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You don’t need to spend a fortune to find a thoughtful gift they’ll love.
We found 69 of the best gifts under $50 to suit the interests and tastes of everyone on your list.
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With best friends’ birthdays, anniversaries with your significant other (or Valentine’s Day), celebratory moments with coworkers, or even just to tell a loved one you’re thinking about them, it’s easy for your gifting list to fill up quickly. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to get everyone on your list a gift that feels made for them. There are plenty of great gift ideas under $50 to be found if you know where to look.
We’ve done the hard work for you and sifted through hundreds of options to find affordable gifts to suit a wide range of tastes and interests.
Our picks for the best gifts under $50 still feel unique and personal. And whether these gifts are complements to a bigger present or are the star of the show, we know your recipient will love them.
Keep reading for 69 gifts under $50 that work for anyone on your list.
This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Under Armour. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*
This Bluetooth karaoke microphone is the perfect accessory to gift the one who’s the life of the party. They can sing along to their favorite songs with this gift that offers premium sound and noise reduction.
Cold-weather accessories make a great gift for anyone braving the cold this winter and the Jack Wolfskin’s Stormlock Rip Knit Cap is exactly what they need. Built of a blend of wool and acrylic, this beanie also features Stormlock fleece which just about guarantees a warm noggin. It’s even available in two different colors to match a variety of outfits.
No bathtub? No problem. With these shower bombs, anyone can transform their bathroom into a makeshift spa, and they don’t even need a bathtub to do it. These come in a variety of options including Calm, Detox, Breathe, and Happy (and come 6 in a pack).
Who doesn’t love a sample pack of wine? With the Be Mine… Wine box from Vinebox, you can gift the special person in your life a selection of wine that’ll tickle their tastebuds. The box includes three different tubes of wine, two reds and one white, each from a vineyard in Europe.
Whether you lose track of your keys or a bag, Apple’s AirTag is a sure way to find any lost item. This water-resistant tracker plays a sound or uses its precise distance findings to lead you straight to the item regardless of the distance on the Find My app.
Instead of buying something new, this dye kit can refurbish old clothes from your wardrobe with playful prints. The Dye-at-home kit includes power dyes rubber bands gloves, and an instruction booklet to begin making your closet more sustainable.
Incorporate fitness into your daily life with these wearable weights that fit on your wrist or ankles. At one to two pounds, these stylish weights intensify any movement and build strength whether it’s a workout or running errands.
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If their barware collection bares a sophisticated flair, they’ll appreciate this elegant hatch decanter. This 32oz decanter is a more affordable price than others thanks to its beautiful molded diamond pattern that resembles cut crystal.
Whether it’s a dash of Italian oregano or za’atar from the Middle East, any cook will appreciate this international spice kit that lets them cook with various tastes of the world.
This Clinique set for combination and oily skin types is a great addition to any skincare routine. This three-step regimen includes a facial soap, an exfoliating lotion, and a moisturizing gel make this three-step routine an easy and quick way for a fresh face.
Whether they’re a huge foodie or want to preserve a favorite family meal, this DIY cookbook offers 120 blank pages to fill with their favorite recipes. The notebook’s table of contents and additional note space at the end will help keep them extra organized.
Taking the time to add in your own savory vodka sauce pasta dish or having their loved ones fill in grandma’s homemade sweets recipe will make this gift feel extra special.
Help them take their next Netflix marathon to the next level with this popcorn mix set. The mix includes two microwavable Pop on The Cob popcorn cobs, toffee pretzels, dark chocolate-covered cherries, and Virginia peanuts. If they have a particular favorite treat, each snack can also be added in extra quantities at an additional cost.
Wine lovers will surely appreciate this elegant gift that will allow them to savor and sip their favorite bottle for longer. This glass carafe preserves non-sparkling wine in the refrigerator for up to one week. Simply, pour wine into the carafe, insert the float at an angle, then seal it with the top and serve.
This farm-to-skin lip balm set is just right for the green beauty obsessive. All 10 lip balms are made from natural goat’s milk and essential oils. Beautifully packaged and scented, the fragrances include Ylang Ylang and Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Fig Leaf, Sweet Grass, Grapefruit, Oak Moss, Apricot and Honey, Vanilla, and an unscented balm.
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You can get your giftees initials embroidered on this cute roll-up clutch for a personal touch. The bag is woven from natural palm leaves for a beachy vibe, and the blue and white striped interior adds to the fun coastal feel.
Not only are these thin towels easy to roll up and throw in your beach bag or picnic basket, but they also easily shake off sand and dry three times faster than classic beach and pool towels. Choose from a wide array of vibrant patterns and colors, from a navy blue whale shark print to tie-dye options.
For the bubble tea lover in your life, this kit comes with two flavors of loose-leaf tea, tapioca pearls, and two reusable stainless steel straws. All they’ll have to do is add a little milk (if they like!) and sip on this delicious brew.
