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    31 Of The Best Last-Minute Gifts Under $25

    Cheap, but still really great.

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    1. A microwave popcorn popper that'll help them make movie theatre-level snacks in the comfort of their own home. It has a butter melter built into the lid, so they won't need to dirty any extra dishes to elevate their kernels.

    The popcorn popper filled with popcorn
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    Add some kernels to complete the gift!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.14.

    2. A sturdy headphone stand that has a charging pad built into the base. The bottom is coated with grippy rubber, so they won't have to stress about their gadgets tumbling off their desk.

    A phone and headset on the stand next to a computer
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    3. A pack of holographic decals that'll give their apartment the makeover it deserves. They can be stuck to any smooth surface, so they can use them on more than just their walls.

    The decals on a wall behind a velour sofa
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    They won't leave behind any gross residue, either!

    Get a pack of 72 for $19.98.

    4. An aluminum Pokédex game card holder that'll keep all of their Nintendo Switch cartridges in one place. Now they won't get damaged floating around the bottom of their bag.

    A person holding the game card holder
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    It has enough space for six game cards.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    5. A pair of Starbucks-inspired grips for the person in your life who basically bleeds coffee. They'll save them from dropping their device and can even be used to prop it up when they're streaming or video chatting.

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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $8.98. Available in four styles.

    6. A colour-changing smart lightbulb that'll give them the TikTok lighting they've dreamed of having. They can control it from their phone or Alexa, so they won't even have to fiddle with a switch.

    The phone controls underneath three lights
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    7. A pack of bejeweled hair clips that'll make their mane sparkle with the light of a thousand suns. It includes both dainty and chunky options, so they can play around with different styles.

    The hair clips fanned out in a circle
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    Get a pack of 20 on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    8. A guitar humidifier that'll keep their instrument from drying out in the dead of winter. It fits conveniently into the soundhole and will evenly distribute moisture, ensuring that their axe stays in tip-top condition.

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    You can grab replacement sponges for it here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.03.

    9. A cat-shaped ring light that'll give them studio-level illumination for their next Zoom call or TikTok shoot. Reviewers love that it's small enough to clip onto their phones, too.

    The light clipped to the top of a computer
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99. Also available in pink.

    10. This vegan leather bath pillow that'll help them chill the heck out while they're soaking. It has suction cups on the back, so it won't slide down to their tush when they're trying to enjoy some sudsy R&R.

    A person holding up the bath pillow
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    11. A nail polish duo, so they can give themself a shimmery mani-pedi, without going to the salon. It comes with a vampy red shade (for when they're feeling naughty) and a pale pink shade (for when they're feeling nice).

    A person holding the nail polish duo
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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $19.

    12. This adorable paper basket that'll disguise the boring terracotta pot their fave succulent calls home. They can also use it as a serving bowl, if they want to spruce up their holiday spread.

    The paper basket with a plant inside it
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    Get it from Simons for $14.

    13. A question-a-day journal that'll take them a whole five years to complete. This written time capsule will let them see how they've changed (or stayed the same) over the years and will take way less time to fill out than a traditional diary.

    A filled-out page inside the journal
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.98.

    14. A shark-shaped earbud case that'll keep their headphones from getting bashed around in their bag. It’s compatible with first- and second-generation AirPods, so you won’t have to stress about sizing.

    Four shark AirPod cases laid out
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99. Available in four colours.

    15. A neutral Morphe eyeshadow palette that comes with a mix of mattes and shimmers, so they can experiment with a ton of different looks. Reviewers say the shadows are super pigmented and easy to blend, too.

    Two eyeshadow palettes with brushes on them
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    Get it in the shade Painted Desert from Sephora Canada for $16. Also available in a more muted palette.

    16. A handy coffee grinder, so they can start grinding their own beans and serve fresher, tastier java every morning. They can also use it to chop herbs when they don't have the time or energy to chiffonade them with a knife.

    A person using the grinder to grind beans
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    You may want to throw in some coffee, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.97+. Available in five styles.

    17. A corduroy tote bag so that they can carry around their groceries, textbooks, or whatever else in style. It has two internal pockets where they can stash go-to items, like their phone, keys, and wallet.

