The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 

All Gifts Under $50

Article by Simone Piliero Arena

Photography by Simone Piliero Arena

I realize how different and difficult this year has been. So doing a holiday gift guide has felt a little off for me.

In curating this ultimate holiday gift guide I wanted each gift to feel bougie and elevated, but not have that luxe price tag. So, every-single-item is under $50 and many items come in under $35. And at the bottom, you’ll find a ton of creative ways to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to making your own gift sets.

This year is a reminder that it’s not the gift, it’s the thought. So while I usually love to give more expensive gifts, this doesn’t mean that meaningful gifts aren’t just as grand. Make the card, write the note, DIY your wrapping paper (or grab a gift wrap your face for that matter!), and get something personalized or personalize it yourself.

Cliche as it sounds, it’s the thought that counts. And 2020 cannot take your kindness away from you.

AND don’t forget to shop small this holiday season too! If you’re local to Westchester County, New York, definitely check out my friend Jackie Giardina’s shop small roundup!

OK, it’s time let’s do this…

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide – All Gifts Under $50


Don’t be surprised that a lot of these home items are from Amazon a lot of them are in fact small businesses on Amazon! An inspiring book with a note goes a long way and makes a perfect display in any room.

For Him

If you’ve got a gadget lover, the mini desktop vacuum will not disappoint. Something useful is never a bad idea either, like warm gloves for the Winter season ahead.

For Her

I highly recommend the cult favorite Madewell gold hoops. And if she’s a coffee lover, who loves pink, how amazing is this aesthetic pink french press?!

This is also my favorite time of year for beauty gifts. I love gifting sets because it’s always a safe bet if you’re not exactly sure what they love. And you can’t go wrong with a new beauty tool either.

Along with gift sets, I love that YSL Beauty offers complimentary engraving on some of their most luxe lipsticks! Nothing is as bougie as personalized lipstick for your favorite women in your life! And if you can, add on a ring light she’s sure to love!

Be sure to head to the full post on simplybysimone.com for amazing DIY gift ideas when it comes to breaking up sets to get the most bang for your buck! There are creative ways to get anywhere from three to six gifts for under $22 each!

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