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    52 Amazing Gifts Under $20 That Anyone Will Want To Receive

    Including tea sampler boxes, luxurious bath melts, truly fantastic mugs, retro board games, satin sleep shirts, and a whole banana bunch of other stuff — all under $20!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A stemless wine glass because your significant other wanted a Frenchie this year, but times are tough and those are expensive. I hope this will perhaps hold your S/O over until you can have the real, barking thing.


    This glass is dishwasher-safe (just put it on the top rack!) and is shatter-resistant, which is truly heaven-sent for us clumsy folks.

    Promising review: "My best friend loves her Frenchie (named Hula), so i bought two of these to give her on her birthday. The glasses are strong and the perfect weight and height, and she is going to lose her cookies over them!" —Jenny W.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    2. A wine bottle vacuum pumper that removers air from your ~vino~ to preserve freshness for up to a week. Not that a bottle of wine would last a week in your house, but... / Via @vacucin

    Just insert this wine vacuum into the bottle, pump until you hear a click noise, and that's it! Just add in a bottle stopper (this set comes with two!) to prevent air from getting in the bottle again.

    Promising review: "Wow! I have had this for about 5 months now and it works great! I drink red wine quite a bit and almost always leave a glass or two in the bottle. Prior to buying this, that glass or two is basically vinegar within one to two days (depending on the type of wine). If you have a half bottle or more remaining, this pump will keep that half bottle tasting like it was just opened." —Red

    Get it from Amazon for $15.45.

    3. A personal library kit for the friend who always lends their beloved books. So kind, so generous, but they never get those books back.


    This nifty kit will guilt all borrowers into actually returning borrowed, weathered copies of The Great Gatsby.

    Promising review: "I'm always trying to find interesting gifts for my tween daughter that encourage reading and don't involve screens. This was a HUGE hit. We also bought one for her best friend, and they're both really enjoying it." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19.

    4. A mermaid tail blanket to transform any abode into a paradise under the sea. Listen to me, the human world is a mess. Let us all pretend to be Ariel, am I right?,

    Promising review: "This blanket is absolutely adorable! It's a generous size and very soft. I ordered one for a gift, and just ordered another two for my daughter and her friend!" —Shopalot

    Get it from Amazon for $15.85+ (available in eight colors and two sizes).

    5. A pop-up card featuring The Beatles in their iconic strut down Abbey Road. This gorgeous keepsake is sure to win "best gift of the year" at your office Secret Santa exchange. / Via @lovepop

    Promising review: "This card is perfect if you want a unique gift for your Beatlemaniac friend or family member. The photos don't do it justice. There's a great amount of detail in the cutouts that I didn't even expect! I'm keeping this in mind for future gifts, as well." —Robyn A. James

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    6. A passport case complete with card, boarding pass, and pen slots! This is ideal for the friend who loves to travel, but is also laughably unorganized. (In other words, me.)

    Promising review: "I love this passport holder! It has room for my passport, driver’s license, three credit cards, several hundred dollars in cash (hidden from view in the side pocket adjacent to the passport pocket), and my boarding pass, with a separate pocket/space for each item. I love it. I didn’t even need to bring my wallet with me!" —Victoria Elias

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 19 colors).

    7. A hair brush suitable for wet *OR* dry hair. You say goodbye to painful and stubborn tangles, and I say hello to gifting you something that is actually useful. And gorgeous, to boot!


    Promising review: "This brush is truly magical. I have spent YEARS listening to my daughter scream and yell every time I try to gently comb her thick, curly hair after her bath. No matter how much detangler I sprayed, how I much conditioner I used, or how gentle I would try to be, she would always yell. This brush is a game-changer. The first time I used it... silence. No joke." —Sarah Byrnes

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (available in three colors).

    8. A stone coaster set that is so gorgeous, who knows! Maybe your guests will actually start setting their drinks on them in lieu of setting them on your (expensive) coffee table!


    Promising review: "I searched forever for really good, functional, absorbent coasters, and I am so glad to have found these. I am very pleased with the quality and the appearance. They add class and a bit of glitter to our coffee table, are the perfect size and weight, and I don't have to worry about them sliding around on glass surfaces. Am going to order another set!" –Ioana Odeh

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $16.99.

    9. A digital display watch anyone will want to wear from now until forever. It'll never go out of style! I guess you can say it's timeless...

