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2010 gift guides: $25 and under

by Grace Bonney


The holidays are here and that means it’s time for Gift Guide season! This year, we’re doing a whole slew of gift guides to suit a number of styles, budgets and needs. This week, I’ll be kicking things off with budget-themed guides for gifts under $25, under $50 and under $100. I’ll also be writing a roundup of splurge-worthy guides and my own personal wish list toward the end of the week. After that, we’ll post guides dedicated to colors, pets, regional gifts, kitchen goods, holiday decorating, recycled/upcycled finds and much more. So stay tuned every afternoon for the next two weeks and hopefully we can help you find something special for the people you love. Today, I’m starting things with a guide geared toward affordable but adorable gift ideas forΒ $25 and under. I hope you’ll find something in here that captures your (or your friends’/family’s) style. xo, grace

Image above: 1. Donna Wilson Tea Towel, $25; 2. Wood Block Stamp Set, $22; 3. Bird Photo Clips, 8 for $12; 4. Magnet Bar, $8; 5. Polka Dot Coasters, $20 ; 6. Monogram Sachet, $18 each; 7. Butter Nail Polishes, $14 (they make the most gorgeous colors!); 8. British Beeswax Candles, $13+.


Image above: 1. Dahlia Placemat, $8; 2. Scout Soap Set, $22; 3. Bow Napkin Ring, $22 (love these!); 4. Prospero Journal, $18; 5. Totem Votive Set, $26 (this was $1 over, but I thought it was close enough to include); 6. Hedgehog bottle opener, $18; 7. Sailor/Captain Mug, $24; 8. Salt and Pepper Logs, $16; 9. Branch Bit Stopper, $14; 10. Apple Pinch Bowl, $24; 11. Bumpy Berry Candleholders, $22


Image above: 1. Princess Dishcloth, $7 ; 2. Eraser Ring, $6; 3. Loomed Bowls, $14 each; 4. Pocket Mirrors, $16 each; 5. Rabbit Napkin Ring, $18; 6. My Hashi Chopsticks and Case, $16; 7. Set of Three Turners from Rice DK, $20


Image above: 1. Cork Notebooks, $15–$22; 2. Birdseed Squirrel, $14 (for your bird friends, or the bird-lover in your life); 3. Papercut Eyelashes (WOW), $22; 4. Ring Holder, $7.95; 5. Paint Can Pinhole Camera, $20; 6. Vintage Thumbprint Candles, $16 each; 7. Felicite Liberty Print Coaster, $14; 8. Stamp Set, $12.99; 9. Mini Gold Heart Sparklers, $16 (these are so cool!); 10. Hickory Coaster Set, $20; 11. Wood Compass, $24

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