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Great Festive Gift Ideas for Under R50

Let’s face it, gift shopping is anything but merry. Each year, we scour entire shopping malls for the perfect present, and either leave empty handed or with an empty bank account. To save money and our sanity, many businesses and families have started a new tradition known as Secret Santa. 

This new take on gift giving usually involves anonymous present-buying and a cap of R50. While fun and kind on the wallet, finding a great gift for under R50 can be quite the challenge. Lucky for you, we’ve done all the shopping for you and come up with a list of gifts that are both budget-friendly and breathtaking! 

Whether your office is throwing a Secret Santa party, or you’d like to get your friends something simple and sweet this year, add these thoughtful Christmas gift ideas to your shopping list to make an impression for less. 

9 Christmas Gift Ideas for Under R50 


  1. Self Care Goodies 

The end of the year is a time to relax, recharge and put yourself first for once. Buying a gift that promotes self care and encourages your colleagues, friends or family to slow down and take time for themselves is a fantastic idea. Pop into your local Clicks or a budget beauty store and pick up soothing face masks, bubble bath or a nourishing cream for under R50.  

  1. Bath Bomb 

Bath bombs are the latest craze – with exploding, dazzling colours and deep relaxation in one little ball. Choose from fresh scents like lemongrass and eucalyptus or sweeten up bath time with glittering floral-scented bath bombs that your friend or colleague can enjoy after a long day. If they’re not big on baths, buying one or two bars of beautifully fragrant soaps will provide the same amount of relaxation without going over budget.  

  1. Quirky Mug 

Everyone loves a fun mug! Whether you’re buying a gift for a tea or coffee-lover, mugs are affordable gifts that can be personalised as well. Customise it with a comical quote or initials and put a smile on their face every morning! You could also go for a bizarre-shaped mug, or something practical like a thermal travel flask for those rushed mornings.  

  1. Scented Candle 

After a long day, there’s nothing quite like lighting a scented candle and filling your room with sweet and soothing aromas. There are tons of scents to choose from, so to make this gift extra special, buy a candle infused with their favourite scent. Bergamot, sandalwood and lavender are great for calming the mind and releasing stress, while scents like vanilla and chocolate help set the mood for dinner parties or romantic nights in. 

  1. Puzzle 

Know someone who loves solving complex problems? A puzzle is a great way to relax, de-stress and stimulate the mind. While you might not be able to buy a 1000-piece puzzle for fifty bucks, there are plenty of puzzles that are fun, simple and full of character within your budget. Online, you’ll find everything from skateboarding astronauts to entire galaxies in tiny puzzle pieces. Puzzles are also great because they can be framed and displayed as a piece of art once completed.  

  1. Mini Pot Plant 

Affordable, relatively low maintenance and joy-inducing, plants are the new pets! If you can't find an eye-catching ornament for under R50, a mini pot plant is a sure way to liven up a space without spending hundreds of Rands. You can pick up an indoor plant at your local nursery, or a waterside succulent for those who weren’t graced with a green thumb. Faux fauna is also a great way to spruce up your friend or colleague’s desk with absolutely no effort needed.  

  1. Sentimental Key Ring 

When it comes to choosing the perfect gift, it's all about finding something that speaks to someone’s personality. And what could be better than a key ring? Whether it's a sleek and minimal design or a fun and funky accessory, a key ring is a great way to show someone that you appreciate their unique style. Plus, it's a practical gift that they're sure to appreciate!  

  1. Festive Socks

If you’re looking for a gift for under R50, you can’t go wrong with a pair of comical or comfy socks. Socks are fun and practical, and one size fits all! They come in all sorts of colors and styles, from wild animal prints and tie-dye to cartoon characters and Christmas tree patterns. You can buy a quirky pair that’ll add some pizzazz to their outfits or go for something completely wild and hilarious.  

  1. Journal 

Whether your friend is an aspiring writer or just someone who likes to record their daily thoughts, a journal can be a perfect way to show how much you care. Plus, it's easy to find a journal to suit any budget. If you're feeling extra generous, you could even throw in a nice pen or some pretty stationery to get your friend started. Whatever you choose, a journal makes for a personal and thoughtful gift that is sure to be treasured. 

The festive season is all about giving, so why not gift yourself some more space this year! Stor-Age's flexible and affordable self storage is the perfect way to free up space at home and make room for a new hobby, project or memories.  

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Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 09 December 2022 | Tips And Hints