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Cheap Christmas gift ideas for under $20

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Looking for cheap Christmas gift ideas?

We all know that Christmas is a crazy expensive time of year.

If you have a large family, it can end up costing an absolute fortune.

So what can you do to keep costs down?

Today, we are going to look at gift ideas.

Cheap Christmas gifts that still look good can be hard to come by, but they are out there.

Obviously, if you are looking for a cheap Christmas gift idea, then crafting something yourself is the ideal solution.

However, not all of us are that handy, I am most definitely included in that list.

If you are not one for crafting homemade gifts or cards, then this post is for you.

I am not trying to peddle any specific product in this article, hence why I am using Amazon links. 

What I am trying to do is to give you some ideas. Use them, use the search bars and I guarantee you will find something for less than $20, doesn’t matter who you are looking for.

I hope these ideas help you. This is how I do my Christmas shopping and I would urge you to start doing yours the same way, sooner the better.



Books have to be in the list. They are reasonably cheap, but great gifts that shows you know the person you are buying for.

One of the huge benefits of books is that, as we all know, you can find a book for anyone.

Child, Grandparent, Sibling, it doesn’t matter, there is and will be a category for them.

Yes there are some books that will cost you a huge amount more than $20, but not many.

Whatever niche, whatever category you choose, the average price for a book is really around the $10-$20 mark.

Whether the intended recipient is into fiction, history, or self improvment, I can guarantee you will find something.

Take a look at the search below and feel free to perform your own search in the search bar.

I guarantee you will find one for less than $20.

I am confident that whatever you searched for, you had at least 4-5 results for less than $20, likely, you had some for less than $10.

If you did find something that you fancy as a present for a loved one, or even a colleague, grab it.

One of the worst things we are all guilty of doing is waiting until the last minute to buy these gifts.

If you found a book for less than $20, and you can spare that cash right now, buy it.

You’ll appreciate it when it comes to a week before christmas and you already have aunty Maureen sorted.


It doesn’t matter who you are buying for, I say, everyone loves a good gadget.

I’ve said it and I meant it, I love gadgets.

Some automatically think that gadgets are expensive but it doesn’t have to be the case.

There are so many gadgets out there now that you can find a wealth of options for less than $20.

Think of a category, anything.

I will guarantee you that there will be something there that is suitable for whoever you are shopping for.

Here’s an example. The kitchen

I defy you to tell me that there was nothing suitable there. 

If you need to, use the search bar at the top to narrow the search but when i carried this out, all 8 of the results were less than $20, and that was without even specifying a price.

If you are looking for something to suit a chef, wanna be chef or just someone who enjoys cooking then why not consider one of the options above.

You might not think that a kitchen gadget is very exciting but again, it is the thought that counts.

Getting someone a present relative to their passion shows them how well you know them and how much you care.

So what if they are not into cooking?

As I said before, you can find a gadget to suit anyone.

Looking for the kids? how about gaming? either console or PC it doesn’t matter.

A quick search on Amazon for xbox games and you can find at least a few options.

Although this is predominantly a more expensive area, there are still options for less than $20.

As much as anything, in this article I am trying to show you that you have options.

No matter what the intended recipient is into, you can find something inexpensive which they will still appreciate.

If these categories aren’t for you, use the search bars and search for something that is more to their liking.

The point is that, although we all feel the pressure to spend a fortune on gifts, there are plenty of cheap christmas gift ideas out there.

That is what I am doing here, I am purely giving you options.

Gifts for her

Looking specifically for a gift for the lady in your life?

We can cover that too.

Diamonds and pearls might be on the wish list, but i’m afraid ladies, that’s not always achievable. 

We would if we could, trust me, but sometimes we need to look a little cheaper.

A cheap christmas gift doesn’t have to be tacky. Unfortunately, the word “cheap” is often associated with rubbish and frankly, that’s just not the case.

Some of the best and most useful gifts you can give are the cheaper but more thoughtful ones.

Let’s take a look.

Ok so some good, some maybe not so good, but for a generic search they wern’t bad.

If you know your loved one (and I hope you do), try something more specific.

I know my fiancee loves sparkly things (probably the same as most of the ladies out there), so lets try that.

Done and done.

You might not fancy any of the results that came up and that’s fine.

One of the nicest things, without being cheeky, is that jewelry generally looks more expensive than it is.

That’s not me trying to be cheap but if you are working on a budget, it’s a good option for something that looks more expensive than it is.

Gifts for him

On the other end of the scale then, what if you are looking for a gift for the man in your life?

I could go to town on this one but I don’t want this to turn into my personal wishlist.

That being said, let me try and help give you a few options.

Is he into sports? maybe golf?

So we can see straight away that, much like any sport, golf can be very expensive.

But what about some of the smaller items?

If they are a keen golfer and don’t already have one, then one of the putting practice aids for less than $20 could be a winner.

How about a new glove or some new golf balls?

There are, again, a wealth of options for you to choose from.

But he’s not really into golf, I can hear you say.

That’s fine, it’s just giving you ideas. Try searching for whatever sport he enjoys, I am sure you will find something.

Why not try male grooming products.

Again, let your mind run wild.

There are so many options out there, finding a cheap christmas gift doesn’t have to be hard.

Finally, we’re going to look at something a little more personal, just in case you’ve struggled so far.

Personalized gift ideas

Personalized gifts

All of these gift ideas are great, but what if you want to be a little more personal?

Got you covered there too.

A simple search gives you a wealth of options for personalizable gifts suitable for him or her.

If you can spread the cash a little more then great, you will have more options, obviously, however, there are still options for less than $20.

They key with any of these gift ideas is to make sure they fit the person you are buying for.

There is no point buying a book for someone who hates reading, or a game for someone who hates gaming.

It stands to reason, and i’m sure I don’t have to tell you but get personal.

You know this person, use that and get them something you know they would like.

If you can do that, price doesn’t matter.

Final words

I know there will be some out there who think I have purely made this to try and get some commission from Amazon, that is not the case.

Don’t get me wrong, if you use any of the links to make a purchase, it would be appreciated, however, the entire point of this post was to show you that you have options.

You can get good quality cheap christmas gifts.

It doesn’t have to be a crazy expensive time, you can treat everyone you want to while still maintaining a budget.

Budgeting for christmas is a whole other post and one which I will cover but for now, I hope you found it helpful and all being well, I have given you a few ideas at least.

Wishing you all a very merry and inexpensive christmas.


2 thoughts on “Cheap Christmas gift ideas for under $20”

  1. I’d just like to say, I’ve read 3 of the books that came up on your search and they are fantastic, lol.

    Another way to use this search feature is to see what kinds of gift ideas come up that you could then try making yourself. Homemade gifts from the heart & home are the best, and they end up costing a lot less!

    1. Totally agree that looking into creating your own presents is a great way to reduce the costs, however, as I said I’m not that handy lol. Thanks for the comment.

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