10 Holiday Gifts for Under $20

Picking up gifts for girlfriends, teachers, or nurses can get really expensive, and really fast. Check out these 10 gifts for $20 or less. They are all super thoughtful and will keep you on budget.

After you’ve nailed down the perfect gifts for your husband, kids, parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews, you STILL have to think about your girlfriends, co-workers, teachers, mail carriers, newspaper carriers…and the list just goes on. It just doesn’t feel right to hand out gift cards and scented candles to everyone, so you want to do something unique. Aside from all the work that goes into getting something thoughtful for everyone on your list, the costs can add up. Before you know it, your holiday budget has spiraled out of control, and you don’t know where the money went. I’ve been there, y’all. That’s why I’ve pulled together my go-to list of gifts under $20 that are unique, memorable, and thoughtful. Hopefully, this will make your shopping list more manageable this holiday season.

You Are Braver Than You Believe Bangle

For the women in your life who have had a rough go of it this year (seriously, who hasn’t?), this is a great way to show that you recognize her strength and see hope down the road for her. It feels personal, but it’s manageable for several people even on a budget.

($16, Amazon)

20-piece Godiva Chocolate Biscuit Assortment

Cookies are ALWAYS the right gift, especially these crisp, buttery biscuits dipped in the iconic Godiva chocolate. And this assortment comes elegantly packaged and will be a welcome addition to anyone’s holiday stack.

($17, Godiva)

Hand wrapped Crystal Necklace

When you want to honor the unique energy that so inspires you about a friend or teacher, this hand wrapped crystal necklace is a great find. It speaks to the individuality of the recipient and makes it clear that you’ve put a lot of thought into finding the perfect gift.

(Etsy, $10)

Personalized Leather Keychain

A personalized gift is always appreciated…especially when it keeps the recipient from losing their keys yet again. This gift shows the care you put into picking it out. And personalization at such a low price is a great find.

($10, Amazon)

Merlot Infused Coffee

What do you get for the wine lover who is also a coffee lover? Now you don’t have to choose! This vino-scented coffee bean bag is a novel gift that will be an ongoing conversation starter

($20, Uncommon Goods)

Birth Flower Ornament

This sweet, quirky, non-traditional holiday ornament tailored to the recipient says a whole lot about you in the process. Every time the receiver looks at this ornament in years to come, they’ll think of you and what a great gift giver you are.

(Uncommon Goods, $15)

Appreciation Plant Cube

Who doesn’t like a little greenery in their life? And with the sweet pun on the container, this is an especially welcome gesture when you’re trying to show your appreciation for the people in your life.

(Baudville, $8)

Hug in a Box Isolation Care Package

When you can’t be a shoulder to cry on for a friend having a tough time, this is the next best thing. A sweet tea-and-sympathy package will let your best gal pals know that you’re thinking about them while they go through isolation or holiday challenges.

(Etsy, $10)

Chia Sophia

This quirky gift is the perfect way to say, “Thank you for being a friend!” to that pop-culture fan in your life. Ideal for girlfriends you’d totally sign up for a Golden Girls-style living situation in your golden years!

(Amazon, $20)


Toe-Tally Awesome Socks

This is the PERFECT gift and a bulk buy for book club buddies, teachers, your direct reports or employees at work. It’s a cozy way to say thank you and bring a smile to people’s faces all year long.

(Positive Promotions, $4)

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