Gifts under $15 for adults: 50+ gifts that are cool, whatever your budget


Who says giving cool gifts has to be spendy? We’ve found so many incredibly cool, affordable gifts all $15 or under, for every adult on your list, and we’d be happy to get — or give — any of them this year. 

Whether you’re shopping for coworkers, cousins, Secret Santa gifts, or just a whole lot of family and friends, we hope you find things you love here.

Be sure to visit our newly updated 2019 list of 50 fabulous gifts under $15 for adults
And more than 60 fabulous gifts under $15 for kids

Gifts under $15 for adults: 50+ gifts that are cool, whatever your budget




All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion. (We know that's rare.)

There are affiliate links in this guide, which means that some purchases will generate a small commission to help support our own small woman-owned business, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting us!

All prices accurate at time of publication but subject to change.

Be sure to visit our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide posts and our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide posts for even more fabulous gift ideas
including 50+ cool gifts for kids and teens, all under $15




Cool affordable gifts under $15: Becoming Michelle Obama

Becoming, By Michelle Obama

Easily the It gift of the season.

$14.97, Amazon

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Beaded skull scarf

Beaded skull scarf

Ooh, get one for yourself, too

$14, Shoptiques

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Freddy Mercury phone case

Freddy Mercury iPhone/Samsung Galaxy Case

Guaranteed to blow your mind.

$9.84 on sale, Case Magicians

Cool affordable gifts under $15: wooden photo print holder

Handmade photo block holder

You provide the photo


Cool affordable gifts under $15: "Fight evil, read books" cap

Fight evil, read books cap

Also, newspapers. Good ones.

$15, Out of Print

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Jeni's Cognac Gingerbread ice cream

Jeni’s cognac ice cream with gingerbread pint

Now that’s what we call a host/hostess gift!

$12, Jeni’s online, or your local market

Related: Don’t miss our 2019 list of the best holiday gifts under $15 for adults with more than 50 new ideas

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Sparkle Champagne flute set of two

Champagne flute set

Cheers, dahlinks

$12.99 JCPenney

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Coleman Compass

Coleman compass with LED light

With a sweet note about never getting lost. Or wanting to get lost. Depends on your relationship.

$6.99, Target

Well-read woman handmade bookmark: cool gifts under $15

Well-Read Woman Handmade Bookmark

Because it’s true. 

$10, Human is Human, with 30% donated to the ACLU

Cool gifts under $15: Instagram friendly photo books from Artifact Uprising

Instagram-friendly photo books

It’s hip to be square

$15/ea, Artifact Uprising

Cool gifts under $15: Mini SOUL spice gift box from Penzey's

“Soul” mini spice gift box

From one of our very favorite food companies. Check the site for other gift box minis, too.

$14.95, Penzey’s

Cool gifts under $15: Fantasy stones brooches from Emily McDowell

“Parentite” fantasy stone pin

Manifests patience? Helps reverse fatigue? Releases pervasive, underlying fear of doing it wrong?
Sign us up.

$12, Emily McDowell

Cool affordable gifts under $15: iLuv mini ultra slim Bluetooth speaker

Mini, ultra-thin Bluetooth speaker

Who says tech has to be expensive?

Cool affordable gifts under $15: RBG Resist Tote

Merry Resistmas RBG tote

Perfect place to carry his or her voter registration materials and a Justice Ginsburg good health talisman

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Custom pet portrait

Custom pet portrait

We still can’t call them fur babies, but you can. 

$15+ LeFlore Studio

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Mini Tea of the Month Club from Cratejoy

$9/month, Cratejoy

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Jeff Goldblum ornament from Taco Explosion Factory on Etsy

Jeff Goldblum ornament

Oh, like you don’t want one too?

$14.50, Taco Explosions

Custom metal key ring: Gifs under $15

Custom metal key ring

Hand stamped in one of 7 mantras, or choose your own

$12+, We Are Tumble

Cool affordable gifts under $15: All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire

All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire

It may be over…but it’s never really over.

$15.45, Amazon

Fierce wooden earrings from Blacker the Berry: cool, affordable gifts under $15

$10.99, The Blacker the Berry

Patron Saints of Rock Prayer Candles: cool, affordable gifts under $15

Patron Saints of Rock prayer candles

Freddy, Bowie, Jimi, Prince, George… good luck picking!

