I love shopping, especially for gifts. It's so satisfying to find that perfect product you just know they'll love! Today, I'm gathering my newest recommendations for unique, interesting, and thoughtful gifts. Bonus: They're all priced under $20! Whether you're shopping for holidays or birthdays, kids or grown-ups, relatives or friends or coworkers...I got you covered.
Let's start with one of the weirdest things I found: a grooming product for the bigfoot you love most. Your friends with good taste will appreciate these delicious socks, and I have some suggestions for creative kids and Harry Potter fanatics, too. But those are just for starters! Scroll on down and we'll tackle your gift-buying list together.
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We hope you find these handy products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: we participate in affiliate programs, and may receive a share of sales from links on this page.
This 3D Puzzle Shaped Like a Pirate Ship
via: AmazonWay cooler than an ordinary jigsaw puzzle, this 3D puzzle uses 101 interlocking pieces to form a crystal pirate ship worthy of display. Recommended for ages 12 and up, though some Amazon reviewers say younger kids were able to do it with help.
This Acorn Bluetooth Speaker Is Made of Real Wood
via: AmazonPalm-sized, rechargeable, and easy to hang with the included strap, this acorn speaker delivers surprisingly rich sound in a small package. Reviewers say it's a "fantastic little speaker" and "the cutest darn thing ever!"
This Allure Beauty Box Delivers New, Trendy Products Every Month
via: AmazonThis would be a welcome gift for teen girls or any lady who's hard to shop for. The Allure Beauty Box is new every month, featuring travel and full-size products that are new and trending. Each box's contents are valued at $50, though the cost to you is a heck of a lot lower.
This Tour de Pizza Is a Pizza-Cutting Bicycle
via: AmazonI can't be the only one who is dying to steer this tiny bicycle across a pizza?! The Tour de Pizza is a pizza cutter shaped like a bike, and I can't think of anything more gift-worthy.
This Bluetooth Beanie Delivers Crisp Sound While Keeping Your Ears Warm
via: AmazonFor your walking and running friends, here's a gift that will keep their heads cozy and minds entertained! The bluetooth beanie features built-in wireless speakers so the sound is delivered comfortably, simply by wearing the soft beanie over the ears. Comes in 19 colors, some with cute pompoms.
These Wind Chimes Are Solar-Powered and Color-Changing
via: AmazonThis might be the most unique gift idea on this list! These wind chimes are solar-powered, soaking up energy from the sun all day long, then at night they turn on automatically with a color-changing glow that lasts 6-8 hours. Check the user reviews to see how much people LOVE this product!
This Compass Bracelet for the Person You'd Be Lost Without
via: AmazonThis lovely bracelet features a compass charm, a fitting gift for the person in your life who helps keep you on the right path. Comes in yellow gold, rose gold, or silver.
These Fuzzy Socks Are Adorably Packaged to Look Like a Cupcake
via: AmazonThese soft, stretchy, fuzzy socks make a cozy gift, especially when packaged in the included clear gift box designed to make them look like a cupcake!
This Death Star Cutting Board Is Fully Operational
via: AmazonChop veggies with the power of the Force upon this dramatic Death Star cutting board. Some Amazon reviewers are using it as a serving tray or trivet, and it gets high marks for having "great quality graphics" and being "the best gift EVER."
This Desktop Punching Ball for Your Stressed-Out Coworker
Need something for the office gift exchange? I'm recommending this desktop punching ball, which suctions securely to any smooth surface (like a desk or tabletop). One five-star reviewer says, "Coworkers frequently come to my office to take a swing at it, and it is definitely an office favorite."
These Shot Glasses Shaped Like Bullets
Made of high-quality glass cut to look like diamonds, this set of four shot glasses is perfect for sipping whisky, tequila, or other spirits. The unique design holds the contents at an angle, encouraging aeration and improving the flavor and aroma of the drink.
This Exploding Kittens Card Game Is Hilarious Fun
via: Amazon"It's like UNO, except there are goats, magical enchiladas and kittens that can kill you." -CNN This card game is easy enough for kids to play, but fun for adults, too. The hilarious art and captions keep you entertained as you try to avoid the game-losing exploding kitten.
This Felt Succulent Kit for Happy Crafting
via: AmazonGive them this felt succulent craft kit, and they'll enjoy a meditative project fashioning a lovely piece of art they'll be proud to display. The complete set includes everything they'll need to make 18 felt succulents, including the frame to mount them in.
This Literary Mug for Bookworms and English Majors
via: AmazonEvery serious reader has a favorite first line from literature--and it's probably printed on this mug. There are 24 first lines in total on this sturdy, 12-ounce mug perfect for sipping coffee or tea while reading a good book.
These Foxy Slippers Are the Cutest Way to Keep Feet Warm
via: AmazonBrushed fleece on the outside and fuzzy sherpa on the inside, these adorable slipper-socks are a thoughtful winter gift. In addition to foxes, there are cats, llamas, wine glasses, and plenty of other designs to choose from.
These Dry Erase Magnets Make Your Fridge Look Like a Giant Game Boy
A funny (and useful!) gift for the Nintendo fan in your life, this Freezer Boy magnet set turns the refrigerator door into an oversized Game Boy screen you can write on. The surface is made for dry erase markers so you can record your shopping list, notes to roommates, or messages of leveling-up encouragement.
(This one sometimes goes up to $25, but is still sooo worth it!)
