Christmas Gifts for Her Under $50
- NOVEMBER 21, 2012
- By Selena Kohng
Christmas: it’s back. That most wonderful, frantic time of the year when you search for meaningful, heartfelt gifts but often come up empty-handed. Then there are the crowds and cold weather to contend with, not to mention last-minute additions to your gift list. All these factors may sound like a recipe for the perfect storm, but fear not; these gift suggestions are sure to put the happy back in the holidays. Each week we’ll tackle a different category with top picks for any budget.
Gifts For Her Under $50
Bath and Body Items
Whether she’s a casual acquaintance or a soul sister, any woman would welcome a respite from the everyday. Go with gifts that pamper, like the Soothing Serenity Spa Chest, $39.98, that’s full of exotic and indulgent items like eucalyptus body scrub and mint green tea candles, or gourmet spa soaps that indulge and inspire with their messages.
Some women find gift baskets overwhelming or impersonal; if that’s the case, opt for luxurious single items that are worth every cent. Splurge on brands she wouldn’t buy for herself, like this Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Whipped Body Butter, perfect for protecting skin during the harsh winter. Brands not readily found in big-box stores are also a unique treat, especially when they’re organic like this Lotus Moon Lemon Poppy Seed Powder Cleanse, $25.95.
Cold Weather Items
Jack Frost doesn’t stand a chance against these cozy, thoughtful gifts. Wrap her feet in luxury with these Pure Cashmere Closed Slippers, ballet slipper-like and in multiple colors for $49; a beaded version for the same price delivers that extra-special factor, and these artsy-fartsy felt slippers, $39.97, sport an oversized flower and are handmade by artisans in Nepal. A nice scarf is a classic gift; get one in pure cashmere $49, for a timeless look, or a trendy infinity scarf, $44.95.
Skip basic, practical items; they’re the household equivalent of socks. Browse unique kitchen “toys” or gadgets that fit her tastes, likes, or
passions. Team up with a family member and give mom this glass teapot, $29.95, that will showcase flowering tea for a full mind, body, and spirit experience (a bit of edible gold elevates it to an all-out experience). Have fun with specialized appliances like a personal pie maker, $31.49, or help her get a leg up on healthy New Year’s resolutions with a personal juicer, $49.96.