24 Gifts for Less Than $50


Spend a little, give a lot. At arguably the perfect price point, these budget-friendly gifts are practically perfect for friends, family, and coworkers alike.
Bamford B. Silent Night-Time Pillow Mist
Formulated with calming lavender, peaceful frankincense, tension-releasing marjoram, this pillow mist creates a luxurious nighttime ritual to help you unwind and recenter before resting. Developed for treatments at the Bamford Haybarn Spa in Brooklyn, the B. Silent wellness collection promotes restful, rejuvenating sleep, naturally. Photo Courtesy of Terrain
Vitra Elephant Mouse Pad
The charming mouse pad by Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, who drew her inspiration from the Eames Elephant, owes its pleasant tactile qualities to the fact that it is fabricated from two layers of premium sofa leather. Photo Courtesy of Connox
SIN Uni Candlestick
We've got a new flame. Made from unglazed terra cotta, this earthy candle holder turns the traditional, straight-and-narrow types on their head. It's an instant eye-catcher, with a coiled, single-legged design (that's where the "Uni" name came from). Whether you perch it on a table top, a mantle or a windowsill, it'll add a little artistic ambience to any situation. Photo Courtesy of Food52
StudioSmall Architectural Greeting Cards, Set of 27
Established by creative directors David Hitner and Guy Marshall, London-based StudioSmall operates under the premise of "doing nice work for nice people," specializing primarily in the luxury, lifestyle and fashion industries. Abstract graphic prints in pastel hues on light cardstock, Architectural Greeting Cards are inspired by iconic buildings around the world, fully blank inside for personalization. This set includes 27 cards and envelopes in a storage box. Made in the U.K. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach
Soma Ceramic Mug
A 2018 Design Lab Vessels Award recipient, this simple, beautiful design holds 12 oz of your favorite hot (or cold) beverage. Our leak-proof bamboo lid allows you to travel at ease, double-wall insulation keeps your liquids hot, and drinking from ceramic upholds pure taste – wherever you go. Photo Courtesy of Soma
Jane Inc. Indigo Palms Spa Pillow
The Indigo Palms Spa Pillow is a beautifully crafted and soothing accessory that you can use either warm or cold to give your muscles necessary relief. With motifs hand-printed in India, this pillow is both beautiful and functional as it’s filled with natural lavender flowers, flax seeds and fragrances to promote relaxation. Photo Courtesy of Verishop
Vitra Alexander Girard 1966 Sun Key Ring
Sure to add a touch of warmth to any ensemble, Vitra’s sun key ring bears the image of a smiling sun – a motif that was created by the American mid-century designer Alexander Girard. Photo Courtesy of Vitra
Iittala Origo Bowl
Brighten up any setting with the bright stripes of the Iittala Origo Bowl. While a part of the comprehensive Origo collection, the bowl's variety of colors means that it is easily mixed and matched with other table ware. Made out of porcelain, the bowl is just as durable as it is cheery. From humble beginnings as a small glass factory, today Iittala offers a wide variety of modern Scandinavian housewares that demonstrate the company's commitment to design quality and product longevity. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Iittala continues to make cookware, tableware and other home accessories that are both lovely and useful, based primarily on the forward-thinking philosophies of design icons Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto. Photo Courtesy of Iittala
P.F. Candle Co. Essentials Mini Candle Set
What it is: These mini candles are hand poured into apothecary-inspired amber glass jars with signature labels and brass lids. Set includes: Teakwood & Tobacco: Some call it the boyfriend scent, the brand calls it the O.G. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom
Palais des Thés Classic Tea Selection (48 Bags)
Just our cup of tea. For whatever type of tea craving strikes, we've got a selection of nine teas perfectly parceled off: each tea bag is individually wrapped in a sealed sachet, while the whole tea leaves are enclosed in large cotton muslin squares. You'll get a selection of Long Jing, Margaret's Hope, Sencha Ariake, Grand Yunnan Imperial, Thé de Songes, Thé du Hammam, Rooibos des Lords, and Vive le Thé! Photography by Mark Weinberg
Aesop Anouk Oil Burner Blend
Simply add three to five drops of Aesop’s Anouk blend to your oil burner and let the calming blend of citrus aromas fill any space. Made using key ingredients of lemon rind, ylang ylang and bergamot rind, this scent is sure to be the perfect antidote to the stresses of daily life. Photo Courtesy of END.
Le Corbusier's Modulor Rule
In the 1940s master architect Le Corbusier developed the Modulor, a universal system of proportion based on the measurements of the human body and the golden section found throughout nature. The Modulor Rule, a two-sided measuring tape housed in a distinctive tin container, features the renowned system in striking red and blue with inch and centimeter scales on the reverse. The package also includes an insert with a brief dual language introduction (in English and French). The Modulor Rule is a perfect gift for architects and modern design buffs alike—an essential tool and important piece of design history, now accessible to all. Photo Courtesy of Atlas Obscura
Rose & Fitzgerald Mugavu Geometric Bottle Stopper
Don’t let a good bottle go to waste. Beautiful and functional, this hand-carved wood stopper creates an airtight seal that preserves your unfinished wine. Each piece is crafted by a group of woodworkers in Kampala, Uganda, making it one of a kind. Photo Courtesy of Verishop
Craft Design Technology Sharbo Multifunctional Pen
Multifunctional Pen from Craft Design Technology. Chrome ballpoint pen with silvertone finish. Features three functions; black and red ink cartridges and a mechanical pencil component. Iconic modern graphic in white. Metal grip and clip. Refillable with Craft Design Technology 0.5mm lead and ink cartridges. Photo Courtesy of Need Supply Co.
