We’ve made a list, we’ve checked it twice, and we’ve kept everything under $25.
It happens every year—the second half of December turns into a free-for-all of gift shopping. And that’s in addition to trying to make sure friends and loved ones have a couple good ideas for what they can give us. Because no one wants to give, or get, another white elephant.
If you’re in search of good stocking stuffers for yourself or a friend, or need a little something for your favorite neighbor, check out these gifts that are sure to spark joy. Even better, they’re easy on the wallet without looking like it (it’ll be our little secret).
A new holiday ornament for the collection is always appreciated. This Angel, Star, and Tree Ornament Set combines cheery Christmas red with earthy jute wrap, and this Love Home Charm Ornament would be perfect for a couple celebrating their first holiday in a new home.
Angel, Star, and Tree Ornament Set | VIETRI
Love Home Charm Ornament | Lenox
Gifts for the home are always welcome. This wood and marble Glenfield Cheese Board will look lovely serving up several cheeses while guests gather round to nibble. And what goes better with cheese and crackers than olives? This Alentejo Olive Dish has a festive feel no matter the season.
Glenfield Cheese Board | Wayfair
Olive Dish Alentejo Terracotta | Casafina
For cozy downtime at home, this Argila Mug has the warm, rustic feel of terracotta. And for a very different look, the classic Fiesta Mug comes in all the Fiestaware colors, and at just about 10 bucks, it’s easy to gift a pair.
Argila Mug | Casafina
Fiesta Mug | Fiesta Factory Direct
Know a tea lover? Combine your mug with a pretty can of Soul Chai Rooibos Masala Powder, a wintry mix of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, and cloves.
Soul Chai Rooibos Masala Powder | Bloomingdale's
The Lover Bottle Opener will flash a little heart each time it pops open a beverage, and this Marble Hexagon Napkin Ring can be packaged into a set of two or four for a timeless gift.
Lover Bottle Opener | Boscov's
Marble Hexagon Napkin Ring | Verishop
Nothing creates winter ambiance quite like candles. This Frosted Gingerbread Candle will have your whole home smelling of the holidays, and these Silver Dot Dinner Candles will add a festive flair to dinner for two. These Copper Finish Candle Holders are sophisticated enough for entertaining and still down-to-earth enough for daily use.
Frosted Gingerbread Candle | Sur La Table
Silver Dot Dinner Candles | MacKenzie-Childs
Copper Finish Candle Holders | VivaTerra
For outside the home, this Plaid Camper Wind Chime makes a quirky-cool gift for a camping enthusiast.
Plaid Camper Wind Chime | Bass Pro Shops
Since we’re all trying to be more eco-conscious, these next two items are gift-worthy versions of eco-practical must-haves. The Bee's Wrap Lunch Pack includes a sandwich wrap and two snack wraps, easily washable to be reused over and over (and that charming bees-and-bears print doesn’t hurt). And while we’re just saying no to plastic, everyone should have a reusable straw on hand. This Stainless Steel Straw comes with its own carrying case in a choice of four colors.
Bee's Wrap Lunch Pack | REI
Stainless Steel Straw | REI
Totaling less than $25 combined, these Music Playing Cards and Movie Playing Cards are a fun take on the standard deck that should inspire some game-playing over the holidays. And if movie watching’s more your at-home entertainment style, maybe you’d like a designated Popcorn Bowl—this one is big enough for sharing.
Music Playing Cards | Uncommon Goods
Movie Playing Cards | Uncommon Goods
Popcorn Bowl | Crate and Barrel
Who doesn’t like a sweet treat? If you’ve never had Frango Chocolate Mints, well, let’s just say you don’t know what you’re missing. These little squares give new meaning to “melt in your mouth”—there’s a reason they’ve been on Most Popular lists since 1918.
Frango Chocolate Mints | Macy's
For a gift that’s peak 2020, check out this Brass Hygiene Hand. Add it to your keychain, then use it to go no-contact with elevator buttons, ATM machines, door knobs, and more. Also uniquely 2020, this Floral Mask & Scrunchie Bow Set—as masks are now a wardrobe staple, we might as well make them fashion. These single-use Soap Leaves are pretty and pretty much perfect to have on hand for the guest bathroom.
Brass Hygiene Hand | Sur La Table
Floral Mask & Scrunchie Bow Set | Bloomingdale's
Soap Leaves | VivaTerra
Never have cold feet again! These UGG Insole Replacements for Women and Men will make almost any shoes feel like plush, warm slippers.
UGG Insole Replacements for Women | Zappos
UGG Insole Replacements for Men | Zappos.com
Kitchen gadgets are a classic gift, and these take them from practical to wow. The Rainbow Mini Waffle Maker is not just compact, it’s cute enough to leave out on the counter. (It also works with hash browns and cookie dough for a comfort-food trifecta.) Who wouldn’t like to be able to make quiche for one? This Egg Quiche Maker makes it easy. And anyone can be a barista with this Aerolatte Milk Frother to whip up a creamy froth for anything from cappuccino to a milkshake.
Rainbow Mini Waffle Maker | Bloomingdale's
Egg Quiche Maker | Williams Sonoma
Aerolatte Red Milk Frother | Williams Sonoma
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