Trendy gifts under $20
The holidays always bring joy, family, good food and of course; stress. Finding the perfect gift for your best friend, loved one or that future loved one (wink, wink), is hard, especially on a high school budget. Candy, cheap jewelry and socks are always great options for a quick and cheap holiday gift but nothing quite says, "Happy holidays!” like a unique gift that keeps a few bucks in your own pocket. This gift guide can apply to any kind of person - your best friend, dad, aunt, teacher, favorite cook - regardless of the holiday they celebrate. So for this year, never fear, SCO is here for all of your gifting needs!Star Wars Lightsaber Pen, $14.10
Hot Chocolate Ornament, $15
Aesthetic and tasty! Just fill the ornament with a layer of hot chocolate mix, miniature marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Hang it up or drink some hot cocoa straight away! Either way, it makes a perfect holiday gift. Who said hot chocolate doesn't grow on trees? If you choose to package the ornaments instead of hanging them, wrap in a clear plastic box and top with a bright red bow for striking contrast.
Dylan's Candy Bar Petite Hanukkah Cookies, $12
These cute Hanukkah cookies will have you spinning the dreidel in no time. The package comes complete with four dreidel cookies, four Jewish stars, a rainbow menorah and Gelt! Take a bite and enjoy a sweet and nutty flavor followed by a gentle crunch from the hardened sugar icing. Just remember, it's rude to eat the cookies before you wrap them!
SCOflake DIY Bath Salts, $15 dollars
1 cup pure Epsom Salts
1 cup kosher sea salt
3/4 cup baking soda (make sure it's fresh. Old baking soda will not soften the bathwater as well).
Ten drops of the food coloring of your choice, or until needed
Five drops of the essential oil of your choice
Nothing beats a homemade gift that'll make you feel, and smell, good! Combine the Epsom Salts, sea salt and baking soda in a metal bowl and stir. Next, add your desired food coloring and stir until the entire mixture turns that color. Add the essential oil. Stir the entire mixture and spread the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let the mixture dry on a tabletop at room temperature for two hours or until the mixture feels dry to the touch. Spoon 1/4 cup of the mixture into clear gift bags and tie with ribbon. Optional: add a label and give your bath salts a name!Essential Burt's Bees Kit, $9.99
With this SCO review of the coolest (and wallet friendly!) gifts out there, prepare for the best gift-giving season yet! Have your own unique gift ideas? Let us know in the comments below!
Zoe Friedman. Zoë Friedman is a junior at Montgomery Blair HS. She loves running XC and track, exercising, writing, cooking, marketing and creating business ideas. She's self-published two cookbooks since her freshman year. In her free time, she watches baseball and makes and packages her own energy … More »