Great gifts don’t have to cost the earth, and to prove it here’s a collection of some stupid awesome gifts under $25 that they’ll absolutely love, no matter what their interests are. There’s murder mysteries and suffragette histories, or how about the means to make their own infused alcoholic drinks? For the kids, though, there’s a rib-tickling game of Poop Bingo, or a pack of delicious lollipops that have plantable seeds in the sticks!
Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster
Whether they’re going camping in the woods or just having a get together in the garden, this fishing pole campfire roaster will make a fun and useful gift. With space to toast two different foods at one time, this device will prevent fingers getting burned, and can be ‘flipped’ to ensure even cooking.
Gifts under $25 can be just as meaningful as those that cost a lot more, and this puzzle is a prime example. With 1000 pieces included, this puzzle will build into a stunning collage of some of the world’s most awe-inspiring and influential women, from Amelia Earhart to Malala Yousafazi.
Give them their own personal cheerleader on the road to good hydration with this fun bottle. Holding 16 fl oz, this bottle is printed with hourly reminders and markers, along with words of encouragement, to ensure they stick to their goal of drinking at least one liter of water per day.
They can show their solidarity and appreciation of women activists with this set of stunning wine glasses. Available singly or as a set of all four, these glasses come etched with the signatures and handwritings of 4 of history’s most amazing women, including Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie, and abolitionist Sojourner Truth.
The pandemic has completely changed the way we live, and stopped us from doing the things we enjoy. Help someone look forward to a time when restrictions are lifted with this ‘100 Things to do After Quarantine’ poster, which includes scratch-off panels of run-of-the-mill and more adventurous activities to undertake.
Give them a reminder of their favorite city with one of these stylish Urban Map Glasses. Holding up to 11 fl oz, the dishwasher-safe glass will be etched with a map of your chosen locale, including street names, coordinates, and places of interest and landmarks.
Just squeezing and squashing a ball of dough is relaxing, and brings stress levels down in the process, but what if it could affect other senses, too? Therapy Dough has been inspired by the work therapists do with their clients, and has been infused with one of four beautiful essential oils.
Everything tastes better when you make it yourself, and that’s certainly true of rootbeer. This kit contains everything needed to create a delicious batch of fresh root beer without the chemicals often found in store-bought varieties. Plus, while they’re brewing they’re also learning a little more about science.
Almost too pretty to light, these terrarium candles make stunning gifts for under $25. Hand-poured using pure soy wax and premium fragrance oils (pine and vanilla, and white tea and jasmine), the candles are topped with stunning plants – like poppies and succulents – that are intricately made using a soy wax blend.
Repurposing has never been so much fun, as this bottle stopper garden kit shows. Once the wine has been enjoyed, the bottle can be turned into a stunning garden using the seeds, peat moss, and instructions supplied. All the flowers that grow are edible, and take just 2-3 weeks to appear.
They can do a little armchair travelling with this Vintage National Parks Puzzle. Made up of 1000 pieces, this puzzle depicts many National Parks logos and advertising posters, and once completed could even be framed for a retro-style USA keepsake.
This glass holder is genius, and will bamboozle so many people who think it’s just a flimsy plastic bag. Far more environmentally-friendly than its disposable counterpart, this glass ‘bag’ can be used to hold candies, coins, or even fresh flowers, and will add a fun feel to the home or office space.
There are times when bourbon is appropriate, and other times when it’s not. Give a whiskey drinker permission to savor their favorite liquor any time with these Bourbon Infused Coffee Beans. Made from 100% Arabica beans, their brew will carry the great taste of bourbon but with none of the alcohol.
Tools can be bulky to carry around, but this stylish 5-in-1 pen is sleek and neat, and great in a DIY emergency. Featuring a screwdriver, stylus, bubble level, ruler, and pen, this gadget also comes with a clip so it can be attached inside a pocket so it’s neat and discreet.
Teach them that it hasn’t always been easy for women throughout history with this incredible Votes for Women Puzzle. With 500 colorful pieces included, this puzzle builds into a circular display of the suffragettes who fought tirelessly during the 19th century to win the right for women to vote.
