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    25 Birthday Presents Under $25 That'll Get You Out Of Your Next Gift-Giving Rut

    Finally, a birthday present they don't have to pretend to like!!!

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    1. A Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal so they can answer a short question prompt once a day, every single day for the next five years and self-reflect on their personal growth over the years.


    Check out our review of this extremely cool little journal.

    Promising review: "As a therapist who often encourages clients to journal, I figured I needed to start practicing what I preach. However, I am pretty bad at coming up with places to start. This little book is perfectly-sized for a nightstand or an overnight bag for traveling. The questions are thought-provoking but simple enough to answer in a sentence or two. I love the way it is designed, so that you can use the same book year after year and can start whenever. I can't wait for the year to loop around so I can see how my answers will change." —pprbckwrtr

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    2. A Morphe Boss Moss Artistry palette very similar to the extremely popular, but extremely hard to buy because it sells out so fast, Morphe x James Charles palette.


    This palette, like most Morphe palettes has super creamy, blendable, and highly-pigmented colors.

    Get it from Ulta for $24.

    3. A custom face magnet that'll definitely get some laughs out of them, and will definitely be different from any other magnet they own, that's for sure.


    Get it from Kit Atlas on Etsy for $24.

    4. A mini Homesick candle perfect for someone spending their upcoming bday far from home. Now they can take in the scents of the place the wish they were celebrating the big day, no matter how many miles away.


    Get it from Homesick: the New York City mini candle (left, top note: bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, mid note: floral, concrete, base note: oakmoss, sandalwood, musk) for $15.95, or the Arizona mini candle (right, top note: orange, lime, mid note: blue agave, sand, marine, base: amber, musk, tonka bean) for $15.95. And be sure to check out the rest of the Homesick mini candles here.

    5. A 15-piece baking set to get your loved one who is constantly feeding your tummy with their latest baked creations. Basically this is a gift to you as well, so you can encourage them to keep up the good work.


    Set includes a 7 quart mixing bowl with a lid, a silicone spatula, a silicone whisk, a silicone spoonula, a five-piece measuring spoon set (1 tablespoon, 1/2 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, and 1/4 teaspoon), and a five-piece measuring bowl set (measurements range from 1/8 cup to 2 cups). Safe for use on delicate surfaces and non-stick cookware!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $19.96.

    6. A Himalayan pink salt lamp that'll not only light up their living space, but will also light up their heart when they see you got them this cool thing.


    Comes with a pre-installed light bulb, and a 5.6 foot cord with a patented dimmer switch to adjust brightness.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (originally $39.99).

    7. A personalized Disney wooden letter you can get them for just their initial, or get a few and spell out the whole thing!


    Get it from Crafted Hearts on Etsy for $1.20/letter.

    8. A Mario Badescu facial spray collection to help them enter a new age of life feeling extra fresh and glowing the next 365 days.


    Set includes aloe, cucumber, and green tea mist perfect for spraying onto cleansed skin before moisturizer in the morning to boost hydration and tone your skin. The herbs and rosewater spray is great for when you need a mid-day pick-me-up and to add some dew back into your makeup, and the chamomile and lavender spray is great for use before bedtime.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.

    9. A fill-in-the-blank book that'll serve as a super sweet and thoughtful gift filled with reasons why they are your fave.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.44.

    10. A planet purse perfect for the out-of-this-world, trendsetter in your life.


    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).

    11. A ticket stub diary to get someone who is constantly attending concerts, plays, or sporting events and holds onto their tickets after as keepsakes.


    Get it from UncommonGoods for $14.

    12. A watermelon sleeping mask that'll rejuvenate their skin literally while they sleep. They're constantly busy and on-the-go, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to treat themselves.


    This is good for combination and sensitive skin! It helps to even skin tone, and hydrate and brighten skin, while controlling oil levels. See BuzzFeed's full review of this sleeping mask (#8).

    Get it from Sephora for $22.

    13. A birthday cake in a mug for those who know there is literally no such a thing as having too much cake on your birthday. Plus, once they're done eating the cake, they have a super cute mug for coffee, tea, etc.


    The kit includes the ceramic mug, chocolate cake mix, and birthday sprinkles. Doesn't include egg, oil, or water.

