16 Holiday Gifts Under $50

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When it comes to holiday gifts for coworkers, friends, and acquaintances, many people prefer to keep them under the $50 mark. But it can be tough to find a meaningful and unique store-bought gift on a budget. Allow us to provide some inspiration. Below are 16 budget friendly holiday gifts for your consideration.

1. Urban Cartel Berry Bowl ( $29.88 )

Australia-based Urban Cartel is known for creating sturdy yet interesting porcelain tableware. These "berry bowls" might take your normal berry washing to a level you didn't even know was possible, but on a real note: they make great containers for anything from bread slices to keys, as well.

2. Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia Woven Tassel Throw Blanket ( $29.99 )

Fixer Upper fans would surely love to cuddle up in a holiday-inspired blanket designed by Chip and Joanna themselves while watching the show. Plus, it's easy to pick up on your next trip to Target.

3. UO Modern Dominos Box Set ( $29 )

For the gamer in your life, this set of dominos bucks tradition by replacing dots with geometric designs.

4. Baggu Reusable Mini-Sac in Palm ( $10 )

These reusable bags have so many handy applications, from grocery shopping to bringing your lunch to work.

5. BDB Patterned Ring Cone ( $30 )

BDB, a Brooklyn-based ceramics line, is now being sold at West Elm as part of their "local" initiative — so you can feel good about supporting smaller artisans when shopping at a bigger store. This BDB grid-print ring cone would be perfect for a newly engaged friend.

6. Williams Sonoma Plaid Insulated Beverage Container ( $29.95 )

Aren't you plaid we found this quaint travel mug? Is there a better way to tote around your winter hot chocolate? (There isn't.)

7. Masamis Ceramics Ceramic Wall Vase ( $35 )

Handmade by an L.A.-based Etsy artisan, this hanging ceramic vase is totally unique and unexpected.

8. Son of a Sailor Jig Coasters ( $36 )

These special leather coasters are hand-dyed and painted. And no need to worry about moisture ruining the leather — these are specifically treated to get better with wear and age.

9. Yield Design Double-Wall 6 oz Glasses, Set of Two ( $50 )

The double-walled structure of these glasses means they stay cool to the touch, whether they're holding an icy cocktail or warm festive beverage. Also great: They're made with laboratory-grade borosilicate glass, meaning they're extra durable.

10. Ikea Intagande Carafe in Light Pink ( $7.99 )

Fill this pretty carafe with fresh flowers or the ingredients to your favorite homemade beverage.

11. World Market Folkloric Llama Shaped Throw Pillow ( $29.99 )

This llama pillow is guaranteed to make its recipient smile.

12. Andree Jardin Mini Brush and Dustpan Set in Red ( $40 )

If you're going to gift a dustpan, it best be this beautifully and thoughtfully designed one that you can get at Poketo.

13. BIDK Home Marble Plate With Brass Inlay ( $42 )

This plate — available at Goop's online store — is made of marble from the same quarries as the stone used to create the Taj Mahal in India. (That's some fancy stuff, if you ask us.)

14. McGee & Co. Faceted Green Vase ( $45 )

Vases are one of those items people hesitate to buy for themselves, so receiving one as a gift is extra special.

15. Chemex® Three Cup Coffee Maker ( $38.99 )

Have a coffee lover in your life? Enable them.

16. Byredo Bibliotheque Candle 70g ( $35 )

This special candle evokes the scent of a library. Perfect for your favorite bookworm!

Still in search of the perfect present? Check out some more of our 2017 holiday gift guides:

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15 Unexpected Holiday Gifts From Ikea

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Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.

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