Christmas gifts come in all shapes, sizes, and price points. Sure, it would be great if we could all afford to give a $10,000 watch or a luxurious trip to Bali or a car from one of those December savings events. But, for most of us, buying gifts like that just isn’t realistic. Some of the best and most thoughtful gifts are those that don’t cost while still bringing the holiday cheer (and maybe a little chocolate, too).
Here are 10 gifts under $30 that won’t break the bank but will show how much you care.
Send a few chocolate and raspberry wishes with a box of Holiday Sweet Treats. This gift includes Moose Munch Premium Popcorn and handcrafted silky-smooth chocolate truffles from the famed Harry & David candy kitchen. But the crowning jewels are the raspberry-filled, tree-cutout shortbread cookies. One bite of these, and they’ll be having the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny Kaye.
Who doesn’t love a sweet and salty snack during the holidays? Can’t think of anyone, right? The Moose Munch Premium Popcorn Mini Holiday Tin offers one bag each of classic caramel, peppermint bark, and milk and dark chocolate popcorn — and the chocolate is truffle quality, so you know it’s excellent.
Light up their Christmas with this delightful candle gift set. It comes with a tall cinnamon-scented candle and matching bar of soap, along with a jar of matches to keep the candle burning all throughout the season. Every time they fill their home with the enticing aroma the candle gives off, they will think of you.
The fruitcake has been the punchline to many jokes, including one about how there’s only one in the world and it just gets passed around from house to house. This version, however, is so delicious that not only will you not want it to leave your house — you won’t even pass it around the table. Should you want a jazzier one, there’s the Fruitcake Confection, which has been described as less of a cake and more of a chewy, gooey mix of nuts and large and delicious dried fruit held together by dough and then glazed to a gleaming, shiny perfection. We’re not sure who described it that way, but if you miss out on trying this, the joke’s on you.
The Holiday Sweets Mini Gift may be, well, mini, but it packs a strong chocolate punch! It comes with milk chocolate-covered cherries and a variety of chocolate truffles. Who doesn’t love a double dose of chocolate during the holidays?
Pears and Christmas go together like, well, we’re not quite sure if there’s anything more perfect than this combination during the holiday season. You’ll probably eat your pears within a few days, but this ceramic ornament will last throughout the holidays, and you can hang it from your tree year after year. Better yet, you don’t need to ripen it.
‘Tis the season for fleece blankets, snuggling on couches wrapped in said blankets, and sipping hot cocoa. Throw a movie in there, too, while you’re at it. The Holiday Hot Chocolate Tin Collection comes with milk chocolate-, peppermint-, and caramel-flavored hot cocoa mixes all packed in their own holiday tin. Make sure they open this gift first for happy sipping all day long.
If you know someone who is all about peppermint, then look no further. The Buttercream Frosted Candy Cane Flavored Cookie Flavor Box comes with 12 buttercream frosted cookies all boasting that festive candy cane flavor. Each cookie comes individually wrapped for easy sharing and storage if, by some miracle, there are leftovers.
What would the holidays be without…a ceramic planter in the shape of a safari animal with a succulent growing out of its back? For real, though, this gift is appropriate any time of year, but especially the winter, when it can be harder to keep houseplants alive. These resilient, drought-resistant mini succulents come in three animal varieties — rhino, elephant, and giraffe — ensuring they will up the cuteness factor in their home decor.
For more holiday gifting inspiration check out our other gift guides:
– Gifts for Her
– Gifts for Him
– Gifts for Holiday Hostess
– White Elephant & Secret Santa Gifts
– Holiday Gifts for Employees
– Catch-all Holiday Gift Guide
– Top Trending Flowers & Wreaths