holiday gifts 2018

43 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $50

Including terrazzo coasters, tea-bag eye masks, CBD gumdrops, and much more.

The best nail clipper. Photo: Joe Lingeman
The best nail clipper. Photo: Joe Lingeman

In all the Black Friday hysteria, you may have gotten a good deal on a flat-screen TV. But what about those gifts that elicit a truly delighted wow? Here, dozens of kooky, beautiful, and useful gifts, priced under $50 from New York’s print gift guide. Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.

Beautiful, yes, but also crafted by a Tokyo company called Kiya that’s been making knives for over two centuries.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

In which the actor (and street-style icon) interviews celebrities, including Edie Falco and Michael Cera.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

The earring of a generation.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

Noma’s recipes for everything from lacto blueberries to whiskey vinegar.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

For the baby who prefers to chew on natural rubber from Malaysian Hevea trees.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

An Aperol spritz deserves to sit upon mother-of-pearl.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

Goofballs, fattys, gold dust: all terms that were catching on circa 1972, when New York State issued this brochure, now reproduced.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

From the family behind New Haven’s (or the country’s, depending on who you’re talking to) best pizzeria.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

As seen in archival photos of the Missoni family in the recently released Missoni Family Cookbook.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

A pest slayer with a beechwood handle.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

Luxurious yet playful, in a bright Elmo-ish color.

As with the narrator in Sheila Heti’s novel Motherhood, you too can flip I Ching coins to ask yes-or-no questions (heads means yes, tails no).

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

Also available: a waxy sugar apple.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

A saucer from André Soltner’s groundbreaking French restaurant, Lutèce (1961–2004).