Unique Gift Ideas For Under $50

If you have a tight budget, this list should give you some great ideas how to make your money go further.

Great gifts don't have to be expensive. It is more about the gesture and thoughtfulness.

So here is the deal. When you think of a present and suggestions bellow think about what story will you tell him/her about it. Not how or where he/she will use it, and not about how much it costs. Just whether the story would be interesting to him/her or not.

There are just so many of the artisans out there. Hence I tend to go for more unusual looking gifts within the certain category. So this time, when considering the budget, I went with wallets, notebooks (always been a hit with women), key wallets, pens and bathroom accessories.

WALLETS

MADE IN HOLLAND

Made in a factory designed around workers and their welfare. They have RFID shield built in, to protect contactless cards from fraud. Colourful.

MADE IN GERMANY

Space Wallet

Rebellious design created by students who wanted to move away from “old fashioned wallet styles”. Slimmer vegan friendly wallet from cork.

MADE IN UKRAINE

Traditional wallet with a contemporary twist – hand sewn and waxed as usual but yet laser engraved. Run by a young artisan from Ukraine.

NOTEBOOKS

MADE IN GERMANY

Roterfaden Eco

These rustic looking notebooks are extremely popular. Limited edition eco theme – end papers are made out of recycled maps. Might go quick.

HANDMADE IN FRANCE

Calepino No1 to No5

Vintage design. Made using recycled and unbleached paper, hand folded, family run business. Calepino are uniquely small – fit in the back pocket.

MADE IN ITALY

Ciak Duo Notebook & Diary

Two in one. Weekly diary on one side, flip over and it is a lined note book on the other. Soft leather cover. This is a very famous notebook maker in Europe.

KEY WALLETS

MADE IN POLAND

Solier Key Pouch

Made from solid natural leather that is designed to last. A great gift to prevent keys from scratching phone screens. Can be personalised.

$20

MADE IN DENMARK

Simon Tundelder Key Clochette

Simon Tuntelder, a young passionate contemporary leather maker who seeks a balance between simplicity and functionality.

MADE IN ITALY

Toscanella Key Wallet

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PENS

MADE IN ITALY

Il Bussetto Leather Bic Pen

Although it is made from leather, uniquely there are no seams or visible joints. No one else seem to do the leather accessories that way.

MADE IN GERMANY

Diplomat Spacetec Pen

High tech pen that writes in extreme conditions from -20 to +50 C, under water and even in space. And by the way, it is really used by cosmonauts too.

MADE IN IRELAND

50 Cal Imitation Pen

This 50c cal imitation cartridge pen is made in Ireland. The dark wooden part comes from Irish bogs and it is more than 5000 years old. True story.

BATHROOM ACCESSORIES

MADE IN BRITAIN

Colin Webb R1-S Razor

Ideal for lovers of sports cars. Colourful paint comes from neighbouring factories in British car manufacturing capital – Birmingham.

Usually $70 (when discounted $49)

MADE IN GERMANY

MÜHLE Shaving Brush Cosmo

The handle of this fantastic brush is made from oak or faux ivory brittles are natural and it is all handmade by this legendary maker.

MADE IN BRITAIN

Kent Handmade Tootbrush

Traditionally they were made from a whale bone. The design is re-created using the same technique of hand stitching natural bristle. Handmade.

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