If you're anything like me, the thought of buying each and every one of your friends and family members a gift for the holidays can be overwhelming. There's the pressure of getting them something they'll actually like, the stress of actually buying it before the holidays are over, and, of course, the ridiculous strain on your bank account.
But here is my holiday gift to you: A list of 36 unique gifts that all cost less than $20 dollars. Seem too good to be true? Keep scrolling to see for yourself.
This is one list that you'll definitely want to check twice!
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This Cute Humidifier That Doubles As A Nightlight
via: AmazonYou know that one friend who's always complaining about how dry it gets in the wintertime and is also obsessed with pretty much anything cute? Get them this mini humidifier. Not only will it add moisture to their space and help to reduce the dreaded dry skin that comes with winter, but it also acts as a nightlight and features adorable cacti accents.
This Passport Holder That's Super Stylish
via: AmazonGot someone in your life who loves to travel and insists on looking stylish while flying (as opposed to me, who throws on as many sweats as possible)? This passport holder would be right up their alley. Not only does it have a ton of built-in pockets to hold all the necessary travel documents, but it also comes in a variety of chic designs.
This Mini Library Kit That's Perfect For Your Favorite Bookworm
via: AmazonI was an English major, so my books are very important to me. And no, I'm not the type of person who's okay with reading an entire book on an app on my phone. In my house, it's real books or nothing. If you know someone as equally snobbish as me, get them this mini library kit, which helps them to keep track of their collection.
This Moon Light That Adds Instant Ambiance
via: AmazonIf you're looking for a cool and unique gift that seems like it would be much more expensive than it actually is, this moon lamp is exactly what you're been searching for. It doubles as an intriguing piece of home decor and provides the perfect amount of light. Plus, the brightness and color can be adjusted with simply one touch.
This Lunchbox That's Oh-So-Sweet
via: AmazonThis is one of those versatile gifts that would be perfect for adults, kids, and teenagers. Everyone eats lunch, and everyone loves donuts, so, therefore, wouldn't everyone love this donut-shaped lunchbox? I sure would! The vibrant design adds a pop of color, and the zipper closure keeps food securely inside. Plus, the interior is surprisingly spacious, so food doesn't risk getting squished.
This S'more Maker That Makes You Feel Like You're Camping
via: AmazonThere's just something so comforting about a sticky, sweet, melty s'more, isn't there? Maybe it's the nostalgia factor, maybe it's the fact that they're so fun to eat, or maybe it's because they're basically the most perfect combination of food ever created. If you've got someone on your list who can't get enough of these chocolately, marshmallowy treats, this s'mores maker has their name written all over it.
This Facial Brush That Transforms Skin
via: AmazonI love receiving skincare products as gifts because they're typically too expensive for me to justify spending on myself. So, naturally, I don't tend to give them as gifts, either. But luckily for you (and your friends and family members), this facial brush offers an in-home spa experience without the hefty price tag. Would you believe that this thing is under 10 bucks?!
This Pour-Over Coffee Maker That Upgrades Your Morning Joe
via: AmazonUnder a few days ago I had no idea what "pour-over coffee" meant. I decided to try it at my local coffee shop on a whim, and now I can never go back to traditional coffee ever again. It's somehow both smoother and richer than normal coffee, and I knew that I had to try to recreate it in my own home. This pour-over coffee maker helped me do it, and I encourage you to pick one up for all of your java-loving friends.
This Phone Charger That's Hilariously Gross
via: AmazonEveryone needs their phones to be fully charged, but not everyone can appreciate a product as adorable and disgusting as this one. So, if you do have someone in your life like that, I think it's safe to say that you've found their perfect present. The tagline reads, "When you're having a shi*** day and your phone runs out of batteries, the Poop Power Bank Charger is here to save the day!" Perfect, right?
These Lightsaber Chopsticks That Make Sushi Way More Fun
via: AmazonGot a Star Wars fan in your life who's also a sushi fanatic? These light-up lightsaber chopsticks were basically made for them. They come in a set of two: one red, one blue, which means that any meal can be transformed into an epic battle between good and evil. It's hard to believe these things are just under $13 bucks.
This Camping Lantern That's Solar-Powered
via: AmazonI'm not what you'd call an "outdoorsy" person. I'd rather be inside my climate-controlled home than outside in the great outdoors. My BFF, however, is constantly planning week-long camping trips where she's roughing it in the wilderness with nothing but a tent and a sleeping bag. So I figured this solar-powered lantern would help to illuminate her trips. (Which, to be honest, still sound pretty darn terrible.)
This Sandwich Maker That Makes The World's Best Grilled Cheeses
via: AmazonIs there anything more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich? The melted, gooey cheese, the crisp, buttery bread...pardon me a moment while I wipe the drool off my face... This electric grill makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches on earth, as well as any other type of delicious grilled sammies you can dream up. Get one for your cheesiest friend or family member.
