Stocking Stuffers for $25 or Less That Are Perfect for the Design Obsessive

Stocking Stuffers for $25 or Less That Are Perfect for the Design Obsessive

These tiny treasures are just the ticket for those who are hard to please.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to make sure everyone on your list gets something special and personalized. If you’re trying to stretch your budget, these little luxuries make thoughtful gifts for even the hardest to shop for.

For the Home

They may not live in an Eichler, but their home can smell like one.

Anecdote Candles Mid-Century Modern Candle
What it is: A hand-poured candle made with a coconut-soy wax blend, cotton wick and phthalate-free fragrance for a clean burn and powerful scent throw.  Fragrance story: Much like the subtle pops of color that defined living rooms of the era, hints of lavender, jasmine, and orange add contour...

For struggling plant parents.

Studio Roof Bouquet, Summer Jazz
This collection serves as a reminder that true beauty comes in the most natural of all forms – flowers. They irradiate joy with their jubilant colours, and infuse your home with happiness and good times.

The perfect coffee table book for midcentury design lovers.

Case Study Houses
A complete retrospective of the Case Study Houses program. The Case Study House program (1945–1966) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique.

Brighten up family game night.

Areaware Pattern Puzzle
Dusen Dusen is known for their bold original textiles to both wear and live among. Each collection is developed and inspired by fine art, commercial and naïve design, as well as the brain's reaction to color, movement, and contrast.

A pop of color that'll save their coffee table from water marks.

West Elm Graf Lantz Felt Coasters
Graf Lantz creates home decor and personal accessories that combine Holger Graf's German structural engineering background and Daniel Lantz's deep roots in the artisan world of Japan.

The greatest office accessory for those seeking a pop of color. 

Ellepi Blue Steel Bookends
These minimalist steel bookends can fit in anywhere. This steel set of bookends is versatile enough for any room you choose — your home office, living room and in the bedroom. Made in Italy, the neat lines of these bookends form a classic L-shape designed to keep your books in place.

The people starting a new conversation in sports bring the dialogue to your dinner table.

Reset the Table Conversation Cards
U.S. Women’s National Team members and World Cup champions Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press, Tobin Heath, and Meghan Klingenberg created re—inc, a purpose-driven lifestyle brand to boldly reimagine the status quo and champion equity, creativity, progress, and art.

The sands of time are, in fact, blue—or purple, or yellow...

Hay Time Hourglass
In a variety of colors and sizes, the Time Hourglass (2015) celebrates the shape of the centuries-old invention of the sand glass or sand clock. Its organic form and color combinations of clear or tinted glass add a hint of color and sculpture to bookshelves and consoles.

For the Kitchen

The most affordable Le Creuset we’ve ever seen, and surprisingly versatile.

Le Creuset Mini Round Cocotte
From cobblers to gratins to pot pies, everything tastes better when it comes in a perfectly portioned individual Mini Round Cocotte. Not only do individual servings create an elegant presentation at the table, but recipes bake faster in the smaller sized dish making them ideal for serving a crowd.

It opens, it closes—and it’s under 10 bucks.

Seki Magoroku Bottle Opener and Sealer
The most functional 3-in-1 bottle opener you will ever come across. This special item serves as a bottle opener, a bottle sealer, as well as a lid opener. Its compact design allows it to easily be stored or brought with you wherever you go. Many carry around a bottle opener with them on the go, and...

For crafting the perfect latte on the go.

Golde Superwhisk
Meet your latte's new best friend. Superwhisk is a USB-rechargeable whisk that instantly froths your favorite superfood lattes to perfection. Handheld and rechargeable, so it goes wherever you do....

A well designed diagram for the aspiring barista.

MoMA Design Store Multi-ccino Mug
Perfect for the avid coffee or espresso drinker in your life, this mug teaches them to create various recipes with handy indicators printed on the outside.

Never scratch a beloved pan again.

Material The Soft-Edge Turner
Pan’s best friend. The Soft-Edge Turner isthe BPA-free silicone wonder tool made just for flipping, folding, and scraping bits from pesky corners.

These enamel cups will make your afternoon cold brew feel a little more festive.

Kapka Enamel Flow Fest Tumbler
Add a splash of festivity to your appetizer spread with this tumbler, splattered with pops of color that invite you to slow down and enjoy every bite. Handmade enamelware brings a touch of vintage character and charm to the kitchen or dining areas of the home.

Everything has its place, including the salt. 

Goodies Olivewood Salt Keeper
Storage container with lid for salt.

If you can get past the plastic handle, this is a surprisingly good knife.

Victorinox Swiss Classic Paring Knife
A paring knife is every chef’s go-to tool for precision jobs in the kitchen, and our Swiss Classic Paring Knife 10 cm is a knife drawer standout not only for its fresh color palette but also for its sharp edge and pointed tip.

For the Pantry

No matter what anyone says, beans are a good thing to have on hand, especially fancy ones like these. 

Rancho Gordo Cranberry Beans
Versatile and velvety, this thin-skinned Borlotti bean produces a rich, indulgent bean broth, making it perfect for classic Italian dishes as well as simple pot beans.  Cranberry beans are soft and dense with a soft, rich texture.

