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Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts Under $20

Best Gifts Under $20
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* 10 items in the popular (but very tricky) $20 gift limit
* Board games, tech, decor, and more
* All available now on Amazon

Even though $20 gifts are the standard for secret santa or white elephant parties, they can be very tricky to get right. There’s somehow too much to choose from and too few options at the same time, but they’re out there. To help the search and provide inspiration, here’s ten of the best gifts you can buy right now on Amazon for under $20. These gift options are guaranteed to start fights at the next white elephant party.

1. The New York Times Crossword Puzzles

This book features 50 New York Times crossword puzzles for cozy winter mornings. It has Monday through Friday puzzles (the difficulty increases each day) and it’s suitable for all levels of crossword-ers.

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2. Potty Putter Toilet Golf

Every minute of practice gets you closer to the perfect golf game. Even though it’s been around for a while, the Potty Putter always gets a laugh and always gets put to use.

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3. Pooch Selfie: The Original Dog Selfie Stick

The Pooch Selfie Stick is the latest and greatest breakthrough in selfie technology. Everyone has tried and failed to get a selfie with their beloved dog, and they finally can.

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4. Don’t Speak! Coffee Mug

For the partner, friend, or family member that “can’t even” before their coffee, it’s always hard to find out when they “can even.”This mug solves the problem by letting everyone know when to start chatting, when to hold on a sec, and when to think about leaving the room.

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5. Google Cardboard VR

VR might be the entertainment experience of the future, but it doesn’t have to cost hundreds. There’s a ton of free VR content online from The New York Times, Youtube, and more. This simple cardboard set from Google lets you enjoy it for just $15.

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6. Vintage Mason Jar Salt & Pepper Shakers

For an easy, decorative gift, we recommend these mason jar salt & pepper shakers. They come in a stylish blue or white, and liven up any kitchen or dining table with a rustic look.

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7. Drunk Stoned or Stupid

Drunk Stoned or Stupid is one of the hottest party games right now, and for good reason. After reading a card out loud, the group picks the person who best fits the card. Best played as the title suggests.

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8. Soleil Luggage Tags (10 Pack)

Everyone can use a set of luggage tags, and colorful ones like these not only make it easier to spot your luggage, but they also make for a fun gift. Plus it’s a 10 pack, so you can put one on every piece of luggage for easy recognition at baggage claim.

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9. Geek Battle Board Game

Geek Battle includes trivia from video games, sci-fi, comics, science and more for the ultimate geek showdown. And don’t worry if you’re not a geek – the game is made to include everyone.

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10. Zoee Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

A bluetooth speaker is a great gift because people of any age or personality type will enjoy and actually use it. This one uses HD audio and enhanced bass to provide impressive wireless sound quality for a $20 speaker.

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