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20 Christmas Gifts Under $20 For the Shopper on a Budget

Satin pillowcases, a face mask, and gray blankets
Bedsure/DERMAL/Utopia Bedding

Finding the perfect gift can be hard, and finding the perfect gift that doesn’t cost a fortune can feel impossible. If you’re struggling to find ideas that won’t break the bank, you’re in the right place. Here are 20 gifts under $20 that will make great gifts for parents, coworkers, and everyone else on your list.

Memory Foam Slippers

A woman wears slippers

Everyone can use a good pair of slippers. While these can be pricey, this pair of memory foam slippers stays under $20 while still offering great quality and superb comfort. As a bonus, these slippers can also be thrown in the washing machine for easy cleaning.

Landeer Memory Foam Slippers

Keep their feet warm and cozy.

Scalp Massager

A woman holds a scalp massager to her hair

A scalp massager gently massages shampoo or conditioner into your scalp while you’re in the shower. Not only does it feel amazing on your head, but a scalp massager also stimulates blood circulation on your scalp. It makes a great gift for anyone who cares about their hair.

Hair Scalp Massager

Improve their shower routine with this simple tool.

Body Scrub

Two containers of a pink body scrub

Nothing amps up a shower like a great-smelling body scrub. This scrub is made with Himalayan salt, almond oil, and lychee oil, and will leave skin super soft and smelling fresh.

MAJESTIC PURE Himalayan Salt Body Scrub

An affordable item to give them smooth skin.

Fleece Blanket

A gray blanket on a bed and on a chair
Utopia Bedding

All homes can benefit from another blanket. This fleece blanket is super soft and cozy, making it a great addition to any bed or couch.

Utopia Bedding Fleece Blanket

A blanket that would fit in any home.

Face Mask Set

A sheet mask set

Have someone on your holiday list who’s always stressed? Face masks are a great excuse to sit back and relax for 20 minutes while they do their thing. This set comes in 16 variations, each of which offers a unique benefit for your skin.

Face Mask Sheet Set

A great set of face masks.

Mike’s Hot Honey

A container of honey by a pile of wings and someone pours the honey onto pizza
Mike’s Hot Honey

For a foodie who’s always looking for ways to kick their meals up a notch, Mike’s Hot Honey delivers. Made with chili-infused honey and a splash of vinegar, this condiment is sweet, spicy, and a little tangy.

Mike's Hot Honey

This unique hot sauce has the texture and sweetness of honey with the hot kick of chili peppers.

Wireless Phone Charger

A wireless phone charger and someone charges their phone on it

If you don’t know which brand of smartphone your gift recipient has, this wireless charger makes the perfect present. It’s compatible with most smartphones and also works for some wireless earbuds. It’ll even charge through phone cases that are up to 5 millimeters thick.

Anker Wireless Charger

Charge Samsung Galaxy devices at up to 10W, iPhones at up to 7.5W, and other Qi-certified devices at 5W.

Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential oil diffusers

Essential oils are a natural way to bring relaxation into a home or apartment. Your gift recipient can add their choice of oils to this essential oil diffuser to decrease stress and promote chill vibes.

InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser

Freshen up any room with essential oils.

Nessie Ladle

Nessie egg holders ready for breakfast on the table.

Anyone who loves to cook will be thrilled to receive this adorable Nessie Ladle for Christmas. This 100% food-safe and BPA-free ladle can be used to serve up soups, stews, and other tasty dishes. It’s a great way to add some personality to the kitchen.

OTOTO Nessie Ladle Spoon

An adorable accessory for any kitchen.

Winter Touchscreen Gloves

Black touchscreen gloves

We’ve all experienced how annoying it is to pull our gloves off in the freezing cold just to use our phones. Save someone the hassle of doing that ever again by getting them a pair of touchscreen gloves. These allow them to use their smart devices without making their hands cold.

TRENDOUX Winter Gloves

Use your smartphone without taking off your gloves.

Travel Coffee Mug

A person holds a mug up in front of mountains.

A good travel mug is essential for anyone who likes to enjoy hot drinks on the go. This Sunwill travel mug uses double-wall vacuum insulation technology to keep drinks warm for over three hours. It also keeps cold drinks cold for even longer.

