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23 no-fail gifts under $35 that everyone will love

From stocking stuffers to Secret Santa, we've got you covered.

Skip the dud novelty gift that will end up in the charity bin and make a beeline for something they’ll actually love – and use. 

Here, we’ve rounded up the best presents for Kris Kringles and stocking stuffers under $35 that will be guaranteed hits. 

1. Tarte You’re a Total Knockout skincare set, $21.60, Sephora

Tarte skincare set

Perfect for the office beauty fan, this Kris Kringle features a moisturiser, ‘tingling treatment’ and serum by cult brand Tarte. On sale now at Sephora. 

2. EMF Trek outdoor portable power bank, $19, Catch

Power Bank

A pocket-size convenience for tech heads and avid phone users alike – or that guy in accounts you don’t really know. Kris Kringle sorted.

3. Negroni and a glass tumbler, $28, Tiny’s Cocktails

Rum negroni

Give the gift of a ready-made cocktail, expertly blended and bottled on site at Tiny’s Sandwich bar. Perfect for the cocktail aficianado.

4. Chelsea brass angled jigger, $18, West Elm

Bar jigger

For a Secret Santa gift that oozes with sophistication, this stylish brass angled jigger does the trick. Designed by Aaron Probyn and showcasing clean lines, it beautifully ticks both form and function boxes. 

5. McGuigan Reserve Black red blend, $15, Dan Murphy’s

McGuigans Reserve Black

You can’t do better than a gorgeous drop of red for a Secret Santa or quality stocking stuffer, and this one’s an all-rounder. Perfect for all occasions, this wine has a generous yet delicate mouthfeel, with aromas of blueberries and blackberries and a hint of peppery spice. A guaranteed hit.

6. Moroccan pot, $29.99, Adairs

Adairs Moroccan pot

Pop an indoor plant in this spliced-design pot for the perfect gift for a green thumb.

7. Joco reusable coffee cup, $23.95, Banish

Joco Reusuable Coffee Cup

A handy keep cup in a sleek design is safe Secret Santa choice. Each plastic-free cup is hand-blown in Melbourne and they’re microwave and dishwasher safe. 

8. Palm Beach Collection passion flower fizz mini candle, $19.95, Myer

Palm Beach collection

If you want to gift a scented candle, go for a luxe limited edition one from Australian brand Palm Beach Collection. 

9. Moreau apple pie liqueur 200ml, $25, Mobius Distilling

Moreau apple pie liqueur

Described as an apple pie in a glass, this cheeky sample sized liqueur makes the perfect small gift. After a more substantial present? Go for the 700ml bottle.

10. Collapsible travel chopsticks, $19.95, The MCA Store

Chopsticks

Featuring brushed stainless steel and natural hardwood tips, these reusable chopsticks are perfect for that tricky person who seems to have everything. 

11. Glasshouse Fragrances Tahaa candle Christmas bauble, $15.95, Adore Beauty

Glasshouse Christmas bauble

With tropical notes of pineapple, coconut, caramel and vanilla, this mini candle is packaged beautifully in a festive bauble.

12. Monogram double old-fashioned glass, $19.20, Williams Sonoma.

Monogram double old-fashioned glass

Give your Kris Kringle a personalised touch with a handsome monogrammed glass.

13. Golden pear body scrub, $11.95, Lush

Lush golden pear scrub

This golden body scrub looks as beautiful is it feels, with some popping candy for extra crackle!

14. Studio carafe and tumbler set, $24.95, Freedom

Carafe and tumbler set Freedom

Upgrade your colleague’s desk situation with this stylish set from Freedom. 

15. Zoe ring stand, $24.94, Country Road 

Ring holder

Any gift from Country Road is nothing to sniff at, and this sleek ashwood timber ring stand will add a minimalist touch to any dressing table.

16. Vin Bouquet twist-close hermetic Champagne stopper, $6.95, Victoria’s Basement

Champagne stopper

This seriously handy gift will keep any Champagne-lover happy, keeping the bubbles lasting for longer.

17. Ultra Violette UV Icons Only, $26, Adore Beauty

Ultra Violette UV Icons

Stumped for a secret Santa gift? You can get wrong with this gift set by Aussie SPF brand Ultra Violette, featuring their two most iconic sunscreens.

18. Laguiole 2pc Andre Verdier Debutant Cheese Knife Set, $33.25, Kogan

Laguiole cheese knives

Anything cheese-related is an instant winner, and this handcrafted knife and spreader set by cult French heritage brand Laguiole is perfect for a stylish (and practical) Kris Kringle.

19. Christmas Breakfast teabag tin, $30, T2

Christmas teabag tin

You can’t go wrong with a festive tin of Christmas brew. The perfect morning cuppa with notes of gingerbread.

20. Lanolips Kiss Me limited edition cracker, $23.95, Adore Beauty

Lanolips

You can’t go wrong with a quality lip balm, and this duo set by Aussie brand Lanolips will do the job nicely.

21.  Country Road Lorne salad servers, $24.95, The Iconic

Country Road servers

A stylish new pair of salad servers will always be a heartily welcomed Kris Kringle gift.

22. Fishy heart tray, $24, Jones & Co

Jones and Co fish dish

Who wouldn’t love a hand-painted earthenwear tray? Handy? Tick. Style statement? Double tick.

23. Lyre’s Classico Grande non-alcoholic sparkling wine, $18.99, Lyre’s

Lyre's Classico Grande

A thoughtful gift for those who don’t drink alcohol, this sparkling non-alcoholic wine by Lyre’s features delicious aromas of fresh peach, melon, and granny smith apple.

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