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2021 has been a unique year in almost every way to say the least, and the holidays are no exception. Our travel plans will be unique, and our gift-spending budget might be lower than usual. That doesn’t mean your gifts have to be any less fabulous, though! There are a ton of amazing products you can pick up right now for as low as $30—or less.
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Whether you’re a sentimental gifter with a penchant for the personal (might we suggest this charming song lyric print?) or a practical-minded one who prefers something they’ll use for years to come (this cordless wine opener is just the thing), Reviewed has you covered with a slew of awesome options, all of which are sure to make your wallet happy, too. The best gift ideas under $30 have been narrowed by our testing of products over the past year.
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1. Traditionalists will love the Personalized Mantle Christmas ornament
With the gift of a personalized ornament, you’ll be giving your recipient more than just a decoration for their Christmas tree—you’ll be giving them a memory worth cherishing. The highly-rated hand-painted selection from Gifts for You Today is our favorite. You can personalize it free of charge, with space for six names or the year. The satin ribbon can be used for hanging.
Amazon’s Personalized White Mantle Family Christmas Decoration starting at $15.95
2. This budget-friendly pair of headphones is for the audiophile
The AirPods Pro ($199) may be the best wireless earbuds on the market, but if your giftee is the type to lose things, these far more budget-friendly JLab Go Air true wireless earbuds are the way to go. Similar pair made our top 10 list for wireless earbuds below $100 due to their custom fit. Both pairs have multiple size silicone tips, good sound quality and long battery life. This pair is currently 45% off when you check the coupon code beneath the price.
Get the JLab Go Air True Wireless Earphones for $24.39
3. For the homebody: Airomé Serenity essential oil diffuser
There’s no better way to make your home more inviting than with through scent. Homebodies will adore this top-notch essential oil diffuser, which will fill the air with sweet, energizing or soothing smells, depending on your giftee’s favorite essential oils. We loved the Asakuki 100mL essential oil diffuser in our testing for its portability, quiet operation, aesthetically pleasing design and even stream of mist.
Amazon has the Asakuki 100mL essential oil diffuser for just $19.99
4. A Coach wristlet with corner zip for budget-minded fashionistas
For the fashion-forward friend who’s always dressed to the nines, you can’t go wrong with a chic and timeless gift from Coach Outlet. This is an example. This coated canvas corner zip wristlet, which is printed with the brand’s classic signature logo and has a gorgeous leather trim that gives it an über-luxe feel. Available in several colors, it has an attached wrist strap and slots for two credit cards inside—and it’s just a little over $30.
Coach Outlet: Coach Corner-Zip Wristlet for only $31.20
5. Oster cordless electric wine opener
A gift is only as great as the use they’ll get out of it, and one pick you can be sure will be in heavy rotation is this cordless electric wine opener from Oster. This kitchen tool, with over 19,700 reviews, is a huge hit. It’s got a foil cutter to easily get rid of bottle seals and claims to remove corks in less than 30 seconds—something we found to be true in testing. It can hold up to 30 bottles with a single charge of six to eight hours. We loved the recharging station and it performed flawlessly.
Amazon has the Oster Cordless Electric Opener for only $16.99
6. For the tea guru: Fred & Friends Manatea tea infuser
You’ll instantly brighten someone’s day with the gift of this darlingmanatea tea infuser. We dubbed this pick the best on the market for its adorable and “wonderfully functional” design. Even when sipped at an angle of 90 degrees, it held the cup tightly. The holes were small enough to prevent tea leaves from escaping. It is dishwasher and microwave safe and received a unanimous thumbs-up from over 1,800 Amazon buyers and one our tech writers.
Get the Fred & Friends Manatea Tea Infuser at Amazon for $9.90
7. For the Romy to your Michele: Personalized best friend mug
You want to express your appreciation for your partner in crime? Hit them with this sweet mug depicting two pals, which you can customize with names, skin tones, hair color and even cocktails choices. A choice of a mug size, 11 or 15, and either a black or white handle are available.
