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50 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Her Under $50

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Gifts for Women Under $50_cover

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Finding just the right gifts for the women in your life can be a challenge, but it's not impossible — especially if you think beyond the typical sweater or earrings. Our guide to gifts for her features 50 fresh ideas, including beauty products, interesting gadgets, and more — all under $50. 

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Capresso Coffee Maker
Amazon

Capresso Personal Coffee Maker

$40 from Amazon
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The highly rated Capresso Personal Coffee Maker can simplify getting her morning fix when she's rushing out the door. This sleek stainless-steel coffee maker has a permanent filter for ground coffee but also accommodates prepackaged soft coffee pods. It comes with an insulated travel mug, or she can use her own. 

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Gem Truffles
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Gem Truffles

Starting at $15 from Promise Me Chocolate
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The perfect gift for a chocoholic who loves fine jewelry, these colorful gem-shaped milk and dark chocolates shine just like the real thing. She'll get a variety of delectable fillings, including mint, mocha, hazelnut, and salted caramel. 

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Tile Mate Tracker
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Tile Sport Tracker

$16 from Amazon
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If she's always tearing up their house in search of their keys, purse, or other important items, Tile Sport is perfect. These waterproof Bluetooth trackers have a range of up to 200 feet. Use the Tile app to ring any lost item with a tracker. Lost her phone? Pressing a button on any Tile forces it to ring, even when it's on silent.

NodPod Sleeping Mask
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Nodpod Weighted Sleep Mask

$32 from Amazon
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Help her drift off to dreamland with the NodPod, a weighted sleep mask that uses microbeads to provide gentle, comforting pressure for better sleep. One side is jersey, perfect for warmer nights, while a fleece side is nice and toasty for cooler weather. It can also be wrapped around the neck to soothe tense muscles.

Birchbox Membership
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Birchbox Membership

Starting at $45 from Birchbox
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Constantly trying new cosmetics and beauty products can be a pricey habit, but a monthly Birchbox makes discovering new products easy and economical. She'll get five curated product samples in each box, mailed to her door. Gift subscriptions start at $45 for three months.

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Corkcicle Stemless Wine Glass
Amazon
Jewelry Organizer Stand
Amazon

Umbra Trigem Hanging Jewelry Organizer

$25 from Amazon
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This sleek Umbra jewelry holder is as affordable as it is elegant. Use it to hang long and short necklaces, bracelets, and earrings from the sturdy bars. Rings can sit safely on a high-gloss white tray at the base, which has padding to prevent scratching up her dresser. It comes in both nickel and brass.

Fizzy Bath Bomb Gift Set
Amazon

Fizzy Bath Bomb Gift Set

$27 from Amazon
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Here's one bath product that won't fizzle as a gift: A set of organic bath bombs in vivid colors that can make her bath as artistic as it is relaxing. Each bath bomb features different scents and natural ingredients, from lavender and rose to coconut.

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Travel Cord Roll
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Travel Cord Roll

$20 from UncommonGoods
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Give her a stylish and tangle-free way to get her electronics from point A to point B with this travel cord roll, made from vegan leather. It can hold up to eight charging cords and two plugs, or be repurposed for other small items like hair accessories.

'Wild At Home' Book
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'Wild at Home'

$13 from Amazon
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This book was released just last year, so it's a good bet she won't have it on her shelves just yet. If the woman in question loves plants, this book will make a wonderful gift that's sure to inspire her green thumb. 

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Audible Membership
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Audible Membership

Starting at $15 from Audible
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Audible offers more than 180,000 audiobooks for download, including many new best-sellers narrated by the authors themselves, at a price of $15 for one month or $45 for three months. Membership includes credit for one book each month, valuable discounts, and members-only sale opportunities for more audiobook purchases.

Sharpie Art Pens
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Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
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Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$40 from Amazon
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With its sleek waterproof shell and compact frame, the Anker SoundCore 2 can stylishly provide big sound wherever she goes. It comes in four finishes to match her phone, has up to 24 hours of battery life, and connects via Bluetooth to smart devices up to 66 feet away. She can also use the built-in microphone for hands-free phone calls. 

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Stoneware Bottles
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Tiny Stoneware Bottles

Starting at $30 from West Elm
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A gorgeous addition to her well-curated bookshelf, these ceramic vases are hand-thrown, fired, and glazed by artist Judy Jackson in New York City. They come in three sizes and a dozen colors, ready to match any decor.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Amazon

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Starting at $36 from Amazon
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They're trendy with teens, but everyone needs to be hydrated no matter their age. Get her a stainless steel, vacuum-insulated water bottle in her favorite color. 

Mermaid Tail Blanket
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Heated Fleece Throw
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Sunbeam Fleece Heated Throw

$30 from Amazon
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Help her banish cold toes and high heat bills this winter with this fleece heated throw. It has three heat settings for finding that cozy-but-not-too-toasty sweet spot, and an automatic safety shut-off after three hours. It's washer- and dryer-safe and comes in enough colors and patterns to complement any decor.