$12.95/ea, The Eternal Flame

Affirmation stones gift bag: cool, affordable gifts under $15

Calming affirmation stones

Calm + affirmation. We need both.

$15, Uncommon Goods

Grow your own salsa kit: cool, affordable gifts under $15

$12, Uncommon Goods

L'Occitane ornament holiday gift set: Cool gifts under $15

L’Occitane ornament gift set

Body copy of the item.

$14, Sephora

Quilted faux leather gloves at H&M: Cool gifts under $15

Faux leather quilted gloves

Like Chanel, without the Chanel price

$14.90, Forever 21

Beyonce Slay DIY embroidery kit from Create the Culture: Cool gifts under $15

Beyonce Slay embroidery DIY kit

We love all the pieces in her shop, and this one lets you make your very own. 

$15, Create the Culture Embroidery

Selfie light for your phone: Cool gifts under $15

$12, Ulta

Cool affordable gifts under $15:  Beard Care Club of the month subscription

Beard Care Club Subscription

Natural beard care products shipped each month in scents that are equally fabulous and hilarious 

$7.50 month, Cratejoy

Use code CRATEJOY to save 25%

Cool affordable gifts under $15:  Men's fine-knit sweater at H&M

14.99 H&M

Cool affordable gifts under $15: matching friendship wish bracelets

Matching best friend wish bracelets

A more adult twist on the friendship bracelets you used to make

$14.50, Leo and Lovey

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Blackish mug via That Trini Gee

Blackish mug

For coffee. Or tea — if coffee makes you poop.

$15 That Trini Gee

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Prince Nothing Compares 2U LP

Prince Nothing Compares 2 U LP

And nothing compares to vinyl

$10.98, Urban Outfitters

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Harry's Holiday Shave Kit

Harry’s Holiday Shave Kit

A good shave is hard to find

$14.99, Target

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Gaiam tricolor yoga block

Gaiam yoga block

Sideways, it’s tricolor. So pretty.

$9.59, Target

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Rifle Paper 2019 planner

Rifle paper 2019 planner

For a head start on the annual resolution to get organized.

$14, Anthropologie

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Funemployed card game

Funemployed card game

Hilarious fun for unplugged game nights

$9.75, Amazon

Gifts under $15: Whipped Cocoa Butter Hair Butter by Unconditional Love by C

Whipped cocoa butter + kokum butter for hair

Handmade in Queens, NY, to dozens of raving reviews

$10/2oz jar, Unconditional Love by C

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Atari Kanji 1972 t-shirt

$9.99 on sale, JCPenney

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Feminist icon minimalist portrait prints from The Film Artist

Feminist icon prints

Good luck picking a favorite

$ 12/ea, The Film Artist

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Mini white special edition Buddha Board

$12,96, Barnes & Noble

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Enchanted Sky shadow palette by Sephora Collection

Sephora Collection Enchanted Sky Shadow Palette

Fantastic price and love these colors!

$10, Sephora

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Basquiat Crown tee from MoMA

Basquiat crown t-shirt

Before there was Banksy, there was Basquiat

$14.90, MoMA store

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Bodum 4-cup French Press

Bodum 3-cup French press coffee maker

A damn fine cup of coffee for under $15

$10 on sale, Wayfair

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Gratitude journal from KnockKnock

Gratitude journal

Wow, it makes you smile just lookiig at it

$15, KnockKnock

Also see our list of printable gratitude journals, lots of them free

Cool affordable gifts under $15: 1920s design African pouch

African design pencil or cosmetics pouch

Inspired by the cover of a 1920s African-American magazine.

$15, The Trini Gee

Cool affordable gifts under $15: UGG slipper socks

$15, Zappos

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Bottoms Up cocktail board

Bottoms Up cocktail cutting board

Perhaps add a jar of martini olives, or a tin of margarita salts

$15, Midnight Confetti

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Jane Austen socks

$15, Uncommon Goods

Cool affordable gifts under $15: Grey cable knit hat

Cable knit hat

you can just never have too many gloves, scarves or hats

$19.99 h and m

Cool affordable gifts under $15: US Constitution rocks glass

US Constitution rocks glass

Raise a glass to freedom

$14.50, The Uncommon Green


Don't forget to visit our other gift guide categories for even more ideas! 
And be sure to enter our $500 Etsy gift card giveaway to help support more indie makers and artists this holiday!