Cheap Gift Ideas for Friends

19+ Awesome & Cheap Gift Ideas for Friends

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Let’s look at some fun and cheap gift ideas for friends. 

Cheap. Affordable. Budget-friendly. Use whatever words you like.

But the point is to find gifts that do not inflict too much damage on our wallets. 

I’m regularly on the hunt for gifts that don’t break the bank but also pack a punch.

We don’t want to drain our bank accounts but we also don’t want our gifts to be thrown to the side and never used. We want the good stuff!

Affordability is a huge factor when it comes to gift-giving. Many of us (myself included) would love to give semi-extravagant or splurge gifts. But the reality is that for many of us that is just not in the realm of possibility. 

There seems to be this idea that a more expensive gift means a better gift. Push back on that idea. 

Now, of course, there are some amazing gifts out there that do come with a hefty price tag. And there is nothing wrong with that.

My goal here is to simply show that there are so many really cool, unique, and amazing gifts at every price point. 

(price point is also the least interesting or important thing about a gift)

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Here Are 19+ Must-See Cheap Gift Ideas for Friends

1) Fuzzy Socks


Trifabricy Fuzzy Socks for Women – Fluffy Socks Women, Cozy Socks Slipper Socks for Women
  • ONE SIZE FITS MOST: fit shoe size from US 6-10
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL – Our fuzzy socks for women are made of polyester and spandex. With the fuzzy exterior and super soft fluffy lining, our fluffy socks women provide you with maximum warmth and comfort.
  • CHICKEN PALM SOCKS – Comes with 5 pairs of cute chicken palm fluffy socks that add more freshness and fun to your daily life. You can choose different patterns to match your daily wear.
  • COMFORTABLE TO WEAR – The plush stitching and elastic cuff enable the womens fuzzy socks convenient to slip on and take off. Your feet will feel extremely comfortable and warm whenever you wear the fuzzy socks.
  • MULTI-PURPOSE COZY SOCKS – These cozy socks are of moderate thickness and sweat absorbing, helping to keep your feet warm and dry. You can wear them as sleeping socks, slippers socks, Christmas socks, Halloween funny socks, warm socks, novelty socks. Suitable for all seasons of the year.

2) Bookmarks

4 Pack Metal Bookmarks with Chain, Golden Hollow Bookmark for Book Lovers, Writers, Readers, Children, Teens, Men, Women, Adults
  • Come with 4 pack of bookmarks.
  • Made of hollow brass with elegant chain
  • Gold-plated finishes and thin leaf design
  • So adorable, functional and perfect to give away as a gift!
  • It’s really light and sturdy, hope you love these dainty bookmark.

Also, these motivational bookmarks are another cool option as are these magnetic bookmarks.

3) Mug


Fatbaby What the Fucculent Cactus Succulent Plant Gardening Gifts for women, Funny Novelty Coffee Mug for Plant Lady, Gifts for Plant Lover
  • ✅Gifts for Plant Lovers:it is a fantastic funny mug gifts for Plant Lover. The coffee mug is with funny succulent plants graphic and “What the Fucculent”word.
  • ✅Perfect Plant Gifts: It is a lovely and awesome AF Gardening gift for Women/Men. When he/she open the gift box, he/she will be absolutely happy with it.
  • ✅What the Fucculent Mug: When you are looking for a hilarious novelty coffee mug, this will be a good gift choice for everyday coffee mug.
  • ✅HIGH QUALITY: 11oz cactus mug with double sides printing in premium quality with year-long no fading color is dishwasher and microwave safe for your convenience.
  • ✅PRESENT PACKAGING: Each succulent plant mug is carefully packed in a thick cardboard box with golden and gorgeous printing looking to avoid breakage during the transport. It is the great present for birthday, valentine, anniversary, wedding or Christmas day.

4) Sloth Tea Infuser


Genuine Fred Slow Brew Sloth Tea Infuser
  • Fun & functional: Save waste and take a break from your frantic pace and let Slow Brew make you the ideal cup of tea; This charming design is sure to make you smile. Slow Brew is packed in a colorful box perfect for gifting.
  • Easy to use: Simply fill with your favorite loose leaf tea and hang on your cup to enjoy perfectly brewed tea; Slow Brew perches on the rim of your tea cup so you don’t have to worry about fishing it out.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY & AUTHENTIC: When you purchase tea infusers from Genuine Fred, you are guaranteed an original product that is constructed from food-safe, BPA-free silicone.
  • Hassle-free cleaning: After use, discard the loose tea leaves and rinse with hot water. Genuine Fred silicone tea infusers are also dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY & REUSEABLE: The dunk-brew-toss routine of normal tea bags contribute tons of waste to landfills and are not sustainable for our planet. Genuine Fred reusable silicone tea infusers are the ideal alternative.

