50 Gifts for Her Under $50
From fabulous to tasty, we rounded up an array of gifts she's sure to love—all under $50. You can thank us later.
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Gifts she’ll love for less
Whether you’re shopping for a foodie or a fashionista, it can be challenging to find just the right gift for her—especially one that won’t break the bank. We’ve found 50 unique items under $50 that will make her feel like you really understand her. And that’s the greatest gift of all. Here are more unique gifts for her.
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Demeter Fragrance Library Signature Blending Sampler Set
Demeter has an almost cult-like following because of its unique fragrances that capture everyday smells, take them to the next level, and present them in a wearable form. This sampler of their signature scents—Baby Powder, Pure Soap, Kitten Fur, Sunshine, Gin & Tonic, Clean Skin, Wet Garden, Salt Air, Lavender, Jasmine, Mandarin Orange, Myrrh—is a perfect introduction to the brand and a great way for her to blend them in different combinations and create her own custom fragrance. Don’t miss these top gifts from the Amazon bestseller list.
Braid & Wood Plant V-Hanger
The BRAID & WOOD V-Hanger turns plants into contemporary art. This modern wall décor—with brass-plated rings and white oak with a touch leather—is the perfect nesting spot for a delightful air plant. Bonus: It’s designed and crafted by a woman-owned business in San Diego, California. (Plant not included.)
Philosophy Snow Angel Shower Gel and Body Lotion Gift Set
Crisp as freshly-fallen snow, this heavenly fragrance from favorite beauty brand, Philosophy, smells so soft and comforting, she’ll want to take the tops off the bottles to keep the clean scent in the air. Thanks to this set, she can layer it on her skin and hair—the shower gel also serves as a shampoo and bubble bath—for a long-lasting scentsation. Check out some of Philosophy’s other seasonal scents, too, including Candy Cane, Holiday Pajamas, and Cozy by the Fire. Find out the best gift ideas for grandparents.
Avanti Monogrammed Makeup Towels
She will be so grateful for these sophisticated granite towels that remove makeup without staining. She can keep her favorite whites clean and ready to use on just-washed hands while letting these made-for-makeup towels do the dirty work. They’re extra soft so they won’t irritate her skin, and they’re better for the environment than one-use tissues or disposable cotton swabs. They’re also a lifesaver in guest bathrooms and would make a great gift for any men on your list.
Beekman 1802 Goat Milk Hand Cream Sampler, set of 3
Beekman 1802 is beloved for its signature goat milk skincare products which are rich in vitamins and filled with botanical-based ingredients. These creamy butters melt into skin to moisturize and soften hands raw from washing and sanitizing. She’ll love opening this elegant gift box to find travel-sized tubes of Honeyed Grapefruit, Fig Leaf, and Honey & Orange Blossom, all of which smell—and feel—luscious. It would make a lovely gift for grandmas.
Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush
This Amazon’s Choice is an expert at gliding right through knots and tangles, gently unraveling them without ripping out hair and causing tears. She will silently thank you every time she brushes her hair. Here are more stocking stuffers under $10.
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer in Holiday Red
This Revlon hot tool has 2,575 near-perfect ratings from its many fans—and with good reason. The award-winning oval hair drying brush smooths hair as it blow-dries it, adding volume and shine without ever causing tangles. That means a faster, better—much easier—blowout. And now in a limited edition festive holiday red. Yes, please!
Floral Street Discovery Set
For those who like to experiment with scent, this mini wardrobe is like a playground. London-based Floral Street is powered by flowers, and every ingredient is ethically sourced and sustainable. The gorgeous packaging, all of which is recycled, reusable, and compostable, is home to equally gorgeous fragrances. Eight toss-in-her-bag mini bottles can be changed with her mood, so she can go from the warm Wild Vanilla Orchid to the zingy London Poppy to the woody Black Lotus in a spritz. The food gifts are also sure to please.
Province Apothecary Facial Dry Brush
Dry brushes use mechanical action to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, promoting new cellular turnover by stimulating skin cell growth. Because they provide lots of benefits like eliminating dry, flaky skin, relieving swelling and discomfort, and reducing toxins under the skin, this will likely become a permanent part of her beauty routine. Luckily, Province Apothecary’s dry brush has natural goat-hair bristles to make sure she doesn’t accidentally overdo it. It’s basically a daily at-home spa treatment for her.
