By Emma Twigg
The holidays are fast approaching and shopping for gifts can seem like a daunting task. Not only is it an insane number of gifts to buy in a short amount of time, but it can quickly add up and you can find yourself starting the New Year completely broke.The stress of attempting to find both the perfect gift and remain within your budget is practically impossible. So, if you’re looking to stay under $25 for your holiday shopping, here are a few cheaper options that are still sure to be a success.
Non Gender Specific:
Charging Stand ($24.99): If you have a friend who has the tendency to break or lose their charger constantly, get them this charging stand. It is a stand that holds your phone to charge, but isn’t bulky and makes your phone still usable while charging, without cables and wall outlets. Consider getting one by Satechi, as it comes in different colors to match your friend’s gold, silver, or gray iPhone.
Coloring Book ($12): Got an artistic person in the bunch? A coloring book may be the answer to your endless searching through art galleries and craft shops. The coloring trend is huge right now, with coloring books available almost everywhere. It has been scientifically proven that coloring helps to reduce stress and anxiety, so keep this one as an option for that friend who is struggling with staying calm. There are plenty in stores, but be sure to check online first, as most tend to be cheaper, with plenty of options. The average price is around $12, so it will won’t break the bank to pick one up for your friend or family member.
Flannel PJs ($24.99): With the cold weather around the holiday season, who wouldn’t want some warm pajamas to snuggle up in by the fire? Target has the perfect set, whether you’re shopping for a girl, guy, or your six year old cousin. Flannel PJs are a great gift for anyone, so keep it in mind while hunting for that awesome gift.
Beauty Blender ($25): If you have a beauty guru in your shopping list, consider buying them a new beauty blender to allow them to blend and contour to their heart’s content. They are on the upper end of the price range, but you can still manage to get one within your budget of $25.
Bath Bomb ($6-10): Bath bombs are a great gift for this holiday season. If you head on over to Lush, there are so many different scents and sizes to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect one for your bath enthusiast. Price depends on the bath bomb, but they tend to be fairly cheap.
Video Games ($19.99): For the person on your list who is into video games, The Last of Us Remastered is great. It follows the plotline of an apocalyptic world and trying to survive it. It’s for PS4 and has awesome reviews, so keep it in mind when looking for that gaming gift. You can get it online for $19.99.
Books ($12.94): The How to Survive Anything book is perfect if you know a guy with a sense of humor. The book is a great guide to survival that is meant to be taken lightly. Good for a quick read and filled with information on how to survive anything from an earthquake to the zombie apocalypse.