Kris Kringle gifts for $10 or less

Stuck for Secret Santa? Kind of forgot about the office Kris Kringle? Here are 12 for $10 or less that are sure to get a grin.

Soyful Soaprises

These Christmas pudding-scented gingerbread men smell good enough to eat (but don’t). And the mini-cupcake soaps will suds up raspberry and vanilla. Lovingly designed and handmade in Melbourne, Soyful Soaprises are a steal at $5.

Soaps in the shape of Christmas cupcakes and gingerbread men

Soyful Soaprises

Melko

Shop for ethically and sustainably-made Brazilian accessories at Melko. Their 3D punk rings are made from hand-stamped aluminium and re-purposed wire. Pick your favourite colour, they’re $10 apiece.

Beechworth Honey

Home-grown Victorian icon Beechworth Honey lets you try before you buy at their Block Arcade store, with more than 30 flavours at the tasting station. A pack with natural honeycomb will only set you back $8.50. Splurge on the classics from $7.50 to $9.50, or nab a mini tasting trio for $8.50.

Three mini jars of honey with triangular gift box, blueberries, banksia blossom and leaves

Beechworth Honey mini tasting trio

McIver’s Tea and Coffee Merchants

Guaranteed to get anyone into the festive spirit, the spiced Christmas tea from McIvers Tea and Coffee Merchants is a $10 dream brew of ginger, citrus, star anise and clove. For the loose leaf fan, the Monkey tea infuser is just $9.

Kimono House

Gorgeous Japanese fabrics, crafts and gifts fill Kimono House in the Nicholas Building. Choose a beautiful brooch or festive Japanese trims.

Festive brooches covered with Japanese material

Kimono House’s Festive Brooches

Metro Hobbies

Metro Hobbies’ Bourke Street basement will get you out of the $10 bind. Pick from plenty of puzzles and games, mini-basketball and juggling ball sets. For the person who has everything? You can’t go past the ‘Executive decision-making pen.’

San Telmo Restaurant

Known for their smoky-grilled Argentinian, San Telmo in Meyers Place has jars of their zesty-fresh house-made chimichurri for $10. Perfect for foodies looking to impress come barbecue season.

Three jars of San Telmo's Chimichurri

San Telmo’s Chimichurri

Min the Cafe

Disguise a leisurely lunch as the Christmas shop at Min – both café and fashion boutique. Not only are their designs stylish, sustainable and biodegradable, but their cult Korean beauty masks are just $8.

Palermo

For the vino lover? The beautiful wine glasses from Palermo are made for Malbec and just $10 each.

Red wine being poured into wine glass

Palermo Wine Glasses

Spoilt Gift and Homewares

Make them laugh with the “Donald” toilet paper or Christmas pug socks. The Christmas tabletop games are fun for the fam and the ten-in-one survival tool is perfect for holiday hikers. Find Spoilt at 546 Collins, 42 Lonsdale St, 231 Bourke St and Spencer St Outlet Store.

The Paper & Wood Co

Don’t forget the dog-lovers. The cute pug or sausage dog brooches from The Paper & Wood Co. at Queen Victoria Market are all handmade in Melbourne from eco-plywood. And so are the gorgeous greeting cards.

Pug brooch made from eco plywood on pink background

The Paper & Wood Co’s pug brooch

Erika

‘Tis the season to accessorise and there’s nowhere better to browse than Erika on Little Collins. The Christmas earrings add instant cheer for $5, or these blinged-up hair clips are a sparkly steal for $10.

Two hair clips adorned with rhinestones and pearls

Blinged-up hair clips from Erika

Dafel Dolls and Bears

A family business specialising in dolls, bears and collectables, Dafel Dolls and Bears is full of quirky gems. Their animal miniatures start at under $10 and will please the young and the young at heart. Find them at Collins234.

A display of tiny meerkat miniatures

Meerkat miniatures at Dafel

Still looking for a gift?

If you haven’t quite found what you’re looking for yet, check out the Christmas Festival Christmas Gift Finder. There’s hundreds of gift ideas including a dedicated Kris Kringle section.