Cheap Gift Ideas Under $25

The elements of a great present — being considerate, useful, or novel — are not limited to a huge budget.

But the best gifts under $25 are buried in a minefield of completely expendable knickknacks for partners and friends. We’ve raked the internet to counter that and picked the best under-$25 gifts below for you to browse. Each of these are items we have or will happily buy and use in our daily lives.

Cord Tacos

This variety set contains 4 cord organizers made from 100 per cent authentic Italian leather. Experience the high quality, rich smell and professional authentic leather craftsmanship. Fashion and purpose is the same. Hold your belts, wires, earbuds and chargers packed safely, and look fine. The metallic snap is easy to open and close but will stay together even on the most bumpy travels. Nice stuffer for Christmas gift!

Recipe Cards

Recipes from a book or the internet are nice but there’s something unique about other people’s recipes that you get. And there’s no need to think about pouring canola oil right over your iPad. This collection of 60 cards helps you to make your own recipe cards.

Reusable Straws Set

Reusable straw sets from Food52 come in a nice color palette, and each pack includes carry cases and squeegees for cleaning. They can throw a set in their bag, leave one at work, and keep one in the car.

Airpod Protective Case

Give them this silicone case for total security and peace of mind making their new tech investment well worth it. So, if they stick their AirPods in this fun case and attach it with their metal carabiner to zippers or key rings, they do not lose them.

Fancy Shoe Cleaner

He’ll love this if he’s a sneakers guy and it’s all about having his stuff in good shape. Set covers 4 oz. Premium Shoe Cleaner and Basic Shoe Cleaning Brush packed in resealable, fresh pouch Jason Markk. No toxic chemicals or abrasives are found in the Solution 98.3 percent Natural and fully biodegradable safe on all colors and materials efficiently cleans and conditions. Have up to 100 pairs of shoes washed.

Kitchen Tool

Stocking your first kitchen takes a long time, particularly with stuff that will last. Think a can opener, potato peeler or corkscrew for the buddy who needs basics. You might go for a garlic press, a potato masher, or a pastry cutter if you want to get a little fancier.

Healing Clay Mask

The Aztec Clay Mask has been dubbed “the most strong facial in the world,” and is also below $25. This can be combined with water but with a touch of apple cider vinegar this works best.

Charcuterie for Two

Prepare your kid’s appetite for what’s to come — a lifetime of cheese and crackers — with this adorable play kit, complete with a variety of food, meat, fruit, crackers, and serving products. It also comes in a chic carrying case, so they can store their snacks safe and comfortable.

Gerber Diesel Multi-Plier

The Diesel Black Needlenose Multi-Plier provides everything you need to handle difficult tasks and tricky issues with its industrial strength, ease of handling and super flexibility. It features a rugged design with 12 larger and more durable than normal stainless steel devices, along with the proprietary Saf. T.Plus part locking system from Gerber and the convenience of quick, wrist-flick deployment.

Scented Candles

Everybody’s house smells like delicious pine in those weeks leading up to Christmas. In the weeks that followed, when the desiccated corpse of that pine tree was tossed out into the street for garbage pickup, a beautiful scented candle would fill (with a lovely aroma) the void it left behind.

Artifact Uprising Large Format Prints

Artifact Uprising produces luxurious prints at affordable rates — and they make especially thoughtful gifts that look like they cost much more. Get one of their favorite pictures printed for $20 and up on archival fine art paper, or considerate cards for as little as $1 per custom card. You can also make a color series picture book for $20, a set of prints for $9 and a custom calendar for $25 on a handcrafted wood clipboard.

Monthly Sock Subscription

Give the fashionable man or woman a year worth of fancy feet in your life by signing them up for this monthly subscription which at the beginning of each month sends a pair of patterned crew or no-show socks straight to their door.

Minimalist Wallet

The engineers of ROCO decided to create a compact wallet that would be ideal for business cards, credit cards, driver’s license and more! It’s sleek, lightweight style that enables storage of front pockets or rear pockets. The RFID Blocking Money Clip can still carry up to 20 cards, even with its slim size.

Great Cookbook

Cooking meals at home is a fantastic way to save money but the sheer number of available cookbooks can be daunting.

I recommend the Budget Bytes cookbook for beginner chefs which is tailored for people who are new to cooking and want to save money. The emphasis is on convenience, with lots of simple recipes that can be changed or adapted whatever you want. Plus, with the countless food blogs that we have these days, you can send your recipient a book that already has an interconnected community where they can check for additional recipes and tips and tricks.

Dash Mini Maker

This tiny waffle maker is great for one-course breakfasts or meal plans (just freeze your waffles ahead of time). It’s lightweight for confined spaces, heats up in a few minutes and has an easy to clean non-stick finish.

Smartphone Charging Stand

If they need a power boost for their iPhone, they can thread the cord of their charger into this stand to bring it back to life. You should keep their phone on view once it’s out of the red to see their messages, emails and other updates come in hands-free.

Hat, Mittens, or Scarves

If you live in Florida or Southern California, where you are maybe it’s cold. Yet, for me at least, cold- accessories are still the first items that go missing right when you need them. They slip out of a bag, or somehow find their way under your car’s seat, or you throw them in the back of the closet and then rediscover them the next summer when you’re looking for some long- piece of sports equipment. What I’m saying is that people need ever more hats, mittens, and scarves.

Pour Over Coffee Maker

The pour-over promises excellent, rich flavor, and intense aroma while retaining the ground Coffee’s natural oils. Simply fill the cone-shaped filter with freshly ground coffee for the perfect cup of coffee, and pour a small amount of hot water over it until soaked. Load the remainder of the hot water into the tank gradually. Coffee will drip into the mouth-blown carafe, borosilicate double wall bottle, and will be ready to serve in 3-4 minutes. Remove the carafe filter before serving, and enjoy!

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