Show how thoughtful you are without spending a fortune. Here is a list of our absolute favorite gifts for small budgets. These gifts under $50 are perfect for coworkers, teachers or friends. This year, many of our picks support small businesses and are otherwise sustainable and/or fair-trade.
If you’re old enough to remember anything about the nineties, this game is a blast. Get ready to wrack your brain for some hilarious sh!t you didn’t know you knew in the first place. (*And — listen to the matching playlist on Spotify for an extra shot of feel-good nostalgia
This is such an eco-friendly, feel-good gift. “With the mission of ‘turning every kitchen windowsill in America into an organic garden,’ this all-in-one-kit comes with organic mint and basil seeds, plant-based soil and some of Ayesha’s go-to recipes. For each kit purchased, Back to the Roots charitable Grow One, Give One will donate grow kits to elementary schools across the U.S.”
Wall Scrabble ~$32
SO fun to play, since you’re not taking up table space and don’t have to worry about how long the game takes. (This is a perfect budget-friendly version, but there are also much more sophisticated (and more $$$) editions on Etsy.)
This guided journal provides a daily quote or prompt to foster activism and social consciousness. Such a mindful gift to give right now.
This wooden organizing station can charge all your devices — sans the annoying/ugly cords getting in the way.
The gift of relaxation… which everyone, everyone, everyone needs right now.
Tangle Subscription ~$50
A daily newsletter (it’s a ~10 minute read) with nonpartisan reporting on key issues. Because non-biased journalism is more important than ever right now.