49+ best gifts under $20 that they’ll really love

It’s gift-giving season! When you think back to the most memorable gifts you’ve been given over the years, you’ll recall that the best gifts don’t always have to be expensive! In fact some of the best gifts I’ve been given were affordable and budget-friendly. It’s actually quite easy to find beautiful gifts for under $20, and I’ve gathered my favourites for you to check out!

Each year I run a gift exchange (an online kris kringle, where strangers around the world send gifts to bring joy), and the limit is usually between $20-$30, and these gift ideas are great for that purpose, or even for family gift giving or small gifts for family members. Scroll on through, there’s something for everyone.

The best gifts for under $20

Go-To Face Mask - gifts under $20

Transformazing Face Sheet Mask

Transformazing is a serum-drenched sheet mask that transforms your skin (even thirsty, sad, hungover or tired skin) into very amazing, very glowy, very luminous skin.

Barbie pen holder - gifts under $20

Barbie Pen Holder

Brighten up your work station! Perfect to keep all your pens together, but also just as ideal as a make-up brush holder, or even a nostalgic toothbrush holder!

Kitchen set - gifts under $20

The Aromatherapy Co. Mandarin, Mint & Basil Therapy Kitchen Hand Wash and Lotion Gift Set

Coming with a complimentary limited edition tea towel, The Aromatherapy Co. Mandarin, Mint & Basil Therapy Kitchen Hand Wash & Lotion Gift Set makes the perfect gift to cleanse your hands in the kitchen!

Trinket Holder - gifts under $20

Mya Trinket Box

With a smooth, natural toned porcelain finish and stunning sea shell shape, Mya will fit perfectly into your coastal abode.

Bronzing Drops

Complexion Bronzing Drops

Give your skin a glow-up with these bronzing complexion drops. Enriched with niacinamide that is known to boost hydration & jojoba seed oil which helps to nourish and moisturise.

Kitchen Tray

Bamboo Serving Tray

Add a natural touch to your servingware with the Bamboo Serving Tray. Great for for serving food, drinks, or an all out charcuterie board.

Flower Mug

Lillian White Flower Mug

Start your day with the joyful Lillian Flower Mug, with gorgeous 3D flower print and flower shaped handle to bring a super sweet touch to your favourite cuppa.

Pearl Jewellery

Gold Pearl Heart Ring Pack

Add the final finishing touches to any look with the Gold Pearl Heart Ring Pack. This pack features a mix of chic gold and pearl rings. Layer them up or wear them separate!

The younger wife book

The Younger Wife, Sally Hepworth

‘Totally absorbing, brilliantly written and thoroughly enjoyable. An addictive, unputdownable read.’ – Herald Sun. Also one of my most favourite reads, perfect to lose yourself in.

Pot with waves

Ceramic Wave Self Standing Pot

Featuring a wavy, ceramic design and a soft white colouring, this pot is ideal for placing on the floor or on top of a table or ledge. Fill with a beautiful plant for the perfect gift!

Nice One Hand Wash

Nice One Handwash

Nice One Hand Wash is made with a native blend of natural oils and extracts to leave skin feeling soft and cleansed. The really nice difference? 100% of proceeds support projects that empower youth to thrive.

Cement Noughts and crosses

Cement Noughts and Crosses Set

Add some industrial chic with a fun flair to your decor with the Cement Naughts and Crosses! The light cement base and white cement pieces make this both a stylish and fun way to add personality to your decor.

Room Spray

Jasmine & Madagascan Vanilla Room Spray

Belle Jasmine is a mesmerising mix of woody and warm fragrance notes. Room spray makes a gorgeous gift that can have the recipient spritzing their room for a gorgeous scented space.

DIY trinket tray

Make Your Own Clay Trinket Trays Kit

Create beautiful clay trinket trays with this kit – a perfect DIY kit for all craft enthusiasts. The end product is these super cute clay trinket trays.

Daily Mug (various designs)

With your morning coffee and tea in mind, TYPO have created the ultimate line of stackable mugs featuring in house designs suited for everyone and every mood.

Reusable Roundies Face Pads

Three reusable face pads to make your exfoliating toner application, or make-up remover way less drippy.

Bluetooth Pocket Speaker

Enjoy listening to your favorite songs when on the go, with the compact and convenient Laser TWS Pocket Bluetooth Speaker. Available in red or orange.

Wooden Puzzle Ball

A stylish coffee table addition (fits into the calming neutral tone decor) this wooden puzzle ball is hard to take apart, and even harder to put back together. A great family brain teaser!

Born This Way Foundation Tote Bag

Cotton On Foundation has partnered with Born This Way Foundation, Lady Gaga’s charity, to build a kinder world where every young person can thrive. These make great beach totes or even library bags!

Bananagrams Game

The fruity word game where players race against each other to build crossword grids and use all their letter tiles.

Gold Heart Hoop Earrings

Add some fun to your earring collection with the Gold Heart Hoop Earrings. Featuring a pair of gold heart outline studs.

Midi Shaped Planter (various colours)

Can’t stop buying plants? Same! Give your new green friend a fun place to call home in this Midi sized planter. So cute!

