With the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to forget things, especially when it comes to presents. However, you don’t want to be the person who picks up a last-minute gift that everyone can tell is last-minute. Whether you just realized you forgot someone on your holiday gift list or you procrastinated on buying presents, here’s a list of affordable (and unique) last-minute gifts.
Gifts Under $25
No matter who you’re shopping for, one of the last-minute gifts below will get the job done. And, the best part is, each of them is less than $25.
Who doesn’t love to sip on a glass of wine in the bathtub? You can grab yourself (and your pals) a SipCaddy for just $13.95. It is the last-minute gift that keeps on giving.
Fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines will LOVE the Magnolia Table Cookbook. You can get one for less than $18 and any cook will be glad to add it to their shelf.
Bath bombs are a great last-minute gift idea for people who enjoy winding down with a bath. You can usually get pretty great scents and colors for less than $5 each. Couple it with some affordable bubble bath or face masks and you have a full spa package.
Finding somewhere to put your cookbook where you can read it while making your food can be a pain. This stylish cookbook holder makes a great last-minute gift for cooks and bakers.
There’s nothing better than a humorous gift, especially for someone who likes to display their “gag” gifts for everyone to see. If you have someone sarcastic on your list, you may want to consider one of these quotable oven mitts.
There’s nothing worse than wasting beer or alcohol. After a while, however, a beer will lose its taste and flavor if left open. These reusable bottle caps can help keep yours fresh!
Tea lovers will enjoy a two-in-one infuser/mug set. There are many different designs and types of infusers to choose from. Pair it with their favorite flavor of tea for a great last-minute buy for less than $25.
Is the Kermit meme your favorite? This enamel pin only costs $9.95 and will bring the spirit of the petty meme everywhere.
Any coffee lover could always use another reusable travel mug. You can grab some really quality mugs online and elsewhere for less than $20. Most even keep coffee warm for hours.
If someone on your list is expecting, you can never go wrong with a personalized onesie. You can get book-themed onesies or personalized messages printed.
Friends and family with dogs will love this gift. Pet odor can be off-putting at times but this $12 candle will help eliminate any lingering smell.
An insulated water bottle is always a good choice. Contigo makes water bottles that will keep your drink cold for four hours or more. Get one of these quality water bottles for just $16.
We all know someone who vows they are going to journal more (or even start bullet journaling) in the new year. This book will walk them through how to successfully set up a bullet journal and stay consistent.
Last, but not least, if you have an enthusiastic cook to buy for, consider this cookbook. It compiled 30 years of great recipes and only costs $25.
These are just a few really great last-minute gifts to keep in mind if you’re still looking for the perfect gift. This year, many online retailers have begun to allow in-store pickup as late as close-of-business on Christmas Eve.
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Amanda Blankenship is the Director of Social Media for District Media. In addition to her duties handling everything social media, she frequently writes for a handful of blogs and loves to share her own personal finance story with others. When she isn’t typing away at her desk, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and dog. During her free time, you’re likely to find her with her nose in a book, hiking, or playing RPG video games.