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28 Gifts Under $25 So Amazing, You Can Tell The Cashier "No Gift Receipt Necessary"

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it. 

1. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, which they'll find theirselves pouring on everything. It's a blend of honey and chili peppers that tastes great on practically every dish — especially pizza!

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This Paleo-friendly, gluten-free condiment is truly the cherry on top of any meal.

Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A sandwich. It is so delicious!" —Tiger Paws

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

To learn more, check out our review of Mike's Hot Honey!

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

2. A velvet padded pearl embellished headband which looks like a tiara that's fit for royalty. They'll feel like they're strolling through the halls of Buckingham Palace even when they're just walking down a crowded city street.

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Promising review: "It’s like wearing a head piece from the1500s. It's like what the people of that era would wear. It makes people look graceful. I love the way it looked on me! It is very pretty! I got a lot a lot of compliments!" —Wendy Marie McKee

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

3. A sleeved knit sweater that won't look like your grandma picked it out (sorry abuela!). It will fit them like a glove and can be worn with absolutely any bottoms — a skirt, jeans, or slacks.

Model wearing beige sweater
Nasty Gal

Get it from Nasty Gal for $9.60 (originally $32, available in sizes 12–24 and two colors).

Express four- to five-day shipping is available at an additional cost. Standard shipping is a flat rate of $11.99.

4. Kajal Eyeliner which is perfect because it doesn't cause irritation *and* stays in place all day. The liners come in five beautiful shades and are made with aloe vera and vitamin E, so it'll be super gentle on their skin.

Kulfi Beauty

It's also cruelty-free and vegan!

Kulfi Beauty, affectionately named after a type of South-Asian ice cream, is a South Asian woman-owned beauty brand that makes products to celebrate and empower the diverse needs of their culture.

Promising review: "Love the eyeliner. It's the best I have ever used. It goes on smoothly, neatly, and easily. It still looks good at the end of the day." —Charlotte A.

Get it from Kulfi Beauty for $20 (available in five shades).

Express shipping is available at an additional cost. Standard shipping is free for orders over $40. Express shipping is available at an additional cost.

5. A mug warmer to keep their hot beverages HOT. Yup, no more room temperature liquids. Lukewarm?! Never heard of her...they just set their cup on the cute little hot plate. They'll siit tight and sip confidently while they work away unbothered.

Reviewer mug warmer in use with cup on top of it
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Promising review: "It's going on a little over a year since I got this coffee warmer and I felt I needed to let everyone know that this is the best coffee warmer I've gotten. I work 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it is on the entire time, five to six days a week. It keeps my tea at just the right temperature. Not scalding or room temperature like other warmers I've purchased. The 60-inch cord is long enough to go across my large desk. The hot plate is 3.25 inches in diameter, making it the right size for even my large bottomed coffee mug. The entire warmer is 5.2 by 8.6 inches, so it's not cumbersome having it sit on my desk. This was a great purchase, I'm glad I got it." —Christin Fern

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

6. Pre-stretched silky braids that are high quality and come in three colors. They can switch up their look and change their hair without using any dye.

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We stay ready so we don't have to get ready around here. *hair flip* BTW, this pre-stretched braiding hair is by Rastafri and carried by a family-owned and Black-owned business based in Cali called Beauty Beez! The brand runs a shop in North Hollywood that sells beauty products but also offers haircare and lash services. Gotta stan a one-stop beauty shop. 🥰

Get it from Rastafari on Beauty Beez for $9.99 a pack (available in three color options).

Standard shipping takes 1—7 business days.

7. A beautiful matte print portrait which goes with absolutely any decor. This piece will instantly spruce up their space and give their apartment that TikTokworthy look they've been trying to nail.

A framed print of an illustrated Black woman wearing a sweatshirt that says "crowned" while standing next to plants
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Legendary Rootz is a Black woman-owned business that was "created due to a need for representation and a safe space for the black community." They sell beautiful home decor, bonnets, and apparel.

