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Socks, Undies, and Other Practical Last-Minute Gifts Under $25 That They Need (And Secretly Want)

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Practical gifts get a really bad rap, IMO. I mean, I count on getting a fresh set of gym socks every year in my stocking because my washing machine eats mine. I have a theory that we all complain about socks, underwear, and hair ties simply because they *appear* to be a gift without thought behind them. But, if you think about it, my family knows that if I don’t get socks every year, I’ll legit walk around with a toe popping out for months because I refuse to buy my own. It’s the unsexy shit and useful gifts (but think we don’t want) that we subconsciously wish we could put on our wish list without looking like a total free-loader.

There, I said what everyone else was thinking. And because there are so many practical and useful stocking stuffers out there I made a curated list of last-minute practical gifts under $25 you can get by Christmas so you don’t have to go digging for ideas.

Lip balm because we’ve all lost 5 this year alone

Burt's Bees Lip Balm Stocking Stuffers

A nice hand soap that we don’t feel like spending the money on

Moroccanoil Hand Wash

And TBH, a hand cream that we all desperately need in the chilly weather

Salt & Stone Santal & Vetiver Hand Cream

Hair ties and scrunchies to replace the ones lost to the abyss

Kitsch Elastic Hair Tie

Kitsch Satin Hair Scrunchies for Women
 $6.79 (was $7.99)

Speaking of hair, a claw clip or two would be nice

Hair Claw Clip Gift Set

A new candle so they finally feel comfortable burning the one they got last year

Volcano Digital Lavender Signature Jar Candle

Old faithful—some good, clean socks

Hanes Women's Value Socks

adidas Men's Athletic Cushioned Crew Socks

Can’t forget undies!

Tommy John Cool Cotton Blend Boxer Briefs
 $24 (was $32)

Victoria's Secret Lacie Cheeky Panty Pack

Hand sani for all the travel we plan to do in 2024

Noshinku Pocket Hand Sanitizer Refill Kit (Eucalyptus)

A quick & easy mani set

Mani Muse Good Ombres Set

Some under-eye masks to ease the New Year’s hangover

Patchology Serve Chilled Rosé Hydrating Under Eye Patches for Dark Circles

Chip clips for all their fave snacks that will inevitably go stale without them

Farberware Classic Wide Bag Clips

This viral slime will keep their car (and laptop!) clean

PULIDIKI Car Cleaning Gel Kit



Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, practitioner of beauty, and fashion connoisseur. By day, she makes a living by creating Fashion and Lifestyle content for Betches Media. By night, she enjoys cooking intricate meals, sipping a glass (or four) of rosé, and keeping up with the news. Follow her on Instagram @abbey_westlin.