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20 Best Christmas Gifts Under $20
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20 Best Christmas Gifts Under $20

Don't Let Inflation Ruin Your Holiday Shopping Thanks to These Budget-Friendly Gifts

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So you've got your list, you're checking it twice and you're all set to treat your loved ones?to gifts worthy of how wonderful they are. But, then you remember your neighbor who recently helped you out with a couple of grocery runs; you should probably get them a little something to show your gratitude this holiday season. Oh, and what about that coworker who was always so great about helping you with technical stuff while working from home? He definitely deserves a small token of appreciation, too.?As more and more gift ideas?start rolling in, it's easy to see how quickly your list can take a turn for the expensive. But don't worry, we've got your back.

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When?shopping for Christmas gifts for those who aren't the closest to you — such as acquaintances, coworkers, or family friends?—?you really don't need to blow your budget. Yes, you should probably pick up a small present to show that you care, but you certainly don’t need to spend more than $20 to give them something they'll really appreciate. That's why we've rounded up our favorite don't-break-the-bank gifts that are designed to delight just about everyone on your list. Check 'em all out below.

Best Christmas Gift Ideas Under $20

ACOHICE Vinyl Record Drink Coasters

ACOHICE Vinyl Record Drink Coasters

These sets of six coasters in the shape of mini vinyl records would make the perfect addition to any music lover's home. They feature an anti-skid cushion and no-slip design, so you won't be casually spilling drinks, while each individual coaster features unique artwork.?

$15.99 at

Rotten Tomatoes: The Ultimate Binge Guide

If they're someone who's always looking for a great show to binge, this Kindle book covers all of the best shows ever made, to date. It's the first ever TV-focused book from Rotten Tomatoes, the most trusted measurement of quality entertainment, and it purports to cover the "296 must-see shows that changed the way we watch TV." Part tome, part binge-watching challenge, they'll never again be left scratching their head wondering what to watch next.

$13.99 at

The Good Hurt Fuego: Emergency Kit

If they’re the type of person that knows everything's a little better with a dash (or four) of hot sauce, they'll love this "emergency" kit of tongue-tingling flavors in perfectly pocket-sized bottles. It includes hot sauces with varying levels of heat on the Scoville scale, from chipotle and garlic del fuego to jalapeno and smoky bourbon.

$14.99 at

Cleverfy Shower Steamers

While they may not be the type to indulge in a bubble bath, that doesn't mean that he can't enjoy the invigorating effects of aromatherapy! These shower steamers are meant to be placed on the tub floor during a hot shower, allowing them to release their scent and the benefits that go along with it. Depending on the scent, they can ease congestion, stress, or muscle soreness, or be energizing or relaxing.

$19.99 at

USAopoly Yahtzee: National Parks Edition

Shopping for a National Park lover? Celebrate over 100 years of "America's best idea," crisscrossing the continent from Yellowstone to Acadia and the Gates of the Arctic to the Dry Tortugas, with this themed edition of one of America's most popular family games.?

$19.79 at

UNBORED Games: Serious Fun for Everyone

This book is ultimately great for all ages, but it's an especially helpful tool for any Gen Z-er you've heard whine about being "sooo bored!" It's jam-packed with 70 games that run the gamut from indoor to outdoor, online to offline. It's not Tik Tok, but it is essentially a gold mine of creative, constructive fun that'll test their skills, stretch their imagination, or simply help them get through a rainy weekend stuck at home without WiFi.

$16 at

Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer

Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer

Winter is undoubtedly tough on the skin. Dry air, cold winds and forced heat can leave hands cracked, dry, and dying for summer. Fortunately, Jack Black's cruelty-free rescue salve is here to change that. Made with luxurious ingredients like softening macadamia nut oil and the fresh and invigorating scent of eucalyptus essential oil, this rich and restorative salve will help soothe, moisturize, and protect their skin throughout the cold months ahead without leaving their skin feeling greasy.


Compartes Chocolate Bars

Compartes Chocolate Bar

You might be thinking, "Seriously, a chocolate bar? Isn’t that a pretty lackluster gift choice?" Ordinarily, we’d agree;?but when it comes to Compartes, you simply cannot?go wrong. Between the holiday flavors (think gingerbread dark chocolate)?and innovative staples (donuts and coffee in the form of a chocolate bar!), there's a flavor?to suit any sweet tooth's tastes.

