Gift Ideas for under $25

I’ve come across a new saying on Instagram recently and it’s using “Christmas” instead of December (i.e. Tuesday was Christmas 1st). Pretty clever if you ask me! With that established, I can now say that it’s Christmas 5th and I’m so happy. I spent a lot of money since last friday and if you’re in the same boat I am (trying to dig yourself out of the huge financial hole you just made), you probably don’t have the biggest budget for Christmas gifts. On the other hand, if someone (maybe a friend or sibling) has asked you what you want and you are thinking of what to ask for at a lower price point, just keep reading.

Whether you’re looking for inexpensive gifts to ask for or looking for gift ideas, I hope this gift guide can give you a little holiday inspiration!


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• Eyeshadow Palettes •

Although we all want a 50 dollar Naked palette, it’s super easy to come by well made eyeshadow palettes for as low as $10. Ulta always has cheap ones; here are some options I found on

Maybelline the nudes

NYX the smoky palette

 Maybelline the blushed nudes 

 NYX dream catcher palette 

• Skincare • 

Who doesn’t love new skincare products- anything from moisturizers to scrubs to eye creams to face masks to body butters are pretty much guaranteed to be an awesome (and cheap) gift. Check Ulta, Target, and TJ Maxx for deals on skincare products.

SheaMoisture coconut & hibiscus scrub

Trader Joe’s coconut body butter

 Soap & Glory hand food 

 C. Booth egyptian argan oil body butter 

 • Bath Products •

The people have spoken: Lush rules! A bath bomb, body wash, bubble bath, bath oil, or lotion bar are all dirt cheap and super fun if you make a little spa set.

Dr. Teal lavender foaming bath

Lush dreamtime bath melt

Lush The Icing on the Cake shower smoothie

Lush bath bombs

• Passport Holders •

If you or the potential gift receiver loves to travel, a stylish new passport holder is a perfect gift idea.

J.Crew Factory leather passport case getaway passport holder 

• Jewelry •

 Statement necklaces are perfect for the holidays as well as year round, so stop by Forever 21 to see what they have (the quality is better than most make it out to be). They also have a good selection of more delicate pieces. J.Crew Factory is great for bracelets and earrings under $25 and are of better quality than the price may lend itself to!

J. Crew Factory gold and crystal link bracelet

Forever 21 tasseled faux stone necklace

J.Crew Factory tortoise tassel earrings

Forever 21 faux gem statement necklace

• Cold Weather Accessories •

Hats, gloves, ear muffs, and scarves are always practical and nice gifts to receive! Target, Forever 21, and Old Navy always have deals on these items.

J.Crew Factory knit hat with faux fur pom pom

Old Navy faux fur funnel scarf

J.Crew Factory faux leather tech gloves

J.Crew Factory plaid scarf

• Hair Accessories •

Things like headbands, barrettes, and clips aren’t something we buy ourselves too often, so they’re perfect gifts to give or to ask for!

J.Crew Factory leopard headband

Urban Outfitters faux fur pom pony tail holder

J.Crew Factory tortoise bow barrette

Lululemon skinny fly away tamer headband

• Wallets, Pouches, and Cosmetic Bags •

Pouches or cosmetic bags are such great gifts to give because you can fill them up with a fun things your giftee will love. It’s much easier to find wallets and cosmetic bags in stores, at stores like Target or Forever 21.

Urban Outfitters wool pouch

Forever 21 faux leather card holder

Target Ashley Mary daydreamer pencil case

• Socks •

‘Tis the season for warm and cozy socks! From over the knee socks to camp socks, we could all use some because they’re always getting lost.

Forever 21 textured over-the-knee socks

J.Crew Factory camp socks

Madewell nomadic trouser socks

Urban Outfitters marled varsity stripe over-the-knee socks

• Mugs •

I know that I’m always excited to get a new mug and if you or whomever the gift will be going to are tea or coffee lovers, a mug or thermos is always welcomed.

Anthropologie monogram mug (gold version)

Urban Outfitters kitty tea mug

Anthropology mooreland mug

Other inexpensive gifts ideas are stationary, pajamas (usually under $25 at target), candles, trinket dishes, journals, and books (think Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie).

Happy gifting!

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