Sometimes shopping on a budget allows you to get a bit more creative. Whether you're looking for a stocking stuffer or stumped on what to get a co-worker, starting with the small gifts just might lead you in the right direction. We think our gifts under $25 will help you check off everyone on your list.
This whimsical eco calendar from Botanical Paperworks will sprout wildflowers when you're done with it and the pen from Paper Mate will biodegrade—two truly eco-friendly options.
Prices: calendar, $19.95 and biodegradable pen, $1.50.
Available at: Visit the websites for details.
You can never go wrong with chocolate!
Green & Black's chocolate is a treat worth giving. Using organic and ethically sourced ingredients, Green & Black's combines delectable flavours that satisfy any chocolate lover's craving. Our favourites are the milk chocolate with crunchy pieces of butterscotch, dark chocolate with hazelnut & currants, and creamy vanilla white chocolate.
Available at: Shoppers Drug Mart and national grocers.
Piece together a scenic garden
Living in Canada means not every evening can be spent tending to the garden. Why not gift the gift of leisure and relaxation to bide your gardener's time? Travelling to France may not be an option, but piecing together an idyllic 1,000-piece garden puzzle by Monet will get them dreaming.
Available at: Indigo and Chapters stores nationally.
Revive garden-weary hands
This mini sampler from the Gardeners hand care line is the perfect little add-on to any gift.
Available at: Crabtree & Evelyn stores across Canada.
Prepare for spring plantings
Think ahead to spring and order these heritage seed packs for all your gardening buddies.
Price: $2.75 each
Available at: Go to the Hope Seeds website to order or request a catalogue.
Accessorize dinner with fresh herbs
Adding fresh herbs to your next meal just got simpler with the OXO Rolling Herb Mincer. Price: $20
Available at: Williams-Sonoma.