30 Gifts for 2019 So Amazing You Won't Believe They're Less Than $30
Blow them away without blowing your budget.
If there is any better feeling than finding a great gift for someone you love, it's finding it at a bargain price. These presents are out to prove that your most magical holiday dreams are within reach, even on a lump of coal budget. From the latest digital devices for the TV lover in your life to toys that'll keep your little ones occupied for hours, you won't believe these gifts cost less than $30—and the friends and family you give them to won't, either! And if you're working with a slightly bigger budget, be sure to check out the 50 Best Gifts $50 and Under!
Best Life's editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we're hoping you'll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn't mean you'll pay more for them (we'd never do that to you!). Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication date, but it's the internet and we can't guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!
This Nike shoe subscription for kids
If your kid loves sporting new kicks every season, this is the holiday gift you've been looking for. A $20 subscription to the Nike Adventure Club gets new you new Nike and Converse shoes every 90 days—not to mention that it comes with a fun "Adventure Kit of activities" and a personalized box with their name on it. When you're done, you send them back in a prepaid bag to be either recycled or refurbished and donated to families in need—just in time for your next fresh pair to arrive.
This pretty tusk necklace
This bestselling necklace is 14-karat gold filled, handmade, and stylishly designed. Perfect for anyone who loves either the celestial trend or the animal-inspired trend, it recalls both a crescent moon and a tusk. However, no matter how they think of this delicate necklace, it's sure to make its recipient light up when they open that gift box. And for more amazing Etsy finds, check out these 20 Etsy Jewelry Items That Will Become Instant Heirlooms.
This fun new party game
Made by the creators of the hugely popular What Do You Meme, Incohearent is a fun new adult party game that challenges players to decode gibberish written sentences by reading them aloud from a cue card. It's the perfect bonding activity for you and your family members or friends after the little ones have gone to sleep—just try to make sure your raucous laughter doesn't wake them up! And if you want to know which gifts you should skip this year, check out The 20 Most Popular Gifts You Shouldn't Buy in 2019!
This leopard print passport holder
Animal print is wildly popular right now, and this passport holder is the perfect way to make a nod to the trend without diving off the deep end. Pair it with the matching Animalia Monogram Luggage Tag for a perfect gift set! And for more great gifts for the women in your life, check out these 17 Amazing Gifts for Mom That Will Make Her Year!
This media streaming remote
The Roku Express HD remote is the perfect way to stream your media over the internet, hassle-free! With a simple set up and no monthly fees, you'll have easy access to the Roku channel, Apple TV, Netflix, HBO, Showtime, and more. No wonder it's currently the #1 new tech release on Amazon!
This yoga mat set
The perfect gift for the aspiring or beginner yogi, this six-piece yoga set includes a half-inch thick mat, yoga strap, two blocks, and two quick-dry towels. They'll also get a handy carrying case, perfect for going to and from class! Looking for more great gifts that make the most of your Amazon Prime account? Then check out The 20 Best Holiday Gifts From Amazon at Any Price Point!
This cozy throw blanket
These reversible blankets from Eddie Bauer add a cozy touch to any room, combining snuggly comfort with effortless style. Choose from Fair Isle and classic plaid patterns on one side and solid off-white sherpa fleece on the other.
This HD camera lens set for cell phones
Capturing a truly memorable moment isn't always easy—but it can be. With the Nelomo Universal Professional Camera Lens Kit, which comes with three clip-on lenses—a wide-angle lens, a macro lens, and a fisheye lens—getting truly artistic material out of what would have otherwise been a boring or blurry shot is a snap. It even comes with a handy carrying case for safekeeping.
This classic Lego starter kit
Legos are a childhood staple, so you can't go wrong with this classic Lego starter set for the little ones on your list. The nearly 500-piece kit includes vehicle frames and animal figurines, meaning the lucky kid you give this to will have a blast bringing all of their wildest ideas to life.
This brass picture frame
These pretty leaded brass frames suspend photos in glass, fitting in perfectly with vintage or boho décor. Want to turn one into an even more thoughtful gift? Try printing a photo they love and framing it for them!
This unique guitar pick maker
Looking for a cool gift for your favorite guitar player? This guitar pick punch tool is a clever little machine that lets them create their own guitar picks from any old credit cards, key cards, or driver's licenses they have lying around. Just about any flat plastic will do (though the kit also includes four colorful starter strips, too)!
This stovetop popcorn popper
This stainless steel stovetop popcorn popper makes up to five quarts of popcorn, so they can skip those microwavable bags—and the singed kernels and artificial flavor they come with. With a convenient stirring handle to help avoid burning, their favorite treat will come out perfectly cooked every single time!
This convenient glass herb keeper
For anyone who likes to cook, fresh herbs are a must. But storing them can be a pain, and doing so improperly can make them wilt or dry up fast. This glass herb keeper is the perfect solution, with just enough water at the bottom to keep plants perky until they're ready to be used.
