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30 Cheap Gifts That'll Work For Your Friend, Cousin, Coworker, Or Anyone In Between

These gift ideas can work for multiple people left on your list...and they're all less than $30.

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A silver cuff with a hidden message perfect for a loved one who needs a little pick-me-up.

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The bracelet above says, "You are unstoppable." But, there are TONS of other motivating messages to choose from including: "Be fearless," "Just keep swimming," and "Life is tough but so are you."

Promising review: "I got this bracelet for a friend who was having a tough time. It is great quality and well made. The engraving is well done! Heavier than I thought it would be! Would order again! Thank you!" —HeatherMarie

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in 33 different phrases).

2. A felt letter board for the person who always has the cutest decor or posts the best quotes in their Instagram captions.

a reviewer's felt letter board on their porch with pumpkins
amazon.com

Promising review: "I previously purchased the light pink one and fell immediately in love! Such great quality I had to get the gray one. I’m obsessed now, My husband is probably looking at me like, 'How many felt boards do you need?' The answer is I need them all. They’re all so gorgeous!!! I am so grateful with the quality of the letters as well. Sturdy! As a blogger, these boards come in handy so much and it makes EVERYTHING much more fun. My daughter has started to enjoy these felt board as well." —ZL

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four sizes and 27 colors).

3. A stemless wineglass that'll make an a-meow-zing gift for any of your cat-loving colleagues.

a stemless wine glass with a cat on it that says "it's not really drinking alone if the cat is home"
Amazon

Promising review: "This is made out of heavy glass, not plastic. It has been through the washer more than a dozen times and the engraving is still intact and looks as great as it did from day one. Got this for my cat-loving wife for Christmas. Success! Always a winner for that cat-lover in your life, including yourself." —Arrr Matey

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

4. An illuminating essential oil diffuser to give the gift of aromatherapy to anyone who would enjoy some soothing scents flowing through their home.

the humidifier, glowing purple and blue
amazon.com

This cool mist humidifier is perfect for winter because it adds moisture to the air to eliminate dryness, which can help with dry chapped skin and sinuses. And just a drop of essential oil can fill the room with their favorite scent. This device features seven color LED lights and programmable on/off cycles, with an auto shut-off once the water runs out.

Promising review: "This is a really great diffuser, especially for a first timer like myself. It's small and simple and also succeeds in freshening up my entire room. The 30 second burst is great at keeping your space feeling and smelling great throughout the day, while the continuous mode lasts for about six hours so I keep it on while I'm sleeping." —Pascal Ibe

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four designs).

To take the gift to the next level, you can add a pack of assorted essential oils!

5. A very honest "to do list" mug that'll surely make your friend or relative laugh. We're pretty sure it'll be their new favorite coffee cup!

white coffee mug that says: "To do list: 1. wake up 2. drink coffee 3. poop 4. be awesome"
Amazon

Promising review: "I bought this for my husband for Christmas. It gave me a giggle because it describes his morning routine to a T. The mug was just fine; the print was clear, mug was sturdy, and my husband loved it! It's his new favorite!" —Sissy39

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

6. Or a floral monogram mug so their morning cup of coffee can be an aesthetically pleasing experience.

Anthropologie

Promising review: "These mugs are my go-to for gifts and kindness gestures. I Love them." —E_Jeannie_B

Shipping info: Expedited one-to-two-day shipping options are available at additional cost. Standard shipping time is four to eight business days.

Get it from Anthropologie for $10 (originally $14; available in A–Z).

7. A set of satin pillowcases, because they're a game changer for improving breakage, tangles, and frizz. Plus, they'll look nice and luxurious on anyone's bed. Gift a set of these to someone who recently got a new place or someone who loves a good beauty secret.

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Promising Review: "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!!!" —shawnellnewberry

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.50+ (available in four sizes and 23 colors).

8. A variety box of tea including flavors such as earl grey, organic peppermint, green tea with jasmine, and more. Perfect for anyone who loves to start or end their day with a warm cup of tea. 🍵

the box of tea with eight different flavors
amazon.com

This variety pack includes six tea bags of each flavor: English breakfast, earl grey, decaffeinated breakfast, lemon and orange, pure Assam, green tea with jasmine, organic peppermint, and organic chamomile.

