“Sorry I’m late, I didn’t want to come.” -introverts
With introverts making up 30-50 percent of the population, you no doubt have a “quiet one” on your holiday shopping list — or you are one yourself. Never fear! I’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for introverts under $50.
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Without further ado, here are the 32 best gifts for introverts that I could find.
The Best Gifts for Introverts Under $50
1. Sorry I’m Late I Didn’t Want to Come mug
Sorry not sorry. This sturdy ceramic mug with a glossy finish can withstand the dishwasher, microwave, and your worst introvert hangover. Available in two sizes, 11 and 15 oz.
2. I’d Rather Be Reading unisex hoodie
“This hoodie is incredibly soft and comfortable! It arrived on time and I love the message.” -Deb
3. TaoTronics LED eye-caring reading lamp
Bright overhead lights ruin the cozy-at-home vibes, but this lamp is gentle on the eyes, providing flicker-free reading light in five colors and seven brightness levels. It has a one-year warranty and got 4.8 stars out of 5 in the reviews!
4. Nope Cat unisex sweatshirt
“Bought as a Christmas gift for my fiancé. He loves it — soft, warm, and perfect for either cozying up at home or to stick on after a chilly hike/trail run. And it’s definitely pulled in a few ‘this is way too perfect for you’ comments from our friends.” -Leah
5. Introverts Unite Separately in Your Own Homes unisex fleece hoodie
“Great value, nice sweatshirt. Just the right weight, comfy, nice blue color like denim. Slightly oversized but not sloppy. Ordering another!” -Karen
6. Shhh… I’m Introverting unisex t-shirt
“Cute! Soft cotton, delivered internationally in a timely manner. Perfect for my introvert son who loves his cats and his quiet rural home. Go introverts!” -Shelley
7. The Introvert Doodles book
Meet Marzi. She’s an introvert who often finds herself in awkward situations. Marzi used to feel strange about her introvert quirks, but not anymore! Now she knows there are tons of introverts out there like her who enjoy peace and quiet, need time alone to recharge, and prefer staying in with their pet and a good book to awkward social interactions. Illustrated by Maureen “Marzi” Wilson, this book makes a great gift for introverts, and is available for Kindle or in hardcover.
8. It’s Too Peopley Outside mug
“It’s wonderful!!” -Kalen
9. I Was Social Distancing Before It Was Cool unisex sweatshirt
Introverts have been training for this moment their whole lives! Thick, soft, and warm, this oversized crew sweatshirt is designed and printed in the USA. Available in three colors, sizes S-5XL. Your purchase directly supports the Introvert, Dear community.
10. Team Introvert unisex shirt
“Perfect for the gym, perfect for casual day, perfect for me. I absolutely get a kick out of the looks I receive at the gym when I’m training with this!” -Frank
11. Noise-cancelling headphones
Noise-cancelling headphones are expensive, and of course, the more you spend, the more features you get. Although there’s no microphone or volume control on the headset itself, reviewers say these Sony headphones have good noise-cancellation for the price, and gave them an average of 4.2 stars out of 5. They’ll help reduce ambient noise, which can be a sanity-saver for introverts and highly sensitive people, who can get really stressed by it.
12. I’d Love to Stay and Chat But I’m Lying unisex t-shirt
“Love, love, love! The fit is great, the printing is crisp, and I get such a kick out of this each time I wear it!” -Brynne
13. I Don’t Miss Calls, I Stare at Them mug
“Good quality mug. I’m pleased with it and it makes my family laugh because the slogan is so true.” -Ms. N
14. Text, Don’t Call book
Introversion is “in.” But there are still many misconceptions about introverts. They’re shy. Anti-social. They don’t like big parties (okay, that last one might be true). INFJoe is here to set the record straight. Filled with charming comic book style illustrations, Text, Don’t Call provides invaluable insights into the introverted life with plenty of humor. This book makes the perfect gift for your quiet friends — or the extroverts who could use some help to understand them.
15. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World book
Sweet, funny, and quietly poignant, Debbie Tung’s comics reveal the ups and downs of coming of age as an introvert. Ultimately, Quiet Girl in a Noisy World sends a positive, pro-introvert message: Our heroine learns to embrace her introversion and finds ways to thrive in the world while fulfilling her need for quiet. It’s a beautiful book full of gorgeous and funny illustrations that will make introverts say, “That’s me!”
16. Introverts Unite Separately in Your Own Homes unisex shirt
A top-rated bestseller! Crafted from shrink-resistant cotton and polyester, this popular unisex shirt is made in the USA, 100% sweatshop free.
“New favorite shirt! The shirt is awesome and I absolutely love it. Fit perfectly and so comfortable. Aside from the fantastic product, the customer service was beyond great. So helpful and friendly. Easy to tell how much you value your customers. Thank you.” -Natasha
17. Think Deeply, Speak Gently box sign
Designed to stand freely on its own or hang on a wall, this inspirational sign box measures 4 x 9 inches and has a charming handmade look. Reviewers gave it 4.8 stars out of 5!
