Friday, December 9, 2016

Affordable Luxuries: Gifts under $50


Gifting is an art, and it is very important to stay on budget and spend carefully to avoid going overdraft during the holiday craze. That is the reason why we curated this gift guide that features affordable yet luxurious gifts under $50.

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1. Art & Sound Retro Bluetooth Radio by Big Lots ($30): Do you need to find a gift for a vintage soul that can't get enough of his or her iTunes playlist? Look no more! This quirky retro radio unit has the best of both worlds. Designed to either tune in to listen to live radio or connect wirelessly to any device via Bluetooth, its built-in rechargeable battery makes it perfect to use at home or on the go to become the soul of the party. With retro dials for volume and tuning control, it is a wonderful gift that will be appreciated by the different generations in your family.

2. Christmas Memories by Compendium ($24.95): This keepsake guest book is one of those gifts you will wish to keep for yourself. Beautifully designed to be filled with happy memories of the holidays, its pages include quotes and gentle reminders of what the Christmas season means. A keepsake gift, it can be used every year to have a living record of the best festive memories of the family for generations to come.

3. Prima Eau de Parfum by Avon ($30): Inspired by ballet, Prima is the perfect gift to pair up with tickets for Balanchine's Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet. An ethereal floral-chypre fragrance, Prima is as graceful, delicate, and powerful as the Sugarplum Fairy. With top notes of plum and tangy bergamot, a rich heart of intoxicating rose, and a woodsy finish that melds oak moss and patchouli, Prima is a warm and poetic fragrance that makes a terrific gift for any lady on your list.

4. Instant Radiance Collection by Pai ($25): Do you want to initiate someone in the art of fine green beauty? This luxurious mini set by Pai includes two products suitable for even the most sensitive complexions. The Kukui and Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator gently polishes the skin with 100% natural ingredients that don't harm the environment (no micro plastic beads here!), and the hero Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil is known to smooth and brighten even the angriest and driest epidermis. {This is a 100% natural product certified organic by the Soil Association}
 
5. Sweet Suds Soap Set by LATHER ($28): Inspired by some of the season's most mouth-watering treats, this trio of naturally-scented olive oil soap are a perfect gift for the discerning beauty addicts on your list. Extremely gentle on the skin, LATHER's olive oil soaps are very moisturizing and ideal to treat winter skin. The set contains a mint chocolate swirl soap, a peppermint stick soap, a pumpkin pie soap, and a bamboo dish to prolong the life of these beauties. But beware: They smell so good you might want to take a bite! {This is a 100% natural product certified organic by the Soil Association}

6. The Golden Elixir and Rescue Me Foot Cream by Beterre ($54 and $44): I recently came across the Beterre products and I knew they had to make it to my Holiday Gift Guides. Simply put, they are excellent. Created with safety in mind, this brand avoids using chemicals suspected to be harmful to create luxurious and non-toxic formulas for the whole family. Although any of their products would make a terrific gift, I am particularly fond of their Golden Elixir, an all-natural multitasking oil chock-full of nourishing botanicals that can be used from head to toe, and their Rescue Me Foot Cream, extremely effective on dry and cracking heels. Plus, they are very transparent and disclose everything that's in their formulas along with an explanation of what's what. Take my advice: if you still have some wiggle room in your budget, take advantage of their great value holiday sets like the Rescue Kit or the Body Luxury Duo to gift that special person in your life. {The Golden Elixir is a 100% natural product}

7. Happy is the New Rich T-Shirt by Gifted Apparel ($25): Located in Brooklyn, this company produces trendy clothing with witty slogans that make them the perfect gift for anyone on your list or to treat yo'self. Their extensive cotton t-shirt collection includes  Happy is the new rich, a wonderful reminder that physical possessions aren't what matter most in life. True to size and very flattering, this made in USA tee will make the wearer feel luxurious, important and, what matters most, loved. A beautiful gift for the holiday season that won't break your piggy bank!

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8. Rose on a Tray by Lampe Berger ($25): Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves fragrances, yet you're unsure of which perfume that person will love best? This beautiful diffuser signed by Lampe Berger is a terrific and affordable solution. It consists of a beautiful ceramic rose that sits on a cup to create a portable scenting experience that won't damage surfaces. Simply spray the rose with your chosen fragrance to enjoy a long-lasting scent. Although it can be used with any of the fragrances manufactured by Lampe Berger, I especially like this gift set that includes an Orange Cinnamon spray. With the freshness of citrus fruits combined with the warmth of spices and candied fruits, it is a wonderful holiday scent that will help prolong the festive season.

9. Flawless Skin Kit by Karuna ($39): Given that multimasking is the beauty trend of the season, this gift set filled to the brim with high-quality masks for nearly every beauty woe under the sun will leave your BFF speechless. With a whopping $79 dollar value, it includes all of Karuna's face, eye, hands and feet bestselling masks, plus the new melting boost collection to get spa results from the comfort of your own home. Ideal for all skin types, including dry, the Flawless Skin Kit is one of those gifts that seem too good to be true. Run to your nearest Sephora before it sells out!

10. Currant and Prickly Pear Semi-Matte Lipstick Gift Set by 100% Pure ($40): I, for one, can't get enough of the all-natural makeup collections created by 100% Pure. If you have a Purist in your life, she'll love this web exclusive featuring two of their bestselling matte lipsticks. Currant is a beautiful berry red with a vintage hint that compliments all complexions, and Prickly Pear is a vibrant coral pink that screams happiness. With a semi-matte finish, these fruit-pigmented lippies are long-lasting and hydrating. Want to learn everything about them? Check my full review of the line and swatches here. {This is a 100% natural product}

11. Votive Set by Malin + Goetz ($45): Do you have to gift someone who has everything? We have the solution!This wonderful trio of best-selling Dark Rum, Vetiver and Tobacco candles makes the perfect sensory gift. Made in USA with the finest ingredients, each votive features an earth-friendly blend of beeswax, vegetable and soy waxes for a cleaner and better burn. With a clean design, each candle is a sampler version of the most popular scents created by Malin+Goetz and is a terrific introduction to a brand that screams understated elegance.

12. 7 Days of Deo by Lavanila ($42): This limited edition set of minis features seven different deodorant scents to match any mood... or day of the week. Lavanila's award-winning aluminium-free and non-toxic formula makes them the perfect gift for that friend that wants to greenify her beauty routine but doesn't know where to start. Ideal to carry or keep at home, the set includes mini deodorants in Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Blackberry, Vanilla Passion Fruit, Vanilla Grapefruit, Fresh Vanilla Lemon, Vanilla Lavender & Vanilla Coconut.

13. Honey and Cream Deluxe Gift Set by FarmHouse Fresh ($44): This shabby chic gift set contains two of the best formulas ever created by the guys at FarmHouse Fresh. Made in the USA, it is perfect for hydrating the skin and the body in style with nourishing ingredients. This gift set contains a full-size Sweet Cream and Body lotion that smells like the best midnight yogurt you've ever tasted, a full-size Honey Heel Glaze that gives the look of an instant pedicure, and a brush. Paraben and sulfate-free, the formulas and scents included are a favorite amongst both men and women. Insider tip: Brush on your feet the Honey Heel Glaze at night, slip on dark soaks, and wake up to the softest feet ever.

Disclosure level 1: The author received NO compensation to write this post. The author received a sample of some of the products featured for editorial consideration. Receiving a sample didn't influence the decision to feature a brand nor the opinions expressed by the author. All links provided in the article are for information only and are not part of any affiliate marketing program.

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