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    Updated on Feb 25, 2020. Posted on Dec 7, 2019

    32 Gifts Under $20 That Look Like They Cost A Lot More

    "You shouldn't have spent so much."

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    1. A cosmetic mirror with 360° rotation that functions as a gorgeous piece of decor, jewelry storage, and the perfect makeup tool. Get ready to feel like straight royalty every time you swipe on your $4 drugstore lipstick whilst staring back at your reflection.

    Amazon

    Psst, the flip side of this mirror is designed with three times magnification.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for my small bathroom. I wanted something with a magnifying mirror that had a little bit of storage for the makeup I use everyday... this fits the bill perfectly." —Brandy

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    2. An eyeshadow palette packed with matte, shimmer, and metallic glitter shades so blendable and pigmented, they'll assume you dropped a ton of $$$ and will feel *almost* too guilty to accept it.

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    Promising review: "This is a beautiful palette! I am in shock over how good of a dupe it is for more high-end ones. This is a must-buy.... you won’t regret it!" —Courtney KH

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A layered infinity necklace to imply that you love them to infinity and beyond. (In fact, you love them *almost* as much as you love the entire Toy Story franchise.)

    Amazon

    Psst, hate the infinity symbol? No worries. This necklace is available with several different pendants ranging from full moons to crosses.

    Promising review: "I love this necklace! I have worn it in the pool, lake, river, shower, summer water balloon fights, all the works, and it has not turned green at all!! I also have a significant nickel sensitivity and after wearing, there is no sign of any rash or allergic reaction otherwise." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. Champagne flutes perfect for that at-home brunch they plan on hosting this month. The double-walled design guarantees a consistently chilled, condensation-less mimosa while the sturdy borosilicate glass won't feel as if it can be crushed by a firm grip.

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    Promising review: "These are lovely and fun champagne glasses. They really do insulate and keep champagne cold. They also seem very durable and come out sparkling from the dishwasher." —Laura

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.95.

    5. A 2020 week and monthly planner designed with an inner pocket, pen holder, thick paper, and faux leather cover that makes it look like a product purchased from some high-end boutique. Spoiler alert: It wasn't. But they don't have to know that.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "What do I dislike? Nothing! If I could rate it a six, I would. I'm ecstatic. It is sturdily made, the paper is quality and #2 pencils glide over it and mark richly. I love the elastic band to keep the thing enclosed in my bag. Pah-lenty of note pages. Love the pen holder. Love the realistic looking faux leather cover. Last but not least, THE PRICE!!!!!" —Chris mapham

    Get it from Amazon for $13.57 (available in two sizes and four colors).

    6. A Takeya cold brew maker with an airtight lid and stainless steel filter that will keep their coffee fresh for up to two weeks. "No more having to wake up extra early to stop for cold brew at that expensive coffee shop," they'll say to their reflection in the mirror, heart jittering as they sip their 15th cup of cold brew for the day.

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    Just add up to six tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee.

    Promising review: "This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher." —shackelforrd

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review on this Takeya cold brew maker.

    7. A geometric tray with four interchangeable and stackable pieces that look like they were sourced from a modern art museum. Plus, these gorgeous pieces of art (ART, I tell ya) are perfect for everything from jewelry storage to breakfast in bed.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are the perfect plates. Lightweight and very cool design, and are a fun way to bring my favorite recipes (sliced homemade bread, cheese/crackers/grapes spread) to showers and parties. Love." —Sandia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

    8. A Corkcicle glass set to guarantee that their whiskey stays colder than cold: we're talking ice cold. This glass includes a silicone mold to form a perfectly proportioned ice wedge that will keep their drink chilled but *not* watered down.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Purchased this as a gift and it was a huge hit. The packaging was really well designed and looked awesome. The product actually works too! It kept my whiskey drinks cold for the whole night without swapping out the cube. Suprisingly, the glass was actually really nice quality as well. The size, shipping speed, and quality were all as advertised." —Loladex

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    9. A 15-piece set packed with brushes they'll use on the daily: an angled foundation brush, a concealer brush, an eyeshadow brush, an angled liner brush, a blush brush, and more. Plus, the marble handles are the epitome of fabulous, right up there with Sharpay Evans (an underrated queen).

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    Promising review: "These brushes are amazing for the price!! I’ve washed them several times already and they are still in perfect condition" —Tara T.

    Get a set of 15 from Amazon for $5.03.

    10. A ceramic set for anyone who loves gifting, but detests wrapping. This ceramic mug, lid, note card, and copper spoon come prettily packaged in a gorgeous marble box to ensure you won't need tape or scissors anytime soon.

