If you have a lot of people on your gift list this year, congratulations, because that means you have a lot of people in your life who you care about! However, just because you love your friends and family doesn't mean you have to break the bank when you're Christmas shopping — just stick to this list of cheap gift ideas under $50.
There are a lot of well made and beautifully designed products out there that cost less than two Jacksons and a Hamilton (or a Grant, if you've got big bills in your wallet). Whether you are shopping for a total hipster or an always working businesswoman, there's something below that will work. There is nothing wrong with setting a bar on spending limits during the holidays, and with gifts like these ones, there is really no reason not to.
So don't get yourself all worked up this season thinking you're going to go bankrupt. It's not worth it, and your friends and family won't even enjoy their gifts if they're feeling guilty over the price tag. Instead, actually enjoy the gift of giving. It should be a season of love, joy, humility, and wellness — and that, my friends, is one hundred percent free.
1. Tres Cool Small Pouch
Only for your coolest friends, of course. They can put their makeup, jewelry, or toiletries in it when traveling. They can also use it as a daily clutch. Both options are tres cool.
2. Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses
Carved from pink Himalayan salt, these are probably the dopest shot glasses to ever exist. They're also reusable, so tell your friends to stock up on the tequila.
3. Sticky Page Markers
If you have bookworm friends, then they'll be sure to appreciate these sticky page markers that actually create fun cityscapes and scenes at the top of the book when used in multiples.
4. Mobile Lens Kit
If you have an Instagram-obsessed buddy, then this present is right up his or her alley. You don't need an expensive camera to call yourself a photographer — you only need some mobile lenses.
5. Espresso Bulldog Bookends
Yup, bulldog bookends exist, and they're under $50. Chances are if you know somebody who owns a bulldog, this is now the only gift you can get them.
6. Style with Verb Set
This kit comes with shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, leave-in mist, sea spray, and an awesome bag to put it all in — perfect for frequent travelers or friends who love trying out new products.
7. Initial Bar Pendant
Add some personalization to your gifts with one of these initial bar pendant necklaces. Simply gorgeous, and the perfect addition to any modern girl's jewelry collection.
8. Abalone iPhone 6 Case
As pretty as the iPhone 6 is, this abalone case makes it 10 times prettier. It's just a fact, bro.
9. Micro Plant Hanger
Plant lovers will adore these. Great for a modern home, stick a succulent in one of these refreshingly simple planters, and gift it.
10. The Kinfolk Home
For fans of Kinfolk Magazine and The Kinfolk Table, comes the The Kinfolk Home . It's just as aesthetically addicting as the aforementioned.
11. Garett Printed Cozy Throw
You can never have too many throws, and neither can your friends. They can keep it at the office for some extra warmth when the AC gets kicked up, or they can bring it home for snuggling by the fire.
12. Hello Kitty Limited Edition Moleskine Notebook
You can never outgrow Hello Kitty, and everybody loves a brand new Moleskine — combine the two, and you've got yourself a perfect Christmas gift for anyone.
13. Spa Mist Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser
Know somebody who's particularly stressed out all the time? Get them this aromatherapy oil diffuser to help calm their nerves and bring them to a state of meditation.
14. Essential Burt's Bees Kit
Burt's Bees products are the absolute best, which is why an entire "essential" kit filled with them is a great way to go when gift giving.
15. F Bomb Paperweight
Sometimes you just want to drop the F bomb. And sometimes, you just want to have an F bomb paperweight.
16. Rabbit Automatic Electric Corkscrew
If you have wine-loving friends you're trying to shop for, take a step up from the usual wine glass charms, and a step up in creativity from just buying them a bottle. This automatic electric corkscrew will come in handy every single time they open a bottle.
17. Bubbled Mercury Glass Votive
Ridiculously affordable, these votives are probably the prettiest things you could ever place a candle inside of.
18. Woodland Deer Print
Photographers and those who can appreciate photography will adore this. No question about it.
19. Acorelle Discovery Kit
Acorelle perfume is made with all-natural plant and flower extracts that have aromatherapy benefits built into the bottle. This amazing discovery kit will let your friends and family have their choice of nine different flavors on any day of the week.
20. Baseball Game
The World Series may be over, but you can still enjoy a game of baseball year-round with this board game. I think this is genius.
21. Travel Sleep Mask
Sleep masks aren't for divas... they're for everybody. This one even comes with a cute carrying case.
22. The Leather Pouch Wallet
Madewell's leather pouch wallet has a wonderfully masculine design with a hint of the femininity in its tassel. Obsessed. (You can also have it personally monogrammed!)
23. Organic Milk Chocolate Gingerbread Molasses Bar
Made with organic milk chocolate and filled with gingerbread ganache, you're going to want to get one of these bars for yourself in addition to whoever you're gifting it to.
24. Posies & Co. Bath Oil
Bath oil... if one thing in the world says "relaxation," it's this.
25. Baby Spade Bracelet
Simple but super chic — anybody would be overjoyed to find this gorgeous bracelet in their stocking. Available in eight different colors, you can truly personalize this gift to match your friend's personality and style.
26. Modus Oper-Handy Multi-Tool
Pocket knives aren't just for Boy Scouts. This one has an especially cute animal shape built into it.
27. Blithe Vital Treatment Essence — Eight Nourishing Beans
Korean beauty products are some of the best on the market. This particular face treatment hydrates the skin with eight different kinds of beans, sans parabens, synthetic dyes, and mineral oils. It's worth every penny, and your beauty obsessed friends will love it.
28. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
Coloring books for adults? Life is so good.
29. Totoro Wall Clock
Who doesn't want Totoro on their wall? Nobody.
30. Mod Metal Planter
You can never go wrong with a planter, especially one as sleek as this.