15 Last-Minute Gift Ideas Below RM30

15 Last-Minute Gift Ideas Below RM30

Christmas is just around the corner – and what is Christmas without gifts?

During this time of the year, you’re surely busy scraping every last penny and drawing up an elaborate plan on how to buy presents without breaking your bank account. So you start making a list of who has been naughty or nice to you this year, and shortlisting who gets a gift and who doesn’t.

We’ve put together a list of 15 gifts you can everyone on your list – yes, everyone makes the cut – and they are all under RM30 so don’t worry about going broke this festive season:


1. Phone Holder – RM15  

phone holder christmas gift

It’s impossible to go wrong with this. It’s 2019. Phones are no longer a luxury, they are a necessity. Most people can live without anything, but not their phones. According to an article published by The Star, mobile cellular penetration in Malaysia reached 131.8% – and that’s only in the third quarter of 2017.

Phone holders or stands are universal gifts for people in every age group, regardless of gender, interests, religion, or age.

2. Coasters – RM15

coasters gift


Coasters are a great gift – especially for that one friend with OCD and cannot stand water ringlets on the table. It’s useful for house parties and can also be used on a daily basis.

3. USB Hub – RM22 

usb hub 3.0

An ideal gift in this tech-dominated world. This 4-port USB hub can be used to connect and charge multiple devices at the same time.

4. Powerbank – RM30

power bank

When you own a smartphone, you also own a powerbank – there’s no way around it – especially if you’re always out and about. Malaysians are addicted to the likes of Facebook and Instagram, and all that photos and videos can drain your battery really fast.

Powerbanks are great gifts because they help keep the battery charged at all times. This 10,000 mAH powerbank by PINENG is only RM RM28.99, and it can charge up to 3 times!

5. Make-up Bag – RM20

make up bag

Honestly, any kind of storage bag is a useful gift. From the clutter on our desks, on our grooming table, the kitchen, the bathroom, the TV console, to packing up that suitcase during a holiday – they are helpful when it comes to organising and removing clutter. This 3-piece make-up bag is only RM17.53 – and it can double as a storage bag for other things too. 

6. Water Bottle – RM30

water bottle

It’s important to stay hydrated, and having a water bottle with you at all times will remind you to get your daily water intake. A nice water bottle is a thoughtful gift that your friends that bring to the gym or to work every day.

7. Stainless Steel Straw – RM14  

stainless steel straw

More and more people are turning into environmentalists to do their part in saving the planet. Penang has banned plastic bags, Selangor has banned polystyrene, and McDonald’s now only provide straws upon request. Get onboard the green train by gifting your friend this super cool stainless steel straw set which comes with two straws, a brush (for washing your straws), and a free linen pouch. 

8. Star Wars Desk Calendar – RM15

star wars calendar

Yes, we all have calendars and reminders on our phones, but it’s faster and way more convenient when there’s a calendar on your desk for a quick reference. This Star Wars calendar is extremely cool and cheap – get it for your friends or yourself!

9. Printed Lanyard – RM15

This gift allows your friends to customise their lanyards with colourful options that match their taste and personality.

10. Pen Holder – RM20  

pen holder typo

Whether you have an office job, running your own business, or regularly working from home, a pen holder can help to organise all the clutter on your desk.

11. Bluetooth Speaker – RM23

bluetooth speaker gift

There will be plenty of parties during Christmas, and music is the life of any party. A bluetooth speaker is a great gift that can be used all year round for any kind of party or gathering with family or friends – even during intimate dinners. 

12. Sephora Face Mask – RM9

Keep your skin moisturised and hydrated with these super effective and cheap face masks from Sephora. Can’t say no to this!

13. Pocket Trivia Game – RM30

pocket trivia gift

Ideal gift for that geeky friend who always doubles as a walking encyclopedia. It’s compact and mobile – and you can choose from a wide range of categories like movies, sports, music and more.

14. Shoe Storage Bag – RM12

shoes storage bag

This is a great gift for someone who loves outdoor activities like football, hiking, bowling, dancing – or simply for anyone who has a lot of shoes. 

15. Iron Man Thumbdrive – RM30

ironman pendrive

Everyone needs a thumb drive, regardless of its size. Browse online for some quirky thumb drives that matches the personality of the person you’re buying it for.

We hope these ideas are helpful and will help lessen your financial burden during the holidays. Merry Christmas!

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