As wonderful a time as the holiday season is, it can also be extremely stressful as you desperately hunt for the perfect gifts for a laundry list of people. Fortunately, if you’re after a small present, like a stocking stuffer or an item for Secret Santa, we’ve got you sorted.
We’ve scoured the web and handpicked our top gifts that fit that exact bill. These are (in our eyes) the best small gifts that are affordable, thoughtful and, from a practical point of view, compact enough to fit in a stocking, be shipped overseas or easily be transported to a gift exchange event.
Loco Love Lovers Box, $45
Who doesn’t love a box of fancy chocolate? Spoil someone with these handcrafted treats, made from wholefood superfoods, tonic herbs and healing spices. And with packaging that’s compostable and recyclable, they also make for a winning gift for the environment.
Hoyts Gift Card, $50
Gifting someone an experience means they’ll more likely to remember your thoughtfulness for years to come. Grab a Hoyts gift card online or at the cinema, and add $20-$500 to it so your giftee can enjoy their favourite film.
Kobo Plus Subscription, $13.99/month
For someone you know who loves reading, gift them an all-you-can-read subscription to Kobo Plus. They’ll have access to over 580,000 titles they can read as e-books on the Kobo App for iOs or Android.
Bacardi Mojito Cans, $22 for 4-pack
Mojitos tend to make someone feel like they’re on holiday, so gift someone that special feeling with a four-pack of these, made with Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum mixed with lime, sugar and mint.
SoL Cup, starting at $17.99
Every coffee or tea drinker should have a keep cup, so, if you notice they don’t already, grab them a SoL Cup. The cups are made from hand-blown glass, come in a variety of colours and, conveniently, are dishwasher- and microwave-safe.
JSHealth Gua Sha, $29.99
A self-care routine that’s been around for centuries, using a gua sha can boost overall skin health, support lymphatic drainage of the face and neck and improve the skin’s tone and texture. In short, it’s a great gift for someone who loves to feel pampered, but also likes looking good.
Start someone’s healing journey with this vegan leather journal to help with meditation and reflection. Every purchase comes with complimentary access to a 30-day mindful journaling program, delivered digitally so your giftee can move through at their own pace.
Palm Beach Brown Sugar Candle, $44.95
With a base of vanilla and top notes of brown sugar and caramel, this candle with an 80-hour burn time will have a home smelling like delicious dessert in no time.
Australian sun is no joke so give the gift of being sun-safe with this stylish, unisex cap made from pure cotton. An adjustable buckle closure makes it suitable for any adult.
In collaboration with company Oh So Cute!, Fleur du Luxe created these dried bouquets in milk bottles, excellent gifts for someone who’s mentioned wanting to spruce up their home. No two bouquets are the same, and they’ll last for years.
T.House Ceramic Cake Plate, $45.95
T.House teamed up with one of Melbourne’s oldest ceramic companies Bendigo Pottery for this satin glaze finish, baby blue ceramic cake plate. All of the plate’s profits are donated to The Lighthouse Foundation.
Jewellery can be tricky to buy for someone as you might not know their specific tastes. Fortunately, if that’s the gift category you’re after, this ring, ideal for stacking, is delicate enough that’ll be to almost everyone’s tastes.
The rules of wearing face masks in certain public places don’t look to be retiring anytime soon, so, why not help someone make the best of the situation by getting them to a stylish face mask. This one is triple-layered, washable and comes in five Shibori tie-dye designs.
For a snap-happy giftee, this selfie phone light has 36 individual bulbs and three levels of brightness, all to help illuminate a subject. Plus, at only 8.5cm in diameter, when it’s not being used, it’s small enough to fit in their pocket.