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20 Gifts Under $20 Your Friends Will Actually Want

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Stephanie MialkiGuest Blogger
December 13, 2016 · 4.1k Views

We all know that once the holiday season comes, it’s very easy to get off track with your budget. In order to stay on track with your holiday spending this year, check out this list of 20 items, all under $20.00, that your friends will actually want!

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1. Don't Break The Bottle Wooden Wine Puzzle

don't break the bottle wooden wine puzzle

Image Source: Amazon

This gift includes wine that’s trapped inside of a wooden puzzle! Good luck getting your drink on tonight! (Amazon, $18.28)


2. Hair Tie Bracelet

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Image Source: Toys R Us

How often do you look back at a photo of yourself and wish you had remembered to take that darn hair tie off your wrist? Hair ties on your wrist in photos - especially holiday photos - are such a drag! With this cute hair tie bracelet, you don’t ever have to regret leaving your hair tie on your wrist again! (Toys R Us, $19.99)


3. Well S#*! Mug

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Image Source: Etsy

But first…coffee. This comical coffee mug is a great gift for pretty much anyone with a puppy, child, job, or a good sense of humor. (Etsy, $15.00)


4. Bacon Shaped Band-Aids

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Everything's better with bacon. Got a burn? Put bacon on it. Cut yourself? Put bacon on it. These bacon-style band-aids are sure to make all sorts of bumps and bruises better. (Walmart, $6.90)


5. Owl Kitchen Timer

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Image Source: Tmart

“Hoo” said time outs were just for kids? Adults can totally take advantage of these cute little Owl timers, whether they’re cooking, baking, or just taking a little time out for themselves! (Tmart, $6.29)


6. Manatea Infuser

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This adorable friend in your tea makes life that much better. Although you won’t get cream from this giant sea cow, he still helps to make your tea just right. (Amazon, $6.85)


7. Stache Silicone Drink Markers

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Image Source: Sears

Keep your party classy and your drinks distinguished. Put these silicone mustaches on each of your friends’ drinks and you’ll never forget which cup is yours. (Sears, $9.88)


8. Misto Olive Oil Sprayer

misto olive oil sprayer

Image Source: Bed Bath & Beyond

You simply can’t go wrong with gifting kitchen gadgets. Instead of accidentally pouring way too much olive oil on your food and then letting it drip down the side of the bottle, just spritz it on and avoid all the messes! (Bed Bath & Beyond, $9.99)


9. State Slate Cheese Boards

state slate cheese boards

Image Source: Uncommon Goods

No matter where your friend comes from, or where they go, they can always have a reminder of “home” every time they use these cheese boards shaped like states! (Uncommon Goods, $19.99)


10. Ventana Lantern

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Image Source: Wayfair

Lanterns are always in style and completely timeless, so you really can’t go wrong with giving your friend a gift like this. (Wayfair, $12.99)


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11. Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags

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Image Source: Uncommon Goods

Grilled cheese -- in the toaster?? Shut the front door. Take my money. (Uncommon Goods, $9.99)


12. Dog Bowl Water Bottle

dog bowl water bottle

Image Source: Bulbhead

Perhaps your best friend is a dog? Totally cool. No judgement here. They need gifts too, we get it! So here you go - this water bottle is just perfect for the traveling pooch! (Bulbhead, $19.99)


13. Savvy Infusion® Water Bottle

savvy infusion water bottle

Image Source: Amazon

Water gets boring. Add some flavor! Add fruit, vegetables, herbs, or hey, what the heck, make a sangria to-go! As long as you’re not driving, of course! (Amazon, $15.49)


14. Battery Pack That Fits in a Pocket

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Image Source: Kohl's

We all know how much it totally and completely sucks to have your phone die and not be able to charge it. With this portable charger that fits right inside your purse or pocket, it will never be an issue again! Keep chatting and texting away! (Kohl's, $14.99)


15. Fun Socks

fun socks

Image Source: Etsy

Let’s face it - these fun socks from Etsy are simply amazing and every woman needs a pair. So, where is my wine? (Etsy, $13.74)


16. Grime Writer

grime writer

Image Source: Amazon

If your friends are anything like mine, a grime writer is a MUST. Show them how much you love them by writing some sweet messages to them in their filth on their cars. And don’t forget to post pictures of your dirty work (pun intended)! (Amazon, $9.93)


17. Uber Ride


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Give your friends a lift, literally! An Uber ride is perfect for anyone! Give your friends a TRUE night on the town. Just make sure the ride is less than $20 if you’re trying to stay within this budget! (Uber)


18. Bag of Unicorn Farts

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Image Source: Perpetual Kid

Sometimes life isn’t all rainbows and butterflies -- sometimes it’s full of unicorn farts as well. Send your friend some unicorn farts for Christmas this year (don’t worry, it’s actually a bag of cotton candy). Above all else, it will make them laugh! (Perpetual Kid, $8.99)


19. I Donut Care Tank Top

i donut care tank top

Image Source: Chin Up Apparel

We all have that one friend who just doesn’t seem to care about anything, right? Except for maybe… donuts? Well, this “I DONUT care” tank top just may be the perfect gift for her this year. (Etsy, $20)


20. Chill Pills

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Image Source: Etsy

For that friend who just needs to chill out...this bottle of “Chill Pills” can be filled with candy of any sort. They can eat one piece of candy, or the whole bottle if they desire! (Etsy, $6.50)


No matter how many gatherings you have this holiday season, you don’t have to worry about falling off your budget! With presents of all prices on this list, there’s bound to be one on here that is perfect for your friend and your wallet! Good luck and happy holidays!

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Stephanie Mialki is a mommy of two under two, a fitness enthusiast, and a digital marketing guru. She spends all of her spare time….oh wait, what spare time? She has a passion for business building and has successfully assisted more than 20 entrepreneurs start their own companies.
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