18 unique gifts that are fun, useful and under $25

Daley Quinn

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Tight on cash but still looking for a fun gift for a friend, family member or coworker? Look no further than our curated list of 18 best gifts under $25. From beauty gift sets to books, to wellness necessities and much-needed face masks, we’ve made it easy for you to find an affordable gift that will bring holiday cheer to anyone in your life.

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Best beauty gifts under $25

1. One Love Organics Love + Eyebright Eye Serum

One Love Organics Love + Eyebright Eye Serum

One Love Organics Love + Eyebright Eye Serum $24.00 at Ulta

This year has been incredibly stressful for so many, and with stress comes a lot less sleep. For the tired mama or overworked friend, this mini eye serum is rich with antioxidants and green tea oil to help wake up the under-eye area and give it a little extra love.

2. Sephora Collection Clean Bouncy Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Collection Clean Bouncy Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Collection Clean Bouncy Eyeshadow Palette $18.00 at Sephora

Not your ordinary eyeshadow palette, this pick from Sephora Collection features six pearl and shimmer shades that transform from cream to powder once applied to the lids. Plus, it’s clean, vegan and cruelty-free.

3. Versed The Big Chill Winter Unwind Gift Set

Versed The Big Chill Winter Unwind Gift Set

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The Big Chill
  • Versed The Big Chill Winter Unwind Gift Set $16.99 at Versed

  • Versed The Big Chill Winter Unwind Gift Set $16.99 at Target

For the skin care junkie in your life, this three-piece set from Versed features mini versions of their Clarifying Serum, Emergency Eye Mask and a Frozen Cooling Globe. This set will help to decongest pores, reduce puffiness and calm stressed skin, stat.

4. Eos Holiday Shea Better Hand Cream

eos Holiday Shea Better Hand Cream

  • eos Holiday Shea Better Hand Cream $7.99 at Target

  • eos Holiday Shea Better Hand Cream $10.00 at Kohl's

I don’t know about you, but I find hand cream to be an absolute necessity during the cold winter months. This fun gift from eos features three shea butter-based hand creams in vanilla cashmere, pomegranate raspberry and coconut. Yum!

5. Goodfellow & Co Men's Cologne Sampler Set

Goodfellow & Co Men's Cologne Sampler Set

Men's Cologne Sampler Set - Trial Size - 4ct - Goodfellow & Co(TM)
Men's Cologne Sampler Set - Trial Size - 4ct - Goodfellow & Co(TM)

Goodfellow & Co Men's Cologne Sampler Set $17.99 at Target

Trying to get your man into cologne? Let him test the cologne-waters with this set from Goodfellow & Co. Featuring four scents, including No. 01 Blue Sage & Tonka, No. 02 Juniper & Sandalwood, No. 06 Cedarwood & Geranium and No. 07 Spiced Ginger & Rum, there has to be something in there he’ll be sure to wear more than once

6. Edens Garden Create Your Own Essential Oil Set

Edens Garden Create Your Own Essential Oil 3 Set

Create Your Own Essential Oil 3 Set
Create Your Own Essential Oil 3 Set

Edens Garden Create Your Own Essential Oil 3 Set $20.95 at Edens Garden

Considering many of us are spending most of our days at home, gifting this essential oil kit would be a nice way to bring a sense of calm, serenity or joy (whichever you choose) to anyone’s space.

7. Soap & Glory Bath and Body Gift Set

Soap & Glory Bath and Body Gift Set

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Soap & Glory Bath and Body Gift Set $18.00 at Walgreens

For those who spend most of their time getting glam in the bathroom, this pick from Soap & Glory will be a sweet surprise. Featuring a shower gel, body moisturizer, body scrub, hand cream and face mask, this set is definitely a winner.

8. Crabtree & Evelyn Printed Knot Hairband

Crabtree & Evelyn Printed Knot Hairband

Printed Knot Hairband
Printed Knot Hairband

Crabtree & Evelyn Printed Knot Hairband $18.00 at Crabtree & Evelyn

For the hippie-dippy lady in your life, this funky hairband will be a sweet stocking stuffer. It’s a perfect accessory to help elevate a plain sweater and jeans, or wear it for your next Zoom meeting to look polished and professional.

