The 35 Best Gifts Under $50 of 2023

Our favorite picks from Amazon, Uncommon Goods, Yeti, Quince, Google, and more

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With the holiday season comes stresses about spending money and finding the perfect gift. That's where we come in.

We spent hours researching the best gifts for everyone on your list while staying under a $50 budget. Our favorite options include a gorgeous initial bracelet from Gorjana, a universally flattering robe from Amazon, and an insulated travel mug from Yeti.

Here, the best gifts under $50.

Brooklinen Restore Candle

Brooklinen Restore Candle

Brooklinen

If Brooklinen's luxurious sheets and bedding sets are out of your price range this holiday season, look to the brand's new line of candles that offer the same comfort and elegance at a lower price. Promote relaxation in your loved ones' lives during the busiest time of year with the Restore candle with notes of violet and cedarwood to softly encourage winding down.

Price at time of publish: $35

Google Nest Mini 2nd Generation

Google Nest Mini

Walmart

Just because your budget is under $50 doesn't mean you can't spoil friends and family with impressive tech gifts. The Google Nest Mini is the perfect home companion for busy moms, college students, or new homeowners. The small voice-controlled speaker plays your favorite music, tells you about the weather, remembers your personalized schedule, and so much more.

Price at time of publish: $32

Never lose valuable items again with an Apple AirTag. Simply set up the AirTag with your iPhone or iPad, and place it with your luggage, wallet, or other important items to keep track of them on the Find My app. The built-in speaker plays a song to help you locate your purse in your apartment, or look to the app for help finding far-away items such as lost luggage or missing keys.

Price at time of publish: $30

Harry & David Snack Box

Harry & David Snack Box

Harry & David

We love gift baskets as a universally-beloved option for any recipient. Editor-favorite Harry & David has dozens of options for any price range, including this snack box that comes in under $50. It's chock full of delicious treats including sausage, cheese, Moose Munch popcorn, crackers, nuts, and hot mustard. Be sure to check shipping times to ensure your gift arrives before the holidays.

Price at time of publish: $30

Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Amazon

If you're shopping for someone who doesn't have a bath at home and still want to gift them the same relaxation that comes with bath bombs, opt for a shower steamer. These from Cleverfy live in the corner of your shower and emanate the smell of essential oils throughout. The 6-pack features lavender, menthol and eucalyptus, vanilla, watermelon, grapefruit, and peppermint.

Price at time of publish: $19

Mighty Bliss Deep Tissue Back and Body Massager

Mighty Bliss Deep Tissue Back and Body Massager

Amazon

Everyone can use a bit of extra relaxation during the holidays, so promote that in the ones you love with this hand-held back massager from Mighty Bliss. The powerful massager comes with six different heads to target different knots anywhere on your body. Plus, it's cordless and lightweight, so it's easy to pack and bring along anywhere.

Price at time of publish: $40

Revlon One-Step Volumizer Plus 2.0 Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush

Revlon One-Step Volumizer Plus 2.0 Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush

Amazon

Blowouts and daily styling are a breeze with the best-selling blow dry brush from Revlon. With three heat settings, the possibilities for effortless styles are endless. The smaller 2.4-inch barrel allows you to get closer to the root for more precise drying and more elaborate styles. Busy moms and teenagers alike will love how the highly-rated hair product revolutionizes their haircare routine.

Price at time of publish: $39

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock with Tree Straps

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Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock Camping with Tree Straps

Amazon

For the camper in your life, we love this portable hammock from Wise Owl Outfitters. It holds up to 400 pounds, weighs only 24 ounces, and folds up neatly for easy traveling. The 9-foot straps and carabiners easily attach to trees for optimal relaxation in the great outdoors.

Price at time of publish: $30

LEGO Christmas Tree

LEGO Christmas Tree

LEGO

Shop a limited edition LEGO set that comes just under budget and feels extra festive for the season. The LEGO Christmas tree comes with 784 pieces and makes an awesome bonding activity for families to build together. Aimed at kids ages 12 and up, the resulting 11-inch Christmas tree will easily become a new favorite piece of festive decor.

