Last Minutes Gifts Under $20

By now you've probably finished most of your holiday shopping. If, however, you find you've checked your list and come up short (or been presented with an unexpected gift exchange situation) do not panic. Here is a round up of sure-to-please gifts easily found at major big box stores and malls*. They all come in at under $20 so they shouldn't stress your holiday budget. You can pick them up on the way to the party and plop them in a pretty box for maximum impact.
Last Minute Gifts Under $20

1. Burt's Bees Tips & Toes Care Kit, Walgreens, $12.99
If you've ever been on your way (late) to a party an realized you forgot to get a gift, you've probably experienced the drug store gift dash. Thankfully, even Walgreens can come through. Burt's Bees makes natural products that many people swear by. At $13, the whole set it a steal.

2. Tech Touch Gloves, Target, $9.99
Most touch-screen-friendly gloves cost at last $30. Target is selling these tech touch gloves for only $10 in stores. They come in black, purple, pink, yellow, red, blue and white. They are great for the friend always using her smart phone, iPod, tablet or even the touch screens at ATMs and self checkouts.
3. Modal Blend PJ Set, Kohls, $17.99
PJ Sets are a warm and cozy gift. They're also a little easier to size than most clothing. The pants of these sets are made of a modal blend while the tanks are cotton. This sets comes in five different prints.

4. E.L.F. Makeup Palette, Target, $10
Obviously this isn't luxury makeup, but for the teens in your life who into experimenting with new looks, this is a great gift. The many shadows, blushes and glosses come with applicators in a cute little plastic "clutch" package.

5. Metallic Envelope Clutch, Fashion Bug, $13.79
A classic clutch is something everyone needs. This one is great for holidays, weddings, cocktail parties and beyond. It's also affordable enough to fill with fancy hand cream and some nice nail polish.

6. Shea Butter Body Balm, Bath & Body Works, $17.50
Winter comes with dry, cracked skin. Mixing winter with holiday baking, cleaning and decorating will yeild tortured knuckles, elbows and knees. This body balm will come to the rescue.

7. Floral Bangle Set, Forever 21, $6.80
Bangle sets give you a lot of bang for your buck since you get a whole set of bracelets. They look great in fancy little boxes. Add wow to this simple gift by "wrapping" them in a clutch and adding some matching nail polish.

8. Soothing Spa Set, Walmart, $12
The eye mask, body wrap and booties come with removable, scented packets that can be heated or chilled to soothe and relax tired eyes, sore necks and shoulders and aching feet. Skip the typical hostess gifts like chocolates and opt for something to help the stressed party planner wind down after you leave.

*In-store prices may vary from the online price. Also, I've seen most of these products in my local stores, but stores do vary by region.


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