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50 Cheap Gift Ideas You Can Buy For Under $20

Giving gifts can be quite expensive, especially for those that we care about. Fortunately, Amazon has an affordable range of gifts to suit the season and your wallet. Here are 50 ideas for gifts that’ll cost you less than $20 each.

1. Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set

The perfect gift for any aspiring artist. This kit includes color pencils, paintbrushes, watercolor cakes, accessories and much more, all housed in a convenient wooden carrying case. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

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2. Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds – Set of 2

Whether you’re cooling down your favorite ice tea or a holiday cocktail, these BPA free, dishwasher-safe ice molds will stick in your fridge and you can rest assured they won’t leak. Each mold includes a silicone cap to create the perfect block, and because the set balances you’ll never ice up your fridge by mistake.

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3. FroliCat BOLT Interactive Laser Pet Toy

This pet-friendly gift is designed to make it easy to keep your pet entertained for hours. Set the laser to automatic or manual and prepare yourself for hours of quality fun. The toy shuts down automatically after 15 minutes and runs on 4 AA batteries that are not included.

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4. Wine For Dummies

Learn everything there is to know with the 6th edition of Wine for Dummies. The handy how-to manual takes you through various prime wine locations, and gives you hints into the hottest trends. It also gives advice on how to judge wine and pair it with meals, as well as information on collecting valuable wines. Build your understanding of vines, varieties, and viticulture with this must-have book for wine lovers.

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5. Bormioli Rocco Selecta 7-Piece Whiskey Gift Set, Frustration Free Packaging

This stylish 7-piece set was created in Parma, Italy. It includes 6 9.5-ounce rock glasses as well as a decanter with a stopper. The set is dishwasher safe, but handle the glasses with care.

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6. DII 100% Cotton, Trendy, Fashion, Daisy Skirt Ladies Women Apron

This fashionable apron suits every figure. Measuring 28 x 31” this cotton smock is machine washable and is sure to make you feel like a celebrity chef – with the style to match.

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7. Amazon Basics In-Ear Headphones

These high-quality in-ear ear phones come in a variety of colors to suit your style. With a 3.6 foot cable and 9mm drivers ensuring you get the best sound, these earphones are perfect for someone looking for clip-on and go enjoyment. They’re compatible with Android and Apple devices.

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8. OtterBox Commuter Series iPhone 6/6s Case

The perfect gift for a clumsy friend, these sturdy cases come in an array of vibrant colors and offer protection for your phone against everyday bumps and scratches. The lightweight cover also includes an adhesive screen protector and a 1-year warranty.

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9. Amazon Basics Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver

This 3-button optical mouse delivers smooth performance and the convenience of wireless connection thanks to the 2.4 GHz wireless connection. Complete with a 1-year warranty, this mouse is the perfect gift for any lover of technology.

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10. AmazonBasics 13.3-Inch Laptop Sleeve

An essential add on if you’re planning on spoiling someone with a laptop. This sleek sleeve is designed to protect the device, holding it snugly to avoid damage during daily transport. Carry it as a bag or in your backpack, and choose from a range of colors.

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11. Agent18 iPhone 7 Case, – Preppy Stripes – FlexShield

Pimp your phone with this stylish case made from durable, slightly flexible plastic. Don’t be fooled – this case passed a 3-foot drop test, meaning your phone is as safe as it is stylish. Easy to use and clean, this is a perfect stocking stuffer.

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12. Amazon Basics Laptop Stand

Buying someone a laptop? Make sure you add this stand to your basket. Weighing in at less than 5 pounds, the one-piece design is compatible with all Apple laptops that are less than 9.4 inches deep.  Not only will it help you work in a better position, but the cable organizer and silver-anodized powdered metal finish mean you’re investing in a quality accessory that will keep your machine cool.

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13. Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition (Explicit Content)

This wildly-popular card game is designed for 2 to 5 adults who enjoy unusual card games like Cards Against Humanity. The set includes 56 cards, and is compatible with other decks to create games for up to 9 people to play at once. This is one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in history – and with good reason.

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14. SueSport Girls Princess Castle Play Tent

Spoil your little princess with this pink play tent. It’s light enough to take the fun anywhere and includes a travel bag. Watch as the glow-in-the-dark stars shine through the perforated windows. At roughly 40 inches in diameter, this easy to assemble castle is perfect for little ones aged 3 and up.

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15. Ever After High Book Party Lizzie Hearts Doll

Join the fun as these teen dolls dress to impress in book-inspired fashion and fabulous accessories. Why not start your collection with Lizzie Hearts, who looks like the queen of diamonds in this card-inspired outfit with matching handbag and tiara.

