Top 25 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $50

Make your loved ones feel so spoiled while sticking to your holiday budget.

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November 02, 2020

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.

Perfect for people who run, ski or travel frequently, this cozy beanie will keep their ears warm and allow them to listen to their favorite music or podcast at the same time. An inconspicuous button panel on the front makes it easy to pause or rewind while they're on the go, is compatible with Bluetooth and can be recharged in just 60 minutes.

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Add an adorably festive touch to their kitchen with a set of Christmas-themed measuring cups. Snowflakes, candy canes, swirling mints and mini Santas decorate each one and promise to put your favorite baker in the holiday spirit.

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If you really want to spoil your favorite host, gift them something they'd never think to buy for themselves: an electric corkscrew. This sleek little Rabbit Pro will make a thoughtful addition to their bar cart as it removes corks in seconds and uses a clever non-stick spiral to prevent shredding.

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Think of this as a gift for the whole family. If they're big on Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning, encourage them to start a new tradition and make mini holiday pancakes. The kids will squeal when they see their favorite symbols of the season, like gingerbread men and bells, while the adults will greatly appreciate the non-stick coating and easy cleanup.

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Commemorate their hometown, favorite city or a special trip you took together by gifting a modern city map. They'll love how heavy the recycled paper feels in their hands and how the bold design adds an edgy touch to their walls.

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Need a sweet little something for a neighbor, co-worker or teacher? Try these gourmet snowflake marshmallows from Crate & Barrel. Tucked inside a clear bag with a crimson-red ribbon, they'll add a touch of winter whimsy to their countertops and their cups of hot cocoa.

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Never underestimate the power of a heartfelt ornament. If your loved one's been feeling a little homesick or has a special place they've been aching to revisit, send them this hand-stamped city ornament. You can customize the location with a heart or star and trust that they'll love it.

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The only thing better than a cozy throw blanket? A blanket scarf from which she'll get twice as much use. Crafted from buttery acrylic fabric and finished with tassel trim, this classic plaid accessory will keep her warm on chilly nights out as a scarf, shawl or blanket. It's available in 12 winter-appropriate patterns and can be customized with her initials.

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$11.99

Now here's a gift that's pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face: John Legend's Christmas album. Packed with beloved classics 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 while they move around the house.

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Know a new mom or mom-to-be? Surprise her with this sweet baby book, which she can use to document all of her little one's firsts. Inside, she'll find 48 beautifully illustrated pages arranged by month with places to add photos and notes. It's the perfect keepsake, IMO.

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Everyone could use a little more R&R, right? Give your chronically busy bestie an excuse to soak in the tub with this beautifully packaged bottle of luxury bath salts. The skin-soothing formula is fortified with both milk powder and colloidal oatmeal and features calming notes of vanilla and vetiver to help them unwind before bed.

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$44.99

Perfect for someone who just moved into their own place, this compact coffee maker can brew up to 14 ounces of their favorite bean and drip it directly into their travel mug for effortless mornings. The appliance also has a built-in grinder, so your loved one can use either whole beans or pre-ground coffee.

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$19.95

For the family friends who are happiest when they're in the woods, we suggest a two-pack of Pendleton playing cards. The compact decks will take up little space in their bags, but offer hours of entertainment with the timeless appeal of a Pendleton blanket. They even come in a cute pouch for easy carrying and organizing.

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When they're ready to travel again, this convenient five-piece set of packing cubes will make packing a breeze. Designed to fit inside hardshell suitcases, duffels and backpacks alike, the clever mesh pouches will keep their clothes neat and organized during their trip and allow them to easily pack up at the end.

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When was the last time your guy replaced his razor? If even he can't remember, it's definitely time for a new one. Make the practical gift much more exciting with this limited edition Harry's Shave Set designed by artist Jose Roda. The kit includes a unique iridescent handle, one travel cover, three-blade cartridges, plus a bottle of foaming gel. Best of all? 100 percent of profits made by Harry's are donated to The Trevor Project, which supports suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ youth.

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If they tried to make their own bread, grow plants or tie-dye in the last year, then they'll probably get a kick out of an embroidery kit. Keep your Crafty King or Queen busy with this beginner-friendly box, which comes with a hoop, floss and everything else they'll need to stitch retro daises.

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If we had to guess, the gardener in your life would love a mister for their indoor plants. This polished brass vessel will easily get the job done and provide a gentle shower for humidity-loving orchids and ferns. And when not in use? It'll add vintage style to a bookshelf or side table, too.

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Know someone who's trying to be kinder to the planet? Support their mission for sustainability and reduce their need for single-use plastic by gifting them this reusable cutlery kit. Inside the punny carrying case, they'll find a stainless straw, straw cleaner, fork, knife, spoon and a set of chopsticks that they can take on-the-go.

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Now here's a gift that we just know will be a big hit with your beer-loving S.O. Perfect for barbecues, camping trips and everything in between, this insulated cooler will keep his favorite brews cold while he's hanging out with his buds. The waxed container can comfortably fit six-packs, features a built-in bottle opener on a retractable cord and boasts a shoulder strap for comfortable carrying.

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$47.99

We all know at least one bride planning a wedding in 2021. Help her keep track of every detail and check important items off her to-do list with this personal wedding planner that reads, "Love is in the air." Thanks to its powdery hue, the book can also conveniently double as her something blue.

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If they're all about the aesthetic, then they'll love this Wideboy analog alarm clock. With its matte black case and bold easy-to-read numbers, the device will add a cool retro feel to their nightstand or bedside table.

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For the woman who never leaves home without her rings, necklaces and bracelets (and half her closet, TBH), we've found the perfect gift: a petite travel case for her jewelry collection. The exterior is crafted from leather and lined with soft polyester fabric to protect all of her favorite pieces and can even be customized with her name and initials.

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It's no secret that camera film can be expensive. If they love capturing moments with their Instax Mini, but not buying more film, surprise them with this value pack. Each box contains four cartridges in four fun colors — Classic White, Rainbow, Pink Lemonade and Monochrome — so they can mix up their albums.

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Challenge your favorite road trip warrior to visit every state by gifting them this custom photo map of the U.S.A. As they explore new territories and make new memories, they'll want to print out their favorite pictures and start filling out the continent.

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Trust us on this one: Your fashion-forward friend would love to receive a copy of Ralph Lauren: In His Own Fashion. Cap off their stack of coffee table books with this immersive biography, which was published as part of the brand's 50th anniversary. When they're done flipping through the brilliant hardcover, they can use it as decor around their house.

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