Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: 20 Gifts Under $20

Looking for the perfect Secret Santa gift or maybe you just need a few filler gifts around, just in case. These under $20 gifts are great backups


1. Garden-in-a-Bag

Green thumb or not these gardens-in-a-bag are a great gift for anyone on your list. Grow fresh herbs, flowers, veggies or fruits anywhere in your house directly in the leak-proof bag ti comes in… just add water! Available at | $12.49

2. Starbucks Dot Collection

Every holiday season, Starbucks releases their limited edition Dot Collection of mugs, tumblers and travelers. We are obsessed with this year’s offerings and best of all, the 16 fl oz mugs are only $11.95 and come in many different patterns and designs! Available in store and online | $11.95

3. Turtles Praline Cheesecake

Chocolate is almost always a great choice for a quick and easy gift. In my family, the holidays are all about Turtles and this new limited edition flavour is seriously delicious. Perfect for sharing or keeping all to yourself, the Praline Cheesecake flavour is being offered alongside the original Turtles and the Pecan Praline and Fudge Brownie Turtles. Available at grocery, drug and mass retail stores | $11.29

4. Flat Roof Manor Wine

As long as you aren’t gifting to an expecting/breastfeeding friend, a bottle of wine is always great to have on hand. With a great range of options (and beautiful packaging as well!), Flat Roof Manor wines are a great option. Available at the LCBO | $11.25

5. Threshold Salt & Pepper Shakers

These white and gold dachshund salt and pepper shakers are not only perfect for the holiday season but work really well for the rest of the year too. Available at Target | $8.99

6. Christmas Ornament

Sometimes, a little something for the Christmas tree can be the best gift of all! If you know the recipient has a theme for their tree, try to find something that will fit with their tree. My tree is a hodgepodge of all the ornaments I’ve ever received and I love it that way. Hallmark is always my go-to for fun Christmas ornaments. Available in store | $12.95-$19.95 (and even higher if you are so inclined!)

7. Spot It!

Give the gift of fun with this portable card game. Suitable for ages 6 and up, Spot It! is great for players of all ages. A sharp eye and a little bit of speed is all you need to master this game! Giving Spot It! as a kid’s gift? Try Spot It! Basic English ($13.99). Available on | $12.99

8. Mittens

Perfect for the incoming cold weather, these Fair Isle mittens in red or charcoal are the perfect gift for any Canadian. And the pattern and colours are unisex, making this a great stand by gift! Available in store and online at Indigo | $19.50

9. EOS Rachel Roy Lip Balm Collection

Everyone’s favourite lip balm is available in an adorable three pack for the holiday season. Three lip balms inspired by Rachel Roy, named after sunny destinations really are a ray of sunshine! Available at major drug stores | $15.00

10. CableKeeps Gulp

Make your dull iPad charger a little more exciting with Gulp, the orange fish from CableKeeps. Not only do you get a cool new addition to your charger, it will also make sure that your USB cable and power adaptor stay together. Available on | $19.99

11. Orla Kiely Beauty Organizer

Designer Orla Kiely’s latest collaboration with Target makes a great gift for the organized woman on any list. Our favourite is the Sweet Pea double zip beauty organizer. Available exclusively at Target | $16.99

12. David’s Tea Holiday Collection

Packaged in a festive red gift box, The Holiday Collection makes a quick and easy gift for any tea lover on your list. Three limited edition holiday teas (Santa’s Secret, Sleigh Ride and Eggnog) come with the Perfect Spoon and 10 filters, making this a complete tea gift set. Available in store and online | $19.50

13. Monogrammed Mug

A personalized present that doesn’t have to be ordered weeks in advance of the holiday season! These monogrammed mugs from William Sonoma are a great gift for the coffee or tea lover in your life. Each mug has a gorgeous worn finish the gold trim and the vintage-style letter. Available in store and online | $14.15

14. Pyjamas

Everyone loves holiday pyjamas! And Old Navy has them for the whole family for under $20. Yup, you read that right, under $20. With a huge selections of patterns and colours, you’re sure to find a pair for everyone on your list. Available in store and online | $10.00-$19.99

15. Holiday Expressions Wood Coasters

Made from real wood with a natural bark rim, these coasters are sure to spread good cheer (while keeping furniture safe during holiday entertaining). The set includes four coasters and comes tied in natural twine. Available at Indigo in store and online | $16.00

16. Gold Dinosaur Planter

This may be one of the coolest, kitschiest gift ideas. It is perfect not only for the green thumb in your life and also for the quirky collector too. Available on Etsy | $16.93

17. Glass Bud Vases

Available in four different colours, these glass bid vases look great gathered together or on their own. Perfect to display a single bloom or maybe two. Available at West Elm | $14.00 each

18. FLOWER Fragrance Discovery Set

Discover all three fragrances from Drew Barrymore’s new cosmetics line, FLOWER. Cherished is a comforting and powdery floral. Radiant is a striking and confident sparkling floral. Sultry is a sensual and alluring oriental floral. Wear alone or layer them together to make a scent all your own. Available Exclusively at Walmart in store and online | $19.00

19. Big & Little Elf Aprons

For the cookie makers and takers, these matching adult and children aprons are perfect for the holiday season, especially if you have a baker on your list. Best of all? You can get both aprons for under $20! Available at Walmart and online | $7.95-$9.95 

20. Winter’s Eve Dinner Plate

Wondering how you will serve Santa his milk and cookies on December 24th? This plate is not only beautiful but it also features a cookie recipe on the back (two birds, one stone). With three jewel tones to choose from, each plate is microwave friendly. Available at Anthropologie in store and online | $20.00

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