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Gifts for $50

Capping your price limit at half a Franklin? Try these finds.


Bangers & Lace Beer of the Month Club, $50 at Bangers & Lace
Pair this membership, good for 12 beers, with a gift certificate for food at the Wicker Park beer bar.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of Bliss)
Photograph: Courtesy of Bliss

Bliss Triple Oxygen starter kit, $46 at Bliss Spa
Guys and gals alike will appreciate the glowing skin this set delivers�for $114 less than the in-spa triple oxygen facial, too!

 (Photograph: Courtesy of CB2)
Photograph: Courtesy of CB2

Tree bookends, $50 at CB2


Snuggly Sweater Friends, $48 at Green Genes
For your little one, pair one of these plush dolls with a cozy sweater.


The Outdoor Explorer kit, $44 at Green Genes

 (Photograph: Courtesy of Seltzer Goods)
Photograph: Courtesy of Seltzer Goods

Seltzer Goods friendship pin, $45 at M2 Boutique

 (Courtesy of Quirk Books)
Courtesy of Quirk Books

Gig Posters Volume 2, $40 at gigposters.com
These rock-show posters can be torn out and framed�perfect for a college dorm room or first apartment.

 (Photograph: Lee Webb)
Photograph: Lee Webb

Hex Code wallet case for iPhone, $50 at store.apple.com
If you know he�s getting an iPhone 4S from Santa, snag him this accessory. (Just make sure he opens the phone first!)

 (Photograph: Courtesy of Kipling)
Photograph: Courtesy of Kipling

Kipling New lunch bag, $48 at kipling-usa.com

 (Photograph: Courtesy of Jonathan Adler)
Photograph: Courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Boom box match strike, $42 at Jonathan Adler


Recycle Girl adult mittens, $45 at Green Genes

 (Photograph: Courtesy of Moleskine)
Photograph: Courtesy of Moleskine

Moleskine metal roller pen, $50 at Bloomingdale�s
Pair this with a Moleskine notebook to inspire a budding writer to step away from the keyboard once in a while.


Forest painting, $42 at Haymaker Shop

 (Photograph: Courtesy of Jonathan Adler)
Photograph: Courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Peace/Love coasters, $48 at Jonathan Adler
Gift a party host with classy, not corny, holiday decor.


Chicago El pillow by Zerobird Studio, $40 at Haymaker Shop
Make the ex-Chicagoans on your list nostalgic with this pillow, handmade by a local artist who was inspired by bike rides under the Pink and Green Lines.


Hex Icon watch band for iPod nano, $40 at the Apple Store

 (Photograph: Stella S Lee Photography)
Photograph: Stella S Lee Photography

Pac-Man Ghost wall decals, $50 at whatisblik.com
This is a great gift for your friend who refuses to grow up.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of Sephora)
Photograph: Courtesy of Sephora

Sephora deluxe fragrance samples, $50 at Sephora
Since scents smell different on each person�s skin, picking one out as a gift is dang near impossible. Opt for this kit for men and women, which includes a gift card for a full-size bottle of the recipient�s choice.