The Best Gifts Under $25 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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Not to stress you out, but the clock is ticking … if you still have a lot of shopping to do, and you don’t want to spend a ton of money, and you want your gift to not be terrible, we have a few under-$25 suggestions below, all of which are available on Amazon.

For the person who has a strong preference for cherry Starbursts: one pound (90) of only red.

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One Pound of Cherry Red Starbursts $9, Amazon

You can’t walk down a street in Greenpoint in the winter without seeing a stylish young man or woman with a Carhartt beanie. An easy $10 stocking stuffer.

Buy
Carhartt Hat $10, Amazon

When a child pulls this wooden alligator, its scales click and clack.

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Plan Toys Dancing Alligator $23, Amazon

For the Jane Austen fanatic: an Austen-inspired Paddywax candle made with gardenia, tuberose, and jasmine, and featuring a quote from the author: “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”

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Paddywax Candles Library Collection Jane Austen Soy Wax Candle $13, Amazon

The frequent traveler will dig this multi-colored four-in-one travel adapter (and if you’re looking for other travel accessories, these packing cubes are great).

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Flight 001 Four-in-One Adapter $25, Amazon

Also good for a traveler: a Pendleton toiletry bag.

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Pendleton Women’s Canopy Coated Canvas Zip Pouch $30, Amazon

So the tea drinker in your life has somewhere to place his or her soggy tea bag. (Here are more tea accessories we like.)

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Le Creuset Stoneware Tea Bag Holder $10, Amazon

For a person with a certain ye olde aeshetic, a set of three “curiosity”-themed notebooks.

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Cavallini Papers Notebooks $12, Amazon

The “It” toothbrush: made from Binchotan charcoal, meaning it repels bacteria and prevents bad breath.

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Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush, Set of 2 $18, Amazon

A watering can that doubles as a design piece.

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Esschert Design Stainless Steel Watering Can $23, Amazon

This classic gold Casio watch is a timeless cool-gal accessory.

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Casio Women’s Digital Watch $25, Amazon

The wintertime grapefruit eater can store the half they’re saving for breakfast tomorrow in this BPA-free grapefruit saver.

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Hutzler Grapefruit Saver $4, Amazon
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Paine’s Fir Balsam Incense $8, Amazon

A week of Instagrammable sheet face masks.

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Reskin Monday to Sunday One-Week Treatment Sheet Mask $18, Amazon

For the person who’s always misplacing his or her umbrella: It’ll be hard to lose track of this one. Note: This is currently sold out on Amazon. Until it’s back in stock, here’s a very similar rainbow umbrella.

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ColorDrip Rainbow Umbrella $22, Amazon

The classic James Thurber tale (that will delight both children and adults) has been reissued, with full-color illustrations and an introduction by Neil Gaiman who calls it “probably the best book in the world.” (We agree.)

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The 13 Clocks, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, by James Thurber $11, Amazon

It’s hard to find this cult ’70s-era rose-scented, grandma-beloved lotion in drugstores these days. Luckily, there’s tons of it on Amazon.

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Rose Milk Skin-Care Lotion $14, Amazon

When in doubt: For the crafter, art student, or eccentric cousin, a set of giant, adhesive googly eyes that they can stick on their wall.

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Giant Plastic Wiggle Googly Eyes $8, Amazon

Any home chef will appreciate a designer pasta ladle from All-Clad.

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All-Clad T105 Stainless-Steel Pasta Ladle $19, Amazon

Millennials and the Generation Z–ers are all about Adidas leggings these days. (To wear with their Stan Smiths.)

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Adidas Women’s Originals Leggings From $23, Amazon

This spoon, designed by chef Gray Kunz and given to the chefs who worked in his kitchen, has achieved cult status in the food world; chefs swear by it, and apparently it’s easier to control than most spoons.

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J.B. Prince Gray Kunz Sauce Spoon $12, Amazon

Moms, aunts, grandmothers: They love things from Provence. This travel kit lets them try a body cream, hand cream, and shower cream from fancy French skin-care line Compagnie de Provence.

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Compagnie de Provence — Travel Essentials Box Set $16, Amazon

If there’s a sriracha addict in your life: 50 packs of the addictive hot sauce so that they can always have some on hand.

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50 Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili-Sauce Packets $12, Amazon

There is no man who could not use a few extra pairs of Happy Socks.

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Happy Socks Men’s Combed Cotton Socks, Pack of Four $21, Amazon

Just cuz: a pillow in the shape of a loaf of bread.

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Cotton Food Bread Pillow $16, Amazon

Just pop some strawberries into this BPA-free fruit infuser, and you’ve got strawberry water. It’s just that simple.

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Asobu Flavor It 20 Ounce Glass Water Bottle With Fruit Infuser $16, Amazon

A handsome Areaware key ring — good for a friend who just moved. (Note: This particular model is sold out, but here is a very similar one.)

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Areaware Contour Key Ring Bend $20, Amazon

Zayn: the memoir. For the pop-culture-slash-One-Direction nut.

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Zayn by Zayn $15, Amazon

Collapsible stainless-steel chopsticks. The plastic clip that holds them together also doubles as a chopstick stand.

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Integral Design Collapsible Compact Chopsticks $16, Amazon

Most everyone could use an extra Baggu. Especially one with watermelons all over it.

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Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag — Peach Watermelon $9, Amazon

This leather cardholder from Jack Spade features a spot for storing cash in between the card slots.

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Jack Spade Men’s Barrow Leather Six Cardholder $17, Amazon

A set of two polka-dotted bow ties for a fancy pup.

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Blueberry Pet Bow Ties $8, Amazon

If they’re a little antisocial. (This particular “Go Away” doormat is sold out; until it’s back in stock, here’s another one.)

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Kempf Go Away Doormat $15, Amazon

If they don’t already have an electric kettle; these are so handy.

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Bodum 17-Ounce Electric Water Kettle $20, Amazon

No more water-y mutton: London’s a real foodie city these days, and this cookbook features 100 recipes from the city’s best restaurants.

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The London Cookbook, by Aleksandra Crapanzano $25, Amazon

An extremely kawaii LED light for their bedside table or bookshelf; they can tap it to switch between light modes.

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GoLine Cute Kitty LED Children Night-light $16, Amazon

This Cordoba, Spain, olive oil was recently named the “World’s Best Olive Oil” by the International Olive Council. It has notes of almond, apple, peppermint, and banana.

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Venta del Baron Extra Virgin Olive Oil $25, Amazon

Pair this Maldon gift set with the olive oil: The pack includes a box of sea salt, smoked sea salt, and black peppercorns.

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Maldon Triple Gift Pack $19, Amazon

If their ratty WNYC tote bag could use an upgrade, get them this shiny shopper.

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Choies Women’s Hologram PU Shopper $19, Amazon

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The Best Gifts Under $25 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)