Gifts under $30

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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.

If you're stuck for ideas on what to buy and don't want to settle for a gift card, 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.

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How to choose the best gifts on a budget

If you're on a tight budget, it's likely that you'll need to choose affordable gifts for most of your friends and family. If you do need to rely on some budget gift ideas to see you through Christmas, you can still impress your loved ones by picking gifts they will really love and which shows how much you care.

When buying gifts for family, consider gifts you've exchanged with them in the past. Think about 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 when they are talking about Christmas 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.

Best gift ideas for October 2016

We've hunted down the best budget gifts for 2014—check them out below.

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.

iPhone 5 Clip On Case With Exclusive Print from ASOS

This is a stylish option to protect your iPhone. With a protective plastic casing, this clip on design makes a great gift.

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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. 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 ST20023 Gift Box Set of Key Ring Multi-Function Tools, Set of 3 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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Leather Zip Around Cardholder from ASOS

This is a stylish present for any businessman. Made from 100% leather this cardholder is the perfect gift for the man who wants to make a good impression.

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Black Sigma Phi Zeta Snapback from Topman

From our exclusive American Freshman range comes this black snapback with white embroidered detailing.

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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!

Gifts for coworkers

Regardless of whether you've been roped into a workplace secret santa or if 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.

Love to Cook book from Booktopia

This is a great general gift for any co-worker. Cooking is a pretty common interest, and people are usually cooking more around the holidays so any new recipe suggestions are appreciated.

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Whisky Stones Set of 9 Rounded Soapstone and Bag from Amazon

These stones chill any drink or beverage and are perfect for use with spirits. They come with their own carrying pouch and are a great talking point at dinner parties. They're great for both men and women, and add a stylish feature to any drink.

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Top ten online retailers to shop for gifts on a budget

Online shopping has a lot of perks, the main one being having the latest deals all at your fingertips.

Styletread from Styletread

Grab a new shoe from Style Tread and get a discount using promo codes when you make your purchase.

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Surfstitch from Surfstitch

Grab a bargain from SurfStitch online

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ASOS has a collection of intimate apparel for men and women alike.

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Rebel Sport from Rebel Sport

If you want to buy sporty undershirts, Rebel Sports is the best place to go.

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Bonds Outlet from Bonds Outlet

Grab a bargain with these offerings from Bonds Outlet

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The Iconic from THE ICONIC

Pick up a bargain with these savings from The Iconic

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Crossroads from Crossroads

Crossroads offers the latest trends for all women and sells skirts, bottoms, denim, knitwear, jackets and accessories. You can count on customer service, integrity and competitive prices.

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Topman from Topman

Get classy but stylish underwear for men at Topman. The brand is a leading fashion retailer in the UK.

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Why shop at for deals and specials?

The team here at are not ones to turn down a bargain and appreciate a good deal as much as you do. We've done the hard work for you and found the best bargain gifts for under $30. We also have a huge range of promo codes and discounts to help you in your search for the perfect present.

Happy bargain hunting!

Jeremy Cabral

Jeremy is a publisher for, he is also a personal finance all-rounder specialising in: Credit Cards, Savings Accounts, Personal Loans, Home Loans & Online Shopping.

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2 Responses to Gifts under $30

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    Rose | April 27, 2014

    I am trying to find an Australian Plant Nursery that has stock of “Snowflake” (Euphorbia Leucocephala). I want to buy 2 of these and have them sent as a present to my daughter who lives in the Atherton area.

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      Matt | April 29, 2014

      Hi Rose,

      Thanks for your comment. I’ve done some initial research to see where you could buy the Snowflake plant. From what I can see you will need to visit your local nursery and they will be able to order it in.

      Best of luck finding the plant – make sure you let us know how you go with the plant.


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