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From beauty gift sets to books, to wellness necessities and much-needed face masks, we’ve made it easy for you to find an affordable gift that will bring holiday cheer to anyone in your life. Tech expert Steve Greenberg also shared a few of his innovative budget finds with TODAY.
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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!
Best gifts under $25 seen on TODAY
Packing, unpacking and hanging ornaments can be a pain — they're easy to shatter and take up precious storage space. These ornaments are collapsible and go from being completely flat to 3D in a matter of seconds. Starting at $4.95, come in a variety of shapes and many are reversible with a different color on each side.
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 oversize or mini cupcakes and muffin — standard size only!
3. Throne Daddy
You've probably heard of the Squatty Potty, but have you heard of the Throne Daddy? This cushion creates a backrest on the underside of the toilet lid so you can avoid arching forward and do your business comfortably.
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. They come in a variety of packs and colors starting at $9.99.
Best beauty gifts under $25
This year has 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.
Not your ordinary eyeshadow palette, this pick from Sephora Collection features six pearl and shimmer shades that transform from cream to powder once applied to the lids. Plus, it’s clean, vegan and cruelty-free.
For the skin care junkie in your life, this three-piece set from Versed features mini versions of their Clarifying Serum, Emergency Eye Mask and a Frozen Cooling Globe. This set will help to decongest pores, reduce puffiness and calm stressed skin, stat.
I don’t know about you, but I find hand cream to be an absolute necessity during the cold winter months. This fun gift from eos features three shea butter-based hand creams in vanilla cashmere, pomegranate raspberry and coconut. Yum!
Trying to get your man into cologne? Let him test the cologne-waters with this set from Goodfellow & Co. Featuring four scents, including No. 01 Blue Sage & Tonka, No. 02 Juniper & Sandalwood, No. 06 Cedarwood & Geranium and No. 07 Spiced Ginger & Rum, there has to be something in there he’ll be sure to wear more than once
Considering many of us are spending most of our days at home, gifting this essential oil kit would be a nice way to bring a sense of calm, serenity or joy (whichever you choose) to anyone’s space.
For those who spend most of their time getting glam in the bathroom, this pick from Soap & Glory will be a sweet surprise. Featuring a shower gel, body moisturizer, body scrub, hand cream and face mask, this set is definitely a winner.
For the hippie-dippy lady in your life, this funky hairband will be a sweet stocking stuffer. It’s a perfect accessory to help elevate a plain sweater and jeans, or wear it for your next Zoom meeting to look polished and professional.
Best home gifts under $25
Bring warmth to the home with this trendy, minimal set of candles with a pastel gradient.
These vintage-inspired jars use a passive hydroponic system so that your plants grow with the right amount of nutrients, water and moisture. You don't need a garden or a green thumb to plant herbs right in your home.
This mini speaker is perfect for the person in your life obsessed with music or podcasts. It’s water-resistant, has a 100-foot Bluetooth range and delivers five watts of power.
A lovely little candle that doubles as massage oil, this gift will help spice up the bedroom this holiday season. Infused with jojoba and soybean oils, this candle is unscented — ideal for those with sensitive noses or allergies.
These kitchen towels will definitely put a smile on the face of any cook or baker that they’re gifted to.
Perfect for the astrology-loving friend or family member, this porcelain mug displays the zodiac constellation of your choice.
Best general gifts under $25
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 many more.
Many studies over the last decade suggest that practicing gratitude every day can help elevate your mood, improve overall well being, and just make you a happier person all around. The Happy Notes Book is a perfect start to begin practicing gratitude daily, with it’s thoughtful prompts and open pages to write freely when you need to.
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.
Since we’re all required to wear masks nowadays, why not gift something that we all use daily. This pick from Herschel Supply Co. is made from three breathable layers and has an adjustable nose bridge and ear loops.
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.
At 2.5 pounds of resistance each, these ankle weights can help anyone strengthen their muscles.
Still looking for the perfect gift? Be sure to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to shop for everyone on your list, including:
- Love luxury on a budget? These 40 chic gifts are under $100
- 20 gift ideas for the women in your life
- 41 helpful tech items that'll make the perfect gift
- Shopping for a newly engaged couple? Here are 26 gifts they'll love
- 20 of the sweetest personalized ornaments for all your loved ones
This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 2, 2020.