30+ Holiday Gifts Under $30

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa or just love giving gifts (or, er, buying them for yourself), no one wants to blow all their money on the holidays. And why the heck should you?

That’s why we put together these holiday gift ideas — all of them are under $30, but none of them look remotely cheap. So you better start practicing your modest face when all your friends and family exclaim, “omg, this is too much, you must have spent a fortune!” Seriously, that’s what they’ll be saying, just you wait. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if you want to tell them the real price of everything.

What’s the secret to these amazing-yet-cheap holiday gifts? They’re all luxe beauty products that anyone (moms, dads, sisters, cousins, girlfriends, boyfriends, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles, yeah, OK, I’ll stop) would absolutely love to have. Think the ultimate in pampering and beautification with a teeny-tiny price tag.

So now that you’ve gotten all your Christmas/holiday shopping out of the way (or rather, you will once you check out these gift ideas), it’s on to the most important part: what gift you’re going to give yourself. Here’s my wish list (hint, hint, to all my friends and family reading this), feel free to share yours in the comments below and not-so-subtly send your friends/fam the link:

1. Gift certificate for a massage (perfect for all that holiday stress)

2. New brown boots (mine are falling apart)

3. Turquoise dress (I’ve fallen in love with this one, sigh)