32 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts to Celebrate the Holidays

Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is a wonderful season full of gift-giving and memory-making. While buying gifts for your family and friends can express your love and show them how much you care, you probably have a list that’s a mile long. You need to shop for your parents, your spouse, your kids, your coworkers, your kids’ teachers, the mailman, and on and on. Luckily, you don’t have to drain your bank account to check everyone off your list this year. We’ve come up with a list of inexpensive Christmas gifts that are practical, unique, and still fit still within your budget.

How to Choose an Inexpensive Christmas Gift

Finding inexpensive Christmas gift ideas that your loved ones won’t even realize you got for a steal doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems. From personalized mugs to warm and cozy slippers, you can find a gift for everyone on your list for under $30. Peruse online shops for clearance and sales and check out some discount stores in your area. Gather up all the advertisements and look at the items your local stores have on sale. You never know what kind of bargains you’ll find.

You can also find a lot of great deals on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Once again, be sure to pay attention to the advertisements so that you can determine what store you need to go to and what you need to get. Shopping on Black Friday requires a solid plan of attack so you don’t miss out on the best deals. If you’re not a fan of the mall or large crowds, consider shopping on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving. You can find plenty of great deals online on this day without even leaving your home.

Also, be sure to check out our collection of inexpensive gifts. You might be surprised to find that a delicious gift from Edible Arrangements® can cost less than $50 and make a big impression.

Top Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

If you’re on the hunt for Christmas gifts that won’t break the bank, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 10 inexpensive Christmas gifts under $30:

1. Classic Indulgence Box

This dessert box offers a delicious holiday gift. Filled with chocolate covered banana bites dipped in a combination of white and semisweet chocolate, apple wedges topped with semisweet chocolate and our classic chocolate covered strawberries, you won’t believe it costs less than $30.

Cost: $29.99

2. Portable Air Purifier 

white air purifier

Give the gift of fresh clean air with this portable air purifier. It can cover an area of about 6 square meters, perfect for keeping the office, bedroom, or another small space fresh. It’s a practical (but totally incredible) gift that’s sure to be loved by anyone on your gift-giving list this year.

Cost: $24.99

3. Figural Tree Mug

christmas tree shaped mug

One of the best parts of the cold winter season is drinking hot chocolate by the fire, especially around the holidays. This Christmas tree shaped mug is an incredibly festive gift that makes for the perfect hot chocolate mug for anyone in your life. To make it even better, gift your favorite hot cocoa alongside it for a ready-to-enjoy gift.

Cost: $16.95

4. Cupcake and Dipped Fruit Boxes

Celebrate the holidays with this delicious arrangement that will certainly bring some seasonal cheer. Packed with chocolate covered fruits and tasty cupcakes, this is a sweet gift for anyone on a budget.

Cost: $25.98

5. Personalized Family Christmas Ornament

Personalized Family Christmas Ornament

Give your loved one this beautiful ornament made with real walnut and maple plywood. It comes laser cut and engraved with each member’s name on a Christmas ornament and your choice of wording along the bottom.

Cost: $15

6. French Kitchen Marble Cheese Board with Slicer

marble cheese slicer with block of cheese on it

For the one who loves to host or the cheese enthusiast in your life, this marble cheese slicer is the perfect choice! The build-in stainless steel slicer allows for easy cutting, while the beautiful marble slab offers a sophisticated presentation.

Cost: $24.95

7. Oven Mitt Gift

christmas themed pot holder with cookie boxes inside

Decked out in a red and white design, these potholders couldn’t be more festive. Each one has a pocket you can fill with a baking mix and spatula, fresh baked cookies, or another sweet treat.

Cost: $7.99

8. HALLUCI Women’s Cross Band Soft Plush Slippers

HALLUCI Womens Cross Band Soft Plush Slippers

Give the gift of comfort with these luxuriously soft and plush slippers. They feature a chic cross band design in your choice of 11 colors and a solid high-density memory foam insole that provides comfortable support.

Cost: $20.99

9. Murder Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle 

murder mystery puzzle boxes

These murder mystery puzzles make for a fun gift that the whole family can join in on. Each 500 piece puzzle reveals clues that can be used to solve a mystery piece by piece. It’s a unique gift that the whole family will participate in at the holiday gathering this season.

Cost: $19

10. Everything is Fine Shower Steamers 

yellow box of shower steamers

These aromatherapy shower steamers bring the spa experience right to your own home. They are made with essential oils in a sea salt, citrus, and neroli scent that gets released with the steam of a hot shower. It’s an inexpensive Christmas gift idea that feels luxurious without the luxury price tag.

Cost: $26.00

Best Inexpensive Christmas Gifts According to Expert Gift Givers & Deal Finder

For more incredible inexpensive Christmas gifts for you to choose from, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say about their favorite inexpensive Christmas gifts.

