The upcoming holidays celebrate the spirit of gratitude and during this season of giving, it’s important to remember that giving isn’t only about the big bucks and the extravagant gifts, but it’s also all the love, kindness, appreciation, support and positivity that we share with others. It’s been a tough year, and budgets may run tight but relax, we got you. Here is a list of affordable gifts that cost less than $50 which you can get in advance for Christmas. So what are you waiting for? Check out this list and stuff your stockings without snuffing out your pockets!
The Best Gifts You Can Give Without Breaking the Bank
1. Intelligent Change The Five-Minute Journal in White
Help someone highlight the good things in their day to day life with The Five-Minute Journal from Intelligent Change. Made from linen and FSC certified paper, this journal contains a structured format that will encourage positive thinking and enhance memory skills as it lets you list down daily affirmations, things that you are grateful for and has lines that contain questions such as “What makes today great?” and “”How could I have made today even better?” Highly recommended in White. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
2. ALLSAINTS Check Woven Scarf
A gift from the heart for flair and added warmth is always much appreciated. Take a look at this Check Woven Scarf from ALLSAINTS. Made from wool and viscose fabric with an overall checkered pattern, this scarf looks great with any plain colored coat! The scarf’s edges are frayed but do not wear out easily so no need to worry about stray threads. Product is long enough to be worn in different styles to match your overall outfit. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
3. Mala the Brand Cabin Fever Candle, 8 oz.
Call to mind escaping into winter cabins with this Mala the Brand candle aptly titled “Cabin Fever,” which features notes of lemon, cypress, evergreen, amber, and moss. This handcrafted candle is made with soy wax and features a wood wick, with an approximate burn time of 40 to 45 hours. Made in Canada. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
4. Lexon Bluetooth Mino Speaker in Red
Listen to your favorite Christmas songs in style with this Lexon bluetooth Mino speaker, a wireless 3W speaker with an ultra-sleek, compact design. It features a built-in microphone to make and receive hands-free phone calls via Bluetooth and a built-in selfie remote that allows for more convenient picture taking. This device is rechargeable via USB cable and is made of aluminium and ABS plastic. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
5. kate spade new york Roulette Pebbled Leather Zip Around Cardholder in Peach Melba
Stay organized in style with this charming pebbled leather zip around card holder, which features six card slots and center slip compartment, as well as a logo embossed on it. Comes in a gorgeous, bright peach color. Customer Sunshine gave it a 5-star review, writing, “Soft leather. Zip opens across top and down one side so that items can be added easily but they are protected from falling out the side when unzipped. Three slots are available for use on the front and back. There is not a driver’s license clear view window however.” Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
Budget-Friendly Gifts Below $50
1. Nadri Pave Stud Earrings
Skim through the crowd in star studded jewelry with this Pavé Stud Earrings from Nadri Pavé. Made from 18k gold–plated brass, cubic zirconia, and crystal, this pair of earrings slightly resemble the shape of a crown and gives off a geometric style that will add a more formal yet classy accent to any elegant getup. Steel posts are made from hypoallergenic surgical grade steel which won’t cause any irritation or any unwanted uncomfortable reactions on your skin. When worn, these earrings are secured by post backs for easy removal and storage. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
2. Voluspa Crushed Candy Cane Macaron Candle
Sweet scents make a sweet gift! Check out this Crushed Candy Cane Macaron Candle from Voluspa. Made from coconut wax infused with the blissful scents of candy cane and French macarons and topped with a thick cotton candle wick, this candle is the perfect gift that will put the sweet in “Home Sweet Home”. Product comes with its own cherry red glass holder, designed to resemble a candy cane swirl pattern and can burn for a maximum of 15 hours. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
3. Sam Edelman Women’s Jeane Cross Band Slippers
Feel free to flatter with footwear! This pair of Women’s Jeane Cross Band Slippers from Sam Edelman is the perfect choice for comfort and heart warming fondness. Made with fur and polyester with a synthetic sole, these slip-on slippers feature a cross band faux fur style that fits exactly to standard size and has an open toe front, allowing you to flaunt perfectly pedicured toes while you move around your home in lush comfort. Product is available in five different colors. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
4. BAUBLEBAR Rosé All Day Drop Earrings
For a dazzling bejeweled gift that stands out both in beauty and budget, take a look at these Rosé All Day Drop Earrings from BAUBLEBAR. Made from glass, acrylic, cork, and polyester, with miniature luxurious pearls and an overall rose gold tone, these drop earrings are sure to bring sparkle to any casual or themed outfits. Shaped to resemble a bottle of one’s favorite champagne this would also make a good gift for alcohol lovers and bar beauties. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
5. slip Gentle Silk Wash
As much as clothing with silk fabric is comfortable and sassy, it can also be quite sensitive to wash. Who says that laundry stuff won’t make a good gift? Check out this Gentle Silk Wash from slip. Made from a gentle and high quality formula that deep cleans yet leaves silk smooth, this silk wash is sure to be a helping hand with the washing. Product is dermatologist tested and does not irritate skin making it safe even when used for daily washes and comes in a 30 oz. minimalist style bottle. Good for silk sheets, pillowcases and sleepwear. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
Paint the Town Red with These Gifts Below $50!
1. BP. Crop Cardigan in Red Chinoise
A charming soft cropped cardigan made from a lightweight recycled-fiber blend that’s perfect for wearing alone or layered during the colder weeks. Chic and fashionable, this wardrobe staple is perfect for the holidays. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “It always shocks me how good the quality of bp. products are because the prices are always so low! I got the multi-colored version of this cardigan and it is so soft! The colors are vibrant and it will be great with jeans this fall. Fit was true to size as long as you are expecting a cropped loon (which is intended)” MrsDevo
2. BOY SMELLS x Kacey Musgraves Slow Burn Scented Candle
This limited edition candle is crafted in collaboration with Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves and is named after the opening track from her fourth studio album, “Golden Hour.” It features a coconut and beeswax blend with a warm, spicy fragrance from its top notes of incense, black pepper, elemi, and ginger zest, middle notes of guaiac wood, labdanum, and raspberry, and base notes of cedarwood, vanilla, papyrus, and tonka bean. Exclusively at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “I am obsessed with this candle and love that Nordstrom is carrying it! Every time I burn this candle, I receive so many compliments about the fragrance it lets off. I was worried before I ever smelled this candle that it would be too woodsy or outdoors-like based on the notes, but that is not the case at all. Don’t pass this candle up, it is so worth it!” RealKatCo
3. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Pillow Talk On the Go Eye & Lip Set
This four-piece limited edition set features new full-size Color Chameleon in Pillow Talk, an eye pencil that enhances natural eye color, and travel sized Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk, Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, and Pillow Talk Push-Up Lashes Mascara. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk on the go is a great go to gift. It contains the lip liner, lipstick, eye shadow stick and mascara to amp up any day or afternoon look. This gift set leaves a monochromatic make up look for a glamorous evening in or out.” She3
4. MADEWELL Recycled Cotton Beanie in Rusted Burgundy
Keep warm the eco-friendly way this season with this cozy beany that is expertly designed with a blend of recycled fibers. This item is made of 49% recycled cotton, 39% recycled polyester, and 12% viscose. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “I like this cap! It’s warm, great materials, and a great fit!” Cook1
5. STREET LEVEL Mini Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet in Wine/Black
This scaled-down soft faux-leather tote makes for a great partner for everyday use from work to play. It features a reversible design that doubles the styling options to coordinate with your everyday OOTD. Shop at Nordstrom.
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