2018 Gift Guide: Under $50

As you’re making your gift list to include your parents, kids in-laws, cousins, friends, co-workers, etc., you realize just how expensive the holidays can be. Not everything has to cost a fortune and that’s why we capped this gift guide at $50 to prove that there’s plenty of great, modern items for under $50.

Tower Notes Block Set by Poketo \\\ $36
One can never have enough notepads as new ideas, lists, and to-dos are always popping up in our lives. This fun set includes three colorblock note towers that will make note taking a lot more enjoyable.

Cosmos Collection NEPTUNE by Concrete Geometric \\\ $35
This mini vessel is inspired by the solar system, Neptune in particular, with a mix of blue, black, and beige swirling through its faceted exterior. Perfect for a tiny plant or succulent!

Gradient Puzzle Large – Red/Orange/Gold by Bryce Wilner for Areaware \\\ $35
Puzzles are perfect for solo or group entertainment and this gradient one features a three color blend reflected through 1000 pieces.

Profile Bottle Opener by Fire Road \\\ $45
Every home needs a bottle opener, whether they themselves drink beer or not, because their friends probably do. This lovely opener features a durable aluminum frame that’s paired with either Carrara marble or wood for its handle making it beautiful enough to leave out on the counter.

Classic Square Alarm Clock by Dieter Rams & Dietrich Lubs for Braun \\\ $32
A classic design piece, this analogue clock is fully Dieter Rams with its clean, minimalist aesthetic. Its compact size is perfect for the nightstand or to fit in a suitcase to use while on the road.

De Stijl Stacking Mugs – Set of Three \\\ $35
A trio of mugs that conveniently stack for easy storage featuring primary colors and geometric forms. These mugs were made in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the De Stijl art movement.

Soap by Jasper Morrison for Good Thing \\\ $29
This block of pigment and fragrance free glycerin soap is actually four bars molded into one that can be broken up for use. Functional, plus it looks pretty cool on a shelf!

Porter Ceramic Lunch Bowl by W&P \\\ $40
A handy gift for those who carry their lunch to work or snacks around throughout the day. Plus, its subtle blush pink color is visually appealing.

Skipping Stone Dish by vestige HOME \\\ $45
A handmade dish out of maple, sycamore, or walnut that’s inspired by the smooth shape of the perfect skipping stone. Its 3″ diameter size is ideal for jewelry, keys, trinkets, or even salt.

Brass Plant Mister by Haws \\\ $35
For those loved ones that have, or attempt to have, a green thumb, this solid brass mister makes watering plants, like orchids and ferns, super convenient while looking elegant when not in use.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.