10 Useful Holiday Gifts Under $50

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We know how hard it is to hit that holiday gift sweet spot; the perfect gift that is personalized, fun, and something the recipient will actually use.  Difficult to find? It can be, but not with the below list! For getting the perfect gift without breaking the bank, here are 10 gifts worth considering this season.

Sonicare Toothbrush

This is one of the best gifts ever. No, it’s not exotic or glamorous, but it’s one of the most life-changing gifts you can give. Anyone who has ever used a Sonicare will tell you it has changed the health of their teeth, and healthy teeth equates to a healthy body.  Dental hygiene significantly affects your overall health, so give the gift  of wellness with a Sonicare toothbrush. Your recipient will thank you forever!

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Toothbrush, $35


Cups Subscription

Cups is a prepaid subscription service that saves you up to 40% off coffee at local shops. Show your friend how well you know them (and their caffeine addiction) by purchasing a prepaid coffee plan for his/her favorite local brew.  Your friend will thank you for helping her make it through the workday – not to mention you’ll be supporting small businesses at the same time!

Cards Against Humanity Set

Crass yet hilarious, Cards Against Humanity may not be appropriate for every situation, but this card game can make any situation a lot more entertaining. It’s perfect for a night spent staying in with your squad, especially since you can create your own deck for all the inside jokes that you share.

Cards Against Humanity, $10-$25


Amazon Fire

Hop on the smart TV trend with this surprisingly affordable TV stick. Not only will this help you cut the cable cord (you can stream live TV with it!), but you’ll have access to over 250,000 streaming apps, games, and plenty of other forms of entertainment.

Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, $49.99



Sure, a planner might not sound like the most exciting present, but we love the geekiness of this Star Wars limited edition Moleskine – especially with The Force Awakens blasting into theaters soon.  It’s a perfect gift for a friend who needs to help staying organized and loves being on the pulse of pop culture.

Moleskine 2016 Star Wars Limited Edition Daily Planner, $18


Urban Decay Electric Palette

Add a pop of color to the holiday season with this electrifying eyeshadow palette. With shades titled Chaos, Gonzo, Savage, and other names that match the intensity of these colors, your makeup game will be on point in no time. It’s the perfect gift for your beauty maven friend.


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Slate Cheese Board

What better way to combine a love of food with a little bit of artistry? Help a friend customize a cheese board (multiple times) by gifting them this board and a case of chalk. You’ll thank yourself when you’re unsure of what cheese you’re being offered but see the name and other info helpfully written down.

True Fabrications Vintage and Vine Slate Cheese Board, $24.99


 Expletive Paper Clips

Give your work spouse a laugh by gifting these fun yet still work appropriate paper clips.  You may not want to use them for a report you give to your boss, but these cute fasteners are sure to brighten your workday.



kate spade new york Binder Clips, $18


Self-Charging Phone Case

For the social butterfly whose phone never stops texting and tweeting, a phone case that provides extra battery life when needed is the perfect holiday gift.  It will absolutely come in handy; so much that you might find yourself buying another case for yourself!

iPhone 6 6s Battery Case, Anker Ultra Slim $39.99


Set of Bar Tools

Your budding mixologist BFF will thank you after opening this gift.  The tools included are the basics for creating an at-home bar, so hopefully you’ll be one of the first “customers” for the bar’s grand opening!

Cuisine Prefere Pro Stainless Steel Bartender Tool Set, $30

Alex Wilson is a freelance writer interested in fashion, lifestyle, and all forms of pop culture. Her writing has been featured in various digital and print publications, including USA Today and Long Island Pulse. When not writing, Alex can be found testing new recipes, exploring new neighborhoods, and window shopping. She hopes to someday travel to all seven continents (yes, even Antarctica).


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