Buy the Best Friend personalized mug on Etsy starting at $15
8. Self-care devotees will love Finishing Touch vibrational facial roller
Rose quartz and jade rollers are all the rage, and according to L.A.-based medical dermatologist Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse, they may help to make skin look less red and inflamed. This vibrating version from Finishing Touch, which is meant to stimulate circulation, will go above and beyond to give your giftee a touch of luxe—just ask the more than 7,600 Amazon shoppers who adore it.
The Finishing Touch Flawless Contour Roller Vibrating Facial Roll is $17.02
9. Philips Norelco MG370 Multigroom All-In-One Series 3000 Beard Trimmer for your Bearded Friend
All beard trimmers don’t have the same quality. Don’t make the mistake of buying a cheap model that can cause nicks. Luckily, this affordable Philips Norelco option has blades that are plenty sharp and won’t catch, even on more coarse hair (we should know: We put it to the test.) You get a variety of attachments to use with the clipper, as well as a battery that lasts 60 minutes.
Amazon has the Philips Norelco Multigroom All in One Series 3000 Beard Trimmer for only $19.95
10. Homesick Road Trip Candle for the Wanderlust-Full of Heart
Know someone who’s feeling antsy from being at home for so long? We’ve got just the cure. Bring the open road to them in the form of this soy wax blend candle from Homesick that was designed to capture the scent—and the spirit—of the freeway. With top notes of leather to emulate that new car smell plus lime and marine, mid notes of fresh air and cedarwood and base notes of amber and jasmine, adventure’s sure to await from the moment this candle is lit. According to the company, it has a burn time of 60 to 80 hours and its natural blend means it’s non-toxic, with no lead, plastics, parabens, synthetic dyes or phthalates. Right now, it’s $34, just over that $30 budget ceiling.
Homesick Road Trip Candle available for purchase at Homesick, $34.00
11. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic socks for the lounging-lover
Barefoot Dreams is well-known for its cozy-chic products: between its ever-popular CozyChic cardigan and its celebrity-loved throw, the brand is all about luxurious bliss. These socks are a great way to give the gift recipient high-quality comfort at a fraction price. They come in four colors, and have been praised by over 2,300 Amazon customers for their blanket-like feeling.
Amazon: Get Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks for Just $15
12. Book aficionados will love Kindle Unlimited.
Make sure your favorite reader is never without some great material with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited. With this gift, they’ll get access to more than—get this—one Million book titles, thousands of audiobooks and a slew of magazines for half a year—all for the shockingly low sale price of $4.99 a month for 12 months (after a free 30-day trial!). You can cancel the subscription at any time, or continue the party for $9.99 per month after the year ends.
Get 12 months of Kindle Unlimited for $4.99 per month
13. For the one who’s always cold: The Big One oversized plush throw
There’s a reason this cozy, oversized throw has more than 5,000 Kohl’s shoppers singing its praises. It’s machine washable, lightweight, and, according to buyers, it’s super soft to boot. With more than 160 fun prints to choose from, it’s sure to match any room in your house, and it measures 60-inches by 72-inches to cover you from head to toe. You can get this item on sale right now for just $21.99. What’s not to love?
Get The Big One Oversized Plush Throw at Kohl’s for $21.99
14. Hoya Heart is for the person with the green thumb
Liven up your loved one’s life with a little greenery in the form of this heart-shaped Hoya plant from The Sill—a Reviewed-approved plant delivery service. Pet-friendly and low-maintenance (it only needs to be watered every three to four weeks), this tropical, succulent vine is one that just about anyone can take care of, provided there’s a bit of sunlight—or even indirect sunlight!—to be found. You can choose to have it pre-potted in the mini ceramic potter in your choice of color or save $18 by ordering the plant in a small plastic pot.
The Hoya Heart Plant is available at The Sill starting at $32
15. For the one who’s always on their feet: Conair pedicure foot spa
Whether your giftee is a nurse, a waitress or just someone who’s constantly on their feet, it’s safe to say their tootsies could probably use a little TLC. Enter the Conair foot spa, also known as. Our top pick for premium foot baths. While it didn’t heat quite as well as our top pick, the Ivation foot spa massager, we liked the Conair’s performance for just over one-third of the price. It was easy to clean using a paper towel and its splash guard. It’s also got a vibrating massage function for an added spa-like experience.
