Found: The Best Holiday Gifts Under $25
Affordable picks they’ll actually love.
Published Nov 25, 2018 8:30 AM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Herbert Bayer Porcelain Tray, MoMA Design Store, $13
This Bauhaus tray will leave its recipient starry-eyed (and your wallet full).
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.
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.
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.
Trophy Jigger, YIELD, $20
This jigger—which has three different shot-size measurements—is just the thing for your aspiring-mixologist friend.
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.
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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