Awesome Gift Ideas Under $250
Cheapism

Awesome Gift Ideas Under $250

View Slideshow
Gifts Under $250_cover

Awesome Gifts Under $250

Stuck for a great gift? We've got plenty of ideas under $25 and under $50 if you need to pinch pennies, but if you have a little more to spend, you're in the right place. No matter the occasion, one of these $250 or under gift ideas is sure to inspire. Highlights include a robotic vacuum, durable YETI cooler, and a top-rated Bose Bluetooth speaker. 


Prices and availability are subject to change.


Related: Unique Gifts for Him, Her, and Them

Philips Hue Play Starter Kit
Amazon

Philips Hue Play Starter Kit

$110 from Amazon

Shop Now


This all-inclusive bundle includes the Hhub and versatile Philips Hue lights, which can add a splash of color to any room. Mount them to the back of your television or your monitor, and sync to movies and music through the product's app.

NoteCube Gift
NoteCube

NoteCube

$19-$99 from NoteCube

Shop Now


This is a personalized gift that falls well under $250 yet packs a significant punch in the make-'em-feel-special department. The concept is simple: You tell NoteCube about your recipient, and use the site's tools to edit and add notes (typically between 40-60 but NoteCube recommends at least 20). Finally, add some photos and choose a style of NoteCube. When everything is just how you want it, you finalize and pay for your order and it gets shipped.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 Earbuds
Amazon

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 Earbuds

$248 and up from Amazon

Shop Now


If you're looking for a pair of noise-cancelling earbuds that deliver on audio quality, consider the newest offering from Sennheiser. Like other flagship headphones, Sennheiser's MOMENTUM boast a transparency mode, IPX4 waterproof certification, and top-of-the-line sound quality. And with the earbuds' Sound Zones feature, you can customize your settings based on location.

DeWalt Cordless Drill and Impact Driver Combo
Home Depot

DeWalt Cordless Drill and Impact Driver Combo

$239 and up from Home Depot
Shop Now 


For a professional quality drill and impact driver at a bargain price, this 20-volt set checks all the boxes. It comes with a carrying bag and two universal DeWalt batteries.

Polaroid Lab Everything Box Starter Kit
Amazon

Polaroid Lab Everything Box Starter Kit

$169 from Amazon

Shop Now


Everything old is new again, including Polaroid pictures. Turn digital photos into Polaroids, film chemistry and all, with this tabletop gadget that projects the screen image from your phone onto film. And don't forget: No shaking required.

Instant Vortex Pro 9-In-1 Air Fryer Oven
Sur La Table

Instant Vortex Pro 9-In-1 Air Fryer Oven

$160 from Sur La Table

Shop Now


Talk about multitasking: This nine-function countertop appliance is an air fryer, rotisserie grill, roaster, dehydrator, and more. 

Polare Original Leather Weekender Bag
Amazon

Polare Original Leather Weekender Bag

$150 and up from Amazon
Shop Now


This luxurious weekender made with genuine cowhide leather could easily become their new go-to bag for short trips. It includes a durable cotton lining, premium zippers, bronze hardware, and double stitching on the handles and shoulder straps meant to stand up to years of abuse.


RelatedShow Some Brotherly Love With These Great Gifts for Brothers

719120_1021_vp.jpg
Sur la Table

Chef’s Choice Trizor XV Knife Sharpener

$180 from Sur La Table

Shop Now


Any good chef knows that sharp knives are a must in the kitchen, but trying to sharpen your blades manually can be a real chore. Sur La Table shoppers give this three-stage electric sharpener nearly unanimous praise, saying it makes it easy to keep knives sharp without damaging the blades.

Chanel N° 5 Eau de Parfum Spray
Sephora

Chanel N° 5 Eau de Parfum Spray

$90 and up from Sephora

Shop Now


Chanel is a classic for a reason. This timeless scent in available in four sizes, ranging from 1.2 ounces to 3.4 ounces.

