15 great gift ideas under $30 [#HolidayInspiration]

Raluca Loteanu December 8, 2016
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It was always difficult for me to choose gifts for all the family members and friends, so I decided to create some lists of gift ideas that can inspire me anytime I need a good idea. Because Christmas is near and I’m sure you also need some inspiration, I share with you a nice list of gift ideas under $30. You can find them all on Etsy.com and they can be some very inspired options for the holiday gifts. You don’t need to spend a lot to give wonderful presents to the loved ones, you just need some great ideas.

I hope you will find the right inspiration among the 15 ideas below. If you have any other nice gift ideas to share, I would be happy to find them out! 🙂

The descriptions of the products are quoted from Etsy, you can click on each title to go directly to the Etsy page where you can order the product. Happy shopping!

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Gift ideas for her

1. Natural Bath bomb gift set

(description from Etsy) Bath Bomb/ Bath Fizzie/ Bath Salts gift set Includes:
– 11 Large handmade all natural Bath Bombs with Essential Oils ( Lavender, Lemongrass, Mint, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit) – Total of 2 lb
– Each Bath Bomb Individually wrapped with label and weigh about 3 oz.
– Gorgeous box finished off with elegant silk ribbon (8″x6″x3″)
– Your personal note printed on a beautiful card (photo #4)gift ideas

2. Cocktail Lip Balms Gift Box

(description from Etsy) The set includes 4 x 10ml lip balms – Gin & Tonic, Mojito, Pina Colada, and Espresso Martini.
✔All of our balms are made with only the finest ingredients. We believe in being just as careful with what you put on your skin as what you put in your body, so eat well and live well!
✔Handmade in Whitby, North Yorkshire
✔Free from Parabens & SLS
✔Naturalgift ideas

3. Rainbow Half Finger Gloves

(description from Etsy) Hand crochet fingerless gloves are made from quality acrylic yarn. They are soft and slightly elastic, perfect for winter.gift ideas

4. Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit – Prosecco & Peach Flavour

(description from Etsy) These make the perfect little thank you gift, or just to impress your friends and family with your new found skill.
It is a great way to learn about what goes into making a lip balm, and also be sure you are only putting the most natural ingredients onto your body.
Everything you will need is ready measured out so you can be sure of perfect results every time.
✔All of our balms are made with only the finest ingredients. We believe in being just as careful with what you put on your skin as what you put in your body, so eat well and live well!
✔Handmade in Whitby, North Yorkshire
✔Free from Parabens & SLS
✔Natural
gift ideas

Gift ideas for him

5. Anchor bracelet for men

(description from Etsy) This stylish anchor bracelet ties with a handy slip knot so will fit any size wrist and comes with an engraving of your choice so you can personalize it with a special message.gift ideas

6. Natural Beard Care Kit

(description from Etsy) This is a great kit for the bearded beer lover in your life (even if that means you). You get a bottle of hops-scented beard oil and a bar of soap made with local craft beer.gift ideas

7. Personalized Monogrammed Engraved Mens Wallet

(description from Etsy) Classic leather men’s leather wallet, available in brown and black, with optional wood gift box. Crafted from genuine cow leather, these make the perfect gift.gift ideas

Gift ideas for everyone

8. Leather Cord Organizer

(description from Etsy) Made with the finest quality vegetable tanned cowhide, sourced from a US tannery. Hand cut, edge stained and edge finished.

This little accessory looks great on your desk, stows neatly in your bag, and would make the perfect small gift for the technologically savvy people in your life.gift ideas

9. Christmas Candle Gift Set

(description from Etsy) Each Candle gift set comes with or without a matching gable box
~ 1 large 16 oz pure soy candle
~ 1 8 oz candle
~ 1 tealight.

Each candle burns 90+ hours, and is made out of 100% soy wax with a 100% cotton wick.gift ideas

10. Christmas Spa Gift Set

(description from Etsy) This beautiful gift set is a super great way to celebrate the Christmas season. Each set includes an 8 oz candle, 4 oz sugar scrub and the option (for easy gift giving) of the matching personalized gable box. These are also, completely personalized and can say ANYTHING you want them to.gift ideas

Gift ideas for kids

11. Miniature goldenrod bunny toy in a matchbox

(description from Etsy) It’s a cute goldenrod felt rabbit with clay feet and plush body in a matchbox bed.

