Article By: Dalia Pelayo-Mark
The holidays can be a stressful time even in the most ordinary of years, and with so much going on in 2020, there’s no reason for you to spend unnecessary time (or money) worrying about finding the perfect gift for everyone. So I did all the research for you, and put all of our holiday coverage in one place. We’ve put together gift guides at price points of $25 or less. So whether you’re looking for something to give your hard-working dad, your world-traveling cousin or your best friend, here is a guide to the best gifts for everyone on your list.
Do you have a friend that can’t seem to stop burying their nose in a good book? I found the perfect gift on Etsy for only $11. It’s called a “blind date with a book,” where they’ll receive a book with a genre at random, wrapped in twine and sealed with a wax stamp. This is the perfect gift for a bookworm you know.
Uncommon Goods is also a great site to find all the best unique gifts for the holidays. Some include a natural henna tattoo kit, bath bomb set, jewel-tone birth month dish, and fluffy whipped soap. All these gifts are less than $15! Other gifts that caught my eye on Amazon included a disposable camera. Perfect for your friend who loves to capture precious moments. I also found an LED touch lamp, and of course a classic blanket you can snuggle into during the cold winter with a cup of hot cocoa.
Struggling to find the perfect gift for mom and dad on such late notice? Perfume and chocolate is always a safe bet for mom. However, if you want to spice things up this year, Amazon sells oversized hoodie blankets, customizable coffee mugs, and heated back massagers for only $25. For dad, you can never go wrong with a comfy pair of indoor slippers, goodies for your next barbecue (Covid friendly of course), and a nice bottle of cologne.
Whatever you find yourself gifting to family or friends, it’s always the thought that counts. The holidays are a time for comfort foods and spending time with family, not stressing because your procrastination got the best of you. You don’t need to spend your whole life’s savings on a gift for it to be deemed a good one. I hope this gift guide gave you an idea or two on your upcoming Christmas gifts this year!