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If gift giving is your love language, well then, congratulations! You’re already a step ahead — because for the rest of us, holiday gifting can be incredibly stressful. But no matter how you feel about the gift-giving season, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just a few days away, so it’s definitely time to start building out that holiday shopping list.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect game-changing beauty product for your skin-care-obsessed friend or a new craft project for your indoors-y sister, this assortment has you covered. Just remember to pace yourselves and drink plenty of electrolytes — it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Below, you’ll find the best affordable gift ideas under $50 for everyone on your list.
The Wardrobe Staple
Skims Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
Say hello to the perfect crewneck T-shirt. It’s comfortable, breathable, and stretchy, and it comes in a wide variety of colorways.
$48 at Skims
The Ultimate Rainbow Chocolate Sampler
Tony’s Chocolonely Rainbow Tasting Chocolate Bar Pack
In addition to making delicious chocolate, Tony’s is also a B Corp– and fair-trade-certified company that works to make chocolate production more ethical worldwide.
$11 at Amazon
$10 at Target
$10 at Vitacost
A TikTok-Famous Facial Spray
Tower28 SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray
Hyped for soothing everything from acne to eczema to general irritation.
$28 at Sephora
$28 at Credo Beauty
$28 at Revolve Clothing
A Buzzy New Novel
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin
As gripping as it is poignant – the perfect gift for bookworms.
$28 at Amazon
$28 at Bookshop
Piecework Puzzles Coffee Talk Puzzle
It doubles as a work of art upon completion.
$38 at Shopbop
For the Skin-care Lover
Kaia Skin C-Glow – Sea Buckthorn Face Oil
Sea Buckthorn is emerging as a must-have ingredient in your skin-care routine — and Ayurvedic brands have already mastered it. This lightweight oil helps boost radiance, strengthen the skin barrier, and improve skin tone.
Crown Affair’s Buzzy Leave-In
Crown Affair Leave-In Conditioner
It boasts dozens of five-star reviews and is great for all hair types.
$48 at Sephora
$48 at Crown Affair
A Healthier, Tastier Hazelnut Spread
Not only is the packaging chicer, but the ingredients are also much more thoughtful — using olive oil in lieu of Nutella’s palm oil and cutting out half the sugar.
$32 for 2 at Amazon
$32 for 2 at Ghia
Darn, That’s Cute!
Small Wooden Darning Mushroom
This wooden mushroom would be a no-brainer gift even if its sole purpose were just to stand around and look adorable, but it’s also a clever darning tool.
$33 at Etsy
Cozy Felted Wool Slippers
Wool Felt Slippers
They come in 20 different colors.
$49 at Etsy
Seven Pre-Rolled Mini Joints
Happy Hour Pre-Rolls
Each has .3 grams of CBG White, a premium strain of hemp flower known for its energizing effects and “cognitive enhancing” potential.
Nice and Toasty
Crafted by hand, a jaunty red toast rack with twisted-rope detailing.
For a Better Buzz
Cann Lemon Lavender Lo Boy
Cann is crafted with THC and CBD, making it the ultimate alcohol alternative that provides an energetic yet mellow buzz.
The All-in-One Beauty Product
Cle Cosmetics Multi Cream
This rich multi-cream is ultrahydrating for skin, hair, and nails. It has a subtle palo santo scent.
$32 at Revolve Clothing
For the Cool Hostess
West Elm Marble & Brass Bowls
These marble-and-brass bowls are stylish but neutral enough to match any host’s tablescape.
$22 at West Elm
The Reusable Tote
Dehome Foldable Argyle Knitted Tote Bag
This reusable tote is all of our favorite things: pretty, practical, and sustainable.
For the Aspiring Chef
Papier Recipe Journal
Ideal for the at-home chef who wants to record their own recipes, this super-cute journal is what culinary dreams are made of.
$38 at Papier
A Fancy Incense Burner
Anthropologie Marble Ring Incense Holder
The latest trend in fragrance is leaning into holistic scent alternatives. This piece holds incense sticks and acts as an art piece, too.
$36 at Anthropologie
Spanx Fit-to-You Brief
Practical? Yes. Exciting? Also yes! Really good underwear is the key to any polished look (especially holiday dresses), and these from Spanx are some of the best. They’re soft, smoothing, and totally invisible under clothing.
$20 at Spanx
Harling Ross Anton,Kendall Becker , 2023-11-20 20:55:00