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    43 Practical Gifts Under $25 You’ll Want For Everyone On Your List

    Every time they use this breakfast sandwich maker or bop to tunes with their waterproof headphones in the shower, they'll blow you a lil' kiss in their minds.

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    1. A Geekey multitool, which looks impressive at first glance, but functions as *deep breath* a coring tip, serrated edge, can opener, wire stripper, smoking pipe, file, imperial and metric ruler, protractor, bottle opener, multi-head fit driver, lanyard hole, bike spoke key, screwdriver tip, wrench, *and* bit driver all at once. In short...it is a whole lot.

    A small steel key-shaped tool with various grooves and measurements

    2. A set of affordable, highly popular wireless Bluetooth earbuds that make *excellent* AirPod dupes, except arguably better — these are completely waterproof (like, they can fully take them in the shower) and come with several silicone earbuds to get the best fit possible.

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for four-plus hours with each full charge). 

    Promising review: "Best decision! These are the greatest headphones ever! I saw them on TikTok months ago and added them to my wishlist. I got a new phone that doesn't have the headphone port so I decided it was time to finally buy them. They are amazing and I probably won't ever take them out of my ears! 😂" —Katlyn D Arnold

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon $19.99+ (get this price by clipping the 30% off coupon on the product page; available in five colors).

    3. A breakfast sandwich maker that simultaneously cooks an egg, toasts bread, warms precooked meat, and melts cheese into the perfect sammie in less than five minutes — sorry not sorry to everyone else waiting in line at Dunkin'.

    Promising review: "I am actually excited for my weekday breakfast now. These homemade McMuffins are so good! My favorite version uses sliced tomatoes, Swiss cheese, and precooked bacon (from Costco). So many options, so easy! My kindergartener and my teenager both love it. I may have to buy another one for our family. It's also easy to clean with a quick wipe-down." —Joolie

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in five colors).

    4. A copy of Burn After Writing, a guided journal that tens of thousands of reviewers swear by — through a series of questions and thought experiments, it encourages people to take time away from their screens to explore their feelings, both new and old, so they can embrace meaningful ones and try to let others go. 

    Promising review: "I first saw this book on TikTok and decided to look more into it. I purchased four total because I know some people holding onto things that are difficult to let go of. It’s a great way to look at things from a different perspective and truly hold yourself accountable to different things in your life. I love what it stands for and I look forward to when I burn mine after I’m done. Self love, self care, and meditation for a better state of mind tomorrow is always the goal. I definitely recommend it to those susceptible to change and the willingness to try things different. You’re so much more than what’s been done to you and someone’s inability to see your worth does not decrease your value. Choose you for a change." —Brent Helm

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $7

    5. A mug warmer to keep their coffee piping hot long after they brew it, so they can stop drinking it cold every time their morning slips into the time-space-caffeine continuum.

    A mug of coffee on top of a black round heated small plate

    6. A pair of wireless sleep headphones that will play white noise or the music of their choice in a comfy headband, so they don't have to risk their ears getting sore while they snooze.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears

    7. A trio lasagna pan designed so every single piece is a crispy "edge piece," and people with different lasagna preferences can customize their own versions (sometimes a person's just gotta drown the whole thing in cheese, you dig me?).

    The pan with three rectangles of cooked lasagna in it
    Reviewer image of pan with babka cooked inside

    FYI, you can 6,000% use these for brownies, blondies, and bread too.

    Promising review: "As someone who has a child (now a teenager) who will not eat any form of cheese, this pan is amazing! I typically avoid making any food that has cheese mixed into it but now I can make him a section without cheese and the rest of us our regular cheesy goodness. Another benefit to this pan is how well the portions slice. One cut with the spatula gives you a perfectly formed square. Each section makes four regular-sized portions for our family." —TLC

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $19.16.

    8. A sleek time-marked water bottle that says "hydration, but make it chic." Reviewers love this bottle not just for the chic frosted, minimalist look, but because it's super lightweight, leakproof, and motivational re: keeping themselves fully watered. 

    Promising review: "Saw it on TikTok and thought it would be a great bottle for work. It is very sleek and lightweight enough to carry when you have other items in your hand. I love the modern look and cleans very easily! The time increments really do motivate, definitely ordering again for myself and gifts. Fast delivery and very nice packaging." —Rosa

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors and two sizes). 

    9. A hands-free (rotating!) phone mount designed for use on all airlines — not only can they mount it to the tray table, but to the arm of a chair or any flat surface, so they'll be able to stream content easy as pie.

