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25 Go-To Gift Ideas Under $25 for Everyone on Your List

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Your holiday list is full of characters, but your bank account may not be as full of dollars. No problem — no matter who you're shopping for, we've rounded up some of the best inexpensive gift ideas out there. Need some more ideas? Check out our more extensive list of gifts under $25 to find the perfect present for less. If you have a real curmudgeon on your list, we also have 33 Fun Gag Gifts for the Scrooge in Your Life.

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Tile Mate Tracker
Amazon

Tile Mate Tracker

Price: $19 from Amazon
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For: The forgetful friend
If they’re always tearing up their house in search of their keys, purse, or other important items, Tile Sport is perfect. These waterproof Bluetooth trackers have a range of up to 200 feet. Use the Tile app to ring any lost item with a tracker. Lost their phone? Pressing a button on any Tile forces it to ring, even when it's on silent.

JLab JBuds Pro
Best Buy

JLab JBuds Pro

Price: $20 from Best Buy
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For: The hard-to-please teen
Don’t have a big budget for headphones? That doesn’t mean you have to doom your giftee to a wired pair. Bluetooth-enabled JBuds get surprisingly great reviews for the price. Get up to six hours of playback on a single charge. They’re also sweat- and water-resistant.

Contigo Autoseal West Loop Travel Mug
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Contigo Autoseal West Loop Travel Mug

Price: $16 from Amazon
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For: The busy commuter
This leak- and spill-proof travel mug is a caffeinated commuter's dream. The vacuum-insulated stainless steel keeps drinks hot or cold for hours, and one-handed sipping is as easy as pushing a button.

Table Topics Conversation Starters
Amazon

Table Topics Conversation Starters

Price: $25 from Amazon
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For: The entertainer
Help break the ice at their next party with Table Topics, the ultimate conversation starter. There are a slew of sets to choose from, including questions for dinner parties, family meals, date nights, girl's night out, and more.

Crayola Magic Light Brush
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Crayola Magic Light Brush

Price: $19 from Amazon
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For: The pint-size Picasso
Let kids express themselves without fearing the messy aftermath. This mess-free brush lights up to indicate paint color, and colors only appear on special Color Wonder paper.

Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath and Shower Gel
Walmart

Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath and Shower Gel

Price: $20 from Walmart
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For: The bathing beauty
Philosophy has long been a cult favorite, and Amazing Grace, one of its most beloved scents, has a clean, fresh floral scent that isn’t overpowering. Bonus: It’s a multitasker that can be shampoo, bubble bath or shower gel.

Mini Mag-Lite Pro
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Mini Mag-Lite Pro

Price: $17 from Amazon
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For: Fans of American-made tools
One of the best-known flashlight manufacturers, Mag-Lite is based in California and makes its entire product line in the U.S.A. The 226-lumen Mini Mag-Lite Pro, crafted from diamond-knurled aluminum, is a great stocking stuffer for anyone who needs a reliable flashlight to stash in a kitchen drawer or glove box.

Pictionary Air
Target

Pictionary Air

Price: $20 from Target
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For: The game lover
A classic game gets a modern twist with Pictionary Air. Draw “pictures” in the air with the special pen, and they’ll appear on your smart device or connected TV. You can even save your greatest hits by recording performances in the Pictionary Air app.

Carhartt Watch Hat
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Carhartt Watch Hat

Price: $13 from Amazon
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For: Anyone who has to brave the elements
You see these hats everywhere because they’re just that warm and practical. Made of stretchy acrylic rib-knit fabric, they come in more than 30 colors.

Kinsa QuickCare Smart Digital Thermometer
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Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Price: $17 from Amazon
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For: The nervous new parents
Parents of fever-prone little ones will love being able to connect the Kinsa to their smartphone to track temperature, symptoms, medicine, and more. It can even recommend it's a smart move to call the doctor.

Corkcicle Insulated Stemless Wine Glass
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Corkcicle Insulated Stemless Wine Glass

Price: $25 from Amazon
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For: The oenophile
The Corkcicle isn't your typical wine glass. It's stemless, and since it's made of triple-insulated stainless steel, it will keep vino — even that perfectly chilled white — at exactly the right temperature for hours. With a spill-resistant lid and a non-slip silicone bottom, a drink can be enjoyed anywhere.

Tarvol Multitool
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Tarvol Multitool

Price: $10 from Amazon
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For: Mr. or Ms. Fix-It
This stainless-steel multitool is the ultimate in convenience for any self-professed handyman or woman. It has 14 tools, including pliers, wire cutters, a knife, a bottle and can opener, a file, and a screwdriver.