    Promising review: "This is the second one of these watches I've bought, and I love it. It definitely does not look like a $9 watch! I needed something nice for work and didn’t want to spend a lot on it (since it would probably get all banged up), but this was easy to set up and I definitely recommend." —7babez

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    10. An organic, loose leaf tea sampler box you'll want to gift your personal Kermit. These single serve packets include flavors such as blood orange, chocolate rose, black cherry, and peach brûlée.


    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for a tea lover. It appears to be a very nice sampler set — each loose tea is portioned out into a cup size which is a nice touch, so all she needs to do is open a single package and fill her tea ball. I'm a bit jealous that I won't be trying these teas myself!" —tiredmommy

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $14.25.

    11. Sterling silver cubic zirconia studs that look like a trillion bucks, but thankfully don't cost that much. Pretty rude of the universe to not have let me win the lotto yet...,

    Promising review: "Really beautiful earrings! They look expensive and not gaudy by any means. I have been considering spending $500 on a pair of different studs, but now I’m not sure they're worth the money. You can get the same look with these earrings for so much less!" —Lauren Carter

    Get them from Amazon for $7 (originally $55).

    12. A sheet mask set with 10 individually-wrapped masks AKA you can technically use this as a gift for 10 different people. I'll buy you all an island one day, but for now...


    Each mask includes ingredients that serve different skin purposes, ranging from hydrating and brightening to pore minimizing and firming. The avocado mask, for example, contains avocado extracts that work to moisturize and brighten dry, rough skin.

    Promising review: "10/10, will buy these again. These masks do a super good job of hydrating and moisturizing the skin. I pop one on for 12 minutes, peel it off, and use my fingers to tap in the remaining essence. If you tap in the remaining essence left in the package, your skin will absorb the essence more quickly and it won't have a sticky feel. Just super soft skin!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $13.

    13. A magnifying mirror that folds into a travel-friendly compact OR can be adjusted to stand upright. Plus, this is designed with LED lights to ensure bad lighting doesn't get in the way of your killing the makeup game.

    Promising review: "This mirror is just what I have been looking for! In fact, I just ordered another one for a gift and may order more. The mirror is sized perfectly for every day use and for travel (since it's so small when it folds flat). Both mirrors are high quality, the lighted portion is perfect for makeup application, and I like the fact that this mirror uses four 'AAA' batteries (which are included) because they are more readily available than button batteries." —Penny C. Tanquary

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two colors).

    14. A mini power bank with over 16,000 (!!!!!) positive reviews on Amazon. Can you imagine the ego on this thing? It's probably huge.


    This charger comes with a travel pouch, a micro USB cable, and an 18-month warranty.

    Promising review: "Love this product! If I’m out all day with this thing, my phone definitely won’t die on me. It holds about one full charge and then some. It's perfect!" —Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A ceramic trinket dish for the bride-to-be (or recently married) pal in your friend group. Yes to the dress? More like yes to this super sentimental gift!


    Get it from Amazon for $6.62.

    16. An adjustable opal ring that will make them say, "OH NO! You shouldn't have spent so much!" Little will they know that you, in fact, did not spend much at all.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this ring. I have a really hard time ordering rings online due to the size of the ring never quite being correct, but this ring is fully adjustable which makes it extremely easy for me to take it on and off and wear it on any finger. The opal color is bright and vibrant." —Alexandra

    Get it from Amazon for $12.80+ (available in four colors).

    17. A checklist notepad so they can list all 708 things that need to be done today, of which only three will actually be completed. But hey! At least they were all written down!


    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    18. A science kit complete with gross activities to keep the kiddos (and rent-paying youths who still feel like kiddos) busy during their long winter break. Creating fake snot? SIGN ME UP.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my granddaughter, who is very into science as well as the joy of gross things that make grownups squirm. This was the perfect combination of fun, science, and grossness. The trifecta of fun!" —Carl Hughes

    Get it from Amazon for $11.06.

    19. A cable knit beanie lined with ultra soft fleece. Your noggin (or the noggin of whoever you're giving this to...) will remain warm when the temperature drops below freezing. Which, ugh.


    **buys this beanie for a friend** **keeps this beanie for myself**

    Promising review: "I am usually not a hat person at all. We were taking our kids to a holiday event outdoors for several hours, so I needed a hat to keep warm. This was perfect and so cute. I stayed warm the entire time, and I would totally purchase this again!" —JillyinNYC

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 20 colors).

