This year, show the special people in your life you care without blowing up your credit card balance. How? With these gift ideas all under $25. The perfect gift doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, our favorite gift ever was just $4.99! God, how we loved that My Little Pony — until the dog got to her. RIP, Whizzer!
Speaking of unbelievably magical gifts, our holiday list has a Unicorn Squirrel Feeder, a naughty gingerbread cookbook, and some other awesome gifts for him and her that cost less than $25. Think of it as our present to you. Now send us a thank-you card or we’re telling Santa!
18 Gift Ideas All Under $25
1. Honeybee Rolling Pin, $26.99
Thanks to this tweet, everyone’s obsessed with honeybee rolling pins. It’s a smidge over $25, but we think you’ll forgive us. No? How about just this one time. It’s really cute.
2. Songbird Earrings, $23
These adorable enamel cotttagecore earrings give us Disney princess-living-in-a-cottage-in-the-forest vibes. That said, if birds magically appear whenever you’re near, we’re going eventually start getting a little concerned.
3. Braided Hairband, $37.66
On Zoom, we only need to be fashionable from the waist up. Help that employed friend of yours step up their head-adornment game with this velvet hairband. And then ask them to redo your resume.
This ergonomic memory foam wrist rest says, “Get that bread — but do it while remaining comfortable.”
This slightly alarming mythical beast feels appropriate for 2020. Entertain yourself and nearby rodents with this one.
6. DIY Book-Binding Kit, $24
Know a crafter in your life who prefers handmade everything but needs specific directions to do anything? He or she will love this kit with instructions and supplies to make a book.
7. Sushi Socks
It is unfortunate that we have friends for whom sneakers full of dead fish would actually be an improvement in the smell department. Maybe this gift will give them a hint.
8. The Gingerbread Kama Sutra, $18 (or unsigned for half that here)
This cookbook features gingerbread men and women in compromising positions and is signed by author, Patti Paige. Does our autograph mean nothing these days?!
Combine girl power with caffeine for a lively morning. Until you realize Steve took the invisible jet out for a joyride again.
For the person who was really into baking bread and has now moved on to making pasta — or “modern art.”
11. Friends Letter Board, $19.99
You know that friend who will help you move, and will, without fail, gleefully shout “PIVOT, PIII – VOT” thirty-seven times? Yeah, it’s like that scene with Ross in the stairway — y’know, “The One Where Ross Is in a Stairway or Something.”
That’s it. Gift your friend a clue that no one wants to read a novella via text messages when they open their mail once a month.
13. Monogrammed Mug, Anthropologie $12
Pick up this eye-catching, monogrammed mug styled after French bistro tilework instead of another “World’s Best Mom / Dad / Boyfriend / Sister / Snitch / Cosplayer Ever” cup.
14. Velvet Scrunchie Set, $18
Give someone a few colorful choices for how to put their hair up in the same messy quarantine bun they’ve been wearing since March.
For the wine mom of the group, Cork Dork takes a deep dive into the world of wine. Get yourself a copy too.
16. Cedar Candle, $17.50
This luxe six-inch candle from Twig & Stone is made with fresh cedar sprigs, rose petals, and comes with an aventurine crystal, which is said to bring good luck and prosperity. If you’ve got someone witchy on your list or you need a little help in the overspending department, pick this one up.
17. Yeti Rambler Mug, $24.99
This insulated Yeti mug from their new ice pink collection is designed for rough-and-tumble camping. It’s also fantastic for just keeping your coffee warm. Kind of like how our pants are designed to serve as a parachute, but also just keep our butt from showing.
For the person in your Zoom meetings who has their camera pointed at a weird angle. And has their face too dark to see. And has their audio on so you can hear their parakeets squawking. And are messily slurping down a Cup of Noodles. And yet managed to accidentally mute themselves right before you’ve asked them a question. Let’s just call him “Dad.” This will fix exactly one of those issues.