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    Just 30 Beautiful Things Under $30 To Buy Yourself This Winter

    Add a little more beauty to your life without breaking the bank.

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    1. A pack of reusable silicone straws for an eco-friendly — not to mention much *cuter* — alternative to those packs of plastic straws.


    Includes: 10 straws, four travel cases, and four cleanup squeegees. (Oh, and everything is completely dishwasher safe!)

    Get it from Food52 for $25.

    2. A microwave- and dishwasher-safe hand warmer mug to keep your drinks *and* your freezing hands warm and toasty.


    Promising review: "I love the look and feel of fired clay so this mug immediately caught my eye. It arrived very quickly and it is just beautiful. I ordered the blue/green Mystic Water style — it reminds me of an ocean beach. Fits nicely in my hand but does not get too hot to the touch. Will be ordering more for me and as gifts." —Wendy Collett

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in 18 colors) Note that this is the right-handed mug style — there's a separate listing for lefties!

    3. A minimalist stone ball lamp so you can set the mood with some ambient light and bring a little extra zen to your home.


    Promising review: "This has become a statement piece in our living room. It is big — like bowling ball big. And, I LOVE it. When off, beautiful deep teal color with what looks like a mosaic of fractured glass. When on, it looks like it’s glowing vs. a fixture for providing light. Surprisingly, it’s cool to the touch. I absolutely love this purchase!" —AfricanSalsa

    Get it from Amazon for $25.36+ (available in four colors).

    4. A gorgeous ceramic cat bowl to give your kitty the royal treatment. It's elevated to a height that's much more comfortable for them while eating, with a low edge that avoids whisker irritation.

    Happy & Polly

    Get it from Happy & Polly for $29.99.

    Happy & Polly is a small business with an incredible collection of cutesy cat and dog products, from carriers and scratching posts to water fountains and even apparel.

    5. A pretty ceramic diffuser with dried florals, letting it double as an evergreen bouquet you can keep out year-round.

    Four ceramic diffusers with dried florals and diffuser reeds in four different colors: blue, pink, lavender, and white

    You'll need your own essential oils to use with this if you want the fragrance! Anthropologie sells them separately, or you can get a variety pack on Amazon for pretty cheap if you want to try different scents.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for a nightstand or bathroom. I bought them for all of our bathrooms. This is probably 6 inches–8 inches tall, so check the measurements. I also used the Capri Blue Volcano diffuser scent, and it packs a lovely punch and keeps small bathrooms smelling fresh. Definitely worth the sale price!" —SamarainSanDiego

    Get it from Anthropologie for $19.95 (originally $28) — you can find the pink diffuser here and the white and lavender diffusers here (the blue one is sold out). 

    6. A decorative wall clock so you don't have to keep checking your devices for the time — and anyone who visits won't have to either.

    A rose gold analog clock hanging on wall

    Promising review: "A pair of AAs will make them go on for a long, long time... Not to mention the clock design is minimalistic and beautiful. And it's silent, with no clicks or ticks. I know the title/description says that, but I wanted to reinforce that feature because nothing irritates me more than a ticking sound while I'm making my pieces of culinary art in the kitchen. Can't say much more, we really love it." —PMR

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. A mini swing-top garbage can with a brushed metallic finish that's quite visually appealing — you know, for a trash can.

    Mini swing-top garbage can on floor

    Promising review: "I bought both the nickel and bronze colors. They were perfect for what I was looking for and matched the rooms they were intended to. Although they're plastic, they do have that brushed-metal look. Personally my favorite is the bronze color; very classy color, simply beautiful. The nickel color is nice too and it did match the silver tones in our bathroom, but bronze is really my favorite." —Deb

    Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in three colors).

    8. A geometric terrarium container for a unique and stylish way to show off your succulents and other small plants.


    Promising review: "Beautiful and surprisingly sturdy terrarium!! My cat actually knocked it off of my coffee table and it did not break!! (Though I don't recommend that and it is now at my office!!) Love it though, and it holds my succulent garden nicely!!" —Jamiemars

    Get it from Amazon for 23.99+ (available in four colors).

