10 Gifts Under $25: A Target Holiday Gift Guide

Target offers many great gift options for students on a budget. (Courtesy of Ava Erickson/The Fordham Ram)

Target offers many great gift options for students on a budget. (Courtesy of Ava Erickson/The Fordham Ram)

Jaqueline Delia, Contributing Writer

With the holidays just around the corner, I have been on a lookout for potential presents for the upcoming festive season. However, being a college student on a budget limits my options. That’s why I decided to do gifts for under $25 this year that are great quality, practical and fun for anyone who receives them! 

Paint-By-Number Canvas Kit Coastal Landscape – Mondo Llama ($15.99): A perfect gift for seasoned and beginner artists alike. You don’t need any painting experience for this gift to be fun, useful and travel friendly. It’s perfect for a snowy day activity. Online reviewer AmandaY said: 

I absolutely loved this! I am not an artist and have a hard time just drawing a straight line, let alone painting.. BUT this was so easy to follow and it looks so good! It comes with everything you need to paint and hang it up! I can’t wait to try the next ones coming in the mail!!”

Starbucks Tall Travel Mug with Coffee ($16.99): For all the coffee lovers out there, this little Starbucks gift set is a perfect present. Complete with a limited edition mug and Starbucks’ holiday blend, this will save you a trip to your local Starbucks. 

Heyday Small Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Loop ($19.99): This portable speaker is a great gift for anyone. It comes in four different colors and is water resistant, making it perfect for the beach, shower, or pretty much anywhere you can think of. Online reviewer Haley said: “The sound is loud for how small it is, and it’s extremely portable. It connects easily to Bluetooth and doesn’t take long to charge. I would definitely recommend it!”

Heyday 6000mAh Powerbank ($19.99 – $24.99): If you’re like me and constantly on the go, having a portable charger that can fit in pockets or small bags is a must. This charger comes in three different colors and can give your phone the extra juice you need. Great in emergency situations or just for life on the go, this portable charger is an excellent gift idea. 

Fresh Pop Electric Popcorn maker ($19.99 – $24.99): Coming in three different colors, this electric popcorn maker is an amazing gift idea for any household or dorm. It comes in a small size, doesn’t require oil and looks cute in any room. It’s very useful for movie nights. 

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) – Charcoal ($19.99): On sale for 50% off, the Amazon Echo Dot is a high quality gift. Easy to use, it is a fun and practical household item that is effective for any generation using it. Online reviewer Johnson said: “Love it! I give it as a gift to my older relatives and help them set it up and they can’t believe with the app how simple to setting it up and using it is.”

National Lampoon 8oz Glass Classic Moose Mug ($19.99): Even if you haven’t seen “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” these moose mugs will bring holiday cheer to your dishware collection. Great for eggnog, Santa’s milk or hot cocoa, you can’t go wrong with these mugs.

Ignite By SPRI Pull Up Bar – Black ($19.99): Need a way to exercise when at home but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on machines? Pull up bars at home are great alternatives. SPRI created a product that is easy to instill in home and an awesome gift for a gym rat.

Sherpa Bed Rest Pillow – Room Essentials ($18.99): Seen in many college dorms, a sherpa bed rest pillow is a comfortable and cozy addition to your room this winter. It comes in eight different colors and makes reading or working in your bed much more comfortable.

PureMist Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser – SpaRoom ($18.69): Having a diffuser in a space not only makes the room smell wonderful, but oils are known to relax the mind. This essential oil diffuser is a great alternative to candles and incense if you are in a no smoke zone.

These gift ideas are inexpensive, but useful and fun. All available at Target for under $25, they are perfect options for any college gifter on a budget.