25 Gifts Under $25 That Look Anything But Budget

Updated 04/19/19
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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 $20

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

Ichendorf Rings Small Oil and Vinegar Cruet $25

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

White Sage Incense Kit
Tamed Wild Apothecary White Sage Incense Kit $12

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

H&M Home Wooden Plant Pot $13

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

Marble Mortar + Pestle
West Elm Marble Mortar + Pestle $15

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

Gem Jackpot Crayons $13

A gift that’s practical and pretty for the little ones in your life. 

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

Who wouldn't love this caramel apple kit? 

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
Nora Ephron I Feel Bad About My Neck $10

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.

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

These metallic serving pieces arrive prewrapped and gift-ready. 

Grown Alchemist Lip Balm $23

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 Available for Weekends Getaway Luggage Tag
Ban.do Getaway Luggage Tag, Traveling Party $10

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

PaddyWax Mesa Candle $20

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 $23

This pounded brass jigger is going to be a mixologist's best friend. 

Keap Discovery Gift Set $22

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

Metal Salad Servers
H&M Faux Fur Cushion Cover $18

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

Moon Bath Full Moon Bath Tea $24

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

Uchino Bath Slippers in White $24

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

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Popsockets Amethyst Gloss $10

Practical and stylish, this grip is a cute gift for your friend who is always texting and snapping photos on the go.

Poketo Brass Bookmark in Hand $16

Any bookworm will appreciate this upgraded brass bookmark. 

Poketo Small Lucite Photo Frame $18

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. 

Wary Meyers Cedarwood and Vanilla Soap $14

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

Poketo Shape Sticky Notes in Warm Colors $8

These colorful and shapely sticky notes will make daily reminders and errands so much better. 

Meraki Nomad Floral Smudge Stick $18

Spread the good vibes this holiday season. 

Appointed Day Book in Fern Green $25

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

Urban Outfitters UO Neon Beanie $12

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

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

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

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