This Braided Bracelet That Keeps Your Charger Where You Need It
via: AmazonThis product is ridiculously clever, so why not get one for the cleverest person you know? It has three amazing features in one: It's a USB charging cable, transmission line, and attractive braided bracelet all in one. No one would ever know that it's anything more than a cool accessory, and it ensures that you're never without access to your charger. Brilliant!
This Mini Wine Aerator That Transforms A Cheap Red
via: AmazonI refuse to spend more than $10 bucks on a bottle of wine. Sure, this probably means that I'm missing out on a lot of actually good wine, but I'm extremely cheap, and I just can't justify it. So I decided to buy one of these mini wine aerators to see if it would make a difference on my cheap bottles. And it totally did. I recommend you get one for your equally cheap wine-drinkers as well.
This Pizza Cutter That Makes Pizza Parties Even Better
via: AmazonMy friends and I recently did a white elephant holiday party where everyone buys a fun, wacky gift and you take turns either opening up new ones or stealing ones that have already been opened. I decided to buy this pizza cutter with a monkey riding a unicycle on it and use it as my white elephant gift, and guess what happened? It was the most popular gift at the party.
This Popcorn Popper That Brings Movie Theater-Style Popcorn To Your Living Room
via: AmazonI rarely see movies in the theater anymore. The problem is that it's gotten way too easy to just rent things from home, so instead of dealing with loud strangers, sticky floors, and overpriced concessions, I can just cuddle up in bed, rent a flick, and watch it instantly. The only thing missing? The popcorn. But with this popcorn maker, you can finally get the full movie theater experience. (Minus the sticky floors.)
This Cozy Hat That Plays Music
via: AmazonMy friend Kate is an avid runner, and no matter how cold it is outside she wakes up in the morning and heads out for a quick 5K. I, of course, think she's insane, but I respect her dedication. So when I stumbled across this cozy hat with built-in Bluetooth speakers, I knew it would be the perfect gift for her.
This Charger Lock That Keeps Thieves At Bay
via: AmazonMy husband and I have a daily fight that happens every single night before we go to bed. It starts off with me saying, "Did you take my charger?" And him angrily responding, "No, I took MY charger. I don't know where your charger is." We then proceed to argue about said chargers until one or both of us falls asleep. This charger lock would greatly improve my life, and I'm sure it would make a great gift for anyone who owns a phone that requires charging.
This Special Cable That Charges All Of Your Devices At Once
via: AmazonI know what you're probably thinking: A charging cable does not seem like a very exciting gift. I agree. In fact, if I received a charging cable for Christmas I'd probably be pretty bummed out at first. But this is no ordinary charging cable. It's a 3-in-1 charger that can charge all of your devices, works twice as fast as traditional cables, and is so durable that it has a lifetime guarantee. I'm definitely asking for one of these this year!
This Cellphone Holder That's Ultra Convenient
via: AmazonI'm terrible with directions, so I'm forced to use the GPS on my phone to get everywhere. The problem is, there isn't really a good place in my car to place my phone so it doesn't go flying around when I'm trying to drive. This, as you would imagine, can be a big safety hazard. This car mount phone holder keeps it secure so I can get where I'm going.
These Wireless Headphones That Have Retro Flair
via: AmazonThe 1990s were a simpler time, and now that 90's style has come back into fashion, we all get to relive that simpler time every single day! These throwback headphones look exactly like a pair I used to have when I was around 10 years old. Luckily, they've been updated with modern technology so you can enjoy your favorite old-school jams wire-free.
This Strawberry Slicer That Has An Ingenious Design
via: AmazonMy mother is obsessed with strawberries. She has strawberry plants in her backyard, and every summer picks bushels of them and them proceeds to bake them into cakes, pies, jams, jellies, and pretty much any other fruit-based dessert you can imagine. This strawberry slicer has her name written all over it. And can you believe it'll only cost me just over $11 bucks?!
This Faucet Light That Changes Color
via: AmazonI have two young nephews (6 and 8) who, for some reason, absolutely hate to wash their hands. They're always filthy, and my brother and his wife can't figure out a way to make hand-washing seem "fun". Luckily for them, I came across this faucet light, which changes color based on water temperature. Now I think washing your hands sounds fun!
This Bug Catcher That's Perfect For Fraidy Cats (Like Me)
via: AmazonAllow me to make an embarrassing confession: I am absolutely terrified of bugs. The other day I found an enormous dead bug in the shower and I screamed like a little girl. This is especially ridiculous because I have a young son who will soon call on me to kill bugs and I will be completely useless. But not anymore! This bug catcher is a total game-changer. Get it for your favorite arachnophobe.
