10 good gifts for under $25

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It’s almost time to fill up your sleigh with presents for all your loved ones. Kelly Sillaste/Getty Images

Shopping season is finally upon us, and it’s time to start bookmarking gift ideas for all your friends and loved ones. And for all you gift-givers out there, we have more good news: Shopping for your favorites doesn’t have to break the bank. May we present: 10 good gifts under $25.

Whether you’re in the market for a birthday gift for a pal or stocking stuffers or a little treat for yourself, these items are sure to bring a smile to someone’s face. We found gifts to please any personality, from the self-care lovers to those friends who are always losing their keys.

Check out this haul of 10 thoughtful gifts under $25.

Mario Badescu Mini Mist collection

Mario Badescu via Amazon

Treat your friends (or yourself) to a sampler pack of Mario Badescu’s famous facial mists. Each of these refreshing mists can also be used as a hair spritz. The multipack comes with four blends: a rejuvenating mist with rosewater, a refreshing blend with cucumber, a soothing spray with chamomile and an uplifting orange blossom spritz.

Mario Badescu Mini Mist collection, $20 at Amazon

Wacky Waving Tube Man desk toy


This 18-inch-tall tube man comes with a 32-page mini book explaining the origin of the windsock-adjacent character – a fun and educational gift. This desk toy requires one 9-volt battery (sold separately).

Wacky Waving Tube Man desk toy, $6.79 at Amazon

Essie holiday nail polish gift set (four colors)

Essie via Amazon

This colorful, limited-edition nail polish set comes with four festive holiday colors including snowy white, golden sparkles and moody red and green.

Essie holiday nail polish gift set, $13 at Amazon

Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb”


Amanda Gorman became a household name when she read her original poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration in January 2021. The former National Youth Poet Laureate has another book, “Call Us What We Carry,” that will release in December 2021, and that is available for pre-order today.

Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb” hardcover, $10 at Amazon

Modern Sprout peppermint grow kit

Urban Outfitters

For your favorite plant mom or dad, this no-hassle peppermint grow kit will add something edible and aromatic to the window garden without adding a ton of maintenance. Just add water and sunshine and a peppermint plant will grow in this pretty terracotta pot.

Modern Sprout peppermint grow kit, $16 at Urban Outfitters

“The Easy Cookbook” by the editors of Cider Mill Press

Urban Outfitters

This cookbook is perfect for busy home chefs. It features 100 recipes, all with four ingredients or less. Whether you’re brainstorming a dessert, lunch or weeknight dinner, this book has you covered.

“The Easy Cookbook,” $24.95 at Urban Outfitters

Tile Mate

Tile via Amazon

This Bluetooth tracker syncs with your phone and your smart-home devices to help you keep track of your valuables. Locate your phone, keys, wallet, dog — anything, within 200 feet of range. The Tile Mate is also water-resistant and boasts a yearlong battery life.

Tile Mate, $24.99 at Amazon

Fuzzy sandal slippers

Crazy Lady Store via Amazon

UGG’s trendy Oh Yeah Bling slippers will run you anywhere between $65 and $110, but these inexpensive slippers from the Crazy Lady Store will keep your loved ones’ feet cozy at a fraction of that cost.

Fuzzy sandal slippers, $11 and up at Amazon

Essential oil diffuser


This BPA-free essential oil diffuser has seven colored LED lights to fit any mood or scentscape. This diffuser has three timer settings: 30 minutes, two hours and three hours. It also has a 500-milliliter water tank, giving you up to 12 hours of aromatherapy.

Essential oil diffuser, $20 on Amazon

Festive holiday sock gift box (12 pairs)

TeeHee via Amazon

For those family members who just can’t get enough Christmas, this box of festive socks will certainly keep their feet in the holiday spirit. These socks are also perfect party favors at an ugly sweater party.

Festive holiday sock gift box, $20 and up at Amazon

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