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30 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts That Won’t Make You Look Like Scrooge

Updated on June 21, 2021 Updated on Jun 21, 2021
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    Here’s a “30 Under $25” gift list packed full of ideas to help you find the perfect inexpensive Christmas gift for him, her, and the kiddos – and one that won’t make you look cheap. You’ll be surprised at what’s out there!

    Gift Ideas For Him

  1. Phone Camera Lenses
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    Got an amateur photographer in the fam? This set will transform their smartphone pics into pro-looking images. It includes four lenses: a 12x zoom telephoto lens with a manual focus ring, a fisheye lens, a macro lens, and a wide-angle lens. Attaches with a removable clip that won’t leave scratches.

  3. Beer Savers
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    Nothing says Merry Christmas to a beer lover like, “Here’s a new way to keep your beer fresh!” Beer Savers are the world’s first durable, stretchy silicone beer bottle caps designed to help keep beer fresh after opening. Gift them with a bomber of his favorite beer for a perfect gift pairing from Santa.

  5. Minimalist Wallet


    The engineers behind this wallet wanted to create a minimalist design that’s perfect for business cards while also RFID Blocking for credit cards. Its elegant, compact design allows for front or rear pocket storage, and even with its slim design, it can hold up to 20 cards. 

  7. Gerber Diesel Multi-Pliers
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    With industrial strength but easy handling, this Multi-Plier offers everything you need to tackle challenging tasks. It includes 12 stainless steel tools that are larger and more durable than what you’d usually find, along with a Saf.T.Plus locking system for safety. Perfect for disassembling the Christmas decor. There are two in an order. 

  9. Cord Tacos
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    Say goodbye to your tangled, chaotic cord mess and welcome simple, convenient order. Keep cords, cables, earbuds, and chargers securely organized (and classy looking) with 100% genuine, full-grain, American leather. These make great stocking stuffers at Christmas!

  11. French Press Travel Tumbler
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    Start their day (or travels) off the right way with this portable French press coffee maker that brews freshly ground coffee (or tea) in minutes. It’s both stylish and convenient with triple insulation to keep their brew piping hot. Camping will never look the same again.

  13. Beer Caddy
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    A rustic, canvas beer cooler that holds six bottles that can be removed without opening the flap. It includes a removable, insulated liner and a bottle opener on a retractable cord. Perfect for your beer-swilling brothers, dad, boyfriend, best friend, hubby, or even your sweet neighbor. These look anything but cheap Christmas gifts.

  15. A Book of Cabins 
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    The ultimate holiday gift for the family member who loves the great outdoors, this collection of photographs and cabin-building “how-to” invites you to slow down and breathe. Packed with idyllic settings, stunning architecture, and cozy interiors, this paperback collection makes for a truly unique gift.  

  17. Campfire Poker
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    Never underestimate Christmas gift ideas that revolve around games. Especially for that person who loves to camp. Prepare them for their next adventure by gifting a campfire Texas Hold’em set – equipped with 52 waterproof playing cards, 120 bottle cap poker chips, and fold-out instructions and tips.  

  19. Personalized Leather Mousepad
  20. inexpensive-christmas-gifts-mousepad-leather Handmade gifts like this genuine leather mouse pad make a sophisticated accessory for any modern office (or home office). Made from 100% natural cow leather, it’s durable and strong, and you can personalize it to ensure they feel like a boss. Sure beats a keychain for that “secret Santa” gift.

    Gift Ideas For Her

  21. Phone Case With Wallet
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    Are you tired of carrying that heavy purse everywhere? Always forget to take the essential cards? All you need is a stylish phone case that can also hold the necessities. This iPhone case (in seven designs) has a hidden card and cash slot in the back and a magnetic closure to keep things secure.

  23. Initial Necklace
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    We all need a piece of jewelry declaring our initials to the world. This bold, angled, letter necklace comes in silver or gold and is a modern twist on the classic design, great for everyday wear or layering. Handmade to order.

  25. Skin Renewing Masks 
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    Last-minute buyers panic? Relax, you’ve got this. Many a woman in your life will love these cute little DIY face masks. The best part is that there are enough goodies here for 15 face masks! Choose from a balancing set with skin-calming rose petal and glowy spirulina. Or give the gift of a detox charcoal treatment.

  27. Hair Tie Bracelet
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    Sometimes we all need a little reminder that we can do anything we put our mind to – while also pulling the hair out of our eyes! The inside of this bracelet is printed with an inspirational quote, while the outside doubles as a hair tie holder. A great little gift that’ll say goodbye to cut-off wrist circulation.

