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50 Best Christmas Gifts Under $20

Looking for some affordable Christmas gifts that won’t break the bank this season? We’ve tracked down the best Christmas gifts under $20 so you and your wallet can kick back and shop with ease this holiday season!

With awesome gift options for men, women, kids, and adults, there’s bound to be some ideas here that will help to solve your holiday shopping dilemma!

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

Our Review

A portable water filter will make for an awesome gift for any outdoor enthusiast or traveler! The water filtration technology that’s only recently become widely available is seriously impressive.

A unit like this from Sawyer Products allows you to drink water in the wilderness from lakes, streams and puddles and is also great for use traveling when you’re not confident in the quality of the tap water.

The Sawyer Mini is a 0.1 Micron absolute hollow fiber membrane inline filter that you can bring ANYWHERE. It’s only two ounces and fits in the palm of your hand so it’s a great hiking and travel companion.

If you’re shopping for an outdoorsman or woman in particular, they’ll love the liberation this filter gives them from packing heavy water loads! An array of accessories is also included with this purchase making it truly a great value!  

Head here to find the complete list of best Christmas gifts.


May 7, 2022

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While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.

Kevin Brouillard
Travel & Leisure


The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan

Bikepacking Team