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Shop birthday gifts from Drunk Elephant, Amazon and Nini and Loli.

EVERYONE'S BEEN THERE. FREQUENTLY SEARCHING Google and Amazon for the "perfect gift," especially something affordable. Luckily, there are plenty of thoughtful yet inexpensive birthday gifts on the market to surprise even the most hard-to-please person in your life.

Manready Mercantile's all-leather coasters will ensure a drink doesn't ruin their desk for the boss you've been trying to impress. Beauty brand Drunk Elephant has a mini facial balm that any beauty obsessor would love. And we found vacation-worthy earrings for the lady in your life.

This year, no matter who's on your list, shop the best gifts under $25 and save some search time.


Tiny Planetarium

$13

Surprise your young explorer with a mini planetarium that can transform their bedroom walls into the night sky. The 3-inch projector comes with a disk, 12 constellations, and a miniature book about the mythology and lore of the stars.

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Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial  Local

$18

Good skincare routines are essential even when blessed with youth. Drunk Elephant's midi electrolyte water facial is excellent for a busy teen with a busy schedule. Since it comes in a compact size, the bottle can be easily tossed in gym bags for on-the-go use after practice or thrown in an overnight bag for a sleepover.

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Fat Brains Hey Clay Animals

$22

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This adorable clay kit features six animal characters along with 3D interactive step-by-step instructions on how to mold them. Kids of all ages will love to put their creative skills to the test and become amateur sculptors.

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LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit

$20

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If you want to give a timeless gift with a unique twist, LEGO has a movie kit that makes stop-motion animation easy and accessible. Kids as young as eight can get in touch with their inner Wes Anderson and create mini-movies in as little as an hour.

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Wootrip Mini Karaoke Microphone

$17

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We all have a Celine Dion in the family. Gift them the microphone they deserve with The Mini Karaoke mic from Wootrip. Connect the cord to a phone or speaker, and they're set for solo practice, including backup tunes. 

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Kitsch Satin Heatless Curling Set

$18

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This TikTok famous beauty set has women all over switching to heatless curls. The soft satin rod allows hair to wind around it for overnight curls that look effortlessly done in the morning. As Beyoncé said, she'll wake up flawless.

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VersionTech Mini Handheld Fan

$19

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The Houston heat has arrived, with temperatures moving up to the 90s. Anyone will benefit from VersionTech’s mini handheld fan. Whether you’re at a picnic at a park, taking a stroll around the neighborhood, or just anywhere outside, this mini fan will bring a nice cool breeze when they need it.

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Beehive Kiwi Marble Earrings Local

$22

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As your girlfriend, mom, or sister gears up for summer vacations, they'll love adding these must-have earrings to their accessory lineup. Beehive's Kiwi Marble earrings are an abstract dangle design, perfect for a day at the beach or dinner by the shore.

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Manready Mercantile Houston Leather Coasters  Local

$7

Proud Houstonians can rep their city with Manready’s leather coasters. Emblazoned with the word Houston, these coasters are made in the US and use American leather. They come in four different hues, good for mixing and matching as the coasters are sold individually.

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Digital Coin Bank

$12

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This digital coin bank is the perfect birthday gift for the man in your life, with cup holders and dresser surfaces dominated by spare change. Whether for organizational purposes, or a fun way to save, the digital coin bank stores change and keeps a running count of how much money is deposited.

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Burt’s Bees Grooming Essentials Kit

$16

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Burt’s Bees knows that smooth skin and good hygiene go a long way.  This grooming essentials kit is a handy set for any guy to have on hand when trying to look their best.The four-piece kit includes face wash, shave cream, moisturizer/ aftershave, and one of their iconic lip balms.

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Wireless Charger and Phone Stand Local

$20

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You can never have too many tech accessories-or at least that's what tech lovers like to believe. This wireless charger is an excellent addition to anyone's desk and functions as a phone stand. Compatible with both Galaxy and Apple phone models, the device provides highly-efficient and fast battery charging.

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