I’m continuing this season’s holiday gift guides with gifts that are $50 & under — this price point is a “sweet spot” for me when gifting to my sisters and close friends. While you definitely can pull together a great gift at the $25 & under price point, with double the budget, the options unsurprisingly open up quite a bit. My gifting philosophy is usually to treat the recipient to something they wouldn’t buy themselves, assuming I know them well enough to select a gift that speaks to their personality or interests, or to gift them a consumable — think nice candle, bottle of wine, olive oil, cheese.
Queen Elizabeth Glass Ornament — God Save the Queen! This would be a great gift for all my fellow royal watchers — it’s a beautiful glass ornament and the detailing is incredible.
Spode Christmas Tree Champagne Flutes — I recently decided that I wanted to start a Christmas China collection and selected a super classic pattern: ‘Christmas Tree’ by Spode. Whether or not someone is also building out their collection, this set of festive champagne flutes would make for a great gift.
She’s Birdie Personal Safety Alarm — this would make a great gift for any woman in your life — mother, aunt, sister, friend. The alarm is loud and it also has a flash light. It’s also small enough to be a great stocking stuffer.
Illume Winter White Ornament Candle — the Illume Winter White candle is probably my favorite to burn this time of year and into the snowy days of January and February. It comes in multiple vessels, but I love how festive this ornament one is.
Cheese Knives Set — pair with your favorite cheese and you’ve got a great, easy gift.
A Life in Pattern Coffee Table Book — of all the coffee table books I’ve purchased this year, this one is my favorite. The floral cover is absolutely stunning.
Bala Bangles — for all those gals in your life that love to go on “hot girl walks”! These sold out everywhere at the start of the pandemic and come in a wide variety of colors.
Dior Lip Glow Oil — my cousin gifted me this for my birthday last year and I am obsessed. It’s super hydrating and always makes me feel fancy whenever I use it.
Nécessaire Body Trio — one of my favorite splurges is Nécessaire body products — they make me feel like I’m checking into a fancy hotel. This set has three full size products at a great price.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil — this is probably my holy grail skincare product. It is amazing and I turned my mom onto it as well. A perfect little luxury for anyone in your life.
Monogrammed Toiletry Pouch — I own these monogrammed toiletry pouches in forest green, and I love them — they also come in several colors. They are available in multiple sizes, so they also work for different budgets.
Vintage Twist Candlesticks — these beautiful vintage-inspired glass candlesticks would be perfect for anyone who loves to entertain as they are beautiful on a tablescape.
Linen Wireless Charging Block — I don’t have many wireless charging blocks around my apartment because I hate the way they look, but this one is absolutely gorgeous in its neutrality and also works.
Amanda Lindroth Island Wrapped Tumbler — my go-to glassware for spring and summer nights when I want to sip some white wine on my balcony.