50 Gifts Under $50 from Local Shops
When it comes to choosing thoughtful gifts, big-box chains simply can’t compete with the bewitching baubles found in local shops. To help you find one-of-a-kind presents this season, we’ve scoured dozens of stores across the city. Sourced from local shops, boutiques, and Boston-based makers, our selections run the gamut so you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list. Here, find our budget-conscious guide to 50 gifts under $50. —With additional reporting by Sam Peters
Steel Stand Clock, $50
Lekker Home, 1313 Washington St., Boston
Designed by Copenhagen-based Norm Architects, this powder-coated steel time teller makes a bold statement. Its sleek and simple design is available in light and dark grey.
Beaded Hand Bracelet, $50
Flock, 274 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA 02118
This dainty bracelet is an elegant accessory for both formal and casual ensembles. Flock notes the “subtle studs provide this hand bracelet with delicate texture.”
Laser-Cut Necklace, $49
For lovers of all things Art Deco, this laser-cut necklace made of maple wood is the perfect gift. The handmade, Metropolis-esque pendant and its golden chain can be worn as a statement piece or layered with other necklaces.
Olive Oil Decanter, $48
You didn’t realize you could store soy sauce in a nifty-looking vessel, did you? This handmade olive oil decanter can also store vinegar, soy sauce, and other stove-side essentials.
Huntsman Swiss Army Knife, $48
Craft and Caro
Available in hardwood, black, and red, this classic Swiss army knife is what the outdoors-lover in your life has always wanted. It comes with 15 features and is never short of uses.
Doll Head Cup and Saucer, $45
December Thieves, 88 Charles St., Boston
Enjoy a warm cup of tea from one of these whimsical doll head vessels. Made of porcelain, this one-of-a-kind kitchenware will set you apart from the rest of the caffeine addicts in the office.
Strawberry Fields Art Print, $42
Artist Bianca Bello quit pursuing her master’s degree in chemistry to make art full time. The former Bostonian now sells her light and airy pieces online and in stores.
Envelope Clutch, $42
Bobbles and Lace, Multiple locations across Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Made of vegan leather, this dark grey envelope-style clutch is simple and chic. It has a detachable gold chain strap for hands-free carrying.
Chilote Wool Slippers, $42
Boston General Store, 305 Harvard St., Brookline
For your favorite ski bum, these toasty wool slippers are a much-needed comfort. Handmade in Patagonia, they conform to the wearer’s foot and come with a repair kit.