50 Great Gifts

A lot of us are on tight budgets this year, and not all people are crafty enough to create our vacation presents. So, we’ve rounded up our top 50 trendy finds you can score for less than $50. Whether you have to scoop up a hostess gift for a holiday celebration, assist a design-challenged bachelor spruce up his pad, or be sure a weary loved one pops on time, there’s a lot to pick from here. Have a look, then let’s : What’s on your gift list?

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Vintage Numbers Stamp Set – $25

A creative loved one will enjoy creating custom notecards for this unique set of number stamps.


Lilliput Salt and Pepper Shaker Set by Alessi – $44

This smart salt-and-pepper set has changed the way we’ll pass the salt. The adorable characters attach to the rod via magnets in their toes.

Dearest 16″ Throw Pillow – $34.95

This picture pillow will add modern-cabin chic to a giftee’s house without involving bullets or taxidermy.


Sketches of Frank Gehry by Sydney Pollack – $9.13

I cannot say enough great things about this documentary about Frank Gehry. The late director Sydney Pollack broke stodgy doc principles by using an active part of it, and it is much more intriguing because he did. Gehry even permitted Pollack access to his own therapist. Even someone with no interest in design will find this a fascinating addition to his DVD collection.

Generate Design

Magnetic Vases by Shahar Peleg – $49

This amazing vase collection will inspire your loved one to create a gravity-defying contemporary tablescape. The slender vases each hold one stem. Magnets at the bottom keep them vertical.


Chalkboard Vase – $40

Your friend can keep this masterpiece vase simple and match it with bright daisies, scribble a birthday wish to a guest of honor, or doodle a flower or two on each side. The options are infinite.


Armed With Technology Tea Infuser – $14.99

Following is a tea infuser for the geek who loves a piping hot cup of Earl Grey. The single person it may not be fit for is the Queen of England.

Furbish Studio

Wanderlust Tray – $24

This vibrant tray is a great find for the friend still moaning over missing out on all that great Missoni at Target. It has the same kind of approach to bright colors, but everybody else won’t have the same one.

In the Air Somewhere

Gold Paper Bowls – $24

I love a gift that looks like a million dollars but costs less than $50. These elegant bowls bring on a subtle bling.

Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely Notebook Place – $12.50

Sweet laptops from Orla Kiely provide a stylish way to keep track of project ideas, to-do lists, recipes, what occurred that day, and also everything things to be grateful for.

Kaufmann Mercantile

Blackwing Drawing Pencils (Box of 12) – $19.90

Design types need the most basic of gear, and also the aesthetics of these items is almost as important as their performance. These beautiful drawing pencils will be a welcome addition to someone’s stocking.

Jonathan Adler

Gumball Jar – $48

What’s more fun than a coated dish filled with gumballs? This retro style is a mixture of Scandinavian and circus style. The gumballs are contained, so after your giftee opens, you can sit around and chomp.

Textile Arts

Pieni UNIKKO Umbrella – $39.99

Design fans will need to protect themselves from inclement weather in fashion. The eye-popping pattern of Marimekko’s UNIKKO umbrella will keep them dry and happy.


THE Garden Gnome 10″ – $25

What’s a gift guide without these little guys? Due in part to the humorous Travelocity advertisements, this classic kitschy backyard icon is undergoing a fresh ironic hipness.


Tomato Poster Hurricane Irene Fundraiser – $25

A friend who loves to garden or hit the farmer’s market at the crack of dawn will adore this cheerful produce print for kitchen or pantry.

Stencil Placemat – $3.95

Do you know somebody mad about fonts? These placemats will deliver picture style to his desk.

Naked Decor

Trio of Babushkup Nesting Glasses (Set of 3) – $15.95

Russian nesting dolls portrayed on glasses that nest. Intelligent!


Wine Journal – $30

A diary is a great gift for budding oenophiles; they could keep track of the wines they taste and take notes on oakiness, complete and whatever else wine showoffs prefer to blather on about.


“The Very Most Varieties of Beer” Printing by Pop Chart Lab – $25

If your pal prefers a pint to a pinot, this humorous and striking “Origins of Beer” poster may be more appropriate.

Shop 4 Rwanda

Place of 5 Placemats – GBP 10

This set of placemats is a wonderful way to assist a host or hostess add texture to the table. This design has a worldwide look that’s also very contemporary.


Suzani Fall Nile Runner by Bateson’s Boutique – $15

The Suzani trend shows no signs of waning. This runner will allow your giftee bring the exotic pattern to the dinner table

West Elm

Wood Slice Napkin Ring – $4

Talking of exotic tablescapes, these wood napkin rings are an excellent accent choice. Napkin rings are a luxury people aren’t apt to purchase for themselves; they are the jewelry of a location setting.


