2023 Holiday Gifts Under $20 for Anyone Who Loves Creative Things

Under $20 Gifts

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If you are looking for a present that will make an impression without breaking the bank, we've got you covered with a long list of affordable gifts. For under $20 there's a whole range of fun, unique items for your next holiday gift swap or housewarming party. So whether you are looking for something special to bring to the hostess of this season's holiday parties or you simply want to stick to a budget with your Christmas gifting, this curated list is full of creative ideas that are sure to delight.

Some of our favorite gift ideas speak to the recipient's interests. For instance, if you're shopping for someone who loves home decor, we have exquisite candles, playful coffee mugs, and humorous cat butt push pins. Similarly, our collection also includes practical gifts like must-have kitchen supplies, wine glasses, and a macramé plant hanger. With this variety, you can easily fulfill birthdays. white elephant gift exchanges, in addition to major holidays. Not only that, but we've made sure to select perfect gifts for different ages, meaning you will find goodies for kids and mom, too.

Scroll down to browse our gift guide of 45 unique items, each of which will make for a perfect gift. Get ready to shop, but be careful…you may want to keep some of these goodies for yourself.

Looking for creative gifts under $20? We've found 45 cool items that are sure to delight.


Wino Sippers Glasses

Sippy Wine Cup

Sekopesy | $12.99


Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Body Restore | $18.99


Natural Soap with Honey and Beeswax

Hostess Gift Under $20

Nina's Bees | $9.64


“Future Starts Now” Notebook


Rainbow Pencils


Stranger Things Coloring Book

Stranger Things Coloring Book

Netflix | $12.90


Katie Daisy 17-Month Planner


Mini Zen Garden

Gifts Under $20 for Coworkers

Nature's Mark | $16.99


The Kiss Candle

The Kiss Candle

Flatyz | $18.99


Crayon Rocks (set of 32)

Secret Santa Gifts for Under $20

Crayon Rocks | $16.99


Incense House

Incense House

Firebox | $16


Cat Butt Push Pins


Butter & Cheese Huggers


Bob Ross Heat-Activated Mug


Funny 2024 Calendar

2024 Calendar

Anne Taintor | $13.49


Portable Wine Glass

Wine Cup

Firebox | $11.47


Murder Mystery Puzzle


Do You Look Like Your Dog? Game


Triostar Stromanthe Keychain

Plant Keychain

Hemleva | $18


F in Exams Book


Decorative Cactus Tea Lights (set of 6)

Christmas Gifts Under $20

ornerx | $11.99


Essential Oil Steamers


Macrame Plant Hanger 

Macrame Plant Holder

ANROYE | $19.99


Solar Photography Kit


Grizzly Hot Pot Trivet

Grizzley Trivet

OTOTO | $19.95


Galaxy Infinity Scarf Black

Infinity Scarf

Asli Design | $23.90


Jelly Gouache Paint

Jelly Paint

Arrtx | $19.99


Vintage National Parks Puzzle


‘Composition II' Socks

Composition II Socks

Curator Socks | $14.25


William Morris's Flowers Book

William Morris's Flowers Book

Rowan Bain | $19.95


Frida Kahlo Earrings


‘Pablo Picatso' Enamel Pin

Pablo Picatso Enamel Pin

Nia Gould | $12.50


Microfiber Fleece Burrito Blanket

Burrito Blanket

EZLY | $21


Upcycled Record Coasters


100 Books Scratch-Off Calendar


Pressed Flower Bookmark

Pressed Flower Bookmark

Kayliereads | $12.99+


Portable Watercolor Paint Sheets


Urban Map Glass


Library Socks


‘The Great Wave' Tote Bag

Great Wave Tote Bag

LOQI | $17.50


Blooming Lollipops


Slotted Jungle Spoon

Jungle Spoon

OTOTO | $16


Animal Society Temporary Tattoo Set

Animal Temporary Tattoo Set

Tattly | $15


Love Lives Here by Anne Bentley 1,000 Piece Puzzle

1,000 Piece Puzzle

Galison | $16.99


Plush Organs


This article has been edited and updated.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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