Promising review: "This is one of my favorite prints in my room and the shop has so many good ones that it was very difficult to only buy one! The colors in the print are so soothing and really go with the overall vibe of the image, which to me, exudes coziness and the feeling of being at peace in your own space. I also love that the sweatshirt says 'crowned' — it's such a simple, yet empowering detail." —BuzzFeed Writer Kayla Boyd

Get it from Legendary Rootz for $20+ (available in four sizes).

Standard shipping takes 2—7 business days.

8. A skull ice mold tray for anyone who thinks Halloween is the best holiday, period. These look especially cool in cocktails and even in iced coffee — or you can add juice or liquor straight into the mold!

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Promising review: "I bought that for my birthday party. All my guests were enjoying with this skull ice cubes with their drink. Actually even one giant ice cube made to stay very cool for one cup of ice drink. It stayed well the skull shape and made my party stunning. The material is very convenient to take out each ice cube. Very soft and very easy to use it. I am very satisfied with this skull Ice Tray and I would tell to my friends to buy." —student

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

9. Three-star constellation ear climber with beautiful white gold plating. These showstoppers shine so bright that it will keep all eyes on your loved one whenever they wear them.

a trio of starry crawler earring
Amazon

They're hypoallergenic and nickel-free.

Get it from Amazon for $19.89.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

10. A handheld frother so they can feel like a coffee artist. This battery powered device makes the cloudiest and yummiest foam from the milk of their choice (psst, it's works great on nondairy milk and can be used to blend powdered drinks, too!).

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The frother comes with a stand but AA batteries are not included.

Promising review: "Recently I've been obsessed with matcha latte and golden milk but I couldn't get the powder to dissolve properly without clumping up into unsightly balls. Enter this whisk/frother product. Now I can whip up my drink with all kind of powder and monk fruit sweetener without any problem. there's always a head of foam on the drink surface just like at Starbucks. It's so easy to clean. I just place it under running water and voila. Done!!" —Coconut

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 24 different colors).

11. A warm sweater with two slits so they can look stylish and feel warm this winter. Plus, if they want to spice it up, all they'll have to do is slip on a skirt and some thigh-high boots.

Model wearing brown sweater with slits
BooHoo

Get it from Boohoo for $20 (originally $50, available in sizes 12–24 and three colors).

Express 3—4 day shipping is available at an additional cost. Standard shipping is a flat rate of $9.99.

12. An off-the-shoulder V-neck sweater that will definitely end up on their Pinterest board because this postworthy top deserves a photo shoot.

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Promising review: "Absolutely love this shirt! It's very trendy and flattering yet affordable — similar to some tops I get from local boutiques. I wore it with distressed jeans out for a casual dinner with friends and received several compliments! I'm not usually a fan of this color but I love it! I will be getting another one in army green soon." —Smalave76

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 12 colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

13. A color-changing flame which can spice up their drab fireplace. They can use it indoors and outdoor, plus it's easy to use — they just have to drop the powder and watch it work its magic.

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Promising review: "Love these, have purchased a few times and will now buy the 50-pack because they really add a ton of fun to my bonfires. Depending on how much your fire is raging they will last 30–60 minutes. I use two to three packets at a time. Highly recommend." —JAO

Get six packets from Amazon for $6.46.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

14. A tunic dress featuring a beautiful printed design on the front that encapsulates the spirit of ✨Black girl magic✨. If they want a comfy dress that makes a statement — add this to your cart! (Psst, this one has deep pockets.)

Reviewer wearing blue printed dress
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Promising review: "I decided to wear this gorgeous top as a shirt instead of a dress. It is soft, comfortable, and very stylish. I accidentally washed and dried it with my regular cycle of dark clothes and it didn’t peel! Next time I’ll be sure to properly wash it in cold water and let it air dry. I would like to purchase more of these items. They are top quality for a great price." —2gr8kids

Get it from Amazon for $17.89+ (available in sizes S—XXL and eight colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

15. A Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask which will transform lips overnight with just a single use. This moisture packed mask comes in seven delicious flavors (gummy bear, berry, vanilla, apple lime, sweet candy, lemon sorbet, and sweet choco) packed with antioxidants and vitamin C to give your loved ones the lips of their dreams.

