37 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts That Don’t Look Cheap

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: December 7, 2023

    It’s that time of the year again, and if you don’t want to spend a month’s rent on holiday gifts, you have come to the right place, my friend. Holiday shopping doesn’t have to cause heart palpitations; we’re here to ensure you get a lot of bang for your buck. Because we know you want to find the best cheap Christmas gifts that look way more expensive. 

    Our gift guide is packed with the best ideas to help you find the perfect inexpensive Christmas gifts for him, her, and the kiddos – that won’t make you look like a cheapo. You see, great affordable gifts are out there; you need to know where to look!

    We’ve got funny, practical, and thoughtful gifts for every kind of relationship. From coffee gifts to jewelry, pamper packages to sweet treats, personalized originals to skincare essentials, books, bows, and even outdoor martini glasses.

  1. Spa Gift Basket
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    We all can use a little self-care once in a while. A bestseller at Amazon, this spa gift set is created with natural ingredients and is never tested on animals It is infused with pure essential oils and Vitamin E to rejuvenate and relax while smoothing and moisturizing skin. It makes an excellent gift for your best friend.

  3. Movie Night Popcorn Gift Set
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    Give this delicious popcorn kernel and seasoning set at your next dinner party or holiday gathering – it’s the perfect foodie gift for any occasion! Use these spices however you like! Sprinkle these popcorn topping blends on potatoes, nuts, chips, and ice cream!

  5. Phone Camera Lenses
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    Have you got an amateur photographer in the fam? This set is unique for the gift list and 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. It attaches with a removable clip that won’t leave scratches.

  7. 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 display dome—an excellent gift for promoting science or geology.

  9. Hidden Pocket Scarf
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    Travel is easier with a fashionable scarf that secretly conceals your phone, passport, wallet, and keys in a hidden pocket. A loose double wrap allows the scarf to sit naturally over your shoulders without being too tight or long. Made from premium fabric, the scarf is comfy for long flights and great for all seasons. Perfect for the minimalist in your life.

  11. Silk Pillowcase Set
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    Made from 100% Mulberry Silk, these silk pillowcases have been labeled by Good Housekeeping Magazine as an “All-Star Standout.” In various colors to suit her decor, her face will be protected from sleep-induced pressure wrinkles and her hair from the dreaded frizz. Makes a great stocking stuffer for her.

  13. Tin of Cookies
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    Who doesn’t want a tin of cookies? The gift for any occasion, our ever-popular Nibblers bite-sized cookies are made just as they’ve always been from Mrs. Field’s original recipes and presented in our signature tin. Each Mrs. Fields cookie tin holds a tasty assortment of flavor favorites.

  15. Cord Organizers


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

  17. Bedside Pocket
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    Help him to keep his bedside or couch essentials handy with this convenient felt pouch. Just slide the sturdy flap between your mattress and foundation or under the couch cushion, and the open pocket holds everything from books to remotes. The heather gray shade will complement any decor. 

  19. 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 and a non-slip grip offer protection – especially after too many eggnogs. 

  21. 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.

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

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

  27. Cold Brew Maker
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    Cold brewing makes coffee less acidic and smoother in taste than traditional hot brewing, providing you with purer, healthier coffee concentrate. Cold Brewer locks freshness and flavor for up to 2 weeks within the durable extra-thick glass for maximum temperature stability. Flexible for brewing hot or cold tea or coffee within a sleek design engineered to fit perfectly in your fridge. It’s an excellent gift for the brother-in-law who loves his coffee.

  29. 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.

  31. 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 – hair products, serums, sprays, etc. It also has a small, zippered jewelry pouch and a mini brush organizer. When you’re packing, draw it in like a sleeping bag!

  33. 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 kids’ lives. 

  35. 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.  

  37. Gerber 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 you’d usually find, along with a Saf.T.Plus locking system for safety. Perfect for disassembling the Christmas decor. There are two in each order. 

  39. Personalized Leather Mousepad
  40. 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 robust, and you can personalize it to ensure they feel like a boss. It sure beats a keychain for that “Secret Santa” gift.

  41. 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. The perfect gift for your best friend.

  43. Rock Painting Kit
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    Spark their creativity with this deluxe rock painting kit, containing 1tensmooth river rock, 6sixcolored paints, 6sixmetallic paints, 2twoglitter glues, 39 transfer stickers, googly eyes, sticky gems, 2twopaintbrushes, a sponge, and instructions. The perfect STEM project for kids aged 6 – 12!

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

  47. Funny Coffee Mug 
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    This campfire-style enamel mug will surely make someone smile wherever they’re used. This mug makes a funny gift for any beer lover, homebrewer, drinker, camper, outdoorsman, coffee lover, man, woman, pet, and anyone who appreciates unique things. Yes, it’s fun, but it’s not just a gag gift – they will love it for its functionality! Great for a white elephant, too.

  49. Flavored Syrup Set
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    This coffee gift set includes four delicious coffee syrup flavors. There’s sure to be a flavor to match your mood and tantalize your taste buds– try Hazelnut, Salted Caramel Candy, French Vanilla Cupcake, and Caramel Cookie Crunch. Add these coffee syrups to your latte and experience a massive burst of flavor! 

  51. Art Set 
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    Art and creativity benefit children of all ages, enhancing their imaginations and 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. 

  53. Marvel Socks
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    Marvel fans will appreciate these officially licensed Avengers socks that’ll fit youth and men in shoe sizes 6-12. So then, on any given day, they can choose between being a superhero or a villain before they leave the house (teenagers are mostly villains…)

  55. 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. 

  57. Inspirational Bracelet
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    Sometimes, we all need a little reminder that we can do anything we put our minds to! The inside of this bracelet is printed with an inspirational quote that will help keep her motivated—an excellent gift for any of the ladies on your list.

  59. 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.  

  61. Fancy Skin Care
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    Each of these mists can be used whenever, wherever—but it’s easy to incorporate all three into your day-to-night regimen. Here are one (of many!) ways to use your mists: Start your day with the Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea; keep your rose-infused face mist on hand as a midday pick-me-up, or try back the dew in your makeup look; then set the tone before bed using Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender for a calming botanical boost.

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

  65. Lip Balm Set
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    These lip glosses are beautifully packaged and super hydrating. They come in six tropical flavors, including Coconut, Passionfruit, Mango Papaya, and Hibiscus Blossom, and are formulated with beeswax to smooth lips without chemicals.

  67. Travel Board Books
  68. inexpensive-christmas-gifts-travel-booksIntroduce your little traveler to international landmarks, food, animals, and vehicles 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.

  69. 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 extraordinary lady in your life. Make up a few little gift bags and give all your loved ones a pair.

  71. Unicorn+Mermaid Hair Bows
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    This variety pack of six elegant hair bows in shades of mermaid and unicorn will impress many a young girl. Give them all to one child, or split them between several.

  73. Insulated MargTini Tumbler
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    Every drinking enthusiast 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.