The Design Twins’ Best Holiday Gift Guide Under $25

Enjoy our Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide with Holiday Gifts under $25!

It is always better to give than to receive. To help you do it with style and ease (and without breaking your budget) we’ve created our best holiday gift guide. Each one of these awesome gifts is under $25 and is sure to please even the most challenging on your list.

cozy christmas fireplace christmas tree

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And if you haven’t already be sure to check out our most recent blog post ‘Making Merry this Holiday Season with Family Traditions‘ where we share about how Better Homes & Gardens products from Walmart help us honor family traditions and create new lasting memories all season long.

#1 Holiday Gift: Buffalo Check Sherpa Throw

This holiday gift wins the title for “Most Versatile Gift.” It’s perfect for boys and girls, moms and dads, literally any age. Why? Because we all love a soft, cozy throw. This luxurious Sherpa blanket is cute, functional, and ideal for the hard-t0-please person on your list. Both Jodie’s and my families own this throw. Among all our blankets this is the one that all our children fight over. It is simply the softest, coziest blanket we’ve ever owned.

The darling buffalo check comes in a variety of color combinations, and the style is totally on-trend for all the decorators on your list. At an amazing price point of $14.93 you can get one for everyone.

cozy fireplace christmas decor with festive stockings and garlands

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cozy warm buffalo plaid blanket and mini christmas tree

Here it is in the red and black buffalo check version. We love them both, don’t you?

#2: Home Fragrance Gift Set

Another winning holiday gift idea is home fragrance. Home fragrance is much more easily selected than personal fragrance. Every home can use this. Better Homes & Gardens products sold exclusively at Walmart has gift sets that are both beautiful and a great value. Your main challenge with be choosing which one. Luckily, you can’t go wrong.

christmas presents under the tree

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The sets come beautifully packaged so all you need to do is add a card and a bow and they’re ready to give. We love the price. Originally $11.97 they are on sale for $8.00 while supplies last (plus free shipping).

holiday home frangrance candles ad room spray

The home fragrance sets include a beautiful votive, a reed diffuser, and room spray. My three favorite holiday fragrance sets are “Season of Joy” (pictured above), “Spicy Cinnamon Stick,” and “Fresh Cut Frasier.” You’ll love all of these holiday gift sets, and you can’t you beat the price. While you’re at it don’t forget to select one for yourself.

holiday scents and fragrance

#3: Christmas Dish

What is better than a homemade treat from your kitchen? Whether you bake something sweet and decadent or cook up your favorite savory recipe, presentation is always key. Why not put it in one of Better Homes & Gardens festive holiday serving dishes? This way you give something that will remind them of you year after year.

traditional holiday bakeware


Homemade holiday gift rice krispy treat wreaths

Jodie and I aren’t much for cooking (as we’ve confessed once or twice). But when the holidays roll around, we really do love to bake. We are usually watching our waistlines so our favorite reason to bake is when we are gifting it to others. We may sneak a bite or two of course.

holiday baking easy entertaining family traditions

These beautiful platters and dishes make the ideal holiday gift that keeps on giving year after year. Reese didn’t want to let this one go. Many of the platters and dishes are available in store. Some are also available online. Click on the dishes below to shop:

#4: Golden Lanterns

As decorators we love to give elements that showcase our style. It is extra meaningful for Jodie and me to give gifts that help us share our love of decorating. We are totally enamored by the beauty and versatility of these gold lanterns from Better Homes & Gardens collection sold exclusively at Walmart.

farmhouse style holiday decor merry christmas sign and stockings

Their classic style would be at home in virtually any home, from the ultra-modern home to their farmhouse style and everything in between. They sparkle in any decor.

holiday candle light decor

We also love how easy they are to use and decorate. I filled each one with some pinecones and a faux flicker candle. Just tie a festive Christmas bow to the handle and it’s ready to give. Imagine giving this at a party to a holiday hostess. It would be the star of the event.

wood deer holiday decor

When we think about holiday gift giving, value and practicality are always big considerations. We love that these lanterns can be used all year long and decorated for each season. They never need to be put away. That’s truly the gift that keeps on giving. Such an incredible value at only $19.94 each. Shop online or in Walmart stores for a large variety of lantern options.

