44 Objectively Flawless, Thoughtful Gifts for Less Than $50
View Photos

44 Objectively Flawless, Thoughtful Gifts for Less Than $50

Add to
Like
Share
By Samantha Daly
Spend a little, give a lot. At arguably the perfect price point, these budget-friendly gifts are practically perfect for friends, family, and coworkers alike.
Bamford B. Silent Night-Time Pillow Mist
Formulated with calming lavender, peaceful frankincense, tension-releasing marjoram, this pillow mist creates a luxurious nighttime ritual to help you unwind and recenter before resting. Developed for treatments at the Bamford Haybarn Spa in Brooklyn, the B. Silent wellness collection promotes...
Vitra Elephant Mouse Pad
The charming mouse pad by Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, who drew her inspiration from the Eames Elephant, owes its pleasant tactile qualities to the fact that it is fabricated from two layers of premium sofa leather.
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).
Mini Egg Chair Figure
Bring the 1958 Arne Jacobsen icon to your desk space or shelf display with this miniature figure of an Egg chair.
StudioSmall Architectural Greeting Cards, Set of 27
Established by creative directors David Hitner and Guy Marshall, London-based StudioSmall operates under the premise of “doing nice work for nice people,” specializing primarily in the luxury, lifestyle and fashion industries.
Soma Ceramic Mug
A 2018 Design Lab Vessels Award recipient, this simple, beautiful design holds 12 oz of your favorite hot (or cold) beverage. Our leak-proof bamboo lid allows you to travel at ease, double-wall insulation keeps your liquids hot, and drinking from ceramic upholds pure taste – wherever you go. Photo...
Makabi & Sons Infused Honey Gift Set
A taste of honey (or three). It’s hard to see these pretty jars and not dream about how they’ll look sitting in your pantry (or tied up with a ribbon for gift giving). But wait ‘til you hear what’s inside them.
Jane Inc. Indigo Palms Spa Pillow
The Indigo Palms Spa Pillow is a beautifully crafted and soothing accessory that you can use either warm or cold to give your muscles necessary relief.
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.
Palmpress Collapsible Coffee Press
Bean me up.  Bid adieu to pods, paper filters, and that I-have-to-run-out-the-door-but-I-need-coffee panic. Made from BPA-free materials and lined so your coffee never comes into contact with any plastic, this press is sized just right for sipping here, there, or anywhere really.
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.   Photo Courtesy of Vitra...
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.
P.F. Candle Co. Essentials Mini Candle Set
What it is: These mini candles are hand poured into apothecary-inspired amber glass jars with signature labels and brass lids.  Set includes: Teakwood & Tobacco: Some call it the boyfriend scent, the brand calls it the O.G. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom...
Alessi Goblet Glass Family Set
Minimalist goblet set from Alessi. Lightweight, crystalline glass. Circular design. Thick stem for stability. Set includes four glasses. Photo Courtesy of Need Supply Co....
ILĀ Wildflower Honey
Raw, cold-processed honey from ILĀ. Harvested from the Finger Lakes region of New York. The combined nectars, collected from fields of wildflowers. yield a dark honey with a unique floral taste.
Mini DSW Chair Figure
Bring design perfection to your desk space or shelf display with this miniature figure of an Eames DSW chair.
Kerzon Fou d'Encens Candle
What it is: A candle with a camphoric scent that hints at tiger balm, with an aromatic head of eucalyptus.  Fragrance story: This fragrance features a slightly flowery heart over a resinous, woody base.
Palais des Thés Classic Tea Selection (48 Bags)
Just our cup of tea. For whatever type of tea craving strikes, we've got a selection of nine teas perfectly parceled off: each tea bag is individually wrapped in a sealed sachet, while the whole tea leaves are enclosed in large cotton muslin squares.
Aesop Anouk Oil Burner Blend
Simply add three to five drops of Aesop’s Anouk blend to your oil burner and let the calming blend of citrus aromas fill any space. Made using key ingredients of lemon rind, ylang ylang and bergamot rind, this scent is sure to be the perfect antidote to the stresses of daily life.
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.
Le Corbusier's Modulor Rule
In the 1940s master architect Le Corbusier developed the Modulor, a universal system of proportion based on the measurements of the human body and the golden section found throughout nature.
Otherland Rattan Candle
Sandalwood / Amber / Moss Signature Wax Blend  Hand-poured, soy/coconut wax blend  Made in the USA  Premium glassware, wick, and waxsourced from leading American factories  Developed with Master Perfumers  Each scent is crafted to bring its own transformative energy Photo...
ALLSAINTS Half Cardigan Stitch Beanie
Substantial ribbed stitches give this classic beanie a sumptuous feel and cold-stopping warmth.
Fishs Eddy x Todd Oldham Boxed Set of 6 Glasses
Designer Todd Oldham takes his inspiration for these glasses from artist Charley Harper, whose illustrations graced the biology text books of the '50s. The Italian-style wine glasses, each with a different design, come in a colorful carrying box.
