You might think that small gifts for women that cost $30 and under are a little uninspiring and…well…cheap, but this collection will prove you oh so wrong! There are 62 brilliant ideas in this collection and not one of them sucks. From things that grow to skin that glows, and things to make her laugh, these fabulous gifts show that the best things really do come in small (and inexpensive) packages.
Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
Even those without a garden can enjoy fresh, home-grown herbs when they have this sweet indoor herb garden. Choose from six delicious herbs and someone you love will be able to grow healthy plants right there on their windowsill in a cool, tinted mason jar with a passive hydroponic system.
Birth Month Flower Tea Towels
Small gifts for women can be just as meaningful as big gifts, and these tea towels are the perfect example. Made from cotton for a clean, crisp look, each of the twelve towels available displays a different birth month flower and includes a handy hook for hanging or displaying on the wall.
Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle
Both strong women and those who need some inspiration will enjoy this Nevertheless She Persisted puzzle. Building the 1000 piece jigsaw is a wonderful way to de-stress and relax, and once it’s finished she will have a picture of 24 of history’s most influential women along with some of their quotes.
Awaken And Refresh Shower Steamers
Bath bombs have been a favorite gift for women for years, but what about those who don’t have the time to relax in one? Infused with essential oils, these steamers can be placed on the shower floor and will gently release their scent as the water hits them.
Birthday Wish Candle
With much more ‘magical power’ than a standard birthday candle, this one will burn for up to 80 hours. Encrusted with a host of crystals – each of which are said to bring gifts like love, peace, and happiness – this soy wax candle smells of orange and vanilla for a ‘cakey’ vibe.
Balance & Tranquility Grow Kit
If she’s more into herbs than flowers, give her this kit which includes all she’ll need to start her very own herb garden. With soil, seeds, and markers all included, this kit will allow her to grow six delicious herbs in a recycled egg carton before transferring them to pots or garden.
Breakfast Jar with Easy Measure Lid
Overnight oats have become a firm favorite among healthy eaters (although they can include more decadent ingredients, too) and this mason jar is the perfect way to prepare and carry them. The ‘half-cup’ lid makes measuring easy, while the included spoon fits neatly into the silicone ring.
Literary Insults Chart
Effective put-downs are an art form, but it can be tricky to find the right words. Make sure she is well armed with suitable insults by giving her this literary insults poster. Packed with many of history’s best affronts, this poster has been inspired by Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift, and Oscar Wilde.
Glow in the Dark Zodiac Art
Are you looking for a small gift that will have a big impact? If so, why not pick up one of these unusual glow in the dark zodiac art pieces? Encased in a white box frame, the constellation is represented by skilful paper quilling that glows in the dark.
Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio
Every hour can be cocktail hour with this trio of sugar cubes. By simply dropping one of the flavored cubes into a glass of bubbly, her champers will transform into either a Bellini (lemon, orange, or grapefruit) or a mimosa (peach, strawberry, or raspberry) by adding delicious flavor and pretty coloring.
Mini Terrariums DIY Kit
Even the least green-fingered lady can have a house full of plants with this Mini Terrariums DIY Kit. The three geometric frames can he hung or left freestanding, and filled with felt succulents she can make herself, faux moss, and pearly white stones to finish them off.
Split-Decision Pie Pan
Pies are the ultimate comfort food, but it can be hard to decide which one to make. This split pie dish will allow any baker to make two ‘half-pies’ at the same time. Perfect for meat eaters and vegetarian households, it can also be used to make dinner and dessert in one.
Essential Oil Shower Steamers
Whether she needs geeing up or winding down, this bag of shower steamers will have the desired effect. Infused with essential oils, the steamers come in wake-up, breathe easy, stress relief, and sleep tight ‘flavors’, and will turn an ordinary shower into a luxurious spa session.
Skin Renewing Masks
Each set of these all-natural face masks contains five vials of ingredients – that’s enough for 15 luxurious masks. Choose from the ‘glow’ set that’s full of skin-calming products like rose petals and spirulina, or the ‘detox’ version which includes charcoal and white kaolin clay for deep cleansing of her skin.
