Fun Christmas Gift Ideas under $25

So you want to find fun Christmas gift ideas for your friends and loved ones. That’s fantastic! Giving practical gifts are all well and good as it helps ensure that those you care about have everything they need in order to venture into the New Year, but Christmas gifts shouldn’t just be about what people need or expect. It is important to remind others (and yourself) that Christmas is a not just a season for giving, but a season for sharing gentle embraces and laughter as well. Thus, providing one or two fun mini-gifts along with your main ‘Santa Gift’ is a great way to spread some smiles! And I can help provide you with a few fun ideas right away that are all under $25!

Are you ready? Here they come!

Legendary Loch Ness Monster Tea Infuser

Price: CAD$15 (Free shipping with Amazon Prime)


I don’t know about you, but I have always been bonkers for Nessie! Who wouldn’t be? The creature is portrayed as a gigantic lovable dinosaur who lives in the Loch Ness Lake in Scotland- and now he can live in your tea while delivering your favourite flavours! The infuser is made from silicone and is dishwasher safe.

YAMAZAKI home Animal Card-Holder

Price: CAD$13.37 (Free shipping with Amazon Prime)

Much like the Loch Ness Monster infuser- these animal card-holders are also made of silicone. They are rich in colour and design, and are great for holding small cards or memos. The holders come in the shapes of turtles, hedgehogs and armadillos. (CLICK HERE to see the different colour options).

HIDE A KEY Realistic Rock Outdoor Key Holder

Price: CAD$16.93 + 4.95 Shipping

We all know that hiding a spare key to your home outdoors isn’t the safest thing to do these days. HOWEVER, if you are super creative, there are ways of hiding your key outside where only YOU will find it- and this item is one of them! The key holder is made of highly realistic design to fool anyone into believing that it is just another rock in your garden. But secretly it opens up so you can hide your spare key inside it. A great gift for anyone who has a habit of locking themselves out of their house 😉 It would also make a great gag-gift or holder for extra planting seed.

The Recycling Bin Mug by BigMouth Inc.

Price: CAD$12.99 (Free shipping with Amazon Prime)

Do you have a friend or loved one who’s constantly being badgered by their other half to take-out the recycling? If so, they would probably get a huge kick out of this novelty mug! The item is ceramic and made to look like the blue recycling bins for those who are environmentally conscious 🙂  The mug can hold up to 12 ounces of fluid, but must be hand washed only. A very amusing gift indeed! (I want to get one for my hubby 😉 )

Get Shit Done: Bullet Grid Journal

Price: CAD$11.95 (Free shipping with Amazon Prime)

Yep, this sounds familiar! Life can be extremely demanding- we work, go to school, take care of our family and pets- and it is so hard to remember everything else we planned to do during the weeks to come. So in most cases- we just don’t bother. But having a journal around would go a long way to being more productive! Especially when the journal has a humerus title to remind us! I bet if someone were to keep this by their bedside they would remember that being productive is both important and fun!

It’s a gift that’s both practical and jolly… works for me!

Post-it Cat Figure Pop-up Note Dispenser

Price: CAD$20.85 (Free shipping with Amazon Prime)

Not very many people use physical posted notes anymore, but even if we don’t use them for work reminders or grocery lists- we can still use them to leave little love messages for our partners 🙂 And it’s really hard (in my opinion) to not use small slips of paper when they are being given to you by an adorable little kitty! That’s right. This cute device dispenses post-it notes. If you need to get a fun gift for a cat lover- you can’t go wrong with this one!


That’s all the ‘fun’ gifts I have for now folks, but I hope you got a kick out of this article as well as some really cool ideas for the upcoming holiday! Please feel free to leave a comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Also, feel free to check out my 7 inexpensive table decorations article.

8 Replies to “Fun Christmas Gift Ideas under $25”

  1. I love giving cute little gifts like this although not always appreciated by the receiver lol My hubby and I are constantly arguing about recycling so I really like the recycle bin mug

    Thanks for these cute gift ideas!

    1. You are most welcome Pam! I am so glad you enjoyed the article- and the Mug! (Heehee) It is a definite crowd pleasure for sure.
      I have a few friends who arn’t the greatest give givers also, as they often give me gift cards to clothing stores that don’t sell clothes that fit me. But that’s alright! I love that they thought of me, and I enjoy giving gifts more than I enjoy receiving them, so there is really no disappointment on my end!

      I hope to hear from you again soon Pam.
      Sincerely yours,
      Darc’ie

  2. Hi! Thank you for sharing all this gift ideas.
    I have a friend that loves cats, and i think that post-it cat figure is a very good idea. The price is not too bad too.
    Great ideas by the way!
    All the best!

    1. Awe, thank you Hanna!
      I’m a cat lover also. (I have a cat) So I am partial to that gift idea also. I think any cat lover would like it really-
      The price is a tad high in my opinion, but if the quality of the product is good and the expression on the receivers face was also amazing that it is worth it. 🙂

      Hope to hear from you again.
      Sincerely yours,
      Darc’ie

  3. I like the Post-it Cat Dispenser. This is something that many may like it since its use is common and a goo way for people to reach out to write something and paste it up so that no task is being forgotten. Thanks for sharing all these lovely ideas.

    1. Hi Jeffrey! I think the cat dispenser is turning out to be a favourite for a lot of people. That’s awesome! I too love the idea also.
      You are more than welcome for the post, and I hope you will drop by again soon for more great Christmas news!

      Sincerely yours,
      Darc’ie

  4. I’m more of a practical gift giver. I prefer things that have a function so naturally, the HIDE A KEY Realistic Rock Outdoor Key Holder is my choice. Thanks for the great idea!

    1. That one is a fave of mine as well 🙂 I enjoy giving both practical and fun gifts. That way not all the gifts my loved ones receive will be predictable. Plus, as I mentioned above- Christmas is about laughter and love, so not all gifts need to be practical.

      Thanks so much for your comment!

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