8 Gift Sets Under $50 That Are Sweet and Oh So Thoughtful

published Nov 17, 2021
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There’s no way around it — holiday shopping can be hard. Not only do you have to spend time finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, but you might also have to worry about watching how much you spend. And sticking to a budget can be hard when you’re taking the time to find personalized gifts for your friends and family. Whether you’re looking for a luxury gift or something with a more homespun vibe, we found eight gift sets for $50 or less for all of the people in your life, including the plant parent, mixologist, and more. From candles and tea sets to curated self care boxes, these gifts are wallet-friendly and perfect for checking off everyone on your list.

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Whether you're shopping for your friend next door or across the country, you can’t go wrong with a care package. This luxurious gift box from Etsy takes the classic care package to a whole new level with fuzzy socks, cinnamon sticks, chai tea, a jar of honey, and a mug.

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Advent calendars are always a fun activity for friends and family — especially when there’s candy involved. This calendar from Goldbelly is chock full of Belgian milk chocolates so delicious that the person you give it to won’t be able to wait to crack it open.

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Give a little self care this holiday season with this gift set from Madewell. It includes a luxurious lip balm, a refreshing face mist, and a super-cute scrunchie.

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While a trip to London may not be in the cards this holiday season, you can whisk your friends or family away with this London-themed tea sampler. For only $40, this gift set comes with nine teas and a lovely gift box, so you won’t even have to wrap it.

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Uncommon Goods

This aloe gift set is the perfect present for expert and beginner plant parents. It comes with a grow kit for your own aloe plant and a lemongrass and sage-scented reed diffuser. So not only will your giftee have a new plant for their collection, but they’ll also get a fragrant piece of decor.

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Williams Sonoma

For your wannabe mixologist friends you’ll want to snag this cocktail gift set, including mixers for a Blackberry Basil Smash and margarita plus two salt options for the rims of your glasses. It’s the perfect gift for someone who has everything because they’re sure to make use of it this holiday season.

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Even if you have no idea what to buy someone, you can’t go wrong with a candle — or three. These Nest votive candles are sure to smell just as festive as they look. And you don’t have to break the bank for this holiday gift.

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If you’re looking for luxury on a budget, Macy’s might be the place to go — for this gift set specifically. It includes a scented candle, body scrub, shower foam, and body cream to make the perfect relaxing, aroma-filled gift.