$25-and-under gift ideas #8 and #9: herbal slippers, password notebook


When the weather outside hits that degree of “not even worth it to go out”, what could make curling up with a good book in front of a crackling fire (or this if your apartment has no fireplace) any better? Warm, herb-infused slippers. Made from Minkee material (super-soft polyester fabric usually used for baby blankets) each slipper is filled with lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, and chamomile and can be warmed in the microwave or cooled in the fridge. Coming in right at $25, these Herbal Slippers can be found at Uncommon Goods, an online marketplace full of great creative and “uncommon” gifts with its headquarters here in Brooklyn.

password bookA little more on the practical side is a password reminder book for the person in your life who can never seem to remember how to log onto Ebay or OkCupid. This totally unnecessary (a 79-cent spiral would probably work) but nevertheless festive 50-page notebook has room for 2 entries per page with separate lines for the account name, username, hint, and password. Don’t forget to tell the recipient that if they ever lose it, you are not to he held liable for the unexplained Piperlime purchases. It’s $13, also from Uncommon Goods.