Looking for affordable yet thoughtful presents? Explore our curated list of top-notch gifts under $20 that won’t break the bank.
In a world where holiday shopping often feels like a daunting and expensive task, finding the perfect gift without breaking the bank can seem like an impossible feat.
Trust us when we tell you that we have done the leg work. We’ve searched the internet high and low to find the absolute best of the best in budget friendly finds that aren’t just Black Friday deals.
From trendy accessories to unique home decor items, gifts under $20 aren’t always easy to find, but we’ve got a little something for everyone on your list this year.
So, let’s dive in and discover the treasure trove of affordable yet thoughtful presents that will leave both your wallet and recipients smiling with gratitude.
Gifts Under $20 for Him
1 — Personalized Dopp Kit
Elevate his travel game with a personalized dopp kit. This sleek and functional toiletry bag keeps his grooming essentials organized, making it a thoughtful and budget-friendly present under 20 dollars. It makes for great Christmas gifts, Father’s Day gifts or groomsmen gifts.
2 — Magnetic Wristband for Tools
This magnetic wristband is designed for DIY enthusiasts, handymen, or anyone who frequently works with screws, nails, and drill bits. The wristband features strong magnets embedded within it, providing a convenient and hands-free solution for holding small metal objects during projects.
3 — Shoe Cleaning Essential Kit
Practical for any sneaker head, this shoe cleaning kit includes a 4-ounce bottle of premium shoe cleaner and standard brush. It is the perfect pairing for a man who likes to keep his kicks clean.
4 — Urban Map Glass
For the guy who loves his city (and maybe a little whiskey too), these glasses are a thoughtful gift. Whether he is supporting his alma mater or maybe a little homesick and needing to feel close to the city that built him, this thoughtful gift serves multiple purposes. Side note: Check out our favorite bourbon gifts here.
5 — Beer Chiller Sticks
One of the best beer gifts on the market are these beer chiller sticks. Freeze them for 45 minutes, and then insert it in a bottle and enjoy cold tasty beer anytime, anywhere! A major win for any guy who likes to tailgate!
6 — TheraFlow Foot Massager
Whether he suffers from an injury or is just plain tired from a long day at work, this foot massager focuses on reflexology to help relieve tension and provide the ultimate wind down and relaxation.
7 — The MoGuard
Small gift ideas that will leave him laughing? We’ve got you covered…well at least, his mustache anyways. This clever device will have him covered from cappuccino to craft cocktails. Made of flexible silicone, it fits on most cups and glasses. It even comes with a keychain attachment so he never has to leave home without it. Wouldn’t this make for a great funny Father’s Day gift?
8 — Retro Sunglasses
For your stylish guy, gift him a pair of retro sunglasses. Whether it’s for a beach day, road trip, or just adding flair to everyday wear, these retro sunglasses combine affordability with fashion, making them an excellent and trendy gift choice for any guy on a budget. Choose from over 34 different colorways.
9 — Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie
Carhartt is a fashion fave amongst guys, especially those who like to be outdoors. This beanie is a Carhartt classic that has been keeping heads warm since 1987. It comes in in over 35 colors and would be a great gift this holiday season.
10 — Simply Modern Travel Coffee Mug
Tis the season to caffeinate, and this kitchen must-have is popular for good reason. Rivaling some of the other top name competitors, Simply Modern provides stylish cups and tumblers that keep your favorite beverages at just the right temp. It is a great gift idea for coworkers to keep with them on their morning commute or in the office.
11 — The Daily Stoic
The single most important practice in Stoic philosophy is differentiating between what you can change and what you can’t. For your guy who is on a growth journey or maybe is just a deeper thinker who loves reading The Daily Stoic 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance and The Art Of Living is a New York Times best seller for a reason.
12 — Adidas Alliance Sackpack
The Adidas Alliance Sackpack combines practicality and style at a bargain price tag. This sleek and versatile sackpack is suitable for various activities, from the gym to everyday use. Its durable construction and drawstring closure make it easy to carry essentials securely.
