Thrifty Gifts

The 25 Best Gifts Under $25


November 26, 2019 Buying Guides By

Let’s face it: not everyone on your Christmas list is going to make the cut for getting a big-ticket item. For everyone else, here are some useful and fun gifts that are every bit as thoughtful.

1. Skullcandy JIB Earbuds

Price: $10
From: amazon.com

Are they the best earbuds in the world? No. Are they the best for the price? Almost certainly.

2. Stance Socks

Price: $25
From: stance.com

Once you’re no longer a kid, you start really appreciating getting socks for Christmas.

3. Double L Pocket Knife

Price: $20
From: llbean.com

Simple design, solid construction, and eternally useful.

4. Carhartt Watch Hat

Price: $15
From: amazon.com

If there were one beanie everyone could agree on, we think it would be this one.

5. Uniqlo x Engineered Garments Fleece Pullover

Price: $20
From: uniqlo.com

This fleece is absolutely as cozy as it looks.

Gear Patrol Magazine: Issue Twelve, The 2019 GP100

Price: $20
From: store.gearpatrol.com

Those familiar with us know that this isn’t simply a list of the best that money can buy, but a deep examination of each product’s value. In short, the 2019 GP100 is a product field guide designed to help you make the most informed choices during the gift-giving season while discovering exciting new products along the way.

6. Oxford Pennant

Price: $25
From: oxfordpennant.com

Everyone could use a little more decoration, and a tasteful Oxford Pennant is the perfect touch.

Crown & Buckle Spring Bar Tool

Price: $14
From: store.gearpatrol.com

A reliable spring bar tool is essential for changing watch straps. This sleek tool is no bigger than a standard pen, but packs both a fork and pin end to help with any kind of strap change.

7. Zippo Lighter

Price: $15
From: amazon.com

Even if they don’t have a reason to use it, you can’t deny that Zippos are cool as hell.

8. Yeti Rambler Mug

Price: $25
From: amazon.com

Normal mugs make good gifts, but mugs that keep drinks hot for 5 to 6 hours make great gifts.

9. Sgt. Pepper’s Vinyl

Price: $21
From: amazon.com

Rolling Stone called it the most important album of all time, so even if they don’t collect vinyl, this is a good place to start.

10. Uppercut Pomade

Price: $20
From: amazon.com

Pomade works pretty well with all hairstyles, and this one is about as good as they come.

11. Duke Cannon Cologne

Price: $25
From: dukecannon.com

Don’t let the low price fool you; this cologne has a really nice leathery musk.

12. Red Wing Leather Cream

Price: $10
From: redwingheritage.com

If you’re not buying them boots, buy them something that they can use to protect and care for the boots they have.

13. Old Forester Rye Whiskey

Price: $23
From: oldforester.com

This 100 proof whiskey is much better than the price tag would have you believe.

14. Target Project 62 Wall Clock

Price: $15
From: target.com

Target’s Project 62 line continues to impress with its mid-century offerings, and this clock is a solid addition for any wall.

15. ’47 Brand Clean Up Cap

Price: $25
From: 47brand.com

There’s no better baseball cap than an actual baseball cap. Just make sure to choose a team they like.

16. Stanley Flask

Price: $17
From: amazon.com

Everyone with an appreciation for spirits should have a flask, and it’s pretty fun to drink from one that looks like an old jerry can.

17. Nalgene Water Bottle

Price: $9
From: amazon.com

This water bottle is a classic for a reason. Easy to use, easy to clean, and it’s pretty much indestructible.

18. Casio F91W-1

Price: $11
From: amazon.com

If you’re going to buy a watch for less than $25, it should be this one.

19. Edgar Allen Poe Collection

Price: $13
From: booksamillion.com

Receiving a novel can feel like a school assignment. Give a book that can be picked up whenever they’re feeling macabre.

20. Field Notes

Price: $10
From: fieldnotesbrand.com

Field Notes makes great pads that can just sit in a pocket until inspiration strikes.

21. Ritche NATO Strap

Price: $15
From: amazon.com

It’s always good to have options, and a NATO strap is a solid choice for a huge variety of watches.

22. Ikea Johanne Blanket

Price: $25
From: ikea.com

This blanket’s pattern makes it as good an accent piece as it is a blanket.

23. INIU Portable Charger

Price: $20
From: amazon.com

It might not seem like the most personal or warm gift, but we promise they’ll use it.

24. Plated Chain Necklace

Price: $20
From: urbanoutfitters.com

If he doesn’t seem like much of a jewelry guy, this is a good simple piece to start with.

25. Whiskey Glasses

Price: $25
From: amazon.com

If they don’t have any, they need some. And if they have them already, they can probably use more.

Scott Ulrich

Scott Ulrich is an Editorial Associate at Gear Patrol. He enjoys emo music, horror movies and caring too much about Atlanta sports.

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