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Gifts Under $50

Handmade by Phoenix artist Lana Nguyen, these miniature works from her “Adorkable Cacti” series comprise intricately colored paper collaged into bright desert scenes, which are then mounted on wood blocks and coated in resin. 4″ square by 1.5″D. $36 each. (

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Meyer Lemon Salt (3.4 ounces; $10) or Sonoran Sea Salt (1.3 ounces, $9) add zest to any meal, while the Camp Salt trio (0.3 ounces each, $12) will equip your favorite outdoor explorer with some flavor on the go. (

Designed by local artist Paige Poppe, this technicolor wall calendar brings vivacity to the new year. 11″H by 8.5″W. $30 (

Trim your tree or add some whimsy to your windows with handcrafted, one-of-a-kind glass ornaments from the Friends of TCArt Shop at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Orbs measure 3″ in diameter. $12-$30 (480) 350-5660.

Available in taupe, white and charcoal, the Limbo Watering Can is a modern take on a classic gardening tool. It measures 10″H and can hold up to 50 ounces. $46 (

Handcrafted by Lesli Wood in Tucson, these six unique and enigmatic unisex fragrance samples are inspired by everything from the Roman forest god to Southwestern rainstorms. 2 ml each. $25 (

Spice up your life with a 4-pack of locally made hot sauces featuring all your favorite peppers. 4 ounces each. $34 (

You can’t go wrong with a sweet treat stuffed in a stocking or sitting under the tree. These gourmet chocolates are handmade in Scottsdale and will satisfy all cocoa cravings. $9.25-$42 (

Get your green thumb a set of artisan glass plant markers to help distinguish their bounty of crops. 12″L by 1″W. $12 each. (

Verdant houseplants always make a thoughtful present, especially when housed in equally vivid ceramic pots. $17 for a pot and plant combo. (

Keep a kid cozy this winter with the zip-front romper printed with cheerful sleigh-pulling bison. Available in sizes 0-3 months to 18-24 months. $34 (

Ceramic artist Miro Chun crafts delicate dishware with a minimalist sensibility, such as these small bowls ideal for holding jewelry, small snacks or dipping sauces. 4″ in diameter. $35 each (

Pamper a loved one with the Vivid Revival Brightening Eye Mask & Eye Cream Duo, packed with powerful botanicals that can soothe dark circles and tired skin. $42 (

Measuring 6.5″H by 9″W, this faux leather bag made by Carefree-based Poppa-Artzee is adorned with a furry face and is perfect for travel. $25 (

A cotton canvas tote emblazoned with man’s—or woman’s—best friend is a cute and chic carry-all for items of any kind. Choose between pink, gold or silver sequin collars.14″H by 18″L by 6″D. $25 (

Woven from organic bamboo, these patterned men’s socks are breathable, antibacterial and exceptionally soft, as well as eco-friendly. One size fits most. $17.50 each. (

Woven from 100% Turkish cotton, these multifunctional bath and beach towels are highly absorbent and effortlessly stylish, and they soften with each wash. Full-sized towels measure 70″L by 40″W; hand towels measure 40″L by 20″W. $14-$38 (

Available at the Friends of TCArt Shop at the Tempe Center for the Arts, handpainted night lights by Marnie Brookins of GlassMelts will comfort little ones after lights-out. 3.5″H by 2.5″W. $18 each. (480) 350-5660

Bring otherworldly flair to a child’s bedroom with modern space-themed art prints that will encourage imaginations to lift off. 17″H by 13″W. $19 each. (

Tucson native Lauren Valenzuela uses lightweight polymer clay, resin, wire and other materials to craft bold, graphic earrings for everyday wear. 2.5″H by 1″W. $28-$45 (

Inspired by his trips to the Europe, architect Mark Candelaria designed a race car-red pasta maker for the home chef. A hand crank and attached spaghetti and fettucine blades make fresh Italian fare easier than ever. 5″H by 7.5″L by 7″W. $50 (

Moody matte black adds an intriguing edge to this 8-ounce soy wax candle, scented with such earthy notes as orange blossom,  amber and Turkish tea. $40 (

With Modernist-inspired geometric patterning and electric orange hues, the Frank Lloyd Wright Backgammon Set is a must-have for either architecture or gaming enthusiasts. $30 (


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