If You're Looking For Gift Ideas, Check Out These 19 Affordable Options
Gift-giving season is upon us, and we want to bring a little extra holiday cheer to the people we love in our lives. As our gifting list is growing, we want to find gifts that are affordable and still have a wow factor. When looking for some of our favorite gifts and comparing the prices to our current bank statement, we've found $40 to be the sweet spot for gifting. It gives a bit more wiggle room than a $25 budget but still feels a bit more affordable than a $50 budget. These 19 gifts will help you check everyone off your list.
From fun games to cool mugs and classic candles, these are the gifts that will be universally beloved. Whether you've got a white elephant gift exchange to look forward to or are excited about stocking stuffers, these picks will work for you and the people you love. We're particularly obsessed with the cute boba tea plush, the pretty gold hoop earring set, and the custom zodiac print that's so unique. Keep reading to shop our top picks!
A Personalized Gift: Birth Month Flower Grow Kit
Whether they have a green thumb or not, they will adore this Birth Month Flower Grow Kit ($36). Just choose their birth month, and gift them this pretty plant. It's a lovely, sentimental present for the people in your life who love flowers or their birthday.
A Lip Product Set: Fresh Travel Size Sugar Lip Moisturizing Trio
You can't go wrong with this Fresh Travel Size Sugar Lip Moisturizing Trio ($25); it's one of our favorite moisturizing lip balms. This is a great option for someone who's always got a lip product in their bag, or honestly, someone who's always looking to "borrow" your favorite lip product.
An Earring Set: 10 Pairs Small Hoop Earrings Set
You can gift everyone a pair of these 10 Pairs Small Hoop Earrings Set ($13). It's a supremely affordable gift for multiple people, or for the person in your life that has multiple piercings, and is looking to expand their earring collection.
A Hair Accessory Set: Slip Pure Silk Skinny Hair Tie Rose Gold Holiday Bauble
This Slip Pure Silk Skinny Hair Tie Rose Gold Holiday Bauble ($27) is a coveted gift that comes in cute packaging. The silk hair ties will keep their hair in place without breaking or damaging their strands. Plus, the colors are so pretty!
A Cute Plush: Smoko Pearl Boba Tea Mochi Plush
If you want something whimsical and fun, we love all the Smoko products. They can cuddle with this Smoko Pearl Boba Tea Mochi Plush ($36) every night of the week. It's a perfect gift for the serious boba fan in your life.
A Selfie Light: Auxiwa Clip on Selfie Ring Light
If they prefer to snap selfies on their phone, this Auxiwa Clip on Selfie Ring Light ($14) will take them to the next level. Not only is it a cute stocking stuffer, it's also something they will actually use, and that's the best kind of present.
A Fun Game: Game of Phones
This modern take on the classic scavenger hunt requires their favorite possession — their smartphone! Game of Phones ($25) asks players to engage in a smartphone scavenger hunt in which only the fastest players will survive (just kidding, they'll win points).
A Reusable Notebook: Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook
This Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook ($22, originally $30) contains only 36 pages, but they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and be exported to Slack, email, Google Drive — you name it. It's such a unique gift they'll love to use.
A Personalized Piece of Art: Glow-in-the-Dark Zodiac Art
How dreamy is this Glow-in-the-Dark Zodiac Art ($36)? It's such a great personalized pick, and we love that it's small enough to put in basically any room in the house. It has a bunch of great reviews too, and customers love how thoughtful it is.
A Festive Candle: Nest Fragrances Holiday Candle
This Nest Fragrances Holiday Candle ($18) smells so festive. It's the perfect mini size for someone who wants something new for the season and has notes of pomegranate, pine, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla. We're very much on board for this cute little candle.
A Mini Makeup Palette: Charlotte Tilbury Mini Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette
Gift them the perfect subtle contour with this Charlotte Tilbury Mini Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette ($29). This palette is beloved by makeup artists and editors alike, and manages to give the perfect bronze and glow to the complexion.
Unique Coffee: Bourbon Infused Coffee
They'll say yes to this Bourbon Infused Coffee ($22). Fair warning, it's only infused with bourbon, and doesn't actually have any alcohol content, so it's safe for people under 21 to drink. But who wouldn't want to add some richness to their morning cup?
Unique Heated Gloves: USB Heated Mittens
They can keep their fingers warm as they work on their computer with these USB Heated Mittens ($13). They're so comfortable, and they're one of those stocking stuffers that the recipient will want to put on right away. Since they're only $13, you can get a few!
A Fun Puzzle: Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle
We all know someone who's obsessed with puzzles, and giving them another puzzle is a great option for their collection. Featuring some of history's most empowering women, this Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle ($18) is too cool. It'll be a fun game to complete with the whole family.
A Unique Gift: AstroReality NASA Augmented Reality Set
Space and technology fans will be obsessed with this AstroReality NASA Augmented Reality Set ($35). It comes with a cool book, and when they download the corresponding app, they can view an augmented reality of the history of space.
A Fun Candle: Terrarium Candles
How cute are these Terrarium Candles ($27)? You can get the floral candle or the cactus candle. It's the ultimate gift for the person in your life who loves to garden, or appreciates something kitschy and unique. They'll want to display their cool present.