Let’s be honest: It can be a little stressful shopping for family. From making sure you aren’t double-buying gifts to tracking down that exact item they want, most Christmas shopping conundrums are related to your relatives. But shopping for friends? That’s a whole different story! The stakes are way lower, the possibilities are so much vaster, and nabbing an amazing gift idea for a price that fits your budget feels like a real win. If you’re on the hunt for some gifts for your besties this holiday season, start your shopping adventures at Macy’s. They’ve got hundreds of fantastic gifts for under $50 –here are just 50 to get you started!
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If your favorite way to catch up is over a warm cup of tea, gift her with a cheery enamel kettle to brighten up her kitchen. The ‘Whistle While You Work’ mantra on the spout is the perfect finishing touch.
Consider this a grown-up version of friendship bracelets. These gold-plated rings pick up on the mixed metallic trend beautifully – but look just as stunning on their own.
Get ready for your next close up together – this pint-sized white and gold speaker can wirelessly stream music for you to get your groove on. When you’ve struck a pose, it also doubles as a selfie remote!
You’ve been swapping beauty secrets since you were teenagers – so why not treat her to a lineup of get-gorgeous products to find her new faves? With 12 luxury sample sizes to play with, she’s sure to have fun transforming her look.
You know what stresses her out – so why not give her something to relax with? Coming in three chic colors, she can keep this little massager at her desk to relieve tension from her neck to her lower back.
Perk up her workspace in a flash with this DIY collage photo holder. Simply clip pictures, postcards, and other little notes for a miniature art installation of a life in progress.
This is a fun gift for the younger set – or the young at heart. Pick up a cute, cuddly robe in fun prints like donuts and rubber ducks.
She’s no doubt heard about Urban Decay’s legendary Naked eye shadow palettes – but did you know they make a face option too? Perfect for getting that polished, ‘just sat by the fire’ glow in a flash.
Now she can make every room of her house smell amazing. A festive collection of candles with a minimalist aesthetic, this brilliant set includes scents like Mountain Fir and Cinnamon Berry.
No girl can have enough slippers in her life – especially ones with some dazzling sparkle! These glitter slippers are faux fur lined to keep her toes warm while making every day a little more special.
Pucker up for some kisses under the mistletoe! Simply slick on one of these four flattering lip colors for a stay-put lip stain that moisturizes like a gloss.
If your preferred hangout is a coffee shop, keep the chitchat at home with a latte art set. Featuring 9 stencils, she can whip up festive designs on your cocoa or coffee with ease.
Bling in the new year with a pair of dazzling drop earrings. Coming in three statement-making shades, this is the perfect accessory for any glamour gal in your group.
The hardest part of this luxe gift idea is landing on which scent she’ll love the most. From Cool Cucumber Water to Calamondin Orange, this four-piece collection is a total steal she’ll use for months to come.
Is your bestie your workout buddy too? Balance fitness, fun, and food together with this whimsical printed cotton twill gym bag.
Outfit her most important accessory – her smartphone – with a whole new look. This jeweled case still lets you glimpse the phone underneath and features a fun honeycomb pattern.
Who says flasks are just for boys? These mini-flasks hold just the right amount of alcohol for a drink or two and come in ridiculously adorable designs like a 3D cat or cameo puppy.
You’re always encouraging each other to pursue your dreams – give her a daily reminder you’re on her side with a sweet metallic framed print.
Talk about major value! This incredible collection features four matching lip glosses and philosophy’s signature 3-in-1 shampoo, body wash, and bubble bath, with festive aromas like Spiced Gingerbread Cookie and Pink Marshmallow Buttercream.
A little color blocked leather wristlet will truly never go out of style. Coming in two pink variations, she can rock it for your next night out on the town.
Do your get-togethers commence with a bottle of vino? Shorten the fuss and get to sipping that much quicker with this handy mechanical wine opener.
Tis the season for trying new things – like mascara! This covetable collection serves up six luxury-sized samples of high end mascaras. Cycle through them all to find a new beauty go-to!
