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50 Gifts Under $50

Our Ultimate Gift Guide

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    1 | Vino — Locally made and one of the best on the market. $14.99, by Locust Lane Vineyards, from Local D’Lish
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    2 | Portable Speaker — Connects to any music player. Ideal for spontaneous dance parties. $30, by Triple C Design, from Weisman Art Museum
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    3 | Pocket Knife — Color jazzes up this practical tool. $22, by Opinel, from Askov Finlayson
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    4 | Serving Tray — Dress it up for the season with a ceramic charm. $38.50 ($12.50 each for mini charms), by Nora Fleming, from Alfresco Casual Living
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    5 | Bookends — Guild your mantel with a regal piggy. $29.95 for set, from cb2
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    6 & 7 | Cheeses + Board — A locally made cutting board with some of our favorite cheeses. Clockwise from top right: Bleu Mont Bandaged Cheddar ($25.99/lb.), from Surdyk’s; Bent River Camembert ($27/lb.) and Shepherd’s Way Big Woods Blue ($30/lb.), both from Kowalski’s and local co-ops; cutting board ($28) and spreader ($8), both from The Foundry Home Goods
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    8 | Noël Glasses — Cheers to the season. $3.99 each, from Cost Plus World Market
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    9 | Goblets — One is gorgeous; two make beautiful bookends. $39–$49 each, from Motto
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    10 | Wood Cuff — Sculpted for a modern statement. $28, from Weisman Art Museum
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    11 | Square Brass Bangles — Lovely alone or stacked with others. $38 for set of three, from Spruce Flowers & Home
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    12 | Wine Pourer — An improvement on older versions, the chill rod attaches to any wine bottle. $28, by Vinoice, from Gather
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    13 | Stag Pillow — Jump on the animal head trend with this cabin-ready cushion. $16.99, from Bachman’s
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    14 | Reindeer Bumble — Buy them for the kids, but you’ll want these cuties on your mantel. $34 and $22, by Hoptimist, Walker Art Center
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    15 | Intimates — White feels right for the season. Cotton lace camisole ($29) and bikini bottoms ($18), by Mary Green, from Room No. 3
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    16 | Coasters — An inspired sentiment for holiday gatherings. $42 for four, by Ben’s Garden, from The Marsh
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    17 | Coat Hook — It’s functional, and fit for the game room. $12.99, from Bachman’s
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    18 | Ruched Top — So flattering, it’s no wonder this is a top seller. $38, by Tea n Rose, from Hot Mama
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    19 | Shaker + Glasses — From the highly anticipated Target-Neiman Marcus holiday collection launching Dec. 1. Glasses ($49.99 for set of four) and shaker ($49.99), by Altuzarra, from Target and Neiman Marcus
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    20 | Playing Cards — Put some style into game night. $10, from Jonathan Adler
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    21 | Candle — Birchwood Pine is exactly how holidays should smell. $32, by Nest, from Ampersand
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    22 | Dice — Roll these onto the table for a whimsical centerpiece. $18.99, from Bachman’s
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    23 | Pull Toy — Squirrels are having a moment, both in home accessories and toys. $21.95, by Kid O, from Corazon
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    24 | Hat — A narrow brim is cool now, and flannel dresses it up. $25, by Coal, from martinpatrick3
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    25 | Mittens — Cozy and classic in Fair Isle. $40, by Penfield, from Askov Finlayson
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    26 | Shot Glasses — Made with Himalayan salt, just add tequila and serve! $32.95 for set of four, from Goodthings
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    27 | Coin Purse — The distinct fortune- cookie shape just has to be good luck. $34, from Victory
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    28 | Pouchette — Fits your iPhone, credit cards, and pad of paper. $50, from russell + hazel
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    29 & 30 | Earrings + Bowl — Store these perfect party earrings in a gold glazed bowl. Earrings ($38), by Kate Spade, from Melly; bowl ($20), from The Foundry Home Goods
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    31 | Stacking Cups Game — Don’t be the one to knock over these tippy teacups! $46, by Imm Living, from Walker Art Center
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    32 | Festive Jar — Nostalgic decor for the windowsill or table, locally made by artist Rachael Crew. $16 for small jar, from Paper Hat
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    33 | Honey — Cultivated from fields all over the metro, each one has a distinct sense of place. $8.25–$10, by Ames Farm, from Grass Roots Gourmet
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    34 | Candies — Sweet nibbles are always a hit. B.T. McElrath chocolate bear ($36.95), Yukon cocoa ($11.95), and homemade vanilla marshmallows ($6.95), all from Golden Fig; Sweet Jules fleur de sel caramels ($2.70 for three), from Sweet Chocolat
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    35 | Cake Server — We’re eating up the modern design of this functional tool. $24.95, by Magisso, from American Swedish Institute
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    36 | Teas — Intriguing flavors in attractive tins. $9.95 each, by Marcus Samuelsson, from Patina
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    37 | Towels — So vibrant, you’ll want to take them out of the kitchen. $24 each, by Tissage Moutet, Three Rooms
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    38 | Pickled Pea Pods — The flattest, best way to get some pickle in your sandwich. $11.99, by Grandma Viola’s Vittles, from France 44
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    39 | Cards — Oscar Wilde Wisdoms are so witty, it takes the pressure off of you. $18 for six, from Mara-Mi
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    40 | Tajine — Tandoori chicken is just the start of what you can make in this clay oven. $16.95–$29.95, from Sur La Table
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    41 | Soaps — Perfect stocking stuffers. Favorito red poppy scented bath soap ($11) and Voga acacia tuberose scented soap ($11), both by Lafco New York; arancia shea butter soap ($14),by Alora Ambiance, all from Victory
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    42 | Travel Kit — For the jet setter, travel-size shampoo, conditioner, body cleanser, and body balm. $35, by Aesop, from martinpatrick3
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    43 | Scarf — From the iconic Minnesota brand. $49.50, by Faribault Woolen Mill Co., from Ampersand
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    44 | Pencil Frame — A colorful way to display your budding artist’s little face. $21.99, by Cupcakes and Cartwheels, from Bachman’s
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    45 | Knife — This ceramic paring knife stays sharp no matter what. $9.95, by Kuhn Rikon, from Sur La Table
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    46 | Alarm Dock — Turn your iPhone into a mod alarm clock. $30, by Areaware, from Walker Art Center
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    47 | Watch — This programmable learning watch is the answer to “how much longer?” $29.99, by Kwid, from Creative Kidstuff
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    48 | Dog Collar — Handsome reinforcement. $34.95, by Life of Ryley, from Corazon
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    49 | Pouches — Color-dipped canvas supply bags. $36 each, from Mara-Mi
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    50 | Enamel Bangles — Fabulous arm candy (and they look expensive!). $30 each, from Melly