Sephora

Promising review: "This lip sleeping mask is very good. I know it's for 'sleeping' but I wear this all the time. It is borderline a lip gloss, and one of the best ones I've tried. It makes you lips look so juicy and smoothly. Keeps them hydrated for a long time. I would call this an elevated lip balm/lip gloss. Love it, should be in everyone's beauty cabinet, such a staple." —niki746

Get it from Sephora for $22 (available in five scents).

Express one-business day shipping is available at an additional cost. Standard shipping is free for orders over $50.

16. The Crayon Case Contoursition Palette which turns beauty novices into Michelangelo with their super easy-to-follow face sculpting instructions. Add this to cart and soon your friend will be sporting a contour that'll convince everyone they're a pro-MUA.

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The Crayon Case is a small Black-woman owned business founded by New Orleans entrepreneur and influencer, Supa Cent. The brand creates school supply themed makeup products for eyes, lips, and face.

Promising review: "This contour palette is bomb for the price! I am really pale and use Ross and Raven to contour and bronze. I’ve used the darker highlight as an eyeshadow and it’s gorgeous. I would recommend this to all skin tones!" —Sarah

Get it from The Crayon Case for $19.80.

Standard shipping takes 5—7 business days.

17. A quality14-karat gold-filled initial heart necklace for under $15 that can be customized to add anyone's initials. Plus, it comes in a small gift box!

an array of the thin gold necklaces with gold hearts with initials in it
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Promising review: "The best necklace I’ve ever had!!! It’s the perfect size and length, so dainty and flattering! I was worried about the gold fading (because it’s so wonderfully affordable) but it hasn’t — not even a little bit!!! I’ve worn it every single day for about a month now, even accidentally wore it in a pool for a little bit but nothing happened and it’s never been damaged! Has become such a staple for me and my everyday outfit, don’t feel complete without it anymore. Would highly recommend and will be buying another if this one ever breaks!!" —Brittany Burrahm

Get it from Amazon for $13.50 (available in 26 styles).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

18. An affordable watch so classic and understated, they'll wear it every single day. It's the perfect accessory because it won't clash with anything in their wardrobe.

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Promising review: "This watch looks better in person than it did in the pictures. It's quite comfortable and I like the style. So far it's held up while at work and hasn't scratched at all. It's a little big, but the tool to adjust the size was included. Overall, it's a really nice watch." —Desiree

Get it from Amazon for $21.90+ (available in four colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

19. A bamboo ornament for their tree that is completely customizable. They can put a picture of their loved ones or anything they desire on it and, best of all, you can pick it up on the same day!

a bamboo block ornament with a child on it
CVS Photo

Get it from CVS Photo for $19.99+ (available in 20 styles).

Same day pickup is available at 5,300+ locations. General shipping applies.

20. A six-piece dipping powder nail starter kit which is super easy to use and will make them feel like a professional nail artist. Maybe they'll even give you a free mani as a thank you?

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It comes with a base coat, an activator, a topcoat, five color powders, a nail file, a brush, and instructions.

Promising review: "I have never done dip on my own but I AM NOW A PRO thanks to this kit, and I am saving $$ while rocking these amazing nails! It is SO EASY, comes out perfect every time (if you follow the directions and take your time), and last WEEKS with no chipping. I am hard on my nails, too! Recommend for all, and will be buying as Christmas gifts for friends who have admired the great outcome my nails have been. You can do gray with glitter on top or black with glitter as well, looks professional, and fun to experiment with. Highly recommend!" —Amazonia Mamma

Get it from Amazon for $24.98.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

21. A 150-deck of conversation starters that can help your favorite couple learn even more about their partner and strengthen their bond. Each card features a thought provoking question.