13 — Rechargeable LED Work Lights
Gift ideas that are practical always win a guy’s attention. This pack of rechargeable LED Work Lights are perfect for your guy to keep in his car or tool kit for whenever he needs some extra light. Featuring 4 different light settings, clip it onto the hood of a car, grill or really anything to get the job done quickly.
14 — Gourmet Hot Sauce To Go
Spice up his holiday season with this affordable gift that packs a big punch as well as lets him travel around the globe. This unique hot sauce set comes with 5 different sauces from all around the world. Can he take the heat or will he need to borrow Santa’s milk and cookies to wash it all down? Honestly, we think it would pair perfectly with our popular chicken tortilla soup recipe!
15 — Men’s Catch All Tray
For the tidy guy in your life (or the ones you are hoping get the hint), a catch all tray is a thoughtful gift. Place it on a night stand, dresser or even his office desk to organize his wallet, keys, phone, AirPods and so much more.
$20 Gift Ideas for Her
1 — Personalized Travel Jewelry Holder
Discover the perfect blend of functionality and sentiment with a personalized travel jewelry box. This compact and stylish box not only keeps precious accessories organized on the go but also adds a personal touch with customizable details of your recipient’s name and birth flower. It’s perfect
2 — Holiday In The City Mug
Bring on the yuletide cheer with a festive cup of tea or coffee in this Holiday in the City Mug. New York, Rome, London or Paris… she can dream of traveling with each sip she takes. It’s the perfect gift for a loved one.
3 — Tea Drop Gift Set
Warm her heart and her cup with this sampler tea drop set. Not only do the drops come in precious shapes like hearts and flowers, but they come in tasty flavors like peppermint, chai spice and chocolate earl gray. Since this is a gift under $20, you could pair it with our DIY tea towels for an added homemade touch of love.
4 — Tower 28 Lip Gloss
Clean beauty that is affordable is an absolute WIN in our book. We are huge fans of Tower 28, and their lip glosses are not only vegan and cruelty free but are so hydrating and glossy without leaving any sticky residue behind!
5 — Ceramic Face Vase
Surprise her with a darling ceramic vase. This is one of our favorite gifts under 20 for her because it’s functional but also serves as a pretty art piece on its own.
6 — Hoop Earrings
A classic lady needs a classic hoop. These hoop earrings are a simple and elegant gift year round that come in both gold and silver.
7 — Sheer Socks
Dress up her feet with these fun sheer socks. They can be dressed up or dressed down. Small gift ideas like this make great stocking stuffers for her. They also make for fun Secret Santa gifts.
8 — The Ordinary Gift Set
$20 may not get you a trip to the spa, but you can bring the spa home to her with this super popular skin care brand. The Ordinary Gift Set includes 3 of their most popular serums: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and their caffeine solution.
9 — Illume Far & Away Gift Trio
Not only are these some of our absolute favorite candles, but these mini tins are so precious and stylish and some of the best gifts for $20. Transport her senses with 3 unique scents: Picnic in the park, Day at the beach, and Book by the fire.
10 — PAVOI Station Necklace: Luxury Gifts Under 20
If you haven’t discovered PAVOI on Amazon, let us just tell you that you are missing out! The line is super affordable. We are talking about cheap gifts here, ladies! But we can assure you they are quality pieces.
We have rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings that we wear daily and never tarnish. We just snagged this delicate gold plated station necklace, and it is a stacking staple. Simple and elegant enough to be worn alone or in a necklace stack for a dainty and feminine look.
11 — Shower Steamers
Nothing beats a hot shower after a long day. These aromatherapy shower steams take the relaxation game to the next level. This shower steamer gift set comes with 6 different scents to try and would make an excellent teacher or coworker gift.
12 — The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
The Pioneer Woman can do no wrong in our humble opinion. And her cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks – A Year of Holidays is filled with delicious feel good meals that get you in the holiday spirit! Cookbooks are always a special gift for those who love to spend time creating in the kitchen.
13 — Ribbed Glass Cups
Hydration has never looked so good. We are obsessed with these ribbed glass cups with lids and straws. They come in a 2-pack so you could keep one for yourself and gift the other to a friend with your favorite electrolytes or a gift card inside!
