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    33 Unique Gifts Under $25 For That Person Who Never Knows What They Want

    I can guarantee they probably maybe don't have any of these, but totally want them.

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    1. A quirky clay earring set that would make Ms. Frizzle so proud.

    Polymer clay pine cone earrings
    Luna's / Etsy

    Luna's is a small business based in Milton, Pennsylvania that makes absolutely adorable and quirky polymer clay earrings. I've bought so many earrings and Mary is an absolute delight to work with. BTW, you can even do a custom order of earrings!

    Promising review: "The absolute cutest thing I have ever bought! Fast shipping and looks exactly as pictured. Packaging was super cute and thoughtful! I love them!" —Tasha Youngs

    Get the one on the left from Luna's on Etsy for $17 and the one on the right for $23.

    2. A hydroponic glass planter so they can always have a little spot on their desk for some greenery. Plus, it's just a wicked cool piece.

    The light bulb planter

    Promising review: "Just created an office in our house and was looking for a way to add some unique decor and incorporate nature. Well, this is PERFECT! It's absolutely beautiful, unique, functional, and sturdy. The glass seems extremely delicate so I was really nervous about screwing the bulb into the stand, but it went surprisingly smooth and has held up perfectly!" —LBrandst129

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two styles).

    3. A pair of crew socks that honestly just speak to me (and probably your introvert friend) on a physical, mental, and emotional level.

    Reviewer photo of their mom wearing the socks which say, "Shhh!" and "I'm reading"

    Promising review: "Love to wear them as they are comfortable and allow me to read in silence. When my husband tries to interrupt my reading, I hold up my 'shhh' foot and he knows to leave me be. Love them! LOL." —Dee Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. A beautiful suncatcher that will not only shine beautiful rainbows into their home, but will bring the ~magic~ they've been missing from their yearly Disney trips.

    Wish Upon Magic / Etsy

    Wish Upon Magic is a small shop based in Los Angeles that specializes in handmade Disney-themed lifestyle designs.

    Get the one on the left from Wish Upon Magic on Etsy for $11.99 or the one on the right for $4.39 (free shipping).

    5. A light-up word clock for that friend whose idea of a fun time is doing the NYT crossword puzzle. I just think this gives off the same vibe: wordy, elite, and also probably makes you cry (totally kidding).

    Reviewer photo of the word clock with "It is twenty minutes to twelve" lit up

    This word clock is powered by USB!

    Promising review: "We love this clock! It is so unique. Just the right size at 8" x 8". Looks exactly as advertised. The copper finish gives it that expensive, yet neutral classic look. It matches everything. I am so happy with this clock! We have made an exception for items left out on the kitchen counter and it sits there proudly. We entertain a lot and have found just about everyone who sees it says 'I love that. Where did you get it?' I gladly tell them I found it on Amazon! It's from Sharper image." —Bettyanne Nevil

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

    6. An embroidered floral headband to help them start their new plans of running away to a cottage in the woods with their pet deer and chickens.

    Four embroidered headbands in various colors
    The Muse Flowers / Etsy

    The Muse Flowers is a small shop based out of Bangkok, Thailand where you can buy stunning embroidered accessories.

    Promising review: "Simply sweet in every way. The embroidered design is just unique enough that I feel like no one headband would be the same. The fabric is a bit more lightweight than it seems in the photo and I am very happy with how comfortable it is." —SeaworthyHQ

    Get it from The Muse Flowers on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in four styles and two customizations).

    7. A cute mug for when they love fall, but *hate* cliché fall-related things. You can never go wrong with a fox, though.

    White mug with fox and flower illustration
    ArtEtBourgeon / Etsy

    Art Et Bourgeon is a Canadian-based business that sells rustic wall art and nature-inspired illustrations. 

    Promising review: "I gave this to my sister-in-law for Christmas and she loves it!" —Cecily

    Get it from Art Et Bourgeon on Etsy for $16.93.