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Promising review: "I wanted to find some ways to get to know my boyfriend better as I’ve asked every question I could possible think of, LOL. I didn’t look at a single card before we played and it really helped further strengthen our relationship. The different categories make sure you leave no part of your significant others life unturned! I highly recommend!" —Braxton

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

22. A set of five magnetic bookmarks so they'll never lose their place in a book, ever again. These are gorgeous *plus* won't result in any creases.

open book with two of the slim bookmarks on the page
Amazon

Get a five-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in a variety of color combos).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

23. A 10-piece colorful unicorn inspired set which'll convince them to throw out all of their other brushes. These are perfect for applying makeup every day because they blend out foundation perfectly and can take a lot of wear and tear.

a set of makeup brushes with purple handles that look like unicorn horns
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The kit comes with: A flat brush foundation, tapered brush, angled brush, flat angled brush, small round brush, long eye shadow brush, oval eye shadow brush, small tapered brush, small round brush, fan-shaped brush, and a carrying case.

Promising review: "Honestly it took me a week and half to use these because THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. I couldn't even bring myself to dirty them with makeup. But then I finally did. AND THEY ARE AMAZING. HEAVENLY. Seriously they apply makeup so well. I have never experienced a brush this nice before and I own $100 brush sets. No joke. I expected these to be sub par since they were so inexpensive. I literally bought them just because they are pretty. TURNS OUT THEY ARE THE NICEST BRUSHES EVER. " —Amazon Customer

Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $9.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

24. Fuzzy slippers which combines the best parts of a warm winter jacket, fluffy towel, and plush comforter into one item. They'll feel like they're walking on a cloud.

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Promising review: "These are very warm and comfortable! The fur is soft and perfect for winter time!" —Sippy

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

25. Music coasters that will make their guests feel like they're at a swanky music bar, plus ensure that their tables stay in tip-top shape. Since these double as decor, they can leave them sprawled out so they won't ever have to yell "use a darn coaster!" to anyone again.

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Promising review: "OMG I love these!! Super high quality! This gives my coffee table the extra ZING it needed." —Emily G.

Get a set of six from Amazon for $15.99 (available in four set styles).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

26. A microwave pasta cooker which is perfect for the college student without a stove. They can just add water and pasta, put this in the microwave for 12 minutes, and that's it.

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Promising review: "This is an excellent, easy way to make pasta, taking just 12 minutes in the microwave for a serving. It's true that 12 minutes seems longer on microwave time than it does when you're busy making the pasta the traditional way, but in reality, the time is cut in at least half when you take into account waiting for the water to boil. It's important to follow the instructions though and not use the lid in the microwave. Doing so won't hurt the product; it's simply that the container and lid will be just a bit too hot to handle when draining the pasta after you remove it. I found this out the hard way when I dropped my serving while trying to drain :). The cold lid, however, lets you pick up the container and it drains extremely well, pour into a bowl and it's perfect-cooked pasta every time. The measuring holes also keep me from eating too much, or wasting it. A serving is perfect, and lets me know exactly how much I'm eating." —Paul W.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

27. An Etude House lip tint that's shaped like popsicles and smells like fruit. It's made with minerals, vitamins, leaves a slight blush of color, plus soap berry extracts ensure that their lips will feel moisturized and smooth.

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Promising review: "It smells so good, feels good on the lips, leaves a great color stain, cute packaging, and doesn't cling to dry spots on the lips. Overall, very happy with this product. I would recommend and would repurchase." —Jaylinn

Get it from Amazon for $6.50+ (available in seven colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

28. A chicken herb infuser for the jokester, but this can also whip up a delicious stew or soup. This is made from food-safe silicone and can be used in temperatures up to 450 degrees!

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Promising Review: "This little guy is great! It's perfect for adding fresh herbs to a dish and then easily removing them after cooking, I've also used this to add onions or garlic to a dish so my picky eater will be sharing with the rest of the family, so we don't have to hear her complain about "all the pieces" in her soup." —Suzette

Get it from Amazon for $20.41.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

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