30 Gifts Under $30

It’s the thought that counts—really! Just because you can’t afford that iPad mini he won’t stop talking about dosen't mean he’ll hate your gift. In fact, we think the 30 ideas bellow might just leave an even bigger impression.
December 07, 2012

Chic Wrap, professional-quality plastic wrap. Available at A Cook’s Companion (197 Atlantic Ave, ACooksCompanion.com). ChicWrap.com. $9.99.

Vodka Zinger fruit infuser. Available at Brookstone (30 Rockefeller Plaza, Brookstone.com). ZingAnything.com. $25.95.

Soupstix spoon and chopsticks combo by DCI. Available at SpoonSisters.com. DCIGift.com. $8.75.

Playbutton MP3 player by Yotel (570 10th Ave, Yotel.com). Playbutton.com. $15.

Dirty Santa Christmas cards. DirtySantasWorkshop.com. $2.99 per card; $14.99 sack of five.

iPhone 4/5 Case by Colors Tokyo for Keith Haring Collection. Available at Tagg (720 Ninth Ave, TaggStore.com). ColorsTokyo.com. $28.

Parisian Polka Dot Crock & Spreader set by Butter Bell. Available at Sur La Table (75 Spring St, SurLaTable.com). ButterBell.com. $29.95.

The Abbey Road Sessions Deluxe Edition by Kylie Minogue. Available on iTunes. $14.88.

“Minogue’s stirring renditions of her most celebrated catalog with a full orchestra is the perfect holiday gift for all the lovers.” —Keo Nozari, music editor

Broadway’s Carols for a Cure, Volume 14. Available at BroadwayCares.org. $23.

Indelicate Doilies by Knock Knock. Available at A.I. Friedman (44 W 18th St, AIFriedman.com). KnockKnockStuff.com. $10.

Natural Shaving Brush by Poketo.com. $18.

“This L.A.-based store is my new favorite obsession. It marries independent artists with just the right amount of kitsch for the perfect conversation piece.” —Benjamin Solomon, editor-in-chief

Collapsible Bowl Set by Aladdin. Available at SpoonSisters.com. Aladdin.com. $24.95.

The Jot Pro stylus by Adonit. Adonit.net. $30.

“My recommendation for that budding artist who owns an iPad. —Tim Paul, staff illustrator

Vivid Contour Pouch Brief by 2(X)ist (1411 Broadway through Dec 24). 2xist.com. $24.


Ben Cohen’s StandUp Foundation Supporter Rugby Ball by Gilbert. Available at WorldRugbyShop.com/Standup.html. GilbertRugby.com. $19.99.

Jesse Tyler Fergusson Diamond Tip Bow Tie by TieTheKnot.org. Available at TheTieBar.com. $25.

“For a good cause, buy a bow-tie from the Tie the Knot charity and give it to a gay friend.” —Will Pulos, associate editor

Lay Z Gaga wall calendar. LayZGaga.com. $13.99.

The Knock headphones by Coloud. Available at Macy’s (51 W 34th St, Macys.com). Coloud.com. $20.

Chris March holiday card by Nobleworks.com. Available at Delphinium Home (353 W 47th St, DelphiniumHome.com). $3.75.

New York Ramblers Soccer Club 2013 Calendar. NewYorkRamblers.org. $21.

“Kick in the New Year with the New York Ramblers Soccer Boys and their balls.” —Jeff Kagan, sports columnist

Sunset Boulevard on Blu-ray. Available at Amazon.com. $24.99.

Cara Scissoria Christmas card. Available at House of Cards and Curiosities (23 Eighth Ave; HouseOfCards.ypguides.net). $4.50.

Dapper Drink Markers by Kikkerland. Available at Delphinium Home (353 W 47th St, DelphiniumHome.com). Kikkerland.com. $5.95.

Bubble Buttons Mustache Pack by Squid. Available at Urban Outfitters (various locations, UrbanOutfitters.com) BubbleButtons.com. $4.99.

After Hours Lube by Lucas Entertainment. Available at Vishara Video (787 Eighth Ave, 212-582-2262). LucasEntertainment.com. $20.

Colton Ford The Way I Am 2013 Fantasy Calendar. Available at PeaceBisquit.com. $27.99.

Faux Tin Mug by Poketo.com. $12.

Sweet Perversion cards. SweetPerversion.com. $4; $12 set of six; $21.50 set of 12.

Soap on a rope by Rufskin (235 W 19th St.) Rufskin.com. $22.

Paintbrush stylus by Nomad. Available at Best Buy (various locations, BestBuy.com) NomadBrush.com. $29.