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Christmas Gifts for Under Twenty Dollars

The greatest challenge of the holiday shopping season is often the need to find small Christmas gifts for under twenty dollars. It sometimes feels like there’s an endless list of “extra” people on your Christmas list.  Garden scented tealight candles are one of many Christmas gifts for under twenty Dollars offered by Illuminations From your child’s teacher, to fellow committee members to your son’s coach or even that great barista at the local coffee shop who always remembers your order, the list can feel overwhelming--and expensive.  What to do?  Give Candles!

Candles Make Finding Christmas Gifts for Under Twenty Dollars Easy!

Candles are the perfect option, and the variety is so great, you’re bound to find a Christmas gift that will be just right for each recipient. 

Christmas Gift Ideas For Men

For the man on your list, you might choose a gel mug candle.  Pick scents with your recipient in mind; with over 300 different fragrances to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find one he’ll enjoy.  Once the candle has burned down, the mug is easily cleaned and will give years of use and pleasure. has a great selection of shaped and scented candle gifts for all interests that won’t break your budget.  Try the Square Dice Gel Mini Glass set, with dice floating in a clear gel candle, or a delicious collection of votives with scents like espresso or cappuccino.  There are some great river rock taper holders too, and everything is less than $20.

Christmas Gift Ideas For Women

Do you have a babysitter, your child’s pre-school teacher, or your son’s girlfriend who you’d love to share the holiday spirit with, without spending a fortune?  Try an assortment of scented votives along with a votive holder that suits her personality.  Get creative by mixing and matching holiday fragrances along with red and green holders, or perhaps frosted votive holders etched with seasonal snowflake designs. 

For teenagers, put together floral scents like jasmine, mandarin orange and lavender.  If they are living in a dorm which prohibits any open flames – no problem!  Just include a candle warmer in the gift, and they’ll be able to enjoy the scrumptious scents without breaking any rules.

Gel candles are another fun and funky, yet inexpensive choice for any teen on your list.  At, you can match a very cool list of colors with a correspondingly cool list of scents to create something perfect – and affordable – for every lady on your list. 

Know someone who always goes the extra yard and deserves some R & R?  Why not create a mini spa get-away to help them unwind at the end of a hectic day?  For under twenty dollars you can combine a pillar candle in a calming aromatherapy scent such are ylang-ylang or chamomile, along with a plate candleholder and a CD of relaxing, meditative music. 

Quality AND Quantity Gifts

If you know several people who don’t know each other, you can save time and money by ordering in quantity.  Many sites like Illuminations offer free shipping for as little as $75 in purchases.  Buy one dozen each of three different items, like Santas, snowflakes, and Christmas Trees, and put one of each into a nicely wrapped box.  You’ll have twelve gifts in an instant without driving yourself crazy or broke!  Then just sit back and enjoy the smiles of all those special people who will always remember you for remembering them at Christmas.