The Verge under $25 gift guide 2019

 theverge.com  12/04/2019 13:00:00   Verge Staff

When you are gift-giving on a budget, it can sometimes feel difficult to find the right gift for the right price. But a great gift doesnt have to cost a small fortune. Even if you are working within a limited price range, there are lots of potentially great gift ideas for all types of people.

And so, with the help of The Verge staffs accumulated knowledge, weve come up with a list of gift suggestions that wont break the bank. From the $7 Mairico kitchen shears to a $25 PDP Faceoff Nintendo Switch controller, weve got 10 great gift ideas whether you need something for a friend, loved one, co-worker, or secret Santa or white elephant recipient.

Baum-Kuchen Idea notebook

Sometimes you just need an analog place to put your ideas. These notebooks are ideally suited for the task with 72 pages of gridded paper. Theyre perfect for sketches, diagrams, or written text  whatever helps you get your ideas out. Price: ~$11
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Baum-Kuchen

CB2 Black Dip Large Mug

This two-tone mug looks great and wont break the bank. Why start your morning by drinking coffee out of a clear mug you got from a random event when you can begin your day with a little more style. Price: ~$7
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CB2

Mairico heavy-duty kitchen shears

Kitchen scissors are an often-overlooked but incredibly useful tool to have in your home. Whether you need to cut meat, trim flowers, open packages, crack nuts, or even open a bottle, these scissors are great for all of your kitchen needs. Price: ~$7
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Amazon

1Password subscription

If your loved ones are ignoring your (very sensible) advice to set up and use a password manager, then get them this. They might just feel guilty enough to actually use it. Price: $10 to $100
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1Password

PDP Faceoff Deluxe+ Switch Controller

PDPs wired Switch controller plugs into your dock and enables some things that arent possible with Nintendos own Pro controller. You can plug in headphones for private listening and voice chat in supported games. Price: ~$25
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Amazon
Walmart

Beam Electronics Universal Smartphone Car Air Vent Mount

This simple but well-designed air vent mount grips your phone safely, opens at the touch of a button, and provides space for a power cord and audio cord (provided your phone still uses one). Price: ~$13
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Amazon

Magnetic Personalities

Need some inspiration? These finger puppet versions of famous writers, scientists, and politicians are magnetized so they can stick to your monitor. Or you can just pop one on your finger and pretend youre conversing with Sigmund Freud, Jane Austen, Langston Hughes, or Schrodingers cat. Price: ~$7
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Magnetic Personalities

Railroad Ink

Railroad Ink is a compact and simple game about trying to draw a better train network than your friends based on dice rolls of different intersections of tracks. Even though you are all using the same pieces, how the networks actually look at the end will be very different. Price: ~$20
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Amazon

Shark Socks

Theyre socks. Theyre sharks. Theyre shark socks! And they look like a cozy knit shark is about to eat your feet. What else do you need? Price: ~$10
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Amazon

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

This is Leckies first fantasy novel. Much like her Imperial Radch science fiction series, it tells the story from the perspective of someone who doesnt think or process things the way a human does. In this story about how gods and humans coexist in this fantasy world, it helps to draw a starker contrast on how different they are. Price: ~$10
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Amazon
Walmart

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