11. A Holiday Cookie Jar
Look in stores such as Target, Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby for fun looking jars that can be found in the above price range.
12. Vintage HandkerchiefsThe younger members in my family have been known to make fun of me when I pull out a flowered or embroidered handkerchief out of my jeans pocket. But I always have a vintage one handy. I never know when a movie or TV show will make me teary and a package of tissues just doesn't do it. PLUS if you are into the green scene, cloth is always better than using and tossing tissue paper.
Because there are so many choices, take your time and shop around a bit for a few perfect handkerchiefs that fit the recipient, for instance perhaps a state one or fun whimsical hanky. Make sure to wash and iron them, nestle in tissue paper in a pretty box for a pretty presentation.
Vintage pieces can be found for as little as $1. on up.
13. Holiday Postcards
You can also so crafts with postcard art if you can't find the right card to purchase. Check out the links to these postcard crafty ideas.
14. Vintage Dated OrnamentMaybe you never started someone special on yearly dated ornaments. But its never too late! Find a vintage piece that is dated from their year of birth, marriage or other significant event.
At times these can be found for just a few dollars, so search online and in antique malls.
15. Old World Christmas Holiday Ornaments
One year I picked out about twelve or so different animal ornaments and gave them to everyone at our Vet's clinic. They had fun opening them at their Christmas party and doing exchanges for the different pets.
16. Holiday Aprons for the HostessAre you going to a Christmas party? Or know someone who entertains for the holidays? One idea I like is a vintage Christmas (or other appropriate theme/color) for the hostess. If the hostess is one that is popping in and out of the kitchen, an apron is a great gift. The new ones are not as popular or easy to find as a few decades ago, except for the vintage ones. They are plentiful and inexpensive. You can buy a cute apron, plus shipping for under $10.
17. US Mint Annual Coin Sets
Although many of the US Mint's offering are well over our $20. limit, there are several that can be found in our price range. This year look for the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial United States Mint Set™.
19. Antique or Vintage Holiday Tin
But don't give an empty tin, depending on the size, perhaps a new wonderful smelling votive candles nestled in tissue paper or a few pieces of home-made candies.
Another idea is to give a new tin that will become a collectible. For example, the tins shown here are four small cocoa tins that put together make a Christmas scene.