2008 gift guide: $25 and under

today’s gift guide is all about super budget-friendly gifts- all $25 and under. tomorrow i’ll continue with gifts under $50 and under $100 (and ac’s guy’s guides on friday) but for today it’s all about gifts that definitely won’t break the bank. if you’ve missed any other gift guides just click here to view the archives.

[image above, clockwise from top left: mini glove mold $3.95, guinea hen feather ribbon $22 (great for projects and diy gifts), small cupcake canister $16, magazine rack $8, stitchable keychain kit $20, 2 carat cup $25, origami sticky notes $5, plywood alphabet $8, mushroom ornament/clip $24, hable pin cushion $10, toothpick holder $18, airmail luggage tag $14]

[image above, clockwise from top left: ferm living tea towel $19, marimekko cocktail napkins $6, berry glass $16-$18, media pocket $19, napkin catch placemat $19, bottle opener $8.80, stoneware coffee cup and spoon $22.50, dishware decals $6, satu soap trio $12, salt and pepper shaker $23]

[image above, clockwise from top left: paper kit $16 (perfect for diy gifts), vintage key ring $21, morris water bottle $14.95, hable construction fabric horseshoe $18, rosette journal $18, french envelope tray $16, smoke wine glass $3, deer candles $5.29]

[image above, clockwise from top left: pitcher water bottle $15, bubbles table runner $24, platinum edge water glass $14, thomas paul horse pouch $20, taika cup + saucer $30, thomas paul pencil cup $5, brooklyn mug $10.95]

[image above, clockwise from top left: curved spout vessel $19.80, pop mat placemat $24, mud australia jug $21, coaster set $12]

[image above, clockwise from top left: hau hauz coin purse $25, filzfelt wool placemats $14, wine cylinders $16, boyan miniature bowls $8.50]

[image above, clockwise from top left: monogram pillowcase $18, mud australia salt dish $13, felted planter $24]

[image above, clockwise from top left: graphic match boxes $4]


I LOVE those pop-up placemats! What an original idea, and a fun way to spice up the dinner table. Also the colorful coasters are nice. You really can’t ever have too many coasters…

Amy's Stocking Stuffers

Those pop-up placemats are really clever. I wonder if it’s only a matter of time before someone posts patterns for how to make something like that? ;-)

I like the plywood alphabet too. Great for crafters!


i love this list and i hope my friends don’t read this blog because they’re probably getting some of this stuff for christmas!

Erin @ dessert girl

I kept searching through the list, looking for that little bird mug. I finally realized that the bird is a decal! Very clever! I also like the little deer candle, but it would be sad to watch it melt.

Do you want to do my holiday shopping for me? :-)

Online Shopping Chick

Who knew there were so many gorgeous items out there for under $25? I’m loving the magazine rack, the horse pouch (for my daughter) and the wine cylinders.


I LOVE when you do these gifts under whatever amount. I found the perfect gift for my husband this way!!


I love the cheesey cup ring combo, it’s so funny – I saw it at Fred Flare and laughed as I tried it on.


Wow. I just clicked on four of the things for possible gifts. And I love even more of them and want them for myself. Alas, ’tis the season for giving and not for getting!


awesome post! one thing though – the paper kit link doesnt work for me. could you please give me the link?


Several of the links give the result of “item not found”, e.g. cupcake canister, dishware decals, pitcher water bottle, boyan mini bowls. :( It’s all so adorable, I want everything!


ms chile pepper

this guide is a year old, so some of the products may be out of the store’s inventory. today’s under $25 will be up at 1pm :)



Sorry, G, clearly I had a dumbshit attack last night. :-/