30 Christmas Gift Ideas for Under $30

Let the search for the perfect Secret Santa gift begin.

In the midst of all the holiday cheer, we all know that gifting gifts can sometimes be a tough nut to crack. We have rounded up this Plus! Christmas Gift Guide in hopes of making your festive shopping a tad easier, checking the list off for all the people you wish to gift to. These merry functional items all under $30, will hopefully bring you some inspiration for Christmas.

1. The Paper Bunny’s Card Holder ($30)

A must-have for the minimalist

Image credits: The Paper Bunny

With 5 card slots and 1 zip compartment, skip the heavy wallets and still hold all the essentials the sleekest way possible with The Paper Bunny’s card and coin holder. It’s the chic alternative for small bags.

Get this card holder from The Paper Bunny for $30 (4 colours left in stock).

2. The Kind Friend Journal ($30)

A thoughtful writing companion for 2020

Image credits: The Kind Friend

Mindfulness, thinking and creativity all in one journal – The Kind Friend Journal was developed to be a companion for the mind with carefully crafted templates to help one appreciate quiet moments in life.

Get this journal from The Kind Friend for $30 (available in 4 colours).

3. Marley’s Monsters Facial Rounds ($25-30)

Do good, feel good, look good.

These reusable and compostable facial rounds are 100% cotton flannel, which can be used to apply facial toner or remove make-up and serves as a great way to eliminate disposable cotton balls and facial rounds.

Get Marley’s Monsters Facial Rounds from The Sustainability Project for $25-30 (available in 3 designs).

4. BYLLAN Laptop Support from IKEA ($29.90)

Send your colleague some ‘support’ with this gift

IKEA BYLLAN Laptop support
Image credits: IKEA

Be a supporter to someone, metaphorically, with this media accessory. It’s easy to keep clean, thanks to the removable and machine-washable fabric cover. Great for that colleague who likes to multitask whilst watching TV.

Get BYLLAN Laptop Support from IKEA for $29.90 (available in 2 colours).

5. “Bourbon Barrel Aged” Malbec ($28+)

Sweeten the festivities with wine

Rich, complex and spicy, this smooth Malbec has a rendering aroma of smoke, caramel and chocolate. Its innovative crafting process involves aging the wine in oak bourbon barrels for 12 months. If you are looking for other types of festive wine, you can find a wide variety under $30 at Wine Connection.

Get Las Moras “Bourbon Barrel Aged” Malbec from Wine Connection from $28+ (various wines available).

6. Nike Brasilia Training Gymsack ($29)

Kick off that 2020 fitness resolution with this accessory

Nike Brasilia Training Gymsack
Image credits: Nike

This Nike Brasilia Gymsack is a perfect gift for the fitness fanatic who is always on-the-go. The lightweight gym sack allows them to fit all their belongings into one huge compartment, and the exterior zip pocket to store small items close and secure.

Get the Nike Brasilia Gymsack from Nike for $29.

7. kāi Averi Case ($29)

Make your case with this gift!

Averi Case
Image credits: kāi by bellywellyjelly

kāi Averi Case is not only practical, but also versatile. Get organised by keeping your makeup brushes or storing your digital essentials, and use it Averi-day! Make categorising your items fun and stylish again!

Get the kāi Averi Case from kāi by bellywellyjelly for $29 (available in 5 colours).

8. Boxgreen Gift Boxes ($28+)

Make Christmas meaningful by gifting it good*!

Gift it good christmas box 2019 ba54b6
Image credits: Boxgreen

Boxgreen known for their delicious and guilt-free festive snacks return with their Gift it Good Christmas Box. Designed to be “unwrapped” like a present, the gift box reveals 6 delicious snack blends, perfectly sized for your favourite human to indulge without the guilt.

*Profits from sales are reinvested towards empowering marginalised communities through training programmes and employment opportunities

Get Boxgreen’s Gift it Good Christmas Box from Boxgreen for $16.

9. Beet The Sun SPF 50+ PA++++ ($$27+)

You can’t ‘beet’ around the bush with this gift!

Beet The Sun SPF 50+ PA++++
Image credits: Krave Beauty

Beet The Sun SPF 50+ PA++++ is a lightweight, non-white cast leaving formula that’s charged with beet root extract and antioxidants to fight against the free radicals. Get it for someone who easily turns beet-red under the sun, they will appreciate this true underdog superfood treat for the skin.

Get Beet The Sun SPF 50+ PA++++ from Krave Beauty for $20 USD (approx. S$27+).

10. Stojo Collapsible Cup ($23.50-$28+)

Sustainable, convenient and yes, merry functional.

Image credits: Shopee Singapore

Just like how Sustainability is the New Black, Stojo Collapsible Cup is the New Cup that everyone should probably own one. Made from recyclable materials, it’s the perfect collapsible cup that allows one to enjoy or hot cold beverages on-the-go. Get spoilt for choice with 31 available colours!

