Gift Guide: $25 and Under

Yellow Flowers Starfish Hat

$23

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Jan Andreu had been a fan of Laia Aguilar’s work at Bobo Choses, and was thrilled when the two collaborated on The Animal Observatory—a children’s apparel brand centered on play and curiosity. Their yellow bucket hat features a minimalist flower print and pink interior and evokes cheerful and bright days under the sun. Floral and endearing, the 100% cotton hat is available in sizes medium …

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Emily St John Mandel’s sixth novel Sea of Tranquility playfully and indulgently bends time travel, metaphysics and grief. The science fiction novel juggles an ambitious amount: a young man in 1912 exiled to the Canadian forest, an author trapped in a pandemic-ravaged Earth, moon colonies, paranormal investigations, the 25th century and even references to Mandel’s previous works. Both meta and mind-bending, Sea of Tranquility examines the end of …

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These pleasing pink cones from Canna Style make lighting up a joint easy as well as stylish. Available in a pack of eight, they can be filled with herbs and then simply twisted off at the end. With a hot-pink metallic tip and slow-burning paper, they make for a smooth, laidback session.

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Color and whimsy suffuse Rhode Island-based Freckled Fuchsia’s home goods, as evidence by the brand’s Papaya Tea Towel. Designed by Chandlyr Jackson, the towel is made from 100% natural cotton flour sack that is screen-printed with water-based ink and adorned with lovely geometric papayas.

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Original Bulgogi Sauce

$10

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Sisters Ann and Janet Chung combined their Korean roots and Texas upbringing to create their Original Bulgogi Sauce, a mouthwatering marinade flavored with toasted sesame seeds, garlic, black pepper and a hint of apple juice. Based on their family’s recipe, the sauce is gluten-free, kosher and very versatile; suitable with everything from barbecues to Korean staples and beyond.

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SkatePal, a Palestinian non-profit organization, supports and encourages young skaters in an attempt to foster community and break down barriers between class, race, gender and age. From them comes a climate-neutral, sweatshop-free graphic T-shirt depicting the country’s palm tree-lined landscape. Printed by Awesome Merchandise and designed by Philip Joa, the shirt reads “skate” on front and  “Palestine” on the back. All proceeds go to supporting …

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From Beaverton, Oregon’s beloved family-owned Vietnamese restaurant Tân Tân Café & Delicatessen comes their coveted Mom’s Hot Chili Sauce which stems from the matriarch’s own recipe. The punchy sauce gets its kick from habanero and red chili peppers, before giving way to earthy aromatic notes of lemongrass, garlic and ginger. A touch of molasses provides sweetness, rounding out the potent, complex condiment.

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Community Responsibility Button

$2

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This “Abortion Access is a Community Responsibility” button acts as a reminder that we all play a role in making sure people who have abortions remain safe. That means we can all “aid and abet” by donating to local clinics and abortion funds, volunteer, share information and always support individuals in our lives who are seeking or have had abortions. The backs on these buttons …

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Siblings Christina and Anthony Teav founded Mama Teav’s as a love letter to their mother (who fled war and genocide in Cambodia during the 1970s) and her beloved hot garlic sauce. Fiery and crisp, the sauce mixes local, organic California garlic fried in cold-pressed grapeseed oil with sun-dried, flame-roasted Cambodian chilis. The resulting recipe is an all-natural, vegan and gluten-free way to spice up a …

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California-based surf therapy non-profit A Walk On Water (AWOW) continues to grow its East Coast presence with offerings at Rockaway Beach, Montauk and New Jersey’s Spring Lake. The organization provides kids with special needs and their families guided surf lessons by professionals—as well as other beach-centric activities. These are always free of charge, and aim to create empowering, joyful experiences but also long-lasting relationships. Proceeds …

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’70s Bedspread Apple Soap

$16

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Cumberland, Maine-based homewares brand Wary Meyers’ collection of limited edition art soaps includes this cheerful ’70s Bedspread Apple iteration—a 100% vegetable-based soap in a retro color scheme. Scented with a tinge of apple, the small-batch soap pays homage to the myriad designs these hues have been incorporated into over time.

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These colorful, vibrant and playful cards have been designed by Heart n Soul at The Hub co-designers Aysen, Castro, Rajah, Robyn and Thomas in collaboration with artist Felix Peckitt. 100% of the profits from sales go back to Heart n Soul, a creative arts company and non-profit that focuses on people with learning disabilities. They aim to create opportunities to uncover, develop, share and celebrate …

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