Last minute gifting sorted with these gifts under $20

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Not every gift needs to be massive. Sometimes, the best gifts are small. To that end, we’ve pulled together this list of great gifts under $20 you can buy online.

With the cost of living going up, finding budget-friendly gifts is more important this year than ever before.

The good news is that you don’t actually have to spend a fortune on presents. These gift ideas show there are plenty of options for everyone for under $20.

The BTTR list of top gifts under $20 for 2023

If you have a slightly larger budget, or you’re getting in early for Xmas 2023, you could also consider our comprehensive list of Christmas gift ideas.

What to consider when buying gifts under $20

Buying gifts under $20 is a great way to keep costs down, but it does come with its own challenges. Here are the things you should think about when buying cheap gifts.

Product quality

The biggest risk you face buying a gift under $20 – particularly if you buy it online – is product quality. There’s a reason the product is cheap, and that could mean it isn’t designed to last.

That may not be a problem, depending on who the gift is for. But if it’s for someone special, look to buy products from a reputable brand, or something that isn’t likely to fall apart as it is unwrapped.

The reason for the gift

A secret Santa gift is not the same as a cheap birthday gift. Have a think about the reason you are buying this cheap gift and see if you can use that to help choose the right present.

For example, if you are shopping for a Secret Santa, you can consider Christmas themed products. That wouldn’t make sense for a birthday present.

Consider their interests

It doesn’t make sense to buy a child a nice wine glass set, or a cheap toy for your Nanna.

As with any gift, it’s important to have a think about the things that interest the recipient to try and find the right product.


  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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