Make the holidays more about fa-la-la-la-la-ing and less about Secret Santa stressing. It is possible to get great gifts without spending too much or looking too far. Think about what your friend—or loved one—enjoys most, and tailor a special gift to their specific interests or hobbies.
Got 25 bucks? Stash it in your pocket and find just the right present for that gourmand, beauty queen, fitness fanatic or homebody in your life. Here’s what they’ll love for $25 or less:
We all have one in the family. The finicky foodie eats at the best restaurants, orders charcuterie as an hors d’oeuvre and actually knows what “pommes frites” translates to in English. They’re serious about food and have the culinary know-how to prove it. Help them throw an epic dinner party with gifts their refined palates will appreciate.
- Crock-Pot Smart Pot 4-qt. slow cooker $19.99 (sale price valid Nov. 8-15, 2015)
With four convenient time settings, you can set to cook in the morning and let the cooker do the rest. It automatically sets to warm when cooking is done, so all you have to do is set and savor.
- Bella Triple Slow Cooker $19.99 (mail-in rebate price valid Nov. 8-15, 2015)
With three separate pots that feature their own temperature control, this space-saving slow cooker is an entertainer’s most-valued possession.
- Farberware 16-pc. colored resin cutlery set $24.99 (sale price valid Nov. 8-15, 2015)
Add some pep to your prep with a vibrant knife set that includes decorative blade covers and bonus cutting mats.
- Cooks power blender $24.99 (sale price valid Nov. 8-15, 2015)
This powerhouse tool is a foodie favorite with grinding, emulsifying, blending and whipping capabilities that can turn whole fruits and veggies into a delicious blended sauce, smoothie, soup and more.
She’s complimented everywhere she goes for her amazing hair or perfect makeup. And her skin , it’s so soft it must be made of silk. Our queen of beauty knows what works for her. She’s an expert in products, knows her brands and isn’t afraid to try a new ’do or test a new shadow. Give her something she’ll love testing this holiday season.
- Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play or Spray & Play Harder hair spray $17.95
Styling is an art form, and this hairspray lets her manage her mane while keeping a strong hold on that killer updo.
- Morgan Taylor or OPI Nail Polish Duo gift set $16.95
Give that outfit a pop of dazzle with a sparkly nail polish. It’s the perfect accessory to a confident strut.
- Sebastian Drench 2-pc. Holiday Set $24.99
Winter weather can really do a number on hair. Tame those tresses with Drench shampoo and conditioner, plus Potion 9 styling cream, which helps restore lost moisture.
You can often find fitness gurus at the gym, outdoor track or studio. Their social media posts center on how many miles they just ran, how many squats they just did or how many calories they just sweated away. They’re our fittest friends. Support their focus on fitness with great gifts they’ll flip for.
- Arizona French terry jogger pants—men’s sale price $21.99 & a.n.a knit jogger pants—women’s sale price $24.99 (sale prices valid Nov. 8-11, 2015)
Our fit friends are the number one proponents of the athleisure trend. Hit a home run by gifting them with jogger pants that are so right now, both in and out of the gym.
- Nike Team Training Gym Sack $18
The Nike Team Training gym sack helps keep gear organized with an interior divider and bonded zip pocket. The water-resistant fabric and polyurethane-coated bottom also help ensure essentials stay dry.
- Deluxe Yoga Mat $24
Get one in every color. Yoga mats are essential for yoga practice at home, the studio or beach of choice. They can also be used to warm-up or cool down.
Cozy Cuddle Buddies
Pinterest doesn’t have anything on our haute homebody. Our home friends love where they live, and they make great efforts to keep it as comfortable and homey as possible. They cook, clean, create and customize everything in their home. Help them warm their abode with bedding and bath essentials they’ll always cherish.
- JCPenney Home The Hunk standard/queen pillow $20
Sleep is one of the greatest gifts on earth. And it’s even more rewarding with a super-comfortable 230 thread-count pillow with hypoallergenic fill.
- Royal Velvet 30×56″ Egyptian cotton bath towel $18
Give a little luxury this holiday season. This Egyptian cotton bath towel touts 2-ply construction for extra fluffiness and softness.
- JCPenney Home plush solid or print twin blanket $17.99 (sale price valid Nov. 8-15, 2015)
There’s nothing better than the comforts of home, like this ultra-plush blanket that’s warm, fuzzy and nicely styled in a bold hue or impactful print.
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