25 gifts under $50 That’ll Make Your Friendship A Forever Thing

by Aniyah Morinia

As we get older, our values begin to shift during the holidays as we realize that the thought behind the gifts outweighs the amount of gifts we actually receive. With that being said, hold off on buying multiple gifts to make your overall gift more valuable. Let’s stick to one present that your best friend won’t stop thanking you for.

Regardless of the holiday being celebrated, all we ever really want is a gift that aligns perfectly with who we are and what interests us. Some people wish for a Chanel bag. Others wish for a gift card to Chipotle (we’re with you on this one). The bottom line is that gift-giving can be extremely stressful and overwhelming but the perfect gift awaits and it might even be on this list.

The people in your life have been curating a mental wishlist, with high hopes of receiving the present they couldn’t stop talking to you about. For your sake, your bestie is in luck if what they’ve been eyeing is trendy and under $50. This gift guide has something for every kind of friend and one of these items has their name written all over it. There’s nothing wrong with getting a little bit of inspiration. Picking and choosing does not mean you don’t know your best friend, it just means you desperately want to give the perfect gift. If you were just about to hit page three on your google search for the best gift ever, stop right there because we’ve got makeup, books and decor!

For the fashionista. Stay warm, cozy and fashionable this winter.


Urban Outfitters Nubby Contrast Fringe Woven Scarf, $29 (on sale)

For the beauty lover. Get her a lipstick that is aesthetically pleasing and moisturizing.

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Volupté Tint-in-Balm, $34

For the makeup artist. She can never have too many brushes so add to her collection.


Complexion: Uncomplicated Brush Set, $45

For the luxurious sleeper. Add some glamour to her nighttime routine.


Satin Kimono, $49.50

For the party-thrower. No need to keep guests waiting, the wine is chilling in marble.


French Kitchen Marble Wine Cooler, $24.95

For the decor junkie. A personal message for everyone to see.


Mini Light Box, $49

For the working woman. You can’t go wrong with a cute handbag.

Midi Tote Bag with Zip, $29.90

For the shoe addict. When one door closes, a shoebox opens.


Black High Heel Faux Patent Ankle Boots, $29.99

For the fashion lover. All things fashion and business.


Book of Balenciaga, $48

For the naturalista. Keep that wash-n-go fresh and moisturized.

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Intense Curl Cream, $34

For the chic friend. This can be worn so many ways.


Silk Bandana, $24.50

For the Rupi Kaur fan. All about the sun and her flowers.  


The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, $16.99

For the casual friend. The athleisure trend is alive and well.


Champion Reverse Weave Pullover Sweatshirt, $45

For the organized friend. She’ll be planning for 2018 in no time.


Coral Cloth 2018 Planner, $30

For the chef. Endless recipes for you and your bestie to enjoy.


Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat, $17.98

For the makeup addict. Your best friend’s new go-to palette.


Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette, $46

For the art lover. This will tie any room together.


Close Noir by quibe, $33.59 (on sale)

For the festive friend. They will make a statement at any holiday party.

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Revolve Astrid Knotted Tassel Earring, $40

For the scent-obsessed friend. Her place will always smell like citrus blossom.


NEST Fragrances Citrus Blossom Diffuser, $44

For the winter enthusiast. Keep her warm this winter.


H&M Knit Wool-blend Sweater, $39.99

For the trendy friend. Top her winter looks off with this beret.

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Free People Du Jour Beret, $28

For the skincare junkie. Help her skin look like it’s glowing from within.

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Mario Badescu Whitening Mask, $24

  1. A Shadow Box

For the decorator. She won’t lose her small jewelry anymore.  

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West Elm Glass Shadow Boxes, $27

  1. A Portable Charger

For the girl on the go. No more dead phones.

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Sonix Tortoise Print Portable iPhone Charger, $45

  1. A Pair of Leggings

For the lazy but comfy bestie. There’s no such thing as too many leggings.

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Nike Pro Cool Capri Leggings, $31.50 (on sale)

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