Whether they have a favorite musician, reality TV star, comedian, or actor, there’s a good chance their favorite celebrity is on Cameo. You can even choose from pre-recorded video messages with a personal shoutout, or opt to give them a super special one-on-one video call. Of course, the price will depend on who the star is.
Whether you want to give them a quick pep talk or celebrate them just because, these notepads from Knock Knock provide a creative and encouraging way of doing so. Each comes with 50 sheets, so they’ll make plenty of use of these witty notes.
Give the gift of a virtual helper. Currently on sale for under $25, the Google Nest Mini offers a compact, affordable smart speaker with Google Assistant built-in. Friends and family members will love being able to dim lights, control the volume on their TV, check the weather, and more, all with just the sound of their voice.
Under Armour’s Sportmask was designed with athletes in mind, as reflected in its breathability, water resistance, and UPF 50+ sun protection. Thanks to the Sportsmask, they won’t have to sacrifice their workout routine or their comfort.
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Encourage them to pick up a new hobby (or take advantage of an existing one) with this watercolor set that’s built for both beginners and experts. The set includes various cakes and paints, watercolor pencils, paintbrushes, a paint palette, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener — all within a pre-packaged case that can save you the pain of gift wrapping.
Upgrade their Netflix binge marathons without actually buying them a whole new TV. The Roku Streaming Stick + offers 4K, HD, and HDR streaming in a portable package and affordable price.
Bring a bit of their favorite restaurant right to their door. From bagels to barbeque, Goldbelly ships food gifts nationwide from iconic eateries in major cities.
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It gives them unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox, and costs just $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here.
And if you need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.
This classy set of loose-leaf teas made it into Oprah’s Favorite Things back in 2018. It’s filled with three variations of chai tea that any tea lover will appreciate.
If they spend a lot of time in the kitchen, they probably already know the merits of high-quality olive oil. A drizzle of Alive from Brightland adds a vibrant, zesty flavor to any dish, plus the beautiful bottle will look great on display in their kitchen.
Help them upgrade their oral care routine with a Quip toothbrush. Not only is it a great electric toothbrush at a reasonable price, but Quip will send them a refill every three months with a new brush head and toothbrush.
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Who doesn’t love getting a sweet surprise? With delicious flavors ranging from Cookie Dough to Pink Frosted Donut, these bite-size treats are sure to please. You can also add a special gift box to complete the gift.
Give this mini set for head-to-toe care they can take on the road or just to test out some new products. The set is packed with Drunk Elephant minis, including a glossing shampoo, cream conditioner, scalp scrub, detangler, body cleanser, lotion, deodorant, and a comb. It also comes neatly packaged in a fun, neon bag.
Let’s face it, 2020 has been a hard year. Give them the gift of soothing relaxation with this at-home kit that includes pampering botanical bath salts and natural jute body scrubber. The recipient will also be able to grow their own eucalyptus in the bamboo pot so they can continue to breathe deep and say ahh.
Almost everyone on the Insider Reviews team has a set of Speks at their desk. The little magnetic balls can be mashed, molded, and built into fun shapes and are a fun fidget toy that even adults will love.
This compact waffle maker makes a great addition to any college dorm or small kitchen. All they have to do is plug it in and they can make their favorite breakfast treat in a flash.
Elevate their next sugar fix with these fun champagne gummy bears. Don’t worry if they’re under 21, despite the name and flavor, these gummies are non-alcoholic. They also have rosé options too.
Adventurous foodies will love the chance to taste test a curated box of gourmet Japanese snacks. In this Bokksu box, they can expect to find between 10-14 snacks, a tea pairing, and an in-depth guide that details every product included.
Anyone in on the latest skincare trends will know about this mask. Many claim it has helped clear their skin, and it has over 12,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. The best part is that this powerful facial is just $10.
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With cold weather approaching, there’s nothing better than slipping on cozy socks. Made from soft, sustainable hemp fabric, these are sure to do the trick (and why not get them two pairs?).
Necessaire’s clean beauty products come in beautiful, minimalist packaging that looks as good in their bathroom as it feels on their skin. This gentle exfoliator will help them slough off dry winter skin for good.
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Smith & Cult’s polish is vegan, cruelty-free, and chip-resistant. With 46 fun colors to choose from, you’re sure to find one (or two, or three) they’ll love.
Fall and winter skin tends to be dry and dull. While you can’t change the weather, you can throw on a hydrating face mask to stay moisturized. This one will add lots of soothing hydration to their skin to keep it feeling fresh.
If they’ve never thought of washcloths as anything special, Weezie towels will change their minds. The adorable towels are embroidered with either hearts, winky eyelids, or the words “stain me.” Plus, the dark navy blue color will conceal makeup stains.
If there’s nothing they appreciate more than a good night’s sleep, they’ll love Slip’s silk sleep mask. It’s made from 100% pure Mulberry silk for a luxe, light feel on their skin.
