It’s crunch time and we’ve got your back for semi-last-minute presents. Especially if you buy via Amazon, with their signature 2-day Prime shipping, it’s the best way to avoid crowded malls and get presents on hand early for proper wrapping.
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Presents don’t always mean you need to spend the big bucks, either. You can keep costs down with your family if only the kids get presents and the adults do Secret Santa (or none if everyone is willing to sacrifice).
To make it easy on your holiday shopping, we’ve compiled a list of 50 gifts under $50 most wished for on Amazon! These appear the most on Amazon members’ wishlists, so it’s a good indicator of how desirable they are!
All prices listed may change after this post, as Amazon is known for adjusting prices constantly.
The perfect tool for those that want to cut down on wrangling with their hair in the morning. The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush is designed to deliver super shine and volume in one tool. Works for all hair types, from super thick to thin, to get salon-style blowouts without using two hands!
2. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay $14.95
Dubbed the “World’s Most Powerful Facial,” the Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay has over 66,000 reviews with a majority of 5-star ratings. It can be used for deep pore cleansing and a body mask, plus this clay method has been used in beauty for thousands of years, dating back to Cleopatra! Other uses include clearing acne, foot wraps, and clay baths. You can chill it for knee packs and for insect bites too! This would be a great gift for someone who likes practical beauty items.
3. URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser $15.99 (Save extra 5% with coupon)
The #1 bestseller in aromatherapy diffusers, the URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser is a great way to get started with experiencing aromatherapy along with freshening up the home. If you’re interested in holistic healing treatments or want to try alternatives to alleviate anxiety, nausea, insomnia, low appetite, and improve focus, this would be it!
4. Philips Sonicare 4100 Electric Toothbrush $39.99 (Save extra $5 with coupon)
Everyone gets lazy with brushing their teeth, but when I started using an electric toothbrush instead of a regular handheld, it was a game-changer. My teeth felt so clean, and I wasn’t bleeding anymore! The Philips Sonicare will last for two weeks on just one charge and has a timer to indicate how long you should brush. It even alerts you when you’re brushing too hard.
5. Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 7000 $49.95
This Philips Norelco all-in-one-trimmer is a complete kit for beard, head, body, and/or face hair styling since it comes with 23 pieces. The whole thing is washable, so easily rinse it under the faucet, lasts 5 hours per charge, plus the blades won’t rust and self-sharpens. And as one reviewer said, it’s super sharp, so be extra careful on the sensitive nether regions!
6. Tymo Hair Straightener Brush $49.99 (Save extra 5% with coupon)
For those that want a faster alternative to a regular flat iron, this Tymo Hair Straightener Brush is a hit since it heats up fast (30 seconds), can straighten more hair at once, has an anti-scald design (can’t burn yourself), is portable, and has five settings to fit every type of hair (curly, thin, thick, etc.) Say hello to frizz-free and smooth hair!
For kids ages 8 and up, the ThinkFun Gravity Maze was a Toy of the Year Award winner in 2017 that helps develop critical thinking and improve logical and spatial reasoning through fun gameplay. The point is to build a path through the towers so the marble can reach the target. The game comes with plenty of challenges to keep both kids and adults busy!
Scalp care is in, and with almost 130,000 positive reviews, people are feeling good about this handheld soft shampoo brush that makes your hair and scalp cleaner than before. It’s ergonomic, easy to hold, and protects your manicure from washing your hair. Suitable for all hair types! It does the scrubbing and distribution of the bubbles.
Get extra for pets, too, as they love the massaging effect it has!
9. Crayola 140 Count Art Set $29.84
Who wouldn’t LOVE opening up a case full of neatly placed crayons, colored pencils, and markers of different widths? This Crayola Inspiration Art Case is perfect for the creative giftee that likes to be able to carry around all they need when inspiration hits. It comes with 64 crayons, 20 short colored pencils, 40 washable markers, and 15 large pieces of paper!
