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44 great gifts under $25 people will actually use

·17 min read
The best gifts you can shop for $25 or less.
The best gifts you can shop for $25 or less.

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It may not be Halloween yet, but now is the time to do your holiday shopping, especially when it comes to stocking up on affordable gifts like for white elephant gift exchanges and work holiday parties. With plenty of the best gifts under $25 in stock now, go on and get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping to avoid rising prices and potential shipping delays.

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From portable phone chargers and sleep masks to kitchen gadgets and board games, the experts here at Reviewed have rounded up the best gifts under $25. You may even find a few great stocking stuffers for your partner, kids, in-laws and more while you're shopping around.

Here are the 44 best gifts under $25.

1. For the one who's always asking for a charger: Anker Portable Charger

Best gifts under $25: Anker portable phone charger
Best gifts under $25: Anker portable phone charger

Nobody likes an uncharged phone. Keep them powered up at all times with a top-rated Anker Portable Charger. It's one of those gifts that keeps on giving every time they're out and about. Roughly the size of a large candy bar, the portable charger can fit in a small purse or pocket, and offers a full charge to their iPhone before needing to be recharged itself.

$22 at Amazon

2. For the breakfast lover: Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Best gifts under $25: Dash Waffle Maker
Best gifts under $25: Dash Waffle Maker

Give them the gift of breakfast morning after morning with the Dash Mini Waffle Maker. This popular model is one of the best waffle makers we've ever tested and they'll will love whipping up waffles for one with it. The waffle maker heats up quickly, making adorable tasty treats.

$13 at Amazon

3. For the one wants to stay cool at work: SmartDevil Small Personal USB Desktop Fan

Best gifts under $25: SmartDevil Small Personal USB Desk Fan
Best gifts under $25: SmartDevil Small Personal USB Desk Fan

Whether working from home or back at the office, the SmartDevil Small Personal USB Desktop Fan provides an easy way to stay cool and keep the air flowing throughout the cubicle. Powered via USB cable, it takes up little to no desk pace.

$16 at Amazon

4. For the one who loves to nap: Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask

Best gifts under $25: Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask
Best gifts under $25: Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask

We all need our beauty sleep, so why not set them up for a successful slumber with one of the best sleep masks we've ever tested? Thanks to the Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask's contoured design, this cushy mask is like a blackout curtain for your eyes, preventing any light from creeping in.

$18 at Amazon

5. For the one who likes their hair up: Invisibobble

Best gifts under $25: Invisibobble
Best gifts under $25: Invisibobble

The popular Invisibobble hair tie has over 22,000 Amazon reviews and a 4.5 out of 5-star rating. It is ideal for all hair types, making it an ideal stocking stuffer for anyone on your holiday shopping list who's rocking long hair.

The coiled hair ties are waterproof, won't break or damage most hair types, and, most importantly, don't leave a crease behind like other hair ties might.

$5 at Amazon

6. For the one who needs to relax: InnoGear Upgraded Diffuser

Best gifts under $25: InnoGear Upgraded Diffuser
Best gifts under $25: InnoGear Upgraded Diffuser

Sweet and calming scents can help them relax after a stressful holiday season—and an essential oil diffuser like this one from InnoGear can get the job done right. It. is one of our favorite aromatherapy diffusers and can run relaxing scents like lavender and eucalyptus for up to 11 hours.

$16 at Amazon

7. For the one who loves competition: Codenames

Bets gifts under $25: Codenames
Bets gifts under $25: Codenames

Codenames is a team-based word association game where one player gives their team a single word clue and the number of cards on the board that clue pertains to and then they must figure out which cards they could be. It’s a simple, fun and entertaining game that only gets better the more you know your teammates.

$16 at Amazon

8. For the one who needs their caffeine fix: Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Best gifts under $25: Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Best gifts under $25: Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker

If coffee is essential to the start of their day, then one of the best gifts under $25 you can give them is the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker. It's one of the best cold brew coffee makers we've ever tested because of how simple and easy it is to use. Not to mention, it makes the best cold brew.

$23 at Amazon

9. For the one who prefers tea: Manatea Silicone Tea Infuser

Best gifts under $25: Manatea Silicone Tea Infuser
Best gifts under $25: Manatea Silicone Tea Infuser

A hot cup of tea is a great way to unwind at the end of the day, especially with an adorable manatee-shaped tea infuser. The Manatea is not only adorable and punny, but it's also the best tea infuser we've ever tested because it fits snugly on mugs and doesn't let any tea leaves slip out.

