Our Favorite Crowd-Pleasing Gifts for $50 or Less

Our Favorite Crowd-Pleasing Gifts for $50 or Less

These budget-friendly picks feel delightfully individual—yet universally cool.

Spend a little, give a lot. From a refreshing, non-alcoholic apéritif to a cult-favorite face cleanser made from superfoods, these presents hold wide appeal while still bringing an element of surprise.

Something cheerful to hang in their favorite hangout.

Areaware Good Day Mobile
The Good Day Mobile is made with simple wooden shapes and paired with fun colors to create an object that will make your day a little more enjoyable. Hang it in any room where you might want to look up and feel good.

A now-classic design perfect for the desk, bookshelf, or fireplace mantel.

Heath Ceramics Bud Vase
An Edith Heath classic, designed in the 1940s. Our Bud Vase makes for a stunning still life piece with or without flowers. Display it as a family, mixed and matched, or on its own—we’ll leave that up to you. At once versatile and understated, it's a beautiful addition to any room.

For the one who’s always up on the latest buzzworthy show.

Google Chromecast
Stream your favorite entertainment to your HDTV.

A handsome mug with a pleasing weight.

East Fork The Mug
Mugs tend to pile up in your cupboard. You get one from a gift shop at a National Park, another at a holiday gift exchange, another at a craft fair. Like your stuffed animals when you were a kid, you take turns using each one cuz you kinda feel bad for them. Until this one came along.

The curvy, elongated spout on this kettle or creamer makes for the perfect pour.

Hario Mini Gooseneck Creamer
Brews alert. Designed by a barista, this stainless steel kettle has a narrow spout so water can filter through coffee grounds or tea leaves slowly for an extra-rich flavor. It’s just the thing for a single serving cup whatever your hot beverage preference and...it makes a dang cute creamer too.

The eco-friendly way to pack lunch.

Stasher Sandwich Holiday Print Trio
‘Tis the season for some festive fun with Stasher! Spread some holiday cheer with these limited edition Holiday Stasher bags, making the perfect gift for any friend, family member, coworker, (or hey, maybe just for you!) This Holiday Trio includes festive foliage on Agave, sprightly snowflakes on...

For the one who loves to entertain, this book encourages get-t0gethers that go off the beaten path.

Arty Parties: An Entertaining Cookbook
In her follow-up cookbook to Salad for President, cook, writer, and artist Julia Sherman shows us how to apply an artist's touch to our own home gatherings.

Aside from keeping butter at the ready—an all-important task—it looks great on the countertop.

Sawyer Ceramics French Ceramic Butter Keeper
Protect your butter. Here's an earthen, French-country way to keep your butter soft and spreadable. Originating in the late 1800s, this method involves adding water to the base of the keeper so that, coupled with anywhere from 1/2 a stick to a full stick of butter, it creates an airtight seal.

Delightfully groovy candles to add to their collection.

Areaware Goober Candle
The Goober Candle is cast in unscented paraffin wax from playful forms originally created by Talbot & Yoon in their Brooklyn studio. Each Goober has a distinctive shape and character. Approximate burn time is 40 hours. Do not leave burning candle unattended.

Le Puzz brings a dose of retro kitsch to the game.

Le Puzz Match Made in Heaven 500 Piece Puzzle
Match Made in Heaven is an arrangement of our huge collection of vintage matchbooks. We fell in love the colorful tips and the diverse range of graphic designs on the covers.

Something to sip on—hold the hangover.

Aplós Alcohol-Free Spirit
Aplós is a hemp-infused, non-alcoholic spirit that calms and uplifts, without the negative effects of alcohol. Think of Aplós as an alternative to your preferred liquor.

When it comes to performance, there’s no arguing with Yeti.

Yeti Rambler 20 Oz Travel Mug With Stronghold Lid
This double-duty, on-the-go drink handler is topped with the Rambler Stronghold Lid—a leak-resistant, twist-on upgrade that’s backed with dual-slider magnet technology.

Get this for your host or foodie friend.

