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8 Great Gifts Under $30 for Your Friends and Family
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8 Great Gifts Under $30 for Your Friends and Family
Melissa Klurman

The holiday season doesn't have to break the bank if you know where to look for affordable gifts. You can find something for even the hardest to person to please on your list for under $30.
These eight gifts provide a big "wow" factor, while allowing you to stick to you holiday budget:

For the Fitness Fan on the Go
Help your fitness-minded crew stay hydrated with this unique H2O option. The stylish and sturdy silicone Que Bottle claims to be the first collapsible, plastic-free, reusable water bottle; compressing down to 4 inches to squeeze into any bag, and popping up into a full 20 ounce flask. The bottles cost $25, come in a prism of 18 different colors and help support environmental causes: A portion of sales goes to groups like the Rainforest Trust and Coral Reef Alliance.

For the Video Game Lover
If anyone on your list is a gaming aficionado, this retro fun, phone case that turns a mobile device into a classic video game is going to score big points. The case transforms modern cell phones into throwback video games like Tetris; and the game is cleverly played on the case, not on the phone, so it doesn't deplete the battery. Best of all, it's under $17.


For the Person Who Can Never Find Their Keys
Does every outing with your gift recipient start with a not-so-fun-game of “find the key" before you can leave? Change all that with the Chipolo tracker key ring. The poker-chip-size key ring synchs with a mobile phone; when the key is misplaced, an app makes it ring loudly. Plus, you can tap the app in reverse to find lost mobile phones from the key ring. The basic six color options are $25; for a slight up charge, you can create a personalized version.

For Your Favorite Shopper
It's confusingly called, “Not a Bag," but this convertible tote will have your giftee carrying their purchases in style. The pocket-size pouch transforms into a full-size tote bag, which then becomes a sleek backpack. It's available in seven popping colors and costs $28.

For Warming Up the Winter
Help them stay cozy with a jacket that will keep them warm all winter long. Uniqlo has designed its on-trend zip up jackets using fluffy yarn, creating fleece that looks and feels like a favorite stuffed animal. There's a large array of hues to choose from and options for both men and women for $29.99.

For Stylish Family Game Time
Make game night a fashion statement with a Frank Lloyd Wright backgammon set. The sleek gold foil board and iconic Wright angular design make this a great coffee-table conversation piece as well as fun game for less than $25.


For the Dog Lover (and Dogs) on the List
Looking for the paw-fect gift for fido and friends? BarkBox offers creatively themed holiday plush toys that are as amusing to human owners as they are fun for four-legged companions, including Dirty Muttini, a stuffed cocktail with a squeaker ($10) and an Ugly Christmas Sweater fluff-free chew toy ($9).

For Lighting Up the Night (and Lending a Helping Hand)
Cast a warm glow on the holidays with a handmade votive holder crafted from reclaimed wood that holds hand-poured beeswax candles. And there's an added bonus with this gift, too: The attractive candle set is created by residents of Camphill Village, which supports individuals with developmental disabilities. The holder comes with the honey-scented votives, and is $17.95.




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