Budget-Friendly Gifts Under $50
DoneGood Holiday 2021 Gift Roundups
Whether you’re looking for a gift for loved ones, the perfect stocking stuffer or a thank you gift for your favorite teacher, neighbor, or barista, these ethically made products from DoneGood are all affordable—under $50—and also thoughtful and meaningful. Like everything from DoneGood, they’re good for people and the planet, making them sweet treats in more ways than one.
Give the gift of comfort with a set of super-soft socks from Conscious Step. This fair trade 3-pack is made from GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and features a padded insole for extra arch support. And each “Socks that Plant Trees” purchase will plant 30 new trees. Conscious Step gives back a portion of every purchase to social causes, so you can choose socks that support issues you care about like empowering women, planting trees, supporting quality mental health care, and more!
$40/3 pack—Buy Now
These gorgeous and affordable studs from Starfish Project are whimsical yet easy to wear. Plated in 14k gold, these delicate butterfly studs represent beauty, transformation, and freedom. And Starfish Project is all about freedom — the company is committed to helping women in Asia escape trafficking and exit the sex trade. The company provides these women with living-wage jobs, and contributes its earnings to a community outreach program that provides shelter, healthcare, education, and more to these survivors. The earrings are hypoallergenic and free of lead and cadmium.
Keep your friends and family organized in style. This handcrafted wallet from Brave Soles is made from upcycled airplane seat fabric and its inner pockets are made with recycled inner tire tubes. Its design is classic and simple, making it easy to sort and store bills, cards, change, and receipts. All of Brave Soles products are made by empowered artisans in the Dominican Republic.
This stylish water bottle is a perfectly practical gift. The 20-ounce, stainless steel bottle from XACT is double-wall insulated, vacuum-sealed, and copper-lined. It features a dual opening; the top opening is great for sipping, and the wider bottom opening is perfect for adding ice or cleaning. This bottle includes a removable knit jacquard woven leash strap for easy transportation. It keeps beverages hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours.
$25 (available in black or stainless steel)—Buy Now
Make the season bright with these solar string lights from MPOWERD. Easy to hang, these string lights showcase six different colors of ambiance via an 18-foot cord. They are mobile charging and last up to 15 hours on a single charge. You can also gift confidently, knowing that every MPOWERD purchase supports the company’s mission to bring light to 3 billion people globally still living without reliable electricity.
$50 (also available with white lights)—Buy Now
The baking kit from Renewal Mill is delectable as well as eco-conscious. All ingredients are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. The kit includes everything you need to make a gooey batch of chocolate and peppermint bark brownies: one 18-ounce bag of chocolate brownie mix, one 6-ounce jar of chocolate chips, one 5-ounce jar of crushed peppermint candy, one 0.1-ounce vial of peppermint extract, and an instruction card. Bake these peppermint delights this holiday season, or gift them to someone with a sweet tooth who loves to get whisked away in the kitchen. Renewal Mill fights climate change and global food loss by upcycling byproducts from food manufacturing into ingredients and pantry staples.
Relax and unwind with a cup of freshly brewed tea. Unfrazzle Your Dazzle from Mountain Mels is the perfect blend for anyone who could use a little oasis of relaxation from time to time — and who couldn’t these days? This specific blend is made up of herbs that have been shown to aid sleep and support the nervous system. Pair this loose-leaf blend with a star-shaped tea infuser to simplify tea-making, whether you wish to make a single cup or a whole pot. All of Mountain Mels’ teas are organic and made from ethically harvested plants.