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If gift giving is your love language, well then, congratulations! You’re already a step ahead — because for the rest of us, holiday gifting can be incredibly stressful. But no matter how you feel about the gift-giving season, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just a few days away, so it’s definitely time to start building out that holiday shopping list.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect game-changing beauty product for your skin-care-obsessed friend or a new craft project for your indoors-y sister, this assortment has you covered. Just remember to pace yourselves and drink plenty of electrolytes — it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Below, you’ll find the best affordable gift ideas under $50 for everyone on your list.
The Wardrobe Staple
Say hello to the perfect crewneck T-shirt. It’s comfortable, breathable, and stretchy, and it comes in a wide variety of colorways.
The Ultimate Rainbow Chocolate Sampler
In addition to making delicious chocolate, Tony’s is also a B Corp– and fair-trade-certified company that works to make chocolate production more ethical worldwide.
A TikTok-Famous Facial Spray
Hyped for soothing everything from acne to eczema to general irritation.
A Buzzy New Novel
As gripping as it is poignant – the perfect gift for bookworms.
It doubles as a work of art upon completion.
For the Skin-care Lover
Sea Buckthorn is emerging as a must-have ingredient in your skin-care routine — and Ayurvedic brands have already mastered it. This lightweight oil helps boost radiance, strengthen the skin barrier, and improve skin tone.
Crown Affair’s Buzzy Leave-In
A Healthier, Tastier Hazelnut Spread
Not only is the packaging chicer, but the ingredients are also much more thoughtful — using olive oil in lieu of Nutella’s palm oil and cutting out half the sugar.
Darn, That’s Cute!
This wooden mushroom would be a no-brainer gift even if its sole purpose were just to stand around and look adorable, but it’s also a clever darning tool.
Cozy Felted Wool Slippers
They come in 20 different colors.
Seven Pre-Rolled Mini Joints
Each has .3 grams of CBG White, a premium strain of hemp flower known for its energizing effects and “cognitive enhancing” potential.
Nice and Toasty
Crafted by hand, a jaunty red toast rack with twisted-rope detailing.
For a Better Buzz
Cann is crafted with THC and CBD, making it the ultimate alcohol alternative that provides an energetic yet mellow buzz.
The All-in-One Beauty Product
This rich multi-cream is ultrahydrating for skin, hair, and nails. It has a subtle palo santo scent.
For the Cool Hostess
These marble-and-brass bowls are stylish but neutral enough to match any host’s tablescape.
The Reusable Tote
This reusable tote is all of our favorite things: pretty, practical, and sustainable.
For the Aspiring Chef
Ideal for the at-home chef who wants to record their own recipes, this super-cute journal is what culinary dreams are made of.
A Fancy Incense Burner
The latest trend in fragrance is leaning into holistic scent alternatives. This piece holds incense sticks and acts as an art piece, too.