Gifting season is upon us, which means that we each have a good excuse (or, more likely, several) to shop—but selecting the perfect item for every person in your orbit can also be a bit daunting, particularly when you have a budget to stick to. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a selection of thoughtful gifts—all under $50—for everyone on your list. From your BFF or snuggle buddy to your self-care-loving auntie, these are The Pill Club’s picks for a holiday treat that’s guaranteed to please.
For Your Ride-or-Die BFF…Your partner in crime shines bright, so make sure your offerings lend to that light! Literal sparkle can be achieved with the help of a playful pavé huggie hoop or a touch of rainbow glitter, while a mindful planner can help your BFF put practices in play to maintain their radiant nature.
Studs Pavé Smiley Huggie Earring
Milk Makeup Glitter Stick
The Self-Care Planner
For Your Artsy Older Sister…Should you have an older sister who appears to be channeling Laney Boggs from She’s All That (a Y2K must-watch, if you’re missing the reference), she probably has a wealth of creative implements—but there’s always room for more. Stock her up with Polaroid film, pens in all shades of the rainbow, or painterly puzzles to keep her muse appeased.
Polaroid Go Color Film Double Pack
John Derian Painter’s Palette Puzzle 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens 20-Pack
For Your Super-Sweet Mom…Moms give and give and give, so, this holiday, it’s time that they receive with a gift as sweet as they are. Beeswax food wraps make for a thoughtful (and sustainable at that) alternative to outdated storage methods, while thematic cookie cutters and of-the-moment baking cookbooks are forever—just like a mother’s love.
Bee Kitchen Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps
Christmas Cookie Cutter Set
Wild Sweetness: Recipes Inspired by Nature
For Your Bookworm Dad…For the father who can usually be found buried in a book, we have some literary-minded options. A collection of sports stories is bound to find fans in even the athletic-averse; dart bookmarks, meanwhile, make devouring pages even more of a game, as do writer-showcasing playing cards.
Gods at Play: An Eyewitness Account of Great Moments in American Sports
Genius Writers Genius Playing Cards
For Your Wellness-Obsessed AuntFrom her cleansing crystals to her plant-based diet, your aunt has a finger on the pulse of the ever-expanding wellness space. Fortunately, so do we. Chinese medicine-influenced ear seeds pack a traditional punch with a shimmery, modern twist, rosemary smudge bundles help to clear a space, and a book of adaptogenic recipes ensure inside-out self-care reaches the plate.
WTHN Ear Seed Kit
Catherine Rising Small Floral and Rosemary Bundle
The Moon Juice Manual
For Your New Baby Niece or Nephew…Ah, new life. For the tiny humans that you love, gifts do double-duty, serving babies and parents alike. For the grown-ups, a mini, monogrammed carry-all is a necessity. And for the little ones, cozy printed pajamas and a seasonal bedtime story are all that’s needed for a long winter’s nap.
L.L. Bean Boat and Tote (mini)
Anise & Ava Parker Baby Long John in Arctic Fun
Dream Snow book
For Your Eco-Conscious Next Door Neighbor…That planet-loving person in your periphery deserves it all. A recycled polypropylene comb in feel-good patterns is the sort of sustainable replacement that you never knew you needed. Otherwise, opt for a small stack of reusable loofahs or plastic-free produce bags that make the farmer’s market haul all the more enjoyable.
Re=Comb Recycled Comb
Loofah Sponge Stack
Funny Food Produce Bags $15
For Your Cuffing Season Significant Other…Cuddling up this December? Lucky you—and lucky them! Get to know them better with a game designed to merge storytelling and dating, or spoil them with a thoughtful movie subscription. Should the night bleed into the morning time, why not have some delicious pancake mix on hand? Lucky them—and you.
Esther Perel Where Should We Begin - A Game of Stories
Criterion Channel Gift Subscription
These Are The Days Pancake Mix
For Your Pandemic Puppy…So, you bought a pandemic pup. Considering all of the joy that your pet provides you, they’ve certainly earned a treat. A holiday-inspired toy will keep your home on-point, as will a stylish food bowl and a chic collar. The way you treat your fur baby is, after all, a reflection of you.
Senneny Stuffed Squeaky Reindeer Toy
Fable Rose Dust Bowl
Mark and Graham Holiday Patterned Ribbon Collar