23 gifts under $ 50 for the design lover
At Clever, we like to plan ahead. And in preparation for an unforgettable holiday season, we’ve rounded up the best gifts under $ 50 for all the friends and family on your list. Since we don’t think this year’s shopping should cost an arm and a leg, we’ve scoured the internet for 21 quirky gift ideas, including fine art prints, home decor, and tech accessories, to keep morale high when budgets are low. Each item in this gift guide costs less than $ 50 (some are under $ 30 and even under $ 15), which will hopefully make budget shopping a bit easier. Our opinion? The best gifts are thoughtful gifts, so enjoy these thoughtfully crafted gifts they’ll love no matter what your budget.
Best Gifts Under $ 15
Keep their phone 100% safe with this sunny portable charger. Its slim and light design supports a full battery charge. Plus, it’s available in other fun hues like pastel blue and mint green. It’s a great gift for that friend who constantly asks to borrow your iPhone charger.
For the avid cyclist in your life, this punny bicycle bell should add some spice to their daily commutes or leisurely rides.
Bring some holiday cheer to their morning routine with a cheerful hue and retro silhouette. Whether it’s a coffee lover, tea lover, or just a huge H2O fan, this is a perfect gift for anyone who loves a well-made mug.
With over 50 (!) Designs and patterns, it’s easy to choose a cute Baggu bag that will suit anyone’s taste. We love this funky (but still neutral) warped checkerboard for quick trips to the grocery store or a great afternoon at the flea market.
Here is a cheerful mini notepad that will be perfect for keeping a journal on the fly or for jotting down their groceries and to-do lists.
Surprise your favorite bibliophile with a cheerful pair of wooden bookends that will be perfect for showcasing their favorite reads.
And if you need something to stick between those bookends, we recommend getting this unique booklet filled with architectural logos and overall design elements.
Best Gifts Under $ 30
You know exactly who in your life needs a butter ornament this year. And if your crowd is more vegan, these cuties designed by Cody Foster are also available in avocado or pickle form.
You don’t have to invest hundreds of dollars in a new coffee maker for a cup of joe that will delight their palette. If they can’t get enough of the high-quality caffeine, this portable Aeropress will accompany them into hotel rooms or while traveling for a steady dose of smooth coffee.
On that note, you can store this foldable Stojo in your bag to enjoy drinks anywhere, anytime. Each 16 oz. the mug comes with a handy matching straw (pair with a cold brew machine for a super crazy gift), a built-in heated sleeve and is available in 25 lovely colourways. Stojo’s reusable water bottle also makes a great stocking stuffer for someone looking to keep cool.
Have you ever seen the film in flight? Keep loved ones entertained with this illuminated travel puzzle packaged in an easy-to-store canvas sleeve for gaming nights on the go.
For the person you know who is always struggling for more counter space, a mini cutting board that can take all kinds of slices and dice is always a great choice.
This cheeky cardboard orange juice vase should provide you with more than your daily dose of vitamin C.
If you plan on gifting them their favorite incense, a nice holder is just the logical addition. These Rituals + Ceremony designs are handmade and come in a variety of abstract designs that will enhance any table and encourage a moment or two to pamper yourself.
Add a whimsical touch to their bathroom decor with this happy scuba bathroom print from Canadian artist Janet Hill.
Best Gifts Under $ 50
Everyone sneezes, but not everyone has a kaleidoscopic tissue box cover that makes doing it a bit more fun.
We think Maggie Cowles’ delightful art prints make perfect holiday gifts for anyone on your list. While there is a lot to choose from, we would go for this delightful looking table setting.
We love these sustainably crafted cork planters from UK brand Mind the Cork. And if your loved one is more into organizing than starting an indoor garden, they also serve as office accessories.
Known for their superfood beauty and wellness products, Golde’s Make Your Matcha Kit comes with everything they’ll need to make their own tasty matcha creations at home. Goodbye endless lines at the café!
Even certified plant killers should be able to keep these low maintenance green vegetables in bloom. Just keep them in a sunny spot and make sure they get a little watering every two weeks (plus they are pet-friendly).
The Nest Mini is more than an average Bluetooth speaker. In addition to playing their favorite music and podcasts, the small but powerful Mini can set timers, turn on lights, and answer questions like “what’s the weather like today?” And Google Assistant can help them get organized around the home, including controlling their other smart home gadgets like light bulbs or thermostats. This is the best gift.
A robe may seem like one of the most traditional Christmas gifts, but this lightweight waffle robe, from Clever’s favorite bedding brand, Quince, is made from organic cotton and has more of a spa vibe than LL Bean fleece. You can pair it with Quince’s matching organic waffle slippers and a set of cute sheet masks for a great gift set that’ll set you back under $ 75 in total.
And finally, bring one of the year’s hottest design trends to the holiday season with this mushroom-inspired pillow that will coordinate perfectly with the rest of their cottagecore aesthetic.
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