Holiday Shopping on a Budget

Jessica DeMilt

10 Spectacular Gifts that Won’t Break the Bank

Associate Disclosure: During the holiday season, we know it’s better to give than to receive. But you can’t give if you don’t have any money, which is why we’ll be compensated if you buy anything using the links in this article. Also, these prices are accurate and these items are in stock at the time of this publication. ‘Tis the season!

Every year, you say “next year will be the year that I get gifts for my loved ones before the holiday season starts.” And every year, you find yourself wondering where the time went, how it’s already almost Christmas and how you’re still gift-less. You’re definitely not alone. Finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones can be tricky—especially when you don’t have a lot to spend. Luckily, we’ve compiled this list of awesome Christmas gifts you can find on Amazon—and they’re all under $25! We’ve made this list so you can check it twice (although once will probably be enough), and get everything you need for a happy holiday.

1. Power Up with a Portable Charger – $18.99

You can never go wrong when you give the gift of power! This super sleek Anker device can fit in a purse or pocket, so your friend will always be able to power-up while on the go. Smartphones, wireless headphones, tablets—your loved one will be able to charge all of their favorite devices. And they’ll think of you every time they do. 

2. Focus on the Feet – $16.95

Do you know someone who is always on their feet? Whether they’re busy at work or at home, they could probably use a break! You can give your loved one the gift of relaxation with the TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller. This device can help relieve pain and stress in the feet, letting your loved one feel truly relaxed. Their feet are sure to thank you. Well, hopefully…they just say “thank you” the normal way and their feet aren’t actually involved at all, but you know what I mean.

3. Serve the Tea – $19.99

I’m sorry that I said “serve the tea” up there. But I’m talking about actual tea, so I think it’s applicable in this situation. Anyway, if you have a friend who has a passion for tea, then this Hiware loose leaf tea maker set is a great gift idea. Your friend can add their favorite loose tea or blooming tea and easily heat up the water on a stove top or in a microwave oven—making it great for home or work. Tea time can be any time with this thoughtful gift. And *that’s* the tea. (I apologize again.)

4. Let Them Eat S’mores – $19.99

Camping is great, but do you know what’s even better? Being in your own home with your bed, and your shower, and your toilet. Okay, so I’m not the biggest fan of camping, but even if your friend is, they won’t have to wait until their next camping trip to enjoy some tasty s’mores, thanks to this gift! This Nostalgia indoor electric stainless steel s’mores maker will let your friend make their favorite campfire dessert in the comfort of their own home. And don’t forget to volunteer to help them test it out—you know, to be a good friend and definitely NOT just so you can also eat s’mores. I mean, eating s’mores will definitely be part of it, but like, just be cool.

5. Help Them Bring All the Birds to the Yard – $24.90

Do you know someone who is basically a Disney Princess? If so, it might seem like they always have pretty birds and woodland creatures following them everywhere they go. You can make that fairytale kind of true with this window bird feeder house from Nature Anywhere. This adorable feeder sticks to the window so your friend will be able to watch birds gather and snack throughout the day. Does your friend have a cat? If so, this gift can double as a cat entertainment device/giant tease.

6. Free Them From Strings – $19.98

Remember when you had to deal with tangled up headphone cords? Unfortunately, that is still the reality for a lot of your loved ones. You can save them from the frustration of having to untangle a seemingly forever-tangled cord any time they want to listen to music with these LETSCOM bluetooth headphones. With a wireless connection, your loved one will be able to listen to music, podcasts, or whatever else they want to listen to on-the-go without having to worry about staying connected.

Available in 8 different color combinations so you can find the perfect pair for everybody!

7. Keep Them Warm – $23.99

The holiday season doesn’t just mean gifts, it also means cold weather (at least in some parts of the world… Sorry, Australia). Why not help your loved one stay warm this winter with a fabulous new throw blanket? This sherpa fleece throw blanket from Bedsure is perfect for what we all love to do after a long day at work: curl up on the couch and veg out in front of the TV for 5 hours (no? That’s just me? Okay, my bad). It will also enhance your loved one’s decor, so they should really be thanking you twice for this gift.

Available in 18 different colors. It’s also available in 4 sizes, but the throw size is the only one under $25.00. Do you feel like splurging?

8. Make it Easy to Stay Hydrated – $19.99

Hydro Flask? I don’t know her. Let the VSCO girls keep their expensive water bottles (I’m too old to know these words) and give your loved one an awesome water bottle at a much better price thanks to Simple Modern! This sleek water bottle will keep drinks cold for hours while also making a fun fashion statement. Drinking enough water will be easier than ever—and don’t forget what Zoolander said about drinking water: “Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.” (Really makes you think, huh?)

Available in 40 different colors with different size options for different colors. Some options may exceed $25.00.

9. Get the Party Started – $12.99

Do you have a friend who loves a good party? If so, let them bring the party anywhere they go with this disco ball light from COIDEA! This remote controlled light will display fun light shows which will dance along to whatever music is playing. That means your friend will be able to bust a move and entertain the crowd in any situation. Well, let’s hope they keep it to appropriate situations.

10. Diffuse the Situation – $17.99

When in doubt, get a diffuser! This is one gift that never goes out of style. It looks great, it helps add moisture to the air, and it also leaves the house smelling wonderfully. This Syntus diffuser has a light that can easily be turned off, so your friend won’t be disturbed if they want to keep the diffuser running while they sleep for the sweetest (or mintiest? I guess it depends on what scent they choose) dreams possible.

Available in 3 different colors.