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    Promising review: "Purchased this for a new boss and she absolutely loved it. It came beautifully packaged in a lovely box with satin lining. Almost unnecessary to wrap it at all!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A digital watch that's high quality minus the high price tag. This nifty accessory displays time and date, plus is equipped with a stopwatch and alarm functions that perhaps they won't snooze through (*cough* unlike their iPhone every single morning).

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    Promising review: "My brother saw me wearing this watch and asked if it was thew new Galaxy one. I told him it was actually a really cheap watch and he assumed it was $40! I bought this for work but literally wear this EVERYWHERE. It is super light and simple, yet doesn't look cheap." —mera yang

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    12. A passport wallet complete with boarding pass and card slots for the friend who has a @wanderlust Instagram account that is the envy of your friend group. (Dear friend, please take me to Paris with you?)

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This was an excellent purchase. Not only did I feel much more organized having all of my documents and ID in one place going through airport security, but I also found this to be a lifesaver for keeping track of expenses on my recent business trip abroad. Won't travel without this again!" —ac

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in 12 colors).

    13. A USB night light any recipient will ~love to the moon and back~. The lamp itself has a battery that lasts for up to ten hours and you can simply give it a tiny tap to adjust brightness and color.

    Amazon

    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 $15.99+ (available in six styles).

    14. A hand cranked music box for anyone who would much rather be living in Paris, thank you very much. Adorned with illustrations of the Eiffel Tower and designed to play the main melody from Amélie, this feels almost as majestic as eating a baguette outside of the Louvre.

    Amazon Handmade

    Promising review: "I gave this as a Christmas gift, and it was adored right away. The song plays very clearly and the box is beautiful and well made. I will note that the turn bead is plastic, not wood, but the rest is so well made that it doesn't matter. Lid does come off so you can see all the little working pieces. It's a true work of art. This is the perfect gift for a fan of Amélie!" —The Dowager Queen

    Get it from esdemusicashop music boxes on Amazon Handmade for $16.75.

    15. A tapestry backdrop capable of transforming their Ikea furnished living room into the renowned Hogwarts library itself. Note: Restricted section not included.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love everything about this bookshelf wall tapestry. It’s very durable — sometimes my pillows will tug on it a bit, especially when I’m sleeping, it doesn’t tear off or anything. The design is gorgeous and very clear, as well. I’m adding HP touches to my room and this was absolutely perfect." —Socorro Cardenas

    Get it from Amazon for $11.51+ (available in two sizes).

    16. An Anker wireless charger that one assumes could cost upwards of several trillion dollars, but is surprisingly less than $10. This gives battery power/life to your device (think everything from AirPods to Galaxy phones) and even works through tough external cases!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I leave this on my dresser and drop my AirPods on it or occasionally my phone. It’s compact, lightweight, gets the job done, and even charges my devices through their cases." —Mitch

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. Computer glasses to take away the headache they get after staring at computer screens all day. These fashionable frames block out the pesky blue light seeping in from their monitor, the culprit behind mid-afternoon headaches made worse by non-stop Excel sheets and "per my last email" responses.

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    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. Plus, you can't beat the price!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $14.93+ (available in 11 colors).

    18. A vintage-inspired holder capable of transforming their dirty makeup brushes into a work of decorative art. The gold detailing and white pearl touches make it seem très expensive, but you and I both know the truth.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this brush holder. The pearls are such a lovely base to keep your brushes in place. I ordered the gold color option and find it has a true gold tone color. The glass is thick and appears will be durable. Such a great accent to my new makeup vanity." —Connie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. A pack of photo stickers featuring the apple of their eye: the pet of the house. Sure, you can get customized stickers of yourself! But something tells me they’d prefer adding a picture of their dachshund to the surface of her laptop in lieu of your selfie.

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    Also! These stickers are waterproof, microwave-safe, and dishwasher-safe. Yeehaw.

    Promising review: "I gave these to my sister for her dog's birthday this year and she LOVED them! It was such a cute, personalized gift that really meant a lot to her — especially for the price! Sometimes personalized things are so expensive, but this price was great. Will definitely purchase again!" —Kelly O.

    Get a pack of 20 assorted stickers from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. Bliss eye masks capable of convincing the world that they did, in fact, get a solid eight hours of sleep last night. These holographic patches use an impressive blend of acetyl hexapeptide-8, sodium hyaluronate, and xylitol to reduce puffiness, smooth fine lines, and hit cancel on all dark circles.

    Amazon

    Pop these vegan and cruelty-free patches on while sipping your morning coffee or brushing your teeth for some quick pre-work TLC.

    Promising review: "Moisturizing and refreshing. These are perfect for after long flights, late nights spent studying/working, or relieving puffiness after crying through a sappy rom-com movie!" —Smith

    Get a pack of 5 from Bliss on Amazon for $12.99.

