We all have someone in our family who is really difficult to buy for. So I've made it my mission to create this list of 15 Christmas gift ideas that won't break the bank for the difficult uncle, brother, grandfather, mother-in-law, cousin or secret Santa in your life.
1. the creative/arty type
Head down to Ikea to check out their range of prints. This silver dear print will set you back $25 and the monochromatic colour would look great on any wall.
2. The gardening enthusiast
These cute pots from Bunnings would make the perfect gift for someone with a green thumb. Chuck in a palm or a fiddle leaf fig and you have a classy indoor plant for no more than $25.
3. the coffee lover
Kmart have some pretty funky kettles on sale at the moment. The Euro kettle, the pyramid kettle and the glass kettle are all under $40 each.
4. the homebody
Do you know someone who's very house proud and their home always looks clean, tidy and stylish every time you go there? Kmart have macrame wall hangings for sale for just $15 and would suit these people perfectly. Or how about a new quilt cover or cushion cover for their bedroom?
5. the health nut
If you know someone who is always on a diet or looking for ways to stay healthy, this $15 drink bottle blender from Kmart might just do the trick. It would be a great way to make a protein shake, smoothie or frappe for lunch on the go.
6. the bookworm
Who doesn't love curling up in bed with a good book over the Christmas holidays? Target always have a good selection of fiction novels, no matter what genre you like. You can even pick up a great read for under $10!
7. the gamer
Remember the old school hand held games we used to play when we were kids? Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat etc? If you do a quick search on eBay you can find these and many more for around $20!
8. gifts for kids
Looking for something that will get your kids out of the house and keep them entertained for hours? The quadcopter (only $29 from Kmart) does just that. You can take the kids down to the park and learn how to fly this beauty!
9. water babies
For those that like the water, Rebel Sports have a great range of inflatables, boogie boards, snorkels, and pool toys currently on sale.
10. gym buddies
These resistance bands from Target are the perfect gift for gym goers. You put them around your legs and squat/lunge away and feel the burn! $12.50 for the perfect butt - I think so! Or how about a fitbit from Big W - for $89 your loved one can track how well they're doing with their fitness goals.
11. sports fans
Big W has a great range of sporting goods for those to like life on the go. From tennis rackets ($20), to Maxfli golf balls ($7), to Basketball boards ($35) and much, much more.
12. outdoor enthusiasts
Have a friend that loves camping? Anaconda has some fantastic products for the outdoors. Choose from a new sleeping bag ($35), day pack ($15) or hydration pack ($30).
13. fishing buddy
Anaconda also have fishing tackle for all the Rex Hunt's of the world. Who wouldn't want to catch dinner for the family with gifts like these? Fishing reels - $15-40, lures - under $5 each, tackle box - under $20. Bargain!
14. music lovers
JB Hi Fi is your one stop shop for music lovers. They have headphones starting from $20, speakers, assorted CD's, DVD's - you name it.
15. everyone else
For everyone else who's not listed in one of the categories above, there's always a massive bar of Toblerone! Who doesn't like chocolate? (And Myer is doing personalised ones for Christmas too! See below.)
I hope this list has helped you to choose a Christmas gift for your loved ones! Happy shopping everyone!