Gift Guide

The Best Unique Holiday Gifts Under $30

written by THE EVERYMOM EDITORS

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Graphics by: Aryana Johnson
Graphics by: Aryana Johnson

While bigger gifts might seem like the harder things to pick out, sometimes it’s looking for something small that proves to be a lot more difficult. You might need a few gifts under $30 for a loved one, something special for a teacher, caregiver, or coworker, fun Secret Santa gift ideas, or something unique for a White Elephant exchange. These gifts seem to always be left to the last minute—but not this year. Read on for our favorite under-$30 gifts (along with a few right at the $30 mark), including everything from the practical to the personalized, and even a couple of fun treats to help celebrate the end of the year.

If you’re looking to be dubbed “Queen of Gift Giving” this year, we’ve got you. More gifts can be found on our full holiday gift guide. You’ll find ideas for everyone on your list!

Amazon | Owala
FreeSip Water Bottle

An editor-favorite gift, this travel-friendly water bottle is perfect for those who are constantly on the go and need something they can easily throw in their bag. Plus, it comes in a variety of cute colors!

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Magnolia
Watercolor Workbook

A great gift for those wanting to practice their artistic skills or pick up a new hobby, this watercolor kit comes with beginner-ready sketches and step-by-step instructions.

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QVC | Jacqui Oakley
Pride and Puzzlement: A Jane Austen Puzzle

If you know a lover of Mr. Darcy’s famous hand flex, this 1000-piece Pride & Prejudice will be their holy grail. It also features more characters from Jane Austen’s most beloved works—perfect for both longtime fans and Austen newbies.

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Etsy | Odd Born
Moms Club Motel Keychain

She’s not a regular mom, she’s a cool mom. With different styles to choose from, this keychain makes for a cute gift that she’ll be sure to show off.

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Nordstrom | Nécessaire
The Body Lotion

An awesome option for those that love beauty, this editor-favorite item is a fast-absorbing moisturizer that is formulated with rich peptides and multivitamins.

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SaySo
Skinny Spicy Margarita Sachets

Everyone has that one person in their life that is simply obsessed with spicy margs. Let them enjoy drinks on-the-go with these convenient sachets. Just add tequila (or water for a yummy mocktail)!

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Nordstrom | Barefoot Dreams
Cozy Chic Socks

Everyone needs a good pair of fuzzy socks during the wintertime, and these are a longtime reader and editor favorite. They’re made with the softest material for extreme comfort and warmth.

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The Everygirl x Day Designer
Large Zipper Pouch

If you know someone who could benefit from a little organization, then you’ll want to gift them this zipper pouch. This durable accessory has room for all the essentials, while fitting perfectly in any backpack or bag.

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Amazon | OCOOPA
Rechargeable Hand Warmers

Great for sports parents, these rechargeable hand warmers are always good to have on hand. They’re a necessity for chillier days spent outside, and will provide soothing warmth at the touch of a button.

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Spongellé
Men’s Bold Built-In Body Wash Buffer

Treat a man in your life to this luxurious buffer with built-in body wash. Reusable for 12 washes, this all-in-one cleansing treatment will elevate his minimalist self-care regimen.

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Etsy | MayaMore Jewelry
Zodiac Constellation Birthstone Necklace

If you know a zodiac lover, this personalized constellation birthstone necklace makes for a thoughtful gift. It’s dainty, subtle, and will pair well with other jewelry pieces.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Bright Endeavors
Lavender Bath Salts

Pamper them with these calming lavender bath salts that’ll transform their bath experience. With proceeds supporting nonprofit programs for young moms, it’s a gift you can feel good about.

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Dickies
Thick Knit Beanie

Available in an array of colors, this thick-knit beanie is an essential yet fashionable gift that will keep a loved one warm this winter. It can also be worn cuffed or uncuffed, making it a versatile wardrobe staple.

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Etsy | PINK PUEBLO 2
Personalized Teacher Stamp

Give your little one’s favorite teacher your own stamp of approval with this fun personalized stamp that they’ll be sure to use throughout the school year.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Ordinary Habit
On-the-Go Puzzle

This on-the-go puzzle is a gift that doubles as a fun activity and cute decor. It comes with a zipper pouch, making it a great option for traveling or just quiet moments throughout the day.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Amazon | Kitsch
Ultimate Cleansing Kit

A skincare junkie’s dream: this reusable and environmentally-friendly cleansing kit comes with everything they’d need for a rejuvenating and refreshing beauty routine.

BIPOC-OWNED | ECO-FRIENDLY | WOMEN-OWNED
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Etsy | Crystals Ball
Yes Chef T-Shirt

Gift this lighthearted T-shirt to a comedic soul that would appreciate this iconic reference from the TV show The Bear. 

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Etsy | Moody Green
Mini Hand Embroidered Bookmark Kit

For the book worm in your life, this embroidery kit is a practical gift that will give them the chance to create their own personalized bookmark.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Etsy | Caitlyn Minimalist
Custom Name Stud Earrings

Spoil someone you know with these custom name earrings. With two finishes and three fonts to choose from, these dainty statement earrings will complement any everyday jewelry.

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Kohl’s | Rare Beauty
Everyday Rose Lip Oil & Liner Duo

Not only is this lip oil and liner duo gift set the perfect lip combo, but it’s also great for makeup lovers that are always in search of new beauty products to try.

