The Best Holiday Gifts for Under $25

A boho jewelry box, a modern alarm clock, charitable mugs and more fun, affordable finds to give this year.

House BeautifulHouse Beautiful1. Beautiful Candle

This natural wax candle burns cleanly for 60 hours, leaving behind nothing but the wonderful Woodfire scent. Once the candle is finished, the painted container doubles as a pencil or makeup brush holder.

Holloway Ceramic candle in Woodfire. $20. Illume.

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House BeautifulHouse Beautiful2. Charitable Mugs

These mugs have a hand-painted feel and are generously sized for your morning joe or afternoon tea. A whopping 50 percent of each design benefits a different charitable organization (ASPCA, Teach for America, Boys & Girls Club of America, St. Jude Children Research Hospital, and more) so you can feel good about giving.
Mugs. $10 each. West Elm.

3. Personalized Wine
Who doesn't need a few extra bottles of wine around the holidays? (For last-minute giving, of course.) Millbrook Winery, located in the picturesque Hudson Valley, creates great varietals, with an option for custom labels for that personal factor. Chardonnay, $16; Pinot Noir, $18; personalized label, $2. Millbrook Wine.

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House BeautifulHouse Beautiful4. A Worldly Jewelry Box

Like something you'd find shopping in a bazaar. In lacquered indigo overlaid by intricate paint detailing, the box is just the right size for rings, bangles, and trinkets from far-flung adventures.
Carissa jewelry box. $15. World Market.

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5. Perfume Set

Created by a classically trained perfumer, these seven scents embody different romantic moods, with fittingly ethereal names like "Field Notes from Paris" and "Chemical Bonding."

Ineke Deluxe Sample Collection. $25. Anthropologie.

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6. Clock
Just the thing for that friend who always keeps a pen and paper on the nightstand. 300 sheets of paper are combined with an analog clock for a sleek look: They peel away when it's time for a fresh note.
Notepad Clock. designed by Savitri Sukul. $25. MoMa Store.

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- Lilith Dorko

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