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2017 Holiday gift guide: gifts that cost $25 or less


Holiday spending is expected to increase overall this season, but not every shopper is planning to spend more money on gifts. 

Just over half of Americans (53 percent) said they plan to spend $50 or more on their most expensive gift this holiday season, according to a survey from CreditCards.com. About 12 percent of adults said they don’t plan to buy any gifts at all. 

That leaves quite a few shoppers somewhere between the two extremes. If you fall somewhere in the middle on how much you would like to spend on gifts, this list of ideas for gifts priced $25 or less is for you.

Crosby by Mollie Burch ornaments, $10, crosbybymollieburch.com: Atlanta-based brand Crosby by Mollie Burch was founded in 2015. In addition to offering a line of women’s clothing that helps support victims of sex trafficking, the brand also has created porcelain ornaments featuring favorite Crosby prints on both sides. Each ornament has a gold ribbon to loop onto the tree.

Corksickle Classic Stemless Tumbler, $22.95, corksickle.com: Drinks stay cool or warm in this 12-ounce stemless, triple-insulated tumbler with a shatterproof clear lid. Cold drinks stay cold for nine or more hours, and warm drinks stay warm for three hours.

Great Minds Aristotle Number Puzzle, $14, uncommongoods.com: Make math a fun game with Aristotle’s Number Puzzle from the Great Minds series. Like the Greek philosopher and founder of Western science after which the puzzle is named, players will keep their minds occupied by figuring out how to arrange numbered tiles so that each row gives the same total.

PopSockets for smartphones, $10, Target: Techies can keep tabs on their phones at all times with a PopSocket, which attaches mobile devices to any surface. One or two PopSockets can serve as a base when you want hands-free viewing. It is collapsible and can be repositioned at any time.

Ulta Pretty and Pink 67-piece collection, $25, Ulta.com: This online exclusive features 67 beauty essentials from Ulta including eight eyeshadow quads, eight concealers in pink, yellow, green, lavender, light, medium, tan and dark; one face palette with a matte bronzer, pink blush, translucent setting powder, champagne highlighter and banana setting powder and much more.

AWOEZ 4x30 Night Scope Binoculars, $10, Amazon.com: Girls and boys will love these night vision binoculars, which also feature a pop-up spotlight. The binoculars are designed to be used by kids ages 3 and older.

AvoSeedo Avocado Tree Starter kit, $20, uncommongoods.com: Foodies can grow their own avocados with an avocado tree starter kit. Users only need to insert the seed of an avocado into the pod and float it in the water until the plant begins to sprout.

Lipper Bamboo Folding iPad Stand, $25, Kohls.com: IPads get a boost with a bamboo stand that offers three adjustable viewing angles for the perfect positioning. The stand folds up easily for travel and fits most iPads.


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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.