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $15.

    14. An initial pendant necklace you can't go wrong with. I mean who can say no to a pretty, delicate necklace with the first letter of their name etched onto it? I can't.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    15. A 4-in-1 lens kit that'll step-up their Instagram game. No need to own a fancy schmancy professional camera when they have a killer iPhone camera and some cool new lenses to play with.


    Includes one 12x zoom telephoto lens with a manual focus ring, one fisheye lens, one macro lens, and one wide angle lens. Compatible with most devices!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    16. A really cute book for truly getting them into the bday spirit in a hilarious, sweet, and nostalgic way only the legendary Dr. Seuss can.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.29, Barnes & Noble for $7.82, a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    17. A 10-piece Cadbury selection box to get if, like, you kinda wanted to book them a plane ticket to across the pond, but TBH who has the time or money right now?


    Comes with one Curly Wurly, one Picnic, one Twirl, one Starbar, one Crunchie, one Wispa, one Dairy Milk Caramel, one Double Decker, one Dairy Milk, and one Flake.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.56.

    18. An essential oil diffuser that will help them bring in this new year of life feeling more zen than ever before. Seriously, I'm a firm believer everyone should own a diffuser.


    Holds up to 200 milliliters of water, and features seven-color mood lighting. You can rotate between one fixed color, rotating between all seven, or none at all. Each color can be adjusted between bright and dim. Plus. it has four timer setting modes, and automatically powers off when the water level is too low.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    Kick start their aromatherapy experience with this 14-pack of essential oils that has over 1,400 reviews and a 4.3-star rating on Amazon for $18.99.

    19. A 10-pack of sheet masks for a gift pretty much as good as going to the spa, but instead they can stay home... in their pajamas... not hitting the pause button on Netflix. So yeah, way better than going to the spa actually.


    Promising review: "I like pampering myself and do my own facial at home. The easiest and simplest way is by using a face mask. It's fast and relaxing. I like how there are different kinds of varieties in this package. You can sample the different ones and feel the difference. My face feels great and smooth after putting it on for 20 minutes." —Tammy

    Get them from Amazon for $12.01.

    20. A cookbook to gift the Harry Potter-lover who also happens to be a foodie. A birthday dinner filled with seeing the most iconic recipes from Hogwarts come to life? Sign me up.

    Some notable recipes include treacle tart, Molly's meat pies, and Kreacher's French onion soup.

    Promising review: "I LOVE IT, I'm no master chef, but this cookbook might change that. I might even become a master wizard chef! Anyways the recipes are phenomenal, especially the pies! It's pretty basic sometimes, it's more European-type cuisine, so if you don't like haggis, liver, lamb, or other English/Scottish dishes, etc., then these recipes aren't for you. The book references are cute, and I vaguely remember some of them. My younger siblings go crazy when I make anything from this book because they love Harry Potter." —Tigerlily

    Get it from Amazon for $13.14.

    21. An urban map rocks glass that'll be different from any other glass they own, and doesn't have to be used just for alcohol. Drinking water is a cooler experience when it's out of a glass with their favorite city etched on it.


    It's recommended that they run it through dishwasher before first use!

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $16.

    22. A multi-chrome nail polish so they can watch their nails shift colors from different angles. Maybe the coolest thing ever.


    Promising review: "This color is amazing. People stop me all the time wanting to know which salon I went to. They always think it's gel too. I have tried it over black nail polish and it does last longer and I've tried it with just two coats and it's still beautiful." —England86

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    23. A personalized photo puzzle to get with your favorite picture of the two of you, or just them, or a picture they have with someone they love.

    Personalization Mall

    Get it from Personalization Mall for $16.99.

    24. A 100 things to do scratch-off poster to provide them some fun inspo of things they should do in the years to come, and help them keep track of what they can get around to.


    Get it from UncommonGoods for $15 (available in three varieties).

    25. A six-pack of Godiva birthday cake chocolate truffles for a sweet treat they'll undoubtedly finish within the first five minutes of opening, but can't blame them. Bet your mouth is watering just looking at the photo.


    Get them from Amazon for $17.

    Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.

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