Stocking Stuffers: Holiday Gifts under $30

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Oh, the feeling of happiness that stocking stuffers give each and every Christmas!

These thoughtful yet relatively inexpensive gifts can make a memorable impression. To make your holiday shopping much easier, we have selected 14 meaningful holiday gifts that won’t break the bank and yet will bring many a smile. Guaranteed.

Stocking Stuffers and holiday gifts under 30 dollars

1. Cricket Hair Ties ($4.99 at Ulta): This sassy tin comes to the rescue of anyone that has ever lost a hair tie when it was needed the most (like yours truly.) Filled to the brim with 50 black ties for endless updos, it is roomy enough to hold your loved one’s hair treasures in a safe, easy-to-spot place.

2. Badger Balm tins ($5.99/each) and Fair-Trade Cocoa Butter Lip Balm Pack ($16.99): Badger is one of our favorite organic beauty brands. With high-quality ingredients and a solution to every beauty and wellness woe, they are always at the top of our letter to Santa. Their iconic balms make a great holiday gift because they are super cute, affordable, and truly deliver on their promises. The aromatic chest rub and the sleep balm are the perfect Winter sidekicks to treat minor aches and seasonal discomforts. Looking for a family gift? The new cocoa butter lip balms by Badger come in four different flavors so each can have their own dose of healthy, happy lips. {This is an all-natural product certified organic by the USDA. Made in the USA}

3. Coola Liplux SPF30 Tinted Lipstick in Firecracker ($18.00): If you have someone who loves skiing on your Nice list, the new Mineral Liplux by Coola covers all the gifting bases. This lippie adds a hint of subtle, reddish color using naturally-derived pigments while protecting, nourishing and softening lips. With organic cupuaçu butter and mongongo oil, its ultra-creamy texture smooths and nourishes lips while keeping them hydrated. {This is an all-natural product certified organic by the USDA. Made in the USA}

4. DMC Magic Paper Embroidery Kit ($6.99): Paris calling! For the crafty folks, DMC has recently introduced the easiest way to customize clothes with a personalized work of art. This embroidery kit has everything to stitch the next Mona Lisa: thread, needle and patterned magic paper. The magic paper sticks to clothes so it serves as a guide to embroidering. When finished, it rinses off with a bit of water. Suitable for kiddos and adults channeling the 70s, it is a beautiful and educational gift that will provide many hours of fun.

5. alice + olivia x imPRESS Press On Manicure ($7.99/each): One of my favorite press-on manicure brands has joined forces with fashion designer Stacey Bendet to create a limited edition collection with six on-trend designs for a fashionable manicure in minutes. With a peel-and-apply technology, these manicure kits are a fun gift for those who love perfect, Instagrammable manicures without the hassle of having to go to a salon. Pictured here are Stace Face and Protection, two designs perfect for fashionistas of all ages.

6. Emma Hardie All is Bright Cracker ($20): This fun gift set from the cult British beauty brand contains travel-friendly sizes of its celebrated Moringa cleansing balm, the Moringa renewal treatment mask, and a dual-action mini cleansing cloth. A cleaning and brightening trio created with sensitive and dull/mature skin in mind, it is the perfect gift for that curious loved one who loves to discover brands from overseas. Packed in a beautiful traditional cracker, it is a gift that will make a great impact without breaking the bank.

7. Invisibobble Original Duo Cracker ($11.00): Whomever said that hair ties are boring? Invisibobble has reinvented the classic accessory to reduce hair strain and breakage with cute designs and fun colors. This cracker hair tie gift is an ideal stocking stuffer for your loved ones (or thyself, because you work real hard!) Housed in the cutest festive cracker packaging, it is the perfect companion for a White Elephant celebration or a perfect last-minute gift that screams good wishes and a very merry succession of good hair days.

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8. Revlon Pro Collection Long-Lasting Styles Paddle Brush ($14.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond): For radiant and smooth hair, this small yet mighty magic wand is infused with ionic technology so the bristles help dry hair faster. The ionic plates help strengthen hair for a frizz-free result even in the middle of the winter. A wonderful gift for the curly-haired fashionista who loves to straighten her hair from time to time without damaging her natural hair.

9. Fjord Natural Soap Bar ($16.00): Coming all the way from Sweden, this is a gently foaming and lightly scented bar of soap. With extracts of Norwegian angelica to cleanse and soften exposed skin, it is a perfect gift for the fans of Hygge who like to learn more about the Scandinavic way of life. The Norwegian angelica is a  biennial herb that thrives in the Nordic region, and has been used for centuries to help soothe skin during the harsh winter. {This is an all-natural product.}

10. Eclair Lips Ladies Holiday Gift Set ($18.00): Give the gift of fun, scrumptious kisses! This natural lip balm trio includes one tube each of the brand’s seasonal offerings: Candy Cane Ice Cream, Candy Cane Bark, and Sugared Cranberry. They taste and smell so delicious that you should be warned: Gift at your own risk! A perfect stocking stuffer for the tweens in the family.

11. Sara Happ Sugar and Shine Lip Trio ($38.00): For those looking for a little luxury in the shape of stocking stuffers, this cute lip trio has it all. With three comprehensive formulas to keep lips delightful even when the weather outside is frightful, the kit includes Sara Happ’s first-ever lip scrubs in a tube in classic holiday flavors (hot cocoa and pink marshmallow, to be precise) plus the ultra-hydrating Lip Slip One Luxe Whipped Vanilla Gloss. A perfect gift to split in three stockings, or two stockings and your own purse. Santa will understand! {This product is made in the USA.}

12. EO Hand Soap in Lemon and Eucalyptus ($8.99): A refreshing gift for those who need a little pick-me-up during the winter, this glorious soap is infused with bright lemon and stimulating eucalyptus. Gentle enough to respect the most sensitive skins with a coconut-derived cleanser and a cocktail of botanical extracts, it feels like a dose of optimism on the hands and ray of sunshine on the soul. {This is an all-natural product made in the USA.}

13. Skeem Design Small Palo Santo ($24.00): A traditional remedy across many cultures, Palo Santo is a natural wood that is believed to chase off bad energy, cleanse the body and the mind, and bring good fortune to those who burn it. With a glorious natural scent derived from the resin of the tree, it is a very thoughtful gift for those loved ones who are having a hard time. To use, simply light the end of a stick and keep the flame burning for a minute. Blow out the flame gently to keep the embers alive. The stick will emit a beautiful fragranced smoke that will leave an uplifting scent for several hours. {This is a 100% natural product manufactured in the USA with wood from South America.}

14. Young Living Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend ($29.00): ‘Tis the season to make memories with the family, and the Christmas Spirit essential oil blend taps into the joy and comfort associated with the holiday gatherings with notes of orange, cinnamon bark and spruce. A warm, sweet and spicy essential oil blend, it is a great gift to carry on the spirit of the season during the long winter months. A beautiful gift for those who like to remember Christmas memories of yesteryear and create new memories for the future. {This is an all-natural product made in the USA.}

15. Vertellis Classic Conversation Game ($19.99): For those looking to foster more meaningful conversations in their family, Vertellis is the perfect stocking stuffer. A card game designed to create a mindful and offline experience for the whole family, it is based on fun prompts to reconnect with your loved ones. A perfect stocking stuffer, it is one of those rare gifts that keeps giving for years to come.

Thank you for reading us! We received some samples for editorial consideration, which didn't influence our decision to feature the brands showcased in this article. Also, this post contains Amazon affiliate links.

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