    8. Light saber chopsticks so they can eat their favorite takeout in utter *style*. May the wasabi not be way too spicy for them.

    Reviewer photo of the chopsticks lit up with a green light on top of sushi

    Promising review: "A friend told me about these and I HAD to get them for my husband who is a huge child. He loves them so much. we have had a few meals with them and we even had the lights low for him to get the full effect. They are surprisingly bright, and longer/larger than normal chopsticks — this is not a detractor for us. To be honest, I'm a little jealous that I didn't get any for myself. Depending on how long they last I might find myself ordering two pairs next time." —NJH

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in multiple pairs and 11 colors). 

    9. A random yet necessary screaming goat figurine they can press any time they need to relieve some stress or annoy their coworkers. I choose the latter. Every time.

    Reviewer photo of the screaming goat on a desk

    It *also* comes with a pocket guide of nifty facts and trivia about goats!

    Promising review: "Absolutely hysterical! Got this for my desk at work and whenever frustrated, just touch it and it makes me laugh! Couple other girls at work also ordered to join in the fun! Makes life at work a bit lighter!" —Stacie P.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.40.

    10. A sleeping eye mask with built-in Bluetooth headphones that will allow them to listen to their favorite sleep sounds with no disruptions, like their partner's snoring.

    A person wearing the eye mask

    It has 10 hours of playing time *and* only takes 2 hours to fully charge!

    Promising review: "I like to listen to an audiobook to fall asleep and this mask w/ built-in speakers is perfect. I hear perfectly without needing the volume up high so I do not bother my husband. I also like that it allows my phone to be on the nightstand charging and not in bed with me. The fabric is comfortable and when I fall asleep I am never woken up by the mask being on." —Helen M Ostendorf

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

    11. A keychain book so they can bring their love of books everywhere they go. I'll take The Little Prince, thanks.

    The tiny book keychain of Jane Eyre
    Little Cloud Shop / Etsy

    It's from Little Cloud Shop— a small shop based in the United Kingdom where you can find thoughtful and motivational gifts. BTW, you can even customize the book keychain to a book cover of your choice!

    Promising review: "I love it, it is well made and detailed. I did cover it with clear tape to protect it from daily handlings while on my key chain but it still looks great and is a sweet reminder for my love of Jane Eyre." —Jo S.

    Get it from Little Cloud Shop on Etsy for $8.66+ (available in 10 styles).

    12. A fill-in-the-blank book to express your love when sometimes it feels a little difficult to do so.

    Person is holding journal

    Promising review: "This was so sweet I’m so glad I got it for my husband for Valentine’s day! I was nervous knowing I’d have to fill in a lot of 'what I love about you' but their instructions were perfect and the prompts are so easy, I just filled in the first thing that came to mind and I had a super thoughtful gift and my husband got to hear some of what I love about him. We had some laughs too, you can make it as silly or romantic or dirty or appreciative as you want with your responses." —McKenzie L Stewart

    Get it from Amazon for $12.43.

    13. A fidget ring they can play around with during times when they're feeling anxious or nervous. It's inconspicuous *and* they don't have to get more anxious worrying that it's distracting people around them.,

    Promising review: "I love this ring. It's the perfect thing to get me through stressful or overwhelming situations without being a distraction to others or appearing unprofessional. Additionally, it's an attractive piece of jewelry for the price!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and 10 colors).

    14. A set of chicken nugget-inspired soaps for that person who just ~really~ loves delicious fast food bites. Bonus points if you find a lotion that looks like BBQ sauce.

    The soap, which really do look like fast food chicken nuggets
    LoveLeeSoaps / Etsy

    LoveLeeSoaps is a Florida-based shop that focuses on making ridiculously unique and realistic soaps like rice krispies treats and mini hot dogs!

    Promising review: "The soaps from this shop sure do live up to their name. It was my first time purchasing from this shop and I am so throughly pleased with the product! This chicken nugget soap set makes for a great gift and also smells amazing. I will definitely keep this adorable shop in mind for future purchases." —Carolyn Aasland

    Get it from LoveLeeSoaps on Etsy for $7.

