50 Christmas Gifts for $50 or Less

50 Christmas Gifts for $50 or Less

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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. And note that one of our very favorite gifts of the 2022 season — The Adventure Challenge: Family Edition (next slide) — needs to be ordered by Monday, Dec. 13 in order to arrive by Christmas. 


Prices and availability are subject to change.


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The Adventure Challenge – Family Edition
The Adventure Challenge

The Adventure Challenge: Family Edition

$45 from The Adventure Challenge
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This book has 50 fun family challenges to make the most of quality together time. Scratch-off entries reveal activities that run the gamut from outside adventures to kooky and creative projects. Each spot also includes a place to include a photo, so this will become a keepsake that kids or grandkids will cherish even after the challenges are long-completed. Order by Dec. 13 in order to have this gift arrive in time for Christmas! 

Authentic Clay Tequila/Mezcal Shot Glass Set
Amazon

Authentic Clay Tequila/Mezcal Shot Glass Set

$22 and up from Amazon

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Made in Mexico by local artisans, these shot glasses are the real deal for anyone who loves the occasional sip of spirits, and they make a unique and unexpected gift. You can get them in a two-pack or four-pack set, and they come in six eye-catching colors.

'Made It Out of Bed' Hoodie
Look Human

'Made It Out of Bed' Hoodie

$35 from Look Human

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After a year and a half of pandemic-related upheaval (and other assorted anxiety-inducing shenanigans), this colorful hoodie will make a great gift and help remind any recipient that really, sometimes it is just about putting one foot in front of the other. 


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3-in-1 Apple Charging Station
Amazon

3-in-1 Apple Charging Station

$27 from Amazon

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If you have an Apple devotee on your list who's constantly fiddling with charging cords, simplify their life with one of these triple chargers, It will provide juice to their phone, AirPods, and an Apple Watch at the same time. Available in four colors. 

Floral Deviled Egg Plate
Uncommon Goods

Floral Deviled Egg Plate

$40 from Uncommon Goods

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If you know the guy or gal who always brings the deviled eggs to the potluck or party, you can help them up their appetizer game with this hand-painted clay majolica platter that does the presentation for them. 

Henro Company Match Striker
Amazon

Henro Company Match Striker

$25 from Amazon

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Match strikers make a unique and stylish gift while also being functional, which is always an apt equation for a great gift. This striker is handmade in North Carolina and, as the description notes, can also be used for toothpicks, Q-Tips, and more. It comes ready to gift in a natural ivory muslin pouch or a festive handprinted Christmas pouch. 


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Rainbow Bagel Kit
Uncommon Goods

Rainbow Bagel Kit

$30 from Uncommon Goods

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Give your favorite foodie, breakfast lover, or teen one of these fun kits that are made in Brooklyn. It includes everything needed to rope and loop 12 colorful bagels that will be nothing if not social media worthy. 

Portable Campfire
Uncommon Goods

Portable Campfire

$28 from Uncommon Goods

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Enjoy roasted marshmallows this winter and hot dogs in the summer without the hassle of setting up a full fire. This portable campfire lights easily and lasts for three to five hours. It’s made of soy wax and paper and can be relit anytime until the wax is used up. 

'Shut Up Liver ...' Dish Towel
Always Fits

'Shut Up Liver ...' Dish Towel

$17 from Always Fits

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Functional and funny, you can gift this flour sack cotton tea towel to your favorite person to share a few cocktails with. 

Multi Tool LED GloveTorch & Magnetic Wristband
Etsy

Multi Tool LED GloveTorch & Magnetic Wristband

$21 from Etsy

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This gift combines a wrap-on LED flashlight with a magnetic wrist strap that'll hold nails, screws, bolts, nuts, and more. It'll make projects around the house a little more easy and enjoyable. 

Loving Hearts Scarf
Uncommon Goods

Loving Hearts Scarf

$36 from Uncommon Goods

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Give the love of your life this ultra-soft brushed-acrylic scarf festooned with multiple hearts. At 17 inches wide and 78 inches long, it's big enough to make for a cozy wrap on those chillier days. 

Women's Dopp Kit
Etsy

Women's Dopp Kit

$35 and up from Etsy

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These leather toiletry bags will help her organize her toiletries and more when she travels, or just keep the bathroom a little neater at home. Available in five gorgeous colors, the clasp can also be personalized with her initials for a truly thoughtful touch. 

Mark & Graham Leather Charger Roll Up
Mark & Graham

Mark & Graham Leather Charger Roll Up

$40 from Mark & Graham

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Keep those cords, cables, and chargers neatly organized and looking sharp with one of these leather cases. Available in 10 colors with optional monogramming.


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Mountain Necklace
Etsy

Mountain Necklace

Starts at $32 from Etsy

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Perfect for the nature lover, this mountain necklace is sure to evoke memories of that favorite vacation spot or meaningful trail the recipient loves to hike. The sterling silver necklace is available in four lengths, ranging from 16 to 24 inches.


Natural Bamboo Phone Amplifier
Etsy

Natural Bamboo Phone Amplifier

$15 from Etsy

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This phone amplifier elevates your phone, adding 10 decibels to the speaker's volume. It's made of natural bamboo for an aesthetically pleasing look, and it also helps to keep your phone secure without it sliding around. It holds your phone at a natural angle that allows for easy viewing, too. 


