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With the end of the year quickly approaching, holiday shopping is in full swing. Our experts at Reviewed have spent weeks scouring the Internet for all of the year's best gifts, whether it's for your mom, your boyfriend, or your sister. But we aren't just about getting the best gifts—we're also about getting the best gifts at the best prices.
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To help you save money this holiday season, we've rounded up 50 of the top gifts you can get for less than $50. Some of our favorites include the wildly popular Revlon hair dryer, the beloved Yeti mug, and the wine delivery service everyone is obsessed with.
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1. For the one who spends forever getting ready: Revlon
Just five more minutes: Famous last words from the woman who is in the bathroom for hours drying, straightening, curling, and spraying her hair to perfection. Help her achieve the silky blowout of her dreams at home with this cult-favorite hair dryer. Our beauty editor put it to the test and says it straightened her curly hair in just 30 minutes (!!).
2. For the coffee drinker: Yeti Rambler
While Yeti makes our all-time favorite cooler, you might not want to shell out nearly $1,000 (!!) for a gift. Fortunately, you can get your giftee the Yeti they love at a more affordable price point (i.e. less than $40) with the popular Rambler mug. Made of double vacuum-insulated stainless steel, it has nearly 12,000 reviews on Amazon for keeping coffee steaming hot (or their water ice cold) for hours.
3. For the person who wants a smart speaker: Amazon Echo Dot
At Reviewed, we love voice-controlled smart speakers like the Amazon Echo, but the diminutive (and affordable) Echo Dot is a perfect way to bring that functionality to other rooms in your giftee's house. It's one of our top picks for a beginner looking for an entry-level Echo. I use mine in the kitchen, where it’s perfect for streaming music while I cook, setting timers, or entertaining my kids.
4. For the one who's always out and about: Athleta Face Masks
Keep your giftee safe in public with a pack of these Athleta face masks, which we found to be the best of all the face masks our experts have tested. They're comfortable, breathable and have both adjustable straps and a wire nose piece so your giftee can customize the fit. Even better? The triple-layered masks come in a bevy of pretty hues and patterns, from plain black to camo.
5. For the one who needs some self-care: Bath bombs
If your giftee is always complaining about how hectic their week has been, they'll love our favorite set of bath bombs to have a long soak with. The top-rated LifeAround2Angels set, which comes with 12 fizzy, colorful and moisturizing bombs has more than 33,000 Amazon reviews with many claiming they're just good as the more expensive Lush bath bombs. We even loved their pleasant scents and how they didn't stain our bathtubs as most other bath bombs do.
6. For the meat-eater: Crowd Cow
Burgers, steak, wings—if it's meat, they'll eat it. Make them the happiest carnivore this holiday with a subscription to a meat delivery service like Crowd Cow. I've used Crowd Cow myself and am obsessed with how convenient it is and how delicious and high-quality all of the meat is. One of the best parts is that Crowd Cow only sources its products from independent ranchers and farmers who raise their livestock in a sustainable and ethical way without any added hormones or unnecessary antibiotics.
7. For the binge-watcher: Roku Streaming Stick+
Give anyone who loves watching TV (a.k.a everyone) a streaming device to make their next Netflix binge that much better. Our best value pick is the Roku Streaming Stick+ because it has the easiest-to-use remote and delivers the best streaming experience. Plus, it offers all of the major streaming services and is compatible with basically every TV.
8. For the home chef: My Family Cookbook
Whether it's Grandma's famous meatloaf or their best friend's secret quiche recipe, they can record all of their favorite recipes in this blank cookbook. It's popular on Uncommon Goods because not only is it a fun, unique gift, but it also has plenty of room for recipe-writing along with extra features like helpful conversion tables, photo galleries, and even a section for reviews.
9. For the kid who wants to drone: Hasakee Kids' Drone
If you’re like us, your child has been begging for a drone. This option is not only well-priced, but it also gets enthusiastic reviews for being durable and easy to master. We like that it comes with two power stations and that it lights up with LED lights, for an experience that can keep going well past sunset.
10. For the candle collector: Capri Blue Volcano Candle
One of the best candles on the market is the Capri Blue Candle from Anthropologie. It's just a fact. Iconic and intoxicating, the incredible Volcano scent will instantly make any room in your giftee’s home smell really good. Or, to get more specific, it’ll make it smell like the inside of an Anthropologie, which is never a bad thing.
11. For the audiophile: Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker
If your special someone loves to bring the jams beach or poolside, then what they really need is a waterproof, high-quality Bluetooth speaker. When we tested the best affordable portable speakers for our roundups, we found the Anker Soundcore was offered great sound and playtime for a reasonable price. It's also available in a wide color selection, for some extra personalization for your giftee.
