Krazy Kris Kringle ideas for under $20

Gingerbread Houses

With Christmas season in full swing, the next couple of weeks are going to be filled with festive events, end of year lunches and of course, the annual office Christmas party. And nothing says ‘office Christmas party’ more than having to find a Kris Kringle gift for a colleague.

The tricky thing about buying Kris Kringle (or Secret Santa) gifts is you don’t always know the person you’re buying for very well. And even if you do, trying to find a good gift with a spend limit of $20 (give or take) can turn what’s supposed to be a simple gift buying exercise into a time consuming headache. But there’s no need to go traipsing around the shops on the hunt for a good present. There are loads of fun items on Gumtree that will do the job nicely, and plenty that fall under that $20 price limit. But be quick, items sell quickly on Gumtree – especially at this time of year – so start making offers as these won’t last.

Selfie stick – $15

Selfie stick

Selfie stick

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If you’re hunting down a gift for someone whose classic photo pose is a head tilt and a sultry duck pout, then the selfie stick is going to be perfect. With an inbuilt Bluetooth handle, the selfie stick will let them take mirror-free selfies and capture the perfect ‘glamour shot’ from high above their head. Other gift ideas for the selfie-fiend include a vanity mirror or vanity lights.

Portable power charger – $19.99

Universal portable charger

Universal portable charger

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In the age of Gen Ys and Digital Natives, under-30s can’t go ten minutes without checking their phone. The constant desire to stay connected and watch the latest cat videos means smartphone batteries have trouble keeping up. So if your Kris Kringle recipient has a phone permanently glued to their hand, a portable power charger will keep them connected on the go. Some other Kris Kringle suggestions for the smartphone obsessed are an iPhone armband, a waterproof phone pouch, or maybe a retro phone stand.

Gingerbread house – $15

Gingerbread houses

Gingerbread houses

 

If you’re buying for someone who loves sweets but you want to find something more festive than chocolates, why not buy them a ready-made gingerbread house? Sure, you could decorate one yourself, but who has that kind of time? For just $15 you can get one already decorated and wrapped – easy and delicious! (Plus you never have to let on that you didn’t do the decorating yourself!). Other gift ideas for a sweet tooth are a cookie jar with cookie mix or a chocolate fondue fountain. Yum!

Cookie jar with cookie mix – $14

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Cookie Jar Mix

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There’s always that one person in the office who’s positive every day. They make people feel good and give encouragement whenever they can. So you just know they are going to love a bit of inspirational wall art to decorate their home. Other inspirational home décor gifts include candles with inspiring quotes and inspirational decorative plates.

Rabbit ornaments – $10

Rabbit ornaments

Rabbit ornaments

When you’ve drawn the colleague whose desk is cluttered with knickknacks, the best thing to buy is something to add to the collection! These cute little rabbit ornaments will make the perfect desk buddies and can also be used to decorate the garden. Other gift ideas for those who like desk trinkets include a succulent and cacti terrarium or a decorative piggy bank.

Marc Jacobs bag – $20

Marc Jacobs makeup bag

Marc Jacobs makeup bag

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Shopping for the office fashionista can be daunting, but Gumtree can help you out! There are plenty of stylish Christmas gifts on Gumtree such as this Marc Jacobs ‘Honey’ makeup bag. Made from high quality canvas, this classy polka dot bag will score you big points in the style department. Some other chic Kris Kringle ideas include a Marc Jacobs bracelet, a white diamante clutch and a Dior gift pack.

Christmas is one of the busiest times of year and the last thing you have time for is Kris Kringle gift hunting. There are so many quirky and fun items on Gumtree that you can find what you’re after from the comfort of your own home. So save yourself time and jump onto Gumtree to find the best Secret Santa gift ever.


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