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32 best cheap Christmas gifts 2020: Affordable holiday gift ideas

These budget-friendly picks are still personal.
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One of the joys of the holiday season is giving presents that are sure to bring a smile to someone's face. Even if AirPods and other tech gifts are on their list this year, you can still find plenty of thoughtful gifts that they'll appreciate that won't break the bank.

Cheap Christmas gifts don't always have to be something cheesy or small enough to be a stocking stuffer. You can feel good about gifting something personal that they'll be sure to appreciate for $25 or less. Whether they're into self-care or puzzles, you can find a budget-friendly gift that looks way more expensive than it actually is.

We set out to find some of the best inexpensive Christmas gifts for him, her, kids and everyone in between. If you're looking to gift something small that will score you some major points, read on for our full list of 32 cheap and easy Christmas gifts that anyone will want to unwrap this year.

Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Cheap Christmas gifts for tech lovers

1. Oontz Angle Solo Portable Speaker

This portable speaker comes in four different colors and provides up to 100 feet of wireless range, meaning you can bring your phone downstairs and still play music upstairs. It's amassed more than 8,200 verified five-star reviews from Amazon shoppers that are praising the speaker for its sound quality and quaint size.

2. Yuemidamy Air Purifier

This pick might secretly be at the top of everyone's list this year. At just $24, this air purifier from The Three Musketeers is perfect for gifting — and maybe even gifting to yourself, too.

3. Heritage Tablet Pillow

Whether you want to enjoy watching a show on Netflix or are reading a suspenseful novel (and would prefer to do so hands-free), this tablet pillow is a convenient option to both hold and store your device. It's stuffed with cushion filling that is comfortable enough to keep on your lap for hours and features a snap-on handle to conveniently transport it from the couch to bed.

4. Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation

The popular Echo Dot is an affordable gifting option even when it is not on sale, but you can snag it now for less than $25 at Target. The smart device allows you to listen to music, take calls, hear the latest news and more.

5. Baggu Puffy Tablet Sleeve

Their tablet will be oh-so cozy inside Baggu's colorful puffy sleeve. Available in six bold designs, it's quilted and stuffed to keep their device plenty protected during everyday travel.

Cheap Christmas gifts for beauty lovers

1. Origins Bestsellers Best Skin Set

This gift set comes with everything they'll need to prioritize their skin regimen through 2021. It includes customer faves like anti-aging serum, a frothy face wash and a purifying mask.

2. Glossier Nightstand Duo

Help them get ahead of dry hands and lips this season with this hydrating duo from Glossier. With a fast-absorbing moisturizer for hands and an antioxidant-loaded lip balm, these often-neglected areas will be replenished as the days get colder.

3. Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Thrills Holiday Gift Set

This set is perfect for the beauty aficionado in your life. Whether they want bigger brows or smaller pores, this set includes popular beauty favorites from Benefit Cosmetics that can help them look and feel their best.

4. Skin Gym Jade Mini Facial Roller

Ideal for any wellness lover, this mini face roller releases tension while bringing out your natural radiance. It's also the ideal size to give yourself a quick pick-me-up while you're on the move.

5. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Kiss away that early morning dryness! Laneige's overnight mask will leave their lips soft and supple in the morning, thanks to an enriching mix of antioxidants and minerals that lock in hydration while they sleep.

Cheap Christmas gifts to stay cozy

1. J.Crew Factory Fuzzy Scuff Slippers

Slippers are always a go-to pick for the winter. Now that we're spending more time at home than ever, they'll be sure to get some use out of this chic pair lined with faux fur.

2. Paper Source Heated Neck Wrap

This neck wrap was designed for post-work destressing. You can toss it in the freezer or heat it in the microwave to calm or cool your muscles after a long day.

3. Anecdote Comfort Glass Candle

From "Comfort Zone" to "Athleisure," these candles are another cozy pick for this holiday season. The scents are inspired by comforting feelings, from succulent gardens to bottomless mimosas.

