Cheap Christmas Gifts for Family
Milestone Baby Cards
New parents can up their Instagram game with these cards that announce their little one’s latest achievement. So, instead of just updating friends and family about their baby’s age, parents can also share new milestones, like smiling for the first time and, perhaps most exciting, sleeping through the night for the first time.
To buy: $24; anthropologie.com.
Squeak & Chic Dog Chew Toy
Doting dog parents with discerning taste will be psyched about this bone-shaped canvas toy in Henri Bendel’s signature brown and white stripes. And dogs will be psyched that it squeaks.
To buy: $20; henribendel.com.
Round Drop Earring With Stone Orb
The secret to getting tons of mileage out of a simple LBD? Keep it fresh with attention-grabbing accessories. These asymmetrical danglers do the trick, adding serious cool-girl style cred to every outfit.
To buy: $20; eloquii.com.
Copco 2-Qt. Ring Tea Kettle
Hot, comforting mugs of darjeeling are just a steam whistle away with this sleek kettle. Even when it’s not in use, the streamlined design and retro hue make this kettle a must-have stovetop accessory. And let’s be real, there’s something about making tea the old-fashioned way that’s so much more satisfying than pushing some buttons on a microwave.
To buy: $25; kmart.com.
Mixtape Card Game
Groove down memory lane with this throwback game of musical nostalgia. Every card lays out a scenario—ranging from realistic to off-the-wall—and then each player streams the song that best fits the situation. Whether reminiscing with old friends or breaking the ice at a party, this game is all about bringing people together through music.
To buy: $25; uncommongoods.com.
Grey Metallic Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie Hat
Long, cold winters make happy accessories a necessity. This thick, silvery grey knit hat with a fluffy topper strikes just the right balance between sophisticated and whimsical.
To buy: $23; missguidedus.com.
Jimey Geo Vase, Mint
The best kind of vase is one that looks great without without flowers. This is that vase. The mint-green geometric vessel also adds a pop of color and pattern to neutral interiors.
To buy: $23; luluandgeorgia.com.
Fact: Growing up doesn’t mean you have to stop loving stickers. From pink flamingos to brunch reminder stickers, this set includes 35 pages worth of card-decorating, calendar-embellishing delight.
To buy: $12; shopbop.com.
Women’s Camera Crossbody Handbag
The preppy navy and green color combo gets a little edge from the gold hardware on this classic camera bag. The compact crossbody style includes an internal zipper for keys or other small essentials.
To buy: $20; target.com.
Birthday Balm Dotcom
This cult-favorite lip balm and skin salve, in a flavor inspired by Milk Bar’s equally cult-favorite cake, hydrates with a hint of shimmer. It’s also infused with moisturizing antioxidants likes cupacu fruit extract and rice bran and rosemary leaf extracts.
To buy: $12; glossier.com.
Gaia Marble Cutting Board
Equally useful for chopping and crafting cheese plates, this marble beauty will be a kitchen staple. The board’s unusual shape and smooth edges add to its appeal, and the leather strap makes for easy storage.
To buy: $17, luluandgeorgia.com.
Geo Triangle Pendant Necklace
This gold-toned triangle necklace, intertwined with a long gunmetal chain, is destined to become a go-to accessory and attracter of compliments. The dual metallic finish also makes it versatile enough to work with any outfit.
To buy: $24; frenchconnection.com.
Jungle Love Plant Hanger
The crafters of the world believe that there is nothing more satisfying that making something yourself. So, the DIYer on your list will be thrilled to pick up a new skill and create a ‘70s-inspired boho plant hanger with this easy macrame kit.
To buy: $25; woolandthegang.com
Dash Red Mini Waffle Maker
This cute little device makes single-serve, golden-brown waffles in two and a half minutes, and it won’t take up too much cabinet space. Freeze the extras and pop them in the toaster for quick weekday breakfasts.
To buy: $10; crateandbarrel.com.
Limited Edition Skin Win Hydrating Skincare Set
The antidote for dehydrated winter skin is this four-piece vegan kit from Tarte. The travel-sized set includes maracuja oil, vitamin C-infused moisturizer, a setting mist, and lip balm in a universally flattering shade of sheer mauve.