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16. Ultrafire WF-502B 1000 LM LED Flashlight Torch with Batteries and Charger

The ultimate camping accessory. This 1000 Lumen flashlight boasts 5 powerful modes, including strobe and SOS. Make sure to carry the rechargeable torch with you wherever you go.

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17. LE Headlamp LED

Looking for the ideal gift for someone who loves reading, hiking, or late-night barbecues? This lightweight headlamp comes with batteries included to power the 4 lighting modes. It’s comfortable and weatherproof, too.

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18. Stanley 66-344 4-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver

An ideal gift for the handy man. Made by famous tool makers Stanley, this powerful pocket tool includes two dual-ended bits that have magnetic tips for easy repairs of everything from small electronics to spectacles.

Easy to use and easy to grip, it’s a great gift.

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19. Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch

An ideal gift for the outdoorsman, this fixed blade knife is designed to last. From the black powder coat finish to the high-friction handle, this 104mm blade is housed in a plastic clip for convenience.

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20. Holiday Wonderland Clear Green Wire Christmas Mini Light Set

There’s nothing as festive as Christmas lights. This pack includes 3 strings with 100 lights each, as well as replacement bulbs and fuses to ensure your home twinkles with Christmas spirit.

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21. Eufy Starlit String Light

These heart-shaped decorative lights are perfect for ambient lighting as well as home decoration. With the ability to adjust the brightness using a convenient remote, these stunning lights are completely safe and insulated for home safety. You can even bend the flexible wire to create a magical light design for your home.

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22. The Walking Dead TV Daryl Dixon with Chopper Building Set

Perfect for collectors or fans of the TV show, this unique model includes a chopper, roadside sign, and a walker. It’s highly realistic and highly desirable among fans of The Walking Dead.

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23. Mouthguard Challenge Game

This family-friendly game is all about trying to say certain phrases – while wearing one of the 5 mouth guards supplied. Prepare to laugh as you face 51 challenges ranging from speak out to extreme – just watch out for the revenge cards.

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24. Hohner Kids HMX3008B Toddler Glockenspiel

Teach the little ones about tone and pitch with this multi-colored glockenspiel. It’s BPA-, Lead- and Phthalate-free, and the mallet is safe for kids from a year onwards.  It sounds as good as it looks, making it the perfect gift.

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25. Codenames

Ever wanted to live the secretive life of a spy? This game, suitable for ages 14 and up, allows up to 8 players to feel what it’s like to be a secret agent. Perfect for holiday fun.

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26. Adidas Euro 16 Glider Soccer Ball

This replica of the ball used during the European Championship is ideal for your sporty friends. From the stretching to the bladder, this ball comes in an array of colors and sizes so you can practice your skills until the sun sets and beyond.

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27. Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

Present the gift of musicality. With 7 classical melodies and an easy grip handle, this music box is ideal for baby to hold and take along wherever they go. Set the volume to low or high and watch their musical side develop.

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28. Coolwoo Kid Backpack

This neoprene backpack is perfect for packing everything a toddler needs. It’s lightweight, durable and soft, and is completely BPA-, Phthalate- , PVC- and PD-free and features an adorable dog design. Set the adjustable straps and get ready for a day packed with fun.

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29. Summer Infant Complete Nursery Care Kit

Parents are always looking for practical gifts. This medical kit includes a nasal aspirator, pacifier, brushes, combs, syringes and everything a little one needs. Plus, it’s all packed in a handy carrying case.

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30. Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

This 45-piece set of interlocking gears allows you to create distinctive designs for hours. Sure to inspire creativity at any age, it includes 19 wheels, 2 rings, a storage rack, and a how-to guide. Get your hands on this classic toy.

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31. Reverse Charades

This twist on the classic game will have you and your entire family in stitches. Not only is this a perfect gift for the family, it’s also a great way to break the ice or encourage bonding among your fellow employees. Simple and fun.

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32. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

The perfect gift for fans of the Harry Potter franchise, this hard cover book tells the story of a wizard transporting magical creatures in 1920’s New York. Read the original screenplay and immerse yourself in the world of magic this festive season.

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33. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

The classic tale by Dr Seuss tells of an angry creature that hates Christmas This stunning hardcover edition will take you straight to Who-ville as you enjoy the classic tale over and over again.

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34. 4M Kitchen Science Kit

An ideal gift for growing minds with time to kill over the holidays, this set turns your kitchen into a science lab for kids aged 8 and upwards. Enjoy 6 experiments that use everyday ingredients from the kitchen and learn about electricity, chemistry, and much more.