Price at time of publish: $45

TheraFlow Dual Foot Roller

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TheraFlow Large Dual Foot Massager Roller

Amazon

While it's not exactly high-tech, this manual foot massager from TheraFlow earned rave reviews from our tester. The foot rollers make it easy to control the placement and pressure for the perfect massage every time. The massager also comes with a reflexology guide to target certain pressure points on your feet for pain and pressure relief that's personal to you.

Price at time of publish: $17

Kitsch Satin Sleep Set

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Amazon

The easiest way to elevate your bedding to feel extra luxurious is with a silk pillowcase. We love this option from Kitsch that comes with a matching eye mask and scrunchie for the ultimate gift. Sleeping on silk has benefits for hair and skin, including the ability to lock in moisture, prevent tangles, and reduce the friction that can cause fine lines and wrinkles.

Price at time of publish: $36

Uncommon Goods State Spoon Rest

Uncommon Goods State Spoon Rest

Kerry Brooks

Show some pride for your hometown this holiday season with a spoon rest from Uncommon Goods shaped like your state. Buy one for a friend who moved away for a reminder of home or for your parents who never left home and wouldn't have it any other way. The spoon rests are hand-sculpted in Minnesota, designed not to wobble, and finished in food-safe glazes.

Price at time of publish: $28

Coffee Gator 34-Ounce French Press Coffee Maker

Coffee Gator 34-Ounce French Press Coffee Maker

Amazon

Keep your daily cup of joe hot all morning long with this insulated french press from Coffee Gator. The vacuum-layered stainless steel keeps hot beverages hot for 60 minutes longer than a traditional mug. It also comes with a mini canister to keep your favorite beans fresh for your next caffeine fix.

Price at time of publish: $33

Be Rooted Early Mornings & Late Nights Gift Set

Be Rooted Early Mornings & Late Nights Gift Set

Be Rooted

Black-owned brand Be Rooted makes adorable stationery and gift sets that are perfect for anyone on your list. We love this "early mornings and late nights" gift set that comes with a coffee mug and wine glass for a coworker, boss, or friend in your list who loves to start their morning and end their night right.

Price at time of publish: $20

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Waffle Full-Length Robe

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Waffle Full-Length Robe

Amazon

Our editor pick for a budget-friendly robe that's perfect for gifting, the Amazon Essentials full-length waffle robe comes at a budget-friendly price while providing optimal comfort and absorbency. We love the extensive size and color range suitable for men, women, and even teens. The deep pockets and tie-closure make for a stylish look that feels just as comfortable as it looks.

Price at time of publish: $22+

Quince Organic Turkish Waffle Slippers

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Quince

A cozy pair of slippers makes the perfect gift as the weather gets colder, and we love this budget-friendly pair from Quince. Our tester loved the comfortable feel of this lightweight pick, which didn't overheat their feet and maintained traction on most surfaces. Plus, the waffle design gives the slippers a high-quality look and feel without the high price tag.

Price at time of publish: $30

Yeti Rambler 24 oz Mug with Magslider Lid

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Yeti Rambler mug with lid

Courtesy of Yeti 

Everyone on your list can benefit from a high-quality tumbler that keeps their favorite beverages warm or cold all day long. The Yeti Rambler was designed with beer in mind, but it's equally suitable for taking coffee, tea, or soda on the go. The stainless-steel walls provide proper insulation, while the MagSlider lid prevents spills. The best part? It's dishwasher-safe.

Price at time of publish: $35

Frontgate Resort Cotton Bath Towels

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Courtesy of Frontgate

A new bath towel may seem like a silly gift at first, but a partner or in-law will love wrapping up in this cotton option from Frontgate. As the name suggests, the resort collection resembles towels you'd find at a five-star hotel, but even softer and longer. Opt for a bath towel, a set of washcloths, or a hand towel; all come in under budget. For a bit of extra dough, you can personalize the item for a sentimental touch.