Birthday Cake in a Mug
Give her her own individual birthday cake with this marvellous Birthday Cake in a Mug. The 10oz ceramic mug is decorated with a rainbow of colored candles, while the mix can be added to egg, oil, and water to make enough chocolate cake for two microwave ‘cup’ cakes.
Wonder Women Bingo
She’ll be inspired to do great things by this fun but educational set of bingo cards. Instead of numbers, each card is printed with 16 inspirational women throughout history – with a total of 48 in all – that will encourage players to learn more about these epitomes of girl power.
Easy Spread Butter Knife
We’ve all cursed when the rock hard butter has ripped a hole in the middle of our toast, but that doesn’t have to be a thing anymore. This clever knife glides across cold butter, turning it into soft ribbons that spread easily and smoothly on bread, toast, veg, or baked potatoes.
Birthday Celebration Tea
Birthdays should be full of surprises, so ensure that her day is extra special with a nice, unexpected cup of tea. Make the birthday cake black tea for a floating layer of colorful sprinkles, or go for the fruity piñata brew that produces crackling popping candy on the tongue.
If you know a lady who’s itching to have an adventure, show her that sisters are doing it for themselves with this totally amazing book. Detailing the journeys of 40 incredible women who have grabbed life with both hands, She Explores will show her that women really can follow their dreams.
Baby Watermelon Grow Kit
Anything in miniature is cute, and that includes baby watermelons. Give her the means to grow a crop of these tiny fruits at home with a kit that includes everything needed to get started. Once the seedling is ready, the entire biodegradable pot can be planted in the garden.
Birthstone Wine Bottle Stopper
Even the most inexpensive wine will look classy with one of these birthstone stoppers in the top. Hand blown from clear and crushed colored glass, each globe represent the stone relating to her birth month, and will keep wine fresh even after it’s been opened.
Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses
If tequila, salt, and lemon is her favorite drink, these Himalayan salt shot glasses will make an impressive addition to her collection. Naturally anti-bacterial, these ‘glasses’ will add the right amount of saltiness, and will last through many rounds of ‘last man – or woman – standing’.
Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit
Give her a novelty gift that she will also find incredibly useful with this unique Shiitake mushroom log kit. Pre-planted with shiitake spores, this log will yield a harvest of mushrooms every six weeks or so for up to 3 years.
Wine Bottle Lantern
For outdoor décor with a difference, take a look at these fun wine bottle candle holders. Suspended from a chain, these holders have been made from reclaimed clear or yellow wine bottles, and the brightness of the tealight can even be adjusted by sliding the bottle up or down.
Mason Jar Indoor Flower Garden
She’ll be able to dish up salads that look as good as they taste with these mason jar indoor flower gardens. Beautifully colored and needing no soil thanks to the hydroponic system included, this garden comes in three varieties of beautiful edible flowers; chamomile, zinnia, or the ever-charming pansy.
Name a Star Kit
Give her the stars for her next birthday – or at least one star – with this super cool kit. Name it after her (or maybe choose a word that’s special to both of you) and she’ll receive the catalog deed to her star, along with stats, facts, and lots of information.
Geode State House Charms
Originally designed to hang on a Christmas tree, these decorations will look gorgeous all year round. Handmade with stoneware and glass, each decoration resembles a stunning geode slice and is shaped like her favorite state, whether it’s the one she lives in now or the place she’ll always call home.
Cleansing Ritual Candle
Housewarming gifts for women can be a little boring if you go for the usual offerings, so think outside the box with this beautiful Energy Cleansing candle. Made with natural soy wax and infused with beautiful essential oils, it’s a new way to ‘smudge’ a new home using herbs and high-vibeing crystals.
Mandala Wind Spinner
Inspired by both Hindu and Buddhist imagery, the mandala wind spinner will make a beautiful and calming addition to her garden. Made from stainless steel, this spinner is available in cool or warm tones and produces a mesmerizing effect as the colorful mandala spins and radiates from the center.
50 States Traveled Journal
If travelling the length and breadth of America is on her bucket list, this travel journal will help her document her journey as she goes. Featuring two pages for each of the 50 states, this journal includes useful prompts so she doesn’t forget any of the highlights of each visit.
