Best Gifts for Introverts Under $75 [2023]

December 1, 2023

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Choosing the perfect gift for an introvert goes beyond material objects. It’s about honoring their true needs and wants as an introverted person. And let’s be real, finding thoughtful yet budget-friendly gifts? It’s like a treasure hunt! But fear not, because whether it’s helping them relax & recharge, nurturing their creative side, or supporting their passions, these are the best gifts for introverts that are thoughtful and affordable – in fact, they’re all under $75!

All of these gifts have been carefully curated for introverts by an introvert with love.

Best Gifts for Introverts Who Love Routines

Matcha Ceremony Kit

Jade Leaf Traditional Matcha Starter Set – $15

One of the best parts of drinking matcha is the process of making it. It turns a daily activity into a soothing ritual, perfect for starting the day on a positive note or for an afternoon reprieve. This starter set includes all the tools your introvert needs to make a great cup of matcha. If it’s within your budget, you can also gift a container of matcha powder (this is one of my favorites: Chamberlain Coffee Matcha).

Wellness Journal Subscription

Silk + Sonder 1-Month Journal – $25

Journaling can lead to so many benefits, especially for introverts, and Silk + Sonder is a really unique way to deliver that gift. It’s a great fit for introverts who enjoy stationary, planning, journaling, introspection, etc. The concept behind S+S is that you receive a fresh journal each month, and each journal contains areas to plan goals and tasks, as well as prompts and worksheets to reflect and reconnect. With this gift card, you can give anyone a 1-month journal (and a taste of what Silk + Sonder has to offer).

Tarot Cards

The Essential Tarot by Chloe Zarka Grinsir – $25

Tarot cards are associated with mysticism and future-telling, but they can also be a great tool for introspection. Each card has a unique meaning that can serve as a prompt for self-reflection. A tarot card can be added to a journaling routine or be used on its own. There are also so many tarot card styles now, one for every aesthetic. This can be a great gift for an introspective introvert.

Guided Gratitude Journal

Five Minute Journal – $29

A Five Minute Journal is a fantastic gift for anyone getting into journaling or who’s a fan of guided (but quick) journaling. It’s a best-seller for a reason: it’s got simple but impactful prompts, and it’s quick to implement. This might be a great option if the person you’re shopping for is pressed for time or just thinking of starting a gratitude practice or journal.

Iconic Espresso Maker

Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker – $31

If the person you’re shopping for is a coffee lover, this espresso maker will make a huge difference in their coffee-making ritual. Bialetti is renowned for its espresso makers, and this is the perfect size for a single latte (larger sizes are available). For tea lovers, this electric tea kettle by Cosori is a best-seller and around the same price.

Personalized Journal 

Papier Monogrammed Notebooks ($32 to $55)

Journaling can be a powerful tool for introverts navigating life in an extroverted world. A journal is a safe place to process our experiences, release our feelings, and map our dreams… and it can look good too! Papier notebooks have a high-quality look and feel so you know they’ll be cherished long after the holidays.

Elevated Tea Sampler

Rishi Premium Sachet Collection – $39

A tea sampler like this one from Rishi makes a great gift for a tea-loving introvert because it gives them choice and a little taste of luxury. Rishi teas are not only delicious, they are well-packaged and make drinking tea an elevated experience.

Best Gifts for Introverts’ Solitary Pursuits

Adult Coloring Book

World of Flowers by Johanna Basford – $17

Coloring is one of the most soothing activities anyone can do in solitude – it’s wild that it becomes a thing of the past as we age. That’s why an adult coloring book like this stunning one from Johanna Basford is a perfect addition to an introvert’s recharge routine. If you’d like to pair it with markers, this Staedtler Double-Ended Water Color Brush Pen Set is perfect.

Mini Dutch Oven

Le Creuset Stoneware Mini Round Cocotte – $22

This petite version of the iconic Le Creuset Dutch oven is so cute and perfect if the person you’re shopping for loves to cook. Reviewers say it’s great for roasting garlic among its many uses (yum), or it can double as a covered salt dish. Extra points for being practical, looking great, and technically being a luxury item at a relatively low price.

Jigsaw Puzzle (that doubles as wall art!)

Cavallini & Co Butterflies 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle – $25 (+ 10% off with B&N Membership)

Jigsaw puzzles can be a major stress reliever for introverts, offering a welcome reprieve from our extra loud world. They can also be a low-key social activity too! And they can even be turned into stunning wall art with a simple frame. For those reasons, I love Cavallini & Co’s puzzles; they check all the boxes. This butterfly-themed one is a personal favorite, but there are plenty to choose from for the introvert in your life.

Artisanal Olive Oil Duo

“Drizzle” & “Sizzle” Extra Virgin Olive Oil Combo Pack – $37

This olive oil duo set is ideal for someone who loves to cook. The duo comes with two types of olive oil: one for finishing dishes, and one for cooking them. The packaging is whimsical and will make a great addition to a countertop or tablescape.

The Best Kindle Accessories

Holder – $23 + Automatic Page Turner – $33 = Total of $56

While this is one of the more expensive gift ideas on the list, it’s one of the best gifts for introverts who love to read. When used together, these two accessories make hands-free reading in bed a possibility, something almost every reader will thank you for. The holder clips to a nightstand or bedframe, and the page-turner is remote-operated so even your hands can stay under the cozy covers. It’s not only practical – it’s even life-changing.