This Funky Veg Kit Turns Green Thumbs Into Purple Carrots
via: AmazonVegetarians, gardeners, and anyone who appreciates weird stuff will be delighted by this Funky Veg Kit. It includes everything they'll need--biodegradable pots, peat, seeds, and plant markers--to grow five funky, edible vegetables.
This Hanging Luggage Scale for Travelers and Over-Packers
via: AmazonThis hanging luggage scale is a thoughtful purchase for travelers, and makes a great add-on to any travel-themed gift. Use it to check the weight on suitcases before a flight for peace of mind and smarter packing.
This Soup Cauldron for Harry Potter Fans
I'll wager a golden galleon that someone on your shopping list is a Harry Potter fan. Treat them to something unique with this ceramic cauldron with lid and spoon, perfect for soup, potions, or looking cool on a bookshelf. At the time of publication this item was under $20 but then it increased. We know this may be disappointing but the item is so unique we took the decision to keep it in.
This Hover Soccer Ball for Indoor Fun
via: AmazonA fun Christmas morning gift, this Hover Soccer Set is a battery-operated disk that glides across any smooth floor for indoor soccer-style fun. Use the included goals to set up the course, then kick the disc around (the foam bumper keeps it from marking up baseboards).
This Indoor S'Mores Maker Brings the Family Together
The Indoor S'Mores Makers is a unique gift that families can enjoy any day of the year. Amazon reviewers give it high marks for being a fun distraction when stuck indoors on cold winter nights. One five-star reviewer says, "This thing is AMAZING! Absolutely love it!"
This Leather Beer Holster Is for Brew-Totin' Cowboys
via: AmazonThis beer holster is made from genuine leather and designed to slip over any belt up to 1.5 inches wide. It perfectly holds a standard beer can or bottle, keeping their favorite beverage within easy reach.
This Macrame Hanger Displays Photos or Art
via: AmazonPerfect for teens, college students, or anyone who appreciate boho decor, this macrame holder is a unique way to display favorite photos, postcards, or other lightweight items. Comes in black or white, and includes 25 wooden clips.
This Fill-In Journal for Kids Inspires Creativity and Introspection
via: AmazonFun, engaging, and unique, Me: A Fill-In Journal for Kids makes a thoughtful gift for kids aged 4-10. Although pretty much any kid would have fun filling this out, it's especially inspiring for reluctant writers.
This Mini Vegetable Slicer Makes Food Prep Easier
For thin, uniform slices, a knife and cutting board aren't always the best way. Try this mini vegetable slicer, perfectly sized for garlic, radishes, mushrooms, and other small stuff.
This Rechargeable Moon Lamp Gives a Soft Glow
via: AmazonCharge up the moon lamp, then enjoy 8-10 hours of soft, glowing light. Hold it, display it on the included stand, or perch it anywhere for a uniquely beautiful piece of decor.
This Ocarina Musical Instrument Comes With a Legend of Zelda Songbook
This gift idea isn't for everyone, but it will make the right recipient really happy! The ceramic ocarina is beautiful to look at and has a lovely, piping sound. It comes with directions and a songbook with 15 easy-to-play Legend of Zelda songs.
This Personalized Bed for Good Dogspersonalized pet bed comes in a bunch of colors and sizes, with custom imprinting of your pet's name included in the cost. Definitely deserved by all good dogs (probably cats, too). 12/10, would definitely give this to my good dog Rosie.
This Piggy Tray for Making Crisp Bacon in the Microwave
via: AmazonAs simple as it sounds, the Piggy microwave bacon tray lets you cook a few slices of bacon quickly and cleanly. The plastic rack is designed to drain fat during cooking so the bacon turns out crisp, and the lid prevents your microwave from becoming a grease-bomb.
This PopSome Bowl for Candy or Nuts
via: AmazonThe PopSome Dispenser helps with portion control while it keeps snacks fresh. Fill with candy or nuts, then "pop" the silicone lid to dispense a few treats at a time.
This Mini Humidifier Works in a Glass or Bottle of Waterportable mini humidifier moisturizes the air with a cool mist spray. Use in any glass or bottle of water for easy, portable humidifying.
This Rosie the Riveter Action Figure
via: AmazonForget superheroes. Inspire someone with the "We Can Do It!" attitude of this Rosie the Riveter action figure.
This Sasquatch Soap Scented with Essential Oils
via: AmazonMakes a great stocking stuffer for the big-footed guys in your life! The Sasquatch Soap is packaged is a round bar of soap, scented with natural oils, packaged in a reusable tin.
This Tacosaurus Rex Taco Holder
via: AmazonWhy settle for a plate when you can serve tacos in a Tacosaurus Rex? It's earned hundreds of five-star ratings for being "fun and functional," as one reviewer put it!
This Thumb Saver Massage Tool
via: AmazonThe Thumb Saver Massage Tool is made from hard, molded plastic designed to fit snugly in the hand during massages. Protects thumbs from fatigue and pain while giving a deeper massage.
This Puzzle Box Is a Unique Way to Gift a Bottle of Wine
via: AmazonInstead of using a boring wine gift bag, put a bottle in this specially made puzzle box! Constructed from smooth wood and cotton cords, the box is challenging to open and a great conversation starter at parties.
This Eyeliner Stamp for an Instantly Dramatic Look
via: AmazonStamp on perfectly flicked eyeliner with this Winged Eyeliner Stamp. It's earned thousands of five-star ratings! One reviewer says, "I can now do a cat eye EVERY day and look/feel like a badass and everyone can think I spend hours doing my make-up in the morning."