Abco Tech Indoor Golf Putting Green
Amazon

Abco Tech Indoor Golf Putting Green

$70 and up from Amazon

Shop Now


Here's a practice putting green compact enough that it can be used almost anywhere. It's lightweight and portable, with a roll-up mat for easy storage, and comes with three practice balls. 

Circulon Premier Professional Cookware Set
Costco

Circulon Premier Professional Cookware Set

$230 from Costco
Shop Now


Want to get something nice for a foodie without blowing the budget on All-Clad? Each pot and pan in this beloved 13-piece set is made of hard-anodized aluminum that’s twice as hard as stainless steel. They're also nonstick, oven safe to 400 degrees, and dishwasher safe, with double-riveted silicone grips for ease of handling.

Not already a Costco member? Apply here.


Related: Kitchen Gifts They'll Actually Use

Apple AirTag
Target

Apple AirTag

$30 from Target

Shop Now


Know someone who's always losing their keys or wallet or other personal belongings? A couple of these AirTags would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone who already owns an iPhone or other Apple products and keep the lost belongings to a minimum.

Eufy RoboVac 11S
Amazon

Eufy RoboVac 11S Max

$250 from Amazon
Shop Now


This slender robotic vacuum cleans for up to 100 minutes and is equipped with technology that boosts suction automatically in particularly grimy areas. It includes infrared obstacle and drop sensors, too.

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present
Amazon

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present

$55 from Amazon

Shop Now


Any Paul McCartney or Beatles fan would love to find this wrapped up with a bow this holiday. The two-volume hardback set presents the lyrics of 154 of McCartney's most memorable songs, annotated with comments from Macca himself and illustrated with photos and art from his personal collection.

Theragun Prime Massage Gun
Amazon
Cuisinart SM-50 Stand Mixer
Amazon

Cuisinart SM-50 Stand Mixer

$180 from Amazon
Shop Now


If they’ve always yearned for a stand mixer but a KitchenAid is still a bit too pricey, this Cuisinart offers a similar look and power for less, reviewers say. It has a 5.5-quart bowl, 12 mixing speeds, and a hub that accommodates attachments such as meat grinders and pasta makers.


Related: Gifts Under $25 for Foodies

Pendleton Yakima Camp Throw
Pendleton
Embark
Amazon

Embark Dog DNA Testing Kit

$159 from Amazon
Shop Now


Enough with the DNA tests for humans — find out where Fido came from. Embark maps a favorite pooch's family tree, screens for more than 250 breeds, and helps test for common diseases and health conditions. It can even identify relatives that have also been tested with Embark.

Nixplay
Amazon

Nixplay Seed Digital Photo Frame

$146 and up from Amazon
Shop Now


What if you could frame favorite photos without going through the hassle of getting prints? The Nixplay Seed makes it possible. Connect it to Wi-Fi and send someone all of those great photos on your phone immediately, using the Nixplay mobile app.


Related: Great Tech Gifts for Seniors

Anker SoundCore Life Q30 Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Amazon

Anker SoundCore Life Q30 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

$80 and up from Amazon
Shop Now


If you know a work-from-home warrior who is trying to stay productive in a chaotic house, these noise-canceling headphones will be a very thoughtful gift indeed. For under $100, you get an impressive 40 hours of battery life, punchy bass, and respectable active noise cancellation. 

Invisawear Silver Star Burst Charm Necklace
invisaWear

Invisawear Silver Star Burst Charm Necklace

$150 from Invisawear
Shop Now


Though lovely in its own right, this necklace is more than a shiny bauble. It has a hidden button on the back that lets the wearer text friends or family members automatically with their location in case of an emergency.


Muse 2 B07HL2S9JQ
Amazon

Muse 2 Brain-Sensing Headband

$210 from Amazon
Shop Now


Just about everyone could benefit from meditation right now. Start them on their journey with this smart headband from Muse, which connects to their phone and provides real-time feedback on focus. Soundscapes react to brain activity, heart rate, and other indicators to help guide users.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler
Amazon

GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler

$180 and up from Amazon
Shop Now


Nothing makes a beer lover happier than a growler of fresh beer from a favorite brewer. And nothing is more tragic than that beer going stale because it wasn’t finished in time. Never again. This stainless-steel, vacuum-sealed growler will keep beer fizzy and fresh for more than a week, owners say, though there is a bit of a learning curve involved.


