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43 gifts under $30 that will leave an impact without breaking the bank

These budget-friendly picks are still personal and thoughtful.
TRUFF Hot Sauce, Anecdote Comfort Glass Candle, Glossier Nightstand Duo and Baggu Puffy Tablet Sleeve
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One of the joys of the holiday season is giving presents that are sure to bring a smile to someone's face. Even if AirPods and other tech gifts are on their list this year, you can still find plenty of thoughtful gifts that they'll appreciate — and won't break the bank.

Cheap Christmas gifts don't always have to be something cheesy or small enough to be a stocking stuffer. Whether they're into self-care, fashion, food or games, there are plenty of budget-friendly gifts that look way more expensive than they actually are.

Here are some of the best inexpensive Christmas gifts for him, her, kids and everyone in between. Jump right to the categories below or scroll through our picks of the cheap and easy Christmas gifts that anyone will want to unwrap this year.

Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2021 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Cheap Christmas gifts for tech lovers

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device

Streaming will be easier than ever with this device that turns any TV into a Smart TV. It even has voice control capabilities so all they have to do is speak their request into the remote in order to bring it to life. Don't miss your chance to grab it for half price right now.

Insignia Case for Apple AirPods Pro

AirPods are one of the most popular headphones on the market, so why not help them protect their investment? This silicone case from Insignia protects against dirt and dust, while also supporting wireless charging. It features a carabiner on the side as well, making it easy to hook onto your bag or belt.

Foldable Phone Stand with Screen Amplifier

Watching movies and shows on our phones has become one of the most popular ways to entertain ourselves, but the smaller screen can sometimes be a bit frustrating. This foldable phone stand doubles as a screen magnifier and can help relieve some of visual fatigue from constantly watching things on our smartphones. It also comes in five different colors!

Yootech Wireless Charger

With over 86,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, we'd say this wireless charger is definitely worth the hype! It's compatible with almost every phone that allows wireless charging, as well as AirPods and AirPods Pro.

LapGear Microbead Tablet Pillow Stand

Whether you want to enjoy watching a show on Netflix or are reading a suspenseful novel (and would prefer to do so hands-free), this tablet pillow is a convenient option to both hold and store your device. It's stuffed with cushion filling that is comfortable enough to keep on your lap for hours and features a snap-on handle to conveniently transport it from the couch to the bed.

Oontz Angle Solo Portable Speaker

This portable speaker comes in four different colors and provides up to 100 feet of wireless range, meaning you can bring your phone downstairs and still play music upstairs. It's amassed more than 15,700 verified 5-star ratings from Amazon shoppers that are praising the speaker for its sound quality and quaint size.

The Three Musketeers III M Mini Portable Air Purifier

This pick might secretly be at the top of everyone's list this year. At just under $25, this air purifier from The Three Musketeers is perfect for gifting — and maybe even gifting to yourself, too.

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation

The popular Echo Dot is an affordable gifting option even when it is not on sale, but you can snag it now for less than $25. The smart device allows you to listen to music, take calls, hear the latest news and more.

Baggu Puffy Tablet Sleeve

Their tablet will be oh so cozy inside Baggu's colorful puffy sleeve. Available in seven bold designs, it's quilted and stuffed to keep their device plenty protected during everyday travel.

Cheap Christmas gifts for beauty lovers

Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Kit

Upgrade their makeup brushes with this kit that has all of the essentials. It comes with four brushes and a beauty sponge. Not only is it less than $20, it has an impressive 4.8-star average rating.

Target Beauty Capsule

Grab this nine-piece beauty capsule with all the essentials for your favorite beauty lover. It includes a reusable silicone face mask cover, toner, dry shampoo and more to get them through the colder months.

Glossier Hand Cream

Help them get ahead of dry hands this season with this hydrating cream from Glossier. With a fast-absorbing and nutrient-rich formula, this often neglected area will be replenished as the days get colder.

Benefit Cosmetics Hot for the Holidays Value Set

This set is perfect for the beauty aficionado in your life. Whether they want bigger lashes, bronzer skin or smaller pores, this set includes popular beauty favorites from Benefit Cosmetics that can help them look and feel their best.

Origins Bestsellers Best Skin Set

This gift set comes with everything they'll need to prioritize their skin regimen through 2022. It includes customer faves like anti-aging serum, a frothy face wash and a purifying mask.

Skin Gym Jade Mini Facial Roller

Ideal for any wellness lover, this mini face roller releases tension while bringing out your natural radiance. It's also the ideal size to give yourself a quick pick-me-up while you're on the move.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Kiss away that early morning dryness! Laneige's overnight mask leaves your lips soft and supple in the morning, thanks to an enriching mix of antioxidants and minerals that lock in hydration while you sleep.

Cheap Christmas gifts to stay cozy

isotoner Water Repellent Reverse Cable Knit Gloves

Frigid winter temperatures can be brutal on the hands. These gloves made with smartDRI technology are designed to keep hands drier and warmer during even the most intense of winter weather. They are also made with smarTOUCH technology so that you can use your smartphone without having to take off gloves every time.

J.Crew Sherpa Scuff Slippers

Slippers are always a go-to pick for the winter. This chic pair lined with faux fur is sure to provide plenty of comfort and warmth.

