The A-List: Christmas – The Most Expensive Time Of The Year

The A-List: Christmas – The Most Expensive Time Of The Year

Christmas brings so many great memories to treasure, but it’s also stressful and expensive. Sure, we all know someone on Facebook who’s got their tree up and presents wrapped already, but most of us are putting it off.

One of the hardest parts is figuring out what to buy, so we’ve got some well-priced options below sure to make the dreaded mall visit is over quickly and quietly.


Citta Design market bag, RRP $39.90.



Mum’s, mothers-in-laws, aunties, grandmothers and sisters will appreciate this useful bag whether they actually go to any markets or not. And it comes from Citta, a definite Mum-approved store, at a great price so you can’t really go wrong here.



Havianas RRP $40



We love these dip dye jandals but Havianas have a massive range to choose from for women, men and kids. Perfect for a Secret Santa gift if you can find out their size, although the Haviana store is pretty good at doing exchanges if need be.



Cotton On Round Towel RRP $34.95



The beach towel is a no-brainer gift, but how cool is this round towel, also perfect for picnics, baby tummy time and keeping your dog in one place at someone else’s house. A good all-rounder (see what we did there?).



Happy Moose Big Photo Strips from $25.95 for eight photos



Such a thoughtful gift for the new parent, proud grandparents or the bestie. These can be framed or hung, and the black and white versions give even the most picky of people a sentimental but décor-friendly present solution.



Stainless steel Pet Bowl and stand, $55 from Mood Store


People with fur babies will love this bowl whether bought for them or whether you got given their cat/dog in the annual Secret Santa (yep, it happens: Fitzgerald Family Christmas, 1999). A perfect second water bowl, the stainless steel keeps water cooler for longer which is important for busy pets suffering in the summer heat.




Queen of the Foxes Glass Water bottle, various colours, $32



Glass water bottles are fashionable now but we’ve always been a fan, everything tastes better in glass! With so many colours this is a perfect stocking-filler or gift for someone you don’t really know, but have to get them something.  Also good for the greenies, yoga-lovers and health-conscious people in your life.




Chalk and Cheese cheeseboard – pick the wood, shape, size and handles, from $45 custom made for you



Jingle Bells, jingle bells, get me one of theeese! Personalised, handmade, useful and so cool these are the perfect gift for almost anyone, especially the foodie or entertainer in your life. They can write down the names of their home made dips and hummus for that extra show-off factor.




Ivy Muse Plant Stands, from $125 at Collected



We love these plant stands which are stylish and suit almost any home, deck, office or bach. Another all-rounder gift to please anyone, also available in different colours and styles. A great gift for the in-laws joint gift.




Karen Walker Home Champagne Glass Set, $75



So retro, so cool! We love these glasses and we love the price tag. Perfect for any fashionista or someone who doesn’t spend a lot on themselves and deserves a little luxury this year.




Leather iPhone Cover $85.00 from


This easily covers you for Dads, Grandad and Uncles – for some reason Dads think anything made of leather is excellent quality but would definitely balk at spending $85 on a phone case. Which is where you come in. These Apple-designed cases are precision crafted by the same designers who created the iPhone.


Robert Gordon Tea for Two Set, $109 from Flo and Frankie


How cute is this, perfect for any tea-lover but this is also a great gift for a young female where you don’t know what they’re in to and you’re scared of the scornful look you’ll receive if you get it wrong, and boy do those looks cut to the bone…



Tile Mate RRP $49.99 and Tile Slim RRP $59.99. Available in Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman, JB HiFi, Warehouse Stationary.


For the person who has everything, this is the ideal gift. Simply attach Tile Mate or the thinner Tile Slim to any item you want to keep track of (car keys, hand bag, sunglasses, even luggage) and download the app to locate your things anywhere, any time. Easy and a guaranteed winning gift!



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