This cute evil eye pouch
This adorable cotton canvas pouch can be used for makeup, pencils, travel accessories, or whatever other small items they want to organize in style. Its versatility makes it a great gift—not to mention the good luck supposedly bestowed on the owner by its adorable embroidered symbol.
This personalized leather wallet
For the low price of just $23, you can get someone special this full-grain Italian leather wallet, complete with their name engraved on the front! Add an extra-thoughtful touch by including a message inside and they'll be reminded that you care every time they open it!
This quirky bottle opener
This funky little bottle opener from Catbird is the helping hand your pals need for this year's holiday parties. It's made of iron and gold leaf, meaning it'll still be in working order years down the line, and its quirky design adds a whimsical touch to any home bar.
This cool model engine kit for kids
How cool is this? For under $20, you can give a kid a model engine and teach them a thing or two about mechanical engineering. Tiny science buffs will love learning all about valves, cylinders, cranks, and pistons in this mini replica of a car engine—not to mention its super-fun LED spark plugs and rotating fan mechanism.
This useful letter sorter
A stylish gift that feels both practical and fun, this copper wire letter sorter is a great addition to any home office or desktop. They'll love having a place to store their sorted mail—and they'll especially love how elegant it looks on their desk.
This vintage-style plant mister
Available in brass, nickel, or copper, these plant misters are as stylish as they are useful. Your favorite home botanist will not only enjoy tending to their plants, but they'll also be proud to display their handsome new mister as a décor piece when it's not in use, too.
This packed-to-the-gills art kit for kids
Can you really buy a gift that'll wow your kids for under $25? Considering that this incredible Crayola art kit will set you back just $23, the answer is a definite yes. The set includes 64 crayons, 20 colored pencils, 40 washable markers, and 15 pieces of paper for them to get started on. The best part? It folds up conveniently into a carrying case so they can make art wherever they go!
This sweet tiny letter bracelet
This bestselling bracelet features a dainty letter of your choosing on a delicate chain. Get the recipient their own initial, the initials of their children, or the initials of anyone else that's near and dear to their hearts.
This awesome breakfast sandwich maker
There are few things in life more enjoyable than a hearty breakfast sandwich, and this Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich grill makes the process of cooking one hassle-free. All they have to do is add an egg, some breakfast meat, cheese—or any other ingredients they choose to include—and they'll have a delicious breakfast sandwich in just five minutes without a sink full of pots and pans to wash afterward.
This stylish bandage kit
When you think of great gifts, a first aid kit might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but Welly makes their flexible fabric bandages so darn stylish that they're actually perfect for gifting. Priced between $7 and $9 per tin, you can choose three different styles without hitting the $30 mark; we recommend one Human Repair Kit, one Quick Fix Kit, and one tin of Superhero Supplies (a pack of assorted ointments) to get them started!
This beef jerky cane
If you know someone whose interests remind you of Ron Swanson (think smoked meat, whiskey, and handcrafted canoes), this beef jerky cane from Man Crates is the holiday gift to get. They'll be thrilled when they realize that the candy cane isn't candy at all, but something they can actually enjoy—like honey bourbon marinated beef. Mmm.
This floral rattan bag
Woven rattan bags are everywhere this year, making this lovely purse right on trend for when the weather warms up. This one stands out for its floral design and pretty leather clip closure, perfect for keeping all those essentials secure, even when they're on the go.
These craft beer caramels
For a tasty twist on a holiday tradition, try giving them these delicious craft beer caramels! They're infused with Shovel Town Brewery's Double IPA beer and coated in decadent dark chocolate and pretzel sea salt. Not a craft beer fan? Try their delicious holiday-themed Peppermint Bark instead!
These sleep headphones
Know someone who could use some serious downtime? This lightweight memory foam sleep mask has a built-in set of Bluetooth-connected headphones, a perfect sleep solution for anyone that likes falling asleep to music or soothing sounds—even if their partner doesn't.
This fun family game
The Chameleon is a family-friendly game of logic and deduction, where everyone learns a secret password, except one player (known as "the chameleon"). Each round, players have to root out the chameleon by saying a word related to the mystery password, while the chameleon does their best to blend in. A great gift for teens and adults alike, this exciting game is the perfect way for the whole family to get in some bonding time over the holidays.
This DIY bath bomb set for kids
Kids can turn their bathtub into a luxury spa with this fun DIY bath bomb kit! The set comes complete with bath bomb mixture, baking soda for fizzy bubbles, colored powder, fun shaping molds, and bath-friendly sparkles. And, if they want to share their creations with others, there are even bags and blank tags for easy gifting!
This faux shearling jacket
On-trend for the season and casual enough for everyday wear, this zip-up faux shearling teddy coat is the cozy wardrobe staple they've been missing all their lives. With a flattering cut and a range of colors, it's no wonder this great gift is an Amazon number one bestseller!