While you’d love to lavish everyone on your gift list with luxurious presents, your bank account may have other plans.
Luckily, some of the greatest gifts out this holiday season don’t cost much at all! We’ve rounded up the best items under $20 that are perfect for friends, coworkers, extended family and more.
Made with stainless steel and white oak, this black-and-white bird hides a nifty corkscrew in its belly for opening wine bottles. What vino-lover could resist?
Penguin Corkscrew, $10; Amazon.com
DIY Sweet Treats
Give this gift to your favorite baker, and you just may get to enjoy it, too!
This make-your-own cake-pops kit comes with vanilla cake mix and frosting, peppermint candy toppings, sticks to cook and serve with and step-by-step instructions for recreating the beloved Starbucks delight.
Cake Pop Kit, $7; Starbucks
If plain old water doesn’t appeal to your pal, help her boost the flavor quotient. This ingenious bottle has a citrus juicer built right in.
CitrusZinger, $16.95; ZingAnything.com.
Add some fun to a friend or relative’s dinner table with these adorable salt and pepper shaker buddies. She’ll never forget which condiment is in which vessel, thanks to the color coding.
Buddy Salt and Pepper Shakers, $13; Umbra.com.
Photo: Pier 1 Imports
Are You Game?
Two decks of elegantly designed playing cards are cleverly concealed in this decorative box that only looks like a book. Your lucky gift recipient’s opponents won’t know what she’s got up her sleeve—or in her reading material.
Elephant Double Deck Playing Cards, $15; Pier1.com.
Gardener foodies will flip for this array of herbs you plant yourself. These seeds turn into basil, oregano and more for delicious dishes that pair perfectly with fine wines. Recipes included!
Herbs for Wine Lovers Garden Kit, $15; Overstock.com.
Photo: Z Gallerie
Encourage a buddy who enjoys entertaining to serve her holiday punch in a surprising way. Guests will get a kick out of the interesting pill shape of this pitcher and its removable cup covering.
Pill Carafes, $7.95 each; ZGalleries.com.
Frozen Finger Fighter
Scraping ice off car windows is a drag. But this special scraper is encased in a mitten with goose down fill to keep your digits less frigid. In eight different colors and patterns.
Down Ice Scraper Mitt, $15; EddieBauer.com.
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