SUNWILL Coffee Mug

Keep beverages hot and cold.

Satin Pillowcase

Gray satin pillowcases on a bed

If you want to improve your skin and hair while you sleep, get a satin pillowcase. This item checks all the boxes of a great gift, since it’s affordable, useful, and something your recipient might not buy for themselves.

Bedsure Satin Pillowcase

Keep hair and skin soft and smooth.

Milk Frother

Someone uses a milk frother

Fans of at-home coffee recipes, rejoice! The Powerlix Milk Frother is the perfect way to get creamy froth quickly and easily. With its small, portable design, this handheld frother is perfect for anyone who likes to make drinks at home.

PowerLix Milk Frother

Make coffee-shop worthy drinks at home.

Monogrammed Cutting Board

Two cutting boards engraved with family names

Does anyone else feel like they spend more time in the kitchen than any other room in the house? Whether that’s the case for your gift recipient or not, this wooden cutting board makes a great present. This sturdy board can be engraved with one of four beautiful designs that each display a family name, the first names of your choice, and a special date.

BAYLN Personalized Cutting Board

The perfect gift for new couples and new homeowners.

Who’s Most Likely to… Party Game

DSS Games

Anyone who enjoys hosting needs a good selection of party games at their disposal. Who’s Most Likely to… is a (mostly clean) family-friendly game that will bring laughs and introspection to any get-together. It also works great with large groups.

Who's Most Likely To...

A party game for groups of all sizes.

Gold Serving Tray

A gold serving tray on a table

Anyone who’s always looking for an elegant and sophisticated way to serve their guests will love this gold serving tray. This lovely tray is made of food-grade stainless steel and features a brass surface plating treatment that gives it a luxurious look. Plus, it’s large enough to hold a variety of foods and drinks, making it ideal for entertaining.

FREELOVE Round Serving Tray

A beautiful accessory to add to any table or countertop.

Portable Fan

Someone holds a small portable fan

If you have a friend who’s hot all the time, the best gift you can give them is a way to cool off at a moment’s notice. This portable fan is easy to carry around and has a 21-hour battery life, which allows them to enjoy it while traveling, commuting, working, and during any other outdoor activities. It also works as a flashlight and even as an external power bank to charge phones.

JISULIFE Handheld Mini Fan

Cool off anywhere.

Magnetic Wristband

A magnetic wristband with screws and nails on it

For the friend in your life who’s always working on projects around the house, get this magnetic wristband. It’s embedded with 10 powerful magnets, giving them the ability to store small metal objects, screws, nails, bits, bobby pins, bolts, and more. Whether they’re working on a home project or in a professional setting, this wristband may be the most useful product they add to their toolbox.

HORUSDY Magnetic Wristband & Universal Socket Grip

A great accessory for people who like DIY projects.

Lifestraw Water Filter

Someone drinks out of a river with a blue LifeStraw

LifeStraw is a filtration device you can use to access clean water from virtually any source. LifeStraw removes 99.99% of waterborne bacteria and parasites, including E. coli, salmonella, giardia, and cryptosporidium. It makes a great gift for anyone who likes to be outdoors.

Personal Lifestraw

The LifeStraw is an amazing tool to have handy.

Massage Rollers

A purple and blue massage roller ball on a white background and sitting on a desk.

Everyone gets sore and achy muscles now and then. For relief anytime and anywhere they need it, give someone one of these portable massage rollers. They’re handheld and as easy to use as you can ask for—just roll the ball over the sore muscle in question.

Coolrunner Massage Ball

Sooth sore muscles anywhere.

Don’t break the bank this holiday season. These gifts are fun, affordable, and sure to make everyone on your Christmas list happy.

Anne Taylor Anne Taylor
Anne Taylor is a writer with a BA in Journalism and a passion for storytelling. Her work has been published on a variety of websites including Mental Floss and Well + Good, and she recently published her first novel, What it Takes to Lose. When she's not writing, Anne loves to travel (19 countries and counting), spend time outside, and play with her dog, Pepper. Read Full Bio »
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