Whether you’re on the lookout for stocking stuffers or a small, thoughtful gift to give to someone to show you’re thinking about them this holiday season, I hope something on this list pops out at you! With gifts ranging from $5 to $25, it’s definitely a budget-friendly gift guide!
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Gift Ideas Under $25
- Card Case
Though I have a traditional wristlet wallet, I actually keep a small card case inside my wristlet with my driver’s license, insurance card and credit cards. This makes quickly transferring my “must have” items to a small purse/clutch so simple! It also makes accessing credit cards easy since I’m not digging them out of the way-too-tight slots in most traditional wallets. I love my card case and think it would be a great gift for everyone from working professionals who carry business cards to someone who just wants to have their credit cards handy.
- Trinket Dish
I’m not sure why I love trinket dishes so much, but they always catch my eye! They’re useful for everything from jewelry, lipgloss and perfume to paperclips and spare change and are much more beautiful to look at than usual organizational dishes or office supplies.
This stocking stuffer is a great one for the coffee and tea lovers in your life! The silicone straw helps prevent teeth staining from drinking dark beverages and I use one every single day in my morning cup of coffee. Love this little thing!
- Seasonal Nail Polish + Fast Dry Top Coat
You may recognize the fast dry top coat in this stocking stuffer suggestion from a recent Things I’m Loving Friday post and that’s because it does the most amazing job at transforming regular nail polish into rapid-drying polish. Pair this with a seasonal color of polish for a fun stocking stuffer for a beauty lover in your life!
This is another recent TILF feature that I couldn’t help mention here because it’s an affordable gift that will blow any beauty-lover’s mind. The Makeup Eraser does the best job at removing stubborn eye makeup and is something I use every single day. It’s also wonderful for traveling when you don’t want to worry about getting hotel or friend/family’s towels dirty with makeup after you wash your face.
- Useful Kitchen Accessories
There are a few kitchen accessories I discovered within the past couple of years that far surpassed my expectations. (Basically they were small gifts from my mom that I didn’t think I’d use all that often that ended up being incredibly practical, functional and extremely useful!)
Here are two of my favorites:
If you know someone who likes to make a lot of dishes that involve placing a skillet or cast-iron pan in the oven, a silicone handle is a great gift! My mom gave me one when I first began making frittatas and offhandedly told her I burned myself almost every time I would make one because I’d absentmindedly grasp the pan handle to hold the frittata steady as I cut it after I pulled it out of the oven. Now I simply slip this handle cover on the pan the minute it comes out of the oven and haven’t burnt my hand since!
This tiny little tool is incredible!!! I honestly don’t know what I did without it! If food that sticks to pots and pans drives you up a wall, this scraper will save your sanity! It makes cleaning dishes 10,000 times easier and scrapes food that seems that it will be forever stuck to pots and pans off in an instant. (It is also handy for removing sticky and stubborn labels.) It’s the little tool you never knew you needed and would make a great gift for pretty much anyone who does dishes (aka everyone).
- Mug / Tumbler
I’m convinced you can never have too many coffee mugs or tumblers. For some reason I cannot help but look at new mugs every time I pop into HomeGoods and always love receiving big coffee mugs and tumblers as a gift. (There are a ton of fun sayings on a variety of different-sized mugs out there on Etsy and Zulily.) If you know someone who love to take their coffee or tea to go in the mornings, a fun tumbler might be a good gift!
- Fuzzy Slipper Socks
I recently gave one of my girlfriends a fuzzy pair of slipper socks as part of her birthday gift last weekend and they seemed to go over very well! There’s something warm and cozy about a comfortable new pair of slipper socks in the winter months that I just adore!
Additional Gift Ideas
- Passport Cover
- Oven Mit or Kitchen Towels (Great selection at HomeGoods)
- Festive Candles
- Makeup Brush (I love my IT Powder Brush – but it is $1 over the limit for this gift guide!)
- Lotion / Body Butter (I love Wish Pomegranate Body Butter and Beautycounter Citrus Mimosa Hand Cream)
- Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Hot Chocolate (We are obsessed and buy it every year!)
- Gift Certificate for a Manicure
- 6-pack of Hand-Selected Local Beers
- New Stationary/Cards
- Cozy Sweatshirt (This “I Am Freaking Cold” sweatshirt cracks me up!)
- Adult Coloring Book
- Cocktail Kit