Great gifts under $25

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Are you looking for a gift for a friend or family member, but finding it difficult to buy anything of quality for around $25? If so, these great gifts ideas may be perfect for you.

Burt’s Bees Essential Collection RRP $24.95

Burt’s Bees products keep lips and hands looking their best, naturally. The ‘Essential Collection’ includes the iconic Beeswax lip balm, award-winning Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream and the Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream. And it’s not just for the ladies either – the gents will equally enjoy some daily indulgence for their hard-working hands.

Available from Burt’s Bees.

Avanti Espresso Maker Platinum RRP $19.95

An espresso maker is a gift which keeps on giving – and the beneficiary will think of you fondly as they drink their coffee each morning. This stainless steel, six-cup espresso maker can be used on ceramic, gas or electric stovetops. The beauty of this present is that it gives you the opportunity to buy different types of coffee as future gifts.

Available from David Jones.

Vin Bouquet Vacuum Pump RRP $15.95

Have you ever had those occasions when you feel like a glass of red wine, but don’t want to open a bottle for fear of it spoiling when you don’t drink it all in one night? Chances are you’re not alone. This vacuum pump extracts air from an opened bottle of wine to slow down the oxidation process, keeping your wine fresher for an additional seven to 10 days, and making for a perfect gift for wine-lovers.

Available from David Jones.

Davis & Waddel Napoli Olive Jar With Spoon RRP $14.95

This beautifully shaped olive jar will make a great addition to any kitchen. You can also give this gift a personal touch, while staying under budget, by adding some good quality olives from your local farmer’s market or deli.

Available from David Jones.

World Vision gifts

Not everyone is as blessed as we are in ‘the lucky country’ – and sometimes it’s nice to give a gift which can be received a world away. Organisations such as World Vision and Oxfam have some great gifts in-store, but there are also options to give life-changing gifts to people less fortunate than ourselves. After all, ‘tis better to give than receive.

  • Childhood immunisation $25 – your gift will go towards immunising infants from deadly diseases such as polio, tetanus and tuberculosis – a simple and effective way to save precious lives.
  • School pencils $5 – a gift of pencils means kids can begin to write, draw and dream their way to a brighter future.
  • Chicken and eggs $10 – chickens and eggs help provide children and families with a lasting source of protein and income.
  • Toys $20 – a toy can mean so much to a child who has lost everything due to natural disaster or conflict.

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Of course there are plenty of options for gifts under $25, but the trick is often having the time to find them. Farmer’s markets are surprisingly good places in which to spot prezzies which can be a little more original than the good old gift card from your local convenience store. A good book is always appreciated and bookshops have plenty of terrific titles which should fall well within budget. Gifts such as DVDs, CDs and art supplies are always well received. If you’re struggling for ideas, think of the things that you would find handy to have around the house, but wouldn’t want to spend money on yourself. Items such as olive oil pourers, avocado cutters or pizza wheels may not sound appealing to you, but they are often gifts which are very much appreciated after multiple uses.

Do you have any good ideas for gifts under $25? Why not share them?

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca is a voracious reader who loves words. You'll often find him spending time in galleries, writing, designing, painting, drawing, or photographing and documenting street art. He has a publishing and graphic design background and loves movies and music, but then, who doesn’t?



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