20 Christmas gifts UNDER $20 for women & men

We're releasing this gift guide (and more to come) EARLY this year, because we're hearing over and over and over from all the brands we work with and industry-wide in fashion and apparel, toys, home, (basically EVERY physical product) that freight delays are at an all-time peak this year. Currently there are over 1,000 cargo ships stuck in limbo off the coast of California, with everyone's potential Christmas gifts just literally floating on the ocean. We see them every time we drive down PCH (Pacific Coast Highway).

The moral of the story? BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS NOW!!!

One of the trickiest things about Christmas shopping is staying under budget! It's so easy to want to spoil the people we love. Whether you're looking for items that won't break the bank, stuffing stockings, or looking for one final little thing for that hard-to-shop-for person, we have TWO lists of 20 Christmas gifts under $20 – one for women, and one for men. You're sure to find something that's just right for the person (or people) you're buying for this year!

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Women's Christmas gifts under $20

  1. Fave Tumbler: This skinny, lightweight tumbler is my very favorite. Keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for HOURS, fits in your cupholder (and your hand), and has a leak-proof, anti-spill lid. It's totally obsession worthy and I'm confident it makes a great gift because I've gifted it over and over!
  2. Silk Pillowcase: A dang good and super affordable dupe for the Slip silk pillowcase I'm in love with. It gives you the same benefits of less bedhead and being good for your skin, but for way fewer pennies. Although the real Slip silk pillowcase is definitely more luxurious, this one is so great if you're looking for gifts under $20. It comes in 23 different colors and the reviews are great.
  3. MAC Lipstick: You already know I'm a sucker for a good lipstick. MAC always delivers with the prettiest colors. Not sure which color to order? Head over to this post for a list of my faves, with pictures for reference!
  4. Makeup Organizer: A practical and pretty gift for the makeup junkie on your list. The gold is so chic and would look beautiful on any vanity.
  5. Modern Comfort Food Book: My mom gave this cookbook to me for my birthday and I love it so much! Perfect for comfort food season.
  6. Hoop Earrings: Everyone needs a pair of gold hoop earrings! Love the size of these so much. These would be the perfect accessory for a night out or a lunch date! Super great quality and only $20.
  7. Coaster: Okay, can we take a moment for these coasters? They're modern and elegant in one. Such a pretty and fun coaster to place out on your coffee table and tons of cute colors to choose from! SO excited that I could include this in a list of gifts under $20!
  8. Barefoot Dreams socks: If I'm at home, I'm probably wearing these socks. Like butter on my feet! A highly-rated, highly-affordable, under $20 gift.
  9. All-Purpose Cleaner: This all-purpose cleaner smells diviiiiine. It's like Christmas in a bottle. Spray it on any surface and not only will your house be sparkling clean, but will be scented like frasier fir. 16 oz for only $14! Seriously I'm so obsessed with this stuff, it's one of the reasons I get sad every year when the holidays are over and it's time to retire it till the next year. If it wasn't weird I'd use it in July.
  10. 2022 Planner: Christmas time is always the best time to gift a planner as we're approaching a new year with new goals! This one has the most adorable floral print and I love how lightweight and thin it is. I use this brand every year. Super easy to throw in your purse or backpack!
  11. Red Aspen Nails: I used to be a die-hard nail salon goer – but now, I won't go back! These press-on nails have completely changed the game for me. Red Aspen Nails are NOT your middle school grocery store brand press-on nail purchase. These stay on for 14+ days, and they have the BEST designs, too!
  12. Scrunchie & Scarf Set: This is such a fun and cute hair accessory that can make a quick up-do look like you have your life put together. There are so many fun ways to style this satin bow scrunchie, either in a high/low ponytail or weave into a cute braid. And for some reason, the bow feels so festive during the holidays. Lots of cute patterns and colors to choose from, and only $10!
  13. Olaplex Hair Repair Kit: I looovveeee Olaplex hair products. I love how clean the ingredients are, and how well it repairs my hair. These products are great for any hair type! It's the perfect mini-size kit that you can travel with. It's also the perfect set for someone trying Olaplex out for the first time – I guarantee the day will come when that person loves it so much they'll want to buy more!
  14. AirPod Pro case: Protect your purchase and never lose your AirPods again! I also really love these silicone cases to easily differentiate between mine and Neil's AirPods. Such a good gift for anybody living in a multi-AirPods household. Here's a case for the original AirPods, too!
  15. Blue Light Glasses: A cute must-have! Protect your eyes, prevent headaches, and look cute doing it!
  16. Reusable Straw: Paper straws will be the death of me. Say no to single use plastics and paper straws with this super cute reusable straw! Mine lives in my purse and I use it ALL the time. The mint is so cute!
  17. Gold Wire Basket: I hate kitchen clutter so I love that these super pretty baskets give things a ‘home' while looking gorgeous.
  18. Ponytail Holders: This $10 pack of ponytail holders will change your life! Great gift for someone who has thicker, longer hair. These ponytail holders are 1/4″ thick and will NOT break. Plus, they look cute with the little bead with the option of all black or a pack of a variety of colors.
  19. Disc Chain Necklace: You can never ever go wrong gifting a staple piece of jewelry. This disc chain necklace comes in either a vintage gold or light silver, and is such a pretty + dainty piece of jewelry that you can wear everyday. And it's only $17!!
  20. Cozy Leopard Slippers: What's the holiday season without some cozy slippers? This is a SUPER cute option and this beige leopard multi print is to die for. Seriously, these are the slippers you could wear to the store if you need to! Such a fun gift idea that's only $14!
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Men's Christmas gifts under $20

