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Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts Under $50

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* Get the most out of a $50 gift
* Tech, apparel, toys and more
* Gifts people will love to unwrap – and actually use

With a little searching, $50 can buy a great gift. Picking up tech, apparel, toys and household items for friends and family becomes much easier in this price range – no matter who you’re buying for. However, it’s still easy to go wrong with $50, so we picked out some great gifts you can order right now that are bad-gift-face-proof.

1. Glencairn Whiskey Glasses

A set of elegant whiskey glasses always makes a great gift. These award-winning Glencairn glasses allow all types of whiskey drinkers from newbies to aficionados to appreciate a good bottle during the holidays – and cost just $23.

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2. SENSO bluetooth Headphones

Wireless headphones are a solid gift idea this year because most people still haven’t upgraded to Bluetooth. This set by SENSO comes highly-rated on Amazon with almost 20,000 reviews because they’re durable, very reasonably priced and offer great sound quality.

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3. Amazon Echo Dot

Upgrade their home with Alexa, the virtual voice-controlled assistant. The Echo Dot connects to all your home gadgets, allowing you to control everything with your voice, call Ubers or Lyfts, order food and much more.

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4. Holy Stone Mini Drone

Another go-to gift for kids and adults this year is a mini drone. Holy Stone’s Predator drone is one of the highest-rated on Amazon because it’s easy to master, and can fly for up to eight hours between charges.

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5. Adidas Adilette Slides

One of the hottest shoes of the year isn’t technically a shoe at all. These Adidas slides have become a fashion statement as well as a lounge-wear classic, and make a great gift for just about anyone.

Adidas Slides Image courtesy of Amazon


6. Zyllion Shiatsu Pillow Massager

Everyone wants a massage pillow. This one from Zyllion features powerful, deep-kneading Shiatsu massage nodes and a heating function that combine to relax muscles and reduce stress. It can be used lying down and can also be strapped to a chair or car seat.

Massage Pillow Image courtesy of Amazon


7. Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker

People don’t realize how much they want a fondue pot until they have one, which is why they make a great gift. Cuisinart’s electric fondue maker upgrades any party or gathering, comes fully prepared with eight fondue forks and a fork rack, and it costs less than $45.

Fondue Maker Cuisinart Image courtesy of Amazon


8. Amazon Fire 7 Tablet

Amazon’s Fire 7 tablet is subtly one of the best because it offers most of the same useful features as a bigger tablet, but cost a fraction of the price. It features a sharp IPS display, Alexa, decent storage, and a super lightweight build. Needless to say, everybody would be excited to unwrap one.

Tablet Amazon Fire Image courtesy of Amazon


9. Faux Potted Cactus

Cacti and indoor plants are all the rage right now, and you can brighten someone’s day — and space — with this faux potted cactus from Cost Plus World Market. Strikingly lifelike with five spiky stems, the stately faux cactus boasts a fresh, contemporary feel. Planted in a gray concrete pot, it’s an effortless way to update anyone’s space without requiring any work — or watering.

faux cactus plant Image courtesy of Cost Plus World Market


The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2017