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Abstract art oil painting in cheerful 1980's colors like turquoise and light purple and yellow with the title Gift Guide: 15 Under $50

Explore Brooke’s curated list of 15 gifts under $50 that will wow your friends and family.

Hand-painted square coasters with a head portrait of a famous queer icon and person of color

1. Queer Icon Coasters

Handmade in Pennslyvania, USA
by Raffi Marhaba at The Beat in Between

Illustrated portraits of Marsha P. Johson, Sylvia Rivera, Audre Lorde, Bayard Rustin, Alok and Chella Man. Each and every person was hand drawn then transferred to wood.
Handmade with queer love (so each looks slightly different).

A rounded tear-drop shaped ceramic pendant with a dark red maroon glaze

2. Calming Worry Pendant

Handmade in France
by Lily at Drifting Spirits

Each pendant is smooth and shaped to be held in the hand. The sandalwood bead also has calming and grounding effects.

A night light in a socket with a decorative round geode slice for transclucent color in blue and red and a charm of a silver wolf head on top

3. Geode Wolf Night Light

Handmade in Texas, USA
by C Stein at Eclectic Design Choices

A beautiful geode slice with a wolf watching over you at night.

An abstract painting with bright spring easter 1980's colors like turquoise, light purple, green, and dark pink

4. Abstract Art

Handmade in the Maryland by Amanda Lind at Amanda Lind Art

Beautiful abstract art, made to be easily framed to add a unique and bright flare any room.

A hand-knotted fisherman's cornucopia dream catcher, a 3D sculpture piece made of natural hemp twine and foraged wood sticks

5. Dream Catcher

Handmade in British Columbia
by Brent at BJWoven

Three-dimensional wild-harvested cedar triple frame single hemp yarn surface with natural gemstones suitable for indoor and outdoor display.

A black and white glazed bowl with the silhouette of tomato vines lacing around the bowl

6. Tomato Vine Bowl

Handmade by Gabriella in Massachusetts Mud Pie Pottery

Beautiful handmade porcelain bowl with carved tomato vine pattern.

Unique dangling earrings made of copper and a dark blue stone. There is a copper arc like an umbrella on top of a the stone which is like an obelisk, a faceted rod

7. Exhumāre Earrings

Handmade in New York, USA by Shawna Fitzsimmons at East Ruin

Beautiful handmade earrings inspired by a childhood love for archaeological jewelry discoveries in ancient burials. exhumāre (pronounced “ix-oo-mah-de) meaning to revive or restore after neglect or a period of forgetting; bring to light.”

Shaped oblong pieces of Purple Heart wood hanging earrings

8. Purpleheart Wood Earrings

Handmade in California, USA by Anna Nelson at wood weave river seed

Beautiful purple heart wood earrings. The color is so deep and gem-like, Anna created a “faceted” shape for these drop earrings.

Handmade prints of an Iris in 3 colors, blue, purple and red on high quality paper

9. Iris Print

Handmade in Washington, USA by Lee at Riverside Refuge Studio

Beautiful handmade 5×7″ print of an Iris—will evoke feelings of spring even in the darkest of winter.

Handmade resin rune tile set. The resin is pastel purple and has flowers in it

10. Beautiful Runes Set

Handmade in Wisconsin, USA by Miya Kressin at Pixie Wolf

Handmade resin runes featuring 24 tiles with the Elder Futhark and one blank tile, for a total of 25 tiles.

Multiple colors to choose from

Print of a small succulent cactus with spines in a little green pot

11. Cactus Print

Handmade in California, USA by Joy at JoyousJoyfulJoyness!

This foiled print of an adorable miniature potted ball cactus is the perfect gift for any cacti connoisseur! Add some glamour to your home with this shiny foil masterpiece – it’s sure to make a prickly impact!

Long dangling silver bar earrings with a simple and minimalist design that would go with almost anything

12. Everyday Silver Earrings

Handmade in Oregon, USA by Fluxweed Artisan Jewelry

These earrings are just slightly edgy and extremely versatile. Featuring a slender dagger shape, they are crafted in sterling silver with a semi-matte brushed finish. Perfect day or night, dressed up or down, the look is always on point (ha!).

Travel cribbage board made from wood and leather and quickly copper wire pegs for easy replacement at any hardware store for world travelers who like to play games

13. Travelling Cribbage Board

Handmade in Oregon, USA by Valerie and Geoff Franklin at Walnut Studiolo

Inspired by the pocket games soldiers carried in WWII, this handcrafted Travel Cribbage Board is one of the smallest folding cribbage boards on the market.  Smaller than a deck of cards and made to fit in a bike bag, backpack, or pocket. 

Shows a stack of 3 shiny bronze bracelets in different sizes. They are unadorned and minimalist and not too thick with small twists on the top of the wrist and an open cuff

14. Bronze Bracelets

Handmade in California, USA by Dan Violette at MetalSmitten

Unisex handmade bronze bracelets. No patina applied for a brilliant look; glossy twisted top with textured matte sides for a classy casual look.

A concrete full color owl statue in a garden in front of a bed of tulips. The owl looks very friendly but realistic

15. Owl Statue

Handmade in Pennsylvania, USA by Cindi Fare at Its Concrete

Concrete Owl Statue that will brighten up any garden or bookshelf. Felt pads are included to protect furniture for indoor use.

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