Guest Picks: 20 Fall Gift Ideas Under $50
Treat a host or birthday honoree to a home accessory that goes above and beyond but still stays within your budget
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It may not be the holidays quite yet, but that doesn't mean you are off the hook for gift giving. Between potlucks, dinner parties, open houses and birthdays, it's likely your calender is feeling as full as ever. Be prepared for all of the events on your schedule this fall with these 20 fabulous gift ideas for everyone (and every occasion) on your list. And the best part? They are all under $50. — Laura from Lolalina
Anything monogrammed automatically feels more personal, and this hemp-burlap runner from Garnet Hill looks heirloom worthy. It's perfect for making a great impression on your mother-in-law.
For your hipster friend, get these arrow-shaped salad servers designed for Target by the San Francisco indie institution The Curiosity Shoppe. These are so cute — and cheap! I would stock up now and give them as hostess gifts all season long.
These wood-slices-turned-chalkboards from Olive Manna are so beautiful and useful. I am dying to get one for myself! If giving them as a gift, include a note with ideas for where to hang it: as a menu board in dining room, for shopping lists in kitchen, by the front door for neighbors to leave notes or beside the bed for leaving love notes.
Go the extra mile by bringing an autumn market bouquet in this birch-wrapped vase from Terrain to your next dinner party. Plus, it'll help your host avoid the last-minute rummaging for a container.
Studiopatró makes the most beautiful hand-printed linen tea towels, and this copper-colored leaf design feels just right for fall. For a personal touch, use one to wrap up a homemade loaf and package it with your favorite recipe tied to a string.
These petite, jewel-like aperitif glasses from Viva Terra would make a wonderfully festive addition to anyone's entertaining arsenal. Include a bottle of delicious dessert wine, and if you're lucky, they will share a glass with you.
This decanter from Apartment 48 is just the sort of cool, modern find that most of us wouldn't think to buy for ourselves, making it all the more appreciated when it comes as a gift.
How adorable are these little cherry candles? Give them as a set or put them on a cake — either way they are sure to bring smiles.
Excellent tea always makes a good gift in my book, and these boxes are so pretty that they beg to be left out on the counter. I would bundle a box with some delicious biscotti or tea cookies, and maybe a special teatime playlist created for the occasion.
Hello, little foxy! These hidden animal teacups from Modest Peach are so darling — it would be hard to choose just one. Paired with a box of Harvest Tea, it would make a fabulous gift for a design-obsessed tea lover.
Delicious-smelling soap wrapped in luxurious paper is a can't-miss hostess gift. I favor any of the Saipua soaps for their amazing scent combinations. Coffee and mint sounds perfect for fall.
These linen napkins come in a range of natural hues with a fun contrasting trim. With six to a set, they feel like a generous gift for the price.
Hot chocolate, crisp air and crunchy leaves — for a friend with an autumn birthday, share the best of their special season with this handmade pillow from Red Rooster Bed and Breakfast.
Cooks will appreciate a set of these Log Slice bowls for holding sea salt and peppercorns, while the non-cooks among us can use them to hold earrings or spare change in style.
A really good serving board makes even the simplest spread look grand. This one stands out because it is made from salvaged wood and features a stunning natural edge.
Vermont artist Laura Zindel's richly detailed illustrations are a perfect match for her own line of ceramics. Coffee connoisseurs would surely love to be gifted a single, special cup from her collection, along with a pound of locally roasted espresso beans.
Zindel also recently collaborated with West Elm to produce these gorgeous plates, which would work equally well for salad or dessert. At $8 a piece, you can afford to give a whole stack.
Who couldn't use a fresh set of pot holders? Anthropologie is a great go-to source for cute kitchen goodies, and this ruffled pair with its dark floral print is my current favorite.
Looking for an alternative to the standard flowers or bottle of wine? Bring a small-press independent magazine (or two) tied with twine to your next dinner party instead. Sweet Paul, one of my favorites, is packed full of original recipes, gorgeous food styling and creative craft projects.
Next: A Host of Party Prep Ideas
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Ideabook published on Oct. 18, 2012.
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