Amazon’s Conair Foot Spa is $24.99
16. LifeStraw is the personal water filter for adventurers
If your giftee has a thirst for adventure, help them quench it—safely—with this personal water filtration gadget. With claims to remove 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites and filter up to 0.2 microns, this little tool is super handy to have when on a hike, camping adventure or RV-trip. Reviewed readers and Amazon shoppers alike go bananas for this thing any time that it’s on sale, and thanks to you, your favorite explorer will get to see firsthand what all the fuss is about.
Amazon offers the LifeStraw Personal water Filter for only $14.83
17. The 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster is for film enthusiasts
They’ll never have to argue about which movie to watch on a Saturday night (or let’s face it—any night) again thanks to this clever movie poster gift. This poster, printed on glossy and wood-free glossy papers, is filled with timeless films from Steven Spielberg.Jaws The Goonies), Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest HotelStanley Kubrick (Clockwork Orange ShiningYou can find it here. It also spans tons of genres—all your gift recipient will have to do is scratch off a square to make a selection. You can see a partial listing of the included directors and titles here.
Uncommon Goods offers the 100 Movies Scratchoff Poster starting at $15
18. FinalStraw for eco-enthusiasts
If your giftee is mindful of mother nature, they’ll adore The FinalStraw. You can support this Kickstarter/Shark Tank product brought-to-life is the best reusable straw we’ve ever tried. It’s made of stainless-steel for durability but has a silicone tubing inside that allows it to fold up for storage inside its included case—a feature we also found to make for a more comfortable drinking experience. You can attach it to your gift recipient’s keychain to ensure they have it always at hand. The cleaning brush is included to help keep the item fresh. The best part? Your giftee won’t be needlessly tossing plastic away for a sip ever again.
Amazon has The FinalStraw for Just $19.95
19. The apple of your eyes: Lyric song
This personalized digital song lyrics print will really tug on their hearts. Customizable with a title, name, anniversary date, a song title and words, this best-selling creation will instantly bring him or her back to the special moments you’ve shared together while listening to a favorite tune. Choose from one of four sizes, or design your own. It will be delivered as a digital print that you can either print at home or in a shop such as the UPS Store.
Shop Song Lyric Art on Etsy starting at $14.40
20. 20. artistéColoring book for adults: 100 animals
Jade Summer’s coloring book will inspire creativity in children. Every animal outline is filled with detailed patterns, which will keep you entertained for hours. If your artsy friend doesn’t have any markers handy, check out this beautiful Ohuhu 60-marker set for $15 that thousands of Amazon reviewers love (some even compare them to these iconic Copic markers!). This coloring book is easy to use, even if your friend has never used a crayon.
Find the 100 Animals: A Coloring Book for Adults with Lions and Elephants as well as Owls, Horses or Dogs.Amazon: $9.99
With colder months looming ahead and plenty of binge-worthy shows to fill the hours, this high-performance popcorn maker will be just what the doctor ordered. In a comparison of 10 other models, we named this the top-performing popcorn maker because it consistently made the best tasting savory popcorn. Its secret ingredient? You can’t stack kernels on top of one another because it has a flat and wide base. As an added bonus, it collapses down for use as a serving bowl and has small handles that will help your giftee avoid burning their mitts.
Amazon has the Cuisinart Pop & Serve Popcorn Maker for only $12.99
22. For the one who’s always stressed: Earth Therapeutics comfort wrap
If 2021 has taken its toll on a loved one, you can help them unwind with this handy wrap, which can be heated in the microwave or chilled in the freezer to comfort, soothe pain and ease stress. With a fleece exterior and Earthy clay beads inside, it’s scented with calming chamomile and lavender to help your giftee slip into a deep state of relaxation. More than 200 Bed Bath & Beyond shoppers have given it a go, with one buyer writing that it stays warm just long enough to help them drift off to sleep.