    20. A satin sleep shirt you'll want to luxuriously lounge in all day long. You fancy minx, you!


    Promising review: "I bought this in light blue, and it is so soft and pretty! It does run a bit big, so I suggest sizing down. Other than that, it's beautiful and the fabric is great!" —Nekomatra

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    21. A cruelty-free bath melt formulated with murumuru butter, almond oil, and ginger oil that will moisturize your skin + leave your bath looking like a work of colorful art. / Via @lushcosmetics

    This bath melt also lets off a super subtle glitter that will have your skin shining brighter than a diamond, BUT! It won't stain your tub.

    Get it from Lush for $8.95.

    22. Legendary Ladies, a gorgeously illustrated book depicting 50 leading (and mythical) ladies, ranging from the Greek goddess Aphrodite to the Chinese deity Mazu.


    Promising review: "This is the kind of book that you’ll want to share with every person you know. Lush illustrations, fantastic vision, and above all, an enlightening read. We treasure our copy and plan on giving one to all the little girls in our lives just because!" —Suzi Kern

    Get it from Amazon for $15.35.

    23. Soapstone stones that will keep that whiskey on the rocks ice cold without any water dilution, which traditionally happens when you dump ice cubes into your glass.


    Just store these stones in your freezer, put 'em in your glass when you're sipping on a fantastic alcohol beverage, and that's it! This will keep your drink cold without any condensation or melting ice.

    Promising review: "I bought these as a gift for my roommate & we all love them! Since we don’t have an ice machine or ice trays, these stones are perfect! We use then for so many different things. Aside from drinks, we’ve used them as short-term ice packs to keep food cold and inside a cloth as an ice pack for injuries. I would recommend these stones to anyone!" —Edith

    Get a set of nine from Amazon for $9.95.

    24. A criss cross ring for anyone you need to ~cross~ off your shopping list last minute. Prime shipping = this gorgeous little thing will be at your door within two days.


    Promising review: "Breathtaking piece! The ring is so elegant and beautiful. It came in a cute jewelry pouch and I could not be more happy with the quality and look." —Elan Rotklein

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 5-9 and in three colors).

    25. A vintage edition of Candy Land, the sugar-fueled board game that was both the joy and bane of my childhood. Losing this game to a younger sibling? Devastating.


    Promising review: "This looks just like I remember it! My little neighbors have the newer version (which I’ve never seen), but they really like this one, too." —Tree Hugger

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. An adjustable cookbook stand for hands-free reading, so you can focus on (not completely screwing up) that fancy pasta dish you're trying to whip up. Go you for even trying!, Amazon

    This is also a great gift for college kids. Do you know how heavy textbooks are? Answer: EXTREMELY heavy. But this nifty little stand can hold 'em in place while keeping the right page open!

    Promising review: "This stand has been seriously great. My average casebook is about 2,000 pages, and it fits comfortably and securely in the stand. You can adjust the angle very easily, and the pages aren't at risk of getting teared off every time. The little arms at the bottom also rotate, so you get them out of the way super easily when it's time to turn the page. The stand itself is quite beautiful and very lightweight — I've even brought it with me to the library a few times. The adjustable stand in the back folds up really compactly, so when you need to move it, it's basically just the board. Highly recommend this for all students out there." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $12.82.

    27. Facial sprays with so so many uses, it's hard to keep track of 'em all. They can set and refresh your makeup, give foundation a dewy appearance, add refreshing hydration to dull-looking skin, and help keep breakouts at bay. / Via @mariobadescu

    The pink bottle is made with aloe, herbs, and rose water, and can add a glowy, dewy complexion to your dehydrated skin. Meanwhile, the green bottle is made from aloe, cucumber, green tea, and peppermint essential water, and can give tired skin a refreshing boost.

    Promising review: "I love this product! It's amazing to use in the morning, at night, or any time during the day — it helps my face feel fresh and moisturized. Plus, it smells amazing. This is my second time buying this product and I'll continue to buy it in the future." —Madalyn

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.

    28. Bertie Bott’s beans available in a wide array of delicious, not-at-all-disgusting flavors. Banana! Blueberry! Black Pepper! Booger! / Via @jellybellycandyco

    Promising review: "These are pretty self-explanatory if you've seen the movies or read the books. Some are yummy, some are awful! Highly entertaining for kiddos and adults alike." —J. Riskin

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99.

    29. A pout-perfecting duo including a lip scrub and a non-sticky lip gloss formulated with coconut oil, volcanic ash, and fine brown sugar. Now pass me that mistletoe, eh? / Via @koparibeauty, Nordstrom

    Promising review: "This is AMAZING! Buy this! You WILL NOT REGRET IT." —antebellum

    Get it from Nordstrom for $20.