#5 Holiday Gift: Birch Star Hurricane

When I saw this candle holder I was smitten. It looks just like a real birch log. I’m always looking for unique ways to add a little glow to a table or vignette. All on its own I think this makes a great holiday gift. It’s perfect decor for the holiday season, but also can be used all year long. It is all glass on the inside, so it is a very safe way to allow a real candle to burn in the home.

holiday star candle votive gift idea

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Click on the hurricane below to shop:

cozy christmas corner with wicker chair and evergreen accents

#6 Holiday Gift: Metal & Glass Lanterns

Our final holiday gift idea are these gorgeous metal and glass lanterns. They come in three sizes. Here I have shown the trio, but they can be a darling gift on their own or in any combination. I love their simplicity for any décor.

warm candle glowing vignette

At their price, $14.66, $11.87 and $8.87, they are a fabulous choice for design and style on a budget. Add pillar candles, faux flicker candles, or votive candles and voila: instant ambiance to any room.

cozy holiday pillows and chrismtas living room

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For more holiday gift ideas, check out Good Housekeeping’s Best DIY Christmas Gift Ideas.

candle holiday gift idea

In this season of giving our list can be long. So we need to be sure what we choose is value-priced, versatile, and will be well received. There are a lot of holiday gifts to think about:

  • hostess gifts
  • neighbor gifts
  • charitable donations
  • service provider thank you gifts
    • mail person
    • hair stylist
    • gardener
    • cleaners
    • whomever you rely upon during the year
  • teacher gifts
  • friends & family

Putting thought into a gift shows the person you care, even more than the money you spend. Especially in this fast-paced world of ours, it means so much to take the time, select a gift and present it with a word of kindness and gratitude.

Even when a monetary gift is what is expected I like to add a personal, caring touch by presenting the monetary thank you along with a chosen gift. Remember, time and thought means a lot.

We sure hope our Holiday Gift Guide was helpful and that your gift giving is made easier by our ideas.

Happiest of Holidays to you and your families.

With love and gratitude,

jodie & julie


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  1. Lynndee says:

    There are some great ideas in here – thank you! And I hope you both have a wonderful Christmas! – Lynndee

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw Lynndee, We are very delighted you enjoyed! Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind reply. Not many people take the time, and we want you to know how very much appreciated it is. With blessings & love this holiday season and all year long, Julie & Jodie

      • Lee Ann says:

        Hey ladies! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas & a wonderful New Year ahead! There’s no greater relationship than that of a sister! My sister & I are actually building a home together….hoping to move in mid month. I have a question… can you tell me where you got those beautiful Christmas stockings that read Jingle & Merry? I’m in love & they’re just what I’ve been looking for for our new fireplace mantle! Thank you so much, Lee Ann

        • jjdesigntwins says:

          Hi Lee Ann, Aw, thank you so much. We’re so happy you’re enjoying our blog and decor ideas. Those Christmas stockings are made by Mud Pie brand. However, this company makes new styles each year, and these are about 3 years old. Sadly, I don’t think they are available anywhere. You might search for the brand to find their new styles, and perhaps you’ll find another you like too. Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  2. sharon says:

    You two are the cutest and as always have great inspo!! Great guide. Thanks for sharing

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh Sharon, What a love you are! Thank you ever so much. You really don’t know how much your sweet daily messages of kindness and support mean. We can’t say enough. May God continue to bless us all as we journey side by side. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  3. La Donna Sullivan says:

    Home tour wonderful, as well as the gift ideas!❤❤

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you sweet La Donna! Hope your holidays were wonderful. Many blessings for a fabulous 2019. We hope you continue to enjoy all our posts. Love, Julie & Jodie

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