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10 brilliant Christmas gift ideas under $30

Here are 10 Christmas gift ideas on a budget. Source: Getty

With Christmas just days away, the pressure is on to get your gifts in order.

But if your pockets are feeling the pinch of the holiday season already, Yahoo Finance has found some great gift ideas for your loved ones for under $30:

Reusable coffee cups

Keep cups are an awesome gift idea, and there are plenty available for a budget price.

JOCO reusable coffee cup. Source: Joco

Card holders

Handy for the man or woman in your life, card holders are a great stocking stuffer for Christmas.

Oroton card holder. Source: Oroton


Games are fun for adults and kids alike.

You can purchase the hilarious adult card game, Cards Against Humanity, on Amazon for just $27, or Pictionary for the kids for just $20 at Big W.

Cards against humanity. Source: Amazon

Coffee table book

Coffee table books not only look great in the living room, but are also genuinely a good read.

You can pick up the Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails coffee table book for $19 from Booktopia, or head to your nearest bookstore to nab another in your price range.

Wine Trails. Source: Lonely Planet


Matt Preston’s cookbook, More, is available for $24 from Target, but there are plenty more in that price range for you to choose from.

Matt Preston's cookbook, More. Source: Target Australia


A common New Years resolution is to get more organised, and what better way to do it than with a planner.

Kikki K is offering a personalised planner for $30 (down from $79.99), but Officeworks and Kmart are also offering similar planners for less.

Kikki K leather planner. Source: Kikki K

Tea or coffee

Tea and coffee are household items most of us would genuinely appreciate receiving.

And, if you know your friend or family member’s particular taste, it makes for an really thoughtful gift idea.

T2 tea gifts. Source: T2

Bluetooth speakers

Wireless speakers are a fun gift for everyone, and they don’t need to be expensive either.

Target is selling a bluetooth speaker for $25, with customers rating it 5 stars.

KitSound BoomCube wireless speakers. Source: Target

Mobile phone cases

Phone cases are a great stocking filler too, and can be purchased from pretty much everywhere.

Myer is currently selling phone cases for under $30 in some trendy colours and styles.

White marble slim print phone case. Source: Myer

Movie tickets

Movie tickets are expensive, but most of us love a night at the flicks - especially if we didn’t have to pay for it.

Head to your nearest Woolworths or Coles and purchase a Hoyts movie voucher for $30, that way your loved one can put it towards a movie of their choice.

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