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2012 Gift Guides: $50 and under

by Amy Azzarito

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

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