12. For the person who's always cold: The Comfy
Half hoodie, half blanket, The Comfy is lined with the plushest sherpa and is the most comfortable—and most convenient—way for your giftee to essentially wear their favorite throw around the house. We love that it has a roomy hood along with a large front pocket that is perfect for carrying snacks, phones, etc.
13. For the scientist kid: A crystal-growing lab
Indulge their love of science with a cool kit they can use to grow eight different colored crystals. When the crystal-growing is complete, they can be arranged on a light-up display base that can double as a night light, as well as a way to exhibit their experiments.
14. For the person who loves sweets: Latest & Greatest Cupcakes from Baked by Melissa
Baked goods are a fantastic gift at literally any time of year. If someone on your list needs a cupcake (and let's be real, everyone does), these cupcakes from Baked by Melissa are here to help. Featuring flavors like cookie dough, triple chocolate fudge and more, this 25-pack of cupcakes is one of Baked by Melissa's best-sellers.
15. For the trendsetter: Crocs
Crocs are having a trendy moment among everyone from teens to adults right now (no, seriously). The lightweight rubber clogs are all over Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, so chances are they're already on your giftee's wish list. Browse through the Crocs' vast color selection, which includes lavender, teal and blush pink, to find the best pair for your giftee.
16. For the one who could use some self care: Airomé Serenity Essential Oil Diffuser
Essential oil diffusers are all the rage right now because of their many benefits—they can help your giftee relax and create a more calm, zen aura in her home. Of all the ones we tested, the Airomé diffuser had everything we were looking for at an affordable price. It runs for up to six hours, is easy to take from room to room, and is available in a ton of styles.
17. For the one who loves to host: Drinking glasses
These drinking glasses from Our Place are perfect for hosting; they come in six gorgeous colors, including autumnal amber shades and sage greens, and you can also buy a mismatched set and get up to four of the colors together. If you have a giftee whose phone tends to eat first, these glasses will give their photos a boost.
18. For the homebody: Throw blanket
There are few better ways to spend a chilly winter night than snuggled up on the couch in a fluffy throw. With over 5,000 glowing reviews, this one is a crowd-favorite on Amazon. Your giftee will appreciate that the thick faux fur is very luxurious and plush yet lightweight and breathable (and machine-washable!).
19. For the one who's constantly experimenting with smoothies: BlenderBottle Shaker Bottle
If your giftee loves waking up in the morning and whipping up a smoothie or taking pre-workout before or after their trip to the gym, consider giving them the gift of a lightweight, sturdy blender bottle to take on the go. This bottle has over 20,000 5-star reviews and many people noted that it was a great find for the price.
20. For the person who lives for brunch: Dash Mini Waffle Maker
In the eyes of the brunch-goer on your list, waffles are great, but mini waffles are even better. They can whip up their own snack-size brunch treat with this tiny waffle maker, which has thousands of glowing reviews on Amazon. We've tested it ourselves and like that it doesn't take up much counter space, is easy to clean thanks to its nonstick surface, and produces evenly-cooked, perfectly browned waffles.
21. For the kiddos: Playz Kids Play Tent
If you've spent any time at indoor playgrounds you know that the ball pit is the hot spot for the toddler set, but it's also a cesspool of germs. You can create your very own— less germy—version at home with a Play Tent and Pop-up ball pit. Toddlers and pre-walkers will love exploring the two tunnels, and it comes with a carrying case so you can fold it up and store it when not in use. One thing worth noting: The balls have to be purchased separately and come in batches of 200.
22. For the pet parent: BarkBox
According to one study, more people buy gifts for their dogs than their coworkers. If someone on your list is probably guilty of the same, help them spoil their four-legged friend with BarkBox. The subscription service delivers a box of treats, toys, and other dog accessories to your giftee each month, so both they and their pup will be happy.
23. For the one who loves getting flowers: Bouqs
Why settle for the occasional bouquet of flowers on cliche holidays when you could have one every month? That's what your friends or family will get if you gift them a subscription to Bouqs. You can choose the frequency that they'll receive their blooms (as often as once a month!) along with the type of flowers they'll get, from playful sunflowers to romantic roses.
24. For the Starbucks addict: Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
We need more than just a cup of coffee to get by these days, and if your giftee is a cold brew coffee aficionado, they'll love this iced coffee maker from Takeya. We chose it as the best cold brew coffee maker of the year because it was not only the easiest to use, but it also made the best-tasting coffee. Who says iced coffee is just limited to summer anyway?
