Great Gifts for Under $20 for Men, Women, Kids and Disney Lovers

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This gift guide is filled with the best gifts you can buy for less than $20. Whether you’re looking for fun gifts for family members, the perfect gift for your significant other, a gift for your BFF or something else, these gift ideas will make you look like a gifting rock star without blowing your budget.

Great Gift Ideas that Won’t Blow Your Budget

Skip the gift card this year and buy gifts with meaning but without the big price tag.

These Valentine gift ideas are more than trinkets. They’re unique gifts and most of them can be bought last-minute! That’s because they sell on Amazon. Your Amazon Prime membership means they can be delivered the next day without shipping charges.

Gifts for Women Under $20

Women’s Slippers On The Go

Travel slippers–why didn’t we think of this sooner? These comfy travel-themed slippers are soft, machine washable and come with their own mini travel pouch so she can keep them in her purse, backpack or carryon for times of much-needed relaxation, when the hotel room is too chilly or her tired feet need a break after a long day walking around.

Gifts under $20 for women: travel slippers
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Travel Journal For Women

This is the perfect gift for Type A travel personalities and those who need to keep all of their thoughts in one place or they will lose them. With this Travel Journal, she can create a bucket list, plan and record flight, hotel and transportation details and record her memories from the trip.

Gifts under $20 for women: travel journal
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”I Need a FastPass to Friday” Mug

Who hasn’t wished for Friday to come a little faster?! This cute mug captures that feeling with a fun FastPass reference. We think this will easily become her favorite mug as she tries to stay caffeinated throughout the week.

Gifts under $20 for women: I need a FASTPASS to Friday coffee mug
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Alexa Take Me To Paris Kitchen Towel

If only it was that easy! Gift this to someone who wants to be in Paris or include it in a gift basket full of tasty treats – either way, we’re sure she’ll get a kick out of this “Alexa, Take Me to Paris” Kitchen Towel.

Gifts under $20 for women: Take me to Paris kitchen towel
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“You Make the World a Better Place” Cuff Bracelet

Do you want her to know that she’s your world? This stainless steel cuff bracelet is the perfect gift. With the message on the inside, your words can stay close to her throughout her day.

Gifts under $20 for women: bracelet
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Ellessi Luggage Scale

No more overweight luggage fees! No more embarrassing moments spent unpacking your dirty underwear on the floor of the airport as you shift some weight from one bag to another to avoid those hefty fees! Use this luggage scale to weigh the bags in the privacy of your hotel room before you head to the airport. It’s small, lightweight and, best of all, it’s self-powered. Just shake it to power it up. There’s no need to remember to check the battery. Our SheBuysTravel tests show that the Ellessi digital measurement is more accurate than other scales.

Gifts under $20 for women: luggage scale
Know exactly how much your luggage weighs before you get to the airport with Ellessi Luggage Scale. Photo: Amazon

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Handmade Succulent Cactus Candles

Help her achieve that spa feeling at home with these adorable handmade succulent cactus candles. No green thumb needed!

Gifts under $20 for women: handmade succulent candles
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Gifts for Men Under $20

Contigo Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Keep his coffee hot while you’re on the road with this Contigo Stainless Steel Travel Mug. Plus, with the auto-seal lid, his beverage is both leak and spill-proof.

Gifts under $20 for men: Contigo stainless steel travel mug
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Travel Series Casual Crew Socks

Gift him something useful and fashionable with these fun Travel Series Casual Socks. Choose from a variety of different destination themes, and remind him of all the fun you’ve had together.

Gifts under $20 for men: travel-themed socks
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Vintage Leather Canvas Travel Toiletry Bag

Don’t let his shave cream ruin the inside of his suitcase ever again by gifting him this Vintage Leather Travel Toiletry Bag. It’s sturdy and ready for many travels to come.

Gifts under $20 for men: Vintage Leather Travel Toiletry Bag.
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‘What I Love About You’ Journal

Yes, you could buy a travel journal for the man in your life to fill out himself, but perhaps it would be more meaningful to write in this fill-in-the-blank journal yourself and let him take it with him on his next trip. The prompts are super easy and don’t take much time at all to fill out. The book sells for less than $10 and doesn’t take a lot of time to read either. It will be a keepsake that will keep you with him no matter how far he travels!

Gifts under $20 for men: Why You're So Awesome book
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Gifts for Kids Under $20

Scratch Paper Art Set

Enable your kids to create wondrous art with these super cool Scratch Paper Art Sets. You can take them on the road for hours of fun or create a scene from your favorite trip to save as a memory. The opportunities are endless.

Gifts under $20 for kids: Scratch paper art set
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Guess in 10 States of America Card Game

Learn more about the states and pass the time while traveling by asking each other up to 10 questions to guess the state on the Game Card. This fun (and educational) game is great for any age and can be played with 2-6 players.

Gifts under $20 for kids: Guess in 10 game
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Hot Potato Game

This electronic game is fun for the whole family but simple enough for little ones. Just start the music and pass the potato, but don’t get caught holding the spud when the music stops!