The bunny wears a hand knitted scarf and has handmade carrot. The tail made of wool. Bunny has a body from faux fur. The rabbit can sit without support. It can move arms, legs. Polymer clay contains glitter. There are a pillow and warm blanket in the matchbox.gift ideas

12. Personalized Stacking Toy – Rainbow Wooden Toy

(description from Etsy) This Waldorf and Montessori inspired toy is designed encourage the development of fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, colors, and size. The smallest ring only slides half way down. This will encourage your child to use problem solving skills to learn how to fit all the rings onto the stacking pin.gift ideas

13. Crayon Roll – Picture Pie Fox

(description from Etsy) There are 8 spots that hold up to 3 regular sized crayons, fat toddler crayons, short markers, triangle crayons, and much more! The entire thing rolls up and is held secure with the elastic band.gift ideas

14. Play Dough Gift Set

(description from Etsy) Our play dough gift sets are the perfect way to brighten a child’s special day! Labels are available in a variety of designs and can be custom colored to match your theme or event.

We make our play dough by hand in small batches using only the highest quality, non-toxic ingredients.

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15. Rainbow Sorting Acorns

(description from Etsy) Made from 100% American hardwood from Maine, our wooden acorns are all hand painted, one of a kind originals. Perfect for sorting, counting, and mixing, these matching acorns are great for little fingers and little minds. This set comes with 18 acorns (3 in each color), and a cotton muslin storage bag.gift ideas

 

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    Tess Chupinsky

    December 9, 2016 Reply
    I love these ideas! I'm all about the personal gifts- something someone will love, yet not necessarily buy for themselves!
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      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I love the personal gifts, especially for the family members who really enjoy them!
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    Catherine

    December 9, 2016 Reply
    I love that roll-up crayon holder. So much cuter than my current method of storing kids' crayons: in a ziplock baggie. ;) TenThousandHourMama.com
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      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I also use a ziplock baggie now, but I plan to buy a roll-up holder. It looks great and it seems practical as well.
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    rmontgomeryx4@gmail.com

    December 9, 2016 Reply
    I like the fingerless gloves. That bath bomb set would be a great gift for my friend.
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      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      Yeees, the bath bombs are great for pampering moments!
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    Welsh Cakes and Wellies

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    I would love the cocktail lip balms! I also think the crayon roll and the bunny in a match box are great unusual gifts for kids. Lovely ideas!
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      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I also liked the bunny a lot! It seems very cute!
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    Maggie

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    I love your round up! The Christmas spa set is so my style - not only is it pampering, it's got the red truck + tree combo that I'm absolutely wild about!
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    Kimba

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    The kids' gift ideas are so cute! Etsy has so many unique gifts to choose from.
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      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I totally agree, Etsy is a great platform for unique gifts!
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    lynne.hanson@hotmail.co.uk

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    Absolutely love this guide, I find it so hard picking gifts especially for people I don't know very well and even for some that I do, great ideas and some I will definitely look at, thanks :)
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      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I am glad you liked the guide! Happy shopping! :)
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    Kelli-Anne

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    These are really great ideas! I seem to always stick with stationary sets and sometimes those get old. I like how you incorporated ideas for both "him and her".
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      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I really like the stationary sets, they are always a good idea! :-)
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    Bernadine

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    Wow, all of these gifts are so cute! Glad I found your blog. Blog party's are very helpful!!
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    stephaniejparrell@gmail.com

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    I love love love your recommendations! I feel like I would be happy with anything from this list. I might have to send it over to my boyfriend for a hint hint. haha
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      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      You should send the link! Men are not so good with choosing gifts, so I think he would appreciate the hint! :-)
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    Elizabeth Doren

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    This is an awesome list. I adore the personalized stacking rings. I could order everything on this list. I don't think it's inappropriate for Santa to order gifts for Santa?
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    Sumudu

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    I like the bath ball gifts. This is on my Christmas list of things to buy. Nice blogsite by the way.
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    Holly

    December 11, 2016 Reply
    I love that make your own lip balm kit! It's adorable, and looks super fun too. xx http://theblondechiffon.com
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    Jen @ Noting Grace

    December 11, 2016 Reply
    Great ideas! I needed some unique ideas and these are great!
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    Anne Thornley-Brown

    December 11, 2016 Reply
    I usually have my act together but this year, I have not even started my Christmas shopping. Ouch! Well, you have made my job a WHOLE lot easier. There are many usable ideas here. The Christmas candle and Christmas scrub gift sets will do fora a lot of people. The leather card holder is perfect. I have lost mine...again. Play dough I sometimes use as an energizer during workshops. I like this packaging better than the plastic tubs.
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      Raluca

      December 14, 2016 Reply
      I liked the packing of the play dough too, it looks great and I think kids would really enjoy it! I plan to try them soon with my boy! :-)
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    Vaishnavi

    December 12, 2016 Reply
    Wow. There are such awesome gift ideas. A class apart. Love that you've put up a list of unusual ones. It's a pain - we run out of Christmas gift ideas and resort to boring stuff. you've given us a pain killer and a sweet one at that :)
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      Raluca

      December 14, 2016 Reply
      I am glad you liked the ideas! :-)
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    Anna nuttall

