10.19.2014

Gifts under $30

I said it just last week, but the holidays are quickly approaching.  Gift buying is pretty hard for me.  Most years, I don't start my shopping until well into December and end up way overspending because I have to get something, anything.

This year, like I've mentioned a couple times, we're going to do a lot of DIY gifts.  But not everyone on our list can get a DIY gift.  For those people, and because I love to "window" shop, I'm compiling an ongoing list of gifts under $30, $50 or $100.  This particular post is gifts ender $30.  I once heard that the best gifts to give are ones you would want to receive, so all of these items are ones that I would want, too.  :)

Joss & Main has quite a few pieces of art in their Stop & Stare event that would make great gifts for the holidays.  Many of them are under $100.  Here's just a sample of the ones that I would buy for myself or as a gift, but you could always check out the site yourself to see ones you might like.


Jardin de Giverny by Monet, $29.95 for 12x18; $44.95 for 18x26; $84.95 for 26x40

These frames from Target are a great deal.  I bought some for our house.  They come 5 in a pack and all for less than $20!  I bought both the Grey and the Weathered Grey.  The Grey looks great.  I returned the Weathered Grey to Target because they looked cheap.  They also have black, distressed black and I think white.  You could give the set to one person or you could print pictures or free online printables for each frame and you'd have 5 separate gifts.  That's around $5 per gift if you print the printables at Kinko's/FedEx for less than a dollar.  That's a steal!

5 piece Weathered Frame Set, Target, $16.99
I have this pillow from Target.  My mom got two for me for me for my birthday and I loved them so much that I bought two more for myself.  They're really beautiful and a good deal at around $25 each.

Threshold Embroidered Floral Pillow - cool, Target, $24.99



Lori Picture Frame in Silver, Joss & Main, $20.95

This print is on special at West Elm right now, plus free shipping:

Holstee Poster - Manifesto, West Elm, $28 special (reg $36)

If you know someone into DIY, these glass knobs may be a great gift!  They're normally $12 each, but on sale for $4 each (and free shipping)!  We bought some in Eggplant for our DIY curtain rod (which I'll post about in the next little while).
Clift Glass Knob, Pottery Barn, special $4 (reg $12)

If you know someone who loves to entertain, these are kind of neat for parties:


Driftwood Lantern, Pottery Barn (only the small is available and it's $29.99, reg $69.99)
Lit shell orb, Pottery Barn, $19.99 for small, $29.99 for medium or large (reg. $49.50 - $79) - free shipping, too!

Grateful Greeting Tray, ModCloth, $6.99 (reg $9.99)

If you live near a Walgreen's (or even if you don't... they ship), then remember to check their photo department for great gift deals.  Through November 1, the printed wood panels are on sale for 50% off, (coupon code: PANELDEAL).  We gave an 8x10 to my grandma for her birthday this week, and she loved it.  We are probably going to give one to each set of grandparents for Christmas.  At $10 per item for 8x10 (reg $19.99, but 50% off with coupon), you really can't beat it.

Photo printed on wood panel, Walgreen's, 8x10 for $9.99 after coupon

Those are just some of the things I might be buying for Christmas gifts this year.  I'll continue to post as I find more.  

Have you found a great gift for under $30?  Share it in the comments!

TTFN,
Alanna

p.s. Remember that some of these are on sale or require a coupon code.  If you see a different price, please let me know so I can update this post.

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