LOTL's under $25 gift guide

Saving money doesn’t have to be a drag. Get some goods without hurting your wallet.

Did you check out the gift guide in the December issue and still need more inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Check out these suggestions for those last-minute purchases that aren’t going to put you in the red.

We have something for everyone on your list, including the arty girls who just want to have a bit of fun, the femmes who love their martinis as much as they love a manicure, and that certain friend who just can’t stay out of trouble with her wifey. We’ve also included some fun, quirky stocking stuffers that will ensure you’re sitting pretty on Christmas Day. Happy shopping!

Get arty

We don’t want to know what you get up to in those bathrooms at the girl bar. Or do we?  Sydney-based photographer Dee Cameron has just offered up her Girl Cam prints to the public. Nothing like gifting some very fine eye candy for the naughty girl on your list. ($22.80, redbubble.com)

Speak to the hand

For your more quirky mate, these hand tattoos pack a serious funny punch. We had no idea how much fun they were until we were wearing them to meetings, the pub and to a very serious corporate dinner. It’s fun to be a kid sometimes, especially when your hand has a crocodile on it. (12.50, collectionofcool.com.au)

Hit up the beauty bar

This is one for the femmes. Mixing up delicious concoctions isn’t just for the martini bar. With just one order of Nailtini’s double-shot nail polish duos you’ll have twice the polish and double the creativity right at your fingertips. The collection is available in three pairings, each one perfect straight up or mixed. Our fave is the French-inspired Sugar Violet laquer.($15.00 each, tinibeauty.com)

I’m sorry, so sorry

Have a friend who just can’t get it right in her relationship? Does she forget to take the rubbish out, or do more serious stuff, like checking out that girl in plain sight of her GF? (We saw it too, and yes, it was pretty obvious.) Get your troubled mate this stamp which reads, “I swear on my mother’s grave I’ll never do that again.” ($23 on sale, mrsparrow.com.au)

Scan the dice

A special game for those friends who cut the cord with their beloved mobile phone or tablet. Let them take centre stage at the party with the Codigo Cube, a fun game played with dice covered in QR codes with a question database that is updated frequently. ($9.95, codigocube.com)

Smooth operator

This eco-chic moisturizing shave cream keeps you smooth with a blend of ingredients that includes Argan oil, vitamin E and Acai. These creams will give you smooth skin without having to fuss with anything too frothy or too feminine. ($6.99 each, giovannicosmetics.com)

Gift empowerment

The latest book in Anthea Paul’s Girlosophy series, Girlosophy – Inspire was born from the idea that girls can use their creative sources – in particular art and photography – as an empowering tool. A perfect gift that truly enriches lives.

Keep it Clean

Wick-edly Sent Soap and Candle Company have the perfect solution for keeping us lesbians squeaky clean – the Dirty Dyke body wash and Wash your Suzy body lotion. What’s even better than the cheeky packaging? A portion of the proceeds benefits a local AIDS organisation. ($9.95 each, escentedcandle.com)