The Best Gifts Under $20

It’s that time of year again and if you’re like me, you want to give presents to everyone. If you’re also like me and, you know, NOT a millionaire, gifts on a budget are great. The right presents at the right price points allow you to gift more people. Use this list to find gifts for coworkers. Gifts for gal pals. Hostess Gifts. Even gifts for new friends you want to remember during the holidays, but might not want to overwhelm with a pricey present. Here are Marco Style gift picks under $20.


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Boozy Gifts

Bathtub and Shower Wine Glass Holder


Ever heard of shower beer? Enter shower wine. This little gizmo holds a wine glass perfectly for the ultimate relaxing tub experience. Add a $6.99 bottle of A3 Red Blend from Total Wine, which is surprisingly well balanced and sippable, and you’ve got the perfect present.

Luxardo Cherries


These special cherries are soaking in cherry liqueur and are the perfect finishing touch to any cocktail. With their rich flavor that is nothing like traditional maraschino cherries, I particularly like them in Manhattans and Old Fashioneds. They are one of my favorite gifts to give because they are delicious, indulgent, and high class. To sum it up, they are the perfect gift!


Host/Hostess Gifts Under $20

New Phone, Who Dis? Game


Bring this game to a party and you’ve got an activity if the crowd is slow to warm up. Players rotate drawing a sent (or “inbox”) card while the rest of the group competes to play the funniest reply card. As a side note, I hear the game is definitely for adults only.



Dip-a-di-do-das make a perfect hostess gift

These cute little containers are meant to go around store bought dip containers. They hide the packaging and make for a stylish look without anything to clean up. You can choose from a variety of patterns. I love bringing them to parties with a dip to enjoy, then leaving them with my host as a fun present.

Gifts for Gourmands Under $20

Gearharts Maya Drinking Chocolate

Gearhearts Maya Drinking Chocolate is infused with bright notes of orange and savory cinnamon and finished with a subtle smoke of Ancho chili, for an extremely indulgent sipper at only $9. Pair it with a stainless steel tumbler mug in their favorite color.

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

These vintage-inspired jars make growing herbs in the winter easy. And as a bonus, they are really pretty!


Friend Gifts Under $20

Capri Blue Candle


Capri Blue candles are beautiful and the smell permeates perfectly when they are burned. The minis are only $12 at Anthropologie. To go seasonal, try the Spiced Cider candle for $14.

Winky Lux Glimmer Balm

This balm applies clear then reacts with the skin’s pH levels to create the perfect shimmery tint. It’s a great gift because the tube is eye-catching and the tint is pretty without being overpowering. There’s no need to worry about choosing the wrong shade!

Tea Drops

Loose leaf tea is blended with raw sugar and aromatic spices, then pressed into the cutest little shapes. No tea bags are needed because you just stir the drops into hot water and enjoy. How fun and unique!


Jet Setter Gifts Under $20

Tech Pouch


This Vixen tech pouch keeps all cords organized on the go and looks pretty and posh tucked into a carry on bag.

Earbud Case

I have and love the earbud case, which is only $10. It holds 1-2 sets of earbuds, an iPhone headphone adapter and a set of earplugs perfectly.

Beauty Lover Gifts Under $20

Peter Thomas Roth Mask-erade Gift Set

Any skincare junkie will love testing out this set of five different masks by skincare expert Peter Thomas Roth.


PYT Beauty Glitter Glam Gel

This glitter gel adds sparkle to eyelids, cheek bones, even the collar bone. It’s all the rage this season, making a perfect present for makeup fiends. Make sure you gift it in time for New Year’s Eve so your recipient can create the perfect party look.

Quirky Gifts Under $20

Chia Pet

There’s a reason the Chia Pet keeps resurfacing. It’s fun and silly and a plant! Also, there are all kinds to choose from. Target has Groot, Chewbacca, and a Unicorn. Amazon has Bob Ross and Sophia from The Golden Girls.

Custom Dog Socks


After browsing this online forever, I finally bought some for a gift. You upload a photo of your furry friend, choose a pattern you like, and graphic designers crop the photo, put it on the socks and print them. The quality is pretty good and the gift feels perfectly personalized.



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