54 Best Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas for $50 or Less

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

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November 08, 2023
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Best Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas for $50 or Less

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

Photo by: Photo By: Derek Trimble

Photo By: Derek Trimble

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 out 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, FYI.)

Keep scrolling to shop our top picks for budget-friendly gifts $50 or under that don't skimp on sentimentalism.

Spoil your favorite host or wine lover with a gift they'd never think to buy for themselves: an acrylic aerator. This sleek device allows their beverage to breathe and helps them catch the entire flavor profile. The aerator also comes with a no-drip stand, a travel pouch and a sediment filter, so it's a win all around.


The only thing better than a cozy throw blanket? A cozy blanket scarf that she'll get twice as much use out of. This beautiful and buttery-soft accent is woven from polyester with a cashmere feel and will help keep her warm whether she wears it as a scarf or shawl. It's also available in 18 rich hues, like winterberry red and cobalt blue.

From $35.75

If you really want to impress the foodie on your list, then treat them to this innovative cheese vault. The silicone box allows wedges to breathe and eliminates excess moisture, so the flavor lasts longer. Plus, you can write on the side of the vault for easy storage in the fridge.

$45.99 $29.99
35% Off!

Have you ever seen a more beautiful candle warmer? Chances are that your favorite homebody hasn't either. Give them a safer, soot-free way to indulge in their signature scents with this Internet-famous accessory. The candle warmer has all the elegance of a vintage table lamp, a dimmer to set the ambiance and the ability to distribute fragrance evenly through the house.

This season is all about slowing down and tuning into what really matters, so this deck will be an aptly-timed gift. Help your loved one get to the heart of their innermost feelings and desires by handing them the "Enneagram Essentials." Through 125 cards, they'll learn more about their unique personality and discover how to grow into their best self.

Whether they're an experienced skier or a lover of après ski style, they'll get a kick out of this cheeky ceramic mug. The vintage-inspired ski boot is the perfect size for a hot toddy or hot chocolate, comes in two colors and can even be personalized with the recipient's initial.


Now this is what we call a crowd-pleaser. Perfect for wine lovers, candle lovers, White Elephant gift exchange participants and more, this merlot-scented candle will mentally transport them to the south of France. The soy wax blend features rich, jammy notes, has a 40-hour burn time and comes in a recycled glass container that they're sure to keep after.


Show the new parents on your list some love and surprise them with this thoughtful "Baby Arrival" gift set. The wooden crate contains everything they'll need for those first few weeks, including diapers, wipes, shampoo, body wash and hand sanitizer spray. Best of all? Everything is made with gentle, plant-based ingredients.

$19.95 (Set of 4)

Coasters are one of those gifts that everyone needs, but no one wants to buy for themselves. Show your loved one just how good the ring-free life can be by surprising them with a set of sophisticated rattan coasters. The natural vine details and black rims will instantly elevate their tablescape.


If they basically live at the gym or they're starting a fitness routine, then they could probably use a new bag. We highly recommend this Canway duffel, which boasts a spacious main pocket, eight zippered side pockets and a separate compartment for tennis shoes. (So they can't track dirt or germs home.)

Appeal to their creative side and encourage them to learn a new skill with this watercolor kit. Inside the workbook, they'll find 10 beginner-friendly sketches along with instructions on how to recreate each one. And who knows? Maybe next year they'll be gifting you new art!


We love a gift that solves an everyday problem, like trying to listen to your favorite playlist or podcast when you're in the shower. (Spoiler Alert: It's so difficult to hear your phone over the sound of rushing water.) Enter this bestselling Bluetooth shower speaker. This pocket-sized device easily attaches to your shower head or shower caddy while delivering premium sound quality. And since it's entirely waterproof, your loved one can use it at the beach or by the pool, too.


Encourage your favorite couple to enjoy a romantic night in or a spontaneous date in the park with this portable picnic table. The sturdy birch wood tray features two legs that lock into place and various slots for wine, stemmed glasses, etc. In turn, all they need to worry about are the snacks and sips.

Consider this the perfect gift for the techie or traveler on your list. This handsome leather roll-up case features three pockets for charging cords, headphones, USB drives, memory cards and more, so your loved one can stay organized on the go. You can choose from eight different colors and even personalize the front with their initials.

$24.99 $14.94
40% Off!

If you're going to buy your guy a bottle cooler, you'd better make it a BrüMate. This triple-insulated stainless steel coozie is built for everything from casual college football tailgates to rowdy Super Bowl parties. It uses push-lock technology to keep bottles in place, a non-slip base to prevent spills and has a sleek shape that fits in just about any cupholder.


Now here's a gift that's sure to knock them off their feet: Cher's brand-new Christmas album. Packed with classics like "Run Run Rudolph" and "Santa Baby" and featuring hit artists like Michael Bublé, Tyga and Cyndi Lauper, this vinyl album will keep their spirits bright while they decorate the house or host their annual holiday gathering.