Best home gifts under $25

1. OontZ Angle Solo Bluetooth Portable Speaker

OontZ Angle Solo Bluetooth Portable Speaker

OontZ Angle Solo - Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Compact Size, Surprisingly Loud Volume & Bass, 100 Foot Wireless Range, IPX5, Perfect Travel Speaker, Bluetooth Speakers by Cambridge Sound Works (Black) (Amazon / Amazon)
OontZ Angle Solo - Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Compact Size, Surprisingly Loud Volume & Bass, 100 Foot Wireless Range, IPX5, Perfect Travel Speaker, Bluetooth Speakers by Cambridge Sound Works (Black) (Amazon / Amazon)
  • OontZ Angle Solo Bluetooth Portable Speaker $16.99 at Amazon

  • OontZ Angle Solo Bluetooth Portable Speaker $16.99 at Walmart

This mini speaker is perfect for the person in your life obsessed with music or podcasts. It’s water-resistant, has a 100-foot Bluetooth range and delivers five watts of power.

2. Maude Burn Massage Candle

Maude Burn Massage Candle

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Maude Burn Massage Candle $15.00 at Maude

A lovely little candle that doubles as massage oil, this gift will help spice up the bedroom this holiday season. Infused with jojoba and soybean oils, this candle is unscented — ideal for those with sensitive noses or allergies.

3. Miracu Funny Kitchen Towels and Dishcloths

Miracu Funny Kitchen Towels and Dishcloths

Miracu Funny Kitchen Towels and Dishcloths Sets of 4 - Cotton Dish Towels for Drying Dishes - Cute Decorative Hand Towels, Tea Towels, Flour Sack Towels, White - Christmas, Housewarming Gifts New Home (Amazon / Amazon)
Miracu Funny Kitchen Towels and Dishcloths Sets of 4 - Cotton Dish Towels for Drying Dishes - Cute Decorative Hand Towels, Tea Towels, Flour Sack Towels, White - Christmas, Housewarming Gifts New Home (Amazon / Amazon)

Miracu Funny Kitchen Towels and Dishcloths $19.99 at Amazon

These kitchen towels will definitely put a smile on the face of any cook or baker that they’re gifted to.

4. Villeroy & Boch NewWave Stars Mugs

Villeroy & Boch NewWave Stars Mugs

Villeroy & Boch NewWave Stars Mugs $23.99 at Villeroy & Boch

Perfect for the astrology-loving friend or family member, this porcelain mug displays the zodiac constellation of your choice.

Best general gifts under $25

1. The Happy Notes Book

The Happy Notes Book

The Happy Notes Book
The Happy Notes Book

The Happy Notes Book $24.00 at Happy Notes Book

Many studies over the last decade suggest that practicing gratitude every day can help elevate your mood, improve overall well being, and just make you a happier person all around. The Happy Notes Book is a perfect start to begin practicing gratitude daily, with it’s thoughtful prompts and open pages to write freely when you need to.

2. Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book $20.00 at Artifact Uprising

For the sentimental type, this cute photo album can help someone remember the few positive moments from the past year — something we all need right about now.

3. Herschel Supply Co. Fitted Face Mask

Herschel Supply Co. Fitted Face Mask

Herschel Supply Co. Fitted Face Mask
Herschel Supply Co. Fitted Face Mask
  • Herschel Supply Co. Fitted Face Mask $14.99 at Nordstrom

  • Herschel Supply Co. Fitted Face Mask $15.00 at Journeys

  • Herschel Supply Co. Fitted Face Mask $14.94 at Zappos

Since we’re all required to wear masks nowadays, why not gift something that we all use daily. This pick from Herschel Supply Co. is made from three breathable layers and has an adjustable nose bridge and ear loops.

4. Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book

Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book

Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book (Irreverent Book Series) (Amazon / Amazon)
Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book (Irreverent Book Series) (Amazon / Amazon)

Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book $4.99 at Amazon

This popular coloring book really never gets old. It’s perfect for anyone in your life who is stressed out and needs some form of art therapy.

5. Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat

Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat

Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat Fitness & Exercise Mat With Easy-Cinch Yoga Mat Carrier Strap, Teal, 72"L X 24"W X 2/5 Inch Thick (Amazon / Amazon)
Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat Fitness & Exercise Mat With Easy-Cinch Yoga Mat Carrier Strap, Teal, 72"L X 24"W X 2/5 Inch Thick (Amazon / Amazon)

Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat $16.98 at Gaiam

At-home workouts have completely blown up in the last eight months since the pandemic began, and having a mat to workout on is basically a necessity at this point. Gift this Gaiam mat with extra cushioning for any fitness lover in your life.

6. Tone It Up Ankle Weights

Ankle Weights

Ankle Weights
Ankle Weights

Ankle Weights $21.99 at Tone It Up

At 2.5 pounds of resistance each, these ankle weights can help anyone strengthen their muscles.

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