Badger Lip Balm
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Badger Sleep Balm

Starting at $8 from Amazon
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An ideal stocking stuffer for insomniacs, Badger Sleep Balm is a blend of essential oils including bergamot, balsam, and lavender that can help speed her off to dreamland naturally. It's made in New Hampshire, certified organic, and cruelty-free, too.

Contigo Latte West Loop Travel Mug
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Engraved Contigo Latte West Loop Travel Mug

$35 from Things Remembered
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This 16-ounce insulated tumbler would make a great Secret Santa gift for the office holiday party or for that coffee-loving friend who’s always in the car. And she’ll think of you every time she reads the personalized engraved message you added. 

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Classic Key Necklace
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Classic Key Necklace

$42 from The Giving Keys
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A repurposed key is an eye-catching pendant when hung from a matching chain, and the purchase helps employ people transitioning out of homelessness. Make it even more special with an engraved word like "love" or "strength" — or personalize it with a message as unique as she is. Choose from copper, brass, silver, or gold.

What Do You Meme?
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What Do You Meme?

$30 on Amazon
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If she's already a master of "Cards Against Humanity," give her the next runaway party hit for grown-ups — especially if she's social-media-savvy. Play by pairing the caption cards with photos from some of the web's most popular memes, and the judge decides who has the most hilarious twosome.

Rocketbook Everlast
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Rocketbook Everlast

$25 from Amazon
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Even pen-and-paper holdouts can go high-tech with the Rocketbook Everlast. It sends notes or sketches to a number of productivity apps, including Dropbox, Slack, and Evernote, to share them or keep them for posterity. The pages can be erased with a moist cloth and written on over and over again using a special kind of marker, pen, or highlighter. 

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Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation Smart Speaker
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Amazon Echo Dot

$40 from Amazon
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Give her the gift of hands-free convenience with the Amazon Echo Dot, which uses Alexa voice-recognition technology for a host of purposes. She can tell Alexa to play music, read the news, control connected smart-home gadgets, call a friend — even order a pizza

Hair Tie Bracelet
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Hair Tie Bracelet

$45 from UncommonGoods
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If she's always wearing a hair tie around her wrist, this stainless-steel bracelet with a tie-size groove can elevate her practical habit to fashion statement. Available in silver and gold, it can keep thick or thin bands in place — and keep them from cutting off circulation around her wrist, too.

Succulent & Cactus Seed Starter Kit
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Succulent & Cactus Seed Starter Kit

$30 from Amazon
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An indoor garden may be just the right winter-holiday gift for a woman with a green thumb. One of these miniature wonders can brighten her day at work or her favorite room at home. This kit from Garden Republic comes complete with four burlap pots, soil discs, seed packets, and bamboo plant markers; one pair of shears; and an instruction booklet.

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SnackCrate Monthly Subscription
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SnackCrate Monthly Subscription

$14 from Snackcrate.com
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Why would she munch on ordinary snacks when she can indulge in a sampling of sweet and savory yummies from Germany, Japan, or some other faraway land? A full-sized starter subscription box contains 10 to 12 snacks (half-sized boxes are also available), and new shipments arrive monthly.

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Touchscreen Gloves
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Super Spirograph
Amazon

Super Spirograph

$31 from Amazon
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She's never too old for a Spirograph, and this 75-piece kit is the ultimate gift for an artsy grown-up who might be bored with adult coloring. Interchangeable spiro tracks allow all kinds of new patterns, and there's even a die-cast wheel that commemorates the toy's 50th anniversary.

Lush Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar
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Lush Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar

$12 from Lush
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For travelers, toting shampoo bars instead of bottles frees up valuable room in a quart-size bag for other carry-on liquids. Lush makes a wide range of varieties including the juniper berry and lavender-infused Jumping Juniper, which promises to manag oil and add shine to flat, dull hair. A blend of floral oils also leave strands smelling great.

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Messy Nest Necklace
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Bird's Nest Pewter Necklace

$37 from Amazon
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Whether she's a mom or a grandma, she'll love this elegant pewter and blue pearl nest necklace. Hand-sculpted and cast in the USA, it includes a 21-inch chain, and the back is engraved with a quote ("In my garden nature grows, a place for birds to raise their young") as well as the maker's signature.

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Tatcha Skin Mist

$20 from Tatcha
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Give women on the go the gift of skin hydration — a must when traveling on planes or in dry, winter air. TSA-friendly, travel-size skin mist from Tatcha keeps even the most ambitious jet setters looking glowy. With red algae and other emollients (and very little alcohol, which can be drying), this mist soothes dry skin with just a few spritzes.

Nesting Bowls
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Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Nesting Bowls

$35 from Amazon
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This set of Joseph Joseph nesting bowls and measuring cups will help brighten her day and keep her cabinet of baking essentials organized, too. It includes a large mixing bowl, colander, sieve, small mixing bowl, four measuring cups, and even a handy tablespoon. All pieces except the sieve can be thrown in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. 

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Basu eAlarm
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BASU eAlarm

$10 from Amazon
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Give her the gift of safety with the BASU eAlarm, a tiny but extremely loud personal alarm that she can put on her keyring, hang from a zipper, or slip in her pocket. The 120-decibel alarm is on par with an ambulance siren, and the included batteries last up to five years.

