Gift Guide: Gender Neutral Gifts under $50 for your Significant Other

My favorite part of the holidays is exchanging gifts with Nick. We usually set a budget in advance, and then get creative. I usually like to do one bigger gift and then pair it with some other gifts that are less expensive but no less meaningful! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite gender neutral gift ideas - these work well for any gifting occasion, so I hope you come back to this post often for ideas! 

1. One of my favorite gifts is a S'well water bottle? Why? Because its probably something I use the most. Who isn't drinking water, or carrying water to the gym, or traveling with it? I gifted this exact one to Nick last year, and he uses it almost every single day. Personally, I own a gold one, but it comes in a variety of colors to suit any taste or color palette. I prefer the 17 oz size because its lighter and easier to carry, and fits in your car's cup holder. Prices range from $35-$42.

2, Give the gift of wanderlust. This past year, Nick and I got a year subscription to Conde Nast Traveler, and the day it arrives in the mail is always the best mail day of the month. I've been bitten by the travel bug, and flipping through the magazine makes me want to get my bags and travel the wide world that exists all around us. $6-$10 depending on what subscription you choose.

3. I love flowers. But I don't love how quickly they die. But what if you gifted someone flowers that come back every single year instead? I love ordering my bulbs at - I've been ordering plants from them for a number of years and have never been disappointed by my results (and for the record, I do not have a green thumb). $26-$46



4. Is there anything that says love more than cooking a carefully prepared meal for someone you love? But what if you took it a step further, and then gifted them the book that you cooked from? Of course you could take this in many different directions based on culinary preferences, but given that I'm Indian, I thought you might like to know about my favorite Indian cookbook. I've cooked a number of recipes from this book, and each one has been absolutely delicious. It is available right here via Amazon for about $20.

5. Fancy cocktails call for fancy glasses, and these Double Old Fashioned Glasses are the perfect classic glassware for a classic cocktail. Paired with a cocktail book, this gift is the recipe for a romantic night in. 

Old Fashioned glasses

I hope you've enjoying reading about these ideas, and I hope that you're either going to use them, or that they've spurred ideas of your own. I'd love if you would share the favorite gift you received in the comments below or over on my Facebook page or over on Instagram.

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