Holiday gift guide: Affordable stocking stuffers for $25 or less

Buy gifts for everyone—without draining your wallet—with these budget-friendly universally appealing buys.

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Urban Outfitters Mercury glass votives, $8 each, at Urban Outfitters, locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com

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e.l.f. 83-piece Essential Makeup Collection, $20, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

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Rock’N Style microphone hairbrush, $16, at overstock.com

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Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

Leather rings, $4 each, at tenthousandvillages.com

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Kate Spade New York Paper Gem coasters, set of five for $20, at Kate Spade New York; visit katespade.com

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Tulle Pretty Bow gloves, $18, at fredflare.com

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Kikkerland Pride in Groom kit (faux-leather case, comb and scissors), $14, at modcloth.com

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Wrapped set of 12 postcards, $12, at wrappedla.com

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H&M blanket scarf, $18, at H&M, locations throughout the city; visit hm.com

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Tibet Arts & Crafts nesting boxes, $18 each, at abchome.com

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C. Wonder monogrammed cheese board with spreader, $22, at cwonder.com

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Sonia Kashuk Gilded Cage six-piece holiday brush set, $25, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

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Payless Leo infinity scarf, $15, at Payless, locations throughout the city; visit payless.com

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Two’s Company Macaroon trinket boxes, $10 each, at Urban Outfitters, locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com

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Spy Net Stealth video glasses, $17, at overstock.com

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Handmade in Texas Look Sharp flexible urethane rubber bracelet, $25, at greenergrassdesign.com

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Lipstick flask, $14, at fredflare.com

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Wild Eye Designs on the Nail salt-and-pepper shaker set, $14, at modcloth.com

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Photographer: Patrick A. Flaniga

Kate Spade New York Grace Avenue Surprise ornaments, $25 each, at Kate Spade New York, locations throughout the city; visit katespade.com

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Sweater mug, $15, at givesimple.com

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Iridescent glass-and-metal picture frame ornament, $20, at abchome.com

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Pier 1 Imports holiday fragrance warmer, $16, at Pier 1 Imports, locations throughout the city; visit pier1.com

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Chic convertible shopper, $13 each, at sitenyc.com

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Recycled paper coasters, $18, at tenthousandvillages.com

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Shoe ring holder, $16, at unique-vintage.com

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Pick Punch (turn old credit cards into personalized guitar picks), $25, at uncommongoods.com

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The Macbeth Collection Riviera Amalfi Fashion earbuds, $14, at themacbethcollection.com

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Zara Home Castalia tea light, $9, at zarahome.com

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CB2 Maasai beaded bracelets, $20 each, at CB2, locations throughout the city; visit cb2.com

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Pop Art color camera, $14, at fredflare.com

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Tipsy wineglasses, two for $25, at givesimple.com

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Mark’s Inc. World Traveler journal, $20, at modcloth.com

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Carolina Herrera for Target and Neiman Marcus stationery set, set of three for $20, available Saturday December 1, 2012 at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

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Topshop lip balm duo, $10, at topshop.com

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Module R design your own yo-yo, $18, at module-r.com

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Joyce Chen burnished bamboo chopstick set with holders, $5, at vine.com

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Initials Inc. monogrammed travel flat-iron case in Platinum, $20, at myinitials-inc.com

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Southern Journeys up-cycle small cosmetic case, $20, at abchome.com

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ThinkGeek iCADE 8-Bitty remote, $25, at thinkgeek.com

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Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

Felt camera cases, $9 each, at sitenyc.com

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Trademark Games mini tabletop air hockey, $24, at overstock.com

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Library book games, $25 each, at JCPenney, locations throughout the city; visit jcpenney.com

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iana Paisis-Bitten Stack-a-Doodle crayons, set of 13 for $9, at greenergrassdesign.com

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Photograph: Paul Weber

Target decorative rings, $8 each, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

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Kikkerland portable Pharma-see light, $8 each, at modcloth.com

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iHome iHM60 rechargeable mini speaker, $20, at Bed Bath and Beyond, locations throughout the city; visit bedbathandbeyond.com

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Sephora Collection Jumbo Color Wand in Day Dreamer, six mini glosses for $11, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

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180 Limited silicone belts, $20 each, at 180limited.com

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NorPro rainbow mortar and pestle, $16, at whisknyc.com

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Royal Cocktail coaster set, $19, at blueribbongeneralstore.com

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Foodie Fight trivia game, $19, at delphiniumhome.com

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Paul Loebach distortion candlestick, $24 each, at bobbyberkhome.com

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Photograph: Michael Skigen

Frausto & Co. The Gentlemen’s Deck and the Garden Deck playing cards, $16 each, at blueribbongeneralstore.com

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Photograph: Michael Skigen

Rae Funn word stone set, $12, at pinkoliveboutique.com

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Pylones body sponge, $17, at pylones.com

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Pylones stereo dock, $23, at pylones.com

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Pylones water-resistant watch, $25, at pylones.com

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Pylones Building Block notebook, $18, at pylones.com

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Knock Knock bookmark, $6, at strandbooks.com

