If you’re anything like me, you’ve let your Christmas shopping linger a little too long… With hours left for next-day shipping options, I’ve curated a list of amazing presents under $25 (savings you’ll surely need to pay those pesky freight costs).
I. Impress your friends and family with a homemade treat by making this incredibly easy lemon curd. Present the delicious breakfast staple in a mason jar tied with chevron grosgrain ribbon and a “made from the kitchen of” label.
II. I’m a sucker for anything Adler, and this Pink Carnaby Waves Vase is the perfect price at $21 (heftily reduced from $68). The bud enthusiasts in your life will love the colorful play on the classic bouquet display.
III. Everyone has a book lover in the family, and what better to display his or her collection than these wise owl bookends? On sale for $19.99, the lovely matte white creatures will add playful stoicism to your favorite nerd’s shelves.
IV. Did you know that H&M has an adorable array of home goods? Somehow, I missed the memo and was pleasantly surprised by the high-quality, low-cost collection. This striped black and white rug, priced at $24.95, will lend a crisp aesthetic to any room. I’m also a huge fan of the metallic ceramic jar and vintage-inspired decanter.
V. I’m constantly on the hunt for interesting costume jewelry, and fell in love with the Prima Donna line - featuring statement necklaces, chic bracelets, and rhinestone earrings at mind-blowing prices. I particularly like this unusual serpent bauble, ideal for the girl who typically leans toward the more traditional - it will be our secret that it costs less than $13.
VI. If you live in San Francisco, you’ve long tired of grocery clerks asking whether you would like to purchase a bag for ten cents (a city-wide requisite). Preempt the question for your loved ones, and save the environment, by gifting this striking gilded beetle bag ($17.24) for the next time they pop over to the store.
VII. Always on the lookout for interesting things to hang on my walls, this scratch map recently caught my eye. Your favorite travel enthusiasts will love the chance to show-off all the places they’ve been on this darling over-sized atlas, priced at a reasonable $20.
VIII. We all know a bourbon lover (ahem), but not all of us are familiar with the “whiskey ball.” The ice used to chill your liquor has a profound effect on the taste - small ice cubes quickly melt and dilute bourbon. Make the last sip as good as the first using the spherical ice mold for $12.95, which melts much slower than standard cubes. I’m hoping to find this brilliant gift in my stocking!
IX. Visually delight your recipients before they have a chance to open their loot by wrapping your gifts in black paper, tied up in black and white baker’s twine and seasonal foliage, with paper bag bracket card labels.
Merry Christmas! xx tt