5) Hair Accessories


Mehayi 20 PCS Macaron Pearl Acrylic Resin Fashion Hair Clips Set, Cute Hair Barrettes Bobby Pins, Boho Fancy Hairpin Accessories Headwear Styling Tools, Gifts for Women Girls Decorative Wedding
  • 1. Material: Made of metal alloy, imitation pearl and acrylic resin, strong and durable material, pretty and exquisite out looking;
  • 2.Different Styles: Comes with 20 pcs pearl hair clips in 20 different styles, consists of 7 pcs macaron hair clips, 5 pcs acrylic resin hair barrettes, 3 pcs pearl hair clips, 5 pcs metal hair Clips;
  • 3. No Hurt Your Hair: These hair clips are of smooth surfaces, No sharp ends, gentle and comfortable accessories that minimize snags and reduce breakages. It holds on your head tightly without hurting your hair and brings beautiful hair style.
  • 4. Fashion Design: Hollow geometric hair clips with fashion pattern, not only embellishes your hair, but also achieves graceful and sweet temperament, make you charmer cute and elegant.
  • 5. Widely Application: These fashion styling hair clips can be applied in various occasions, like party, ceremonies, birthday, banquet and daily wearing.

These claw clips would be a hit as well. 

6) Shower Steamers


Shower Steamers Aromatherapy Birthday Gifts for Women – SWCANDY 8 Pcs Bath Bombs Gifts for Women, Shower Bombs Self Care Mothers Day Gifts for Mom with Essential Oils, Relaxation Home SPA
  • 【Exquisite Mothers Day Gifts】We have carefully designed the packaging of this shower steamers aromatherapy, with every detail meticulously crafted to make it a true work of art. Each shower steamer has been carefully blended, and even after your bath is over, its fragrance will still linger on your skin. Give your mother a special gift that will make her feel comfortable and relaxed while bathing. Let’s all offer our warmest wishes for Mother’s Day!
  • 【Long-lasting Fragrance】SWCANDY shower steamers aromatherapy has upgraded its shower steamer formula to the latest 2024 version, providing an ultra-concentrated essence that delivers a stronger and longer-lasting fragrance. With the highest concentration of aromatic compounds, up to 20% to 45% higher than other products, you can now indulge in a relaxing and delightful spa experience with ease. mothers day gifts for wife.
  • 【Various Scents】SWCANDY shower bombs only uses high-quality pure essential oils and natural fragrances, providing all the benefits of natural aromatherapy. After a long day, unwind with SWCANDY Aromatherapy Shower Steamers, allowing you to relax and enter a peaceful oasis, indulging in eight delightful floral scents: Lavender, Rose, Mint&Eucalyptus, Lemon&Mint, coconut&mint, Eucalyptus and Sandalwood. Choose your favorite scent to start your own private spa time.
  • 【Multi-scene Usage】SWCANDY bath bombs are versatile and can be used in different settings, including your car, bedroom, or even on your desk, providing an aromatherapy experience in various scenarios. After a tiring day at work, enjoy the captivating natural essential oil fragrance of the shower steamers, enough to relieve your fatigue. While traveling, carry the bath set and enjoy a refreshing shower on the go, melting away stress and worries. birthday gifts for women.
  • 【Natural Ingredients, No Pollution】With natural ingredients and no pollution, SWCANDY bath bombs stands out from other shower steamers by using only the finest materials. You can indulge in a delightful personal spa experience without any worries. SWCANDY bath bomb leaves behind only gentle, pleasant, without any residue that could pollute your bathroom or clog your drains.

7) Daily Planner


Can’t Remember Sh*t Daily Planner and Note Pad
  • Making lists reduces stress!|Use this irreverent pad to remember what you need to do.|Then check things off and celebrate their completion!|Jot down appointments contacts errands and more.|Don’t forget to note your mood and rate your day!|”Can’t Remember Sh*t” design adds humor to your schedule.|Tearable sheets allow you to take your list on the go.|60 sheets.|Thick paper supports pen or pencil.|6” wide x 9” high.
  • Peter Pauper Press (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 60 Pages – 09/28/2015 (Publication Date) – Peter Pauper Press (Publisher)

Definitely check out this one and this one too! So many fun choices with this gift. 

