With introverts making up 30-50 percent of the population, no doubt you 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 we could find.
Best Gifts for Introverts
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. Buy it here.
2. I’d Rather Be Reading mug
3. TaoTronics LED eye-caring reading lamp
Speaking of introverted book lovers, this LED reading lamp will keep the cozy-at-home vibe going the next time they curl up with a good book. Bright overhead lights can ruin the mood, but this TaoTronics lamp is gentle on the eyes, providing flicker-free light in five colors and seven brightness levels. Available in black or white and has a one-year warranty. Buy it here.
4. Nope Cat ringer t-shirt
For when you just can’t people anymore. This premium ringer tee is printed in the USA with eco-friendly ink and ethically made. Available in three shrink-resistant colors, sizes S to 2XL.
“Love the shirt! It fits well and I get so many compliments on it. People can identify!” -Julie A. Buy it here.
5. Introverts Unite Separately in Your Own Homes fleece hoodie
Introverts unite! This warm fleece hoodie is all of the snuggles with none of the struggles. Made of high-quality shrink-resistant cotton/poly fleece, it’s available in five colors, sizes S to 2XL. Buy it here.
6. Shhh… I’m Introverting t-shirt
Printed in the USA with eco-friendly ink and ethically made, this soft tee is as relaxed as your next introvert night in. Available in eight colors, sizes XS to 4XL.
“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 M. Buy it here.
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 introverted tendencies. 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, it’s available for Kindle or in hardcover. Buy it here.
8. It’s Too Peopley Outside mug
So let’s stay in! This colorful ceramic mug is available in two sizes (11 and 15 oz) and features the Introvert, Dear logo on the back. Buy it here.
9. Go Away doormat
Read my doormat — go away! This doormat, made of natural coconut fibers, is sure to keep your carpet clean and your home small-talk free. Buy it here.
10. Team Introvert shirt
Batting for Team Introvert! Made in the USA — 100% sweatshop free! — this ¾ sleeve tee is a stylish spin on the classic baseball raglan. Available in five colors, sizes XS to 2XL. Buy it here.
11. Noise-cancelling headphones
The world is a noisy place, from open offices to busy restaurants to sometimes even your own home. For introverts and highly sensitive people, all that noise can simply be too much. That’s where noise-cancelling headphones come in, providing the sweet relief of quiet. Noise-cancelling headphones tend to be pricey, but this pair is under $50 and still gets good reviews. Buy it here.
12. I’d Love to Stay and Chat But I’m Lying t-shirt
Umm, you know, for when subtler signals don’t work to end the small talk. Available in eight colors, sizes XS to 4XL. Buy it here.
13. I’d Rather Be Reading sweatshirt
Thick, soft, and super warm, this oversized crew sweatshirt is perfect for chilly days out or cozy nights in. Printed in the USA with eco-friendly ink, it’s available in seven colors, sizes S to 5XL. Buy it here.
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, the cartoon persona of Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, 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. Full of moments that will make introverts say, “That’s me!” as well as helpful tips on surviving at parties and in the workplace, this book makes the perfect gift for your quiet friends — or the extroverts who could use some help to understand them. Buy it here.
15. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World book
This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung’s experience as an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one’s leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie’s life. Sweet, funny, and quietly poignant, Debbie’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. Buy it here.
16. Introverts Unite Separately in Your Own Homes shirt
A top-rated bestseller! Created from high-quality shrink resistant cotton and polyester, this shirt is made in the USA, 100% sweatshop free.
“Not taking it off! I love it! Very comfortable, good quality, and best of all, it allows me to enlighten the world around me without saying a word.” -Tamira F. Buy it here.
17. Think Deeply, Speak Gently box sign
Designed to stand freely on its own or hang on a wall, this inspirational sign measures 4 x 9 inches and has a handmade look. Buy it here.
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 tells the story of 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. Buy it here.
19. Introverted But Willing to Discuss Books women’s fitted tee
Now *that’s* a topic I have a lot to say about! This lightweight, shrink resistant tee is designed with women in mind; it’s shorter in length and slimmer cut than our unisex tees. Available in five colors, sizes S to 2XL. Buy it here.
20. Strong Silent Type sweatshirt
There’s a lot of power in quiet. This oversized heavy blend sweatshirt is available in six colors and sizes S to 5XL. Printed in the USA with eco-friendly ink, and not available in stores! Buy it here.
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. Buy it here.
22. Too Busy Feeling Feelings and Overthinking It hoodie
I’ve never seen a more accurate description of me. Retail fit — relaxed but not boxy — and unisex sizing. Made of soft, warm, high-quality fleece. Available in five colors, sizes S to 2XL. Buy it here.
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. You can find 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. Buy it here.
24. Cozy plaid fleece throw
Cozy and warm, this plaid beauty is reversible — micro fleece on one side, super soft Sherpa fleece on the other. Perfect to snuggle in while watching your favorite show or reading a book on the couch, this throw comes in nine colors. Buy it here.
25. Books Coffee Naps t-shirt
Three of my favorite things! Relaxed, soft, and shrink resistant, this unisex tee is available in eight colors and sizes XS to 4XL. Unique design not sold in stores. Buy it here.
26. The Single Guy Cookbook
You don’t have to be a dude to appreciate the recipes in this funny and irreverent cookbook. There’s Hard Cider Pork Chops, Buffalo Chicken Huevos Rancheros, and even Chocolate Chip and Bacon pancakes, just to name a few. The best part? Recipes make about one serving. So 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. Buy it here.
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 $35/month. Buy it here.
28. Loose leaf artisan tea sampler
Don’t like surprises? Chose your own flavors when you purchase Plum Deluxe’s loose leaf tea sampler gift set. You’ll get 3 ounces of tea of your choice, a festive muslin pouch, and a wooden tea scoop — plus you can send a personalized message printed on a “Yes, Tea Please” card to your recipient. For introverts, you can’t go wrong with flavors like The Self-Care Blend, made with elderberry and apricot, or the No Obligations Decaf Black Tea, made with hazelnut, almond, and cinnamon. Buy it here.
29. I Like to Party and By Party I Mean Take Naps shirt
Made in the USA, this premium 3/4 sleeve shirt is soft, durable, and shrink resistant. Available in five colors, sizes XS to 2XL.
“Good quality and comfortable. I’m very happy with my shirt.” -Capryce R. Buy it here.
30. Introverted But Willing to Discuss Plants ringer shirt
Available in three colors, sizes S to 2XL. Shrink resistant, ethically made, and printed in the USA. Buy it here.
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, and Beth Buelow’s The Introvert Entrepreneur. Self-knowledge is power.
32. Introverts Unite Separately in Your Own Homes t-shirt
A bestseller! Available in 10 colors, sizes XS to 4XL. Unique design not sold in stores.
“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. Buy it here.
Introverts, which items are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below.