Under-$50 Gifts That Look Anything but Budget


Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

You may be feeling overly generous this time of year—we all are. Our means expand as we stretch ourselves to find the ultimate gift that's good enough for our loved ones—the one that they'll remember years from now… A trip to Bermuda, maybe? A designer handbag? A professional camera? But the truth is, come January every year, we look at our credit card bill with bewilderment, realizing that maybe we didn't have to spend hundreds of dollars on a slightly too-extravagant gift.

The first step to fixing this recurring problem? Stop associating random dollar amounts with each gift on your list. A dollar figure should not dictate how much a person means to you. In fact, we found 17 under-$50 gifts that are ultra special, so the favorite people in your life will adore them. Bonus: You won't have to eat peanut butter sandwiches for the first month of the year while you pay off your credit card debt. So start shopping—you'll never guess these gifts are all under $50.