Travel Toiletry Bottle Set

Washable and reusable plastic products and don’t easily deteriorate. Bottles and caps are designed to keep the quality of its contents intact and secure. Perfect for traveling!

Sterling Silver Cut Out Moon & Star Pack

This pack contains two sets of sterling silver earrings — including a set of simple moon studs and a pair of star motif earrings.

Phone Beanbag Stand

Stay hands-free with this useful phone beanbag. Filled with lightweight beans and fitted with a reinforced edge to keep your phone upright.

Travel Make-Up Bag

Large capacity travel makeup bag which is easy to clean, and has a special water-resistant surface to prevent internal products from getting wet.

Happy Smiley Face Bracelet

A sweet fabric bracelet with the word ‘happy’ in beads. This gift is sure to make the recipient smile each time they wear it.

DIY Decorate A Mug Kit

Sick of colleagues, team mates, partners or pals stealing your favorite mug? Then this is the kit for you. Create your own design using the included marker, follow the instructions and there you go, your very own stylish mug!

5 Piece Brush Set

This five-piece brush set has all the right-angled brushes you need to complete your look with precision.

OXO 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

This all-in-one tool splits, pits and slices avocados. The fan blade cuts fruit into perfect slices and scoops them out for serving.

DIY – Make Your Own Neon Sign

Create your own unique neon sign. Customise & change up your own design as often as you like, with your favourite word, phrase or shape to bring a hit of nostalgia to your home or party.

Make your Own Suncatcher Kit

Give the gift of creativity! Explore your creativity in a fun and colourful way with this make your own sun catchers set.

The People Pleaser’s Guide to Putting Yourself First by Hollie Azzopardi

A crash course in setting boundaries and looking after yourself from podcaster and Mind, Body & Soul mentor Hollie Azzopardi.

Home Interiors Letter Board

Add a personal touch to your room with the Home Interiors Letter Board. The set includes 170 gold letters and symbols for you to create your own personalised messages, meaningful quotes and motivational sayings.

Mecca Max Off Duty Blush Stick

“Ultra-buttery, blendable, cream blush sticks.” These satisfyingly creamy blush sticks tick all the boxes: they come in six poppy shades that suit literally everyone, are deliciously buttery yet dry to the touch, and melt into the skin in seconds for a buildable, your-skin-but-better vibe.

Trio Cosmetic Bag Set

The clear Mouv trio cosmetic bag set comes in a great value 3 pack, has cute coloured accents around the edges and zips, is easy to clean and easily carries all of your essentials with stylish elegance.

Weekly Planner Board

Give the gift of organisation! Plan your week in advance and in style by getting home this oak look weekly board.

Off The Grid Cosmetic Case

The Off The Grid Cosmetic case is the perfect cosmetic case for storing all your essential beauty and toiletry products! It’s spacious and has a water repellent lining for any spills inside!

Lemongrass and Grapefruit Essential Oil Blend Incense Sticks

These lemongrass and grapefruit essential oil blend incense sticks make a great alternative to fragrance oils or candles.

Mini Tumbling Tower Drinking Game

A TYPO classic turned miniature and packed in a cute little bag for your next get away! This product includes 4 dice, a mini wooden hammer, 48 wooden stacking blocks and 2 mini shot cups!

Sicily Collection Natural Circle Placemats

A stylish natural and classic accent to your table setting, making it perfect for entertaining.

Personalised Zodiac Mug

If you star sign says more about you than your own bio…then you need this mug. Pick your star sign and personalise with a name and birthday.

CIRCA Oceanique Candle

Think cool ocean breezes and laying under the palms, with the scent of refreshing blend of Orange Blossom and Bergamot.

Artists Dual Nib Marker 12Pk

These markers are the perfect solution to illustrations, renderings, dot journaling and any other creative project!

Dumpling Press (set of 2)

Make delicious dumplings at home with this set of 2 dumping presses – a perfect addition to your kitchen accessories.

Smiley Shower Cap

A comfortable, easy to wear, waterproof shower cap to keep your hair dry. Featuring an elastic band to keep it snug on your head and a fun print to keep your beauty routine fun!

Crossover Dusty Rose Fur Slippers

A cross over construction with a memory foam sole for extra comfort. Pop on and enjoy after being on your feet all day.

Bulle Bubble Box

Add a fun touch to your home with our high gloss ceramic Bulle Box, perfect for holding your valuables and as a stylish addition to your bedside table.

Mug Warmer Set

The Coffee Cup Warmer keeps your coffee at a constant temperature (131°F / 57°C), so you can enjoy warm coffee at any time.

A little note. For the past 15 years, I’ve loved writing and sharing my life, the good and bad, with you, my beautiful readers. Over those years I’ve often recommended products, and services that I’ve tested, tried and/or researched. Off my blog, I’ve always been the person that people go to to ask, “Do you know what the best X is?” I’ll often publish blog posts or guides to products that I’m having fun researching, and would recommend. Some of those posts, like this one, may include paid inclusions (where I may receive a small commission at no cost to you), but I promise to only feature products that I have or would happily buy myself. Honesty and transparency is, and always will be super important to me, because I know it’s important to you too.