10. Crocs – Unisex Adult Clogs $35 – $44.89
Give the gift of comfort with Crocs that come in SO many colors to match any outfit. They may not be the most stylish footwear, but the comfort can’t be matched. There’s a reason why hospital staff loves them since they stand on their feet all day and night.
“Arch support is great, and my feet haven’t felt better in shoes in a while. After about a week of wearing them around the house, I had to order a second pair in a different color; they are comfortable and breathable, and I have no regrets.” – Jeremy
11. Amazon Fire 7 Tablet $44.99
The Amazon 7 Fire is THE most affordable tablet on the market and provides up to 7 hours of reading, browsing the internet, watching videos, and listening to music. Alexa is included, so you can do voice requests for hands-free functionality. If you want one with a bigger screen, the Amazon 8 Fire Tablet dropped from $99.99 to $54.99! These are perfect for travel, road trips, or any instance when the device might be roughed up a little.
12. Basic Fun Lite-Brite Ultimate $11.62
This classic Lite-Brite toy is back and brighter than ever, with a bigger screen and more color pegs! Not going to lie; even though it’s for kids, I’m tempted to get one to make fun light-up messages or even use it as a cute night light near the entrance door. There can be so many uses for it! The box includes 6 picture templates to follow, and you can download more from the company’s website!
13. Cholas Massage Gun for Deep Tissue and Pain Relief $39.99 (+5% Coupon)
With 10 different massage heads, each for aiming at a different muscle, this massage gun is perfect for the athlete, fitness enthusiast, or anyone that needs relief. It’s also perfect for people who work a sedentary office life and need a relaxing massage!
“I didn’t want to spend much money on this product because I didn’t know how much I would use it. I get some muscle “knots” in my back and neck, which helps relieve those. This was reasonably priced, and the battery life is fantastic.” – Amazon customer
14. Goshi Exfoliating Shower Towel $14.99
A best-seller on Amazon and made with care in Japan, this exfoliation towel will be a game changer in the shower. It’ll replace the shower loofah (which can easily harbor bacteria), the exfoliating glove, and the scrub brush.
“I used to use the cheap loofahs but found that they almost always ended up falling apart or not fully drying (which caused them to smell). It was hard initially to get used to how rough it feels, but I love it now! Would definitely recommend buying one.” – Taylor
Roku’s been around since 2008 and they launched the first streaming stick in 2012 so they’re no newcomers to this space. While their remote and box isn’t as small and streamlined as the Amazon Fire Stick, their user interface has super clean menus that let you customize your home screen, focusing on what you want to watch versus what Amazon wants you to watch.
Read More: Roku Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick Review
16. Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat (35 Colors) $14.99++
With an abundance of colors to choose from, the toasty warm, and sturdy Carhartt brand that’s been around for 130 years is sure to last. The hat fits heads of all sizes, even if you think you might have a larger-than-average size! While it says it’s for men, there are plenty of review pictures from women who like being able to fold the hat to the desired thickness!
17. Asvivid Women’s Turtle Cowl Neck (15 colors) $43.99
Ok, how cute and snuggly do these sweaters look? Perfect for the season and can be made warmer with thermals underneath or a jacket layer over the top. Heads up that the buttons are not functional, though, so it’s a pullover sweater. There are 15 colors to choose from, including different arm color combinations!
18. Playskool Sit ‘n Spin Amazon Exclusive $34.99
Toddlers 18 months and up can keep themselves occupied for hours with this Amazon-exclusive Playskool Sit n’ Spin Push where they can pull the stationary wheel to make the base spin as fast or slow as they want. One reviewer said even their 5-year-old loves it!
19. Hallucci Women’s Soft Plush Fleece Slippers $23.99
When you want to feel luxurious without the heavy price tag, these plushy cross band fleece house slippers fit the bill. They have a memory foam insole along with an anti-slip and waterproof EVA bottom sole, which makes it useful if you have to step out of the house. There are 5 dreamy pastel colors to choose from!
