Whether it's a tight budget, a lot of presents to purchase, or the office round of white elephant, I always find I need a few gifts under the $25 mark every Christmas. I feel like I always get into a rut of buying people jewelry so, to help you think outside the box here are a few ideas:
I am a huge board game fan and now that I do not live with my parents my collection is lacking. I think gifting games are great since there are so many under the $25 mark and it initiates everyone getting back together after the holidays for a game night. I love the classics like Mattel UNO Card Game by Mattel and Hasbro Classic Jenga Game .
I have to have a giant bottle of water at my work desk at all times and love showing some personality with my tumblers so I think a S'well 'Turquoise Blue' Stainless Steel Water Bottle or this Lilly Pulitzer Insulated Printed Tumbler would be perfect for your work bestie.
Changing it up from the traditional chocolates, Sugarfina makes fun candies like the Sugarfina Yes Way, Rosé Roses Gummy Candyand the Sugarfina Champagne Bears Gummy Candy perfect for your friend who stops over for wine night or for your Scandal watching partners (just add a couple of bags of popcorn or the Microwave Popcorn Popper and a small bottle of red wine).
I am actually thinking of gifting friends ornaments that have meaning behind them like this plane and bag to the friend that spent a lot of time traveling it is perfect to gift with a cute passport cover as well like the ban.do I'm Outta Here Passport Holder.
Candles are always a go to and with the Voluspa Limited Edition Japonica Mini Candle Set
or the Voluspa 'Maison Blanc' Mini Tin Candle Trio (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($24 Value) you can split the sets and make a few different gifts. Just add bubble bath, cute slippers, a fun throw blanket, a good book, or some nice bubbly and the gift is done.
I also love gifting experiences so grab tickets to an upcoming movie or a movie theater gift card with theater box candy, a brewery tour, a course like SkillPop on a topic they are interested in like hand lettering or jewelry making, etc.
Here are some other ideas:
What's your go to white elephant gift?
Favorite board game?