Seeing as though a single tub of moisturizer or a pair of boots can easily cost you more than a hundred bucks, most of the items on pretty much anyone’s wishlist aren’t exactly budget-friendly $5 gifts. If you’re shopping for someone who loves nice things (who doesn’t?), but you don’t have a ton of extra money to blow on presents (who does?), we gotchu! It’s hard to shop for all the loved ones in your life when you’ve got a lot of them and not a lot of cash, but it can absolutely be done, and these gift ideas are proof of that.
Just because something is cheap doesn’t mean it has to look and feel cheap! We’ve scoured the internet for the best gift ideas and only included the ones that cost less than $60 but looked like they were worth way more than they are. Whether you’re searching for gifts for your mom, gifts for your sister, or gifts for your best friend, we’ve found the 45 best inexpensive gifts for 2020 that don’t feel at all dinky. Now scroll ahead and get to shopping already.
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this candle and incense holder
Short Tree Stack Candle & Incense Holder
This little three-in-one gift triples as Christmas decor, a cypress- and fir-scented candle, and an incense holder all for the low, low price of 27 bucks.
these cocktail cubes
18-Piece Luxe Spirits Instant Cocktail Sugar Cube Set
Take your pick between an old fashioned, a Moscow mule, or a Manhattan, then toss one of these flavored sugar cubes in a glass for an instant cocktail. Just add alcohol!
They’ll be so glad they have this cute and clever keychain when it comes time to press any button or open any door in public without actually touching anything.
these reusable makeup wipes
7-Pc. Winter White 7 Day Set
If you know someone who just can’t kick their makeup wipe habit, replace their disposable pack with these reusable wipes that easily remove every trace of makeup.
these fuzzy socks
Does it get any softer than these plush socks? No, no it does not. And when it comes to inexpensive gifts, it doesn’t get any better than this, either.
this fun cookbook
Ice Tray Treats: Effortless Chilled Desserts That Everyone Will Love
If you know someone with a serious sweet tooth but not the baking skills to back it up, get them this cookbook full of no-bake recipes—and get them a cheap ice tray to go with it.
this jewelry box
2-Piece Zodiac Round Ceramic Trinket Box
If someone doesn’t gift you this ceramic jewelry box for the holidays, get it for yourself with your zodiac sign on it. At such a good price, you can afford to treat yourself, too.
this mini fridge
Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer
Whether they love to have snacks at the ready or need a cool place to store their beauty products, this mini fridge will definitely get some use.
this candle-making kit
Soy Wax Candle Making Kit
Consider this the perfect gift for your crafty friend or that person in your life who’s picked up more than one new hobby this year. This kit comes with everything they need to make their very own scented soy candle.
this wine tote bag
Gah! Rose Vinyl Wine Tote Red
I can think of no better gift for your wine night besties than this fun, vinyl bag for toting wine.
this bottle of rosé
The only way to make a wine tote bag an even better gift is to stuff it with this bottle of rosé.
this sleep mask
Bucky No Pressure Eye Mask for Travel & Sleep, Marble
Most eye masks press flat against your eyes—not the most comfortable feeling and also not great if you’re traveling with a little eye makeup on. This mask, on the other hand, has a rounded shape so it won’t even touch your eyes.
this printed pillow
The person who has more throw pillows than you have friends (sad but true) could always use another decorative pillow in a fun print like this.
this herb jar
That person who always has herbs rotting in the bottom of their vegetable drawer could absolutely use this herb growing kit instead.
this scrunchie gift set
Pure Silk Skinny Hair Tie Rose Gold Holiday Bauble
This adorable ornament with four scrunchies inside is the easiest way (and the cutest, I might add) to take a ponytail or bun hairstyle to the next level.
this coffee cup warmer
USB Cup Heater
If a fancy schmancy self-heating coffee mug isn’t in the budget, this mug heating pad is the next best thing.
Any plant person could always use a new pot for replanting or adding new ones to the collection.
these comfy house slippers
Parachute Home Cozy Bootie
No matter who you give these fuzzy house shoes to, it’ll be hard to convince them that they shouldn’t wear them outside as actual booties. They’re not gonna want to take them off, trust.
these travel toiletry bottles
11-Piece Peach Bottle Set
The person on your list who loves to travel will definitely get good use out of these travel bottles, jars, and pouches when they’re away. This set even comes with all the funnels and spatulas you need to easily downsize your bottles.
this boxed wine aerator
Boxed Wine Aerator
Speaking of inexpensive! If you know someone who loves their cheap boxed wine, get them this aerator to make it taste like the expensive stuff.
this fabric shaver
Pilo Rechargeable Fabric Shaver & Lint Remover for Pilling
Anyone who can’t part with their favorite pants, sweaters, and coats—no matter how pilled they are—will greatly appreciate this portable fabric shaver.
this mini flat iron
Mini Healthy Heat Ceramic Styling Iron + Bag
You’ll ask yourself how you ever lived without a mini straightener once you have one. This one is the perfect size to slip right in your handbag, and with 100 percent ceramic plates, it doesn’t skimp on quality.