$13 at Amazon

10. For the one who drops their phone: Popsocket

Best gifts under $25: Popsocket
Best gifts under $25: Popsocket

Popsockets are the perfect phone accessory as they can be popped in or out to create an easy carrying handle or stand. This makes talking on the phone, FaceTiming, taking photos, watching YouTube, and anything else you might need your phone for much easier. Each one is swappable, so you can get a bunch of different tops to mix and match.

$10 at Amazon 

11. For the one with cold hands: Achiou Touchscreen Winter Gloves

Best gifts under $25: Achiou Touchscreen Winter Gloves
Best gifts under $25: Achiou Touchscreen Winter Gloves

Texting in the cold with your bare fingers exposed isn't enjoyable for long period of time, so a gift like a pair of touchscreen gloves may come in handy once cooler weather arrive. The Achiou Touchscreen Winter Gloves are one of the best touchscreen gloves we tested at Reviewed. Not only are they super warm, but also all 10 fingers are touchscreen compatible and we had no issues using our phones with them.

$7 at Amazon

12. For the home chef: Lodge Mini Cast Iron Skillet

Best gifts under $25: Lodge Mini Cast Iron Skillet
Best gifts under $25: Lodge Mini Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron cookware can do it all. From the stovetop to the oven and on the grill or over the fire pit, cast iron creates a sear that seriously upgrades whatever you're making. Lodge makes our favorite cast iron skillet, and you can gift them the adorable miniature version, the Lodge Mini Skillet. We love Lodge cast iron skillets because they are affordable, lightweight, have good nonstick properties and the handles are comfortable to grip.

$7 at Amazon

13. For the eco-conscious one: FinalStraw

Best gifts under $25: FinalStraw
Best gifts under $25: FinalStraw

For a one of the best gifts under $25 with a focus on sustainability, you've got to go with a pack of reusable straw, and the FinalStraw may be the last straw they ever need. It is the best reusable straw because it conveniently folds up into a container that attaches to a keyring to keep with them while they're on the go.

$20 at Amazon

14. For the egg aficionado: Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

Best gifts under $25: Dash Egg Cooker
Best gifts under $25: Dash Egg Cooker

The Dash Rapid Egg Cooker is one of the best gifts under $25 for anyone who has difficulty cooking eggs or claims they don't have enough time to make breakfast.  This egg cooker makes breakfast a cinch can soft boil, hard boil, scramble and poach—all in one machine.

When we tried the Dash Egg Cooker, the hard-boiled eggs were hard-boiled, the poached eggs were poached and the omelettes were light and fluffy, making this the perfect gift for a college student in a dorm or anyone who wants to free up burner space when they're making Sunday brunch.

$17 at Amazon

15. For the one who can never find their keys: Tile Mate

Best gifts under $25: Tile Mate
Best gifts under $25: Tile Mate

We all misplace our keys from time to time. With a handy Bluetooth digital tracking tag like Tile Mate, they will always be able to quickly find missing items within range. The next time they lose their keys, they can just use an app to ping the Tile and quickly find them to actually meet you on time.

$25 at Amazon

16. For the one who loves selfies: Qiaya Selfie Light Ring

Best gifts under $25: Qiaya Selfie Light Ring
Best gifts under $25: Qiaya Selfie Light Ring

Whether they've been mastering TikTok dances or are always trying to find the best lighting for their photos, a ring light will ensure they always have perfect lighting for selfies. With three light settings, this one from Qiaya can brighten up self-portraits taken at night or in a dark room. The light is rechargeable, simply clips to the top of a phone, and is small enough to carry in a backpack, purse or pocket.

$13 at Amazon

17. For the jetsetter: Etekcity Digital Luggage Scale

Best gift under $25: Etekcity Digital Luggage Scale
Best gift under $25: Etekcity Digital Luggage Scale

Any chronic over-packer will appreciate a digital luggage scale like. The Etekcity Luggage Scale is one of the best one we've ever tested because the screen is easy to read, it is light weight and (most importantly) it measures weight accurately.

