Gift Ideas for Friends – Gifts Under $30 for Close Friends, Favorite Things Party, or Secret Santa Exchange

This gift guide is all about the friends – close or maybe even not that close. Everything on this list is under $30 and would make a great gift for a close friend, co-worker, or even a gift to take to a favorite things party or secret santa. These gifts are small, affordable, but also cute and practical. We love to see it!

Gift Ideas for Friends

Birdie Alarm

A super practical gift for any woman to carry. This Birdie personal alarm clips to your purse or keychain and can set off a very loud alarm in case of danger.

Glass mug

This novelty glass mug comes with lots of sayings (warning: not all are family friendly!). This one is my favorite! Would be super fun for a favorite things party.

Birth Month Dish

Give a thoughtful gift with this beautiful jewel toned birth month dish. Great to use for trinkets, keys, or jewelry.

Satin Scrunchies

I love these for sleeping. They’re super gentle on your hair and won’t leave crease marks. Another great favorite things or secret santa gift idea for only $10.

Glass Tumblers

These glasses have been all the rage on Tik Tok, so if you’ve got a trendy friend who is also an iced coffee or Diet Coke girly – look no further.

Travel Jewelry Case

Great for a friend who does a lot of traveling but also loves her accessories. You can personalize this with an initial on the front, too, which is so cute.

Makeup Cleaner

For the beauty lover in your life. This makeup cleaner and dryer is so cool and only $22!


One of the most creative Instagram accounts to follow – this cookbook will give you tons of recipe ideas using just five items or less from Trader Joe’s.

Five Minute Journal

Such a cool journal that will help you track things from your day in a really quick, easy format.

Initial Keychain

These resin keychains are so cute and colorful. Perfect for your girlfriends or a secret santa exchange. At $9, you could easily pair this with another small gift for a good friend.

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