If your wallet is straining as you head into the holiday season, you’re not alone.When you start making your holiday gift list, researching all those names and assessing who’s naughty and who’s nice, you’ll probably also figure out how much all those gifts might cost, and kind of oops moment.
If you’re in need of gift ideas that won’t break the bank, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite items under $25 that’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Need more ideas? Check out our favorite gifts for him, gifts for her, Nordstrom gifts, practical gifts, and gifts from Oprah’s Favorite Things.
Everyone can use another pair of comfortable socks, these socks from the beloved brand Ugg will be appreciated by anyone.
Available in silver, gold or rose gold, these beautiful stacking rings are set in 12 birthstones of your choice for a beautiful, personalized gift that looks much more expensive than it actually is.
Pajamas are an old classic when it comes to holiday gifts. We love this two-piece pajama set, which looks a lot more expensive than its $25 price tag.
Urban Outfitters $15
For the fashionistas in life, this knitted bucket hat will be the perfect accessory to all of their outfits this winter.
Colorblock jewelry is all the rage right now, and this bracelet is a great way to indulge in trends without breaking the bank. Choose from any combination of 12 colors to create your own custom bracelet.
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$10 on Amazon
The gift of a good night’s sleep is priceless, and luckily our favorite sleep mask is only $10, so getting the deep, restorative sleep you’ve been craving is easier than you think.
$10 on Amazon
This polyester satin pillowcase can help reduce irritation to hair and skin thanks to its ultra-smooth finish, just like a silk pillowcase, but at a fraction of the price. Check out our full guide to the best silk pillowcases here.
$25 saura table
Give away fresh herbs with this self-watering indoor herb garden planter! Budding home cooks will love this self-watering potted herb keeper, which prevents over- or under-watering.
from $13 ebay
Trinket plates are very useful, and they can also be beautiful works of art in their own right. We love this gold-edged painted oyster shell, which can be used as a holder for a jewelry plate or any other small item.
$20 on Amazon
This tense game from the makers of Exploding Kittens is a pinball-style game where you can bounce balls against each other for hours.
From $11 ebay
This little leather cord holder is practical and attractive. Emboss the recipient’s name or initials on it to make the gift truly special.
This neon LOVE sign is well above its price tag. The LED Neon Wall Art is powered by batteries (not included) or USB charging and can stand upright on hard surfaces or be wall mounted.
Even in our increasingly digital world, having a notecard on hand is a smart thing to do—you never know when you’ll need to write a thank you note or stuff a birthday card into a gift bag.
$20 on Amazon
For those obsessed with grilling or crème brûlée, this handheld butane torch is an easy way to elevate your cooking.
$15 on Amazon
Make sure your adventurer has clean water wherever he goes with this personal filter. Read our review here.
$25 for rare items
This cute tabletop ornament has a special liquid inside that crystallizes and reacts to different air pressures, so you can get help predicting the weather.
$25 on Etsy
These reusable, biodegradable wipes are the perfect paper towel replacement to help you reduce waste. We’ve tried them ourselves and think they’re the perfect eco-friendly stocking filler this holiday season.
20 dollars Amazon
Baking enthusiasts will be happy to ditch the tin foil in favor of these non-stick silicone baking mats that are oven, dishwasher and freezer safe and provide professional air for the home kitchen.
$25 on Amazon
Indulge your gift-giver’s sweet tooth with this adorable mini ice cream maker. Stirring a pint at a time, it’s the perfect way to add some extra sweetness to their next movie night. Check out more of our favorite ice cream makers here.
The milk frother will take a cup of joe in the morning and elevate it to a cafe-friendly drink. The Clevr bubbler is rechargeable, easy to clean and portable, making it perfect for coffee lovers on the go.
20 dollars bloomingdale
The sweetheart in your life will celebrate receiving a champagne bear bottle from Sugarfina! A bottle-shaped display box showcases Sugarfina’s champagne bears infused with Dom Pérignon Champagne King.
$25 on Amazon
This simple and practical gift will find a permanent place on your recipient’s desk. With Yeti’s dual-layer insulation, it keeps your coffee hot all morning.
5 USD saura table
Season with a tube of Olo’s Chipotle Paste. The smoky, spicy concentrate comes in a tube to make cooking super easy, and the bright red packaging elevates it to a gift.
W&P Design $25
For popcorn lovers, this popcorn allows you to simply fill a bowl with corn kernels, let it cook in the microwave, and you’re ready to snack in minutes. Even better: the bowl is collapsible.
$10 on Amazon
If someone in your life is struggling to reduce their single-use plastic waste, these Stasher bags are the perfect gift. They’ll never need another Ziploc bag because these high-quality silicone bags can be frozen, microwaved, tossed in the oven, and even washed in the dishwasher. We’ve used them ourselves and won’t be using plastic bags again.
$15 at Amazon or $18 at Truff
Add some gourmet spice to their lives with this delicious truffle hot sauce. One of our favorite brands, Truff also offers pasta sauces, mayonnaise, and more.
Rare Item $16
These gorgeous wine glasses feature all 12 astrological signs, so you can find one that matches everyone on your list.
Rare Item $24
Baseball fans will love this custom glass with maps of famous baseball stadiums like Fenway, Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium and more.
Puffin Drinkware $18
If winter comes and you start packing, get a coat for your bear too. This cute and fun drink jacket comes in three different colors to keep your drinks comfortable and stylish.
$13 on Amazon
Don’t you think their shower should be like a spa? We tried the Goshi washcloth and it revolutionized our shower experience, with its exfoliating weave that sloughs away dead skin and leaves us feeling silky smooth.
These hydrating masks are the perfect addition to your next at-home spa day. Featuring natural ingredients like tea tree, shea butter, aloe vera, and more, it’s time to pamper yourself.
$19 at Amazon
Whether targeting puffiness or headaches and migraines, this ice roller from Esarora is an inexpensive and effective beauty must-have that remains an Underscored editor’s favorite.
$16 skin gym
The makeup lovers in your life will love these makeup remover puffs. To use, simply dampen the puff and massage over your face to remove makeup. They’re machine washable and reusable, so you can say goodbye to expensive and wasteful makeup remover wipes.
$18 Apto Skincare and Target
This cleanser is a favorite of our senior lifestyle editor Rachel Lubitz, who says, “It smells like orange, doesn’t feel overwhelming and really helps me get out of bed in the morning.” It also comes in an eye-catching in an orange bottle, making it a gift–and it’s affordable! — A beauty lover’s choice on a holiday shopping list.
$24 rare commodity
Here’s a fun twist on the gift of fragrance: The fragrance lovers in your life will love these scented body patches. Each set of eight patches contains four different scents, so you can mix and match them to suit your mood.