Price at time of publish: $32

Gorjana Wilder Alphabet Bracelet

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Courtesy of Gorjana

This simple gold bracelet makes the perfect jewelry gift for the woman in your life that won't break the bank. Gorjana's Wilder Alphabet Bracelet features an 18k gold-plated brass chain with an initial of your choice. Stack first and last initials for a modern monogrammed look that remains understated and mature. The brand also offers a special price when you buy two.

Price at time of publish: $48

Lululemon The Hot/Cold Bottle

Lululemon Hot/Cold Bottle

Lululemon

Fitness junkies and homebodies alike will love this hot and cold water bottle from lululemon. The stainless steel, double-walled, and vacuum-insulated bottle keeps your drink hot or cold for hours. Plus, it features a single-touch open and close lid for easy drinking on the go without spilling. The convenient bottle comes in eight fun colors, so you're guaranteed to find one you love.

Price at time of publish: $44

Mark & Graham Commute Leather Card Case

Mark & Graham Commute Leather Card Case

Mark & Graham

Keep all cards secure with this sleek card case from Mark & Graham. Available in three colors, the leather card case features a zippered pocket for cash and a slot for cards. The lightweight wallet is designed for quick trips or throwing into a large bag for optimal convenience. If you have a bit more dough to spend, opt for a foil-debossed monogram for an additional cost.

Price at time of publish: $49

Fly By Jing Holiday Triple Threat

Fly By Jing Holiday Triple Threat

Fly By Jing

Help your foodie friends explore new cuisines and recipes with this holiday set from the fan-favorite brand Fly By Jing. The triple threat features three festive flavors of delicious Sichuan sauces: Sichuan chili crisp, Zhong sauce, and Mala spice mix. There's also an exclusive spoon for impressive drizzling on new tasty creations.

Price at time of publish: $45

eCreamery 12 Holiday Gourmet Cookies

eCreamery 12 Holiday Gourmet Cookies

eCreamery

You can't go wrong with cookies as a last-minute gift, and these ones from eCreamery help you countdown to Christmas in style. The 12-pack includes delicious festive flavors like snickerdoodle and classic sugar that are designed to count down the 12 days of Christmas leading up to Santa's arrival on the 25th. But, if your recipient eats them all in one day, we won't tell.

Price at time of publish: $40

Laneige Sweet Dream Trio

Laneige Sweet Dream Trio

Laneige

Any beauty fanatic on your list has guaranteed heard the craze surrounding the Laneige lip mask. This sweet dream holiday set from the brand is a perfect way to gift the viral product and some other favorites for a discounted price. The trio comes with three of the viral sleeping lip masks designed to moisturize lips while sleeping in limited-edition flavors: berry, pumpkin spice, and peppermint.

Price at time of publish: $32

Line of Trade Weekender Dopp Kit

Line of Trade Weekender Dopp Kit

Line of Trade

Bespoke Post has curated gift guides for everyone in your life, especially the brothers, husbands, and dads who are hard to shop for. The site makes it easy to shop by interest, recipient, or budget. We love this best-selling Dopp kit from Line of Trade that makes it easy to organize skincare products, jewelry, or other cosmetics in one place for weekend trips or longer getaways.

Price at time of publish: $35

JLAB JBuds Air Bluetooth Earbuds

JLAB JBuds Air Bluetooth Earbuds

Amazon

Students, runners, music lovers, and more will love receiving a brand-new pair of earbuds, and these JLAB ones prove high-quality and budget-friendly. The small earbuds provide 24 hours of entertainment on every charge with a built-in microphone, touch-activated controls, and sweat-resistance technology that's perfect for intense workouts.

Price at time of publish: $30

Williams Sonoma Marble & Brass Monogram Board

Williams Sonoma Marble & Brass Monogram Board

Williams Sonoma

Prepare for holiday entertaining with a gorgeous monogrammed board from Williams Sonoma. The sleek marbled board is perfect for serving charcuterie or trying out viral trends like the butter board. An initial of your choice appears on the top left of the board in classy gold brass for an elevated gift that feels personal and sentimental.