this laptop case
Puffy Laptop Sleeve, Ripstop Nylon 13″ Electronics Sleeve, Black
Before you put that laptop on sleep mode, slip it into this laptop sleeping bag first. This puffy sleeve not only looks cool, it also works to pad and protect the goods.
these eye masks
All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask- 5 Pack
Give the gift of gold—eye masks, that is. These don’t only look cute, but they also work to hydrate and plump the under-eye area, and who wouldn’t want that?
this skinny, stackable ring
Hammered Gold Ring, Skinny Stacking Ring
A 14k gold-fill ring for $15 sounds like a myth, but I’m here to tell you it’s true, and it’s right here. Get a couple of ’em if you like the stacked look, or keep it dainty and simple with just one.
this tie-dye flask
Liquor Canteen 8oz | Tie-Dye Swirl (Aqua)
I’ll be honest, I don’t know if I’ve ever used a flask before, but that’s probably because I’ve never owned one that was as cool as this insulated one with a tie-dye silicone cover.
this little blender
Did you know blenders can cost upwards of 600 bucks?! This one costs a fraction of that and has great reviews, so as long as your friend’s not trying to open a smoothie shop or something, this blender would make the perfect gift.
this self-help book
Cards Against Anxiety (Guidebook & Card Set) : A Guidebook and Cards to Help You Stress Less
A book to help you stress less? I’ll take them all, tyvm. This guidebook to cognitive behavioral therapy techniques also comes with card reminders that they can carry with them.
this flavored honey
Wildflower – Lavender
Looking for a gift for your honey? Look no further! This line of raw honey comes in a variety of delicious flavors to choose from, like this lavender one.
this wearable blanket
Original | Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket
Blankets that you can wear are always a good gift idea. This one fits like an oversized hoodie and feels like a sherpa blanket. What more could they want?!
this handwarming mug
Sugar & Spice Handwarmer Holiday Mug
A mug that they can slip their hand into to keep it warm is freakin’ genius. Get them two of these while you’re at it so they can keep both of their hands nice and toasty.
this makeup mirror
Magnifying Makeup Mirror With Lights
One of the biggest discoveries of my adult life is how unnecessarily expensive mirrors are, but not this one. Not only does it have solid ratings on Amazon, but it’s also portable, it can light up, and it has a suction cup so you can move it around how you need it.
this toiletry bag
Hanging Toiletry Bag
Does the person you’re shopping for love to travel? Then they need this toiletry bag that converts into convenient hanging storage. You’ll love it because it’s an inexpensive gift, and they’ll love it because they won’t have to unpack all their products to be able to see everything.
this face mist
Honeysuckle Rose Face Mist
For the ones obsessed with hydrating, refreshing face mist, this honeysuckle rose one will be right up their alley.
these initial earrings
14K Rose-Gold-Plated Alphabet Letter Earrings
Give their accessories a personal touch with a pair of studs that have their initial on them. These ones are just the right size—not too big or too small.
this satin pillowcase
Mini Dot Satin Pillowcase
There’s no denying the greatness of silk pillowcases for your skin and hair, but they’re not so great on your wallet. A satin pillowcase, like this one, has all the gentle and smoothing benefits of the silk version but for a fraction of the cost.
this microfiber hair towel
Original Hair Turban
this makeup and jewelry organizer
Jewelry Box Acrylic Makeup Organizer
If the person you’re gifting has an extensive (and expensive) makeup collection, they’ll appreciate a lucite makeup vanity organizer that can double as a jewelry box. This one features a tray on top for makeup products, but it also has velvet-lined drawers for stashing accessories.
this shimmery body scrub
This shimmery body scrub will leave the prettiest glow behind, and the sugar, salt, and coffee grinds will remove anything that dulls their sparkle.
this hand mask
Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand & Cuticle Mask
You mask your face, your hair, and your eyes, but tell me, have you ever masked your hands?! Anyone could use this gift in the wintertime, and grab one for yourself while you’re at it.
this chic comb
No. 3 Comb in Toile
A hair comb this pretty is functional and makes for fancy decor when you display it. A two-for-one deal!
this bath soak
Coconut Milk Bath Soak
Transform your bathroom into the most luxurious spa with a heavenly bath soak that not only smells amazing but also makes your skin so dang soft.
this neutral eyeshadow palette
9B Bronzed Babe Eyeshadow Palette
A palette with nine eyeshadows in various neutral shades for 12 bucks? I’ll take one for everyone on my list, thank you.
this face roller
Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller
De-puff and soothe your skin with a cooling face roller that’s so easy to incorporate into any beauty routine. Just a couple of minutes rolling the stone over your face will make you feel so calm.
these claw clips
Open Claw Clip Set
Why use a plain plastic clip when you could wear a gold or silver? These are claw clips you’ll definitely want to wear out of the house, not just for when you’re lounging around.
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