Ichendorf Torre Night Carafe Set
More than 100 years ago, Ichendorf was founded in a small town near Cologne, Germany, where it created ornate objects to meet the tastes of the period. The company changed its aesthetic in the early 1950s to celebrate perfect proportions and purity of materials. Now located in Milan, it’s renowned for its work in borosilicate glass. Many people associate this material with Pyrex, but in the hands of Ichendorf master glaziers, it’s transformed into very thin, lightweight pieces that are also supremely strong and resistant to temperature changes. Keep the Torre Night Carafe Set (2010) handy on your bedside table to avoid getting parched during the night. Dishwasher safe. Made in China. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach
THAT! Inventions Deluxe Ice Cream Scooper
Pushing the limits of efficiency in the kitchen one tool at a time, THAT! Inventions is saving ice cream sundae parties, one scoop at a time Ice cream straight out of the freezer might as well be concrete—not even Lou Ferrigno could scoop that delicious frosty treat without a little help. That’s why we owe a million hat tips to the folks at THAT! Inventions for cracking this stubborn code by developing the Deluxe Ice Cream Scooper—it takes your ice cream from rock-solid to perfectly smooth without any plugs, wires, or batteries. This scooper uses a unique thermal capacitive handle to transfer heat down to the head, allowing just the right amount of heat to make scooping simple without melting the ice cream.
W&P Design Spice Grinder
When it comes to cooking with spices, the most aromatic and flavorful approach is to grind a small amount of whole spices just before cooking. W&P's handheld porcelain grinder is a stylish, tactile alternative to electric grinders, allowing you to carefully control the fineness of your homemade spice blends. Photo Courtesy of W&P Design
Knog Oi Luxe Bike Bell
A low profile bike bell for commuting, road, or mountain biking. CNC machined ringer and brass dinger have a great tonal quality. Photo Courtesy of Backcountry
HAY He She It Towel
The He She It Towel series is made in soft, absorbent cotton and features Nathalie Du Pasquier’s intuitive designs woven into each towel. The three have slightly varying patterns that work as a complete set or can be used as singular pieces. Photo Courtesy of HAY
Brooklyn Candle Studio Santal Noir Candle
What it is: An elegant soy candle, hand-poured into an inky-black matte glass vessel, that fills any room in your home with scent. Fragrance story: A sultry, masculine blend of earth and woods, hinoki cypress floats above a rich heart of cedar and pine over a warm base of vetiver and sandalwood.Style: Woody and aromatic. Notes: Top: Hinoki cypress. Middle: Cedar, pine. Base: Sandalwood. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom
Ferm Living Ripple Wine Glasses - Set of 2
Mouth blown to achieve ferm LIVING’s characteristic geometric rippled surface, these clear wine glasses are perfect for casual drinks in the garden and can also be used as part of a larger dinner party setting. Dishwasher safe, the two glasses have been made to be paired with the rest of the Danish brand’s ‘Ripple’ series. Photo Courtesy of END.
Myrth Ceramics Handmade Porcelain Silhouette Mug
A mug and a kiss. Found: a nature-inspired mug that evokes the same sense of calm as your morning cup of tea. Each of these lovelies is hand-crafted from wheel-thrown porcelain clay and then kiln-fired with a house-made glaze to create that soft, satiny finish you see. (Oh, and did we mention they’re super durable, dishwasher safe, and microwave friendly?) When it’s time for a bite to eat, we think you’ll fancy the matching dinnerware. Photography by Rocky Luten, Ty Mecham
Philips Sonicare Protective Clean 4100 Electric Toothbrush
Your Sonicare brush head and handle are the ultimate team. The Protective Clean 4100 is a gentle power toothbrush with a pressure sensor that protects teeth and gums from excess brushing pressure. The Snap-On Optimal Plaque Control brush head features densely-packed high-quality bristles that gives you extra gentle brushing removing up to 7x more plaque vs. a manual power toothbrush. Brush heads wear out over time. Our Brush Sync technology tracks how long you have been using your brush head and how hard you have been brushing. It will beep to inform you when to replace your brush head. The easy-start feature slowly increases the power of the brush as you get used to the Sonicare experience and the smartimer encourages a full 2 minutes brushing time as recommended by your dental professional. The battery charge indicator light lets you know when it is time recharge; 2 week battery life. The kit includes 1 Philips Sonicare Protective Clean 4100 electric toothbrush, 1 Optimal Plaque Control brush head and 1 charger. Photo Courtesy of Amazon
Boy Smells Kush, Purple Kush & Les 3-Pack Votive Candle Set
What it is: A small-sized trio of the brand's most popular candles, perfect for traveling, gifting or party favors. Notes: Kush: cannabis, suede, white musk, tulip and amber. Purple Kush: cannabis, violet, vetiver, cannabis flower and suede. Les: black currant, peach blossom, jasmine rice, cardamom and white cedar. How to use: Trim wicks to 1/4" before lighting for optimal burning. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

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