Affordable Gifts for the Holiday Season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about presents you want to get for your loved ones.

One of the hardest parts of Christmas shopping is trying to find a cute or thoughtful gift that is affordable.

To help you to get your most bang for your buck, here are some great gift options under $20:



Who doesn’t love a bright red lip during the Christmas season? Even a dark red lip can add a lot to your makeup look. If you’re looking for an affordable lip stain or lipstick then drugstore brands are a great way to go, but there also some higher-end brands that have affordable products.

Wet n’ Wild is a great brand because it has great products that are affordable. One lipstick that you could buy (or you could possibly get a few) is the MegaLast Lip Color which is only $1.99. If you’re looking for that red lipstick then check out the shades, Coral-ine, Red Velvet or if you’re looking for a darker shade, try out Cinnamon Spice.

NYX cosmetics is also a great brand to find affordable lipstick products. They offer the Velvet Matte Lipstick for only $9.00. It comes in a variety of shades and again if you’re looking for that bright red lipstick, try the shade Blood Love and if you’re looking for a darker shade of red, try out the shade Volcano.


What better way to show someone you care than to give them a gift that will keep them warm? Scarves are a great way to get a personalized gift for someone that will reflect their style.

If you’re looking for the perfect infinity scarf, then check out the Open-Knit Infinity Scarf at Forever 21. It comes in the shade pink, olive and burgundy and costs $14.90. You could combine this gift with the lipstick from Wet n’ Wild and still remain on budget.

If you’re looking for an oblong scarf, then a great option would be the Fringed Plaid Oblong Scarf also from Forever 21. It comes in only one colour option of a navy/hunter green plaid and it costs the same: $14.90. You can choose what style of scarf would be the best option for whoever you’re gifting.


Many people love to change up their phone cases every so often to reflect their change in style. Phone cases can be an affordable and practical gift because they’re generally under $10 and you can get them in so many different styles.

There are many different options for phone cases that you can get from a variety of stores. If you’re looking for a decently priced phone case, you can check out Forever 21, Ardene, Claire’s, Urban Planet, etc.

If you’re gifting to someone who is #TeamIphone then a great option would be the Clear Elephant Pattern Phone Case for iPhone 6 from Claire’s for only $11.50.

You don’t necessarily have to get them a phone case either. A cute phone accessory that seems to be in style is dust plugs. You get this cute Black Pom Pom Phone Charm Plug from Claire’s for only $8.50. It works with any phone that has a headphone jack and it prevents dust from getting into the headphone jack when you don’t have your headphones plugged in.

So when looking for a gift, just remember that you don't need to stray from your budget too much! You can get great, affordable gifts for your friends without having to take too much from your wallet.

Enjoy your Christmas shopping!