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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December 04, 2023

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 are ideal for any occasion.


For the friend who loves being surrounded by others, this is a cozy game to bring everyone together. Inspired by the Danish word hygge, the game has over 300 questions that invite friends and family to share stories, laugh and connect.

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$27.99 $22.79
19% Off!

Quickly growing in popularity, the Owala FreeSip water bottle not only boasts functional features such as a push-button lid to keep the straw-spout combo clean from debris, but it also comes in playful color combinations. And, its compact size makes it easier to take on the go, fit in a cup holder or throw in a bag — the leakproof lid guarantees no spills.

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$10.98 (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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$24.95 (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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For the friend that's always cold, gift them a warm and cozy throw blanket. Not only is this cuddly blanket machine washable, but it also reverses to a plush fabric for added warmth. Choose from five patterns to perfectly match the recipient's style.

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$19.99 $12.79
36% Off!

Great for the earth and great for gifting, 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. Bonus: The pretty bottle also doubles as decor.

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Take the frustration out of your chef's prepping with this clever gadget. Four different-sized holes easily strip herbs such as rosemary, thyme, sage and more off the stem. The herbs then collect in the integrated bowl that features handy measurement markings.

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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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You may not know what these are for, but your favorite baker friend surely will. With almost 500 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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$15.03 (20 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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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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Take your grill master to the next level with these heat-safe grill claws. They easily shred pork, chicken and beef for their next barbecue or taco night. The claws are dishwasher-safe and made of BPA-free nylon.

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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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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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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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All the bad girls in your life will delight in 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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$15 (Set of 2)

For your avocado lover, this is the perfect gift that they'll never buy themselves. These silicone cups fit tightly around an avocado half to keep it fresh for the next meal or snack.

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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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Perfect for the gent who wishes to keep his favorite spirit secure and close to the chest, this durable and rust-proof flask is ideal for slipping away in a pocket and transporting to tailgates, the mountains, camping trips, etc.

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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 or plain 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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$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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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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It's hot chocolate season! Whether you have a chocolate lover in your life or someone who enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, gift them this cool mold. They simply brush melted chocolate onto the silicone mold, and once it’s hardened, fill the domes with cocoa mix.

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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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$20.99 $15.99
24% Off!

For the friend that loves their morning smoothies or after-dinner shakes, gift them this compact, single-serve blender. The 14-ounce blending jar doubles as a travel cup with a lid for an on-the-go option.

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