Cheap Christmas gift ideas under $25 that are actually great

Stick to your holiday budget for once thanks to our excellent suggestions for cheap Christmas gifts under $25
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By Annalise Mantz and Jennifer Picht |
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The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most expensive. Ball on a budget this Christmas in New York with our cheap Christmas gift ideas under $25. You’ll thank us later when you can actually afford to visit your favorite New York attractions, or better yet, have enough money saved to plan one of our weekend getaways for winter activities and other things to do upstate. We understand that all you want to do is shower your loved ones with amazing presents this holiday season, but you don’t have to spend a lot to get the reaction you seek. Trust us, these cheap Christmas gifts are anything but tasteless—they’re actually thoughtful and cool. As for what you spent? Well, we can just keep that knowledge between us.

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Inexpensive Christmas gifts under $25

Maestro's Classic Beard Butter

Rough and scratchy facial hair, watch out! That beard is about to become a real softie. $13, target.com 

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Thick Tortoiseshell Resin Hoop Earrings

FYI: Tortoiseshell earrings are a major fashion trend this year. $15, topshop.com

COMMODITY Fragrance Discovery Kit

Don't worry, this gift doesn't say "you smell." $24sephora.com

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Wood Block Photo Prints

This wood frame that comes with your own photo prints is a gift that is not only sentimental and thoughtful but super affordable. $20, artifactuprising.com

Airplane Lapel Pin

Just because you have to wear a suit doesn't mean you can't have a little fun, right? $10, thetiebar.com

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Case-Mate Pocket Card Holder

Seriously, every New Yorker should have this. You'll always know where your MetroCard is from here on out. As for your phone, well, you're on your own, dude. $16anthropologie.com

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