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25 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25

Updated on November 4, 2014

Attending a Christmas party and just heard about some unexpected guests that you didn’t plan for? Well then you need some last minute Christmas gift ideas, and quick!

Here’s a list of 25 last minute Christmas gift ideas broken down by categories: Kids, him, and her:

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Gifts for Kids

  • Doc McStuffins doctor dress up kit: Young kids love to roleplay, especially if they are fans of this cute show! Need a similar gift for a boy? Here’s the boy version of this kit.

  • Legos treehouse set: Kids love legos and this particular set is great for any gender!

  • Step stone kit: Kids of any age can leave their mark on the world! They can make something to hang in their room, or add their own special touch to the garden!

  • Melissa & Doug pull-back vehicle set: These soft cars are the perfect gift for any toddler who is interested in cars! (Many young girls play with cars, too!)

  • Tegu Magbot magnetic block set: Magnetic blocks and robots? Sounds like a good time!

  • Spin Art: Kids will stay busy and entertained for hours with this little contraption! Supply them with some extra paper, too!

  • Olaf's in Trouble: The game Trouble with a Frozen twist. Kids are going crazy over Frozen; it’s definitely the hot Disney movie right now!

  • Clue Jr.: Rather than having the kids solve a murder case (so violent!), remove the violence and replace it with a missing cake instead. Who took the cake?

  • Minecraft handbook box set: If you have children in the family ages 8-13 or even older, chances are, they are a Minecraft fan. This is the perfect gift for any Minecraft gamer!


Gifts for Him

  • Craft brew beer sampler glasses: Many men can appreciate this set of glasses, as with wine, beer has specific glasses to go with each one, too!

  • Whiskey chilling stones: Good for whiskey or any other beverage, alcoholic or not! These will chill your drink and keep it cool.

  • Grilling utensils: A nice set of utensils for grilling, barbecuing, or smoking might be the perfect gift idea for the King of the Grill. Pair with some delicious rubs for a complete gift set.

  • Newton's cradle: Office worker, working those long hours? This is a terrific gift for any busy man’s desk!

  • Chelsea Market cookbook: If you’re a foodie, chances are, you know of Chelsea Market in New York City and the wonderful food there. Taste some of that food right in your own kitchen with this cookbook!

  • Scene It? Seinfeld edition: Seinfeld fan? Enough said! This is the perfect game to see if he really knows his Seinfeld!

  • Leather Bible: Is the gift for a man of God? How about a nice Bible or devotional?

  • Padfolio: Perfect for the working man always on the go, the Padfolio has everything that will help him to stay organized and write down those brilliant ideas of his!


Gifts for Her

  • Stemless wine glass set: Stems just give wine glasses something easier to break, if you ask me! Give the gift of stemless glasses!

  • Wine aerator: This is the fancy way to serve wine and make it taste better. If you have a wine connoisseur in the family, be sure to pick up one of these for her!

  • Poo-Pourri gift set: Although this seems like it would be a gag gift, it would actually be secretly loved and used until it’s gone! No woman likes doing the dirty deed in public because we are stuck in the notion that doing your business is gross. Now, nobody has to know!

  • Back seat organizer: Perfect for the mom always on the go, this will hold all of the kids’ essentials while keeping the car nice and tidy!

  • Wax warmer: We love it when our homes smell nice, and this is one of those things that can do the job! Include a few different wax melts, too.

  • Throw blanket: A cozy throw blanket is one of my favorite go-to gift ideas when I have no idea what to get someone! The best part, you can find a nice one at nearly any store! That'll make your last-minute shopping a bit easier!

  • Flowering tea set: Does she really love tea? Then you certainly won’t go wrong with this flowering teapot!

  • Peacock tea/coffee cup set: If you are opting for a tea or coffee gift, this might just be what you are looking for! Such a beautiful piece that you almost don’t want to drink from because it’s so pretty!

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Christmas Gift Card Ideas

If you're absolutely out of time, a Christmas gift card is a fast and easy solution to your last minute Christmas shopping needs.

Gift cards are nice on their own, but consider making them a bit more fun to open by putting it inside of a brain teasing maze puzzle or tied to a fun Christmas ornament. That way, they still have something to open!


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