The holiday season has finally arrived! Are you looking for some gift ideas? We've got you covered, whether your budget is $5 or $50.

The holiday season has finally arrived! Are you looking for some gift ideas that won’t break the bank?

We’ve got you covered with fab holiday gifts for under $50!

Check out these holiday gift ideas that’ll cost you less than $50 to put a smile on someone’s face this season. Tis the season for shopping and smart gifts. I love my picks for Christmas 2019 and hope you will too!

Under $20

These gifts will make great stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts, or could even be the main event.

1. When you need a charge and fast, this external battery from Anker is your lifeline. $18.99

2. Cookie cutters from They have lots of fun and uncommon shapes, for under $10 (sometimes MUCH under). $10 or less

Christmas Gifts Under $50 - Williams Sonoma Cocktail Mix, Blood Orange Satsuma

3. Fruit keg tapping kit from Uncommon goods. Turn a watermelon into a keg! $19.99

4. Specialty cocktail mixes from Williams Sonoma. $16.95

5. For the writer in your life, a Moleskine notebook (available at Barnes & Noble). $14.95

6. Pick from lots of different iPhone and iPod cases from Society6. $18.00 (but hurry because the price jumps to $36 when not on sale)

7. “Male-friendly” Archer air fresheners, with scents like “distillery” and “hunting lodge.” $14

8. Finish off the night with a stiff drink in these trendy glasses decorated with a road map of your favorite cities. $16

Christmas Gifts Under $50 - Urban City Glasses

9. Trying to save up for something? Let this adorable Cat Stealing piggy bank help you build your rainy day fund. $17.99

10. Earn big awww points with this adorable wallet from 4EverFunky. $9.98

11. A funky 3D initials necklace from Uncommon Grounds will be just the right accessory to dress up any outfit. From $11.99

12. Relax with this traveler’s tin of custom teas, perfect for that tea-lover on the go, from Republic of Tea. $11.97

13. Give the gift of delicious chocolate, like this gift bag of peppermint bark from Ghirardelli. $19.95


Under $50

Take it up a notch with these slightly more expensive gifts that are still under $50.

14. It’s a classic—men’s flannel pajama pants from Lands End. $22.97 on sale

Christmas Gifts Under $50 - Waffle

15. Make mornings special with a Cuisinart waffle maker from Bed Bath & Beyond. $21.04

16. Get a personalized designer tote bag from Minted to make any outing a success. $28

17. For the music-lovers in your life, turn up the volume with a portable bluetooth speaker from Sony. $30

18. Hosting will never be the same after this trendy slate cheese board set on Amazon. $29.97

19. Stock up on some fresh-scented hand soap and lotion from Williams Sonoma. $39.95

20. This voice-activated alarm clock will give you that extra snooze time you need while still getting you to the office on time. $37.99

21. Really let your personality shine with this Let It Glow skincare kit from Sephora. $39.00

22. This set of four mugs from World Market is a must. Why? Because they’re just too cute to pass up! $12.52

Christmas Gifts Under $50 - Scarf

23. Got a friend who’s crazy over their cat? Then they’ll love this Cat Bingo game from ModCloth. $30

24. Decorate with a funky half-moon wall mirror that doubles as a jewelry rack from Urban Outfitters. $39

25. Have a beer drinker in the family? They might like a magnetic bottle opener from Dropcatch. $30

26. Cozy up and stay stylish with a fashion scarf from GAP. $34.95

27. Add an upscale touch to your liquor stash with this wine decanter from Williams Sonoma.  $49.95

28. A throwback gift for a rugged recipient…a Swiss Army pocket knife. From $20.50

29. Now, this is just cool…literally. A beverage cooler that chills drinks in 1 minute from HyperChiller. $29.98

30. Modcloth has lots of other great gift ideas, like this cool When the Planets A-Dine plate set. $39.99

Gifts for the In-Betweeners

Have someone you inadvertently became friendly with just before the holidays? Not to worry, here are some great gift ideas for that awkward just-getting-to-know-you-but-still-feel-obligated-to-buy-you-a-gift stage!

Christmas Gifts Under $50 - Brainteasers

31. Novelty dish towels from Zazzle are purposeful and witty. What a combo! $16

32. If this collapsible coffee pot doesn’t blow your mind, you are obviously not meant to own it. $19.99

33. Because everyone loves chocolate, you can’t go wrong with this Cadbury Christmas Treasure Box. $13.17

34. Cozy sweaters are the latest rage. So gift someone this cashmere pullover from Uniqlo to stay warm and cool (see what we did there?). $29.90

35. Tickle their brains with these fun brain teasers by Zack Guido: $9.95

Christmas Gifts Under $50 - Carmels

36. For the newly initiated creative in your group, Areaware’s moon chalk is the ultimate design experience. $12

37. This ice cream sandwich maker from Chips Ahoy will propel you to the top of your recipient’s favorite list instantly! $14.98

38. You may not know a lot about each other, but this neat heat-activated mug will certainly teach them a lot about the planets. $12

39. Muth’s caramel modjeskas candies will have your friends licking their fingers for more. $10.50

40. This colorful deck of cards from Fredericks & Mae will make any game night more entertaining. $10.22


Do you have a holiday gift idea we missed? Let us know what good finds you’ve snagged this season!

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Maria LaMagna is a recent graduate of Northwestern University where she served as editor-in-chief of the university’s award-winning daily newspaper and studied for five months in Argentina. Before joining Money Under 30, Maria worked as a reporter for CNN and the Indianapolis Business Journal. Follow Maria on Twitter @MCLaMagna.