25. For the one who's very excited for Spider-Man: No Way Home: Spider-Man Deluxe Reversible Costume
There's a massive amount of Marvel movies coming out at the end of this year and you can bet that a lot of the hottest gifts this season will feature Marvel characters. Spider-Man is a classic, and whether your giftee is already obsessed and highly anticipating the next installment in the franchise, or is likely to end up obsessed after seeing the film, this reversible Spidey suit for kids complete with face mask will be a crowd-pleaser.
26. For the eco-conscious one: FinalStraw
Like the name implies, the FinalStraw may be the last straw your giftee ever needs. It conveniently folds up into a container that attaches to a keyring—a.k.a. they'll never be without their reusable straw. For this reason, we named it the best reusable straw on the market, and anyone who's passionate about the state of the environment will appreciate it.
27. For the person who's always losing things: Tile Mate
If their favorite phrase is "Has anyone seen my keys?!" they'll benefit from a Tile Mate. The number one item finder on Amazon, the Bluetooth tracker clips right onto their key ring and can locate things over 200 feet away. Users praise its long battery life and the loud volume of the ringer (no way those keys are going to get away from them next time!).
28: For the one who loves to travel: Cabeau Evolution Classic Travel Pillow
If your gift receiver travels by train, plane, or car to visit you or is obsessively talking about their latest trip, then they need a comfortable travel pillow for the journey there. That way they can actually get some rest. The Cabeau Evolution Classic Travel Pillow is the best travel pillow we've ever tested for its contoured memory foam design. It'll keep your loved one supported even if they're traveling to the other side of the world.
29. For the one who likes to stay hydrated: Brita Filtering Water Bottle
Whether your giftee is an athlete or just loves sweating it out at the gym, they should have the best water bottle to keep them hydrated. We found the Brita Filtering Water Bottle to be portable, versatile, durable, and well-designed. The straw is also fitted with a filter that reduces chlorine and will keep their water fresh for up to two months.
30. For the one who adores cast iron: Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Dutch ovens make great gifts—they're bulky enough that they're not something people tend to buy for themselves, but they're a kitchen staple that people will find themselves using again and again. Lodge dutch ovens performed well in our roundup of the best dutch ovens, and this cast iron dutch oven is great for roasting veggies, baking bread and more--it would even fare well outside on fire pits or grills.
31. For the person who loves to sleep in: Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask
If your giftee loves to catch some ZZZs, they could use a sleep mask to block out light. After testing it, our editor said the Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask is "like having personal blackout curtains for your eyes," which is why we named it the best contoured sleep mask we've ever tested. Because it's contoured, absolutely no light will sneak in, meaning they'll have sweet dreams no matter the time of day.
32. For the one who likes a little spice: Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauce Sampler
If your recipient likes things spicy—like really spicy—this sampler pack of hot sauces will definitely bring the heat. This offering from Thoughtfully Gifts includes seven different flavors of hot sauce, ranging from mild to very hot. Plus, these hot sauces don't just burn your mouth, they offer incredible flavor that will amp up any meal, which is why reviewers love it.
33. For book lovers who read in the dark: Perfectday Rechargeable Reading Light
Any bookworm who shares a bed or room with someone but needs to plow through a book as their companion sleeps will appreciate an old-school reading light. This one from Perfectday is slim, reliable and rechargeable, and shines a small but intense beam on the page to ensure the reader sees the words but others close by aren’t disturbed by a glare. The light also has three brightness settings, each with its own color temperature.
34. For the wine drinker: Winc
Do they believe every night should end with a glass of wine? If so, they'll love getting a Winc subscription, which will deliver new bottles for her to try based on her taste preferences. After trying Winc, we quickly became obsessed with the service, finding that it consistently delivered high-quality wines and recommendations throughout the months. She'll be a novice sommelier in no time.
35. For the one who wears the same jewelry: Diamond Dazzle Stik
If your giftee wears the same earrings, necklaces, and rings every single day, then it's time to give their favorite accessories a refresh. With more than 12,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, people swear by this jewelry cleaning stick designed to re-sparkle diamonds. Reviewers were impressed with how easy it is to use and the massive improvement they've seen in their gems.
36. For the one who likes getting their nails done: SunUV Gel Nail Lamp
Is the one on your list obsessed with their monthly (or even weekly) manicures and pedicures? Get them this professional salon curing nail lamp that's so good it’s garnered over 8,000 five-star reviews. We've discussed our love of SunUV's nail lamps before, and much like the version we tested, this gel polish curing light blew away its reviewers.
37. For the new parents: Sophie The Giraffe
Even Chrissy Teigen is a fan of the wildly popular Sophie the Giraffe. The teething toy has nearly 10,000 positive reviews, with shoppers raving how much their kids like it and how durable and long-lasting the adorable animal is. A.k.a. the new parents in your life (and their baby) are sure to thank you for this one.
