It’s that time of year again! Showing your friends and family you care doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you’re a secret Santa, looking to stuff some stockings, or simply trying to find the perfect present, we have this year’s coolest finds under $25 for all of your holiday shopping needs.
Holiday Shopping: Gifts for Grownups
Here are some of our favourite picks to wow the adults on your holiday shopping list!
Where the Crawdads Sing
$20 | chapters.indigo.com
For the book lover on your list, Where the Crawdads Sing is an absolute must-read. This #1 New York Times Bestselling book is a mysterious and heartbreaking coming of age story told in two parts – the first of which is the story of a young girl named Kya growing up in the marsh of North Carolina. The second part of the book dives into a murder investigation which Kya is involved in. It’s impossible to put down, and if you’re lucky, you might be able to borrow it when they’re done!
Amanita Mushroom Candle
$19 | anthropologie.com
This cute little candle will transport anyone who lights it into the warm and magical days of summer. The woodsy Emerald Forest candle is scented of white pine, hemlock, cypress, juniper, cinnamon and clove, while the fresh-smelling Fig Tree version will tickle their senses with dark fig nectar and cassis.
Colourblocked Monogram Coaster
$11 | anthropologie.com
I’m a sucker for anything monogrammed, and these white marble and brass inlay beauties from Anthropologie are no exception. Spell out a special message with a few coasters, or keep it simple with your recipient’s initials.
Garden Party Monogram Mug
$11 | anthropologie.com
See? I couldn’t resist. This monogram mug from Anthropologie and Rifle Paper Co. is a staple for all of my Secret Santa recipients and it’s always a hit. Simple and beautiful, it’s the perfect mug for anyone who likes a little sparkle with their morning cup of joe.
$24 | mykitsch.com
You may have heard about the magic of silk pillowcases for a cool night’s sleep that’ll leave hair silky-smooth in the morning. Kitsch has Queen and King-sized versions in a variety of colors and prints that they’re guaranteed to love.
The Ordinary Hydration Bundle
$21 | well.ca
For the giftee who is always commenting on their dry skin, this affordable bundle from The Ordinary will have them on the path to radiance in no time. The bundle includes Squalane Facial Oil, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and a Moisturizer to lock in all the good stuff!
A Sweet Little Planter
$25 | theappolobox.com
If you’ve got a plant-lover on your list, they’ll be unable to resist these adorable little planters from The Appollo Box. Perfect for a desktop succulent, this little guy is sure to warm up any space regardless of the snow outside.
Voluspa Small Glass Jar Candle
$16 | chapters.indigo.ca
This Goji & Tarocco scent from Voluspa is one of my absolute favourites, and I love gifting it to my family and friends every chance I get. The beautiful glass jar is also awesome for storage long after the clear-burning coconut wax has melted away.
Lash Dream Team Mini Mascara Trio
$24 | benefitcosmetics.com
Although I have a few favourite mascaras, I’m always on the hunt for something to take my lashes to the next level. Give them the best of 3 worlds with this Mini Mascara Trio from Benefit, perfect for curling, volumizing and lengthening so they can mix, match, or layer for different looks.
A Super Cute Headband
$18 | riflepaperco.com
Ponytail days don’t have to be a bummer when they’ve got a headband this cute to accessorize with. This knotted headband from Rifle Paper Co. comes in 6 different prints of 100% polyester fabric covering a plastic headband that’ll be easy to pop on to take any mom bun to the next level.
A Herschel Beanie
$25 | boathousestores.com
A Herschel Beanie is a winter outfit staple! The fun leopard print of this toque makes the perfect accessory, but if the person you’re shopping for prefers something more simple, there are tons of other colors to choose from.
$16 | fridaysocks.com
If you’re like me, after laundry day you’re always on the hunt for the other half to your favourite pair of socks. Friday Sock Co. has remedied that situation by creating pairs of purposely mismatched socks, so you never have to worry about it again. They come in tons of fun prints and are made of Egyptian Combed Cotton so they’re as comfy as they are cool.