    9. A slim lay-flat water bottle that's not only space efficient and easily carried (thanks to the wrist strap); it's also very sleek and modern looking.

    A square, flat laying water bottle sitting on a table with a laptop and newspaper

    It's made from BPA-free plastic and is completely dishwasher safe – just remove the strap!

    Promising review: "I was looking for a sleek bottle that fits in my small cross-body bags and came across this style of flasks. So far it works great — sleek, nice materials, no leaks. It looks like an Apple product given the colors and always elicits some compliments." —Norris Vivatrat

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors).

    10. A cold brew filter bottle that makes brewing cold tea and other chilled drinks a breeze (yes, even in the middle of winter if your heart so desires).


    Promising review: "Very satisfied with the purchase. I use it for cold brew green tea. It definitely makes drinking cold tea easier because it's more accessible. I recommend it and think it would be a lovely gift for tea lovers." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 730-mL bottle from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in five sizes and seven colors).

    11. A concrete ring holder so your precious rings have a beautiful *and* sturdy place to rest when they're not on your fingers.

    Two concrete ring holders, one with a black and white speckle base, and the other with a gold foil pattern.
    The Concrete Letter / Etsy

    You can choose to have your ring holder with gold, silver, or copper foil accents, or to have the base be a specific color/design (the one shown in the foreground above is Black Speckle; the one in background is with gold foil).

    Promising review: "Love this! I'm notorious for leaving my ring on the kitchen counter and other random places and then having a *freak out* moment. This ring holder is the perfect fix and looks absolutely gorgeous! I'll probably buy in other colors to put around different areas of the house 😁" —Tanya Arora

    Get it from The Concrete Letter on Etsy for $17+ (available in two sizes and 23 styles).

    Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Concrete Letter is a small business on Etsy that specializes in handmade concrete decor and jewelry. 

    12. An angular pen and pencil container for a functional holder with an artistic flair. It's made of durable silicone you can count on to last.


    You can use it for storing things like pens, pencils, or art brushes, or use it purely as decor with flowers.

    Promising reviews: "Made from rigid silicone, this pen holder stands up nice and is easy to clean. The fact that it's made from silicone means it will last a lifetime. Design is cool too. The size is perfect and can hold a lot of stuff without taking up a ton of space on your desk." —Itsdonny

    "Just what I needed for a flower vase. It’s silicone so it won’t smash if it falls and it’s malleable so it helps to fit the flowers in a beautiful arrangement. Although I’m sure it would make for a great pencil holder, it is helpful in many other ways." —Mr. T

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors).

    13. A pretty pastel mug warmer because there's nothing worse than going for a sip of coffee or tea, only to realize it's gone cold. With this electric warmer, you can happily enjoy your hot drink for hours.

    A pink mug warmer on a desk with a mug onf coffee on it

    Promising review: "I researched so many coffee warmers and am so glad I decided on this one. It definitely keeps my coffee hot, no matter how long it takes me to drink it. I also like that it has three settings. As you drink down your coffee, you can lower the heat because it keeps the coffee very hot. I like it so much I ordered a second one for another part of the house." —hottytoddy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in six colors).

    14. A compost bin to fit in with your eco-minimalist aesthetic — but you don't have to keep it on your counter; it can also be mounted with an included bracket and screws.


    *Promising review: "I never knew how awful my metal compost bin was until I got this beauty! Easy to open with one hand, the bag stays in place, and it's lightweight. Everything that's wrong with the traditional countertop compost bin, this bin solves. Life changing." —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    15. A simply gorgeous set of glass hair rings that you can add to braids or other hairstyles for little pops of color.

    Free People

    Get a set of six pairs from Free People for $24

    16. A natural toothpaste with a fluoride- and SLS-free formula that happens to come in very pretty pastel packaging. A tube roller is included to ensure you can get every bit of paste out before recycling the metal tube.

    Davids toothpaste with tube roller

    Promising review: "I love that the metal tube is recyclable. I give this as a gift. It feels fancy. It tastes mildly minty and isn't foamy. It cleans my teeth better than any other toothpaste I've tried, natural or otherwise." —

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    17. A veggie and fruit to-go cup perfect for packing a quick lunch as you're rushing out the door in the mornings, or for taking on hikes and picnics.