Get the Stojo Collapsible Cup from Shopee Singapore for $23.50-$28  (available in 2 sizes & yes, many, many colours).

11. Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker/ Takeya Iced Tea Maker ($27+)

A gift to get your caffeine fix on-the-go? YES PLEASE!

For the coffee or tea connoisseur, this portable coffee and tea maker allows them to enjoy the perfect coffee or tea blend they love, anywhere, anytime. A gift much appreciated as it is a cheaper alternative to store-bought beverages for sure.

Get the Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker or Takeya Iced Tea Maker from Amazon.sg for $27+.

12. GoGuru Personalised Book ($26.96)

Get someone to be the star of their own story!

GoGuru’s personalised books* are beautifully illustrated with two stories: Big Dreams and Birthday Adventure. Whether it’s for a child or an adult, these books cover intriguing concepts such a world where dinosaurs live with humans in harmony. Either way, the best part is how the receiver gets to be the star of this story!

Get your personalised book from GoGuru* for $26.96 (available in 2 stories).

*Plus! Members can earn LinkPoints too!

13. IUIGA Ultralight Multi-Purpose Waterproof Mat (S$25.90)

Lounge at the next outdoor festival with ease!

This ultralight multipurpose mat is the functional companion for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Perfect for picnics and festivals at beaches, parks and gardens! Best part of this mat is that it folds up to fit the size of your palm not in use.

Get the Ultralight Multi-Purpose Waterproof Mat from IUIGA for $25.90.

14. Anna Sui Fantasia Mermaid Eau De Toilette Spray 15ml ($25)

For someone who likes romantic, intriguing scents

Fantasia Mermaid Eau De Toilette 15ml
Image credits: Sephora

This aquatic fruity floral fragrance from Anna Sui’s Fantasia Mermaid Eau De Toilette Spray is a blend of mandarin, spicy cardamom, peony, lychee, woody base of vanilla, honey, tonka bean and blood woods. A carefree and sensual scent, Fantasia Mermaid is a great gift for the hopeless romantic.

Time to conjure up mystery, enchantment and adventure.

Get Anna Sui Fantasia Mermaid Eau De Toilette Spray from Sephora for $25.

15. Adidas C40 3-stripes Climalite Cap ($25)

For someone who wants to shade in style

C40 3-Stripes Climalite Cap Black / White DT8542
Image credits: Adidas Singapore

The Adidas cap keeps one comfortable during outdoor activities, with a moisture-wicking Climalite sweatband that helps keep them dry with UV protection. With a strap-back closure, the cap can be adjusted for a personalised fit – a considerable point to note in your gifting decision.

Get the Adidas C40 3-stripes Climalite Cap from Adidas Singapore for $25 (available in 3 colours).

16. BAGGU Reusable Bags ($16-$25)

Inspire someone to go plastic bag-free in 2020!

Image credits: Rally Rally Co

BAGGU now makes its reusable bags with 40% recycled ripstop nylon. It can hold up to 22kg of stuff and is machine-washable. Opt for a eco-friendly Christmas by gifting this greener and durable BAGGU to someone. Learn more about Baggu Bags.

Get the BAGGU bag from Rally Rally Co for $16-25 (available in various designs and sizes).

17. Rose Quartz Face Roller & Gua Sha ($24+)

Roll worries away with this age-defying gift!

Image credits: Amazon.sg

This jade face roller is the perfect eye roller for puffy eyes, and the “gua sha” facial tool helps to tighten one’s face, looking healthier and younger. The roller also helps to absorb creams and serums while increasing blood flow and oxygen to the cells. The beauts will thank you for this gift.

Get the Rose Quartz Face Roller & Gua Sha from Amazon.sg for $24+.

18. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser 50ml ($23)

Cleansing made easier with this travel-friendly bottle!

Soy Face Cleanser 50ml
Image credits: Sephora Singapore

The Fresh Soy Face Cleanser removes everyday impurities and makeup even mascara, without stripping the skin of essential moisture. The multi-tasking formula also works to tone, soothe, and soften the skin for a radiant, healthy-looking complexion. A suitable gift for all skin types.

Get the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser from Sephora Singapore or any Fresh Outlets for $23.

19. Go Travel Passport Black RFID Pouch ($22.90)

Safeguard against identity theft this travel season!

Image credits: The Planet Traveller 

This soft and comfortable passport pouch blocks illegal RFID scanning equipment. With 2 secure zipped compartments, you can store passports, credit cards and other valuables close and accessible to you.

Get it from The Planet Traveller for $22.90.

20. Stasher Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag ($21.90)

It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

The Stasher bag is worth the investment and here’s why – they are made of 100% pure platinum grade silicone, a standard even higher than food grade silicone. With a pinch-lock seal to keep your food airtight and more, it is dishwasher and microwave safe, able to withstand boiling and freezing – an endlessly reusable and versatile gift!

Get the Stasher Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag from HipVan for $21.90 per bag (available in 6 colours).

