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    34 Under-$20 Gift Exchange Gifts Pretty Much Anyone Would Love To Receive

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    1. A Loch Ness monster tea infuser plus a bag of loose leaf tea to strike the perfect balance between cute and sophisticated.


    Get them on Amazon: Nessie for $12.40 and a bag of Chamomile Lavender tea for $4.99 (also available in blueberry hibiscus and many other flavors; one bag makes about 15 cups of tea).

    2. The Bob's Burgers Burger Book, which will appeal to both fans of the show AND anyone who loves burgers...which in my experience, is most people. (Will also appeal to pun-lovers!)

    It's packed with creative recipes from the show, like the "New Bacon-ings Burger", the "Poutine on the Ritz Burger", and the "Sweet Home Avocado Burger."

    Promising review: "This cookbook is better than it has any right to beef. It's not only a gouda read, but it has egg-celent recipes. It's a great topic piece at patties, too. Make sure you pickle this up, you'll relish it for years to cumin." —David

    Get it from Amazon for $13.92.

    3. A sloth mug so cute I dare anyone to say one bad thing about it — the sloth literally *hugs* whatever beverage they're entrusted with to keep it nice and warm.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    4. A 100 movies scratch-off poster that turns the regular old Friday night "oh, let's just stay in and watch a movie" into a journey to be accomplished.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $15. (Which leaves you a little extra $$ to spend on a box of microwave popcorn to go with it!) Also available for $15: 100 books or 100 kids books.

    5. A set of four mini donut soaps or four chicken wing soaps — they look so realistic you just might have to remind people not to try and take a bite.

    AubreyEApothecary / Etsy

    Get them from AubreyEApothecary on Etsy: the four donuts for $9.95 and four of the chicken wings for $9.75.

    6. A glass pickle ornament so they can start the tradition in their home: "Santa" (or someone in the family) hides the pickle somewhere in the tree on Christmas Eve, and whoever finds it first in the morning gets good luck for the year or gets to unwrap a special gift from under the tree (or gets whatever their family decides).


    Apparently it originated with people trying to sell glass ornaments in the 1800s, but it's a fun tradition just the same!

    Promising review: "My daughters and I started the pickle tradition this year — it was really hard to find this ornament in the tree! They had fun hunting and I had fun watching them. It has a very old look to it, but it’s not too fragile." —Susie Wilson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    7. A Buttercream Icing 101 kit that anyone in the group who obsessively watches The Great British Baking Show or any of the holiday baking competitions on The Food Network is basically guaranteed to want.


    It comes with pretty much everything they'd need to successfully practice their buttercream decorating skills with very little hassle: six icing bags and three different-shaped icing tips, three colors of food coloring, rainbow sprinkles, and buttercream icing mix. They'll be on their way to their very own baking competition show before they know it!

    Get it from Wilton for $14.99, or order it for free in-store pickup at your local Walmart for $12.98 (also available: kits for candy making, for decorating with either royal icing or fondant, and kits where you make a succulent cookie or royal icing coffee mug–shaped cookies. See them all at Wilton or Walmart).

    8. A pack of dog playing cards with an illustration of a different breed on each and every card, for those after-dinner poker games that have more bark than bite.


    Promising review: "Adorable and perfect as a gift! I bought these for my grandma. They’re standard-sized playing cards and come in a cute tin. The images printed on the cards are crisp and high resolution, and they’re just plain cute!" —Spark

    Get them from Amazon for $8 (also available with cats).

    9. A couch coaster-meets-cupholder to enable the laziest weekend afternoons, because they won't even have to reach over to the coffee or side table to enjoy another sip.

    The Grommet,

    Plus, it works on basically any sofa with a wide-enough armrest.

    Get it from The Grommet for $19.95 (four colors available) or on Amazon for $25 (five colors available).

    10. A little screaming goat who's fairly straightforward — simply press on him, and he lets out a bleaty yell basically guaranteed to make your coworkers laugh.


    Promising reviews: "Used this as a white elephant for a Christmas party. It was fought over and stolen many times. It's so funny and cute. Great deal for the price." —Jami

    "It has to be tiny. I bought for white elephant gift just received it. Box is tiny! I put post it note next to it for comparison. I'm sure it was in details so it's my fault but be sure to read measurements. Box is sealed and in good condition so I hope it goes over well. **** UPDATE**** Super popular at Christmas party. Was stolen twice and two others want to order their own goat!!" —loralovesamazon

    Get it on Amazon for $7.19.

    11. A box full of ten of the bestselling British candy bars, for a sweet little taste of life across the pond.

    Promising review: "Seriously, these candy bars are amazing! My personal favorite so far was the Starbar — peanut butter, caramel, rice crispy pieces, chocolate... What's not to love, really? Why the heck don't they sell these in America, dammit?! I threw mine in the fridge as soon as I got them. I pull one out about a couple of minutes before I eat it, so it's still cool and doesn't melt all over the place." —So & So So & So

    Get it on Amazon for $14.49.

    12. A set of ten hydrating face masks perfect for post-holiday de-stressing, especially when paired with a hot bath and a $9 bottle of wine (or a re-gifted mug for their cup of tea!)


