These Budget Friendly Last Minute Gift Ideas For $20 Are At The Top Of The List!

If you’re looking for something that’s low-cost but makes for a great gift, then you’ve come to the right place!

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:

  • Useful and Practical Gifts
  • Funny “Gag” Gifts
  • Meaningful Gifts
  • Exciting and Fun Gifts

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!

Gift a $20 gift card through GiftYa here!

1. An Amazon Gift Card

Get almost anything you could need with just the few clicks of a button!

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!

You can Purchase a GiftYa Gift Card to Amazon here!

Useful And Practical Gifts

Don’t knock an efficient gift, they can be really great, especially if it’s something that can be used everyday!

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Sometimes you don’t realize you might want something until you get gifted it, then it ends up being your new favorite product!

2. Sleep Headphones And Comfy Socks

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.

3. Back And Shoulder Pain No More With A Heating Pad And Massage Gun

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:

  • First up we have this Heating Pad on sale for $17.99 that is soft to the touch and has 6 heat settings, plus an auto shut off feature so if you end up getting so comfy you fall asleep, it’ll shut off for you!
  • Then we have this Kelices Massage Gun Deep Tissue Percussion Massager on sale for $19.99 which has eight massage heads and multiple settings that can really target problem areas in your muscles. Great for an active body or the office busybody!

Funny “Gag” Gifts

Everyone needs a good laugh every once and a while, that’s why these surprisingly not too unusual gifts are great!

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Even silly gifts can be useful, who knows, you might end up using them more than any other gift you get!

4. Bathroom Silliness In A Silly Place

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.

  • Introducing The Original Toilet Night Light Tech Gadget on sale for $11.99. This little light is placed on the side of your toilet and lights up the inside. Funny but also kinda practical? This way you can see but also it gets a good giggle. It comes in multiple different colors too!

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.

5. Fan Of The Good Place? Here’s Some Recipes

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.

Meaningful Gifts

Celebrating a loved one and want to do something that’ll show your appreciation for them? You’ve come to the right place.

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Nothing beats capturing a good memory and a gift that highlights them is even better.

6. Personalized Photo Gifts

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:

  • The Personalized Acrylic Spotify Plaque is a unique gift you can get your partner, friend, family member, and loved one. It takes your favorite song, whether it be one you have in common, or one you associate with them plus a photo and puts it on a glass plaque. It’s cute and simple and only costs $13.99!
  • And if you are really into photos and have more you want to share/put into a collage, photo album, calendar, or on a coffee mug then Shutterfly has all of those services and more! They can take your favorite photos and put them into anything you like. You can Purchase a GiftYa Gift Card to Shutterfly here!

7. Music Boxes And Personalized Playlists

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. 

  • And if you’re looking for a bonus gift that’s personalized to them then why not create a modern mix tape aka a personalized playlist? Choose your favorite songs, songs that remind you of them, or jams that you both love together and put them all in a playlist. (And if you want to really spice up the gift, offer to pay for their music subscription service for however many months equate to $20)!

Exciting And Fun Gifts

Enjoy seeing the surprised look of joy on their faces with these gifts!

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Surprising someone with a really good gift you chose is one of the best feelings!

8. Candles And Tea Infusers

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.

9. A Speaker With A Really Cool Design

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!

10. A Custom Visa Gift Card From Gift Card Granny

Don’t worry about online or in-person shopping woes, go with a classic that’s always appreciated: money!

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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!

You can Purchase a Custom Visa Gift Card from Gift Card Granny here!

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.

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is the shopping expert here at GiftYa. Trae helps people find the best deals and ideas on popular new items to purchase.

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