You don't have to spend a fortune when it comes to gifting this holiday season.
As the season of gifting approaches, the stress of securing that perfect present for someone special heightens. Not only is it hard to think of things to purchase, but shopping can get expensive, especially when you are talking about multiple people.
So, to make things easier, we've rounded up 31 gifts under $30—from home decor to beauty products and apparel. One person might appreciate a candle this holiday season or for a big birthday; another might prefer some lipstick or a cozy beanie. We've got something for everyone!
And the best part? All of these gifts are affordable but feel personal in their own way, so there's no doubt the person receiving them will feel extra loved.
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The Best Gifts Under $30
The Best Home Gifts Under $30
Crafted from white marble with asymmetrical brass-toned lines, this unique frame holds 5x7 photos and has an easel back, allowing someone to position it vertically or horizontally. White Marble Frame With Brass Inlay, $29.99 at World Market
For those friends who love their vino, this sherpa bag adds to a typical wine gift. Part wine bag, part accessory, the faux-fur carrier is great for party hopping -- it holds two bottles and features an outside pocket to house a bottle opener or card. Sherpa Double Wine Bag, $24.50 at Pottery Barn
Your friend or family member can smell the distinctive scents of spring days in Central Park with this New York City-themed reed diffuser, which has notes of bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, jasmine, concrete, water lilies, oakmoss, sandalwood and musk. New York Reed Diffuser, $29 at Homesick
For the cooks in your life, Williams Sonoma's cotton apron, available in adult and kid sizes, protects clothes, has spacious pockets to hold kitchen tools and gadgets, and boasts an adjustable neck strap and long tying straps to customize the fit. Williams Sonoma Classic Solid Apron, $24.95 at Williams Sonoma
To possibly go with that apron, this 11-piece utensil set from Public Goods has a stainless steel core and silicone shell, making them sturdy and durable. The assortment provides a full range of tools, from spatulas and ladles, to spoons and whisks to assist in making all kinds of dishes. Dishwasher safe! Silicone Utensil Set, $29.95 at Public Goods
This best-selling satin pillowcase helps tame hair frizz and reduce breakage by creating less friction, reduces face breakouts by absorbing less moisture and dirt, prevents facial creases from sleeping, is gentle on skin, hair, eyelashes and eyebrows, and stays cool all night. The benefits alone sound lovely! Satin Pillowcase, $19 at Kitsch
Bentgo's lunch bag makes a great gift for a commuter or someone who's always on the go. The lightweight and durable insulated bag comes in a variety of colors, and gives kids, teens and adults a stylish option for keeping food warm or cool for up to four hours. It features an external pocket for napkins or utensils and an internal mesh pocket for an ice pack. Bentgo Deluxe Lunch Bag, $24.99 at Bentgo
This underwater camera is the perfect gift for a person or couple who are big travelers. They can document their every move underwater and remember those typically hard-to-photograph moments. Underwater Camera, $29 at Free People
Another vase option, this ceramic pitcher in a blush gingham print is currently on sale, and can be customized with a monogram ($12.50) for an added personal touch. Gingham Ceramic Pitcher, $19.99 at Mark & Graham
The Movie Night Popcorn Set lets at-home viewers create combinations of three types of kernels and five seasoning blends: White Gold, Tricolor and Ruby Red kernels can be topped with Buttery Caramel Corn to Sizzlin' Spicy Sriracha to Cheezy White Cheddar. Yum! Movie Night Popcorn Kit, $24.95 at Crate & Barrel
This insulated Hydro Flask keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. It's made with 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel to ensure durability, pure taste and no flavor transfer and has a Flex Cap for leakproof sipping. Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap, $25.32 on Amazon
Great for adults and kids, this nightlight lamp is adjustable with 13 light colors and three modes (flash/strobe/fade) for use in the bedroom and living room or for camping trips and Yoga sessions. With the built-in 1500mah battery, the light can be used continuously for 11 to 15 hours. LED Bedside Lamp, $18.60 on Amazon
This highly reviewed Capri Blue Candle comes in a striking vessel and is available in three scents, including a floral fruity ivory primrose, floral fresh lagoon and fresh citrus volcano. Plus, it's proudly designed and poured in Mississippi, USA. Capri Blue Petite Glass Jar Candle, $26 at Anthropologie
The Best Beauty Gifts Under $30
This I Dew Care sheet mask set offers 14 days worth of facial care. Vegan and cruelty-free, they are made from eucalyptus fibers. Masks help improve the look and feel of skin. Let's Get Sheet Faced Sheet Mask Set, $27 at Ulta
This set includes four nail polishes in muted colors. They are made with a long-wearing formula and have a patented, wide-hugging brush for flawless application. Nails Inc. Caught In Camo Nail Polish Quad Set, $22 at Sephora
This eye shadow kit features matte and shimmering hues for blendable makeup moments. Neutral and clean, these shadows will amp up day or night looks with the sweep of a brush. Morphe 18T Truth or Bare Artistry Palette, $20 at Ulta
This lip trio would make a lovely gift for any makeup applier. The creamy and clean formula delivers lasting, weightless color with concentrated active ingredients and plumps and moisturizes. Rose Inc. Satin Lip Trio, $20 at Rose Inc.
