The 35 Best Holiday Gifts Under $50

Gift-giving season is in full swing, and to help you find the best gift for everyone on your list, we’ve put together a list of our favorite gifts under $50. From cuddly plush toys and scented candles to coffee subscriptions and kitchen essentials, here are our favorite gift ideas all under $50.

Need more ideas? Check out our favorite gift ideas for men and gift ideas for women.

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T-fal dishwasher safe cookware frying pan

We named this pan the best nonstick pan of 2021, thanks to its depth and even cooking performance. The home chef in your life will love its versatility and reliability, and it won’t set you back hundreds of dollars like other top-of-the-line pans.

Lego bricks are no longer just for kids. This truly gorgeous LEGO bouquet can be a great project for your loved ones and is truly a flower that never fades. Check out this LEGO bonsai tree and orchid kit.

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It might seem like a boring gift, but trust us, this smart garage door opener is a real game changer. You’ll never have to worry about accidentally leaving your garage open, as this opener lets you control it from an app on your phone. We named it the best smart garage bottle opener of the year.

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Our pick for the best water bottle makes a great gift not only because it keeps water ice cold all day, but also because it’s available in a variety of colors.

Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow

This massage pillow is the ultimate stress reliever, warming up and helping you get rid of those pesky knots in your neck.

This scented candle from Homesick features Clear Air, Spruce, Vanilla, Frosted Mint, and other festive scents.

Smoko Mushroom Mochi Plush Toy

If you just want something cute, look no further than this mushroom plush toy from Smoko. It’s the perfect size for snuggling and looks great on the bed and sofa.

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Lodge Chef Series 12-Inch Skillet

Hamilton Beach Double Breakfast Sandwich Maker

This all-in-one sandwich maker will give them more time in the morning to create a delicious breakfast.

Nest New York Holiday Reed Diffuser

There’s nothing like the scent of a festive candle, and this one from Nest New York is a tantalizing blend of pomegranate, tangerine and more.

A very practical gift, Swedish dishcloths are one of our favorite eco-friendly kitchen swaps because they replace paper towels. You can even toss them in the dishwasher or washing machine once they start to smell bad.

Nordstrom Bliss Plush Toy

You can never have too much blanket, and this blanket is a favorite among Nordstrom shoppers for its extreme softness and durability. It also comes in a range of neutral colors to suit a variety of decorating styles.

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Frontgate Resort Cotton Bath Towel

Elevate their shower experience with our selection of the best plush bath towels, Frontgate Resort Cotton Towels. It’s super thick and super fluffy, and the next time you step out of the shower, you’ll feel like you’re being hugged by a cloud.

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Overall, the Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Maker scored the highest in our best cold brew coffee maker test. This sleek, sophisticated and streamlined carafe brews 1 liter of strong, full-bodied coffee in just 8 hours. It’s one of the easiest machines to put together, it makes an exemplary brew in the shortest amount of time, and it looks stylish. Plus, it’s #2 in our inventory.

Food and Beverage Gifts Under $50

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

For those of you looking to add a little more spice to your life, check out this hot sauce kit, which has everything you need to experiment with different flavors and strengths when making your next favorite hot sauce.

Gift the coffee lover in your life with single origin coffee beans from around the world. Atlas Coffee Club sends a box of coffee beans from a different country each month, along with an information card and brewing instructions. Read our full review here.

Lead Bushwick Kitchen Beef Knee Sauce Amazon

From pizza to cookies to cheese and even ice cream, if they’re looking for a little spice and a little sweetness in their food, this is what they’re looking for.

Godiva Limited Edition Holiday Truffles

You can never go wrong with a box of chocolates for the holidays. This limited edition gift box from Godiva contains 12 delicious truffles.

West Coast Style IPA Brewing Ki

If you have a beer lover in your life, they’ll love this IPA brewing kit, which allows them to make their own spirits from scratch.

For those who can never get enough of spice, this delicious salsa combines truffles, paprika, and agave nectar for a complex and delicious twist. It even made it to Oprah’s favorite things list again this year. Right now, CNN Underscored readers can get 10% off with code CNN10.

If you know someone who loses things a lot (or is passionate about not losing luggage), an Apple AirTag is the perfect gift. It’s an accurate tracker that attaches to basically anything, meaning you can find all those little things you keep misplacing. Read our full thoughts here, and why we think it’s the perfect travel accessory.

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Give them the best night’s sleep of their lives with our selection of the year’s best sleeping masks. It has a genius nose line, so it blocks all — and we mean all — of the light. The mask is soft on the eyes and comfortable on the head, and it stayed put during the night no matter our sleeping position.

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If they have a bunch of travel plans this year, gift them our picks for the best travel pillows of 2022. The Cabeau is firm enough to support our heads and necks, soft enough to sleep in and so portable that you can compress it down to half its size.

One of our favorite travel backpacks, this one is divided into three compartments, and in addition to being able to hold a 15″ laptop, it has many of the key design details you’d want. Think top handles, carabiners, USB ports, and adjustable shoulder straps, not to mention plenty of pockets for everything. With a 4.8-star rating, this backpack features a padded mesh back that will keep you cool no matter how many times your flight gets delayed. Did we mention it’s under $30 right now? finished.

AeroPress Go Portable Travel Coffee Press

The AeroPress Go is an excellent coffee maker for those who want an easy and quick way to brew their morning coffee. It’s also great for the outdoorsy person who still needs to keep their caffeine up even if they wake up in the woods.

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Any TikTok lover will appreciate this ring light, our pick for the best ring light.

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Whether singing in the shower or listening to music on the go, this portable speaker is sure to come in handy. In fact, we think it’s the best travel portable speaker out there.

Bombas Women's Performance Running Ankle Socks 3-Pack

Who says socks are bad gifts? You can always trade in another good pair of shoes, and these high-quality models from Bombas have extra padding to keep your feet comfortable.

A great everyday bag for all genders with amazing capacity. We also love the fun color options.

An initial necklace like this one is so personal, it makes a great gift, and it’s so simple that it’s an everyday must-have. No wonder it’s one of Nordstrom’s most acclaimed titles.

Herschel Supply Hank RFID Bifold Wallet

Wallets are always a secure gift for the people in your life, and this one from Herschel Supply Co. is a great option to use RFID technology to keep all his cards safe.

Get this necklace that spells out their name in sterling silver, 18 karat gold or rose gold.

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Revlon One Step Hair Dryer

Instead of letting them keep frying her hair, she dries, smoothes, and volumizes with ease through Revlon’s ionic (and signature!) technology, which we named the best affordable hair dryer of the year. It has three heat settings, an ergonomic design, and a variety of lovely color options, such as mint and pink.

Don’t you think their showers should be like spas? We tried the Goshi washcloths, which revolutionized our shower experience, with exfoliating weaves that slough away dead skin and left us feeling silky smooth.

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Billie Smooth Operator Gift Set

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