2012 Gift Guides: $50 and under

Whew! It’s been a long week of gift guides! And there are many more next week, but we’re wrapping things up this week with 50 gifts under $50. I love the idea of pairing many of these gifts with a little something special, like gifting a tray with homemade cookies, giving the nail polish set with a gift certificate for a manicure, pairing a mug with your favorite tea or coffee or giving bookends along with a favorite book. A little personalization can go the extra mile toward making someone really feel loved and appreciated. (Oh! And we have a lot of gift ideas that, for whatever reason, didn’t make the final cut for the post, so we’ve created a little Gift Guide Outtakes board on Pinterest to handle the overflow. Be sure to check that out for more ideas!) — Amy Azzarito

Image above: Red Roses Small Rectangle Tray, $34 | Leather Triangle Bag, $50 | Watercolor Dots Birdhouse, $46 | Alarm Dock, $30 | Kate Spade Holiday Mini Nail Polish Set, $28 | Wool Filler Kit, $36 (This is awesome — a cool way to revive sweaters with holes!) | Matte Golden Porcelain Wall Cloud, $45 | Ranunculus iPhone Case, (4S) (case for iPhone 5 here), $40 | Glitterball Coin Purse, $50


Image above: Raindrops Bubble Umbrella, $29.99 | Malin + Goetz Essential Kit, $30 (One of my favorite beauty product lines — little samples make the perfect gift.) | Ribbon Striped Milk Pitcher, $30.40 | Agate Bookends, $39.95 | Agate Collector’s Charm, $38 | Glass Water Bottle, $36 | Dip Blue Mug, $28 | Swans Upon A Time Teapot, $39.99 | Coin Purse in Branch, $39 | Magnetic Cloud Keyholder, $30

Image above, clockwise from left: Henry Ford Pillow, $32 | Bullet Space Pen, $25 | Bellocq Tea, $37 (They are right around the corner from us, and I’ve become addicted to the Lapsang Souchong.) | Jack Spade Thermos, $35 | Sydney Hale Soy Candle (Clementine and Clove — we got this for the office, and it smells fantastic!), $28 | Marbled Sake Cup Set, $24 (Maybe paired with some yummy sake?) | Medium Zip Pouch, $45

See all 50 of the under $50 gifts after the jump!

Image above: Shake Rattle and Roll Cocktail Shaker, $40 | Acorn Wind Chime, $32 | Tracey Tanner Leather Pouch, $45 | Small White Crocheted Rubber Bowl, $48 | Fiess Mug, $34 | Wool Yak Arm Warmer, $39 | Salt & Pepper Pawz, $32 | Wrapped Leather Clutch, $45 | Anchors Aweigh Anchor Mug, $30 | Large Arc Bowl, $27

Image above, clockwise from left: Gemstone Magnet Set, $32 | Kaleido Trays, $16–$78 | Pantone iPhone 4 Case (iPhone 5 case is here), $35 | Two-Tone Leather Tablet Case, $49.95 | Amethyst Votive Holder, $42 | Ben Pitcher, $25.90 | Dahlia Pillow, $35.90 + $6.90 for the insert | Rubber Vase, $36

Image above: Faded Pink Porcelain Bowl Set, $40

Image above: Make Your Own Kaleidoscope Set, $37 (Kate found many more kits for the Gift Guide for DIY Fans.)

Image above: Written in the Stars Gift Set, $38

Image above: Mini Espresso Maker, $49

Image above: Ceramic Bead Garland, $35

Image above: Raw Wood Boards, $31–$71


My daughter, who is 26, LOVES, Tracy Tanner wallets. She bought it from her at The New York International Gift Fair last Spring. Can’t wait to see what she has this year!


LOVE the mini espresso maker. Super cute. What do you guys think of a set of travel guides along the same lines? I just bought a set that takes you on a tour of the best indie coffee shops and cafes in NYC and LA. They are called Writer’s Retreat New York City and Writer’s Retreat Los Angeles, travel guides for writers,bloggers and students. Really cute artwork.