Gift giving is an art worth practicing, but finding the perfect presents to deck the halls of your friends and family members isn’t always easy (especially if you’re stretching a budget to include many loved ones).
The secret (and fun!) of holiday gift giving is to put yourself in the shoes of the person you’re shopping for. What would they be so psyched to receive? Within your budget, look for things that the people in your life will love (but would never think to buy for themselves), that they would really use (i.e. that won’t be forgotten by Boxing Day) or that would just make them smile. To get you started, we’ve rounded up 10 gift ideas under $50 that the people you love would love to receive this season.
The gift of “me time”
Immersive Kit Ritual Minuit, SELV, $38.
The gift of healing
Aroma Light Celebration Electric Diffuser, Saje Wellness, $42.
The gift of connection in a disconnected world
Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Dr. Brené Brown, Indigo, $24.
The gift for top-notch bakers
Oval Bread Banneton Proofing Basket 2-Pack, Amazon, $39.
The gift for those who love their paw-some friends
Furhaven Cave Pet Bed, Amazon, $37.
The gift of self-care
Maude Tub Kit Soaking Salts and Coconut Milk Bath Set, Indigo, $39.
The gift for avid travellers
World Map Scratch Off Poster, Amazon, $29.
The gift of a coffee-shop experience, right at home
ZWILLING Enfinigy Cool Touch Milk Frother for Hot & Cold Foam, Amazon, $150.
The gift of lettering love
Faber-Castell Hand Lettering Set, Amazon, $34