If you’re looking for popular and best selling gifts this year, I’ve got a list for you! In the years past I’ve shared lots of deals. This year I’m doing things a little differently. Instead I spent hours doing research on some of the top selling items on Amazon. I also incorporated some of my personal favorites to come up with this awesome list of 25 popular gifts for $25 or less. There is something for all ages as well as for the family.
Feel free to add your personal favorites in the comments below. And also, please note that the Amazon prices are listed below but can change at any time. Please confirm before purchasing. Happy shopping!
Popular Gifts under $25 for the Kids:
Elenco Electronic Snap Circuits, Jr. Kit – I’m a sucker for anything educational and fun. It’s no accident this got the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. It will keep your kids engaged. Made for students grades 2 and up it allows for a hands on experience designing and building models of working electrical circuits. The parts snap together and require no tools.
Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set – For the older child who loves art, this is a must have. This 80 piece deluxe art set includes art supplies for drawing, painting and more. It includes color pencils, oil pastels, watercolor cakes, paintbrushes, pencils and accessories. And all of that in a wood case with a snap-shut handle.
Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube – This toy cube provides a musical treat for little ones. The interactive cub teaches how sounds combine and creates 8 Mozart masterpieces. It’s made with soft rounded corner for the little ones. It includes harp, French horn, piano, flute and violin instrument sounds.
Spirograph Deluxe Design Set – I remember playing with this when I was a kid and LOVEd it. This award winning Spirograph Deluxe Design Set is fantastic with all the interlocking gears and wheels. Anyone can draw elegant, spiraling designs. This set includes 19 wheels, 2 rings, 1 rack, spiro-putty, 3 pens, 14 page guide book, design paper and most importantly a storage case for it all.
LEGO Creator Treehouse Interlocking Building Sets – I love LEGOS! This treehouse has two trunks that include a secret trapdoor and red bucket trap. That lots of fun for the lego fan on your gift list.
Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether – It might sound crazy to spend this much on a giraffe but my kids and my nieces alike have absolutely loved Sophie. Sophie is Phthalates and BPA free and is made with 100% natural rubber and food paint. They are each individually hand painted.
Crayola Sketch Wizard – Draw from 2D, 3D smartphones and tablets. You can even draw from photographs. This is great tool for any kid that loves to draw and wants to duplicate some of their favorite pictures.
POOF-Slinky – Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit – Your young scientists will learn the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of basic science tools. They’ll be able to create an erupting, color changing volcano as well as 10 other step by step science experiments.
Fashion Headbands – Get creative with your child creating an array of satin headbands with rhinestones, flowers, feathers, ribbons and more. You’ll be able to create 10 accessories with this activity.
Amaze ‘N’ Marbles Classic Wood Construction Set – This one is for kids five and older in the household. This all natural wood, 60 piece construction set will have you creating endless maze combinations. The marbles travel through your specially designed maze with slanting holes and channels.
Popular Gifts under $25 for Her:
Muk Luks Women’s Legwarmer Knit-Cuff Slipper Bootie – Warm their feet with these warm slipper booties featuring a roll-down cuff with button. They have a grippy indoor sole. I love these and wear them around the house all the time in the winter months.
Alex and Ani Rafaelian Wire Bangle Bracelet – These handmade bracelets are made from recycled material. They feature the initial of our choice and three stamped Alex and Ani charms.
real Techniques Core Collection Set – These synthetic taklon bristles are perfect for someone who loves a good set of makeup brushes. The set includes a detailer brush, pointed foundation brush, buffing brush, contour brush and brush case. It is highly rated!
Lucky Love Knitted Boot Cuffs – These cute boot toppers are perfect for wearing with boots and and other short style shoes. They are available in cream, black, grey, mocha and maroon.
Classic Cashmere Feel Winter Scarf – This beautiful acrylic scarf has a cashmere feel. I love the plaid look and it comes in quite a few different styles. It’s perfect for everyday over a sweater or with your coat.
Popular Gifts under $25 for Him:
Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Easy Clean Lid – This auto-seal travel mug is perfect for the guy on the move who loves his caffeine. The double wall vacuum insulated stainles steal keep beverages hot for up to 5 hours or cold for up to 12 hours. It’s lid is top rack dishwasher safe and it’s 100% BPA free.
Carhartt Men’s Watch Hat – This is what my dad and my brother wear outside. And I know if they wear it, it’s a good hat. My brother farms and works outside quite a bit during the winter months with my dad. They love this hat and I love the frugal price. The hat is made with stretchable rib-knit fabric and is 100% acrylic. It comes in a variety of colors.
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream – This is the perfect gift (or stocking stuffer) for the working man’s hands. This odorless concentrated formula is guaranteed to bring relief in days. And it’s made in the USA!
U.S. Polo Assn. Sport Men’s Watch – This analog display watch has a rubber strap and two town flag logo on the dial. It features daily alarm, timer, back-light, day and date functions, and red second hand. It is also water-resistant to 30 m.
Charcoal Companion Grill Station – No more running plates out to the grill with this grill station. One tray has ridges and is marked RAW. The other one is marked COOKED. I love this idea and wish I had invented it.
Popular Gifts under $25 for the Family:
Qwirkle Board Game – This is a game that everyone in your family can play together. It’s one of our personal favorites. It also happens to be Mindware’s best selling game of all time. It has enough strategy for the adults but the shapes allow for younger kids to be a part of the fun.
Presto PopLite Hot Air Popper – Our family loves our air popper! You can pop your popcorn faster in it than in the microwave. You can use regular or gourmet popcorn in the air popper which is much cheaper than buying the microwave bags. This is perfect for family movie night!
Melissa & Doug Suspend – This exciting balancing game can be played by 1 – 4 players. It’s a challenge and great for many ages. Plus, it’s always good to develop hand-eye coordination, cognitive skills and interpersonal skills, right?
5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger – Solve the charging problems with this five port charger. You can charge any combination of phones, tablets or other USB-charged devices simultaneously.
Ravensburger Labyrinth – Here’s another awesome game for you. It’s for ages 8 and up and because I loved the movie Labyrinth as a child (weird?) I am really excited about this board game.
**Amazon prices are subject to change at any time. Please confirm prices before purchase.