Birch & Spade Tealight Holders – $22

A trio of birch candleholders is a wonderful accent for the mantle or table. Pick up one of these large bags of tealights from IKEA to wrap up in the same bundle.

Rare Device

Reclaimed Apothecary Matchstick Bottle – $20

You understand who this person for this gift is: the person who scours through cabinets and pockets searching for a tattered book of restaurant matches whenever she wants to light a candle or even the fireplace. The jar holds the matchsticks and has a strike plate at the bottom.

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler Boom Box Match Strike – $42

This matchbox is a great bet for folks who miss the ’80s. In the event the first cassette your friend bought was by RUN-DMC, he will like this.

Rifle Paper Co..

Assorted ‘Hello’ Cards – $18

Are not you bored of opening the mailbox and finding nothing but bills and junk? Inspire your friends and loved ones to rediscover the pleasure of sending and receiving handwritten notes with these cheeky cards.

L.L. Bean

1931 Big Ben Alarm Clock – $39.95

This timeless clock from L.L. Bean will add practicality and attractiveness to a giftee’s nightstand, shelf or workplace.


Nanda Home ‘Clocky’ Alarm Clock – $44

And this clock is perfect for that friend who sleeps through the alarm even after hitting “snooze” 10 times. It rolls off the nightstand and moves crazy all over the ground, making sound and forcing the snoozer for up to make it stop.


The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well – $17.64

I’ve been looking forward to The Perfectly Imperfect Home‘s launch for months. It is the book for this friend still mourning the loss of Domino magazine, filled with decorating advice from editor Deborah Needleman and charming illustrations by Virginia Johnson.

Urban Outfitters

Atlas Tapestry – $39

Here at Houzz, we’re a bit nuts about decorating with maps, so this atlas tapestry is a no-brainer. Its wonderful blue and white palette and images are fantastic for a tenant who is not permitted to paint walls but is dying for some colour.

L.L. Bean

Hometown Puzzle – $39.95

This is a fun, yet personalized gift for a person who likes maps and enjoys a good puzzle. Send L.L. Bean your giftee’s address, and they’ll create a jigsaw puzzle from a USGS map of the hometown.

Geek Pillow – $30

There is nothing like a smart throw pillow for changing the look of a couch or bedscape.


Snugcloud Bread Board by snugstudio on Etsy – $27

This breadboard makes repairing a sandwich pleasure. Maybe its cloud shape will inspire your giftee to come up with fresh sammy notions that involve marshmallow fluff!

Narwhal Whale Print by Vintage from the Shore – $12

This charming print is fun to get a friend who dreams of the sea and also enjoys serene coastal fashion.

Z Gallerie

Digital Deco Camera – Samantha Carlisle – $39.95

This bold picture is a super find for this friend who loves the look and role of vintage cameras.

Baskets – $40

Handcrafted items from Rawanda alter the lives of these artisans while adding great style to homes around the globe.

White Owl – GBP 25

This friendly fellow may appear owl-lover specific, but its beautiful white feathers and cute figure have mass appeal. (Just to be clear, it is artificial.)

Olive & Myrtle

Lunchbox Birdfeeder – $42

A friend who loves to scout for cardinals and chickadees out the window will love this contemporary bird feeder. Throw in a bag of birdseed to assist your bird-loving receiver begin straight away.

3-Piece Rubberwood Tree Place – $49.95

If you have noticed a pal has vacant shelves in need of contemporary style, these shapely rubberwood sculptures may be exactly the accessory.

Olive & Myrtle

Wood From The Hood Reclaimed Wood Cribbage Board – $29.95

Sometimes people will need to be reminded how much pleasure classic games could be. There is no cable bill, net connection or joystick necessary to get a simple game of cribbage, and this board is made from reclaimed ash “wood in the hood.”

Laurel Denise

Whispers Bud Vase – $18

A beautiful vase fashioned such as an apothecary jar offers a sweet reminder to love the small delights.

Paper Source

Great Moustaches Mug – $12.95

This is a perfect gift for this dude who develops out a ‘stache with pride every November. While it’s the perfect weight for swilling coffee, it may add an interesting touch to some bathroom if your giftee decides to corral his razors or toothbrushes inside.


Soap Dish by Carolina George – $20

A distinctively patterned soap dish will add global style to the bath.

West Elm

Butterfly Shower Curtain – $49

If somebody you know has a drab bathroom or merely a gloomy shower curtain lining hanging away from the tub or shower, then brighten her up bathing experience with this stunning shower curtain in West Elm.


Map Collection Shower Curtains, NYC Subway – $29

Is the prior curtain too sour? Here is another option, which will allow your receiver study the way to navigate beneath the streets of NYC while still primping. Boston, Chicago, D.C. and London models also available.

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