The 124 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.

It's no secret that our bank accounts take a hit during the holiday season. Between gift exchanges at work and with loved ones, we end up hitting the "add to cart" button more than a few times during December. So, if you're looking for a gift that's thoughtful and low to mid priced — perfect for everyone from roommates to relatives — we've rounded up the 124 best gifts under $50. With everything from coffee table must-haves to the trendiest kitchen accessories, these gifts will add a special touch to anyone's home.


The Best Gifts Under $50

This swivel cutting board was a reader favorite in last year's gift guide, so we couldn't resist including it again. The secret cheese knives, compact size, and layered levels make it a no-brainer.

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Maximalist coasters are always a yes.


This duo features Greek herb and lemon olive oil and fig balsamic vinegar — the perfect pairing for someone who loves to bake fresh bread.


Tongue-in-cheek dating subtext aside, these dates feature delicious-sounding flavors, like peanut butter crunch, almond java crunch, and cashew lime crisp.


Add an element of grooviness to their kitchen with this set of cute juice glasses.



Think of Super Salt as the superhero of all seasonings.


Do they ‌need‌ a gadget to help them stir hands-free? Probably not, but they will love it.


These crackle-glazed bud vases look like they're straight off Etsy. Score them in three equally amazing colorways.


This ultra-mini JBL speaker may be petite, but it certainly packs a punch when it comes to the sound.



If you have an espresso lover on your hands, there is truly no better gift.

There's nothing better than a gift that already comes beautifully packaged.

A set of marble candleholders for under $30? Unheard of!

This is an excellent gift for any plant lover in your life.


Convert anyone in your life into an essential oil person with this nearly identical dupe for Vitruvi's iconic model.

If they spent the pandemic making bread, introduce them to a new (though still carb-centric) hobby.

Hand-painted in Italy, you can't go wrong with gifting this stunning tableware.

Go from oven to table with a sleek oven-safe bowl.


Complete their cheeseboard with gold cheese knives adorned with a classic MacKenzie-Childs checkered pattern on the handle.

Elevate happy hours with hand-embroidered cocktail napkins.

Help them elevate their brunches and make mimosas and bellinis like a pro with these flavor-packed sugar cubes.

Add a little flavor to almost any dish with this savory trio of dressings.

Made from bamboo, this checkered board can be used to prep ‌‌and‌‌ serve food.

Make their home smell like a lush forest with this woodsy white pine and cypress-scented candle.

Luxury, award-winning chocolate might be on everyone's wish list this year.

Take your wellness game up a notch with a journal to help you reflect and connect.

Find inner peace wherever you go with this handy relaxation kit.

Made with hand-blown glass and a double-walled design, oil has never looked better.

Who said serving spoons have to be boring?

If they love cooking at home, gift them with these three traditional masalas that are the base of many different South Asian meals

With interior pockets and a durable polycarbonate shell, you'll never find a spilled shampoo bottle or broken compact in your suitcase again.

A dipping bowl collection fit for a coastal grandmother queen.

LE PUZZ partnered with marbling artist Myfawnwy on this groovy 500-piece puzzle.

A project and a drink? Sold. Let them brew their own batch with this interactive holiday gift that's sure to please them and the whole family.

Don't worry about underwatering or overwatering plants again with a sleek and self-watering pot from Greenery Unlimited.

This compact travel gadget is both a sound machine and a night light.

Gifting your food-loving friend? This colorful notebook is a stunning log for all their favorite recipes.

Find a cooler set of salt and pepper shakers ... we'll wait.

Up the recipient's decor game while simultaneously ensuring their plants are always hydrated.

Take any homemade cake up a notch.

Let them practice their pool game wherever they so please. Bonus: This mini set will make the ideal holiday game for the whole fam.

Relieve tense muscles and reduce stress with an acupressure mat and pillow (all under $30).

This best-seller will keep your giftee's day to day organized and brighter all year long.

Pet parents will love nothing more than a customized portrait of their furry companion.

Is there anything better than a gift box filled with comforting home essentials?

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.

This isn't your average guided journal. It was designed by therapists using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help reduce anxiety and stress.

Mackenzie-Childs can put a tasteful spin on literally anything.

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.

TikTok has seriously popularized tinned fish, and this set features Fishwife's all-star lineup of smoked fish tins, all in a perfectly aesthetic package.

Bring an element of luxury no matter where you travel with these cozy thermal slippers.

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

While there's nothing better than homemade pesto, as a gift, it doesn't exactly keep for long. So, consider this shelf-stable seasoning the next best thing.

For your most sophisticated friend.

Keep it unique with this baby greenhouse.

Here's a fresh spin on the classic Nordic knot pillow. This Bearaby favorite doubles as a stress ball.

Spice up any meal with this four-piece spice blend set.

Shopping for someone who has a thing for funky decor? This wavy pastel shelf is a must.

Keep their beloved pets close to their heart with a custom pet portrait necklace.

Pack all sorts of toiletries in style with this leather dopp kit.

When cramming clothes into a suitcase, the wrinkle struggle is very real. Make your loved one's travels way smoother with this simple steamer and iron.

Enjoy candles minus the flame with a stylish candle warmer.

This treat jar filled with your furry child's favorite snacks is the ideal holiday gift.

Capture memories the old-fashioned way with a vintage-inspired point-and-shoot camera.

This unique and somewhat quirky gift is sure to delight. Year after year, this mail subscription is an Uncommon Goods best-seller.

These modern coasters are crafted from resin in the DTC brand Backdrop's yellow-orange "color of the year."

A solid wood candle holder with a unique design makes the perfect gift for midcentury modern decor enthusiasts.

Matches deserve a cool vessel too.

