18 Supremely Luxe Holiday Gifts For Under $50

Elizabeth Buxton

Little luxuries are those specialty items that aren't exactly everyday-essentials, but are everyday-enhancers instead; like using a rose-infused hand cream, eating a square of dark chocolate, pouring a premium cup of tea, lighting a fancy candle, or writing in a new notebook. And while everyone appreciates a little luxury, many aren't looking to spend everyday money on them — which is why they make for particularly excellent special occasion gifts.

While they won't break the bank if you're in the market to buy a present, these purchases more importantly make for genuine sources of happiness to others as objects that are welcome additions to ordinary habits or recurring rituals. So, if you're searching for the best way to treat a VIP in your life this holiday season, check out the collection of small but mighty-indulgences for under $50 lined up ahead.

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Brass and Marble Corkscrew

Present your favorite at-home mixologist with a corkscrew made of dreams. It's an eternally chic addition to the bar cart that your giftee may not splurge on themselves.

UNCOMMON JAMES BY KRISTIN CAVALLARI Corkscrew, $, available at Nordstrom

Stella Charm Bracelet

Choose from a malachite, labradorite, blue lace agate, freshwater pearl, or rose quartz stone for this beautiful and timeless bracelet.

Anthropologie Stella Charm Bracelet, $, available at Anthropologie

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These mittens way overdeliver on the design/price quotient. 

Gap Sherpa Mittens, $, available at Gap

Beauty Elixir

Don't be fooled, this is not your average facial mist — this cult-fave was inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary's famous elixir youth. What could be more luxurious than that?

Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $, available at Sephora

Personal Power Pocket Crystals

Crystals make a perfect gift because you rarely want to buy them for yourself but are always tickled pink when they’re in your home. This five-piece set includes Rose quartz, black quartz, lapis and selenite

Kitsch Personal Power Pocket Crystals, $, available at Shopbop

Cashmere Ribbed Beanie

Elevate the everyday beanie with this cashmere version from Everlane. 

Everlane The Cashmere Rib Beanie, $, available at Everlane

Beaded Headband

This beaded headband gives us major Franco Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet vibes in the very best way. It’s elegant, delicate, and majorly festive!

& Other Stories Beaded Hairband, $, available at & Other Stories

Waterproof Shower Speaker

This pink waterproof mini speaker is perfect for the music-lover in your life.

Sunnylife Shower Bluetooth Speaker, $, available at Shopbop

Ribbed Texting Gloves

Having to remove one's gloves to text while out in the cold is simply harrowing, but these attractive wool gloves make that problem a thing of the past!

Madewell Ribbed Texting Gloves, $, available at Madewell

Sparkle Stud Earrings

These shimmering, halo-style earrings are so elegant they could be vintage, and will most certainly always be timeless.

kate spade new york That Sparkle Stud Earrings, $, available at Nordstrom

Pink Marble iPhone Case

How fancy is this pink hardcover iPhone case? The marble finish is glamorous without being ostentatious, and the metallic trim gives it a bit of sparkle.

Richmond & Finch Pink Marble iPhone Case, $, available at Shopbop

Shagreen-Effect Resin Soap Dish

This resin soap dish will spruce up any bathroom and add a bit of glitz for the holiday season. It’s rubber feet protect it from scratching up countertops, so it’s as practical as it is beautiful.

SV Casa Shagreen-Effect Resin Soap Dish, $, available at Barneys New York

Faux Fur Ear Muffs and Scarf Set

There’s nothing more sumptuous than faux fur during the cold winter months, and this color-blocked set is as cozy as it gets.

BP. Faux Fur Ear Muffs & Colorblock Scarf Set, $, available at Nordstrom

Travel Fragrance Set of 3

This three-piece set features a travel-sized cologne, body wash, and crème in a delightfully festive packaging. Perfect for your loved ones holiday travels!

Jo Malone London Christmas Cracker Travel Size Set, $, available at Nordstrom

Bespoke Coasters

Save tables from water damage while also elevating the atmosphere inside your space with a set of terrazzo-speckled coasters.

Cost Plus World Market Terrazzo Coasters (4-Pack), $, available at Cost Plus World Market

Flaky Sea Salt

Hand-harvested sea salt might be the ultimate foodie luxury. We mean, who has the time? If your giftee spends any time in the kitchen, they'll accept this gift for the treasure it is.

Jacobsen Salt Co. Hand-Harvested Pure Sea Salt Flakes, 2 Pack, $, available at Amazon

Superior Hand Soap

Nobody wants to buy expensive hand soap but anyone would be happy to receive expensive hand soap. A pump of this, "superior," and top-rated soap promises to gently cleanse hands without drying them out.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, $, available at Nordstrom

Monogram Necklace

This simple brass necklace makes a big personal statement with its oversized monogram charm.

Anthropologie Block Letter Monogram Necklace, $, available at Anthropologie

Premium Lip Polish

Give the gift of a personal mini spa treatment with this exfoliating and nourishing blend of brown sugar crystals, shea butter, and jojoba oil.

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $, available at Fresh

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