Brightland The Pair
Introducing fruit-forward, double-fermented and family-farm to table Vinegars, each with their own distinct flavor palate and tasting notes, lovingly made in California.

Available in two different color combos, this teapot brings some extra pep to the brewing ritual. 

Bodum Assam Brew Teapot
MoMA Exclusive: A playful rendition of a Bodum classic, this Assam Brew Teapot, a design from 1988 updated exclusively for MoMA Design Store, offers bold color combinations.

For the one who’s serious about their spirits.

Peugeot Whiskey Tasting Set
A French-designed set that chills your whiskey while enhancing its aroma. When you get ahold of the good stuff—a WhistlePig 15 Year, a Booker’s 30th Anniversary, a Macallan 18—you can’t just pour it in a coffee mug.

A nourishing cleanser that’s garnered rave reviews.

Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser
It's a green juice cleanse for your face. This antioxidant-packed, multifunction gel cleanser is pH-balanced, nondrying and removes makeup with ease. Its rich gel texture naturally lathers without sulfates, and rinses quickly without stripping the skin.

Esther Perel is a master of human connection—gift this to someone who’s not afraid to open up.

Where Should We Begin - A Game of Stories
Stories are the building blocks of relationships and Esther Perel designed Where Should We Begin - A Game of Stories to bring out the storyteller in you, so let's begin. The idea for Where Should We Begin - The Game came while Esther was trading stories with her closest friends of 25 years.

The surefire way to make them feel pampered.

Aesop The Forager Gift Kit
A vivifying, low-foaming body cleanser and a swiftly absorbed, lightly hydrating body balm, housed in a recycled paper pulp case. Contents: Citrus Melange Body Cleanser and Rind Concentrate Body Balm.

A colorful, versatile tray that fits within a larger modular system.

HAY Kaleido Trays
Swedish graphic designer Clara von Zweigbergk often begins projects by experimenting with colored paper, scissors and double-sided tape.

For the one who’s always losing their keys (but we don’t judge).

Tile Mate
Mate has a new modern shape and also comes in black, with a bigger range and longer lasting battery. Attach Mate to everyday things like keys and bags, and use our free app to find them.

We love the pleasing bulb shape of this vase—and the promise of future avocados.

Ilex Studio Avocado Vase
Weird to think we usually only see about half of an entire plant above the ground, while the interweaving, ever changing system of roots grows in every direction beneath the surface.

Everyone needs a solid set of cheese knives.

Snowe Cheese Knives
Say cheese: our Cheese Knives coordinate with our classic Flatware and Steak Knives, making for a picture-perfect party set-up. Our set comes with a Spreader, a Hard Cheese Knife, and a Soft Cheese Knife, so you're covered, from A to Z, parmesan to brie.

These coiled candleholders from Brooklyn-based ceramicist Virginia Sin are a fan favorite for a reason.

SIN Uni Candlestick
We've got a new flame. Made from unglazed terra cotta, this earthy candle holder turns the traditional, straight-and-narrow types on their head. It's an instant eye-catcher, with a coiled, single-legged design (that's where the "Uni" name came from).

A sleek way to display and organize their jewelry collection.

Yamazaki Home Tosca Jewelry and Accessory Display
Steel and wood are juxtaposed in this simply designed accessory stand. It can hold different kinds of jewelry, with hooks on the higher bar for necklaces, and a lower bar for watches and bracelets.

A great coffee table book and source of inspiration.

Essential Eames: Words & Pictures
Pairing words of design wisdom with classic works, Essential Eames encapsulates the duo's achievements. Charles and Ray Eames are among the most influential designers of the 20th century.

A subtle nod to the great Alexander Girard.

Vitra Alexander Girard 1966 Sun Key Ring
Sure to add a touch of warmth to any ensemble, Vitra’s sun key ring bears the image of a smiling sun – a motif that was created by the American mid-century designer Alexander Girard.

Pulverize fresh spices or garlic—or store them in style.

