We Predict These Will Be the Biggest Holiday Gifts Under $50

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Welcome to the Hunker Holiday Gift Guide. From joyful decor picks to gifts that give back, these items are sure to delight everyone on your list.

Every year, the hits of the holiday season emerge. These gifts go viral, flying off the shelves (figuratively, since we're not shopping IRL) in unprecedented numbers. It's always a race to purchase these popular presents before they sell out. That's why we're doing our best to predict 2020's biggest buys under $50. We want you to get your puzzles, candles, and baking sheets before it's too late. You can thank us later.

1. Dusen Dusen Tulip Stripe Bath Towel, $44

Vibrant, Memphis-style textiles from Brooklyn-based Dusen Dusen are frequently out of stock, so you should snag this reversible, brushed cotton towel now. Its bright, contrasting stripes will give your shower a high design twist.

2. Graf Lantz Square Felt Coasters (Set of 6), $36

Merino wool felt absorbs an insane amount of moisture, making it the scientifically perfect material for coasters. It's also minimal and stylish in this sought-after set by Graf Lantz called ​Bierfilzl​, which is German for "beer felt."

3. Great Jones Holy Sheet, $35

With its beloved Holy Sheet, Great Jones has taken an ordinary kitchen tool and made it lust-worthy. The cultish brand recently released the aluminized steel and ceramic nonstick baking sheet in its green Broccoli hue, so fans will likely be all over it.

4. HAY Kaleido Tray Set, $40

Decorative trays are the most attractive way to gather and organize your objects. This coveted, geometric set by Clara von Zweigbergk for HAY will make your color blocking dreams come true.

5. Jeremiah Brent x Grove Collaborative Hand Washing Set, $22.90

Interior designer Jeremiah Brent and natural, sustainable home products brand Grove Collaborative teamed up to make all our extra hand washing actually enjoyable. This set includes hydrating, herbaceous hand soap and a beautiful, reusable glass dispenser.

6. Printworks Chess Set, $47

Based on the success of the Netflix miniseries ​The Queen's Gambit​, we foresee lots of gifted chess sets this year. This plexiglass-and-wooden set is simple enough for playtime and fun enough as a standalone decor piece.

7. Material The reBoard, $35

Material's The reBoard is the internet's favorite cutting board for a reason. Crafted with recycled plastic and renewable sugarcane, the BPA-free, dishwasher-safe piece is at once eco-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and incredibly functional.

8. Modern Heroes Ornaments (Set of 4), $45

An adorable, seasonal way to honor the essential workers who have saved millions during the pandemic, these sustainably-forested wood ornaments are hand-painted and hand-chiseled by artisans in Colombia.

9. Otherland Rattan Candle, $36

Candle lovers are obsessed with Otherland's clean, toxin-free ingredients, and ethereal packaging. Its sensual Rattan fragrance is captivating, with notes of sandalwood, golden amber, and warm musk.

10. Piecework Punch Line Puzzle, $36

The true darling of the puzzle craze, Piecework offers curated, campy jigsaws that are ideal for all our indoor time. This particular set of 1,000 pieces forms a festive image of a retro party spread complete with a Jello mold, crustless sandwiches, and shrimp cocktail.

11. Remark Glass Stemless Wine Bottle Glasses (Set of 2), $44.00

Colored glass is having a moment and we're here for it. This chic stemless wine glass duo was handmade from a recycled wine bottle by a women-owned, zero-waste business based in Philadelphia.

12. Talbot & Yoon Kirby Vase, $40

Choose from one of three whimsical, noodle-like shapes for this ceramic vase by Mark Talbot and Youngjin Yoon. Each iteration has a personality of its own, but all three bring a distinct, playful vibe to any room.

13. Wideboy Alarm Clock, $49

Inspired by midcentury British timepieces, this vintage-style alarm clock is the ultimate bedside companion. It'll help you awaken in an old-school fashion (without your cellphone!) while adding a bit of modern flair.

14. HAY Candles (Set of 6), $29.75

Candles of all shapes and sizes are currently trending — chalk it up to the Millennial aesthetic trending on TikTok — but we're partial to these twisted candlesticks from HAY that can actually be lit without fear of damage (or fire).


Morgan Goldberg is a writer based in Los Angeles. She likes pasta, hiking, and crossword puzzles.

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