The Best (Affordable) Gift Ideas Under $50 for This Christmas

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and you've got a lot of shopping to do. You might be thinking that you don't have enough money to get everyone on your list a great gift this year. But there are plenty of options out there that won't break the bank and still make for great presents. We've rounded up some of the best gift ideas under $50 for this Christmas:

●    Gift Cards

Depending on how much money they want to spend, a gift card can be a very thoughtful present. You can get gift cards for just about anything these days — movies, restaurants, clothing stores — so it's easy to find something that fits with whatever kind of person you're giving it to. And if you're not sure what kind of thing they would like, many stores have pre-made gift card packages with "themes" like Christmas gifts or birthday presents.

●    A Good Book

If you know someone who loves reading or has an interest in learning something new, then giving them a book is a great idea. You can give them something that they have always wanted to read or something that they like reading all the time.

●    A Tablet Case

If your friend has an iPad or tablet of some kind, then this is a great idea! This case has slots for credit cards and cash, as well as being waterproof and shockproof! You can get it in nine different colors too! It's only $12, so why not buy one for yourself while you're at it?!

●    A Personalized Mug

If you want to give someone a personalized mug, then this is a perfect gift idea for you. It shows how much you care about them and how much effort you put into finding the perfect gift for them. You can even add their name on top of it and make it more special for them!

●    A New Scarf/Hat/Gloves Set

Winter is coming soon, so if there’s someone in your life who needs some gloves, scarves, or hats this Christmas, then why not buy them one? You can even go out with them and spend time together while picking one out for them!

●    Leather Journal

A leather journal is a perfect gift for the creative person in your life. It's elegant and simple to be personalized with initials or other designs. A leather journal makes a great birthday or Christmas present, even if it's just for yourself! You can find one here or at any bookstore or office supply store for about $20-30, depending on what type of leather you choose and how elaborate you want your design to be.

●    Magnifying Mirror With Lights

This illuminated mirror is perfect for applying makeup or shaving in the morning. It has a built-in magnifying mirror with nine LED lights and a battery-powered fan to keep your face dry during your morning routine. The mirror comes with two power options — you can use it with batteries or plug it into the wall. At just $20, it's an affordable gift that everyone can use!

●    Portable Air Compressor Pump & Tire Inflator With Gauge

If someone on your list has a car, this air compressor pump could be an excellent choice! You can fill up tires and inflate other items too, like basketballs or soccer balls. The pump comes with a pressure gauge, so you know when to stop pumping (when the pressure reaches 35 PSI). It also includes a 12v cigarette lighter adapter, so you don't have to worry about batteries running out while using it on the go! At just $20, this makes a great stocking stuffer idea too!

●    Portable Charger

This portable charger is perfect for those who are always on the go! Whether you're traveling or just running around town during the holidays, this charger will keep your phone charged no matter where you are! 


We hope that this list helps you pick out a great gift for someone special in your life, or at least gets your brain gears turning. Regardless of what you end up selecting, please remember that the true spirit of Christmas is love and generosity. As this holiday season begins to wrap up and things start to wind down, please take a moment to appreciate everything that you've been blessed with.

Beth Norris

Beth Norris has years of experience working with top cosmetic and skincare brands for years  which reflects in her blogs which are packed with beauty and skincare tips. She has amassed a big following over the years, who wait for her content anxiously.