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25 Gifts Under $25 That Look Anything But Budget


Viviana Duron

Trying to stick to a budget when shopping for gifts can be difficult because it shifts the focus away from finding the perfect present and onto the price tag. That doesn't mean you can't give a gorgeous, thoughtful gift without spending big, though. Rather than browse for discounts and flash sales, start by focusing on the meaning behind the gift. When you give a present that holds meaning and speaks to your relationship you have with that person, the price tag really doesn't matter.

If you're struggling, start by asking yourself these simple questions:

1. What's an experience you shared together that holds great memories?

2. What does your friend/colleague/family member do in their spare time?

3. Can you think of a time when they complimented you on an item you own?

Ahead we've found an array of gifts under $25 that prove you don't have to splurge for a great present. From sage-smudging kits for your friend who's just moved into a new home to jewel-shaped crayons for the little one in your life who has shown a creative spark, there are enough ideas to cover everyone on your holiday list.

Mako Wood Cutting Board $20Shop

Love RBT? Shop its affordable sister brand Mako for inexpensive, well-designed gift ideas.

Ichendorf Rings Small Oil and Vinegar Cruet $25Shop

You'd never guess this delicate, sculptural olive oil dispenser is just $25.

Tamed Wild Apothecary White Sage Incense Kit $12Shop

These gorgeous copper and brass incenseВ holders will elevate anyone's calming ritual.В

H&M Home Wooden Plant Pot $13Shop

ForВ the proud plant parent in your life, gift them this minimal, earthy planter.В

West Elm Marble Mortar + Pestle $15Shop

This Carrera marble mortar and pestle will add a touch of elegance to any foodie's kitchen countertop.

Gem Jackpot Crayons $13Shop

A gift that's practicalВ and pretty for the little ones in your life.В

Fat Toad Farm DIY Goat's Milk Caramel Apple Kit $20Shop

Who wouldn't love this caramel apple kit?В

Nora Ephron I Feel Bad About My Neck $10Shop

Can't find the perfect thoughtful gift? Opt for a book that speaks to your friend's personality or interests. This witty tome by Nora Ephron is a celebrity favorite.

Cost Plus World Market Gold Hammered Sentiment Servers, Set of 2 $25 $20Shop

These metallic serving pieces arrive prewrapped and gift-ready.В

Grown Alchemist Lip Balm $23Shop

Rather than try to make your money stretch further with low-quality gifts, opt for one luxury buy like this soothing, fragrant lip balm by cult Aussie brand Grown Alchemist.

Ban.do Getaway Luggage Tag, Traveling Party $10Shop

Give your closest friends matching bag tags with a note to plan your next weekend escape.

PaddyWax Mesa Candle $20Shop

This well-designed candle by PaddyWax is the gift that keeps on giving: When the wick burns down, the votives stack and can be used for milk and sugar.

Sertado Copper Hammered Copper Double-Sided Jigger $23Shop

ThisВ pounded brass jigger isВ going to be a mixologist's best friend.В

Keap Discovery Gift Set $22Shop

Can't decide which scented candle to buy? Give your friend a mini test set to try them all out.

H&M Faux Fur Cushion Cover $18Shop

H&M Home isВ brimming with inexpensive, well-designed home finds, like this cozy faux-fur throw pillow, perfect for holiday gifting.

Moon Bath Full Moon Bath Tea $24Shop

Everyone will benefit from a little recharging after the holidays, and this botanicalВ bath tea will do just the trick.В

Uchino Bath Slippers in White $24Shop

Give the gift of walking on a cloud (or at least the closest possible equivalent) with these fluffy bath slippers.В

Popsockets Amethyst Gloss $10Shop

Practical and stylish, this gripВ isВ aВ cute gift forВ your friend whoВ is always texting and snapping photos on the go.

Poketo Brass Bookmark in Hand $16Shop

Any bookworm willВ appreciate this upgraded brass bookmark.В

Poketo Small Lucite Photo Frame $18Shop

Put a piece of art or a photo of your and your loved one inside this small lucite photo frame to help them beautify their desk or bedside table.В

Wary Meyers Cedarwood and Vanilla Soap $14Shop

Graphic and bold in design, this black-and-white-striped soap will elevate any powder room (andВ the vanilla and cedarwood scents are perfect for the season).В

Poketo Shape Sticky Notes in Warm Colors $8Shop

These colorful and shapelyВ sticky notes will makeВ daily reminders and errands so much better.В

Meraki Nomad Floral Smudge Stick $18Shop

Spread the good vibes this holiday season.В

Appointed Day Book in Fern Green $25Shop

The scribes and storytellers in your life will love this beautiful deep green journal.В

Urban Outfitters UO Neon Beanie $12Shop

A playful pink hat is perfect for someone who likes to stand out and stay warm.В

Still searching for gifts? Shop 10 of our favorite gifts under $10.

This story was originally published onВ December 12, 2017, and has since been updated.