Tangerine Orange Baja Thunderbird Blanket
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Kiva Card
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Kiva Card

Starting at $30 from Kiva
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With more than 1.3 million participants, microlender Kiva enables donors around the globe to lend money to people for projects such as growing a business, attending school, and adopting clean-energy systems. The smallest loan is $30 and, when repaid, the funds can be loaned out to someone else, making this a gift that keeps on giving. Sending a Kiva card to someone on your list lets them choose the recipient of the money.

Mini Portable Desk Air Humidifier
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Mini Portable Desk Air Humidifier

$14 from Amazon
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This USB mini humidifier can run for up to four hours, providing a little extra moisture wherever your colleague parks their laptop. The reindeer shape is perfect for the holiday season, but you’ll also find a bunny and a cactus in the collection. Bonus: The illuminated base shifts between seven colors.

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Ododos Women's Workout Pants
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Ododos Workout Pants

Starting at $20 from Amazon
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If you know someone who likes to hit the gym or yoga studio in style, these fierce workout leggings are sure to inspire. They have a tummy-control top, a hidden pocket, and a variety of fun designs to choose from. 

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Breakfast Sandwich Maker
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Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

$40 from Amazon
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There's no need to sit in line at a fast-food place when she can make her own breakfast sandwiches at home. This Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker makes up to two at a time in just five minutes. The removable nonstick parts can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Alarm Clock On Wheels
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Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels

$40 from Amazon
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She won't oversleep again with Clocky, a battery-operated alarm clock on wheels that can run away when it starts beeping, forcing her out of bed. It comes in six colors and is durable enough to jump from a 3-foot nightstand without skipping a beep.

Hair Turban
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Aquis Original Hair Turban

$21 from Amazon
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With the Aquis Original, she can stop damaging her freshly washed hair by wrapping it in a giant, too-heavy towel. This lightweight microfiber turban is gentle on strands and wicks water away quickly. It also stays put thanks to a button loop closure at the back.

weatherproof vintage ladies vest
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Weatherproof Vintage Ladies’ Comfy Vest

$17 from Costco
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“Comfy” is the name of the game this year, so this fluffy hooded vest will be a much-appreciated addition to any wardrobe. It comes in three colors and sizes up to 2XL. A similar vest on Amazon goes for $30.

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Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker
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Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker

$50 from Target
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If she's continually working up big tasty dishes for family meals, this casserole slow cooker is a great way to feed a crowd. A secure-fit lid and cord wrap also make it easy to transport, too.

Popsockets Smartphone Stand
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PopSocket

$7 from Amazon
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If she's always dropping her smartphone or tablet, the PopSocket might be the perfect stocking stuffer. This collapsible grip sticks to the back of a device, making it easier to hold. It can also act as a stand for easy media viewing, and be repositioned wherever she needs it.

Book Rest Lamp
Firebox

Book Rest Lamp

$53 from Firebox
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For the bookworm in your life, this house-shaped lamp emits a soft glow that's perfect for reading. When she's ready to take a reading break, the book acts as the lamp's roof while also keeping her from losing her place in the story.

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Pandemic-Appropriate Message Candles
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Pandemic-Appropriate Message Candles

$25 from Etsy
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Candles make great gifts, but candles with funny messages make even better gifts, especially in 2020. These Baum Design Shop candles say things like "Spread Love, Not Germs," "Self Isolating Since 1992," and "Stay Calm, Stay Kind, Stay Home," and the store offers a customization option that'll print whatever you want. 

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Shower Squid
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Shower Squid

$33 from UncommonGoods
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The shower squid is a wholly unexpected alternative to boring shower caddies. The natural rubber arms can hold up to eight bottles of shampoo, conditioner, bottle wash, shaving cream or other toiletries, while a ninth tentacle loops up over the showerhead.

World Scratch Map
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World Scratch Map

Starting at $26 from UncommonGoods
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The frequent traveler will love scratching off the places she's traveled with this innovative map, available in two sizes and made of recycled paper stock. It starts out gold but reveals bright pops of colors for each new destination unearthed with a trusty coin or paperclip.

Anthropologie Mae Mixed Floral Bouquet
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Mae Mixed Floral Bouquet

$42 from Anthropologie
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Flowers are usually a fail-safe gift choice, but a bouquet that will last more than a few days takes things up a notch. Don’t love the idea of “fake” florals? Rest assured that these aren't plastic blossoms. These stems — an artful mix of spring green platys, minigreen buxifolia, aspen gold grabia, erica pink repens, and banksia baxteri, for connoisseurs — are naturally grown and dried. They’re then dyed to enhance their natural pigments and ensure the colors won’t fade, and preserved with plant-based products so that their beauty endures.

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Cinema Lightbox
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Cinema Lightbox

$25 from Amazon
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She'll love this quirky home accent, a battery-operated LED lightbox she can personalize with short greetings or messages that's reminiscent of an old-school cinema sign. It comes with 90 letters, numbers, and symbols.