8) Wall Art


Tatuo 9 Pieces Women Leaf Canvas Wall Art Minimalist Canvas Wall Painting Modern Woman Plant Art Painting Minimalist Abstract Boho Wall Art for Living Room Bedroom Decoration, 8 x 10 Inches, No Frame
  • Wall decorations: women leaf canvas wall art matches well with modern furnishing, they are exquisite art prints for living room, bedroom, bathroom, etc, creating a cozy and joyful space for your life; These delicate wall art can help your temperament and taste find expression, assuring a continued aesthetic experience for life
  • Aesthetic pleasure: minimalist canvas wall painting, featuring minimalist design, has various styles, women oriented paintings focus on reading, coffee drinking, plant appreciating and bathing scenes, reminding you to enjoy the leisure time of life; Plants, stone and wave-like pictures are full of interest and charm, which flaunts your creative and artistic flair
  • Fine material: modern woman plant art painting is made of quality canvas which is fade resistant and tough, no changes in color even dip it into water; The material is durable and can serve your houses, offices and other places for long time; The picture printed on canvas fabric is of clear pattern and soft color, which brings you joyful artistic touch
  • Size and quantity: minimalist abstract boho wall art is 8 x 10 inches/ 20 x 25 cm, which is easy to be put into frame and hung on walls; There are total 9 pieces canvas paintings, you can just match them with your interior settings, enough quantity for you to decorate different rooms in your house, just brighten your home with our paintings
  • Ideal gift: African American women canvas art is a favorable gift for newly renovated houses, new apartments, or freshly decorated offices, making new spaces more vibrant and fascinating; A thoughtful gift for Thanksgiving Day, Mother’s Day and other holidays, just send it to your loved ones, parents, sisters, friends, and kids etc, they would be exultant the time they see the gifts

9) Journal


Falling Blossoms Journal (Diary, Notebook)
  • 160 crisp writing pages provide plenty of space for personal reflection sketching or jotting down favorite quotations or poems.|Smooth-finish 120 gsm paper takes pen or pencil beautifully.|Paper is acid-free and of archival quality.|Light gray lines subtly guide your writing.|Tuck notes mementos and more within the pocket inside the back cover.|The matching elastic closure keeps it all together.|Image is embossed and embellished with flecks of gold foil.|Complementary interior endsheets enhance the design.|Durable hardcover binding.|Popular small-format size — 5” wide x 7” high — fits easily in most bags and backpacks.
  • Hardcover Book
  • Peter Pauper Press (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 160 Pages – 06/12/2020 (Publication Date) – Peter Pauper Press (Publisher)

10) Funny Dish Towel


With Love From Julie Funny Kitchen Dish Towels Reusable White Drying Hand Towel Housewarming Gift Don’t B in My Kitchen
  • ❤️ SUPER ABSORBENT & QUICK DRYING: If you’re looking for a stylish and elegant addition to your kitchen, these dish towels are a must-have. These kitchen hand towels are made of 100% a waffle weave that provides excellent absorbency. They have a unique honeycomb design that makes them more durable and softens with each wash, ensuring that your delicate cookware, plates, and pans are not scratched.
  • ✨ EASY CARE AND PREMIUM QUALITY: This set of unique kitchen towels is made of ultra-absorbent polyester microfiber that is soft and durable. They are machine washable and should be air-dried. Do not bleach, tumble dry low, and warm iron if needed.
  • 📦 PACKAGE INCLUDES: This package includes only one kitchen towel, measuring 26 inches by 18.50 inches. The towel are the ideal size for dish towels, bar towels, and tea towels, as well as a beautiful element for your home.
  • 🎁 BEST GIFT IDEA: These funny and adorable kitchen towels make excellent gifts for any occasion. These practical and ultra-absorbent dish towels are an eco-friendly alternative to paper towels and are ideal for wonderful housewarming, mother’s day, and newlywed wedding gifts.
  • 🤗 Happiness Guarantee: Your satisfaction is our priority. If for any reason you are not 100% happy with your order, we will be more than happy to fix or replace your dish towels. Just send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