This clean-beauty favorite delivers the glossy sheen they’d expect from a lip gloss, but it’s loaded with nourishing oils to keep lips hydrated, too.
These stunning handmade jars can hold up to 12 ounces of olive oil or vinegar. Plus, they look beautiful sitting out on the kitchen counter.
Whether their phone charger is always falling under their desk or they simply have too many cables to keep track of, these affordable and efficient clips will allow them to simplify their workspace. Plus, the pink, orange, and green shades contribute a fun pop of color.
Whether it’s a pale peach or a deep-red look they crave, they’ll love this long-lasting lipstick with its saturated colors and hydrating formula.
Whether they love game night, music, or are equal fans of both, they’ll surely get a kick out of these playing cards. The pack features illustrations of all the big names in pop, rock, country, and R&B.
If they love shoes, they should have the right products to take care of their favorite footwear. This spray protects shoes from stains caused by water and oil, and there are multiple people on our team who swear by it for every new pair of shoes they get.
Bendable, sustainable, and portable (thanks to the set of carrying cases), these fun straws are the accessory any eco-conscious person should have.
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A subscription box that sends them an exciting new read catered to their tastes each month is the perfect gift for a bookworm.
Our phones are our lifelines these days and if you know someone who’s always glued to theirs, consider giving them a unique case that’s as protective as it is pretty thanks to being drop-tested and shock-absorbent. They have options ranging from watercolor forest scenes to cute sayings to cuddly animals. You can even do a customized option and put their initials on it.
Hydro Flask‘s Travel Coffee Mug is a team favorite. It combines the classic shape of a mug with Hydro Flask’s TempShield insulation to keep beverages hot, or cold, for hours— a great gift for the coffee or tea lover who’s always on the move.
Clean space enthusiasts who enjoy a no outdoor shoe policy at their homes will appreciate these unisex house slippers. The waffle cloth pattern, platform bottom, and cushioned sole makes for a cute and cozy fit. These snug slippers are available in yellow, pink, gray, or green colors.
It’s no wonder these bags are bestsellers — they can hold up to 50 pounds of stuff and come in a range of fun colors and patterns. Plus, at just $12, they’re a great deal.
This portable, personal water filter was one of the bestselling products on Prime Day. It filters water from creeks and rivers, making it perfect for hiking, camping, and travel.
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After they fill the three pockets with cables and chargers, all they have do is roll everything up and they’re good to go. The soft, supple leather comes in a variety of fun colors and patterns.
Every cook needs a cast-iron skillet in their kitchen. Lodge makes some of the best out there, but at prices that won’t break the bank.
If they like to celebrate a long run with a big pint, they’ll appreciate these pint glasses etched with famous marathon routes.
This is a great gift that’s sure to make anyone sentimental. Whether it’s their hometown, college town, or favorite spot to vacation, a Homesick candle, with scents inspired by all sorts of locations, will bring them back to that favorite place.
If their morning ritual includes a cup of cold brew, they’ll appreciate this convenient cold brew maker. All they have to do is fill it with their favorite coffee grinds, add water, let it sit, and they’ve got a glass of delicious cold brew on the way.
Whether you want to bring back fond memories of a place you visited together or just want a gift that highlights their favorite stomping grounds, you can cheers to these rocks glasses intricately etched with a city map and interspersed street names. Over 30 major US cities are available to choose from.
To really up the ante, consider pairing the glass with a nice bottle of bourbon.
Jewelry always makes a great gift, though it’s typically pricey. These dainty hoops from Mejuri are the perfect pair for every day, and they’re only $50.
Anyone who spends a good amount of time in the kitchen will appreciate this durable apron with its sturdy fabric, clever pockets made to hold the essentials, and pot-holders built right in.
A one-time, $20 payment will get them lifetime access to REI’s membership program. The outdoorsy types in your life will appreciate the special offers, 10% back on purchases, member-pricing on REI classes and events, and the host of other membership perks. Learn more about the REI membership program here.
All of Artifact Uprising‘s customized photo gifts are simple, beautiful, and made from eco-friendly materials. This simple calendar is an easy choice for anyone on your list. Just pick 12 photos (one for each month) of the people and places they love most to add a special sentiment to their desk setup.
A sweet necklace with an even sweeter mission. Choose from a selection of positive intentions like “optimism,” “strength,” or “gratitude,” which they can carry with them throughout the day. For every necklace sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Girls Inc.
We love Otherland’s candles, whether seasonally inspired or from the classic collection. Notable scent combinations such as champagne, saffron, and leather, gorgeous packaging, and a 55 hour burn time have deemed Otherland’s candles as a foolproof gift among the Insider Reviews team.
A lightweight, spray formula and refreshing scents make Touchland’s hand sanitizer one they’ll actually want to use. It dries quickly and doesn’t leave residue or stickiness behind.
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