$11 at Amazon

18. For the lipstick lover: Wet 'n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick

Best gifts under $25: Wet 'n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick
Best gifts under $25: Wet 'n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick

Matte lipsticks are all the rage for feeling glam, but Reviewed found that you don't have to break the bank to rock the style. The Wet 'n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick is the best matte liquid lipstick because we found it to be a smooth lip color that comfortably lasts all day.

$5 at Amazon

19. For the one who loves makeup: Milani Highly Rated Volume Mascara

Best gifts under $25: Milani Highly Rated Volume Mascara
Best gifts under $25: Milani Highly Rated Volume Mascara

You don't have to spend too much to give your recipient the gift of great lashes. The Milani Highly Rated Volume Mascara is the best drugstore mascara we've ever tested because it gives incredible length and volume for a fraction of the cost of high-end brands.

$11 at Amazon

20. For the one who loves to bake: Rachael Ray Yum-o! Oven Lovin' Loaf Pan

The Rachael Ray Yum-o! Oven Lovin' Loaf Pan is perfect for those who are addicted to banana bread and pumpkin loafs. This nonstick pan landed in the top spot in our testing for a reason—it will ensure that her sweet and savory dishes come out perfectly for family and friends. The firm handles with silicone inserts are easy to handle and the pan is safe up to 500°F.

$14 at Amazon

21. For the one with an aesthetic: Tiled Margot Monogrammed Mug

With a French bistro-inspired tile design, the Tiled Margot Monogrammed Mug is one  that's almost too pretty to relegate to the back of a kitchen cabinet. Your coffee- or tea-drinking friend will love sporting one with their initial, so much that they may permanently display it on their desk or in their coffee station at home. For an extra special touch, take a peek inside and there is an even more detailed design.

$14 at Anthropologie

22. For the one who loves fun socks: Happy Socks

Best gifts under $25: Happy Socks
Best gifts under $25: Happy Socks

Socks make a great gift and they don't have to be boring. Happy Socks offers all sorts of hilarious socks like taco-themed boxes, corgi-lined socks and even a collection of Disney socks. If they love showing off her favorite socks, you can’t go wrong with these fun and customized pairs by Happy Socks.

$10 at Happy Socks

23. For the one who goes on long drives: Anker Car Charger

Best gifts under $25: Anker Car Charger
Best gifts under $25: Anker Car Charger

A car charger with two USB ports makes a great gift for anyone who spends time driving around in a car. Anker's car charger can charge two devices at the same time (cords not included). The portable car charger is compatible with iOS phones and tablets, as well as certain Android device models.

$10 at Amazon

24. For the one who loves vegetables: Ontel Veggetti Spiralizer

Best gifts under $25: Ontel Veggetti Spiralizer
Best gifts under $25: Ontel Veggetti Spiralizer

Even for those who enjoy the taste of fresh vegetables, they can get kind of boring—chop, steam, eat, repeat with the best handheld spiralizer. The Ontel Veggetti Spiralizer easily turns zucchini, squash, carrotsand other dense produce into noodle-like ribbons for delicious meals.

$10 at Amazon

25. For the one who always asks for a foot rub: TheraFlow Foot Massager Roller

Best gifts under $25: TheraFlow Foot Massager Roller
Best gifts under $25: TheraFlow Foot Massager Roller

Massages can be expensive, and they definitely don't cost less than $25. However, if you're looking for a more affordable way to gift your friend or family member a little rest and relaxation, the Theraflow Foot Massager will get the job done and then some. With more than 10,000 reviews and a 4.5-star out of 5-tar rating, many love that the wooden roller has nubs and grooves designed to reach even the achiest spots like the arch of your foot, heels and more.

$9 at Amazon

26. For the one who loves entertaining: Bamboo Cheese Board

Best gifts under $25: Bamboo Cheese Board
Best gifts under $25: Bamboo Cheese Board

We all have that friend who suggests a wine and cheese night every chance they get, so gift them a platter that will take their cheese board to the next level. This Bamboo Cheese Board is the perfect starting block to layer on favorites like brie, sharp cheddar and goat cheese alongside jams, assorted nuts and crackers.

