23 Gifts That Are Guaranteed to Impress (But Don't Cost More Than $25)

23 Cheap Wellness Gifts That Are Guaranteed to Impress

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Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you can't wow your family and friends with some thoughtful and unique gifts. Listen, I'm all for splurging and being generous with loved ones, but sometimes the best gifts are ones that don't cost a ton of money. My attitude toward gifting is that as long as there's some meaning behind a present, it doesn't matter if it's a $100 gift or a $5 one.

That's why I always like giving wellness-inspired gifts—because even if it's a $15 bath bomb, I know my friend will get some relaxation and "me" time from it. When I share a wellness gift with someone, I'm essentially telling them I care about their well-being and what to help them take care of themselves. These types of presents are always useful, and I'd say they get good reviews pretty much 100% of the time. 

I've compiled a list of wellness gift ideas that don't cost more than $25. Trust me—your loved ones will appreciate them.

1. Amazon Basics Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

Let your loved one indulge in the benefits of aromatherapy—whether they need help getting some sleep or want to de-stress. This device has seven colored night-light options and can run continuously or intermittently with an auto-off feature.

2. Lomao Flannel Blanket With Pompom Fringe

It's that cozy time of year that's just perfect for snuggling on the couch with a good book or a favorite Netflix show. This blanket is essential for that activity.

3. Hum Nutrition Beauty zzZz Sleep Support Supplement With Melatonin

This supplement combines melatonin and vitamin B6 to help you get a better night's sleep. It works to calm the body and mind.

4. Prima Bath Gem Effervescent Mineral Soak With CBD

Prima's fizzy bath bomb is formulated with Epsom salt, moisturizing oils, and broad-spectrum hemp extract with naturally occurring CBD for the ultimate relaxing bathtime experience.

5. Golde Superfood Latte Sampler

Our editors at THE/THIRTY are obsessed with Golde's latte offerings. They taste good and make you feel good, too. This sampler features all three latte blends so your friend can try them out and choose their favorite.

6. Insight Editions Gratitude Journal

Journaling is such a helpful practice for mental health. This journal features prompts for reflection and mindfulness exercises.

7. Voluspa Japonica French Cade Lavender Petite Decorative Tin Candle

Everyone needs a candle at home, right? That's my ethos, and I stand by it because a heavenly scent can really change the mood. This one has notes of French cade wood, verbena, and Bulgarian lavender.

8. The Sill Desert Rose

Plants can really make a space feel homey and happy.

9. Johanna Basford Worlds of Wonder: A Coloring Book for the Curious

For a bit of nostalgia and a lot of stress relief, gift your friend with a coloring book.

10. MindfulKnits Beginner's Knitting Kit

Your DIY-loving friend will appreciate this knitting kit. And if you don't have a crafty person in your life, give it to the person who's willing to try anything new.

11. Rifle Paper Co. Strawberry Fields Set of 8 Cards & Envelopes

Snail mail might not be used as often anymore, so it's an even more special way to stay in touch with people. This stationery set might inspire more letter-writing.

12. BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose

A yoga mat always comes in handy, even if you're not a big yogi. It can be used for other workouts and stretching.

13. Kikkerland Design Thumb Massager Set

These little massagers make great stocking stuffers. Slip them on your thumbs, and use them on any parts of the body that need some TLC.

14. Magicteam Sound Machine

This device can help your friend get some much-needed shut-eye. It features 20 sleep sounds and six timer settings (one hour, two hours, three hours, four hours, five hours, and continuous).

15. Sakara Detox Tea

Sakara's Superherb Tea is naturally sweet and refreshing, and supports digestion and immune response.

16. Contigo Autopop Water Bottle

A water bottle might seem like a gift that's just practical, but I think it's thoughtful, too. I think it shows that you want your friend to be deeply hydrated and feeling good.

17. Olipop 6-Flavor Soda Variety Pack

Olipop's sodas are healthier alternatives to the usual sugary suspects. The sparkling drinks also contain prebiotics, plant fiber, and botanicals to support digestive health.

18. Fifth & Ninth Blue Light Blocking Glasses

I think it's safe to say we're all guilty of staring at our phones, computers, and other screens for hours on end. Blue light glasses will give the eyes a breather so they don't get so irritated or strained.

19. I Am & Co I Am Everything Affirmation Card Deck

This card deck is all about getting rid of the negative self-talk. Each card features powerful "I Am" affirmations to make anyone feel good and confident.

20. Versed Keep It Supple Body Oil

Just the act of applying body oil can feel so luxe and soothing—so it can definitely be a part of a wind-down routine. Versed's body oil is non-sticky, non-greasy, and quick-absorbing.

21. Skin Camp Eye Masks

After a long day, these eye masks will feel so refreshing and soothing.

22. Halfmoon Yoga Cork Block

Take your friend's yoga practice to the next level with this cork block.

23. Laneige Goodnight Kit

A face mask is probably a lot of people's go-to when it comes to self-care. Laneige's sleeping mask is one of my absolute favorites because it feels so refreshing and I always wake up with a smoother and brighter face. The extra lip mask is just a bonus.

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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.