Christmas Gift Guide: 15 of the hottest pressies UNDER $50

Amber Drop Honey (500 grams), $10.50
Amber Drop Honey (500 grams), $10.50

Amber Drop Honey (500 grams), $10.50

It started out as a hobby. Sven and Ana decided it was time to do their bit by rescuing bee colonies from the weird and wonderful places they settled in. Using Facebook and crowd funding, Amber Drop Honey became an idea that really blossomed and grew into a thriving honey business. The couple now care for over 175 hives. Purchase a jar of Amber Drop Honey’s delicious honey and taste the happy-bee difference.

Check out Amber Drop Honey on Facebook.

Clean Tea’s Sample Box (5 Teas), $19.90

Clean Tea’s Sample Box (5 Teas), $19.90

Clean Tea’s Sample Box (5 Teas), $19.90

What began as a humble market stall selling a few teas in 2013 has become a success story for mother-daughter duo Amanda and Jordana. Handcrafted with love, the duo create their unique blends in Byron Bay and now sell over 90 products. Try a beautiful selection of organic teas free of chemicals, pesticides or artificial flavourings with their Sample Box. Facebook has been a way for Clean Tea to take their feel-good and good-for-you teas from a market stall to the global market.  

Check out Clean Tea on Facebook.

Odd Pears’ RB Socks, $19.00

Odd Pears’ RB Socks, $19.00

Odd Pears’ RB Socks, $19.00

Odd Pears was created by Brock Sykes, a self-described suit who jumped off the corporate ladder to pursue the one thing that was brightening his days – brightly-coloured, odd socks. Odd Pears sell their socks in sets of three – two that match and one that is inversely odd (the ‘pear’). As well as adding a bit of colour to your day, his packs of 3 also solve that age-old dilemma of having one missing sock! Brock uses Instagram to show off his latest crazy patterns and bright colours. He inspires followers from the Netherlands to Taiwan to think outside the box and give wearing an odd sock a chance every now and then.

Check out Odd Pears on Instagram.

The Small Folk’s Flower Fairy, $14.50-$29.00

The Small Folk’s Flower Fairy, $14.50-$29.00

The Small Folk’s Flower Fairy, $14.50-$29.00

 Anna and Simon have always been wildly passionate believers in nourishing children’s innate curiosities. What started as a side project run from their attic has grown and the pair now curate a collection of thoughtfully chosen and aesthetically pleasing toys and play spaces for children. Their beautiful collection of Flower Fairies are just some of their sweet play toys. These magical Waldorf-style dolls are handcrafted in Romania from all-natural materials. Anna showcases their products to like-minded families through the world of Instagram and shares her family’s personal journey, making her online community feel like friends.

Check out The Small Folk on Instagram.

Bendigo Brittle’s Peanut Brittle (200 grams), $12.95

Bendigo Brittle’s Peanut Brittle (200 grams), $12.95

Bendigo Brittle’s Peanut Brittle (200 grams), $12.95

Bendigo Brittle is 18 months young and going strong. Melbourne publicity dynamo turned confectioner, Greta Donaldson, started a delectably crunchy revival of a traditional favourite; the peanut brittle. Handmade from high quality ingredients this peanut brittle delights market goers and online shoppers alike. Facebook has provided Greta with a place to exchange with a community of artisans and fans of sweet treats.

Check out Bendigo Brittle on Facebook.

Bills Beans’ Brazil Fine Cup (250 grams), $14.50

Bills Beans’ Brazil Fine Cup (250 grams), $14.50

Bills Beans’ Brazil Fine Cup (250 grams), $14.50

Bills Beans are a specialty coffee roaster with a conscience – the team uphold the highest ethical standards when sourcing and endeavour to improve the lives of their treasured coffee farmers along the way.  They use Instagram as a way to profile products, people and suppliers to keep their growing community and customers informed. The team roast their coffee in Orange, Central New South Wales, using innovative techniques to create consistently delicious coffee. The Brazil Fine Cup variety suggests rich notes of chocolate and hazelnut, with sweet honeysuckle and a clean finish on the palate.

Check out Bills Beans on Instagram.

Bush Medijina’s Breathe Easy Balm, $32.00

Bush Medijina’s Breathe Easy Balm, $32.00

Bush Medijina’s Breathe Easy Balm, $32.00

Bush Medijina was created by Warningakalina elders to address the need to build culture and capability to positively impact the livelihoods of women, children and families in Groote Eylandt (a remote island off the coast of Arnhem Land). An all-female board heads the organisation, which is staffed by 80 percent Indigenous women who create and deliver beautiful products from the Northern Territory. Instagram has helped them to build a community who have a genuine interest in who they are, what they do and the impact they aim to have in remote Aboriginal communities long term.

Check out Bush Medijina on Instagram.

Dancing With Her Magazine (Volume 3), $19.00 

Dancing With Her Magazine (Volume 3), $19.00

Dancing With Her Magazine (Volume 3), $19.00

 Dancing With Her began when founders Tara and Arlia became an engaged couple. As an LGBTQ+ couple navigating the wedding space, it became evident early on that there was a lack of wedding inspiration for couples like themselves. And from that, Dancing With Her was born. The magazine is an exquisitely-designed wedding bonanza, filled with the stories and imagery of real-life couples making the ultimate pledge of love in ceremonies full of inspiration. With Instagram they connect and showcase these stories of love.

