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Best holiday gifts under $50

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The holidays have finally rolled around and I don’t know about you, but gift shopping can be pretty stressful. Especially if you have a lot of people to get gifts for but don’t want to spend too much money.

I am about to show you how you can find the best gifts– for men and women– and on a budget if I may add.

I love the holiday’s and finding that perfect gift for the ones I love. But not everyone is made out of money and sometimes it’s hard to find a gift for those you care about and not go broke while doing so. After all, the holidays aren’t always about the gift but the ones you get to spend it with. Still, it’s nice to shower them every once in a while.

Whether it’s for your parents, siblings, or significant other– below are my top 10 lady gifts and top 10 men gifts– and all under $50.

Best Women Gifts Under $50

  1. Adorable coffee mug

donut mug

Urban Outfitters has some great and creative coffee mugs. Like this donut one– I have added the link to their page. A few other sites to check out would be, Etsy, Anthropologie, Target, and Cost Plus World Market, just to name a few. These mugs run from $9-16.

2. Lotion set


My hands always get so dry, especially in the winter time– and honestly, you can never have too many lotions! This holiday Essential oils and hand cream set comes with Rose water hydrating hand lotion, Eucalyptus hand cream, and Tea Tree. This 3 set hand lotion will keep her hands soft and hydrated all year round. Plus it is only $8.00 at Target.

3. Burt’s bees

burts bees

This Burt’s Bees holiday set is perfect for her! I am obsessed and so will she! This lovely set comes with body lotion, lip balm, and hand cream. You can find it at Target for $14.99.

4. Mermaid blanket

mermaid blanket

Keep her warm and toasty with this mermaid blanket. Every girl dreams of being a mermaid– and when those cold days roll around, she’ll love to cozy up in her mermaid blanket with a cup of tea and a good book or movie. You can find this mermaid blanket on Amazon for only $24.99. Which is quite a steal if you ask me!

5. Make-up brush set


This BH Cosmetics 10-piece Sculpt and blend brush set is the ultimate holiday gift that she’ll surely fall in love with. On sale for $14.70–this elegant black and gold set and soft bristels for all her contouring, blending, shading, and illuminating. This set includes five face brushes and five detailing brushes. With this set, she’ll be ready for her close up!

6. Cozy slippers


Keep her feet warm and comfy during the very cold days and nights of the season! With these Berber sleeping bag slippers, her feet with always be warm. The Lemon Collection offers many other slippers– anywhere from cable knit slippers, faux fur booties to even animal shaped slippers. You can never go wrong with a nice warm cozy slipper and these are only $35.

7. Eyeshadow palette


Urban Decay has some of the best eyeshadow palettes on the market and their Naked Heat is no exception! This palette contains 12 smoldering-hot eyeshadow colors that will look fabulous on any skin tone. She will love these firey hues to create the perfect holiday look!

8. Candle


Who doesn’t love the smell of a scented holiday candle? I am obsessed with candles–and you can honestly never have too many candles! She will fall in love with this “All Is Bright” Yankee candle or any other holiday scent. She can pop open a bottle of wine, pour herself a glass, relax in a warm bubble bath and turn off all the lights so the only light that shines will be this scented candle. You can find this candle online through, Amazon and even a Yankee candle store (if you have one local). Purchase this candle at any Yankee store for $29.50.

9. Purse


Does your girl love major brand purses but loathe the price tag? well, you are in luck– lulus has the cutest purses and some as low as $19. This Carmalita blush pink purse may not be a holiday color but it’s still the perfect purse. This super chic satchel will go with just about any outfit and it’s the perfect size to hold the many things women love to carry in their purses. The great thing about this purse is how versatile it is– she can carry it by the rose-gold chain handle or by the detachable shoulder strap. Right now this purse is on sale for $31.

10. Scarf


You really cannot go wrong with gifting a scarf! Every girl loves to be stylish and cozy during the holidays and what’s better than this reversible houndstooth and grid scarf from Nordstrom. She will love this super soft scarf that comes in both green multi and tan multi. On sale– 45% for $14.90.

Best Men Gifts Under $50

  1. Funny mug

man mug

Etsy has tons of great and funny mugs perfect for your special guy! It’ll make his morning everytime he pours himself a cup of coffee, he’ll be thinking of you. You can find these hilarious and entertaining mugs on Amazon and Cafepress, as well.

2. Beanie

north face beanie

I have a pretty soft spot for a man in a beanie. In my opinion, every man looks great in a beanie, especially this North Face beanie and he should own a few in various colors. It’s the perfect beanie for hiding helmet hair.

3. Popcorn machine


You can’t enjoy a movie without a tasty bowl of popcorn– which is why I think this popcorn machine would be the perfect gift for any man in your life.

4. Slippers

man slippers

Keep him stylish, comfy, and warm in this Ultraideas Men’s comfy suede fabric memory foam fluffy fleece lined slippers. You can find these online on Amazon for less than $20.

5. Watches


Spoil the men in your life by giving them the gift of time. On sale at JC Penny’s for $33.59, this gift is very personal and what guy doesn’t love a very classic watch? This gorgeous personalized silver-tone black dial stainless steel bracelet watch will make your guy one stylish-stud–plus, he will think of you everytime he checks the time.

6. BBQ Tools

bbq tools

Does your man love to BBQ? These Just Grillin 17 piece BBQ tool set is the perfect gift (BedBath&Beyond $29.99)– not only does your man get to BBQ with some pretty great tools but you will get the chance to enjoy whatever it is he ends up bbqing. You can call that a win-win, am I right?

7. Initial wallet

initial wallet

He may already have a wallet but nothing like this customized brown leather bi-fold wallet with his initials. Spoil him with none other than this personalized wallet– it’ll be so unique and quite a timeless gift. You can find it on Amazon for $20.

8. North Face Gloves

NF gloves men

What’s better than a pair of North Face gloves? Keep his hands nice and toasty with these microfleece gloves, they offer light coverage and warmth in cool conditions. Plus if you are looking for a foolproof gift then this timeless piece will surely stay in his closet for years to come.

9. Beer making kit


Does your man enjoy a beer every now and then? Well, then this beer making kit would be perfect for him– not only will he have fun brewing his own beer but he will get to enjoy the satisfaction of what he made. You can find this Craft Beer brewing kit American Pale Ale for $35 at The Home Depot.

10. Pick Punch


Does he love to play guitar but always loses his picks? Here’s the perfect gift for a musician– this Pick Punch will be great to add to his collection of musical supplies. He can use this pick punch to create picks out of just about anything– old credit cards, hotel keys, school IDs. You can find this wonderful gift on Amazon for $20.

I have linked each item to where you can find/purchase them.

What I generally go for is finding something personal– maybe create a gift basket with a few small items and if all else fails– gift cards are great too!

I hope you find my gift ideas to be helpful and if you have any other questions on gift ideas or where to purchase them, feel free to email me directly at


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