Published: 2022-11-29 09:42 am
35 holiday gifts under $50 you'll wish you thought of sooner

Gifting season is in full swing, so to help you find the best gifts for everyone on your list, we’ve put together a list of our favorite presents under $50. From cute plushies and fragrant candles to coffee subscriptions and kitchen essentials, here our favorite gift ideas, all under $50.

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Legos aren't just for little kids anymore. This actually gorgeous bouquet of lego flowers can be an excellent project for your loved one, and truly be flowers that never die. 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 the garage open, since this opener gives you control through an app on your phone. We named it the best smart garage opener of the year.
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Our pick for the best water bottle makes a great gift, not only because it can keep water ice cold all day but also because it comes in a wide array or gorgeous colors.
This fragrant candle from Homesick contains notes of crisp air, spruce, vanilla, frosted mint and other festive scents.
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Overall, the Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Pot scored highest in our best cold brew maker test. This sleek, sophisticated and streamlined carafe produces 1 liter of rich, robust brew in just eight hours. It was among the simplest to assemble, it executed an exemplary brew in about the shortest time span and it looked snazzy doing it. Plus, it rang up as the second most affordable of our inventory.
From pizza to biscuits to cheese and even ice cream, this is what they'll grab for if they're ever looking for a kick of spice in their food — and a little sweetness.
For the person who can never get enough spice, this gourmet hot sauce has a complex yet delicious blend of truffle, red chile pepper and agave nectar. It even made Oprah's Favorite Things list yet again this year. And right now, CNN Underscored readers can get 10% off with code CNN10.
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Give them some of the best sleep of their life with our pick for the best sleep mask of the year. It features a genius nose wire, 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 never so much as budged during the night, no matter our sleep position.
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If they've got a bunch of trips planned this year, gift them our pick for the best travel pillow of 2022. The Cabeau was firm enough to support our head and neck, soft enough to fall asleep on and perfectly portable, allowing you to compress it to half its size.
One of our favorite travel backpacks, this one is divided into three compartments, and in addition to being able to accommodate a 15-inch laptop, it’s got loads of key design details you’ll want. Think of a top handle, hanging clasps, a USB port and adjustable straps, not to mention a ton of pockets for storing all your things. Boasting a 4.8-star rating, the backpack’s highlight is a padded mesh backing that will keep you as cool as can be, no matter how many times your flight is delayed. Did we mention it’s less than $30 right now? Done and done.
A fantastic everyday bag for all genders, this holds an astonishing amount of stuff. We love the fun color options too.
An initial necklace like this one feels personal enough to make for a great gift, and simple enough to be an everyday staple. No wonder it’s one of Nordstrom’s top-rated pieces.
Don’t you think their shower deserves to feel like a spa? We tried the Goshi towel and it’s completely revolutionized our shower experience, with an exfoliating weave that sloughs off dead skin and left us feeling silky smooth.
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