Both novice and experienced mixologists will delight in displaying one or more of these impressive Infuse and Pour Alcohol Kits on their bar once the infusing has been done. Containing dehydrated fruits, herbs, flowers, and spices, these kits will produce delicious ready-to-pour drinks that look seriously cool. Just add alcohol.
Save them the frustration of not being able to scrape the last bits of peanut butter out of the jar with this fun and functional PB Spoon. The long handle will reach right to the bottom of the jar, while the flexible silicone blade will get into all the nooks and crannies.
Ideal for using and even more perfect to display, this Pedigree Poem Dish Towel is the ideal gift under $25 for dog lovers. Printed with a colorful, all-over design of the breed you choose, the center of the towel will also contain an acrostic poem about the pup that’s featured.
Popping corn is always fun, and who can resist a bowl of fresh, buttery popcorn? Make it even more fun on movie night with this set of Popcorn on the Cobs. Containing whole cobs instead of just the kernels, the set also includes brown paper bags to pop them in.
If healthy eating is on their agenda, treat them to this handy gadget that allows them to make crispy taco shells at home. All they need are simple tortillas and a toaster. Quick and easy, they can have shells as crispy or soft as they like, with no oils or salts added.
Give them a helping hand – quite literally – with this Automatic Pan Stirrer. Fitted with a timer, this arm will gently stir sauces and gravies as they cook, leaving the chef to get on with other things, safe in the knowledge that their dishes aren’t turning lumpy or burnt in the pan.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive but impressive gift, this sunflower growing kit is ideal. Packed in a recycled egg carton, this kit contains all the seeds and peat needed to grow six beautiful varieties of sunflowers; the carton is a great place to start the flowers off.
Baths are great for relaxation, but showers are so quick and easy. Combine the benefits of both with this pack of luxurious shower steamers. Working in a similar way to bath bombs, these little tablets release essential oils into the steam as soon as the water hits them.
Lend a touch of the ocean to someone’s bathroom or kitchen with this sweet sponge holder. The base is made from salvaged granite, while the three aluminum poles are topped with beach pebbles. Alternatively, they could use it as a letter holder, or somewhere to keep receipts or other paper items.
They can make the most of indoor gatherings – or even long distance phone or video conversations with loved ones – with the Hygge Game. Each of the 110 cards contains 3 thought provoking questions that will spark cozy conversations, and bring a touch of Danish well-being and togetherness.
Forget pans boiling over and starchy water everywhere; this pasta pot will cook perfect spaghetti in the microwave with no muss or fuss, in a fraction of the time. The lid also serves as a strainer, so the pasta can be drained, tossed with a sauce, and eaten straight from the pot.
If you thought a hot mug of something delicious was cozy, wait until you see these coasters! Handmade by women artisans in Guatemala, the microwave coasters are filled with spices (either cinnamon and clove, or coffee) and will release a delightful scent as they keep drinks warmer for longer.
This Storm Cloud will make a beautiful gift for anyone who likes to keep an eye on the weather. Filled with special liquid that crystallizes as the barometric pressure changes, this glass cloud will display different patterns to foretell upcoming weather, and makes a beautiful ornament, too.
Poop Bingo is a hilarious way for kids to have fun, while also learning some interesting facts about wildlife. Replacing numbers and letters with animals and doo-doos, Poop Bingo also comes with some surprisingly fascinating information about animals (even extinct ones) and their toileting habits.
If visiting all the National Parks is on their bucket list, this mug will make a fabulous visual reminder of the ones they’ve managed to see. Printed with a map of all 50 states and 62 parks, the mug is supplied with a permanent marker for coloring in each visited park’s tree.
The perfect idea for a gardener with a sweet tooth, these Blooming Lollipops are two gifts in one. Firstly, the lollipops are infused with delicious flavor pairings, such as champagne and roses, and when they’re finished, the seed-filled sticks can be planted for an abundance of edible flowers and herbs.
New moms and old hands at motherhood all have one thing in common – a lack of me-time. Make sure she has some time to indulge herself with this Mom’s Survival Pack. With six beautiful self-care products, this soothing set will allow her to be ‘her’ for a little while, instead of ‘just Mom’.
