Gift-giving is a heartwarming endeavor that lets you show your loved ones how much you care about them and makes everyone feel warm and fuzzy. But you know what else it is? Expensive.
Finding the best gifts under $25 can feel like a Herculean task when every time you flip a price tag over it gives you a mild heart attack. And finding gifts is a year-round thing — with birthdays, weddings, and holidays, there’s rarely a time when you’re not looking for something. That can also add up to a lot of money over time.
Well, don’t let the price of showing you care turn you into a grouch on special occasions. There are indeed cool gifts ideas out there that won’t cost a fortune, or leave you paying off your debt into old age.
We’ve put together a list of great gifts that are not only fun but practical and clever, too — like hats that have earphones inside them, candles that work as body lotion, or slippers that heat up in the microwave.
Take a look through this gallery of affordable gift ideas and save your energy for spending time with the people you care about. That is the point after all, right?
A Portable Humidifier That Runs For Hours On One Charge
Easily charged with a USB adapter, this completely portable humidifier is easy to fill with water and take anywhere to add moisture to dry air and keep skin and hair healthier — and runs several hours on one charge. It has seven color breathing lights to add atmosphere and serenity to any room and the humidifier turns off after four hours (the lamp turns off after one hour) to give you peace of mind.
A Makeup Display Shelf That Keeps Everything Organized
If you’re looking to clean up your vanity, this two-piece cosmetic storage display saves space while simultaneously organizing your makeup and jewelry. The customizable set features two stackable sections — one with slots and one with slide-out drawers — offering the option to use them separately or as one. The durable display unit also comes with removable black mesh padding to keep jewelry protected, and prevent it from sliding around on your dresser.
An Electric Facial Cleanser That Won’t Break The Bank
This super affordable electric facial cleanser works just as wonderfully as similar items but at a fraction of the price. The waterproof facial scrubber softly penetrates the pores to remove blackheads, whiteheads, makeup, oil, dead skin, and milia. It also keeps them unclogged, which can help minimize acne and skin irritation. With two speed settings and seven interchangeable brush heads for cleansing and exfoliation, the electric massager also encourages collagen production.
This versatile facial steamer softens your skin and humidifies the room with ionic technology. The steamer converts water into ultra-fine particles, resulting in a strong, even mist you can control the temperature on. It’s lightweight, compact, and easy-to-operate. This divine mister is a great way for someone to spoil themselves.
A Tiny Bluetooth Speaker That Fits In Your Pocket
Perfect for anyone who loves listening to podcasts or music wherever they go, this tiny portable Bluetooth speaker is small enough to slide into your pocket yet manages to deliver an incredible degree of volume and sound clarity. It’ll sync almost instantly for use up to 33 feet away, and the top-of-the-line battery promises eight hours of continuous playtime.
A Mascara Kits That Makes Your Eyelashes Longer Without Extensions
This absolutely incredible three-piece mascara kit will make your eyelashes longer without having to use fake lashes or extensions. Using a proprietary technology, you start with the gel and fiber tubes to plump and lengthen your lashes. This makes them immediately longer and also acts as a serum to promote long-term growth. After that, you coat a thin layer of the midnight black mascara onto your lashes and —voilà — maximum volume with no running or smudging. The formula is waterproof and clump-free with hypoallergenic natural green tea fibers that aid in lash growth.
A Travel Razor That Offers A Smooth Shave On The Go
Small enough to pack in your suitcase or backpack, this travel shaver delivers a close shave wherever you are. It runs on batteries so it’s completely waterproof, comes with a cover to protect the shaver when not in use, and reviewers love how long it lasts: “Going on over a year now and it hasn’t skipped a beat. Easy clean and batteries seem to last for months.”
A Lens That Takes Incredible Photos On Any Smartphone
Take professional-quality photos with your smartphone using this top-performing, two-in-one phone camera lens adapter. It’s got a wide angle lens and a macro lens that expand the camera’s field of view to capture landscapes, and give more clarity to any image. It also minimizes reflections and shadows, and the LED beauty light that has three brighteness levels for incredibly glamorous selfie or portrait photos.
A Bidet That’s Incredibly Easy To Install
Leaving anyone who uses it feeling cleaner and fresher than traditional toilet paper and wet wipes, this bidet sprayer attaches to any toilet seat and works with no electricity — just water pressure. It installs in only ten minutes with just a screwdriver, and the nozzle only extracts when the device turns on.
A Bluetooth Speaker That You Can Hang In The Shower
This portable shower speaker streams high-quality audio, and the detachable suction and aluminum alloy metal hook provide strong, durable hanging options. The slick silicone case makes it shock-proof and dust-proof, and a built-in rechargeable battery that will play for six straight hours. The VicTSing is an awesome gift for someone who likes tunes in the shower, as well as in their car, by the pool, near the hot tub, or down at the lake.