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When you create your holiday shopping list, you will likely do so with an overall budget in mind. As you pick out what to buy for loved ones, start doing the math and make some notes. Put people in price tiers so you can keep your finances in check. Here, we've rounded up 52 of the best gifts under $30 to make your life easier. From beauty gifts under $30 for teenage girls and tech gifts under $30 for guys, to gifts for kids of all ages, we hope there's something here for everyone from your mom to your brother-in-law.
While these gift ideas will help you stay on budget, they also function as affordable items to have on-hand for any last-minute gift exchanges. You never know who will show up at your house if you're hosting or who might give you an unexpected gift. Don't be empty-handed. A gift under $30 might be a good option for that person. If that's too much, you can also check out our roundups of gifts under $25, gifts under $20, and even gifts under $10.
Now that you're prepped, don't put off your shopping any longer — browse all of our inexpensive gift picks now.
This party game makes you guess what other players are thinking. You can play this with up to eight players, so it's perfect for game nights with older kids and adults. Even Selena Gomez loves it! Players simply pick one of 250+ word cue cards to start, then they write down the word that best completes the phrase. Other players will try to guess/match using a single hint. Reviewers loved playing it with their families and friends.
This is a super fun gift for anyone on your list. Give someone their next (surprise) read with Read It & Eat's Blind Date with a Book. Each box (available at BooksnBread.com) comes with a surprise book with food as the core theme, a delicious treat from a small U.S.-based business, and cute travel accessories. Choose from six different genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fiction, Cozy Mystery, Non-Fiction, or Middle Grade.
And the best part is, every box sale helps to fight hunger in Buffalo, NY. Proceeds will be donated to various non-profits in the area like soup kitchens and food pantries.
They'll be swaddled up like a burrito in this blanket — literally.
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With many grocery stores opting to no longer make plastic bags available, the hottest gift of the season will be the useful tote bag. We love this one because it can also be monogrammed for your gift recipient. It has a small zippered pouch for wallets, keys, or phones; plus, a sturdy handle that can help you carry all of your groceries. Some buyers said they also used this bag for beach trips.
Pick a mood: focus, balance, energize, reflect, invigorate, inspire, refresh, or sleep. This tea wheel makes it easy to choose what to drink based on the vibe you're going for or the problem you're looking to solve. The fun octagon-shaped box also makes this set of 40 tea bags a great gift.
This card game is like none other as its purpose is to create conversation and connection with questions that were chosen based on collaboration with founder Michael Tennant and psychologists, journalists, and game developers
This AirTag's goal is to hold your tracking device. A practical accessory, it can easily clip to your belongings, much like a keychain. Choose from blush pink or graphite.
This reusable, silicone coffee cup makes a great gift for anyone who loves to drink on-the-go. It comes equipped with a stainless-steel ring that keeps it from collapsing or scrunching while being held. This eco-friendly vessel works for hot or cold beverages, is dishwasher and microwave safe, and durable enough to last a lifetime. Choose from several colors like charcoal (pictured), teal, hot pink, sky blue, and more.
Need to gift a family you love? This movie night kit is a sweet gesture. It comes with a variety of eight non-GMO popcorn kernels and natural popcorn flavorings that span from savory to spicy, sweet to cheesy. Each pick is ready to cook on a stovetop.
This moisturizing hand cream set includes three different fragrant creams made with coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe.
Bath bombs are all the rage. This set comes with 12 of them—each uniquely handcrafted in California and individually wrapped. When you drop them in the water, they fizz and emanate color while dispersing a therapeutic and moisturizing formula to hydrate and nourish your skin.
This fab set from Miss A comes with everything she needs to feel beautiful — slippers, a glow highlighter, sponge cleaning soap, a hand mirror, and a lip mask — just to name a few. Everything can be stored in the included travel case and features the line's adorable Paw Paw cat design.
This Word of the Day book from Merriam-Webster will level up everyone's brains. And the best part is, you'll know the definitions and sound like a genius in no time.
As a very budget-friendly alternative to popular-yet-pricey Apple AirPods (which run over $100), the Skullcandy Dime 2 are just as awesome. Considered the smallest-ever earbud, this tech accessory lasts 12 hours on one charge, is sweat and water-resistant, and comes with built-in Tile technology so you can easily find them when lost. They come in various colors, too.
This elegant snacking assortment comes ready to gift in a keepsake tin for perfect presentation. Plus, each section introduces a new snack to the mix, including Pecan Snappers, White Chocolate Pretzel Cloud, and Peanut Brittle.
Perfect for kids ages three to five, this puzzle that's made of natural wood will keep them busy but not frustrated. Its 48 pieces are large, chunky, and easy to use over and over again. Played best on the floor, this set also comes with a guidebook to help kids learn more about the solar system.
