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Gifts for $50 or Less_cover

Right Gift, Right Price

As the gift-giving rush begins, chances are you've got a ton of people to shop for, but barely enough time and money to get it all done. Whether you need ideas for kids, coworkers, a spouse, or someone else, we're here to help you save on your holiday shopping with this roundup of crowd-pleasing presents, all for $50 and under. Looking to spend a little more for that special someone? Check out 25 Awesome Gift Ideas Under $250, too.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

Herschel City Mid-Volume Backpack
Amazon

Herschel City Mid-Volume Backpack

Starting at $40 from Amazon
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This little sibling of the ultra-popular Herschel Little America Backpack is equally stylish and the perfect size for a daypack. Lined with stylish stripes, it has a magnetic closure and hidden zippered storage pocket. Choose from nearly a dozen colors and patterns.

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AmazonBasics Dutch Oven
Amazon
WowWee Baby Shark Song Puppet
Amazon

WowWee Baby Shark Song Puppet

$20 from Amazon
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Be the hero in your favorite toddler's life by gifting this plush puppet that plays the "Baby Shark" song (doo doo doo doo doo doo). The tempo slows or speeds up depending on how fast you move the mouth. Want to give it to a grown-up? This was in the Grammys gift bag last year, so it might have crossover appeal. 

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Travel Mug
Amazon

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Travel Mug

$26 and up from Amazon
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Keep a loved ones' coffee piping hot — and we mean piping — with this 20-ounce Zojirushi travel mug. Devotees say temperature retention is the main reason they'll never go back to cheaper travel mugs. It has a convenient flip-top lid with a safety lock that keeps it from spilling after it's tossed in a bag.

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Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo True Wireless Earbuds
Amazon
Echo Flex
Amazon

Echo Flex

$25 from Amazon
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Amazon's newest voice assistant is even more compact than the popular Echo Dot. Plug in the Flex anywhere for Alexa to answer questions and control smart-home devices. A built-in USB port can charge phones or accommodate add-ons such as a night-light.

Tile Mate
Amazon

Tile Mate Tracker

$25 from Amazon
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If they're always tearing up their house in search of their keys, purse, or other important items, gift them a Tile. These water-resistant Bluetooth trackers have a range of up to 200 feet. They can use the Tile app to ring any lost item with a tracker. Lost a phone? Pressing a button on any Tile forces it to ring, even when it's on silent. Looking for the older, waterproof Tile Sport? Those are available, too.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 4
Amazon

Xiaomi Mi Band 4

$30 from Amazon
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Looking for a sub-$50 wearable that's worth the while? The Xiaomi Mi has long been one of the most well-reviewed cheap fitness trackers. It's water-resistant to 50 meters; has six workout modes; tracks steps, sleep and heartbeat; and goes for up to 20 days without needing a charge.

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Eddie Bauer Fairisle Reversible Throw
Amazon
Pictionary Air
Target

Pictionary Air

$20 at Target
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A classic game gets a modern twist with Pictionary Air. Draw "pictures" in the air with the special pen and they'll appear on a smart device or connected TV. You can even save the greatest hits by recording performances in the Pictionary Air app.

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L.L.Bean Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag
L.L.Bean

L.L.Bean Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag

$30 from L.L.Bean
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No one traveled much in 2020, but here's hoping there's a chance for your favorite traveler to get moving in 2021. Any traveler who wants to stay better organized will appreciate this best-selling toiletry organizer. Made with water-resistant fabric, it has a built-in hook, plenty of convenient pockets, and a removable mirror and shower caddy.

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Lands' End Canvas Tote Bag
Lands' End

Lands' End Canvas Tote Bag

Starting at $18 from Lands' End
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Known as a true workhorse, this simple canvas Lands' End bag has long been a bestseller. Tested to hold up to 500 pounds, it's able to stand upright and has a water-resistant base that makes it especially great for toting beach or pool supplies. Consider personalizing it with a monogram for gifting.

Victrola Retro Wood Bluetooth Radio
Amazon
Really Rad Robots Turbo Bot
Amazon

Really Rad Robots Turbo Bot

$42 from Amazon
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Kiddos can control this rugged little robot with their voice, use it to record messages, and even prank their friends with "gross mode" sound effects. It also dances, tells jokes, and detects obstacles automatically.

Pop Fashion Travel Infinity Scarf
Amazon

Pop Fashion Travel Infinity Scarf

$13 from Amazon
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The globe-trotter in your life will appreciate this chic, practical accessory that has a hidden zipper pocket for items such as cash, credit cards, passports, keys and smartphones.