    Each mask addresses a different skin concern, from hydrating and brightening to pore minimizing and firming.

    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 the set of 10 on Amazon for $8.99.

    13. Or a set of 10 tennis-ball-sized bath bombs that'll let whoever ends up winning them spend many relaxing hours fizzing the evening away, all while moisturizing their skin.


    Promising review: "Absolutely love these!! I’ve tried a lot of different bath bombs, but these are my favorite. They smell wonderful and leave my skin extra smooth after a bath. They fizz much longer than any other bath bombs we’ve used, which is part of the fun! They color the water deep pinks and blues, more tint than other bombs, but I haven’t had a problem with the tub being stained, as long as I rinse the tub out after. My children love using these, too. I don’t often share my bath bombs because of the price, but these are priced reasonable enough that I can let them enjoy them, too." —S. Baumgarten

    Get them on Amazon for $19.98.

    14. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that experienced home chefs and newbies will obsess over alike — it makes adding just the right flavor to all kinds of dishes (from fruit to chicken to ice cream and, yes, pizza) almost too easy.


    Promising review: "It's just the right amount of heat to make it interesting, but not so hot that it'll interfere with other flavors. One of my peeves about spicy versions of normally non-spicy items is that it's often all about the heat but the flavors imparted by the chiles aren't particularly noticeable or interesting. This honey has a great chile FLAVOR to it, in addition to the heat, but it doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the honey at all. I like it on buttered toast and on fried chicken equally well, and this has definitely become a staple "sauce" for me!" —S. Ferguson

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.48.

    15. A super-functional multitool decked out in all the colors of the rainbow for something both beautiful and practical.


    It has six sizes of hex keys, a flat head, a star head, and a phillips head — meaning it's a perfect replacement for the random collection of screwdrivers in their junk drawer.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    16. A moon lamp sure to enchant all ages — especially if you demonstrate its glow in the moment. Dim the overhead lights, then ask whoever unwraps it to turn it on.


    Just charge it before you wrap it, and it'll be good to ~glow~! Many people use it as a nightlight: it charges for up to three hours, so it can glow for up to 10 hours. Oh, and if you tap it, you can change the color of the light from yellow to white (and back again).

    Promising review: "Absolutely lovely! I recently moved bedrooms in my house and trying to theme my bedroom more for relaxation. 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 it on Amazon for $15.99 (available in four sizes).

    17. A set of earrings and ear cuffs because most people find joy in a little bit of sparkle.


    This will get them started with that layered minimalist jewelry look so many people are loving these days.

    Get the set of three pairs from Nordstrom for $17.40.

    18. A Disney notebook designed to look like one of the iconic VHS tapes so many people watched over and over as kids.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    My friend/coworker Heather has one, and it's SO cute y'all. Although it's not as big as the old VHS tapes (and it is, y'know, a notebook), the cover's exactly the same as the VHS case I grew up with — including the back! And when you open the front and back covers, it looks like the inside of the case and the tape. Ahh I can't get over it!! (You can click or tap on the photos above to make 'em bigger.)

    Get them from ShopDisney for $14.95 each: Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Nightmare Before Christmas, Lilo & Stitch, or The Emperor's New Groove.

    19. A pair of socks and six boxes of Bertie Botts guaranteed to go fast in any room with at least one Harry Potter fan.


    Get them on Amazon: the socks are $5.99 (available in three colors) and six boxes of the Every-Flavor Beans are $10.79.

    20. A pair of oven mitts that make pulling hot dishes out of the oven completely bear-able.


    Get them on Amazon for $17.52.

    21. A bathroom guest book because the best parts of any gift exchange are the moments when every single person's laughing, and this most definitely will make that happen.


    PLUS it's hilarious inside: each page invites guests to check off a song that describes their bathroom visit, contribute a little doodle, fill out a report card about the bathroom they're in, among other random things!

    Promising review: "I bought this book as a dirty Santa gift for my office party. Of course, the hostess with the mostest was the one that opened it, which only made the moment that much sweeter. We all passed it around and had a good laugh over the ridiculous entries you can fill out. I've been in bathrooms where these are actually used and it's definitely something you never forget. Just make sure you have a pen and some hand sanitizer nearby." —Kimberly Gula

    Get it on Amazon for $13.77.

    22. A rechargeable LED ring light that clips right on your smartphone to upgrade selfies, food photos, and any other pics you take close-up.


    You charge it with a USB, and it has three different light settings so you can always adjust it to the perfect level.

    Promising review: "Right out of the box it was easy to use and I was taking amazing pictures with my iPhone like I never had before. A lot of power in a tiny package; it's easy to slip into my purse or pocket and I take it with me everywhere my phone goes so I'm always ready to grab the perfect shot. Love it!" —Allison C.

    Get it on Amazon for $13.99.

    23. A fuzzy grey throw blanket so incredibly soft everyone who touches is it will say "oooh" and "ahhh" and then immediately want it for themselves.


    And yep, it's machine washable!

