Great Gifts Under $20

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday coming up, now is the time to get a head start on holiday shopping, before the finals madness begins! As a collegiette, buying gifts on a budget can be a struggle. Thankfully, there are plenty of perfect gifts out there for your friends and family that don’t have to break your bank. From your best friend to your boyfriend, to your mom and dad, here is a list of gifts under $20 for both her and him!

Gifts for Her

1. Ipsy Subscription

For only $10 you can send your best friend a personalized bag of five different makeup samples. The samples even come in an adorable makeup bag. And lastly...drumroll please...there is FREE SHIPPING! What could be any better?

2. Makeup Brush Set

Forever 21

For only $17.90, you can get your mom or sister a set of seven different sized makeup brushes. You can never have too many brushes!

3. Starbucks Mug

In stores and at

A Starbucks mug is the perfect gift for your coffee-loving friend! Starbucks comes out with a new line of mugs around this time every year, and the ones this year are especially adorable (like this one)! These to-go mugs are $19.95, while other mugs are as low as $12.95. 

Gifts for Him

1. Trapper Hat

Forever 21

What guy doesn’t look great in a trapper hat? It is the perfect accessory for winter. At Forever 21, you can get this one for your guy for only $14.95.

2. Phone Case

For your dad or brother, you can get a USC iPhone 5 case for only $19.95. And even better, you can find it at the USC bookstore at the bottom of Russell House. 

3. Coasters 

A great gift idea for your dad (or any man in your life) is a set of coasters. This set is on sale for only $9.76 at Walmart. These wooden ones would look great on any coffee table and will keep the drink stains away.