10 West Elm Finds Under $20 That Make Perfect Gifts for Anyone on Your List (or Yourself!)

published Oct 17, 2022
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Holiday gifting season is officially upon us and, for many, that can add an extra dose of stress, both emotionally and financially. Not only do you want to score the perfect gift for each and every loved one on your holiday shopping list, but shelling out all that money at once can definitely cause a bit of terror every time you open your bank app.

The good news? Retailers are prioritizing budget-friendly gifting more than ever this year, offering up tons of beautiful (and special!) options for everyone on your list, all at prices that won’t break the bank. In fact, one of our favorite spots to shop, West Elm, has a ton of gorgeous options right this very minute, all under $20 (!!), which means you can check off more than half your list for way less than you ever imagined. Check out some of our stylish favorites below!

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was $48.00

Gift them a bit of morning cheer — or just a happy place to stash their keys! — with this hand-painted bowl from West Elm. It's available in a trio of colorful patterns, each with its own funky personality that will bring a pop of happy to their home decor.

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was $19.00

A general life rule of thumb: One can never have too many bud vases. Rule number two? They also make great gifts! (See rule number one). This cheery ceramic turquoise vase would look beautiful styled on some shelves or with a single bloom inside.

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Encourage your favorite busy body to take a bit of time for self-care with this plush and stylish towel. Made from 100 percent Turkish cotton, it's lightweight yet perfectly cozy for drying off post-bath or shower. Pro tip: Team it with a jar of bath salts for a true spa-like gift they're sure to appreciate.

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West Elm
was $19.00

Nothing says luxury quite like a beautifully-scented home. This stylish brass tin candle — scented with warm notes of apple, pear, cedar wood, amber, and suede — is the ideal way for your pal to wind down at the end of a long workday.

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was $18.00

Your favorite cook will love this cheeky spoon rest from New York City-based shop Fishs Eddy. Complete with a retro screenprint-style design, it's the ideal place for them to stash any utensils while they cook to keep their countertops clean — and their stove looking stylish.

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When the weather outside is frightful, this mug is so delightful. Modeled after everyone's favorite winter mystical creature, this charming Yeti mug boasts ample room for their favorite hot chocolate and a generous serving of whipped cream for the gift that keeps on giving (smiles, that is!).

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When it comes to choosing an inexpensive holiday gift, you really can't go wrong with a cute ornament. Not only are they typically pretty inexpensive, but they're just personal enough to suit any relationship in your life, from your SIL to the new coworker you snagged in the office gift exchange.

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West Elm
was $39.00

Have a friend who is a gifted green thumb? They'll love receiving this sleek Mid-Century turned-wood planter to show off one of their favorite plant babies. It pairs particularly well with succulents, so feel free to stick one in pre-gifting for an extra thoughtful touch.

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was $37.50

Help them usher their home into cozy season with this luxe (and inexpensive!) velvet pillow color. It would look particularly stunning atop a leather couch or paired with equally-dramatic jewel-toned holiday decor.

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was $39.50

Your favorite Francophile will swoon over this forged cheese spreader set that they can break out next time they want to tuck into a big wheel of camembert. This set also makes a great hostess gift, in case you're stumped on what to bring to one of the 20 holiday parties you'll be making the rounds at this year.