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45 of the Best Gifts for $20 and Under That Won't Disappoint

Stick to your budget with these unique gift ideas for everyone on your list.

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Between holiday shopping, party preparations, scooping up the best festive decorations, the latter part of the year can be — hate to say it — insanely expensive. If this were a perfect, Hallmark-level kind of world, we would be able to buy all the gifts on our loved one's wish lists without thinking about it twice. Unfortunately, that's not the case, but lucky for you loads of incredible and unique gifts are available for under $20. So get ready to shop for your mom, dad, spouse, teenager and everyone in between without breaking the bank.

At your favorite online stores such as Amazon, Etsy and Walmart, there's a whole lot of money-saving goodness waiting for you. That means you can find the perfect option no matter who you're shopping for, even if they have super specific tastes (like, if they are a serious Harry Potter or Hallmark Christmas movie fan). If you're also on the hunt for a Secret Santa or White Elephant gift, most of these affordable picks will also work for your gift exchange.

Maybe you're shopping for someone who loves their furry friend, a sibling who could benefit from the latest TikTok must-have gadget or that one person who's the ultimate Golden Girls fan, either way, ahead you'll find $20 gifts that will make a big impression without breaking the bank.

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The Teens Will Want This
Moon Lamp
LOGROTATE amazon.com
$53.99

This TikTok-approved moon lamp will bring some out of this world vibes to any space. You'll get an extra 15% off when you clip the coupon on Amazon. 

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Made for Her
Lightweight Medium Crossbody Bag with Tassel
amazon
deluxity amazon.com
$16.50

There's a reason our readers and Amazon reviewers were obsessed this "perfect crossbody bag." It includes both a zip pocket and an open pouch for her phone, lip balm, and keys. 

Personalized Gift Idea
Pet Portrait Necklace
MignonandMignon etsy.com
$19.51

Perfect for a pet parent: a necklace engraved with their fur baby's name and image.

RELATED: 21 Perfect Gifts for the Best Dog Mom in the World

To Get Mom Organized
Wallet Case with Card Holder
amazon
OT Onetop amazon.com
$15.99

Unlike other wallet phone cases, this Amazon best-seller comes with numerous compartments and strong clasps to ensure that ever card and dollar bill is safe and sound. 

For Him, For Sure
Beer Chiller Sticks for Bottles
LETIT.BEER amazon.com
$19.99

He'll get two stainless steel chiller sticks that can go right into his beer to instantly cool it off, no matter how warm it is. 

Unique Gift Idea
Palm Hydroponic Grow Kit
Modern Sprout bespokepost.com
$20.00

It's hard figuring out if you're overwatering your plant sometimes, but this hydroponic grow kit lets your plant take in as much water as it wants — all you need to do is set it up and give it love. 

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Ice Roller for Face & Eyes
Esarora amazon.com
$17.99

Known for its muscle tension relief and lymphatic drainage qualities, make their beauty routine even more amazing with this cold roller.

Gift Dad Will Love
The New York Times Daily Crossword Page-A-Day Calendar for 2022
Courtesy
Workman Calendars amzn.to
$15.99

If one of their favorite activities includes doing the New York Times daily crossword, they’ll love this page-a-day calendar featuring over 300 puzzles of their favorite game.

Playing Cards
Laurence King Publishing amazon.com
$10.99
$9.89 (10% off)

The music lover in your life will love playing games with these cards featuring some of the biggest names in music such as Madonna and Prince. 

Good Gift for Coworkers
Desktop Vacuum Cleaner
ODISTAR amazon.com
$12.98

An excellent gift idea for a coworker, this mini vacuum is small but mighty when it comes to cleaning up desktop debris.

Cheap Gift for Adults
New Phone, Who Dis?
Amazon
WHAT DO YOU MEME? amazon.com
$19.99

You can enjoy a friendly laugh or two with this game. Each card prompts players to come up with the funniest text response — and let's just say, the results are appropriate for adults and teens 17 and up.