    A person with the bag on their shoulder
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.49+. Available in seven colours and two styles.

    18. A murder mystery puzzle game filled with spooky puzzles for the armchair detective in your life. If they love brain teasers, but want something a little more immersive than a crossword or sudoku puzzle, they'll love this.

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    Get it from Modcloth for $25.

    19. A four-piece set of drill brush heads that'll transform their power tools into cleaning gadgets (perfect if your friend is basically Monica Geller). From gross grout lines to fingerprint-covered window panes, their built-up dirt and grime will be no match for their new high-powered grime busters.

    The four brush heads on drills cleaning various areas of a bathroom
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    The set includes a soft sponge for light scrubbing, a medium scrubber for polishing, a stiff nylon round brush for all-purpose cleaning, and a medium stiffness nylon ball brush for corners and lines. Oh, and if you don't have a drill, you can grab one here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    20. A glass jewelry box they can fill with all their beloved baubles and tiny trinkets. It's totally transparent, so they'll be able to see their accessory options, without even opening the lid.

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    Get it from Simons for $18.

    21. A guide to the night sky made specifically for 2021 that's sure to please any amateur astronomer on your list. It includes star maps for each month, info on the positions of planets, advice on where to start searching, and more.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.47.

    22. A bunny-shaped pillow, if they love quirky home decor and are bored of their basic throw pillows. This one is as fluffy as an actual bunny, so they'll probably claim it as their snuggle buddy.

    The rabbit pillow on a chair
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    Get it from Simons for $20.

    23. A 1,000-piece puzzle that features illustrations of titles by female authors like Toni Morrison, Emma Donoghue, and Ruth Ozeki. It's a great gift for any bookworm that already has every bestseller.

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    Get it from Modcloth for $29.

    24. A transparent double-walled glass mug that won't burn their hands, no matter how they hold it. It's also designed to keep hot drinks hot (and cold drinks cold) for longer, so they won't have to worry about their beverage prematurely changing temperature.

    A person holding the transparent mug with tea in it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    25. A mini humidifier that only needs a glass of water and a few drops of essential oil to work its magic. They can plug it into any USB port, so it makes a great desk companion.

    The mini humidifier in a glass of water
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    Get it from Simons for $14.

    26. A bottle of Verb Ghost Oil that's infused with bamboo extract, moringa seed oil, and argan oil to strengthen their locks and minimize frizz. It's thicker than most hair serums and delivers some serious hydrating results with just a few pumps.

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    When I bleached my hair, it was completely busted. It broke every time I brushed it and basically looked like one of those tumbleweeds you see in an old western movie every time I blowdried it — until I found this. It's thicker than most oils (a bit lighter than the consistency of gel) and combs through hair like a dream. It packs in moisture like nobody's business and also smells freaking amazing.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $20.

    27. This plush fleece blanket that'll keep them warm all winter long. It's made of velour that won't shed or pill, so they won't have to lint roll their ensemble after a snooze.

    The blanket laid out on a chair
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.22+. Available in 11 colours/patterns and four sizes.

    28. A geometric wall hanging with macrame accents that'll dress up any bare wall in their bedroom. Reviewers say that it's lightweight enough to hang with a thumbtack, so they won't need to call in a handyperson.

    The hanging on a wall
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.69. Also available in white.

    29. A pack of Frida Kahlo playing cards for anyone who loves art (and a cheeky game of poker). Every card features floral illustrations and will make even a late-night game of Crazy Eights feel a bit fancier.

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    Get it from Modcloth for $18.

    30. A set of anti-slip coasters with suction cups on their bottoms that'll save them from migrating around their furniture. They can also be used as trivets for when they need to place hot pots and pans on their tables.

    A cocktail glass and cup on two coasters beside bar accessories
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.97. Also available in black.

    31. And finally, a pair of heart-shaped donut pans that'll have them whipping up the cutest sweet treats in town. They have a non-stick coating, so they won't struggle to pop out their pastries.

    Two frosted donuts and one plain donut in the pan
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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    Them when they open your gift:

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