The Perfect Gifts for Grandmas, Daughters and Wives under $20

Admit it, you struggle every year to figure out what to get for your sister, your favorite auntie and your mom. Not to mention your girlfriend or wife! I was going to write a companion piece to this about the men in our lives but I’ve decided to stay in my lane I have no clue what dudes want. Maybe I’ll get a few of the men in my life to chime in.

To start you have to know your audience. If your sister rides a motorcycle and listens to death metal she may not be in to that floral print tea cozy. So here we go. What to get for the ladies in your life based on what you know about their current activities.

Some gals find their essential oils essential to their life. Let her carry her favorite essential oil with her in a popular bangle style bracelet.

$13.99 prime

Birthday Gifts for Women, Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet Aromatherapy Diffuser Locket Stainless Steel Bangle with 8 Colors Pads Romanda Jewelry for Women

A beautiful and decorative diffuser for the home. Powerful and beneficial scents delivered in this wood diffuser with LED lighting.

$19.99 prime

URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser 150ml Wood Grain Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser with Adjustable Mist Mode Waterless Auto Shut-off Humidifier and 7 Color Changing LED Lights for Home Office Baby

Does your girl love to boogie, but also finds herself taking off her shoes at the end of the night? Here’s the perfect gift. After a night of dancing she can slip on her ballet flats and make the trek back to the parking garage or the late night diner.

$11.98 – $13.98 prime

Purse Foldable Travel Ballet Flats for Women with Compact Carrying Tote Bag (XL-US 8.5/9.5, Black)

A pashmina is so much more than a scarf! I love to travel with mine because it’s easy to carry as a scarf. But it can also serve as a shawl when its chilly, a blanket on the plane, or bundled up in to a pillow. A great gift for the chilly chica in your life. As many colors as you can imagine but black and red are almost always a safe bet.

$10.98 prime

Sakkas Large Soft Silky Pashmina Shawl Wrap Scarf Stole in Solid Colors – Navy Blue

Meal prep has become such a popular alternative to buying fast food for lunch. Why not make the lunch cooler just a little bit cooler than average. Cute prints make it easy to find your lettuce wraps in the crowded work fridge.

$11.89 prime

LOKASS Lunch Bag Cooler Bag Women Tote Bag Insulated Lunch Box Water-resistant Thermal Lunch Bag Soft Liner Lunch Bags for women/Picnic/Boating/Beach/Fishing/Work (Peony)

Yoga, gardening, running, and even watching a 12 year old’s football game can get a gal over-heated. This cool towel is perfect for bringing down Your temperature and only requires a bit of water.

$6.57 prime

Ergodyne Chill-Its 6602 Evaporative Cooling Towel, Blue

Anker is one of the most well known names in portable chargers. With an on-the-go lifestyle sometimes that battery drops to 10% and you need a charge and fast. This lightweight design is easy to carry in your bag or car.

$22.99 prime with $2.00 coupon (ok I lied about this being under $20 – sue me)

Anker PowerCore 10000, One of The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact Portable Charger, High-Speed Charging Technology Power Bank for Iphone, Samsung Galaxy and More

Whether she wants a full blown rose garden or just a couple of flower pots for the front door, great gardening gloves are a must. Especially if one paid good money for a manicure!

$9.80 prime

Garden Gloves Women Premium, For Gardening, Roses & Yard Work with Protective Grip and Breathable Microfiber with Touchscreen. Limited Offer, Buy Now!

Is there a woman in your life making wreaths right now? If so you need to get her a cordless glue gun! “She has a glue gun.” you say. But is it cordless?? Makes for getting around those big projects even easier.

$18.99 prime

Surebonder CL-800F 60-Watt Cordless High Temperature Glue Gun

Is there a young lady in your life? Does she have a puffy hair band on her wrist? If so, she’d love a bunch more. Grab your VSCO girl this great scrunchie pack.

$8.75 prime

Chloven 45 Pcs Hair Scrunchies Velvet Elastics Hair Bands Scrunchy Hair Tie Ropes Scrunchie for Women Girls Hair Accessories- Gift for Holiday Seasons and Christmas

I remember being a young lady and I also remember my awesome journal in which I would write my ideas, my emotions, and little hearts next to the name Joe. You don’t want the young lady in your life losing her handwriting skills on the dang phone.

$6.99 prime

Always Remember; You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem: 8.5×11 Lined Notebook/Journal For Girls; Inspirational Gifts For Girls/Tweens; Daily Diary for Writing

Do none of these seem right for the ladies in your life? I’ve got you covered.

What junk thing has she been dealing with? Old boots? Old tools? A ripped tote bag? Buy her what she needs as much as what she wants. Where is she struggling? How can you alleviate her work load with an item? Practical isn’t unwelcome. 

Be careful though fellas, no woman ever wanted a new trash can for Christmas. And just say no to those lotion gift packs from Walmart. And don’t be offended if she trades in one sweater for another. It’s best to have what works.

And in closing most women won’t turn down wine, an adventure, or a live show (whether it’s death metal or broadway is on you).

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