Sometimes, you don’t want to spend a ton of money on a holiday gift — but that doesn’t mean you want it to be terrible. So to help you find affordable presents that will still impress even the hardest-to-shop-for folks in your life, we’ve rounded up a bunch of under-$25 suggestions below, all of which are available on Amazon. Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.
KeepCup Brew Glass Reusable Coffee Cup, Small
This reusable travel mug was designed by two baristas in Melbourne, Australia, so it fits easily into the espresso machine yet still looks nice enough to carry around.
Etekcity WiFi Smart Plug, Energy Monitoring Wireless Mini Outlet with Timer (2 Pack)
$20(was $50, now 60% off)
A Wi-Fi-enabled smart plug for the person who’s not totally sure they want an entire smart home — but likes the idea of setting their lamp on a timer or being able to check if their hair straightener is off when they’re not at home.
It might not be a status candle, but this veterinarian-approved citrus-scented candle that gives off “the aroma of orange blossoms and Aperol spritzes” is also the most effective way to get rid of pet odors.
A 24-karat gold face mask from the K-beauty brand that gave us the “Hellpore” blackhead mask, a.k.a. the “most painful mask ever.” This one looks a little more luxurious, but still works wonders for suctioning the gunk from your pores.
This Spanish olive oil is good for roasting meats and making marinades, according to James Beard Award–winning chef Jonathan Waxman. Bonus: It comes in a stylish tin. (And we’ve got lots more gifts for foodies, too.)