It's the time of year where we are all juggling too much, are stressed and trying to remember to buy gifts for everyone on our list. For those of you like me who don't like to arrive to a party, dinner or event empty handed — especially around the holidays — this list includes eight gifts available on Amazon for last minute shipping (or shop locally and support your favorite small business) that cost $25 or less. I like to keep a few of these on hand so I don't have to do a last minute scramble to try and find something, and they are universal enough that anyone will love them any time of year.
4-piece Wine Stoppers
$12.98 | Available Prime Two-Day
While this is specific to Christmas, you can find similar sets online if you're looking for something more generic and universal for any time of year. Wine stoppers make a fun gift and something that will actually get used if your host or hostess loves wine.
Bamboo Charcuterie Board
$18.72 | Available Prime Two-Day
I love this gift and not just because I want one myself! This charcuterie board is lightweight, durable, a good size at 11" x 14" and even gives you guidance on how to craft a perfectly balanced board with "something sharp, something sweet, someting nutty, something creamy, something to dip, something fresh and something salty and crispy."
6-piece Wine Charm Magnets $17.99 | Available Prime Two-Day Aren't these just too cute?! I may be a bit biased because I love butterflies, but these magnets come in a variety of collections and are a great gift for a cocktail or dinner party because the host can use them right away.
$11.70 | Available Prime Two-Day Do you know someone who is infamous for their cheese plates or just plain loves cheese? These are unique and a fun little gift for any host or hostess. You can pair these with the Bamboo charcuterie board above for a thoughtful gift at $30.
TableTopics: Questions to Start Great Conversation $22.98 | Available Prime Two-Day If you're not already familiar with TableTopics, these are a fun way to start conversation among friends or family. For those of you that are like me and love the end of night conversations we have on holidays once all of the kids have gone to bed, these are a great way to spark discussion, learn more about the people at the table and have fun while doing it!
Silicone Microwave Popcorn Maker $21.99 | Available Prime Two-Day This is a great gift for anyone hosting a movie night, game night or someone who simply loves popcorn. It's dishwasher safe which means easy cleanup, collapses for easy storage and comes in a variety of colors. The best part — it promises no more burnt popcorn and can hold up to 15 cups!
Creative Cactus Coaster Set $9.99 | Available Prime Two-Day Okay, how darn cute is this?! I always love gifting a plant, but this is a perfectly unique gift for those who may not have a green thumb. The adorable design comes with six coasters that looks like a cactus when together, and when a coaster is needed, simply pull one off to use. With a minimal price tag, this is a fun gift that will definitely be the talk of the party.
Trivet Table Runner $23.97 | Available Prime Two-Day This may be my favorite gift on this list because, like the charcuterie board, I really want one for myself. This is a unique gift for anyone that does alot of entertaining or hosts dinner parties often. It provides protection from spills (with easy cleaning) and hot plates, handling up to 300 degrees. The fact that it also comes in a variety of colors and patterns is a bonus! Fun Tip: Go the extra mile with your gift and wrap this around a nice bottle of wine or champagne and secure it with a bow, ribbon or twine.