Urban Map Glass
Uncommon Goods
uncommongoods.com
$18.00

Now he can pour himself a glass of  whiskey, bourbon, or the spirit of his choice in these glasses etched with the city's streets. 

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Great Gift for Families
Personalized Charger Cable Name Tag
DelightfulLuna etsy.com
$6.50

Bite cables are the cutest way to keep your phone charger from fraying and snapping, and you can get one personalized for everyone in a four-person family for under $20.

Personalized for Her
Large Initial Pendant Necklace
amazon
RINHOO amazon.com
$8.99

It's a personalized piece she can wear every day without worrying about it going out of style. And since it's made from stainless steel, the necklace will never rust.

Fluffy Shoulder Bag Handbag
W WHEEL UP amazon.com
$13.99

A top product on TikTok, this adorable bag is super soft, but also durable enough to hold all of her belongings. 

Personalized Leather Keychain
Northwind amazon.com
$10.95

This personalized keychain allows you to give your loved one a unique gift that they'll use every day.

Truman Set
harry's
Harry's harrys.com
$15.00

Harry's Truman razor handles are top-notch — they're weighted and easy to grip. If he ends up really liking the bundle, you can hook him up with monthly refills.

Freezable Wine Bag
PackIt amazon.com
$17.49

Our Lab experts tested several of PackIt's products and each one proved to keep drinks cold for hours on end. We love that this wine bag comes in different colors too. 

Handwrapped Crystal Necklace
Pure Feminine Energy
Purefeminineenergy etsy.com
$12.00

These beautiful crystals are carefully secured with wire so you can take them with you wherever you go. Available stones include quartz, tiger eye and pyrite. 

Organic Loose Leaf Tea
Amazon
Tea Drops amazon.com
$14.99

No strainers required: They can drop these adorably shaped teas straight into their mug to enjoy their sweet flavor. This 8-piece sampler set will give them a taste of all that Tea Drops has to offer, ranging from caffeinated green tea to cooling sweet peppermint. 

Facial Mask Set
Amazon
FACETORY amazon.com
$19.95

Let FaceTory take the guesswork out of finding the most well-rounded face mask set. This five-piece set comes with masks to target the most common skin concerns including acne, hydration, clogged pores, and more. 

East Fourteenth Tanzanian Coffee Beans
red bay coffee
Red Bay Coffee amazon.com
$18.99

If your coffee-obsessed friend loves a good dark roast, Red Bay's East Fourteenth highlights notes of blackberry and dark chocolate in each sip. 

Pollinator Garden
UncommonGoods uncommongoods.com
$18.00

Attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees to any garden with these pollinators. Consider this pick the gift that keeps on giving ... especially since they'll have to wait until spring to enjoy it.

Unique Gift Idea
Ticket Stub Diary
Amazon
Chronicle Books amazon.com
$14.95
$9.16 (39% off)

Let your concert buddy, movie pal, and adventure partner savor each memory with a book that can keep all of their ticket momentums safe for years to come.

Queenie Ke High Waisted Legging
Amazon
queenieke amazon.com
$9.99

Take it from our editors who swear by these leggings: the high-waisted beauties are soft, durable and definitely put overpriced leggings to shame. 

Essential Oil Diffuser
InnoGear
InnoGear amazon.com
$14.99

When they need to relax or recharge, they can simply drop their favorite essential oil into this diffuser to reap the benefits. An added bonus: Most reviewers say it's the quietest diffuser out there, which means it's the best way to feel zen.

Unique Gift Idea
100 Books Scratch Off Poster
uncommon goods
uncommongoods.com
$15.00

Scratching off every title they've read will perhaps encourage them to read the ones they haven't. The poster includes 100 iconic books like Wuthering Heights and Macbeth.

A Gag Gift, But One They'll Love
'The Golden Girls' Socks
Bioworld amazon.com
$11.49

For a true blast from the past, gift them socks featuring their favorite characters from The Golden Girls (Sophia, Blanche, Dorothy or Rose).

