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Bird Art by Okay Luna on The Life Creative Blog

10 Bargain Christmas Gift Ideas for under $40 (and all Local Brands)

This week’s Conversation Series post detailed how much I adore Christmas. It also revealed that it never used to be this way – and that the festive season used to stress me out like you wouldn’t believe (you can read the full post here).

Part of that stress was due to Christmas shopping; not knowing what to get, going into stores without a game plan or budget, and having to end up stuck at the shops on Christmas Eve.

One way I learnt to avoid all that trauma is to make a list and hit online stores early, securing everything I need without having to leave the house (shopping in your trackies with a wine in hand is the best kind of shopping if you ask me!).

With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of 10 bargain Christmas gift ideas for under $40. Because who doesn’t adore a bargain? These brands are all Australian, too, so it’s a great opportunity to shop small and shop local this year. Enjoy!

Bird Art by Okay Luna on The Life Creative Blog

The prints above are from Aussie brand Okay Luna and they’re a great idea for adults and kids. Because they’re so affordable, you could buy a couple and have a grid or random cluster of them on your wall at home. They’re so bright, bold and beautiful, and the local ladies behind the brand are just so lovely that it adds to the feel-good factor of your purchase.

Click here to explore the range and shop.

Bargain Kris Kringle Ideas on The Life Creative Blog

Cat lovers (that’s me) will lose their minds over this adorable pillow case from My Sweet Prints.

Butcher Baker Candle Co has 6 fragrances to choose from in their divine candle range.

The concrete trend is at its best in these affordable diamond pieces from Mono Home.

The Brave print from Eternize is such a great gift for a friend in need of some kind words.

Christmas gift ideas on The Life Creative Shop

I’m obsessed with this Rise Like the Sun candle from Cinque Candle Co (and it smells divine).

This gold foil quote print from The Pretty Addicted is so amazing and inspiring it hurts!

Got a pirate loving little one? This timber wall hook will rock their room. Or yours (no judgement!).

This Festivus candle smells like Christmas pudding and is a silly season must-have for the home.

>>> Which is your fave bargain buy from the list above? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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