December 21, 2014

gift guide: under $25

This year, my family is breaking with our normal tradition by going out for dinner on Christmas Eve. We’ll still do the traditional home-cooked Christmas feast with my extended family on Christmas Day, but the night before, our little five-man Watt/Howes tribe will be getting festive and cheery in downtown Portland.

Before we head out for the night, we’ll get together for cocktails and a $25 gift exchange at my parents’ house. Naturally, being the procrastinator that I am, I’m still looking for goodies in the $25-and-under range. Thought I’d share my finds in case you’re on the hunt as well!


Clockwise from top left:

Buffalo check Herschel card case that no hipster could resist. $20.

Sisters Coffee (my personal favorite roast) and a Bridgetown coffee mug to sip from. $12.95 and $9.95 respectively.

Taylor Swift’s incredible new album, 1989. $12.99. (P.S. Am I the only one who didn’t know you can gift an album on iTunes?)

Salami. Because meat. $9.95 each.

Havaianas flip flops that will have him dreaming of warmer climates. $24.

A high-quality and beautifully packaged candle with an irresistible scent. $16.