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Holiday season is just around the corner ... and with that comes the task of choosing gifts. The monetary worth of the gift is not as important as the love and affection that accompanies the gift. Gifting can be an expensive affair and if you are looking for gifts under $ 50, look no further!

Plan in advance and begin shopping much earlier so that you can save a lot of money on gifts. Buying gifts after the holiday season will also fetch you a big discount. This holiday season explore some inexpensive but impressive gifts.


Ideas for gifts under $50

Gift baskets: You can pick few bath salts, candles, chocolates, bathing pillow, etc from the nearest dollar store. Other popular items chosen for gift baskets are attractive coffee mugs, mixed nuts, comfortable pair of slippers, etc.



Gift certificates: Gift coupons or gift certificates for department stores, movies, etc.


Homemade gifts: Handmade gifts like door hangers, wall hangings, home made cookies, etc are wonderful gifts for under $50. Hand knit sweaters and handmade jewelry is another option.


Gift mixes in jar: Buy an inexpensive jar and fill it up with gifts of your choice - easy to put together and inexpensive too.


Coffee mugs: Pick up a coffee mug from a nearby dollar store and fill it with goodies. Paint the coffee mug and make it bright and attractive.


Pictures in frames: Purchase a picture frame from the nearest dollar store or from any sale and fix the picture of your choice.


Magazine subscriptions: If the gift is intended for a person with a reading hobby, gift a magazine or gift the subscription for the year.


Potted plants: This is a popular choice; you can plant some herbs and gift the pot as a gift.


Food: You can bake cookies, fruitcakes or even sausage balls and wrap them beautifully and gift them.


Flowers: If real flowers are very expensive, try giving silk flowers, these flowers stay for a long period.


Printouts: You can take printouts of recipes, pictures, poems, etc. Make a collection and gift it.


How and where to find gifts under $50


  • Internet shopping has made it easier to shop for low budget gifts. You have a variety of gift items to pick from and scores of sites to compare and buy from.

  • Dollar stores are ideal to hunt for inexpensive gifts.

  • Discount sales at departmental stores

  • Look for last minute discount sales during festive season.

  • Keep checking for sales and deals even before the holiday season, you can use these gifts for the future.

  • If you like a gift and it is too expensive, check if you make one on your own.

  • Do not buy gifts just because they are inexpensive; the gift should be attractive and appealing.

Popular categories of gifts under $50

There are scores of gifts flooding the markets these days, below mentioned are choices of gifts that are well-liked and are priced under $50.



Gifts for men

  • USB beverage chiller/warmer

  • Personalized tavern beer glasses

  • Personalized paper weight

  • IPOD MP3 shower radio with fog free mirror

  • Watch, custom photo watches can be personalized by fixing a photo and choosing a strap of your choice.

  • Foam and spray car wash nozzle

  • Night lighter flashlight

  • Rogue wallet - specially designed to be kept in the front pocket

  • Wine bottle opener

  • Pen cameras

  • Digital cameras

  • Cocktail shaker

Gifts for women


  • Fashion jewelry

  • Personal care

  • Bath and body

  • Accessories

  • Sleepwear

  • Slippers

  • Sewing supplies

  • Specialty cookbook

  • Dish towels and cloths

  • Makeup tote

  • Decorative napkins and napkin rings

  • Pepper mill

  • Silicone basting brush

  • Tea stick

  • Knife sharpener

  • Automatic sugar dispenser

  • Bread mix varieties

  • Aeropress coffee maker

Gifts for kids


  • Snowman night light

  • Collectible sports cards

  • Board games

  • Puzzles

  • Disposable camera with film rolls

  • Gel pens

  • Stationery

  • Water bottles

  • Periodic table shower curtain

  • Toy soap dispenser

  • Piggy bank


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