iHeartBargains Top Tips for Christmas

04 Sep 2017

Chelsea from iHeartBargains shows us how to make your Christmas savings go further, with her top tips for Christmas gifting, toys, homewares and the all-important outfit – all for under $100.

iHeartBargains Top Tips for Christmas

By Chief Bargain Hunter Chelsea Thomas

You know a little savings can go a really long way. I know it better than anyone (being a full blown shopaholic!) and Christmas tears around the corner and then all of a sudden, your savings have dwindled. But what if you start now, you won't even feel the dent in your bank account by the time the festive season rolls around?

I've teamed up with Colonnades because they've created a Christmas Club which solves that problem for us. You can sign up, set up a direct debit or make contributions in-centre whenever you shop. Then from 1 December you can get your savings loaded onto an EFTPOS card, ready to spend in-centre.

Sign up here.

And there are a stack of products in-centre that you can purchase from homewares, gifts, fashion and plenty of toys for kids.
Here's some of my favourite finds:


I chose this striped knit and blazer with jeans and flats from Cotton On. All well under $100, of course. This is the perfect Christmas Day outfit! It’s comfortable enough to wear all day, loose enough that you could eat all day and provides enough layers to account for whatever weather Christmas decides to bring us this year.

Christmas Club Fashion  Christmas Club Fashion

Mid rise grazer skinny jean – $37
Slipper – $10

Both Cotton On


Tealight holder – Dusk $30
Cutlery set - Kmart $19
Salt & Pepper grinders – Kmart $12
Speckled dinner plate – Kmart $1.50
Irregular small bowl – Kmart $3


Then in terms of gifting and homewares, you can keep an eye on the cutlery and plates at Kmart. Or the tealight holders from Dusk for $29.99, notepads and Kmart ($5) gold pens. The Kmart notebooks and water bottle are a great idea for stocking fillers. And who doesn't need a spare set of headphones?

Christmas Club Gifting  Christmas Club Gifting

Notepads – Kmart $3
Gold pens – Kmart $5
Water bottle – Kmart $7
Antipodes mask – Priceline $39.19


Times table activity book – Big W $10
Wall chart – Big W $4
Alphabet floor puzzle – Big W $8
Fairyland Foot to floor – Kmart $15
Modeling clay – Big W $13