The Best Gifts Under $25 For Everyone On Your List

by Taylor Borde

The Best Gifts Under $25 For Everyone On Your List
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Between paying rent and traveling home for the holidays, it can be hard to spoil everyone on your list. Don’t fret—as a girl on a budget myself, I’ve mastered the art of finding thoughtful gifts for the whole family (girl gang included) without going overboard. Here, I’m sharing the best gifts for every special someone, whether that’s Mom, Dad, your brother or best friend, all for less than $25.



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For the Beauty Junkie: Briogeo Mystical Minis Duo

Bless your beauty-obsessed bestie with good fortune and gorgeous locks thanks to Briogeo’s Mystical Minis gift set. Featuring the brand’s best-selling charcoal shampoo and reparative hair mask, these travel-friendly minis will leave her with shiny, healthy hair just in time for all her holiday parties.

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For the Bath Lover: Ænon’s Terra Body Polish No. 1


We’re no stranger to the many treasures found in Amazon’s beauty section, but this geranium-and-orange-scented sugar scrub is our latest find from the e-tailer. Minimal skin-care brand Ænon’s products are a gorgeous addition to anyone’s bathside lineup, and this yummy body polish is the perfect gift to keep her skin silky smooth during the dry winter months.

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For Your Vegan Friend: The Soil & The Sea Vegan Body Wash

Sometimes shopping for your friend who is living the vegan lifestyle can be a difficult task. We saved you the time and vetted this Leaping Bunny-certified, organic white tea-and-fig body wash so she can scrub-a-dub-dub guilt-free. Not to mention the minimal packaging is oh so chic.

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For the Foodie: Cravings: Hungry for More


Have a food-obsessed friend who’s always whipping up something new? Give her a dose of new cooking inspiration with Chrissy Teigen’s second cookbook, Cravings: Hungry for More. Flipping through these mouthwatering pages can only be described as food porn, with recipes for every sweet and savory craving straight from Chrissy’s own kitchen.

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For the Earring Obsessed: Rand Accessories Crystal Earring Set


We all know someone whose piercing game is fire, but with this crystal earring set, she can take her lineup to the next level for the glitziest time of year. With nine different pairs of sparkly studs, pavé hoops and even an edgy chain drop, there are endless opportunities to try out this royal-approved earring trend that’s all over Instagram.

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For the Statement Maker: Rebecca Minkoff Earrings


These statement earrings aren’t for the fashion shy. Give your bestie an easy way to steal the spotlight with these geometric Rebecca Minkoff danglers that will give a modern edge to any outfit.

For the Hostess: White Marble and Wood Cheese Board Set

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For the Hostess: White Marble and Wood Cheese Board Set


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For Mom: Wood Cookbook/iPad Stand


Whether from a traditional cookbook or a favorite food blogger, trying to read a recipe while cooking isn’t exactly the easiest thing. Let mom focus on the task at hand with this two-in-one cookbook and tablet stand. Better yet, this antique-inspired holder doubles as rustic kitchen decor.

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For Dad: The Tie Bar Dot Silk Tie


If splurging on a nice watch or gold cufflinks isn’t in the budget (we’ve all been there), treat your dad to a little luxury with a silk tie in his favorite color. Made of 100 percent pure silk, it’s a thoughtful gift that will keep him on trend.

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For Your Boyfriend: Madewell Leather Card Case


With its natural, tanned leather that wears well with each use, you’d never guess this card holder is only $25. Between the sophisticated color selection (our favorite is this rich English Saddle) and the option to monogram, he’ll want to keep this affordable find forever.

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For Your Brother: Carhartt Beanie


Give your bro some street-style cred this holiday season with this construction-chic beanie. Especially in typical Carhartt brown, this rib-knit hat gives off major Yeezy vibes at a much lower price. Don’t worry—if your brother isn’t into the streetwear trend, there are a whopping 30 colors to keep his ears toasty.

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For the Techie: Elago Charging Hub


If you’re struggling to find the tech guru in your life a functional gadget that won’t drain your budget, look no further. They can charge all their daily essentials—phone, watch and Airpods— all at once with this handy Elago Charging Hub. And with its sleek silicone design, it takes up minimal space on any nightstand.

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For the Resident Cool Girl: H&M Captain’s Cap


Shopping for your friend who is on top of all the trends is a tricky task. What doesn’t she already have in her closet? You can never have too many accessories, and this fashionable baker boy hat is the perfect topper for any fall or winter outfit. It takes true cool-girl attitude to pull this cap off, and with seven different color and fabric combos, you can find one that best fits her personal style without breaking the bank.

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For the Wino: Drinking Buddies Glass Markers


These adorable drink markers will take her Bachelor viewing party to a whole new level with six muscled-up hunks to choose from. Claim your favorite man—Josh, Ryan, Cody, Brad, Chad or Mitch—to avoid drinking your bestie’s sweet red blend when you were expecting a well-bodied merlot. For a true wino, there’s really nothing worse.

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For Your Friend Who Just Bought a Bar Cart: The Essential Cocktail Book


She just bought the cutest vintage bar cart and already has it stocked full of bottles and old-fashioned glasses. Now all that’s left to do is master her mixology skills. The Essential Cocktail Book will help your budding bartender shake and stir like a pro with over 150 modern drink recipes, so you’ll always have something new to sip at the monthly dinner party.

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For the Adventurer: Hydro Flask Flip Top Bottle


This rugged mug is just the thing to keep coffee or hot cocoa warm on her sunrise hike. With a double walled vacuum insulation, the Hydro Flask bottle can keep liquids cold for 24 hours and warm up to six for a day full of outdoor adventures. The bottle’s powder-coated exterior and wide mouth opening make it easy to drink on-the-go, whether camping or on a morning commute.

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For the Homebody: Paddywax Glow Candle

If you know someone whose ideal Friday night is staying in, cuddled under a blanket with Netflix on a loop, look no further than this cozy Paddywax candle, which has a rich, woodsy scent that will turn any apartment into a hygge oasis. You can score the same elegance as those iridescent Anthropologie vessels we all know and love at a price that’s much more manageable.

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For the Plant Mom: Glass Plant Mister


Every plant owner knows succulents are fickle beings. Even with a thriving green thumb, you can overwater them with one too many drops. Help your friend keep her sprouts alive with this antique-looking glass plant mister that looks chic on any empty shelf.

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For Your New Roommate: Sassy Keychain

Price:$14.00 - $18.00

Give your new roomie a warm welcome with one of these sassy keychains from the super Instagrammable brand Ryan Porter. Take your pick between cute cultural phrases like “But First Coffee” and “Rise & Wine,” or create a custom nameplate with her favorite catchphrase so she’ll never lose track of her keys.

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For the Music Lover: Fleetwood Mac Rumours Vinyl


We all have one friend who swears every song sounds better on vinyl. Treat them to the ultimate listening experience this holiday season with this classic Fleetwood Mac vinyl of the band’s 1977 hit record Rumours. Even if they’re not a fan of this compelling tracklist, Urban Outfitters has plenty of other albums, including the best of Kanye, Ariana and Britney, they can bump to instead.

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For the World Traveler: Beis Luggage Tag & Passport Holder Set


Ensure your jet-set bestie arrives in style with this chic leather set by Shay Mitchell’s affordable travel brand, Beis. With fun colors like bright yellow, powder blue and baby pink, she’ll be able to spot her suitcase on the baggage carousel a mile away. Or she can attach it to her equally stylish weekender for a quick three-day getaway.