Price at time of publish: $50

Elmer's 10pk Color Rush Slime Kit

Elmer's 10pk Color Rush Slime Kit

Elmer's

You don't have to be a kid to enjoy making, squishing, and playing with slime. This kit from Elmer's has everything you need to make colorful, scent slime easily with a magic slime activator. Use the five glue colors including glow-in-the-dark and glitter options with five activators that affect the slime's texture for endless combinations and experiments. Add in extra glitter or beads for even more gooey fun.

Price at time of publish: $30

Just Enough Wines curated set

Just Enough Wines curated set

Just Enough Wines

Just Enough Wines makes it easy to gift a curated selection of delicious wines without the high price. The six-pack of canned wine includes two cans of Chardonnay, two cans of rosé, and two cans of pinot noir—all of which adds up to two full bottles of wine. It's a great way to say "thanks," "congrats" or "happy holidays" to someone who lives far away.

Price at time of publish: $47

The Sill Pint-Sized Garden Jar Trio

The Sill Pint-Sized Garden Jar Trio

The Sill

Start your own mini garden—no outdoor space required—with this jar trio from The Sill. The three grow kits feature self-watering technology so they're completely hands-free. Just give them a bit of water to get started and place them in a sunny spot to start enjoying fresh mint, rosemary, and basil in no time.

Price at time of publish: $39

Uncommon Goods Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

Uncommon Goods

Personalized gifts show that thought went into the decision-making process and make your recipient feel special and loved. Uncommon Goods has dozens of personalized gift options for every budget, including this birth month flower grow kit. The kit comes with everything you need to grow a beautiful flower that corresponds with your recipient's birth month including a glass jar that doubles as a vase.

Price at time of publish: $36

Sweet Water Decor Candle Care Kit

Sweet Water Decor Candle Care Kit

Sweet Water Decor

Ensure holiday candles last all season long with a candle care kit from Sweet Water Decor. The accessory set includes a wick cutter, wick dipper, bell snuffer, and a drawstring bag to keep everything organized. It's important to keep wicks trimmed to 1/4-inch to reduce smoke and create even, widespread scent. Add your favorite candle to this care kit for the perfect gift for candle lovers and newbies alike.

Price at time of publish: $34

Verloop Twist Knit Touchscreen Gloves

Verloop Twist Knit Touchscreen Gloves

Verloop

Add a pop of color to your winter wardrobe with these gorgeous knit gloves from Verloop. The gloves are knitted with Lycra to ensure a snug, comfortable fit with an extended ribbed cuff to keep the warmth trapped inside. With touchscreen fingertips, wearers can still use their favorite devices while keeping warm.

Price at time of publish: $35

Michael Strahan Conditioning Beard Oil

Michael Strahan Conditioning Beard Oil

Michael Strahan

Inspired by his own skincare routine, Michael Strahan's new skincare line for men is the perfect stocking stuffer for a boyfriend, husband, or brother who's looking to try something new. This conditioning beard oil is a great last self-care step that leads to ultimate facial hair softness all day long. The blend of Argan oil, Jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil nourishes the skin and softens any harsh scruff.

Price at time of publish: $14

David's Tea winter faves 12 tea sampler

David's Tea winter faves 12 tea sampler

David's Tea

Stay cozy indoors this winter with this 12-piece tea set from David's Tea that's perfect for holiday gifting. The set comes with 12 teas designed to keep you snug and comforted during cold weather. Each tea has enough for two cups, so you'll have plenty of new blends to try all season long. Some of the delicious flavors include vanilla chai, orange spice, and pomegranate.

Price at time of publish: $29

Why Trust the Spruce?

This article was written by Julia Fields, a lifestyle writer for The Spruce covering all things surrounding toys, gifts, and the holidays. She's also covered similar topics in other roles, including toy reviews, product round-ups, interviews with experts, and more.

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