15 Gift Ideas Under $15

Katie Priest and Christian Davis

Christmas is approaching quickly! Purchasing gifts for friends and family without breaking the bank can sometimes become difficult. Here are 15 gift ideas for under $15. Included are gifts you can buy or gifts you can make in your own home.

1. Who can have too many blankets? Buy a fuzzy blanket from Target in one of nine colors.

Target Blanket

2. Give your coffee-loving friend a cute to-go mug ($5) with a $10 coffee shop gift card to fill it.

To-Go Mug

3. Mix and match these festive fuzzy socks. (Each pair is only $2!)

Fuzzy Socks 

4. Fill your friend’s home with the scents of the season: Bath and Body Works has mini candles at just $4.50 each.

Mini Candles 

5. If you want a convenient gift, Bath and Body Works gift sets are the right gift for you. They include: lotion, body wash, and fragrance of your choice.

Bath and Body Works gift set 

6. Help your friend stay stylish and warm this holiday season with an infinity scarf for $12.

Infinity Scarf

7. Go back to the basics with Forever 21 leggings for $4 a pair.

Forever 21 leggings 

8. Help your friend relax after midterms with a Lush bath bomb and bath melt Christmas set.

Lush bath bomb set 

9. If your friend is into makeup, shop Sephora’s “Under $15” section here:

Sephora “Under $15 section” 

10. Help your friend watch videos on their phone and get them a Pop Sock It.

Pop Sock It 

11. If your friend is a reader, buy your friend a good novel. Here is “Barnes & Noble’s Top 100: Book Bestsellers”:

Barnes & Noble Best Sellers

Get crafty with these DIY Gifts: Handmade gifts can be meaningful and unique for the person receiving them.

12. Fill a basket or tin with homemade sweets (cookies, brownies, chocolate covered pretzels, etc) and your friend’s favorite candies. Add a Christmas card and candy canes to decorate.

13. Give your friend a manicure kit at home: buy a few colors of nail polish and a nail kit.

Nail Polish 

14. Share a classic holiday favorite (hot coco) that looks like a snowman. Find it made on Etsy here: http://tinyurl.com/jcpgxvx or get creative and make your own!

15. Make a cute snow globe to help your friend decorate. Find instructions here:

Snow Globe instructions 
Get into the season of giving with these inexpensive gift ideas. Tweet The Rune @shanews_lou with your finished products!