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Presents On the Cheap

Husky On the Cheap logo in a present!


Thanksgiving season is officially over which means it’s the best time of the year. . .Christmas! If you celebrate Christmas or any other gift-giving holiday and you’re balling on a budget, you may not know what to get your loved ones for the holidays. Luckily for you, I have compiled a list of the best gifts under $20. 

During the holidays, if you want to be on the nice list, one of the best places to shop is at small businesses. Not only are you giving a gift to someone you love, but you’re also giving back to the person who owns the business. 

Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Skillet Kit, 2.1 Oz. | Big Lots
Cookie Skillet

In Edmond, there is a store called Painted Tree. This store houses various booths owned by small businesses where you can find several gifts for all types of people for much lower prices.

In the store at booth ‘b5’, I found this very cute skillet cookie maker for only $10.25. If one of your loved ones likes baking or just likes dessert, I think this gift is perfect for them. 

Friends Bring Out the Best Picture Frame, 4x6 - Picture Frames - Hallmark
Picture frame example

It includes a reusable high-quality small skillet and cookie dough mix. They also have a brownie skillet option, and both are just jolly!

A really cute personalized gift for a loved one could be as simple as framing a picture special to you and them. You can get a frame at Target for about $5, and you can print any 4-by-6 photo at Walgreens for $0.36. 

My best friend and I have been doing this for each other every year since we met, and it’s really fun to watch us grow through these framed photos. 

Wash Face Makeup Headband Cute Frog Eyes Elastic Hair Hoop Plush Wrapped Bandana -
Makeup headband from Amazon

This present is perfect because it comes out right under $6, so no need to make it rein, deer.

Now this one is for all the people out there with a girlfriend or sister who loves makeup. A really popular trend on TikTok right now is funny makeup headbands you use when you get ready. 

There are all sorts of silly animals from frogs to lobsters. I’m sure you can find your girlfriend’s favorite animal, on Amazon and they range anywhere from $5-$15. 

These headbands will have her looking so sleigh.

Amazon charging box

Hold on for deer life because I have another present idea. If you have a loved one who is really into electronics this gift is perfect for them. 

This charging box from Amazon charges an iPhone, Apple Watch AND Airpods all at the same time. This takes away the mess of multiple charging cords, and you can charge all of your devices at the same time. This charging box is only $19.99 which is even less than one Apple Watch charger from Apple. 

If you love this idea here is the link to purchase it:


Another cute idea that you can personalize for the person you’re buying a present for is a self-care package. 

Target always has a good sale on face masks – you can get 5 for $5, and they have so many options. You can also get a basket from Target for about $2. Then throw in some fuzzy socks and their favorite candy from the Dollar Tree –  both priced at $1.25. 

This comes out to a total of $9.50. Yule be sorry if you don’t use this idea!

If you do really love this idea you should enter our raffle for a self-care package, only $2 for one ticket or 3 for $5.

I hope these ideas have helped with your gifting adventures. Have a holly jolly Christmas – I know I’ll be having the Holly-est!

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Holly Hill, Staff Writer
Holly Hill is a Sophomore at Edmond North, and is involved with Newspaper, Theatre Arts and Huskies for Equality. She is the secretary of both the Theatre Arts Department and Huskies for Equality. She has a passion for writing and would like to further pursue it in her future.

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