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Christmas Gift Guides under $50

Christmas Gift Guides under $50

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My gift guides / holiday wishlist / Christmas gift idea page is LIVE!! I feel so on top of it this year getting my gift guide out early November. I did pretty much work on it for 4 days straightโ€ฆ worth it though!! Over 50% of you said you wanted it before November, so I knew I had to kick it into high gear. Something I did differently this year is that I made sure the bulk of the gift guide was under $50. Historically Iโ€™ve tried to keep it under $100 and add in some splurge finds. This year has been {financially} hard for a lot of people, so I kept a tight budget and 10/11 categories (not including my personal list) feature items under $50!! Note that I am aware I snuck this Dirty Gingerbread Candle in under the holiday section. It isnโ€™t under $50, but it is under $100 and was too cute not to include. I also tried to stay away from a lot of fashion choices, as most of you said youโ€™d prefer other items to fashion.

I divided the gift guide up into 11 different categories (plus my list last). Honestly so many gifts are interchangeable and work for a lot of different people. I didnโ€™t do โ€œfor momโ€ or โ€œfor dadโ€, because I figure they can just fit in with the โ€œhimโ€ and โ€œherโ€ pages. Inlaws was a big request, but againโ€ฆyou can pull from anything guide, because itโ€™s honestly all good stuff. The bulk of my gifts guides usually include my favorite things and this year is no different. I hope you find this helpful and that you remember the best gifts are often intention and time. Happy gifting!!

Side note - all of the collages are clickable! Just click on the image you like and you will be taken to its website. A few items donโ€™t click through and I called those in the paragraphs above the images.


Think about your bff, sister, friend, co-worker, mom, mother-in-law, and more! Every woman should read this book. You can grab 10% off the necklace with code MZVM56N5. I wear these earrings all the time. Nick and I both have this mug. Iโ€™ve used this keychain for years. For practical gifts, read my review of this razor.


Think about your yoga teacher, fitness loving friends and family. I first saw these weights on Shark Tank and fell in love. This was a recent Shark Tank find and looks like it would feel amazing. I want this for hiking. This with a bath sounds amazing. This planner isnโ€™t linked in the collage below (just pictured) but is MY FAVORITE EVER. You can shop it here.


Think about your skincare fiend, person who doesnโ€™t make time for themselves, and more. These sheet masks look amazing. I love the find because it is hard to find nontoxic ones. I love these since Alfred is local to LA. These hair ties are so sweet. This tea promotes cellular health and has loads of vitamin c. Get 5% off with discount code ELLEMULENOS. (code doesnโ€™t work on Amazon though - only direct website.)


For your man, boyfriend, dad, grandpa, uncle, whoever! These are Nickโ€™s favorite. He also uses this and this everyday. This is great for the outdoorsman, plus it is eco-conscious. This lives in Nickโ€™s workbag.


Think moms, dads, and any one else in the family! One of my favorite books with recipes. To pair with their espresso machine. Great for their guest bathroom!


Think about making your abode cozy or someone elseโ€™s! Dried flowers last longer. I use this cookbook the most. The cutest for a plant lover. Candle + a rechargeable lighter.


Think about kids, family game-nights, and more! This game ends up being so funny! Make custom playing cards or puzzles for family members. This domino game is our favorite right now. If you need more game inspo, I did a large post about some here.


For hostesses, kitchens, home-lovers, and more. This is one of my favorite sections!! This mug is so cute. This is my favorite water bottle. This or this would be a great gift paired with a bottle of wine. These straws are better for the environment and donโ€™t taste like metal!


Think about your home or your friendsโ€™ and familiesโ€™ homes! I love this tea towel. This is by a local LA chocolatier. This cinnamon tea isnโ€™t linked below (just pictured), but is a great holiday sip! Get it for 5% off with discount code ELLEMULENOS.


Think about your fur babies or your grand-dogs. This was highly requested by you!! Get a custom portrait, mug, or socks made. The softest bed for any animal. One of Dinoโ€™s favorite toys.


Think about those you would want to spend over $50 forโ€ฆ maybe yourself? :) This is great for anyone who wants to make a bonfire without the mess. Our favorite for making coffee. My favorite backpack. Get $50 off this bag or this bag with discount code ELLEMULENOS. An alternative to a kettle bell. This blender isnโ€™t linked below (just pictured), but it is great! Read my review of it here and use discount code LAUREN8PACK for a free 8 pack flavor of your choosing.


A few things I have my eye on, but honestly I like A TON of stuff I already listed above and just didnโ€™t want to repeat it. Thatโ€™s what my gift guides areโ€ฆ things I love and things I think are cool and would like. This book is on my must-read list. Iโ€™ve wanted these pajamas for a while now. These sound like they would help my headaches! I think these socks are so cute.


Find yourself needing more inspo? I still think my gift guides from last year are pretty great. If you are looking for how to make a gift card more personal, I wrote about how to do so here. If you need present picking help, I wrote about how to give the perfect gift and more inlaws gift ideas here. The Sephora Sale is currently going on and there are some great gift items there. I shared my top clean beauty picks here. You may wonder why I donโ€™t have any Primally Pure on here and that is because it will have its own dedicated gift guide post later on this month, so get ready! In the meantime, you can use discount code ELLEMULENOS for 10% off.

Gift giving is my favorite. I hope this guide helps you find things for the ones you love the most. XOXO

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