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Christmas is just around the corner and—if you couldn’t already tell by our collection of holiday gift guides—we can barely contain our excitement. That said, there is a certain level of finesse that goes into finding the perfect present. Not to mention that finding a meaningful or sentimental gift that’s also affordable can feel nearly impossible. You’ve got enough going on, which is why we’re here to do all of the web searching and product sourcing for you. Read on to see 35 of the most thoughtful gifts under $25 for moms, dads, kids and friends.

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Uncommon Goods

1. Letters to My Baby

For New or Expecting Parents

Okay, this one is so. Cute. The set includes 12 fold-and-mail letters that expecting and new parents can use to capture little moments in their kids’ childhood. Each note can be postdated, sealed and then gifted to children on the day of their wedding or high school graduation. It’s a truly meaningful gift that will be a definite tear-jerker (in 18 to 25 years).

BUY IT ($15)

Amazon

2. TeeTurtle Reversible Octopus Plushie

For Someone Who Needs Help Expressing Their Emotions

If you haven’t already seen this guy on TikTok, it’s a plush octopus toy with two reversible sides; one happy and one angry. It’s gone viral with parents who are using it to help kids express their emotions, but we’d also like to get one for our introverted S.O’s.

$11 AT AMAZON

The Adventure Challenge

3. Advent(ure) Calendar 2021

For The Blended Family

This scratch-off advent calendar is great for recently blended families who are looking to create new holiday traditions. It features an "adventure" a day to get people into the spirit and involves lots of hot cocoa, fuzzy blankets and twinkling lights.

BUY IT ($20)

Amazon

4. iPhone Lens Kit

For The Amateur Photographer

We all have someone in our lives who feels the need to photograph everything. Help them take their pics to the next level with a set of nine iPhone lenses that can capture every angle.

$25 AT AMAZON

Uncommon Goods

5. Basketball Mug with Hoop

For the Mini NBA Star

This hoop mug is perfect for a little boy or girl who would love to dunk, layup and free-throw shots with their cereal or oyster crackers in soup. (Because, let’s be real: They already have every toy and game under the sun, and anything that gets a kid to eat is a win in our book.)

BUY IT ($25)

Artifact Uprising

6. Instagram Friendly Book

For The Insta-Obsessed

This book is perfect for someone who’d love to bring their digital memories into the real world. Just connect directly to their Instagram feed, and you’re good to go—no uploading required.

BUY IT (FROM $17)

Amazon

7. Brass Monkey Hidden Agenda Mini Planner

For The New Hire

We love this cheeky planner—that's actually superbly organized and sleekly designed—for anyone who's recently started a new job or been promoted. It’s undated, so you can put it to use at any time, and each day features a few fun facts that can double as watercooler (or Zoom) conversation starters. (For ex: Did you know May 23 is Lucky Penny Day, and that $62 million in pennies are lost in circulation each year? The more you know!)

$15 AT AMAZON

Saks Fifth Avenue

8. LOMI Massaging Foot Warmer

For The Person Who’s Always on The Go

Need something special for the mother of four who seems to fit 36 hours into the rest of us mere mortals’ 24? We think this foot massager will transport her to a world of relaxation that she totally forgot about. It emits soothing vibrations and has a built-in heat mode, and the non-slip microfleece material is ultra-plush.

BUY IT ($25)

Anthropologie

9. Therapy. Bath Salts

For The Workaholic

Gift this bath soak to someone who is in desperate need of a relaxing night off. It’s scented with essential oils and infused with dried botanicals to help detoxify and calm the body. Not to mention that it also purifies skin as it soothes muscle aches and pains. Win-win.

BUY IT ($16)

Saks Fifth Avenue

10. Chewy Vuitton Interactive Trunk Dog Toy

For The Chic Pup Parent

If this toy doesn’t scream “designer dog,” then we don’t know what does. Gift this to someone who loves their Louis Vuitton handbag almost as much as their mini sheepadoodle.

