Holiday Gifts Under $50

Looking for some holiday gift inspiration around a certain price point? Take a look at what I’ve selected for holiday gifts under $50. You don’t need to break the bank when giving a thoughtful gift. I try to shop for quality items and put myself in the other person’s shoes to match their taste and style. These are some great gifts you can’t go wrong with.

Christmas Gifts under $50

These gifts work great for:

  • A friend
  •  A family member
  • A Christmas gift exchange
  • A boss
  • A foodie lover
  • Someone who loves to decorate their home
  • Unisex gifts

1. Tuck Shop Trading Co: Calgary Toque $38 CAD
Why I love it…
Tuck Shop Trading Co. Calgary ToqueThis brand is inspired by a lifestyle spent in the city and at the cottage. Know anyone that fits this description?

When I was at the Toronto One of a Kind Show last week I stumbled upon Tuck Shop Trading Co’s booth and picked myself up a Muskoka toque. I couldn’t get over their trendy hats and accessories. They’re so fun and perfect for men and women! (They also offer kid’s sizes in select styles).

At the OOAKS it was great to see that they were selling Calgary toques!! When I popped onto their site I saw they have a bunch of Calgary neighborhoods too like: Bankview, Bowness, Inglewood, Kensington, Mission, Varsity, Mount Royal, etc.

You can find Tuck Shop Trading Co. products sold at:, Sporting Life, and Cottage Life. Hudson’s Bay actually has a bunch of styles on sale right now for $26.

2. Hudson’s Bay: Swell Water Bottle 17 oz $44.99 CAD
Why I love it…
I kChampagne Swell Water bottlenow…I know…it’s the Swell Water Bottle again. Doesn’t everyone include this on their gift guide? But it’s just so practical and sleek. I especially love the champagne color because it automatically makes your water bottle look fancy, right? The design, finish, grip, and insulation is top notch. It keeps cold liquids cool for 24hrs and hot liquids warm for 12hrs.

3. Nordstrom: BP Check Woven Square Scarf in Ivory Multi $26.58 CAD
Why I love it…
Nordstrom BP Check Woven Square ScarfThis is a great indoor/outdoor scarf depending on your climate. I find that it’s more lightweight so you could easily wear it indoors and not worry about overheating. I’m drawn to the neutral tones which means you can really wear it with many colours like black, navy, green, burgundy, white, and grey for a sophisticated look. The neutral tones also work all year-round in your closet and you can pair it with pastels or bright colours for spring and summer. This scarf works great for a wide age bracket too.

How do you wear it? You could wear it as a shawl or tie it in a variety of ways around your neck. Dress it down with structured leggings and a t-shirt, throw it over a blouse at work and tie it like a shawl, wear it with a navy colour dress, or go for mid-week drinks and wear it with jeans and a blazer. 

I can’t find a nicer scarf that beats this price point!

4. Indigo: Born to Ski Pillow $39.50 CAD
Why I love it…
Indigo Born to Ski PillowCan you tell I live in the north based on my under $50 gift guide selections? I feel like I have a very wintery cabin vibe going. That being said, we’re big skiers in our family and I’m definitely scooping this adorable pillow for us.

Unfortunately this price does not include the insert. However, I buy a lot of my inserts from Ikea because they’re so affordable. The Ikea pillow inserts range from $5-$12 depending on size.

5. The Drake General Store: Cozy Mug Set $39 CAD (on sale right now!)
Why I love it…
The Drake General Store Mug SetI love that these mugs are sold as a set which means savings!  It’s always nice to have a matching set in your cupboard and for when you have guests over. They come in either blue, red, mint or white. I love the inspired look of those old camping tin mugs. Remember those?These ones are handmade of durable stoneware.

6. Crate & Barrel: Red & White Stripe Large Bowl $26.95 CAD
Why I love it…
Crate & Barrel Red/White Striped BowlThis bowl is so pretty and festive for the season. It’s a nice large, heavy duty mixing bowl that you can use for baking or serving a large pasta dish. It’s also a nice option to display on your kitchen counter with fruit or place on the table during the holidays.

7. The Drake General Store: Work Week Sock Pack, Men’s & Ladies $29.95 CAD
Why I love it…
The Drake General Store Work Week SocksA fun way to stay organized and clean for the week! Enjoy having a fresh new pair of socks to put on every morning and not worry about scrambling to find matching socks. They are available in men’s and ladies sizes.

This could be a great gift to bring to a family gift exchange!

8. Le Creuset: Mini S&P Shaker $25 each or $50 CAD for the set
Why I love it…
HLe Creuset Mini Shakersave you ever seen such a cute pair of S&P shakers? They look beautiful on the counter or table, and they’re a pleasure to use. I’ve linked to the Le Creuset map page so you can see where Le Creuset is sold in Calgary. You can either go to the Le Creuset store in Chinook Mall or a lot of boutique kitchen stores in the city carry them too. I haven’t seen this size at Hudson’s Bay; they only seem to carry the larger ones.

9. Indigo: Oh She Glows Every Day $20.90 CAD (on sale right now!)
Why I love it…
osgedayHealthy eating is important in our household, especially during the holidays! This is the sequel to Angela Liddon’s first book – The Oh She Glows Cookbook. She is an international bestselling author and her recipes are all plant-based but so tasty!! I swear. Her recipes are great for busy lifestyles and make healthy cooking convenient. This makes for a great gift for the health conscious cook in your life.

A morning staple in our household = the apple pie overnight oats…mmmm.

10. Restoration Hardware: Ultimate Plush Throw $39 CAD
Why I love it…
Restoration Hardware Plush BlanketOk, I have seriously been obsessed with these blankets ever since I’ve been a homeowner. I buy two every Christmas: one for myself and one to give away. My husband and I are constantly fighting over these blankets so now we have one in almost every room of the house. They’re that amazing! So soft, so cozy, and reversible. These blankets seriously hold up with every wash too. They come in cream, mint, chocolate brown, dune, red, tan, and taupe colour. Amazing price for the quality – promise!

Happy Shopping!

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