Holiday Gift Guide: Under 25

Friends, it's that time of year again -- time to open your hearts (and wallets) to the magic of the holiday spirit. It's easy to get caught up the in the whirlwind of Cabbage Patch Kids, Tickle Me Elmos and Zhu Zhu pets, but let's all agree on something: giving gifts should feel good, and getting your post holiday bank statement shouldn't induce an aneurysm. So, kick back and celebrate with a variety of fiscally fun gifts that will have everyone singing joy to the worldΒ  -- all you boys and girls.

holiday gift guide under 25

Gifts for everyone! Clockwise from top left: Marie Gardeski hand soap $20 | Gracia + Selena gold leafed soup bowl $15 | 35mm pinhole camera kit $27 | Stephen Crowhurst playing cards $14.

holiday gift guide under 25

Groovy expandable vinyl bags made from recycled billboards collapse into flat discs for easy packing. Stretch Bag $16.

cashmere arm warmers

Stay warm Cyndi Lauper style: recycled cashmere and angora arm warmers by cashmeredejavu on Etsy $10.

thinkgeek shirts

Shirts for the lovable nerd in your life: My Blood Is Rich In Irony shirt, $12 | Heavy Metal shirt $16.

holiday gift guide under 25

Statement jewelry that won't break the bank: Diamond Ring in red acrylic $12.

holiday gift guide under 25

Rock out with your bling out. Ear buds $10.

holiday gift guide under 25

Part Francis Bacon, part intergalactic apocalypse, 100% awesome. Disco Peak print by Ricky Allman $20.

holiday gift guide under 25

All they want to do is dance. Critters Windup $12.

holiday gift guide under 25

Find out if cats really always land on their feet. Cat-a-pult $10.

holiday gift guide under 25

Streamlined design makes cooking fun tolerable. Sagaform stainless steel and wood cake serving set $22 | Sagaform self watering herb pot $20

holiday gift guide under 25

Ahoy matey! These napkin rings can be custom made with your initials. From Brooklynrehab on Etsy. Set of six $24.

holiday gift guide under 25

High style shakers will add pep to your prep. Icosa by Tai Design $29.

holiday gift guide under 25

Clean your plate and uncover a colorful surprise. Eating brussel sprouts has never been so fun! Poketo's The Middletons series, set of two $24.

holiday gift guide under 25

You know you want to. Fisticup $15.

holiday gift guide under 25

Have some Mondrian with your Lichtenstein. I want these tumblers so badly... $8 each.

holiday gift guide under 25

Drinking makes learning fun. Coastermaths, set of five $22.

holiday gift guide under 25

I know what Karly wants for Christmas... Wild Horses kitchen towel $12.

Shall I admit that I kind of despise Christmas? Whenever December rolls around I get antsy and Grinchy, and I start cursing a lot under (and over) my breath. But this little dude has melted my icy, two sizes too small heart.

holiday gift guide under 25

Happy lil' Christmas gnome, handmade by Stephanie of Even Cleveland. Tie him to presents or hang him from your tree. For $7, that's a whole lot of love.

Tomorrow Karly will be back with a deluge of great gifts under $50, so come on back and bring your checkbook.

I promise it won't hurt a bit.