Gift Guide

Gifts for $50 and Under

Meaningful gifts for the people in your life, all for less than $50.

By Denise Castañon April 11, 2022

Sometimes finding the right gift can be hard. Don’t worry, we’ve done the legwork for you with this roundup of just-the-right gifts for everything from a housewarming to an anniversary. And don’t miss the options made right here in Portland—we love our local makers. 

Nordic Sweater Rolling Pin, Kitchen KaboodleLocal


The star baker in your life needs this solid hardwood rolling pin that imprints a cozy, knit design of snowflakes and hearts on cookie dough, fondant, or marzipan. Paul Hollywood, eat your heart out. 

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Adrienne Vita Crystal Specimen Chart #1 Print, Crafty Wonderland Local


Nab this vivid and entrancing, 11-by-14-inch print for your favorite crystal lover! The artwork depicts rose quartz, clear quartz, pyrite and other stones. Each stone is said to help attract various positive energies—so also perfect for anyone who is seeking love, clear thinking or financial success. Wait, isn’t that everyone?   

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Wolf & Moon Raindrop Studs, Monochromatic Local


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Milky, iridescent mother of pearl makes these oh-so-Portland, raindrop-shaped earrings a delicate delight. (The ear posts and backs are sterling silver.) 

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Image 3D RetroViewer, Uncommon Goods Local


Relive the shenanigans of days gone by with this nostalgia-inducing, customizable reel finder. Think old school toy, but loaded with your photos of your BFF, spouse or baby who’s all grown up. This one would be an especially unique anniversary gift! Bonus: it's made right here in Oregon. 

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Light Sea Green Sake Set, Cargo Local


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This hand-etched, glazed ewer and cup set imported from Japan takes sake drinking to a new level. Plus the beautiful pieces will stand out as bright pops of color on open shelving. Win-win! 

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Glad & Young Studio Leather Coasters, Tender Loving Empire Local


Bright and bold, this set of four vegetable-tanned leather coasters can add an extra spark of fun to an at-home cocktail hour, which, let's face it, have become pretty commonplace in the great unpleasantness. Each coaster is one-of-a-kind and the leather only improves with time and use! Like ourselves, naturally.  

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Hold Supply Hand-dyed Leather Bi-fold Wallet, Boys Fort Local


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If you know someone who needs a wallet with flair, this sleek, leather version with six slots for credit cards plus room for cash, ahem, fits the bill. See what we did there? Choose from six vibrant color options. 

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