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Grab These Gifts Under $25

With a one-year-old at home, this holiday season looks a lot different than those of the past. While I’ve exchanged glittering Christmas parties for messy glitter art, the circle of people we want to share the holiday spirit with continues to grow. Life with baby is hectic, so finding the perfect gift for loved ones that suit their tastes and meet my standards is even trickier when you add in a tight budget and even tighter schedule.

We’ve gathered a list of gifts all under $25 that appeal to all types of people and situations, and they can all be found at Whole Foods Market for a quick, one-stop shop. Here’s my shopping list for a budget-friendly, stress-free holiday season. Prices may vary, so check your local store for information. 

Palate Pleasers

Gifts for all the home cooks, wine lovers and chocoholics on your list.

  • Whole Foods Market™ Belgian Chocolate Assortment. These smooth, rich chocolates are a no-brainer gift already beautifully packaged for sharing.
  • French Petits Châteaux Discovery Pack, Vins Du Sud Collection. Toast the season with four rich and fruity 375 ml bottles from the south of France.
  • Liberation Soup (and Other Recipes from Microentrepreneurs Around the Globe). This cookbook will not only nourish your family at dinnertime. $5 per book sold will be donated to worldwide poverty alleviation programs through Whole Planet Foundation®.
  • Allegro® Drinking Chocolates. Enjoy thick and luxurious single-origin cacao around the fire with loved ones. 

Hostess Gifts

What better way to thank a generous host than with a thoughtful gift?

  • Crafted Peru Handmade Holiday Ornaments. Intricately carved gourd ornaments support traditional artisans in Peru and liven up Christmas trees for years to come.
  • Whole Foods Market™ Soy Candles In Mason Jars. Create holiday ambience in every room with Iced Balsam, Cranberry & Fig or Pralines & Cream.
  • Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Collection. Grab and gift this beautiful tin containing Beeswax, Coconut & Pear, Honey and Replenishing flavors.

Stocking Stuffers

Make Santa’s shopping a snap with these delightful treats for all who have been nice.

  • Whole Foods Market™ Organic Lip Balm Trio. Be mistletoe-ready with Cranberry Orange, Sweet Peppermint, Sweet Vanilla balms.
  • Mineral Fusion Mini Nail Polish Kit Constellation 6-Pack. From shimmery pink to chunky glitter, there’s a polish here for every occasion. Made without formaldehyde, toluene or dibutyl phthalate.
  • Whole Foods Market™ Hand Cream Trio. These rich Premium Body Care™ hand creams are made with argan oil and 20% shea butter to soothe and soften. Enjoy in Cardamom Tea, Blackcurrant & Fig and Sugar & Orange Spice scents.

Kid Approved

PBS KIDS toys are a win for parents and kids! Whole Foods Market will donate 1% of total sales from the wooden and plush toys (up to $25,000) to Whole Kids Foundation®. Most toys are under $25.

  • PBS KIDS Classic Wooden Toys. Fruit-shaped musical instruments, moving animal pull-toys, mini golf and more will delight your child. Made with responsibly sourced materials to boot!
  • PBS KIDS Plush Toys. From penguins to pandas, sloths and sheep, these animal friends are made in facilities that are third-party audited for labor and production practices.

A Very Pampered Holiday

Everyone deserves to wind down from the stress of the holiday season. These goodies will help.

  • Whole Foods Market™ Bath Essentials Gift Set. This Shower Cream, Triple French Milled Soap and Body Lotion is imported from France and comes in Blackcurrant & Fig, Cardamom Tea or Sugar & Orange Spice.
  • Acure I Loofah You Soothing Shower Kit. Every shower becomes a home spa with Cell Stimulating Body Wash, Calming Body Lotion and an invigorating loofah mitt.
  • Whole Foods Market™ Men’s Soap Trio. Triple-milled bar soaps made with moisturizing shea butter and embossed with a clever moustache are made in U.S. Enjoy a variety of scents including Sandalwood, Vetiver and Verdon.

How do you shop for everyone on your list and stay on budget?