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On a budget? We found 45 gifts under $25 for your nearest and dearest

This is the holy grail of affordable gift lists.
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Tight on cash but still looking for a fun gift for a friend, family member or co-worker? Look no further.

We’ve made it easy for you to find an affordable gift that will bring instant cheer to anyone in your life, from booze-infused hostess sets and genius tech gifts to kitchen necessities and much-needed ways to unwind.

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Best kitchen gifts under $25

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

It's rare to categorize a kitchen appliance as adorable, but that's exactly what this bestselling mini waffle maker is. Not only is its four-inch nonstick surface small enough to store in practically any cooking space (yes, even small kitchens!), but it also heats up quickly and is capable of cooking single-serve portions of a wide range of foods.

Fly by Jing Xtra Spicy Chili Crisp

Can they handle the heat? After becoming Fly by Jing's "most requested product ever," this iteration of the brand's small-batch chili crisp has "three times the heat" thanks to a formulation featuring some of the hottest Chinese chilis out there.

Hydro Flask Mug

Hydro Flask is a high-quality brand whose prices tend to fall outside the $25 price range, but we're happy to have this petite mug land on our list! Big enough to hold your morning espresso or juice, the TempShield insulation and Closeable Press-In Lid will keep whatever you're sipping cool and secure. It'd also make a great gift for the outdoorsman, fisherman or traveler in your life.

T-Fal Initiatives Ceramic Fry Pan Set

Perfect for anyone flying the coop for the first time or newlyweds curating their perfect kitchen from scratch, this two-piece fry pan set is made with heat-resistant handles and a ceramic interior that provides even, consistent heat distribution up to 570°F. Anyone who also hates washing dishes will also love that these pans are dishwasher-safe, according to the brand.

Heilala Pure Vanilla Paste

Upgrade their run-of-the-mill vanilla extract with this sustainably sourced option from Heilala. Made with vine ripened Madagascar vanilla beans, the bold flavor and distinct speckles should add a sophisticated edge to all the holiday treats they're whipping up.

Cold Beer Coats

Keep your beer cold with an adorable little puffer jacket. Made with a soft nylon outside and metallic fabric inside, your drink will stay cool all while keeping your hands warm.

Cocktail Infused Ice Cubes

If they love mixology, these cocktail-infused ice cubes make the perfect gift. Choose from five spirited flavors: Negroni, Meyer Lemon Daiquiri, Peach, Cucumber Watermelon and Blood Orange.

Aged & Infused Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit

The aspiring bartender can craft tasteful cocktails at home with each of these unique kits. From Parrot Head Strawberry Jalapeño to Rose Ceremony Raspberry Rose, they can make flavored cocktails that are ready to pour right out of a mason jar. Each jar comes with dehydrated fruits and spices, so all they'll have to do is add their favorite spirits and let them infuse over the course of a week.

Claudia Pearson City Tea Towels

These dainty tea towels might just be too pretty to use. Whether Savannah, Georgia, is their favorite vacation spot or Austin, Texas, is the city they call home, these tea towels designed by Claudia Pearson make for a meaningful gift.

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

These vintage-inspired jars use a passive hydroponic system so that your plants grow with the right amount of nutrients, water and moisture. Now you don't need a garden or a green thumb to plant herbs right in your home.


There's nothing worse than opening your lunchbox to find that the dessert you were looking forward to has been ruined. If you have a sweet tooth for cupcakes or muffins, this airtight container is designed to keep the goods in place even if it's tumbling in your bag. It's washable and reusable, but keep in mind it doesn't work for oversized or mini cupcakes and muffins — standard size only!

Best accessories gifts under $25

Wild Fable Fanny Pack

Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to fanny packs. The style has seen considerable love across TikTok in recent months, and you can easily get them on the bandwagon with this affordable Target option!

Little Words Project Grateful Bracelet

A little gratitude goes a long way. Show how much you appreciate having them in your life with this colorful reminder from Little Words Project.

"The fit was perfect and I love how light weight these bracelets are!" one five-star reviewer shared. "I can stack a bunch without feeling like my arm is weighted down."

Athleta Coffee Run Wallet 2.0

The person who's constantly on-the-go is going to appreciate this lightweight clip wallet from Athleta. It has space for two cards and an additional zipper to store change. Leave your purse at home and just bring this hands-free wallet instead!

LILUstudio Birthstone Bracelet

If you want to gift them jewelry without the pricey price tag, opt for this dainty yet stunning birthstone bracelet. It also comes with the birthstone's meaning printed on the card behind the bracelet.

Best tech gifts under $25

Amazon Smart Plug

Give them (or yourself) the gift of never forgetting to shut the lights off before leaving the house. With over 426,000 verified five-star ratings, this Alexa-enabled smart plug allows you to turn on and off compatible devices, along with set up routines and schedules for any part of the day.

MusiCozy Sleep Headphones

Anyone who has trouble falling asleep at night will appreciate this cool gadget. It can play music for up to 10 hours via Bluetooth and is lined with a silk-like fabric on the inside that the brand says can absorb sweat and feels cool on the skin. The speakers can be removed, too, so they can wash the mask after they use it.

Foldable Phone Holder with Screen Amplifier

Take their viewing experience to the next level. This device projects your cell phone's screen for easier viewing and has a sleek, stylish design. It's an Amazon bestseller and has nearly 6,800 verified five-star ratings. It's compatible with a slew of devices, including both Apple and Andriod.

Anker Soundcore Mini Bluetooth Speaker

This Anker mini speaker is perfect for the person in your life obsessed with music or podcasts. It has a 66-foot Bluetooth connection range and supplies 15 hours of playtime.

