Simply Special: 10 Well Designed Gifts Under $50

Simply Special: 10 Well Designed Gifts Under $50

Janel Laban
Nov 25, 2013
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Giving tokens of our affection during the holidays is meant to make the recipient feel truly appreciated. One of the best ways to do that is to choose gifts that are carefully designed and maybe a just a little out-of-the-ordinary, yet it can be a challenge to convey the concept of "special", especially while sticking to a specific budget. Here are our picks for 10 items that have a strong aesthetic, come in under the $50 mark and all are easily available online.

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  1. Rose Gold Salad Set, $49 ($39 currently on sale) at West Elm
  2. Framed Ginko Herbarium, $40 from Boxwood Tree on Etsy
  3. Kaleido Trays by Hay, starting at $16 at Design Within Reach
  4. Wine Breather Carafe Deluxe, $44.95 at Horne
  5. Postcard & Photo Holder, $48 at Jayson Home
  6. Utensil Duo by Muuto, $45 at A + R
  7. Royal Copenhagen Tray, $41.74 from Vintage Danish Design on Etsy
  8. Themis Mobile by Artecnica, $37 at YLiving
  9. PS LED Wall Lamp, $49.99 at IKEA
  10. Knit Ombre Pillow, $39.95 at CB2