Sephora Favorites Makeup Must-Haves
A $146.00 value, this exclusive limited-edition set is a steal for gift-givers and a “wow” for recipients. It includes eight bestselling products—many of them full size—from top names like NARS, Marc Jacobs, Too Faced, Smashbox, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Urban Decay. For makeup mavens, this is a really beautiful gift. Unboxed, it would also make a winning stocking stuffer for her.
Pilgrim Soul Journal
This is more than just a place for her to jot down her thoughts, it offers up 50 creative exercises and “thought experiments” to engage the right side of her brain. These include fun illustrations and activities including deciphering absurd signs and filling in thought bubbles as “party subtext.” The journal is credited with being an immersive stress reliever and is perfect for the woman who is longing for a change in perspective.
For the health-conscious: Dr. Talbot’s Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer
She’ll feel better having this non-contact infrared thermometer on hand these days whenever she needs to check someone’s temperature. Fast and easy, it provides an accurate reading in just one second without needing to touch anyone, and it features a warning indicator to alert her if someone has a fever. Don’t forget to include two AAA batteries—one of the things you should always buy from Amazon.
AMYO Oli Dainty Bead Choker
This delicate but subtly sparkly silver beaded choker from AmyO Jewelry is the key to achieving the layering look of the moment. Made of a sterling silver chain with teeny tiny faceted metal beads, the lightweight necklace will go with absolutely everything. Don’t be surprised if you see her wearing it every single day. Also comes in gold and rose gold, and your choice of three lengths.
Ostrichpillow Bamboo Compression Socks
Sitting has become the new smoking, and these compression socks will keep her legs active and supported even when she’s home all day on Zoom calls. They help prevent swelling, leg fatigue, and blood pooling on a long flight or simply caused by a sedentary lifestyle—which many of us have developed since the pandemic. These are not those ugly old compression socks, though. They’re vibrant and stylish, and they’re so comfortable, she’ll happily wear them all day.
Wakaya Perfection Organic Fijian Ginger & Turmeric Tea
Tea time takes on a whole new importance with this organic tea that eases cold and flu symptoms and helps reduce inflammation. Turmeric and pink ginger are grown in rich volcanic soil in Fiji (“where you’d rather be,” as it says on the tin), and they create an elegant, aromatic, and powerful tea that supports digestive health and a strong immune system. They also promote cardiovascular health, and healthy joints and brains. Each tin contains 20 sachets so she can literally drink to her health. Make sure she knows how to steep the perfect cup of tea every time.
OttLite LED Desk Lamp, ClearSun Tech
If she sits at a desk for long periods of time, this flexible gooseneck lamp will give her eyes a break. An Amazon’s Choice, OttLite uses exclusive ClearSun technology which resembles natural daylight, reducing eye strain by 51 percent. With three brightness levels, it will improve her mood and her productivity. Find out 60 Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your list.
For makers: Art Alternatives Artist Acrylic Art Set
Crafting is more popular than ever as people look for meaningful ways to spend their time at home. This lightweight, compact kit, with its own metal carrying case, has all the basic tools a crafty gal needs to get started painting landscapes, portraits and abstract masterpieces. The set comes with 20 acrylic paint tubes, 5 brushes, 4 palette knives, a paint palette, 24 sheets of drawing paper and more.
Slip Silk Sleepmask
She spends one-third of her life sleeping, and this silk mask will make sure that’s time well-spent. With a luxurious and comfy feel, it keeps skin hydrated and free from bacteria and allergens, while its tightly woven fibers protect delicate eye areas. Beauty and health go hand in hand, and this silky mask will help her rest assured that her eight hours are improving both. Here are some other sleep gifts to help her get her ZZZs.
The Miracle Ball Method, Revised Edition: Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress
Who wouldn’t want something that relieves pain, reshapes bodies, and reduces stress? The Miracle Ball Method, developed by Elaine Petrone out of her own experiences with chronic pain, has been highly acclaimed by users who swear by it. This revised edition comes with the book and two Miracle Balls, and she is likely to join the fan club.
For homebodies: Noble Objects Scented Book Candles
Long winter nights call for reading by candlelight, and readers will love these beautiful candles highlighting their favorite books. Noble Objects has curated a thoughtfully-curated collection of everything from Fairy Tales to Women Writers to Russian Classics. It’s like a card catalog of candles.
