11 little gifts $25 and under anyone would love to receive — from your coworkers to distant friends
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and for many, this time of year tends to be pretty daunting since lots of shoppers aren't willing to do too much. Whether you're focusing on saving over spending or just want to maintain a strict, affordable budget, it's not that difficult to find gifts for $25 and under that anyone on your list would actually want (and use).
This skin care duo is the perfect gift for the person who's always traveling. It comes with two TSA-approved travel-size versions of Glossier's After Baume moisturizer and Milky Jelly Cleanser. And, just like that, you've covered most of their skin care routine for a little over $10!
Contigo is one of the most reliable and durable insulated bottle and mug brands in the world, and this particular stainless steel mug is a shopper favorite. Available in five colors, this mug keeps drinks cold and hot for hours and is one of those practical gifts that anyone will keep reaching for every single day.
If you're shopping for a friend or coworker who's absolutely obsessed with knowing everything about this zodiac sign, this affordable lined journal is the perfect gift for them. The collection includes a journal for each sign and each journal includes an introduction section and a journal prompt card with 15 unique journal prompts to dig deeper into some of the specific challenges and characteristics of each sign.
This gift is also perfect for the person who loves setting goals, reflecting or just journaling on a regular basis (or wants to start).
Warby Parker is known for its affordable glasses and sunglasses that look and feel extremely expensive, and this two-sided glasses pouch is no different. Since both ends are open, you're able to pack two pairs of glasses (or sunglasses... or one of each). Just slip a frame into each end, and you're good to go!
Plur's Missing Person fragrance gets all the love, but the brand's Vanilla Skin travel-size body mist is one of those subtly spicy, sweet and skin-like fragrances that deserves more attention.
This scent isn't your standard boring, sweet vanilla fragrance. It has a creamy, peppery and sugary dry down that smells like a warm hug. Also, the sandalwood and gourmand notes make it perfect for any gender.
Scented candles always make the perfect gift, and VOLUSPA proves that you don't have to spend a lot to get a beautifully packaged and smelling pick.
This $20 candle smells fresh, earthy and woody and has notes of vanilla orchid, amber resin and sandalwood. With a 50-hour burn time, you'll definitely get your money's worth with this candle (and then some).
In the fall and winter months, sealing in that body moisture with an oil makes all the difference, and this body oil from Saltair is my absolute favorite. It's both nourishing and deeply moisturizing while somehow remaining lightweight and not greasy.
Best of all, though, it leaves behind a creamy, spicy and woody aroma that smells like a lavish tropical vacation in the best way possible. Also, a little goes a very long way, so whoever you gift this to will use it for months and months to come.
Everyone needs and should own a portable charger, and this one from Nimble is arguably the best overall. It's ultra-compact, fast-charges and charges two devices at the same time and works with iPhone, iPad, Android devices and more. Choose from three colors to get the perfect affordable tech gift for your bestie.
Coach wallets and card cases are usually pretty expensive — we're talking $75 and up. Thanks to Coach Outlet's huge clearance sale, this best-selling signature coated canvas and smooth leather Slim ID Card Case is on sale for under $25!
The tea lover in your life will absolutely scream when they unwrap this loose-leaf tea maker. Coffee and tea lovers always seem to get the short end of the stick during the holiday gift-giving season, but this $25 gift is one that's sure to make them smile.
Lastly, there are so many fragrance gift sets on sale right now at Sephora (even though the holiday savings event is over). However, this one from best-selling brand SKYLAR is, by far, one of the best.
Each fragrance in this set falls under the "Eau de Parfum" scent category, meaning they have a higher oil concentration than "Eau de Toilette" fragrances and will, therefore, last much longer on the skin.
All five fragrances in this set have the "Clean at Sephora" label, are perfect for layering and smell crisp, clean and natural. This is the perfect set to buy for the person who prefers a simple and approachable scent.
Queen Camilla invited some little helpers to decorate the Christmas tree at Clarence House. During the event, supported by Helen & Douglas House and Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, Her Majesty treated the children to some festive surprises, as well as a visit from Father Christmas and his reindeer.
An adorable 2-year-old girl in Gresham, Oregon, stepped out of her comfort zone by attempting to befriend her neighbors’ cat.Video recorded by Kristin Zimmerman shows her daughter, Dawsy, build up the courage to approach the cat and say hi.Getting no response, Dawsy then tries out a more relatable “meow”, which prompts the cat to turn towards her. Caught off gaurd by the attenton, Dawsy then decides she’s actually more of a dog person and runs away.This amused Zimmerman, who shared the video to Instagram with the caption: “When deep down you’re more of a dog person but mama taught you to be nice to your neighbors.” Credit: Kristin Zimmerman via Storyful
During a visit to a garden museum in Lambeth, south London, the Queen shook hands with three-year-old Max using his toy dinosaur. The little boy had a few moments of playful tug-of-war with Queen Camilla, before she let go with a laugh. Among the guests at the event to mark Winter Flowers Week were TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh, president of the Garden Museum, and Shane Connolly, florist for the Queen's wedding to Charles in 2005, who also created one of the designs for the new exhibition.
STORY: There’s a mystery illness popping up across the United States – in dogs. Symptoms include coughing, which can last four to six weeks. “Cough, lethargy. Sometimes they'll like hack up a little bit of foam, exercise intolerance, sometimes decreased appetite.” And it can be fatal – though vets like Matthew Goss say there’s no need to worry too much. “No real need to panic. It's not something that's going to take a dog's life like that. It's going to be something that if you're going to notice, they're getting worse, you should at least have time to get checked out, get medications on board.” It’s been found in at least 14 states already, with Oregon reporting some 200 cases. And the American Veterinary Medical Association is now asking vets to report cases while laboratories race to isolate the pathogen. “It appears to be potentially an atypical course of a respiratory disease in dogs. And that's what has us most alarmed is - the typical course, we're used to that - but these cases tend to be testing negative to our normal agents that cause the disease and have a really prolonged course of the disease up to 4 to 6 weeks.” That’s Rena Carlson, the association’s president, who says researchers are still trying to figure out if the disease is viral or bacterial. One possibility: it could be a variant of a well-understood canine disease dog owners may know as “kennel cough”. Some acute cases have quickly become pneumonia within 24 to 36 hours, according to the association. The disease has already been reported for months.So far, there are no signs it's jumping to humans. Still, Carlson is urging caution. “Make sure you've got 'em vaccinated for our known diseases. The better they can fight off our typical diseases, the better they'll be able to fight off anything new.” Ahead of the holiday season, vets are also warning dog owners to take extra care to prevent any spreading - at a time when people often take pets traveling or place them in kennels when they go away.