11) Candle


Scented Candles Gift Set-Aromatherapy Candles Set for Women Gifts, Natural Soy Wax 2×3.5Oz Portable Travel Tin Candles for Stress Relief and Home Scented, Gift for Women Birthday Gift
  • Perfect Gift Set: Aromatherapy candles are beautifully packaged; They are perfect for Mother’s day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, birthday, anniversary, thank you gift or just to treat yourself!
  • Cute Decorative Candles: The material of glass gives a noble and elegant feel, and you can place it anywhere in the house; They are the perfect addition to any room
  • Natural Soy : Our aroma candles are made from soy wax and plant essential oils; Soy wax is delicate and silky smoke-free and environmentally friendly; Wax cores are made of pure plant fibers and do not contain lead
  • 【PERFECT GIFT SET】: Aromatherapy candles are beautifully packaged and gift-ready for any occasion; They are perfect for any holiday, special event, birthday, anniversary, thank you gift, mother’s day or just to treat yourself!

12) Gel Pens


UIXJODO Gel Pens, 5 Pcs 0.5mm Black Ink Pens Fine Point Smooth Writing Pens, High-End Series Pens for Journaling Note Taking, Cute Office School Supplies Gifts for Women Men (Morandi)
  • 【Super Soft Grip】Soft silicone features grip bring a super soft touch feeling which makes each UIXJODO gel pen easy and comfortable to hold.
  • 【0.5mm Fine Point】0.5mm black ink pens fine point smooth writing pens, writes small and clear. You can use them for all your writing, they don’t run through the paper, and of course, no smear or bleeding.
  • 【Classic Design】Each writing pen has a durable clip that can let you fasten it to a notebook, binder, or pocket easily.
  • 【Perfect Gifts】They are cute school supplies accessories for men women kids in the classroom, school and office. It’s a good idea for a classroom prize for students, an art party gift, a birthday present and a Christmas gift.
  • 【Package Included】These journal pens included 5 pcs of high-end morandi gel pens. They are great retractable pens for aesthetic school supplies, office supplies, journaling, note taking and planning.

13) Jewelry Dish


Goporcelain Jewelry Ring Dish Tray Boho Ceramic Decorative Trinket Dish Organizer for Rings Earrings Necklaces Bracelet Watch Keys Plate Small Round Ring Holder Gift for Women Engagement
  • Durable Ring Tray Holder-Goporcelain trinket dish is made of lead-free,cadmium-free,,premium ceramic to ensure the good looking and durability.There are also different colors and boho style patterns for you to choose to match your vanity and bathroom organizer
  • Gift Wrap-Our jewelry ring dish is packed with a exquisite white embossed gift box.It can be a Thanksgiving gift,Christmas gift,New Year gift,Valentine’s Day gift,birthday gift,Mother’s Day gift,housewarming gift
  • Decorative Trinket Dish For Jewelry-Our decor ring dish is 4.73 inch in diameter and 0.79 inch in heigth and very lightweight with about 130 gram.This ceramic jewelry dish will not occupy space and can help you to organize your small jewelry easily
  • Functional Small Trinket Tray-Our jewelry tray is not only a container for jewelry,bracelets,necklaces,rings,earrings,keys,but also a perfect decor tray for your home,office,coffee table,bookshelf,dresser top,countertop and vanity
  • Ring Holder Organizer-This ring jewelry organizer tray is easy to clean and wash.You can wipe it with wet towel or wash it directly with water and dry it before use.We want you to be absolutely elated with your boho decor tray.If any problem with the jewelry dish,please feel free to come to us

I also really love this small jewelry travel case.

14) Microfiber Wristbands


Chuangdi 4 Pairs Wrist Spa Washband Microfiber Washing Face Wrist Wash Towel Band Wristband Scrunchies Absorbent Wrist Sweatband for Women Prevent Liquid from Spilling (Brown, White,Classic Style)
  • Wrist spa wash band set: there are 4 pairs of microfiber wristbands in 4 different colors, you can wear these cleansing cuffs in line with your headband to reduce and prevent liquid from spreading and spilling down to your arms when washing
  • Comfortable feelings: this soft towel wristband is made of quality coral fleece, will provide you with cozy texture and comfortable using experience, will not do harm to your delicate skin, breathable and serviceable for reuse
  • Flexible and stretchy: the absorbent wristbands are also equipped with good elasticity, can be stretched to fit you better, can stay stable on most people’s wrists
  • Vivid colors options: the whole package comes with 4 vibrant colors, can attract most girls’ attentions, bright and simple colors will give you good mood, you can also share these wristbands with friends and families
  • Versatile applications: these wrist spa washbands can be applied on most daily occasions, such as washing face, doing makeup, doing house work, doing yoga, doing sports and more, will absorb water and sweat, can give you a fresh feeling

And how cute are these headbands for face washing?