Frieling Cast Iron Spice Grinder
Sugar, spice & everything nice. When all you need is a handful of spices on the fly, it’s still nice to have them freshly ground.

Jazz up the kitchen counter or open shelf with this little number.

Iittala Origo Bowl
Brighten up any setting with the bright stripes of the Iittala Origo Bowl. While a part of the comprehensive Origo collection, the bowl's variety of colors means that it is easily mixed and matched with other table ware.

A rich and refreshing way to indulge without the booze.

Ghia Non-Alcoholic Apéritif
Ghia is a non-alcoholic apéritif packed with only pure, natural extracts. Potent plants. Heady herbals. Blithe botanicals. Everything inside our bottle was picked because of its completely natural ability to soothe and to stimulate.

A watering can worth leaving on display.

Hay Watering Can
After living and working in Milan for Lissoni Associati, American designer Shane Schneck founded his own Stockholm-based studio in 2010. Since that time, his work has received international acclaim in the form of iF, Red Dot and Wallpaper awards.

No more disintegrating soap bars that slime up the shower.

Soft Services Soap Home Drying Dish and Splash Cover
Engineered to extend the life of Buffing Bars and other solid soaps from erosion-causing bathroom environments, the Soap Home not only elevates bars from standing water, but the aluminum cover protects against errant shower spray.

Exceedingly cozy and easy to slip on.

Minnetonka Chesney Mule Slipper
Cozy faux-shearling adds warmth and comfort to an easy mule slipper that features a sturdy rubber sole so you can wear it across campus or anywhere you like.  ...

Give the gift of uninterrupted Zs.

Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask
Light is the enemy of sleep, so this miracle worker helps you find total darkness wherever you zzzz. Our mask is made from naturally moisturizing silk AND doubles as a headband for your nightly beauty routine - basically it’s just about flawless.

A soothing treatment that combats the colder, drier months.

Act + Acre Cold Processed Scalp Detox
This vitami- rich oil-based treatment from Act+Acre is packed full of nourishing nutrients to cleanse and moisturize your scalp.

Friendly curves and saturated colors set this bottle apart.

Kinto Double-Walled To-Go Tumbler (17oz.)
Sip and take.  These bright buddies remind us of a day at the beach, and, hey, maybe that’s exactly where we’ll take ‘em. Each vacuum-insulated tumbler keeps your favorite drink cold or hot for six hours and is made from powder-coated stainless steel for an extra kick of durability.

For a hotel experience in their own bedroom.

Ichendorf Torre Night Carafe Set
Located in Milan, Ichendorf is renowned for its work in borosilicate glass. Many people associate this material with Pyrex, but in the hands of Ichendorf master glaziers, it’s transformed into very thin, lightweight pieces that are also supremely strong and resistant to temperature changes.

For the one who’s done struggling with that late-night Ben & Jerry’s.

THAT! Inventions Deluxe Ice Cream Scooper
Pushing the limits of efficiency in the kitchen one tool at a time, THAT! Inventions is saving ice cream sundae parties, one scoop at a time  Ice cream straight out of the freezer might as well be concrete—not even Lou Ferrigno could scoop that delicious frosty treat without a little help.

The bell for the discerning bicyclist. 

Knog Oi Luxe Bike Bell
A low profile bike bell for commuting, road, or mountain biking. CNC machined ringer and brass dinger have a great tonal quality.

A woodsy scent to set the mood.

Brooklyn Candle Studio Catskills Escapist Candle
Imagine a tranquil hike in the woods of the Catskill Mountains after an autumn rainstorm, as your feet crunch atop fallen pine needles and the fresh air is flecked with the scent of cedar, cypress, and juniper. Made in Brooklyn, New York with 100% soy wax for an eco-friendly clean burn.

Not your average wine glass.

Ferm Living Ripple Wine Glasses - Set of 2
Mouth blown to achieve ferm LIVING’s characteristic geometric rippled surface, these clear wine glasses are perfect for casual drinks in the garden and can also be used as part of a larger dinner party setting.

Looking for something else? Check out the rest of our holiday gift guides here.

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