Our Under $50 Gift Guide proves that there are plenty of beautiful, thoughtful things that don’t kill your wallet. Candles are crowdpleasers for a good reason – they’re soothing, smell amazing, and set the mood with perfect ambient lighting. They’re beautiful, and personally lighting a candle feels luxurious. Maison Louis Marie makes some of fashion’s favorite affordable candles, and the clean packaging elevates any space. Lafco New York’s marine candle in pale blue smells wonderful, but the jar is also pretty enough to use long after the candle is gone.
For the aesthetically minded among us, there are tons of high design gifts at a lower price point. Workaday Handmade’s electric blue stoneware mug is status ceramic piece, and the Pantone color of the year. It’ll bring flair to anybody’s morning routine. Jonathan Adler’s Amazon collaboration is full of colorful, printed pieces but we especially love this tray. If you’re sick of gifting coffee table books, Piecework Puzzles has puzzles that feel like modern art and are packaged so beautifully you can leave them out on any flat surface. Wary Myers makes interesting, graphic hand soaps that smell as good as they look. This cedar-and-vanilla instantly elevates any powder room.
For the beauty obsessives among us, a lipstick that seems indulgent on its own is the perfect gift during the holidays. And with parties happening round the clock, they’ll have plenty of opportunities to wear it. We love everything Pat McGrath does, but her lipsticks are some of the all-time best in the beauty industry. Cult favorite beauty brand Westman Atelier makes a blush stick that delivers a wash of dewy, radiant color. Face rollers aren’t going anywhere, and this jade trio is the perfect place for any skincare obsessive to start.
When all else fails, get them a scarf. They’ll use it, we promise.
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