Like most warm-blooded, living, breathing humans, I get pretty excited when the holidays roll around. But no one gets more excited than my husband… Anyone who knows us knows that he’s responsible for the bulk of our holiday decorating, be it for Halloween or Christmakkah.
But the part that gets ME most excited? Gift gifting! (And recieving, if we’re being 100% honest.) Which is why I love putting guides like this one together every year.
Whether you budget is low or high, I’m hoping I can provide you with some inspiration for everyone on your list.
Holiday Gifts Under $50 for Her
Tassel earrings – $36 each or three for $68 at BaubleBar.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of BaubleBar’s famous tassel earrings, now available in the mini size! (I own two pairs.) They’re a versatile gift that pairs just as nicely with jeans and a tee as they do with a cocktail dress.
USB tassel keychain – $30 at Anthropologie.
A cute AND practical solution for charging a cellphone on the go without having to clutter your handbag with clunky hardware. It clips to keys (obviously) or to the outside of a handbag to be worn as a stylish charm. I also found similar products for less at World Market ($15), Nordstrom Rack ($15) and Urban Outfitters ($26).
MAC Makeup set with bag – $49.50 at Nordstrom.
This set will give any skin tone the perfect glow this winter. It includes a highlighter, nude lipstick, gloss AND an adorable makeup bag – lots of bang for your buck.
Coffee & Cuddles shirt – $28 on Etsy.
The perfect, long sleeve, cozy tee shirt for those lazy mornings. The type of shirt you probably wouldn’t buy for yourself, but would love to receive as a gift.
Cast iron skillets – $16.95-$24.95 at Crate & Barrel.
I got my girlfriend one of these for her bridal shower last year and ever since haven’t been able to get them out of my head… The possibilities are endless!
Sway card game* – $25.11 on Amazon.
This game combines two of my favorite things: arguing and positive thinking! I know, it seems like a strange pairing but trust me on this, it’s a winning combination for game night. With all the negativity in this world, isn’t a little positive group think exactly what we need right now? This is a game I have, and personally love!
‘Friends’ apartment floor plan – $20-$85 on Etsy.
I was delighted to stumble upon this clever Etsy Shop last year, that offers floor plans from all your favorite TV shows. They’re truly unique gifts and great conversation starters. I bought this exact print of Monica and Rachel’s apartment for my Friends-obsessed girlfriend last year and put it in this frame before giving it to her.
Sleep mask – $19 at Nordstrom.
The cutest sleep mask makes a great gift for your favorite napper.
Lacquer tray – $25-$44 at West Elm.
These trays come in a plethora of colors and tones and work their way seamlessly into any style of home decor. Personally I have a gold one on my nightstand that corrals my jewelry tray, lamp, and night cream in a nice, organized package. And I’ve given a silver, monogrammed version to a girlfriend as a birthday gift, which now lives on her coffee table in front of her couch. And I have another friend who uses one in lieu of a bar cart on her console table. They really are such versatile pieces that stylishly make life more organized – everyone should have one!
*Disclosures: I received a complimentary Sway game as a gift from the company. There was no obligation to write about it, but after playing the game myself, I decided it would be a great addition to this gift guide and introduce my readers to a game they otherwise might not know about. Despite the fact that as a blogger, I receive hundreds of product pitches and tons of complimentary products, only my very favorites make it onto the blog. All opinions expressed here and everywhere else on the site are my own.