I always want to be one of those friends prepared with a gifting section of one of my closets…with adorable gifts at-the-ready (like these!) for any occasion…and especially for the holidays. I love gifting but am not always the best at completing a fully detailed list of recipients, and I find myself wishing I had some extra special items on hand to choose from when I need to.
12 Cute, Random & Fun Gifts Under $30
That’s where this little gift guide comes in — with cute unique finds under $30: for teachers, neighbors, babysitters, friends, co-workers, gift exchange parties, your teen’s bestie–those situations where a gift card just won’t quite cut it on its own or you want a little more thoughtfulness to accompany the gift. I’m saying this for my own benefit, friends, but bookmark this for now and later.
Whether you’re shopping for the homebody, the self-care junkie or the foodie, there’s a little something happy here for everyone’s stocking or to have on hand for all special occasions.
Home: 01 | 02 | 03 Foodie: 01 | 02 | 03 Self-care: 01 | 02 | 03 For Fun: 01 | 02 | 03
Gifts For The Homebody
1. Fuzzy Slippers
These slippers are so cozy looking and adorable. This would be fun to gift with a little pedicure set or gift card to get their toes done.
2. Water Bottle Ice Cube Tray
This ice cube tray is a great gift for anyone really. What a handy item. Perfect for the gym-goer, the hiker, the traveler or the at-home water guzzler. You could even freeze infused water or fruit juices in this to add a little flavor to your daily bottle refills.
3. Essential Oil Diffuser
You can’t go wrong with an essential oil diffuser for the home. My favorite oil combos this time of year are orange and cinnamon or rosemary. Mmm.
Gifts For The Foodie
1. Cute Animal Mugs
I mean. These animal mugs are just beyond cute. Offered in a variety of animal options, these double-walled coffee mugs would be perfect for any hot drink-lover! Gift with (a favorite matcha (here’s mine) or hot chocolate.
2. Garlic Keeper
I’ve had a garlic keeper for a while and it makes a huge difference. Love the classic style of this one that would go in any kitchen.
3. Glass Canisters
These glass canisters are so pretty and could go anywhere— from the kitchen to the pantry to the bathroom — to hold flour, sugar, coffee, tea, snacks, cotton balls or even as a centerpiece filled with ornaments or lights.
1. Burt’s Bees Hand-Repair Set
That almond milk hand creme in this hand-repair set is bomb! I’ve used it for a long time. What a lovely gift that preps anyone’s hands for the cold dry winter. Perfect for co-workers to keep at their desk at the office.
2. Facial Brush
Love the colors of this facial brush, and that it has a super-soft side and a scrubbier side. Great stocking stuffer for a teen.
3. Facial Mister
This facial mister is perfect for travel and dry offices where the heat is blasting. A relaxing way to refresh skin daytime or nighttime.
Gifts Simply For Fun
1. Succulent Candles
A little obsessed with these succulent candles! So, so pretty. Uncommon Goods has the best selection of really lovely, fun gifts. Grab these for your plant- and flower-loving pals!
2. Squishy Cats
Speaking of obsessed…how freaking cute are these squishy…for any age. Fun for kiddos, stress-relieving for grown-ups and addicting in a good way for teens that might be hard to buy for (picked by my assistant who is a teen herself!)
3. Night Light
Well, gosh. Speaking of freaking adorable, this little nightlight is cute day or nighttime in any bedroom. Urban Outfitters also has a great gift section of unique finds for the home or stocking that you don’t find anywhere else.
Here’s hoping this helps find some unique little gifts for some people on your list. There’s nothing like making a loved one smile with a little something happy.
Need more gift ideas? We have a slew. For 2022’s gift ideas hub, click here, or go straight to Gifts For Kids, Gifts For Him and/or Gifts For Her.