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23 gifts under $25 that don’t make you look like a cheapskate

By Jia Min & Mark Yeong - 29 Nov 2023

23 gifts under $25 that don’t make you look like a cheapskate

First published 2 Nov 2023

Scoring top-notch gifts under $25 is totally doable, and we're here to prove it. Being practical Singaporeans, we’re all about finding the perfect balance between cost and cool. 

Whether you need to find a small gift for a friend’s Christmas gift exchange or the office Secret Santa, our list has something for everyone. And if your budget is leaning more towards gifts under $20 in Singapore, no worries, we've got that sorted too.

In this list, you’ll find unique gifts under $20 and $25 (we found a watch!) that are suitable for him and her, satisfy every type of gadget lover, and most importantly, make it look like you spent more than you did.



Best gifts under $25 in Singapore

Casio Collection F-108 Series Wristwatch

Know someone who appreciates a retro-looking watch? Gift them this cool red Casio digital watch. It’s water-resistant with a practical stopwatch and alarm, and works well for daily wear.

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Spigen AirPods Pro Case Urban Fit

Gift your pal a sleek case for their AirPods Pro. The knit fabric design ensures protection and style, with users lovings its quality and the handy carabiner to clip onto bags.

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Elecom 2.4GHz Wireless Shiro Chan Mouse


 Available in 4 colours and different expressions to choose from, this cute compact wireless mouse can be used for both left and right hands and offers silent clicks. 

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Hoto 24 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set

$18.80  $25.90  27% off

Packed with aluminium alloy and S2 steel bits, this stylish pen-shaped set is the gadget guru's dream tool. Compact, super-portable and downright handy for all those precision fixes!

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Ecolution Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper

Say goodbye to store-bought popcorn and hello to fresh, fluffy and healthy homemade popcorn. This beauty lets you pop perfect popcorn enough for the whole family in the microwave without oil or butter.

The temperature-safe borosilicate glass and dual-function lid for measuring and melting butter ensures gourmet results every time. Plus, it's BPA-free and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. 

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Oxo Good Grips Keyboard & Screen Deep Clean Set

Surprise the gadget lover with this under-$20 find. In fact, we can't think of anyone who would not find this all-in-one kit useful.

The kit comes with a microfibre cloth to keep screens smudge-free, loop brush to deep-clean in between keys and a straight bristle brush to brush away dust and crumbs.

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Kalita Coffee Drip Set

Containing a ceramic dripper that’s large enough to serve 2-4 people, filter paper and server, this is a complete gift set that contains everything you need for the perfect, aesthetic cup of drip coffee. 

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Aderia Snow Rabbit Rock Glass Pair Set

Made in Japan, this premium soda glass duo showcases traditional Japanese snow rabbit and snowflake patterns, enhanced with gold accents. Perfect for savouring drinks on the rocks.

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Bodum Skal 2-Piece Set

This duo of stemless wine glasses is perfect for chardonnay and other white wines, but thanks to its unique double wall design, is also suitable for cocktails and even hot drinks.

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Best gifts under $20 in Singapore

Adidas Eco Packable Bag

This nifty packable bag is a cool tote flaunting Adidas' iconic 3-stripes design that comes with a super handy mini backpack to store in when not in use. Clip it onto your luggage or other bag with the included plastic hook and you're all set. Plus, it's made from over 40% recycled materials. Also available in pink and lime green.

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Sanrio Adjustable Phone Stand

Add some kawaii to your giftee’s desk setup with this phone stand that can be adjusted for the perfect height and angle for hands-free viewing.

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Lenovo LP40 Pro TWS Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

$11.00  $28.83  62% off

With broad compatibility across devices and available in a range of candy colours, these earbuds offer seamless connection and clear calls. Not bad for earbuds under $20.

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KitchenAid Classic Ice Cream Scoop

Ice cream lovers will appreciate this scoop's sharp zinc head that makes scooping frozen ice cream quick and easy, and the comfortable grip of its handle.

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Pixelmagix JRC Series 5-in-1 Cleaning Kit

$14.90  $29.90  50% off

From phones to TVs, this kit ensures smudge-free screens. Complete with microfibre cloth, cleaning fluid, and airblower packed in a snug case, it's the tech lover's dream.

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Mattel Games Retro Edition Magic 8 Ball

Know someone who has a hard time deciding? Get them this Magic 8 retro ball toy. Ask the ball a yes or no question, turn it around and wait for the answer to be revealed through the window. Definitely a fun gift for those hard-to-answer questions in life.

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Portable Neck Fan

$9.41  $19.80  52% off

The neck fan appears to be 2023’s affordable answer to beating the outdoor heat. This fan can be charged via USB and offers 5 cooling speeds to choose from. (But if you're looking for high-tech options and don't mind spending more, check out our reviews from Torras.)

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Uniqlo Studio Ghibli Round Mini Shoulder Bag


The Studio Ghibli fan will love this special edition of one of Uniqlo’s bestselling bags. Available in the Totoro cat bus print, this unisex bag is surprisingly roomy, and can carry all daily essentials, from wallet and phone to even a water bottle. 

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Thermos Vacuum Insulated Mug

The perfect mug is one that is stylish, comes with a lid and keeps drinks hot or cold. This Thermos mug comes pretty close to it, with an exterior that is always comfortable to carry and can keep drinks hot or cold for up to an hour.

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Whiskey Stones Gift Set

Packed with 8 granite chilling rocks and a classy wooden tray, this set's all about that perfect whiskey experience. Ideal for keeping whiskey cold and retaining its flavour without dilution, this is a top notch gift whiskey drinkers will love.

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Hawker Wars Card Game

Get ready to cook up some fun with this lively card game that celebrates Singapore's iconic street food. Perfect for 2-4 players, this game offers a quick, engaging challenge of creating beloved local dishes like nasi lemak and fish head curry.

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The Teenage Textbook

Got a Gen X-er on your list? Gift them this absolute Singapore classic and take them on a trip down memory lane.

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Cute Toast Lamp


This super kawaii toast lamp is a favourite on TikTok, and is the perfect present for those who love to decorate their desk. Cute and functional, the LED toaster light has adjustable settings and comes with a rechargeable battery. 

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Amazin’ Graze Nuts Variety Box

$16.10  $16.90  5% off

A box of snacks will always be welcome. This variety box contains 8 healthy snack packs containing various tasty nut mixes with flavours like maple and sweet chilli.

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