From $9.95 at

Viking Revolution?Beard Oil

Viking Revolution?has been killing it in the world of men's grooming,?and this beard oil is no?exception. Made from all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients, it'll moisturize?your face, promote?a healthier beard, and leave?behind an intoxicating spiced vanilla fragrance.?

$9.88 at

Field Notes Notebooks - National Park 3-Pack

Field Notes Notebooks - National Park 3-Pack

Resistant to almost anything (apart from fire),?these notebooks are ideal for the adventurer making plans or jotting down notes on the road, around the campfire, or along the hiking trail.?Best of all, they're made with waterproof and tearproof paper so they really can stand up to just about any conditions your outdoorsy recipient might find themselves in.


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Beatles Guitar Picks

Beatles Guitar Picks

If you've got a Beatles-loving musician on your list, consider your?hunt for the perfect present complete. This set of 15?high-quality guitar picks features images?from a number of the band's legendary albums, including Abbey Road and Rubber Soul, and they all come packaged in a collectible tin that's perfect for gifting.

$9.99 at

Do You Know Me? Game

Do You Know Me? Game

If your giftee loves 'What Do You Meme?' then they're sure to love this game from the same creators. To play, each participant takes a turn in the hot seat with another player reading out question cards. The remaining?players are then tasked with the choice of answering 'yes' or 'no' to each statement depending on how much it does or does not describe the player in the hot seat. (For example, one card reads,?"Does _____'s last text contain an Emoji?" while another asks?"Is ____'s Uber rating over a 4.6?".) Whoever?winds up with the most correct guesses is then crowned the winner.

$19.82 at

Acrylic Headphone Stand

Acrylic Headphone Stand

Great for gamers and desk workers alike, this headphone stand provides a sturdy base for their audio tech to rest when not in use. It's simple, yet can make a huge difference when it comes to eliminating desktop clutter and boosting workspace flow. Plus, the sleek curve of its Omega-like shape makes for a rather stylish display with or without a pair of headphones perched on top of it.

$14.99 at

'Humans of New York' by?Brandon Stanton

While it's not a new release by any means, this read?still remains a standout in the book world. Based on the Humans of New York blog that started in 2010, this book provides readers with a brief, but intimate sneak peek into the lives of numerous New Yorkers. It's especially poignant now, given how much has happened in the world in the decade-plus since the blog was launched.

$17.51 at

'Star Wars' Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Tray

'Star Wars' Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Tray

Got a big?Star Wars?fan on your gifting list this holiday season??This silicone ice tray is able to make several simultaneous molds of Han Solo (frozen in carbonite, of course) at the same time, and in two different sizes. And it's not just for ice, either! They?can also use it as a chocolate mold or jello mold, too.


Monopoly Deal & UNO

If you're shopping for someone with a family, they'll be too grateful for your thoughtful gift to notice or care how little you paid for it. Both Monopoly Deal and UNO are easy-to-learn, fast-to-play card games that the whole family can enjoy. Monopoly Deal can be played with up to five?players and UNO can be played with up to ten, and both involve minimal setup and clean-up time.?

$13.95 at

Lemome Thick Classic Notebook

Lemome Thick Classic Notebook

A classy notebook for jotting down grocery lists, reminders, to-do lists and important thoughts is an essential for every student or working person, and this option punches way above its price range, offering six eye-catching color choices, a 180-degree spine swivel, a dedicated pen loop, and high-quality ruled paper that holds ink well.??

$13.99 at

Onetop Wallet Case for iPhone

The iPhone is still king of the smartphone world, so you'll probably have plenty of friends who will appreciate this beautiful and practical wallet case, available in 12 distinct color choices. It has slots for three cards, including one ID card, as well as space for loose cash.

$15.99 at

bodum Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Everyone's favorite addiction comes in multiple forms, but lovers of cold brew coffee will appreciate this beautiful and well-made press. It has an oversized, 51-ounce capacity, and two different lids: one with a plunger pass-through and another for storing your coffee overnight in the fridge.??

$14.10 at

S'well Goals Bottle, 15 oz

Everyone needs a good water bottle, especially in the age of environmentally-conscious waste reduction, but it also helps if your bottle doesn't look like every other bottle out there. And if you give someone this soccer-themedbottle from S'well, we can confidently assume they'll have a genuine one-off in their office or university.?

$15 at

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