Sometimes, it’s not always an option to get someone a lavish gift – even if you really do want to. If you’re strapped for cash around the holiday season, you can definitely get away with getting some memorable gifts for others without having to look like you’re being cheap.
Let’s let go of the word cheap and use resourceful.
You don’t have to break the bank in order to give a good gift, and you can get something thoughtful for anyone with just $20.
Here are 5 Gift Ideas Under $20
The first simple example you could get for this amount of money is a book.
Books are often only around $10-$20, and with so many genres and types of books, you can almost certainly find something for someone else that they would really like. You can get books about politics, bands, fictional worlds, and so much more.
Since there are so many apps to read books for free it’s exciting to get a hard copy of a book. When it’s a nice hard cover book they can display it in their home too.
No matter what someone is most interested in, there ought to be a good book for them at an affordable cost.
Another good option is a first time offer of a subscription box. Subscription boxes are a relatively new thing, and essentially, they’re a mail based gift box centered around something specific that has a new box each month, where you can choose to continue and renew that subscription.
My personal favorite subscription box is for Thredup. You get a personal stylist to pick out clothes for you and you only pay for what you want to keep! I have a review on my experience here. This would be a great gift idea for the thrifty girl.
Basic Kitchen Tools
If someone you know is interested in cooking or they’re just getting settled in a new place, then some basic kitchen tools can go a long way. Little things that they might not need to use a lot, but will occasionally come in handy, make for great gifts.
They usually don’t want to buy these smaller tools for themselves, since they won’t use them daily, but they can help improve the quality of their time spent in the kitchen.
If you want to add a touch of personal flair, you can make something yourself that’s personally suited for them.
This can add more meaning to a gift while keeping costs fairly low. It can be as big as some kind of furniture you make through woodworking – or even something small, like a little charm on a necklace. This is a cost effective way to make a very kind gift.
Last, there’s always the option of a gift card. Gift cards are an easy way to give someone a guilt free trip to go get something they’re interested in or need.
As long as you get something from their preferred place to shop, you’re sure to give them something that they want and can use.
I hope this inspires you to find the perfect gift for under $20 this year. Or maybe it has sparked something else for your loved one this year. Let us know any other gift ideas you have in the comments below.
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