The best gifts under $30

Whether you're trying to buy a present for your best friend, boyfriend, sister, or the coworker you pulled out of the hat for Secret Santa, it's tough buying gifts on a budget.

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If you’re stuck for ideas on what to buy, finder.com has put together the best gifts from around the web for under $30.

Whether the person you’re buying for is into technology, books, or food, we’ll make sure you’ll find something affordable and amazing. The best part is you also have exclusive access to our range of coupons and promo codes so you are guaranteed to get the best deal on the web.

How to choose the best gifts on a budget

If you’re on a tight budget, don’t worry. You can choose affordable gifts for most of your friends and family that still impress your loved ones. Make sure you choose gifts they’ll really love to show how much you care.

When buying gifts for family, consider gifts you’ve exchanged with them in the past. Think if there’s anything you can buy which may have sentimental value attached to it, such as a framed photo of your family or a charm which may represent something personal. If the gift is for close friends or your significant other you can also buy sentimental gifts, or perhaps something that they want or need.

If the gift is for a coworker but you aren’t sure of what they’d like, pay attention to the things they talk about at work or take a look at their desk or workstation and see if there’s anything obvious they need. If all else fails, a fun, quirky gift is always appreciated.

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Foreside Home and Garden Travel Wooden Bank
Foreside Home and Garden Travel Wooden Bank

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AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker with Tote Bag
AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker with Tote Bag

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the sun and her flowers By Rupi Kaur
the sun and her flowers By Rupi Kaur

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Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics 5-Flavor Gift Box
Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics 5-Flavor Gift Box

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Gifts under $30 for everyone you know

Gifts for women

Nobody has ever said that women are easy to buy for, but get ready to impress your mother, sister, friend or girlfriend with these great, affordable presents for all the women in your life—find something she’ll love.

Whirley-Pop Theater Gift Set with Stovetop Popcorn Popper

Whirley-Pop Theater Gift Set with Stovetop Popcorn Popper from Amazon

This is a really fun and unique gift for any movie-buff or even someone fond of entertaining. The gourmet set comes packaged especially for gift-giving.

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Gifts for men

It’s sometimes hard to know what to get your boyfriend, father, brother or friend. Especially if your’e shopping for young men, finding the right gift can feel impossible because sometimes, they don’t even know what they want. But there are some great, affordable gifts out there for the men in your life.

Swiss+Tech Polished Stainless Steel/Blue Utility Key Tools

Swiss+Tech Polished Stainless Steel/Blue Utility Key Tools from Amazon

A handy tool kit that you can attach to your keys and an innovative gift for the handy or not-so-handy man.

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Gifts for kids

Whether you need presents for your own children, cousins, nieces, nephews, or even children of your friends, there are affordable gift options when you’re on a budget. These presents are great for kids and will be appreciated by their parents as well!

Therm girls rain jacket, lightweight raincoat with magic pattern

Therm girls rain jacket, lightweight raincoat with magic pattern from Amazon

Your little one will look forward to rainy days thanks to the Cat & Jacks toddler raincoats.

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Carter's 3-Pc. for Baby Boys & Girls (0-24 Months)

Carter's 3-Pc. for Baby Boys & Girls (0-24 Months) from Macy's

Carter's brings cheeky fun to his everyday wardrobe with this playful 3pc.

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Gifts for coworkers

Regardless of whether you’ve been roped into a workplace Secret Santa, it’s your supervisor’s birthday or you just feel like being generous, at one point or another you may have to buy presents for coworkers. We’ve lined up some great gifts that will impress your colleagues, all without breaking the bank.

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations from Amazon

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Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge from Amazon

Whiskey Wedge provides a more artful way to enjoy your favorite spirits; perfectly chilled but not quickly watered down.

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