10 Inexpensive Gift Ideas that Look Like You Paid More Than You Did

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Inexpensive Gift Ideas

Sometimes, an occasion calls for an inexpensive gift. Maybe you’re strapped for cash or you’re looking for something to go along with a larger gift. No matter the reason, you don’t want the gift you choose to look cheap. Instead, you want something that’s useful and looks a bit more pricey than the amount you actually paid. Here are ten amazing gifts under $30 that are sure to make a big impression – plus tips for how to choose the perfect inexpensive gift.

How to Choose an Inexpensive Gift

Your first step when choosing an inexpensive gift is to think about your loved one’s likes and interests. You don’t want to just choose the cheapest option out there without any thought as to what items she’ll want or find useful. Instead, take some time to brainstorm the things she likes and you can start hunting for inexpensive options.

The best way to find a gift that’s inexpensive but looks like you spent more is to find something on sale. Scour the flyers from your local stores. Search your favorite store online and find their clearance or sale section. Clearance items are just as good as any other option as a gift and cost a lot less. You can also try a few chain discount stores in your area for items such as candles, home décor, collectibles, and gourmet snacks.

Another option is to check out our fruit arrangements and bakeshop favorites that are less expensive than you might think. We have an entire section of gifts under $50, including some of our favorite arrangements, platters, fruit boxes, and so much more.

Top 10 Inexpensive Gift Ideas

If you’re in need of inexpensive gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Here are ten inexpensive gift ideas that will make it look like you paid more than you actually did:

1. Chocolate Lovers Treat Box

Chocolate Lovers Treat Box

This treat box is full of chocolatey indulgences including a chocolate sandwich, Bavarian pretzel, and graham crackers covered in Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolate, a decadent brownie, and three semisweet chocolate dipped strawberries. It’s the perfect choice for a chocoholic.

Cost: $24.99

2. Edible Bakeshop Bouquet Bundle

Edible Bakeshop Bouquet Bundle

This assortment of fresh fruit and a rich, creamy cheesecake will make her day. The arrangement includes delicious fresh fruit, including melon, strawberries, grapes, and pineapple daisies, all artfully arranged in a keepsake vase.

Cost: $29.98

3. Tile Slim

Tile Slim

This tiny gadget can keep track of your wallet, smartphone, keys, or anything else you can typically misplace. If your Tile is within Bluetooth range, it will play a loud tune until you find it, or you can track it down via the included Tile app.

Cost: $16.95

4. Blue Beauty Gift Box

Blue Beauty Gift Box

You won’t even believe that this gift box is only $15. It comes with an assortment of chocolates, a fluffy scrunchie, an eyelash curler, a hydrating face mask, lip balm, a bath bomb, and a beauty sponge.

Cost: $15.00

5. LIUANAN Inspirational Bracelets for Women

LIUANAN Inspirational Bracelets for Women

This chic and elegant cuff bracelet is a beautiful reminder to be your best self and believe in the things you can achieve. It also features a groove on the outside that makes it the perfect spot for your hair tie.

Cost: $7.99

6. Simple Modern Kona Insulated Travel Mug

Simple Modern Kona Insulated Travel Mug

This stainless steel tumbler is ideal to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, with a BPA-free twist-on lid that prevents leaks and spills. To make it even more appealing, it comes in your choice of twelve colors and patterns.

Cost: $14.99

7. MSC International Joie Cactus Taco Holders

MSC International Joie Cactus Taco Holders

These taco holders look like tiny cactuses and couldn’t be cuter. They conveniently hold tacos shells upright so they don’t topple and scatter their fillings for easy filling, serving, and eating.

Cost: $8.49

8. Sun and Moon Art Print

Sun and Moon Art Print

Help your loved one decorate their home with these beautiful sun and moon art prints with a minimalistic boho vibe. Measuring 12-by-16-inches each, you’ll be surprised they cost less than $20.

Cost: $16.13

9. BulbBotz Star Wars Darth Vader Kids Light up Alarm Clock

BulbBotz Star Wars 2020183 Darth Vader Kids Light up Alarm Clock

Take a trip to the dark side with this iconic Star Wars mini figure alarm clock.
At 3.5 inches tall, it’s tiny but mighty with a digital LCD screen, alarm and snooze functions, and a night light that lets you make your way in the dark.

Cost: $15.90

10. Women’s Cross Band Slippers

Women's Cross Band Slippers

Give her the gift of warmth with these slippers made from high-density memory foam that provides marshmallow-like comfort and faux fur that’s super cozy and warm. They come in eight delightful colors.

Cost: $19.99

Whether you’re shopping for a holiday, a birthday, or just because, these inexpensive gift ideas are sure to delight your loved one. Plus, she won’t even guess you paid less than $30.