A Fun Pin Set
$21 | ltdrewind.com
If you’re shopping for someone who makes you watch Home Alone every Christmas, you’ve found their perfect gift. These enamel pin sets highlight some of the best moments in the first installment of everyone’s favourite classic Christmas flick.
Holiday Shopping: Gifts for Kids
Whether you’re looking for the perfect present for young kids or teens, we’ve found a little something for everyone that’s $25 or under, of course!
Rainbow Scratch Paper
$21 | amazon.ca
My kids received packages of this rainbow scratch paper for Christmas last year, and I have to admit, I stole a page or two for myself to try out. It was so fun to create different designs and reveal the colourful rainbow pattern underneath with each picture. My young kids and I had a blast creating together, and I can imagine that older kids would love this gift just as much.
$10 | mastermindtoys.com
It’s everybody’s favourite fidget – the Pop It! This quiet fidget is a great, quiet way to keep little hands busy (and much like the rainbow scratch paper, adults love it too!) There are so many fun shapes and colours to choose from; Pop Its make the perfect stocking stuffer!
Mini Bubble Bombs
$13 | happyhippobath.com
Who doesn’t love a delicious-smelling bubble bath? Mini bubble bombs are the perfect way to add just the right amount of fizz and fun to any bath. Your kiddos will love the fun colours and soothing scent from these bath bombs made from an awesome Canadian company.
The Coolest Temporary Tattoos Ever
prices vary | duckystreet.com
My kids went absolutely crazy when they saw these authentic-looking temporary tattoos from Ducky Street. There are tons of different designs to choose from, from cute cartoon designs to flash tattoos that totally look like the real deal.
Mini Waffle Maker
$19 | chapters.indigo.com
Give your little cooks a chance to join you in the kitchen and make their own fun creations with this mini waffle maker. The dual non-stick cooking surfaces heat in minutes and make the perfect 4” waffles with a cute little gingerbread man to add to the fun!
I Spy Christmas
$20 | mastermindtoys.com
As a kid, my classmates and I used to race to the library on book exchange day to be the first to get the latest I Spy Book. It’s so fun to see my own kids getting just as much joy out of these popular books as I did when I was little, and this Christmas version is a perfect add on to our holiday book collection!
Operation: Paw Patrol Edition
$25 | Walmart.ca
Operation has always been a board game favourite in our house, and our Paw Patrol-crazy kids are sure to love this version of the classic game! In this version, players use tweezers to collect the important tools the Paw Patrol will need to save the day. Whoever collects the most pieces wins!
Play-Doh Kitchen Creations
$20 | Walmart.ca
If you’ve got a kiddo who loves to bake but isn’t quite ready for the real thing, Play-Doh kitchen creations is a perfect compromise. Thanks to the Play-Doh modelling compound, pretend cakes rise before their eyes in the oven, which lets out a “ding!” when it’s done! Add pretend candies, sprinkles, frosting and more!
$24 | amazon.ca
Bring the magic of the full moon inside with this lifelike 3D printer moon light. The light can change between white and yellow color and brightness can be adjusted. The rechargeable battery lasts for 8-10 hours.
Crayola Sprinkle Art Shaker
$23 | amazon.ca
Everyone loves glitter, but no one loves the mess it makes when craft time is over. The Crayola sprinkle art shaker is a portable art kit that allows kiddos to make any piece of art shimmer by creating a design using the included glue, inserting their artwork into the shaker unit, and shaking to add glitter!
$20 | amazon.ca
Bananagrams is a word building game that’s fun for the whole family! Players of the game race against each other to build crossword grids using letter tiles. It’s kind of like Scrabble with a twist!
$20 | amazon.ca
As a kid, it was always my dream to open up a Lite Brite on Christmas morning. This classic toy continues to be a hit with kids today, and the updated version is brighter than every with a bigger screen and more pegs.
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Do you have some more great finds for gifts under $25? We’d love to hear them in the comments!