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Budget Christmas Gifts Under $15 You Didn’t Even Know You Needed Until Now!

Budget Christmas Gifts Under $15 You Didn’t Even Know You Needed Until Now!

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I’m going to take the liberty of assuming that there are still a few people left in the world like me. People…wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties, friends and coworkers…that still haven’t got their Christmas shopping under control…or barely even started at all!

<Cough! Guilty!> I know…and I wonder why I get so stressed out!

I suffer from a serious case of sticking my head in the sand until the VERY last minute!

But when two of my three kids came home with a notice from school this week to say that they needed to take in a Kris Kringle gift for a nominated classmate (to the value of $5) by a designated date, let’s just say, I felt the need to get a rocket up my proverbial!

I like to at least attempt to maintain the illusion that I have all my shit in one sock after all! 

So today, I headed into my local Cheap as Chips store and…ERMAGARD! Have you even seen what you can get with the change in your purse in that place? The prices are insane! And let me just say, we are not talking the usual cheap tacky crap you might expect from a discount store…this place has some REALLY AWESOME BARGAINS!

Seriously, you could FILL your kids (and even your tween and teens’) Christmas stockings with things they will LOVE, without breaking the bank.

So like the good friend that I am, I walked around Cheap as Chips (with my very eager helpful little elf) picking out the things that we loved the best and taking photo’s of them (like a bit of a weirdo) so that I could bring you this budget gift guide.

So in no particular order check out these awesome deals…

Colour n Go plush characters for budding artists.
Personally, I don’t get the Shopkins craze, but the kids are mad for these things.
Barbie Ballerina Bun Kit. I actually bought this for my little elf helper, who woke me up at 6am to show me how she had done her own hair! It actually looked pretty awesome for her first attempt! Great for keeping their hair all tucked away to avoid catching head lice too!
The Ugglys Pet Shop
Batman Unlimited figures.


PJ Masks light up figures
Just imagine how much fun your kids would have with these Minions parachute figures! Ha! I love these guys 🙂


My Little Pony jewellery and hair styling cases
Apologies for the terrible photo! But Cheap as Chips have a huge range of character Hot Wheels cars and vehicles e.g. Star Wars, DC Comics, Avengers. They also had some from the Cars movie, although I think those were $6.
Star wars The Force Awakens figures
Shark Whistler Footballs
Yo-Kai Watch Mood Reveal figures
Peppa Pig puzzles


Jake and the Neverland Pirates Memory Game
Cupcake Surprise. Spolier alert: Apparently they run into a doll!
Plate Mates craft kit. Well worth the $2 to give the kids something to do during the loooooooong school holidays!
Once again…$2 for some peace and quiet? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
I have no idea what these are called because I managed to cut the label off my photo, but my little elf assures me that these are AWESOME. They come with markers and various stickers for decorating the character.
I’ll be returning to the store next week without my elf in tow, so that I can do some Christmas shopping of my own. She put this one on top of her wish-list.
They have some gorgeous craft sets for tweens and teens too.


As you can probably tell by now, Santa’s little elf REALLY loves art and craft things! lol!
My boys would ABSOLUTELY LOVE these!


Fantastic price on these Colourific Wood Worx sets too!
Cute little notepads perfect for keeping a journal in the New Year.
See that brightly coloured Sand Spike that says ‘Life’s a Beach?’ That came home with me…because I didn’t know it was even missing from my life until i saw it! Now I can keep all my stuff sand free (e.g. my phone, drink, sunscreen, car keys etc) when I go to the beach. I’m probably way more excited about this than i should be. Note to self: You really need to get out more!


How cute are these money boxes? I love that they can see the money – great way to encourage saving.
Contouring make up set.
How could you resist UNICORN LIPBALMS? That’s right…you just can’t!
Perfect for a much-needed pamper sesh.


Prepare for next winter and make the most of this bargain. Was $35 now down to $19.97….or as I also like to call it, $20!

Chocolate liqueurs…because then you won’t have to share them with the kids!
Plush reindeer hobby horse

And let’s not forget you’ll need some stocking or toy sacks too!

And that’s not even the half of it. We didn’t even look at gifts for dad’s, uncles, brothers, granddads etc yet! But we’re pretty sure we’ll find some ripper gifts for them too when we go back!  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, get down to your nearest Cheap as Chips store and grab some Christmas gift bargains for yourself!



Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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