Shopping for gifts during the holiday season can be stressful. Especially if you have a lot of friends and family members. You want to get everyone something they'll actually enjoy, but you also don't want to blow your monthly budget. The financial struggle during the biggest gifting season of the year can ruin your holiday spirit fast.
Between all those holiday parties, secret santas at the office, and the obligatory gifts you have to bring for your second cousin or your brother-in-law you only see once a year, holiday shopping can add up quickly, unless you're a smart, savvy shopper!
The key to buying affordable gifts that don't suck, is it to look for items that are inexpensive, but also useful and a little indulgent. We rounded up the 20 best gifts for $20 and under for you. From the foodie, to the feminist, to the whiskey lover, there's something for everyone on this list. Happy holidays!
Heritage blend coffeeFEED ProjectsThis sophisticated coffee blend has notes of sweet currants and will put a smile on any coffee lovers face. It's ethically sourced with organic coffee beans from Peru, Uganda, Hondorus, and Nicaragua. FEED's heritage coffee blend is also the gift that keeps on giving.
When you buy this bag of coffee for a friend of family member, you're also providing 10 school meals to children in need. FEED creates good products that help feed the world. They provide meals for children in school all over the world through the World Food Program.
Pocket wine aeratorEpareWithin seconds this pocket wine aerator can transform the taste of a $10 bottle of wine into the taste of a $30 bottle. It enhances the flavor and finish of a glass of wine by quickly adding oxygen with just the touch of a button. You can taste the result within 15 seconds. Gift this to your wino friends on a budget. They'll put it to good use!
Marble cheese cutterWorld MarketNo one will be able to guess you bought this marble cheese cutter for under $13! It's the perfect gift for any foodie friends or family members who love to entertain. This elegant, white marble cheese cutter cuts through both hard and soft cheese with ease. It also easily doubles as a cute serving platter for appetizers or a charcuterie spread.
Acupressure mat and pillowProsource AcupressureAnyone on your list who's been working too hard or constantly anxious needs this distressing acupressure mat. You might also want to pick one up for yourself. It's supports pain reduction, relaxation, increased energy, better circulation, and de-stresses!
All you have to do is lay back on the mat and support pillow for 10-30 minutes a day. The 7, 992 acupressure points will help your muscles heal faster after a long workout, relieve stiff backs from sitting at a desk all day, and work on your posture. It's made from 100% high quality cotton and plant based eco foam.
Little feminist playing cardsAnthropologieWe should all be feminists. This charming pack of playing cards is perfect for the outspoken feminists in your life, but also for anyone who doesn't know who Sally Ride is. Yes, these cards are cute, but they're also educational, featuring important women throughout history.
Fine teasHarley and Sons
This luxurious looking tea tin is great for anyone who doesn't drink coffee. It comes with 20 tea sachets of fruity black tea with vanilla and caramel flavors. Yum! Gift it alone, or with a cute, but inexpensive tea cup.
Himalayan salt lampLevoitGift this mini Himalayan salt lamp to anyone on your list who's always on top of the latest wellness trends. Some people believe salt lamps purify indoor air. Although there's no concrete evidence for that claim, this lamp does set the mood for a calming atmosphere. Anyone into meditation or yoga will love having this salt lamp near by.
Mini ornamentsAnthropologieLooking for an affordable gift for someone you don't really know that well? A set of holiday ornaments makes a great holiday gift for just about anyone. This miniature set of 24 pastel ornaments from Anthropologie is chic, thoughtful, and festive.
Winter frost monogramed candleWilliam SonomaCandles are a classic under $20 gift during the holidays. But this isn't just any old candle. Did you know that some scented candles are actually toxic? This winter forest candle from William Sonoma is festive, all natural, and eco friendly.
It's made with a vegetable oil and beeswax blend and the woodsy aroma is scented with essential oils. The packaging and green glass container make this candle feel chic. Personalize it candle with a monogram.
Mulberry silk sleep maskZima silkAnyone on your list who loves to travel or is always complaining about being exhausted needs this silk sleep mask. It's made with 100% high quality mulberry silk and is super soft and breathable. This mask is also designed to relieve stress and soothe muscle tension around the eye and forehead area.
Whiskey RocksQuiseenHave a friend or family member who always orders their whiskey "on the rocks"? These chill rocks help keep drinks cold without watering down the flavor. The set includes 9 whiskey rocks made from natural soapstone and a velvet pouch. Store them in the freezer and they're ready to go.
Holiday beauty setOriginsThis holiday gift set will satisfy all the beauty and skincare lovers in your life. The set include 5 of origins highest rated products. It comes with two 5 star cleansers, two different masks, and a moisturizer. All of origins products are paraben free and cruelty free.
Cozy throw blanketWest ElmLike the name suggest, this throw from West Elm is extremely cozy. Anyone on your list will be happy wrapping themselves up in it this holiday season. It also comes in beautiful colors like nightshade, horseradish, rosette, white, and iron.
Travel mugEllo ColeThis travel mug makes a great gift for a friend who's always on the go. It's a vacuum insulated mug with a minimalist design that keeps hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold. The leak proof cap also makes it ideal for commuters.
Aromatherapy diffuseTargetAnyone on your list who needs a little extra rest and relaxation will love this aromatherapy oil diffuser. It's chic design makes it easy to leave out in any room. This diffuser can last for up to 6 hours with just 5 oz of water added. It also features a soft white light that when combined with the aromatherapy mist creates a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere.
Fitness resistance bandsFitness MasterThe fitness enthusiasts will really appreciate this thoughtful gift. This set of resistance training bands comes with 5 different color coded tension bands, 2 cushioned handles, 1 door anchor, 2 ankle straps, and a carrying bag. Everything you need to easily customize your workouts is included. It also comes with a manufacturer's lifetime warranty
A shampoo brush scalp massager promotes healthier hair and relaxation at the same time. Exfoliating your scalp is one of the best things anyone can do for better hair. The gentle bristles on this brush stimulate your scalp to increase circulation, unclog hair follicles, and relieve tension.
Leather JournalMonogram OnlineOriginally $39.99, this genuine leather, monogrammed journal is now 83% off! Get it while you can. It's bound with rustic leather and can be personalized with your friends or family members initials.
Jade Face RollerUlta Beauty
This jade face roller massages the cheeks, forehead, and neck. It boosts circulation, reduces swelling, and helps skin care products sink in deeper to pores. Face rolling is the latest anti-aging trend in beauty. Boosted blood flow to the face helps new skin cells turn over faster and reduced swelling helps to define cheekbones.