    15. Concrete catchall dishes that will give them a hand (I'll stop) at holding their rings or little trinkets.

    Made by Rheal / Etsy

    They're also offered in gilded and nude colors! BTW, Made by Rheal is a proud Black- and queer-owned business based in Oakland, California. Rheal's other designs include coasters, jewelry, woven blankets, vessels, and more!

    Promising review: "This little beauty is everything I hoped it would be! It’s on the small side, but it’s perfect for rings or other tiny treasures and I absolutely love looking at it every day. It’s well crafted and was packed with so much care. I’m looking for excuses to buy more!" —amberandhoneycomb

    Get it from Made by Rheal on Etsy for $15 or shop more color and finish options for $15+.

    16. An essential oil diffuser that allows them to add drops of their absolutely favorite essential oil to the felt pads and have their car smelling amazing the second the AC blows through the vents, minimizing the smell of old fast food.

    It comes with twelve felt pads, and doesn't come with oils don't forget to grab a pack of essential oils before you checkout!

    Promising review: "High quality! I was not expecting such a hearty piece of hardware! Came with plenty of little pads. The clasp has a built-in magnet and a slight clip to it so it has a good strong hold closed. Also the clips that attach to the vent are built solid too. Beautiful designs on front. I put a few drops of oil on mine and put it in my car and the whole car is scented! Comes in a cute little package perfect for gifts. Will be buying again for second car and as gifts! 100% recommend!" —Alaina

    Get a set of two and 12 felt scent pads from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors).

    17. An adult coloring book to fill out during their mental breaks to destress, recenter themselves, and bring a bit of fun to their mundane workday.,

    It's got 55 pages of amazing designs for them to color!

    Promising review: "Very cool adult coloring book with a huge variety of different animals. Most of the art is very intricate and highly detailed and will keep you busy for HOURS and hours. I use both colored pencils and occasionally acrylic paint and both work well on the paper stock. Sometimes the designs in this book are even a little too intricate, and when I'm not in a mood to be really precise, I use other styles. But the artwork in this coloring book is really amazing and the results when you finish one can be really amazing! I love all the wild animals and foliage!" —Xeokym

    Get it from Amazon for $6.90.

    18. A starry night stake so beautiful, they'll think they've captured the moon itself and placed it in their garden.,

    Promising review: "I love this solar moon light. I bought one for my garden. Then bought a second for my bathroom. I have a skylight in the bathroom so the light charges well and works great as a night light. If I didn't have a skylight I would charge it with a regular light!" —Cynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    19. A rotating timer so they can try out the Pomodoro technique and see if this is the hidden key to finally making them productive at work. You basically work for 25 minutes, take a small break, repeat until you finish all of your work!

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    The timer has options for 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, and 30-minute blocks. Just rotate it to your preferred option and the display will begin its countdown. The timer also has four different volumes so you'll never miss it going off, but you can also choose silence as an option.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this timer!!! I am a school counselor with ADHD. I've tried a LOT of different timers to help me keep track of when to send passes, monitor time with students who tend to stay long to avoid class, and use the alarm to remind me to take a few minutes to eat lunch. It's fabulous to be able to just look at the time on the clock face, note that I need to leave for a meeting in 20 minutes, and bam! A quick turn of the clock and a timer goes off with enough time to grab my stuff and head out. I don't have to think about setting it like with most digital timers, and there's no annoying ticking like there is with a traditional kitchen timer. I loved my cyan one at work so much, that I bought a black one for home. It also came well packaged. Enough to protect it, but not so much as to cause me guilt as a consumer." —Laura M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 30- and 60-minute configurations and six colors).

    20. An initial necklace to show off their love for Disney everywhere they go, even when they can't visit their favorite place on Earth.

