You don’t have to tell us just how pricey some of the best home goods on the market are. But no matter how comfortable, eye-catching, or status-setting any of these luxurious pieces of decor might be, there’s no price tag you can put on the general gift of giving — or, depending on your situation, the advantage of saving. Nevertheless, there’s more to maintaining a well-designed home than lounge chairs and cashmere blankets, as the little things throughout anyone’s living space are typically what make them so unique. With help from our guide to the best home gifts under $50, one of those little things could be thanks to you.
Oak & Eden wheat & honey bourbon
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a drink? Oak & Eden’s latest addition to its Infused Series of whiskey is finished with a honey-soaked American Oak spire, giving it a rich, sweet undertone that any spirit connoisseur can appreciate.
Craighall incense holder
A well-scented home is great and all, but maintaining one is equally important. This solid brass incense holder from Craighill is discrete, sturdy, and bound to do away with flying ashes.
taschen small architecture
Anything from Taschen’s library of coffee table books can always make a good gift. This collection of thoughtfully-designed tiny homes, cabins, and playhouses is as unique as it is impressive.
Hay paper paper bin
For fans of sustainability and fun colors, HAY’s recycled paper-constructed basket serves as anything from an open container for gear to a standard trash can. Regardless, it probably looks better than the one your giftee has now.
courant catch:1 small charging tray
Who says charging docks can’t be stylish? The Courant charging tray is Qi-certified, crafted from fine Belgian linen, and purposely designed to be put on display in your home.
Something will need to hold that bottle of bourbon, and this handblown decanter from CB2 is the sleekest way to do so. Taking cues from the typical perfume bottle’s design, this eye-catching glassware is a great addition to any bar cart (or vanity).
marble tic tac toe set
Speaking of CB2, its parent company has an exclusive tic-tac-toe set crafted from marble that’s perfect for anyone with refined taste but still wants to relive elements of their childhood.
bluefeel portable humidifier
This innovative humidifier provides a literal breath of fresh air wherever you go. It’s stowable, functional, and even doubles as a flashlight for when an iPhone isn’t enough.
ilex studio avocado vase
This unique planting system can transform a plain old avocado pit into the pictured plant, deeming it the perfect piece of decor for people who appreciate the lengthy growing process (and live in California).
schoolhouse brass coaster set
Crafted from nothing but brass and cork, these shining coasters from Schoolhouse make retaining wooden tables chic, so it’s ideal for anyone who respects wood.
MoMA tam tam stool
Liven up your buddy’s living room for even less than $50 with the late, great Henry Massonnet’s Tam-Tam Stool, an hourglass-shaped icon of French interior design that is impressively durable and surprisingly versatile.