This Purse Light That Makes Life Much Less Annoying
via: AmazonBecause I have an infant and am forced to carry around everything I need to keep my son alive wherever I go, my purse is gigantic, and finding anything in it can be a challenge. I can't tell you how many times I've forced a waitress to wait awkwardly while I frantically searched for my wallet. But with this purse light, everything is illuminated. If you're sick of watching your friend or family member dig through their enormous bag, give them this thing.
This Underwater Light Show That Adds Major Pizzazz To Pools And Hot Tubs
via: AmazonIt's probably hard to imagine being able to dip into an outdoor pool right now since it's almost Christmas, so why not give someone a gift that's both seriously cool and a nice reminder that someday it will be warm outside again? This cool underwater light can be placed in the bottom of a pool or hot tub and creates a brilliant show that is sure to impress.
This Plastic Welder That Really Comes In Handy
via: AmazonSometimes, a handy gift is the very best type of gift. Take this plastic welder, for example. It can be used on a million different projects, saves you the money of having to replace something that could easily be fixed, and gives you the satisfaction of repairing something yourself instead of having to ask someone more "handy". Talk about a great gift!
This Fabric Shaver That Refreshes Old Sweaters
via: AmazonI refuse to dry clean my clothes. It's expensive, it's a hassle, and I'm way too lazy to do it consistently. So this means that I wash sweaters in the washing machine even though they're not supposed to be, which results in some nasty pills. This fabric shaver buzzes off those pills and fuzz in a flash and makes my sweaters look brand-new again.
This Mini Desktop Fan That's An Office Essential
via: AmazonI have a friend who works in an office that blasts the heat all winter long. She's constantly stripping down to her tank top during the day in order to avoid the dreaded pit stains, and, needless to say, it's not a very professional look. So I bought her this mini desk fan, which can be clipped directly onto a desk or table and is USB-powered. No more lunchtime strip shows!
This Onion Chopper That Eliminates Kitchen Tears
via: AmazonI work at home and watch my 6-month-old son by myself during the day, so when I make dinner before my husband gets home I bring him into the kitchen with me. This usually works out fine, unless I need to chop an onion, which forces me to put him all the way on the other side of the house so his eyes won't get burned. But this onion chopper not only avoids the whole sore-eye problem, but it also takes literally two seconds to chop an entire onion. Buy one for anyone who owns a kitchen.
These Flashlight Gloves That Have A Million Uses
via: AmazonIf you know someone who does a lot of work with their hands, these flashlight gloves will make their life 100-times easier. They're comfortable, stretchy enough to fit a wide variety of hand sizes, and feature a bright LED light that can be pinpointed for maximum visibility. I bought a pair for my father-in-law, who's nice enough to fix our car every time it breaks.
This Digital Clock That Has Vintage Charm
via: AmazonHey, look! Another neat retro gift! This one is perfect for that friend or family member who loves to rock vintage style and is also perpetually late. This perfectly describes my brother-in-law Daniel, so when I saw this cool digital alarm clock I immediately bought one for him. It might not make him actually start showing up on time, but it will look great on his bedside table.
This Egg Cooker That's Ridiculously Easy To Use
via: AmazonEvery Thanksgiving, my brother and I work together to make Deviled Eggs. It's a whole process that takes way longer than it should: We boil the eggs, peel them, scrape out the cooked yolks, mix them with ingredients, and fill them again. And while it's a fun tradition, it takes a big chunk of time out of a day that's already jam-packed. That's why I decided to get this rapid egg cooker for my big bro, which will cut our cooking time in half.
This Roller Ball That Provides Instant Relief
via: AmazonWhen I was pregnant, I had horrible back pain. I couldn't sleep, I could barely walk, and every moment was complete agony. Then, about a week before my due date, my husband ordered this rollerball from Amazon and everything changed. You put it in the freezer until it's ice-cold, then roll it over wherever you need instant relief. I'm buying one for every pregnant woman I know.
This Portable Heater That Warms Up Chilly Spaces
via: AmazonMy friend Stacy is a tiny woman who's constantly cold. I've even seen her rock an oversized sweatshirt in the dead of summer, so you can imagine how miserable she is during the winter months. (I'm still shocked that she's managed to survive over 30 midwest winters). This mini space heater will keep her warm and cozy no matter where she is.
This Lavender Buddy That Anyone Would Love
via: AmazonEveryone could use a little "me" time now and then, but it can be challenging to make that happen. This "Lavender Buddy" is the gift equivalent of "me time." It's soft, velvety, and filled with amazing-smelling lavender, so when you heat it up in the microwave and place it on your neck, stomach, or anywhere else on your body, you instantly feel a million times more relaxed.