    30. A three-year journal packed with questions to be filled out by a couple, together. These prompts ask you to reflect on your fondest memories — and daily. Which is darn hard to do given the hustle and bustle that is life!

    Get it from Amazon for $10.48.

    31. A candle set with travel-sized tins you can personalize to anyones liking. Does your BFF love the scent of lavender, lilac, and gardenia? Then gift them exactly that! / Via @lafco

    Each tin burns for up to four hours — and once they're all done? You get a free $16 credit towards a full-sized version of your favorite scent!

    Get it from LAFCO for $16.

    32. A USB night light any recipient is sure to seriously love. Dare I say they will love it to the moon (this is where you slap your knee) and back.


    This night lamp has a battery that should be charged for up to three hours, that way the light itself lasts for up to ten hours! Plus, you can tap the lamp itself to change brightness and color (yellow or white).

    Promising review: "My son loves this. He needed a nightlight to keep on in his room, and this really fit the bill! It sits on the tabletop, and gives off enough light to see but not enough to disrupt his sleep." —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in six styles).

    33. A vegan body scrub made from coffee beans to wave GOODBYE to dry, flaky skin. This pack of goodness also contains macadamia oil, almond oil, and cacao extract to leave you feeling soft, smooth, and moisturized. / Via @frank_bod

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10+ (available in three scents).

    34. A heat-changing mug currently employed as a magician. It can make all of Henry VIII's wives... disappear.


    Psst, do NOT put this mug in the dishwasher! It'll ruin the whole heat-changing thing.

    Promising review: "My wife is fascinated with Henry VIII, and got a chuckle out of this history lesson on a cup. I just wish that MY problems would disappear with hot liquid..." —Steven J. Alexander

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    35. Crew socks because YES, grown adults want to receive socks — preferably ones that are super warm and super cozy. Do you have any idea how much we, the job-having and apartment-renting youth, want socks?


    Promising review: "These are my favorite winter socks! They're warm and just thick enough. I've had 'em for a full year with no rips, tears, or worn-out spots." —Ribbon Leigh

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in six colors).

    36. Metallic glitter (for both face and eyes!) because who doesn't want a little sparkle in their life? Plus, NYE is fast approaching and I firmly believe that 2019 needs to begin with a fun beauty look. / Via @nyxcosmetics

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in six colors).

    37. A butter spreader that will seem like a gag gift for the butter lover in your life, but this thing is actually super useful! It holds half of a quarter pound sick of butter + has rounded edges...


    ...meaning it'll spread butter perfectly onto, say, a fresh corn on the cob.

    Promising review: "This butter spreader is PERFECT for buttering an ear of corn. I like that it comes with a lid so that we can store the spreader in the fridge. This works just like the one we had growing up!" —M. Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $6.08.

    38. A Kindle Paperwhite case to both protect your E-reader and beautify it a bit. And whoever you give this to? I can guarantee that they'll be hit with a ~wave~ of emotion.


    Promising review: "It takes a lot for me to give an item five stars, but when I opened up the mailing envelope with this inside? My first impression was WOW. I literally said 'wow' when I first saw it. I was not expecting it to look as nice and as sturdy as it does. I have bought my fair share (10-15) of covers for our various devices like the Kindle Fire, Fire Hd, IPad, IPod touch, IPad minis, and most have been disappointments or unimpressive. This cover is not one of them. It's beautiful!" —GW

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 26 colors).

    39. A long-lasting lip balm and skin salve you'll be tempted to keep for yourself. This little tube provides a RIDICULOUS amount of hydration in six delicious scents — and your winter-troubled skin will be so thankful for it.


    The birthday cake salve has a slight shimmer to it, the cherry salve has a red tint, and the rose salve has a barely-there pink tint. The rest go on clear!

    Promising review: "I love the smell of this product! It leaves your lips feeling hydrated, but not sticky and gross like cheap chapsticks sometimes do. This leaves my lips feeling nice and plump, plus the sparkles are super subtle and not overpowering at all. It's just perfect." —Kat

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in six scents).

    40. Crew socks currently having a special promotion! All proceeds will be donated to S.P.E.W. (Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare).


    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for a friend and she absolutely loved the socks! She put them on immediately and kept saying how soft they were. Thinking about buying myself a pair, too!" —Ewelina

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in thee colors).

    41. A hot cocoa kit complete with marshmallows, peppermint chocolate spoons, and hot cocoa mix. Now cancel my plans, assistant. I'm spending the rest of the evening drinking this delicious concoction.

    Paper Source

    Get it from Paper Source for $14.95.