$20 at Amazon

27. For the wine lover: Yeti Rambler 10 oz. Tumbler

Best gifts under $25: Yeti Rambler 10 oz. Tumbler
Best gifts under $25: Yeti Rambler 10 oz. Tumbler

The Yeti Rambler 10 oz. tumbler make a great gift for the wine drinker who like to keep their wine at temperature. Keep your recipient's glass full and cold this season with Yeti’s stylish, stemless wine "glass" (that is a mouthful—no pun intended). They're dishwasher safe, too, and can also be used for other hot and cold drinks.

$25 at Amazon

28. For the beanie lover: Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat

Best gift under $25: Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat
Best gift under $25: Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat

The Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat beanie has a lot of fans, thanks to its classic design and tightly woven acrylic fabric that keeps the wearer warm, comfortable and stylish. Best of all, the cap comes in more than 25 colors, so you can choose one that best matches their style.

$20 at Amazon

29. For the one who is always working out: JLab Go Air Pop

Best gifts under $25:  JLab Go Air Pop
Best gifts under $25: JLab Go Air Pop

If you're shopping for somebody who already loves running, a solid pair of exercise-focused headphones like the JLab Go Air Pop earbuds are a great gift. They're less than $25, but they're built to last and are a solid pair of headphones. With great sound, great fit, and great battery, it's no wonder these are some of the best earbuds under $100. If you've got a runner or gym freak in your life, these are an affordable gift.

$25 at Amazon

30. For the one with a fermentation station: Ball Mason Jars

Best gifts under $25: Ball Mason Jars
Best gifts under $25: Ball Mason Jars

Whether they’re pickling cucumbers or eggs, they may be at risk of running out of jars. These Ball Mason Jars have lids with bands, which ensures the content inside the jar is always airtight and can use it for other food storage purposes.

$20 at Amazon

31. For the one who loves to knit: Darn Good Yarn

Best gifts under $25: Darn Good Yarn subscription
Best gifts under $25: Darn Good Yarn subscription

Knitting and winter just go together, and if you have an avid knitter in your life, they'll appreciate some new yarn for their various projects. Darn Good Yarn is a great place to find some. The company makes ethical yarn and provides sustainable jobs around the world, putting its mission first in all business practices. The yarn itself is cozy, comfy and easy to work with.

Darn Good Yarn starting at $10

32. For the one who needs more space: SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Card

Best gifts under $25: SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Card
Best gifts under $25: SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Card

Whether they need more storage for their Nintendo Switch or camera, an SD is an unexpectedly thoughtful gift. For under $25 you can get 128GB of storage on a SanDisk Extreme Pro SD card that will fit just about any gadget that takes memory cards, including a GoPro, most laptops, Chromebooks, cameras and more.

$21 at Amazon

33. For the one who loves their daily news: USA Today digital subscription

Best gifts under $25: USA Today digital subscription
Best gifts under $25: USA Today digital subscription

If they like to stay up to date with the daily news, get them a subscription to USA Today’s digital service. They’ll get access to all sorts of subscriber-only content as well as our exclusive subscriber newsletter. If they prefer a physical newspaper you can even upgrade them to the home delivery plus digital all-access plan, which will guarantee them a print edition of USA Today from Monday through Friday.

USA Today Subscription for $1/week for 6 months

34. For the one who brews their own coffee: Counter Culture Coffee

Best gifts under $25: Counter Culture Coffee
Best gifts under $25: Counter Culture Coffee

If you know someone who weighs out their coffee beans and uses a gooseneck kettle, chances are they’re always on the hunt for fresh beans. When we tried various coffee subscriptions, we found Counter Culture Coffee delivers the freshest beans at an affordable price. You can give your recipient a subscription or a fresh bag of beans—they'll be happy with either.

$18 at Amazon

35. For the one who loves trying new tea: Sips by subscription

Best gifts under $25: Sips by subscription
Best gifts under $25: Sips by subscription

If you really want to wow the tea lover in your life, get them a subscription to the tea membership club Sips. Our editor tested this service and raved about how wonderful her tea selection was. As with any food subscription service, there were clear winners and losers, but overall, she enjoyed the variety of teas she got to sample.

Get a subscription to Sips by for $16/month

36. For the word wizard: Bananagrams

Best gifts under $25: Bananagrams
Best gifts under $25: Bananagrams

Bananagrams is like Scrabble but better. The game comes in an adorable banana carry case that's easy to travel with and bring to any party. This top-rated game can be played with up to eight people and is incredibly easy to learn, meaning you and your friends can play for hours during your next get-together.