Get the Earth Therapeutics Anti-Stress Microwavable Comfort Wrap at Bed Bath & Beyond for $9.99
23. For the beauty junky: Aztec Secret Bentonite Clay Mask
This Aztec Secret India Healing Clay Mask has been rated 4.6 out of almost 60,000. It is an excellent gift choice for people who enjoy pampering their skin. The clay draws out any dirt and grime from your skin, even if they aren’t familiar with clay masks. This mask’s best feature is the simple ingredient list of bentonite clay. It’s that simple. It doesn’t contain any preservatives. You might find yourself inviting your recipient to your spa for a facial or a skincare session.
Amazon offers the Aztec Secret India Healing Clay 1 lb for only $14.95
This is the new way to make storytime more exciting. You can create a hardcover book with your child as the heroine or hero for just $30. Just enter your child’s name, surname, pet’s name or other details, and they’ll be drawn into their very own adventure of choice. While there aren’t many reviews to speak of, Shutterfly is our most-trusted online photo printing service for the high-quality we received on our orders. Plus, you can review the book before publication, and only pay if you’re satisfied with the results.
Shutterfly’s Personalized Story Books are $29.99
There’s nothing worse than a lukewarm cup of coffee on a chilly day. Make sure your loved one’s java stays nice and piping hot with this superior Zojirushi stainless-steel mug, which nailed our heat retention tests. This little beauty worked so well, in fact, it actually increased our coffee’s temp by six degrees and kept it warm overnight. No wonder it’s our favorite travel mug!
Buy the Zojirushi 16 oz stainless-steel mug for $26.99
26. Alaska Bear silk pillowcase for the glamorous girl
We’ve all heard that sleeping on a silk pillowcase can work wonders for hair and your skin, and while it may not do This is exactly what it claims, depending on your giftee’s skin and hair type, it WillIt feels more gentle on the skin and helps to prevent bacteria. “The main benefit to sleeping on a silk pillowcase is less bacteria and particles trapped in the fabric that can lead to irritation and acne,” Allison Britt Kimmins, a Philadelphia-based dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology PC, recently told Reviewed. Our choice? Alaska Bear’s budget-friendly natural silk pillowcase is our favorite. To save 10%, check the coupon box below the price.
Amazon offers the Alaska Bear Natural Silk Pillowcase starting at $23.39
One of these adorable Run Ink prints can help you commemorate the greatest accomplishments of the runner in life. Depicting famous marathon routes, these non-framed pieces will not only make for a cool piece of art, they’re a sweet reminder that you’re always rooting for your favorite sprinter when it comes to their most cherished endeavors, too.
Get the Run Ink Marathon Poster from $19.99
A reliable umbrella is a must if you live in place where it downpours all the time, and we’ve got one your giftee will certainly appreciate if ever they’re caught in a storm: The Totes bubble umbrella. Its unique shape will keep your loved one nice and dry no matter the weather and its slim, clear design means they won’t be running into people on the sidewalk. They’ll also be shielded from strong gusts of wind, giving them complete, wraparound protection.
Amazon’s Totes Titan Bubble Umbrella on Sale for $26.89
29. For the one who can’t stay away from the gym: Mpow Flame waterproof bluetooth earphones
No matter what your budget or space, a good set of resistance band is a great investment for home gyms. This set from Whatafit comes with handles, ankle straps, and a door anchor for a full body workout you can carry in a backpack. The set includes a variety of resistance bands that will appeal to anyone who isn’t good at staying in one spot.
Amazon’s Whatafit 11 piece Resistance Bands Set is $24.97
31. Mr. Beer American Lager craft-making kit for hobbyists
Give the gift of a new hobby—and a delicious beverage—with this root beer-making kit, which will produce 2 gallons of root beer. You’ll receive everything they need, such as a bottle root beer extract, two packets flavor crystals and no-rinse cleaner, along with four bottles of 1-liter containers to keep the tasty drink. You can be sure that this gift will get rave reviews from over 1,000 Amazon shoppers.
Amazon has the Mr. Root Beer Home Brewing Root Beer Kit for only $31.55.
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