Just some very good coffee that anyone will appreciate.

Partners Coffee El Ramo
El Ramo is a project that showcases the impeccable flavor profile of Colombian coffees. El Ramo, meaning the bouquet in Spanish, is comprised of seasonally rotating lots from some of our closest and most favorite producers in the region.

Made in California, and in darling packaging to boot.

Wilder Condiments Small Batch Mustard Trio
The golden touch. Right here: the sunniest condiments we’ve ever met. Inspired by beach cookouts and big communal tables, this mustard’s made to pal around with all the usual suspects (burgers, pretzels, charcuterie) and your other dishes too (deviled eggs, grilled cheese, roasted veg, you name it).

The flagship product of Diaspora Co., an equitable brand with a mission that goes beyond fair trade.

Diaspora Co. Pragati Turmeric
Grown by our beloved Kasaraneni family amidst marigolds, bananas, and black rice on their 3rd generation farm. Whilst Mr. Prabhu Kasaraneni’s family has been farming for three generations, he is a self taught organic farmer who began growing heirloom Pragati turmeric in 2015, with assistance from...

The Dwell team is obsessed with this—and you can find it on the shelves of some of our favorite design shops.

Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp
The first & only 100% all-natural Sichuan chili sauce, proudly crafted in Chengdu. It's hot, spicy, crispy, numbing and deliciously savory. Intensely flavorful yet not off-the-charts spicy, it’ll make your food taste bolder and the world around you seem a little bit brighter.

For the Bath

Take their home spa one step closer to a Japanese onsen.

Tosaryu Hinoki Bath Flakes
Bathe in a Hinoki-scented tub for a moment of sublime peace and relaxation. These bath flakes are taken from exceptionally fragrant Hinoki Cypress from the Shimanto area of Kochi Prefecture, Japan. From the moment you unpackage the bath flakes, you will be surrounded by the strong aroma of Hinoki.

For all those hard-to-reach places.

Bedestan Plastic-Free Exfoliating Kese Mitt
You may be spending a lot of time indoors these days, but there's no reason why you can't bring the hammam to you.

The best tool for a proper scrub.

Kamenoko Tawashi Body Brush - Sato (Soft)
Brush your way to squeaky clean, radiant skin with our assortment of all-natural traditional Japanese tawashi brushes. In Japan, tawashi scrubbing brushes are generally used for housecleaning, but these tawashi, made from natural fibers, are intended to be used on the body.

A great cleanser for sensitive skin—and the beautiful typeface doesn’t hurt.

107 Chaga Jelly Low pH Cleanser
A gentle jelly cleanser with a low pH of 5.0, CHAGA JELLY helps leave skin clean and bright without stripping away natural oils. It’s an ideal cleanser for daily use, for all skin types.

These reusable cotton pads and colorful holder won’t be going to the landfill.

LastObject LastRound
Make your beauty routine more sustainable with the LastRound by LastObject, a reusable alternative to traditional makeup pads and rounds.

"Slab" sounds more substantial than "soap bar," doesn’t it?

Aesop Body Cleansing Slab
A vegetable-based, non-drying, pH-balanced soap boosted with purifying botanical oils.  ...

Want to branch out? We’re huge fans of the design approach behind this brand.

Haoma Earth Soap
Formulated for body, face, and hands, this gently exfoliating cold-processed soap creates a rich cleansing lather that fortifies the skin's natural moisture barrier, leaving your skin fresh, clean, and deeply hydrated.

For a moment of Zen from one of our favorite Brooklyn design shops.

Sounds Bath Salts
Give the gift of relaxation with these Chime bath salts from Sounds. With soothing scents of yuzu, grapefruit, petitgrain and black pepper, these aroma-therapeutic salts are invigorating and will leave the skin feeling luminous and refreshed.

What every Cool Person is using—and we can personally vouch for it, too.

Everyday Oil Mainstay Blend
All natural, unisex skincare for your whole body + whole family. A blend of organic cold-pressed plant oils and steam-distilled essential oils that are cleansing, hydrating + balancing. For use on the face, body + hair (everywhere).

This shade of green rhymes with "dreams."

J. Hannah Eames Nail Polish
Midcentury detail. Earthy chartreuse. The pleasingly unexpected. A line of carefully-edited, high quality polishes for the color-resistant.

An IRL beauty filter.

Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers
Soft leaflets made of 100 percent natural abaca leaf and gold flakes absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere.  ...

For the Closet

Classic, cool, and camp-appropriate.

Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks
Chunky wool blend socks keep your toes toasty and add a touch of classic style to any outfit. Pair these with your favorite boots, jeans, and a flannel, and you’ve got a certified classic fall outfit on your hands.

You can never have too many tote bags.

Baggu Standard Baggu
Our best selling reusable bag isn't just for the grocery store, it goes everywhere and hauls almost anything.  ...

This brand never steers us wrong—it’s impossible to pick just one pair, but let’s start with these.

Hansel From Basel Rie Crew
Go big or go home as they say.

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