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Maybe you got a jump on seasonal shopping this year and picked up presents for the family early. Relieved, you thought you could sit back and relax until it was time to ring in the new year. Then you realized that Secret Santa exchange is still looming. And you need somethings to say “thanks for your hard work” for your postal carrier. And a little surprise for the friend that’s been there for you all year would be a kind gesture. Oh yeah, and there are still stockings in line to be stuffed. Your holiday list may be an unexpectedly long one, but that doesn’t mean you have to go over your budget. This collection of great gifts for $25 and less is sure to help you get a handle on that holiday shopping (for real this time).


24275_owlholderThis hand-carved wise guy isn’t just cute, he also provides a convenient place to store specs. | Owl Eyeglasses Holder | $24

A Hold Me Heart Bag Hanger is cute little gift that keeps purses and totes from touching the groud, getting kicked under the table, or taking up much-needed desk space. She’ll ? it! | $18

Fresh-popped popcorn in minutes doesn’t have to come from a flat-packed pouch. This Microwave Popcorn Popper makes regular kernels into snackable, fluffy popcorn sans stovetop (butter or oil optional!). | $14.99

Pair the popper with these clever kernels for a special treat, or give You’ve Been Naughty Popcorn Coal on its own to someone who made your “nice” list, but loves a little holiday humor. | $12.95

Ever been all snuggly in bed or curled up on the couch and realized that book you were about to dive into was waaay across the room? Your giftee probably has, too. Next time, it can be right by their side. | Bedside Essentials Pocket |$20

Made from scrap metal reclaimed from bombs in Laos, these War and Peace Ornaments are crafted by artisans using the reminants of a dark past to create a brighter future. Give a peace sign or a dove to help joy and love shine this holiday season. | $25 each

Available in Mountain Sunset featuring Rumi’s inspirational quote, “Only from the heart can you touch the sky” and Birds on Wire singing the sweet words of Walt Whitman, “The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung” these candles make great gifts for fans of motivational words of wisdom. | Flickering Flame Tealight Holder | $25 each

Looking for a gift with a personal touch? Fill out How Do I Love Thee from A-Z with an alphabet of admiration for your true love. We bet you won’t even need to stand under the mistletoe to get a thank you kiss! | $20

The spice lover in your life will get a kick out of this handcrafted, preservative-free treat for their tastebuds. | All Natural Sriracha | $13

Show your favorite foodie that you’re on a roll with the gifting this year. | Sushi Making Kit | $19.99

Cordless, convienient, and oh-so-cute, a Solar Powered Mason Jar makes a great gift for someone who’s both design-savvy and eco-concious. | $25

Attorney-turned-artist Alyson Thomas’ original illustrations on these glasses make the classic brunch cocktail even better. | Bloody Mary Diagram Glassware – Set of 2 | $25

The workout enthusiast on your list will get worked-up when they open this clever wallet-meets-waterbottle + phone case. They might even have to run a few laps to burn off all that excitement! | Phone Storage Workout Bottle | $19.99

A letterpress print makes a lovely gift for the art fan on your list. Can’t you sea this one on their wall? (We’re only a little sorry for that pun.) | Shining Sea Print |$25

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Gift your someone special a bundle of holiday memories in a pretty little package. | What I Love About the Holidays with You | $10

The bluebird of happiness has landed, and putting him together is part of the fun. | Bluebird Pin Needle Felting Kit | $14

Cocktail coinnesseurs don’t have to study to the mystical to love Tarot of Cocktails. Each card features a delicious drink recipe on the back and a fun, tarot-inspired illustration on the front. | $24

What’s more magical than a unicorn? We don’t know. We’re puzzled! | Mini Unicorn 3D Model Kit | $10

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Your holiday shopping list may be a long one, but that doesn't mean you have to go over budget, thanks to this collection of great gifts for $25 or under.
Cassie

Cassie spends most of her time at work writing and editing things. She loves books (including comics), sketch comedy, and sci-fi. She’s inspired by art and science. As a former Minnesotan, she longs for an afternoon on a lake, Grain Belt in hand. The New Yorker in her is happy spending that afternoon at the American Museum of Natural History instead.