30 Cute and Thoughtful Gifts Under $25

Whether you're shopping for someone you don't know very well or someone you think already has everything, we've rounded up the ultimate list of perfectly priced presents to make gift giving easy.

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November 08, 2021

Surprising someone with a gift is one of the best ways to show them you care. (Gift giving is even one of the five love languages!) Whether you're thanking someone for taking care of your plant babies or celebrating a holiday, we've rounded up the best gift ideas that are less than $25 and work for any occasion.

Form meets function with this stylish faux leather keychain that features a built-in USB for the modern lady or gentlemen on the go. With 16GB and a handy carabiner for attaching to a purse, backpack or even briefcase, this is one accessory that was made to be both chic and convenient.

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For the music-loving friend who seemingly has it all, gift this whimsical card set that features a colorful portrait on every card with musical genres separated by suits. This is one thoughtful gift that promises a rockin' good time.

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$12.99 (Set of 4)

Cute, versatile and eco-friendly, these cotton net bags are the perfect gift for your environmentally conscious friend and are sure to come in handy for countless trips to the farmer's market, grocery runs, beach days and more. In fact, go ahead and add a set to your shopping cart for yourself, and thank us later.

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$24.99

You may not know what these are for, but your favorite baker friend surely will! With almost 400 five-star reviews, these clever little ceramic beads are perfectly designed to hold pie crust in place for blind baking (i.e. baking a crust before the filling is added). No more shrinking, bubbly pie crusts here, folks!

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For the non-bakers who still love the smell of a sweet treat in the kitchen, these adorable simmer kits are just the thing. All the user will have to do for a delicious home-brewed aroma is add the included ingredients to a pot of water and simmer. Seasonal scents include apple cinnamon, bay citron and orange clove, so you're sure to find an option for everyone on your list.

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$23.39 (40 Pairs)

Cold football games, early morning walks, snow days — there are endless scenarios where a little extra heat is just what the doctor ordered. And best of all, this is the type of gift that is thoughtful, useful and leaves the recipient feeling true gratitude every time they open a pack. What's better than that?

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Adorably retro for the younger sect and perfectly nostalgic for the rest, this quirky handheld arcade game features several classic games for hours of entertainment they can come back to again and again.

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For the at-home mixologist who may not make it to the store before every happy hour, this pretty book of pantry cocktails will offer easy and innovative recipes using everyday ingredients. And when not saving the day with tasty sips, it just so happens to look beautiful sitting on the shelf.

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For an even easier way to mix up a decadent drink, gift a pack of infused ice cubes. Once frozen, all that's needed for a tasty cocktail is the user's liquor of choice. And with options like a blood orange old-fashioned or sumptuously sweet Negroni, you're bound to find a winning flavor.

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$24.99

Stackable, insulated and made from durable stainless steel, this 10-ounce wonder is the perfect companion for everything from camping trips to morning commutes, keeping hot beverages steaming and cold drinks chilled. Oh, and did we mention it's dishwasher safe?

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Yellow, black, white and lavender, oh my! An adorable mini waffle maker is the perfect kitchen accessory for the breakfast fiend in your life. Is anyone else getting those Leslie Knope vibes?

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Make their bed a little more luxurious with a 100-percent mulberry silk pillowcase, which can improve skin and hair. With 19 momme count, Alaska Bear's silk pillowcase is one of the best affordable options we've tested, and we love that it comes with a zipper closure so it won't slip off.

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$17

Pin up photos, recipes, postcards and more on this chic gold wall grid. This is a great gift for small-space dwellers and anyone who wants to add a touch of glam to their space.

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$17.95

All the bad girls in your life will delight over this book by Ann Shen that features 100 women who made history. Beautifully illustrated and ultra-practical, the gift recipient would be proud to display this book on their coffee table.

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Whether the recipient of this gift is always on the go or maybe just a tad forgetful, a plant-sitter stake (or set of four) is a great way to help them keep their lush houseplants looking their best.

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Perfect for the dapper gent who wishes to keep his favorite spirit secure and close to the chest, this gorgeous gold flask is just begging for an equally stylish companion.

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If you're having trouble picking out the perfect puzzle for your recipient who loves puzzles, this roll-away mat is the perfect accessory to gift. With slip-free felt as the foundation, the surface prevents pieces from escaping, and if they need to change rooms or tidy up quickly, they can use the cardboard cylinder to roll up and pack the puzzle away without ever disturbing their 1,000-piece or less work-in-progress.

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$24.95 (Set of 4)

No one will believe you spent less than $25 when they unwrap this gorgeous set of marble coasters. Count that as a gift-giving win.

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$19.95

Whether they're an aspiring writer or just someone who likes to journal, give them a place to jot down all of their ideas with a quality hardcover Moleskin notebook. Available in dotted, lined, plain or squared pages, choose their favorite color notebook and pair it with a few nice pens to complete the gift.

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If you know someone who likes bourbon and coffee, then these Kentucky bourbon-infused Arabica beans will score you some serious points.

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You can truly never go wrong with a candle, especially a top-rated favorite like this Capri Blue Volcano scent that has notes of tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons and limes. Plus, it comes in a chic vessel that they can reuse as a decorative votive or storage container after burning through the candle.

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$19.99

If your BFF loves collecting mugs, she'll love to add this super personalized one. Choose skin tone, hair color and an outfit to resemble you and your bestie.

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$14.95 (Set of 6)

For the hostess with the mostess, these wooden chalkboard markers will take any cheese plate to the next level. And at this price, you may want to pick up a set for yourself as well.

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For the person who sees wearing reusable masks as another chance to accessorize and coordinate with their outfit, gift them a chic tortoise chain that clips onto mask straps as a lanyard. They'll never have to worry about losing or dropping their mask.

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$19 (Set of 3)

Great for the earth and great for your sustainability-minded friends, these clever (and beautiful!) reusable food wraps are made from 100-percent plant-based ingredients, including candelilla wax, soy wax, organic coconut oil and tree resin, making them ideal for everyday use.

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Great for the home office, this vintage-inspired plant mister is a chic alternative to the typical plastic spray bottle.

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$17.98
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Featuring vibrant floral designs, these beautiful measuring spoons make a charming gift for a hostess or the chef in your life.

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Add a special touch to his daily suit and tie with a monogrammed tie clip. Choose the classic initials or get creative (as long as it fits) with an unforgettable date, fun nickname or latitude and longitude coordinates of a special event.

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$25 (Set of 2)

It may not be an exact guide to the perfect Bloody Mary, but these clever glasses will definitely please all the brunch aficionados on your list. Plus, since these cuties are sold as a set of two — that's one for a friend and one for you!

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Inspire a little creative writing with this darling notebook. Touting adorable rustic woodlands and animals, this sweet book simply couldn't be cuter.

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