Who says that you need to spend big to give good gifts? There are just as many premium options for Christmas presents on the lower end of a budget, so we found some of them! Check out some of the best gifts under $50 this year…
The Paper Saver Notebook is a simple concept that has a big, positive environmental impact. The idea behind the notebook is that rather than having pre-bound paper to take down notes on, you actually simply insert scrap paper that would otherwise have gone into the bin, using the blank sides as your notebook pages. The clever concept means you pretty much never have to buy another notebook again, as you can keep re-using the Paper Saver.
The Uppercut Deluxe Pomade Combo kit offers excellent value for money. It includes the brand’s deluxe shampoo & conditioner, designed to clean and restore all hair types, plus it features their signature Deluxe Pomade. The addition of their comb makes this a well-rounded and super useful gift.
Fête is the kind of magazine you keep for years and refer back to all the time. It’s an endless source of minimalist inspiration, for everything from design to ways of living. It makes for an excellent gift for those who enjoy good stories and simple aesthetics. The magazine itself is also quite striking and is a nice addition to bookshelves and desks alike.
With an aromatic fragrance of charcoal, leather, tobacco, and cardamom, the Provider Store Japanese Stoneware Candle is a great gift idea this Christmas. After its 50-hour burning time has been passed, the ceramic jar makes for a nice piece of storage for small items.
Orbitkey’s Premium Leather Key Organiser can be a lifesaver for those who always seem to be misplacing their keys. The sleek leather product can hold between 3-7 keys with a secure locking mechanism so you know they’re not going anywhere. Furthermore, they all sit nicely next to each other so there’s no annoying jangling or bulge in your pocket either.
The eponymous Max’s Shiraz by Penfolds is crafted in tribute to their most iconic Chief Winemaker, Max Schubert. Featuring notes of berried fruits with a subtle chocolate and coffee grind flavour too, the dry red is ideal to crack open this Christmas or to let age for a couple more years.
Cleaning shoes can be oddly satisfying, plus the reward of having almost new shoes again is worth the little bit of time it takes to do it. Featuring a biodegradable shoe cleaner that will clean up to 100 pairs before you need a refill, plus a wooden-handled brush, the Jason Markk Essential Kit is ideal for everyone who needs to keep their footwear looking sleek.
Subscription services are the best kind of gifts because the joy of receiving new stuff goes on for months. GetSocked is a fun way of updating sock drawers with a new pair of premium quality bamboo socks every month. Bamboo is a superior material to cotton as it’s softer, more durable, and wicks away moisture better. This is great for those whose feet get a bit sweaty in summer. Furthermore, it requires fewer resources to grow than cotton, making it better for the environment too.
If you’re familiar with MOO’s other paper products, then you’ll know that their first notebook is high-quality and made from the best materials too. The hard-cover notebook has a bunch of useful features that make it a pleasure to use, like a lay-flat design that means you don’t always have to have your spare hand or a heavy object holding one side of the book down. Furthermore, MOO also uses Swedish-made paper whose smooth, white pages promise to never yellow with age.
What better way to wind down from Christmas and all the festivities that this time of year has to offer than with a nice cup of tea. The kind of gift that keeps giving, The Rabbit Hole’s Tea Sampler features one pot, or three cups, worth of 24 of their best-selling teas. A great way to get acquainted with the brand’s extensive selection, the sampler features a wide choice of flavours and varieties.
Doing more than just cleansing hands, the Aesop Reverence Hand Wash also performs some mild exfoliation while it’s at it too, thanks to the finely milled pumice it contains. The aromatic wash has a woody, earthy, and entirely luxurious aroma, plus the minimalist Aesop packaging is always a favourite for design lovers.
Offering superior comfort and with tangle-free and touch-noise-reducing cables, Audio Technica’s ATH-CK330iS In-ear Headphones make for a great gift this year. Being the ideal all-rounder pair of headphones, they also feature a microphone and button control to allow for greater functionality. The headphones also deliver the sleek looks and high-quality sound that the brand is renowned for.
A neat idea from Pigeonhole, the Carry On Cocktail Kit is ideal for your well-travelled friend who enjoys a tipple or two up in the air. The kit includes all the essentials needed to make two Old Fashioneds, sans whisky, though we’re sure a flight attendant would be happy to help with that. The Cocktail Kit is a great way to send someone off on their travels.
All the utility of the classic Swiss Army Knife presented in a sleek and compact design. The Victorinox Classic SD features seven functions and comes in an elegant leather case. It’s an excellent idea for those who like their everyday carry to be especially practical and useful.