2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Rad Gifts Under $50

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Rad Gifts Under $50


Gifting on a budget? Check out these perfect gifts for under $50. 

(photo via Yellow Owl Company)

Carve-A-Stamp Kit

Known for their one-of-a-kind stamp sets and adorable greeting cards, Yellow Owl Workshop is the perfect place for DIY lovers to get crafty. Their Carve-a-Stamp Kit contains everything you need in order to make unique stamps for any occasion. This kit includes easy to follow instructions, 25 templates, a carving tool, keepsake bag, and an ink pad. Never stress about picking out the perfect card again, make your own. // Yellow Owl Workshop; $30; yellowowlworkshop.com

Light & Motion Bike Lights

Need a cool new gadget for your brother this holiday season? Look no further than these stellar bike lights. Light & Motion has been in the business for over 20 years, so you can trust them to whip out their product with cutting-edge technology. // Light & Motion; $45; studiovelocycling.com

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Bites With Spice BBQ Recipe Kit

Tis time to toss your Lawry's Season Salt into the trash. Local company Bites With Spice offers their master barbecue starter kit, replete with spices, recipes, and downright darling packaging. Ideal for those who want to venture in the choppy waters of outdoor grilling. // Bites With Spice BBQ Recipe Kit, $10, biteswithspice.com

(photo via Modify Watches)

Creativity Explored Watches

Custom watch company Modify is launching a collection with Creativity Explored, with artwork from local artists such as Antonio Benjamin, Laron Bickerstaff, James Miles, Camille Holvoet, and more. Each watch will feature its own unique and original image designed by these talented artists. You’ll be staring at your watch so much, you’ll never be late again. // Modify Watches; $50 with strap; modifywatches.com


In this day and age, multipurpose gifts are some of the best. Opinel is a corkscrew with a stainless steel blade that allows you to open a bottle of wine and slice bread or cheese all with the same tool. // Gravel & Gold; $36; gravelandgold.com

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Lyft Me Up San Francisco

Lyft Me Up San Francisco is a compilation of heartfelt messages collected by one Lyft driver from his passengers. Ranging from the inspirational to the completely wacky, the book is a unique glimpse into San Francisco culture. Your coffee table is waiting. // Amazon; $13; amazon.com

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San Francisco Skyline Umbrella

Are you prepared for El Niño? Featuring a bold design of San Francisco landmarks, this black and white umbrella comes with a special trick: Once the rain hits its panels, a bright array of colors will fill up the illustrated skyline, bringing some color into a gloomy day. // Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; $45; shop.famsf.org

Oxygen O+

Oxygen O+ could be the best stocking-stuffer of all. This line of portable oxygen contains 95% pure oxygen that can create relaxation, focus, and rejuvenation. Whether you’re shopping for an athlete, beauty lover, office worker, or student, Oxygen O+ is a gift for anyone. // Oxygen O+; $24 - 280; oxygenplus.com

(photo via Flora Grub Gardens)

Succulent Sake Cup Kit

Just when you thought succulents couldn’t get any cuter, this happened. Each kit comes with five sake cups, and are available with or without the plants. As each succulent requires a little DIY potting, this is the perfect present for anyone with a green thumb. // Flora Grub Gardens; $49; floragrubb.com

Le-Tote Subscription

Need to find a great gift for your mother, grandmother, aunt, or even an end of year gift to yourself? Give the gift of style. Le Tote sends you a box of goodies—everything from holiday dresses, to pants and acessories— every month for only $50 a month. Why are you still reading this? GO. // Le-Tote, $50/ month, letote.com

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Friends in Cheese Jelly Pack

Are you ready for this jel— oh, god, let's not even go there. A tired Destiny' Child trope isn’t worth using when it comes to Friend in Cheese’s truly remarkable jellies. Sink your teeth into such flavors as Salted Watermelon, the rose-tinged Rosie’s Hip, and Lavender Plum. (Sure beats ye olde Gober Grape!) // Friend in Cheese Jelly Pack, $10, friendincheeses.com

Ken Fulk for Pottery Barn: Orange Laquer Boxes

Keep the emergency New Year champagne safe, we recommend buying a couple of these boxes and stashing all around the crib for when times get tough, for example, after holiday gym sessions. You'll most likely want to pop some bottles. // Orange Laquer Boxes, $25 - $40, potterybarn.com

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Nana Joes Organic + Gluten Free Granola

While gluten-free has become a punchline as of late, there are those who not only prefer meals to be free of gluten, but those whose lives depend on it. So keep that special celiac disease sufferer happy with Nana Joe’s Organic + Gluten Free Granola. This San Francisco-based company scrape each vanilla bean by hand, grinds their own nut butters, and even grate their own orange zest. Some of the best granola in town. // Nana Joes Organic + Gluten Free Granola, $10-$13, nanajoes.com

Christmas Fir Cabin Spray

If you’d rather have soap in liquid form, we recommend this Christmas tree in a bottle. Made from real cedar, fir, and pine, this is a far cry from synthetic perfume. Buy it for a family member, or put it on your wish list immediately. // Makers Market; $25; makersmarket.us 

Caffeinated Shave Cream

Say goodbye to unwanted stubble and ingrown facial hair and hello to the smoothest chin this side of the Mississippi (with a boost of caffeine to boot!). Ladies, you'll thank us later. // Caffeinated Shave Cream, $6, target.com

Portable, Smokeless Cannabis Oil Vapor Pen

Keep discrete on the SF streets with this smokeless Cannabis Oil Vapor Pen. Completely portable, you'll never go without your fix again. // Highlighter - Portable, Smokeless Cannabis Oil Vapor Pen, $50, budmanoc.com

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"In a Pinch" Ad Hoc Salt Cellar 

Featuring salts sourced from France and England, this three-tiered salt container comes to you from the mind of Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller. Best of all, it comes adorned with an engraved pig. Perfect for that salty (groan) person in your life. // "In A Pinch" Ad Hoc Salt Cellar, $49, finessethestore.com

Point Sur Soap

Point Sur is not your ordinary soap. It smells of rich honey vanilla and is made with real dried flowers and local wild flower honey for a deliciously moisturizing effect. // Makers Market; $10; makersmarket.us

(photo via Craftsman & Wolves)

Craftsman & Wolves Matcha Milk Jam

Doesn’t get much tastier, or prettier (we’re a sucker for kelly green), than a sweet sleek jar of Match Milk Jam. Craftsman & Wolves cooks together local daily, sugar, and matcha tea into a creamy, think combination that begs for you to forgo the bread and just eat it with a spoon. Yes, it’s that kind heavenliness. // Craftsman & Wolves Matcha Milk Jam, $12, craftsman-wolves.com

(photo via The Bitter Truth)

Bitters & Bottles Travel Cocktails

Perfect your topknot, manicure that over-labored bead, slap on a lumber sexual flannel, and twist your ‘stache’s tips to Valencia Street perfection. You’re a mixologist now! And what better way to begin your journey of booze slinging than with Bitters & Bottles Cocktail Travels. Their starter packs will have you creating concoctions to rival that of your nearest hipster watering hole. Dig? // Bitters & Bottles Travel Cocktails, $12-$32, bittersandbottles.com

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