$14 at Amazon

37. For the novice home chef: Totally Bamboo Kauai Cutting Board

Best gifts under $25: Totally Bamboo Kauai Cutting Board
Best gifts under $25: Totally Bamboo Kauai Cutting Board

You might think that every cutting board is basically the same, but you’d be wrong. This medium-sized cutting board is made from two-tone bamboo, making it both harder and lighter than most wooden boards of the same size. The Totally Bamboo Kauai Cutting Board is the best cutting board to add to a family’s collection or replace that old one they’ve been meaning to throw out for a while.

$20 at Amazon

38. For the one who doesn't want to carry much: Silk Wallet Slayer

Best gifts under $25: Silk Wallet Slayer
Best gifts under $25: Silk Wallet Slayer

We named the Silk Wallet Slayer our top choice for wallet/phone case hybrids because it does exactly what it claims to do: protects iPhones and holds cash and cards in a sleek, stylish package. The cardholder doesn't have a ton of space, which keeps it slim, but it's still more than sufficient to carry a driver's license and a credit or debit card or two. That way your recipient will never forget their wallet.

$14 at Amazon

39. For the one who loves kitchen gadgets: Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer

Best gifts under $25: Chef'n Fresh Force Citrus Juicer
Best gifts under $25: Chef'n Fresh Force Citrus Juicer

A lemon juicer is one of those things you need, but when you go to juice a lemon, you just squeeze it to your best of your ability and then forget to buy one. Save them the hassle and get them the best citrus juicer we've ever tested, the Chef'n Fresh Force Citrus Juicer. When we tested, we found that it was easy to use, stored easily and wasn't messy (which is incredibly important when you're working with messy fruits).

$20 at Amazon

40. For the one who loves group photos: Fugetek Selfie Stick and Tripod

We all love a good group photo, but it's impossible to get one when no one else is around or sometimes awkward to ask for a picture. The Fugetek Selfie Stick and Tripod can help be their personal photographer. It comes with a Bluetooth remote that works with Apple and Android devices and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to one hour of constant use. The tripod extends up to 51 inches to help them get the right picture without any additional help.

$13 at Amazon

41. For the home chef who hates mincing: Microplane Premium Classic Series Zester Grater

Best gifts under $25: Microplane Premium Classic Series Zester Grater
Best gifts under $25: Microplane Premium Classic Series Zester Grater

Whether they need to zest lemons or shred parmesan cheese, a mini grater like the Microplane Premium Classic Series Zester Grater will come in handy. This celebrity chef-endorsed grater features made-in-the-USA, razor sharp stainless steel and the premium version has a soft touch handle, making it comfortable to hold. This grater is a game-changer because of its versatility and has the power to grind up whole spices as well.

$16 at Amazon

42. For the one who forgets to unplug devices: Wyze Smart Plug

Best gifts under $25: Wyze Smart Plug (2-pack)
Best gifts under $25: Wyze Smart Plug (2-pack)

Have a friend who is always forgetting to shut off hot hair tools, the TV or something else that should be turned off before leaving the house? Get them our favorite smart plug, the Wyze Smart Plug, which can be controlled via the Wyze app, Google Assistant and Alexa. It’s easy to use, the set up is simple and they won’t have to worry about whether or not they remembered to unplug something.

$20 at Amazon

43. For the one with the green thumb: Showa Atlas 370 Gloves

Best gift under $25: Showa Atlas 370 Gloves
Best gift under $25: Showa Atlas 370 Gloves

Any gardener will love a new pair of gardening gloves like our favorite affordable pair, the Showa Atlas 370 gloves. We found them to be the best gardening gloves on the market after putting them through the wringer during a rainy New England spring. These gloves come in multiple sizes and colors so you'll be able to find the perfect fit for the green thumb in your life.

$5 at Amazon

44. For the one with a beard: Beard Grooming Kit

Best gifts under $25: Beard Grooming Kit
Best gifts under $25: Beard Grooming Kit

The Upgraded Beard Grooming Kit comes with everything they'll need to care for their beard. From beard oil to beard shampoo and scissor and a beard brush, this kit has it all. It has 4.5 star rating out of more than 45,000 Amazon reviews, so it is sure to be a hit.

$23 at Amazon

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