Knack Inspire Her Giftlet
Everyone can use a little motivation, and this empowering gift set made by, for, and about women will lift her up every day. There’s a box of pop-up cards providing 30 days of inspirational messages, a notepad to get her ideas on paper down on paper, and a pretty, hand-thrown porcelain trinket tray to hold small treasures. Knack is the place to buy gift sets—you can add to curated boxes or create your own. Here are more personalized gifts.
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics
This stunning coffee table book will never stay on the coffee table because she’ll spend lots of time cuddled up on the couch, reading about the legendary Dolly and re-listening to her music with a new ear. The book features never-before-seen photos and the stories behind 175 of her classic songs, all told by Dolly in her own inimitable voice. It’s a slice of history and a personal look at a woman who has had such an empowering role in the lives of so many people. It’s truly inspiring. Learn how to make her famous cinnamon bread and other secret recipes released for the first time.
Made Market Co. Vintage Apothecary Color-Tip Matches
Starting at $15.00
Light her fire with this statement-making bottle of matches from Made Market Co. They come in two sizes—original with 3.5 inch matchsticks and fireplace with 10-inch matchsticks—both are so much safer and easier for keeping candles and fireplaces lit. They’re easy to grip and conveniently dispensed one at a time through the neck of the bottle. The handmade bottle features a strike-on flint and is topped with a cork to maintain the integrity of the matches. The pairing of form and function here has literally created the perfect match. The matchsticks themselves are available in a range of colors including rainbow, Christmas, and a mix of blue and silver for a fun Hanukkah gift.
Caraway Tea Towels, set of 3
Add a splash of color to her kitchen with these highly-absorbent tea towels, beautifully designed to wipe up any other splashes. Handwoven patterns are inspired by vintage flour sacks, and she can use a different color for each task. If she’s a cook, she already knows Caraway, and will appreciate that these towels come in hues to match their unparalleled non-toxic, non-stick, ceramic-coated cookware. If she’s not a cook, she just may become one. Check out these other hostess gifts.
Brick + Mortar Library Candle
To readers, there is no smell more comforting than that of a library. This candle, with its notes of Sandalwood, Leather, and Vanilla, will immediately transport them to their happy place, evoking images of leather-bound books and cozy chairs. Handmade in Atlanta out of pure soy wax, the candle has a burn time of more than 48 hours, at which time she may want to head outdoors via scents like Mountain, Desert, and Forest.
For fashionistas: Felina Velvety Super Soft Lightweight Legging, 2-pack
She can never have too many pairs of leggings, and these are super soft and flattering. An Amazon bestseller, they look as good dressed up for a night out as they do with a t-shirt and blanket for a binge-watching session on her couch. Luckily, this set comes with two pairs so she can do both.
Sock Candy Polka Dot Ruffle Ankle Sock
At a time when she’s stuck at home, probably not wearing shoes, it’s hard to overstate the potential of a cute pair of socks to improve her mood – and Sock Candy makes the cutest. Polka dots are always cheery, and they’ve topped them here with ruffles and a floral butterfly design, then brightened it all up with a sunshine-y yellow. Check out Sock Candy’s other styles, too, all guaranteed to create happy feet.
Adorn 512 Morse Code Bracelet
Send her a personal message written in morse code on these one-of-a-kind bracelets handmade in Chicago. Choose from a dozen colors of dainty-looking but surprisingly heavy-duty silk cord, and either sterling silver or 14k gold-filled beads. Custom-made just for her, this is a really special gift for a really special person—like your BFF.
Conair ExtremeSteam Handheld Garment Steamer
Keeping clothes looking their best is easy with this steamer that heats up in 40 seconds to de-wrinkle, sanitize, and refresh. It gently steams fragile items that could be damaged by ironing, kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, and helps remove odors. It even comes with a 3-in-1 attachment to make sure her clothing is as smooth and polished as she is.
Sanuk Pair O Dice Lace
Sanuk’s casual lace-up sneakers make any day feel like a vacation day. Light and breezy, they’re easy to slip on and off. And, like all Sanuk styles, they have a fun, chill vibe—and enough support for her to be comfortable all day long. These will become her go-to shoes—even if she’s just going to the kitchen.
