20 Thoughtful Gifts Under $50
We love the Holiday season - it’s a wonderful time to enjoy the company of our loved ones, to reflect on all the amazing things we did in 2018, and to optimistically anticipate all the exciting adventures to come in 2019. While we believe in showing our loved ones how special they are every day, this time of year especially, allows us to be extra intentional, and thoughtful in displaying this act. To encourage you to give mindfully, and maximize the meaning behind your giving, we've curated a list for you we’re calling, 20 Thoughtful Gifts Under $50. We’ve done our best to solely feature Colorado founded companies, small independent makers & artisans, and companies inspiring change & making a difference in our world; all to ensure your gift giving goes above and beyond December 25th.
For The Photo Collector:
We love Artifact Uprising because of their location in the Colorado Rockies, attention to detail, respect for nature, and high-quality products. They use recycled paper for their books and fallen trees for their blocks to keep their carbon footprint minuscule!
For The Ring Stacker:
Based in the US, this small but powerful company makes a difference worldwide! 30% of every purchase from Go Rings Jewelry is given to charities in need of funds. Now you really can give a little and get a little at the same time - starting at $15.
For The Eternal Optimist:
The Best Self Co. creates thoughtfully planned journals to help people in their mission "To connect and inspire humanity to think bigger and achieve more, while enjoying today." Starting at $29.99, these Journals are worth every penny.
For The Athlete:
While we are partial we couldn't have this thoughtful gift guide and not include yours truly. CAUSE + MEDIC is an all-natural skincare line combining the healing properties of CBD with other active botanical ingredients and is based in Colorado. Our coveted Pain Cream ($40) provides immediate relief from aches and pains you may be feeling - be it from a particularly hard workout or an injury you're coping with. We also donate $1 per purchase to one out of three charities you can choose from at checkout. This is what we like to call a win-win.
For The Adventurer:
Parks Project is a company that really gives back. They sell beautiful clothing, cool decor, funky jewelry etc. and donate the proceeds to projects in our National Parks that need funding. One of our favorite things by them is this National Park Checklist poster - $25 and up. They have so much stuff worth looking at if you have friends and family who love to hike, go on adventures, or need the motivation to travel.
For The Balance Seeker:
These Mala Gemstone Bracelets pack in so much good stuff, we don't even know where to start! Made from high quality materials, they are made to help the wearer feel happy and positive all day, every day, by acting as a reminder to stay present. Each piece of jewelry bought gives back to a charity, provides access to training programs to help the wearer on their path to balance, and provides a community of like minded people. And they're pretty...
For The Sleep Lover:
This Soothing Lavender Heat Pillow is just so good for these upcoming cold months. Not only good for soothing your loved ones to sleep, but can also be a wonderful source of relief from tense muscles or cramps - just toss in the microwave to warm, use, and repeat.
For The New Parents:
We just love these cuddle + kind dolls and we still can't get over how amazing their mission is. Each doll is handmade in Peru using fair trade practices; there are many dolls, each very colorful and full of personality; hypoallergenic, durable, safe and non-toxic; the purchase of one doll ($50) provides TEN MEALS to children in need. Yeah, WOW, right?
For The Tea Lover:
This Herbal Tea Set is perfect for that person in your life who treats tea like it's their life source. With different types of tea leaves, spices, and dried fruit to mix and match, tea time can always be a new adventure.
For the Cocktail Maker:
We all have that friend who stalks Pinterest for the craziest cocktail combinations to try. Elevate their mad scientist cocktail making skills with these CBD Infused Bitters that are extra tasty and take any cocktail to another level.
For The Girls:
We've finally all woken up and realized that princesses are not necessarily the greatest role models for young girls. So now who will we tell them about? A new book called 'Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls' provides a collection of 100 illustrated stories about inspirational women from all over the world. Entertain and educate all at the same time!
For The Ink Lover:
If they love getting inked, they will love our CBD Infused Tattoo Balm. This must-have balm is an all-natural CBD infused tattoo aftercare product that will reduce scabbing, preserve your tattoo’s color & support your skin’s healing. What makes this CBD Infused Tattoo Balm so different from the rest is that we made sure that the base of our balm was a solid mixture of all-natural botanical ingredients that are proven to keep skin healthy, moisturized & radiant. These ingredients that include Jojoba Wax, Rosehip Seed Oil & Vitamin E, paired with the plethora of benefits from the cannabis plant, is what keeps our beloved tattoo artists and tattoo shops coming back again and again.
For The Book Lover:
This one is for the friend who always says they want to read more but is never seen with a book. The Book of the Month Club Membership costs $12 to $15 per month (about the cost of a new book) and it allows the membership holder to pick one of five hand-selected books, which they pick out of hundreds.
For The Born Traveller:
This Wood Screen Print from Moore Collection speaks for itself. It's handmade in Denver and can easily be hung on the wall or displayed on a shelf.
For The Eater:
Eat Denver comes out with a yearly Card Deck that features the "must-eat" spots in Denver and offers discounts and promotions to a bunch of them, offering over $520 in savings. It's currently on sale for $27 but is normally $55.
For The Spice Lover:
The creator of this company, based in Denver, took a hard look at her favorite condiment, Sriracha, and realized how much bad stuff was in it. So she figured out how to make that and many other hot sauces with "Five ingredients. No gross stuff. Just locally sourced real food goodness." And Love Hard was born. It's pretty awesome, and they have a 4-pack of their goodies for $46 - a great gift for anyone who loves heat.
For The Funny Friend:
Craft boner is the perfect place to get quirky, personality-filled gifts for the funny people in your life. From pins to mugs, they have just about everything, making it a great place to do your Holiday shopping.
For The Intuitive:
These amazingly detailed, original, hand-drawn botanical Tarot cards are made with high-quality card stock and flaked with gold foil. They are a gorgeous gift for anyone in your life who wants to help fine tune their intuition...with style.
For The Green Beauties:
So. Many. Incredible. Options! VERT Beauty is a Denver based green beauty boutique and salon that holds the key to beauty - the natural way. Stocked with over 45 of the leading green beauty brands, they offer facials, consultations, waxing, and more, using only green beauty products.
For The Clients:
This is an incredibly delicious and thoughtful gift basket for anyone in your life, but we thought it would be perfect for any clients you want to impress. Packed with Colorado Crafted goodness using only the best artisan products - delicious, beautifully designed, and carefully created by individuals who truly care about their craft.
There you go; 20 Thoughtful Gifts Under $50! We hope this makes your gift buying more meaningful and easier. And from our family to yours, we wish you a safe, healthy holiday season.