Gift Guide: Gifts Under $25

Gift Guide Under 25

Back at it again with another gift guide – this time a gift guide under $25! I have a Secret Santa gift exchange coming up in my office and it got me thinking about good gifts under $25. These can be surprisingly hard to find! As I was researching for this one though, I realized that a lot of good, inexpensive gifts fall into a few categories.

Gift sets like this OPI Mini Nail Polish Set (on sale for $7.25) are quick, easy way to fulfill gifting needs.

Drinkware is hands down my favorite gifting category. I am obsessed with my sphere ice molds ($19.95) and this stainless steel Stanley flask ($18.00) is perfect for anyone outdoorsy. Or you can snag a monogram rocks glass ($14.00) for those who prefer to drink their bourbon inside. You also can’t go wrong with some festive holiday tea ($14.99) and a fun mug, like this mug featuring first lines of famous novels ($15.95). And for those who live on coffee, a french press ($20.90) or travel mug ($24.99 – but Society6 is always having good sales) is always be a good option.

Desk accessories are great for coworkers. This gold desk calendar ($19.00) is adorable and I almost certainly need to buy these “feminist” sticky notes ($8.00) for myself.

Cold weather gear is perfect for winter gifting. I personally think you can never have too many hats, like this basic Herschel beanie ($19.99) or amazing NFL team hat ($24.99). [The hat pictured is unfortunately now sold out, but here’s a similar option!] Nice gloves ($24.99) are also a great gift option – and are legitimately super useful. Colorful and/or printed scarves (on sale for $11.98) can be good gifts for people who are already well-stocked with basic cold gear.

Socks are great. You really can never go wrong with socks. Maybe some people don’t appreciate getting fun socks as gifts, but I definitely do. I would happily give or receive these pizza socks ($8.00) or avocado socks ($12.94).

Music can be a cool and unexpected gift. If someone you know has a record player, there’s a good chance they would love to receive some new vinyl. Some of my current favorites are Side Pony by Lake Street Dive ($19.99), Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes ($20.99), and American Dream by LCD Soundsystem ($23.99).

Books are, of course, also wonderful gifts. Like music, these can be tricky to give if you don’t know the recipient very well. But there are some books I feel would be good gifts for a broad range of people, like Shrill by Lindy West ($10.65 for paperback or $17.68 for hardcover), Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit ($8.24), and Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur ($6.74).


Still stuck? Check out my main gift guide and my coffee table book gift guide for more ideas!