Teens are obsessed with this guided journal, and it's easy to see why. Each book features an edgy cover, plus writing prompts, questions and thought experiments like, "My Life in Trivia." By the end, they'll have an entire introspective snapshot of their life at this very moment.

What's the most important step of any skincare routine? Sunscreen. Help your chronically busy bestie find their perfect match and feel a little more pampered this holiday season with this Supergoop! SPF Bestsellers Kit. In the sunny yellow pouch, they'll find three trial-sized (and totally paraben-free) bottles of Supergoop's Unseen Sunscreen, Glowscreen and PLAY Everyday Lotion.

Photo By: Derek Trimble

You can't go wrong with a cheese board period, but this cheese board really knocks it out of the park. Inspired by an actual cheese wheel, this platter starts out as a wedge and then transforms into a tiered server (with an integrated slot for the included cheese knives, no less). The board is made from bamboo and slides together for easy storage.

When in doubt, delight your mother, sister, daughter or best friend with a petite leather travel case for her jewelry. She'll love this embossed leather box and how its faux-suede interior gently cradles her accessories on the go. You can choose from six stylish hues and personalize the top with her name or initials.


Everyone could use a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. We love these stylish frames from Amazon because they filter out blue light and make looking at a screen so much more pleasing. The lightweight frames are also gentle on the ears and available in six colors.


Streamline your guy's morning routine with this modular shower caddy. In addition to a fog-resistant and shatterproof mirror, he'll receive a sleek base unit with slots for his razor, toothbrush, toothpaste and shower gel. The unit's easy to install and will keep his grooming essentials all in one place.

Need a sweet little something for a neighbor, co-worker or teacher? Try a tin of gourmet peppermint bark. The cool flavor and crunch of the candy canes mingle with rich chocolate to create one decadent treat. Best of all? The peppermint bark arrives in a festive tin, so all you have to do is deliver the goods.


Honor Nana and Papa's favorite title with this personalized doormat for their front steps. The base is made from real coconut coir and features a slip-resistant vinyl back, so it won't budge underfoot. You can customize the design before adding it to your cart.

If you're not sure what to get your sister or sister-in-law, a delicate initial necklace is a great place to start. This sparkling gold chain and studded letter will enhance any outfit and reflect her unique personality. Pro Tip: If she had a baby recently, you can always swap her initial for her newborn's.

$49.99 (Set of 7)

When they're ready to travel again, this seven-piece set of packing cubes will make all the difference. Each pouch is slightly bigger than the last, so they can fit exactly what they'll need for their trip, with zipper closures to lock everything in place. And yep! The cubes work for hardshell suitcases, duffel bags, backpacks and more.


Perfect for people who run, ski or travel frequently, this cozy beanie will keep their heads warm and allow them to listen to music or a podcast at the same time. And though the button panel looks like an ordinary logo, it can actually be used to pause or rewind at a moment's notice.

What should you get your hard-working employees, you ask? Start with a box of artisan fruits and nuts. This mouthwatering mix ships straight from California and consists of hickory-smoked almonds, salted cashews, dried pears and dried apricots. It'll make a wonderful addition to their holiday table.

$19.99 (Set of 4)

Give your coffee lover the satisfaction of swirling their ice cubes and creamer together with these trendy drinking glasses. Each piece comes with a bamboo lid and a reusable straw, so the recipient can easily carry their beverage around the house. The gift set also includes two stainless steel cleaning brushes.

Sometimes a sentimental ornament goes a long way. Pay homage to their hometown, favorite city or a special trip you took together with this handcrafted and heartfelt ornament. Once the map is printed directly on the marble square, a red heart and geographic coordinates will mark the exact spot of your desired location.


If they recently moved apartments or purchased their very first home, then they'll love this personalized address stamp. The self-inking piece is designed to fit in the palm of their hand and can stamp out thousands of crisp black impressions.

If we had to guess, the gardener in your life would love a new pouch for their tools. Go above and beyond with this heavy-duty canvas bag, which features reinforced interior and exterior pockets for sharp gadgets. They can wear it across the belt or over the shoulder.

We all know at least one bride planning a wedding in 2024. Help her keep track of every detail and check important items off her to-do list with this sweet wedding planner that says, "Love is in the air." Thanks to its robin's egg hue, this book can also conveniently double as her something blue.

Challenge your favorite road trip warrior to visit every state by gifting them a custom photo map of the U.S.A. As they explore new territories and make new memories, they can print out photos and gradually fill in the continent.

20% Off!

If her furbaby is her entire world, then present her with this stylish "Dog Mom" tote. The environmentally-friendly bag is perfect for transporting treats, toys, blankets, and more and has a comfortable fit thanks to its convenient shoulder straps.


Help your loved one celebrate the season (and all of the sweet treats it has to offer) by gifting them this special cookbook. Inside, they'll find over 100 recipes for holiday cookies, bars, meringues and more.

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