    21. A matcha tea set complete with a bamboo whisk, scoop, and spoon to upgrade the taste (and the ritual of consuming) their favorite caffeinated beverage.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have been drinking matcha tea for a number of years now and was always too cheap to buy a tea set. I finally got tired of drinking lumpy tea so I gave in and bought this set. I must say, I am so happy I did. It's affordable and really makes the tea drinking experience more enjoyable. No more lumps and no more expensive tea at the bottom of the cup threatening to be wasted. I also noticed the yummy grassy flavor notes in the tea come out more when it is prepared properly. If you are going to spend the money on a good matcha tea for yourself, you might as well embrace the whole experience and buy this set." —RitaDill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. TSLA leggings comparable to bottoms from much more expensive brands. Not only are these high-waisted leggings super comfortable, but they've also got pockets and aren't see-through — which means your friend will be able to where these *without* having to worry that the world can see their underwear.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I never take the time to write reviews and I order off Amazon all the time. I am a Lululemon fanatic and particularly love the Align pant (which retails for $85+) but can't afford or rationalize buying tons of them. I'm always on the hunt for a good yoga pant and I found these the other day and ordered them in size small, and these remind me of the Align pant so much! They are cut almost identical, but the fabric is a little stiffer. This isn't a bad thing; the Align pant is almost too buttery soft and it pills and gets caught on everything. There is slight compression with these and mine aren't see-through (even when squatting). I love love love these and am going to order several more. I actually kinda want to cry thinking about how much money I wasted on the pants at when these are an excellent substitute for a fraction of the cost." —Ariel Parker

    Get them from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 43 colors).

    23. Tiered chandelier earrings that have the witchy ability to turn unintentionally ripped jeans and a wrinkled white tee into an ensemble suitable for champagne and caviar feasts.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am absolutely loving these earrings!! They are the perfect statement earrings to spice up any outfit and are truly stunning!" —Mallery King

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. A Dash rapid cooker that will take the ~hard~ work out of their morning egg-based breakfast routine. For a gift that is both useful and seems like it would cost a million bucks, this handy gadget is it.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    All they'll have to do is fill this cooker with water, add up to six eggs, and BAM! When the eggs are done cookin', this handy gadget will automatically shut off. Plus, time won't take forever — the removable parts of this cooker are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome! I usually hate having a single-purpose appliances in my kitchen, but this is totally worth it. This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time I use it." —A. M. Hinshaw

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (originally $19.97, available in five colors).

    25. A macrame mirror they can add to any nook and cranny of their home and BAM! It suddenly looks as if they've been featured on an HGTV renovation show or, at the very least, hired an interior decorator.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "A dreamy mirror for any room. I was extremely satisfied with this purchase. Looks like an expensive buy but it is definitely very affordable." —Natali

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    26. LED curtain string lights for folks who prefer dim ~mood~ lighting while spending their Friday night bingeing the newest Netflix original. Why go outside when you can stay inside, am I right?

    amazon.com

    These string lights are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.

    Promising review: "These lights are perfect for what I was looking for. They give off a warm and cozy glow, and really add a nice touch of oomph to the room." —Nechama G.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    27. A five-piece measuring spoon set to give their kitchen that air of "I only bake from scratch". These gorgeous copper spoons are both magnetic and stackable, meaning they'll become almost impossible to lose one of 'em in the mess that is their kitchen.

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    Get it from Amazon for $17.

    28. A stretchy velvet cami that is IT. And by IT, I mean that this is the perfect ~going out~ top they'll be able to layer under a leather jacket. The days of them cancelling on you last minute ("I have nothing to wear!") are officially long gone.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely incredible value for this super soft cami! The velvet stretch is perfect for a looser fit. It's surprisingly well made, and I've seen versions of this camisole that cost well over $30." —Julie K.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 13 colors).

    29. A mini skillet that looks like part of a larger, more expensive cookware set featured on many a bridal shower registry. This is large enough to make their favorite meal but small enough to easily store away, is perfect for cooking for a party of one, and won't take up their entire sink when they don't feel like washing it right away.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this tiny skillet. I am a graduate student, and pretty much live and cook by/for myself. This is the perfect size for baking, and it's also a great cast-iron skillet to learn the feel of cast-iron." —MCP

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in eight sizes).

    30. Copper cups sure to delight all the Moscow Mule connoisseurs in your life.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love that these are solid copper, not dipped, so that the finish won't wear off after a couple of uses. They feel nice to hold and they're really pretty in person!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.97.

    31. A fluffy throw they can ~throw~ over a chair or on the floor for an instant dose of luxury. Who gave them a present that cost upwards of $100? You! *wink*

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This rug is super soft and the price is amazing for the quality! It’s a good size and looks way more expensive than it is." —crissy

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in nine sizes, four styles, and 12 colors).

    How they'll feel the second they receive any of the above gifts:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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