10 Holiday Gifts Under $30 You Can Get With Amazon Prime

The holidays are underway! To make the joy of gifting and spreading joy and cheer this season easier, we’ve curated a list of 10 items, all under $30, available on Amazon, and eligible for Amazon Prime. If you are a Deserve Edu cardholder, remember to use your Deserve Edu Mastercard† during checkout to earn 1% cash back* and take advantage of your Amazon Prime Student** subscription for 2-Day shipping.

Hydro Flask

The Hydro Flask isn’t just for water, which it keeps cold for up to 24 hours. You can also use this stainless steel bottle for coffee or hot chocolate in the winters. These containers are known for their quality, and simple and elegant design that come in a multitude of colors. Grab one for your friend in their favorite color!

Cards Against Humanity

This card game is the perfect compliment to any party or hang out. Playing is simple — whoever creates the funniest and wittiest jokes from a “Black card” wins. There’s no doubt that your game will result in plenty of laughter as the Black cards are blunt and somewhat unkind. Make sure to play with your friends that can take a joke or aren’t easily offended.

To Help Plan Adventures

36 Hours USA & Canada is the ultimate travel guide to the USA and Canada. Created and curated by the New York Times, the book offers dream weekends and perfect itineraries. Gifting this book to a friend or even for yourself and result in tons of new adventures and experiences that could be right around the corner from your college.

Fun Socks

You can’t go wrong with gifting fun socks. There are all sorts of colors and patterns available across Amazon, and the quality appears to hold up for many brands based on the customer reviews. Stripes, argyle, or even polka dot, gift these to any friend for a splash of fun to their wardrobe.

Premium Hot Chocolate

If you have friends with a major sweet tooth, sending them some of this hot chocolate mix can be the perfect gift for them. For a little extra holiday cheer, you should also send them some candy canes or even these candy cane spoons.

A Portable Charger

Practical and essential for anyone with a smartphone, gifting a portable charger to your friend will be greatly appreciated. For all of those times your friend asked for a charging cable in class or when their phone died on that one day trip, this will solve their problem.

Scratch-Off Travel Poster

This isn’t an ordinary map. You can certainly frame it, but every now and then you should revisit it and scratch off the locations to where you have travelled across the world. It may just inspire your next trip. Perfect for all of your friends that love to travel or are from outside of the U.S.

French Press

A French Press will be the perfect addition to your friend’s kitchen if they love to drink coffee or tea. Elegant and compact, this kitchen device will serve up an amazingly smooth cup of coffee before class or for those late night study sessions.

Smartphone Lens

You don’t need a DSLR or high quality camera to take amazing photos anymore. Your best camera is the one you have with you, which should be your smartphone’s camera in your pocket. Get creative and take enhanced photos with these universal smartphone lens.        

For Your Friend That’s Always Losing Their Keys

We all have that one friend, roommate, or family member that is always asking “where’s my keys?” Tile Mate solves this problem. Smaller than the size of an eraser, simply attach the bluetooth tracker to your keys, and you can find your keys with their app.

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*Purchases do not include items returned for credit, interest and account fees.

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