    The necklace with an A initial in a polka dot pattern with a small Minnie Mouse pendant

    Promising review: "I bought this for my friend on Valentine’s Day and she loved it. It was super cute and simple." —Nikkip99

    Get it from ShopDisney for $12.98 (originally $19.95, available in 15 letters).

    21. A toothpaste cap that is a bit cheeky (okay, now I'll really stop) but I can guarantee it will make them laugh every time they brush their teeth.

    CasualChicken / Etsy

    Casual Chicken is a small business based in Irvine, California that sells an array of unique 3D printed items.

    Promising review: "My order came well packaged and on time. Gifted it to my friend and she thinks it is hilarious." —Grace

    Get it from Casual Chicken on Etsy for $6.99.

    22. A scrapbook perfect for anyone who is a fan of the movie Up. I still cry thinking about the opening scene. This could be them. *sobs*

    The book

    Promising review: "It's perfect! Not leather. Has plenty of pages. Comes with a few postcards and stickers. Along with pop up Russell and Carl character."—Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99

    23. A container of capsule messages filled with cute little notes for them to open at random moments of their lives for a little pick-me-up. Alexa, play "Message in a Bottle."

    Promising review: "Bought this to give to my boyfriend on Valentine’s Day. He is struggling through depression, and I think it will be a nice way to lift his spirits on days when he is not feeling well. He doesn’t really like receiving compliments — it makes him feel embarrassed for some reason, so I think this is also a perfect way to give him some compliments in private at the time of his choosing!"—Lis

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors or multicolor).

    24. A coffee cup holder so they no longer have to juggle their phone, wallet, keys, *and* drink on their way to work. Plus, it's just so darn cute!

    The coffee cup holder holding a drink and straw
    Dreamy Daisyy / Etsy

    This adorable Washington-based shop specializes in canvas accessories such as backpacks, cup holders, and bags.

    Promising review: "I love this sooo so much! I’m a barista and pretty regularly take iced lattes with me after my shift and this is the perfect accessory to carry my drink with me while I walk to my car or pick up some lunch down the street! It’s so helpful especially when my hands are full. It’s super sturdy so I don’t have to worry about my drink going anywhere. Plus it grabs people’s attention! I’ve gotten lots of compliments on it! Thanks bunches!" —Maggie C.

    Get it from Dreamy Daisyy on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in eight colors; free shipping).

    25. An enamel pin that finally celebrates the one task they're exceptionally good at, but are too nervous to put under "Skills" on their resume. Don't be shy. Write it down.

    the pin that says "all state dog petting champion" attached to a denim jacket
    Danielle Healy / BuzzFeed

    Badge Bomb is a small business that teams up with independent artists to create original artwork for pins, patches, magnets, and stickers!

    BuzzFeed writer Danielle Healy says: "I am currently working through the slow and steady process of curating just the right collection of enamel pins and patches for my denim jacket. I instantly knew this pin would be a perfect addition. But not only is it obviously ~adorable~ but it's super high-quality. I did a fair bit of traveling with this jacket shortly after pinning my new pin, and I was pleased it stayed perfectly attached with a lot of less-than-precious handling. 14/10, a very good (dog) pin."

    Get it from Badge Bomb for $10

    26. A cheeky candle that will remind them that all they do is, indeed, win.

    A person holding up a candle that says "All I do is win, infused with the tears of my opponents" and the words "it even smells like their tears" written on the image
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    I absolutely love the candles from woman-owned Malicious Women Co. They're quirky, fun, and make me laugh. Not only that, but they actually smell so good. This candle specifically smells like citrus and sage and gives off a cozy, musky smell I'm obsessed with. 

    Promising review: "I love the novelty and originality of the candles. Aside from that, the candle smells awesome! I bought this as a gift for my daughter who needed a little inspiration! She loves it! Thank you for creating such a unique product! I give 5 stars all the way!" —Regina W.

