Thoughtful Self-Care Gifts Under $50
You’re on the hunt for a thoughtful gift and one that you can afford too, but most importantly, you want to get it right.There’s nothing more awkward than handing off a gift and seeing that shifty half-smile that says you didn’t quite stick the landing. Ahead are 12 of our favorite gifts under $50 that can do it all, from surprising your curly-haired bestie with the perfect hair oil to wowing your mom with a cleanser that’ll feel like a treat while keeping her skin hydrated. Because holiday shopping should be fun, and it should be easy too.
Herbivore Natural Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio, $39
There’s something about beauty minis that’s so much fun, and this set from Herbivore would be a lovely gift for anyone on your list. It includes their Coco Rose Body Polish, Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist and their Coco Rose Lip Conditioner.
Lavido Body Cream, $45
Lavido’s Thera Intensive Body Cream is made with simple ingredients including lavender, tea tree, and black cumin seed to help relieve dry and damaged skin with no mineral oil, petroleum, or silicones, and no animal testing, either while hyaluronic acid keeps skin nice and moisturized.
Pai Dinner Out Set, $49
ILIA Organic Lip Conditioner Balmy Days, $26
This lip balm is made with organic shea, beeswax, and orange peel wax to keep lips from cracking no matter how cold it gets. It’s also 82 percent organic, so you’ll feel good gifting this to the people you care about.
Playa Ritual Hair Oil, $38
Playa is made without sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehyde, and it works, too. Its lycopene, a natural UV protectant extracted from tomatoes, actually protects hair from the sun and other environmental damage, and combinations of vitamin E, K, and healthy antioxidants make sure your hair is getting healthier while it moisturizes. The curly-haired girl in your life will love this one, especially since a little goes a long way.
RMS Beauty Signature Set, $35
The perfect gift for someone just getting into clean makeup, this set from RMS Beauty has a gentle formula free of soy and gluten, and it’s cruelty-free, all while being extremely functional. The shades flatter all skin tones and work as a blush, lip color, eye shadow, and more.
Anja Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set, $50
Ok, this one is technically $50 but so worth it! Acupuncture is amazing, and acupressure is a way to get a similar impact at home. A bed of small sharp points, this mat and pillow set makes it easy to relax and find a bit of calm. The design is gorgeous, so it’s a really sweet gift.
True Botanicals Calm Nutrient Face Mist, $28
True Botanicals is a great natural skincare brand, and this mist is beyond soothing. It has herbal chamomile and neroli scents, which means it both smells amazing and is safe for sensitive winter skin. It’s affordable enough for you to grab one for everyone on your list.
Erin Condren Designer Hourglass Trio, $34
We all have that one friend or loved one who really needs to spend more time feeling grateful. For that someone, this timer is a funny but useful gift. Just instruct the recipient to flip the timer to make time in their busy, hectic days, and they’ll find a renewed sense of calm.
Solaris Laboratories Alchemy Of U Facial Crystal Grid Set, $25
The person in your life who dreams of being more zen and actively works to get there will appreciate this thoughtful collection of crystals. Lift their anxiety, release their fears, and spread good vibes all around with this curated collection.
Fur Oil, $46
Ever since Emma Watson confessed that she lives for Fur Oil, we’ve been living for it, too. The blend of grapeseed oil, jojoba, clary sage, and tea tree oil prevents ingrown hairs, helps with healing, and softens both hair and skin. A little goes a long way, making this a gift that gives you your bang for your buck.