Cool Gifts Under $20 That Do not Put a Hole in your Pocket

by : Alice Duong

The famous saying "it's the thought that counts" can certainly be applied to finding a great gift that does not cost the earth. It usually requires very careful thought, hours of searching and price comparisons to find a great gift at affordable prices. I have come across many cool and interesting gifts under $20 that I know my family would really appreciate and am delighted to share this with you in this article. Of course, with a little bit of patience and careful searching there is a vast array of great gifts under $20 that doesn't cost an arm and leg.

Gift for Dad
My father is a golf fanatic. It's good for building business relationships and even for the non-golfing dad this gadget would be a great way to get him started. At least, he can boast about not losing too many balls on his first round of golf! Golf Ball Finder Glasses make finding golf balls easier. They are designed with special lenses to block out grass and foliage so lost balls actually appear to glow against the background. The glasses themselves are not bad looking and can be worn over normal glass wear.

Gift for Mom
After a long day at work, every mom appreciates a bit of relaxation time to herself. One of my favorites is Mood Glow Color Changing Candles which are a perfect way to help mom unwind and de-stress. These candles create a gentle ambience in any environment. Light it while unwinding with a good book on the couch or enjoy the calming effect while languishing in the bath.

Gift for Kids
Every kid is guaranteed to love the award winning Gelli Baff made in the UK and selectively available in the U.S.A. Gelli Baff is both fun for kids and can turn any bath chore fun and enjoyable. Simply run the bath 2 or 3 inches deep, turn off the tap, add Gelli Baff and watch in amazement as your boring bath water magically turns into a fun thick goo! The goo is a completely harmless powder that soaks up 400 times its own weight in water. When the fun is all done, add the dissolver sachet and the goo disappears.

Gift for Babies
Every mother and child can now enjoy their favorite music together with the beautiful Rockabye Baby Lullaby Rendition albums of famous artists including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, The Eagles, Bob Marley, The Cure, U2 and many more. These Rockabye Baby Lullaby albums have revolutionized children's music, transforming timeless songs by influential rock, alternative and metal bands into beautiful instrumental lullabies. On top of all this, the albums from the series were chosen as an official gift for the 2007 Grammy Awards! This is truly a beautiful way for mother and baby to share and experience their favorite music.

Gift for Grandma
As the weather cools, warm Grandma's stomach with these blooming and beautiful flavored teaposy. These premium white tea leaves, natural herbal flowers, and pure intent are crafted into delicate blossoms that bloom delightfully with every cup of tea. Furthermore, teaposy contains 26.3% of polyphenol, an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. A perfect nutritious and healthy gift for our beloved Grandma.

Gift for Grandpa
Give Grandpa something truly meaningful with a truly personalized Family Name History gift. The meaning of Grandpa's name, its origin, references in history and more are all displayed on a beautiful parchment scroll. This is truly a personal touch that he will be proud to own and have hanging on the wall to show to all the grandchildren.

Gift for Him
Whatever the personality, your boyfriend or husband will appreciate a humorous gift whether for the home or office. That is why I have chosen the hilarious Super Stretch Flying Monkey as the perfect gift for Him. Dressed mysteriously in a cape and mask just like a super hero, this monkey can fly and travel 50 feet - just put two fingers in the hand pockets, pull back its strong elastic arms and let go. As the Flying Monkey soars through the air it will let out unbearable yet hilarious screeching monkey noises that is enough to make you want to have another go!

Gift for Her
Relatively new in the USA is the Mopod, a cell phone accessory that all girlfriends and wives are bound to find fascinating. Forget about annoying ring tones, simply attach a MoPod to your bag, belt, clothing, key rings or even your cell phone itself and these cute Mopods will flash, turn and spin when your cell phone receives a call. They make a cute piece of accessory which is both unique and different.