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Found: The Best Gifts Under $200

Word by Sacha Strebe.

Found: The Best Gifts Under $200

Is there anything better than bearing witness to the pure joy on your loved one’s faces when they open a gift? We think not. Months spent hunting for “the one” is paid off in a few seconds when you see their eyes light up. It’s hard to believe we’re already at the beginning of that search—where has the year gone? And while it might seem like we’re sharing gift guides a little earlier than usual, you’d be right. With supply chains delays causing shipping disruptions, we’re getting our shopping done now to buffer any bottlenecks. So, to officially kick off the gift-giving season, we’re sharing 60 of the best gifts under $200.

From candle holders to ceramic vases, and even marble mancala, there’s something here for everyone. But if you don’t happen to find the right piece today, keep coming back to all this month for more gift guides for the design lover, home cook, dog owner, host, and so much more. Happy gifting!

Shop the Best Gifts Under $200:

Light up their lives. 

Never met a match striker we didn’t like.

Jenni Kayne is always a good idea.

Who wouldn’t want to play a game on Christmas morning?

A decorative piece that is all class.

It’s never “just a candle” when it’s Loewe. 

Pink marble—need we say more?

A marble mancala? It’s pretty enough to be out on display.

Chic candlesticks should never be in short supply. 

Perfect for the Christmas table or mantle.

Design lovers rejoice.

A vase to cherish.

For jewelry or fruit.

Show them you care with a one-off vintage piece.

A blanket that mimics one of your warm hugs.

You can never have too many board games on Christmas Day.

They’ll think of you every time they look at it.

A thoughtful gift will light up their lives.

The gift of self-care will always be appreciated.

Who wouldn’t want an wavy candle holder? The “it” design item of the year.

For the friend who needs a stash pot, wink wink.

Everyone needs a stylish tray and rattan is a classic. 

A marble fruit bowl for your friend who’s an avid home cook.

Marble strikes again! This is fun but also incredibly stylish.

Find a chicer candle holder. In our favorite terracotta no less.

A stylish beauty.

Diptyque is always welcome.

Simple but special.

Travertine is timeless, just like your love.

A piece to elevate any space.

Bookends that double as dècor – genius.

Style in spades.

For the active friend.

For keeping your love.

We’ve waxed lyrical about our fondness for bouclè so we know this one will be a hit.

A special one for that special someone.

Plaster is another classic material we love. 

For the friend who loves moody lighting.

For the vintage collector. 

The perfect gift for the bookworm or dinner party host.

Bring some color into the mix.

We have to hand it to you, this is truly the perfect gift.

Watch their eyes light up when they open this one. 

For the new home or apartment owner.

Vases are the new candles. Yeah, we just did that.

Art can be tricky to gift but this one will suit any space and style.

Ceramic is always a special gift.

Gift it with branches to arouse all the senses. 

Perfect for housing all of their rings on their vanity.

For candles or just beautiful objet d’art.

Texture in terracotta? Yes, please. 

The gift that keeps on giving. 

For cutting branches and trimming flowers for that vase you gave them last year! 

Inspired by ancient Grecian designs, this matte rust-colored candle holder will be treasured.

Not just for kids.

Why gift one when you can gift all three of Le Labo’s best-sellers. The gift that keeps on giving.

This reusable ceramic mug will elevate their morning brew. 

A classic game that never gets old. 

Sustainability but make it chic.

For the book worm.

Perfect for the friend who keeps displacing their keys.

These beads bring life to bowls, built-ins, or wherever they’re placed.

Just the thing for that friend or relative who loves to burn candles. 

Bookends that double as décor.

Give the gift of self-care. 

And we couldn’t compile the ultimate under-$200 gift guide without including Athena’s best-selling tome. 

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