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16K Gold Name Bar Bracelet
Amazon

16K Gold Name Bar Bracelet

$20 from Amazon

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This delicate bracelet would make a wonderful gift for a wife, girlfriend, or teenage girl. It can be personalized with a name, and has an adjustable extender chain to adjust the fit. 

New Year, New Beginning Candle
Uncommon Goods

New Year, New Beginning Candle

$30 from Uncommon Goods

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It's been a long year or two. Here's to 2022 being better for one and all. This clever soy wax candle releases a relaxing aroma of cypress, bayberry, and patchouli, and is decorated with black obsidian, pyrite, citrine, and tiger’s eye for extra good vibes.

Xenvo Smartphone Pro Lens Kit
Amazon

Xenvo Smartphone Pro Lens Kit

$45 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
Target
Sending You Sunshine Care Package
Etsy

Sending You Sunshine Care Package

$18 and up from Etsy

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This care package includes thoughtful items like a soy candle, a box of matches, a bath bomb, and more. It’s everything that special woman in your life needs to kick back, relax, and enjoy some time to herself. Choose from six scents, such as white tea or cinnamon-vanilla, for the perfect gift.

Dog & Cat Fused Glass Garden Stake
Uncommon Goods

Dog & Cat Fused Glass Garden Stake

$42 from Uncommon Goods

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Brighten a corner of a flowerbed or a large potted plant  or two with this pair of fused-glass garden stakes. They're handmade by Bellingham, Washington-based glass artist Kristi Thorndike-Kent. Each measures 18 inches tall.

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
Amazon

'1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List'

$24 from Amazon
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They'll discover the great books of the world — as well as the authors and histories behind them — with this richly illustrated text that celebrates the world of literature. From autobiographies to fiction, poetry, and beyond, there's a world of books out there to discover.


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Happy Feet Mug
Uncommon Goods

Happy Feet Mug

$18 from Uncommon Goods

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A mug can be a pretty lame gift but we're pretty sure one or more of these will land well with any recipient. Whimsical, colorful, and amusing, these come in four different colors and are sure to give your loved one a holiday morning grin. 

Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo True Wireless Earbuds
Amazon
HoMedics Bubble Mate Foot Spa
Amazon

HoMedics Bubble Mate Foot Spa

$16 from Amazon
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Here's the ultimate indulgence for someone who's on their feet a lot. With this foot spa from HoMedics, they can even adjust the temperature with their toes, and a splash guard helps keep floors dry. A removable pumice stone is included for additional pampering.


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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 gently with a light that gradually brightens.


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City Tote Bags
West Elm

Claudia Pearson Tote Bags

$20 and up from Etsy

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A gift recipient can show their civic pride or their love of cats, beer, coffee, and more with one of these whimsical canvas tote bags. They're designed in Brooklyn by artist Claudia Pearson. Choose from more than a dozen cities or states or choose a tote based on a hobby or interest. 

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Travel Mug
Amazon

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Travel Mug

$30 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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Wekapo Inflatable Lounger
Amazon

Wekapo Inflatable Lounger

$41 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.


Umbra Tregem Jewelry Stand
Amazon

Umbra Trigem Hanging Jewelry Organizer

$22 from Amazon
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This sleek Umbra jewelry holder is as affordable as it is elegant. Use it to hang long and short necklaces, bracelets and earrings from the sturdy bars; rings can sit safely on a high-gloss white tray at the base, which has padding to prevent scratching up her dresser.


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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.

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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Victrola Retro Wood Bluetooth Radio
Amazon
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven
Amazon
Eddie Bauer Fairisle Reversible Throw
Amazon

Eddie Bauer Fair Isle Reversible Throw

$22 from Amazon
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Who can't use another cozy blanket to snuggle under during colder months? This thick, soft 50- by 70-inch throw has a microfleece side and a Sherpa side to choose from, and the traditional design is perfect for anyone who loves a little rustic chic décor.


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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.

Folding Book Light
Amazon
Lands' End Canvas Tote Bag
Lands' End

Lands' End Canvas Tote Bag

$15 and up 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.


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Glow in the Dark Puzzle
Amazon

Glow in the Dark Puzzle

$13 and up from Amazon
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Add an extra level of intrigue to a puzzle enthusiast's life with this glow-in-the-dark jungle scene. Not so much into tigers and elephants? It also comes in an space and ocean options. 


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Koamask Weighted Sleep Mask
Amazon
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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Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker
Amazon

Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

$20 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.

Wine Cork States
Uncommon Goods
My Life Story So Far
Uncommon Goods

My Life Story So Far

$30 from Uncommon Goods
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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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Bushnell Falcon Binoculars
Amazon

Bushnell Falcon Binoculars

$26 from Amazon
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Hunters, campers, anglers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds need a second set of eyes. Backed by the Bushnell brand, these lightweight binoculars are built for outdoor use and come with a case.


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Patagonia Powder Town Beanie
Patagonia

Patagonia 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.

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 is traveling much these days but here's hoping there's a chance for your favorite traveler to get moving soon. 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.


Plant Mister
Amazon
Classic Rock Vinyl Records Wall Clock
Society6

Classic Rock Vinyl Records Wall Clock

$35 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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Zesica Two-Piece Loungewear
Amazon