Holiday gifts for $25 or less
When your holiday shopping list is a mile long, you need options where you can get more bang for your buck. Whether you're looking for cheap buys or stocking stuffers, these gifts will fit into any budget at only $25 or less.
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Stoneware cheese board(Credit: Pier 1 Imports/Pier 1 Imports)
Pier 1 Imports' stoneware cheese board is sized to present a hunk or two of cheese with a side of crackers -- use the chalkboard finish to note what you're serving. $14.95 at Pier I stores and pier1.com. More information at bit.ly/2dgJdZG
Political party mugs(Credit: Fishs Eddy)
Party pride becomes a conversation point in these cheeky ceramic mugs, a collaboration between Fishs Eddy and West Elm. Among the dozen drawn portraits you'll find on each -- Team Red: Richard Nixon, Chris Christie, George W. Bush; Team Blue: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders. $13.50 each at West Elm. More information at bit.ly/2czEgFm
Freezable wine cooler(Credit: PackIt/Packit)
Keep your vino chilled on the go with PackIt's freezable wine cooler, $15.99, sized just right to fit a bottle of wine or bubbly. No ice packs needed -- its gel-filled sides keep a bottle cold for up to 6 hours, and the bag folds flat to store in the freezer, More information at bit.ly/2cXhsDE; find the best price at bit.ly/2cNfjcH
Hinza shopping tote(Credit: The Container Store/The Container Store)
The hard-sided, reusable tote can handle bulky groceries and farmers market fare, beach and sports gear, and anything else you want to carry. The Hinza shopping tote cleans up with a wet cloth. It's $22.99 at The Container Store in Garden City. More information at bit.ly/2ctkJLR
PocketMonkey multi-tool(Credit: Zootility/Zootility)
It's a screwdriver, it's a bottle opener, it's a hex wrench, it's a ruler. PocketMonkey's 12-in-1 tool, $12-$14 does a little of everything, and it fits inside a wallet, to boot. More information at bit.ly/1SOndwU; Find the best price at bit.ly/2dpQqX8.
Custom Memory game(Credit: Shutterfly)
Turn favorite photos -- think pets, weddings, vacations -- into a custom version of the memory matching game. You get 24 3-by-3-inch cards in your choice of matte or glossy finish, and there's a range of background styles to strike the right note. $19.99-$24.99, includes storage box, from shutterfly.com. More information at http://bit.ly/2dxkU8Q.
Copper cheese knives(Credit: Crate&Barrel/Crate&Barrel)
Crate & Barrel's two-tone knives, $7.95 each, have brushed stainless steel blades with hammered copper handles. Three versions are available to cut hard and soft cheeses. At Crate & Barrel in Manhasset or crateandbarrel.com. For more information: bit.ly/2degz86
Pizza Grow Kit(Credit: UncommonGoods/UncommonGoods)
Farm-to-table artisanal pizza comes to the home kitchen with this seed kit, $12, packed to grow basil, oregano, parsley, scallions, heirloom tomatoes and green bell pepper. The Pizza Grow Kit is available at UnCommonGoods.com, along with similar kits geared to cocktail-lovers and salsa-makers. More information at bit.ly/2cziq8e
Emergency lantern/USB power charger(Credit: Amazon/amazon.com)
Thorfire's all-in-one LED lantern/flashlight can multitask during a power outage. The collapsible gadget has a micro-USB cord for recharging mobile devices-or use the hand crank anytime you're in a pinch. $16.99 exclusively at amazon.com. For more information: bit.ly/2do6HL1
Social media photo prints(Credit: Social Print Studio/Social Print Studio)
Bring your best Instagram photos to life with Social Print Studio's heavy cardstock prints. Upload individual photos or sync your feed with the site to build sets of pocket-size prints destined for the recipient's fridge, desk, wallet or bulletin board. From $12 for 24 4-by-4-inch prints, smaller and larger sizes available at socialprintstudio.com.