Wednesday, November 19, 2014

50 Gift Ideas for Women Under $20

Christmas shopping can be stressful and expensive, and who wants that?  I am here to tell you it doesn’t have to be.  I have helped you out with a list of gift ideas for women that are all $20 or less, and most of which can be bought on the internet and shipped right to your front door well before Christmas morning.  

Gift Ideas for Women Under $20

I think this list is unique because it is composed of things that women have actually told me they wanted.  Or I want.  Or both (most likely).  

Please feel free to share (TIA) or add in the comments below a great gift for women that you have found for under 20 bones.

Also, FYI - none of these are affiliate links.  I made this list because I wanted to help a sister out. <3

Merry Christmas!

For the foodie: 



Gifts for foodies (Under $20)


  • Kitchen print: how fun is this?  And it just happens to match the color of my walls…
  • Immersion blender- Dan and I broke ours one night making milkshakes.  
  • Kitchen iPad stand- mine would also require a splatter shield 
  • Ball whisk- functional and fun
  • Nested Measuring Cups- we have a set of nested measuring cups that never leave our counter
  • Kale shirt - I have wanted one of these for months now.  
  • Herb garden spoons - you could even DIY the rest - buy some pots and some seeds and give an entire herb garden
  • Tea towels - so cute!
  • Spice kit - I feel like I would plan my meals around these spices
  • Coffee Mug (maybe add some good coffee to complete the gift?)
For the girl who has everything:


Girl who has everything gift ideas (under $20)


  • The Daily Notepad - this is the gift that keeps on giving the gift of organization all year long.  Bonus - if you buy more than one you get a discount.  
  • Jamberry nails - who doesn’t love a free manicure?
  • Tervis Tumbler - I have one of these and use it daily for my coffee in the morning, water at lunch, and my tea in the afternoon.  
  • Cell phone wallet - perfect for when you just need a few necessities
  • State necklace - these days everyone is very proud of the state they are from - help your favorite lady show it!
  • Warm pullover - who can’t use a pullover?
  • Yoga pants - a girl can never have too many yoga pants. Never. 
  • Photo Wall Decals - stalk her Instagram and upload her favorite pictures.  These decals are great because they stick anywhere and can be moved from place to place.
  • Chapstick: I admit, this is kind of boring, but I am always losing my chapstick and would truly appreciate the gift of a few months’ supply
  • Emergency charger: I can think of about 10 times where I would I have thought this saved my life

 For the athlete:

Gifts for female athletes (Under $20)


  • Goody stay-put hold hair ties: Although I really like the “no crease” hair ties above, I have a lot of hair that I need to stay put when I am working out.  These are my favorite to keep my heavy pony-tail in place.
  • Cellphone arm band
  • Running medal holder: currently, most of my medals are in Ina’s toy box
  • Active Tunic: I would wear this everyday
  • No-slip Headbands: I can’t speak from experience (because my head is huge) but they say no slip, so they wouldn’t lie, right?
  • Road ID: one of my friends gave this to me a few years ago and it is one of the most thoughtful presents I have ever received.  Safety is no accident people.
  • Workout video: Having a library of videos to use when I am in a workout pinch is always great - and I love JM
  • Running belt: I have seen these blow up on Pinterest, but have never used one myself.
  • Shoe charm: bring your favorite runner some good luck at her next race!
  • Bike cell phone mount- this would seem safer than keeping your phone in your sports bra
For the accessorizer:
Accessorizer Gift Ideas (Under $20)


  • Chevron Bangle - these are made my an awesome company with a great cause.  If your budget has more than $20 - check out these ribbon sandals.  
  • Fun leggings: this site has so many patterns to choose from and they are one size fits most, so you don’t have to worry about them not fitting
  • No crease hair ties: I almost always have one of these on my wrist and I can’t tell you how many times someone has complimented my “bracelet”
  • Signature necklace: you can’t get more person that that!
  • Travel jewelry case: the accessories must be taken with you
  • Boot socks: I didn’t even know these were a thing, but now I want one in every color
  • Stud earrings: Aren’t those dinos the cutest? 
  • Wide Angle lens: I think this is a more discrete version of the selfie stick.
  • Cross-body bag I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Fossil cross body wallet.  This one is handmade (bonus) and a fraction of the price (double bonus)
  • Vintage Cocktail Ring: there are TONS of these on Etsy or you could browse through your favorite antique store - either way the gift would be unique and one of a kind
For the girl who doesn’t want “things”:

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    Hulu or Netflix subscription
  • Car detail - I would kiss your feet every time I saw you if you cleaned out my car.  Seriously.  
  • Magazine or newspaper subscription
  • Graze (healthy snacks) subscription
  • Transformed study: we are wrapping this study up at our church and I like it because it is a guided (short) reading every day
  • Groupon gift card: this will allow her to choose from a variety of goods or experiences (food, shows, etc.) at a discounted rate
  • A ticket to a matinee Christmas show in the area (buy yourself a ticket too!)
  • Treat her to a wine tasting at a local winery + her favorite bottle of wine from the tasting
  • A donation to her favorite charity
  • The Game of Things: OK, I understand this is a “thing” but it is super fun to play, so it counts as an experience too! 
 Any other suggestions?  What is your favorite gift you gave / received that was under $20?



  1. I love my running belt. It is currently MIA, but I've seen since we moved. I also used it at work when I was at an event, in a dress, and needed to carry my cell phone.

  2. Racheal, I love all of these gift ideas. I can not believe you have put together such a compiled list. I especially love the kitchen print that says "you only live once, so lick the bowl". I think it is super cute! gift ideas under $20

  3. I feel like all men should familiarize themselves with this list of items. I find it so hard to get the perfect gift for my wife without spending a lot of money. Not that she isn't worth more money, but it can be hard when you are on a budget. I will have to keep this little list saved somewhere so I can refer to it when it is my wife's birthday.


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