The 81 Best Gift Ideas Under $50

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Welcome to the Hunker Holiday Gift Guide. From joyful decor picks to gifts that give back, these items are sure to delight everyone on your list.

We're all for working with a budget, especially during the holiday season. Whether you're looking for stocking stuffers or extra thoughtful gifts, we've got you covered. From rainbow bagel kits to holiday essential oil bundles, here are the best gifts under $50.


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1. Homesick Latkes and Lights Candle, $34

A new approach to a holiday-scented candle.


2. Ariel Markowitz and Ilana Ramer DIY Challah Bread Kit, $45

Happy Hanukkah and Shabbat Shalom.


3. Stojo Milk and Cookies Bundle, $32

Take Santa's milk and cookies to go with this sustainable and travel-friendly cup and food container combo.


4. Uncommon Goods Compact Swivel Cheese Board, $45+

Starting as a wedge (for easy storage), this cheese board transforms into a tiered server, perfect for curating your next appetizer spread. Bonus: It includes cheese knives, which can be stowed in a discreet drawer inside the board.


5. Slash Objects Capsule Royal Placemats, $35

This season is all about getting back into the maximalist spirit. Help them jazz up their dinner parties or everyday meals with these terrazzo placemats.


6. Fly By Jing Triple Threat, $45

Fly By Jing products are inspired by the amazing flavors of founder Jing's hometown Chengdu, China, and its famous fly restaurants — soulful hole-in-the-wall eateries so good they attract diners like flies. This trio set, which includes Sichuan Chili Crisp, Zhong Sauce, and Mala Spice Mix, is perfect for the foodie who loves to enhance their home cooking.


7. Omsom x Instant Pot Sampler, $29

Co-founded by two Vietnamese-American sisters, Vanessa and Kim Pham, Omsom features ready-to-use sauce packets that (ahem) pack a powerful flavor punch to any dish they are added to. This limited-edition collab between Omsom and Instant Pot is the perfect gift for anyone who can't stop using the pressure cooker.


8. FarmSteady Rainbow Bagel Making Kit, $29.95

For any kids or adults who would love a whimsical culinary adventure, this rainbow bagel-making kit is a no-brainer.

9. Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce, $34.99

The latest launch from the buzzy hot sauce brand does not disappoint.

10. Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi's Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients​ ​by Christine Sahadi Whelan, $35

This comprehensive guide to vibrant Middle Eastern ingredients, from James Beard award-winning Sahadi's market in Brooklyn, New York, includes more than 120 recipes that are poised to wow.

11. To Asia, With Love​​ by Hetty McKinnon, $28.39

From best-selling author Hetty McKinnon, this cookbook is filled with traditional dishes prepared in non-traditional ways. It's a sumptuous collection of creative vegetarian recipes featuring pan-Asian dishes that anyone can prepare using supermarket ingredients.

12. Stitch Your Road Trips Notebook, $35

Take note and keep track of cross-country travels with this unique notebook that lets you stitch each state that you visit as you move throughout the United States.

13. Our Place Drinking Glasses (set of 4), $50

Raise your glass in style with Our Place's hand-blown glasses. They're lightweight, stackable, and made from recycled glass and sand. Plus, the brand's newest hues — Sunrise and Twilight — are total eye-catchers.

14. Amazon Explore: A Taste of Tokyo, $40

Give your favorite host the gift of travel with this virtual experience from Amazon Explore. This immersive experience comes with a kit of Japan-themed treats that get sent to your door before the session.

15. Field + Supply Whiskey Stones, $50

Drink in style with these reusable whiskey stones that keep beverages cooler longer than your average ice cube.

16. Red Velvet NYC DIY French Macarons Baking Kit, $35

It's pretty difficult not to love French macarons. This kit makes 20 delicious raspberry confections, and includes the ingredients, necessary tools, and a handy step-by-step recipe card.

17. Brightland Digestif Candle, $42

Clear out any unwanted kitchen smells with this hand-poured candle.

18. Moonshot Crackers Variety Pack, $36

You can't have a party-ready cheese board without some crackers. Moonshot crackers are organic "climate-friendly" snacks made with quality ingredients that taste amazing, too.

19. Covet + Lou Sole Set, $50

We simply love this trio of handmade soy wax candles. The sweet, soft hues will match any design style and color scheme.

20. Food52 x Dansk Generations Bakeware Side Dish, $40

Get your hands on this exclusive speckled dish from genius Danish designer Niels Refsgaard. This useful vessel also comes in a beautiful gradient blue.