21. Hush Candle’s Individual Candle Gift Set ($20+)

Scent some love this Christmas!

[Festive Edition] Individual Candle Gift Set
Image credits: Hush Candle

Working with all-natural products, Hush Candle only uses natural soy wax for their candles as a healthier alternative, giving a significantly cleaner burn that lasts up to 50% longer. From familiar scents such as Lavender to festive scents such as Peppermint Orange, this makes for a great gift, whatever scent it may be.

Get the Festive Edition Individual Candle Gift Set from Hush Candle for $20+ (available in 11 scents).

22. Off Track! – SGAG Card Game ($20+)

Gift this so you can play too! Ha.

Image credits: Shopee Singapore

Off Track! – A Singapore MRT Disruption Game

Off Track! is a new game launched by SGAG which lets you build MRT tracks to reach your destination, while disrupting others and throwing them off track! Gift these card game to relatives, friends or colleagues and have a huge deck of fun during festive get-togethers!

Get Off Track! from Shopee Singapore for $20-30 (Check out SGAG’s other game The Singaporean Dream too!).

23. Kittea’s Merry Christmas Cube: Peace & Joy Blends ($18)

Perfect that tea-rrific someone!

Kittea’s two limited edition festive Kittea blends, Peace & Joy, are packaged in their best-selling Loose Tea Tins and comes in a special Christmas Gift Cube. For tea lovers who love to travel, you can consider getting Kittea’s Tea Tubes ($6), which are portable, and can brew approximately 5 cups of tea.

Get Kittea’s limited edition festive blends from Kittea for $18.

24. Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Film White Twin Pack ($15.45+)

For someone who loves memories as a keepsake*

Image credits: Amazon.sg

These Fujifilm Instax films will be a bonus for those who love to keep physical prints of their photos. For life’s spontaneous moments, the Fujifilm Instax Mini film makes taking high-key photos simple. And it’s the perfect way to save your memories for the holiday season!

Get the Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Film from Amazon.sg for $15.45+.

*Wish to win a Fujifilm Instax Mini Liplay Instant Camera for you and your friend? Find out how at the end of this article.

25. IRVINS Salted Egg Chips ($15+)

If they are still into the salted egg fanatic trend!

Launched in 2015, IRVINS Salted Egg is well-known for their dangerously addictive Salted Egg Fish Skin. With their incredibly fragrant aroma and generous salted egg yolk seasoning, this has become a staple snack for many Singaporeans. Get a packet of salted egg potato chips or fish skin as a Christmas gift for that snacker in the office.

Get IRVINS Salted Egg Chips from IRVINS Salted Egg for $15+.

26. Itiwit Watertight Duffel Bag ($15+)

For the water sport enthusiast

Image credits: DECATHLON Singapore 

This waterproof bag is well-suited for those who enjoys water sports or even while travelling – water rafting, island hopping – where they can keep their precious belongings, especially digital gadgets, dry and free from water. Wouldn’t that make it foolproof too?

Get the Itiwit Watertight Duffel Bag from DECATHLON Singapore for $15 (available in 3 colours and 4 sizes).

27. Freshly Wrapped Designer Nail Wraps ($14.90)

For fuss-free festive nails

For your nail-loving friends, it can be tough to set aside time to do manicure or pedicure during the festive season with all the Christmas errands. Gift them a fuss-free alternative to dress up their nails this festive season. With pretty nail art designs, they’ll be grateful for your thoughtfulness.

Get the Christmas Edition Nail Wraps from Freshly Wrapped for $14.90 (available in 7 Christmas designs).

28. Typo Micro Light Box ($11.99)

A #LIT gift for the bestie!

Micro Light Box, CORAL RECTANGLE
Image credits: Cotton On

This light box is perfect for the dedicated party planner throwing celebrations such as baby showers, birthdays or housewarming parties where they can customise their messages on the light box. Alternatively, get one for your bestie and let them know they have been #LIT this year with Typo’s Micro Light Box.

Get the Typo Micro Light Box from Cotton On for $11.99 (available in 3 shapes).

29. Aroma Truffle Chips ($10) 

The epitome of indulgent snacks

Image credits: Aroma Truffle & Co.

Pricey as it may be, the steep truffle flavour makes every penny worth. Each chip is covered with real, precious truffles so you can savour the rich truffle with every bite you take. A not-to-be-missed gift for that truffle lover!

Get the Aroma Truffle chips from Aroma Truffle & Co. for $10 per packet (available in 2 flavours).

30. Your Time

Simply priceless!

Above all else, gift them your time, focus on people and experiences that matters more than any items do. So instead of purchasing something, why not initiate a meal together? You can write them a heartfelt gift card, or even send them a video recording of your Christmas wishes (especially if you are far away from home this festive season). Your family or friends will definitely appreciate it more than anything you bought for them. 

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We hope you’ll love the products we’ve recommended! 
Disclaimer: All prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.

Bonus: #WishNGift Giveaway

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