The guide to the perfect gifts under $25

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Keeping the price tag small is easy with these perfect gift ideas. Photo: Getty Images

Secret Santa is supposed to be a fun and easy way of sharing the Christmas spirit without breaking the bank, but we all know picking an acceptable gift within the usual $25 price limit can often be more challenging than just splashing an extra bit of cash.

Never fear for Yahoo Lifestyle is here, and we have the perfect guide to gifting within the price limit.

Whether its friends saving cash, a co-worker situation or an attempt to curb the exuberant spending of family members, here’s the guide to the perfect Secret Santa gift this Christmas.

A bathtime treat

Nothing says Christmas holidays like an luxurious bath at the end of a long day shopping, cooking and socialising.

A perfect pint-sized present is a little bathtime treat the average Joe or Jill would never buy themselves.

Luxury Lush: Pud Bath Bomb. One piece. $9.95

Lush: Little Snow Fairy gift set. Bomb + gel. $23.00.

L'OCCITANE: Almond Christmas Bauble. Gel+milk+hand cream. $25.

The Body Shop: Mini bath bombs. $3.

Coffee fixer

Nothing is better than consuming your first beverage of the morning from a beautiful mug.

Add a twist with a sustainable option for those busy morning takeaways.

Anthropologie: Garden Party Monogram Mug by Rifle Paper Co. $14.

ROYAL WORCESTER: Pink Ladies 300ml Wrendale Mug. $19.95.

Shopbop: 400ml Reusable Coffee Cup. $23.61.

A slow burn

The poor old candle tends to get a bit of a poor rap when it comes to gift ideas but is always a solid staple that will always be used which is more than can be said for certain novelty gifts I have received in the past...

Glasshouse: A Tahaa Affair Christmas Bauble Candle 30g. $14.95

Anthropology: Good Natured Soy Holiday Tin Candle. $22.00

Kmart: Rejuvenate Candle. Lemongrass & Ginger. $12

Socks for days

Now I don’t care what they say, socks are hands down the most underrated gift in the Secret Santa arsenal.

Practical, potentially plush, perfect for everyone.

Oh, and Happy Sock gift sets are on sale at David Jones...

HAPPY SOCKS: 3Pk Christmas tree gift box. $19

Cotton On: Xmas Gift Pack Socks. $10.50

Fizz me time mug and socks set. $22.00

Something pretty

There’s nothing like a bit of primping to get us into the Christmas spirit, so a cute beauty treat is always a safe bet when it comes to Christmas.

MCo Beauty: 3 pk Summer Lovin' Bow Scrunchie Trio. $12

The Body Shop: Don't Ask, Just Mask. Multi-mask and headband gift set. $25

HASK Mint Lemonade Anti-Breakage Gift Set. $25

DB Cosmetics Enchanted 5 Piece Christmas Brush Set. $24.99

Bioré Blue Agave Whipped Nourishing Detox Mask. $6

Something green

Shake it up by hopping on the plant trend that swept the nation in 2019.

An easy to maintain burst of green will liven up any room or office and will make the perfect gift within your price range.

Bunnings: 175mm Flapjack succulent. $22

Ikea: Potted Orchid, assorted colours. $20.

Bunnings: 180 mm calathea zebrina - Zebra plant. $20

Assorted goodies

Nothing says thoughtful gift like receiving the perfect tool to help you wind down.

From tea to colouring, to a sweet treat, it’s sometimes the unexpected which win the day in gifting.

Mudpuppy: Andy Warhol Colouring Book. $15

T2: 20 Moments of Wonder tea variety gift set. $22

Cadbury Favourites Christmas Bowl. $15

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