Gifts Under $25: 10 Awesome Budget Buys

Gifts Under $25: 10 Awesome Budget Buys

The great thing about doing all your holiday shopping on Melrose is that you can get excellent gifts for everyone on your list for under $25. From your conservative aunt and beauty junkie boss to your goth neighbor and music-loving partner, there’s something in store for them all. Here are ten ideas to get you started.

GREEN LINE BEAUTY

Got a friend who is constantly on the quest for the ultimate woo-woo beauty product? Then this vajayjay spray is purrfect for her. This beauty mist revitalizes, conditions, and soothes the lady temple with a light, fresh scent to get the V in grade A shape.

GREEN LINE BEAUTY
7123 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
323.933.5369
https://greenlinebeauty.com/

HOUSE OF INTUITION

There’s a crystal for everything and House of Intuition has them all. For the gift recipient in need of a dose of focus and energy, create a personalized crystal pouch. Health, wealth, love, creativity, inspiration, peace…call them forth with tools directly from Mother Nature.

HOUSE OF INTUITION
7449 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
213.413.8300
https://houseofintuitionla.com/

JAPAN LA

With so much affordable adorableness in one place, you can cover a lot of gift buying territory at Japan LA. For example, this sweet Care Bears Cheer Bear donut phone case will make anyone on your list with an iPhone smile when you call.

JAPAN LA
7320 ½ Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.5201
https://www.japanla.com/

LASER KITTEN

For the fashion-forward person who loves color and whimsy, there’s no better place to shop than Melrose. Especially for accessories that respect your budget. Laser cut in DTLA, these adorable acrylic earrings from Laser Kitten will definitely get you some love.

LASER KITTEN
7600 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
https://laserkitten.com/

MILK BAR

If you’ve got an out-of-stater on the list who needs to understand why Milk is such a big deal here, or, someone who wants to try to recreate the magic at home, believe it or not there are kits! With just a few ingredients, they can have a Crack Pie in their face in the privacy of their home.

MILK BAR
7150 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.297.3250
https://milkbarstore.com/

NEW PROFANITY

Thankfully, we still have the freedom to worship any dang badass we please. Including a QE stylist and Our Lady RBG. Set someone on your holiday list up with the perfect pop culture altar with some cool prayer candles from New Profanity.

NEW PROFANITY
7418 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.420.7779
https://newprofanity.com/

RICH & ROTTEN

For the man who gets up and does it every day, a quality graphic tee from premiere lifestyle brand Rich & Rotten will show some respect for his hustle. Logo and statement shirts in black and white are all under $25.

RICH & ROTTEN
7454 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
424.333.5602
https://richandrotten.com/

SPITFIRE GIRL

Sure, you could go to a big box store and pick up a generic card to go with your carefully chosen present. Or, you could spend a tiny bit extra and deliver a delightfully vintage wood art card. These are eco-friendly, come with an envelope, and you can write on them easily.

SPITFIRE GIRL
7401 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.424.7340
https://www.spitfiregirl.com/

SUPERARE

Boxing is low key making a comeback, so you might have someone on your list either into it already or needing a nudge to get in the ring. Setting them up with some practical and quality gear from Superare can assure they’re looking good and being safe.

SUPERARE
7306 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.591.0581
https://www.superareshop.com/

YONADA 26

It’s hard to think of a band or pop culture figure not represented at Yonada. Known for its crazy great assortment of t-shirts (customizable, too!), this is the place to go to pick out a perfect addition to your music-lover’s closet.

YONADA 26
7653 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
213.653.2561
https://www.yonada26.com/

Deborah Brosseau

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.