Gifts under $20 for kids: Hot Potato game
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LEGO City Holiday Camper Van

Kids can travel their imaginations with this Lego City Holiday Camper Van. It has everything they need to create a memorable family vacation, including a mini kitchenette inside the camper and mini food to play with.

Gifts under $20 for kids: LEGO city camper van set
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Kid Binoculars

Binoculars are a great gift for kids who are interested in learning more about the world around them. Take them along with you camping to look for birds or use them to see the small details of buildings or famous tourist attractions. Who knows what you’ll find!

Gifts under $20 for kids: kid-sized binoculars
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Why Book

Kids ask a million questions. We love this awesome book because it has 1,111 answers! Pack it for that long road trip and let your older kids teach the family something new!

Gifts under $20 for kids: Why? book
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On-the-Go Breakfast Set

For those always on the go, this Fisher-Price gift set is both fun and adorable! It includes a to-go coffee rattle, donut toy and newspaper – perfect for travelers ages 3 months and up.

Gifts under $20 for kids: On the go breakfast set
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Awesome Facts Book

The kids will love having this book of Awesome Facts that they can bring along on their next road trip or travel adventure. The book contains 5,000 facts!

Gifts under $20 for kids: Awesome Facts book
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Coloring Books with a Positive Message

We think it’s so important to empower girls to believe in themselves. This is a great coloring book with positive messages on every page that will keep girls occupied on long road trips. It’s aimed at younger girls, but we know plenty of tween and teen girls who could benefit from its message too!

Gifts under $20 for kids: coloring book with a positive message for girls
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Personalized Alphabet Rainbow Crayons

We love these alphabet rainbow crayons! This one is personalized with your child’s name. It can help kids learn to recognize the letters and spell their own name.

Gifts under $20 for kids: alphabet rainbow crayons
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Pop It! Fidget and Sensory Game

Chances are you’re seeing Pop It! Fidget toys on your kid’s Christmas list this year. These make great stocking stuffers and are perfect for keeping kids entertained on long car rides.

Gifts under $20 for kids: Pop It fidget game
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Difficult Riddles for Smart Kids

We are always looking for ways to engage the whole family on long road trips. This riddle book is practically guaranteed to get kids (and parents) to unplug and tune into the family. You’ll be laughing and working together to solve these 300+ brain teasers and riddles.

Gifts under $20 for kids: riddle book
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Explorer Bracelet

Encourage your young traveler to follow their dreams with this beautiful Explorer Bracelet! It comes with a drawstring cord for easy sizing and a poem card that’s perfect for gifting!

Gifts under $20 for kids: Explorer bracelet
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Kids’ Interactive Travel Diary and Journal

Gifts under $20 for kids: interactive travel journal
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Gift kids a present that they can enjoy now and keep with them as a memory forever with this Interactive Travel Diary and Journal. It includes prompted pages to get your kids writing and drawing about their adventures, as well as stickers, places to keep photos and postcards to send.

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Gifts Under $20 for Disney Lovers

Mickey Mouse Icon Swarovski Crystal Earrings

Dazzle her with these Mickey Mouse Icon Swarovski Crystal Earrings. They’re under $20, but they look like you spent so much more!

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: Mickey Mouse earrings
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“I’m Done Adulting, I’m Going to Disney” Stemless Wine Glass

Who hasn’t wanted to quit adulting now and then? When I feel that way, it’s time for a glass of wine. This “I’m Done Adulting, I’m Going to Disney” stemless wine glass is a cute tribute to visiting the parks and it makes everything even better.

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: I'm Done Adulting, I'm going to Disney stemless wine glass.
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Disney Mickey Mouse Mug Warmer

This would pair well with that tea sampler set. The plug-in warming base and cute Mickey Mouse mug would come in handy at the office, at home, in a hotel – you name it.

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: Disney Mickey Mouse Mug Warmer
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The Child Magnetic Shoulder Mini

Take “Baby Yoda” along for your travels with this magnetic shoulder mini! Now, the only question that remains is: Where will you take him first?

gifts under $20 for disney lovers: magnetic Baby Yoda
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Disney Princess Wooden Stamp Set

Give your budding artists this Disney Princess Wooden Stamp Set and allow them to tell their own story using the included stamps, ink and colored pencils. You can also use it in a hotel room or at Grandma’s house because the ink is (thankfully) washable!

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: Melissa and Doug stamp set with washable ink
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Beauty and The Beast Music Box

Looking for a unique gift for the Disney-lover in your life? This mini Beauty and The Beast Music Box is a memorable gift that can be easily tucked away in a suitcase – maybe to be played as a sweet reminder of you.

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: Beauty and the Beast music box
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365 Bedtime Stories

Put an end to the question “What book should we read tonight?” with this 365 Bedtime Stories book. There’s one story for each day of 2022!

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: bedtime story book
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Adult Disney-Themed Coloring Book

This unique coloring book contains 63 paintings from Thomas Kinkade’s Disney Dreams Collection across from the black line art of the same image. Enter the world of the Painter of Light as you create your own renditions of these paintings inspired by classic Disney movies, including The Jungle Book, Lady and the Tramp and Sleeping Beauty.

