Gift Guides - December 10, 2019

Best Holiday 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 Hydrate and Glow Natural Skincare Mini Collection, $39

There’s something about beauty minis that’s so much fun, and this set from Herbivore would be a lovely surprise for anyone on your list. It includes their Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, Phoenix Facial Oil, Brighten Instant Glow Mask, and Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme. 


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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.

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Pai Skincare Set, $50

This set from Pai Skincare includes their Organic Gentle Hydrating Camellia & Rose Cleanser and a Muslin Cloth. It’s certified organic and can do everything from removing makeup to keeping skin plump. It’s a great gift for mom or grandma since it’s gentle and ideal for  delicate skin.

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Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Four Flavor Variety Pack, $46

Ginger ale is a holiday classic, and this ale from Bruce Cost tops the list as it’s made with fresh ginger and pure cane sugar instead of the usual chemicals. This variety pack includes four flavors and would be a fun gift to add to the mix with your friend’s favorite snacks and films. Trust us: it’s delicious. 

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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. 

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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. 

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RMS Beauty Signature Set, $44

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. 


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Anja Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set, $50

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. 

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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. 

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The School of Life 15 Minute Timer, $30

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.

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Species by the Thousands Serenity Crystal Gift Set, $32

The person in your life who dreams of being more zen and actively works to get there will appreciate this thoughtful collection of crystals. From Blue Chalcedony to lift anxiety to Pink Calcite to release old fears, this curated collection includes five crystals, one clearing spray, and good vibes all around for a bargain. 


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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. 

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**If you haven’t had a chance yet, head over to MAED Holiday for more of MAED’s holiday goodness!!

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