Rose & Fitzgerald Mugavu Geometric Bottle Stopper
Don’t let a good bottle go to waste. Beautiful and functional, this hand-carved wood stopper creates an airtight seal that preserves your unfinished wine. Each piece is crafted by a group of woodworkers in Kampala, Uganda, making it one of a kind.
LEXON Flip+ Alarm Clock
With just a quick flip, you can turn on (or off) this clean, minimalist LCD alarm clock that's perfectly sized for travel.
Apartamento Cookbook #3: Rice
Vol. 3 of hardcover Apartmento Cookbook. Explores fresh take on a global staple: the humble grain of rice. Features recipes from sixteen of the world's greatest chefs and food lovers with German artist Stefan Marx interpreting them into a series of beautiful drawings. 40 pages. Black and white.
Bodha Refresh Ritual Smokeless Incense
What it is: Smokeless incense infused with the clean green notes of petitgrain, violet leaf and frankincense to help focus your mind, body and spirit.  How to use: Place in incense holder and light tip. Once ignited, blow out flame.
Dusen Dusen Woven Napkin Set
Mismatch set of napkins from Dusen Dusen. Two-tone cotton jacquard with allover geometric patterns. Reversible. Machine wash.
Ichendorf Torre Night Carafe Set
More than 100 years ago, Ichendorf was founded in a small town near Cologne, Germany, where it created ornate objects to meet the tastes of the period. The company changed its aesthetic in the early 1950s to celebrate perfect proportions and purity of materials.
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.
Marimekko Puketti Slippers
Made from cotton waffle, these slippers in the black and white Puketti pattern have rubber soles and come in three different sizes.  Puketti (bouquet), one of Marimekko’s most beloved floral patterns was designed by Annika Rimala in 1965 and combines two typical Marimekko motifs, the sphere...
W&P Design Spice Grinder
When it comes to cooking with spices, the most aromatic and flavorful approach is to grind a small amount of whole spices just before cooking.  W&P's handheld porcelain grinder is a stylish, tactile alternative to electric grinders, allowing you to carefully control the fineness of your...
Dollar Shave Club Ultimate Shave Gift Set
An amazingly smooth and buttery shave is the holiday gift that will save the holidays. Nice work, hero.
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.  Photo Courtesy of Backcountry...
HAY He She It Bath Towel
The He She It Towel series is made in soft, absorbent cotton and features Nathalie Du Pasquier’s intuitive designs woven into each towel. The three have slightly varying patterns that work as a complete set or can be used as singular pieces.
Brooklyn Candle Studio Santal Noir Candle
What it is: An elegant soy candle, hand-poured into an inky-black matte glass vessel, that fills any room in your home with scent.  Fragrance story: A sultry, masculine blend of earth and woods, hinoki cypress floats above a rich heart of cedar and pine over a warm base of vetiver and...
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.
Yoke + Ayurveda Apothecary Incense
What it is: Incense sticks are hand dipped and sun dried in California. Sacred: Hearty patchouli and sage to bring the best of the outdoors inside.
Chen Chen & Kai Williams Serpent Mini-Lighter Key Ring
Minimalist lighter sleeve from Chen Chen & Kai Williams in collaboration with KARA. Stainless steel. Inspired by ancient serpent silhouettes. Wire key ring at one end. Designed for mini lighters. Photo Courtesy of Need Supply Co....
Myrth Ceramics Handmade Porcelain Silhouette Mug
A mug and a kiss. Found: a nature-inspired mug that evokes the same sense of calm as your morning cup of tea. Each of these lovelies is hand-crafted from wheel-thrown porcelain clay and then kiln-fired with a house-made glaze to create that soft, satiny finish you see.
Philips Sonicare Protective Clean 4100 Electric Toothbrush
Your Sonicare brush head and handle are the ultimate team. The Protective Clean 4100 is a gentle power toothbrush with a pressure sensor that protects teeth and gums from excess brushing pressure.
NOTO Botanics Agender Hair + Body Oil
Soothing body and hair oil from NOTO Botanics. Softens and protects. Formulated with deep-penetrating organic hemp oil to nourish; vetiver to fight inflammation; and lavender for a calming scent. Suitable for all skin and hair types. Organic, vegan and cruelty-free.
Boy Smells Kush, Purple Kush & Les 3-Pack Votive Candle Set
What it is: A small-sized trio of the brand's most popular candles, perfect for traveling, gifting or party favors.  Notes: Kush: cannabis, suede, white musk, tulip and amber. Purple Kush: cannabis, violet, vetiver, cannabis flower and suede.

We love the products we feature and hope you do, too. If you buy something through a link on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

See the Rest of Our Holiday Gift Guides: 

Dwell’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Covers Everyone on Your List

Get the Dwell Newsletter

Get carefully curated content filled with inspiring homes from around the world, innovative new products, and the best in modern design.

See a sample