30 Holiday Gift Ideas Under $30

Scenario: you’re a little strapped for cash, but you still want to give amazing gifts to the deserving people in your life. What should you do? Well, my friends, look no further than this comprehensive holiday gift guide. I’ve compiled 30 different items from all over the web to help you out! Whether you’re a college student or a post-grad person strapped for cash, gift giving doesn’t have to break the bank. There’s something on this list for everyone, so on your mark, get set, go shop!

For the friend who’s always doing a mask:

sephora mask no repeats or hesitations

Face Mask Magic! Set$25.00 at Sephora

For the friend who’s obsessed with Comedy Central:

poking a dead frog no repeats or hesitations

Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers$14.23 on Amazon

For the lazy friend:

lazy girl no repeats or hesitations 30 gifts under 30 dollars

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life, $21.00 at Asos

For the friend who always has their nails painted:

butter london no repeats or hesitations

Little Gems Butter London$24.00 at Ulta

For the friend who’s always sleeping over at their boyfriend’s place:

hoe on the go no repeats or hesitations

Hoe on the Go emergency sleepover kit, $22.00 on Etsy

For the skincare addict:

skin starters no repeats or hesitations

Origins Skin Starters$20.00 at Sephora

For the friend who can’t cook:

college cookbook no repeats or hesitations

The 5 Ingredient College Cookbook$10.85 on Amazon

For the budding graphic designer:

just my type no repeats or hesitations

Just My Type, $13.60 on Amazon

For the friend with a huge sweet tooth:

sugarfina no repeats or hesitations

Sugarfina Rosé All Day Bears$20.00 at Bloomingdales

For the friend who lives for spicy food:

no repeats or hesitations sriracha

Sriracha to-go keychain, $8.00 at Urban Outfitters

For the friend who bikes everywhere:

no repeats or hesitations bike repair kit

Bike repair kit, $20.00 at Urban Outfitters

For the ramen-obsessed:

no repeats or hesitations ramen

Pimp My Ramen$24.00 at Asos

For the friend who low-key wants to get into beauty but would never buy this themselves:

nudestix no repeats or hesitations

Everyday Nudes 3 Pc Kit$24.00 at Ulta

For the friend whose phone is always dying:

Faux Fur Powerbank Keychain$12.90 at Forever 21

For the friend who lives for aromatherapy:

incense no repeats or hesitations

50 Stick Incense Kit$12.00 at Urban Outfitters

For the friend who’s a huge proponent of “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere”:

travelers cocktail kit no repeats or hesitations

Traveler’s Cocktail Kit$9.99 at Target

For the friend who’s obsessed with beauty YouTubers:

yes please no repeats or hesitations

Yes, Please! Palette$16.00 from Colourpop

For the friend whose apartment looks like it’s straight outta Instagram:

geo pillow no repeats or hesitations

Geo Decorative Pillow$12.90 at Forever 21

For the friend who’s always cold:

target electric blanket no repeats or hesitations

$29.99 at Target

For the friend who loooves polaroids:

lens filter amazon no repeats or hesitations

Lens filter set$11.99 on Amazon

For the kitschy friend:

rocketship forever 21 no repeats or hesitations

Rocketship crossbody bag$19.90 at Forever 21

For the friend who is #hypebeasttrash:

calvin klein socks no repeats or hesitations

Calvin Klein logo socks$10.00 at Urban Outfitters

For the friend with insatiable wanderlust:

passport holder no repeats or hesitations

Available for Weekends Passport Holder$24.00 at Dormify

For the friend who’s ultra sratty:

Sorority water bottle (and yes, I am a Pi Beta Phi #phunfact), $24.98 at m&d sorority gifts

For the friend who’s super into rap:

the rap yearbook no repeats or hesitations

The Rap Year Book$12.57 on Amazon

For the sticker-lover:

stickers no repeats or hesitations

Assorted sticker pack$9.49 on Amazon

For the utilitarian:

leatherman no repeats or hesitations

Leatherman Multitool$24.95 on Amazon

For the friend who’s a highly active member of a Dogspotting Facebook group:

dog socks no repeats or hesitations

Dog socks (5 pairs)$12.84 on Amazon

For the friend with bangin’ playlists:

U Micro black no repeats or hesitations

U Micro Speaker Black, $35.00 from FashionIt (ok, fake news, this is over $30 but I had trouble finding a speaker as ~aesthetic~ and as powerful as this one!)

And, last but not least, for the friend who’s fashion-obsessed:

fashion no repeats or hesitations

Fashion: A History from the 18th Century to the 20th Century$9.99 on Amazon

Loved this holiday gift guide? Have more budget gift ideas to share? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Happy gifting!

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