Promising review: "Wow! Very high quality and the package is absolutely gift worthy. I am really enjoying this assortment. I really feel like I am in on something now that I have tried this brand. Sort of like going to England without actually going! I wish they carried this brand in my local supermarket." —Ryan

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a box of 48 from Amazon for $9.95.

9. A ridiculously cute Groot flower pot for your friend who cried with you throughout Avengers: Endgame.

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I AM GROOT!! (That's Groot-speak for "OMG, I need it" 😍).

Promising review: "I absolutely love this!! My mom got this for me for a late Christmas gift, along with a ton of cute succulents to pick from to plant in my new baby Groot. He is so cute and I can't get over it! I planted two alien-like succulents in them because they reminded me of space and The Guardians of the Galaxy." —Susan Larson

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three designs).

10. A 16-color toilet night-light so your loved one can pee in peace in the middle of the night without stubbing their toe or waking up their partner.

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Promising review: "I love this toilet light! I have one in every bathroom now. It is such a conversation piece. Everyone that comes to my house loves it! We love that we don’t have to turn on the lights at night to go to the bathroom." —K Carbo

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $12.78.

11. A bottle of Bliss lemon and sage body wash, because everyone likes to smell good! It'll hydrate and soften their skin with aloe leaf extract and glycerin. Plus, it's 100% vegan.

model reaching for the bottle of body wash
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Promising review: "Lightly scented lather that rinses clean and leaves skin feeling hydrated. The scent is not obvious 10 minutes after using the product, so you can use your favorite scented body lotions and perfumes without conflicting aromas. Product arrived in perfect condition with pump already in place. Pump works flawlessly. This product would be the perfect addition to a gift basket of self care items." —Scots-Irish Lass (terri)

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $7.50 (available in two sizes).

12. A pair of silicone face mask brushes guaranteed to benefit your friend who lives for a good face mask. These will help spread the mask evenly and minimize the mess.

amazon.com

Promising review: "I love these! I no longer dread putting on my face products. I was using my fingers to apply the product to my face, it was so messy and got in my nails too. When I came across these silicone brushes I knew I had to have them. They are amazing and the low price is a steal. These brushes really changed my routine. I use my facial products more often because I'm no longer worried about the annoying mess. The silicone brush is very flexible and spreads the product on my face nicely. Cleaning the brush is a simple task, just rinse and pat dry. Highly recommended!" —Wells Family

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a set of two from Amazon for $4.09.

13. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz, a cookbook that'll allow the Potterhead on your list to properly dine like a witch/wizard at Hogwarts.

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This ~magical~ cookbook includes more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques. It'll teach them how to make everything from treacle tart (Harry's favorite dessert), to Molly Weasley's meat pies, to pumpkin pasties (from the Hogwarts Express cart).

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Promising review: "I LOVE THIS. I'm no master chef, but this cookbook might change that: I might even become a master wizard chef! Anyways, the recipes are phenomenal. The book has a bunch of cute references, and my younger siblings go crazy whenever I make something from this book. I most recently made the meat and potato pies, which can be found on page 44." —Tigerlily

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

14. A highly rated microfiber hair towel that is honestly the best one I've ever used. It's thick, soft, and stays in place — perfect for helping their hair dry *fast* without the added heat. Plus, the microfiber material won't make their hair frizzy like regular towels do.

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I've used hair towels for years, but this one is by far the best. Since I have thick, curly hair I try to avoid adding heat to it as much as possible. This allows my hair to dry naturally MUCH faster and it prevents it from dripping all over me while I'm trying to do my skincare routine or get ready. The elastic around the trim helps it stay sturdily in place, without being irritating at all. And obviously it's super cute, which is always a bonus.

Kitsch is a woman-owned accessory brand that was founded in 2010. They also sell cute scrunchies, cloth face masks, satin pillowcases, and more.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here); Expedited 1–2-day shipping options are available for additional cost at Urban Outfitters; Two-day express shipping is available for additional cost at Kitsch.