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35. Panasonic ES3831K Electric Travel Shaver

Spoil your man with a travel shaver that will keep him looking well-groomed as he jets around the world. Ideal for wet or dry use, this razor fits well into your luggage and works for a quick trim or a more thorough shave. Powered by a durable motor, this single floating blade means you get great results on the go.

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36. Remington PG6025 All-in-1 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit

This 8-piece grooming kit covers all of his styling needs. The full-size Trimmer, foil shaver, nose, ear, and detail trimmer take care of facial finishes, while the hair clipper keeps hair styled and sleek. You also get 3 beard and stubble combs for a more rugged, but no less defined, look. Powered by a potent Lithium battery, this travel-sized kit is easy to use and clean, and made from surgical steel for durability.

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37. Wahl Mustache and Beard Trimmer with Bonus Trimmer

Help your man keep his rugged facial hair in check with this lightweight edging tool. With carbon steel blades and 5 settings, you can be sure of a perfect trim, every time.

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38. Guess Eau de Parfum Spray for Women

Encased in a gorgeous 2.5 fluid ounce bottle, this seductive scent is perfect for spoiling that someone special. Sure to put a smile on her face.

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39. Subscription to Classic Motorsports

Give the gift that keeps on giving. These collectors’ edition magazines cover an array of topics from design to performance, and will provide a monthly highlight for every car lover to look forward to. Plus the subscription is easy to manage via the Amazon magazine subscription platform.

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40. Top 6 Aromatherapy Set

This array of aromas is ideal for relaxation, massage, and a variety of natural treatments. Soak up the scents of lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon grass, and sweet orange. Add a splash to your cleaning products or let the scent diffuse in your home.

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41. Death Wish Ground Coffee

Coffee connoisseurs will love this unique gift. The world’s strongest coffee, Death Wish offers subtle cherry flavors and a natural quick that you have to experience. Certified organic, this coffee delivers a taste that is bold and rich but never bitter.

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42. Haribo Gold Bears Resealable 5 lbs Bag

The ideal gift for anybody with a sweet tooth, this giant bag of jelly bears offers the fruity natural flavors of pineapple, strawberry, lemon, orange, and raspberry. Plus when you’re done with these colorful treats, you can seal their bag and lock in the sweetness.

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43. Hershey’s Holiday Shapes Chocolate Assortment

Chocolate is a classic Christmas gift, and these limited-edition shapes and designs are perfect treats or stocking stuffers. Enjoy Hershey’s Milk Bars that look like Santa, Reese’s pieces that look like Christmas trees, and even snowflake York Peppermint Patties.

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44. 2013 Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Forty Licks Merlot Mendocino County 750 mL Wine

This highly-collectable wine delivers a rich soundtrack of flavors inspired by the famous band. Expect the satisfaction that comes with rich aromas of black cherry and leather, rounded off by soft cinnamon and gentle hints of vanilla.

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45. Art Alternatives Marquis Artists Adjustable Desk Box Easel

Creativity strikes anywhere, and with this fully adjustable easel, you’ll be ready. Designed to support canvases up to 11 x 14 inches, this lightweight, sturdy design is easy to carry and even contain storage compartments for all of your supplies. The ideal gift for artists of all ages.

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46Gund Boo Plush Stuffed Dog Toy

Whether it’s a gift for a child or a four-legged friend, this 8”x9”x7” plush toy is soft and huggable. Modeled on the famous dog Boo, it’s easy to clean and is guaranteed to become a best friend to children ages 1 and up.

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47. Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter

Drink a toast conveniently with this sleek kitchen must have. Open up to 30 bottles on a single charge, including foiled bottles. All you need to do is push a single button and a few seconds later, the cork is released and you’re ready to enjoy your wine or champagne.

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48. KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder

Powered by a 200W motor, this 3-ounce coffee and spice grinder is an ideal gift for budding coffee connoisseurs and cooks. It comes with a 2-year warranty and is safe to use – the stainless steel blades are protected by a lid-activated switch.

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49. The Original Toilet Mug

This novelty mug is sure to get plenty of laughs this festive season. Made of high-quality ceramics, this classic cup holds 12 fluid ounces of coffee. Wash it by hand to ensure years of laughs for your favorite potty mouth.

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50. Glazed Ceramic 5 Pcs Japanese Sake Set

This authentic Japanese sake set is an ideal conversation starter. Enjoy traditional Japanese wine with a 5-piece set that includes a ceramic bottle and 4 cups featuring traditional designs.

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Final Thoughts

Whether you’re shopping for a friend or a colleague, this list is sure to help you find that perfect gift that suits the occasion and your budget.

See one that’s now on this list and should be? Feel free to let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy frugaling!

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