25 Go-To Gift Ideas Under $25
If your significant other is a connoisseur of fine adult beverages, you can't go wrong with a case of high-end craft beer (such as Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin IPA) or a bottle of wine he or she has wanted to try. Better yet, plan a romantic evening for enjoying it together.
Fill a scrapbook with mementos of your favorite dates and milestones with your significant other. Concert tickets, photos, or the hospital bracelet from your child's birth are fun and easy to mount in a special album.
Create a fun family experience with a gift basket holding a warm pajama set, a movie or game, and treats such as popcorn and hot chocolate. The kids will love it and you'll get in some quality time together.
This keepsake can help young kids recognize distant relatives and put names with faces. A family photo album is easy to put together for well under $25.
Head to a garden center and look for off-season sales on new gloves, handheld tools, a kneeling pad, and a few seed packets. No green thumb in the family? The gift basket idea extends to other hobbies.
Make a personalized wall calendar at Snapfish starting at $20. Pictures of the kids are sure to please any parent -- or grandparent -- this holiday season. Photo sites continuously run sales and offer coupon codes, so keep an eye out for deals.
Classic games such as Twister, Connect Four, and Chutes and Ladders hark back to childhood and include the whole family. For an older crowd, try Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples.
We know of one grandpa who adores English toffee, and Trader Joe's sells specialty toffee for less than $5. At that price, it's cheap enough to buy a variety and put them all together in a nice gift basket. For grandparents who live across the country, send a signature food from your state.
Keep the older crowd cozy through the winter with a fancy scarf or hat (or, better yet, a set), which can certainly be found for less than $25.
Do your friends have a favorite sports team? Consider getting them something bearing the logo or team colors. T-shirts, jewelry, glassware, and Christmas ornaments are all good options bound to be available for less than $25.
It's easy-peasy to buy a gift card, and a caffeine fix is sure to be appreciated. You can go a step further and pair the gift card with a travel mug.
Chew toys, especially bully sticks, are a sure hit for a furry friend and usually amount to less than $5 (until your dog chews one down in no time and demands a replacement). Many pet owners like bully sticks because they are less of a choking risk than rawhides.