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    Just 31 Under-$20 Things From Target That’ll Make Perfect Gifts

    Chic scarves, soothing essential oil diffusers, and other amazing gifts that cost less than one takeout order.

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    1. A cruelty-free, vegan, mini lip-and-cheek stain that looks rainbow-colored in the tube, but goes on a light, glossy pink—perfect for your friend who loves posting about their makeup almost as much as they love wearing it.


    Promising review: "Love this balm! It gives a beautiful flush of cherry pink color when it first goes on, and fades to a pretty pink that looks very natural. It also gives a nice, natural flush of color to cheeks. It's my new go-to for when I want a natural, low-maintenance look. But also pairs great over another lipstick or stain if you're going for a more full makeup look. Smells good. Beautiful packaging. I just wish the product was full-size. Still, I love it so much, I got one for my mom and sister, too!" —Krisgirl

    Price: $18

    2. A rhino-shaped ceramic cookie jar, so they can have a piece of quirky decor and a place to keep their snacks.

    The rhino cookies jar, which is made of white ceramic with a small, blue bird on its back which is the handle

    Promising review: "This cookie jar is so cute. Ideal size, unique and fun. Much better in person than online." —Mia

    Price: $19.99

    3. A phone-mounted ring light with multiple settings to make your most selfie-obsessed friend's life easier.

    The light, which is circular and clips onto the top of the phone

    Promising review: "Exactly what I needed! Super bright, and I love the three different temperature settings." —Target Customer

    Price: $9.99 (available in four colors)

    4. An Oops...I Did It Again vinyl picture disc for your friend who watches Britney's Instagram stories every single day.

    The picture disc, which features an "Oops"-era photo of Britney in a brown crop top, standing in front of a textured gold wall

    Promising review: "Gorgeous picture disc, perfect for the 20th anniversary. It sounds great as well." —Biaaxx

    Price: $19.43

    5. A paraben-and-sulfate-free unicorn bath bomb that won't stain skin or the tub, because they need a relaxing bath break, not a bathtub cleaning emergency.

    The bath bomb, which has white, blue, and pink colors in it

    Promising review: "Smelled like sweet candy! Didn't stain the tub or my daughter. The little unicorn surprise was so cute! She loved it. Will definitely be buying more!" —Kelly M

    Price: $4.99

    6. A soft, multi-colored blanket scarf, so your friend who's always cold can feel totally bundled up on chilly winter days.

    The scarf, which is very wide, and striped with wide red, cranberry, orange, and black stripes, as well as narrow black and white stripes

    Promising review: "This scarf is bigger than I expected and really soft!" —Ladybug11

    Price: $11.90 (originally $17)

    7. A six-pack of Nightmare Before Christmas socks for your friend who has decided that it is ~definitely~ a Christmas movie.

    Six low-rise socks, with various images of Jack Skellington from "Nightmare Before Christmas" on them

    Promising review: "Fit comfortably! I love the patterns." —Allibedo

    Price: $8

    8. A fleece blanket with a plush unicorn holder, because the only thing better than getting a unicorn as a gift is getting a unicorn who helps your house stay a little bit more organized.


    Promising review: "This is seriously one the of cutest items I've bought on here (as a birthday gift to myself). You can never be too old to love unicorns or beautiful soft blanket! Totally obsessed with the unicorn and the blanket! Love love love!" —Target customer

    Price: $15

    9. A Baby Yoda plush doll for your one friend who doesn't already have a Baby Yoda doll.

    The doll, which looks like The Child from the Mandalorian, with hard plastic head and hands, and a soft body

    Promising review: "This little guy is so cute! We got him for our 2-year-old, but we all love him. He doesn’t have feet but he still stands, and he looks just like The Child from the Mandalorian...We like it so much, we got two more for gifts." —Family Santiago

    Price: $17.49 (originally $19.99)

    10. A mess-free tie-dye kit that doesn't require a ton of space or big tubs of dye that leave stains—they can just put white clothing in the kit's plastic dome, insert their choice of dye bottles, and get tie-dyeing!


    It comes with gloves and six colors of dye in 12 packages, enough to make 12 different things!

    Promising review: "I hate messy activities, and I was worried about doing tie-dye projects with my toddler. This set made the process VERY easy and virtually mess-free!" —NB

    Price: $17.99 (originally $19.99)

    11. A jar of beard balm, because if they're going to make that quarantine beard into a permanent thing, they need a little help.

