11 Ornaments Under $20 That Make Fun Gifts

These thoughtful Christmas ornaments are proof that good things really do come in small packages.

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October 30, 2020

In my opinion, a meaningful ornament is the perfect, budget-friendly Christmas present. It's pretty yet practical (read: virtually guaranteed to be used at least once a year), typically costs just $10-$20 and yet carries a lot of sentimental value. In turn, it's a great gift for acquaintances and close friends alike.

So, if you want to spoil a few lucky people on your list while sticking to budget, I say go with a heartfelt or hilarious ornament. Here are 11 special gems for every person and occasion.

Buying a house is a huge accomplishment and definitely calls for a special ornament. Congratulate the new homeowners and commemorate their first Christmas in their new place with this glittering gold-and-white keepsake. They'll love how the house adds a hint of shimmer to their tree, not to mention the back which reads "2020."

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Perfect for someone who lives in a place that rarely sees snow, this beautiful botanic ornament will give them the white Christmas they've not-so-secretly been dreaming about. Loops of artificial greenery weave through the glass sphere and create a breathtaking winter wonderland that they can hold right in their hands.

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For the family who loves group photos but rarely sits still to take them, we've found the most thoughtful gift of all: an ornament that doubles as a custom Christmas portrait. Each one comes in a glossy finish and can be personalized with the family's surname, skin tones, sizes and more.

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The new parents on your list will be so touched when they open this heirloom ornament. The contemporary frame reads "My First Christmas" at the top, "2020" underneath and has a slot in the middle for a sweet photo of their new little one.

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Add even more excitement to your bestie's recent engagement or graduation by surprising them with this bucket of bubbly. The bottle of champagne is crafted from glittering glass and inscribed with "2020" on the bottom for a spirited keepsake they'll always cherish.

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Now here's a present that's sure to please your community service-minded family member. Spread even more holiday cheer by gifting them an ornament that actually gives back. Created in collaboration with The ASPCA, this scarf-clad Boston Terrier will add a paw-sitively cute touch to their tree and help support animals in need.

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Consider this the perfect gift for your favorite coffee addict. Pay tribute to their morning must-have with this cheeky ornament shaped just like a French press. A gold cap and dusting of glitter ensure that the piece will fit right in with their other Christmas decor.

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Earn squeals of delight from your long-distance BFF by sending her an ornament inspired by your old friendship necklaces. For $20, you'll get two matching halves of a heart, which are made from pink glass and topped with a curly ribbon, that will make you both nostalgic for quality time together.

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Know someone who sadly had to reschedule a big trip this year? Bring a smile to their face and give them one more thing to look forward to with this hilarious, zebra-in-a-hot-tub ornament. The whimsical wool creature exudes that vacation state of mind with his festive hat, scarf and cup of hot chocolate, and will remind them to keep their chin up until their next adventure.

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Every teacher should have a shiny apple for their tree, IMO. Show your favorite educator some love and send them this thoughtful apple-shaped ornament. A light layer of glitter covers the crimson-red top and ensures that their tree sparkles as brightly as their pupils.

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If we learned anything from this year, it's that you can never have too many bottles of hand sanitizer. Give your loved one a good laugh and a friendly reminder to keep practicing good hygiene with this miniature version for their tree.

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