8 gifts that cost $25 or less

The holiday season is a shopper’s dream as bargain hunters search for ways to save a bundle while still scoring great gifts for friends and family. What’s a good start? Keeping the items on your list priced at $25 or less.

Here are a few suggestions:

cashmere warmersMini Cashmere warmers ($20 at Restoration Hardware) help keep hands warm in chilly weather. To activate heat, snap the metal disk on each gel pack, tuck both packs in their cashmere sleeves and place in coat pockets. Now you’re ready whenever your hands get too cold.

kiwi crateKiwi Crate’s Crafty Christmas, Handmade Hanukkah or Gifts Made by Me holiday crates are perfect for little ones with holiday downtime. The themed crates are filled with materials and inspiration for hands-on projects. You can send one for $19.95 (plus shipping, at KiwiCrate.com) to the creative 3- to 7-year-old on your list. The Crafty Christmas crate has everything to create a “gingerbread” house and three one-of-a-kind paint-swirl ornaments.

velveteen rabbitMerchandise from Kohl’s Cares for Kids includes books such as The Velveteen Rabbit and The Wizard of Oz for only $5. Pair the books with a matching stuffed animal and you’ll have a great $10 gift for young readers. All net profits are donated to charitable causes focused on children’s health and education. Available at Kohl’s stores and Kohls.com.

Soul 2 soulGive the guy in your life the latest fragrance from country crooner Tim McGraw. The Soul 2 Soul gift box costs $21.99 and includes hair and body wash, after-shave balm and eau de toilette. Available at Kohl’s and Kohls.com.

body shopFor her, there’s the Body Shop Cranberry Joy Shower, Scrub & Moisture Collection, which features the limited-edition scent of cranberry. The gift box — shower gel, body butter, soap and body scrub — is $20 at the Body Shop or Bodyshop-usa.com.

C wonder cheese boardC. Wonder has a range of gift-appropriate monogrammed items for $25 or less including ornaments ($12) , wine stoppers ($22), mugs ($10) and a cheeseboard with spreader ($22). Available at C. Wonder in Lenox Square or online at cwonder.com.

jcp vivienne tam double happinessThe Double Happiness case secures your digital tablet in a cool printed sleeve. It’s $24, from Vivienne Tam and available at JC Penney stores or JCP.com.

BerghoffFor the foodie on your list, the BergHOFF 8-piece stainless steel garnishing tool set costs $25 at Overstock.com. Here’s what’s included, all in a nylon storage pouch: a three-quarter-inch and 1.25-inch double melon baller, a half-inch single melon baller, a 5.5-inch channel knife, a three-quarter-inch apple corer, a 6.5-inch peeler, a 6.5-inch butter curler and a 5.25-inch lemon zester.

Check the Access Atlanta  Holiday Shopping Guide for more gift ideas and shopping tips!

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– Nedra Rhone, for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog

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8 gifts that cost $25 or less

December 11th, 2012
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