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.

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

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

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

Mini tea of the month club by Simplicity Teas

Yes, that’s the real price!

$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

Grow your own salsa kit

Guac is extra.

$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

Fine knit men’s sweater

For a fine man 

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!


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