18 excellent gifts to buy in bulk and give to everyone

Perfect presents to stock up on — each $20 or less.

Perfect presents to stock up on — each $20 or less

If you're in search of a little something special for multiple people left on your shopping list, we've got just the list of ideas for you. While we truly love a good gift card, or even the ease of an e-gift card, there's something super sweet about gifting a physical present to someone who made your year so much better. Couriers, teachers, dog walkers, doctors, nurses, bus drivers, concierges: below, we've got a roundup of 18 presents that are sure to be greatly appreciated by whoever you're buying for, and they're all $20 and under. Buy them in multiples, and gift them to practically everyone this season. 

'Tis the year for puzzles. This 500-piece foil puzzle is as pretty as a holiday card and is the perfect accompaniment to a cozy winter's night in. 

Galison Winter Snow Globe Puzzle, $19.99, The Gifted Type

With a 15-hour burn time and a cinnamon-spice scent, this Winter Solstice Holiday Candle is great for gifting as the seasons change. The team at Sequoia says it makes them, "think of the change in seasons when we need to light our spirits."

Winter Solstice Holiday Candle, $10, Sequoia

These adorable little gingerbread houses are filled with matches and are so sweet for gifting all on their own, or with a holiday candle (like the one above, perhaps!).

Matchbox Gingerbread House, $9, Kept

You can't go wrong with snacks — it's a holiday shopping fact. The Toronto Popcorn Company offers bags of pre-popped popcorn in five sizes, starting at $5.99. Choose from lots of flavours like classic caramel (pictured above), dill pickle, holiday mix and even green apple — and they ship all over Canada.

Small Classic Caramel Popcorn, $5.99, Toronto Popcorn Company

Gift a cozy, stylish winter accessory this season from Uniqlo's collaboration with JW Anderson. They're part of their heattech collection and made for texting, making outdoor winter strolls a little more warm and stylish.

JW Anderson Heattech Gloves, $19.90, Uniqlo

A pretty notebook is a pretty perfect present. This lined version from artist Andrea Stokes is a great price point and would pair really well with a fun pen. (Maybe a colourful Le Pen perhaps!) 

Andrea Stokes Original Notebook, large, $16, Rose City Goods

A calming body cream will help work wonders on winter skin woes, and this vegan peppermint-scented one from Sade Baron smells so seasonal! 

Rhein Peppermint Body Cream, $12, Sade Baron

Give a glam deck of cards they can put to use over the winter ahead. This standard 52-card deck shimmers in gold and will add a bit of a luxe touch to their next game night. 

Gold Games Gold Playing Card Deck, $14, Urban Outfitters

We're living through a Scrunchiessance and if this hair accessory's popularity has you thinking it would be good for gifting, you're absolutely right. These mini scrunchies from XXL and Co. are available in lots of pretty fabrics and hues for any long-haired humans on your list. 

Mini Scrunchies, starting at $16.99, XXL and Co. 

This lip balm from Province Apothecary is a very helpful present this holiday season. Made with a blend of plant-based oils like lavender and peppermint, it's a soothing gift they can keep in their puffers that will help tackle chapped lips — and it smells incredible. 

Repairing + Conditioning Lip Balm, $8, Province Apothecary

If you're a big holiday baker and intend to drop off some sweets porch-side this season, these reusable silicone sandwich bags make a delightful container. Plus, when all the goods are gone, your giftees will be left with a handy lunch container.  

Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag, $16.95, Scout

Give this festive little tin of sweetly-scented products this season. L'Occitane en Provence's holiday ornament comes filled with their best-selling almond shower oil, along with almond milk concentrate and hand cream. It's cute, and it's all ready to gift — no wrapping required.  

My Sweet Essentials Holiday Ornament, $14, L'Occitane en Provence

Gift a trio of tasty jams to help make someone's snacktime a lot more special. Available in three flavour combos from East Van Jam, they're a lower-sugar jam that deliver big flavour for all the sweet tooths on your list. 

East Van Jam Mini Tasting Packs, $17, Much and Little

Give a gift that will add an incredible sandalwood scent to their space during their meditation practice this season. Each pack contains a dozen sticks, each with a one-hour burn time.  

Meditation Incense, about $11.39 CAD, Meditation Bench

Give a gorgeous calendar that doubles as artwork. This one by Baltic Club can be assembled to create one large piece of artwork, or enjoyed piece by piece, as the months go by next year. 

2021 Calendar - The Banks, $20, Baltic Club

These reusable tea bags would pair so wonderfully with a box of tea from the grocery store. They're certified organic cotton and easy to clean — just dump out the grounds, rinse, and let dry. 

CoffeeSock Reusable Tea Bags, set of 2, $17.99, Great Lakes Refill Company

A planner for 2021 makes for a wonderful end-of-the-year gift. With a full two-page spread for each month and ample space for notes, you can help them enter the new year a little more organized! 

2021 Fade to Black Monthly Planner, $12.95, The Paper Place

Give a gift that encourages them to take some time to themselves and relax. Made with lavender, this soap bar and bath + body oil pairing from The Yukon Soaps Company certainly fits the bill.

Bath + Body Oil & Matching Soap Combo - Lava Sopa, $20, The Yukon Soaps Company 

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