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: Thomas Kincade Disney coloring book
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S’ip by S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Give the give of hydration with this classic Mickey Mouse S’ip by S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle. This stylish reusable bottle is perfect for taking on the road or simply everyday use.

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: Mickey Mouse water bottle
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Lanyard Neck Pouch Holder

This cute leather lanyard shows off your teen’s Disney obsession while holding her school ID, cash, key and credit cards.

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: leather lanyard
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American Tourister Disney Luggage Tag

Instead of new ornaments this year, gift everyone in your household a new American Tourister Disney Luggage Tag! They’re available in several different characters, including Minnie Mouse, Cheshire Cat and Cinderella.

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: Mickey Mouse luggage tag
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Disney Pens

How cute are these Disney characters pens?!?!? They’re so affordable, you can buy the full set — Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Stitch from Lilo and Stitch, Winnie the Pooh, Mike Wazowski and Sully from Monsters Inc. and Andy and Buzz Lightyear.

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: Disney character pens
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UNO Toy Story Card Game

This family favorite card game gets a Toy Story spin!

Gifts for Disney lovers -- Toy Story themed UNO card game
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Mickey Mouse Hardcover Journal with Lined Pages

Know someone with big ideas like Walt Disney himself? This Mickey Mouse Hardcover Journal makes a perfect gift for anyone who wants to keep their thoughts or “next big idea” in one meaningful place. 

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: lined journal
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Reusable Fabric Sandwich or Snack Bags

For the person always on the go, gift them these adorable Mickey Mouse reusable snack bags. They’re machine washable and perfect for work, school or their favorite Disney theme park!

Gifts under $20 for Disney lovers: reusable Mickey Mouse snack bags
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Kim Orlando, founder of SheBuysTravel, is a lifelong traveler, an entrepreneur and a sought-after social media and marketing consultant. She has made hundreds of appearances on TV and in digital and print media, sharing advice and tips built on decades of travel experiences. Hailing from the hills of Kentucky and taking her story to New York, Los Angeles, and beyond, Kim built an online platform, the original TravelingMom, that has reached millions of moms and empowered them to explore the world with their families. Today, TravelingMom has evolved into SheBuysTravel. Kim has been featured on “News Nation,” “Today,” “Good Morning America” and on numerous satellite media tours. She has contributed travel guidance to outlets including The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and more. (Read more about Kim’s media appearances here) Her travel mantra is simple: All travel counts. “You don’t have to go far. Leaving your home is travel,” Kim says. “Wherever you go, even just to the next town over, you can learn something new, see someone and something you haven’t seen before. “It’s good for the brain and good for the soul.” An epiphany in early parenthood started Kim on the journey that led to SheBuysTravel. She’d been a fan of a newsletter for women travelers, and she saw an opportunity. “I thought something like that for moms could be extraordinarily helpful,” she said. “I was traveling for work, traveling for fun, and I was looking for support.” That seed grew into the award-winning website TravelingMom, created as a resource for traveling families of all stripes. Today, TravelingMom has evolved into SheBuysTravel, with an expanded mission to serve women travelers at any stage of life. Millions of readers have visited the site for trip planning help, travel secrets, destination information and gear recommendations. What sets SheBuysTravel’s content apart, Kim says, is its foundation in real-world experience. “Our writers and editors have actually gone out there and done this stuff,” she says. “They’ve booked the flights, tried the tour, tested travel clothing, visited that new hot spot to see if it’s worth the hype. It’s all real.” Memorable Adventures A 2022 tour Kim guided to Bhutan was a particularly standout experience. “Bhutan sounds so exotic, of course,” she said. “But the part where my heart just glows and warms is thinking of the people we met – amazing women doing amazing things in Bhutan.” Their ranks included a former police officer whose ventures into food science helped mitigate food insecurity for residents of Bhutan’s highlands. Top Tips Planning for travel can be daunting, Kim acknowledges. “I always say: Go anyway. No trip is going to be perfect. There’s always going to be something you didn’t expect, something that doesn’t go the way you pictured or planned it. And that something is what’s going to make it a great trip.” And on a practical note: “Go early! Getting to the airport or hitting the road just an hour earlier relieves so much stress.” Kim’s Background Kim, a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, holds degrees in finance and entrepreneurship and has deep experience in developing and running businesses. Her previous work includes developing and running communications workshops and overseeing document management for corporations. SheBuysTravel hits a sweet spot where Kim’s two loves of travel and entrepreneurship meet. “The longer I work in this field, I only want to do more,” she says. “I find the travel world so exciting – not just the trips, but the whole online world of travel. There are still so many opportunities.” The World Awaits “The ‘best trip ever’ probably won’t be the same for an empty-nester or mom of three versus a single woman celebrating a bachelorette party with her friends,” Kim says. “We want to keep it real for traveling women, no matter what their age, life stage, where they came from or where they’re going. “We want to inspire women to travel in any shape or form.” In her free time, Kim enjoys visiting her adult kids, creating trips and traveling with her BFFs to explore the world. Her most recent adventures can be found on InstagramFacebook and LinkedIn.
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  1. Great tips. Love these gifts. Thanks for sharing, got some ideas for Christmas now. 🙂