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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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eucalyptus & Spearmint Candle
Nothing is more relaxing than a soothing candle, and any friend is sure to love this refreshing eucalyptus and spearmint scent.
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.
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
This dainty jewelry box is great for holding valuable keepsakes.
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
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
Cozy socks just hit different. Curling up and unwinding after a hard day’s work isn’t the same without a pair.