Grown in coco pith so there’s no messy soil to deal with, these seeds make indoor gardening easy. The terracotta planter feeds and waters the plants’ roots directly and, depending on which plant you choose (cactus, bonsai, or aloe), will start to sprout in a few days or a few weeks.
This poster will ensure they never run out of things to do on date night or mate night. Printed with 100 of the best movies of all time – from Disney’s ‘Up’ to Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ – this poster features scratch-off panels which reveal colorful artwork from every relevant title.
With varying degrees of difficulty, Constantin Brainteasers make an absorbing gift for under $25. Intricately laser cut from wood and beautifully detailed, the aim of the game is to guide the ball along the corridors, tiers, and gears until it reaches the end.
Whether they hang this ornament on their Christmas tree, or make it a permanent feature in their home, this beautiful glass decoration will make a stunning gift. Handmade from stoneware and glass, and glazed to look like geode slices, they’re available in the shape of their favorite state.
Kabobs are one of the best things about barbeques, but keeping them neat and tidy on the skewer can be near impossible. Give this set of 4 kabob baskets to someone who loves cookouts, and their grilling game will be next level awesome as they keep all the ingredients neatly in place.
This bowl can be kept as a beautiful display piece, or used as a safe place for jewelry and other small trinkets. Hand crafted in India from mango wood, the dish features a stunning constellation pattern for your recipient’s star sign, in a shimmering golden design.
Music buffs will give these coasters pride of place on their coffee table. Made from the labels of reclaimed vinyl records and sealed to ensure they’re waterproof, these coasters include a variety of music genres which will be picked at random. They make great man cave or she shed gifts, too.
Amateur sleuths and wannabe detectives will enjoy working their way through ‘Murder Most Puzzling’. With 20 baffling cases of grizzly deaths and sticky ends, this book is illustrated in a stunning gothic style, and features a cast of unlikely suspects and persons of interest.
Give them an age old method of refreshing tired eyes with this pair of Orbits Eye Stones. Made from Finnish bedrock from more than two billion years ago, these donut-shaped stones can be kept in the fridge and then applied on or under the eyes for a soothing, cooling treatment.
Face masks are one of the best parts of a beauty routine, but they can contain a lot of artificial ingredients. This face mask kit has nothing but organic, natural goodness – like Kaolin clay and spirulina – and each kit (Glow, or Detox) can make up to 15 masks each.
If you know someone who excels at killing plants, even succulents, this terrarium kit will make the perfect gift. With all the materials needed to create a trio of beautiful ‘gardens’, this kit will build into three stunning felt cacti, ‘planted’ among white pebbles and faux moss in hexagonal frames.
You can buy living herbs from the store, but it’s much more satisfying, not to mention organic, to grow you own. These mason jar growing kits come in six different varieties, and lend a beautifully rustic feel to the kitchen, taking all the guesswork out of watering and feeding the plants.
They can turn a plain bottle of wine into a work of art by adding one of these beautiful birth stone wine stoppers. Handmade by heating glass and then rolling it in crushed color pieces, these stunning globes use the shades of each individual birth month.
Give them a different view of photography with this Solar Photography Kit. Using special Sunography paper, any object or slide will be developed into a stunning blue print when placed on top and exposed to the sun. The kit also comes with the option of Sunography fabric, too.
Nobody goes far without their mobile phones, so turn that to an advantage with the Game of Phones. The 150 cards contain prompts that spur players into action, searching the World Wide Web (and their phone’s storage) for the funniest or quickest results, like the last photo taken, or the weirdest matching image.
Help them to keep their grill sparkling and ready for the next barbeque with this handy little bristle-free grill brush. Featuring galvanised steel continuous springs, the ‘brush’ will tackle burnt-on food with ease, without shedding metal fibers that could easily fall into food. There’s no danger of cutting fingers, either.
No matter how prestigious an education, useless bits of trivia are learned through the University of Life. ‘Things They Don’t Teach You in School’ is a fun and totally interesting game in which players take it in turns to answer the most random questions in order to win the round.
Reminiscent of a posy of wild flowers placed in a jam jar, this indoor flower garden uses colored mason jars in which to grow the blooms from seeds. Utilizing a simple hydroponic system, this kit will provide just the right amount of water when needed, and allow beautiful edible flowers to bloom.