Related: Raise a Glass to These Gifts for Beer Lovers

Furbo Treat Tossing Wi-Fi Pet Camera
Amazon

Furbo Treat Tossing Wi-Fi Pet Camera

$210 from Amazon
Shop Now


Pet parents who can’t be with their furry pals all day can still check in using the Furbo — it comes complete with two-way audio, a wide-angle camera and a treat-tossing mechanism. Set-up is as easy as plugging it in, downloading the app, and connecting to Wi-Fi.


Related: Great Gifts for Dog-Obsessed Humans

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet
Amazon

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet

$170 from Amazon
Shop Now


This edition includes a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, which grants access to thousands of educational apps, books, movies, and more. It also includes more storage, dual stereo speakers, higher picture resolution, longer battery life, a kid-proof case available in three colors, and a 10.1-inch full HD display. With hours of kid-friendly distractions, this is a smart gift for parents, too.


Related: Hottest Holiday Gifts From Amazon

KidKraft Farm to Table Play Kitchen
Amazon

KidKraft Farm to Table Play Kitchen

$196 from Amazon
Shop Now


Sometimes bulky toys are eyesores, but this one might make grown-ups wish their own kitchen was this sleek. Kids get to play in this updated cooking space that not only looks great, but has a lights-and-sounds cooktop and faucet, ice maker that dispenses play ice cubes, and accessories including “choppable” carrots.

Philips Somneo Wake-Up Light
Amazon

Philips SmartSleep Sleep and Wake-Up Light

$180 from Amazon
Shop Now


The ultimate gift for your favorite morning grump, the Philips SmartSleep helps make waking up easier with a simulated sunrise. There’s also a sunset mode for relaxing, plenty of soothing nature sounds and music options, and several light settings including nightlight and reading modes.


Related: The Best Gifts for Night Owls of Every Possible Persuasion

Little Tikes Jr. Jump ’n Slide Inflatable Bounce House
Amazon

Little Tikes Jr. Jump ’n Slide Inflatable Bounce House

$149 from Amazon
Shop Now


Want to achieve hero status in the eyes of your favorite small child, especially while their favorite play places remain closed? Give them this bounce house and it will easily be one of the most epic gifts they ever get. It can accommodate up to 160 pounds at a time.

Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe
Amazon

Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe

$120 from Amazon
Shop Now


There are plenty of Lego sets that would please an adult as much, if not more than, a kid. This four-in-one 3,332-piece set is one, and even includes a soundtrack that teaches you the story behind the painting while you build.


Hexiher Smart RGB LED Wall Light Panels
Amazon

Hexiher Smart RGB LED Wall Light Panels

$105 and up from Amazon
Shop Now


You can really make your space sing by putting these light-up panels on your wall. They have a rhythm detector that helps them “dance” to any tune and are capable of displaying a staggering 16 million colors.

YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
Amazon

YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler

$250 and up from Amazon

Shop Now


The YETI Roadie 24 is one of the most durable and well-insulated coolers on the market. Thanks to the company's proprietary insulation, ice remains frozen for days, keeping wine, beer, or other beverages cold for camping and road trips. Amazon reviewers have plenty of incredible stories about how the Roadie 24 kept food and drink cool even in the face of sweltering conditions. 

VIOFO Dash Cam with GPS
Amazon

VIOFO Dash Cam with GPS

$100 from Amazon

Shop Now

Practical gift-givers should consider this GPS-equipped dash cam, which can help drivers settle insurance claims, challenge parking tickets, and prevent theft. This top-rated model records with a high-definition wide-angle lens.

Bose SoundLink Flex
Amazon

Bose SoundLink Flex

$149 from Amazon

Shop Now


Whether they're on the go or relaxing in their backyard, this waterproof Bluetooth lasts up to 12 hours and has a built-in microphone so they can take calls. While this best-in-class model boasts excellent sound quality, Bose didn't skim on durability either.