What I Love about You Journal
amazon
Knock Knock amazon.com
$11.80
$10.46 (11% off)

This little book lets you make a personalized present for your loved one at a fraction of the cost. It's up to you whether you want to fill in the blanks with something mushy, witty, or a combination of the two.

Shower Wine Holder
SipCaddy amazon.com
$15.95

Sure, you've heard of a shower beer, but what about a shower pinot? Help make bathtime even more relaxing with this handy shower-ready wine glass holder.

2022 Live Life Beautifully Planner
goodhousekeeping.com
$16.46

Help them make the most of 2022 with our part planner-part happiness handbook filled with all fun and delicious recipes, plus feel-good goals and organization tips.

Inspiring Gift for Her
"You Are Braver Than You Believe" Bangle
Amazon
Kendasun Jewelry amazon.com
$14.97
$12.97 (13% off)

If there's a time to remind the woman in your life just how strong she is, it's now. Gift her this sentimental bangle in gold, rose gold or silver to remind her just that. 

Cute Gift for Her
Work Hard Play Harder Notebook
Copper and Brass Paper
CopperandBrassPaper etsy.com
$10.00

This notebook comes with 50 sheets of college ruled paper for the girl boss in your life. The empowering cover will keep her motivated all month long.

Ornament Sheet Mask
Spa Life amazon.com
$14.99

Give the gift of self-care with this set of 12 face masks that detox, hydrate and brighten. With scents like vanilla latte and mint mocha, they smell good enough to eat.

Great Gift for Teenagers
PopGrip Lips Strawberry Feels
PopSockets
PopSockets popsockets.com
$13.00

Not only does this PopGrip help keep her phone glued to her hands (a necessity for selfie-taking, really), but it can be filled with a swappable lip balm perfect for on-the-go touch-ups. 

Cubic Zirconia Huggies
Amazon
PAVOI amazon.com
$13.95

Even though these gold-plated cuff earrings are small, they still make an impact. 

Gift That Kids Will Love
Kids' Name Crayon Set
etsy
art2theextreme etsy.com
$19.95

This personalized crayon name set can be a fun gift for a toddler to use in pre-school (although their mom might want to use it as bedroom decor). 

Comfort Zone Candle
Anecdote Candles
$12.00

The homebody in your life is sure to appreciate this candle that celebrates JOMO. 

A Stocking Stuffer Idea
Silk Satin Hair Scrunchies
MalionneHair etsy.com
$3.50

Update her hair accessory collection with these satin scrunchies that come in every natural hair color. Reviewers rave about the soft quality and luxe look.

Great Gift for Bakers
Color-Coded Bakeware
delish
delish delishessentials.com
$5.99

Our sister brand Delish launched an entire line of kitchen tools and bakeware, including these $6 measuring spoons, color-coded to help you find the right size faster while baking.

Moon Cycle Art Print
Nonily studio
NonilyStudio etsy.com
$4.99

Once you complete your order, you can instantly download the print. Just make sure to put it in a nice frame before wrapping.

Ponytail Beanie Hat
Amazon
C.C amazon.com
$14.99

With this beanie, she can throw her hair up in a ponytail and still keep her ears warm, which is a winter game-changer for women (or men!) with long hair. 

Great Gift for Kids
Hair Love
Kokila
Kokila amazon.com
$17.99
$8.98 (50% off)

Matthew Cherry's super popular book tells an endearing story about father and daughter relationships and loving oneself.

Gift Under $2
Gemstone Decor Drop Earrings
SHEIN shein.com
$2.00

Surprise! This glittery gift costs less than an eggnog latte! 

Flawless Perfecting Concealer
Black Opal walmart.com
$6.30

With this lightweight concealer, she'll feel like she isn't wearing makeup at all — plus, it's enriched with vitamins so it'll nourish her skin too.

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