8 November 2022

15 under $50: you’ll love these ideas!

15 under $50: VB top (last year), similar here and here | 7 For All Mankind coated denim | Black mules | Anthropologie glassware

15 under $50: you’ll love these ideas! 🎄

A few years ago, my TV producer friend Tammy asked me if I’d like to do a holiday segment on the AM Northwest Morning Show here in Portland. Of course, I immediately said yes! Then she said, “can you do it on gifts under $50?” “Absolutely!” I replied. But, secretly, I was wondering if I could come through with enough gift ideas to meet my high standards 😂 My friends joke about how picky I am when it comes to giving gifts — I want them to be perfect!

Well, that segment (and all the ensuing posts I wrote featuring the gift suggestions) was very popular … so I’m at it again! For the last few weeks, I’ve been carefully selecting special gifts, ones that your loved ones will hopefully appreciate and enjoy. Take a look at these amazing 15 gifts under $50 … I own many of them, so I know FIRST HAND how good they really are. Today, I’m also sharing my brand new Holiday Gift Guides, including two that were created by my daughter Emily. I hope you find a little inspo and start getting excited for holiday shopping! 🌟

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15 under $50

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#1 – This 1.State sweater is such a deal, and it’s hard to believe it’s currently on sale for $39.90. Don’t let this one get away!

#2 – I’ve been sharing this Italy book for several years, and after another memorable trip this summer, this book will make you feel like you’re sitting on one of those beach chairs

#3 – This Diptyque fragrant medallion smells SO good! I have one in my closet that still has a faint scent after several years — and it’s pretty too

#4 – The Dash Egg Cooker, oh where do I begin?!! There’s rarely a week in our household when this little kitchen appliance doesn’t get used. Everyone would love this!

#5 – Initial necklaces are really popular, and this new crystal pendant necklace gets an update with a longer length option

#6 – Baseball hats are still trending, and they’re perfect for bad hair days. Urban Outfitters has the best selection

#7 – This mug is one of my favorite things, and the gold initial is so pretty!

#8 – Everyone loves a cozy blanket, even the guys in your life. Em picked this green one out on our last Target run for her brother!

#9 – Honeydew is a favorite pajama brand, and the All-American set is a best-seller. They’re so comfy, I have worn mine every week for the last few years. The shorts set is also cute, and color choices are all so good

#10 – The Laundress Santal 33 laundry detergent is SO luxurious. I recently washed my sheets with it, and went to bed feeling dreamy

#11 – Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk is a top seller, and this lip kit makes a great gift for yourself or a loved one

#12 – These best-selling earrings are basics, and they look way more expensive than they are

#13 – Compression packing cubes are the best. They are the key to traveling in a carry-on, which we’re all doing more of these days!

#14 – Delicate bracelets are perfect for layering, and these Nordstrom ones are well-priced and make great gifts

#15 – Everyone needs a pom pom hat for winter!


Luxe gifts

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Moncler jackets are a real investment, but I’m certain you’ll wear yours all the time! For a more affordable version, click here

I just splurged on this Burberry scarf. Talk about the perfect color combo, it goes with everything.

This fragrance is so dreamy! I purchased this perfume online without having tried it in store, and wow was I amazed!

Gucci is one of those classic brands you’ll have for years to come. You can’t go wrong with the tonal belt. These Horsebit sandals are super comfortable, and a crossbody bag like this is super useful


Home décor

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This mirror is hands down a favorite, and I would recommend it for any space — the size options are plentiful

Last year I splurged on this flocked, faux pre-lit Christmas Tree … and it was a big hit with the fam!

These Christmas stockings are so cute, they’re in my shopping bag


Em’s Picks for the ladies

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This Shark Official Blow Dryer is the perfect dupe for the Dyson Airwrap. It’s almost 1/3 of the price compared to the Dyson, has amazing reviews, and is a must-try for beauty lovers out there (Shark: $269.99, Dyson: $599.99)

These platform UGG slippers are the talk of the town lately and are sold out almost everywhere,  so grab them while you can! And, there are many fun ways to style them

When you don’t know which gift to give someone, you can’t go wrong with a cozy blanket. This Barefoot Dreams blanket is a bit of a splurge, but you can opt for this blanket by Nordstrom for only $29 instead!


Em’s Picks for the guys

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This puffer jacket from North Face is a perfect staple to add to your guy’s wardrobe, and a great gift for the colder seasons!

Hydro Flasks are a great gift for absolutely anybody, and there are different colors and shapes to choose from … and many of them are under $50

This Aventus Cologne by Creed is known as the king of fragrances and is a best seller for men

My family and I have a serious love for slippers, and the holiday season is the perfect time of year to get a fresh pair. They’re guaranteed to get a lot of use!


Thank you for reading! xx