42 Budget-Friendly Gifts For Music Fans, Foodies, Green Thumbs, Tech Geeks, and More!
The prospect of gathering with our loved ones luckily seems plausible this year, which is a reality we anxiously anticipate. FaceTime calls may become second to physical interactions, and we may finally reunite safely without our masks on. In anticipation of these warm gatherings, we've curated a list of thoughtful gifts that will keep bring smiles to your loved ones' faces.
Whether that's your most favorite uncle, plant-obsessed bestie, your colleague who's into interior design, or your cocktail-loving sibling, there's something here for everyone in your life — all under $200.
For the Tea-Lover: Vahdam Assorted Tea Gift Set
If they love tea, get them this stunningly packaged Vahdam Assorted Tea Gift Set ($35, originally $40). It contains six flavors: hibiscus rush, sweet cinnamon, vanilla spice, masala chai, English breakfast, and turmeric spice.
For Their Bedroom: Opalhouse x Jungalow Fringe Cotton Percale Sheet Set
This Opalhouse x Jungalow Fringe Cotton Percale Sheet Set ($59) will breathe new life into their bedroom, setting up a calming environment. We bet it feels soft to the touch.
For Their Couch: Opalhouse x Jungalow Euro Boucle Fringe Decorative Throw Pillow
This Opalhouse x Jungalow Euro Boucle Fringe Decorative Throw Pillow ($30) will feel fuzzy and lovely to the touch, so they'll find themselves napping on it, or holding it during couch movie nights.
For the Music-Lover: Crosley UO Exclusive Cream Voyager Bluetooth Record Player
If they're always playing music when they come over, gift them this Crosley UO Exclusive Cream Voyager Bluetooth Record Player ($99) to display. While the performance isn't the best, it's a good starting place.
A Coffee-Lover's Essential: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
This Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 ($100) will keep their drink at their desired temperature for however long they decide to nurse it. It's perfect for those who need a warm cup of coffee to get through the work day. They can customize the settings all in the accompanying app.
A Chic Coffee Table Book: Architectural Digest: A Century of Style Coffee Table Book
To give them a start on decorating their coffee table, the Architectural Digest: A Century of Style Coffee Table Book ($100) has that minimal look that'll blend right in. Plus, it'll be fun for guests to look through.
For Endless Inpiration: Jungalow: Decorate Wild - by Justina Blakeney (Hardcover)
This Jungalow: Decorate Wild - by Justina Blakeney (Hardcover) ($20) is filled with clever tips and inspiration images, so they'll never run out of ideas for decorating their space. Display it on their coffee table.
For the Green Thumb: Smart Garden Grow Kit
They can grow everything from thyme to fresh rosemary with the Smart Garden Grow Kit ($100). It includes NASA-inspired soil that will give plants the proper amounts of oxygen, nutrients, and water. All they need to do is add water to a capsule once a month and they're set.
If They Have Trouble Sleeping: Hatch Restore
The Hatch Restore ($130) is such an innovative bedside buddy that will lull them to sleep. It's a smart sleep assistant that prepares them for bed and to wake up with ease. It's a sound machine, a sunrise alarm, a smart light, a meditation app, and an alarm clock all in one sleek gadget.
To Release Facial Tension: Renpho Eye Massager With Heat & Bluetooth Music
The Renpho Eye Massager With Heat & Bluetooth Music ($70, originally $80) is an electric shiatsu eye massager that will help relieve the tension from eye fatigue and eye strain. It's a gift that will truly keep on giving and actually help out.
For the Fitness Enthusiast: Bala Bangles
Level up their workouts with these stylish Bala Bangles ($49 for two). These one-pound bangles can be worn on their arms or ankles for a full-body, resistance-based workout. They can even wear them while they run errands or do chores to get an extra workout in!
A Kitchen Gadget That Does It All: Instant Pot Pro 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker
They can almost do it all with this Instant Pot Pro 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker ($130). It can replace their old pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté pan, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, food warmer, sous vide, and sterilizer. It has a variety of one-touch programs so all you have to do is throw your ingredients in the pot and press a button. Cooking has never been easier.
For Home Assistance: Amazon Echo Show 10
They can have their own personal assistant with the Amazon Echo Show 10 ($250). They'll be able to enjoy entertainment, keep in touch with friends and family, control their household, stream countless workouts, stay on top of their schedule and errands, and so much more with this one device. They even get a one-year free subscription to Food Network so they can sharpen their cooking and baking skills.
