Just 25 Under-$25 Gifts You Can Send to Brighten Someone’s Day

Just 25 Under-$25 Gifts You Can Send to Brighten Someone’s Day
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Our best friends are always there for us in the best of times (like when you finally get that job promotion) and the worst of times (when your ex breaks your heart for the fifth time in a year—been there). But when you live in different places, showing your besties how much you care can be difficult. As much as we wish that FaceTime calls and Insta DMs can suffice, sometimes adding a little bit more love into the typical routine, AKA giving them a fab gift, is necessary.

This can mean sending them a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a delicious box of chocolates, or a mini gift set of their fav beauty brand. No matter what route you take, you can rest easy knowing that the action alone will put a well-deserved smile on their face. We get that searching for the best gift for your best friend or loved one can be tough; there’s so much they deserve, it’s nearly impossible to choose what to send. So, to make it a little easier on you and to expedite the process so that the goodies can be delivered ASAP, we rounded up some cheap gift ideas for your friends and loved ones that will undoubtedly brighten their day.

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Each one of these under-$25 treats is something you can send to your pals to show that you’re thinking about them and are truly in their corner. And, since you’re not breaking the bank with these purchases, you can put all the extra cash aside to buy a plane ticket out to see them in a few months. There’s no better surprise than a visit, after all.

Below, check out 25 under-$25 cheap gift ideas that you can buy and send within minutes.

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Salt Lyfe #1 Lip Wardrobe 

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Salt Lyfe #1 Lip Wardrobe

Your beauty-obsessed bestie will love you sm for this three-piece set of lip essentials. It comes with two lip glosses and a soothing balm to nourish and hydrate your pout in the best way possible.

Aromatherapy Candles

Courtesy: Amazon.

Aromatherapy Candle Set 

Have a candle lover in your life? Of course you do. This can’t-go-wrong gift set is just what they need.

STYLECASTER | Cheap Gifts for Friends | sugarfina rose gummies


Rosé All Day Bears Large Candy Cube

We could all use a little sweet treat (and perhaps a glass of wine to go down with it), and these rosé gummy bears are an ideal situation.

Eye Feel Amazing Cooling & Brightening Hydrogel Eye Mask

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Eye Feel Amazing Cooling & Brightening Hydrogel Eye Mask

Remember that moisturizer that shoppers swear is the “fountain of youth”? This soothing eye mask set is from the same brand, and is the perfect gift for someone needing a self-care day.

STYLECASTER | Cheap Gifts for Friends | succulent soaps

Sunbasil Soap.

Succulent Handmade Soap Gift Set

Gift this succulent soap set to your friend who can’t keep real plants alive, but loves the aesthetic.

mermaker Burritos Tortilla Blanket

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mermaker Burritos Tortilla Blanket

You can’t tell us that this burrito blanket didn’t make you smile. It’s ideal for food lovers everywhere, especially since the brand offers a bunch of other tasty blanket options, like waffles and cookies.

Friends Trivia Quiz Card Game

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Friends Trivia Quiz Card Game

Calling all Friends fans: this Friends trivia card game is a great way to pass the time and delight those who have seen the show a million times.

Dash Mini Heart Waffle Maker

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Dash Mini Heart Waffle Maker

This mini waffle maker is cute, functional, and the perfect little pick-me-up. It’s a delicious way to show your love.

Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women

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Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women

If there’s an incredible woman in your life who needs to know what a badass she is, let her know with this book of incredible affirmations. It won’t take more than a few pages’ worth of reading to cheer her up.

NY Threads Women Fleece Hooded Bathrobe

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NY Threads Women Fleece Hooded Bathrobe

A hooded robe is a true game-changer. This top-rated design from Amazon starts at just $22 and looks as plush as can be. It’s the closest you can get to giving your long-distance BFF a hug when you’re not together.

STYLECASTER | Cheap Gifts for Friends | cat planter

Bird Can Fox.

Bird Can Fox Kitten Planter

For the friend with a green thumb, this adorable cat planter is a super sweet gift.

BCTEX Coll Memory Foam Slipper

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BCTEX Coll Memory Foam Slipper

There’s no problem that can’t be solved with a pair of furry and comfy slippers. They instantly add comfort and warmth, something that we could all use from time to time.

STYLECASTER | Cheap Gifts for Friends | abstract art print

Westbrook Design Studio.

Abstract Teal, Pink & Terra Landscape Wall Art

If your friend’s walls look a little bare, you can always gift them a cute piece of art, like this abstract landscape print.

Sun-E Owl Pots

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Sun-E Owl Pots

If your green-thumbed bestie is in need of a pop of color (or a few) in their life, gift them with this set of adorable owl plots. They provide great homes to all things succulent. They’re an absolute hoot (ha).

STYLECASTER | Cheap Gifts for Friends | the home edit book

Courtesy: Amazon.

The Home Edit

The Home Edit book is full of chic organizational skills and ideas that can help even your messiest friend create a little order in their life.

STYLECASTER | Cheap Gifts for Friends | grapefruit bath bomb

Old Whaling Company.

Bergamot & Grapefruit Bath Bomb

Anyone in need of a night sitting in a bath with a good book will love this bergamot and grapefruit bath bomb.

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STYLECASTER | Cheap Gifts for Friends | brown floral journal

Urban Outfitters.

Denik Samantha Journal

This $10 floral journal is a cute and easy gift you can give to a friend who’s always writing everything down.

STYLECASTER | Cheap Gifts for Friends | capri blue mini hand cream

Capri Blue.

Capri Blue Mini Hand Cream

If you have a friend who’s been washing their hands 20 times a day, this nourishing hand cream is sure to help nourish their dry skin.

Aromatherapy Stress Relief 3-Wick Candle

Courtesy: Bath & Body Works.

Eucalyptus & Spearmint Candle

Nothing is more relaxing than a soothing candle, and any friend is sure to love this refreshing eucalyptus and spearmint scent.

STYLECASTER | Cheap Gifts for Friends | Crystal eye roller

Well Done: Wellness by Anthropologie.

Well Done Crystal Mini Facial Roller

A crystal facial roller is something that no one really needs, but they feel so good. If your friend is hesitant to buy one for themselves, go ahead and gift one to them.

STYLECASTER | Don't Text Your Ex Vibrator

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Don’t Text Your Ex Vibrator

Sometimes, the less subtle a present, the better. Especially when it comes to heartbroken besties who are on the mend. Help them out with this hilarious (yet very useful) NSFW gift.

Recycled Paper Jewelry Box

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Recycled Paper Jewelry Box

This dainty jewelry box is great for holding valuable keepsakes.

Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

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Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

Give the gift of hydrated, happy hands thanks to this nourishing salve. We heard that it soothes the soul just as much as your skin.

Numi Organic Tea By Mood Gift Set

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Numi Organic Tea By Mood Gift Set

Tea lovers, rejoice! There’s now an easy option to pick what blend you want—and it’s all based on your mood. Gift this to your indecisive and caffeine-free friends, or keep it for yourself (someone who’s probably not at all indecisive… we’re sure).

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks 

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Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks

Cozy socks just hit different. Curling up and unwinding after a hard day’s work isn’t the same without a pair.