25 Fun Finds Under $25 to Bring a Little Joy to Your Home


Need a pick-me-up? Indulge in a little retail therapy with these tchotchkes, books, bath salts, and other sweet picks we’re loving right now.
Tosaryu Hinoki Bath Flakes
Naturally scented bath flakes from Tosaryu. Aromatic Japanese Hinoki Cypress chips. Sustainably made from recovered by-product of "Hinoki" wood manufacturing process. Includes two pouches. Photo Courtesy of Jinen
HAY Cat Sponge
Colorful shaped sponges that make washing the dishes a little bit more fun. HAY’s sponges come in a variety of playful designs. Photo Courtesy of HAY
Blume Cloud 9 Essential Oil Roll-On
What it is: A roll-on essential oil mix with a combination of powerful, clean ingredients. Who it's for: Ideal for those with dry, normal, combination or oily skin types. What it does: It contains clary sage, which is a warm, calming and soothing essential oil. Peppermint perks up the senses and may help fight muscle spasms and relieve nausea, and geranium may help enhance your mood and lessen fatigue. This essential oil mix was created to help ease common period symptoms. How to use: Gently roll onto pulse points such as your abdomen, wrists, chest or temples. Continue to massage into skin with your fingertips to enhance absorption. You can also roll out a few drops onto a tissue or directly onto your hands and inhale deeply. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom
Lékué Collapsible Silicone Popcorn Popper
Pippity poppity. You can do a lot better than microwave popcorn in the bag—opt for this silicone popper and you’ll see the difference right away. For one, it was actually designed in collaboration with the Alícia Foundation based on scientific research (it’ll pop over 90% of the kernels!). Plus, that nifty suction lid keeps the good stuff from overflowing. The silicone is reusable and easy to wash—so you go ahead and buy kernels in bulk, too. And on top of it all, the bowl itself is collapsible for convenient and space-saving storage. Photography by Ty Mecham & Rocky Luten
W&P Primary
Developed in collaboration with Howard Wexler, the celebrated creator of Connect 4, our collection of contemporary card games was designed to evoke the nostalgia of all your childhood favorites. Train your brain to think like a painter with this conceptual take on an artist’s palette. Pair two or more cards to create as many primary and secondary colors as possible! Photo Courtesy of W&P Design
The Vintage Baker: From Butterscotch Pecan Curls to Sour Cream Jumbles
This keepsake cookbook features fetching retro patterns and illustrations, luscious photography, an embossed foil cover, and—surprise! —a tiny, vintage-style, booklet inside. Blue-ribbon recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s are rendered with irresistible charm for modern tastes in this sweet package. Here are more than 50 cookies, pies, cakes, bars, and more, plus informative headnotes detailing the origins of each recipe and how they were tweaked into deliciousness. For home bakers, collectors of vintage cookbooks or kitchenware—really, anyone who loves beautiful, quirky gifts—this is a gem. Publisher: Chronicle Books Photo Courtesy of Chronicle Books
Juniper Ridge Campfire Incense
Inspired by sitting around a crackling campfire, Juniper Ridge crafts incense in nature-inspired scents that evoke specific places with stunning clarity. With no synthetic fragrance oils, these incense sticks utilize sustainably harvested scent notes designed to bring the great outdoors inside your space. With no petrochemicals or charcoal, for a smooth, clean burn. Juniper Ridge donates 10% of their annual profits to a selection of Western Wilderness Defense organizations. Photo Courtesy of Juniper Ridge
Maude Soak Bath Salts
The Soak Bath Salts were made with hand-harvested salts from the Southern Dead Sea. Crafted to allow your skin to absorb rich vitamins and minerals, these salts detoxify your body, leaving behind a warm scent filled with notes of amber, cedar leaf, lemongrass and more. How to use: Add a handful to warm water and mix until absorbed. Soak for 20 minutes. Rinse and towel dry. Photo Courtesy of Verishop
Par Avion Tea Nightcap Wellness Tea
Relax after a hard day’s work. The Nightcap tea is part of Par Avion’s Wellness Collection. Sit back and enjoy a cup of tea made to relax your body and empty your mind from unwanted stress. Packed in a facility with nuts and dairy. Photo Courtesy of Verishop
Wild One Bolt Bite
The ultimate chew toy for dogs. The Bolt Bite has a reinforced core for added strength, two elbows for engaging paw-play, and open ends for hiding treats. Whether you have a strong-jawed dog or a teething puppy, the Bolt Bite is made for all shapes, sizes and ages. Made with 100% natural rubber that’s BPA-free and tested to meet food-safe standards. And, it’s (top-rack) dishwasher safe! Upgrade to a Toy Kit and save while you're at it! Photo Courtesy of Wild One
Marimekko Pieni Unikko Pot Holder
Colorful Cooking. Keep hands safe and the kitchen bright. Our pot holders have a hanging loop attached to one corner for handy storage. Comes with one pot holder. Photo Courtesy of Marimekko
OSEA for Parachute Linen Mist
We created two delicately scented mists in collaboration with OSEA, the plant-based skincare brand free of toxic, synthetic ingredients. Spray your linens with Rest for tranquil sleep; awaken your senses with Refresh. Photo Courtesy of Parachute