  29. Insulated MargTini Tumbler
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    Every lady needs a classy glass for the great outdoors, and this candy cane-hued tumbler is designed to mimic margarita and martini glasses with their slim, sippable rims. Snap the lid shut for a splash-proof seal. While the ice-cold, anti-dilution technology will say ‘adios’ to watered-down margaritas. 

  31. Fuzzy Slippers
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    One of the best gifts for “holiday season relaxing” with a steaming mug of hot chocolate in hand. These slippers are flexible, lightweight, and cozy, and will conform to your feet and retain their shape. A wear-resistant sole along with a non-slip grip offers protection – especially after too many eggnogs. 

  33. Cute Triangle Studs
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    Make a classy statement with these unique rose gold, triangle, stud earrings. Nickel-free, hypoallergenic, and set with multiple cubic zirconias in a 14K rose gold-plated sterling silver. A stylish surprise for any awesome lady in your life. Make up a few little gift bags and give all your loved ones a pair.

  35. Travel Beauty Bag 
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    This large, bucket-style, waterproof beauty bag is the perfect way to travel with all those tall essentials that don’t fit into your makeup bag – think hair products, serums, sprays, and such. It also comes with a small, zippered jewelry pouch and a mini brush organizer. When you’re packed, draw it in like a sleeping bag!

  37. Small Crossbody Bag
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    This best-selling, small, crossbody bag is a great gift for almost anyone, especially when it comes in 24 different colors. Made of soft faux leather with gold-tone hardware, it measures just 8.5 inches wide and has an open pocket on the outside and a zippered pocket on the inside.

  39. Vintage Desert Prints 
  40. inexpensive-christmas-gifts-vintage-printsArt lover on your list? Inspire wanderlust with these three 8 x10  high-quality desert photography prints reproduced using rich archival inks. The prints come unframed, which allows your friend or family member to frame them to suit their own tastes and decor.

    Gift Ideas For Kids

  41. Clever Money Box
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    A multiple award winner, this cute moneybox trio is a timeless gift that will inspire and teach children to save, spend, and share with those less fortunate. A great allowance tool, these moneyboxes were designed as a tool for parents to incorporate strong financial values and practices into their kid’s lives. 

  43. Crystal Growing Kit
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    This crystal growing science kit teaches kids about the beauty and complexity of crystals. Follow the directions to conduct seven different crystal growing experiments and watch each crystal form inside its own display dome—an excellent gift for promoting science or geology.

  45. Olaf Waffle Maker 
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    Do you wanna build a snowman? Well, the kiddos can build him year-round with this nonstick waffle-maker. Charming and cute, let kids have fun piecing him together like a puzzle, then topping him with fruit, syrup, chocolate, butter, or whipped cream—the ultimate Christmas tree surprise for Frozen fans of all ages.

  47. Art Set 
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    Art and creativity are beneficial for children of all ages, enhancing their little imaginations and their skills. This mega art kit is suitable for a wide range of ages, and children can experiment with drawing, painting, and sketching using an array of vibrant colors. 

  49. Play-Doh Baking Set
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    Junior bakers can spin and stamp their own colorfully creative Play-Doh treats with their very own mixer. Choose a stamp, add some Play-Doh, press the handle, and voila – cookies and cupcakes ready to be decorated with swirls of fluffy Play-Doh “frosting” and “candies”. You’ll be so wishing these were edible!

  51. Magic Touch Ukulele 
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    This 2-in-1 wooden uke toy allows your little one to strum along to 30+ melodies or create their own solo hit. Wherever they strum, they’ll hear the sound of real chords. It also encourages the development of fine motor skills and cause and effect. While volume control thankfully protects parents from insanity. 

  53. Mermaid Blanket
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    Many little girls dream of becoming a mermaid, and this mermaid “tail blanket” can make that little dream come true. Made of eco and skin-friendly wool and crocheted by hand, it’s elegant, cozy, and playful all wrapped into one. 

  55. “Word Party” Plush
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    Netflix’s Word Party is for the cool babes of today, and Franny, the baby cheetah, is a much-loved character. The 10″ plush is super soft and cuddly and a perfect gift for little ones to snuggle up to as they follow their educational adventures.

  57. Rock Painting Kit
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    Spark their creativity with this deluxe rock painting kit, containing 10 smooth river rocks, 6 colored paints, 6 metallic paints, 2 glitter glues, 39 transfer stickers, googly eyes, sticky gems, 2 paintbrushes, a sponge, and instructions. The perfect STEM project for kids aged 6 – 12!

  59. Travel Board Books
  60. inexpensive-christmas-gifts-travel-booksIntroduce your little traveler to landmarks, food, animals, and vehicles from all around the world with this Little Traveler board book set. They’ll gain insight from Germany to Mexico, Barbados to Madagascar. The books are made from 90% recycled paper and printed with nontoxic inks. Ideal for ages 0-5.