    42. A magical cookbook that'll have you sipping on gin and [pumpkin] juice in no time. Hate pumpkin juice? FINE! This also contains recipes for treacle tarts, rock cakes, kippers, and more.


    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS. I'm no master chef, but this cookbook might change that: I might even become a master wizard chef! Anyways, the recipes are phenomenal. The book has a bunch of cute references, and my younger siblings go crazy whenever I make something from this book. I most recently made the meat and potato pies, which can be found on page 44." —Tigerlily

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    43. A limited-edition eyeshadow palette containing gorgeous rose gold hues ranging from shimmery to matte. And the packaging? Out of this world.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $20.

    44. A notecard set featuring ten revolutionary women that provide an endless source of inspiration. And the illustrations? Breathtaking.


    And yep, this set comes with envelopes so you can snail mail these gorgeous notes to whoever the HECK ya want.

    Promising review: "I love to give these beautiful cards to all my favorite bad girls. It's important to support female artists, and Ann Shen is one of the best around." —Diana M. Rodriguez

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $12.57.

    45. A wristwatch that looks like it costs a million bucks, but thankfully it costs less than $20 because does it LOOK like I've won the lottery yet, Aunt Karen?


    Promising review: "I purchased this watch roughly two months ago. Last week, I went to the gym and left it in my gym bag. When I got home, I threw my clothes in the washer not even thinking about my watch being in there. When my husband went to put the clothes into the dryer, he found it — and this watch had ABSOLUTELY NO water damage. I couldn’t believe it." —Lesa D.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 10 colors).

    46. A ~fancy~ skincare set to give the gift of *chef kisses fingers* complexion. This hypoallergenic, complexion-perfecting trio includes an algae and hyaluronic moisturizer, as well as an eye cream and face oil packed with vitamin c and fatty acids.

    Tarte Cosmetics, / Via @tartecosmetics

    Get it from Tarte Cosmetics for $15.

    47. Stemless wine glasses capable of surviving an American Horror Story-style apocalypse. These BPA-free babies are seriously shatterproof.


    These wine glasses are the kind that you'll ALWAYS want to keep on hand, because they're inexpensive and cant be broken into a million little glass shards. Just be aware that they're not dishwasher-safe (I'm sorry), and need to be washed by hand.

    ALSO! They're stackable!

    Promising review: "These are exactly what I've been looking for. I wanted something with no stem that was unbreakable, and these are excellent! They stack for storing, are super lightweight, and really durable. I dropped one from about six feet high, it went skating across my Mexican tile floor, and there wasn't so much as a scratch or a nick on it. Plus, they're affordable!" —Vegan for life

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $11.99.

    48. A stainless steel water bottle available in a bunch of gorgeous prints and colors. How will you choose ~just~ one to gift? I have no idea.


    Promising review: "If you like cold water, get this. If you like your hot beverages staying hot, get this. This bottle is absolutely beautiful! The design is very chic, and I feel great taking the bottle with me everywhere." —Koty

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in 24 colors and in two sizes).

    49. A holiday card you'll want to give your office Secret Santa, who you have spoken to *maybe* twice in your life. Here's hoping they have a good sense of humor, am I right? / Via @paperrebel

    Get a set of two from Paper Rebel for $5.95.

    50. A luxurious French artisanal soap available in 41 different scents — just imagine everything from lavender and lemongrass to rosemary mint and coconut.


    Psst, this soap is infused with shea butter to soften and moisturize your skin.

    Promising review: "This is French soap at its best. It leaves my skin soft and moisturized, the bar lasts way longer than I thought it would, and the scent is great! You really have to try it to believe it — it's worth every cent." —HelloKitty

    Get it from Amazon for $8.32 (available in 41 scents).

    51. A gift box packed with gorgeous crystal earrings worthy of their own museum exhibit. Now however will I be able to give these away in lieu of keeping them for myself...

    J. Crew Factory

    Get it from J.Crew Factory for $19.95 (originally $55).

    52. A dainty friendship necklace encrypted with a super secret, super special message in Morse code. (SURPRISE! I'm a genius and have figured it out! The necklace says BFF.)


    Just kidding about the genius thing, obviously. I ~know~ that this says BFF because that's what it says on the gorgeous keepsake card that the necklace comes with!

    Promising review: "This necklace is dainty, delicate, and simple, but meaningful with the hidden message. Plus, it's a nice length!" —Eva Scalzo

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    My conscience says that I cannot keep these gifts for myself, but my heart? Not feeling very ethical.


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