20 Cheap Holiday Gift Ideas For Under $25

The holidays are all about giving, and if you have a big family, a boatload of friends, or are just running low on funds, sometimes it helps to have some help looking for inexpensive gifts that don't skimp on the excitement. So, I've put together a list of 20 cheap gift ideas for under $25 that are so awesome that you may want to scoop up two at a time — one for your pal, and one for yourself, of course.

All of the gifts that you'll find on this list are more creative than your run-of-the-mill gift card, and are equally useful. And as an added bonus, if you spend less on each gift, you can actually give to more of your best friends, which is always fun. This list will also be super helpful to anyone participating in a Secret Santa exchange that has a spending limit. Enter, the Internet — a magical place where things are priced to sell, and available at the click of a button.

So put on your Santa hat, and prepare to put smiles on the faces of all of your pals. With just a little bit of creativity and know-how, you can win Christmas without breaking the bank.

1. Who Needs Gender Roles T-Shirt

Shout your feminism out loud with this best-gym-shirt-ever. Shoutout to the shirt's Best Supporting Snack Food, pizza rolls.

Gender Rolls Tank Top, Look Human, $24

2. Instagram Wall Art

Turn your favorite Instagram pics into permanent art with this amazingly valued Groupon from CanvasOnSale.

Instagram Prints, CanvasOnSale (Groupon), $24.99

3. Cute Pocketknife

If you've ever had to search for the perfect tool to snip a broken nail or open a stubborn package while on the go, look no further than this little pocketknife which comes adorned with a red floral print.

Victorinox Classic Pocketknife, LL Bean, $18

4. Weekender Tote Bag

This bag is the perfect size for a weekend on the go. Keep it packed in your closet for spontaneous road trips, or fill it with wardrobe changes for an all-day photo shoot.

Weekender, Target, $24.50

5. The Sriracha Cookbook

This cookbook will open up a world of possibilities for uses of your favorite rooster-adorned hot sauce. Salads, seafood, and more await inside the hardcover bible of spicy goodness.

The Sriracha Cookbook, Amazon, $11.32

6. Origins Soothing Avocado Mask

This soothing overnight face mask contains apricot kernel oils and avocado, which is sure to bring just the right amount of moisture to your friend's cheeks during the cold, dry winter.

Origins Overnight Face Mask, Origins, $17-$25 (depending on size)

7. Poop Emoji Pillow

Nothing says nap time like a snuggly piece of smiling poop! Spice up your friend's decor with this addition that acts simultaneously as throw pillow and conversation piece.

Poop Emoji Pillow, Throwboy, $19.99

8. Leg Lamp Beer Mug

Inspired by the iconic scene from the classic '80s Christmas film, A Christmas Story, this lamp mug is extremely "FRAGÍLE," so it must be Italian.

Leg Lamp Mug, Urban Outfitters, $24

9. Corgi Calendar

This calendar can help you keep your busy schedule under control while keeping things lighthearted. Nobody can be that stressed out when they're looking at a smiling hamster-dog.

Welsh Corgi Calendar, Modcloth, $12.99

10. Zombie Slippers

Just yes.

Plush Zombie Slippers, ThinkGeek, $14.99

11. Wide-Angle Lens For Smartphone

For your favorite phone photographer, this wide-angle lens will improve his or her Instagram game immediately.

Wide-Angle Smartphone Lens, Urban Outfitters, $20

12. Margarita Kit

This spicy margarita kit, complete with two festive glasses, is sure to kick off quite the evening for whomever receives this gift. Just make sure you're invited!

Margarita Mix Gift Pack, Amazon, $16.97

13. Shoot The Moon Table Game

I was just introduced to this game a few days ago, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to buy it and spend all of my time playing it until I figure out how not to lose every single time. The objective is to get the giant metal marble to roll uphill using the two wobbly metal sticks. It's addictive and, if you're not a natural, pretty frustrating.

Shoot The Moon Game, Amazon, $20.28

14. Harry Potter Christmas Tee

I mean, we've all been there, right?

Hogwarts Letter Christmas Tee, Look Human, $23

15. Star Wars Slippers

Keep your friend's toes cozy in style with these lightweight Star Wars room shoes featuring the dynamic duo C-3PO and R2-D2.

Star Wars Room Shoes, Uniqlo, $9.90

16. Wormhole Wall Decal

Bring space into your friend's space with this awesome hole-in-the-wall art. I can't think of another way to bring a wormhole in the universe into someone's living room without ruining their chances of getting their security deposit back.

Galaxy Wall Decal, Etsy, $20.06

17. Captain America USB Necklace

If your friends are the type that always have music and photos to share whenever you're hanging out, consider getting them this snazzy 8GB USB necklace with a hideaway USB 2.0 connector.

Captain America USB Necklace, Amazon, $8.98

18. Doctor Who Cufflinks

If you've got a fan of the Doctor on your Christmas list, these TARDIS cufflinks will do just the trick.

Doctor Who TARDIS Cufflinks, ThinkGeek, $19.99

19. Velvet Wrap Hat

Get the stylish lady on your list this trendy black velvet wrap hat. It'll keep her warm while topping off the perfect holiday look.

Velvet Hat, Zara, $22.90

20. Cute Alpaca Lunch Bag

Know someone who brings her lunch to work every day? This adorable lunch bag will alpaca punch when she goes to alpaca lunch.

Alpaca Punch Lunch Bag, Modcloth, $24.99

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