15) Wallet


Travelambo Womens Wallet Tassel Bifold Ladies Clutch Wristlet Wrist strap Long Purse (Access Green Blooming)
  • REFINED MATERIAL: high quality vegan leather and lasting zipper.
  • SIMPLICITY DESIGN: it is easy to make a simple wallet, but very difficult to make a simple wallet attractive. Our designer succefully combines simplicity and fashion into the wallet and the result is indeed quite to our satisfaction.
  • PRACTICAL: this wallet has 3 cash slots (can also be used as checkbook holder), 1 zipper outside pocket and 12 card slots. You can also place your iphone in it.
  • SIZE: 7.8” X 1.3” X 4.4”.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: If you’re not happy or aren’t satisfied for any reason, please contact us at any time.

16) Coloring Book


You’re Awesome: Coloring Book Of Inspirational Quotes To Boost Your Mood and Confidence For Women, Teens & Adults
  • Wyo, Coco (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 88 Pages – 03/08/2023 (Publication Date) – Independently published (Publisher)

17) Eyeglasses Holder


Fintie Plush Lined Eyeglasses Holder with Magnetic Base- Premium Vegan Leather Glasses Stand Case
  • Fits for most standard size glasses or sunglasses, protect your expensive glasses, keep your eyeglasses safe all the time
  • Designed with a special soft furry lining, this glasses holder protects your lenses from scratches, dirt and residue. This Glasses holder is also great for protecting arms of your glasses from bending and breaking
  • Featured in Flat wide base design, it is easy to place on any surface (nightstand, kitchen counter, computer desk, office, bathroom), and your endless search of locating your missing glasses is over! No more frustration, no more panic
  • A great gift idea for men, women and children. Never miss this gift on Birthday, Christmas and Anniversaries
  • Available in a variety of bright and fun colors.

18) Keychain


AnnabelZ Keychain Bracelet Wristlet Bangle Silicone Key Holder Round Keyring Tassel Key Ring Chain for Women Girls
  • Package includes: 1 x Silicone circle bangle bracelet keychain with tassel,Key Ring.
  • Dimension: 3″ inner diameter, 3.35″ outer diameter size for hands free;Lightweight:1.59oz (46g).
  • Features: Made of soft silicone, these bracelets keychain will be the best accessory to organize your car key, house key or your mini card wallet. The bracelet size allows easy slip to your wrist and even arm. The key ring, tassel can be detached from the bracelet by pressing the D shape golden ring.
  • Style: AnnabelZ bracelet keychain can be clipped to any handbag, backpack, cellphone bag, travel bag etc. You can easily find your keys even in a bulky bag.
  • Choose the color you like and enjoy a new life style. You will love this gorgeous keychain bracelet.

19) Hoop Earrings


Dainty 70mm 14K Yellow Gold Silver Big Large Hoop Earrings For Women Girls Sensitive Ears Fashion Round Circle Huggie Hypoallergenic Hoops 3 Inch Minimalist Hooped Gifts Bff Birthday
  • The fashion simple extra large basketball hooped earrings are manufactured using high polished durable hypoallergenic metal.
  • The big Piercing hula hoops earrings are plated in 14K yellow gold, size in 70mm(2.7in), 2mm thickness, very dainty color and durable, light and comfort fit.
  • HEALTHY CHOICE – Safe Material,Harmless to Human Body, Lead free, Nickel free, It’s a Healthy Choice for Sensitive ears.
  • GORGEOUS- these continuous huggie thin loops earrings are perfect for any outfit.This design is Sleek and Modern yet Classic and Elegant Style, fit for any occasion. Also A Great Jewelry Gift for your loved one, mom, best friend, sister, aunt, nana, daughter, granddaughter for Christmas Day, Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Anniversary, Mother’s Day and so on.
  • 30 DAYS GUARANTEE POLICY. Come With Black Velet Gift Pouch. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED – Your satisfaction is our eternal goal. We try our best to make sure every piece of our products arrives in best quality and condition. We do not sell products which are not same as described and pirctured. If you receive a defective product, please contact us immediately. We will offer free replacement or Refund full payment without asking any question.

Which one of these gift ideas for friends was your favorite?

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