  1. Lip Balm: This will be the best $10 you'll spend on lip balm, because this isn't just any old lip balm. This is soothing, and delivers moisture relief to dry lips. I especially love how it feels fresh and cool on your lips because of the cinnamon leaf, clove, and anise oils! So good!
  2. Brixton Beanie: A total cold weather classic. Available in four cozy colors. The perfect beanie for all of your chilly adventures this holiday season!
  3. Shoe Cleaning Kit: The perfect kit for a man who either can't keep his shoes clean enough or needs a little help.
  4. AirPod Case: The minimalist styling on this sharp case totally screams man.
  5. Fave Water Bottle: Because HE needs my favorite tumbler, too! Neil is just as OBSESSED as I am with this thing. I finally had to get him his own because he kept stealing mine!
  6. Crew Socks: You can never go wrong with a fresh, new pair of Stance socks. Amazing quality and can be worn with any shoe, dressy or casual. These are some nice neutral options.
  7. “Be Where Your Feet Are” by Scott O'Neil: This book was one of those “I couldn't put it down!” kind of books, and I can't stop raving about it. Also one of our top downloaded podcast interviews of 2021.
  8. Key Finder: Never lose your keys, wallet, or remote again! This highly-rated gift is pure genius and is kind of an argument-saver – because no more searching for something for 10+ minutes, every time you're in a hurry!!
  9. Portable Bluetooth Speaker: A compact size with surprisingly powerful speaker volume and bass. Great for someone who loves to travel or likes to listen to some tunes on adventures.
  10. Toiletry Bag: Time to throw out his old nasty toiletry bag? This is a super great option for only $19. And it's water-resistant!
  11. Leather iWatch Band: So many colors of leather to choose from. Love how these bands dress up your Apple Watch a bit more, instead of the athletic-looking silicone bands.
  12. Hand Cream: This hand cream smells amaziiiing. A mixture of orange, lavandin, eucalyptus and other pure flower and plant aromas. Plus, it delivers intense moisture for soft, supple skin!
  13. Matte Pomade: A really great hair paste for men. Love how it's matte and creates more natural texture hairstyles! Neil's been using this stuff for years.
  14. Clipper & Grooming Kit: All the things a man will ever need grooming-wise in one kit. Love how it's all compact and in one place!
  15. Blue Light Glasses: A great gift for someone who works from home or is looking at a screen often. A two-pack that comes in a variety of different colored frames!
  16. Multitool: If you're buying for a guy who loves to hike, camp, adventure, or be outdoors in any way, this stainless steel multitool is incredible! Eleven tools in one including a pocket knife, all different kinds of pliers, a rope cutter, a bottle opener, a screw driver, and more.
  17. Zella Performance Tee: This Zella top is a total Lululemon dupe, and it's on sale for only $13.40 right now!!! It comes in three great colors, and is perfect for layering or exercising in. I like to tease Neil that his other girlfriend is his mountain bike because he used to go 5 days a week without fail (until he started his early morning seminary teacher gig)! These are his favorite tops to go riding in. They are moisture-wicking, totally lightweight, and so soft! These don't fade, shrink, or wrinkle AND they are anti-chafing
  18. Tie: Because a man could always use another tie! This one is such a nice-looking pattern.
  19. Phone Mount: Love how you can easily mount your phone on your dashboard every time you hop in the car.
  20. Silicone Rings: Durable silicone rings that are great for working out, swimming, or just everyday use. Lots of great colors to choose from, too!

YOUR picks for gifts under $20

Here are some of your suggestions from when I asked for gifts under $20 on my Insta Stories last year!

Savings every Santa will love

Take a look below to shop all of our picks that will keep your wallet happy! Remember that you don't have to spend a fortune to make the people you love feel like a million bucks. It's always the thought that counts the most!




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Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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