Jewel-Tone Birth Month Dish
Totally unique and a wonderful addition to the bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom, this ring dish has been handmade in Minneapolis. Made from stoneware, each dish features a center that’s made from crackled glass that looks like crushed crystals, and is based on the birth month of the lucky lady.
Spark Ideas Box
This small gift for women is big on personality, and will spark a whole new side to her relationships. With 50 ‘matches’ in the box, each one is marked with a different activity. You can choose from creativity, happiness, romance, and adventure, depending on what area of her life needs ‘lighting up’.
Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer
The gift of time is never to be taken lightly, and this automatic pan stirrer will give her time away from the kitchen. Fitted with a timer for the perfect result, this gadget can be left alone to keep gravies, sauces, and liquids lump free while she enjoys more free time.
100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
She’ll never be stuck for something to watch again with this scratch off poster. Featuring 100 of the best movies of all time, each silver panel is hiding colorful artwork relating to the movie underneath. From horror to comedy and action to animation, movie night just got better.
Orbits Eye Stones
They might look like a pair of stony donuts, but these disks will bring relief to tired eyes in an instant. Made in Finland from Finnish bedrock, they can be kept in the fridge when not in use, and placed over the eyes for cool pressure that relieves tiredness and puffiness.
Window Plant Pod
Windowsills are great for when there’s no garden available, but even those with no room on the windowsill can grow fresh herbs, flowers, or succulents with this clever window plant pod. Holding up to 15lbs in weight, it sticks to the window so plants get the sunlight as soon as it’s up.
Egg on a Bagel Maker
Egg bagels are a great start to the day but they can take too much time to prepare. Save her time and make sure she has a filling breakfast with this handy Egg on a Bagel Maker. Just 60 seconds in the microwave will produce the perfect fluffy bagel-shaped omelette.
Sunflower Garden Grow Kit
Sunflowers never fail to bring a smile to people’s faces, but you can go one better with this sweet gift. Using a recycled egg carton to start them off in, this kit includes seeds for 6 varieties of sunflowers that she can plant and nurture before transferring outside.
Drink More Water Bottle
Busy women can find it hard to find the time to fit in their daily quota of water. This fun bottle is marked with the times and amounts that she should be drinking, and once she’s filled and emptied it twice, she’ll be fully hydrated for optimum health.
Murder Mystery Puzzle Book
Amateur sleuths and wannabe private eyes can put their skills of deduction to the test with this puzzle book with a difference. Containing the details of 20 deliciously gruesome murders, along with fabulous gothic style illustrations, readers must help Medea Thorne to unravel the clues and find out ‘whodunnit’.
Hand-Carved Heart Serving Spoon
Whether she uses it for cooking or prefers to keep it on display, this wooden heart-shaped spoon will make a sweet gift. Hand carved from African wild olive wood, this beautiful spoon can be used for stirring, or scooping out dry ingredients like loose leaf tea, sugar, or coffee grounds.
Bloody Mary Cocktail Branches
The perfect way to add garnishes to cocktails, this pair of stainless steel picks will make it fun. Add spice to a Bloody Mary, include fruit in a mimosa, or simply use it to hold olives in place for a dirty martini or two.
Hand-Painted Nature Mug
Even if she lives in the city, treat her to some beautiful countryside scenery with one of these pretty mugs. Hand-painted and made from stoneware, this mug comes with a butterfly field or a hummingbird field design, or why not choose the lavender field which includes both creatures?
Ceramic Self-Draining Soap Dish
There’s something comforting about using a bar of soap in the bath or shower, but they do tend to cause a mushy mess on the side. Clean up the bathroom with this ceramic self-draining soap dish that sits at an angle, so the soapy water and residue glides cleanly into the water.
For an altogether more grown-up approach to candy, why not give your garden-loving girl these Blooming Lollipops? Infused with natural botanical flavors including strawberry-basil, and lavender-lemongrass, the seed embedded sticks can be planted into the ground for an abundance of fresh flowers and herbs like sage, thyme, and baby blue eyes.
Amazonite Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet
Aromatherapy doesn’t have to include a massage (although that would be nice) because this pretty bracelet means they can take the scent with them wherever they go. Made with beautiful beads and porous lava stones, just a few drops of oil on the latter will keep the scent going all day.