    A phone mounted to the back of an airplane tray table
    Phone mounted on a carry on luggage handle and a chair arm
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this nifty gadget about six months ago for a multi-leg, ultra long haul trip and it more than held up the entire duration. I was able to finagle it to fit the tray tables on different planes and like others, I find the height just nice when clamped onto a stowed tray table. It also works on my roller carry-on handle during layovers. However, I find myself using it a lot outside of travel too! Work-wise, I've clamped it onto my office desk shelving to hold my phone at eye level beside my computer. At home, I simply clamped it to a deck of cards and it turns into a versatile stand that I can place on any flat surface. Heck, I've been using it to hold my phone comfortably at eye level while watching videos in bed. It's extremely well-built and I find myself fidgeting with it all the time. Thus far it still feels solid and I don't anticipate breaking it any time soon. Even if it does break, I'll be happy to buy another one or two of it!" —Earendil

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.92 (available in three colors). 

    10. mushroom-growing kit that grows right there in the packaging, so they can add some sweet, sweet umami flavors to new dishes by sautéing, roasting, or air frying them up.

    A box with mushrooms growing out of the side
    Reviewer image of mushrooms cooking in a pan

    Back To The Roots is a California-based small business founded by two college friends that specializes in indoor gardening kits with a mission to reconnect families to food.

    Promising review: "This product has been so much fun to watch! I followed the directions, exactly as written, and the mushrooms began growing within three to four days. I will say that I did soak them for close to 10 hours before putting them back in the box to grow and I believe this helped a ton. I also kept the box inside by a window with the blinds closed in order for them to get indirect sunlight. The mushrooms grew tremendously for almost a week before they started to shrink so I clipped them to cook with and they were DELICIOUS! This was such a fun product and process to watch. I am now in the process of trying to get a second batch of shrooms from the same box — fingers crossed!" —Steph A

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A set of beer chilling sticks to keep their beer bottles icy fresh for up to an hour if they're taking their sweet time sipping it. They don't even have to pull the stick out to drink, since it's designed to work like a straw. Oh, and bonus — the bottom of the stick doubles as a bottle opener. Cheers to that! 

    A metal rod inside of a beer bottle capped at the top
    Reviewer holding the stick to show the bottom has a groove for opening bottles

    Check out a TikTok of the beer chiller stick in action. 

    Promising review: "I bought these for my brother and his wife. They used them today at her small birthday gathering and they now don't know how they lived without them, haha. They didn't even know these were a thing, so they were pleasantly surprised and said they worked extremely well. They kept the beer nice and cold for quite some time. Easy to use too. I was happy to hear they enjoyed the gift." —Jamie

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.70

    12. heatless curling rod headband they can wrap their hair into before they go to bed at night, then wake up in the morning with big lustrous curls (and no heat damage from their frenemy the curling iron!). 

    Reviewer with the headband woven into their hair
    Reviewer with curly hair

    Each set comes with a curling rod, two hair scrunchies, a claw hair clip, and two duckbill hair clips to set it in place. These are designed to work with all hair types, but work best if you roll them with damp hair! 

    Promising review: "Before purchasing, I’d seen a lot of reviews and tutorials on TikTok showing the results. My hair is thick, coarse, and naturally wavy, so I figured this might be a good alternative to rollers that are time-consuming to put in, difficult to sleep in, and ultimately not worth it. And MAN was I right to be hopeful. Wrap pieces of damp hair around it before bed, the tighter the wrap, the tighter the curl. Easy to sleep in since there’s nothing on the back of your head, and my curls are BOUNCY the next morning. My only complaint is that it doesn’t help give any top-volume, but nothing some teasing can’t fix. 10/10. I’ll never go back to a curling iron." —Mariah

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in 11 colors). 

    13. A "Minimergency" kit for their bag that they'll be *especially* grateful to have on days when they're all "go go go" and their outfit and/or human body doesn't get the memo. This is filled to the brim with 17 essentials that range from a deodorant towelette to a stain remover to a tampon. 

    A small pink sparkly kit zippered shut
    The kit with all its contents laid out
    Amazon

    Each kit includes earring backs, a deodorant towelette, double-sided tape, a stain remover, an emery board, clear nail polish, a breath freshener, clear elastics, dental floss, lip balm, a nail polish remover pad, a pain reliever, hair spray, a safety pin, an adhesive bandage, a mending kit, and a tampon. 

