15 Great Ideas for Last-Minute Holiday Gifts on Amazon for Under $25

Thanks to fast shipping and a huge selection, there’s no shortage of options even if you wait until the last minute to shop.
Updated May 1, 2024
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There are very few products that you can’t get on Amazon, which is the true juggernaut of retailers. Whether it’s clothing, electronics, decor, or toys, you are sure to find an endless array of options while browsing the retailer’s offerings.

Since the store has such a vast selection, you may benefit from these tips to get more from shopping at Amazon. Fortunately, you’re sure to find great gifts on the site for everyone on your list — even when you’re shopping at the last minute.

Tile bluetooth tracker

Courtesy of Amazon Tile bluetooth tracker

There’s always that one person in your family or friend circle who’s constantly losing their keys. For $17.99 ($24.99 list price), spare them the headache with this Bluetooth tracker that they can attach to their keys, purse, and more. 

You can even customize the device to contain your contact information if you lose your items in public.

Tory Burch perfume

Courtesy of Amazon Tory Burch Eau de Parfum

As much as we’d all love to be able to give expensive Tory Burch handbags and accessories as gifts, that would break the bank pretty quickly. 

Instead, surprise the discerning consumer in your life with Tory Burch perfume for a mere $11.50 (list price $12.95). It’s only a 0.05-ounce container, but a little goes a long way.

Skillmatics Catch the Crook game

Courtesy of Amazon Catch the Crook board game

Looking for a fun game that also takes a bit of strategy? We’ve got you covered with the Skillmatics Catch the Crook game for $17.58 (list price $21.97). 

Suitable for all players ages 8 and above, this analog form of entertainment is sure to bring the family together. It also invites a little bit of mystery to your party or gathering.

Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker

Courtesy of Amazon Baby Yoda bluetooth mini speaker

One of the best things about “The Mandalorian” is, of course, Baby Yoda. The character is immensely popular with “Star Wars” aficionados of all ages. 

Surprise the fan in your life with a cute Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker for only $19.34. You won’t need to make extra money to pay for holiday expenses to afford this gem.

Gaiam yoga mat

Courtesy of Amazon Gaiam yoga mat

Gaiam is a reliable brand known for making quality yoga products, like this yoga mat on sale for $23.06 (list price $34.99). You can choose from a nice variety of colors and patterns depending on the recipient’s aesthetics. 

Over 18,000 customers give the product 4.7 out of 5 stars, which is a super solid endorsement.

Hesef cheese board set

Courtesy of Amazon Hecef wood board with knife

Wondering what to get the foodie in your family or skilled home chef co-worker? Hesef manufactures a cheese board set that comes with two utensils for $15.19 (list price $18.99). 

Made of acacia wood, each board is unique, easy to maintain, and should last a long time when cared for properly.

Commercial Chef cast iron skillet

Courtesy of Amazon Commercial Chef cast iron skillet

Another great kitchen gift option is this Commercial Chef cast iron skillet. This item is especially good for folks who only cook for one or two people, or for a home chef who needs a smaller option (6.5 inches). 

It’s extremely affordable at only $9.90 (list price $14.99). It also comes pre-seasoned, but reviewers suggest seasoning it yourself as well.

Barillio bar shaker set

Courtesy of Amazon Barillio Bartender Cocktail Shaker Kit

If you’re shopping for a beverage enthusiast as opposed to a foodie, we recommend this Barillio bar shaker set. What sets this apart for us is the rose copper finish and good price of $24.99. 

It comes with a muddler, a jigger, a mixer, a spoon, a pourer, and a velvet bag to hold everything. Nearly 10,000 customers rate this set at 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Urban Decay eyeliner

Courtesy of Amazon Urban Decay waterproof black eyeliner

You can’t go wrong with a classic black eyeliner for the makeup lover in your life. That’s why this Urban Decay eye pencil gets our endorsement, a brand known for edgy and high-quality products. 

It’s $23, which may seem like a lot, but that’s pretty affordable for an eyeliner that’s actually durable and long-lasting.

Mind-Glowing mini moon lamp

Courtesy of Amazon Mini moon lamp decoration

It’s branded as a kid’s decor piece, but the Mind-Glowing mini moon lamp is sure to be a hit with children and adult space fans alike. 

The 3.5-inch option costs $11.96 (list price $15.95), and will light up any bedroom or nursery. There are also larger options if you don’t mind spending a bit more money.

Flora Guard gardening tool set

Courtesy of Amazon Flora Guard gardening tool kit

The gardener you’re shopping for probably already has some tools of their own, but do they have colorful tools like those in this Flora Guard gardening tool set

It’s $13.59 (list price $25.89) and contains a trowel, a cultivator, and pruning shears. We’re fans of the red floral-printed option, but the purple one is also cute.

Kate Spade pen set

Courtesy of Amazon Kate spade black ink pen set

Wondering what to get your co-worker that will impress them? Check out this sophisticated Kate Spade pen set for just $19.95 — yes, that price surprised us, too. 

You get a total of five pens in a chic dot and stripes design, or you can opt for leopard or floral print options. These will make anyone’s office space a little more stylish.

Godiva chocolates

Courtesy of Amazon Godiva truffle chocolate 3 box variety pack

If you want to get something delicious for your friend with an incorrigible sweet tooth, spring for this 3-pack of assorted Godiva truffles. For $24.99, you get dessert truffles, birthday cake truffles, and classic assorted masterpieces. 

We like the eclectic variety that you get with this, buffed by the reputation of a solid brand.

Blk & Bold coffee

Courtesy of Amazon BLK & BOLD 2 pack bags of ground coffee

Looking to support a Black-owned business that’s putting out great products this holiday season? Look no further than this Blk & Bold coffee 2-pack. For $19.48 (list price $25.98), you’ll get 24 total ounces of ground, fair-trade certified brew. 

This is a great stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift, too, as who doesn’t love coffee?

Lego holiday penguin

Courtesy of Amazon Lego Christmas penguin

There’s usually at least one kiddo on your holiday shopping list who can be difficult to shop for. A safe bet for the young person in your life is the Lego Christmas penguin, which is both fun and festive. 

Suitable for children 8 and older, this cute penguin will occupy their time on a snowy Christmas morning.

Bottom line

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Most of us have to make a budget for the holidays in order to get something for everyone on our list. Fortunately, Amazon makes shopping for gifts on a budget relatively easy, even if you’ve waited until the last minute.

There’s no shame in just putting cash in a card if you’ve run out of time, though, as it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving. So, if you can’t find that perfect item, Benjamins will do the trick.

Author Details

Cat Lafuente Cat Lafuente is a Florida-based writer and editor with extensive experience in digital and print content spaces. Her own personal finance journey — particularly consolidating debt and paying it off, in turn boosting her credit score and becoming a homeowner — inspired her to join the FinanceBuzz team; she hopes she can help others do the same.

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