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Our Top 15 Christmas Gift Ideas for Under $35

Discover the art of gift giving on a budget with our top Christmas gift ideas for under $35. Because you don’t need to empty your wallet to stuff a few Christmas stockings this year!

At this time of the year when things can get tighter on the purse strings, it is not always possible to treat everyone to hugely-expensive Christmas gifts. And we get it – gift giving can be a hard task to nail at the best of times, aside from the impact on your bank account too. So, our team at The Christmas Cart have come up with a special list of Christmas gift ideas under $35 that can help to make the task a little easier.

You may be wondering why have we stuck to Christmas gift ideas under $35. This is because we think there are plenty of great Christmas gifts available for this amount. In our opinion, we’ve found the best combination of affordable gifts that don’t break the budget but are far from being perceived as cheap and will certainly be appreciated by anyone who is lucky enough to receive them.

So here it is. The Christmas Cart’s list of our top 15 Christmas gift ideas for under $35.

Christmas Gift Ideas Under $35 – for Her

Little Luxuries for Her

For a lady that deserves some pampering (all the Mums out there say yay!), we have created this little luxuries package that is just perfect for her.

We started this pack with a personalised pink suitcase keepsake box from Gifts and Keepsakes. This gorgeous box is crafted from thick cardboard, personalised with unique glitter hand calligraphy and finished with a feminine flower, and a chrome handle and latch for a really beautiful gift.

In addition to the small pink suitcase box with flower design, there are other keepsake suitcase box styles available too, such as a large pink suitcase and a white suitcase with stitching detailing. All can be personalised in your choice of glitter colour.

We think the below are perfect to include in this Christmas gift idea for under $35.

This is a great gift as it combines practical gifts that can be appreciated and used now, with a special keepsake piece to be treasured and used for years to come.

Personalised Wine Glass

For a sister or best friend who is fond of a wine or spritzer (or 2!), personalised wine glasses are a great Christmas gift idea for under $35, at the perfect price of $34.95. In the Gifts & Keepsakes range you can select from cheeky sayings etched onto the glass such as ‘Good friends drink alike’ and ‘Wine a little, laugh a lot’.

The Christmas Cart have a range of personalised wine glasses too, featuring festively themed sayings such as “A glass of Christmas cheer” and “It’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails”.

Plenty of fun and sure to bring a smile, yet thoughtful too, personalised wine glasses are a truly unique, and budget-friendly, gift.

For the Bookworm

Booktopia is an online dream for every book lover. Treat your book lover to a $20 gift voucher from Booktopia and a gorgeous pewter bookmark from The Christmas Cart. This gift comes in at under $30 plus postage. This package can be just as great for ‘him’ as it is for ‘her’ too.

Christmas Gift Ideas Under $35 – for Him

When it’s Beer O’Clock

For the man who loves a good brewskie, they’re sure to love a personalised beer glasses or tankard glasses from Gifts and Keepsakes. At $29.95, you have a little wiggle room to include a tasty packet of beef jerky or some tasty beer nuts to finish this Christmas gift idea for under $35.

Another Christmas gift idea for under $35 for the beer (or any other cold beverage in a bottle or can!) lover, is a stubby cooler from Gifts and Keepsakes at $11.95. Pair this with the ‘Beer and Food Matching’ book available from Booktopia for $19.50 to complete your perfect gift package.

For the Golfer

As a great Christmas gift idea for under $35 for the golfer, combine a golf-themed personalised sports notebook from Gifts and Keepsakes with this Kmart golf putter set for hours of fun.

For the Fisherman

Give the fisherman somewhere to keep all his notes (or bragging tales) with a fishing themed personalised sports notebook. Throw in a fishing lure, available at Kmart for around $5, and a fishing bucket hat for $7.

There’s designs for gifting to cricket enthusiasts and cyclists too.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Under $35 – Close to Home

For the Home Cook

For the home cook or entertainer, we put together this clever Christmas gift idea for under $35 including a Christmas serving platter, utensils, linen and an apron.

All these goodies come to just over $32 plus shipping (where applicable).

Home Décor to Love

Everyone loves candles but you don’t often see candles as pretty as one with a glass cloche. This Christmas gift idea under $35 is perfect for anyone, because, who can refuse pretty candles right?

For just $29.95, this gorgeous gold candle has a spotted base and glass cloche that fits perfectly on top. For just a smidge over the $35 cap, there’s also personalised candles available in black, white and stunning rose gold. Theses item are personalised by hand with the name and colour of your choice in unique glitter calligraphy.

For something a little different, festive candle wreaths also make gorgeous gifts for the home.

Christmas Gifts for Under $35 – for the Kids

For the Kids Who Love to Draw

We put together a simple pack that is perfect for the kids who like to get creative with drawing.

This is an excellent Christmas gift idea for well under $35.

Cute and Cuddly Festive Friends

For the young, and the young-at-heart, to really get them into the festive mood, you can’t go past a story telling Christmas teddy bear or a chilling reindeer musical toy. Both are available from The Christmas Cart for $29.95.


For something a little less interactive, but still very much a lot Christmas, our gift packs with an elf shelf sitter are perfect gifts for kids too. They are available in a ‘girl’ and ‘boy’ version and include a personalised bauble. The gift packs are an economical way to purchase your Christmas gift ideas for under $35. When purchased separately, these items total $36.90, but as part of the gift pack you can grab them for $30.90.

Christmas Gifts for Under $35 – for Everyone

Personalised Christmas Stockings

It’s probably no surprise that our favourite Christmas gift ideas under $35 have a distinctly Christmas theme.

Our extensive range of Personalised Christmas Stockings is not only perfect because there are plenty of colours and designs to suit almost every personality and preference – from classic and elegant to fun and colourful – but every single stocking priced at less than $35!

Personalised Christmas Baubles

And last, but certainly not least, we think Personalised Christmas Baubles are perhaps one of the most perfect Christmas gifts to give.

A personalised bauble is thoughtful, and unique, and sure to be treasured for many years to come as it is fondly hung on the tree each year.

There is a definite art to perfecting the task when shopping for Christmas gift ideas under $35 (or on any budget for that matter). But there are plenty of great budget-friendly gift options out there. We hope this list has helped inspire you to find some amazing Christmas gift ideas for under $35.

The Christmas Cart offers a flat shipping rate starting from $12.95 and free shipping for orders over $100 (see the full terms and conditions on our delivery options). For plenty more Christmas gift ideas for under $35, please take a look at our full range online.