6 December 2023

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

15 under $50: Isabel Marant sweatshirt, this year’s version here | Mother jeans | Golden Goose sneakers | Naghedi tote

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 😂

Well, that segment (and all the ensuing posts I wrote featuring the gift suggestions) was very popular … so I’m at it again this year! For the last few weeks, I’ve been carefully selecting special gifts that your loved ones are sure to appreciate and enjoy. So, take a look at these amazing 15 gifts under $50. I own many of them, so I know firsthand how good they really are! Also excited to share 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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Keep reading to see my brand new gift guides – below! 


Here they are: 15 under $50

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 heart and butterfly | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |13 | 14 |15

#1 – This 1.State pink sweater is such a deal and it’s perfect for the holidays! There are other colors available, but the price is higher

#2 – Several years ago, my English family gifted me with a Molton Brown set. The scents are lovely, and this set is a great value

#3 – I have this candle everywhere in my house. It smells really similar to the Le Labo Santal 26 candle

#4 – These two charms — the heart and butterfly from Anthropologie — are very similar to Foundrae charms, but at a fraction of the price. The chain is sold separately, which you can see here

#5 – Silver and gold bangles are another fun gift that everyone enjoys, and these have almost five star reviews. They can easily pass for the real thing, and look almost identical to the Bony Levy bangles

#6 – A scented medallion is perfect to hang in your closet or tuck in a drawer with your favorite sweaters. The Diptyque scent is soft and it feels luxurious!

#7 – This Los Angeles book caught my eye. One can never have too many coffee table books!

#8 – Just brought these Havaianas on vacation. They’re comfortable, perfect for around the pool, and they come in several other colors here

More great gift ideas under $50

#9 – These pj’s have been on my list every year. They’re comfortable, under $50 and they make a great gift

#10 – Everyone needs a pom pom hat and this color goes with every coat you have in your closet

#11 – A cozy shirt jacket is perfect for layering over your favorite hoodie. This one is super soft and perfect for casual comfy days

#12 – Here’s is another Anthropologie necklace, inspired by Foundrae! Love the initial heart — so sweet

#13 – The Dash Egg Cooker — oh were do I begin? A lot of us have too many appliances that go unused, but I promise this isn’t one of them! We’ve had ours for several years, and it gets used regularly. AND, it makes the perfect egg!

#14 – This Charlotte Tilbury lipgloss set is the perfect stocking stuffer. And, it gives you a way to try several colors. I can’t believe this is under $50

#15 – Packing cubes – Here’s another great gift for everyone in your family! I have two sets, and someone is always using it on their next vacation


Sunny vacation gift ideas

Dresses: Orange Farm Rio | Green Cara Cara | Swim: Ivory top and bottom | Green one-piece | Printed shorts

Accessories: Shell earrings | Green bracelet | Sandals | Sunglasses | Tom Ford body oil | Straw bag | Book

How pretty is this new orange sequined dress by Farm Rio? It’s perfect for vacation or the holidays, especially if you live in a warmer climate. Sadly, this arrived after I left for Mexico, so now I’m wondering where else I can wear it 😉

I’ve had my eye on Sydney Evan bracelets for several years. Look at this green one

If you’re looking for a special sandal that you’ll wear with every warm weather outfit, I found them! These Pedro Garcia sandals are gorgeous


Splurge bags and shoes

Bags: Dior Saddle bag | Bottega black bag | Pearl heart bag | Dior cardholder | Burberry red clutch | Gucci blue bag | Chloe bag

Shoes: Larroude white boots | Dior sandals | Cult Gaia gold sandals | Gucci sneakers | Chloe gold flats

Check out this new Bottega bag, it’s the perfect size and you’ll love the gold detail

For non-black options, look at this gorgeous red clutch and this brand new blue Gucci bag — LOVE them both

This fun pearl heart bag will elevate any of your dresses. It comes with a crossbody strap, or a pearl wristlet. I wore it to a special event a while back and felt a little extra ⭐️

I tried on these white Gucci sneakers at the Heathrow airport and they’re super comfy. And, I also have these pretty gold sandals in my shopping cart … maybe someone will give them to me?


Coffee table books

Row 1: Beautiful by Mark Sikes | AD book | Slim Aarons Style | Row 2: Celery Kemble | Affair With A House | Stylish Life | Row 3: Paris Chic | French Riveria | Italy

When I was in my early 20’s, a dear friend gifted me coffee table books for every little occasion. So, you can imagine all these years later, I have a nice collection of books! Recently, I added Paris Chic and French Riviera to my book collection after a fun trip to France this past summer. And, the Italy book will make you feel like you’re temporarily transported to the Amalfi Coast. Finally, if you love beautiful interior design, this book by Mark Sikes is a personal favorite.


Hostess Gift ideas

Pajama set | Caviar dish | Pearl spoon | Blanket | Makeup case | Candle | Glass | Napkins | Book | Plates here and here | Serving knives

If you have any friends who love caviar, look how pretty this small caviar dish is! These bamboo serving pieces would make the perfect hostess gift, along with these pretty napkins and these martini glasses. I love feathers so much, and these pj’s have been on my list for the last few years!


Bling, bling, bling

Michele watch | Earrings | Pearl necklace | Initial necklace | Pave diamond ring | Wishbone stacking rings | Bracelets: Gigi Clozeau | Sydney Evan | Dior | Flower cocktail ring | Pearl earrings |  Jewelry box

How beautiful is this jewelry box? The jewelry designer, Sophie Bille Brahe makes some of the prettiest ones I’ve seen. If you’re looking for a splurge gift, check out this beautiful Foundrae necklace, this Michele watch and this Sydney Evan bracelet. For more affordable options, Mejuri is a favorite website I look at regularly.


Lululemon picks

Puffer jacket | Cream sweater | Brown Define jacket | Brown leggings | Belt bag | 1/2 zip scuba hoodie | Pom Pom hat | Water bottle | Key chain

Everyone loves lululemon! You can’t go wrong with a Scuba Hoodie or Belt Bag. For more of my favorites, check out this recent blog post. I even included mens picks!


Thank you for reading xx