21. Vitruvi Holiday Kit, $28

In addition to new Move Diffuser colors, Vitruvi also launched a seasonal essential oil kit with new holiday scents, including Fireside and Afterglow.

22. Mamo Cocktail Glass, $28

Can we offer you a cocktail? A shot? You can have it all with these ultra-modern glasses.

23. Staff The Plunger, $32

Even your most design-forward friends will be shocked that you found a stylish plunger.

24. Corkcicle Mod Canteen, $34.95

Hydrate in the coolest possible way.

25. Jiggy Desert Dreams by Corinne Lent, $49

Jiggy's puzzles are an activity the whole family will enjoy. This elevated take on a classic comes with a reusable glass jar as well as puzzle glue to show off the lovely artwork by Portland-based designer and illustrator Corinne Lent.

26. Anthropologie Marble Wine Rack, $48

We're all about this brass wine rack, which is classy, functional, and a not-so-subtle hint to the recipient that you hope to come over for a glass or two soon.

27. Lateral Object Flex Coasters (set of 4), $40

Designer Stefan Beckman's new lab takes visual cues from the pop colors of '60s California art and the supergraphics movement of the '70s. The result is a geometric, post-modern line of goods, like these Lego-reminiscent, speckled rubber coasters that will upgrade any cocktail party.

28. Ostrichpillow 3D Ergonomic Eye Mask, $45

Sleep soundly with Ostrichpillow's ergonomic eye mask, which is designed to block out 100% of light and has six comforting layers, ideal for any face shape and size.

29. Le Labo Santal 26 Scented Notebook, $49

For avid notetakers, this scented Le Labo notebook takes the fragrance experience to a whole new level.

30. GlobeIn Gift Subscription, starting at $35/box

This makes the perfect gift for the creative world traveler or art lover in your life. Different themes each month means every box contains unique, fair trade products made by artisans all around the world. Enjoy self-care, party-themed, coffee-centric boxes, and so many more.

31. Le Puzz Match Made in Heaven Puzzle, $38

Founded by Areaware alum Michael Hunter and photographer Alistair Matthews, recently launched Le Puzz grew out of the duo's love for vintage puzzles and collection of quirky items. Hand-drawn and random cut from FSA-approved paper sourced from sustainable forests, puzzles like this 1,000-piece artful array of matchbooks will surprise and delight.

32. Bamboozle Bamboo Measuring Cups and Spoons, $28

Eco-friendly bamboo paired with a handful of our favorite neutrals is the ultimate dream team.

33. Anthropologie Terrazzo Rolling Pin and Stand, $28

Terrazzo marble, brass, and acacia wood might just be the greatest trio of all time.

34. Bokksu Subscription Box, starting at $39.95/box

For the best combination of widely popular and lesser-known Japanese snacks and teas, try Bokksu. Each assortment ties into that month's theme, with past boxes like "Spring Picnic" and "Traditional Flavors of Japan."

35. L'or de Seraphine Soirée Candle, $32

This comforting scent features notes of sandalwood, vanilla, and amber, perfect for anyone who wants to cozy up this holiday season.

36. The Bouqs Co. Subscription, starting at $36/box

Gift your favorite flower enthusiast with a Bouqs subscription to enliven their home and lift their spirits. (You really can't put a price on that.)

37. Rifle Paper Co. Passport Holder, $28

While necessary, passports aren't exactly designed with style in mind. Fortunately, this adorable passport holder will instantly elevate its look while making it easy to spot and grab in the abyss of your bag.

38. Nordic Wave Bundt Cake, $38

If bingeing ​​The Great British Bake Off​​ has taught us anything, it's the art of the perfect bundt cake.

39. Spoken Flames Sea Sea Me Candle, $34

Not only does this coconut wax candle offer a blend of sea salt, melon, and chamomile, but it also has an AR code that connects you to a spoken word poem.

40. The USB Lighter Company Soft-Touch USB Rechargeable Lighter, $45

Make the candle experience a little more eco-friendly with this rechargeable lighter that can manage up to 300 uses per charge.

41. Anthropologie Bistro Tile A La Mode Pie Dish, $38

This absolute beauty is a customer favorite that looks way more expensive than it costs. Inspired by sidewalk cafes in Paris, this pie dish will quickly become a new kitchen staple.

42. Tushy Travel Bidet, $29

This discreet and collapsible bidet is ready for any vacation, near or far.

43. Pinch Provisions Tech Kit, $26.99