Heart-Shaped Tea Bags
If she ever says ‘I’d love a cup of tea’, these teabags will make it a literal sentiment! With five bags each of English Breakfast, Earl Grey, and White Berry teas, each one is shaped like a sweet heart to infuse her drink with love.
National Parks Color Map Mug
She can ruminate on her travels over her morning tea or coffee when she has this cute interactive mug. Printed with a map of the States showing all 62 National Parks, she can mark each one off as she visits it, and ‘bake’ it in the oven to make it permanent.
Some ladies love flowers, while others prefer the prickly beauty of cacti and succulents. Play to her preference with one of these delightful scented candles. Made from hand poured soy wax, this candle comes with a beautiful poppy or a trio of green cacti and will burn for 30-35 hours.
Zen Wishing Stone
Inspired by the meditative practices of Zen Buddhist Monks, this wishing stone will encourage calmness and relaxation through ‘sumi-e’, or ‘brush painting’. Using water, words, pictures, or patterns can be ‘painted’ on, and as it evaporates and disappears the artist is reminded of the impermanence of life and mindfulness.
Etched Marathon Pint Glass
If she runs marathons or has set her sights on completing one in the future, this pint glass will be a reminder of what’s involved. With 15 cities to choose from, this glass is etched with the route runners take as they embark on the ultimate fitness challenge.
Who in the Room? Party Game
A great game for a girls’ night in, ‘Who in the Room’ is a hilariously eye-opening card game that asks outrageous questions. With one scenario being read out at a time, players take a moment to think before pointing their finger at who they think the ‘who’ would be.
Home bars take on a whole new meaning with these handmade soaps. Rich in cocoa butter, shea butter, and a host of nourishing oils, each one of the 4 beautifully colored bars is infused with the scents of a different wine; Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Grigio.
If her face lights up at the mention of her home state, these candles will do the same for her home. Handmade using soy wax and cotton wicks, these candles are infused with oils to bring the unique scent of home, such as Alaska’s forest moss and crisp winter air.
Easy DIY Nut Milk
If she prefers her milk to be dairy free, give her a real taste treat with a kit to make her own nut milk. Deliciously creamy and far richer than the store bought varieties, the almond, hazelnut chocolate, coconut, and cashew vanilla flavors can be made with the addition of water alone.
Letters to My Mom
We don’t always tell those we love the most how we feel, but this set of letters makes it easy. Letters to my Mom is a collection of notes that come with prompts and space for personal thoughts, and envelopes that invite her to ‘read when you miss me’ and other occasions.
Votes for Women Puzzle
Suffrage changed the world, and the lady in your life can mark the sacrifices made with this 500-piece puzzle. Building into a circular picture of some of the most inspiring men and women from the past century, this puzzle is a tribute to those who fought so hard to make women heard.
Birthstone Mineral Soaps
Diamonds might be outside your budget, but these gemstone soaps are within easy reach. Made with vitamin E and aloe, these bars have been cut and colored to resemble the 12 birthstones – from January’s garnet to December’s turquoise – and will look incredible in the bathroom, or wherever she displays them.
Wine Gummies Trio
Ah, that first sip of wine in the evening signals the road to relaxation, but what if she needs to chill during the day? These elegant gummies are infused with the flavors of her favorite wine, but contain no alcohol at all so she can even have ‘vino’ on her morning commute.
My Family Cookbook
Anyone who cooks has a few ‘secret’ recipes up their sleeve; recipes that are too good to be lost forever. This book allows her to write down all her culinary secrets in one place, and there’s space for photos and family reviews to be handed down to future generations.
Owl Eyeglasses Holder
Help her keep her glasses in a safe place when she’s not wearing them with this beautiful owl. Standing at 5.5” high, this wise bird has been hand carved by Fair Trade artisans in India from a single piece of sheesham wood, and looks equally stunning as an ornament, too.
We need pollinators now more than ever, and yet the creatures that help this process are dying out. Encourage bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies to the garden with this set of three wildflower starters. Each one includes seeds to attract a specific pollen lover, along with nutrient-rich growing medium and instructions.
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