Published on November 25, 2018

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A number of things can drain your wallet during the holiday season (decorating! entertaining! present-shopping!), but there are plenty of ways to stay within your budget and still spread some cheer. Thankfully, crossing off your gift list is super-easy when you have plenty of under-$25 options to choose from, which will please everyone from your coworker, to your go-to brunch buddy, to your extra-cool cousin.

Stylish choices don’t have to cost a ton of money. These affordable gifts prove that it’s easy to find something perfect for everyone—and end up with a little extra cash to pick up something for yourself, too.

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Sachet in Citrus Peel, Poketo, $12

These Korean-made sachets make a lovely stocking-stuffer. Filled with leftover incense powder, they can be used to gently scent the contents of drawers.

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Enamelware Marble Mug, Bornn Enamelware, $18

It’s common knowledge that mugs are always welcome gifts—but only if they’re really stand-out. This enticing pink and green option used marbling techniques that date back to the 15th century.

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Marbled Charcoal Soap, Before the Earth, $20

With notes of bergamot, pine needles, and amber, these handmade soaps make a great option for wintertime showers, without going full-on Christmas tree.

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Leaves and Flowers Tea, Leaves and Flowers, $20

Based in Northern California, this small-batch tea company sources its ingredients sustainably, making this an eco-conscious gift.

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Nightly Incense Rope, United Other, $18

Incense has never looked so pretty. These hand-rolled, hand-dyed ropes burn for 30 minutes and give off the calming aroma of palo santo.

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Za’atar Spice, Ilá, $20

This Middle Eastern spice, made of thyme, oregano, sumac, and sesame seeds, is the kind of topping you’ll want to sprinkle on everything. Pair it with a nice bottle of olive oil, and your recipient can pair the two to make the mixture for bread-dipping.

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Always Play Nice (Please) Playing Cards, Calhoun & Co., $13

Tropical flowers, cats, and other sweet details make this deck feel extra-special—perfect for a quick card game at any holiday gathering.

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Table Tiles in Green/Grey, Areaware, $18

Coasters are a useful, but ultimately sometimes a bland gift. Table tiles, on the other hand, are the perfect blend of form and function.

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Herbert Bayer Porcelain Tray, MoMA Design Store, $13

This Bauhaus tray will leave its recipient starry-eyed (and your wallet full).

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Papier D’Armenie Burning Papers & a Porcelain Bowl, Freight Household Goods, $9.82

These French lighting papers are a dainty alternative to incense and candles. Made from tree resin, they’ve been a trusted aromatherapy option for 120 years.

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Madam Stoltz Small Rose & Black Stoneware Vase, After Noah, $18.32

When you’re not quite sure what to give your gift-ee, you can’t go wrong with a simply patterned ceramic, that looks good filled with greenery, or on its own.

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Assorted Wooden Butter Paddles, JBM Designs, $15

For the foodie who seemingly has everything: handmade butter paddles make an exceptionally sweet gift when paired with a high-quality spread.

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Trophy Jigger, YIELD, $20

This jigger—which has three different shot-size measurements—is just the thing for your aspiring-mixologist friend.

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Tea Light Candle Pack, Addition Studio, $23

Tea lights never looked so fancy. These organic beeswax options are nice enough to set out on their own—no additional accessories required.

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Glass Triangle Bud Vase, Audenza, $24.23

This dainty bud vase makes the perfect addition to a lonely desk or vanity. Pair it with a simple bouquet when gifting for ultimate delight.

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