Secret Santa Gifts Under $30

It’s that time of year where the weather is freezing and Christmas is near, which means Secret Santa gift giving is upon us! The problem is: it’s also finals season, most of us are broke, and we are all tired. Thankfully, this article is here to relieve your struggles and offer some cute, fun, and affordable Secret Santa gift ideas.

Rose Face Mask from Sephora $6

A perfect go-to gift will always be a face mask. Face masks are definitely needed this time of year and the person receiving it will most certainly be eternally grateful. Here are a few places you can find some for cheap:


  • Sephora Collection Face Masks $6 each
    • Green Tea
    • Aloe Vera
    • Coconut
    • Pearl
    • Rose
    • Pineapple
    • Algae

These face masks are really good quality for the price of only six dollars. They are all made without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates and are cruelty-free. There’s one for each skin type, but if you’re hesitant on which one to buy, go with the rose face mask.


  • TonyMoly Face Masks $3.75 each
    • Aloe
    • Avocado
    • Red Wine
    • Rice
    • Tea Tree
    • Rose
    • Cactus
    • Peach
    • Lemon

These are perfect little pick-ups from the store where you can buy several and not spend that much. There’s a great variety of different masks for different types of skin.

Yes To

This brand has so many different kinds of masks that range from Tomatoes Charcoal Bubbling Paper Mask to Superblueberries Recharging Greek Yogurt & Probiotic Super Eye Mask. Listing them all would fill up this whole article. The price ranges from 3-4 dollars each.

Days of the Week Satin Multi Scrunchie Set from UO $12

Hair ties are a girl’s best friend. Therefore, go with something on trend like a scrunchie set. Not only are they used as hair ties, but they can act as an accessory to an outfit, such as, as arm candy. Scrunchies are made with a soft material which allows for no painful hair pulling or those annoying elastic hair tie lines. At Target, you can find a set of 10 for $7 that comes in different colors and textures. You can also find a set of 5 called “Days of the Week Scrunchie Set” for $12 at Urban Outfitters. There are 5 different sets to choose from!

De-Puffing Jade Facial Roller from Sephora $20

Another beauty idea that would add a relaxing step to someone’s skincare routine is a De-Puffing Jade Facial Roller. A jade roller reduces facial puffiness, promotes drainage from the face, and relieves facial and jaw tension. It can be used as a stress reliever and adds a luxurious feel to your skincare routine. You can find a mini jade facial roller from Sephora for $20.

Nude Lips iPhone case from Velvet Caviar $30

Moving on to miscellaneous items, if you know your person’s phone size and type, a new phone case would definitely be a great gift. Phone cases nowadays can be used for way more things than just protecting your phone. People use it as an accessory to an outfit, a place to hold extra items, and even as mirrors. A great website called Velvet Caviar has a wide-range of unique cases that will cater to just about anyone. Most of their cases are just around $30. You’re getting beyond what you pay for because of the amazing quality of the cases.

Sugarfina Sugar Lips Candy $7.50

When thinking of an idea for a gift for someone, you can never go wrong with candy. Regular candy is boring though, so think outside of the box and get them something like Sugarfina candy. Sugarfina is a chic candy store that sells all kinds of sweet treats like gummies, chocolates, and other types that you can’t even begin to imagine. If you go on their website, they have options for everyone, including vegans and vegetarians. You can buy a small candy cube for $7.50; a fun little treat for someone who adores candy.

Hotter than Hot Diner Mug from UO $10

Last but not least, for someone who loves to drink tea and/or coffee, a fun and quirky mug would make their day. Having an entertaining mug to drink your morning coffee or tea is a great way to help start your day with a smile. You can find all kinds of different mugs at Urban Outfitters. They are known for being quirky and unique and their mug selection ranges from color-changing Boss Ross to a simple zodiac sign; they range from 8-15 dollars. 

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