Coffee Gator Cold Brew Coffee Maker 

cold brew coffee maker

Richard Hsu, from HowToArtist.com, submitted an awesome inexpensive Christmas gift choice for the coffee-lover in your life. This cold brew coffee maker from Coffee Gator allows anyone to easily brew delicious cold brew coffee right at home. It has a BPA free carafe with an ultra-fine mesh filter and can make up to 37 ounces of cold brew at a time. It’ll keep any gift recipient caffeinated throughout the holiday season!

Cost: $25.67

Treleaf Plant Trellis

potted plant in a white pot with a wooden plant-shaped trellis

For the plant lover in your life, Zeba Parkar from Treleaf suggests gifting one of their plant-inspired plant trellises. They are designed to encourage your plant to climb and feature a unique laser-cut design that will add a statement piece to your home. These handmade trellises replace traditional moss poles and wire hangers, supporting your plant with a one-of-a-kind structure that will transform your potted plant into a piece of art.

Cost: $30

Vegan Sourdough English Muffin Variety Pack

english muffin variety pack

Looking for an inexpensive Christmas gift for the vegan foodie in your life? Olivia Weale from Dam Good™ English Muffins suggest the company’s variety pack of vegan sourdough english muffins. The pack comes with four bags of gourmet, artisan-style, vegan english muffins in classic flavors: multigrain, whole wheat, original white, and cinnamon swirl. Your gift recipient can use these versatile and delicious english muffins to craft up pizzas, toasts, and so much more!

Cost: $26

Lip Rally Lip Scrub from Ada Lip Beauty 

lip scrub product with green foliage surrounding it

This incredible inexpensive Christmas gift idea comes from Ada Hsieh, the CEO and founder of Ada Lip Beauty. It’s an exfoliating and nourishing lip scrub that’s made from all natural ingredients, including cocoa seed butter, shea and jojoba oil, and natural sugar beads.

Cost: $16

Milk Boss Milk Frother

milk frother in assorted colors on white background

Nick Mueller, director of operations of Hawaiianislands.com, suggests the Milk Boss Milk Frother, saying that it allows anyone to “whip up their own super frothy lattes at home, helping them to save money on their daily coffee run.” It’s an amazing gift idea for the coffee lover in your life this holiday season!

Cost: $9.99

The Grumpy Octopus 

hand holding a red octopus plush on white background

We just had to include this hilarious and incredibly cute Christmas gift submission, The Grumpy Octopus. Its comical expression makes it a gift that’ll make anyone laugh this holiday season. Plus, it’s amusingly adorable and incredibly soft, perfect for bringing joy to just about anyone on your list this year.

Cost: $26.50

Amazon Basic iPhone Charger 

black phone charger against white background

Julie Ann, the face behind parenting blog Adaptable Mama, shares an inexpensive Christmas gift that’s perfect for the whole family. Sometimes the best gifts are those that are practical, which makes this 6-foot phone charger an awesome choice. Perfect for the on-the-go parent, this durable charger is great for taking keeping in the car or just having on hand for back-up. Plus, it makes the perfect stocking stuffer!

Cost: $6.92

ArtfulTea Tea Sampler Pack

tea sampler kit with tea pot on white table

Maggie Wack of ArtfulTea suggests their tea sampler pack as a thoughtful inexpensive Christmas gift for any tea-lover in your life. It’s an affordable way to spread Christmas cheer, with an assortment of handmade loose leaf teas. You can choose from four different flavor packs: black tea, green tea, herbal tea, and an organic assortment.

Cost: $11.95

Bear Mountain BBQ Smoke ‘Ems

grill with bowl of vegetables and smoke pellet packets next to it

This inexpensive gift idea, perfect for the grill master in your life, comes from Bear Mountain BBQ. Their Smoke ‘Ems packets may be small, but sure do pack a whole lot of delicious flavor. They add up to 45 minutes of of natural hardwood smoke to meals, making for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for any grill-lover. They even come in four different flavors: gourmet, bold, savory and sweet.

Cost: $4.99

Organic Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

mushroom growing kit

For incredibly unique gift idea, Aaron from Hodgins Harvest suggests their Organic Oyster Mushroom grow kit. With 6.5 pounds of certified organic mushroom mycelium included, the kit allows you to home grow over 3 pounds of mushrooms. It comes with a misting bottle, humidity dome, and directions to have fresh oyster mushrooms in just 5 to 10 days. Any cooking or gardening lover will be eager to use this unique Christmas gift.

Cost: $35

New Moon Beginnings Tea Light Candle Pack

tea light candle pack

Chris Glarner suggests this tea light candle set from his aromatherapy shop, New Moon Beginnings, which he owns with his wife Rachel. You can select four or six scents from their collection of over 50 naturally fragranced scents. Made with essential oils, soy wax, and healing crystals, stones, and flowers, it’s a lovely Christmas gift idea that anyone is sure to love.