Check out Dancing With Her Magazine on Instagram.

Dickins’ Delights’ Bacon Jam (300 grams), $10.00 

Dickins’ Delights’ Bacon Jam (300 grams), $10.00

Dickins’ Delights’ Bacon Jam (300 grams), $10.00

 The range of Dickins’ Delight gluten free products have been handcrafted by Andrew and Kelly to a time-honoured recipe. The result is a mouth-watering jam that will be the star of the show on any cheese platters, barbecued meats or even just on smashed avocado and poached eggs. This duo is all about community and they use Facebook to engage with their satiated followers about their products.  Bacon jam must be tasted to be believed – it’s an ideal gift for the foodie fanatic in your life.

Check out Dickins’ Delights on Facebook.

Green Harvest’s Microgreens Kit, $45.60

Green Harvest’s Microgreens Kit, $45.60

Green Harvest’s Microgreens Kit, $45.60

As strong advocates for sustainable living, Jeff and Frances started Green Harvest Organic Gardening Supplies from the dining table of their home in a Permaculture Village. They use Facebook as a way to share educational tips, images and shop offers about organic food growing. Their Microgreens Kit includes two microgreens trays, a drip tray to capture spillage, seed raising block (made of natural coconut fibre), an organic salad mix, microgreens buckwheat seeds and microgreens pea seeds. It’s ideal for beginners who want to try their hand at growing their greens; a rewarding gift that keeps on giving.

Check out Green Harvest on Facebook.

Kakadu Tiny Tots’ Bush Candles, $29.95 

Kakadu Tiny Tots’ Bush Candles, $29.95

Kakadu Tiny Tots’ Bush Candles, $29.95

Kakadu Tiny Tots is the brainchild of Kylie-Lee, a proud Murrumburr woman who grew up in the heart of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. Her business creates beautiful baby and children’s clothing, accessories and artwork that feature hand painted Indigenous art and designs. Through Facebook, Kylie-Lee communicates with her community and customers which allows her to share their stories from remote locations. These hand-poured soy candles are infused with Australian native scents, creating a rich aromatic experience for the senses.

Check out Kakadu Tiny Tots on Facebook.

Spiritwood Botanicals’ Arms of Morpheus Aromatic Pillow Mist, $32.00

Spiritwood Botanicals’ Arms of Morpheus Aromatic Pillow Mist, $32.00

Spiritwood Botanicals’ Arms of Morpheus Aromatic Pillow Mist, $32.00

Founder Nicole takes inspiration from the rugged landscape and clean air of Tasmania in creating Spiritwoods Botanicals. Her botanical formulations and healing aromatic synergies take in to account age-old methods and modern understandings of flora science. Nicole uses Instagram to reach beyond the forests she is surrounded by at home and connect with her community and customers, giving them a glimpse into the wild. Her proprietary blend is a fusion of the purest plant oils including Tasmanian grown lavender, organic cedar and sweet marjoram, with the traditionally calming extracts of passionflower, zizyphus and chamomile.

Check out Spiritwood Botanicals on Instagram.

Stockman Sticks’ Jerky, $8.00 

Stockman Sticks’ Jerky, $8.00

Stockman Sticks’ Jerky, $8.00

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill jerky. The team at Stockman Sticks are jerky-mad and decided to abandon the herd to create their own flavours of the delicious snack. This family run business ensures that their handmade products contain 100 percent locally sourced, grass-fed beef which is then complimented with delicious ingredients like bush tomato and lemon myrtle. Their presence on Facebook helps them be a part of the community and get involved in local charities and fundraisers. Their jerky is the perfect stocking filler for the meat-lover in your life or the adventurer who needs a healthy on-the-go snack.

Check out Stockman Sticks on Facebook.

Windella Farm’s Goats Milk Soap, $6.00

Windella Farm’s Goats Milk Soap, $6.00

Windella Farm’s Goats Milk Soap, $6.00

The Windella Farm journey began in 2012 when Sarah and her family left behind a lifetime of city living for a tree change to Cohuna in North Central Victoria. Sarah now makes hand-made goats milk soap with patchouli, juniper berry, zesty citrus and ylang ylang essential oils with no artificial additives. The inclusion of coconut, castor and macadamia make it ideal for those concerned about nasties in their products. Sarah uses Facebook to update her followers on new product launches and to tell them which local markets she’ll be attending. Her range was designed for those with sensitive skin in mind, including psoriasis, dryness, eczema, dermatitis, to provide a lovely soapy clean that doesn’t leave the skin stripped and dry.

Check out Windella Farm on Facebook.

Yummy Yarn & Co Yarn, $7.95 - $13.50

Yummy Yarn & Co Yarn, $7.95 - $13.50

Yummy Yarn & Co Yarn, $7.95 - $13.50

Yummy Yarn and co was established to fulfil a local, regional need for beautiful cottons and wool for knitters, crocheters, weavers and textile lovers in general. Founder Robyn has moved beyond just reaching her local customers and now offers the world her yarn having established an online community. On Facebook she uses highly visual content to showcase both current and new products and also to share customers' projects using her products. Yummy Yarn and co’s superfine merino is top quality and presented in delicious-looking shades like burnt orange, dark grape and jade.

Check out Yummy Yarn & Co on Facebook.