Bookish Subscription Box

Book of the Month Membership – starting at $60 (for 3 months; 1 book a month)

A book-themed subscription box that gives the recipient the option to choose from an assortment of books is a win-win. 1- It’s a delightful gift, and 2 – It takes the pressure off you as the gift-giver… You won’t have to worry about choosing the “right” book. Aardvark is a great alternative that offers a slightly different gifting model: Aardvark Membership gifts start at $37.99 for 1 month, but recipients get three books instead of one. (In case you were wondering, my personal favorite is Book of the Month.)

Best Gifts for Introverts Who Love the Cozy Life

Fuzzy Socks

Ugg Cozy Chenille Socks – $20

I used to think socks were an uninspired gift until I got the right pair. As an introvert, a good pair of cozy socks like these from Ugg can make evenings and weekends at home so much more enjoyable, especially in the colder months. They’re buttery soft and so comfortable, making them a great gift.

Comfy (and Punny) Loungewear

Please Use Your Inside Voice Sweatshirt by emmathepoet – starting at $25

Let’s be honest: any loungewear is good, but punny loungewear can be great. This collegiate-inspired design by emmathepoet on Etsy is cheeky and accurate without being offensive or hurtful (like some out-of-touch introvert-themed designs I’ve seen). There are plenty of other introvert-themed sweatshirts to choose from.

Hand-Drawn Art Print

Is It Over Now? Art Print by TheWhimsyCommittee – $29 to $39 (depending on size)

We’ve already established that, for introverts, home is a sanctuary. It’s a safe space of quiet reflection, rest, and recharge. That’s why a hand-drawn art print can be a great option for an introverted person. Thankfully, sites like Etsy make it accessible and affordable. It’s even more special if you select a print that directly reflects the person’s interests. The one I’ve chosen to feature is a stylish interpretation of a Taylor Swift song, perfect if your recipient is a Swiftie! There are countless options like this on Etsy and online.

Mood Lighting

Onewish Mushroom Lamp – $35

Introverts tend to love their home because it’s their safe and soothing space. Accent lamps like this one can help set a relaxing mood, perfect for a cozy vibe. This glass lamp is well made (I actually own one!), pleasing to the eye, and goes with almost every decor style.

Cozy Blanket

Threshold Microplush Bed Blanket – $35

On the subject of home, this unbelievably soft blanket is cozy perfection. It comes in a variety of sizes and stunning colors. Unlike a knitted blanket which snags and pulls over time, this one’s easy to care for (it’s even machine washable). It’s a thoughtful and practical gift. (Confession: I love this blanket so much that I have three at home!)

Stunning Insulated Mugs

Dragon Glassware Coffee Mugs – $35

Warm drinks are a cozy lifestyle staple, and these iridescent double wall mugs make your introvert’s coffee, tea, or cocoa look as good as it tastes. They’re fun while still being subtle and they’re practical too. If you’re feeling generous, you can include some hot cocoa mix (this one from Silly Cow is absolutely delicious).

Minimalist Aromatherapy Diffuser

Akasuki Premium Essential Oil Diffuser (with remote) – $36

Essential oil diffusers help create a calming atmosphere, and this one doubles as a mood light (it can cycle through 7 LED colors). Its minimalist design means it’ll blend right in. Plus, it comes with a remote control which makes it super convenient to use. If you’d like to add-on to this gift, consider an organic essential oil kit; Cliganic makes a great one that’s only $10.

Health-Conscious Scent Diffuser

Below 60 Starter Kit – $59

Scent is such a powerful way to create a relaxing environment – and who doesn’t love giving and receiving candles, diffusers, room sprays, etc. – but even the most soothing scent can be harmful to your health if it’s made with artificial ingredients. When giving scent-themed gifts, it’s important to be mindful of the ingredients. That’s why I’m really digging Hilary Duff’s new business venture, Below 60, because it’s a clean alternative to traditional diffusers. Their starter kit makes for a great gift for any introvert who loves scent and is health-conscious. Non-toxic candles are a great alternative to this kit.

Best Gifts for Sensitive Introverts

Elevated Fidget Toy

Tiger’s Eye Worry Stone – $8.99

A worry stone is a simple and elevated take on a fidget toy, and it actually works. The small stone has a dip in the center where you can rest and rub your thumb. The act is soothing, and it’s small enough to carry in a pocket or bag without much notice. This is a small but lovely gift for a recipient who tends to feel overwhelmed or anxious at times (then again, who doesn’t?).

Noise Reduction Secret Weapon

Loop Noise Reducing Ear Plugs – $25

These ear plugs are one of the best gifts for introverts who are also highly sensitive to ambient noise. They are reusable and stylish, and they come in a ton of colors. They can be used at work, in noisy environments, when in large crowds, etc. If your recipient identifies as a highly sensitive person, these will come in handy on a near daily basis!

Stress-Reducing Sleep Mask

Nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask – $34 

This weighted sleep mask is described as “a hug for your head.” It helps block light, has a cooling side and a warming one, and its weight has a calming effect. This is a perfect for introverts who travel frequently and/or are focused on improving their sleep quality… or who just want to relax more often!

Meghan Markle-Approved Sunnies

Le Specs Women’s Air Heart Sunglasses – $74

These are a splurge, but they are stu-nning. And they’re a personal favorite of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (she’s been photographed wearing them more than once). These sunglasses are perfect if your recipient is sensitive to light or feels more comfortable wearing a pair of sunglasses while out and about. Wearing sunglasses can be a simple way to regain some mental space in crowded settings, making them an aesthetic gift but also one toward more mental peace.

Final Thoughts

As we wrap up this journey into the world of affordable gifts for introverts, remember: it’s not about the price tag but the sentiment behind the gift.

The best gifts for introverts aren’t just things—they’re little nods to the beauty of introversion. They’re reminders that you get them, you appreciate their quiet moments, and you’re celebrating their unique way of navigating the world.

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