Cost: $11.99 – 16.49

Cafe Con Amor: Light Roast Coffee Beans

brown bag of coffee beans

Olivia Lynd from Brewpoint Coffee, an Illinois based coffee company, suggests a bag of their freshly roasted coffee beans as a great inexpensive Christmas gift. These award winning single-origin beans brew a coffee with notes of milk chocolate and orange citrus. It makes for a great stocking stuffer or small Christmas gift for the coffee connoisseur in your life.

Cost: $18

Emerging Green Eco-Friendly Journal Notebooks 

three brown notebooks on white background

For the friend who’s always journaling or jotting down notes, Emerging Green suggests their set of eco-friendly journals. These earth-conscious journals are made from recycled and compostable paper and offer a smooth writing surface. It’s an inexpensive Christmas gift idea that anyone on your lift is sure to love and get great use out of.

Cost: $16.02

Merge Cube: Augmented & Virtual Reality STEM Toy 

iphone with virtual reality toy

For the science and technology enthusiast in your life, the Merge Cube is an incredible choice! With the cube, kids and teens can learn about and interact with the digital world, offering an engaging way to learn about science and STEM. It comes with free science and STEM content, with over 100 more available for purchase.

Cost: $25

Multipurpose Fabric Tray 

green floral fabric tray

These beautiful fabric trays from Handmade by Friendship Bridge allow you to give a gift that keeps on giving. These colorful trays are handmade by artisans from all over the world, providing them with skills, learning experiences, and opportunities to reach their fullest potential. The handmade tray is the perfect place for setting down jewelry and other keepsakes. It’s a meaningful gift that makes an impact, especially fitting for the season of giving.

Cost: $30

No Worries Guided Journal 

blue journal with floral design and title "no worries" displayed on the cover

For the one who’s always improving their self-care routine, this guided journal makes the perfect inexpensive Christmas gift. This guided journal is geared towards helping you reduce stress and practice positive thinking. It comes packed with twelve weeks worth of daily journal prompts, self-care ideas, mindfulness tips, and so much more.

Cost: $9.95

Christmas Enamel Pin 

Christmas themed enamel pins

Kristen Goede, co-founder and pin designer at Big League Pins, suggests choosing from their array of Christmas-themed enamel pins. They feature adorable images, festive phrases, holiday movie references, and other Christmas-themed fun. Plus, they offer an expansive selection of other pins, from sports themed pins to pride pins and more. They’re the perfect stocking stuffer for just about anyone on your Christmas list this year!

Cost: $12

All Things Jerky: The Definitive Guide to Making Delicious Jerky and Dried Snack Offerings

jerky cookbook with dried meats featured on the cover

This inexpensive Christmas gift idea, submitted by James Watts from Own the Grill, is perfect for the foodie in your life. It features jerky and dried snack recipes from around the world, including Hawaiian islands ginger chews and cranapple chicken. Watts praises the book, saying: “As a die-hard grilling and smoking fanatic, All Things Jerky has become my go-to gift for friends, as it won’t hurt your pocketbook or put a dent in your bank balance.”

Cost: $14.99

Steeped Coffee Home Gift Kit 

box of coffee steeping bags and a coffee dinner mug

Steeped Coffee offers an innovative way to brew your cup of coffee, offering single-serve coffee steeping bags filled with 100% artisan roasted specialty coffee. Their gift kit includes everything needed to brew delicious cups of coffee at home or on-the-go, featuring an eight pack of Steeped Coffee and a dinner mug. In addition, it’s made with guilt-free compostable packaging and renewable materials. It’s a Christmas gift that’s a win-win for your coffee-loving gift recipient and the planet.

Cost: $24.95

Himalayan Pink Salt Bar Soap 

pink and cream swirled bar of soap on white background

Manuela Valenti, CEO of By Valenti Organics, suggests one of their luxurious skincare products for a small and inexpensive Christmas gift. A great choice, their Himalayan Pink Salt Bar Soap is formulated to balance skin and provide a gentle cleanse. It’s made from simple organic ingredients, including coconut oil, shea butter, Himalayan pink salt, and pink grapefruit.

Cost: $12

Vegabond Heart Co. Travel Patch

iron on travel patch laying on top of a map

For the travel enthusiast, Vegabond Heart Co. offers travel patches, stickers, enamel pins, and magnets that make the perfect inexpensive gift. The avid traveller will love displaying where they’ve been on their suitcase, backpack, water bottle, or basically anywhere they want! It’s a stylish take on a classic souvenir that makes for the perfect stocking stuffer or small gift.

Cost: $9.95

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster 

scratch off movie poster

Isabella Meyer, editor at Artincontext, suggests an inexpensive Christmas gift that is perfect for the movie buff in your life. This scratch off poster features 100 of the most iconic films, inviting your gift recipient to take a deep dive into the best bucket list movies.

Cost: $15

Inexpensive doesn’t necessarily have to mean cheap or tacky. Instead, it’s totally possible to find some high-quality inexpensive Christmas gifts that are less than $30 for all of your family and friends. Use this list to find that just-right gift for someone in your life, or even just gain a little gift-giving inspiration!