The 13 Best Cheap Christmas Gifts of 2021

Spread holiday cheer without breaking the bank

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"The sleek Echo Dot is an unassuming addition to any countertop or bedside, but it's full of amazing functions."
"This customizable bracelet is truly sentimental and surprisingly affordable."
"Your game night isn't complete without this laugh out loud game."
"If you loved making paper planes as a kid, then this Bluetooth-controlled device is sure to be wow you."
"The pink-hued shot glasses are a truly unique gift and a great addition to a bar cart."
"This vibrant puzzle is a perfect indoor activity and a colorful way to perk up a dreary day."
"Just plug this in for a truly streamlined streaming experience at home."
"Essentials oils can be added to the base, turning this humidifier into an oil diffuser."
"These plush slippers are comfortable and machine washable for easy care."
"Every bar cart needs a stylish, crystal clear decanter like this."

A major stress of Christmas shopping is surely the price tag attached to some gifts. You want to buy the perfect presents for the people in your life, but you still need to keep your budget in mind. Luckily, there's no shortage of affordable gifts that are low on price but high on thoughtfulness.

Below, the best cheap Christmas gifts for everyone on your list:

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
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The 4th Generation Echo Dot has a sleek design and tons of helpful functions, making this gift both stylish and practical. Use the device—available in charcoal, white, or blue—to set timers, play music, and even operate some appliances. Anyone lucky enough to receive this will likely use it on a daily basis.

CaitlynMinimalist Custom Handwriting Bracelet

Custom Handwriting Bracelet

Sentimental, personalized gifts are always a great choice, and this Etsy bracelet is sure to make the special person in your life smile. Simply upload a handwritten image of a word or phrase and it's added to the bracelet. You can even select the length of the chain and finishes, like sterling silver, rose gold, or 18K gold.

Cards Against Humanity Cards Against Humanity: The Main Game

Cards Against Humanity

All the components of a good time can be found in this little box. The Cards Against Humanity card game is consistently rated a best-selling game for families, college students, and game-night aficionados alike. The fast-paced board game is easy to play: each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and players must give their best response with a White Card.

"Cards Against Humanity is a modern classic in the adult party game genre that’s easy to play and delivers big laughs."—Shannon Wells, Product Tester

Uncommon Goods Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

Flying paper planes may have been a fun childhood pastime but this gift from Uncommon Goods is a fun gadget for any adult. The 6-inch long plane is actually controlled via Bluetooth and can go up 25mph. The plane, made of durable carbon fiber, can do fun twists and turns and is easily controlled through a phone.

The Spice Lab Pink Himalayan Salt Tequila Shot Glasses

Made of naturally sourced Himalayan salt, the pink-hued shot glasses are a truly unique gift that will bring plenty of holiday cheer to your home. This is great for liquor enthusiasts who need a bit of salt to enhance the flavor of their favorite liquor. The salt in these glasses has a natural anti-bacterial quality, so germs won't linger and they won't take on a strange odor.

Brooklinen Indoor Party Puzzle

Indoor Party Puzzle

A good puzzle is a cute gift idea for someone who loves a challenge or just wants a fun indoor activity. This 500-piece puzzle is bright and whimsical and depicts a warm gathering of friends as they eat, drink, and be merry. Designed by artist Tess Smith-Roberts, the puzzle measures 20 x 20-inches, so it's the perfect tabletop activity for family and friends.

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

As more and more people continue to cut the cable cord and stream content instead, a Fire Stick is sure to be appreciated. Set up is simple and the click of a button makes it easy to view YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more. The Alexa remote allows users to control the device with the sound of their voice.

Levoit Humidifier and Essential Oil Diffuser

Humidifier and Essential Oil Diffuser

Having at least one of these Levoit humidifiers in any home is a must. Its built-in sensor maintains a comfortable level of humidity (say goodbye to congestion and dry skin) and it's very quiet. Essentials oils can be added to the base, turning this humidifier into a diffuser. Also, this device features a convenient auto-shutoff.

Ultraideas Comfort Coral Fleece Memory Foam Slippers

Give the gift of comfort with the UltraIdeas Women’s Comfort Coral memory foam slippers. They're the perfect way to begin or end the day—and they really keep your feet warm. The slippers are lined with high-density memory foam that mold to the wearer’s foot shape to make it a personal fit each and every time.

"The memory foam insole is a nice touch. It consists of three layers: memory foam, support foam, and anti-shock EVA. I did notice it forming to my foot as the week went on, but I actually found myself missing the first couple of wears, where the inside of the slipper would rise to meet the arch of my foot."—Erika Owen, Product Tester

Crate & Barrel Brixton Decanter

Brixton Decanter

There's just something so classy and classic about a decanter. The stylish bottle doesn't just store spirits, but it looks amazing on any counter or bar cart. The geometric, textured exterior has a luxe look, but the price tag is wallet-friendly. Plus, the decanter is dishwasher safe.

Uncommon Goods Veggie Lover's Cooking Kit

Veggie Lover's Cooking Kit

There's nothing better than a home cooked meal, and this kit helps spice up every dish, particularly vegetables. The box features six spice blends like sesame soy, zesty horseradish, and coconut curry. These are packed with flavor and the kit even comes with a booklet for plant-based recipes that incorporate the spices.

Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Easy-Clean Lid

Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug

The Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel Travel Mug carries 16-ounces of hot or cold beverages (perfect for both long and short commutes). This mug comes in a wide-variety of colors, but its most noteworthy feature is the Autoseal technology. The push-button release allows for one-handed sipping without worry of leakage. Also, it uses Thermalock technology to keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold for up to 12 hours.

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