Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50

Cool and chic, fun and functional, these gifts won't cost you a bomb.

Updated on June 13, 2017 8:06 am

Samantha Echavez


1. Surprise your friend with a quirky yet practical gift, like this Creative Co-Op Secret Garden Decorative Iron Soap Holder with Faucet, $36.90, Monoyono.

2. The Pintoo Japanese Doll 160-Piece Mini Plastic Puzzle Vase, $42.90, Takashimaya, is a jigsaw puzzle worth displaying. It can hold water and flowers, and does not require glue.

3. Your brother or guy friend will be excited to display the Serax Drunken Bottle Vases, $16.95 each, homestolife, on his bar counter or dining table.

4. The collectible SG50 Coins Coaster Set, $21.90, Tangs, is a must-gift for relatives and friends abroad who miss Singapura.

5. The women in your life will not be able to resist the elegant and dainty Pip Studio's Love Birds Sugar Bowl, $30.90, Tangs.

6. Your friend, who has decked her home in festive and fancy Christmas decor, will appreciate these ornate Large Glass Tropical Palm Tree Baubles, $30 each, Singapore Trading Post.

7. When it comes to gifting, you'll never go wrong with gorgeous glassware. Natasha FT 14cm Bowl, $23 (U.P. $51), Cromly Shop.

8. Inspire friends and family to go for their dreams with this classic Steve Jobs quote: "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" Poster, $15 (without the frame), Mondays Off.

9. Bookworms will love the archaic appeal of this Book Storage, $25, Egg3. A must-have for their bedrooms and libraries.

10. Take your Anglophile friend back to London with the London Bus Stanley Mug, $20, Cath Kidston.

11. Here's a perfect present for your aunt who loves hosting dinner parties: Deco 7 Pieces Chocolate Fondue Set, $29 (U.P. $49), Cromly Shop.

12. Is someone you know complaining about the lack of storage in his room? Solve it with the Algot Wall Upright/Basket, $48, Ikea.

13. Add a dash of sass to your girlfriend's bedroom with this Bamboo Mirror, $38 (small) and $48 (medium), The Tatami Shop.

14. This texture-rich and unique mat made from glass beads, $19, Departures and Arrivals, effortlessly ups the style ante of any dining room.

15. Have a hand in decorating your loved one's living space by handing him or her this Hang and Peg Kit, $29.99, Typo.

16. Encourage family members to venture forth into indoor gardening. Begin by buying the Double Macramé Plant Hanger, $40, Fred and Bobo.

17. Get your aunts and uncles reminiscing about their childhood with these Vintage 1960s Magnolia Glass Bottles, $15 each, Books Actually.

18. An ideal gift for friends who just moved into their new homes or about to organise their living spaces, Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, $39.90, kikki.K, discusses a new approach to decluttering.

19. Let your coffee-lovin' friend experiment with different kinds of coffee beans, courtesy of the DeLonghi Coffee Grinder, $49, Courts.

20. Impress guests with Candola's Aladin Miracle Lamp, $32.90, ToTT Store, which is more durable than candlelight, and has a permanent wick that burns down a clean, odourless, and safe liquid.

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