30 Gifts Under $50 (Because You Know That's The Sweet-Spot Price)

In theory, we all want to go to White Elephant parties. In practice, however, most of us wish we could skip out on the festivities, solely because most of the presents we give (and receive) end up being big fat re-gifts. To be fair, it takes a ton of time and energy to find something that'll be useful (and appeal to) everyone. And the fact that we're on a tight budget only makes it that much harder.

Instead of tapping out or falling into the "I'll just give a gift card" trap, this year, we're embracing these bashes with a new mentality: Gifting something we'd actually want for ourselves. Ahead, we've rounded up a bunch of gifts (under $50) we'd be more than happy to unwrap come White Elephant season. And just think, picks this good can save your friendships and the party. How many presents can you think of have the ability to do all that?

Too cute to pass up.
Gap Crazy Stripe Gloves, $29.95 Buy
Morning coffee just got a lot more Instagrammable.
Workaday Short Mug, $47.00 Buy
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In case you needed any proof the millennial-pink trend is still going strong. Gift this blush beanie to your bestie — and be sure to grab one for yourself, too.

Guess Tegan Logo Patch Beanie, $29.00, available at Guess.
That thing you never knew you needed.
Pop Socket Pop Socket, $20.00 Buy
A pop of red is always a good idea.
Target Ring Bucket Bag, $29.99 Buy
Bad hair days, be gone.
Wilfred Free Emesa Hat, $35.00 Buy
An extra dose of inspiration.
Kikki-K Habits: Inspiration Hardcover Journal, $35.95 Buy
A new way to wear your heart around.
American Eagle Outfitters Pom Pom Heart Keychain, $12.99 $4.99, Buy
This wall-art-meets-calendar will fit in any home.
Poketo Chad Kouri 2018 Wall Calendar, $28.00 Buy
Your second-day-hair never looked so good.
J.Crew Velvet Hair Tie, $16.50 Buy
Just, don't question the fluffy sloth.
Urban Outfitters Furry Sloth Pillow, $49.00 Buy
Represent.
Madewell Queens Graphic Top, $45.00 Buy
Hydration is key.
Swell Aquamarine, $35.00 Buy
Brush it off.
Mason Pearson Rake Comb, $35.00 Buy
For the workaholic in your life.
Baron Von Fancy iPhone 6 Case, $25.00 Buy
It's not what you think it is.
ASOS Polaroid Projector, $32.00 Buy
Even the most low-maintenance people love this muti-use spray.
Jao Hand Refresher Spray, $10.00 Buy
Loud and proud.
Wildfang Wild Feminist Pennant, $20.00 Buy
Little reminders.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Key Ring, $31.00 Buy
Good penmanship isn't overrated.

Poppin Pink Signature Ballpoint Pens Set of 12, available at Poppin.
For those hand-wash-only items that never seem to get hand-washed.

The Laundress + Le Labo Santal 33 Signature Detergent, $45, available at Net-A-Porter.
Organization-obsessed, unite.

Anthropologie Vestige Lipstick Holder, $28, available at Anthropologie.
Go off the grid. It looks good.

Baggu Natural Grid Backpack, $38, available at Baggu.
Everyone could use a fuzzy throw blanket.

H&M Soft Throw, $34.99 $19.99, available at H&M.
Chances are high your giftee will either be a fan of shots or Mark Twain.

Izola Twain Shot Glass Set, $29.99, available at Izola.
Putting pencil to paper just got a lot prettier.

Rifle Paper Co. Floral Pencil Set, $12, available at Rifle Paper Co.
Take a trip to France without the $700 plane ticket.

Secret Paris: Color Your Way To Calm, $16 $10.53, available at Barnes & Noble.
Cute enough to eat.

Mokuyobi Burger, $5, available at Mokuyobi.
A print you won't see on anyone else's wall.

Valfré Plantas Print, $48, available at Valfré.
Party time!

ban.do Pink Party Straw, $10, available at ban.do.
Green thumbs, way up.

The Sill The Bird's Nest Fern and August, $48, available at The Sill.
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