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22 Cheap Gift Ideas Under $50 Perfect for the Last Minute Shopper

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Cheap Christmas Gifts Under $50 in 2024: Last Minute Gifts 2024

Don’t worry, there’s still time to place that online order!  Not every gift given has to break the bank.  There are plenty of fun, functional, and practical presents – that aren’t too heavy on the wallet.  Check out our a few of our budget friendly favorites for just about anyone on your list.  All are under $50.  Some are even under $25. All are cool and perfect when you’re looking for that total last minute gift idea and totally freaking out.

See the latest (and best) cheap last minute gift ideas under $50 in 2024!

For the Little One Who’s Afraid of the Dark:  Squishy Gummy Bear Light

Squishy Gummy Bear Light

Choose from five colors, a squeeze of his “bear” belly provides a little ambient lighting. Features a timer switch with two options: a one-hour automatic timer, an infinite timer that will remain on until it’s squeezed off.  It’s really the perfect gift idea for any of the kids in your life.  Uh, and even some adults!

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For the One Who’s Always Cold: Plaid Blanket Scarf

Blanket Scarf

Oversized, cozy, and available in several colors.

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For the Game Player: ‘What Do You Meme’ Card Game for Adults

What Do You Meme Adult Card Game Gift Idea 2017 - 2018

Move over ‘Cards Against Humanity’ there’s a new hysterical card game in town! Come up with the funniest meme by pairing the caption cards with the photo card in play. A rotating judge picks the best combination each round. For anywhere between 3 – 20 players!

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For the Accessory Lover: Power Gemstone Aura Bracelet for Calming

Gorjean Power Gemstone Aura Bracelet

These stackable gemstone bracelets symbolize everything from balance, to inspiration.  Available in 11 different stones.

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For the Oprah Fan:  ‘What I Know For Sure’

What I Know For Sure by Oprah

…because Oprah really does know everything.  On a serious note, this is one of our favorite reads over the past 2 years.  You can pick it up at almost any time and find some words of inspiration and motivation.  Now at a super low price.

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For the Picky Shopper: Gift Card

Gift Ideas Under $50 for Christmas: Amazon Gift Card

You can buy literally almost anything at  Plus Amazon Prime (2 day or less free shipping) has made my entire life.  Choose either a traditional gift card (and have it shipped to them or you) or you can even print out your own Amazon gift card at home.  So many options.

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For the Host:  Bamboo Cheese Board

Bamboo Cheese Board

Because wine and cheese make everything better.  Especially over the holidays.

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For the Well Kept Man:  Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit

Jack Black Beard Grooming Set

If you’re scratching your head trying to figure out what to gift your husband or boyfriend, you can’t go wrong with this one! It includes beard wash, beard lube and beard oil.

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For the Meditator:  DIY Zen Wishing Stone


For the zen seeker, and wish maker.

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For the House Guest: Elf-mergency Kit

Elf-mergency Kit

Includes an eye mask, ear plugs, lip balm, tea infuser, twinkle lights, cookie cutter, cookie recipes, and felt coasters.  Perfect for the overnight guest!

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For the Whiskey/Bourbon Lover:  The Whiskey Ice Wedge

whiskey wedge ice cube slant bourbon whiskey 2015 2016

Keep things chill, without being watered down. Win-win.

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For the Upscale Shopper:  Nordstrom Gift Cards


Because sometimes it seems like they already have everything.

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For the Cheese Lover:  Italian Cheesemaking Kit

Italian Cheesemaking Kit

Finally, it’s acceptable to give a cheesy gift!  Includes the tools and ingredients needed to make 10 batches of Italian cheese – just add milk.  Santa can have the milk and cookies.  We’ll be over here making our own cheese.

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For The Cookie Monster: Personalized Cookie Jar with One Dozen Cookies

Personalized Cookie Jar with One Dozen Cookies

Cookies?  Don’t mind if we do.  This ceramic cookie jar with an engravable bamboo lid includes chocolate chunk, oatmeal cranberry and fudge brownie cookies.

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For The Music Lover:  Led Flame Bluetooth Speaker

LED Flame Bluetooth Speaker

Flickering warm yellow lights equal vibes.

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For the Fun Photographer:  Crosstour Action Camera Underwater Cam

Crosstour Action Camera Underwater Cam

It’s the ultimate tech gift (so far in 2024) especially for the adventurer! Let the underwater photo sessions commence.  

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For the Makeup Lover: Born This Way Turn Up the Light Highlighting Palette

Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette

Features a trio of highlighters, so they can get glowing.

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For the Wine Drinker:  Vino Marker 7-Pack Wine Glass Writer Metallic Pens

Vino Marker Metallic Wine Glass Pens

Perfect add-on to a bottle of wine.  Because after a few glasses, who remembers which charm is theirs?  Washes off with warm, soapy water….write on the wine bottle as well!  We’re drunk with power.

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For the Fragrance  Enthusiast: The 7 Virtues Peace Blend Box

The 7 Virtues Peace Blend Box

Wear alone, or mix and match to create a signature scent. Each of these fragrances is vegan, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and is made with ethically sourced, fair trade, and organic essential oils that help communities recovering from violence or conflict.

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For The Tea Drinker: Tea Drop Sampler

Tea Drop Sampler

The sampler set includes 5 drops each of: citrus ginger, blueberry acai, rose earl grey, sweet peppermint, and matcha green tea.

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For The Shower Singer: Waterproof Wireless Speaker

VicTsing Waterproof Portable Speaker

Perfect for the shower, pool area, hike, bike…the possibilities are endless. Believe it or not this one also make a great choice to drop in their Christmas stocking this season.  Bring the music everywhere they go!

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For the Practical Person: TubShroom Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector & Hair Catcher

Tubshroom Drain Protector

Sure it’s totally a gross gift to give, BUT literally everyone in the world is basically freaking out over the TubShroom.  It’s guaranteed to easily catch all the hair in your tub and shower and easily remove it.

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