Holiday Gifts Under $25

By Jess
3 Nov 2021
Holiday Gift Guide
holiday 2021

Holiday Gifts Under $25

It’s gift guide season! As time consuming as it is to create these gift guides, it’s also one of my favorite things every year because I love finding the perfect gifts for people. I’m launching my gift guides a bit earlier than usual, but with anticipated shipping delays I know many of us want to be ahead of the game. As the Queen of last minute everything, I’m not taking any chances this season.

I decided to do the gift guides a little bit differently this year. There will be six total. The first three will be Under $25, Under $50, and Under $100. The general consensus from many of you was that you tend to shop by price point, so I hope this makes it easier. I will have three additional gift guides, one for guys (they’re a tough crowd), one for gifts that give back, and one for the person who has everything. They will all go live in the next two weeks ahead of Cyber Weekend sales (and I’ll be sure to note if things in the gift guides are discounted at any point).

As always with my gift guides, I make sure to include woman-owned, BIPOC-owned and small businesses. I also encourage shopping local whenever possible. Small retail businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and holiday shopping is always a wonderful way to support them.

Here are holiday gifts under $25. Happy holiday shopping.

Brightland Vinegar - Holiday Gifts Under $25

Brightland Vinegar

A BIPOC, woman-founded brand, Brightland has incredible oils and vinegars, made in California. I’ve tried both their balsamic and champagne vinegars. They’re delicious in dressings and for cooking. A great gift for anyone on your list who loves to cook.

brightland vinegar
Nécessaire Hand Cream

Nécessaire Hand Cream

The best no-fuss hand cream out there. Especially in the winter I make sure to always have this on hand. It’s super nourishing, absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel greasy. Even Craig uses it, and he likes that it’s not scented.

necessaire hand cream
Brooklyn Candle Studio - Holiday Gifts Under $25

Brooklyn Candle Studio

One of my favorite non-toxic scented candles. It’s subtle and earthy with notes of sage, lavender and spruce. Brooklyn Candle Studio candles are cruelty-free, vegan, eco-friendly and ethically produced in Brooklyn, NY.

brooklyn candle studio
Birthstone Ornament

Birthstone Ornament

I love these beautiful handmade birthstone inspired glass ornaments. Made in Washington, they are especially unique because the glass of each ornament is infused with rock dust from the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens.


Rhinestone Headband - Holiday Gifts Under $25

Rhinestone Headband

It wouldn’t be a holiday gift guide without the infamous rhinestone headband. There’s no better way to add some fun to your holiday style than this beautiful sparkly headband that has a comfortable padded lining. Choose from rainbow, gold, silver or black (I have the silver). A great gift for anyone in your life that could use a little sparkle for the holiday season.


Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Gloss

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Gloss

The prettiest hydrating lip gloss that isn’t sticky. It has hyaluronic acid to help lock in hydration so lips feel smooth and moisturized. If you’re a lip gloss fan this one is GOOD. I have it in jellyfish (clear). Sephora’s Big Beauty Sale Event Starts this Friday so save your cart until then (I’ll share deets when it’s live!).

Talula Skincare Body Butter

Talula Skincare Body Butter

This Black, woman-owned brand is always at the top of my recommendations for gifts. The Talula body butter is rich, creamy, ultra moisturizing without being greasy and great for sensitive skin (including eczema). It comes in scented or unscented (the scent is really nice and subtle).

TALULA BODy butter

Personalized Dog Collar

I got these personalized dog collars for Nora and Fuji last year (can’t bring myself to get rid of Nora’s). They’re great quality and I love that there are so many color combinations to choose from. They are also very easy to wash. If you buy 2 or more they are only $15 each! Embroidery is free and you can add their name and a contact number.

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Personalized Dog Collar - Holiday Gifts Under $25

Bunny Lovey blankets

Bunny Lovey

Marin has a collection of lovey blankets but nothing compares to the jellycat brand. They’re hands down the softest and have a bunch of adorable animals and colors to choose from. I always give these as gifts for new babies.

lovey blanket
Name Puzzle

Name Puzzle

Marin received this Etsy name puzzle as a gift last Christmas and it’s a cute little decor item in her bedroom. As one of her first puzzles she loved to play with it too. It’s handmade, non-toxic and customizable.

NAme PUzzle

Uncle Goose Wooden Blocks - Holiday Gifts Under $25

Uncle Goose Wooden Blocks

My brother sent Marin a few sets of these blocks and I was so impressed. They’re great quality, sustainably made and non-toxic. They’re also made in the USA. There are so many cute options with everything from sea creatures to dinosaurs to planets. I really like that they come in very minimal, low waste packaging too.


Animal Paw Slippers - Holiday Gifts Under $25

Animal Paw Slippers

These animal paw slippers from L.L. Bean are adorable. Choose from a Bear, Bunny, Maine Moose or Shark. They have a cushioned insole and non-slip treads on the bottom.

Skida Alpine Neckwarmer

Skida Alpine Neckwarmer

You may remember the Skida neckwarmer from last winter, one of my favorite cold-weather accessories. They have styles for kids too. Marin actually loves wearing her neckwarmers and I love that they keep her face warm and protected from the bitter cold.

skida neckwarmer

Looking for more gift ideas?

Browse all my 2021 Gift Guides here →

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  1. Kate wrote:

    Hi Jess! This is an absolutely awesome first gift guide of the season – thank you for putting it together! Just wanted to let you know that it looks like the Swedish dish cloth is linking to a Cuyana tote!

    11.3.21 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Thank you Kate! Fixed that link appreciate you letting me know.

      11.4.21 | Reply
  2. Maureen wrote:

    I bought the name puzzle for my son. Can’t wait for him to open it up on his first Christmas!

    11.4.21 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Awwww so fun!

      11.4.21 | Reply
  3. Bethany wrote:

    Love the ornaments! Just bought the March one for my mom (new grandmother) and sister (new mom)

    11.5.21 | Reply
  4. Janet Moore-Kaufman wrote:

    Hi Jess- the link under the ornaments is for the cook book. Thanks.

    11.8.21 | Reply