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HoMedics Bubble Mate Foot Spa
Amazon
Nordmarke Triple Wireless Charging Pad
Ikea

Nordmarke Triple Wireless Charging Pad

$40 from Ikea
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This sleek charger can juice up three devices at a time, and the stylish cork border provides cushioning for expensive smartphones. An auto-dimming indicator light lets users know it's working.

Uncle Goose Classic ABC Blocks
Amazon

Uncle Goose Classic ABC Blocks

$35 from Amazon
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Perfect for the little one or parent-to-be on your list, these alphabet blocks feature child-safe ink and are crafted in Michigan. Looking for something more offbeat? Uncle Goose makes blocks featuring planets, the periodic table, constellations, and several foreign languages.

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Xenvo Smartphone Pro Lens Kit
Amazon

Xenvo Smartphone Pro Lens Kit

$40 from Amazon
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This compact lens is a great option for anyone who wants to up their photo game without toting around a bulky camera. It comes with a wide-angle lens for impressive landscapes, a macro lens perfect for close-ups, and an LED it claims to improve a phone's flash. Best of all, both clip right onto smartphones, and come with a lanyard and travel case.

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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Amazon
KitchenAid 3.5-Cup Food Chopper
Kohls

KitchenAid 3.5-Cup Food Chopper

$50 from Kohl's
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Make slicing and dicing easier for your favorite chef with this sleek little chopper, available in more than 15 colors. It has two speeds, a pulse mode, and a dishwasher-safe bowl and blade for easy cleaning.

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Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker
Amazon

Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker

$40 from Amazon
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This casserole-shaped slow cooker is the perfect companion for potlucks and other holiday gatherings. The locking lid and cord wrap make it super portable, while the removable stoneware insert is oven-safe and dishwasher-safe.

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Echo Glow
Amazon

Echo Glow

$30 from Amazon
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Here's a nightlight that's cool enough for the big kids. Pair it with an Echo and ask Alexa to change color or brightness, set up timers that help kids stay on task during morning and evening routines, and help wake them up gradually with a light that gradually brightens.

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Hercules Tuff Fast Charging Station
Amazon

Hercules Tuff Fast Charging Station

$40 from Amazon
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Know someone who has chargers and devices littering every surface in their home? Help them get organized with this charging station, equipped with six slots perfect for smartphones and tablets. It includes cables that can charge Apple devices, Androids, Kindles, the Nintendo Switch and plenty of others.

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Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool
Amazon

Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool

$33 from Amazon
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A multitool is a welcome stocking stuffer for any handy person, and at only 9 ounces, it can always be on hand. It includes two knives, three screwdrivers, a wire cutter and stripper, needle-nose pliers, scissors, a bottle opener, and more.

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Mini Maglite Pro
Amazon
My Life Story So Far
Uncommon Goods

My Life Story So Far

$30 from UncommonGoods
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A thoughtful gift for parents or grandparents who love to reminisce, this clothbound journal includes nine sections of prompts that help the recipient capture their memories for posterity.

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Huggaroo Microwaveable Neck Wrap
Amazon

Huggaroo Microwaveable Neck Wrap

$36 from Amazon
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They'll feel stress melt away when they drape this heated wrap around their shoulders. Zap it in the microwave for cozy comfort, or chill it in the freezer to use it as an ice pack. Enjoy the added benefit of aromatherapy from the blend of lavender, chamomile, peppermint, cinnamon, and more.

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Jackery Bolt External Battery Charger
Amazon

Jackery Bolt External Battery Charger

$25 from Amazon
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The Jackery Bolt makes a great stocking stuffer for that friend who never gets your texts because their phone died. Built-in Apple MiFi and Micro USB cables charge iOS and Android devices, Kindles, GoPros, and others; there's also a full-size USB port and emergency flashlight. A sleek design keeps cords stashed away until they need them.

ThinkFun Gravity Maze
Amazon

ThinkFun Gravity Maze

$30 from Amazon
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This isn't just another marble run — it's a logic game that inspires kids to figure out how to build a path for their marble to get to a certain target. It comes with 60 challenges suitable for beginners on up to experts.

Yard Games Kubb Set
Amazon

Yard Games Kubb Set

$50 from Amazon
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A favorite lawn game in Sweden, Kubb is simple, sturdy, and suitable for all ages. Players toss wooden rods — underhanded throws only — to topple their opponents' blocks. But don't topple the king block until you've cleared the others, or you'll lose.

