With holidays right around the corner, we can all get excited about the amazing food, chilly weather and the long winter break we are all in need of. But with the holidays, comes the anxiety of finding the perfect gifts for all your friends and family! Being a college student means having just enough money for your monthly netflix bill, not being the generous Santa Claus for your friends and family. From one broke college student to another, here are 20 unique gifts under $20! And if nothing on this list suits your fancy, here are some more not-so-basic gift ideas you can give as well!
1. This Chewbacca insulated drink sleeve!
2. This Pocket Kim Wisdom book.
Have a friend or relative obsessed with the Kardashian Lifestyle? Get them this pocket sized book that is sure to turn them into an A-lister overnight-Bible.
3. Who you gonna call when your friend’s in need of this miniature proton replica? Ghostbusters!
This gift is perfect for any true Ghostbusters fan. It may not actually be able to trap ghosts, but it’s fun to pretend!
4. Get your friend a mermaid blanket off Amazon!
Become Ariel with this soft blanket made for the queen or king of the sea!
5. You can’t go wrong with this ocean wave light projector!
This is the perfect gift for anyone who has always wanted to see the Northern Lights! Definitely one of the coolest unique gifts under $20!
6. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory
Be a muggle no more with this awesome Harry Potter Cookbook!
7. For that coffee obsessed Disney lover!
You can’t go wrong with a Starbucks inspired Disney mug! One of the best unique gifts under $20 for people who love coffee and Disney.
8. Don’t forget your four legged friends!
What’s cuter than a puppy? A PUPPY WITH A BOW TIE! Your pooch will look perfect during the family holiday party with one of these on.
9. Sushi lovers will adore these earrings!
These Ikura Sushi earrings are perfect for that person in love with all things fishy!
10. For the makeup obsessed friend.
These adorable stands are made to hold your beauty blender as it dries! How cute!
11. Get in the holiday spirit with this scented candle that doubles as an ornament!
For whoever you give this to, every time they light this adorable candle, they will think of you!
12. Turn your favorite childhood board game into your new favorite drinking game!
Have you or your friends ever played tic tac toe and wondered “wow this would be a good drinking game?” Well your wish came true! This gift is perfect for that person who always makes everyone laugh!
13. Turn into a kid again with Hasbro’s Pie Face!
Ever wanted to see your siblings get pied in the face? This game makes that possible. This present is perfect for your little siblings or cousins!
14. This amazing fragrance set from Urban Outfitters!
These sets are filled with delicious but light scents, perfect that one friend who likes to stay smelling niceeeee!
15. This travel shave set for him.
This shave set is perfect for your guy friend who is obsessed with having a fresh shave.
16. These unique Sushi socks!
Have a friend obsessed with a good Salmon roll? These socks are perfect for all sushi lovers!
17. What’s better than a rap inspired coloring book?
This rap coloring and activity book is perfect for any LL Cool J fan with a secret passion for drawing.
18. For the waffle lover.
This mini waffle maker is the perfect gift for the on-the-go chef.
19. A gift for the philosophical friend.
This gift is perfect for that friend or family member always asking random questions.
20. For the friend who’s nails are always on point.
This is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the friend who doesn’t just wear their emotions on their sleeves, but on their nails too!
Do you have any other ideas for unique gifts under $20? Share in the comments below!
*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Just a Communications student with a love of writing living in the bay area, on a caffeine high