Thanksgiving is barely over, postelection anxiety has just begun, and maybe you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of checking off every dad, mom, co-worker, and teen on your holiday-shopping list. In that spirit, we present the 46 gifts ahead, all neatly organized by price and less than $50.
A Book of Tweets
A Book of Tweets
Bind every tweet she’s ever sent, because the internet is a fickle place.
A classic red lip — for only a dollar.
European Union flag
To commemorate a time before “Leave,” an EU flag with the inclusion of the U.K.
Novelty Coat Hanger
at Typo by Cotton On
For the host juggling lots of guests’ coats, consider these oversize-animal-head coat hangers.
Disney “Tsum Tsum” Figures
It’s one thing to collect Disney Tsum Tsum characters; quite another to stack them in lots of crazy, fun displays.
Volcanic Ash Soap
Icelandic Volcano Soap
Contains charcoal as well as volcanic sand, ash, and soil, said to absorb toxins and produce collagen.
The British version of Nyquil, called Night Nurse, is so much better, but you’ll have to get someone to bring it back for you.
Sigrid Calon Memory Game
Sigrid Calon’s memory game: 52 paired cards in fluorescent, Risograph-print-inspired patterns.
A lightweight titanium spork, available in great anodized colors, for the practical backpacker.
Beechwood Hedgehog Tabletop Brush
Hedgehog Table Brush
An unusually shaped beechwood tabletop brush is a memorable hostess gift.
at One Hop Kitchen
Futuristic vine-ripened tomato sauce loaded with ground insects. And of course, it’s gluten-free.
Juggling for Beginners
A gift with a quick payoff: The fundamentals of the basic “cascade” pattern can be mastered in a half-hour.
Connétable Sardines - 2013 Vintage
at Zingerman’s Mail Order
Aficionados of aged canned fish — the flavors deepen over time — know that 2013 was a very good year for sardines
Salt-Preserved Meyer Lemon
A Jar of Lemons
For those not quite ready to batch their own salt-preserved Meyer lemons, this Inna version is the next best thing.
Cactus Soaps, set of four
Cold-pressed cactus soaps — in scents like cherry blossom — for the guest bathroom.
Levoons Measuring Spoons
Neo Measuring Spoons
Levoon handles squeeze together to scrape off excess ingredients and show portions as small as millimeters.
Standing Pen Circle from Areaware
These standing wooden ballpoint pens stay upright when not in use.
IncrediBuilds: Great White Sharks 3D Wood Model
3-D Shark Model
No glue or tools required to assemble this great white, which comes with laser-cut wood sheets and crafting ideas.
at Saxelby Cheese
Cheese of the Year
The most exciting cheese match-up of 2016: Cheesemakers Jasper Hill use Transmitter’s H1 Harvest Zinfandel beer to create its peachy, creamy, and smoky Transmitter Willoughby cheese.
Green Bell Nail Clipper
Superior Nail Clipper
They may not get excited about seeing a nail clipper in their stocking, but just wait until they experience the satisfying heft and springiness of this Green Bell model, made in the city in Japan famed for producing samurai swords.
Rembrandt Extra-Fine Artists’ Oil Color 40 ml Tube - Cadmium Orange
Alex Katz’s Orange
For the grown-up just learning to paint: Alex Katz uses this particular pigment of cadmium orange by Rembrandt’s Artists.
The Laundress X John Mayer Out West Duo
John Mayer Laundry Detergent
Yes, that John Mayer.
Natural Himalayan Hand Carved Salt Lamp
at Bed Bath & Beyond
The healing treatment du jour: a lamp carved from Indian rosewood and 100 percent pure Himalayan salt.
Razorba Back Hair Shaver
The End of Back Hair
The Razorba is a plastic wand that grips any disposable razor and shaves those hard-to-reach places.
Pop Art Lace Shoe Charms
at Top Man
The Millennial’s Brooch
Kids these days will love accessorizing their white Stan Smiths with a flash of Pop-art-inspired shoelace charms.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
Oh, the Places You’ll Go
The Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the world’s strangest sites, like Spain’s Baby Jumping festival.
Bird Beak Scissors
From a new brand launched in the name of more thoughtfully designed desktop goods, scissors that look like a bird.
Senquio Inflatable Lounger
It works as patio furniture or an extra bed for guests.
Fat Brad, the Cookbook
at Long Prawn
Brad Pitt Has the Munchies
Brad Pitt eating scenes — the seafood bisque in Fight Club, etc. — reimagined in Fat Brad, the Cookbook.
Pewter Saltine Cracker
at The Line
A pewter saltine cracker — just because — from artist Herbert Hoover, who casts his work in New York City.
at Tiger Lady
Arm a woman you love with TigerLady retractable handheld claws that’ll also snag her assailant’s DNA.
Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum
at Astor Wine
Really Strong Rum
138-proof rum created by a supergroup of bartender luminaries, including David Wondrich and Martin Cate.
at Good Thing
OCD Fruit Bowl
Type A’s can display highly organized fruits with the Platform bowl, which stacks in up to four tiers.
Designer Clara von Zweigbergk was inspired by a similar one she made from watercolored chipboard at age 8.
at Table of Trash
The Periodic Table of Trash
It includes an array of New York City trash in categories such as Food, Hygiene, Municipal, and Vices.
at Store, 144 Tenth Ave., nr. 19th St.; 212-242-4853
Dead-Celebrity Dinner Plates
For Prince and all the other stars gone too soon, a tribute in the form of vintage-style plates created by L.A. artist Angela Rossi.
Buly 1803 Crème Pogonotomienne Shaving Cream
at Mr Porter
Vintage Shave Cream
The cream is infused with smoky-scented and naturally antibacterial hinoki wood and moisturizing sweet almond oil, but really it’s all about the packaging.
Coach Mini Wallet in Daisy Field Print Coated Canvas
Coach splashes on a floral inspired by a 1930s French paper sample.
at The Unicorn NYC
At the Unicorn, Jess Labus teaches Swiss yodeling for beginners and experienced singers.
Beaded Flower and Vase
at Love Adored
An everlasting bouquet of vintage French daisies; Japanese brass vase sold separately.
at Laurence Brabant & Alain Villechange
For your Aunt Sue who prefers an extra-full wineglass, these borosilicate glasses with hollow stems are just the thing.
at Enlightenment Wines
These newly released Enlightenment maple wines are fermented exclusively from raw maple syrup and well water and aged for over two years in a single Tuthilltown bourbon barrel.
Buly 1803 Oub Tortoiseshell Toothbrush
at Mr Porter
Like classic tortoiseshell sunglasses, for the man who prefers to look stylish even in the bathroom.
White Ash Edition
Made of ash trees from Canadian forests, this new pour-over model may be the most minimalist coffeemaker yet.
Bosch GLM 20 Compact Laser Measure
Digital Tape Measure
The handyperson in your life can forego clunky tape in favor of the newest Bosch laser measure GLM 20, which shoots a beam of up to 65 feet with the push of a button.
*This article appears in the November 28, 2016, issue of New York Magazine.
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