    The glass jar of beard balm, which has a screw-off cap

    Promising review: "Smells like a cabin fireplace in the best way. I can understand why this scent wouldn’t be for everyone, but I love it. Regardless of scent, this is the best balm I’ve ever used. Immediately noticed a difference in the look and feel of my beard and skin. By the end of the day, it’s still baby soft. Plus, one jar has lasted me months!" —MendedBeard

    Price: $18.29

    12. A pour-over coffee maker that doesn't require any electricity, plastic pods, or paper filters, so your friend who loves the environment as much as they love caffeine doesn't have to choose between the two.

    The carafe and its components

    Promising review: "Purchased as a gift for someone who wanted to venture into pour-over coffee, and he has had it for over a week now. He likes it because it's easy to use, easy to clean, and his coffee tastes great. I like it because it is more visually pleasing than his old basic coffee maker, and easy to put anywhere now that it doesn't need to be near an outlet. He says this will now be his everyday coffee maker." —AforAwesome

    Price: $19.99

    13. A red-and-black buffalo check pajama top for dogs, so your furry friends can get in on the holiday pajama fun.

    A dog in the pajamas, which cover the back from neck to rear, and have small sleeves

    Promising review: "I literally can’t get over how adorable and perfect these PJs are for our pug. I wasn’t sure they would work for him, because he is such a different breed size-wise, but they are perfect. He seems to really enjoy wearing them, too! Mr. Smudge is 20 lbs and fits in size medium perfectly." —Katie

    Price: $10 (available in sizes XS-XL)

    14. A vintage-style Caboodles makeup case for your friend who never got over the '90s.


    Promising review: "Awesome!!! Just like the original from back in the day!" —Anni

    Price: $19.99

    15. A holiday-themed cardboard cat scratcher house, because the best kind of gift for your feline friend is one that distracts them from trying to break all your tree ornaments (though they might still try to do that, too).

    The scratcher house, which has two entrances to the interior, and an outside that is styled to look like a movie theater decorated for the holidays

    Promising review: "Our cat absolutely loves it. It’s very cute and festive, and functions as a good scratching post. Keeps an energetic cat busy and happy. Might just keep it out year-round. Set up is relatively easy if you read the directions." —Catastic

    Price: $16.99

    16. A geometric white-and-gold hanging planter so they can have the cutest indoor garden around without giving up all of their counter space.

    The geometric hanging planter

    Promising review: "I ADORE this wall planter. It's well made, does not have drainage holes, and is a great alternative to the expensive ones I was eyeing. I use a small plastic pot inside the planter to make sure the roots get enough air and water can drain out." —Chanzski

    Price: $13

    17. A Blockbuster movie trivia game for your friend who knows everything about movies (or thinks that they know everything about movies).

    The game, which has many trivia cards, and a small board for game play

    It is designed for four or more players, can easily be played in teams, and features several ways to test their movie knowledge, from charades-style trivia to one-on-one challenges to name as many movies as possible.

    Promising review: "This is the best game ever!!!! We played it for the first time last night and played four times in a row. It was so fun, no one wanted to leave, and we are already making plans to play again. I love movies but I’m by no means a movie buff, and I still had so much fun with this game. Just buy it!! And don’t forget the AAA batteries!" —bmwsurs95

    Price: $14.89

    18. A 32 oz. stainless-steel water bottle with a built-in straw, because it's the perfect way to help your friend whose New Year's resolution is always about staying hydrated.

    The bottle in pink, with a built-in straw as part of the black, removable cap

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this water bottle! The straw is so convenient and it keeps my drink cold all day." —kavb

    Price: $19.99 (available in three colors)

    19. A set of two soft, velvet leopard print throw pillows that will make their couch more stylish and more comfortable.

    The pillows, which are square, and have a brown-and-gold leopard pattern

    Promising review: "I wanted a few accent pillows for my living room, nothing too tacky or too over the top. These are a great value and they’re not cheap-looking at all! Velvety soft, comfortable to lay your head on, but sturdy enough for decor without sagging! I bought eight and have no regrets! They're reasonably priced, and I have gotten a lot of compliments on them! BUY THEM." —Target Shopper

    Price: $14.99

    20. A portable, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker with five hours of battery life, so they can turn their daily shower singing into a full-on epic concert.


