed tea-towel and tie with some twine.

7. Bubble Bath

Everyone loves bubble bath – no matter what the age. This one below is under $3! Perhaps add a sponge and some bath bombs on top.

XtraCare Kids Bubble Bath Bubblegum 473mL Catch com au | Stay at Home
This Bubble Bath from Catch is only $2.98

Hint:  Visit your local chemist and check out their bargain bins!  Most of the time it is just products they will no longer stock, so there is nothing wrong with it – and it is cheap as chips!

Gifts For the Girls:

  • Set of nail polishes and nail polish remover.
  • A Shaving Kit (pink razors and some girly shaving cream)
  • Rockabilly Bandana or Headband.
  • Make some bath bombs at home (get the recipe here) and include some bubble bath or a candle.
  • A set of lip balms (or make your own)
  • Nail care set
  • Bubble Bath or Bath Salts
  • Goats Milk Soaps or handmade soaps
  • Lip Balm
  • Tube of hand moisturiser
  • A handkerchief with the recipient’s name embroidered
  • Make-up bag
  • Makeup brushes
  • A pair of exfoliating gloves and some body wash
  • A Pedometer
  • Coin purse
  • A yoga mat
  • Aromatherapy oils
  • Eyelash curler
  • Fancy shower cap
  • Block of Chocolate wrapped in a tea-towel
  • Suduko Game Book, Suduko Cube or even a roll of Suduko Toilet Paper!
  • A magazine wrapped with a chocolate bar inside. (Try your local Newsagent)
  • Pack of playing cards (Big W or Kmart has cheap playing cards)
  • Pack of Tarot Cards
tarot cards | Stay at Home

Edible Gifts Under $10

  • A bottle of homemade jam with the recipe attached.
  • A selection of herbal teas in a teacup.
  • A packet of gourmet coffee in a coffee cup
  • Homemade gourmet coffee mixes
  • Candied Popcorn
  • A coffee cup full of lollies
  • Grab a pre-made jar of lemon curd and pack it with a pastry shell.
  • Homemade chutney
  • Tin of homemade biscuits
  • Homemade Rum Balls always go down well!
  • Cookies in a Jar
  • A handful of chocolate bars with a ribbon wrapped around them
  • A loaf of freshly baked bread wrapped in a tea towel with the recipe attached.
  • Homemade salsa with a bag of corn chips
  • Homemade fudge selection
  • Lemon or Passionfruit butter

Ohh, we have a recipe section dedicated to edible gifts, too!

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Hint: Another great place to find inexpensive gifts is your local cheap shop.  They quite often have great finds if you have a good look!

Home & Office Christmas Gifts Under $10

  • A pretty diary (check out your local Newsagent)
  • A fountain pen
  • A packet of postcards from the persons favourite place ie London or Paris. They look great framed.
  • A mini photo album
  • A brightly coloured phone charger or charger for the car.
  • A travel mug
  • An address book
  • A wall calendar
  • A Wax Stamp
  • Self Improvement Book
  • Personalised post it notes

Hint:  Large stationery stores like Officeworks have discount bins – if you can put a few items together in a basket – it makes for an inexpensive gift that is useful too!

Outdoor Christmas Gifts Under $10

  • A pair of gardening gloves and some seeds.
  • A pot plant
  • Car cleaning kit
  • Golf tee’s
  • A pouch to keep your mobile phone in when you are exercising.
  • A Sun Hat
  • Citronella Candles
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The Gourmet Christmas Gifts Under $10

  • A set of Salt and Pepper Shakers (look for antique or retro ones at the Op Shops)
  • Selection of spices
  • 1/2 kilogram bag of macadamia nuts
  • A bottle of wine
  • A Stubby Cooler
  • A set of personalised coasters
  • Fancy cloth napkins or doilies
  • A cake or muffin tin
  • Bottle Opening or corkscrew
  • Set of shot glasses
  • Sushi kit (bamboo roller, chopsticks, seaweed sheets)
  • Set of Salad Spoons
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Christmas Gifts for Mums and Grandmas Under $10

  • A Traditional Writing set (you can usually pick them up at News agencies)
  • Your Mum’s favourite magazine wrapped around a chocolate bar
  • A pretty apron and matching oven gloves
  • Beautiful smelling candles
  • Glass vase
  • A satin pillowcase

Christmas Crafty Gifts Under $10

  • A couple of balls of wool and some knitting needles
  • A mini macrame kit with some instructions and a small kit from Spotlight or Lincraft
  • A set of Christmas Cookie Cutters
  • Grab a second-hand teacup and saucer and plant a succulent – makes for a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

Christmas Gifts for Dads and Grandfathers Under $10

  • A funny T-shirt
  • A $10 Gift Certificate from his favourite store
  • A deck of cards
  • A set of shot glasses
  • Stubby Cooler
  • A gourmet beer
  • Barbecue apron
  • Barbecue tongs
  • Boxer Shorts
  • Socks
  • Shower radio
  • Shaving mirror

Want to be more extravagant for Dad? Here are awesome gift ideas. He totally deserves it!

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Christmas Gifts for Little Kids Under $10

  • A set of colouring-in books and coloured pencils or crayons

  • Make a big batch of playdough in different colours or even try making Edible Playdough

  • A pack of coloured paper and a book of origami instructions

  • A paint by Number Kit

  • A yoyo

  • Crayola Frozen Colouring Set (grab it here!)

  • Water balloons

  • A new beach towel (see beach towel’s under $10 here)

  • French Knitting Set

  • Crayola Washable Kids’ Paint (grab it here)

  • Hair accessories like clips, scrunchies and slides.
  • Marvel Comic A4 Notebook (grab one here)

  • Create Your Own Slime Kit (grab one here)

  • A Bouncy Hopper Ball (grab one here!)

  • Glow in the Dark Stars for the ceiling of kids bedrooms.

  • Sew Your Own Sock Doll Kit (grab it here!)
  • ‘How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons’ hardcover book (grab it here!)
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I love this Star Galaxy LED Projector – perfect for little kids for only $9.99

Christmas Gifts for Grandparents Under $10

  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Fluffy socks
  • Picture frames with photos of the grandkids
  • Sewing Kit
  • Knitting needles and wool

Christmas Spirit Gifts Under $10

  • Personalised Christmas Baubles
  • Christmas themed serving bowl or plate
  • Christmas cookie cutter set
  • A snow globe

What other Christmas gift ideas do you have under $10?

Jody Allen
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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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