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Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Her Under $50

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Gifts for Women Under $50_cover

Gifts for Her $50 or Less

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 lots of fresh ideas, including beauty products, interesting gadgets, and more, all under $50.


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Handmade Ceramic Bowl
Etsy

Handmade Ceramic Bowl

$35 from Etsy

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These beautiful bowls would make a great gift for everyone, but especially for someone who appreciates stunning ceramic plateware. Each bowl features speckled farmhouse white glaze and stoneware clay, and is both microwave and dishwasher safe. 

Birth Month Flower Paint-by-Number Kit
Uncommon Goods

Birth Month Flower Paint-by-Number Kit

$30 from Uncommon Goods

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If you're in search of a special birthday gift, this paint-by-numbers kit is a great option. Featuring a birth month flower, the kit includes a canvas, water-based acrylic paints, two brushes, instructions, and helpful tips. 

Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet
Nordstrom

Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet

$49 from Nordstrom

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This two-in-one reversible bag is great for women who like to switch up their accessories. The tote is made from faux leather and can be turned inside out to reveal a new color, while the accompanying wristlet is perfect for storing a phone, keys, and other small items. 

Brightland Olive Oil
Brightland

Brightland Olive Oil

$40 and up from Brightland

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Brightland olive oils are having a moment, in part thanks to their vast array of flavors and quality ingredients. A beautiful bottle of chili-infused, garlic-infused, basil-infused, or grassy oil would make a great gift for any woman wanting to up her olive oil game. 

Hoya Heart Plant
The Sill

Hoya Heart Plant

$48 from The Sill

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For a plant lover, nothing says "I love you" like a heart-shaped leaf. The Hoya Heart is just that: A single, partially-rooted leaf that ranges from two- to three-inches tall. It comes in a grow pot of your choice, and is bound to brighten any room. 

Custom Embroidered Apron
Etsy

Custom Embroidered Apron

$18 and up from Etsy

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Bakers and home chefs will love this customized apron with their name on it. Choose an apron color, thread color, and font option, then watch the gift recipient's eyes light up when she realizes she has a new kitchen accessory.

The Adventure Challenge Books
The Adventure Challenge

Adventure Challenge Scratch-Off Guide

$50 from The Adventure Challenge

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These books contain 50 scratch-off suggestions for fun bonding activities with family, friends, or that special spouse or partner. Each "surprise" adventure comes with an estimated time commitment and cost, usually $20 or less. And each entry includes a place to include a photo and notes, so books become cherished keepsakes even after the challenges are long-completed. There's also a version for solo adventures, a "naughty" edition, and bundles that include an instant camera.


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Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
Amazon

Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

$33 from Amazon

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This cult-favorite hot-air brush can help make salon-perfect hair attainable wherever she is, and it’s far easier to manage than a traditional hair dryer. 

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Cameo

A Personal Message From Her Favorite Celebrity

Price varies from Cameo
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Give her a gift she will never forget: a personal video message from her favorite actor, musician, reality TV personality, or other celeb — which can then be shared on her social media platform of choice. There are literally thousands of famous (and not-so-famous) people to choose from on Cameo, and prices vary accordingly.

Corkcicle 12 oz Triple-Insulated Stemless
Amazon

Corkcicle Stemless Wine Glass

$28 from Amazon
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The Corkcicle isn't your typical wine glass. For one, it's stemless, and since it's made of triple-insulated stainless steel, it will keep that perfectly chilled white at exactly the right temperature for hours. With a spill-resistant lid and a non-slip silicone bottom, she can enjoy her vino just about anywhere.

Classic Key Necklace
The Giving Keys

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.

Tangerine Orange Baja Thunderbird Blanket
West Path
Birchbox
Birchbox

Birchbox Membership

$13 per month and up 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. 


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Contigo Latte West Loop Travel Mug
Things Remembered

Engraved Contigo Latte West Loop Travel Mug

$25 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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Jewelry Organizer Stand
Amazon

Umbra Trigem Hanging Jewelry Organizer

$22 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. 


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Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Amazon

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

$35 and up 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.

Succulent & Cactus Seed Starter Kit
Amazon

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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Cinch! Luxury Wine Socks
Amazon

Cinch! Luxury Wine Socks

$11 from Amazon

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These super-soft socks will keep the feet of any wine-loving lady warm (and let someone nearby know when she needs a refill). They come in cute cupcake-like gift packaging. 


Nesting Bowls
Amazon

Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Nesting Bowls

$50 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.

Gymbee Resistance Bands Set
Amazon

Gymbee Resistance Bands Set

$17 from Amazon

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If fitness is her thing, she'll get a full-body workout with these durable cotton fabric resistance bands. The set comes with three bands of varying resistance in gray, black, and pink, access to video workouts using the bands, and a mesh carrying bag.

Homemaid Living Bamboo Bathtub Tray
Amazon

Homemaid Living Bamboo Bathtub Tray

$45 and up from Amazon

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This bathtub tray has space for all the things a self-care devotee might want nearby. Made of water-resistant bamboo, it includes a built-in wine glass holder, tablet holder, and more. 

Badger Lip Balm
Amazon

Badger Sleep Balm

$10 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.


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SnackCrate Monthly Subscription
SnackCrate

SnackCrate Monthly Subscription

$13 and up 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.

Heaton Pecans Three-Way Assorted Gift Tin
Amazon

Heaton Pecans 3-Way Assorted Gift Tin

$43 from Amazon

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Give her something tasty. This tin includes chocolate-covered pecans, oven-roasted and salted pecans, and praline pecans. And, Oprah Winfrey notes, you can feel "extra good" about purchasing this as the owners of the Mississippi farm where the pecans are harvested "donate all their proceeds to help others dealing with addiction issues."

'Wild At Home' Book
Amazon
Fizzy Bath Bomb Gift Set
Amazon

Fizzy Bath Bomb Gift Set

$25 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.

Travel Cord Roll
UncommonGoods

Travel Cord Roll

$20 from Uncommon Goods
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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.

Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Amazon

Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$30 and up 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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City Tote Bags
Etsy

Claudia Pearson Tote Bags

$22 and up from Etsy

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A gift recipient can show their civic pride or their love of cats, beer, coffee, and more with one of these whimsical canvas tote bags. They're designed in Brooklyn by artist Claudia Pearson. Choose from more than a dozen cities or states or choose a tote based on a hobby or interest. 

Big Red Rooster 6-Sound White Noise Machine
Amazon

Big Red Rooster 6-Sound White Noise Machine

$24 from Amazon

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Nothing promotes self-care more than a sound night's sleep, and this well-rated sound machine can help make that happen. It includes six sounds: rain, brook, thunder, white noise, ocean, and summer night. Can be powered by an included AC adapter or batteries and also features an auto-off timer function. 


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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Rocketbook Everlast
Amazon

Rocketbook Everlast

$17 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.

Hair Tie Bracelet
Uncommon Goods

Hair Tie Bracelet

$45 from Uncommon Goods
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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.

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Tatcha Skin Mist

$22 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.

Kiva Card
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Kiva Card

$30 and up 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.

Ododos Women's Workout Pants
Amazon

Ododos Workout Pants

$22 and up 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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Alarm Clock On Wheels
Amazon

Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels

$29 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 nine colors and is durable enough to jump from a 3-foot nightstand without skipping a beep.

Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Amazon

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

$47 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.

Hair Turban
Amazon

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.

Cinema Lightbox
Amazon

Cinema Lightbox

$15 and up 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 100 reusable letters, numbers, and symbols.


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