Great gifts don’t have to be expensive ones, sure they can be exciting, but sometimes the best ones are the ones that don’t cost too much. That’s why we’re here today to talk about the best last minute gift ideas for just $20 or less!
That’s right, only $20!
Gifts can fall under many different categories like useful, funny, practical, meaningful, and exciting. And you can choose a gift based on the person you're buying for or the occasion. We want to cover as many categories in our article today so you can have many different choices for your gift:
If you’re looking for a gift and it’s really last minute, we’re talking, you gotta have something by the end of the day and don’t have time to get out to the shops, then you should take a look at GiftYa. GiftYa is a website and mobile app that has thousands of gift cards to locations you know and love like well known retailers, restaurants, online subscriptions, local stories, and more! You can custom select an amount to spend for your gift card of choice- $20 being a popular choice, and have a fun gift message/picture that’s sent along with the card. It’s all online so you can send the gift card to them almost instantly!
One of the best ways to make sure you aren’t going to go above the $20 is to go onto Amazon! Amazon, the highly popular online retailer that has literally almost anything you could need. From furniture, to clothes, accessories, jewelry, homeware, toys, games, electronics, food, and more are all ready to be packaged and delivered right to your doorstep.
If you have Amazon Prime you can select packages delivered to you as fast as the very next day- (plus a few other fun perks like access to thousands of TV shows, movies, and music). And if you want to only see gifts that are in your budget, look to the left-hand side and you’ll see a section called “Price” where you can put in how much you want to spend, it’s that easy!
Sometimes you don’t realize you might want something until you get gifted it, then it ends up being your new favorite product!
If you’ve tried wearing headphones in bed before you know that can get…uncomfortable, especially over ear headphones that are way too bulky to wear as you’re trying to sleep. Or if you have in-ear wireless ones, there’s a really good chance of you losing them throughout your tossing and turning throughout the night.
And a product that pairs well with a headband is socks! Specifically Dr. Scholl's Women's Low Cut Soothing Spa Socks on sale for $8.97 right now. They are perfect for sleep as they are Lavender and Vitamin E infused, so they’re going to help even the most restless sleepers have a good night’s sleep.
Whether you work in an office all day sitting in a chair or are on your feet constantly running around doing 5,000 things, you could be putting a lot of strain on your neck, back, and shoulders, especially if you’re not paying attention to your posture- (which we all tend to not do). So we’ve got two products for under $20 to help a little with that for when you come home at the end of a long day:
Even silly gifts can be useful, who knows, you might end up using them more than any other gift you get!
Picture this: it’s late in the night, you wake up and realize you need to go to the bathroom, stumbling your way through the hall and trying to find the toilet isn’t what we’d call a fun time…but what if you had a light? Specifically a light in your toilet.
And speaking of the bathroom, while you’re enjoying your new toilet light, what about a joke book to go along with it? Sh*ts and Giggles: The Ultimate Bathroom Joke Book for $15.99 is exactly what it sounds like, a book full of jokes, trivia, and riddles for adults that want a good laugh as they’re getting ready in the morning before work.
Speaking of books and a fun time, if you’ve watched the hit show The Good Place on NBC, then you know it’s a forking good time, and someone loved the show so much they’ve made Forking Good: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of The Good Place for $18.99 you can enjoy a few laughs over making 30 different recipes that are in-part inspired by the show! A great gift for your friend who loved this comedy phenomenon.
Nothing beats capturing a good memory and a gift that highlights them is even better.
We now have the best cameras right in our pockets on our phones and we can take photos of memories near instantly, and with so many different creative ideas out there now like the gift we are about to talk about, you can put those memories through many different designs like this one:
A great gift for just $18.99 is this Engraved Mini Music Box that plays the well loved and classic song You Are My Sunshine. It has some personality so don’t worry! You can select a standard message they have on their board but add the gift recipient’s initials, name, and/or a specific date that’s significant to you. This handmade music box will make for a lovely addition to their lives because it’s something they can cherish forever with just a few hand cranks.
Surprising someone with a really good gift you chose is one of the best feelings!
We all have that person in our lives that absolutely can’t get enough of a good candle, they love all the different holiday centric ones and the seasonal favorites, their house always smells good when you walk through their door, it’s lovely. So what better then to get them a candle from Bath & Body Works- (a super popular fan-favorite store that has so many candle options) and a new way for them to light their new candle with the RAYONNER Lighter which is an electric candle lighter that you can recharge for only $7.54!
And if your friend is a big fan of having a cup of tea to go along with lighting their favorite candle, then they’ve probably had a tea infuser before. But they may not have a fun tea infuser which is what the OTOTO Baby Nessie Loose Leaf Tea Infuser is, and it’s the absolute cutest tea infuser on the market! It’s shaped like a Baby Dino and it’ll make tea time even more fun for only $16.95.
Everyone loves music, it makes us feel good even when our day wasn’t the best and hearing it from a speaker, not just our headphones, can really get those good feelings flowing. And you’re probably wondering what speaker for only $20 could be good enough, well the Dosmix Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker sure takes the cake with it’s awesome retro design and pretty good sound quality all for $16.99!
For those looking to keep in budget and not go over, for those who like to be exact, and for those who like a quick and easy gift then a Custom Visa Gift Card from Gift Card Granny will be your new go-to gift from now on. At Gift Card Granny they have a way for you to make and buy a custom Visa gift card which can be used at many different stores all throughout the country.
You can choose to make a plastic card that’s sent by mail or save the paper and choose to give it as an eGift! You can select a custom amount, in this case your $20, then choose a photo and gift message to go along with it so it gives the gift a personal touch. It takes only a few minutes to set up, it’s that easy!
All of these last minute $20 gift ideas will be perfect for any occasion like a birthday, graduation, work celebration, and/or holiday! Plus, if you like any of these gifts but already bought something, you can save these ideas for a later date.