BUY IT ($20)

Uncommon Goods

11. TikTok Challenge Game

For The TikTok-Obsessed Tween

Capturing a tween/teenager’s attention was already tricky, and TikTok has only made things worse. Luckily, this game consists of 100 cards with more than 200 TikTok ideas for them to post on their feed. They might give you the eye-roll at first, but trust us—they won’t be able to resist posting a video of grandpa dancing on Christmas Eve.

BUY IT ($15)

Amazon

12. Magnetic Tool Wristband

For The Household Handyman

This tool bracelet is perfect for the person who’s always fixing things around the house. It contains ten embedded magnets in the wristband for holding screws, nails, bolts, washers and drill bits with ease.

$16 AT AMAZON

Nordstrom

13. 'Remodelista: The Organized Home' Book

For The Pseudo-Marie Kondo

Speaking of housework, most mothers would agree that a neatly organized home is a happy home (or at least one that doesn’t give us a stress rash). So gift this to someone who has a passion for color coding and clutter-free countertops.

BUY IT ($25)

Saks Fifth Avenue

14. Apples To Apples Game: Disney Edition

For a Family That Loves Game Night

If you’re familiar with the original Apples to Apples game, you’ll love this Disney-infused version. All of the rules are the same, but the Red Apple cards come to life with pictures from Disney theme parks, movies, and shows in this game. Just be sure to watch out for the poison apple card.

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Nordstrom

15. TASCHEN 'Bauhaus' Book

For The Architect or Design Fanatic

Shopping for the decor snob in your life is hard, but shopping for them on a sub-$30 budget is nearly impossible. Luckily, we found this ultra-chic Bauhaus coffee table book that’ll be as endearing as it is chic to the designer in your life.

BUY IT ($16)

Amazon

16. Desk Mug Warmer

For The Forgetful Coffee Drinker

This electric desktop coffee warmer is the perfect gift for someone who loves their coffee but rarely gets to down the whole mug while it’s hot. Plus, it has an auto-shutoff feature to ensure it won’t accidentally start an office fire.

$25 AT AMAZON

Wonderbly

17. The Splendid Things My Voice Can Do

For The Storyteller-in-Training

This book is great for kids who are learning verbal skills, where it’s filled with silly sounds, riotous rhymes and tongue twisters. It’s fantastic for reading aloud before bedtime, and parents seem to enjoy it almost as much as the kids.

BUY IT ($15)

Verishop

18. YOGA DICE

For The Yogi

Need something (other than a yoga mat) to gift to your token yogi friend this year? We think they’ll love this set of seven wooden dice to mix up their practice. Each die features seated, standing, balancing, twisting and other poses, so with a roll of the dice, they can create their own fresh new flows.

BUY IT ($15)

Nordstrom

19. Express Mini Donut Maker

For Anyone With a Sweet Tooth

A mini donut maker for someone whose only kryptonite is dessert—because we believe that homemade is always better than store-bought.

BUY IT ($25)

Uncommon Goods

20. Baby Astrology Board Book

For Curious New Parents

This one is great for parents who have recently welcomed a newborn into their lives. Each book covers everything about their baby’s zodiac sign, from traditional traits to unique personality characteristics.

BUY IT ($8)

Saks Fifth Avenue

21. Lele Sadough 14K Goldplated Chunky Mask Chain

For The Trendy Teacher

A chunky tortoise and black mask chain for the teacher who’s required to wear one all day (and simply cannot deal with receiving another “World’s Best” mug).

BUY IT ($18)

Nordstrom

22. URBAN DECAY 00's Decades Mini Palette

For The 2000s Girl

An eyeshadow palette that takes its cues from the early 2000s hip hop. After all, y2k beauty is back and better than ever.

