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Fun Birthday Gift Ideas Under $25

Fun Birthday Gift Ideas Under $25

Shopping for birthday gifts on a budget is easier than it used to be. It used to be that you either had to get very creative or opt for making a homemade gift if you were constrained by a tight budget. Nowadays, if you have no more than $25 to spend on a birthday gift, you can find some great options to meet the needs of just about anyone on your gift-giving list. Here is a look at some great birthday gift ideas, all under $25.

Meat Shredding Claws

Does someone on your birthday gift list spend large stretches of time unsupervised with the barbecue? They will love you for thinking about food with this gift. These Meat Shredding Claws look like sharp claws that are held by handles in each hand. They sort of resemble a wolverine’s claws but are much shorter but will still tear apart more than just meat. Feel like shredding a bowl of salad? These claws will make short work of that task. Your favorite foodie will want to keep these within arm’s reach at all times, whether in the kitchen or on the deck next to the grill.

Ice Roller

For that person who seems to frequently suffer from skin issues related to inflammation, you can’t go wrong with giving them an Ice Roller. If they keep this handy handheld item in the freezer, when they feel some puffiness all they only need to reach for the frozen roller and start giving themselves a quick treatment. It’s a variation on a cold compress and allows the user to just roll the icy roller over the trouble spots that need attention. Not only does it feel amazing, but it will help rejuvenate tired puffy skin.

Tortilla Blanket

Who hasn’t wrapped themselves up in a blanket in front of the TV like a tortilla? Well, you can give this wonderful soft Tortilla Blanket to that person on your birthday shopping list who does this all the time. Not only is this an amazingly soft and cozy blanket, but it is printed with a pattern that resembles a tortilla shell. So not only can someone wrap themselves to be a couch burrito, but they can also look the part. Several sizes and designs are available, so if your foodie friend prefers something other than tortillas, you can still have them covered.

Ball Launcher

For a friend who has a loyal four-legged friend, you can’t miss this gift. A Ball Launcher will keep both dog and owner active and running around. Well, okay, ideally the dog should be doing most of the work but that doesn’t always happen. Regardless, one of these great gadgets will add a new dimension to the game of fetch and should keep the human from wearing out their throwing arm to the point of needing rotator cuff repair. This is an even better gift for the dog if it happens to be one of those crazy, insane high-energy breeds.

 Fun Birthday Gift Ideas Under $25

Five-In-One Wine Stopper

For the wine lover on your birthday gift list, this Five-In-One Wine Stopper will get their attention. It does much more than act as a pourer. The stopper aerates the bottle, filters out cork particles, and lets you re-cork the bottle so that the contents can be enjoyed at a later time. Plus, because they are well under your $25 budget, you can easily get two of these and gift them as a set. Or you could include a Five-In-One Wine Stopper along with a bottle of wine. Either way, your gift will get much use.


Sometime in the not-so-distant past socks were viewed as a dull gift for anyone on any occasion. Well, as it turns out, socks have been trending in recent years as a fashion statement.  So, for the sharp dresser on your gift-giving list, you most certainly must consider socks. They are available in all kinds of colors and patterns, including ones you wouldn’t expect to see on footwear. There is nothing wrong with bright, bold socks these days. No Cold Feet, for example, has a useful buyer’s guide to birthday socks as well as custom gift sets.

Personalized Handkerchief

Everyone needs a handkerchief, including someone who is celebrating their birthday anytime soon. This monogrammed handkerchief for men is delightful and versatile (and when you think about it, is perfect as a wedding gift too). But going back to your birthday handkerchief gift, make it fun and personalized with your giftee’s initials. It’s a gift that keeps on giving, a personal hygiene item, a wardrobe staple, a keepsake of love and friendship.

Ping-Pong Set

For a friend who likes table games but doesn’t have room for them, this Ping-Pong Set is a fast and easy solution. It quickly transforms any table into a ping-pong table. It comes complete with a net, paddles, and balls.  Set up for an impromptu game before dinner is a snap. The net is adjustable so it can fit any type of table. All the parts come in a handy mesh carrying bag so that when the urge strikes, all the equipment needed to convert a table for ping-pong is in one place.

Overflow Drain Cover

Have you ever thought that if you could cover the overflow drain in your tub you could get more water into it? With this unique Overflow Drain Cover, your recipient will be able to enjoy luxurious baths in deeper water than usual. It may not seem like a big deal to some, but for those who like to soak, this little do-dad can be a real game-changer. It acts like a suction cup over the overflow drain allowing more water to fill the tub. It’s almost too simple an idea but it makes an excellent birthday gift that falls well within your $25 budget.

In Conclusion

We warned you. It isn’t all that hard to find great birthday gift ideas when you have a low budget to meet. You just need to know where to look and have a bit of knowledge about the likes and dislikes of your recipient. The list above is far from complete but it does provide you with some great ideas to inspire you and demonstrate that great gifts don’t have to be expensive to be appreciated.