11 little gifts $25 and under anyone would love to receive — from your coworkers to distant friends
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and for many, this time of year tends to be pretty daunting since lots of shoppers aren't willing to do too much. Whether you're focusing on saving over spending or just want to maintain a strict, affordable budget, it's not that difficult to find gifts for $25 and under that anyone on your list would actually want (and use).
This skin care duo is the perfect gift for the person who's always traveling. It comes with two TSA-approved travel-size versions of Glossier's After Baume moisturizer and Milky Jelly Cleanser. And, just like that, you've covered most of their skin care routine for a little over $10!
Contigo is one of the most reliable and durable insulated bottle and mug brands in the world, and this particular stainless steel mug is a shopper favorite. Available in five colors, this mug keeps drinks cold and hot for hours and is one of those practical gifts that anyone will keep reaching for every single day.
If you're shopping for a friend or coworker who's absolutely obsessed with knowing everything about this zodiac sign, this affordable lined journal is the perfect gift for them. The collection includes a journal for each sign and each journal includes an introduction section and a journal prompt card with 15 unique journal prompts to dig deeper into some of the specific challenges and characteristics of each sign.
This gift is also perfect for the person who loves setting goals, reflecting or just journaling on a regular basis (or wants to start).
Warby Parker is known for its affordable glasses and sunglasses that look and feel extremely expensive, and this two-sided glasses pouch is no different. Since both ends are open, you're able to pack two pairs of glasses (or sunglasses... or one of each). Just slip a frame into each end, and you're good to go!
Plur's Missing Person fragrance gets all the love, but the brand's Vanilla Skin travel-size body mist is one of those subtly spicy, sweet and skin-like fragrances that deserves more attention.
This scent isn't your standard boring, sweet vanilla fragrance. It has a creamy, peppery and sugary dry down that smells like a warm hug. Also, the sandalwood and gourmand notes make it perfect for any gender.
Scented candles always make the perfect gift, and VOLUSPA proves that you don't have to spend a lot to get a beautifully packaged and smelling pick.
This $20 candle smells fresh, earthy and woody and has notes of vanilla orchid, amber resin and sandalwood. With a 50-hour burn time, you'll definitely get your money's worth with this candle (and then some).
In the fall and winter months, sealing in that body moisture with an oil makes all the difference, and this body oil from Saltair is my absolute favorite. It's both nourishing and deeply moisturizing while somehow remaining lightweight and not greasy.
Best of all, though, it leaves behind a creamy, spicy and woody aroma that smells like a lavish tropical vacation in the best way possible. Also, a little goes a very long way, so whoever you gift this to will use it for months and months to come.
Everyone needs and should own a portable charger, and this one from Nimble is arguably the best overall. It's ultra-compact, fast-charges and charges two devices at the same time and works with iPhone, iPad, Android devices and more. Choose from three colors to get the perfect affordable tech gift for your bestie.
Coach wallets and card cases are usually pretty expensive — we're talking $75 and up. Thanks to Coach Outlet's huge clearance sale, this best-selling signature coated canvas and smooth leather Slim ID Card Case is on sale for under $25!
The tea lover in your life will absolutely scream when they unwrap this loose-leaf tea maker. Coffee and tea lovers always seem to get the short end of the stick during the holiday gift-giving season, but this $25 gift is one that's sure to make them smile.
Lastly, there are so many fragrance gift sets on sale right now at Sephora (even though the holiday savings event is over). However, this one from best-selling brand SKYLAR is, by far, one of the best.
Each fragrance in this set falls under the "Eau de Parfum" scent category, meaning they have a higher oil concentration than "Eau de Toilette" fragrances and will, therefore, last much longer on the skin.
All five fragrances in this set have the "Clean at Sephora" label, are perfect for layering and smell crisp, clean and natural. This is the perfect set to buy for the person who prefers a simple and approachable scent.
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