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    41 Gifts I Bet Nobody Will Believe You Got For Less Than $20

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    1. A Rifle Paper Co. mug sure to elicit an "OHHHH THANK YOU" as soon as the recipient unwraps the gift.


    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this mug! Its deep blue background lends a sophisticated look even though it has the whimsical florals. The gold handle and initial scream 'Richness.' JUST GORGEOUS! I may be buying more for my friends :)" —Jersey_Girl

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in 26 letters).

    2. A Hip water bottle designed with a sleeker silhouette than most bottles, so it fits more easily into bags or purses and can be taken on the go in a snap.

    Hip / Via

    Promising review: "I have received a lot of compliments on this water bottle! It holds 22oz, which is more than what it looks like it would hold. The colored portion of the bottle is textured so it is very easy to grip. The shape of the bottle allows it to fit into certain smaller bags more easily than cylindrical bottles do. I love this water bottle because it is so cute and functional—it definitely encourages me to drink more water!" —Janice Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 11 colors).

    3. A Sugarfix Pre-layered pendant necklace set for a sophisticated look without having to spend hours trying to find necklaces that are all different lengths so they look good together. All they have to do is put these on, and they're GTG.


    Get it from Target for $15.

    4. A set of bookends that ~hands down~ will be one of the best gifts any book lover opens this year.

    Promising review: "I got these for my Dad for Christmas, as he is a total book addict. I was surprised at the high quality of them, especially for the price!! He was thrilled!! They are pretty heavy, and the palms of the hands even had lines in them like a human one. He put all of his favorite books of all time between them, and they look just awesome!!! I'm very happy, as he is almost impossible to shop for. I highly recommended for any book lover!!" —Kim L. Mazur

    Get them from Amazon for $19.95.

    5. A set of two guest towels anybody absolutely needs to have because they are so ~paw-fect~ and jolly for the holiday season, OMG.


    Get them from H&M for $9.99.

    6. A small watering can designed to look just as good displayed on an open shelf as it does when watering the variety of plants your friend has accumulated all around their home. Plant parents are parents, too!


    Promising review: "It's functional and has a good pour to it by not drowning the plants. I also love the chrome color against any surface in my home, so I have left it beside various plants as a decoration and also as a way to remind me to water my plants!" —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    7. A faux shearling and faux suede vest they'll feel so smooth and stylish throwing over a plain black sweater for a chic look that's basically straight off the Parisian runway. Trust me.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $19.97 (available in sizes XS-XL, XSP-XLP, and in five colors).

    8. A petite diffuser that smells like fresh air, so no matter what happens when they're cooking dinner, they can get the bad smell out and this nice one in F-A-S-T.

    Paper Source

    Get it from Paper Source For $19.95 or a similar one from Amazon for $18.89 (available in 14 scents).

    9. A mask-erade gift set with five travel-sized masks because your skin needs different things at different times, and this delivers 'em all.


    The set includes five travel-sized masks: Rose Stem Cell Gel Mask, 24K Gold Mask, Irish Moor Mud Mask, Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, and Cucumber Gel Mask.

    Get it from Anthropologie, Nordstrom, or Sephora for $19.

    10. A glass with an etching of their city (or just their favorite city) because you only get one ~shot~ at a good gift, and this is a great one for everybody.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $16 (available in 32 cities).

    11. A ceramic ring holder so ~turtle-y~ awesome, you should probably just add a couple to your cart to have on hand for any friend who gets you a gift that you weren't expecting (because that's a thing that happens at least once a year).


    Promising review: "I love it. It looks super nice and has a bit of weight to it. Bought it as a gift for a friend and I know she’s going to absolutely love it." —BB

    Get it from Amazon for $15.66.

    12. A decanter pitcher that looks like it belongs on a shelf in a modern art museum rather than your friend's kitchen, but that's what makes *you* SUCH a great friend.


    Get it from CB2 for $19.95.

    13. A deck of spell cards any witch would be proud to own and display in their home.


    Get it from ModCloth for $17 or Amazon for $15.26.

    14. A set of coasters and holder to prove to any houseguest that their home definitely has adults living there and that they care about their furniture and don't want it ruined by wet glasses.


