August 2018

25 Gifts under $25: Let Your Inner Secret Santa Loose!

By Daniela Apeloig & Lindsay Hahn

Are you participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange this holiday season? Or maybe you just need some great gift ideas that won’t blow your budget? We’ve got the perfect holiday gift for each person on your list. From the Type A to the Party Animal, we’ve got the personalities and the presents to go with! While Starbucks and iTunes gift cards are perfectly fine, why not hand out a holiday gift that not only stands out but doesn’t break your budget. Shop these 25 unique and original gifts, all under $25. Now, match the personality of your Secret Santa—or others on your holiday gift list—to those on this list, and shop away.

Gift for the Host with the Most
Buy Wine Bottle Accessory Set, $20, at kikkerlandshop.com

Gift for the Hipster
Buy Lumberjack Mighty Wallet, $15, at dynomighty.com

Gift for the Party Animal
Buy Churchill Hip Flask Small, $25, at conranusa.com

Gift for the Type A
Buy Whenever Sticky Note Set, $12.99, at thinkgeek.com

Gift for the Romantic
Buy Fondue for Two Mug, $22.95, at catchingfireflies.com

Gift for the Athlete
Buy Sony Fontopia Ear-Bud Stereo Headphones, $11.16, at amazon.com

Gift for the Class Clown
Buy Fred Borrow My Pen, $7.50, at paper-source.com

Gift for the Top Chef
Buy Fred M-Cups, $14.99, at amazon.com

Gifts for the Creative Genius
Buy Muji Colored Pencil Set, $17, momastore.com
Buy Pantone Universe Mug, $14.95, at walkerart.org

Gift for the DJ
Buy USB Mixtape Memory Stick, $15.99, thinkgeek.com

Gift for the Music Lover
Buy Record Coasters, $11.99, at perpetualkid.com

Gift for the Techie
Buy MP3 Retro Speaker Amp, $19.99, at thinkgeek.com

Gift for the Book Worm
Buy David Markson’s The Last Novel, $11.25, at amazon.com

Gift for the Insomniac
Buy Mary Green Cat Eyes Silk Satin Sleep Mask, $19, at 123underwear.com

Gift for the World Traveler
Buy Balanzza Ergo Digital Luggage Scale, $24.99, at amazon.com

Gift for the Eco-Defender
Buy Re-Fill Glass Water Bottle, $12.99, at perpetualkid.com

Gifts for the Kid at Heart
Buy Fab NY Hello Kitty Sequin Tote, $20, at dillards.com
Buy Turtley Awesome TMNT T-Shirt, $20, at 80stees.com

Gift for the Penny Pincher
Buy Box Appetit Lunch Container, $22, at momastore.com

Gifts for the Pessimist
Buy Barbara Ann Kipfer’s 14,000 Things to Be Happy About., $8.95, at amazon.com
Buy Fred Half Full Drink Positively, $12, at spoonsisters.com

Gifts for the Klutz
Buy Moustache Bandages, $7, at urbanoutfitters.com
Buy Keep Calm and Carry On Bandages, $8, at urbanoutfitters.com

Gift for the “It’s All About Me”
Buy Paperspring Digital Name Art Cards, starting at 64¢ each, at paperspring.com

Win the Milly Knit Holiday Gift Set
It’s getting chilly, and there’s no better way to stay warm than by rocking the Milly Knit Holiday Gift Set. You could win this chic hat and gloves by telling us about your favorite kind of holiday party. For details on entering, click here.

Buy Mary Green Cat Eyes Silk Satin Sleep Mask, $19

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Buy Mary Green Cat Eyes Silk Satin Sleep Mask, $19, at 123underwear.com

  • 100% silk
  • Padded
  • Elastic headband
  • Silk back is smooth and comfortable against your eyes
  • Features a rhinestone border
  • A stylish way to get your beauty sleep

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Buy Barbara Ann Kipfer’s 14,000 Things to be Happy About, $8.95

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Buy Barbara Ann Kipfer’s 14,000 Things to be Happy About, $8.95, at amazon.com

  • 611 pocket-size pages of good cheer, for holidays and year round
  • Bestseller celebrating the little things that make life worth living, such as Starbucks caramel macchiato and a real person answering the phone
  • Any random page is an instant pick-me-up

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Buy David Markson’s The Last Novel, $10.20

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Buy David Markson’s The Last Novel, $10.20, at amazon.com

  • Author David Markson
  • Brilliant collage of actual facts, anecdotes, quotes, and more from the worlds of art, sports, and history, assembled to create a work of fiction
  • Possibly the greatest writer you’ve never heard of—in 1,001 Books You Must Read before You Die, 2 are Markson’s
  • This writer’s writer recently passed away

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Buy Record Coasters, $11.99

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Buy Record Coasters, $11.99, at perpetualkid.com

  • Silicone coasters that look like a vinyl 45
  • Record label printed with The Watermarks “Keep It Clean”
  • Set of 4 with labels in blue, green, orange, and red
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 4″ diameter

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Buy USB Mixtape Memory Stick, $15.99

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Buy USB Mixtape Memory Stick, $15.99, at thinkgeek.com

  • USB memory stick
  • Packaging looks like an analog audio cassette tape
  • 90 minutes of storage (128 megs)
  • Space to hand write your track list
  • Available in 4 distinct styles

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Buy Balanzza Ergo Digital Luggage Scale, $19.97

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Buy Balanzza Ergo Digital Luggage Scale, $19.97, at amazon.com

  • Made of Polyurethane
  • Available in green or black
  • Stay within airline weight limits to avoid expensive overage fees
  • Measures pounds or kilograms on large digital display
  • Requires two AAA batteries

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Buy Pantone Universe Mug, $14.95

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Buy Pantone Universe Mug, $14.95, at walkerart.org

  • Perfect for color-loving coffee and tea drinkers everywhere
  • Available in 20 colors, such as lilac, paprika, and spearmint
  • Pantone color-chip design with color number
  • Made of fine china
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe

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Buy Box Appetit Lunch Container, $22

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Buy Box Appetit Lunch Container, $22, at momastore.com

  • Lunch box with clear lid that locks shut
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Includes a built-in dipping well, sauce pot, removable food compartment, and fork
  • Sauce pot ideal for salad dressings and condiments

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Buy Turtley Awesome TMNT T-Shirt, $20

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Buy Turtley Awesome TMNT T-Shirt, $20, at 80stees.com

  • 100% cotton
  • Tagless
  • Vintage-look graphic
  • Distressed
  • Conversation starter perfect for the kid at heart

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