We’re beginning our annual Holiday Wish Lists (otherwise known as “Gift Guides”), it is always fun to share ideas at this time of year. I buy many of my gifts based on ideas I see out there on social media so this is our contribution to help make your shopping easy. I admit I am running a bit behind this year, I need to get shopping!
Today I am sharing the best gifts I have seen for less than $50, since now more than ever life is just too expensive. Holiday gifts should be more about showing you care than what you spend anyway, so I did my best to round up popular items at lower price points appropriate for all ages. The prices may change, but are current as of the time I published this post. I organized them by categories Girls/Teen Girls/Sisters, Men/Boys/Brothers and Parents/Grandparents, I hope this is helpful!
The Best Less Than $50 Gifts for Girls/Teens/Sisters
Luckily I have a teenage daughter to help with these ideas–and she’s a great shopper, so her recommendations are also included.
I am editing this post to add in this amazing sale find, that makes a great gift. You can get two small, monogrammed cosmetic bags for $11.25! Pretty colors, I am ordering for all the girls on my list.
A great gift for a teen or a fitness lover is a Lululemon water bottle. I know, it’s super pricey for a water bottle but if it’s Lululemon so it comes at a cost. I am just sharing what word on the street says is the ‘in’ thing. Here is a lower cost/ non-name brand alternative too.
Probably one of the most popular items of the year (again, for the teen/younger demographic) is the belt bag. I admit, they are growing on me! I do like the color and pattern of this one. Also, here is a lower priced alternative that is still fun.
For anyone, any age, who likes to get their nails done, the Olive + June manicure sets and nail polish will save them so much money at a salon. I have switched completely over to these products, and since stayed away from nail salons (saving money and chemicals) and can tell you how happy I am with these products. You can also gift a fun holiday nail polish set here.
When the slipper meets a Birkenstock, I admit, I LOVE this idea! So fun, and super comfortable too. Shop them here.
Isn’t this tray pretty? It’s less than $25 and comes in lots of colors. I love it, it’s a nice gift for someone who loves to decorate.
I own quite a few cookbooks, and of them, this book is one of my all-time favorites. I think it’s a great blend of healthy recipes, inspiring ideas and delicious food. It’s a great gift for a foodie.
Coming in at just under $50, the Stanley Quencher Tumbler. I have one, and it’s become a part of my life. A cup this size is great to encourage your daily water intake after all. For the look but not the price, you can get a similar tumbler here for $20.
I found this heavenly lotion and it quickly became one of my favorite treats. It smells amazing, and honestly I am not typically a fan of orange scents or flavors and I absolutely love this. I carry a small tube in my purse, but the larger size would make a very nice gift. I also highly, highly recommend the bath gel. You can see the whole line here.
The Best Less Than $50 Gifts for Men/Boys/Brothers
We have the original BBQ book, my son is a fantastic cook and loves to use his smoker to cook for friends and luckily, family, and he really enjoyed the first book from Franklin. This book came out this year, it looks just as good.
Along those lines, a wireless meat thermometer that connects to a phone makes so much sense for someone who likes to cook or smoke meats. This way he can keep tabs on his cooking but doesn’t have to stand over it.
Practical for someone who is outside in the cold, and also on-trend for Gen Z, these Carhardt Beanie hats are a great gift. They come in lots of colors too.
I see a lot of these around, the Columbia Fish Hat. You can find any color combination and even find them in college specific colors, this would be great for a teenage boy.
We have several of these portable phone chargers but when you need one, it’s great to have it ready to go. These portable chargers are less than $25 and great for trips, sporting events or anywhere you can’t power. Also great for those who like to “be prepared” for whatever may come.
Every year I gift someone these slippers, they are an all time favorite. They always get worn, nobody ever complains and if I am being honest, I have seen my teenage boys wear them places they shouldn’t (like out of the house). They hold up great and are super comfortable, and are $35 on sale right now.
The Best Less Than $50 Gifts for Parents/In-Laws/Grandparents
My husband is an avid bird watcher and we added this window bird feeder to our kitchen window, it gives you a really neat, up close view of birds. A great gift for anyone who is into wildlife!
A simple Ring doorbell at an affordable price. A nice gift to help someone feel safe and let them know if it’s just an Amazon delivery or a friend at the door.
A nice upgrade to any bar, this cocktail shaker comes in at less than $20 and will look pretty on display as well as mix up a perfectly chilled martini.
If for some reason, your parents/inlaws etc aren’t already on the Pickleball bandwagon this will encourage them. Most areas have free clinics and there are plenty of online videos to help them learn the game, and this set for two is very affordable.
This popular car vacuum set is less than $20, we have this and it’s great when you have a spill. I will be honest that I use my Shark Hand Vac more because it’s much more powerful, but it comes at a heftier price tag so this is a great alternative for less $.
I adore my tea pot from the Beautiful line and the newer version, this gooseneck kettle is even prettier. This makes is simple to whip up a perfect cup of tea, it heats in less than a minute (and no stove, open flame etc. so it’s very safe) so it’s easy to use. Pair it with our favorite, a tin of Harney’s tea for a lovely gift.
We’ll be sharing more of our favorite holiday ideas to give over the next few weeks, including a Black Friday post if you are holding off to start shopping till then. Don’t forget we have a free, printable Holiday Planner to help you get organized for the holidays with two printable gift lists (among the other 20 pages of worksheets) so you can keep track of everything you have purchased or still need to get.
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