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The Best Holiday Gifts Under $50

The best gifts under $50 are the ones they're excited to open, use, and treasure far beyond the holidays.

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When you’re buying for your mom, dad, husband, kids, besties, kids’ teachers, co-workers, boss, mail carrier, etc. you can go broke pretty darn quickly. That’s where these gifts come in: they’re guaranteed crowd-pleasers that won’t break your bank. Shopping just for mom? Then check out these 50 gifts under $50 for her.

Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.


Sonia Hou Fire Gemstone Earring Studs


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The best gifts under $50 are the ones she’ll use every day, like these Sonia Hou Fire Gemstone earrings. They’re hypoallergenic, pair well with anything from holiday dresses to her favorite business casual looks for women, and appear much more expensive than they actually are.

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Carhartt Men’s Work Gloves


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These affordable, water-repelling Carhartt Men’s Work Gloves are one of the best gifts under $50 for guys on the go. He’ll stay toasty warm and dry as he heads to work, scrapes snow off his windshield, or just about anything else. Check out these Christmas wish list gifts if you want more inspiration.

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Shifu Orboot Augmented Reality Interactive Globe


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Give the inquisitive mind the world—literally. The Shifu Orboot is a futuristic augmented reality globe that’s interactive, pairs with an easy-to-use and kid-friendly tablet app, and teaches growing minds geography, culture, and how to think big. Plus, it’s one of the best-selling Amazon gifts under $50 for kids. These are the most popular Christmas toys this year.

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Kneipp Body Oil


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This luxurious Kneipp Body Oil is an ideal hydrating layer for winter skin, massage oil for the hardest worker on your list, or genuinely delicious-smelling DIY spa treatment for anyone on your list. Thirsty skin is quenched with sweet almond oil, while vitamin E and essential fatty acids go to work offering grease-free softening. These are more of the best self-care gifts for a friend in need of pampering.

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Sand Cloud Green Mandala Sea Turtle


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This plush beach towel from Sand Cloud is an opportunity for you to give goodness and cheer this holiday season because each one is made from hand-loomed Turkish cotton that is built to last and withstand years of beach, pool, and bathroom use.

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Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers


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If practical gifts top your list, these Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers are sure to be a hit. They make food saving and storage a cinch, offering anyone with a half onion, apple, or other too-good-to-toss food a couple of extra days to make their way into a salad.

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Bearpaw Women’s Effie Slide Slipper


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Tell her to slide into comfort, because these plush Bearpaw Women’s Effie Slippers are one of the best gifts under $50 for anyone in need of toastier tootsies each morning. Rubber soles keep her from slipping before her coffee, and sheepskin lining promises the ultimate comfort. These are 31 more gifts your mom will love.

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The AstroTwins’ 2020 Horoscope


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Buying the latest edition of The AstroTwins’ Horoscope is so perfect for their sun sign. They’ll learn about what the stars have to say about what may happen in the days ahead, key characteristics of their zodiac signs, and more in the fun, modern way the AstroTwins are known for. Make sure to also check out this ultimate gift guide for every zodiac sign.

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Frederic Fekkai One and Then Some Dry Texturizing Spray


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This glam-giving dry shampoo offers technology that sops up smells and excess oils while added the perfect amount of texture to hair that needs a little extra oomph. The main mane in your life will never fall flat again thanks to a lightweight, grease-free formula that keeps volume—even on colored and chemically-treated tresses. You should also check out these 20 makeup and beauty stocking stuffers under $20.

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Yoobi 13″ Laptop Case


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Being “extra” is encouraged with this whimsical and fun-to-carry Yoobi 13″ Laptop Case, and we think it makes one of the best Christmas gifts for teen girls. It fits 13″ standard laptops, and for every Yoobi item purchased, a Yoobi item will be donated to a child in need, making this choice a gift for someone special in your life with an added dose of good karma.

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Larissa Loden Two-Part Pyrite Bracelet


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She’ll look like a million bucks even though this on-trend Larissa Loden bracelet is well under $50. It can be stacked with other similar pieces, worn alone, or as a complement to other metallic accessories. Check out some of the most inspired holiday gifts ever received.

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Tazo Dessert Delights Tea Variety Set


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This Tazo Dessert Delights Set is everything the tea drinker on your list could want to keep their sweet tooth satisfied. The set includes three dessert-worthy flavors including Butterscotch Blondie, Glazed Lemon Loaf, and Vanilla Bean Macaron.

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Felina Velvet Soft Lightweight Leggings


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This two-pack of velvety soft lightweight leggings by Felina will be her new go-to wardrobe staples for layering and added cozy warmth. They’re one of the best gifts under $50 because they pack a double whammy, and can be worn beneath skirts, dresses, tunics, or anything else. These are more of the best Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your list.

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Mellanni Bed Sheet Set


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Give them the gift of this best-selling Amazon sheet set from Mellanni, an 1800 thread count dream. They’re wrinkle-resistant, unlikely to fade, and hard to stain—making them an ideal gift for everyone. These are more of the top-selling sleep products on Amazon.

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Hanky Panky x Lindsi Lane Jet Set Lace Underwear


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She’ll treasure this hard-to-detect thong-style underwear for the trendy pattern and colors, and wear it beneath all her favorite styles. It’s also effortless for the giver, you, because Hanky Panky thongs typically fit sizes 2 through 12.

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Lazy One Cowboy Men’s Pajamas


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He’ll cozy up by the fire with a good book, cup of his favorite hot drink, and a smile when he’s dressed in these Lazy One Cowboy Men’s Pajamas. Or, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you can opt for the matching family pajamas from the brand for holiday photos. These are 33 more gifts for men that will make you look like a hero.

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Plae Migi Slip-on Sneaker


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These Plae Migi Slip-on Sneakers are one of the best gifts under $50 for always moving little ones. Lace-free construction means there’s no time-consuming drama, and the gender-neutral colorways are exciting for kids of all styles and types.

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Benefit Cosmetics Minis Van Holiday Set


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This perfect stocking stuffer offers everything the perfectly Instagram-ready face could ask for. It includes brow, complexion, and lash-loving best sellers that are perfect for packing in carry-on bags like these.

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Ultimate MicroCotton Bath Towel Collection


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Treat the bath lover on your list to this 100 percent cotton bath towel collection from MicroCotton, and watch their faces light up with soft, cuddly joy. It’s ideal for the person on your list with an always-stylish home, beauty lovers, and anyone who counts shower time as the best time.

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Shashi Star Glitter Mesh Non-Slip Sock


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She’ll sparkle her way through yoga, pilates, and barre with these Shashi Star Glitter Mesh socks. They have non-slip bottoms that help effectively grip slippery floors, and help protect her feet in the most fashionable way. Here are more unique ideas for the woman who is impossible to shop for.

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Pets Alive Boppi The Booty Shakin Llama


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This dancing animal is one of this year’s hottest holiday gifts for kids, and just may sell out thanks to an affordable price point and exciting color offerings. Boppi The Booty Shakin Llama by Zuru Toys is this year’s updated battery-powered dancing robotic answer to the unicorns of past holiday seasons. Don’t miss these 100 stocking stuffers under $10.

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Bryce Gruber
Bryce Gruber covers gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at, although you've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting topics at, Bravo,, Martha Stewart, and on your TV screen through national talk shows including The Tamron Hall Show. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children. Find her on social media at @brycegruber.