    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three styles).

    15. A bamboo Japanese tea set for your friend who wants help preparing the perfect cup of matcha without having to wait in line behind 20 people waiting for their ~Instagram moment~. They'll love this very ~match~, I promise.


    The set includes a matcha whisk, a traditional scoop, and a tea spoon.

    Promising review: "I got this beautiful set to start my conversion to matcha lattes. The set helps the process so much quicker than using whatever I had around the house. It also helps foam up the matcha, and if you are interested in foamy milk to add to the latte, the whisk can help achieve that." —Nick H.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    16. An absolutely beautiful journal with quotes and coordinating prompts to help guide reflection.


    Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my sister, and she loves it. It’s both thoughtful and thought-provoking. I would definitely recommend it!!" —Anthro1028

    Get it from Anthropologie for $16 or Amazon for $11.71.

    17. A cheese board I'm ~paw-sitive~ any cat person would love to open and then promptly post on social media so everyone can see it. Yeah, it's THAT good.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    18. A lightweight blanket scarf because it is a universal truth (one that I fully stand by) that you can never have too many scarves, especially if they can be used as a blanket or pillow while flying. Oh the luxury!


    Promising review: "This thing is so warm and cozy!! I've been keeping it in my office to wrap up when it's cold—which is always. It seems like it could potentially snag easily, but it hasn't so far. I bought it in cream, and it's a lovely color. It's a nice size too, so you can wrap it more like a shawl, or wrap more like a scarf like in the picture. I'm definitely already considering buying in more colors. I live in San Francisco where we get cold, foggy mornings pretty much year-round and this is a great, versatile layer! It would be awesome for plane rides too to cozy up with." —courtney frager

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 16 colors).

    19. A hedgehog trinket dish that'll look so ~sharp~ holding their rings, bracelets, and little trinkets and, honestly, it'll just make anyone who sees it smile.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $14.

    20. A large initial necklace they'll want to wear every single day, which means they'll think about you every single day, and doesn't that just make you feel like you won the secret gifting competition that we're all having?


    Promising review: "This necklace surpassed my expectations!!!! And I’m very picky!!! The gold looks expensive and like a fine quality elegant necklace. Everyone asks me where I bought it!!! I can’t give this enough compliments. I loved it so much I purchased it in silver too. Do yourself a favor, and buy this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.39 (available in 26 letters).

    21. An absoutely adorable boba tea light that's also practical for when they have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and don't want to knock into anything on their way. Just think of how many stubbed toes (and thepain) it will prevent.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

    22. A mortar and pestle set so they can make delicious homemade guac instead of simply throwing an avocado in a bowl and calling it done.


    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my son who liked the one I have. He's very happy, and I'm thrilled he likes to cook and uses herbs and spices instead of frozen dinners and prepared foods." —CBaz

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four styles all under $20).

    23. A Dream Decoder kit for someone who starts every almost conversation by saying, "You won't believe the dream I had last night".

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.99.

    24. A set of drinking glasses they'll feel super classy drinking from, even if they're drinking bottom-shelf liquor.


    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.90.

    25. A candle wick trimmer because anybody who own candles should own one to prevent wicks from spreading smoke throughout the house. So, essentially, it's a practical present that's also super pretty...which is the best of both worlds.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $18 or a similar style from Amazon for $6.29.

    26. A chic ring – everyone who sees it will go all ~a-round~ saying how much they like it and how they wish that *they* got one for a gift this year.

    Mulberry and Grand / Via

    Get it from Mulberry and Grand for $19.50 (available in eight colors).

    27. A sushi socks box anyone will be ~soy~ happy to open.


    Promising review: "The arrangement was adorable, and that’s why I bought it for my fiancé. I kind of expected the actual socks to be poor quality, but he said they actually fit really well and were comfortable! So cute." —Mirandak

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (avaialble for both women and men).

    28. A cork holder for the wine lover who doesn't really know what to do with all their corks. This cool thing turns them into a piece of art they can display in their home.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in 26 letters).