Mirror Surface Digital Alarm Clock

This alarm clock mirror combo is a fun take on the classic alarm clock design. You can place the clock on a table or even hang it on the wall. The clock also comes with three brightness level settings and does not tick, so you can sleep soundly through the night without any interruptions.

Best beauty gifts under $25

Maude Hydrating Coconut Milk Bath

We may not be able to splurge on a trip to the day spa, but this bath soak — loaded with a gentle mix of coconut milk powder, salts from the Southern Dead Sea and various vitamins and minerals that aid in softening skin and increasing circulation — can at least provide a similarly calming experience at home.

Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Makeup Brush & Sponge Set

Every beauty lover needs a few quality makeup brushes in their arsenal, so gift them a set that's top-rated amongst hundreds of shoppers! This compilation includes four brushes for foundation, eye shadow, setting powder and blush, and a beauty blender to bring your whole look together.

CompanyTwentySix Wood Beard Comb

This high-quality beard comb takes it to the next level with the hilarious puns you can get laser engraved into their side.

Burt's Bees Just Picked Lip Balm Set

It's especially important to take care of your lips as the weather changes, so gift them this set of lip balms that nourish and moisturize lips all while adding a pop of color.

Target Beauty Capsule Best Night Gift Set

This sample box is jam-packed with nine different beauty products, from acne spot treatments to charcoal face masks. It's got a little bit of everything for the beauty buff who needs a little extra R&R.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Dolly Make-Up Headband

To accompany their spa day, gift them this elastic makeup headband. It's great for keeping hair out of your face while you're getting ready or doing a face mask treatment. Plus, 94 percent of Ulta customers said they would recommend this item to a friend.

I Dew Care Mini Scoops Wash-Off Mask Set

With over 5,100 five-star rating on Amazon, this ice cream-inspired set makes the perfect gift. They can have fun trying all three of the masks included: Cake My Day, Berry Groovy and Matcha Mood.

Tiege Beauty Premium Skin Care Gift Set

This gift shouldn't technically have made this list, but this complete gift set is 50% off, making it only $24.99! Grab it soon for the man in your life that likes taking their skin care to the next level.

One Love Organics Love + Eyebright Eye Serum

The last few years have been incredibly stressful for so many, and with stress comes a lot less sleep. For the tired mama or overworked friend, this mini eye serum is rich with antioxidants and green tea oil to help wake up the under-eye area and give it a little extra love.

Best home gifts under $25

World Market Ceramic Planter with Wood Stand

Whether they're a thriving plant parent or just want to break their black thumb streak with a no-fuss cactus, this handcrafted terracotta planter will make any perennial or succulent look stunning.

SucculentKreationsCo Care Package

Gift this care package for the holidays, as a thank you or simply to let someone know you're thinking of them. It's hand curated and comes with all of the things someone needs to have a relaxing spa day, including a soy candle, bath bomb, lip balm, handmade soap and personalized card.

Anthropologie Gilded Agate Coaster

These agate gemstone coasters make for a great housewarming gift. They are sold individually and come in six different colors, so you can mix and match or buy one or two of the same.

Ombre Taper Candle Set

Bring warmth to the home with this trendy, minimal set of candles with a pastel gradient.


Changing a fragile lightbulb can be risky business, especially if you have hardwood floors, kids or pets. Now you never have to worry about that again with the IncrediBulb. It's made from a flexible silicone so that it's unbreakable. Plus, the brand says it lasts at least 13 years.

Unique gifts under $25

Exploding Minions

Betrayal, clones....and bananas? This "Minions" edition of the award-winning Exploding Kittens series has Bob, Dave, Kevin, Stuart and the rest of the "Despicable Me" game getting into a whole bunch of hijinks — and we're sure your family won't get enough of it!

Self-Care Truth or Dare

Finally, a game of truth or dare that aims to give you less anxiety. This classic sleepover game has been given a self-care refresh, prioritizing thoughtful questions and actions over brutal honesty and uncomfortable challenges.

Klein Tools Tradesman Pro 4-Inch Magnetic Wristband

The hands-on friend or family member in your life might appreciate this useful wristband that can keep screws, bits, nails and other small tools within arm's reach. This means they can finish projects without interruptions.

Electra Disco Small Ding-Dong Bike Bell

For the fitness enthusiast, this fun bike bell can brighten their rides. It's like a small work of art for their two-wheeler.

Análú Therapy Dough

Like Play-Doh, but for adults! This dough has been infused with essential oils to offer a calming, sensory experience for the friend that could just use a moment to pause in their day.

Murder Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle

As a spin-off to a classic whodunit tale, this murder mystery puzzle offers endless thrills and excitement. It includes 500 puzzle pieces and clues to figure out a murder mystery once you've completed the jigsaw.

Plantable Wish Cards

Watch your dreams bloom, literally. These adorable cards encourage you to write down prayers, goals and wishes, and once completed, they can be planted and will sprout annual and perennial wildflowers.

100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster

If your friend is an inspiring film buff who's tired of watching the same old reruns on Netflix, this is the gift for them. They can scratch their way to view a hundred iconic films, including "Amelie," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and more.

Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

For the sentimental type, this cute photo album can help someone remember the few positive moments from the past year — something we all need right about now.

Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book

This popular coloring book really never gets old. It’s perfect for anyone in your life who is stressed out and needs some form of art therapy.

Tone It Up Ankle Weights

At over two pounds of resistance each, these ankle weights can help anyone strengthen their muscles. It's the perfect gift for your friend or co-worker that loves fitness.