The 18 Best Gifts Under $30

Published By

Giving a great gift doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, oftentimes going for a more reasonably priced gift (or a few of them) will show that you’re more concerned with quality and appropriateness for the receiver—rather than trying to be flashy.

So whether you’re looking for a particularly rad stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend or coworker, or just something small and affordable for a loved one, check out our 18 best gifts under $30.

Four Point Moon Puzzle

Four Point Moon Puzzle

Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? Putting together a jigsaw puzzle is a classic holiday-time activity, and Four Point’s awesome circular moon puzzle is both unique and eye-catching. Plus, it was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

Yeti Rambler Lowball

Yeti Rambler Lowball

Gifts that are practical, functional, and good looking are always going to be a hit—and that’s basically Yeti’s brand ethos. Their 10-ounce Lowball drinking cup is equipped with a lid that includes a magnetic sliding lock, making it both cool to play with and smoothly efficient.

Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker

Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker

Know anyone that’s always losing their keys—and their phone, and their wallet? Tile’s Mate Bluetooth Tracker will fix that problem in no time, with a 250-foot Bluetooth tracking range connected via a simple and intuitive app.

Huckberry Beanie

Huckberry Beanie

You can rarely go wrong with gifting someone a piece of clothing that makes them cozy, comfortable, and stylish. Huckberry’s Beanie does all three, with Japanese-made construction and 10 great colors to choose from. It’s super thick and super soft—perfect for those cold days in the middle of winter.

Kershaw Spoke Pocket Knife

Kershaw Spoke Pocket Knife

Kershaw is easily our favorite producer of affordable EDC knives. Their wide selection of styles and designs, many under $50, make them a shoe-in for gifting. The Spoke Pocket Knife has a slick non-reflective black wash that gives it a tactical look and feel.

Barebones Classic Work Gloves

Barebones Classic Work Gloves

Most guys never think they need a pair of work gloves—right up until they absolutely do need a pair. Barebones’s Classic Work Gloves look as good as they perform, protecting hands from both the elements and the dangers associated with yard work and DIY projects.

Petzl Tactikka Headlamp

Petzl Tactikka Headlamp

There are dozens of good reasons for everyone to own a headlamp, but we’ll give you just our top three. If the power goes out in your home, a headlamp will let you find your way around. They’re great for hiking trips, just in case they go longer than expected. And they can provide an added focus on small, fiddly stuff that you’ve got on a workbench.

Good Cigar Co. Full-Bodied Cigar Pack

Good Cigar Co. Full-Bodied Cigar Pack

There’s something classy and iconic about smoking a cigar. It requires a commitment of time that can seem hard to come by in today’s fast-paced world—which is perfect, because one luxury (the cigar) further reinforces another (the focused time to yourself).

Anker Soundcore Mini

Anker Soundcore Mini

Offering surprisingly robust bass and depth of sound in a tiny package, Anker’s Soundcore Mini is perfect for tossing in a bag before heading out to the park. And it has an impressive 15-hour play time on a single charge, too.

Pop Chart 100 Essential Films Scratch Off

Pop Chart 100 Essential Films Scratch Off

Film nerds are going to absolutely love what Pop Chart has done with their latest poster: Scratch off 100 hidden movie posters, all in the shape and style of ticket stubs from days gone by. Wall art never looked so good.

Rubber Band Engineer

Rubber Band Engineer

Bring out the kid in whoever you give this book to. It’ll teach them how to construct a whole range of rubber band weaponry and simple machines, all from common household goods. Certain to start at least one rubber band gun fight over the holidays.

The Decision Maker Coin

The Decision Maker Coin

J.L. Lawson and Co make beautifully hand-machined goods from their workshop in San Clemente, California. Their Decision Maker Coin is a great example of their distinctive and polished style, and it’s a great gift for people who have a few too many worries on their minds.

Zippo 12-Hour Hand Warmer

Zippo 12-Hour Hand Warmer

Take all the great design and function of a classic Zippo later, then remove the flame—that’s what their 12-Hour Hand Warmer is. An excellent way to keep warm when you’re out for longer than you’d like in weather that’s colder than you’d like.

Ash & Fir Trail Three-Wick Candle

Ash & Fir Trail Three-Wick Candle

Ash & Fir’s Trail series candles are all inspired by some of the best hikes that New York has to offer. Choose from Fox Hollow (fir, citrus, and amber), Storm King (cedarwood, musk, and moss), or Arden Point (smoke, leather, and amber).

Igloo Retro Playmate Mini 4 Qt. Cooler

Igloo Retro Playmate Mini 4 Qt. Cooler

Igloo’s carry-along coolers were the choice for thousands of guys’ lunches in the ‘90s. Now, they’ve brought back the old style, complete with tent top and swivel lid. Pack a great lunch, or pop in a six pack for a day out on the lake.

Wilson NFL Super Grip Football

Wilson NFL Super Grip Football

Passing around the pigskin will always be a holiday pastime, and Wilson’s official-sized and NFL branded football will make it happen. It comes with a texturized grip and durable inner bladder for long-time use.

Aged & Ore Neat Glass

Aged & Ore Neat Glass

Did you know that the glass you drink a spirit from can completely change the way it smells and tastes? Aged & Ore went through dozens of prototypes to make their Neat Glass, offering an ideal combination of weight, tactility, and headroom that will make every spirit taste great.

PornBurger: Hot Buns and Juicy Beefcakes

PornBurger: Hot Buns and Juicy Beefcakes

Food porn is officially here to stay. That’s on full display in PornBurger: Hot Buns and Juicy Beefcakes, a book of downright raunchy burger pictures and sinful recipes from Washington, D.C.’s Matthew Ramsey. It’s guaranteed to titillate your appetite (for burgers, of course).

Disclosure: Clicking on these links and making a purchase may earn us a small referral fee, at no extra cost to you. Learn more here.

Join The List.

Subscribe and get the latest goods straight to your inbox.