If you’re looking to make a good impression but aren’t sure of the party host’s style or you’re looking for the best Secret Santa gift possible for under $50, you’ve come to the right gift guide. We’ve curated our favorite ungeneric generic gifts that will go over way better than the standard people pleasers. Scroll down to shop our picks!

1) Clinique Gift Set ($49.50)

We love this gift because every woman likes to play with beauty products, but she won’t always splurge on herself. This set let’s her experiment with 12 of Clinique’s best-selling products for a $50 value.

2) Arquiste x J. Crew Dark Pine Candle ($45)

This collaboration between chic parfumeur Arquiste and J. Crew resulted in an unforgettable candle that makes the perfect holiday gift for a teacher, hostess, doorman, you name it. The scent reminds us of a rustic cabin in winter with notes of pine, juniper, cedarwood and balsam. This one will be tempting not to keep for yourself.

3) Chooze Shoes ($29-50) 

These mismatched shoes come in a variety of prints and styles and make getting dressed fun for your little girl or boy. It’s the perfect gift for your little ones, for your young friends and family members and even for expecting moms.

4) Anthropologie Nolia Studs ($38) 

Hook a friend up with these sparkly studs, and she’ll be set for the holiday party season and beyond. We love that they’re classic with a vintage twist, which means they’ll suit so many different personalities. 

5) Galactic Gorgeous Lipstick Queen ($24)

If she’s into indie movies, scoring finds that insider’s covet or loves her lipstick, she’ll be pyched to get this chic set from the cult-favorite brand Lipstick Queen. The formulas are infused with light-reflecting shimmer particles and come in red, deep red, nude and pink.

6) Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Diffusers ($64)

This set of holiday-themed home diffusers is the perfect hostess gift. There are three diffusers that come in champagne, vanilla, bourbon and mandarin, and santorini. They keep your home smelling fresh and in the holiday spirit.

Tip: Craving some real champagne? During the holiday season, champagne companies are in major competition, which results in lowered prices. That means now is the time to stock up on some bubbly to ring in the New Year!

7) Violet Grey Makeup & Styling Gift Set ($125)

Ok, we cheated. This gift is a bit over $100, but it’s worth it. The luxurious set has everything you need to feel like a jet-setting celebrity. It’s TSA-approved and covers all your beauty needs with top-notch beauty products including: Charlotte Tilbury Super Model Body Glow, Tom Ford Lip Color, Koh Gen Do Spa Cloths, as well as a variety of pamper-yourself products anyone is sure to love.

8) Dinoplatz Lost Identity Lip Tint ($18) 

How fun is this cutely packaged lip crayon; it changes color based on the temperature of your body! We also like that this hydrating gloss is long-lasting and comes in customizable shades of pink, coral orange and lavender.

9) Kate Spade Jewelry Box ($40)

Need a gift for your co-worker, babysitter or anyone else? This jewelry box is ideal for earrings, rings, paperclips or any odds and ends. It’s cute, feminine and a great desk, bedroom or bathroom accessory.

10) Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate Gift Set ($79.95)

Everyone loves hot chocolate around the holidays. If you’re in charge of gifting an entire family, this hot chocolate set is perfect for kids and parents alike.


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