    Get it from Malicious Women Co. for $22

    27. A travel mug for that person who is just a huge fan of Dachshunds *and* Harry Potter. Yer a wiener, Harry.

    A teal travel mug with little Dachshunds dressed like Harry Potter on it

    Promising review: "It’s SO cute and perfect for one of my friends! It was an impulse buy for her birthday that’s still not for a few months. She has 3 wiener dogs and is a huge Harry Potter fan, plus she loves coffee! So it feels like it was custom made for her. The only thing I wish was an option would be engraving the mug for an extra fee. But that doesn’t ding the points, that’d just have made it even better!" —Brittany L. 

    Get it from Dear Doxie on Society6 for $20.30 (originally $29).

    Editor's Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.

    28. A glass coffee mug for when they're feeling like having an *extra* fancy cup of joe one morning.

    Reviewer photo of the glass mug with floral designs on it and a spoon

    Promising review: "My mom's birthday is coming up, and I wanted to get her something special. Something completely different... I ordered the smaller red mug, because she loves her tea. The package was a cute little box with a picture of the mug on it. The mug was DOUBLE bubble wrapped. The doily was wrapped in plastic. The spoon was in a matte plastic bag. It also comes with a little envelope with a card of authenticity. This mug is GORGEOUS. The details are so intricate. It looks even better than the picture. I am so excited to see my mom's reaction when she opens this!!! This is definitely a great gift for the person in your life that has everything!!!" —Beepbeep

    Get it from Amazon for $22.58+ (available in six colors). 

    29. A chalkboard ceramic mug so every morning when you make them a cup of coffee you can write a cute little note. "Let's order pizza tonight." Ahh, music to my ears.

    The chalkboard mug

    BTW, chalk is included!

    Promising review: "These are great little mugs! They are smooth and pick up chalk colors beautifully. They clean nicely with no imprinting. Very nice to gift ."—MJ

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    30. A coffee mug warmer with three heat settings and an auto shutoff feature so they never have to worry about taking a sip of their coffee and realize it's gone cold. AKA the worst feeling ever.

    A mug filled with coffee placed on the pink warmer

    Promising review: "One of those items I didn’t know I needed until I had it. As a busy mom of two little ones, I can’t even remember the last time I got to finish a hot cup of coffee. Until now! This truly kept my coffee warm for literal hours. And I love the wood grain look of it. It’s nice and doesn’t look cheap at all. I’m going to keep it on my desk for when I’m working, and I’ll never go without hot coffee again!" —ADR80

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in eight colors).

    31. Reusable silicone straws for guzzling down their favorite iced coffee with *sustainability* in mind. You know what makes these really unique though? Snap closures! This means they can open the straws in half to ensure they got all the gunk out! Just give 'em a good wipe down. No more "cleaning" brushes required.,

    Promising review: "I never thought I’d be writing a review for straws, but here we are. These are FANTASTIC. I try to be as eco-friendly as possible but was ready to give up. I’ve tried metal straws, but they are tough to clean and I don’t love metal against my teeth. I’ve tried other reusable plastic and silicone options but they don’t work for thicker drinks like smoothies. These actually address all of my issues. I’ve used them for thick smoothies, that I drink daily, and just for other everyday drinks like water. They couldn’t be easier to snap open and clean, dry, then easily snap back into shape to use again." —M. Alexandra

    Get them from Amazon for $5.55+ (available in five colors).

    32. A quirky magnetic bookmark that truly exemplifies how they feel about their ever-growing collection of rom-coms. Give me all the tropes. All of them.

    A white magnetic bookmark with a pink graphic shaped like a ticket that says "Romance Book Club, All Your Favorite Tropes"
    My Secret Copy

    My Secret Copy is a Latina-owned small business that sells quirky bookmarks, stickers, jewelry and bags for anyone who just really loves books.

    Get it from My Secret Copy for $3.99.

    33. And finally, scratch-off sticky notes because regular Post-its are boooring. These baddies will become more colorful with every scratch!

    Promising review: "I love using these scratch-off notes to leave friends and coworkers little notes, words of encouragement, etc. They are also very cool for doodling!" —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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