2021 Gift Guide: Shop Our $50 & Under Picks

This holiday season, we’re curating gifts for every budget. From beauty products and homes goods to interesting reads and unique accessories, here’s what made our roundup of items $50 and under.
gift guide - city bird mug
Good Morning Detroit Mug, $12, at City Bird, 460 W. Canfield St., Detroit; 313-831-9146; citybirddetroit.com // Photograph by Gerard + Belvender

Have them enjoy their first sip of the day with a salute to the city.

gift guide - 12th and viv candle
Tranquility candle, $20+, at 12th & Viv, 27500 Novi Road, Novi; 248-506-2898; 12thandviv.com

With notes of amber and vanilla, this scent from local candle and skincare company 12th & Viv aims to provide just what the name suggests: tranquility.

gift guide - black panther
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 1, $35, at Vault of Midnight, 2857 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-481-2165; and 219 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-998-1413; valutofmidnight.shop

Fans of Wakanda’s King T’Challa can enter his world once more with this volume by comic book writer Christopher Priest.

gift guide - skincare
Lollia by Margot Elena products, $15+, at Urbanum, 6545 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-771-4777; urbanumdetroit.com

Help them wind down at the end of a long day with bubble bath, fragrances, and more from beauty and skincare brand’s popular Always in Rose collection.

gift guide - skincare
Wonder Valley products, $58+, at Nora; 4240 N. Cass Ave., Ste. 109; Detroit; 313-831-4845; noramodern.com

From ingredients like avocado, olive, and grapeseed oils in the Wonder Valley Oil Cleanser to lotus seed, green tea, and bamboo in the Wonder Valley Olive & Lotus Exfoliant, these apothecary goods make for a great spa day or nighttime ritual.

gift guide - nora mug
Form & Seek x Nora Ripple Mug Gift Set, $45, at Nora, 4240 N. Cass Ave., Ste. 109; Detroit; 313-831-4845; noramodern.com

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the home goods shop teamed up with local designer Nur Saltik of Form&Seek studio on this mug set.

gift guide - you're on the right path
You’re on the Right Path 8×10 Print, $20, at Hazel + Dolly; hazelanddolly.com

Encourage a loved one with this print from local artist Rachael Barlock’s stationery brand, Hazel + Dolly.

gift guide earrings
Soulful Purple earrings, $20, at Down to the Wire; downtothewire.store

Every piece from local photographer Alessandro Uribe-Rheinbolt’s brand Down to the Wire is made with real fruits or flowers and inspired by Colombian jewelry.

gift guide - espresso cup
Tasty Face Espresso Cup & Saucer, $30, at DIA Shop, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7948; diashop.org

Anyone taking a sip from this friendly cup is sure to smile.

gift guide - punk cranbrook
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986, $25, at Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; cranbrookartmuseum.org

Gift the punk fans in your life this project that explores the posters, flyers, zines, and album covers of the punk and post-punk music scenes in the U.S. and United Kingdom. Available at Cranbrook Art Museum, the piece is printed as an oversized, 52-page newspaper.

gift guide - urbanum detroit alarm clock
Newgate Alarm Clock, available in various colors, $35, at Urbanum, 6545 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-771-4777; urbanumdetroit.com

Help them wake up the old-fashioned way with a brand-new alarm clock.

boubi skin - gift guide
Nighttime Bundle, $25, at Boubí Skin; boubiskin.com

This set from local small-batch skincare brand Boubí Skin comes with a lavender night oil and hydrating lavender mist. All Boubí products are vegan and alcohol- and cruelty-free.

hazel and dolly notepad - gift guide
Green Bleach Splatter Notepad, $8, at Hazel + Dolly; hazelanddolly.com

Brighten up their stationery with this fun notepad from Hazel + Dolly.

Butterfly Scarf gift guide
Evocation of Butterflies Redon Poly Scarf, $50, at the DIA Shop, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7948; diashop.org

Give their outfits an artsy flair with this scarf inspired by French symbolist painter Odilon Redon’s “Evocation of Butterflies.”

gift guide - prints
Shroom Fingers Print, $21, at Rail & Anchor, 
502 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak; 248-397-8985; railandanchor.com // Photograph by Gerard + Belvender

Make their walls pop 
with these funky decor, like the Shroom Fingers print pictured above, from Rail & Anchor in Royal Oak.

gift guide - cbd dr. peace lily
Magic Potion 500 mg. Tincture, $45, at Dr. Peace Lily; drpeacelily.com

Clinical pharmacist Najifa Choudhury launched her local CBD company, Dr. Peace Lily, in 2019. This tincture includes broad-spectrum hemp oil and natural peppermint flavor, to help relieve anxiety and discomfort.

kenna nicole - gift guide
Thyme Balm for Lips, Skin + Cuticles, $9, at Kenna Nicole Products; kennanicoleproducts.com

This Michigan-made illipe butter and beeswax balm from skincare brand Kenna Nicole makes for a great stocking stuffer, offering relief for dry lips, skin, and cuticles.

Bourbon Chestnut 4 oz. Soy Candle - gift guide
Bourbon Chestnut 4 oz. Soy Candle, $10, at The Little Flower Soap Co.; littleflowersoap.com

This hand-poured soy wax candle, from Michigan-based The Little Flower Soap Co., includes notes of vanilla, caramel, and clove and is sure to warm up any space.

making a life book - gift guide
Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Were Meant to Live, $35, at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 313-982-6140; giftshop.thehenryford.org

Motivate a friend or loved one with a copy of this book, which features stories of weavers, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more people who make things.

Paperwhites Narcissus Garden - gift guide
Paperwhites Narcissus Garden in a Bag by Potting Shed Creations, $18, at Post by Mutual Adoration, 14500 Kercheval St., Detroit; 313-815-4059; mutualadoration.com

This “garden is a bag” is a great way for people to cultivate their green thumb.

karmela cosmetics - gift guide
Passion lipstick, $24, at Karmela Cosmetics; karmelacosmetics.com

Lipstick lovers can enjoy Karmela Cosmetics’ high-pigment, matte lipstick (pictured here in Passion). Ten percent of the brand’s net profits are donated to organizations focused on women’s healing and empowerment.

dieg rivera puzzle - gift guide
Diego Rivera Detroit Industry Murals North Wall Puzzle, $20, at the DIA Shop, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7948; diashop.org

If you know someone with idle hands, gift them this puzzle featuring a piece of Rivera’s famous “Detroit Industry, North Wall” mural.

skip comic - gift guide
Skip, $23, at Vault of Midnight, 2857 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-481-2165; and 219 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-998-1413; vaultofmidnight.shop

In the graphic novel Skip, Bloom and Gloopy find themselves taken from their separate worlds and traveling through different dimensions together.

snowflake plate - gift guide
Redware Snowflake Plates, available in various sizes, $34+ each, at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 313-982-6140; giftshop.thehenryford.org

Spice up their winter table settings with these plates, featuring a snowflake design and made with redware clay.

today clothing - gift guide
Kapital 60 Yarns Grandrelle Ivy Smile Socks in Beige, $41, at Today Clothing, 215 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-548-8301; todayclothing.com

Keep their feet warm and happy with these cotton-hemp blend socks from Kapital 60 Yarns.


This story is featured in the December 2021 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. Read more stories in our digital edition.

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