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Holiday Gifts That Hit That Under-$50 Sweet Spot

Show love for your friends without going broke.

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Gift suggestions are everywhere this time of year, and while they can be really helpful when you’re crunched for time, more often than not, the price tags on most items are just not realistic. While I love my friends, I’m not going to be buying any of them a $600 plant wall or a $5,000 art vase. I don’t want to give them cheap crap either, and I refuse to dish out boring gift cards (again).

So what to do when you’re on a budget but still want to show appreciation for the members of your most active group chat? We’ve got a few fun and practical ideas that hit that sweet spot — prices start at $12 and cap out at $50 — so you can show love without going broke or resorting to the $10 bin at Target. (Plus, if you play your cards right, you might have enough left over to claim one of these gifts for yourself.)


Fleur't Lacy Dainties Camisole and Panties Set, $46.

Cheap Monday Circle Glasses, $27.

& Other Stories Washed T-Shirt, $39.

Baggu Canvas Shopper, $36.

In God We Trust Nasty Woman Necklace, $40.

J.Crew Factory Striped Turtleneck Sweater, $34.50.

Need Supply Tassel Scarf, $36.

ASOS Leather Metallic Makeup Bag, $22.55.

Dogeared Night Sky Tassel Earrings, $37.

Madewell Embroidered Pajama Top, $44.50.

Hansel From Basel Chester Crew Socks, $14.

Hieleven Tassle Wallet, $49.

True&Co. Keene Pant, $42.

Everlane Wool-Cashmere Mitten, $35.

Pintrill Assorted Zodiac Pins, $12 each.