Get it from Amazon for $23 (available in seven colors), Urban Outfitters for $23 (available in three colors), or Kitsch for $23 (available in eight colors).

15. A pair of fleece-lined memory foam slippers to give to anyone who just loves to be cozy. They'll probably never want to take these things off.

reviewer wearing the slippers in red
amazon.com

Promising review: "I really love these cozy, cute slippers! I read lots of slipper reviews before choosing these, and I'm glad I picked them. They feel really soft and warm on my feet, they stay on well, and they look nice. You might want to order the next size up if you're between sizes. The customer service for this was also excellent — super helpful and quick. If you need slippers, I highly recommend these!" —Elizabeth O'Brien

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and five colors).

16. A pack of 16 Dermal Korea collagen sheet masks for anyone on your list obsessed with skincare. The scents of these cult-favorite masks vary, but they each contain vitamin E and collagen to help make skin healthier, clearer, and more elastic (plus, they're mess-free).

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Promising review: "These masks are amazing!!! Having 'ice pick' scars left over from acne I was told that I'd have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can't produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. I've been using these masks for two months and I've seen SIGNIFICANT reduction in my scars. They are almost completely gone!" —Shaun

Read what another BuzzFeeder had to say about these collagen sheet masks!

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $11.99.

17. A windproof inverted umbrella with a C-shaped handle, available in tons of beautiful designs that'll totally brighten up anyone's rainy day. This is a functional and clever gift that the receiver is sure to put to good use!

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Promising review: "This is technology, genius, and design at its best!!! This umbrella is fantastic! And stands up to all that it proposes to be. Sturdy, perfect functionality, large breadth to keep dry, great designs to choose from. A stroke of GENIUS!!!" —Andrea E. McCarthy

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in 24 designs).

18. A tube of Glossier's Cloud Paint liquid blush for a bit of rosiness on their cheeks. It's super easy to apply and it'll add some dimension to their lovely face.

Glossier

Promising review: "This is the best liquid blush I have ever used! It doesn't settle into lines or pores and looks so natural! I also love that I can mix two or more colors together to make a custom color for me!" —Emily

Shipping info: Expedited 2–3-day shipping options are available at additional cost.

Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in eight colors).

For more details and pictures, check out why other BuzzFeeders think Cloud Paint is totally worth your money.

19. A Himalayan sea salt lamp to send your friend or relative some positive energy. This unique light fixture will fit with almost any home aesthetic and it's meant to have a zen, peaceful presence.

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Promising review: "I gave this salt lamp as a gift to my daughter for her college dorm. I know that she is enjoying it very much. It’s very calming and therapeutic for her especially when she is up late doing assignments." —Elle Warron

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $22.08.

20. A simple and elegant faux-leather 2022 Lemome planner with a pen holder and inner pocket so they can easily have everything they need to keep their busy schedule in order at all times.

Amazon

Each monthly spread contains an overview of the month and a notes section. Planner includes calendar stickers, two bookmarks, a yearly overview, list of holidays, quick reference information, and 25 additional note pages.

Promising review: "This brand for planners is absolutely amazing! I’ve bought this large-size planner for the last four years for work and I will most likely keep on for four more years lol! Love the sticker tabs for the months for easy access through the months of the year, as well as plenty of note space for the days of the week. Running my shop wouldn’t be as smooth without this planner!!!" —Corey

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in four colors).

21. A scalp massager that'll help them feel super relaxed, as well as help them with blood flow and assist in removing any product residue that may be hiding in their scalp. (You might want to grab one for yourself too.)

the massager in teal with silicone bristles
amazon.com

Promising review: "This is just what I wanted! Great for a scalp massage. I wanted a product that would not pull my hair, and did not have hard, plastic seams, to pull or damage my hair. This is it! Very relaxing, to use. It is light, and comfortable to hold. I don't have to worry, about straining my hands, trying to grip this. I can control the amount of pressure perfectly without scratching my scalp. I bought one for my mom, and two for me! Love these. Great gift, for the natural hair enthusiast, or anyone looking for a non-motorized scalp massager." —BunnyLove2

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $7.58+ (available in three colors).

