Gifts Under $30

Gift Guide: Under $30

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With Christmas only several weeks away, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. If you’ve already checked the Audiophile, the Technophile, and the Beer Drinker off of your shopping list but still haven’t finished gift-hunting for everyone else, fear not, for we’ve curated this special gift list to help you shop for those distant relatives, neighbors, or co-workers you still have to buy for. And because Christmas shopping can take it’s toll on your bank account, these 16 gifts under $30 won’t break the bank.

Kootek Tactical Flashlight Knife

Kootek Tactical Flashlight Knife

This tactical pocket light sports a CREE LED that delivers an impressive 800 lumens of adjustable light output on high mode, while an integrated survival blade and window punch provide cutting, glass-breaking, and self defense duties. – $20

Spine Titanium Wallet

Spine Titanium Wallet

The Spine Wallet is crafted from grade 5 titanium, which renders it extremely lightweight, water resistant, corrosion-resistant, and stronger than other wallets of the leather and plastic variety. It also — not surprisingly — opens bottles. – $29.99

Topo Designs Dopp Kit

Topo Designs Dopp Kit

Made from rugged 1000D Cordura fabric for durability, the Dopp Kit by Topo Designs features a unique triangular design that easily fits onto shelves and counters, along with a water resistant inner liner for easy cleaning. – $29

CRKT Drifter Knife

CRKT Drifter Knife

The most affordable CRKT knife on the market, probably, is the Drifter Knife. For a little over 20 bucks this stainless steel frame-lock folding knife offers it’s user a sharp 8Cr14MoV stainless steel blade, an integrated pocket clip, and the peace of mind knowing you didn’t spend your entire paycheck on an EDC knife. – $22

The Carry On Cocktail Kit

The Carry On Cocktail Kit

The Carry-On Cocktail Kit aims to improve your personal in-flight drinking situation by providing everything you need to make two Old Fashioned cocktails tucked away in a tin box. All that is missing is a small bottle of bourbon, preferably in a cup with ice, which can easily be obtained from your nearest flight attendant. – $24

Nerf N-Strike Maverick Rev-6

Nerf N-Strike Maverick Rev-6

The ultimate in sidearm firepower during times of office warfare, the Maverick can hit targets at up to 15 feet away and features a pullback mechanism, and a six-dart flip-open action, and an auto advancing barrel that loads quickly. – $24

SOG Key Knife

SOG Key Knife

Shaped like any standard house key, the SOG Key Knife inconspicuously blends in with the rest of your keychain until you’re ready to deploy the folding drop point stainless steel blade it cleverly hides within. While it may not render you the victor in a knife fight, it’s a winner when it comes to everyday cutting tasks such as opening boxes, letters, or removing the latest splinter from your finger. – $6

MMove Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds

MMove Bluetooth Earbuds

Offering a premium listening experience at a price that won’t bust your wallet, the MMove Bluetooth Earbuds feature noise reduction technology for a truly isolated sound, wireless bluetooth connectivity with 6 hours of listening on a single charge, and integrated control buttons for answering phone calls and controlling volume. – $29

Grenade Grips

Grenade Grips

Get more out of your next workout with Grenade Grips, a set of rubber accessories that instantly render the grips of dumbbells, barbells, pull up bars, push up bars, and even kettlebells much wider and more difficult to hold on to. – $24

Pornburger

Pornburger

Written by Washington, D.C. chef and hamburger enthusiast Mathew Ramsey, Pornburger features insightful information for the hamburger lover such as a guide on beef blends, artery-clogging hamburger recipes, and a collection of spectacular photographs of each one.- $18

Griffin Pocket Tool Mini

Griffin Pocket Tool Mini

The Griffin Pocket Tool Mini provides a level of sophisticated functionality you’ve come to expect from your everyday carry thanks to a variety of built-in tools which include a bottle opener, a scoring tool, a pocket clip, a 1/4-inch bit driver, a prying tool that doubles as a flathead screwdriver, and an assortment of standard size wrenches. – $20

KeySmart 2.0 Extended Version

KeySmart 2.0 Extended Version

A must-have for any EDC kit, the KeySmart 2.0 Extended version is roughly the size of a pack of chewing gum and features a lightweight aluminum frame and a special expansion pack that allows you to carry up to 14 keys without the bulk of a normal keychain. – $21

Whiskey Wedge

Whiskey Wedge

Thanks to the ice that keeps it chilled, your glass of whiskey becomes more and more watered down by each passing minute. A better solution to keeping your beverage cold is the Whiskey Wedge. After freezing in ice, place the wedge-shaped block of ice in your libation and watch your whiskey stay colder longer, and free from the watered-down taste that accompanies smaller cubes of ice. – $18

Gerber GDC Tech Skin Pocket Knife

Gerber GDC Tech Skin Pocket Knife

Gerber’s GDC Tech Skin Knife is by no means a beast of a knife, yet it’s compact, pocket-friendly design works well with any existing EDC kit. A 2.5 inch, stainless steel drop point blade manages light everyday cutting tasks such as opening letters and boxes without a hitch, while a rubberized handle provides a secure grip and eliminates scratches to your smartphone screen and other items in your pocket. – $22

Machine Era Brass Pen

Machine Era Brass Pen

This Pilot G2 cartridge compatible, solid brass EDC pen by Machine Era Co. is exceptionally balanced despite it’s heavy weight. The absence of moving parts or plastic inserts — save for the threaded cap that can be screwed onto the back side of the body while writing — makes it a reliable everyday carry pen. – $29.90

The Hungover Cookbook

The Hungover Cookbook

There are only two things we know of that can help a hangover. If two aspirin and the hair of whatever dog bit you the night before don’t work, then try reading The Hungover Cookbook. Designed to help remedy the six known classes of a hangover, the Hungover Cookbook Includes recipes, hangover tests, and quizzes for determining if your actually hungover or still inebriated. – $8

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