All Day Cocktails: Low (And No) Alcohol Magic
Enjoy cocktails at any time of day with this collection of fresh, creative low- and no-alcohol recipes. Celebrating seasonal ingredients, and with a focus on sustainability, All Day Cocktails showcases nearly fifty varieties of citrus, berries, tropical fruits, stone fruits, pome fruits, vegetables, herbs and nuts. Each variety features a versatile prep recipe that can extend into your cocktails and beyond, meaning All Day Cocktails is much more than your average cocktail book. This gorgeous book brings you ninety cocktail recipes and fifty prep recipes, including: bitters, caramels, cordials, coulis, granitas, honeys, jams, jellies, juices, kefirs, liqueurs, sherbets, shrubs, syrups, tisanes and vinegars. Photo Courtesy of Terrain
Graf Lantz Bierfilzl Round Felt Coasters, Set of 4
Made from soft and durable Merino wool, this round coaster set is naturally water and stain resistant, heat protective and more. Perfect for the minimalist. Photo Courtesy of Verishop
Coyuchi Organic Sateen Eye Mask
Great for travel and sound sleeping, our eye mask is woven with our best-selling sateen fabric for next to skin comfort. Lustrous on one side, slightly matte on the other, loomed to a 300-thread count in a silky weave that resists wrinkling. Photo Courtesy of Coyuchi
Claudia Pearson Pickling Print
From print to pickle. As much as we love a good recipe, sometimes we just don’t need one: This print does double duty as both a work of art and simple instruction for making loads of cucumber and jalapeño pickles. Photography by Mark Weinberg
Design Letters Arne Jacobsen Drinking Glass, A-Z
Design Letters' Arne Jacobsen drinking glass features a letter of your choice in the timeless typeface designed by the renowned Danish architect for Aarhus City Hall in 1937. Despite its age, the Bauhaus-inspired typeface is as modern as ever. The Danish company Design Letters has created a wide range of products celebrating Arne Jacobsen’s stylish stroke. The drinking glass is made of strong borosilicate glass that is suitable for both hot and cold drinks. Photo Courtesy of Finnish Design Shop
Dot and Army Organic Lavender Linen Sachets (Set of 2)
These just make scents. Home feels a little fancier when it's scented of lavender. This set of two 100% linen sachets will last for up to two years. Each sachet has a a loop of twill tape so you can easily hang it on a door knob or a drawer pull. Before hanging it, massage the sachet to get the lavender oils infused into to the linen. Photo Courtesy of Food52
Allswell Stonewashed Waffle Slippers
There are slippers, and then there are clouds for your feet. These fall in that latter category. With their cushy texture and flexible PVC-free rubber soles, they’re so comfortable, we think you’ll want to wear them every evening and weekend at home. (And possibly at work, too.) Photo Courtesy of Allswell
Potting Shed Creations Catnip Garden in a Bag (Set of 2)
Cultivate the ultimate attraction. A member of the mint family, catnip attracts cats, both domestic and wild. Even lions are sensitive to the oils in the stems, leaves and flowers. It was first cultivated for its effect on cats, but it has long been used as a seasoning and to make calming teas. If fresh, the leaves and stems need bruising to release their oils, or you can dry and crush them. Photography by James Ransom
Cabin Porn 2020 Wall Calendar
Based on the 2015 book Cabin Porn and the wildly popular site of the same name, this calendar is a dreamy collection of 13 secluded cabins, cottages, and other small structures nestled in nature. Featuring the best photographs from the book as well as new images, this calendar features unique homes from around the world that offer a glimpse of life off the grid and invite you to slow down and enjoy idyllic environments and cozy architecture. Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Modern Sprout Desert Rose Bonsai Terracotta Grow Kit
Bonsai trees are temperamental, delicate and require minute attention. That’s why the self-watering Desert Rose Bonsai Terracotta Grow Kit makes it easy for you to enjoy the wonders of a desert rose bonsai without any of the hard work. Photo Courtesy of Verishop
P.F. Candle Co. Sunset Candle
Introducing Sunset, a brand new P.F. Candle Co. collection inspired by 1970s summers in California, in four nostalgic scents representing times of day and the feelings they spark within us. This soy wax candle is scented with fine fragrance oil and housed in a minimalist graphic lidded tin. Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters
Climarest Sleep Infusion Aromatherapy Pillow
A soft cotton pillow infused with a soothing lavender scent is just the ticket for getting a relaxed, high-quality night's sleep. The medium-soft density makes it ideal for all sleep styles. Photo Courtesy of Climarest
Houseplants and Hot Sauce: A Seek-and-Find Book for Grown-Ups
This cheeky seek and find features illustrated scenes from the life of a modern gal—from brunch with friends to shopping for succulents—with clever and funny challenges on every page. Lenny Letter contributor Sally Nixon combines the nostalgia of visual puzzles with smart, contemporary content for a fresh and charming gift. Photo Courtesy of Chronicle Books

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