30+ truly cool gifts for adults all under $15. Yep, we found them!

We’re always on the lookout for affordable gifts for the holidays — and that gets hard, when you’re talking about adults with great taste who aren’t happy with a tub of Play-Doh! (Although, we kind of are. Hm.)

With that, may we present 30 truly fantastically cool gifts for adults all under $15.

Whether you need a Secret Santa gift, lots of gifts for friends and neighbors, or something thoughtful but budget-conscious for someone special, we hope you find the perfect gift here.


All picks have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion in this guide. 

This guide contains affiliate links and some purchases help support our own small business at no additional costs to you.. 

All discount codes expired 2018

For more up-to-date discounts and gift ideas, please visit our 2019 holiday gift guide or 2020 small business holiday gift guide


Custom Photo Notepad

Turn your photos into a beautiful and useful gift.

$12.99, Pinhole Press
Use code COOLMOMS for 15% off all products

Related: 40+ cool kids’ gift ideas under $15, and they don’t feel like stocking stuffers!


Faux Fur Pom Hat

Want! Uh…we mean, to give to someone.

$15, Nordstrom


$12.95, Barnes & Noble


Bodum BRAZIL 12 oz French Press

For the one-cup a day fancypants coffee drinker.

$12.74, Amazon


Jolly AF Socks

Have yourself a millennial little Christmas.

$10.99 Designs by Birch Bear


Stranger Things Soundtrack on Cassette

Cassettes are back! Thanks, Stranger Things!


Mini 3D-Printed Geometric Vase

Add a succulent for the complete hipster 2017 gift.

$8, Meow 3D Store


Dollar Shave Club Daily Essentials Set

When just any old razor will not do.

$5 + $9 each month, Dollar Shave Club


Baby It’s Cold Outside: Holiday Coloring Book for Adults

Add some colored pencils…maybe some headphones.


$15, The Chemist Tree 


Anna Sui Pouch

 Perhaps with a Sephora gift card or a special goodie or two inside?

$9.99 on sale, Pottery Barn Teen


Why I March book

100% of sales donated to National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the Transgender Law Center, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

$14.99, Urban Outfitters


Hero Copper Keychain

The perfect descriptor for so many women on our list, from one of our favorite women-owned shops
(and the current sponsor of our Mother-In-Law Gift Guide).
This purchase supports and empowers communities across Central America

$14, To the Market


Vintage Hot Rod Ceramic Coasters

A little vroom to go with your eggnog?

$13.50, Eliza Jane’s Creations on Etsy


Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds

You can never have too many pairs of earbuds.

$13.99 on sale, Best Buy


$9.99 on sale, JCPenney (regular $34!)


$8, Urban Leaf
Use code COOLMOMSGROWSTUFF for 15% off (all prices include free US shipping)


Ivory Beaded Stacking Bracelet

Proceeds help support communities in Central Africa and provide a living wage to artisans.
(Via To The Market, a current sponsor of our gift guide)

$9 To The Market
Use code COOL10 for $10 off To the Market Exclusive items $30+ 



Empowering Slogan Mugs

Add a packet of hot chocolate — that should get them through the morning!


SuperFight, Adult Expansion Pack

The best game ever. Though probably not to play with the grandparents.

$15, Target (original set not necessary)


High Quality Photo Print Set

  Hey, printed photos! Remember those?

$8+, Artifact Uprising


$10.19 on sale, The Blacker the Berry


Teachers Care Gourmet Gift Box

A little extra love to those who give so much back.

$9.95, Penzey’s Spices


Rebels Refinery Men’s Bath and Body Set

They had us at “lip balm in a black skull.”

$15, Target


Monogram Jewelry Box

 Add a little surprise inside!

$14, Anthropologie


Sterling Double Ear Cuff

Easier than giving a piercing.

$15, Peggy Li
Use code COOLMOM for free shipping


$12.99, NBA Store


Love is Love Trinket Dish

Your purchase supports the important work of the Human Rights Campaign. And love.

$14 on sale, West Elm


Sleigh All Day Christmas Mug

Oh come on…we had to get in one good holiday pun!

$10, Urban Outfitters

Related: 64 more gift ideas for adults all under $15!


Choose Kind Journal from Wonder

Oh, you thought it was just for kids?

$11.69, Amazon

 Be sure to visit our 2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
which helps support dozens of indie shops, makers and artists with the best gifts for everyone on your list.

See our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide here

And don't miss our guide to 50+ of the coolest gifts for kids under $50.