14 — Mini Waffle Maker
Elevate breakfasts and brunches with a mini waffle maker. This compact and affordable kitchen gadget brings joy to any home chef, allowing them to create delicious mini waffles in minutes. Give the gift of tasty mornings with this budget-friendly and practical addition to the kitchen.”
15 — The Way Forward
We can not overstate how much we love Yung Pueblo’s poetry. This third and final installment in his poetic trilogy is for the friend who needs some words of encouragement this holiday season and the reminder that there is a way forward. It’s small gifts like this that leave a big impact on her heart.
Unique Gifts Under 20 for Kids
1 — Slushy Maker Cup
Give the gift of a homemade Icee in seconds with the slushy maker cup. Keep it in the freezer, and then pour your favorite drink inside and squeeze as it turns into a slushy that you can eat or drink. We have given out several of these. And they are always a huge hit and one of the best unisex gifts under $20.
2 — Paint By Sticker Kids
We love a kids craft that requires no clean up and that is exactly why we love these Paint by Stickers books for kids. Perfect for planes or car rides, a stocking stuffer or just an activity at home, they can create fun pictures by connecting the sticker with the corresponding number.
3 — Lite Bright
All the nostalgic feels for this Lite Bright. There are 6 templates and 4 different light modes.
4 — Bath Bombs with Surprise Toy Inside
All kids love a good blind bag surprise which is why these bath bombs with surprise toys inside make excellent under $20 gifts. Split them up or gift the whole set, they would make amazing stocking stuffers too.
5 — Stinky Pig
We have no clue why but toots always get the biggest laugh out of kids. Stinky Pig is a super silly interactive game where kids pass the pig before he toots. If he toots while you are holding him you have to take a token and the person with the least amount of tokens wins. We promise both kids and adults will be cracking up with this one.
6 — Slime Kit
The ultimate gift for kids is this slime kit that includes everything they could ever need or want to make their very own slime creations. Over 108 supplies are included for hours upon hours of fun.
7 — Cubebot Micro
A puzzle, action figure and transformer all in one the micro Cubebot is a workout for the brain. It also doubles as a cute desk companion.
8 — FlyBar Pogo Jumper
The My First Flybar foam pogo stick is hours of safe and bouncy fun for the outdoors. Crafted from durable foam, this is an ideal first pogo stick for kids. Each jump makes a fun squeaky sound providing added entertainment for them. (So we suggest ear plugs for the adults.)
9 — Hey Clay Birds
The perfect gift for young artists taking their first step into the magical world of clay creativity. Start by downloading the free app. Then pick one of the 6 birds. Grab the sculpting tools and follow along with the interactive 3D step-by-step instructions to masterfully mold it, one simple shape at a time. Air dry clay projects are always a good rainy day activity.
10 — Magmen Fidget Toys
Kids can have fun with MagMen Multipurpose Magnetic Fidget Travel Toys when traveling, at home, or at school. They have odd shapes, are simple, fun, colorful, strong, and flexible, and will amuse the whole family. Great to help with getting the wiggles out or for friends who struggle with anxiety.
11 — Higgle the Hedgehog
All kids want a pet for Christmas and we have found the best option. Higgle the Hedgehog is an interactive stuffed pet that moves, talks and responds to touch.
12 — Bracelet Making Kit
Not sure if you have heard the news, but bracelet making is back in a big way thanks to Queen Taylor. This clay bead kit comes with everything they need to make their friendship bracelets to give as their own gifts to their friends and family.
13 — Bluey and Bingo Plush Set
We know a few teenagers and adults who would love to have this Bluey and Bingo mini plush set on their wish list. Bluey has captured the hearts of the young and young at heart with its own cult following that only seems to be growing in popularity.
14 — Play-Doh Ice Cream Party
Gift them their own Sundae fun day with this Play- Doh ice cream party set! Kids have a blast creating their own frosty treats and serving them to their family and friends. You can’t go wrong with Play-Doh for Christmas gifts or birthday gifts.
15 — Plushie Slippers
They will be stepping in style in these comfy squishy plushie slippers. Tacos, unicorns, strawberries, ice Cream and more! They are oh so cute and oh so soft. Perfect and cozy for any kid. Choose from different styles like football, red fox, taco, unicorn and more.
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