Who wouldn't appreciate a brush kit? This one from Real Techniques has every brush someone needs to create a flawless eye look, from natural to glam. Real Techniques Everyday Eye Essentials Makeup Brush Set, $19.99 at Ulta
Brows will be looking full and fierce with this kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It's complete with a Brow Powder Duo for added color and fullness, the Brush 7B for filling in and adding detail with precision, and the Mini Brow Freeze, which lifts, tames, sculpts and sets for all-day hold with a feathered finish. Anastasia Beverly Hills Fluffy & Fuller Looking Brow Kit, $29 at Sephora
This gift set from Supergoop! provides someone you love with SPF to keep them safe and covered up in the sun. It contains three protective skincare picks, including Unseen Suncreen SPF 40, Everyday Lotion SPF 50 and Mineral Sheer Screen SPF 30. Supergoop! Everyday Superstars SPF Recovery Kit, $25 at Ulta
This cream will nourish and hydrate skin with its ultra-moisturizing shea butter formula. Avocado oil and sweet almond oil penetrate deeply within skin to moisturize, while a dose of Ghanian baobab and Egyptian jojoba oil rejuvenate. Plus, it has a scent of sweet, slightly fruity and floral ylang-ylang with warm floral orange blossom. 54 Thrones Comorian Ylang Ylang + Egyptian Orange Blossom Beauty Butter, $24 at Nordstrom
The Best Apparel Gifts Under $30
Everyone loves to cozy up in a warm fleece robe. This one from NY Threads is warm and affordable. It has front pockets and an adjustable waist belt. The super soft, plush, shawl collar fleece bathrobe offers comfort whenever it's in use. NY Threads Fleece Shawl Collar Bathrobe, $21.99 on Amazon
For men and women, this pullover hoodie comes in neutral colors and has a soft lining, rib-knit cuffs and a kangaroo pocket. Gender-Neutral Pullover Hoodie for Adults, $30 at Old Navy
For all those parents out there, these adorable Very Hungry Caterpillar socks, based on the beloved Eric Carle book, are produced by Bombas. They're made of extra-long staple cotton, have a cushioned footbed, honeycomb arch support system, Y-stitched heel. seamless toe and stay-up technology. Adult Eric Carle Very Hungry Caterpillar Calf Socks, $19 at Bombas
This Carhartt beanie is made in the USA of stretchable rib-knit fabric. It will keep you warm and cozy whether at work or play. Carhartt Adult Acrylic Watch Hat, $19.99 at Dick's Sporting Goods
Put a smile on someone's face and feet with these cute slippers, made of soft faux fur and terry cloth lining with a smiley face on the front. The slippers have high-density memory foam cushions that add support and comfort and anti-slip rubber soles. Smile Face Slippers, $17.99 on Amazon
Speaking of cozy, this oversized wearable blanket will keep your friend or family member comfortable and warm at home. Plus, the fleece has huge pockets to hold phones, snacks, etc. Oversized Wearable Blanket, $24.99 on Amazon
Wearable on both men and women, these square sunglasses have polarized lenses with 100% UVA and UVB protection and are made with triacetate cellulose material...chic and effective! Polarized Square Sunglasses, $20 at Banana Republic Factory
For the athletes in your life, this LFUTARI smart watch offers a heart rate monitor, sleep tracker and will vibrate to alert you to incoming calls, text messages or app notifications. The fitness tracker can accurately record all-day activities data like workout minutes, active hours, steps, distance and calories burned. And the watch can also guide breathing for relaxation, sedentary reminders, set alarms, timing and countdown, control the music playing and more. A fantastic gift! Smart Watch Fitness Tracker With Heart Rate Monitor and Sleep Tracking, $29.99 on Amazon