Even the most organized of holiday shoppers know: unexpected gifts always pop up. Whether you’re shopping for someone specific or you just want to keep a few well-priced options on hand, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts that everyone will love.
Best of all? They’re all chic and they’re all under $25 each.
Williams-Sonoma Double-Wall Glass Coffee Mugs
Glass coffee mugs are trending these days, and we love this simple-but-chic option. Double-walled glass is said to keep hot beverages at the right temp for much longer than their ceramic counterpart, so consider this one for the friend who loves their coffee, tea, or cocoa piping hot.
Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Eyemask
A silk eye mask is the perfect gift for so many categories on your list. Get one for new parents, travel lovers, or self-care enthusiasts...and an extra one for yourself, because you've been nice, too.
Horimote Home Ultra Soft Cozy Sherpa Throw Blanket
You can never have too many blankets, and that's especially true around the holidays. This sherpa throw blanket is the ultimate must-have for the snuggliest season, and you can stock up with a few different colors to have on hand for true last-minute gifts.
Papier Typographic Calendar
Your phone can do it all, but there's still something to be said for a physical calendar to hang on the wall. This one from Papier is streamlined, stylish, and simple, with just enough space to jot down the important activities of the day.
ban.do Rough Draft Mini Notebook - Be Present
A pretty, hard-backed notebook is a sure thing. For the right person, it'll become the one thing they carry with them everywhere for the coming year. But even if it doesn't get much use, it'll still look lovely on a bookshelf.
Voluspa Silver Birch Peppercorn Large Jar Candle 18 oz.
Instead of going for a classic holiday scent, we suggest opting for something wintery. That way, it's long-lasting enough to carry the receiver through the dreary months of January and February. This Voluspa pick in silver birch & peppercorn ticks all the boxes.
Frank Lloyd Wright Memory Game Brainteaser
This Frank Lloyd Wright memory game is decidedly better than a deck of cards that’ll get shoved into the junk drawer for a rainy day. It’s pretty enough to sit out on a shelf, and you don’t have to be familiar with Wright’s work to succeed.
Crate & Barrel Alpaca Skiing Cow Christmas Tree Ornament
Consider this ornament the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life—or really anyone, for that matter. This adorable cow enjoying a ski day will be the perfect addition to anyone's tree.
Palais Des Thés Le Thé Féerique Holiday 20-Pack Organic Tea Bags
If you’re shopping for someone who isn’t much of a wine or cocktail drinker, opt for a fancy tea. This festive green tea blend from French brand Le Thé Féerique makes for a fabulous holiday treat.
Cavallini Papers & Co. House Plants 1,000 Piece Puzzle
While a 1,000 puzzle might seem tricky, this sweet plant-focused design is pretty enough to make anyone want to complete it. Featuring iconic houseplants and how to care for them, this puzzle is a triple threat: fun to make, pretty to display, and helpful for learning.
Birch & Lane Round Ceramic Platter
We love nothing more than receiving homemade baked goods around the holidays, but the stockpile of themed tins can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for a sweet alternative (pun intended), this cake plate is the perfect way to deliver dessert and include a gift they can use—or pay forward—year-round.
The Container Store Ready-To-Give Gardener's Gift Set
Whether you’re shopping for a friend who’s exploring their green thumb or just loves plants, the Container Store has you covered. This ready-to-give box comes stocked with everything you need, and it can be neatly tucked away until further notice.
Chronicle Books Nature Meditations Deck
These mindfulness cards are the perfect gift for the nature lover in your life who could use a tangible reminder to practice—or, thanks to the stunning illustrations, just want a pretty addition to their bookshelf or desk.
East Fork Flower Frog
If you’re bringing a bouquet of flowers as a hosting gift, consider upping the game and impressing them with your arrangement skills by using a flower frog. Unlike floral foam, it’s reusable—and the receiver will feel like they’re in on an industry secret.
Terrain Winter Joy Paper Bouquet
Dried and faux flowers are becoming increasingly popular, but if you’re looking to mail a friend a gift, this paper bouquet is a festive alternative to a full arrangement—and it can be easily stored to display again next year.
Terrain Houseplant Care Cards
Indoor houseplants are ever-popular, but remembering how to care for each individual one can be tricky. These houseplant care cards will do the job for you, and they’re the perfect gift for everyone from plant newbies to avid leaf lovers.
Homestia Copper Cocktail Shaker
Finding a great host or hostess gift is tricky, to say the least. But this sleek and simple cocktail shaker is the perfect fit for that friend who loves cocktails, or whose bar could use a refresh.
Uncommon Goods Honeybee Garden Gloves
Gardening accessories might not feel like the personalized gift you're searching for, but these adorable honeybee garden gloves are the definite exception. We're also a big fan of the same style but with a lavender print.