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13 Gift Ideas for Under $25, Because Christmas

Suzanne Pope

Every successful office has that one person who is the glue that keeps everyone together and on their toes at the same time...

Every successful office has that one person who is the glue that keeps everyone together and on their toes at the same time...

Feb 8 5 minutes read

The holidays are meant to be a season of joy and generosity, right? So why do so many people feel stressed, tired, anxious, or overwhelmed this time of year? It’s normal to feel pressure from friends and family to find “the perfect gift” for everyone on your list, but honestly, that expectation is only realistic if your list is microscopically small or you have the budget of royalty. 

Realistically, you can either single out your favorite family and friends to buy “big” gifts for, or you can find affordable gifts for everyone on your list. Since we don’t recommend trying the first without starting your own family feud, we’ve rounded up a list of gifts that are affordable and useful. 

1. For The Coffee Lover: Coffee Box Sampler

Whether it’s a friend, significant other, or family member who can’t get enough coffee, a Coffee Box Sampler from Bean Box starts at $24 for one box.

2. For the Party Friend: “If You Had To” Party Game

Everyone has a friend who’s the life of the party. Gift them this party card game to ensure that no party they attend is ever dull (or appropriate). 

Buy it here: Urban Outfitters ($20) 

3. For The Breakfast Lover: Mini Waffle Maker

Everything is better in miniature form, even breakfast. This mini waffle maker is insanely affordable and is the perfect gift for that person on your list you’re not exactly sure what to get. 

Buy it here: Target ($10)

4. For The Musician: Solo Motion Speaker

Any musician or music lover should be able to enjoy their tunes on the go. This portable bluetooth speaker is affordable, compact, and perfect for just about anyone. 

Buy it here: Amazon ($15)

5. For Your Mom: Soy Candle

You can’t go wrong with an awesome soy candle. It’s a classic gift that anyone’s mom will love. 

Buy it here: World Market ($15)  

6. For Your Brother: Dollar Shave Club Subscription

A gift that is both practical and, probably, necessary, a subscription to Dollar Shave Club is the gift that keeps on giving month after month. At only $3/month it’s an affordable gift for anyone. 

Buy it here: Dollar Shave Club ($3+)

7. For The Creative Fashionista: Paris Street Style Coloring Book For Adults

Any budding artist or lover of fashion will appreciate the intricacy and attention to detail in this adult coloring book. Who says kids are the only ones who can pick up some colored pencils and create a masterpiece? 

Buy it here: Target ($11)

8. For The Wannabe Bartender: The PDT Cocktail Book

Any aspiring bartender of any level should read The PDT Cocktail Book. Beginning with the prohibition era speakeasy scene and moving it’s way to today, this book is a must-have for any drink enthusiast. 

Buy it here: Amazon ($15)

9. For Your Dad: Birchbox For Men Subscription

Give your dad the gift of a subtle hint that he needs to up his grooming game with a subscription to Birchbox for men. They’ve got everything from apparel to fragrances to skin and hair care- what more could a dad ask for? 

Buy it here: Birchbox ($20+)

10. For The Creative Kiddo: Horne Cubebot 

Most robots are made of plastic or metal, but this bot is made of cubes that allow kids to maneuver and play with the robot in creative ways. When they’re done, it folds up into a cube for easy storage. 

Buy it here: Horne ($18)

11. For A Young Family: Family Bucket List

What better way for a family to connect than by creating a family bucket list to tackle for the rest of the year? 

Buy it here: Uncommon Goods ($10)

12. For Your Sister: Marble Laptop Case

Classy and necessary, the stuff of every sister’s dreams. 

Buy it here: Urban Outfitters ($16)

13. For Your Roommate: Succulent Planter

Spruce up your living space and give your roommate a gift that benefits you both. 

Buy it here: World Market ($16)

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