Holiday Gift Guide : Under $30

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This is always one of my favorite gift guides to put together because I believe that when it comes to gift giving, the amount of money spent doesn't matter as much as the thought that goes into the present. As long as you try to make it meaningful and purposeful, it will go a long way to impress the recipient.  These are a mix of fun and practical picks that would be suitable white elephant gifts and they would also work for friends as well as colleagues. And yes everything is under $30.

1. Buchannon Clear Jewelry Holder
This prismatic glass jewelry holder with brass accents with a retro glamour touch can be used to store any number of things like jewelry, spare change, q-tips, cotton balls, beauty products or business cards.

2. Anecdote Adulting Candle
An invigorating blend of fig and sandalwood infused with grapefruit and lemon evokes a sense of order and satisfaction.

3. The Laundress Home Spray
This nontoxic formula with antibacterial properties which adds scent while removing odor can be used to freshen kitchens, bedrooms, living areas, and bathrooms. Ideal for upholstery, drapery, carpets, bedding, and any items shared with furry pets.

4. Smoko Dumpling Light
How seriously adorable is this little light in the shape of a xiao long bao (soup dumpling)? I want this for myself!

5. W&P Do Something Dice, Decision Dice
Add spontaneity into the day-to-day and plans with this set of playful decision dice.

6. Palais des Thés 5 Vial Floral Tea Tasting Set
Accompanied by a beautiful booklet of delicate illustrations, this exquisite tasting set includes five vials of fragrant floral teas. The Palais des Thés Fleur de Geisha which is a refined combination of Japanese green tea and cherry blossom is one of my personal favorites.

7. Tea Forte Kati Cup Ceramic Tea Infuser Cup
This pretty mug is everything one needs to make a perfect cup of tea.

8. Dash My Pint Ice Cream Maker
This easy to use ice cream maker makes it foolproof to create your own homemade ice cream or sorbet.

9. Charbonnel Et Walker Fine Dark Chocolate Chip Shortbread Biscuit Box
Fine dark chocolate chip shortbread biscuits make a delicious treat.

10. Contigo Couture Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Carry your water on the go in style with this elegant insulated water bottle.

11. Fruit Factory 10 in 1 Kitchen Gadget
This colorful, multifunctional tool works as an avocado scoop, masher, citrus cutter, apple corer, slicer, mesh cutter, grater, juicer and serving bowl.

12. Poketo Circle Comb
This circular comb with extra-wide teeth is the perfect size to take on the go.

13. Getaway Travel Pillow
This travel pillow has a drawstring to keep it in the perfect position or to tie it to your carry-on.

14. Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Socks
These warm and cozy socks are a little touch of luxury for the feet. I love mine so much!

15. Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray
Not all hand sanitizers are created equal. This one has a dermatologist tested formula packed with hydrating Aloe Vera and a blend of Essential Oils to leave hands soft and healthy. Each mist contains 500+ spritzes to evenly eliminate 99.9% of harmful germs, and its lightweight formula absorbs quickly, never feeling sticky and your hands smell great. This stuff is a major upgrade from Purell. I keep one in all of my bags and got it for my husband as well.

16. Taste Beauty Succulent Lip Balm
This velvety lip balm comforts and moisturizes dry, chapped lips with a refreshing scent and flavor. And it's packaged in the cutest little succulent pot.

17. Compact Mirror with Navy Vegan Leather Sleeve
This compact metal mirror slides easily out its confidence-boosting case.

18. Moleskine Classic Booklight
The lightweight, rechargeable booklight has a clear LED light and molds to any surface or book cover to provide illumination without disturbing the people around you.

19. Ridley's Games Sarcastic 9 Ball
A sassy twist on the classic magic 8 ball. This Sarcastic 9 Ball has fun responses like 'Battery Low', 'Yes, If You Leave Me Alone', and more.

20. 5-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter
This must-have travel adapter has five different plugs that work for more than 150 countries, including a USB port to make finding the right plug for the right location as simple as matching the colors.

21. Brass Turtle Box
This hand carved brass turtle which doubles as a box is both decorative and functional.

22. Rifle Paper Co. Terracotta Memoir Notebook
This notebook features a lovely tropical meets floral design that instantly elevates any note taking experience.

23. Nest Fragrances Fine Fragrance Eau de Parfum Discovery Set
Inspired by the works of 18th Century British artist Mrs. Mary Delany, Laura Slatkin collaborated with master perfumers to translate these works of art into a curated collection of luxurious fragrances that capture the essence of each of the botanicals that adorn the products' striking packaging.

24. Urban Leaf Herb Garden Starter Kit
This handy kit includes everything needed to start growing a healthy and sustainable herb garden right at home.

25. Apple Charging Stand Dock Station
This sleek 3 in 1 charging stand showcases and charges your Apple devices at the same time. Supports various models of Apple watch, Airpods and iPhones.

26. Abstract Circle, Mid Century Art Print
This attractive art print would make a nice addition to any home, office or setting of your choosing.

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

I need number 4 and 6!! The dumpling is so cute, I love it!! Happy Friday lovely x

R's Rue said...

I want it all.

Paola Lauretano said...

So many lovely and cute items here, great selection Rowena!
Kisses, Paola.


Emmylou said...

I love that decision maker dice. Would make an awesome host/hostess gift as well:) And I honestly think one can never have enough universal adapters. I've actually given them as gifts a few times:D
Happy weekend, chingu!


These are great gifts for anyone. I bought a similar garden kit for my cousin since he lives in a metro city now. I'd add for travellers I think RFID wallet sleeves are also good gifts, I was recently gifted one earlier this year and love it, you might as well! Happy December & wishing you a lovely weekend! <3

Jackie Harrison said...

I want everything especially the garden kit

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh wow so many great things under $30, who would think! Despite with the media and government keep saying the economy is not doing all that well so this is a much needed post.

Allie of

Kinga K. said...

Very cool items :)

Sharon said...

I really like the jewelry holder and that pretty marple print water bottle! Super cute!

Mica said...

What cute gift ideas! I really like that dumpling light as well, it's adorable! :)

Hope that you are having a good weekend! It's a really hot one here, and still a little hazy with the bushfire smoke.

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Ivana Split said...

I love the simplicity of that abstract art print. It would fit in any place.

little luxury list said...

What a fun list! I could see the dumpling light fitting so well on an office desk. Thanks for the Touchland sanitizer spray recommendation. i'm definitely going to check it out.