All they need is water and essential oils to put this stylish oil burner to good use.

If morning coffees are part of their daily ritual, gift these handmade ceramic mugs.

Made from recycled post-consumer plastic, this colorful leash will brighten up any walk.

Dive deeper this holiday season with a card game filled with icebreakers. Plus, it makes a fun stocking stuffer.

Biom sells 100% plant-based and biodegradable wipes that fit perfectly into sleek refillable dispensers. The starter kit comes with one dispenser and two wipe refill packs, totaling 100 wipes.

What's better than a cozy winter afternoon with a puzzle and a cup of tea? Nothing. The answer is nothing.

Upgrade a standard travel toothbrush with this rechargeable pick that comes in a sleek carrying case.

This reed diffuser will not only make homes smell amazing but will also last for three to four months.

Disco-ball-themed accessories took 2022 by storm, so this is the ideal way to bring greenery into the home.

Make a coffee table more inviting with a high-design coffee table book that you and your guests can flip through.

Between charging your phone, playing music, and being a bedside lamp, what can't this gift-worthy gadget do?

If books and candles sound like a dream combo, this mix of peach, plum, peony, violet, leather, patchouli, and vanilla will have them feeling like they're living in a cozy library.

Fragrance lovers will adore refreshing their spaces with a spritz or two of the iconic Capri Blue Volcano blend.

Up your travel game with a handy backpack (that also happens to be a solid Béis dupe).

Enjoy candles minus the flame with a stylish candle warmer.

Capture memories the old-fashioned way with a vintage-inspired point-and-shoot camera.

Reusable beeswax wraps have become a craze thanks to their versatile and sustainable nature. Cover containers, create snack packs, and store fresh produce without all the plastic waste.

Just like the viral cereal bowl candle, we're loving this trail mix take.

Equal parts practical and adorable, this compost bin will be sure to make a decorative statement on any kitchen counter. It comes in five on-trend colors: graphite, cream, navy, saffron, and this stunning terracotta.

If they love earthy and rustic scents, this Boy Smells candle is the ideal gift.

This set of wool dryer balls is the ultimate environmentally conscious gift. They save energy by shortening drying time and eliminating the waste of standard dryer sheets since they never wear out. Plus, the wool balls make for a gentler cycle, which in turn makes your clothing last longer — an added factor in reducing waste.

Enjoy the buzz without the hangover with Bonbuz, a functional, alcohol-free spirit made with natural stimulants.

With a dose of this soothing Moon Juice powder added to your water every night, you'll be feeling relaxed in no time.

When the only thing they love more than grilling is being called the "grill master."

Anyone who loves to clean will love this viral wall-cleaning mop.

This Himalayan salt lamp casts a soothing glow with a dimmer and is also believed to release negative ions to purify the air and promote better sleep and relaxation.

You can't go wrong with a bathroom fragrance with one of DedCool's best-selling scents.

Pair these midcentury candleholder wall sconces with funky tapered candles for unique vibes all around.

After piecing together this plant-filled design illustrated by Maggie Stephenson, they can glue it together, frame it, and use it as wall art.

This Shark Tank find is perfect for noisy airplanes or trains.

Secure your personal item on your luggage in style with Cincha's travel belt.

Gift a pair of gardening gloves they'll actually want to wear.

After burning, these vessels are meant to turn into planters and even come with grow kits for herbs, flowers, and houseplants.

This modern dog toy set features three of Wild One's best-sellers.

Keep up with your skin care routine while you travel with these adorable minis.

Keep glasses, chargers, snacks, and more within reach with an antimicrobial tray organizer.

After lighting up one of Vacation's luxury candles, they'll feel like they're poolside in no time.

Rolling pin technology has not instrumentally changed since, oh, say the 9th century. But this one, with its sleek look and innovative measuring system, certainly ​‌‌feels‌‌​ more modern than the rest.

While drinking a daily latte is a form of self-care, café prices aren't exactly conducive to joy. Make cafe-worthy chai lattes at home with this high-quality concentrate.

Keep their can just as chill as Sunday night football. Simply place it in the freezer and keep that baby cold for hours.

Buy it because it's cute. Keep it because it's convenient as heck

Smallhold's grow kits are like Chia Pets but with mushrooms. With only a handful of accessories, they'll have fresh, home-grown blue oyster mushrooms in a matter of days.

Keep them busy for hours on end with this indoor/outdoor putting green.

Treat them to a spalike experience at home with a design-forward facial roller.

Perfect for dogs and cats, this bed is not only adorable but also machine washable.

Keep track of your plant progress throughout the season with a handy plant journal.

With scents of sandalwood, bergamot, and amber, they'll feel like they're shopping in Bloomingdale's without taking a step out the door.

Vahdam's limited-edition Hanukkah set include the brand's beloved vanilla spiced masala chai, turmeric spiced herbal tea, chocolate vanilla herbal tea, and hibiscus rush black tea.

This sleek resin box contains a power strip with seven outlets and room to hide as many cords for all your electronic devices. It's sold in white, black, and this pretty grayish tone.

Williams Sonoma always pulls through with a good-looking collection of sink essentials.

Elevate an indoor plant collection with a Grecian-inspired bust planter.

Instead of a traditional bed pillow, go with this unique take on the iconic Nordic knot pillow.

Gift the perfect candle set by customizing a gift box with different scents, sizes, and matchbox designs.

The water bottle of the year just got a boozy makeover.

Etsy is full of luxury candle alternatives, including this Le Labo Santal 33 candle dupe.

Pair a funky iridescent vase with colorful florals for the ultimate home decor statement.

Get them excited for the new year with a zesty orange and ginger flower-scented candle.



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