Great and Thoughtful Gifts Under $50

December 5, 2018

Great and Thoughtful Gifts Under $50 I wit & whimsy

It’s Wednesday which means it is time for another gift guide. A lot of gift guides I see have crazy expensive gifts in them (someone told me they saw a blogger include a $3,000 cappuccino machine in one of their guides – WHAT!? Who on earth spends that on themselves let alone someone else? EEEP) Anyhow, I think Under $50 is usually on average what people spend for a lot of people in their life so I think this is an important guide to do every year. I’ll also have Under $25 and stocking stuffers coming but not till the week before Christmas so they’ll be more last minute or free expedited shipping kind of ideas. I hope you find this helpful and would love to hear what stands out to you!

Great and Thoughtful Gifts Under $50

Tabletop Planter:

I love this little planter! It’s petite enough for even the smallest apartment and will encourage the recipient to get their green thumb going.

Framed Print:

A framed print with a sweet saying is always a welcomed gift in my opinion and this store has loads from which to choose.

Palermo Body Aromatherapy:

I’m a big believer in the power of essential oils and this one sounds great to have on hand for travel or someone in your life who deals with a lot of stress.

Celestial Earrings:

How pretty are these earrings? They’re the perfect gift for that person who lives and dies by their horoscope every month.


For the forgetful friend or family member, give them a Tile so they can better keep track of their valuables. (I have a friend who uses this for her suitcase, too and I think that’s brilliant)!

Women Who Will Change the World Book:

I think a thoughtful book is always a great gift so for the women in your life who is inspiring you or who is on a mission, gift her this book that’ll no doubt give her an added boost of motivation.


This is my favorite game to play at home when in Colorado! It’s such a fun one and would make a great, inexpensive gift.

Bon Voyage Travel Set:

How cute is this passport and luggage tag duo? Perfect for the frequent traveler.

Leather Coin Pouch:

For under $50 you can get a cute yet handy leather coin pouch to keep valuables in. As someone who rarely carries cash anymore, I like the idea of having some coins handy along with storing some bobby pins or hair ties in one of these cases.

Leather Tassel Keychain:

I’m not sure why I spent so many years not carrying my keys on a keychain but a handy tassel keychain can take a whole lot of stress out of the occasion every time you think you’ve lost your keys. This is a great gift for the friend in your life who is always looking for her keys.

Rabbit Wine Opener:

I am always amazed at how many people I know are still opening wine with an old fashioned corkscrew. Using a wine opener like the Rabbit makes it SO much easier. I have this one and opening a bottle is a snap.

Initial Necklace:

If you want a personalized gift for someone in a pinch, look no further than this pretty initial necklace.

Cultivate Kindness Canvas Tote:

I love this tote’s message and let’s be honest, who doesn’t need another tote for that #bagladylife?

Map Coasters:

I adore these neighborhood map coasters as I think they make such a nice, personalized gift.

Wood Photo Stand:

Print a few photos from your friends’ Instagram and tuck them in with this photo stand so they can adorn their house with favorite photos from the past year.

iPhone Camera Add-On Lens:

This is the top selling lens for iPhones on Amazon and such a fun gift for someone who loves to take pictures when they travel.

Silk Scrunchies:

Years ago I stopped sleeping with my hair up in a hair tie and it made the world of a difference in my hair being less damaged. These scrunchies will keep your BFF or niece or sister in law’s hair back and away without pulling. They’d make a great stocking stuffer, too!

The White Company Blanc Candle:

I know candles aren’t the most original gift but I love getting one because it means one less for me to buy throughout the year – ha! This one I wrote about here and it is great for gift giving as the smell isn’t overly potent but rather fills your home with a warm, cozy smell. The candle is also big and burns with two wicks so it is a great value for the price.

Cozy Blanket Scarf:

You can never have too many scarves in my opinion and this one is extra cozy for winter days. (I bought it in gray!)

Monogrammable Pouch:

This little pouch is so handy to collect things you don’t want to lose at the bottom of your bag. Makes a great gift for a boss, teacher or friend.

Cocktail Mix Trio:

How cute is this trio of cocktail mixes? The perfect adornment for any bar cart (or the excuse to have a boozy get together with your friends one winter night!)

New York Times Explorer Book:

For the person in your life who just loves New York City, recently moved there or plans to move there.

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Palette:

Bobbi Brown makes my favorite eyeshadows (they stay put and are so easy to blend) and this palette looks so expensive but won’t break the bank at just $39. (Relatedly I just bought this for myself on an impulse trip to Sephora and it is goooorgeous.)

Slip Silk Eye Mask:

While this mask has been in a past gift guide, I had to include it here, too because it truly is the best eye mask I’ve ever tried and makes a lux gift for anyone who treasures their beauty sleep or needs a few more Zzzs in their life.

Pasta Making Starter Kit:

How cute is this little kit that’ll get you started making fresh pasta at home? Would make a great gift for a couple.

p.s. gifts for the homebody and ideas for dressing for holiday occasions.

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  1. Libby says:

    I love these options!! I still have a few friends to cross of my list, and I think I just found exactly what I had envisioned for one!! yay!!

    xoxo Libby

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