Gifts Under $25 for All the Everyday Heroes in Your Life
From your kid’s teacher to your doorman, holiday shopping can be difficult. On the one hand, you are endlessly grateful for everything they do and want to get them something great. But on the other, you don’t know them that well. Here’s a roundup of great gift ideas that are universally appreciated and will make you feel better than handing them a $20 bill.
For Your Neighbor: 'Wine Bites' Cookbook
She always invites you to her dinner parties. So why not gift her a recipe book that includes helpful wine pairing suggestions?
Chronicle Cookbooks ($25)
For Your Doorman: Movie Theater Gift Card
Make their next night off a memorable one by paying for a trip to the see the latest blockbuster—candy and popcorn included.
Fandango (from $25)
For Your House Cleaner: Basil Making Kit
She’s always giving you delicious recipe ideas and tips for how to perfect that red sauce. Give her this neat gift and she’ll continue to reap the benefits for months to come.
Modern Sprout ($20)
For Your Deliveryman: Reusable Coffee Mug
Since they’re on their feet practically 12 hours a day, a reusable mug that keeps drinks hot for a full shift will be much appreciated. (Plus, you can always offer to top them off on their way through your neighborhood.)
For Your Coworker: Compliment Pencil Set
Whether it’s for the office assistant or your cubical mate, get them a fun desk treat that they’ll actually want to bring to those weekly meetings.
For Your Dog Walker: Carry-On Cocktail Kit
You follow his foodie account on Instagram and know he loves a good craft cocktail. So make his flight home for the holidays a little easier.
W&P Design ($24)
For Your Super: Morning, Noon and Night Coffee
He’s likely on his feet all day long, dealing with everyone from your cranky neighbor to those new tenants who have a million questions. Give him the gift of caffeination, without the risk of tossing and turning once it’s finally time for bed.
Uncommon Goods ($12)
For Your Kid’s Teacher: Ultra Calming Spray
She needs this stress-reducing aromatherapy spray in her desk drawer ASAP.
For Your Nanny: A Cookie Jar
Enlist the kids’ help for a thoughtful and delicious gift that she can enjoy all season long.
Kyle’s Point ($20)
For Your Personal Trainer: Chakra Bath Salts
Each color is packed with a different essential oil to help them unwind and relax at the end of a long day.
Uncommon Goods ($22)