Holiday Shopping Guide: Gifts for $25 or Less

Great gifts don't have to clean out your bank account. Find budget-friendly options for everyone on your shopping list.

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1/19
Modcloth.com
SEMI-CHARMED NECKLACE: Statement necklaces are where it's at this season, from top-of-the-line to uber-affordable. This floral explosion can bedeck the neck of your BFF or special lady for a mere pittance, and even better, it doesn't look like the other 50 choices you could have snapped up at the mall. $17.99, Modcloth.com.
2/19
Enrico Campitelli
SEMI-CHARMED NECKLACE: Statement necklaces are where it's at this season, from top-of-the-line to uber-affordable. This floral explosion can bedeck the neck of your BFF or special lady for a mere pittance, and even better, it doesn't look like the other 50 choices you could have snapped up at the mall. $17.99, Modcloth.com.
3/19
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VINTAGE SILVER NAPKIN RING: Made of repurposed vintage flatware, these napkin rings combine an elegant flare with eco-friendly ideals. Plus, they're one of a kind -- order a few and see how they mix and match. $7.50 each, Greenfeet.com.
4/19
Modcloth.com
NOT A PAPER CUP: This disposable coffee cup for the greenie set, this porcelain version looks just like the paper cups you get from the local beanery, but can be used over and over ... so long as the maid doesn't mistake it for paper. $19.99, Modcloth.com.
5/19
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AURA SUAVIS BUBBLE BAR: It may look like a pastry, but this vegan soap is infused with clary sage, geranium and spearmint which somehow is supposed to balance one's aura. We just think it's purty. $6.45, Lush.
6/19
Etsy.com
ANATOMICAL HEART NECKLACE: Hey, it can't all be kittens and rainbows, right? Printed on almond-toned plastic, this wonderfully creepy heart comes with an oxidized sterling silver chain. Sure to get any edgy girl's heart beating with delight. $24, Etsy.com.
7/19
Hotwicks.com
HOTWICKS MAN CANDLES: Think of 'em as "mandles," not candles. Available in scents such as New Car Smell and Bacon, these are sure to crack a smile on the face of any self-respecting dude. $5.95 each, Hotwicks.com.
8/19
Amazon.com
KITTENWAR: THE CARD GAME. KittenWar.com goes offline and hits coffee tables everywhere with the cutest possible card game. Flip the cards and choose which of two kittens reigns supreme. But let's face it, they're kittens: Everyone's a winner. $8.76, Amazon.com.
9/19
Fitdeck.com
FITDECK OFFICE: Fitdecks have diversified. Handy packs of 26 or 56 cards offer different exercises for everything from exercise ball to Navy SEAL. The office pack includes ideas to keep fit and de-stress at your desk, perfect for the office grab-bag (and you can make fun of your coworkers later). $9.95, Fitdeck.com.
10/19
Kris Lopez
CHANGE THE WORLD FOR 10 BUCKS: It's called "the little book with a big idea" -- 50 simple ideas to make the world a better place. Anyone with an altruistic streak will want this one on their coffee table. $9.99, ChangetheWorldforTenBucks.com.
11/19
Etsy.com
DARTBOARD CLOCK: Ideal for any "man cave," from BF to brother to harried dad, this totally recycled dartboard clock has a built-in wall mount. Remember to stick one C battery in the package so the menfolk don't have to pause a second to worry about home decor. Trust us, they don't want to. $9.99, Etsy.com.
12/19
Lisa Fernandez
THE WILD THINGS (HARDCOVER): Dave Eggers, who penned the screenplay for Where the Wild Things Are, offers his own take on the Maurice Sendak classic. Grittier but more personal than the child's story, this send-up offers a tale for any grown-up who maintains a decent imagination (or needs to). $12.70, Amazon.com.
13/19
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AEROLATTE MOOO MILK FROTHER: This hand-held milk frother, appropriately cow-spotted, works with hot or cold milk for lotsa lattes at home. Includes two AA batteries and a storage case. $14.20, Amazon.com.
14/19
Etsy.com
WILLOW FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY: Original photographs from indie artists run the gamut, but this vintage-style willow print would catch anyone's eye with its Polaroid-esque coloring. $15, Etsy.com.
15/19
Amazon.com
HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY (HARDCOVER): We hate to make generalizations, but women love The Time Traveler's Wife. Yes, all women, everywhere -- so author Audrey Niffenegger's second novel is guaranteed to elicit a squeal or two. $15.47, Amazon.com.
16/19
Amazon.com
SUPERFREAKONOMICS (HARDCOVER): The original Freakonomics took best-seller lists by storm four years ago, and its hotly anticipated followup seems destined to do the same. Keep the readers in your life intrigued and amused while they figure out which adds more value to a community: a pimp or a realtor. $16.19, Amazon.com.
17/19
Sephora.com
GET PINK'D LIP SAMPLER: Nine pieces include everything from a lip exfoliator to a plumping gloss, which means plenty to play with for perfect smackers. $18.50, Sephora.
18/19
Gaiam.com
DIY SOLAR ROBOT: Seriously, who doesn't want to open a gift to discover a robot lurking within? This one comes dissembled for a mentally engaging project -- and once it's done, pop it into the sun to charge its mini solar panel. $24, Gaiam.com.
19/19
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CUSTOM SIGG BOTTLE: SIGG bottles are not only eco-friendly, but they manage to keep your water weirdly cool at all times. The aluminum construction means they're super light, too. Skip the ones in the store that everyone's toting around these days, and customize one for anyone you can think of. $24.99, CafePress.com.
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