Anecdote Comfort Glass Candle

From "Comfort Zone" to "Vinyl Records," these candles are another cozy pick for this holiday season. The scents are inspired by comforting feelings, from succulent gardens to bottomless mimosas.

Universal Thread Cable Pom Beanie

Who could resist a timeless pom-topped beanie? This pick from Universal Thread features a classic cable-knit pattern that's sure to get a lot of use during the colder months.

Sharper Image Neck and Shoulder Wrap Body Massager

This neck wrap was designed for post-work destressing. You can toss it in the freezer or heat it in the microwave to calm or cool your muscles after a long day.

SaltyDesignsCT "Mama" Crewneck Sweatshirt

Perfect for the new mom or mom-to-be, this stylish sweatshirt combines comfort with the hottest print of the season. It comes in two colors and can also be customized upon request.

Cheap Christmas gifts for your home and kitchen

KitchenArt Pro Series Spice Carousel

For less than $30, you can make their kitchen feel like that of a professional chef with this spice carousel. It has 12 removable spice compartments and 55 spice labels to choose from. It even has an auto-measure feature that dispenses spices 1/4 teaspoon at a time so they don't need to dirty any extra measuring cups while following a recipe.

Mainstays Nonstick Ceramic 12" Fry Pan

Upgrade their cookware with this sophisticated blue frying pan. This PFOA- and PTFE-free ceramic piece is not only aesthetically pleasing, it's also oven-safe (up to 500°F) and works on any cooktop. Available in several colors.

Corkcicle Air

Not only does the Corkcicle Air keep wine at the perfect temperature, it also aerates it as you pour it from the bottle into the glass. It's ready to use after sitting in the freezer for just 90 minutes and can keep your drink cold for as long as you choose to sip.

Rifle Paper Co. Monogram Mug

Equally charming and bold, these beautiful monogram mugs were made to liven up their mornings.

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Straw and Brush Set

For anyone who's aiming to be a little less wasteful and a little more eco-mindful, some stylish stainless steel straws will get them on the right track.

W&P Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper

Popcorn makers went viral on TikTok last summer, but there's no better time to snuggle up on the couch with a bowl of buttery goodness and a movie than now. This collapsible bowl is made from silicone, so you can easily fold it up and store it once you're done.

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

Plenty of us are cooking at home, so why not gift a little flavor? Not only does this herb garden make for excellent decor, it includes everything they'll need to grow their own mini garden without the mess.

Instant Pot Mini Mitts

If they've already got their hands on an Instant Pot, gifting them the accessories to go with it will be much appreciated. These mini mitts make it easy to grip the inner pot while protecting your fingers from any burns.

TRUFF Hot Sauce

Hot sauce kits are no strangers to the holiday season, but this hot sauce from Truff packs a punch. It's crafted with ripe chili peppers, black truffle oil and organic agave nectar for a delectable taste they'll want to put on everything from omelets to popcorn.

Cheap Christmas gifts for kids

Throw Throw Burrito

A dodgeball/card game hybrid, Throw Throw Burrito is sure to provide hours of hilarious fun for not just kids but the entire family!

Lumipets LED Kids' Night Light Lamp with Remote

Give their room an instant makeover with this adorable night lamp that's sure to get a lot of use. It features eight soothing colors and is available in a bear, owl, bunny or unicorn. The best part? It's portable, so they can take it on the go.

Discovery #Mindblown Toy Excavation Kit Pirate Treasure

Learning can be cool — and affordable! They'll have a blast digging through the dust to reveal shiny gems and minerals that they can add to their own collection.

Studio Mercantile Wall Ring Toss Game

For family fun indoors or out, this ring toss game is a no-brainer. They'll love getting to turn up the competition just as much as they'll love unwrapping it.

Cool Maker Go Glam Nail Stamper

If at-home manicures have become their new favorite thing, this nail stamper can help them get a little more creative. It includes five fun patterns they can use to customize their own glam look using kid-safe polish.

Cheap Christmas gifts that are truly unique

Savvy Cie 14K Gold-Plated XL Initial Necklace

This minimalist necklace is equally chic and meaningful, making it the ideal gift for any fashion-forward woman in your life.

BethKateDesigns Long Distance Family Print

If your family won't be celebrating the holidays together this year, this thoughtful print will almost make up for it. You can print the digital download at home to mail it in a custom frame or opt to have it printed by the shop on stretched canvas.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Book Pin

Whether your favorite bookworm loves cookbooks, children's lit or modern classics, these pins designed by artist Jane Mount are right up their alley.

Pinch Provisions Wine Night Kit

This kit contains all of the essentials for an at-home wine night: a glass marker, coasters, stain-removing spray, a stopper and more. Not only can it be kept in the kitchen, it's also compact enough to take on the go for girls night.

Cavallini & Co National Parks Jigsaw Puzzle

This vintage-inspired jigsaw puzzle will not only make for a beautiful poster once it's finished, but the tin itself is perfect to use for decor. It highlights parks like Crater Lake, Acadia, Yellowstone and more.

"You Are The Magic You Seek" Guided Journal

For your introspective friend who loves to reflect, this journal — filled with illustrated affirmations and daily prompts — encourages self-discovery through gratitude, self-compassion and more.

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