37 Great Cheap Christmas Gifts Under $15

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Cheap Christmas gifts seem to be hard to come by, but don’t worry we’ve got you covered. It’s that time of year when our bank accounts get wiped out due to gift giving and purchasing. There’s family, friends, partners, siblings partners, all sorts of people to consider getting gifts for.

Depending on how many friends you have, you could be looking at a fortune! I say that because I have only two friends, but my family is kind of big! With how things have been going this year, it’s just not financially feasible to shell out cash on gifts.

If you’re looking for other gift guides be sure to check out the following gift guides:

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Cheap Christmas Gifts

1. Candle

Candles appear on almost all of my gift guides, because you cannot go wrong here. Everyone loves a good scented candle and can use them in their home! These make great cheap Christmas gifts without seeming “cheap”.

2. Beanie

A cute warm beanie can be a great gift this holiday season, after all, it’s cold outside! And even better, they fall within budget.

3. Nail Polish Holder

How cool is this idea? Never struggle with the nail polish bottle while trying to paint your nails ever again! This nail polish ring holder makes painting your nails super convenient. It’s genius!

4. Himalayan Scrub

Who doesn’t like spa / bath supplies? They can get pricey, but not this Himalayan scrub. This is an easy cheap gift, that is useful. Bonus, you can even make your own salt or sugar bath scrub.

5. Fuzzy Socks

You really can’t go wrong with fuzzy socks this Christmas season. Again, it’s chilly outside, so gather all the warm things! Fuzzy socks make a great gift for any occasion.

6. Weekly Planner

For the friends or family members who love to stay organized, get this weekly planner. It’s almost the new year, so a new calendar is totally necessary.

7. Paint By Numbers

For the artists of the group. If any of you friends or family enjoy painting, then a paint by numbers is a great idea. These are also perfect for those people who aren’t necessarily the best artist. When you paint by numbers, you can make any unskilled person look like a pro.

8. Chocolate

Chocolate or your gift receivers favorite candy can be an excellent gift this season. I am a fiend for anything chocolate or sweet, so I know I would absolutely love a gift like this!

9. Wine Stopper / Pourer

A wine stopper / pourer is perfect for all the wine lovers out there. This pourer ensures there are no drips or spills, and is seriously convenient.

10. Glow In The Dark Stars

For the friends or family members who are in tune with their inner child. These glow in the dark stars are super fun to put up in your bedroom. Pretend like you’re in space while nodding off to sleep. I actually had some of these in high school and I loved them dearly.

11. Marble Mug

A cute mug is a great, easy, cheap gift to give this Christmas. It’s the season for coffee, tea, and hot chocolate after all!

12. Travel Mug

Along with a regular mug, a travel mug is also fantastic to give out during the holidays. These Contigo travel mugs are really nice, I have a few at home, so I can contest to that! Also, look how cute the design is!

13. Succulent Pots

For the friends or family members who are green thumbs! These succulent pots are perfect gifts for all those who enjoy gardening.

14. Wine Tumbler

Wine to go? Yes please! But actually, these are perfect for taking wine on picnics or even just around your house to avoid spills. These tumblers make great gifts for all those wine lovers out there.

15. Crewneck Sweater

A crewneck sweater makes an extremely simple gift, but so useful. Who doesn’t need a simple warm sweater during the winter months?

16. Custom Necklace

How cute are these custom necklaces! For a cheap Christmas gift, these necklaces are so personable and don’t come off as a cheap gift at all. That’s what we’re all about!

17. Chunky Hoops

As far as jewelry goes, chunky gold hoops are totally in right now. These hoops are super cute, and don’t look like a cheap Christmas gift at all.

18. Personalized Trinket Dish

These personalized trinket dishes are so adorable. While they’re affordable, they’re super personal and make great gifts for friends and family.

19. Hanging Plant Holder

For those people who love indoor house plants, these hanging plant holders are great! The best part is these come in pairs, so you can split them up and give them to a couple of different people while only paying one price.

20. Air Plant

For the people who like plants, but may not be the best at keeping up with them are these air plants. What’s great about air plants is there’s absolutely no maintenance involved! They survive wherever you put them.

21. Power Bank

A power bank is a great cheap gift that is also super useful. I can’t even tell you how many times my power bank has saved my life especially on vacations.

22. Hand Cream

It’s winter now, so here comes the dry cracked hands and cold weather! Hand cream is a thoughtful gift and falls within budget, too!

23. Overnight Lip Treatment

A Burt’s Bees overnight lip treatment is a wonderful cheap Christmas gift to give out. Burt’s Bees is one of my favorite skin care companies and isn’t always super affordable, but this item falls in the budget range!

24. Phone Case

A cute phone case can make a great gift for your friends or family. You can choose a personalized design based on what the give recipient likes!

25. White Wine

You can easily find bottles of wine for under $15. The best part is, most people actually can’t tell the difference between an expensive and cheap wine. Personally, I am not picky about my wine I’ll drink almost anything!

26. Electric Wine Opener

Continuing with the wine theme we have an electric wine opener. I’ve included this gift on many of my gift guides because it’s so convenient. Never struggle with the cork again!

27. Beeswax Food Wraps

For the friends and family members who are all about sustainability. These beeswax food wraps save food while also eliminating and reducing the plastic usage. Bonus, you can also make these kinds of food wraps yourself which makes them even more personal.

28. O.P.I. Nail Polish

A nice nail polish makes for a good cheap Christmas gift. This is also an easy gift to give, because mose ladies I know sport painted nails.

29. Cooling Eye Mask

You can’t go wrong with self care and spa items especially during the holidays. The holidays are major stressors for a lot of people due to money, family, work, new year’s resolutions, you name it. This cooling eye mask can help to take away some of that stress!

30. 24 Face Masks

24 face masks for under $15, sign me up! I’ve actually purchased these exact masks twice before, and I love them. They make great gifts, and you can even buy a large pack and split them up to give out to multiple people.

31. Manicure Kit

Keeping the self care theme going is this manicure kit. We know as of now, nail salons are closed, so a nail kit might be a great gift for the people who love to stay manicured!

32. Button Coasters

These cute coasters are great for the friends who enjoy rustic farmhouse decor. Coasters make useful, cheap Christmas gifts!

33. Disney Paris Cookbook

For the friends who love Disney and cooking, this Disney Paris cookbook is a great gift! Cookbooks are always nice gifts especially if your give receiver is a huge cooking fan.

34. Mancala

Major throwback here! Mancala is so fun, and who knew it would be in the perfect price range. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like to play mancala.

35. Ferrero Rocher

Another chocolate gift idea is this box of Ferrero Rocher. Yum, chocolate and hazelnut is so up my alley. Chocolates are great gifts to give during the holidays, and they’re shareable!

36. Pocket Knife

A pocket knife is perfect for the person who is super handy or crafty. These tools can really come in handy when you least expect it.

37. Jenga

Another game throwback is Jenga! Gifting games during the holidays is a great idea because they build relationships and bring people together. I am all for cheap Christmas gifts that can be shared amongst each other.


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