The Best Places To Buy ‘Secret Santa’ Gifts For Under $10

It’s nearly “Secret Santa” time again in workplaces and households around the country. This means lots of people are currently scrambling to find cheap gifts that don’t look blatantly tatty. If you’re in the same boat, these five stores contain plenty of fun, quirky products that won’t break the bank — prices are capped at around $10.

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Our sister site ShopStyle has plenty of affordable goodies that are suitable for either gender. Click here, here and here for homewares, men’s fashion and women’s fashion, respectively. All products are under $10.


Daiso is filled with thousands of knickknacks, curios and oddities that are all priced at $2.80. As you’d expect, the quality of these products is often a bit suss although the quirkiness usually makes up for it. There are currently stores in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Click here to find your nearest store.


A personal Lifehacker favourite, OzBargain is a crowdsourced website that provides links to various online deals. The site is updated regularly and covers a wide range of categories including games, electronics, home & garden and entertainment. Prices vary depending on the product but it’s easy enough to find sub-$10 deals.


POPSUGAR has assembled a list of “Kris Kringle” gift ideas for women. The products range in price from $3 to $20 and include everything from hanging plants to marshmallow candles. Click here to see the full range of bargains.

EB Games

EB Games is having a huge Christmas sale across all video game formats and merchandise. Of particular note is the massive range of toys and paraphernalia on offer which are perfect for geeky Secret Santa gifts. Prices start at around $4.

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