The Holidays are here and it’s time again for gift giving to family, friends, and colleagues whose love and friendship are part of a special bond. Gift giving is a wonderful way to celebrate life, love, and friendship by demonstrating your appreciation of each other. However, shopping for gifts may not always be as pleasurable when dealing with the craziness of retail malls, online shipping, and indecision. We curated the following list of gifts under $50 to help reduce the stress that comes with shopping. There is something here for just about every interest, whether they love books, clothes, wine, travel, or much-needed gadgets to get through the day. Check out LLL Holiday shoppers guide and our two other shopper guides for gift giving throughout the year.
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For those who love to travel, there are few items here that might do the trick. If these do not make the cut, click here to go to our traveler’s shopping guide: 19 Travel Essentials In Time For Planning Your Next Trip.
1. Sleep Headphones, Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless 3D Eye Mask with Adjustable Ultra-Thin Stereo Speakers Microphone Hands Free for Insomnia and for Travel $21.49. The Sleep headphones mask with 3D Ergonomic Technology for eyes blocks out 100% of light to create absolute dark zone and listen to music without wearing additional headphones. Perfect for home, office, air travel, relaxation, mediation, and insomnia.
2. The Travel Book (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) Hardcover–2021 new edition $41.99. Get ready for a journey through every country in the world. This fourth edition of The Travel Book offers incredible photography, illustrating each country, depicting what life is like in each nation, from photographic portraits of people to beautiful landscapes and vibrant scenes of street life. Supported by colorful and detailed mapping. This book will bring the world to life for a new generation of travelers. A total of 416-page hardback package to inspire wanderlust and make an impressive gift!
3. LED Neck Reading Light, USB Rechargeable Book Light with Adjustable Brightness, Comfortable and Hands-Free for Reading on a Plane, Knitting, Crocheting, Camping, Repairing, $23.99. Includes 3 dimming light colors to choose: amber, warm light, natural white. Long battery life & rechargeable, built-in 1100mAh rechargeable battery. The LED Neck Reading Light can provide up to 80 hours of reading time after one charge; just remove the lamp holder, the book lamp can be used while being charged.
4. Travel Laptop Backpack Water Resistant Anti-Theft Bag with USB Charging Port and Lock; Business Backpacks for Women, Men $29.95. Lots of storage space & pockets with a separate laptop compartment that holds up to 15.6 Inch Laptop. One spacious packing compartment roomy for daily necessities, tech electronics accessories. Front compartment with many pockets, pen pockets and key fob hook, make your items organized and easier to find. USB interface with built-in cable design, great convenience for charging your electronic devices via connecting your own power bank. Anti-Theft design with fixed password lock and durable metal zippers, it is safe guaranteed to protect your valuable items inside.
For those on your list who prefer to stay in and enjoy the comforts of home, there are few items we think offer both convenience and warmth.
5. The third generation of Echo Dot Smart speaker with Alexa–Charcoal $19.99. with improved speaker quality for richer and louder sound. Voice control your music – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others. Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more. Voice control your smart home – Turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors. Create routines to start and end your day.
6. LA JOLIE MUSE Cedarwood Scented Candle for Home, Holiday Candle Gift, 12.3 Oz $17.99. This jar candle can sustain for 65-75 hours of burn time, with the lead-free cotton wick and 100% natural wax that is vegan, cruelty and paraben-free and biodegradable. Fresh Woodsy Forest – This Balsam & Cedar candle will contain notes of bergamot, fir needle leaf and heart notes of cedarwood, rosemary, pine, completed by fir balsam, musk, serving as an ideal companion to your daily relaxation, mediation and aromatherapy. A sleek, green-tinted glass paired with the detachable lid, and packed in a giftable box featuring floral sketch to add a dash of elegance.
7. For men and their man cave we recommend Craft & Kin Scented Smoke & Vanilla Scented Candle $17.99. This 7.6 oz scented candle will bring in the masculine notes of bergamot, sandalwood, and leather to your home. Made with the finest essential oils to bring you a lasting and strong scent. 100% natural soy wax, wood wick candle is non-toxic and long-burning. This Smoke & Vanilla aromatherapy candle for home is made with essential oils that bring a strong masculine fragrance to your home. Each candle comes in a luxury, ready-to-give gift.
8. Barnett’s Gourmet Chocolate Biscotti Cookies Gift Basket, Him & Her Cookie Gifts for every occasion, $25.99. A gourmet sampler box containing 12 delectable biscotti, two of each topped in its own distinctive flavor. Toppings include candied almonds, caramel chip, craisins, peppermint, cookie and coconut crunch. Handcrafted with care, from premium and natural ingredients. No additives, preservatives or trans-fat, just pure ingredients use in your own kitchen. Beautifully presented in a classy gift box.
Now for those who also love to drink wine and entertain, we added the following choices:
9.Chefman Electric Wine Opener W/ Foil Cutter, One-Touch, Open 30 Bottles On Single Charge, Automatic Corkscrew & Foil Remover $18.99, Rechargeable Battery, 110 Watts, 120 Volts. Simple push button operation. Foil cutter for easily removing seals; Comfortable soft grip handle. Sleek, sophisticated design; Recharging base included; UL approved for 110-120 voltage.
10. Bormioli Rocco 14.75 oz White Wine Glasses (Set Of 4): Crystal Clear Star Glass, Laser Cut Rim for Wine Tasting, Elegant Party Drinking Glassware, Restaurant Quality, $24.99. These premium white wine glasses are crafted to perfection with exclusive Star Glass that is of the finest quality for flawless results. The drink glasses are lead-free and durable, perfect for your dinner table and kitchen and for every wine enthusiast in your life.
