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From Le Creuset to Carhartt, 61 gifts under $25 for your nearest and dearest

This is the holy grail of affordable gift lists.
TODAY Illustration; Kara Birnbaum / TODAY

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

Williams Sonoma Air Fryer Silicone Loaf Pans

Air fryers have taken the world by storm over the last several years. Since everyone on the block seems to have the buzzy appliance, it might be time to help your friends stock up on accessories. This silicone loaf pan set can be used to make meatloaf, lasagna, brownies and more, according to Williams Sonoma. Once you're done air frying at temperatures up to 600° F, you can pop the pans in the dishwasher for easy cleaning!

Dash Egg Bite Maker

If you have a friend who has already fallen in love with Dash's mini waffle machine, you should give them another machine to try: Dash's egg bite maker. The tiny countertop appliance has four silicone egg cups that anyone can fill with ingredients of their choice.

Le Creuset Stoneware 8-Ounce Round Cocotte

Everyone loves Le Creuset products, especially if they are less than $25! Available in eight deep colors, these mini round cocottes are the perfect size to make baked mac and cheese, lava cakes and more. You might as well grab one for yourself while you're at it!

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 Nonstick 3-Piece Fry Pan Set

Perfect for anyone flying the coop for the first time or newlyweds curating their perfect kitchen from scratch, this three-piece fry pan set is made with ergonomic handles and a nonstick interior. 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

Carhartt Cuffed Beanie

Everyone needs a cozy hat to keep them warm in the winter. With over 115,000 verified five-star ratings, this Carhartt cuffed beanie will surely do the trick. Since the hat comes in more than 30 colors, you can stock up on varieties for all your nearest and dearests.

Round Sunglasses Variety 10-Pack

At just $12, this sunglasses variety pack features sunglasses that cost just $1.20 each. Whether you have a friend who is a sunglasses fanatic or want to gift a pair to all the special people in your life, this set is a versatile gift for everyone.

Plaid Blanket Scarf

Everyone needs a fuzzy scarf when it gets chilly outside. Give the gift of warmth and style with this plaid blanket scarf, which is available in five patterns.

Universal Thread 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

Echo Dot (3rd Generation)

If you know someone who leads a smart home lifestyle, this gift will allow you to make a mark on their collection. This Echo Dot smart speaker is on sale for 50% off, giving your close friends the power to listen to music hands-free.

2-Pack Portable Charger

A portable charger always comes in handy. For the person in your life who appreciates practical gifts, this portable charger two-pack is the perfect solution. Each device can fully charge multiple cellular devices, according to the brand.

2-Pack 8.5 Inch LCD Writing Tablet

Do you know a creative kiddo? How about two? They will love this LCD writing tablet two-pack that combines pressure-based technology with flexible liquid crystal so they can create again and again. As an added bonus, it benefits the environment by saving paper!

Amazon Smart Plug

Give them (or yourself) the gift of never forgetting to shut the lights off before leaving the house. With over 433,000 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 Android.

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

Elizavecca Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment

As the cold winter air dries out everyone's hair, a highly-rated hair mask is a beauty cabinet must-have. This collagen coating hair treatment from Elizavecca has amassed more than 23,000 verified five-star ratings on Amazon. Customers love the product for its ability to moisturize and soften hair.

Maybelline New York Sky High Mascara

This lengthening mascara is on sale for just under $10. More than 73,000 customers have given the mascara a five-star review, standing behind its volume control and smudge-proof qualities.

"What I love most about this product is that it's buildable," a Shop TODAY contributor wrote. "The more I layer on, the longer my lashes appear. So, I frequently apply three coats from root to tip."

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Chilly air leads to chapped lips. Consequently, everyone is in need of a lip sleeping mask, which soothes and moisturizes all lips, according to the brand.

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 Skincare Getaway Wellness Gift Set

This sample box is jam-packed with nine different beauty products, from acne spot treatments to serums. 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.

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

100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster

Do you know someone who loves to cozy up and watch a movie? This movie scratch-off poster is the perfect gift for them — and it will last for years! After your movie buff watches all the movies on the list, they can keep it on their wall as decor.

Faux Blue Coral Decor

Whether you know someone who lives by the sea or wants to live by the sea, this faux blue coral counter piece is an elegant decor option. The piece is on sale for 70% off right now, so your wallet and friend will thank you!

Animal Swimsuit Calendar

We have all heard of swimsuit calendars, but how about adorable animal swimsuit calendars? Filled with twelve animals decked out in bikinis, board shorts and more, this calendar will bring in smiles all year long.

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

Snack-Themed 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

This jigsaw puzzle is bound to make anyone hungry. Featuring Ho-Hos, Twinkies and so many more of your favorite classic snacks, the 500-piece puzzle is a great gift for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Habit Tracking Calendar

What better way is there to keep track of your habits than owning a habit tracking calendar? The book encourages users to set goals, track their habits a celebrate their achievements.

Frozen Wine Slushie Mix

Do you know someone who is always looking for a delicious cocktail? Stop right here! This frozen wine slushie mix comes in three inventive flavors. All you need is your favorite bottle of wine!

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.

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.

P.Volve Ankle Weights

At over one pound 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.