    Promising review: "I received this as a gift from a dinner guest and then quickly sent one to a cousin just for fun! It's excellent to send as a thank-you gift or I'm-just-thinking-about-you gift!" —Bonnie

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 15 colors). 

    14. A toilet night-light so they can navigate to the bathroom without stubbing their toe on 86 things or turning on the overhead light and confusing their poor brain into thinking it's daytime.

    A toilet glowing blue

    15. A beloved Carhartt beanie to help them stave off the cold all winter long, keeping their noggin both super warm and — perhaps most importantly of all — color-coordinated to their other winter gear. This comes in so many colors that whoops, you might just buy one for every person on your list.

    16. A Saucemoto dip clip for the car so they can enjoy the sweet, delicious freedom of dipping their fries into ketchup without wearing it all over their lap.

    sauce dip clip
    reviewer dipping waffle fry in sauce being held by clip

    Promising review: "How did I go so long without one of these??? The Saucemoto was my first 'TikTok Made Me Buy It' purchase and I have no regrets. It clips easily to my car's vent and the sauce cups clip in easily so I can dip and drive. No more trying not to dump the sauce by accident while steering with the same hand that's holding the dip cup. It even comes with a dip cup for those places that do the pouches for their sauces rather than the cups. (I'm looking at you, Arby's.) Ya know, you end up squeezing the sauce onto the wrapper that's balanced on your lap and you end up getting some sauce on your steering wheel. OR you try the whole 'wrapper and sauce on the passenger seat and try to dip while watching the road,' which usually doesn't turn out so great." —Pleasure Pamela

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get set of two from Amazon for $10.95

    17. A rapid egg cooker that is going to become their most meaningful relationship. It can make soft-, medium-, *and* hard-boiled eggs in addition to poaching, scrambling, and making omelets out of them. This gizmo is, like, a thousand potential brunches and meal preps in one.

    The dome shaped yellow-based egg cooker with cooked eggs inside of it next to a salad with hard boiled eggs
    Closeup of the yellow egg cooker

    I've owned one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years, and especially love it while working from home — it simplifies breakfast because I know no matter what assortment of groceries I'm working with, there are precooked eggs to add some protein to it (I like mine medium-boiled 🍳). If my dinner is boring or seems like it needs a little extra "oomph" to it, I'll throw in an egg from this too. Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume and sing a little song instead!

    Promising review: "I saw someone on TikTok with this and gasped! Ordered it right away. I had no idea these things existed. Super easy and convenient and the hard-boiled eggs came out perfectly. I’m testing a batch now without punching a hole in the eggs to see how they come out. Because why not make an easy process even easier?!?! LOL." —Gina

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five colors).

    18. An easy-to-clean clip-on dog treat pouch with a magnetic closing buckle so they have easy access to pull treats out without wrangling with a zipper, but keep said treats secure enough that they won't fall out and create a treat free-for-all for the whole dog park. (Sign me up for that though.) 

    reviewer photo of someone wearing the pouch clipped onto their crossbody bag
    a reviewer getting treats out of the ouch clipped onto their pants

    Check out a TikTok of the magnetic treat pouch in action. 

    Promising review: "I love this thing! I am a dog trainer; I train sled dogs and this is perfect. There's just nothing bad I could say about it. It cleans well, you can fit your hand in it easy, the pieces come in and out of it easy, the sturdiness is perfect, and you can snap it on your coat pocket if you don't have a belt. You can also snap it on the leash. I am so grateful I chose this one. You will not regret it if you buy it. 😁" —susan Hafner

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 colors). 

    19. A rose-gold rechargeable electric lighter your candle-loving friend can use to replace all their old gas ones. This one is not only pretty, but completely flameless, and made with a long stem so they can use it to light gas burners and larger candles.

    20. A set of relaxing exfoliating gloves for the bath or shower they can use to ~deep clean~ all over, letting them get extra specific about the exfoliation pressure because they're using their own hands to do it. 

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite purchases. Not gonna lie, TikTok made me buy this. So I buy it and I’m still a little nervous because it’s literally a glove. But nah, I used it with liquid body soap and I’ve never felt so clean in my whole life. I got out of the shower feeling like a freshly birthed baby. My skin had never felt so clean and I questioned how I went 32 years without this." —Brittney

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get a pair from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in three textures, five colors, and as sets of two or three). 

    21. A dual-sided device cleaner with two sides — one with an antimicrobial-treated cleaning solution to clear off the grime, and another with a soft polishing buffer to make it gleam.