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10. Giant Microbes Plush Toys
Warning! This toy only brings out its true value if you are planning to give this to people who are aware of what microbes are. But for fun, you can give it to anyone and you will be surprised of some reactions like E. Coli looks like jellyfish or Herpes are as cute as sunflowers! Your gifts may even open opportunities for learning stuff.
9. Lava Lamps
Buying these lamps, as gifts, are perfect for arousing the curious and the scientific in every person. Yes, lava lamps may have been in existence for quite some time now, but not everyone is interested in purchasing such stuff because there are lamps that are better functioning than it. Nevertheless, since this is a gift, they do not have to refuse in accepting such as unique item.
8. Battery Powered Candles
Aside from being safe for the home, battery-powered candles are also gifts that can make the general audience happy. They may not appreciate its use as you give it, but it can be better than real candles, where it lasts longer.
7. Santoku Knives
You can get knives for as low as $20 and you can slice your food just like any other slicing tool out there. However, what makes a Santoku knife a perfect gift is that it works well with almost all types of ingredients, it chops, slices, dices, and minces well, and food does not stick on the blade, even if you make thin slices. Sounds too good to be true for something under $20? There are lots of deals available, especially during the Christmas season.
6. Fuzzy Socks
People would never think of buying a couple of fuzzy socks thinking that it is just as ordinary as other socks are, which basically protects the foot from wearing their shoes. They may feel deprived when you give this as a gift, that is, not until they try to wear them at home. The feel of the said socks are actually softer, more comfortable, and even warmer that it can be a perfect pair for sleeping at night or enduring the cold rainy days. Just be sure to tell them not to wear it with shoes because it is never intended for that purpose.
Bonsais are very pleasing gifts that can be bought with the low budget. Why are they considered as one of the best? Aside from being spectacled with a real miniature tree, the gift also emanates balance, peace, serenity, and awe, thanks to a well-planned trimming and rock-soil formations that complete the package. It only demands little water and it can stay alive with lesser sunlight.
4. Gift Cards
It does not matter if the gift card you will give for the holidays is as less as $20, really! As long as your friends, family members, and loved ones have been given the right gift card, which usually takes a lot of thought, they will really enjoy using every penny in it. Starbucks and iTunes are few of the most bought cards this season.
3. “As Seen on TV” Items
There are so many items in this category under $20 and they can be surprised that they have never seen it on TV, ever! They will be more than curious than happy, just like kids who never knew Play-doh was never made of clay.
2. Atomic Clocks
Let’s be honest that hearing the word “clocks” actually ruins the excitement of this gift. That may be the case for the unaware, but giving this clock for a gift will surprise them where they may even wonder how this cool stuff can cost less than $20. Just for your information, atomic clocks are known to be “the most accurate timepiece in the world” because it uses deeper spectrums of atoms and electronic transition frequencies. Wow! Very Geeky!
1. Books for Dummies
What makes this gift undeniably favorable is that most people will never ever buy this book for the fact that they deny being dumb over many things. When you know a friend, a family member, or anyone that becomes a stump over some basic knowledge, such as personal financing, auto repair, home maintenance, and even how to fix everything, then this book can help them… a lot! For $20, you are giving them more than just a book to read, but an investment that can save them a lot of money, and food for thought that can stuff their heads with new information and skill.