18. Introvert Dreams coloring book
Featuring 90 detailed colorable pages, Introvert Dreams is a new kind of coloring book that tells an enchanting story. Dedicated to anyone who’s ever felt the need for quiet, Introvert Dreams follows a girl and her cat as they slip into the pages of a magic book. Lost in a beautiful dream world, they seek a legendary star with the power to grant wishes. Along the way they will visit forgotten places, stunning landscapes, and more than a few odd creatures. But will their journey ever bring them peace?
Suitable for both adults and children; created by the introverts behind this blog.
19. Introverted But Willing to Discuss Books women’s fitted tee
I might not shut up! This lightweight, shrink resistant tee is designed to flatter women’s bodies; it’s shorter in length and slimmer cut than our unisex tees. Available in three colors, sizes S-2XL.
20. Strong Silent Type unisex sweatshirt
“This is me!! Good quality, good fit, met my expectations.” -Stephen
21. Small Talk Survivor pin
Small talk sucks — so you deserve a star for enduring it, introvert! Pin is 1 inch wide and has a rubber back. Reviewers gave it 4.5 stars out of 5.
22. Too Busy Feeling Feelings and Overthinking It unisex hoodie
“I love my hoodie. The fit is wonderful! Not too loose, not too tight! The message fits me to a ‘T!’ I would definitely recommend this hoodie!!” -Carpenter
23. An Audible subscription
Many introverts love to read, but life is busy, so they don’t always have the time to sit down with a book (unfortunately). That’s where an Audible subscription comes in, so you can download most of your favorite tales (including non-fiction) as audiobooks. Listen on your commute, during your workout, or when you’re just introverting around the house.
24. Introverts Retreat subscription box
Introverts Retreat is a monthly subscription box curated especially for introverted women. Inside each box — delivered to your door — you’ll find a book and cozy, hand-picked items sure to make your “me time” special. Starting at $16.99 a month; available in the U.S. and Canada. If you’re buying it as a gift, you can send a personalized gift message.
“I absolutely LOVE my box! With everything going on in the world, this was just what I needed!” -Abigail
25. Zero Stars unisex sweatshirt
“Could this be more real? The sweatshirt’s fit is perfect, it’s roomy and comfortable. The fabric is soft and it washes well. I love the meme! It’s so true, might as well stay inside!” -Carpenter
26. The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook: 175 Super Easy Recipes Made Just for You
Whether you’re an introvert who’s single by choice — or waiting for your plus one to come along — you can avoid the restaurant hubbub, save money, and not be overrun with leftovers when you cook at home. This cookbook makes it super easy, and, as one reviewer puts it, they are “recipes that work.” It gets 4.5 out of 5 stars!
27. Tea of the Month club
Get premium loose leaf tea delivered to your doorstep every month — the perfect companion to an introvert’s night in! All teas are organic, fair trade, handmade blends that are free from sulfites, GMOs, and artificial chemicals. Every month, you’ll be surprised with a different fun, delicious seasonal blend, like Cinnamon Apple Cider Chai, Raspberry Earl Grey, Pineapple-Coconut-Hibiscus, and more. Shipping is free. Packages start at $10/month; a 3-month gift subscription can be purchased starting at $38/month.
28. Can I ask you a question? book
Introverts hate small talk, and now there’s a book to help them skip it! Can I ask you a question? is a pocket-sized book of 149 questions designed to deepen your relationship with anyone — friends, family, your significant other — and create the meaningful connections introverts crave. Preview 15 sample questions or purchase the full product at caniaskyouaquestion.com.
29. Introverts Just Need Their World a Little Quieter and Less Crowded premium pullover
Thick and cozy — made of tightly knit premium fleece — this unisex pullover is super soft and fitted for a flattering look. You will not find this gift in stores! Available in two colors, sizes S-2XL.
30. I Like to Party and By Party I Mean Take Naps unisex sweatshirt
I could use a “party” right now… Thick, soft, and warm, this oversized crew sweatshirt is printed in the USA with eco-friendly ink. Your purchase directly supports the Introvert, Dear community. Available in five colors, sizes S-5XL.
31. Introvert books
You can’t go wrong with the books that kicked off introvert revolution, such as Susan Cain’s Quiet, Marti Olsen Laney’s The Introvert Advantage, Laurie Helgoe’s Introvert Power, or Sophia Dembling’s The Introvert’s Way. There’s also my book, The Secret Lives of Introverts, as well as Adam McHugh’s Introverts in the Church, Brenda Knowles’ The Quiet Rise of Introverts, Michaela Chung’s The Irresistible Introvert, Julie Bjelland’s The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person, and Beth Buelow’s The Introvert Entrepreneur.
32. Introverts Unite Separately in Your Own Homes unisex t-shirt
A bestseller! Available in 7 colors, sizes XS-4XL.
“Love my tee!! Soft and great quality.” -Amanda H.
“Fantastic! I love this shirt! The graphics, the lovely color, and the softest tee you can imagine. I especially like the adequate length. It’s become my new favorite.” -Julia M.
“I love the message, and the shirt is very soft — perfect for an evening in!” –Elizabeth B.
Introverts, which items are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below.