25 Last Minute Presents Under $25 That Are Actually Amazing

So you left your holiday shopping to the last minute, and now you're kicking yourself for all that procrastination. But hold up — with this guide to 25 awesome last minute gifts under $25, your feelings of frantic shopper's desperation will disappear. This guide will actually make you remember all those tingly holiday feelings that the joy of giving brings you. Your last minute shopping will be, believe it or not, merry and bright (and speedy and efficient!). Because deep down, aren't we all definitely obsessed with the holidays?

If you think I'm going to suggest you cave and buy a ho-hum gift card, or a classic but overdone bottle of booze, think again. This list is full of such fantastic gifts, your recipient will actually believe you spent weeks planning out all your shopping with the care of a North Pole elf. From quirky shot glasses to cozy but stylish flannel, there's something in this guide for everyone. And best of all, you won't have to wait on shipping for any of these, since you can actually pick them up in store (most have locations across the U.S.), even on December 24 at 4:30 p.m. — run, don't walk!

Phone-Friendly Gloves

Because aren’t we all tired of texting with frozen fingers?

Tech Knit Gloves, $14,

Pretty Coasters

Perfect for anyone who’s making a new home for themselves.

Padma Foiled Glass Wildflower Coaster (Set of 4), $14.99,

Manly Soap

For the surfer at heart who’s confined to the city.

Saturdays Pacific Beach Soap, $8,


The book of the hour makes a great gift for anyone, from your in-laws to your little cousin.

'Humans of New York' by Brandon Stanton, $17.99,


These elegant yet understated gems are just what any woman needs for the holiday season.

Gemline studs, $14.50,

Striped Tee

A stylish and comfy gift for any guy on your shopping list.

Men’s Striped Tee, $14,

Shot Glasses

For your hip friend who already has the standard size mason jar glasses.

Mason Jar Shot Glass Set, $15.96,


Blair Waldorf’s fashion legacy is eternal.

Gold plate headband, $18.50,

Kids' Slippers

Is it just me, or do these animal slippers never get old?

Toddlers Animal Paws, $19.95,

Truffle Mix

An easy way for the chocolate lovers of the world to make their own.

Jenny McCoy Vanilla Bean Chocolate Truffle Mix, $14.95,

Cosmetic Bag

A super cute way to store all your makeup.

Logo Quilted Cosmetic Bag, $24.99,

Bottle Stopper

This elegant little fellow is sure to make every host and hostess smile.

Stag Bottle Stopper, $13,

Body Butter

Fruity and nutty, there’s a body butter in this globe for everyone.

The Best of Body Butter Snow Globe, $15,

Art Print

At this price, you’ll have enough left to get it framed!

Pablo Picasso: Head of a Man with a Mustache Print, $9.95,


So perfect for all the hard-working ladies who deserve some R&R.

Lov Organic Ginger-Lemon Tea, $18,


A stylish way to make sure your friend is never late for you again.

Tiger Eye Chronograph Watch, $20.80,

Balsamic Vinegar

Anyone who ever makes salad dressings will appreciate this fancy vinegar.

Fig Infused Dark Balsamic Vinegar, $17.95,

Preppy Wallet

Make a preppy friend happy with this stylish basic.

Herschel Supply Co. ‘Johnny’ Zip Wallet, $20,


Slip-ons and leopard print? So trendy, and for such a small price.

AEO Slip-On Sneaker, $24.95,

Serial Shirt

For all you Serial fans out there, this one’s for you.

Serial shirt, $25,

Play Set

So the little ones can fall in love with the city like you have.

Skyline Creative Play Set, $15.99,


It’s the classic holiday gift for a reason.

8 pc. Gold Ballotin, $15,

Rollerball Fragrance

The perfect little luxury for every woman’s purse — or gym bag!

Calvin Klein Euphoria Rollerball, $22,

Flannel Shirt

Amazingly cute flannel for an equally amazing price.

Women IDFL Flannel Printed Long Sleeve Shirt, $14.90,

Fancy Salts

A must for any amateur chef.

Il Boschetto Salt Blends, $11,