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Peerless owl-print mug, $12, at strandbooks.com

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Studio Strand Banned Books tote bag, $15, at strandbooks.com

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Lush Christmas Party set with Party Popper bath bomb and Northern Lights soap, $17, at Lush, locations throughout the city; visit lush.com

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Lush Secret Santa set with Cinders bath bomb and Honey I Washed the Kids soap, $12, at Lush, locations throughout the city; visit lush.com

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Lush Stardust set with Party Popper bath bomb, Candy Mountain bubble bar, Magic Wand reusable bubble bar, Twilight bath bomb, Shimmy Shimmy massage bar and Snow Globe soap, $6, at Lush, locations throughout the city; visit lush.com

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Bath & Body Works I Love Dasher and Dancer gift set with vanilla bean body lotion, shea-infused socks and PocketBac gel, $22, at Bath & Body Works, locations throughout the city; visit bathandbodyworks.com

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Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Mini Bow Box gift set with shower gel, body lotion and fragrance mist, $13, at Bath & Body Works, locations throughout the city; visit bathandbodyworks.com

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Bath & Body Works Holiday Traditions Anti-Bac Caddy Winter Candy Apple set with hand soap and hand lotion, $13, at Bath & Body Works, locations throughout the city; visit bathandbodyworks.com

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Victoria’s Secret Pink faux-fur earmuffs, $25, at Victoria's Secret, locations throughout the city; visit victoriassecret.com

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Victoria’s Secret Pink Marshmallow sock set, $20, at Victoria's Secret, locations throughout the city; visit victoriassecret.com

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Krochet Kids international knit beanies, $22–$32 each, at krochetkids.org/shop

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Photograph: John Muggenborg

C. Wonder patterned votives, $8 each, at cwonder.com

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Bite Size Luminous Creme mini lipstick set, five for $25, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

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Philosophy Toast of the Town set with two three-in-one shower gels, $22, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

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Gianna Rose Atelier Paon Blanc soap set, four for $22, at gracioushome.com

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Sephora Collection Bewitching eye set with two mascaras and an eyeliner, $22, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

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Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

English Laundry polka-dot socks, $4, at Nordstrom Rack, locations throughout the city; visit nordstromrack.com

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Burt’s Bees Favorites kit (includes a sugar scrub, body bar, body lotion, lip balm and bath pouf), $20, at target.com

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Potting Shed Creations Culinary vegetable garden kit, $24, at overstock.com

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Lilly Pulitzer Fan Dance pen and note cube, $17, at shopwaitingonmartha.com

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Ebb & Flow Pompom pear soap, two bars for $20, at abchome.com

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Le Palais des Thés Les Creations flavored-tea canisters, $23 each, at us.palaisdethes.com

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Perfumeria Gal Art Nouveau lip balm gift box, three for $20, at shopwaitingonmartha.com

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Potting Shed Creations fragrant flower scatter-garden kit, $13, at overstock.com

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Gianna Rose the Monogram Collection bar soap, $11, at giannarose.com

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By Brooklyn “Fuhgettaboutit” shot glass, $6 (or four for $20); and By Brooklyn “Oy vey!” shot glass, $6 (or four for $20), both at bybrooklyn.com

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James McDonald NYC typographic map in Queens, $25; and James McDonald NYC typographic map in Brooklyn, $25, both at sitenyc.com

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Asos round sunglasses with metal bridge detail and Revo lens, $21, at asos.com

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Kikkerland the Retro TV photo frame, $8, at karmaloop.com

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Paperblanks Intricate Inlays Thai Gems journal, $15; and Intricate Inlays Mirror Vine journal, $13; both at thelibraryshop.org

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Personalization Mall Hands Off oversize personalized beer mug (up to 12 characters), $25, at personalizationmall.com

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CB2 Bar Games recycled paper coasters (30 games), $12, at CB2, locations throughout the city; visit cb2.com

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Magenta Inc. Spice Craft measuring spoons, $25, at modcloth.com

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Photograph: Sean Meszaros

Target ceramic latke mug, melamine latke salad plate, ceramic dreidel platter, ceramic menorah and Star of David appetizer plates, $2–$13, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

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Fred and Friends Sauced measuring wine glasses, $18 each, at delphiniumhome.com

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Pizza Pi cutter, $19, at spoonsisters.com

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Kikkerland Clap On alarm clock, $25 each, at sitenyc.com

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Kate Spade New York Say the Word mugs, $20 each, at Kate Spade New York; visit katespade.com

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Boskke recycled sky planter, $18, at greenergrassdesign.com

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Payless zigzag scarf, $15, at Payless, locations throughout the city; visit payless.com

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Urban Outfitters Mercury glass candlesticks, $12–$28 each, at Urban Outfitters, locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com

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Hexa stacking wine rack, $25, at Crate & Barrel, locations throughout the city; visit crateandbarrel.com

You can buy presents for everyone on your list with these fun (but cheap) gifts and stocking stuffers, all under $25. Stock up on monogram cheese boards from C. Wonder, picture-frame ornaments from ABC Carpet & Home and mercury glass votives from Urban Outfitters.

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