Gift Edit 2022

18 Amazon Gifts Under $25 That Will Take Care of Your Holiday Shopping List

updated Dec 20, 2022
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This feature is part of Apartment Therapy's Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas for every occasion. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

Holiday gift shopping season is in full swing. And while it can be great fun to find that big-ticket item on your favorite person’s list, not every purchase needs to be a splurge. Sometimes, it really is the little things! From stocking stuffers to gift exchanges, smaller gifts are often the ones that show that we’re really paying attention to what our family and friends love. And these Amazon finds are all under $25! Plus, they’ll arrive before Christmas, which is a big relief to those of us who are shopping at the last minute. Just be sure to check that it says “arrives before Christmas” in green. It will vary by the location that you’re shipping to. Certain colors of a product might also arrive before the 25th but others will not, so be careful when you’re adding things to your cart.

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Whether you’re on a budget, shopping for an office swap, or just need that one last little something, these gifts are sure to please. We’ve got something for the home cook and the WFH hustler as well as the camping enthusiast and the friend who just wants to camp out on the couch and watch TV. There’s a blanket you might just want to keep for yourself, and a propagation station that will surprise even your most greenery-obsessed friend. And best yet? They’ll all please your wallet too!

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A time-tested AT favorite, this fleece throw hits the sweet spot of lightweight and cozy. The cuddly-soft fleece will be a go-to on chilly nights, and it comes in enough colors to suit every room. They're so wonderfully warm, in fact, that you might want to get one for yourself too. Certain colors will arrive before Christmas; others will arrive after, so be mindful of that when selecting which one you want to add to cart.

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We're already big fans of this clever mini table, which clamps securely to the arm of your sofa. It's just the right size for a drink and a snack, making it ideal for anyone who's a little short on space.

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These lightweight packing cubes make vacation packing so efficient that one one AT staffer said it "felt like sorcery." Whether your friend always overpacks or just loves to be organized, they'll appreciate these durable, breathable luggage accessories. Plus, they come in so many fun colors!

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Turn their morning shower into a spa experience with this aromatherapy steamers. We love them as part of a day of pampering: Just pop them in the shower and let the steam do the rest! The calming scents, like menthol, eucalyptus, and lavender, will soothe away any seasonal stress.

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Take it from us: Not all mug warmers are created equal. Our reviewer loves this one for its reasonable pricepoint and just-right heat. No more trips to the microwave!

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That friend who's always on the go needs a good travel mug, and you can't beat a classic Stanley. The iconic green hue and silver label give retro vibes, and the vacuum-insulated interior keeps liquids hot or cold for up to 24 hours. And you know it'll last them for years.

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Give this to your favorite person who needs a reminder of how amazing they are. From Madonna to Michelle Obama, this volume is packed with mantras, wisdom, and advice from women who live up to the title and then some.

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Your friend who's always listening to history podcasts will love this collection of random facts and trivia. From pop culture to extraterrestrials, it's packed with "did you know...?" potential that they'll love to discover.

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Cooking gear should be stylish too, and the painterly patterns of this apron are about as stylish as they come. Adjustable and 100-percent cotton, they'll come up with new recipes to try just to put it on. Certain colors will arrive before Christmas.

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Everyone needs another Echo speaker around the house. The Dot is just the right size (and price!) for small spaces or as a secondary speaker in larger homes. And, of course, it's Alexa-enabled to help them set timers, create shopping lists, and play tunes.

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Texting gloves that actually work? Yes, please! We love the contrasting palm patch, and the classic knit will keep them in style no matter how chilly it gets outside. Certain colors will arrive at your doorstep before December 25th.

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This water bottle design is straight-up genius! Leak-proof and collapsible, it's endlessly portable while keeping their favorite beverage contained. That friend who's always on the move will appreciate how little space it takes up. Specific colors will arrive before Santa does.

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Know someone who's curious about hygge? This little book will teach them everything they need to know about the Danish philosophy of comfort, happiness, and togetherness. Time to get cozy!

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Super absorbant and reusable, Swedish dishcloths are game changers. Whether your loved one is new to them or already a fan, they'll appreciate their durable cleaning power and cheerful designs.

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We all have a plant-obsessed friend, and we're pretty sure they'd all love this cute propagation station. The stylish vases make it a cinch to see how well plant cuttings are rooting in water, and the natural wood frame is well-sized for a tabletop or windowsill. The Heart 2 Bulb vase will arrive before Christmas.

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No, it's not a flying saucer: It's a sleek and slim charging pad that will power up their device ASAP. No more low battery alerts (you know who you are).

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Who doesn't love the smell of fresh coffee? This soy candle is infused with the scent of rich Kona coffee. It'll fill your java-loving pal's space with no need to brew a pot. More than half of these candles will arrive before December 25th.

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Chances are, your giftee is a coffee-lover. In that case, we recommend this genius little coffee maker by OXO, which brews up to 12 ounces at once. That's the perfect amount for those who are leaving the house, plus the gadget won't take up any more counter space than necessary. Or maybe your friend is saving up for their dream espresso machine, in which case this would make the perfect transitional piece!