Women tend to be picky, and they also prefer to shop for themselves. It may seem like an impossible feat to find a gift they will love and use. But look over this list and you’ll find great, luxurious, and thoughtful gifts, and all under $50! And don’t miss the entire set of gift guides to keep your holiday shopping simple.
15 LUXURIOUS GIFTS FOR LADIES
Pie plate: I’ve used this stoneware pie plate for the past six years. It was one of my favorite items on my wedding registry list, so much so that I bought one for my mom the following year. Add this pie lifter for $10 as a really cool gadget. It bakes under the crust, allowing you to lift out the first slice with ease.
Mrs Meyers Iowa pine gift set: I’m addicted to this delicious scent all winter. Be sure to throw a candle in your cart too. Even if you have a fake Christmas tree, your house will smell like the real deal.
L’Occitane body cream: Super rich for dry winter skin.
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes, by Shauna Niequist: Chock full of good recipes and well-worded stories. This is the book I said I was giving to all the ladies in my life.
Photo calendar: Pinhole Press is my favorite company for photo gifts. Every year, my mom makes my grandma a photo calendar and she LOVES it. It has birthdays and anniversaries for everyone in our whole family. Lately, my mom has started giving us a copy too, and now Evelyn uses it to practice everyone’s names. Can’t go wrong with this one!
DeBrand’s box of chocolates: Debrand’s is a gourmet chocolate company in my hometown. My dad ships these chocolates to his clients around the world, so I can say without reserve – if your lady has a sweet tooth, their chocolates and truffles are out of this world.
Prayer Journal: My mom would adore a beautiful journal like this to write down her prayers.
Harney & Sons tea: Although all H&S flavors come in a beautiful tin, the hot cinnamon spice is the all-time favorite of my mom, my mother-in-law, and me.
Pave bracelet: This classic design is trendy this year. For an updated look, tell her to stack it on the same wrist as her watch.
Photo book: I wrote about these beautifully simple books here, and my mom asked me to gift her copies of the ones I created. I love the idea of creating a book of the year, or a family vacation, or even old family photos.
Stickygram magnet set: Turn 9 favorite Instagram photos into 9 magnetic mementos. I’ve given these to my mom, grandma, and mother-in-law as gifts.
America’s Test Kitchen cookbook: After watching the show on TV, this is the cookbook I would want to cook my way through. They’re scientific in their approach to perfecting recipes.
Herbs de Provence crock: My mom and I use these dried herbs all the time, but the cute little crock seems to last forever! I especially like adding it to chicken noodle soup.
Green Mango cookbook: Have a family member who likes cooking ethnic dishes? This is a cookbook for them and the proceeds offer training programs for at-risk young women in Cambodia.
BONUS: Grab a one-size-fits-all fashionABLE scarf, with special Cyber Monday deals!