Gift giving can be quite the ordeal. Since you probably have a zillion people on your holiday shopping list, chances are you might see your budget being whittled down as you make your way through that list. So the truth is that while we'd love to treat our friends, family, and co-workers to the luxurious gifts they deserve, sometimes it just doesn't shake out that way. But expert gift givers will know that it's not about how much you spend but the type of gift you pick out.
Luckily, it turns out you don't have to spend a ton to give a gift that still feels special. In fact, all you really need is $15. To prove it, we're rounding up our favorite gifts that cost less than your takeout lunch (at least here in NYC). These gift ideas run the gamut from practical to just plain fun and will manage to make those close to you feel the love—just in a way that's budget-friendly for you. From a trendy and pair of sunglasses your friend with the boldest style will love to the best budget beauty buys that the skincare-obsessed person in your life will enjoy, there's really something for everyone here. These 21 gifts will help make a major dent in your nice list for 2018.
Check out our favorite $15-and-under picks below, and get ready to embrace the holiday cheer (while saving for the New Year)!
Cozy and cute.
For the next big getaway.
Now this is magical.
For the girl who loves to make a statement.
Good vibes all around.
Once you PopSocket you won't want to stop.
Dare you not to LOL.
Practical with a punch.
A scent for a snowy day.
Say bonjour to this polish.
They'll carry this around everywhere.
This will look great in their bedroom.
For when she needs to relax.
More socks? No problem.
For your all-natural friend.
This will come in handy.
Smells like vacation.
Put a patch on it.
Everyone needs daily reminders like these.