Gift giving is meant to spread joy, but sometimes finding the perfect gift can be difficult. You have a good budget for a nice gift, but what is perfect? No need to worry, we’ve assembled this list of our favorite five gifts under $500 to help you ease your way through your shopping list.
Fleischer & Wolf Seville Series Cookware Set
Copper has been quite prevalent in design for the past couple years, but we believe it’s a timeless element and one that you’ll still love years from now. Because of this, we have to agree with Oprah on this one that she added to her Favorite Things list this year. The 10-piece Fleischer & Wolf Seville Series Cookware Set features a tri-ply design which provides fast and even heat distribution. Because it’s actually stainless steel with a copper hammered effect, it’s hygenic, easy to clean, and safe to use on all of your burners, ovens, and grills. Available from a number of retailers, or directly on the Fleischer & Wolf website for $399.99.
Prada Passport Cover
For the world traveler on your list, the Prada Passport Cover makes an excellent gift. It’s an accessory most people won’t buy for themselves because it does feel a bit extravagant, which only enhances its appeal. Crafted of fine Saffiano leather, it contains one passport pocket and seven credit card slots all enclosed by gold-tone hardware. While it comes in pink and blue, our favorite is red, and it’s available directly from Prada for $430.00.
Kate Spade New York for Minnie Mouse Bow Clasp Clutch
Equal parts glamour and quirk, this Kate Spade Clutch is unmistakably Minnie Mouse as it features her signature red bow with white polka dots atop a lovely rectangular purse covered in gorgeous, chunky black glitter. Completing the glam is the 14-karat gold-plated hardware and hidden snake chain. On the interior, black and white striped fabric and a center, dividing zip pocket. Perfect for the Disney lover on your list or just the one you think of as quirky. Available from Kate Spade New York directly for $348.00.
Microsoft Xbox One X
No shopping list is complete without a tech gift on it and one of the hottest gifts in technology this year is Microsoft’s new Xbox One X. Microsoft describes it best: “With 40% more power than any other console, experience immersive true 4K gaming. Games play better on Xbox One X.” They paid extra attention to the design of the actual console, too, making it very sleek and distinctive. Available at your favorite gaming store or directly from Xbox for $499.99.
Paloma’s Melody Circle Pendant
Rounding out our shopping list is a classic piece of jewelry from Tiffany. Paloma’s Melody Circle Pendant, as Tiffany describes it is “timeless and elegant, the Paloma’s Melody collection captures Paloma’s appreciation for the wonders of her daily life. Two interlocking bands hang from a delicate chain, forming this striking pendant.” In sterling silver on a 28-inch-long chain, this Paloma Picasso-designed piece is available at Tiffany for $475.00.
Avoid stress as well as sold out items by shopping early and avoiding the crowds. Have you been inspired by our list? What is your favorite gift idea under $500? For more shopping suggestions, read The Best Gift Guide For the Person Who Has Everything.