I always have the best intentions when it comes to holiday gifts but somehow always wait until the last minute and scramble to find something truly special. This year I’ve started my research early and found 50 creative gifts that are memorable and fun – and all under $50!
Uncommon Goods is a site I stumbled upon a few years ago and always come back to for inspiration, which is why they’re my pick for the best place to find thought-provoking gifts that the recipient will feel was selected just for them. I hope you enjoy this holiday gift guide and find the perfect gift for the special people in your life!
Get ahead of the game and shop these uncommon gifts!
Drop one of these cubes into a glass of bubbly and watch it turn into a mimosa or bellini cocktail.
Crafted in three colorways, these oil pourers were inspired by the artist’s trip to Greece.
Tyson Weiss’s handmade, deep blue ceramic koi fish conjure a dreamy, underwater scene in a garden or yard.
David & Patricia Beets’ mouthwatering handmade seasonings turn popcorn into a special snacking occasion.
This hand-carved kitty sits by your side, eliminating those frantic, blurry-eyed searches for your specs.
A simple, pretty alternative to tape, putty, or expensive glass frames.
Your healthy overnight oats habit deserves a convenient container that preps, chills, carries, and serves.
A great companion for travel and hiking hydration, this bottle breaks down small enough to fit in a pocket.
Each cuddly, palm-sized hound, lab, pug and more yips to life with the needlework of fair trade artisans.
Cook the aromatic Vietnamese classic in 45 minutes without having to track down exotic ingredients.
Send your little one (or you) off to dreamland with the stories of 100 strong women in this inspirational book.
Jonathan Simons’ cleverly designed tool gives you and your spoon a rest.
Click this coin-size button to find your phone, order a pizza, water the lawn, send an SOS, and lots more.
These “facts” all sound real, but two of them aren’t true at all.
Bring kitty to work with April Wagner’s hand-blown glass paperweights in calico and orange or brown tabby.
This cruet holds oil and vinegar in two mouth-blown glass bubbles, one inside the other.
Embrace the do-it-yourself spirit by making a batch of aromatic gin using your favorite vodka as the base.
Inspired by the signs of the zodiac, each is blended to capture the spirit of your celestial makeup.
Scoop, stir, and sip frozen cocktails, ice cream floats, and smoothies with one clever, reusable utensil.
Printed with images of what’s inside, these travel bags keep your to-go essentials stylishly contained.
This charming memory game will have you matching up pooches and their peoples.
This set of grooming accessories helps you shape your beard and skip the sink full of whiskers.
This sturdy canvas and vegan leather tote with multiple compartments protects your market fresh produce.
Stephen Kitras uses his own artistry to bring some of van Gogh’s magic to life in your own garden.
These handmade flower vases are designed to hold books between them, or desktop tools inside them.
Astrological signs shine on these coasters. Each set shows symbols representing its featured zodiac.
Combining the functions of colander and salad spinner, this ingenious tool is a major improvement on both.
These colored glass planter kits contain all novices need to grow and enjoy indoor plants in small spaces.
What do you get when one part orange juice and two parts bubbly combine? A reason to celebrate!
Alex Sorenson’s insanely crave-y chili oil is the condiment of Szechuan flavor-seekers’ dreams.
Thar she grows! This charming coconut fiber planter is sustainably made by artisans in the Philippines.
Strategically arranged shock cords keep plates and cups from sliding around on this party serving tray.
Naomi Celestin brings music and art together in these wearable riffs on blue and gold.
This giftable set lets you grow, steep, and sip your own chamomile tea.
De-puff and soothe your eyes with this hand-polished rose quartz tool.
Not your hippie aunt’s incense burner.
Bar? Crowd? Cords? You don’t need any of ’em to sing karaoke thanks to this portable little wonder.
Follow the fragrance to your favorite places on the planet and create a better world.
For the dreamer of English Gardens filled with lovely lavender.
Mix up a mask with these organic ingredients and let the heavenly smells wash over you.
Soothe your sensitive soles with these comfy, plush and aromatic spa-style relaxation slippers.
Get your dance *and* your drink on (we’re talking H2O here) with this speaker slash reusable bottle.
Create beautiful pain-free, temporary body art with this freestyle henna tattoo kit.
This three-in-one noodle dish set turns a easy, healthy meal into a delicious feast.
Get that do-it-yourselfie glow.
Lip balm enthusiasts, we’ve got your fix: this set made from all-natural goat’s milk and essential oils.
Grilling is great, wood plank grilling’s even better. Soak, smoke and enjoy the applause.
It’ll keep what’s left of your bunch perky for longer—we tried it, and our herbs lasted for over a week.
This bold, brass interpretation of fringe-y tassel earrings helps its Kenyan maker earn a good living.
Anusha Moodley’s essential oil-infused aromatherapy tablets turn your shower into a mood-transforming spa.