When you have $50 to spend, your dollar can go a long way to making your loved ones’ holiday wishes come true. Everything from fabulous fashion finds to coveted toys to great housewares are easily within reach and ready to impress. $50 is an excellent budget if you’re shopping for a child, or a close friend or family member.
Discover great ideas for all the members of your family and even your best friends with our ultimate 2015 holiday gift guide!
Where to start?
The next time you’re visiting a friend or family member, take a closer look at their surroundings. Do you see something that needs replacing? Can you pick out something they’re missing? Do they favor a particular store? This should help you brainstorm some ideas and shops to keep an eye out for during the holidays.
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Where to shop?
Department stores like Kohl’s and JCPenney have wonderful deals during the holiday season, so you can get even more luxurious items for well below your $50 budget. You’ll also want to check out gift and housewares retailers like Pottery Barn and West Elm for fun décor accents that will make a statement. Finally, $50 is a solid budget for shopping for electronics, from video games at Best Buy to headphones from Amazon.
Cool Gift Ideas Under $50 for Christmas
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Cuddly and cute, these scrumptious-looking pillows offer more than meets the eye. They’re actually scented with mouthwatering aromas of bubblegum and cookies. A playful choice for sweet-toothed teens and tweens.
Old school meets new school with this crafty gift idea. This retro-styled projector allows you to showcase photos and videos taken on your smartphone against any wall, plus it features extra slots to plug in speakers or charge up your phone. You can even use it to stream video for a YouTube giggle fest.
Has a prettier box of chocolates ever existed? This sugary sweet gift contains a mix of hand-painted milk and dark gourmet chocolates in fun glamorous shapes. This might be the first time she’ll have a hard time eating chocolate, it’s that gorgeous!
Give your pet a new place to call home with this quirky, playful pet bed. Suitable for both dogs and cats, this dome-shaped bed has special features like tough teeth that can be chewed on and a removable tongue mat for easy cleaning.
Whether you’re looking to tune in or tune out, you can do it much more stylishly than with a pair of colorful, Swedish-designed earphones. With a gold-plate connector for high quality sound and durable construction, these playful headphones are ideal for the music lover on the go.
Calling all sports fans! These elegant glass bowls are a great way to show off your team spirit on game day. Not only do you get to brand your bowl with your home team’s logo, Pottery Barn also offers free customization, so your family member can finally claim that bowl of chips as their ‘own’.
7. Reversible Techy Tote Bag
Flipped Bird, $40
Stash your tablet and a few essentials before hitting the road with one of Flipped Bird’s handmade in the USA tote bags. Made from handpicked local fabrics, this lightly padded bag’s best feature is the fact it’s reversible for two looks in one. Need something bigger or smaller? Flipped Bird has plenty of options.
Pull this creative game out for the next family fun night and let the clay go flying! Created by legendary game designer Klaus Teuber (of Settlers of Catan fame), this crafty game challenges players to build abstract shapes out of dough and then play a round of 20 questions to try and deduce your inspiration. It’s a simple enough concept that the whole family can play, but clever enough to keep you entertained all winter long.
Any gal – from tween to lady – will adore this cuddly short robe. Available in six classic colors, this sumptuous housecoat features a Victoria’s Secret crest, hood, and pom poms at the neckline. An ultra soft pick for those chilly winter days.
Bring the outdoors inside with this classic s’mores making kit. Using a flameless electric heater, slow roast marshmallows for that campfire-like taste and mash them together with the graham crackers and chocolate you stash in the included compartments. There’s enough to go round for the whole family too, with four stainless steel forks. Be sure to include the fixings when handing over this gooey gift!
Don’t forget, the best way to gift with style and save money is to always check for a coupon code before shopping!