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15 Under $50: Style and Deco Gifts for Everyone on Your List


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It’s that time of year again. Your Christmas tree is up. You’ve watched Love Actually at LEAST three times by now. But as for buying gifts? You may be captivated by the spirit of giving but your bank account just isn’t complying. No need to worry! Here are some affordable products for everyone on your list:

  1. Central Perk Travel Mug – $24, Society6    Central perk mug vocalady article   This 12 oz mug is unique, intricately designed, and perfect for the Friends fan in your life. Pair with a box of The Donut Shop k-cups to instantly become BFF of the Year.
  2. Owl Plush PJ Jumpsuit – $29.90, Forever 21f21 owl onesie vocalady pic2 Make sure your friends and family keep warm all winter long with this plush onesie from Forever 21. White, pink, with owls all over, the hood of the jumpsuit-equipped with eyes and ears-is the icing on this comfy cake.
  3. “Hipstory” Wall Art – $19 (29cmX29cm) or $35 (50cmX50cm), Amit Shimoni Illustrationsobama hipstory framed vocalady Designed by artist Amit Shimoni, “Hipstory” is a collection of portraits of world leaders, modernized in appearance to fit urban prototypes. This gift is perfect for any history-lover (or anyone who thinks Obama looks gorgeous with dreads).
  4. Xcellon Dancing Water Speakers – $19.95, B & H Photo Videoxcellon speakers vocalady Why spend hundreds on a Beats pill when you could get a water AND light show for $20? Connect these speakers to your laptop through USB and prepare for a synchronized water and light show. Did I mention it’s GLOW-IN-THE-DARK?!
  5. Engineer Mug – $12, Society6illiterate mug vocalady Any avid tea or coffee drinker never has enough mugs, especially your favorite illiterate math major. This mug is bound to get a few laughs and if placed on the Christmas dinner table, will silence all career-related questions.
  6. Earring Holder – $14.99, Aeropostaleaeropostale jewelry holder vocalady Yes, these do exist. Women don’t deserve to hold their earrings in a Ziploc bag. This earring holder mounts on the wall so it saves space and is easily accessible. What more could a woman want?
  7. Sarcasm Defined Sweatshirt – $32.90, Rad.cosarcasm sweatshirt vocalady We all know someone who’s allergic to stupid. With its crew neck cut and ultra soft interior, this sweatshirt would make a perfect addition to their wardrobe. It’s also unisex fit, so it’s perfect for that sassy guy in your life (aka your dad).
  8. Dynex Portable Charger – $7.99, Best Buyportable charger vocalady Be the real MVP this holiday season and get this for a friend or family member. Compatible with pretty much all USB-enabled devices, this portable charger will make sure your friend never has to awkwardly sit by an outlet before a night out again.
  9. Beanie – $9.90-$29.95, various storesbeanie pic vocalady For the friend who’s having a “Bad Hair Day” even when she’s having a good hair day, this gift will speak to her soul. Splurge on brand-name beanies from Brixton or Huf or cop some funny ones from stores like (pictured above) and Forever 21.
  10. The Mac + Cheese Cookbook – $16.99, Urban Outfittersthe mac n cheese cookbook vocalady.jpeg It’s time for your cheddar-loving companion to take her obsession to the next level. Written by Allison Arevalo and Eric Wade, this book is the mac and cheese enthusiast’s Bible. Remember, every book bought ensures that one less person is buying Easy Mac.
  11. “Make Art, Not War” Crop Top – $25, Ariel Brandsmake art not war vocalady Nobody can object to a fierce crop top, let alone one designed by an up-and-coming black-owned business. Support small businesses this holiday season with this top by Ariel Brands, the brand of designer, painter, and illustrator Keturah Ariel.
  12. Workout Leggings – $35, Urban Outfittersurban outfitters adidas vocalady Gym is life (at least to your friend or family member). But no one actually wants to spend the money it takes to have the flyest gym clothes. Bump up your favorite gym enthusiast’s wardrobe with workout leggings and half-zips from brands like Adidas and Nikes, sold at their respective outlets or at Urban Outfitters and Macy’s.
  13. Crossbody Bag – $17.49, Aldocrossbody bag1 aldo vocalady You can never have too many. Crossbody bags are classy, convenient, and the perfect gift for anyone with a love for hassle-free shopping!
  14. Eos Organic Lip Balm Multipack – $10.99, Ulta Beauty eos multipack vocalady It’s a stocking stuffer, but it’s probably the most practical one there is. Save your friend or family member the annoying realization that she’s out of lip balm by stocking her up for the next few months (or year if you’re feeling really generous!).
  15. iPhone Case – $35, NuvangoBoba iphone case vocalady pic Boba sipping Bubble Tea? What more can you ask for? Give this case (which features original artwork by Luke Chueh) to your favorite Star Wars fanatic or shop Nuvango for other iPhone cases and skins featuring one-of-a-kind designs by various artists.

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