    Promising review: "These are used regularly in our household. I have one for each grandson. Before we take a car ride, I load them with fruit, cheese and/or other goodies. If I want to include something such as pretzels that I don't want to get soggy, I put them in a tiny ziplock that also goes inside. The boys love them and adore the little forks that clip in. All three pieces wash up beautifully in the dishwasher. A great product!" —Robin

    Get it from Food52 for $26 (available in four colors).

    18. A cable-knit throw blanket that'll brighten up a room and instantly make it feel cozy. You can leave this out all year long and curl up under it on chilly evenings.

    A golden yellow blanket draped over a couch

    Promising reviews: "I absolutely love this blanket. I don't know what it is, but it makes me feel so happy. Beautiful, soft, cute design and has a weight to it, but still light, if that makes sense. It was packaged beautifully. Would make a great gift." —Sarah Seberig

    "I love this blanket. Initially I bought it as a 'car blanket' to keep in the car for picnics or cold evenings outdoors, but when I got it delivered and opened it, I knew it was way too nice for outdoors and must be kept inside where I could use it more often. It's thin, but SUPER warm, like a nice sweater. I am very tall (6 feet) and it fits my body well. I love it as a nap blanket or a throw blanket while I'm watching TV on the sofa. It's super comfortable, I love it." —Naomi Thompson

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes and 17 colors).

    19. A pair of natural agate bookends to add a little extra beauty to your bookshelf.


    Promising review: "Love it, rocks are BEAUTIFUL. Showed up on time and these are great book holders. I have this across my fireplace mantle and have had nothing but compliments. Highly recommended for the crystal quality and I’ll definitely be ordering more in other colors in the future. Thanks." —Gage

    Get a pair from Amazon for $28.89+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    20. A chic glass tissue box that'll blend in with your space like it's part of the decor. You can refill it with tissues as needed so you don't have to keep that paper box from the store out on your counter.

    A clear glass decorative box for storing tissues, with a metal gold-colored frame

    Promising review: "We just redid our half bath and it is so pretty and fancy that wintertime tissue boxes just looked ugly and clashed with our crazy wallpaper. It's a really silly thing to care about, but I'm an interior designer and it bothered me. Hah! I found this tissue box online and was skeptical of the quality for the low price. I also worried that the tissue lint would get all over the glass inside and look messy too. I had NO reason to worry at all. The quality is wonderful, box opens and fills with tissues easily, and no lint so far after two refills. I buy Puffs brand tissues so maybe lint would happen with other brands? The only downside is one standard box of tissues does not fit into this container. About half to three quarters fits so you need to store the extra tissues in the original box in the closet. Will purchase again for other bathrooms of clients." —Emily K. Patton

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    21. A lovely eclipse necklace with mixed-metal gold and silver pendants so you can wear it with basically anything and easily layer it with other jewelry as well.

    A gold-chained necklace with two gold pendants and one silver pendant on the chain
    Delezhen / Etsy

    Promising review: "This is so charming and exquisite, exactly what I was hoping for; very fast shipping as an unexpected bonus." —cmlnp

    Get it from Delezhen on Etsy for $22.40 (originally $28). 

    Delezhen is a Boston-based small business on Etsy that makes personalized gemstone jewelry and other accessories that are perfect for gifting.

    22. See-through embroidered wall hangings so gorgeous and whimsical, you can pretend you're in a blissful fantasy world (before you have to roll out of bed and head to work).

    Embroidered flowers in a transparent background in a light wooden hoop hanging from the ceiling
    Cats Wallpaper/Etsy

    Promising review: "I bought four of these in different sizes and hung them in a corner above an armchair in my living room. I love them!!! They’re exactly as pictured and arrived very well packaged so not to be damaged." —Emily Gunderson

    Get it from Cats Wallpaper on Etsy for $9.90+ (originally $14.40+) (available in seven sizes).

    Cats Wallpaper is a China-based Etsy shop that specializes in custom wall hangings and home decor.

    23. A light and foldable tote you can reuse over and over for your trips to the grocery store, flower market, and other errands. It's capable of holding up to 50 pounds and comes with a little zipper pouch for easily storing while you're on the go!