BUY IT ($13)

Nordstrom

23. Poketo Project Planner

For The Project Manager

Does your sister-in-law have “project manager” in her job title, but you’re not exactly sure what she does? We guarantee this minimalist notebook—which features yearly, monthly and weekly sections to help break down big initiatives into small, manageable tasks (and keep them on deadline)—is a fail-safe gift that she’ll use on the reg.

BUY IT ($15)

Nordstrom

24. Brookstone Sound Reactive Lights

For A Movie and Music Lover

OK, your movie fanatic already has the TV and the sound system. Now they need the *ambiance.* These 16-foot-long LED strip lights are sound sensitive and respond with color to match the volume of any movie, song or game that’s streaming—a must-have for someone who’s always listening to the latest [fill in the blank].

BUY IT ($20)

Uncommon Goods

25. Dad's Playbook

For The Soccer Coach

If you know a dad who has joined Ted Lasso’s cult following, you need to get him this book. It features hundreds of quotes and insights that have been culled from sports' greatest coaches, and we think he would love it almost as much as he loves the show itself.

BUY IT ($13)

Nordstrom

26. MOPHIE power station mini portable charger

For The Friend Who’s Always Looking for a Phone Charger

A convenient and portable charging gadget for someone who’s always running out of iPhone juice.

BUY IT ($25)

Nordstrom

27. Billly Jealousy 3-Piece Beard Envy Set

For The Guy with The Awesome Beard

A kit that has everything necessary for keeping that beard trim and tidy. It includes a beard cleansing wash, a lightweight styling product and a boar bristle brush.

BUY IT ($20)

Nordstrom

28. Solid Cashmere Beret

For a Friend Who Never Got Over That Semester in Paris

A fabulous cashmere beret that can bring a French flair to your friend’s wardrobe. As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.”

BUY IT ($25)

Uncommon Goods

29. Classic Literature Rocks Glass

For The Writer

Do you have a writer in the family? Trust us: They’ve gotten enough novels, notebooks and fancy pens over the years. Opt for something less expected, like these rocks glasses with texts from classic novels will be sure to impress.

BUY IT ($16)

Nordstrom

30. 2-Piece Zodiac Round Ceramic Trinket Box

For The Astrology Lover

A precious ceramic trinket box set for someone who loves all things astrology. Each set includes a lid with a glazed box that displays a golden constellation and the traits of whichever astrological sign you choose.

BUY IT ($20)

Amazon

31. The Practice Stick Ball Shagger

For The Golfer

This one goes out to the golfing grandpa who constantly complains about his bad back. The lightweight tube can scoop up to 23 golf balls with ease. Now he can enjoy the game without bending over backward (literally).

BUY IT ($20)

Urban Outfitters

32. Lutava Charcoal Infused Antimicrobial Fitness Towel

For The Fitness Freak

You may not have the budget for new running sneaks or top-of-the-line leggings, but we guarantee this is the gift they haven’t thought of (that won’t kill your wallet either). The towel’s charcoal-infused cotton fibers help balance natural oils. Plus, its antimicrobial loops absorb moisture and dry 30 percent faster than an average bath towel.

BUY IT ($18)

Nordstrom

33. My Pet Hospital Stuffed Play Set

For The Aspiring Veterinarian

This playset is guaranteed to be a hit with mini-animal lovers and future Peace Corps volunteers. It comes with four stuffed animals that make noises, rattle or squeak when “operated” on.

BUY IT ($25)

Anthropologie

34. Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

For The Hot Cocoa Drinker

A monogrammed initial mug that’s inspired by French bistro tilework. Gift this one to a friend who loves cozying up by the fire.

BUY IT ($14)

Saks Fifth Avenue

35. Surell Kid's ​Faux Fur Pom-Pom Beanie

For The Little Fashionista

A chic Surrell beanie for the little one with an eye for fashion (or OK, the kid of a parent with an eye for fashion). Just don’t blame us if they put Chanel N°5 on their wish list next year.

BUY IT ($25)

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