To be honest, I don’t consider myself a big fan of Christmas gift buying. I like to receive hugs more than gifts, but I also really like to help my readers find the perfect gift for those who love. For that sake, I created my first gift guide ever: 10 things under 20$.

I’ve made a selection of those cute things you can put in your Christmas stockings or under the tree for a really low price, and they’re all from Amazon so you can easily find them online.

In my case, as a college student, I can’t afford to get really pricey gifts for my friends and family, so I always look for this kind of details. I even have some of the things I show you on the guide, so I can give you a real opinion on them. I think the intention is what really matters. You don’t have to spend thousands on something to make someone happy or let them know how you love them.

Related post: My November Favorites


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10 things under 20$

  1. Gold Hanging Plant Pot

I’ve been looking for something to hang on the wall of my college room for too long. I actually did find some good pieces, but the price just wasn’t affordable for my poor student budget. I recently came across these two plant holders for less than 20$ and decided to get them. Two succulents to put them in and it looks beautiful. Now I can probably start calling it a second home.

2. Salt Rock Candle Holder

This was a must during my final exams week. I could feel the strees pour out of every pore, but this definitely helped me to relax and calm down. I guess it’s the warm color that gives a really peaceful vibes and puts you in the best mood after a long day. I decided to put it in my bed table so I can light it up some hours before I go to sleep. Sometimes I even use it to read and it works perfectly.

3. Mobile Camera Lens

If you know someone who LOVES photography, but can’t carry their camera with them all day, then this gift is for them. I got mine one year ago, and all I can say is that I don’t ever take them out of my bag. I always carry these three little lenses with me (wide angle, fish eye and macro). The best thing is they work with every mobile phone, so there’s no problem if you change your phone (I changed mine one month ago and still use the lenses). Basically, I got them because I wanted to be able to take really good photos with my phone when I couldn’t have my DSLR camera around, and I also was tired of the basic tools the iPhone camera gives you.

4. Marble Notebook

This can be used a notebook or as a bullet journal. I like to keep it always with me just in case a good idea pops up in my head! I also use it for lists and school essays. Of course, what makes this notebook stand out from the others, is this beautiful marbled cover.

5. Led Light Box

If you can’t afford a 60$ Light Box from Urban Outfitters like me, this one from Amazon is a good option. Since I love to light something up when I’m studying, I think it’s the cutest college room decor. I currently have some fairy lights on my wall, but I wouldn’t mind adding this light box. It really gives a cozy and warm vibe. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like light things just make you feel at home!

6. «Be the person your dog thinks you are» Bag

Best quote ever! I definitely have to remind myself to be the kind of person my doggies think I am, so I guess carrying a bag with this quote printed on it would be a perfect start. This is the perfect gift for all those pet lover friends (I am that friend).

7. Marble Galaxy Mug

Did I mention that I love marbled stuff? From notebooks to mugs, it doesn’t really matters what it is if it has a marble print on it. This mug in particular combines two of my favorite things (and patterns) ever: the night sky and marble. I love the universe so much I even sell my own handmade Moon Phase Garlands on Etsy, they could also be a good Christmas gift under 20$.

8. Portable Charger

Basically, everyone with an iPhone needs this. And if you have one, you know what I’m talking about. God, their battery is gone in just a few hours! Investing in a good portable charger was the best decisions of my life.

9. Paddywax Scented Candle: Salted Grapefruit

More home decor for my college bedroom. A good music and this scented candle is everything I need to spend my holidays the best way possible.

10. Almost Adulting by Arden Rose

This book has been one of my best reads on 2017. 2017 was definitely a year of change (good and bad), and reading this book was the best therapy. Growing up and having to go buy your own grocieries and pay your own bills is not that easy, so it was good to know that you’re not alone when it comes to adulting. I found Arden’s tips really helpful, she tells you exactly what no one has told you before. It was like opening a door that had been hiding the answers to all my questions.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

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