4. SaltyDesignsCT "Mama" Crewneck Sweatshirt

Perfect for the new mom or mom-to-be, this stylish sweatshirt combines comfort with the hottest print of the season. It comes in two colors and can also be customized upon request.

5. Zella Chunky Rib Pom Beanie

Who could resist a timeless, pom-topped beanie?

Cheap Christmas gifts for your home and kitchen

1. Thyme & Table Nonstick Ceramic 12" Fry Pan

Upgrade their cookware with this sophisticated navy blue frying pan. This PFOA- and PTFE-free ceramic piece is not only aesthetically pleasing, it's also oven-safe (up to 500°F) and works on any cooktop.

2. W&P Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper

Popcorn makers went viral on TikTok over the summer, but there's no better time to snuggle up on the couch with a bowl of buttery goodness and a movie than now. This collapsible bowl is made from silicone, so you can easily fold it up and store it once you're done.

3. Corkcicle Air

Not only does the Corkcicle Air keep wine at the perfect temperature, but it also aerates it as you pour it from the bottle into the glass. It's ready to use after sitting in the freezer for just 90 minutes and can keep your drink cold for as long as you choose to sip.

4. Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

Plenty of us are cooking at home, so why not gift a little flavor? Not only does this herb garden make for excellent decor, but it includes everything they'll need to grow their own mini garden without the mess.

5. Gisele Mug

Equally charming and bold, these stoneware mugs were made to liven up their mornings.

6. Instant Pot Mini Mitts

If they've already got their hands on an Instant Pot, gifting them the accessories to go with it will be much appreciated. These mini mitts make it easy to grip the inner pot while protecting your fingers from any burns.

7. TRUFF Hot Sauce

Hot sauce kits are no strangers to the holiday season, but this hot sauce from Truff packs a punch. It's crafted with ripe chili peppers, black truffle oil and organic agave nectar for a delectable taste they'll want to put on everything from omelettes to popcorn.

8. Stainless Steel Reusable Straw Set

For anyone who's aiming to be a little less wasteful and a little more eco-mindful, some stylish stainless steel straws will get them on the right track.

Cheap Christmas gifts for kids

1. Discovery #Mindblown Toy Excavation Kit Gems

Learning can be cool — and affordable! They'll have a blast digging through the dust to reveal shiny gems and minerals that they can add to their own collection.

2. Studio Mercantile Wall Ring Toss Game

For some family fun indoors or outdoors, this ring toss game is a no-brainer. They'll love getting to turn up the competition just as much as they'll love unwrapping it.

3. Cool Maker Go Glam Nail Stamper

If at-home manicures have become their new favorite thing, this nail stamper can help them get a little more creative. It includes five fun patterns they can use to customize their own glam look using kid-safe polish.

Cheap Christmas gifts that are truly unique

1. Savvy Cie 14K Gold Plated XL Initial Necklace

This minimalist necklace is equally chic and meaningful, making it the ideal gift for any fashion-forward woman in your life.

2. BethKateDesigns Long Distance Family Print

If your family won't be celebrating the holidays together this year, this thoughtful print will almost make up for it. You can print the digital download at home to mail it in a custom frame or opt to have it printed by the shop on stretched canvas.

3. Mastering the Art of French Cooking Book Pin

Whether your favorite bookworm loves cookbooks, children's lit or modern classics, these pins designed by artist Jane Mount are right up their alley.

4. Pinch Provisions Wine Night Kit

This kit contains all of the essentials for an at-home wine night: a glass marker, coasters, stain removing spray, a stopper and more. Not only can it be kept in the kitchen, but it's also compact enough to take on-the-go for girl's night.

5. Cavallini & Co National Parks Jigsaw Puzzle

This vintage-inspired jigsaw puzzle will not only make for a beautiful poster once it's finished, but the tin itself is perfect to use for decor. It highlights parks like Crater Lake, Acadia, Yellowstone and more.

6. "You Are The Magic You Seek" Guided Journal

For your introspective friend who loves to reflect, this journal — filled with illustrated affirmations and daily prompts — encourages self-discovery through gratitude, self-compassion and more.

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