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


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.

Flint Reusable Lint Roller with Two Refills

It’s not your typical gift, but the right person will appreciate this good-looking and very practical travel lint roller

One Pound of Cherry Red Starbursts

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

Carhartt Hat

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.

AyaZen Lavender Eye Pillow-

Lavender eye pillows” as a category may not have been something they know they needed, but trust is — it is.

Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (10ft)

A virtually indestructible and incredibly long (we’re talking ten feet here) phone charger will always be appreciated.

Plan Toys Dancing Alligator

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

Paddywax Candles Library Collection Jane Austen Soy Wax Candle

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.”

The above keeps selling out on Amazon, but if you’re more of a Mark Twain or Edgar Allen Poe fan, both of those are available for under $25 on Amazon. Click here for Twain. And here for Poe.

Flight 001 Four-in-One Adapter

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

Stress Reliever Fries

Why stress-eat over the holidays when you can stress-squeeze these stress-relieving fries instead?

Le Creuset Stoneware Tea Bag Holder

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

Cavallini Papers Notebooks

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

Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush, Set of 2

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

Stainless Steel Watering Can Pot, 400ML

A watering can that doubles as a design piece.

Casio Women’s Digital Watch

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

Hutzler Grapefruit Saver

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

Incienso de Santa Fe Scent Sampler
Reskin Monday to Sunday One-Week Treatment Sheet Mask

A week of Instagrammable sheet face masks.

RainStoppers Auto Open 16-Panel Rainbow Umbrella

For the person who’s always misplacing his or her umbrella: It’ll be hard to lose track of this one.

The 13 Clocks, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, by James Thurber

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.)

Rose Milk Skin-Care Lotion

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.

Giant Plastic Wiggle Googly Eyes

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.

All-Clad T105 Stainless-Steel Pasta Ladle

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

Champion LIFE Men’s Heritage Tee

Millennials and Generation-Zers are all about Champion loungewear these days. (To wear with their Stan Smiths.)

J.B. Prince Gray Kunz Sauce Spoon XL

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.

200 Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili-Sauce Packets

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.

Happy Socks Men’s Big Dot Dress Socks 1 pack

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

Cotton Food Bread Pillow

Just cuz: a pillow in the shape of a loaf of bread. (And more things that look like other things.)

Zojirushi SM-KHE48AG Stainless Steel Mug

The best water bottle for both hot and cold drinks.

Areaware Contour Key Ring, Drop

A handsome Areaware key ring — good for a friend who just moved.

Brooklyn Beckham: What I See

Brooklyn Beckham: What I See. For the celebrity-spawn obsessed.

Integral Design Collapsible Compact Chopsticks

Collapsible stainless-steel chopsticks. The plastic clip that holds them together also doubles as a chopstick stand. (And more chopsticks we love.)

Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag — Dalmatian

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

Calvin Klein Leather Slim Credit Card Wallet

This leather cardholder from Calvin Klein has six card slots.

Blueberry Pet Bow Ties

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

Kempf Go Away Doormat

If they’re a little antisocial.

Bodum 17-Ounce Electric Water Kettle

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

Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes by Alison Roman

A brand-spanking-new cookbook for the starter home chef, courtesy of the veteran food writer and excellent Instagrammer Alison Roman. (More cookbooks we love.)

GoLine Cute Kitty LED Children Night-light

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

Venta del Baron Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes, Pinch Tin

Pair this triple pack of delicious Maldon salt set with the olive oil. (And we’ve got lots more gifts for foodies and chefs here.)

Style.Lab Magic Sequin! Reversible Gold to Silver Mini Backpack

If their mini leather backpack is getting old, upgrade them with this shiny, and on trend, mini backpack shopper.

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