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    Dec 15, 2017

    29 Gifts For Anyone Who's Broke But Still Wants To Show Their Parents They Care

    A gift under $25 is the least you can do for the people who brought you into this world.

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    1. A fill-in-the-blank book to add a personal touch to the gift and a tear to their face.

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    Promising Review: "I saw this and just knew I HAD to buy it! My mom is my best friend and to get the chance to leave some really sweet and loving notes and some really funny notes, I had to buy this book! She loves this gift so much! It made her laugh, and get emotional, too! She loved the cute, creative look of it too! This was the best gift I've gotten her in awhile." —Sarah Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+.

    2. A desk supplies set so they can head back to work in the new year with beautiful new tools.

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    Promising Review: "Very nice for people that travel for work and want to stay organized. I really like the mini compartment for paper clips as well, so they don't spill all over my bag. It's also small enough to fit in the front part of my bag." —Christin

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    3. A travel case embroidered with their name that'll come in handy on any upcoming trips.

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    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $21.99.

    4. A manicure kit for the parent who deserves to treat themselves, AKA every parent.

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    Get it from Cath Kidston for $24.

    5. A wallet iPhone 6 case so they can keep their phone, money, and cards in a safe and convenient place.

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    Promising Review: "This is a fantastic iPhone wallet case. Before, I had one of those book ones and it got so loose my credit cards would fall out. This case encloses your cards and cash. And it's hard plastic, so it protects the phone." —Caleb

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (nine colors).

    6. A steak knife set that'll look great in any kitchen and come in handy at dinner time.

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    Get them from West Elm for $20 (originally $25).

    7. A collection of nature DVDs for those obsessed with all things related to the great outdoors.

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    Get them from National Geographic for $11.99 (originally $29.98).

    8. A package of peppermint bark to give the 'rents as the ultimate holiday-themed treat.

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    Promising Review: "This product is wonderful! It tasted great – just the perfect thickness. I broke it up and put it into little cellophane bags for my neighbors for Christmas. Everyone loved it!" —van

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    9. A set of studded earrings that look gorgeous and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Win/win situation.

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    Get them from BaubleBar for $15 (originally $42).

    10. A fleece throw you can personalize with their name. They might spend all their time this season getting cozy and warm in it.

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    Promising Review: "My employer gives holiday gifts every year from Lands' End. Last year, we received this amazingly plush and warm blanket monogrammed with our initials. I have three kids at home who have since argued over who gets to use mommy's blanket! SO, this year for Christmas, they are each getting one! I ordered three, each in a different style with their names embroidered in glow-in-the-dark thread. I cannot wait to snuggle up by the fire on Christmas Eve! I should probably order one for the hubby too!" —Samantha

    Get it from Lands' End for $24.95 (two colors).

    11. A shirt for the mother figure in your life, but not like, the regular mother figure, the cool mother figure.

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    Get it from Motivated Tanks N Tees on Etsy for $21.99+ (sizes S–2XL).

    12. A set of condiment dishes to hold things like BBQ sauce, mustard, and dare I say... CATsup.

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    Get them from Viva Terra for $14 (originally $29, three colors).

    13. A set of coasters so pretty, you should treat *yourself* to them, too.

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    Get them from Amara for $15.

    14. A travel dice kit perfect for the adventurous parents.

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    Get them from W&P Design for $12.

    15. A cheese-making set to give the person who is very smart and understands cheese is the best food ever.

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    This mouth-watering kit includes the tools and ingredients needed to make mozzarella, burrata, ricotta, and mascarpone cheese. All you have to do is use your own milk. Plus, ingredients are good for at least 18 months!

    Get it from Fab for $25.

    16. A coffee pairing that'll help jolt mom and dad awake and start their day feeling extra energized.

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    Get them from La Colombe for $25.

    17. A sunglasses case so they can keep their shades in an ultra cool place.

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    Promising Review: "This slim case is perfect for keeping my sunglasses safe from the perils found at the bottom of my purse! The thick canvas front is sturdy and well-sewn, but the case overall is still slim enough to fit into smaller purses and cross-body bags. The cute design and being able to pick my favorite city was an added bonus!" —pjflem

    Get it from Anthropologie for $18 (five colors).

    18. A gift box full of chocolate truffles for the perfect merry indulgence.

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    Get it from Harry & David for $24.99.

    19. A set of shower gels in festive scents like candy cane and hot cocoa to help them treat themselves.

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    Get them from Nordstrom Rack for $18.97 (originally $27).

    20. A wine glass holder that'll be appreciated by parents who love hosting house parties.

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    Get it from Plow & Hearth for $12.99 (originally $24.95).

    21. A candle that turns into a jewel box once it burns, a simple elegance should go a long way.

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    Get it from Ann Taylor for $19.

    22. A MoviePass card that'll allow your mom or dad to see unlimited movies each month at one low cost.

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    Get it from MoviePass for $9.95/month.

    23. An origami wine bottle stopper and charms for the vino fanatic who also likes cool AF things.

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    Get them from All Modern for $10.

    24. A monogram mug — an easy but adorable way to show the 'rents you truly care. And at this price, you might as well get one for yourself too. Or several.

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $5 (originally $8, assorted colors).

    25. A miniature waffle iron to give to the ones who always remind you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18 (four colors).

    26. A travel mug set complete with a packet of Godiva milk hot chocolate you cannot go wrong with.

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    Get it from Century 21 for $12.99 (originally $15).

    27. A handheld spiralizer for the parents who said they want to start eating healthier in 2018, but aren't quite sure where to start.

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    Promising Review: "After reading all the reviews about other spiralizers, I was about to give up and not buy one. The others sounded flimsy, dangerous, or cumbersome. Well, the OXO Good Grips is none of those things! It's very easy to use, feels solid, and well-made, and the size makes storage very convenient." —Avid Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    28. A cookbook filled with the most recent and best Tasty recipes that'll actually be like a gift to yourself, because now you can enjoy delicious meals.

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    Get it from Amazon for $11.99, Barnes & Noble for $11.99+, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    29. And an Amazon gift card if picking out something more tangible freaks you the fuck out.

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    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (up to $500, you pick the price increment).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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