Whether you need a small item to cross the last person off your list, something for an office party, or just want some spares for unexpected guests, we found 10 special gifts under $25 that will fill anyone’s holiday with a little more cheer.
1. The Kids (or Young at Heart)
PowerUp 2.0 Free Flight Electric Paper Airplane
Attach this little motor to a paper airplane and extend the flight distance by hundreds of feet. Any child or adult will spend hours over their holiday break testing out new designs to maximize fun.
Price: $16.99 via PowerUp
2. The Foodie
It’s happens to all of us. A recipe calls for half of a vegetable and we throw the unused half into a plastic bag. Food Huggers are reusable silicon caps that fit snuggly around your fruits and veggies to keep them fresh without wasting plastic. They’re also dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe and can even be used on bottles and cans.
3. The DIYer
Any do-it-yourselfer knows that a dangling extension cord can be a huge safety hazard. The Prop Power is a 6 foot long moldable extension cord that gives convenient power in inconvenient places.
Price: $19.99 via Quirky
4. The Star Wars Fan
R2-D2 Lunch Bag
The new Star Wars film may be a year away (did you see the trailer?) but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare now. Any adult or child can bring order to the lunch table with this loyal food carrier. Oh, it also lights up and beeps at the press of a button.
Price: $19.99 via ThinkGeek
5. The Candle Lover
Everyone knows one person who loves candles. Why not give them something unique this year? Produce Candles turn anyone’s favorite farm harvest into an enticing soy candle. Does beet, kale, melon, or sage bring someone to mind? If not, check out their website for more homegrown scents.
Price: $20 via Produce Candles
6. The Fitness Buff
Contigo Kangaroo Water Bottle with Storage Compartment
Car Key? House Key? Money? Membership Card? No one likes walking into the gym with a handful of stuff. This water bottle features a compartment to hold odds and ends. Your gym buddy can now focus on their reps instead of their stash.
Price: $13 via Amazon.com
7. The Gardener
Companion Beach Chair
As any gardener knows, it’s best to have all your tools within reach. This carrier weighs less than 4 pounds and includes 9 pockets to fit all sorts of tools and plants. It also doubles as a chair for gardeners who don’t want to strain their back from a day in the yard.
Price: $23.99 via Wayfair
8. The Wine Drinker
Vacu Vin Wine Saver Vacuum
If a bottle of wine can’t be finished in one sitting, it usually gets a cork in the top. If you wait too long, even just one or two days, the wine may oxidize and the flavors could be damaged. This inexpensive pump will take the air out of a bottle and slow the oxidation process to extend the life of their favorite bottle.
Price: $9.99 via Amazon.com
9. The Event Goer
DUBS Ear Buds
Whether you know a concert lover, season pass football fan, or frequent flyer, they most likely hate all the extra noise. DUBS are reusable acoustic ear plugs that filter out the noise they hate and let the noise they do want (music, voices, etc.) pass through at a safe decibel level. They’ll never go for those fluorescent orange plugs again.
Price: $25 per pair via DUBS
10. The Trend Setter
If you haven’t heard of the lokai bracelet yet, you will soon. It’s been picking up massive popularity in recent weeks as Giuliana Rancic, Julianne Hough, and other celebrities have been sporting them. To create an ideal balance, this minimal bracelet contains mud from the Dead Sea and water from Mount Everest (the highest and lowest points on Earth). Best of all? 10% of their profits are donated to charity.
Price: $18 via lokai