    Promising review: "LOVE IT! The blanket is super soft and warm. I washed it as directed (cold water, separate on gentle cycle + low heat dry) and it did not lint up like other blankets I have used. I mostly use this blanket for when I'm sitting at my desk doing homework/studying. It's great to keep your legs warm or wrap yourself up like a burrito and keep your upper body warm. Definitely would recommend!" —D.H.

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99 (available in eight colors).

    24. A set of four photo coasters they'll be able to customize with their favorite Instas. It's the gifting triple-whammy: decorative, functional, and personal.


    If yours happens to be a friends or family exchange, you could totally put at least one or two good group photos in before you wrap 'em!

    Get a pack of four on Amazon for $12.50, or check out a similar product in white for $21.13.

    25. A pair of taco socks and a taco enamel pin (on a cute card!) because tacos are the best kind of food, don't even try and argue with me.

    Yellow Owl Workshop, Melanie Riccardi / Yellow Owl Workshop

    Get them from Yellow Owl Workshop for $7 each: women's socks, men's socks, and the enamel pin.

    26. A party game that can be the next activity once you finish the gift exchange: reviewers say it's easy to learn, takes *maximum* 15 minutes to play (and usually 5-10), and most importantly is loads of fun!


    Basically, each player is given a single card, which they secretly view, giving them a special power to help the Villager or Werewolf team. Then you press a button on the app to walk you through the ~night phase~ in just a few minutes; after that, everyone has five minutes to figure out who the Werewolf might be!

    Promising review: "This game is a blast. Our kids can’t wait to play it again. We sat down the other night just to play a round or two and two hours later we were still captivated and playing. We love that it goes fast which allows you to play just one round when you have just a few minutes or to play multiple rounds. The app that comes with it is ingenious as it takes you through the night phase. We appreciated the little comical lines that occasionally come out in the app. Try adding all the characters to all the different games/expansion packs and listen to what the app says. My kids laughed and laughed." —Sheldon Nixon

    Get it on Amazon for $11.09.

    You could also consider Codenames, another popular party game, if your group hasn't played it yet — it's $9.99 on Amazon.

    27. A sequin pillow cover (and insert) with an irresistible sparkly pull — whoever's holding onto it will find it impossible not to draw on it, which will lure the next person to steal it away.

    Make sure to stuff the insert into the cover before you wrap it!

    Promising review: "I cannot wait to give these to my daughters for Christmas! I'm glad I read previous reviews otherwise I might not have realized that these were only pillowcases. The quality was excellent for a great price and I just went to Walmart and purchased $4 pillows in the craft section to fill the cases with. These were well worth the money." —Jaime Hallez

    Get them both on Amazon: the cover for $6.98 and the insert for $9.99.

    28. A pair of hedgehog or pufferfish dryer buddies so adorable everybody will want to bring their cuteness home.,

    Promising review: "My clothes seem to dry faster with these. I still use half a dryer sheet for anti-static properties. It seems to get more animal hair off my clothes since it agitates the surface while tumbling.

    Edit: Throw them in the washer with a load from time to time if they get smelly. Worked with mine!" —Duracell

    Get them from Amazon: the hedgehogs or the puffer fish for $9.50 a pair.

    29. A bacon and bourbon soy candle — it comes in under budget, so you can *also* include a full pound of bacon to go along with it for extra laughs (and deliciousness).

    SilverDollarCandleCo / Etsy

    Get it from SilverDollarCandleCo on Etsy for $14.95.

    30. An on-the-go pour-over mug every coffee snob/lover in the room will instantly gravitate toward, because it makes drinking delicious coffee incredibly simple.


    Promising review: "I decided to get this instead of a small french press. I'm glad I did. It's easy to use and easy to clean. Yes, you need to pour the water over the filter slowly.. and let it sit between pours, But two tablespoons of ground coffee makes a great cup in less than four minutes." —A. Wisdom

    Get it on Amazon for $16.99+ (available in seven colors).

    31. A drill brush set that makes it incredibly easy to clean up grime from grout, stoves, bathtubs, car rims, and anything that would otherwise require limitless elbow grease.


    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get them on Amazon for $14.95.

    32. A set of woodland creatures bag clips you can pair with a few bags of favorite snacks for something both tasty and "aww!"-worthy.


    Get them on Amazon for $3.99.

    33. A coloring book packed with a million dogs or a million cats that is sure to get very meow-rry reception, whichever one you choose.


    Get them on Amazon: the dog version for $7.48 and the cat version for $4.99 (there's also a Christmas cats version for $9.95). And don't forget the colored pencils! You can get a pack of 36 colors for $5.72.

    Or get them from Barnes & Noble: the dog version for $8.98, the cat version for $8.96, and a set of 30 colored pencils for $14.99.

    34. A Golden Girls chia pet perfect for those who can't stop binge-watching the series now that it's streaming.


    I wouldn't bring this to an exchange where I wasn't sure there were one or two diehard fans of the show, but with the right group...

    Get them from Amazon: Rose, Blanche, or Dorothy for $15.97 each.

    35. An Amazon gift card for $20 — literally every person loves money they get to decide how to spend.


    Get one, of course, on Amazon.

    Because sometimes *giving* gifts is just as fun as receiving them!

    Boomerang /

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

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