Drillbrush Power Scrubber Kit
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Drillbrush Power Scrubber Kit

Price: $15 from Amazon
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For: The compulsive cleaner
The neat freak in your life hasn't lived until they've powered through a shower full of dirty grout with this power scrubber that attaches to a cordless drill. It comes with three nylon brushes that won't scratch tile.

Lifestraw
Amazon

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Price: $17 from Amazon
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For: The outdoors enthusiast
If they’re constantly heading out into the wilderness for new adventures, here’s a potentially life-saving stocking stuffer. LifeStraw can filter 1,000 liters of contaminated water, making it safe to drink. The straw-like design means they can gulp straight from the source, too.

Soundbot Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Amazon

Soundbot Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $15 from Amazon
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For: The social butterfly
A great gift for friends who like to take the party anywhere, this waterproof speaker has universal compatibility, a built-in mic, and high-definition Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook
Amazon

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

Price: $21 from Amazon
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For: The person who hates typing
Even pen-and-paper holdouts can go high-tech with the Rocketbook Wave, which has pages that can be microwaved clean and written on over and over again. Notes and sketches can easily be sent to productivity apps including Dropbox, Slack, and Evernote; shared; or kept for posterity.

WowWee Baby Shark Song Puppet
Amazon

WowWee Baby Shark Song Puppet

Price: $20 from Amazon
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For: The pop-culture-savvy tot
Be the hero in your favorite toddler's life by gifting this plush puppet that plays the "Baby Shark" song (doo doo doo doo doo doo). The tempo slows or speeds up depending on how fast you move the mouth.

Enno Vatti 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster
Amazon

Enno Vatti 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster

Price: $16 from Amazon
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For: The movie lover
What better gift for the movie buff than this bucket list scratch-off poster, perfect for their home cinema room? If they're more of a bookworm, there's a great option for them, too.

Hiware Stainless Steel Straws
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Hiware Stainless Steel Straws

Price: $6 from Amazon
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For: The eco-conscious friend
Help them cut down on their plastic use with this set of reusable straight and angled stainless steel straws. It includes two lengths sized perfectly for 20- and 30-ounce tumblers. Two nylon-bristled cleaning brushes are included.

Basu Personal Safety Alarm
Walmart

Basu Personal Safety Alarm

Price: $17 from Walmart
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For: The after-dark runner
Give the gift of safety with the BASU eAlarm, a tiny but loud personal alarm that can go inside a pocket or hang from a zipper or key ring. The 120-decibel alarm is on par with an ambulance siren, and the included batteries last up to five years.

LumiLux Motion Sensor Toilet Light
Amazon

LumiLux Motion Sensor Toilet Light

Price: $15 from Amazon
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For: The person who has everything
Give them a chuckle, then let it slowly dawn on them how useful this color-changing toilet nightlight actually is. They can choose a fixed color or cycle through 16 shades; there’s also a five-setting dimmer that will make those middle-of-the-night bathroom runs less disruptive.

Couch Coaster
Bed Bath & Beyond

Couch Coaster

Price: $20 from Bed Bath & Beyond
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For: The couch potato
There’s nothing more annoying than settling onto the couch with a drink, then realizing there’s no convenient place to put it. The weighted Couch Coaster solves that problem by easily draping over sofa arms to give your drink the perfect resting spot.

Cuisinart 12-Piece Color Knife Set
Amazon

Cuisinart 12-Piece Color Knife Set

Price: $24 from Amazon
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For: The colorful cook
Whether the chef in your life is a novice or a pro, these vibrant knives will liven up their kitchen. Backed by a lifetime warranty, they have a nonstick coating and come with protective slides.

Anker Power Core 5000
Amazon

Anker Power Core 5000

Price: $19 from Amazon
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For: The smartphone addict
If they’re not going to text you back, at least make sure they can’t use a dead phone as an excuse. A great stocking stuffer, this compact little external battery has enough juice to charge most phones twice.

Bed Buddy
Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Buddy

Price: $15 from Bed Bath & Beyond
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For: The person with aches and pains
Soothe sore muscles with the Bed Buddy, which provides hot or cold therapy wherever it’s needed. It’s filled with grains, herbs, and flowers, so it’s safe and easy to curl up with in bed.

To see all the products mentioned in this gift guide and more, visit our gift idea lists on Amazon.