    Promising review: "Impressed by the sound that emanates from this little thing. Yeah, it is cheap and there are definitely fuller and louder speakers, but this product is for people who want a small-but-capable speaker that is easy to carry around and can clip onto things, for just a few bucks." —Harold

    Price: $10 (available in three colors)

    21. A mini-light box for your friend who always has a lot to say.

    The light box, which is about as tall as a large coffee mug, and has three rows for letters, each of which can fit about one short word

    Promising review: "This light box is the perfect way to spice up any room, especially if you want to put a message on it for others to see once they enter the room. The light itself is super bright, so there is no need for a main light to be on at night. It comes with the entire alphabet and little animal stickers to decorate. It is small but the light is super bright, which makes it seem a lot bigger than its actual size." —Amanda C.

    Price: $10 (available in three colors)

    22. A silicone sphere ice cube tray, so you can help them take their at-home mixology game to the next level.


    Promising review: "Works like a champ. Would buy again." —Target customer

    Price: $10

    23. A chic three-wick candle with a ceramic base that will give their home a bit of fancy spa ambience.

    The candle, which has an opaque black base, a white candle, and three wicks

    Promising review: "Great candle for the price. The container looks very high-end and I like the three-wick. Purchased a second one. Give it a try." —Jennifer

    Price: $12.99

    24. A Burt's Bees gift set with travel-sized hand lotion, hand salve, foot cream, cuticle cream, and lip balm, because cold weather + constant hand sanitizer use = their hands could use some serious TLC this year.

    The set

    Promising review: "These are travel-sized. However, it is a great price for being Burt's Bees products. I think it is well worth the price, considering how much you get in the kit" —Jay03

    Price: $10.89

    25. A pocket-sized power bank with a six-hour charge for your friend who's always looking for a place to plug in their phone.

    The charger in rose gold, which has two small USB charging outlets and an on/ off button

    Promising review: "I use it to charge my cellphone. My cellphone's battery is pretty exhausted and can't last me all day any longer, so I need to charge it a few times. This power bank does just what I want, and is the right size and weight to bring with me." —Pratt

    Price: $9.99+ (available in six colors)

    26. A portable, battery-operated essential oil diffuser that will let them take a little bit of extra calm with them everywhere they go.

    The diffuser, which is small, oval, and has an abstract green leaf print

    Promising review: "Love this little thing. It’s so cute and makes my car smell delightful!!!!" —person who is nice

    Price: $14.99

    27. A set of two dishwasher-safe, reusable silicone straws in a travel tin, so your friend who wants to save the Earth but still loves to slowly sip on their iced coffee can always be prepared.


    Promising review: "Love, love, love these straws! Easy to carry, easy to clean, great colors, and super comfy (who knew 'comfy' would ever apply to a straw). I picked up this two-pack just to see whether I'd even like silicone straws, and immediately bought two more! The silicone is soft and comfortable on the mouth, but it's not squishy or super floppy, which is what I was worried about. Getting it stuffed into really thickly packed ice is kind of tough, but other than that, I've had no issues. These are a great height for a 20-oz. cup or tumbler, but if you want them for bigger drinks or for water/soda bottles, I'd get extra long ones." —Target customer

    Price: $5.99

    28. A set of string lights with 16 built-in rose-gold photo clips, because this one gift will basically solve all of their decorating problems at once.

    The lights, which have clips interspersed between the bulbs to hold photos of cards while hung from the wall

    Promising review: "Works great and is good quality for the price. Comes with 16 clips that you can place where you want." —Target customer

    Price: $12.99

    29. A pack of tiny, minimalist temporary tattoos, so your friend who's too indecisive to get real ink can still have fun dressing up their look.


    Price: $6

    30. A mini-waffle maker, for your friend whose love of waffles is equalled only by their lack of counter space.

    A waffle made in the mini round maker in a mint color

    Promising review: "Perfect Eggo-waffle size. I am able to make small, quick, perfect little waffles with any add-ins I like. Easy to use, easy to clean, easy to store. Which is, honestly, the best part. I don't have room for giant appliances." —lolodolliver

    Price: $10 (available in five colors)

    31. A retro-style Nintendo 64 shirt, so they can let everyone know that no matter what they're doing, they'd rather be playing Legend of Zelda.

    The shirt, which is black, with a retro Nintendo logo on a white, and red, yellow, green, and blue striped background

    Promising review: "Boyfriend loves it. Soft fabric and comfy fit. Colors look much better in person, as well." —Target customer

    Price: $8 (originally $12.99; available in men's sizes S-2XL)

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

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