Chatty Feet Royals Sock Set
Royal watchers will adore this set of high-quality socks featuring Wills Heels, Kate Middle-Toe, Hurry Feet, and Meghan Ankle. They’re such conversation pieces, don’t be surprised to find her putting her feet up during Zoom meetings. If the fab four aren’t her thing, Chatty Feet also makes fantastic socks featuring some of the most iconic names in art, science, and literature.
OGIO XIX Crossbody
She will love this bag that’s not too big, not too small, but is just the right size. Versatile enough to carry or wear over her shoulder, around her waist, or across her body, it’s got plenty of room for her necessities. It’s available in a handful of colors and is durable enough to hold up and still look good even after it’s been thrown around during the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Here are bags every woman should have in her closet.
Galison Anne Bentley Cocktails Across America Jigsaw Puzzle
Puzzles have become a huge pandemic trend, and this colorful 1000-piece map will make her understand why. She’ll have a blast piecing together each state’s favorite drink, and may want to sample them herself. Consider adding a bottle to her gift, and joining her for a puzzle and a cocktail or two. Then you can both try one of the hardest puzzles you can get on Amazon.
Chronicle Books Pendleton Backgammon Travel-Ready Roll-Up Game
Perfect for game nights at home or on the road, this beautiful backgammon set rolls up just like an iconic Pendleton blanket. Featuring one of the heritage’s brand’s immediately-recognizable patterns, it includes a canvas board and a snap-on vegan leather pouch for storing pieces. Game on.
Makanai Skin Jewel Oil Serum Enlightening Rainbow
Yes, those are pure 24K Gold Leaf Flakes gracing this luxurious 100 percent natural beauty oil. Makanai pays tribute to the goldbeaters who manually made gold leaves at the Yoshitaka Gold-leaf Foundry in Japan, with a proprietary secret beauty recipe inspired by a century-old tradition. This lightweight oil is filled with botanicals to leave her skin radiant and make her feel like a queen.
Piecework Buns Out Jigsaw Puzzle
These are not her grandma’s jigsaw puzzles! The woman-owned Pieceworks makes the most Instagrammable images – irreverent, highly original, and definitely challenging. They even had Chances with Wolves curate a Spotify playlist to listen to while piecing each one together. Buns Out pays homage to barbecues and picnics, and will bring a little hot fun in the summertime to her winter hibernation.
Akola Karatasi DIY Bracelet Kit in Rainbow
Akola is a globally-inspired jewelry brand whose name means “she works” in a local dialect of Uganda where they employ 200 women to handcraft one-of-a-kind pieces and lift themselves and their communities out of extreme poverty. This kit, containing hand-rolled Karatasi beads, raffia tassels, and enough stretch cord to make five to seven bracelets, will empower makers as they share their creations along with the stories of these women. Here are more gifts that give back.
For foodies: Fat Witch 18 Baby Witch Gift Tin
These sinful brownies from New York City’s legendary Fat Witch Bakery are so rich and decadent, she will be spellbound. The Baby Witches are a good choice because they’re sized for two to three bites, alleviating any guilt—especially because she’ll immediately want to try one of each of the six delicious flavors.
FinaMill Battery Operated Spice Grinder
Spice up her life—or at least her meals—with this award-winning grinder that features patented interchangeable, dedicated pods for each spice, to avoid any cross-contamination of flavor. It’s the only tool that allows swapping and grinding different spices with just one hand, and it looks sleek and modern on the table. She’ll be so thrilled with this gift, she just may invite you for dinner. Here are more kitchen gadgets the pros use.
1800Baskets.com Sparkling Snow Sweets & Treats Basket
Get her into the holiday spirit with this festive metal basket brimming with joy – and lots of goodies. 1800Baskets.com knows a thing or two about gift baskets, and they’ve loaded this one up with their signature brands, Cheryl’s Cookies, Harry & David (Moose Munch!), The Popcorn Factory, and Simply Chocolate. Sweet!
The Caker Flourless Dark Chocolate Gold Leaf Cake Kit
Move over, Betty Crocker. There’s a new cake mix in town, and it takes the category to a whole new level. This scrumptious chocolate cake from The Caker is made with top quality, carefully sourced ingredients, providing a rich mix foundation for a truly decadent cake (even though it’s gluten-free). It even comes with a sheet of edible 24k gold leaf to give it a Marie Antoinette-worthy appearance. The directions are easy enough for novices to follow, and the results impressive even to expert bakers. She may then want to try these delicious Christmas cookie recipes.
