The holiday season is fast approaching. With expected shipping delays and early Black Friday sales already happening, it’s time to get shopping that gift list. To get you started, we dug up the best gifts under $50.
There are tech accessories for both adults and kids, kitchen gadgets that’ll (hopefully) make cooking less painful, and self-care items for the friend who always takes on way too much. Again, each one is under $50.
For more ways to save, you should also check out our list of gifts under $25 or alternative Christmas presents if you’re stumped on what to give. Don’t forget to text BLACK FRIDAY to 57299 and receive real-time text alerts when deals go live.
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Best Gifts Under $50 for Him
1. Yeti Rambler
This bottle ($40, Yeti.com) is the perfect companion for any adventure because it easily fits in a backpack and keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. Tip: Yeti tumblers don’t always go on sale, but keep an eye on retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and Public Lands for deals.
2. Urban Map Glass
For the guy in your life who enjoys sipping on whiskey or a margarita, have his favorite city etched onto a glass ($18, Uncommon Goods). You can get two and still be within your budget (because a cocktail is best enjoyed with a friend).
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3. Nest Mini with Google Assistant
Hey Google, find me the best deal for Nest Mini. ($49.99, Best Buy). You can’t go wrong when you gift a voice assistant that’s also a powerful speaker. It’s also currently on sale for $19.99.
4. Tooletries’ Toothbrush, Razor Holder, and Fog Resistant Mirror
There’s nothing like a multipurpose gift. This gadget’s silicone grip allows it to stick to shiny surfaces, like the shower tile ($37.99, Amazon).
5. Kelices Massage Gun
Consider a massage gun ($59.99, Amazon) for the guy who loves everything fitness. This product is perfect for a deep tissue massage after a tough workout or a long day at work. And don’t think we forgot that this article is about gifts under $50 — the sale price after applying a $10 site coupon comes to $29.99.
6. Sandalwood Beard Care Kit in a Metal Box
If he participates in No Shave November, get him this beard kit ($29.88, Viking Revolution). The kit includes grooming scissors, a comb, a boar brush, and sandalwood-scented beard oil and balm.
Best Gifts Under $50 for Her
1. French Kitchen Marble Wine Cooler
For the wine lover, pick up this wine cooler ($39.95, Crate and Barrel) that doubles as a flower vase. It’s currently on sale as part of their Black Friday sale, and this is the lowest price it has been in the last 30 days.
2. Lush Relax Gift Set
Give the gift of relaxation with this Relax gift set ($45, Lush) that includes a shower gel, a body lotion, a bubble bar, and a bath bomb. With four Lush products to try and no gift wrapping necessary, this one is a great deal.
3. Revlon One-Step Dryer and Volumizer Brush
Gift this viral styling brush to the person in your life who loves blowouts. It’s available in several stores, but you get the best deal on Amazon ($38.98, Amazon). Even better, it’s on sale for $29.99 right now.
4. Wicked Plush Throw
Because this blanket ($29.95, L.L.Bean) is so comfortable, you might want to stock up on a few to give to others. By the way, you can get it monogrammed for a personalized touch.
5. Stress Relief Organic Spa Gift Set
Perfect for any eco-conscious gal, this spa set ($44.99, Etsy) is organic, zero waste, and fully handmade. The kit includes two bath bombs, a candle with crystals inside, bath salts, a salt scoop, and a homemade soap bar. Plus it smells like eucalyptus for maximum relaxation.
6. Ultimate Brush Roll
If you’re looking for a good deal, look no further. This set of 14 brushes ($70, Colourpop) is on sale for $39 right now. Plus, all brushes are vegan and cruelty-free.
Best Gifts Under $50 for Kids
1. Create Your Own Comic Book Kit
The kids can channel their creativity with this comic book kit that allows them to create their own stories and illustrations ($30, Uncommon Goods). Send it back in the mail and they’ll receive a professionally bound copy of their work.
2. LumiClock Bunny
This kid-friendly alarm clock ($39.99, Crate and Barrel) plays soothing sounds when it’s time to get up. It can switch to different faces and funny sounds, too.
3. Little Tikes Tobi 2 Robot Red Smartwatch
Instead of getting kids an actual smartwatch, start with this toy version from Little Tikes ($53.80, Amazon). It has over 50 watch faces and can take videos and selfies. You’ll be able to stay within your budget for this tech gift.
4. Fao Schwarz Makeup Vanity Mirror Set
Complete with foundation, primer, blush, nail polish, and so much more, this vanity mirror set makes a great first makeup kit ($39.99, Target). The best part? Target released it as one of their Black Friday deals early — keep an eye on the website for daily deals through December.
5. Razor A Kick Scooter
Razor scooters aren’t just a ’90s thing. Kids (or you, no judgment) can zoom through the neighborhood on this classic scooter model ($29.99, Target).
6. ‘Minecraft’ Ultimate Plush Bundle
For little ones obsessed with the building block game Minecraft, this bundle ($39.95, Minecraft) is a solid choice. It includes three 8″ plushies of Steve, a creeper, and a goat. Since buying these stuffed animals one at a time can cost $14.99 a piece, this bundle is the best bang for your buck.