Looking for something cheap yet budget-friendly? Here are nine that fit the bill. They’re both small and thoughtful. Plus, they’re all either made by women or from women-owned companies.
These gifts — all under $25 — can double as stocking stuffers, too.
Cost: $5 per sticker
These stickers are not only great for undecorated surfaces, they’re also benefiting young girls at the National Girls Collaborative Project, which encourages them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Cost: $11.99 each
If you feel bad for every Ziploc bag you throw away, convert to Stasher. These durable bags — in aqua, raspberry, lime and citrus — are all made from pure platinum silicone.
Cost: $15 each
Before there were telephones, we had cup-string telephones. Relive those tech-free glory days with these 1-inch enamel pin pieces. It’s the new way to pop your collar.
Cost: $18 each
Dear Sunday makes nail polish with cruelty-free, vegan products. It’s non-toxic (so the smell isn’t as strong), rolls on smoothly and doesn’t chip too easily.
Cost:$18.50 for keychain, $2 to $3.25 for each country ring
Keep a memento of all your adventures on one keyring. Each clip is made with 100 percent leather and holds 45 rings, which can be engraved with the name of the countries you’ve visited.
Save 50 percent of your drying time with Parachute’s three wool dryer balls, made from New Zealand wool.
A little worker elf at Shop Tuesday spends its time hand-stitching each 5″ x 3″ patch with the word of your choice. (As long as it’s 8-letters short, that is.)
Remember Lisa Turtle in “Saved by the Bell”? We’re pretty sure the trendy teen would’ve paraded these zigzag earrings at Bayside High. And as re-run fans, we’re partial to them.
Cost:Most Greetabl packages are approximately $25
For the friend that’s far away, fill a box with anything from heart-shaped green tea drops ($2) to a nail care kit ($16). Choose your own photos, write a message and hit send. Greetabl will deliver it to their door.
Typography by Simi Mahtani for The Lily.
Photos by Linda Wang for The Lily.