Whether you want to transform your space into a nightclub or a spa, this Bluetooth-enabled light-up bulb will get her there. Sync it to your music and create a custom color and effect show.
Has there even been a prettier way to display your necklaces? Minimalist yet eye-catching, this simple geometric jewelry holder is a must-have for her vanity table.
You and your bestie always have each other’s backs – now you can mean it literally with this snuggly blanket. Embroidered with a sweet message, she’ll love wrapping this soft blanket around her on the coldest winter days.
Shopping for a friend that loves to get busy in the kitchen? Gift her with a spiralizer – a perfect tool for making unique salads or healthy plant-based pastas!
It’s one of your favorite films – why not give each other mani / pedis while watching Holly Golightly do her thing? This compact set mixes up French manicure-worthy basics with totally modern brights.
Besties it’s cold outside! Keep her bundled up and warm with a fun winter hat that’s the perfect mix of cute and chic. Available in four hues with two-tone pom poms on top.
Best friends make for the best memories. Print a 4 x 6” photo of a favorite moment together this past year (or opt for a throwback!) and house it in a sparkly, glittery frame from Kate Spade.
Chokers are seriously trendy again – even the Obama sisters have been spotted wearing them this holiday season! Get in festive style with this pewter, star-spangled option.
If her heart broke a little this year when David Bowie passed on, commemorate the special place he had in your lives with this sweet book. Filled with factoids and fun illustrations, she can color within the lines while chatting it up with you.
One of the world’s top beauty brands can be hers for within your gifting budget. This party-ready mini-palette features a trio of shadows for a perfect festive look, finished off with a swipe of mascara.
Say cheese with a classy cutting board she’ll break out for every catch-up session. Crafted with real acacia wood and marble, it’s a statement piece with serious staying power.
If your idea of a good time together is some downward-facing dog, hook her up with a handy yoga mat bag to tote her tools to and from class.
Everyone loves rose gold right now – and you can add a little bit of it to your best friend’s life for a great price. This sweet pave-studded bracelet looks perfect on its own or layered with other pieces in her jewelry wardrobe.
Raise a glass to your friendship! These adorable champagne flutes are the ideal way to ring in the New Year or simply celebrate years of being closer than close.
Loungewear doesn’t have to equal sloppy style. A whole lot of sparkle takes this comfy silhouette to a whole new level of fashionable.
Ooh la la! That’s exactly what your friend will be saying when they unwrap this sumptuous collection of prettily wrapped soaps. Ideal for the friend that loves to host – or simply enjoys a little luxury in their life.
The perfect gift for the party girl: This cute collection is house in a holographic clutch and has everything you need for a girls’ night out. From temporary tattoos to a selfie stick, it’ll get the party started!
If she has a signature scent, try checking the beauty counters to see if they offer it in an affordable rollerball option. It’s a great way to take her perfume on the go, like this floral and fruity option from Burberry!
The right pair of shoes will finish off her outfit in style. These blingy flats come in four neutral colors that’ll put some real pep in her step.
Shake up your friendship over a couple of cocktails. Created with Kate Spade’s signature gold polka dot print, you’ll have a blast looking up new drink concoctions – and enjoying the results!
If she gets chilly in the winter while watching TV or reading a book, this part-blanket, part-wrap is an apt solution. Coming in five adorable variations, she can channel her inner fox, reindeer, or bunny while staying warm.
She loves coffee and tea the rest of the year – but hot cocoa is the ultimate Christmas treat. Pick up a trio of tasty varieties, including Vanilla Cream and Cinnamon Bun hot chocolate.
For the pal that’s always losing her charging cable comes a stylish, tangle-free option. Wrapped in faux leather, it’ll help her keep her phone charged up so you can stay in touch.
Skip the pricey spa treatments and spend a day gossiping and relaxing at home together. This collection of masks will give her at least two treatments each for any skin concern, from anti-aging to soothing irritated or dry skin.
The crackling sound of a wooden wick married with the festive scent of holiday baking – all wrapped up in a pretty mercury glass package. Sounds like a pretty foolproof gift to us!
A red lip never feels more right than at Christmas. This cool collection contains everything you need for a festive look in no time.