22. A foot massager so the busybody on your list can give their dogs a rest after being on them all day long.

reviewer's foot on the small roller foot massager
amazon.com

Promising review: "I have had this product for a few days and used it several times a day for up to two minutes each time. The product is absolutely fantastic! Comfortable, easy to use — just sit, relax, and gently move your feet back and forth. Now, as for results, WOW! My feet feel so relaxed where before they always felt tight. Nerve endings are soothed. More than this, there have been all body reaching effects. For instance, I carry stress in my shoulders and neck. After a session with the massager, that area feels relaxed. When I use it briefly after a meal, my digestion seems greatly improved. I experience overall relaxation throughout my body. Thank you for this great product!" —Caro

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $14.36.

23. A clip-on LED selfie light with three levels of brightness for the extra friend who is always trying to get the perfect Instagram shot.

Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: "Right out of the box it was easy to use and I was taking amazing pictures like I never had before. A lot of power in a tiny package; it's easy to slip into my purse or pocket and I take it with me everywhere so I'm always ready to grab the perfect shot. Love it!" —Allison C.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

24. A 12 oz. bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, because the foodie on your list will love to try this sweet-heat chili pepper-infused honey with their pizza, wings, tea, cocktails, and more! Plus, it's gluten-free.

the mikes hot honey being squeezed on pizza
Amazon

Promising review: "This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I'll never know. Makes the best vinaigrette ever, quick pan sauces for pork, unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked." —Martha Ronemus

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in extra hot).

25. A copy of Strange Planet by Nathan W Pyle, because it's full of funny, lighthearted comics that'll put a smile on almost anyone's face.

the cover of Strange Planet
Morrow Gift

This book has a 4.9-star rating on Amazon with over 11,000 reviews!

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here). 2-day shipping available for select products at Target. For Bookshop, the last days to place an order to receive it in time for the holidays are: Christmas and Kwanzaa: Dec. 6 (standard); Dec. 10 (expedited).

Get it from Amazon for $9.31, Target for $9.31, or Bookshop for $13.79.

And if the giftee already has and loves this book, check out the sequel Stranger Planet.

26. A pair of humorous novelty socks that'll make a great gift for a bacon lover, wine lover, taco lover, and more. Basically, these are an adorable add-on or stocking stuffer for pretty much anyone on your list.

Amazon

Promising review: "Funny and well-made. Got these for my lady friend, who funny enough drinks tea and wears socks. She loved the colors, the graphics and the material. Extra soft and comfortable. Highly recommend." —Rick Baird

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in 14 designs).

27. A Milk Makeup holographic highlighter stick that'll easily swipe on their cheeks, eyes, or lips for a very magical look. I mean, how could they not love this mermaid/alien/unicorn perfection?

Sephora

Promising review: "I am not a highlighter person, but I had to get this product. The color payoff is unbelievable, you get a lot of product for the price, it's easy to apply and the color is so unique." —finessa

Shipping info: Expedited shipping available for an additional cost. Members get free 2-day shipping.

Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in two sizes and two shades).

28. A pretty zodiac trinket dish for storing their fave rings and other small accessories.

The cream-colored dish with lid, and inside is "Libra charming, diplomatic, idealistic"
Urban Outfitters

Shipping info: Expedited 1–2-day shipping options are available at additional cost. Standard shipping time is 4–8 business days.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18 (available in all 12 zodiac signs).

29. A sleek French press coffee maker for the coffee snob who would MUCH rather make their own fresh brew than step foot in a Starbucks.

the heat-resistant glass french press with a stainless steal lid, handle, and filter screen
Amazon

Promising review: "I love the very modern industrial design look of this French coffee maker. The copper color is very nice too and suits well for this design. The glass itself is also much more durable than I expected. The filter works well and the whole thing is easy to clean. Very happy with my purchase!" —Amy

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

30. A Pikachu pint glass perfect for the Pokémon fan whose gotta catch 'em all — and by "all" I mean every single Pikachu novelty item they can get their hands on.

the yellow pikachu glass
Toynk

Shipping info: Expedited 1-2 day shipping options are available at an additional cost.

Get it from Toynk for $15.99.

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