25 Thoughtful Christmas Gifts Under $50
Seriously, you can't beat these presents for these prices.
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With family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, teachers and more to shop for, you pretty much have to set a budget if you want to get something for everyone. (And survive the holidays with at least some money left in your bank account; there's no shame in that.)
So, we did what we do best and scoured the internet for thoughtful gifts that will cost you anywhere from $10 to $50. You can pick up a present for everyone you love and maybe even treat yourself to something you didn't know you needed. (There's no shame in that either.)
Keep scrolling to shop our top picks for budget-friendly gifts that don't skimp on sentimentalism.
If you really want to spoil your favorite host, gift them something they'd never buy for themselves: an electric corkscrew. Though unassuming at first glance, this small-but-mighty machine takes away the pressure of removing the cork and ensures that no stray bits fall into their favorite white or red.
Perfect for people who run, ski or travel frequently, these fluffy earmuffs will keep their ears warm and allow them to listen to their favorite music. Choose from the brown or pink pair, and then remind the recipient that the clever accessory is Bluetooth-compatible.
Know a new mom or mother-to-be? Gift her a growth chart for her little one's nursery. With its brown leather hanging cord, adorable black-and-white design and fringe trim, this piece will complement just about any color scheme or theme she's envisioning.
Now here's a gift that's pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on their faces: John Legend's Christmas album. Packed with favorites like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "No Place Like Home," this 16-track CD will keep them company and keep their spirits bright when they're on their way back to work.
If you have a frequent flyer in your family, treat them to a tech organizer that will easily fit into their carry-on. Inspired by Japanese bento boxes, this kit contains four adjustable compartment dividers and two silicone straps, so they can access their charging cords, AirPods, Apple Watch straps and more while up in the air.
Everyone could use a little more R&R, right? Remind your loved one to make some time for themselves this season by gifting them this 12-pack of bath bombs. Each one boasts a bright color and a festive fragrance inspired by the holidays, like "Mistletoe" and "Sugar Cookie."
For those family friends who prefer to spend their weekends off in the woods, we suggest a tin full of campfire games. Inside, they'll find a deck of waterproof playing cards, six dice, a score pad and a small pencil, all of which can easily be packed up and transported to their next location.
Need a sweet little something for a neighbor, co-worker or teacher? Try these small-but-mighty marshmallows from Crate & Barrel. Unlike typical marshmallows, these handmade minis have been dipped in creamy milk chocolate, so they're perfect for topping off a steaming cup of hot cocoa or snacking on all by themselves.
What better gift for your work wife or gal pal than a cute, polka dot tote that reads, "Out to Lunch"? She'll love carrying the compact container to your weekly "meet and eats," and enjoy how the insulated interior keeps her food at the perfect temperature.
Make their trek home for the holidays a total breeze with this five-piece set of packing cubes. Designed to fit inside checked luggage and carry-on bags alike, these large, medium and small pouches will keep their clothes neat and organized for the duration of their trip and allow them to easily pack up and go at the very end.
Help your favorite chef get the exact measurements they need for their Christmas cookies with this bamboo food scale. We love how the light wood instantly adds warmth to the kitchen while the LED read-out effortlessly converts between grams and pounds.
When was the last time your guy replaced his razor? If even he can't remember, it's definitely time for a new one. We suggest giving him an upgrade and gifting him this Braun Electric Razor for Men. It has a four-star rating and over 3,000 reviews on Amazon. And it makes the budget cut for just $44.94.
Encourage your loved one to be kinder to the earth and ensure that they always have a spoon or fork at lunch by gifting them this reusable cutlery set. Each kit is made from 100 percent recycled materials, nests neatly together for easy packing and is available in six different colors.
We all know at least one bride planning a wedding in 2020. Help her keep track of every little detail and check items off her to-do list with this personal planner that romantically reads, "Love is in the air." Thanks to its lovely hue, the book can also conveniently double as her something blue.
Perfect for someone who just moved into their own place, this compact coffee maker can brew their favorite batch and drip it directly into the stainless steel travel mug that comes with the package. The appliance also has a built-in grinder, so your loved can use whole beans and pre-ground coffee.
Makeup bags are old news. What your favorite beauty guru actually wants (nay, needs) is an organizer for her dresser or vanity. This brass, glass and acrylic piece has different sections for her brushes, lipsticks, bobby pins, etc., so she can put everything in its proper place and have no problem getting ready in the morning.
Blankets are no-brainer best gifts this time of year. To instantly make your loved one's home a little cozier, just toss this tartan throw on their sofa. You can even customize the piece with a monogram to make the present more personal.
Send your loved one off on their next big adventure with a 16-inch laptop backpack that doubles as a convenient carry-on. In addition to a padded laptop sleeve, divider and zippered pockets for important documents, this handsome heather gray bag has a "doctor-style" opening for easy access.
If he and his buddies have a beach weekend or cabin retreat in the works, equip him with this clever palm printed "party bucket." An insulated container anchors the caddy from the center and keeps their drinks cool, while four pockets serve as handy holders for their bottles. The pack also comes with a snack pouch and a built-in bottle opener for maximum convenience.
The only thing better than chocolate? Chocolate filled with their favorite spirits. When in doubt, treat your loved ones to this delightfully boozy box from World Market. Behind each door, they'll find an individually-wrapped candy containing liquor like Sauza, Drambuie, etc.