    A model holding a tote bag with a strawberry design and flowers inside

    Promising review: "Love to give these little bags as gifts. They fit in your pocketbook, so if you forget to take your shopping bags from your car, you always have one with you...and they hold a lot!" —Gina

    "Have had another bag from this brand for years and it is still in great shape. This one is beautiful and feels just the same as the other one." —J

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50 (available in 33 patterns).

    24. A gorgeous little Magic Castle suncatcher you can place on a window to cast beautiful rainbows across the room on sunny days (while you dream of your next Disney vacation).

    Wish Upon Magic/Etsy

    Promising reviews: "Honestly, I underestimated this beauty! At first I thought it'll just be a regular shiny sticker, but the texture, shine, and sun casting on this sticker is beyond expectation. I love it!" —Janae

    Get it from Wish Upon Magic on Etsy for $11.99.

    Wish Upon Magic is a California-based Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in Disney decor, with a portion of sales proceeds from every purchase going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    25. A cute little USB cactus humidifier because when the air is too dry, feeling good in your home is basically impossible. It might be small, but its moisturizing effects are mighty, making chapped lips, rough hands, irritated sinuses, and other dry-air symptoms a thing of the past.

    white diffuser with green cactus-inspired top

    Promising review: "I LOVE these little humidifiers! I bought my first one to use at my desk at work, because the air is so dry in the building, and it has been a godsend. Not only does it help keep my sinuses happier, but it looks great too. I bought a second one for my nightstand that I use while I sleep at night, and they both work perfectly." —Selene Schneider

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89

    26. An elegant set of four coasters made of real marble with a natural cork backing and gold accents.

    Four marble coasters with gold accents and a cork backing
    Marble Object / Etsy

    Promising review: "Coasters got here quickly and were packed incredibly well! They're beautiful and just what I was looking for. Would definitely buy from Marble Object again!" —patrickryne

    Get a set of four from Marble Object on Etsy for $29.95.

    Based in New York, Marble Object is a small biz on Etsy that makes coasters, trays, art, and other decor for the home.

    27. A chunky oversized fringe scarf you can toss on with any outfit to instantly feel warmer and cozier, even in frigid temps.

    A model wearing a beige chunky fringe scarf

    Get it from Boohoo for $11.20 (originally $28) (also available in pink and gray). 

    28. An arched earring stand for an elegant solution for storing and showcasing your earrings, effectively turning them into little art pieces for your dresser, vanity, or shelf.

    A pair of turquoise and gold earrings hanging on a clear acrylic stand with a wooden base
    Alvin and Gray / Etsy

    Promising review: "This is absolutely perfect!!! Simplistic enough to not distract from your products, but gorgeous enough to showcase them. ❤️" —Phoenix

    Get it from Alvin and Gray on Etsy for $18+ (available in five different materials for the arch and four different materials for the base). 

    Alvin and Gray is a San Francisco–based small biz on Etsy offering handmade jewelry displays and other decor.

    29. A 30-shade eyeshadow palette from BH Cosmetics perfect for the holidays and beyond, with a range of warm- and cool-toned neutrals with bold pops of color (and ~glitter~).

    A 30-shade eyeshadow palette with warm and cool neutral shades and bright pops of red, green, and blue, with both glittery and matte options
    BH Cosmetics

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $20.30 (originally $29). 

    30. A vegan fizzy bath bomb that'll make your bath smell heavenly with a divine mix of citrus, lime oil, grapefruit, cardamom, and more. As you soak, you'll also get to watch it transform from a storm cloud to a colorful rainbow.

    Zen Bath Candies LLC / Etsy

    Promising review: "I ordered these for my bridesmaids, MOB, MOG, flower girl, AND myself! They smelled amazing and everyone fell in love with them so much, they said they are going to order more for themselves! I wish I could give 6 stars." —Ashley

    Get it from Zen Bath Candies LLC on Etsy for $7.19 (originally $8.99).

    Zen Bath Candies is an Altoona, Pennsylvania–based small biz that makes a variety of colorful, gorgeous bath bombs, some of which look outright delicious (like these donuts).

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