The intoxicating smell of this Creed Aventus fragrance will delight you, as well as the person wearing it. If you're not familiar with this scent — and since you can't smell anything through the screen, let us describe this to you: it smells of pineapple, birch, red apple, black currant, musk, oakmoss, bergamot, amber, patchouli, jasmine, vanilla, and rose.
While the real bottle can cost over $300, MicroPerfumes (listed here as the purveyor of this fragrance) brings you this scent on a budget by offering sample and travel sizes.
Wine is always a great gift to give, especially to party hosts. This smooth and full bottle of chardonnay is both dry and tart with a refreshing zip. And if you're not already familiar with wine label Avaline, it was launched by actress Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power, co-founder of WhoWhatWear. Need we say more?
If you have one or more baby gifts to buy this year, this long-lasting, silicone stacker is great for ages 0+ and helps development of motor skills, problem-solving, and color identification.
They'll feel like a mixologist with this easy-to-use cocktail kit that includes mixers for classic drinks such as a Manhattan, Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned, Cosmo, Mint Julep, and Mojito.
You may be surprised to hear that these merino socks are also made with paper. You may be even more surprised to learn that a treatment is applied to the yarn to prevent shrinkage and abrasion. Talk about the Christmas sock to end all Christmas socks.
This affordable stainless steel compost bin can be used in your kitchen as it's designed to control the spread of odors. It's also pretty small, reaching less than a foot in width, so it won't take up too much counter space either.
Unlike bath bombs, these Euka Wellness Shower Bombs pack a punch for your airways. Perfect for allergy sufferers, these create an at-home spa in your shower via its blend of essential oils that are designed to help you breathe better. To use, simply bring each bomb into the shower with you, gently splashing it with water every so often to periodically activate it.
If they prefer sour to sweet, they'll love these artificial-free sour-coated raspberry, passionfruit and lychee bears.
Coffee lovers who can't stop keeping up with the royals will love this handmade, ceramic mug that has a beautiful portrait of the Duchess of Sussex on the front. One five-star review says, "Gorgeous mug! Just as pictured. It will be a perfect gift."
These cool clips are designed by Tiffany Ju in Seattle and look classy chic worn next to each other in a row, or on their own.
A collection of eight scents in one box: What a sweet gift to the woman in your life who loves to test out different fragrances! She can switch it up depending on her mood by choosing from the likes of fruity, floral, and spicy.
Unlike the usual rectangular, 2D puzzle, this one — made of BPA-free plastic from a zero-waste factory in Denmark — comes in the shape of a rainbow and in 3D. Perfect for kids who want a STEM experience, this puzzle helps improve fine motor skills, as well as exercise kids' brains.
There won't be a shortage of hats and gloves given as gifts, but the neck warmer is a route to take when you want to stand out. This cable-knit neck warmer from Heat Holders, a brand known for their thermal socks, is soft, warm, and features their famous thermal lining that retains warm air. Its insulating yarn will protect its wearer from the cold but also wicks away moisture so they'll stay dry at the same time.
Whether your gift recipient hits the gym or a yoga/barre studio, this Halara duffle bag will make for a welcomed present. Not only is it stylish and durable, this practical carry-all is also waterproof and easy to clean.
Charcuterie boards are all the rage lately, with Instagram influencers and home chefs sharing their creations. Have someone like that in your life or know someone who is striving to DIY their own board? This cheese tool set — which comes with a small spade knife for spreading soft cheeses, a perforated blade for slicing semi-soft types, a flat chisel for breaking apart the hardest cheeses, and a stout serving fork, all stainless steel — will prove to be a much-needed kit.
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Journaling is already pretty cathartic. This self-care journal elevates that work to a whole other level. Your loved one will love you for this sweet gesture, and will be reminded of it every time they take a moment to reflect with this gift.
Great for all hair-types, this bar has 80+ uses in it and eliminates three shampoo bottles. It also has added static control and loads of ingredients for soft, silky hair.
What kid doesn't love a good art kit? Now add llamas to the equation, and you have yourself gift success. This Razzle Dazzle llama art kit gives the gift recipient the opportunity to make a fabulously sparkly piece of art, featuring a rainbow llama, gem tray, and white standing frame.
Living mindfully is much needed these days. As quickly as life moves, everyone needs a moment to stop to reflect or just be. This deck of cards will help in that process as it reminds the keeper to take action in non-action. From meditating to thinking positively, your gift will help your recipient reach their center.
Year after year, giving your loved ones an ornament will never get old. Celebrate each holiday season with a personalized ornament. Simply add a name and pick from several different designs to customize this wooden ornament to your liking. You can include the year to remember when you gave it to them, too.
silicone bead supplies A mug with the map of the world: cool. A mug with the map of the world that you can color: even cooler! Give this to any kid who loves to color, or an adult pal who wants to chart their travels by coloring each location they've been to. The color can stay on the mug permanently with a little oven heat.