The holiday season calls for parties, age-old traditions, and plenty of presents. It’s easy to let the growing number of people on your Christmas shopping list steal your holiday spirit … until you realize that there are tons of creative, budget-friendly options out there. Start by looking through this list of hand-picked Christmas gifts under $30 to get inspiration for everyone on your list. These thoughtful and unique finds cover everything from tech to beauty, and are perfect for for co-workers, friends, family, you name it. And if you’re looking for something even more wallet-friendly (okay, cheaper), we also have plenty of incredible gift ideas under $5, under $10, and under $20. Remember, it’s truly the gift that matters, not how much you spend on it.
Great for the person always on-the-go, this nylon and leather backpack is the perfect size to store all of her daily essentials. While this two-toned beauty isn’t big enough to fit her laptop, its six pockets will keep all of her books, beauty products, and accessories organized.
Up their breakfast game by gifting them this nifty round griddle. Waffles are just the beginning: This countertop-friendly gadget can make pancakes, cookies, eggs, grilled cheese, and other comfort food favorites.
A hot slice of pizza, while amazing and all, won’t last beyond Christmas day. Luckily, this box of six well-decorated sock slices will.
Keep their beer cold with these adorable puffer coats. An added bonus: Bundling up their favorite brew will even help keep their hands warm.
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Warming Joy Sampler Gift Set
This gorgeous gift set comes with 10 festive tea varieties — ginger snap, raspberry ganache, to name a few — perfect for any palette. And since the tea bag goes straight in the water, it doesn’t require any extra strainers or tools.
This portable campfire gives him more than three hours of burn time at the campsite without wasting any time hunting for twigs and logs. That means he can focus his time and energy on making a hearty feast … of s’mores and roasted marshmallows.
Make 2020 their most mindful year yet with this 52-week guided journal. Each weekly spread prompts them to answer key questions about their thoughts, feelings, and behavior to help them bring added peace and purpose to their life.
Even the not-so-tech-savvy can use this gadget. Once they stick this smart plug in an outlet, they can connect it with Alexa to schedule and control lights, fans, appliances, and more.
USA Scratch Map
Each time they visit a new state, they can scratch off the gold paint to reveal a colorful, rainbow-inspired map. That way they can track their travels while enjoying this aesthetically-pleasing wall décor.
Help your hostess with the mostest throw a Downton Abbey-level affair with this book full of 1920s-inspired cocktails a.k.a. libations. The Crowley’s would definitely approve of the Tuxedo Cocktail, just sayin’.
Help them stay on top of the latest accessories trend with this six-pack of velvet and faux pearl headbands. Amazon reviewers even gave this variety pack a perfect five-star rating because they are soft, comfortable, and totally Insta-worthy.
Cookies and Milk Mug
This mug, which has three compartments to hold cookies, is made specifically for people who believe Oreos and milk are better together. Pair it with a package of Oreos (or their other favorite cookie) to get ’em started.
Long Distance Mug
Even if you two live far apart, your long-distance bestie will feel the love with this personalized mug. Once you select the two locations (down to the exact town or city!), write your own custom phrase or choose from the three existing options.
Spell out her name with dainty gold-plated letters for a unique take on a classic name necklace. Or if she’s the more sentimental type, write out her favorite word, an inspirational message, or the name of someone she loves.
Rose Gold Desktop Charging Stand
For your far-away FaceTime buddy, this iPhone stand will charge his phone and keep it upright. It looks great propped on a desk or night stand.
Besides playing your favorite music, this touch night light has voice prompts and flashes six bright colors.
A dainty accessory like this one can be worn every day and would be something she’d treasure forever. Pick between sterling silver, gold, or rose gold.
You simply add your own ingredients, press down, and your sandwich is done in five minutes. Dad can make his own sandwich now.
These tiny little flower pots, perfect for a crazy plant lady or dog mom, come with a hole on the bottom of the vase for your plant to breathe.
Eating “aldesko” is more stylish with a sweetly spotted insulated tote.
If he practices self-care, he can use this mini device as an essential oil diffuser or as a humidifier.
So your middle schooler isn’t so into helping helping you cook breakfast yet. When she has her very own emoji skillet, however, she’ll start telling you she can handle the pancake portion of her sleepovers from here on out.
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Gear Ties (Pack of 4)
Keep anything from earphones to office supplies tangle-free with these nifty little gear ties.
Homesick Scented Candle, Southern California
Each of these soy wax candles is scented to evoke a special state.
If he’s the type to always enjoy a cold one, this insulated pint will ensure that he never has to suffer through a warm beer again. Plus, it’s extra durable and portable so he won’t have to worry about glass breaking at the beach or tailgates.
Masks and Cleansing Pads Set
Bring the spa to your girlfriend with this variety pack of rest and relaxation masks.
These soaps smell good, look gorgeous, and instantly bring you the relaxing benefits a nice glass of wine would.
Even the biggest movie buffs will get a thrill out of scratching off all the movies they’ve watched on this interactive bucket list. Under each silver block is a popular scene, catch phrase, or symbol from the movie.
For the hostess with the mostess, this cocktail shaker set include a 14-piece stainless steel bar tools kit with shaking tins, a flat bottle opener, double bar jigger, shot glasses, strainer, and six pour spouts.
If she’s obsessed with reading her horoscopes every day, this zodiac necklace will mean so much to her. You can choose between gold filled, rose gold filled, and sterling silver.
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You know the wine glass Olivia Pope drank from on Scandal? It’s handled.
Morphe is known for offering quality cosmetics at an affordable price. This palette features 25 bronze shades that complement anyone’s eyes.
It’s impossible not to keep on track with your goals when checking things off your list is SO satisfying.
Shameless plug here: A year subscription (with auto-renewal) is only $8. That means for under $10, they will have the best home tips, healthy recipes, and clever hacks at their fingertips.
This real leather wallet is hand-sewn and boasts three pockets for cards and IDs. It’s perfect for the minimalist who thinks carrying cash is so 2005.
This pick punch takes old credit cards or badges and turns them into unique guitar picks. Talk about sentimental.
Once he uses this gadget, he’ll never go back to cutting pizza the old way ever again.
For the friend who just lost her driver’s license for the fifth time this month: This gift isn’t just cute, it’s game-changing.
With the push a button, Eparé’s pocket wine aerator will swirl oxygen into her glass of wine, enhancing the flavor and finish in just 15 seconds.
Dad won’t even know that you spent $5 for tie clips with his name on them.
If you’re still super stuck, you seriously can’t go wrong with an Amazon gift card — because you can get anything on there!
The 2017 Folly of the Beast Pinot Noir hints notes of cedar, pink, pepper, rhubarb, and strawberry. Not sure if this particular wine is his taste? Opt for a gift card so he gets to choose.
It won’t give him an automatic degree in quantum physics, but he’ll feel pretty cool sporting this vintage style tee.
Mom might not be ready to venture into the world of contouring, but she’ll be so down for this time-saving stick that works for eyes, lips and cheeks. It comes in a variety of shades, 18 to be exact.
Your friend who loves to color will appreciate that this set comes with 120 shades.