10 Affordable Holiday Gifts That Won't End Up Immediately Re-Gifted

Because sometimes a girl has to save her money for herself.

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Too often cheap presents get confused with "throwaway gifts" or generally poor choices, but there are so many options to buy on a budget that aren't destined to be re-gifted or immediately donated. Ahead, the 10 best gifts to shop this season that they'll actually use, most well under $30 (because you know you've got to save up for all those post-holiday sales, anyways).

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A Cute Planner

Bloomingdales, $18

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Start 2019 off the responsible way with this cheeky, "Things I'll cancel later" daily planner. What? It's not wrong.

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A Monogrammed Mug

Anthropologie, $8

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If she can't go more than 24 hours without her cup of coffee, she'll appreciate this monogrammed mug that looks way more expensive than it is. It can also be used as decor to store her pens and pencils.

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Cute Touchscreen Gloves

Nordstrom, $29

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The only thing worse than stepping out into frigid temperatures and not being able to scroll through Instagram is...not being able to feel your hands. Avoid both scenarios and survive thrive this winter by stocking up on a cute pair of touchscreen gloves.

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Mini Vodka Set

Sugarfina x Titos, $28

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Host a happy hour for one with this chic mini vodka set that includes a copper mug and two sets of American Mule gummy bears infused with Tito's.

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Luxe Lip Balm

Le Labo, $14

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Le Labo, responsible for the highly-praised Santal 33 and Roses scents, makes a perfectly-sized vegan-free lip balm infused with shea butter, jojoba seeds, and olive oil. If you feel like splurging, buy her the hand pomade to go with it.

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Pretty String Lights

Free People, $20

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If her apartment is in need of some good vibes (let's be honest, whose isn't?), she'll love these LED moon string lights.

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The @OverheardLA Book

Urban Outfitters, $16

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Do yourself a favor and follow @OverheardLA (and @OverheardNewYork), then buy the book version of the hilarious Instagram account. The gist: People submit real, ridiculous conversations that they overhear, and the account posts them anonymously.

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Bon Appétit Plate

Bloomingville, $11

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A ceramic plate that says it all, currently at 25 percent off.

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A Pair of Velvets

DSW, $6

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These velvet socks are perfect for Christmas morning (and every other morning after that). After slipping into these, she's never going to want to leave the house.

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Luxury Soap

Chanel, $26

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Will she ever buy a Chanel soap for herself? Probably not, but that's what makes it so special.

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