For the Coffee Connoisseur: Ninja Hot & Iced Coffee Maker
Treat the coffee connoisseurs in your life to the ultimate gift, the Ninja Hot & Iced Coffee Maker ($150). They never have to decide between a hot or cold brew with this gadget. The modern and sleek design will not only make their kitchen look swanky, but it's also perfect for a home filled with coffee-lovers. It's even a wedding-registry favorite.
A Colorful Glass Set: Estelle Colored Glass Stemless Wine Glass Set
The popular, handcrafted Estelle Colored Glass Stemless Wine Glass Set ($160) is a customer favorite. Each glass is hand-blown by glass artisans in Poland, and the set of six comes in 11 different color choices.
For Fresh Air: HoMedics Total Clean Personal Air Sanitizer
How convenient is this HoMedics Total Clean Personal Air Sanitizer ($50)? The best part? There is no filter to clean up or replace. We kind of want it for ourselves.
For Movie Night: Packard Bell Home Theater Projector and Screen Set
They can watch their favorite movie anywhere with the Packard Bell Home Theater Projector and Screen Set ($98). The compact design makes it easy to move around.
For the Eco Conscious: Living Composter
This odorless Living Composter ($199) will allow them to turn their food scraps (including onion peelings, grain foods, and tea bags) into fertilizer. The composter can process more than two pounds of food a week, so if they cook often, they'll get plenty of use out of it.
A Special Present: Pierre Thiam Cookbook
This Pierre Thiam Cookbook ($90) makes an excellent gift for adventurous cooks. Since buying it after watching Anthony Bourdain's episode in Senegal, my husband and I have adopted a few recipes into our repertoire, and they have easily been our favorites.
A Cozy Find: Foot Traffic Bottled Hot Sauces and Chile Pepper Socks
Spice up their sock collection with these fun Foot Traffic Bottled Hot Sauces and Chile Pepper Socks ($11). They're something they'll wear all winter long.
For the DIYer: Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
If they love to cook or love trying the spiciest dishes on the menu, they'll get a kick out of the Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit ($42). They can create their own concoctions and see if they can handle their own heat. The best part? They can name their creations whatever they want!
For Stylish Kitchen Apparel: Williams Sonoma Autumn Stripe Apron
This Williams Sonoma Autumn Stripe Apron ($25) looks so professional with its classic stripe and silhouette. Whether they're a self-proclaimed home chef or aspiring cook, it will make a stylish addition in anyone's kitchen.
For Their Bar Cart: Williams Sonoma Organic Cocktail Mixer Caddy
Whether they're planning a party or wondering what to bring to one, this Williams Sonoma Organic Cocktail Mixer Caddy ($40) makes for effortless entertaining. Go ahead and stock their bar with these mixers, which are prepared in small batches and made from tart and tangy organic fruit juice balanced with organic caned sugar.
For Pizza-Lovers: Emile Henry French Ceramic Pizza Stone
They'll be able to create perfectly crispy crusts thanks to this Emile Henry French Ceramic Pizza Stone ($55-$70), which can also be used as a cutting surface. It can withstand super high heat, and go in the oven or on the grill.
For the Pizza Cook: Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker
If pizza is their favorite dish, then this Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker ($180) will be a game-changer. It's designed to produce brick-oven style pies, so they will practically have restaurant quality while staying home.
For Dessert: The Cake Bake Shop's Pumpkin Bars
This The Cake Bake Shop's Pumpkin Bars ($90) is topped with a layer of sweet-tart sour cream then finished with spiced streusel for subtle crunch. These bars are handmade by cake experts, so you can't go wrong gifting them.
To Set the Mood: Williams Sonoma Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Diffuser
Inspired by the aroma of pumpkin bread, this Williams Sonoma Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Diffuser ($25) will infuse anyone's space with a delightful essential-oil scent. It's made from a blend of fresh pumpkin, butter, and brown sugar and contains notes of vanilla, toasted pecans, and warm spices.
A Kitchen Essential: Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle
This Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle ($160-$190) is one of the best-looking kettles we've ever seen. The sleek design and heat-resistant handle set it apart, so rest assured, it'll be a hit among design-lovers.
For Their Side Table: Opalhouse x Jungalow Teal Ceramic Candleholder
This Opalhouse x Jungalow Teal Ceramic Candleholder ($25) is meant to be put on display, so they'll be sure to leave it somewhere highly visible like the surface of their credenza or their living room side table.