    29. A pair of faux-fur lined slipper that'll be the ~corg-key~ to warm feet this winter. Just look at that little guy!!

    Nordstrom Rack

    Get them from Nordstrom Rack for $19.97 (available in sizes S-L and in three styles).

    30. A scratch-off world map perfect for the world traveler on your list, or the person on your list who *wishes* they were more of a world traveler. This might help them plan more trips in 2020.


    Promising review: "This is so fun! I absolutely love it and am planning to add it to the list of Christmas gifts for friends this year. First of all, I love that you can scratch individual states off the US portion of the map. Next, it gives us a fun way of tracking our travels and shows our small kids how big and wide the world really is. I am so motivated to get out and travel now and will consider scratching the map the final act of every new trip we complete. It's super high quality too. I'm looking forward to watching my children interact with it for years to come. I could definitely see us framing this when the children are older as a way of memorializing our family vacations."—RobisonTx

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    31. A set of stacking wood salt boxes made from a gorgeous acacia wood they'll actually want to take up a little bit of precious counter space to display.


    Promising review: "Theses boxes were just what I wanted. They are pretty next to the stove and give me instant access to ingredients I use on a daily basis." —Hoop Mom

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $16.96.

    32. A five-year journal where each page of the journal has an entry for the five next years, giving the recipient a chance to reflect on how much they've really grown and changed over the course of one, three, and even five years.


    Promising review: "This book is gorgeous in person. The photos can’t do justice to the way it catches the light or the way the padded cover feels in your hands. It’s small enough to carry with me, which makes it much more likely I’ll remember to write in it. The inside is as nice as the outside and the pages have character without too much distracting detail. I’ve had a five-year journal before but I’m truly excited to start writing in this one." —Evangeline

    Get it from Amazon for $10.13.

    33. A pour-over coffee maker they'll be overjoyed to get and then use to make delicious coffee (because coffee = life).


    Get it from Amazon for $19.84 (available in five styles).

    34. A sloth planter you might want to add two of to your cart immedately because buying presents for yourself is an essential part of this season, especially when they're this cute and cheap.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    35. A USB nightlight they'll love ~to the moon and back~. Sorry, I had to.


    When the light is fully charged (in about three hours), it will stay on for up to 10 hours. Plus, if you don't like the color or brightness, you can just tap on it to change it.

    Promising review: "Absolutely lovely! I recently moved bedrooms in my house and trying to theme my bedroom more for relaxation and sleepytime. This light is just gorgeous and looks like a real, miniature moon when it glows. When I sleep I like my room to be completely dark and without any noise besides some white noise. I use the warm light mode because it's pretty and dimmer than the white light mode. Lovely, lovely, lovely!" —Tabitha

    Get the 3.5 inch from Amazon for $15.99.

    36. A set of upcycled coasters made from the center of old records they'll want to take for a ~spin~ the second after they open the gift.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get a set of six from Uncommon Goods for $18.

    37. A 2020 desk calendar so they can easily glance over and say to themsleves, "IT'S REALLY OCTOBER 7TH ALREADY! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN???".

    Rifle Paper Co

    Get it from Rifle Paper Co for $16 (also available in World Traveler) or Anthropologie for $13.50.

    38. A wine aerator to put on the top of the bottle and make any $5 bottle taste at least like a $10 bottle. It's the little things.


    Promising review: "This thing is cool. It's very easy to install and use for an aerated pour. I purchased it as a gift but got to enjoy it after it was opened. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the flavor of the wine was much better after using the aerator. Good product for the price." —dross2

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    39. A "Home for the holidays" doormat– its sweet phrase your mom might start crying when you give it to her (or anybody else, too).


    Get it from Target for $12.99.

    40. A watch they might not use to check the time (duh, that's what cell phones are for), but that'll make their outfit look way more grown-up and put together.


    Promising review: "LOVE THIS WATCH! I have expensive tastes, but I'm on a budget! This watch was a great price without a compromise on the quality! It looks like a watch three times the price but without spending all that money!" —iamashleybaker

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in 15 styles).

    41. And a lunar oven mitt set for anyone who's obsessed with their Co-Star app and asks you what time you were born basically every time you hang out.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

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