Alfresco Casual Living, 321 S. Main St., Stillwater, 651-439-0814, alfrescocasualliving.comAmerican Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave. S., Mpls., 612-870-3378, shopswedish.comAmpersand, Galleria, 952-920-2118, ampersandshops.comAskov Finlayson, 200 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-206-3925, askovfinlayson.comBachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-861-7600, bachmans.comcb2, 3045 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-821-9303, cb2.comCooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1333, cooksofcrocushill.comCorazon, 4646 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-276-0198, corazononline.comCost Plus World Market, 2401 Fairview Ave. N., Rosedale, 651-636-1216, worldmarket.comCrate & Barrel, Galleria, 952-920-2300, crateandbarrel.comFrance 44, 4351 France Ave. S., Mpls. 612-285-7643, france44.comThe Foundry Home Goods, 125 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-333-8484, thefoundryhomegoods.comGather, 5041 France Ave. S., Mpls., 612-920-1400, gatheronfrance.comGeneral Store of Minnetonka, 14401 Hwy. 7, Minnetonka, 952-935-2215, generalstoreofminnetonka.comGolden Fig, 790 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-602-0144, goldenfig.com Goodthings, 2184 4th St., White Bear Lake, 651-426-8006, seegoodthings.comGrass Roots Gourmet, 920 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-871-6947, midtownglobalmarket.orgJonathan Adler, 1439 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-353-5311, jonathanadler.comKowalski’s, nine metro locations including 16500 W. 78th St., Eden Prairie, 952-937-9585, kowalskis.comLocal D’Lish, 208 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-886-3047, localdlish.comMara-Mi, 201 S. Main St., Stillwater, 651-689-1730, mara-mi.comThe Marsh, 15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, 952-935-2202, themarsh.commartinpatrick3, 212 3rd Ave. N., Ste. 106, Mpls., 612-746-5329, martinpatrick3.comMelly, Galleria, 952-929-9252, mellyonline.comMotto, 3105 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-545-5636, shopmotto.comPaper Hat, 2309 W. 50th St., Mpls., 612-886-3892, paperhatco.comPatina, six locations including 1009 Franklin Ave. W., Mpls., 612-872-0880, patinastores.comRoom No. 3, 4948 France Ave. S., Mpls., 952-746-3003, roomno3.comrussell + hazel, 4388 France Ave. S., Mpls., 952-279-1360, russellandhazel.comSpruce Flowers & Home, 4751 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls., 612-767-1101, sprucemn.comSur La Table, 3901 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-656-0045, surlatable.comSurdyk’s, 303 Hennepin Ave. E., Mpls., 612-379-3232, surdyks.comSweet Chocolat, 1701 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville, 651-488-6340, mysweet chocolat.comThree Rooms, Galleria, 952-926-1774 • Victory, 3505 W. 44th St., Mpls., 612-926-8200, shopvictory.comWalker Shop, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-375-7633, shop.walkerart.org Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Pkwy., Mpls., 612-625-9494, weisman.umn.edu

 

Swag Holiday Shops Guide

’Tis the season to shop, and shopping and style editor Allison Kaplan has your guide to must-shop stores for the holidays at mspmag.com/swagshops.

 

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