2010 gift guides: $50 and under

I’m continuing my budget-themed gift guides with a roundup of beautiful gift ideas for $50 and under. Yesterday, we tackled presents under $25, so today we’ll up the ante a tiny bit for gifts that will make beautiful presents but still won’t break the bank. The fun thing about a slightly higher price point is that it starts to open doors to things that are sparkly, shiny and a bit more luxe. I hope you’ll find something for your loved ones, or that these gifts can spark an idea for something even more exciting. xo, grace

Image above: 1. Ticker Tape Mug, set of 2 for $50; 2. Jingle Bell Key Fob, $50; 3. Rob Ryan Wooden Key, $45; 4. Bamboo Radio, $45; 5. Jingle Bell Bobby Pins (14k gold), $45; 6. Rob Ryan Wooden Key, $45; 7. Quill Pen, $32; 8. Glass Piggy Bank, $39; 9. Porcelain Bunny Bank, $32; 10. Gold Pineapple Bowl, $32; 11. Canvas and Leather Books, $38+; 12. Radiance Flatware, $48

Image above: 1. Stick Lighters, $32 each; 2. Virginia Johnson iPhone Case, $35; 3. Printed Silk Hangers, set of 2 for $30; 4. Ripe and Ready Salt and Pepper Shakers, $30; 5. Lacquer Serving Set, $38; 6. Cross-Stitch Pattern Pillow Case, $34 each; 7. Liquid Water Jug, $38; 8. “21 Drops” Essential Oils, $28 each; 9. Polka-Dot iPhone Cover, $40

Image above: 1. Railing/Balcony Planter, $28; 2. Harvest Apron, $38; 3. Fog Linen Bags, $50 each; 4. Porcelain Chemistry Flask, $30+; 5. Candleholder, $30; 6. Snake Trivet, $38; 7. Pumpkin Candle, $28 (my favorite candle of the year); 8. Pipe Match Strike, $42; 9. Aluminum Station Clock, $28

Image above, left to right: Bijoux-Dots Pillow Cover, $34 (Sequin Squirrel, $15); Convex Mirrors, $39

  1. Yes! I’ve also put together some Kate Spade goodies in my upcoming gift guides. They’re going to be hot this season, forsure!

  2. Samhain Moon says:

    I’m terrible at thinking up good systems for gifts, but this post gave me an idea. Thanks!

  3. I absolutely love those canvas and leather books! they would go great with my Penguin Classics hardcovers. Thanks for the link!

  4. Maria says:

    Can I just have one of everything? Thanks :D

  5. Caitlin Kelch says:

    awesome! especially the banana s&p shakers & 21 drops oils…

  6. Shan says:

    Thanks for the ideas. The essential oils are so pretty.

  7. Love the roundup, thanks for all the ideas!

  8. pergolina says:

    i’ll take one of everything please

  9. Yes, I needed this list today! Thanks!!

  10. Karen says:

    The 21 drops oils are fab and a great gift. I’ve given them to several people and they are always a hit!

  11. Sumaq Rugs says:

    Thanks for the list, I’ll definately buy the fog linen bags for my mother!

  12. oooh! these are such great gift ideas. x

  13. This really is one of the BEST!!!! shopping guides I have seen for the holidays. Such lovely selections. Bravo Design Sponge, from one professional designer to another :-)

    -Shirry Dolgin, Owner A.S.D. Interiors

  14. Rachel M. says:

    I don’t really know why, but I’m especially attracted to that sequined squirrel, lol.
    Great picks! Thanks.

  15. Natasha says:

    Wonderful gift ideas! I want that glass piggy bank!

  16. *Ashley Terese* says:

    The piggy bank link says it’s $39 not $29 :/ though it is still super cute..

    1. amya says:

      Thanks, Ashley! I made the fix! :) -Amy

  17. This is great! My husband and I (just today) decided to put a $50 limit on friends and family gifts. Thanks!

  18. Nicoletta says:

    OMG the sequin squirrel cracks me up!!!

  19. Stevie says:

    I have the VJ iphone case! It’s awesome, I call it my phone snuggie, except way more stylish.

  20. The bunny next to the pillow is adorable. Looks like he’s eating it!

  21. hena tayeb says:

    The convex mirrors are so cool! I love them

  22. Niki says:

    My 4 year old nephew is a coin counting freak and will love the glass piggy bank. Thanks for these fun gift guides! I’m really enjoying them.

  23. Such a beautiful arrangement of gift ideas – Love the piggy bank that looks like a bottle > CUTE TO THE MAX!!


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