2009 Holiday Gifts: Last Minute Gifts Under $25

No need to break the bank this year – check out this collection of great gift ideas that are all under $25.


1. When we think, we write. And when we write, we grow. That’s the idea behind the Think & Write & Grow Journals ($24.95). With a plantable cover and 150 pages of lined, eco-friendly inner pages, this journal invites you to put pen to paper and grow as you write.

Botanical Paperworks
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2. Give the gift that gives back. Consonant Body‘s Help Somebody Soap ($12) smells great, is all natural, and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to Sleeping Children Around The World (

Consonant Body
Available at the Bay and Sears flagship locations, and online at

3. A perfect gift for the handbag lover. Adapted from Anna Johnson’s bestselling book Handbags, 365 Days of Handbags Calendar 2010 ($16.99 CAD / $12.99 USD)is a delightful celebration of this most beloved of accessories.

Workman Publishing Inc.
Available at
Indigo/Chapters stores across Canada and Barnes and Noble stores in the U.S

4. Who doesn’t love the gift of soft, moisturised skin? Treat her to this holiday fave – The Body Shop‘s Merry Cranberry Body Butter ($20).

The Body Shop
Available at The Body Shop locations across North America

5. The Quo Precious Tools Brush Collection ($22) set includes a blush brush, foundation brush, and three double ended eye shadow brushes in a gorgeous and conveneinet case.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart

6. Featuring 18 individually wrapped 15g chocolate bars, the The Green & Black’s Organic Seasonal Edition Miniature Bar Collection ($22.59) includes: Organic Dark 70% bar, Milk bar, Milk Chocolate and Almond bar, Dark Chocolate and Ginger bar, Milk Chocolate and Butterscotch bar and Dark Chocolate and Cherry bar.

Green & Black’s
Available at major drug stores and supermarkets in North America

7. She can add a unique touch of winter wonderland to her brow grooming routine, with a sprinkling of angelic snowflakes. The Tweezerman Mini Snowflake Tweezers ($22) are a fun and affordable gift.

Available at select drugstores across North America

8. Available in silver or sassy burgundy wine, she’ll be thrilled to receive this stylish Reitmans croco wallet ($9.99), for those nights out on the town.

Available at Reitmans locations across Canada

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