Sugarwish The 8-Pick
Wishes do come true, and if she has a sweet tooth, this will be her dream gift. You can order for her but it’s much more fun to let her choose her own eight treats from a virtual candy store offering everything from Gummy Bears and Pez to Chocolate Rocks and M&Ms. If she’s not really a candy girl (what?!), you can opt for cookies or popcorn gifts instead.
Bella 2.6 Quart Air Fryer
Help her give up extra calories and unhealthy fats while still enjoying French fries, onion rings, and fried chicken. With this convenient kitchen essential, she can air fry anything she would typically deep fry—even donuts. High-performance Circular Heat Technology delivers fast, crispy, and evenly cooked food every time.
Uber Appliance Mini Fridge
This compact little fridge adds a touch of luxury to her bedroom, letting her reach for a cold water, soda, or snack without ever leaving her bed. Or she can keep it on her bathroom counter to keep beauty and skincare products fresh. It even works in the car, using the DC adapter, to make road trips stop-free.
Doughnuttery Do It Yourself Mini Doughnut Making Kit
Doughnuttery is world-famous for its uniquely sugared mini doughnuts, and now she can make them herself with this DIY kit. Complete with one pound of doughnut mix, four Doughnuttery doughnut sugars, a doughnut depositor, and an instruction guide, it’s a fun way to satisfy a sweet tooth.
For travelers: astrea ONE Water Bottle with Certified Filter
Give her the gift of clean water, wherever she travels. The only premium water bottle specifically designed and certified to filter out common tap water contaminants such as lead, copper, mercury, zinc, chlorine, and cadmium, astrea lets her drink tap water from any location, knowing that it’s safe. Engineered to provide the best taste, it’s like pouring bottled water from the tap.
Away The Mini
Travelers are obsessed with Away luggage for good reason. It’s sleek, sophisticated, and sturdy, and boasts lots of features that make it the perfect travel companion. The Mini—a tiny version of their beloved suitcase—is an exact replica, miniaturized. It’s got the same polycarbonate shell with zipper closure, an interior mesh pocket, and elastic strap, all to protect your toiletries or other small essentials. And it is super cute.
Lindsay Albanese The Wander Gloves
Gift her a pair of these antibacterial gloves to keep in her car or her purse so she can use them at the gas station, in public restrooms, and any time she has to touch a public screen. The index finger and thumb have touch screen functionality, and the gloves themselves are UV protectant to keep her hands safe from the sun while driving. Available in gray and lilac, they’re as pretty as they are practical.
Gray Malin Notecard Set
Photographer Gray Malin is best known for his fine art aerial shots of beaches around the world, and these gorgeous notecards feature those and more. There are 12 folded cards with matching envelopes (check out the printed liners) and embossed foil stickers. If you’re lucky, you’ll get one back as a thank you note.
Germ Genie Travel Pack – Deluxe
Everything she needs for germ-free travel is included in this handy little bag. Germ Genie was created by a 17-year-old entrepreneur after he fell asleep on an airplane tray table and woke up with a rash on his face. The kit includes two KN95 masks, 10 tray table covers, two medical face masks, a pack of disinfecting wipes, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, airplane seat headrest cover, first aid kit, disposable toilet seat covers, and shoe covers. It literally has her covered.
The Tote Project Tote Bags
Hold everything! She can never have too many tote bags, especially when they look good and do good. These are handmade out of fairtrade certified cotton in a sustainable factory in India, and 10 percent of gross profits are donated to Two Wings to support survivors of human trafficking. Choose from empowering messages and lovely artwork, then carry on.
Corkcicle 16 Ounce Triple-Insulated Coffee Mug
Coffee and tea drinkers swear by Corkcicle because it keeps their beverage of choice piping hot for three hours. The mug holds two full cups and has a shatterproof, clear, sip-through lid to avoid spills. It comes in a variety of colors but this sweater-y fair isle is a winter favorite.
Nomadix makes the perfect travel towels. Not only do they come in a variety of colors and designs, but they’re lightweight and fast-drying so you’re not lugging around heavy, wet towels. Anti-microbial and slip-resistant, they’re even great for yoga and hot yoga. What makes them so special, though, is that each Nomadix towel is made of 30 recycled plastic bottles, keeping them out of landfills. Procrastinated too much? These last-minute gifts all have free overnight shipping.
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