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Gifts Under $20

It’s officially Christmas week. The holidays we have been waiting for are slowly creeping up on us. To me, it seems like Christmas is still weeks away because this is one of my favorite holidays of the year (and probably because all of my shopping & wrapping is done!), but for many the stress of finishing last minute gifts is setting in. So, for those of you who are still wondering what to get that special someone: here you go! Gifts that will make people smile for under 20 bucks!

For your chill married friends: Give your friends this awesome tea set for Christmas. Target offers you The Tea Spot Tea & Teacups Gift Set. At a modest price of only $19.99 it comes with two fancy mugs as well as two different types of tea; Meditative Mind Tea & Snowflakes Tea. If you want to bulk it up, you can add a tin of tea biscuits or pirouette cookies and make your own fancy gift basket for only a few dollars more.

For the beauty junkie who has “everything”: I’m a makeup junkie who people say has pretty much everything under the sun. But there is one thing I can never have enough of, and that is lip gloss. Give her the Sephora Brand Magic Lip Gloss Set. It comes with six glittery shades which are perfect for fancy holiday looks, and the colors are gorgeous. I especially like the Silver and Gold. It also comes with a cute lip gloss brush and is only $10.00. Also, with every Sephora order you are able to choose three free samples, they can be for you, or for that makeup addict on your list.

For your SO’s parents or in-laws: For me, shopping for Keith’s parents used to be scary. I never knew what to get them. Now I know a lot more about what they like, but if you’re celebrating Christmas with your SO’s parents for the first time, why not try a Harry & David Snackbox? I personally love H&D products, especially their amazing Moose Munch confection. This snack box comes packed with Cheddar Cheese, Sesame Toast, Smoked Sausage, Caramel Moose Munch, Mixed Nuts, and Honey Mustard. With all of the yummy snacks in this box, and for a price of only $19.95, it’s a perfect gift to share.

For your creative writer pal: Do you have a friend who never leaves home without a small notebook or her journal? Do you often find her writing in her journal when you had plans to leave the house an hour ago? Does she tell you that her writing is “almost done?” This year give her the best writing journals she can ask for! A pack of Moleskine Journals is an amazing gift for any writer. They now come in this fancy and pretty pink, but you can buy them in a range of colors. Barnes & Noble is offering this gift for a very fair price of only $12.00 when you order online.

And for those other giftees that you’re stumped on:
Your little cousin or close friends kid wants to be a chef: Betty Crocker’s Kids Cook is an awesome full color book that has kid friendly recipes for that aspiring chef to experiment with. A few of the recipes are: Squeeze and Scribble Pancakes, Whatever Pizza, and Puddle of Fudge Cake. ($17.95)

Your guy who smokes but hates cold hands: Gap Fingerless Gloves. They come in a cool red striped pattern. Functional and badass at the same time. ($14.50).

Your college pal who likes planning and Harry Potter: Harry Potter 2010 Calendar. Awesome full color photos of your favorite witches and wizards. ($13.99)

While giving that perfect gift can be stressful, especially if you’re still shopping for it, I always remember Glamour’s advice from last Christmas. “You don’t have to be Ivana Trump to give an awesome gift.” I live by that. It’s always, ALWAYS, the thought that gets put behind the present you’re giving. Hope you all have a very happy holiday and a merry Christmas. Enjoy the festivities!

  1. wow! those are really cool gift ideas! im also planning to give away makeup to my girlfrans and a pouch bag to go with it. =D

    happy holidays to you and your family!

  2. Oooh~! Good ideas! *applause*

  3. yeah its christmas week and i still havent gotten any christmas gifts..LOL I love that gifts under 20 bucks.. lol hope that someone gives me that lipgloss set!! thanks for sharing that

  4. Christmas seems so far away for me too. And that tea gift idea is so cute. i love the handles on the mugs. haha

  5. Great gift ideas… I haven’t even gone Christmas shopping yet except for the Secret Santa exchanges. Luckily, I don’t have too many gifts to buy this year. =P

  6. These are pretty interesting ideas, thanks for sharing them with us. I’m sure it will definitely come in handy with those people who are buying stuff during the Christmas rush! Hehe. Thank God i’m done with my shopping for my friends! :D Merry Christmas!

  7. It sounds like you have gift giving all figured out. I actually bought some of the things you listed for people either this year or last year. They were great gifts. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  8. It’s true about the lip gloss. I don’t own much make-up but I do have several different kinds of lip-gloss. You really can’t have too many of those. :)

  9. Smart selection!! I think your SO’s parents’ gift idea is awesome, I might get that for mine.

  10. These are some great gift ideas — However, I can never take advantage of posts like these!

    I always have to pick out something ‘just right’ for the person in question. Getting something more ‘general’ just wouldn’t do, because I’m kinda obsessive about presents being ‘perfect’. It’s a tad annoying, haha.

    Still, though, this doesn’t stop me from loving these kinds of entries — Because I want everything you suggested for myself, though! :P

  11. Those are some cool gifts! I tend to give things like the tea set and snack box to various relatives who are hard to buy for…you can’t really go wrong with things like that, can you? And that Sephora palette looks really cool too. I keep seeing and hearing about Sephora products but we don’t have the stores here…bummer. :(

    Anyway, hope you had a great Christmas! Happy 2010! :)

  12. Great tips:) I hope you had a nice Christmas celebration:) I also hope you’ll have a Happy New Year:)

  13. My girlfriend and I got her father a gift certificate for new furniture and her sister a 360. It was a good Christmas for everyone.

  14. Your post has made me want cheese and crackers now though. LOL

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