To buy: $18; tartecosmetics.com.
Tasha Pink Studded Wallet
Gold studs make this soft pink wallet glam enough to double as a clutch. The zip-around design and eight-card capacity makes it practical enough for serious everyday use.
To buy: $18; tobi.com.
The Year of Cozy Project and Recipe Book
Embrace all things hygge with blogger Adrianna Adarme’s new book. Packed with 125 quick recipes, crafts, and activities, this treasure trove of ideas is a surefire cure for cabin fever.
To buy: $25; worldmarket.com.
Pamela V - Delilah Woven Bracelet
Known for boho handbags, Pamela V also makes incredible accessories. These vibrant bracelets are handmade in Peru, so each one is slightly different, but they all feel like souvenirs from an amazing trip.
To buy: $24; showmeyourmumu.com.
Joseph Joseph Chop2Pot Plus Folding Cutting Boards
These cutting boards lie flat while chopping, then the sides fold up when the handle is squeezed, meaning no ingredient casualties on the way to the pot or the pan. The ergonomically designed handle features non-slip edges and finger grips. Plus, the cutting board is thin enough to fit into the cupboards of the most space-challenged kitchen.
To buy: $17; surlatable.com.
Kate Spade New York Sticky Note Set: This Just In
The hyper-organized list-maker in your life can to-do to their heart’s content with this sticky note collection. The seven-piece set includes gold foil-embellished notes in various shapes and sizes, making personal organization that much more appealing.
To buy: $12; dillards.com.
Set of Four Cement Coasters
When you have cool-looking coasters on the table, you won’t feel nitpicky asking people to use them. A stripe of gold paint elevates these hexagonal versions, which are cast in industrial concrete.
To buy: $15; nordstrom.com.
Noto Multi-Benne Stick Tint
This multi-tasking product from Los Angeles-based cosmetic line Noto adds a natural-looking flush to lips and cheeks. It’s also vegan, cruelty-free, and packed with good-for-you ingredients like organic coconut, shea butter, and jojoba oil.
To buy: $19; louandgrey.com.
Caudalie Hand & Foot Cream Duo
Skin takes a beating in the winter, especially hands and feet. This set comprises Caudalie’s Hand & Nail Cream, a non-greasy blend that includes orange pulp, almond powder, and rosewater, and its Foot Beauty Cream, a relaxing balm for relieving tired, dry feet and calves.
To buy: $23; caudalie.com.
This cheery pair of mini notebooks have sections for making weekly schedules and shopping lists. Even better, they offer the unmatched satisfaction of physically crossing off a finished task—something you just can’t get from deleting tasks on your phone.
To buy: $12; lillypulitzer.com.
Gold Square Lacquered Serving Tray
This gilded tray is food safe, so it can be used to serve apps and cocktails when entertaining. It’s also pretty enough to want it on display all the time, making it an elegant option for storing baubles on a vanity or books on a nightstand.
To buy: $15; containerstore.com.
Orange Blossom Soap Set
For the hostess full of charm (Southern or otherwise), this set of two soaps in a sweet gingham package feels like a delightful throwback. The scented soap, made in South Carolina in collaboration with Votivo, features notes of clementine, petit grain, citrus zest, water lily, and, of course, orange blossom.
To buy: $20; draperjames.com.
Bushwick Kitchen Salted Honey
Sweet and salty is perhaps the best merging of opposites (sorry, sweet and sour), and brilliant when it comes to honey. Drizzle this made-in-Brooklyn blend of sea salt and raw wildflower honey from the Hudson Valley on biscuits, oatmeal, and basically everything else.
To buy: $16; food52.com.
This bold, animal print leather card holder is the anti-clutter accessory. It only fits the essentials (sorry, latte club punch card), so it’s just right for clutches and pockets.
To buy: $22; bodenusa.com.
Skeem Design Black Sequoia Embers Candle
Can a candle be sexy? Either way, this rich fragrance—a smoky blend of amber, patchouli, and sequoia with notes of fruit and spice—poured into a faceted jet black glass container, can certainly set the mood.
To buy: $24, express.com.