38. For the kombucha fan: Kombucha Starter Kit
If you know someone who enjoys drinking Kombucha, then this homemade Kombucha start kit will surely make a thoughtful gift. One of our editors tried and loved it, as it was easy to set up and the result was tasty. I bought my mother-in-law the same kit for her birthday. She’s been brewing her own Kombucha while experimenting with different flavor combinations, which are delicious.
39. For the makeup aficionado: A lighted makeup mirror
If you’re shopping for someone who's into makeup consider getting them an accessory that enhances the experience of putting makeup on: a lighted makeup mirror! The Deweisn Lighted Makeup Mirror is the best value makeup mirror we tested, as it provides perfect views and lighting for optimal makeup application. For under $50, you can help them look flawless every day with this unique gift idea.
40. For the one who wants everything to smell like the Volcano candle: Capri Blue Volcano gift set
Your giftee might as well be surrounded by one of the most popular scents around, at all times. We've already talked about how much people love the Capri Blue Volcano scent, but if a candle just isn't cutting it, you can also purchase a gift set from Capri Blue that features the scent in the form of a hand soap and hand lotion.
41. For the avid reader: Book of the Month
There are people who love Kindles and then there are people who love holding real books. If anyone on your list falls into the latter category, gift them a subscription to Book of the Month. It's exactly what it sounds like: They'll get up to five books per month, chosen from a vast library of everything from the latest best-sellers to literary classics.
42. For the one who wants monogrammed everything: Anthropologie Monogram Necklace
Trends come and go, but monograms are forever. That's why we love this simple block letter monogram necklace from Anthropologie, which allows the wearer to hang a letter—their first name, last name or that of someone they love—around their neck. The letters hang individually, which makes it great for layering with other pieces of jewelry or wearing on its own.
43. For the person with cold feet: Barefoot Dream CozyChic Socks
The Barefoot Dreams cardigan has a cult-following, so it's not surprising their cozy socks are one of the most highly-rated pairs at Nordstrom. These socks are made with Barefoot Dreams signature CozyChic material that is knit for warmth and softness. One reviewer says these are like wearing a blanket on your feet, making them a great gift for the person who has cold feet.
44. For the one who needs a massage: Back and Neck Massager
Your giftee can work out all those aches and pains this winter with one of the highest rated pillow massagers on Amazon. Designed to target the back and neck, this pillow massager from Papillon delivers a deep-kneading Shiatsu massage that can help loosen tight, overused muscles and relieve discomfort.
45. For the one who's obsessed with cooking: Five Two Ultimate Apron
If you have a giftee that spends a lot of time messing around with new recipes in the kitchen, the Five Two apron from Food52 will set them up for success (or at the very least make it look like they know what they're doing). This apron comes in five different gorgeous colors and was our value favorite in our roundup of the best aprons.
46. For the wannabe bartender: A decanter set
Whiskey just hits different when it's poured from a 1920s-style decanter instead of the bottle—and Dad knows that, so he'll be excited to break out this gift the next time he has his colleagues over for a glass of scotch. According to hundreds of reviewers (who give the set a 4.7-star rating), the handcrafted glass is as sturdy and durable as it is luxe and distinguished.
47. For the one with a green thumb: A plant from The Sill
Plant parents rejoice! If your giftee is obsessed with houseplants, succulents, tropical plants, or all of the above, they'll definitely appreciate some greenery from The Sill. We recommend the plant delivery service because it has such a large variety of plants to choose from (like monsteras, ferns, and even pine trees) and will deliver them safely and healthily to your giftee's home.
48. For the competitive one: Exploding Kittens
if you haven't played Exploding Kittens before, gear up; you're in for an elbow-throwing, no-holds-barred game of sabotage, yelling, and, you guessed it, exploding kittens. Games make for a great gift during the holidays because they offer the opportunity for the entire family to get together and play.
49. For the one who's serious about their skincare: Aztec Secret Clay Face Mask
This clay mask might be the most popular face mask that Amazon has to offer. It claims to help cleanse your giftee's pores, combat acne, and reduce the appearance of scars, especially when they mix in a bit of apple cider vinegar. More than 25,000 reviewers and our own tester love it for how glowing it left her skin.
50. For the meal prepper: Pyrex Food Storage Set
Maybe they're cooking for the whole family and need a place to store leftovers. Or maybe they like to prep healthy meals on Sunday for the week. Regardless, your gfitee will benefit from some pieces from the brand that makes the best storage containers we've used: the Pyrex glass set. They keep food fresh for longer and are ideal for easy reheating.
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