Clothes accessories are easy for gift giving and are always needed for everyday wear. We listed several for both men and women that you may want yourself.
11. TIKTIK Women’s Pajama Set Long Sleeve Sleepwear Scoop Neck Pjs Sets S-4XL $39.99; 95% Viscose, 5% Spandex. We are recommending two types of pajamas.
The first is an animal print thermal pajama set made of skin-friendly and cozy viscose fabric, which is soft, lightweight, breathable, stretchy and comfortable, keep you easeful while sleeping at night, that’s ultra-smooth against the skin so you can enjoy superior comfort
The second one is TIKTIK Women’s Pajama Set Long Sleeve Sleepwear Scoop Neck Pjs Sets S-4XL $39.99; a silky-smooth pajama set in a wide range of colors suitable for nightwear, sleepwear, loungewear/casual wear in the home.
12. Calvin Olivia 100% Pure Cashmere Feel Scarf Soft Winter Ombre Nova Buffalo Tartan Tweed Houndstooth Plaid Gift Men /Women $ 10.95. 100% Acrylic Cashmere Feel Lightweight Scarf Measures 72″x12″ with 3″ Fringes. Scottish style tartan patterns, very classic and stylish. Great for wearing this scarf in the fall, winter or spring.
13. Funky Junque Oversized Slouchy Beanie Infinity Scarf Texting Glove Matching Set $44.99. Oversized hat measures 9″ long by 10″ wide lying flat while regular fit measures 8″ long by 9″ wide. Gloves measure approximately 8.75″ (long) x 3.25″ (wide at wrist). Scarf measures approximately 28.5″ x 12″, 100% acrylic. Loop around and easily plop on for a perfect fit every time. Stay warm and trendy with these slouchy knit oversized cuffed beanie, fleece lined glove, and infinity scarf bundles, especially in the cold winter weather.
14. Lightweight Thermal Winter Gloves Men /Women, VOROAR Freezer Warm Gloves, Waterproof Touch Screen Cold Weather Gloves for Outdoor Running Hiking Cycling, Driving $16.95. VOROAR outdoor work gloves are coated with special conductive materials on the thumb, index finger and middle finger. You can enjoy precise control and accuracy for a fast, natural swipe and typing experience. Polyester and nylon shell, water resistant TPU coating, soft fleece lining. Elastic cuffs fit your wrist to keep out the Cold. Suitable for use above 32°F.
15. REEMONDE Womens Rhinestones Pashmina Shawls and Wraps for Evening Dresses; Chiffon Shawl Sparkly Scarf $18.99. Soft & Breathable Chiffon, smooth, lightweight, making elegant draping on your shoulders Large. Size: Length 79″ x Width 27.5″. Weight: 190g. A great number of sparkly rhinestones embellished, makes a stunning dressy accessory. Eye-catching accessory for brides, bridesmaids, weddings, ball, dressy party, mother’s gift or any formal events.
16. Happy Socks, Assorted Colorful Premium Cotton Sock 4 Pair Gift Box for Men and Women $33.95. Happy Socks are made of premium-quality cotton material, ensuring a cozy fit and breathable comfort for your feet all year round–winter, spring, summer, and fall. Assorted Printed Designs: Choose from a wide assortment of bold pattern designs and prints. These novelty socks come in packs and make an excellent gift for holidays and special occasions. Socks for men and women are best for versatile, everyday wear for work or play, day or night, and can be worn with sneakers or other casual shoes; Choose from two sizes, 9-11 or 10-13.
Self-care is a must essential as we continue to live under this pandemic. Spa-like gifts remind us of the importance of taking time to care for our bodies and our mental well-being, leaving the hustle & bustle of a busy life behind. For a more comprehensive list of wellness items for women and men, click here to view our shopper guide on health, wellness and self-care: 18 Self Care And Wellness Essentials For Stress-Free Living
17. Spa-Lusive Complete Spa-At-Home Gift Set for Men — Freshly Organic Sandalwood Fragrance Scent Six Uplifting Bath & Body Essentials +Travel Bag $24.49; All you need to enjoy deeply relaxing soak sessions: 2-1 Hair & Body Moisturizing Wash, Nourishing Bath Soap, Hydrating Body Lotion, Exfoliating Body Scrub, Detoxing Bath Salts, Pouf AND handy case. No harsh chemicals or parabens. Always cruelty-free.
18. SpaLife All Natural Bath and Body Luxury Spa Men’s Sandalwood Gift Set $20.99 currently on sale. This collection of seven SpaLife products complete with shower gel, bubble bath, body lotion, body wash, bath crystals and a sisal sponge, nicely arranged in its own suitcase. This beautiful assortment of SpaLife men’s products will make a great gift on any special occasions.
We cannot end this list without including some jewelry items to accessorize one’s clothes for a day at work or an evening out.
19. Alex and Ani Path of Symbols Expandable Bangle for Women, Elephant Charm, Channel your power with this Alex and Ani Elephant Charm Bangle $22.15. This beautiful adjustable bangle has an intricately designed two-tone elephant charm, capturing the elegant strength of this incredible creature. Patented, and completely original technology, replaces traditional clasps with a sliding mechanism to customize this classic bracelet’s size from 2″ to 3.5″ wide. Crafted in the U.S. A, nickel-free brass/copper metal mix that amplifies its symbolism for the giver and wearer.
20. Betsey Johnson Woven Mixed Multi-Colored Bead Flower Heart Illusion Necklace $48.00. This Illusion necklace featuring mixed faceted beads, delicate stone accents, lovely flowers and heart embellished with woven mixed multi-colored charms. Necklace is set in gold-tone metal with a lobster clasp closure. Length: 16″ + 3″ Extender; Frontal Drop: 3.5″; Lobster clasp closure.