2011 gift guide: $25 and under

After hours of internet window shopping this weekend I ended up with a desktop folder overflowing with over 400 gift ideas. On Sunday night I cozied into the couch, turned on my favorite weekend shows and started creating this year’s budget-friendly gift guides. I arranged the gifts according to price, with tons of options $25 and under, $50 and under, $100 and under and- just for fun- splurge-worthy gifts. Today I’m kicking off the budget-friendly shopping with gifts $25 and under. These would make great gifts for anyone, but many of them would make great stocking-stuffers, too. So no matter what you’re looking for- these affordable options should have you covered. Enjoy! xo, grace

Image above, clockwise from top left: Paint chip placemat $16 each, Abella honey (delicious!) $16 each, Squirrel paperclips $7.99, Mojave coasters $10, Gold playing cards $15, Semi-opaque taper $24, Scented gummy bear earbuds $18, Heart mugs $23, Chevron pens 14 for $23, Peace hand bottle stopper $18, Neon pens $20 each

Image above, clockwise from top left: Semikolon notebooks $7.95 each, Travel Laundry Bag $24 each, Rabbit Pen Holder $10.99, Monaco blend coffee by La Colombe (my fav) $12.99 per bag, Seed pod maker $17, African bead necklace $18, Vihkiruusu pot holder $11, Cozy knit mug $28 (pretty close to $25), Serving spoon $18

The full 45+ gift list continues after the jump…

Image above, clockwise from top left: Garland napkins $14, Ceramic tinware mugs $9 each, H+ ceramic dish $20, Moroccan Tea glasses $8

Image above, left to right: Balsam Fir Sachet $14, Leafkeeper cable tie 12 for $8.50, Owl peephole decorator $20

Image above, clockwise from top left: Andy Warhol coloring book $19.95, Wisdom Teeth Magnets $6 for 6, Ballpoint pen $25, Lyonnais wine glass $15, Knitted bottle cozy $8, Beekman 1802 milkbath $25, Batik coffee scoop $12, Cross-stitch kit $12

Image above, clockwise from top left: Hamam stripe hand towel $10, Modern cast hooks $14, Wood and resin boxes $14, Owl butter dish $16

Image above, clockwise from top left: Alphabet Paperweights $8 each, Mouse salt and pepper shakers $22, Glass and metal display shelf $24

Image above, left to right: Napkin rings $20 for 4, Whale of a notepad $12


These are great thoughtful gift ideas! I kind of wish I hadn’t done all my shopping yet…


Yay! these are the best gift guides for me, as the budget this year is pretty strict. Thank you!


Loving those Anthro candle sticks! I saw them last week and they’re on my Christmas list already (:

NEAT Method

We are IN LOVE with anything black and white at the moment – thanks for adding to our already crazed collection :) Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!!


Wow! Best gifts ideas as usual! I have been desperately searching for an attractive mens lunch box for my boyfriend any thoughts?

Anna - Canoe Design

I have had the black version of those neon pencils (first image) for the past five years and I LOVE THEM. They are so comfortable in my hand.
Really great and inspiring ideas – I think that i have just sorted all of my holiday shopping on your post! THANKS!