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Amazon | Kismetics
Vegan Silk Sleep Set

This one’s for the seasoned beauty expert. They’ll love this satin pillowcase, eye mask, and scrunchie that’s beneficial for one’s skin and hair.

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Amazon | Octobuddy
Silicone Suction Phone Mount

Available in the cutest colors, this phone mount is great for taking hands-free videos or pictures. Designed with adhesive suction cups, it can adhere to mirrors, windows, and other flat surfaces—meaning you can use it anywhere.

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Sephora | Mount Lai
Gua Sha Facial Tool

Rooted in ancient Chinese medicine, gua sha is proven to activate circulation, invigorate energy, reduce inflammation, and so much more. This is an amazing gift for any wellness-loving woman in your life.

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Sephora | Sol de Janeiro
Brazilian Bum Bum Jet Set

If you have a beauty guru in your life, then this highly-rated travel set would be just the gift for them. Once they try (and smell!) these products, they’ll never go back.

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Thirteen Lune | Sundree
Cooling Facial Globe

Who doesn’t love a good self-care moment? This cooling facial globe is a great gift option for anyone that would like to soothe inflamed skin, shrink pores, and de-puff their skin.

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Sephora | Laneige
Lip Sleeping Mask Set

If you’re wondering what to get someone who is makeup-obsessed, these mini lip masks are a solid gift. This set includes a variety of flavors to try, so they can find their new favorite lip product!

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Williams Sonoma
Pizza Seasoning Mini Rub Set

Perfect for pizza lovers, this seasoning set includes savory flavors that’ll make it easy for them to customize each slice to suit their tastebuds.

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Amazon | Bentgo
Portable Snack Cup

A functional gift for a person that’s always on the move, this sustainable and portable snack cup is lightweight, durable, and perfect to store snacks in when traveling or heading to an office or school.

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Ulta | Bevel
2-in-1 Hair and Beard Pomade

Upgrade his self-care routine with this butter-based hair and beard pomade that will lock in moisture with a soft, all-day hold (without the sticky finish).

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Uncommon Goods
You Who? Family Game

This family-friendly game—which involves guessing questions like “What word or phrase do I always say?” or “Who do I think is the funniest person in the family?”—would be a fun gift for anyone that loves to host.

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Baggu
Foldable Reusable Bag

This sustainable and reusable bag is bestselling for a reason. It can comfortably carry up to three plastic grocery bags worth of items and makes for a great gift for shopaholics.

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Amazon | Body Restore
Relief Shower Steamers

Provide relaxation and relief with these eucalyptus shower steamers that aim to destress and can help with nasal congestion and fatigue.

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Uncommon Goods
Spiced Wine Mix

Share the gift of rich, spiced wine with this seasonal mix that’ll surely be a hit! Just add the mix to a pot of water and (of course) wine for a warm and delicious drink to sip on.

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Amazon | Old World Christmas
Charcuterie Board Ornament

Spread the joy and spirit of the holiday season with this adorable charcuterie board-inspired ornament. This small gift could even be the start of a cute yearly tradition. More than 20 foods available!

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Target | Figmint
Adjustable Wood Rolling Pin

We all know a baker in our lives that could benefit from this nifty adjustable rolling pin that’ll make cooking easier and elevate their baking game. It has rings that can be swapped in and out to achieve desired dough thickness and consistency.

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Amazon | VOBAGA
Coffee Mug Warmer

For those WFH individuals, this electric coffee mug warmer will be the ultimate gift that they’ll reach for daily. Plus, you can grab one in their favorite color.

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Nordstrom | Port & Polish
Pill Box

A functional and portable gift that will be used constantly, this seven-day pill box is great for those who are always on the move and want to prioritize their well-being.

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Mike’s Hot Honey
Hot Honey Gift Set

This honey set is the ideal gift for the foodie in your life that loves a little bit of spice. It includes all of Mike’s Hot Honey’s bestselling products, a recipe booklet, and even a tote bag.

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Olive & June
Cuticle Serum Duo

For the nail-obsessed person in your life, this cuticle serum duo is a must-have gift that will instantly hydrate, nourish, and treat dry cuticles.

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Sephora | Faded
Undereye Brightening & Clearing Eye Masks

Gift someone you know these undereye brightening masks that are the beauty hack to looking a bit more put-together on busy days.

BIPOC-OWNED | WOMEN-OWNED
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Mark & Graham
Personalized Pouches

This personalized gift comes in different sizes, meaning anyone could use these multi-functional pouches for their toiletries, stationary items, makeup, and more.

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Uncommon Goods
Fresh Cut Flower Tote

For the farmers market gals, this adorable tote bag doubles as a stylish accessory and protective carrier for their bouquet of fresh flowers.

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Etsy | Pineapple & Star
Travel-Friendly Hat Clip

This functional hat clip is an ideal gift for those that love to travel. It can carry their hat on their bag, belt, or other accessories—making it seamlessly easy to use and hassle-free.

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Anthropologie
Bistro Tile Monogram Mug

Add to their mug collection by gifting them this iconic monogram cup that will be used for all their cozy drinks.

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Milkbar
Assorted Cookie Tin

If you have someone with a sweet tooth in your life, they would definitely appreciate this assorted cookie tin, which includes all of the bestselling goodies from one of our favorite bakeries.

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Anthropologie
Capri Blue Volcano Tin Candle​

You truly can’t go wrong with gifting the iconic and top-rated Capri Blue Volcano candle, as it’ll make their home smell like shopping at an Anthropologie store.

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the everymoms holiday gift guide 2023

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