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Wekapo Inflatable Lounger
Amazon

Wekapo Inflatable Lounger

$38 from Amazon
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This nifty hammock-like lounger is ready for any adventure. It's made of ripstop polyester and inflates without blowing – just whip it through the air. Mesh side pockets hold devices or books, and the lounger rolls up compactly for travel.

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Handheld 'Oregon Trail' Game
Walmart

Handheld 'Oregon Trail' Game

$31 from Walmart
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Show Gen Z what video games used to be like with this handheld version of every '80s kid's favorite classic, "Oregon Trail." Only then will they know the joy of making it to the Willamette Valley without dying of dysentery.

Presto Pizzazz Pizza Oven
Amazon
Threshold Wood and Metal Covered Cake Stand
Target

Threshold Wood and Metal Covered Cake Stand

$35 from Target
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Your favorite baker will love filling this classic cake stand with their latest tasty creation. It has a galvanized metal base, wood cake plate, and elegant glass dome that will look great on any countertop.

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Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker
Amazon

Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

$22 from Amazon
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Cold-brew addicts will be happy to trade pricey Starbucks runs for this sleek coffee maker. Just add ground coffee to the infuser, add water, and refrigerate.

Nodpod
Amazon

Nodpod Weighted Sleep Mask

$32 from Amazon
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Think of the Nodpod like a weighted blanket for the face. Pressure from the microbead-filled pods can help alleviate stress and anxiety. There's a cooler side made from jersey cotton and a warmer side made with microfleece.

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Wine Cork States
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Threshold Round Wire Decorative Storage Bin
Target

Threshold Round Wire Decorative Storage Bin

$25 from Target
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This copper-handled bin offers an elegant option for corralling clutter in any room. Use it for laundry, blankets, towels, toys, or anything else to which quick access is wanted.

Patagonia Powder Town Beanie
Patagonia

Patagonia Powder Town Beanie

$45 from Patagonia
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Warm and durable, this classic unisex hat might make its recipient feel just a tiny bit better about colder temperatures. It's made of 100% recycled polyester and comes in several colors and patterns.

Monopoly Voice Banking
Amazon

Monopoly Voice Banking

$23 from Amazon
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This edition of the classic board game is updated for the times, allowing players to do their banking by voice. No paper money is required, making gameplay quicker and less frustrating.

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager
Amazon

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

$50 from Amazon
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Whether they complain of an aching neck, back, or legs, this compact massager is up to the task of relief. It has four kneading nodes, a heating function, an automatic shutoff, and more.

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Water Bottle
Amazon

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Water Bottle

Starting at $45 from Amazon
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Hydro Flasks are the trendiest of all the pricey stainless-steel water bottles, but the spend is well justified, reviewers say. The double-walled construction makes for ice-cold or piping hot drinks, the powder-coat exterior won't sweat and resists dents and dings, and the wide mouth is compatible with several lids.

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Bosqueen Folding Book Light
Amazon
Running Socks
Stance

Running Socks (That Look Cool)

$19 and up from Stance
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Running socks need to be comfortable and durable, yes, but they should be fun, too. Give your favorite runner a gift that keeps on giving with a subscription to Stance. New socks (styles range from no-show to over-the-calf) will arrive monthly or quarterly.

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Dog Bingo
Uncommon Goods

Dog Bingo

$30 from Uncommon Goods

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Dog bingo is played just like regular bingo, meaning it all comes down to luck. But while a pup lover’s knowledge may not give them the upper hand at this game, they’ll surely enjoy the beautifully illustrated boards and cards featuring 64 different doggy breeds. Each illustration is labeled with the name of the breed, so all players will be canine connoisseurs who can tell a whippet from a Weimaraner after a few rounds.

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Coffee Subscription Box

$14.75 and up from Trade Coffee
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A coffee snob loves nothing better than discovering local roasters and sampling their beans. Traveling across the country isn't terribly practical these days, so why not let the roasters come to you? Trade Coffee subscription service works with 50 noteworthy roasters like Cuvee Coffee in Austin, Caffe Vita in Seattle, and PT's Coffee Roasting Co. in Topeka, Kansas.

Plant Mister
Amazon
Classic Rock Vinyl Records Wall Clock
Society6

Classic Rock Vinyl Records Wall Clock

$32 from Society6 
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The background of this clock shows the spines of classic album covers, including those from musicians such as Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and The Kinks. The clock itself comes in two different frame material and clock hand color options.

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