    December 12, 2016 Reply
    I love these ideas, the bath bomb gift set certainly caught my eyes. xx
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    Paula

    December 13, 2016 Reply
    I love all these Etsy things! So much more fun than the usual stuff! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Comments (28 people commented this post)

  • avatar image

    Tess Chupinsky

    December 9, 2016 Reply
    I love these ideas! I'm all about the personal gifts- something someone will love, yet not necessarily buy for themselves!
    • avatar image

      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I love the personal gifts, especially for the family members who really enjoy them!
  • avatar image

    Catherine

    December 9, 2016 Reply
    I love that roll-up crayon holder. So much cuter than my current method of storing kids' crayons: in a ziplock baggie. ;) TenThousandHourMama.com
    • avatar image

      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I also use a ziplock baggie now, but I plan to buy a roll-up holder. It looks great and it seems practical as well.
  • avatar image

    rmontgomeryx4@gmail.com

    December 9, 2016 Reply
    I like the fingerless gloves. That bath bomb set would be a great gift for my friend.
    • avatar image

      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      Yeees, the bath bombs are great for pampering moments!
  • avatar image

    Welsh Cakes and Wellies

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    I would love the cocktail lip balms! I also think the crayon roll and the bunny in a match box are great unusual gifts for kids. Lovely ideas!
    • avatar image

      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I also liked the bunny a lot! It seems very cute!
  • avatar image

    Maggie

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    I love your round up! The Christmas spa set is so my style - not only is it pampering, it's got the red truck + tree combo that I'm absolutely wild about!
  • avatar image

    Kimba

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    The kids' gift ideas are so cute! Etsy has so many unique gifts to choose from.
    • avatar image

      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I totally agree, Etsy is a great platform for unique gifts!
  • avatar image

    lynne.hanson@hotmail.co.uk

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    Absolutely love this guide, I find it so hard picking gifts especially for people I don't know very well and even for some that I do, great ideas and some I will definitely look at, thanks :)
    • avatar image

      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I am glad you liked the guide! Happy shopping! :)
  • avatar image

    Kelli-Anne

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    These are really great ideas! I seem to always stick with stationary sets and sometimes those get old. I like how you incorporated ideas for both "him and her".
    • avatar image

      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      I really like the stationary sets, they are always a good idea! :-)
  • avatar image

    Bernadine

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    Wow, all of these gifts are so cute! Glad I found your blog. Blog party's are very helpful!!
  • avatar image

    stephaniejparrell@gmail.com

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    I love love love your recommendations! I feel like I would be happy with anything from this list. I might have to send it over to my boyfriend for a hint hint. haha
    • avatar image

      Raluca

      December 10, 2016 Reply
      You should send the link! Men are not so good with choosing gifts, so I think he would appreciate the hint! :-)
  • avatar image

    Elizabeth Doren

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    This is an awesome list. I adore the personalized stacking rings. I could order everything on this list. I don't think it's inappropriate for Santa to order gifts for Santa?
  • avatar image

    Sumudu

    December 10, 2016 Reply
    I like the bath ball gifts. This is on my Christmas list of things to buy. Nice blogsite by the way.
  • avatar image

    Holly

    December 11, 2016 Reply
    I love that make your own lip balm kit! It's adorable, and looks super fun too. xx http://theblondechiffon.com
  • avatar image

    Jen @ Noting Grace

    December 11, 2016 Reply
    Great ideas! I needed some unique ideas and these are great!
  • avatar image

    Anne Thornley-Brown

    December 11, 2016 Reply
    I usually have my act together but this year, I have not even started my Christmas shopping. Ouch! Well, you have made my job a WHOLE lot easier. There are many usable ideas here. The Christmas candle and Christmas scrub gift sets will do fora a lot of people. The leather card holder is perfect. I have lost mine...again. Play dough I sometimes use as an energizer during workshops. I like this packaging better than the plastic tubs.
    • avatar image

      Raluca

      December 14, 2016 Reply
      I liked the packing of the play dough too, it looks great and I think kids would really enjoy it! I plan to try them soon with my boy! :-)
  • avatar image

    Vaishnavi

    December 12, 2016 Reply
    Wow. There are such awesome gift ideas. A class apart. Love that you've put up a list of unusual ones. It's a pain - we run out of Christmas gift ideas and resort to boring stuff. you've given us a pain killer and a sweet one at that :)
    • avatar image

      Raluca

      December 14, 2016 Reply
      I am glad you liked the ideas! :-)
  • avatar image

    Anna nuttall

    December 12, 2016 Reply
    I love these ideas, the bath bomb gift set certainly caught my eyes. xx
  • avatar image

    Paula

    December 13, 2016 Reply
    I love all these Etsy things! So much more fun than the usual stuff! Thanks for the inspiration!

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