These easy slip-on shoes have a memory foam insole (ahh, cushy) along with anti-slip, waterproof sole making it easy to grab the mail or walk the dog quickly. There are 6 colors to choose from. Give your feet a treat and walk around on clouds instead of in your bare socks!
Kind of like the Snuggie but elevated into an extra cozy version that wraps you all around, complete with a hoodie. Perfect for when you want to be wrapped up in a blanket but not have it drag everywhere, The Blanket Sweatshirt is the ultimate binge-session accessory. There are even fun holiday versions like Santa and Rudolph!
You want to use your phone, but your fingers are too cold. Or it’s rough to type because your hands are too stiff. Enter these gloves that have touchscreen capability tips! They’re thicker than normal knit gloves, have a silicone non-slip design on the palm (so you get a better grip on your phone or steering wheel), and have 3 fingers on each glove that can touch smart screens. Stay warm and text away!
Useful and with a slim profile, these leather wallets make great discreet cardholders that are easily carryable in your pocket or purse! There are a ton of colors to choose from, and each wallet includes RFID-blocking technology, so you don’t have to worry about getting your personal information swiped while you’re out. These make great gifts for the traveler in your life too!
24. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook $9.99
For Harry Potter and culinary fans, this Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook includes 150 easy-to-make recipes, including favorites like Treacle Pudding (Harry’s fav!), Pumpkin Pasties, Kreacher’s French Onion Soup, Molly’s Meat Pies, and more. Gather the muggle gang, host a Harry Potter watch party, and nosh on some magical delights! One reviewer shared, “I bought this to try to get my very picky eating Harry Potter fan a reason to try new foods (“but honey, Harry Potter loved eating this food!!”). Smart.
25. Bathroom Decor “Would Poop Here Again” Sign – $9.99
Guaranteed to put a smile and chuckle on any bathroom visitor’s face, this practical and amusing wooden box will carry the extra TP and anything else you want.
26. Resting Brunch Face Kitchen Towel $14.95
Here’s a new take on RBF. Add a little smile to yours or someone else’s day with this amusing and absorbent kitchen or bathroom towel. They also have other captions like Just Here for the Snacks, Where My Ho’s At?, I Wet My Plants, and more. Witty and practical, what every dream partner should be.
27. Personalized 8 oz Scented Soy Candle $22.95
With 20 scents to choose from, like Banana Pancakes, Hot Chocolate Marshmallow, Freshly Cut Christmas Tree, Lavender Vanilla, and more, this will be a perfect gift for the scent-lover on your list. You can also customize the message on the label as well as choose the font to really personalize the candle! It’s also made with soy wax, so it burns clean and won’t release harmful toxins into the air. Look at you being environmentally friendly and thoughtful.
For when you really want to speak your mind but not really, these passive-aggressive coasters are the perfect way to express yourself. They’re made of 100% eco-friendly organic bamboo making them long-lasting and durable.
29. Strange Planet Hardcover Book $9.37
For those who love quirky humor, this Strange Planet hardcover of comics from New York Times best-selling author Nathan Pyle will brighten up someone’s day. It brings a unique perspective on everyday life told by alien beings like a sunburn referred to as “star damage,” a book as “bundle of dead tree leaves,” and more. It’s also 100% kid-friendly!
30. The Original BenShot Bullet Rocks Glass $19.99
To get a double-take from your friends and family, sip your drink of choice from this 11oz glass that has a real 0.308 bullet penetrating the side. The father and son team based in the U.S. makes this as well as other larger options like the Pint Glass with Real Bullet and Pint Glass with Real Golf Ball.
When you want your ceiling/walls to be a field of drifting stars against a blue nebula cloud, this little SkyLite makes it possible to transform the room into an out-of-this-world space. The aurora-like effects can also make for a relaxing spa environment, or you can feel like you’re camping indoors! Awesome for the family and for kids’ rooms too.
32. DecoBros Pan Organizer Shelf Rack $16.17
When you want your kitchen counter or cabinet to be organized without a messy pile of pans that might topple over, use this organizer to keep it neat. It’s also easier than having to take out everything when you just need the one pan that’s near the bottom. It can free stand or you can use the included mounting screws to secure it.
34. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker $29.99
“Was skeptical, now sold!” For anyone that wants to make a complete breakfast and wants a gadget to do so, this is a fun sandwich maker to do so.
“This product has improved our mornings so much. It’s very easy to prepare everything and throw it in the sandwich maker. Comes out perfect everytime! My partner likes that it makes one thick egg for his sandwich instead of scrambled crumbles”
When is it time for your own Hydro Flask? These popular tumblers keep cold drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12. Pretty awesome to take with you to workouts, road trips, pretty much anywhere. They come with a lifetime warranty and plenty of cool colors to choose from! If you use waterproof stickers, you can customize them even further!
36. YETI Rambler 18 oz Bottle $45.00
I have this bottle in the stainless steel color, and cannot rave about it enough. Especially when I took it to Iceland with me, poured hot water into it, went to sleep, and in the morning, the water was still hot, made me a Yeti fan for life! If you pour iced drinks in it, it will also keep it super cold for hours as well.
37. Hamilton Beach Personal Blender $30.96
For that perfect smoothie or iced drink on the go, the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender will take care of it. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe for those that just don’t want to deal with it. Save money by buying your frozen fruits, veggies, etc., and skip the $7-10 cup versions from fancy juicers.
38. Prosource Fit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set $28.84
A pain relief and stress reducer, this acupressure mat, and pillow combo release endorphins that help block pain and relax the muscles. Since there are thousands of acupressure points, it stimulates nerves and improves blood circulation, making this pretty awesome for those that sit at their desk daily along with active people! 7 different colors to choose from.
39. Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock (19 colors) $39.95
Extra soft but super strong, this hammock is made with 210T parachute nylon (don’t recommend jumping out of a plane with it though). It comes with tree straps and carabiners making it easy to set up so you don’t have to tie any knots. Plus it’s easily adjustable for your desired height! If you haven’t relaxed on a hammock before, then you haven’t relaxed at all. Even if you don’t take it camping, it’s great for the backyard too as long as you can attach it to something sturdy.
The built-in cooler in these comfy chairs keeps up to 4 drinks chilly. They support up to 325 lbs and is the perfect camping, convention line waiting, or anywhere you need to sit down type of situation. The side pockets can also hold your book or snacks too! One reviewer said, “it’s a chair, not a cane” so don’t use the armrests to fully support your body when you’re trying to get up!
41. Sharpty Inverted Umbrella (28 colors) $23.97
They might look funny but their inverted design makes absolute sense when as it prevents dripping water all over yourself, it’s easier to hold and store, plus it’s windproof! No more getting drenched trying to get out of your car or make the floors messy. This umbrella comes in 28 beautiful designs and colors to choose from!
Make cutting your pet’s nails easier with the Dremel cordless tool since it comes with two rotation speeds to safely grind the nails in stages. Practice with your dog by going slowly and using lots of treats to have him/her get used to the sound and vibration!
43. NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves $11.49
Unless you’re a pro-chef, handling the knife is always a questionable situation. That’s why these Cut Resistant gloves come in handy. You can also use it for carpentry, oyster-shucking, and any other instance where you want to protect your hands from getting sliced or bleeding. They’re also 100% food safe and machine washable so it’s easy to keep clean.
When you want to make potty-training fun or you just don’t want to get blinded by the light during the midnight-pee run, these motion-activated detection toilet bowl lights give just enough to see what you’re doing. Customize it by adjusting the brightness levels and by color. And don’t worry, since it’s placed in the front, it won’t get dirty!
45. World’s Hottest Hot Sauce Gift Set – $29.99
Three of the hottest peppers in 3 award-winning hot sauces, the Xtreme Trio will light up any giftee’s tastebuds. Or add it to your own collection!
“These sauces are spicy, but with good flavor. A lot of sauces have Scoville levels that overpower flavor, but these have a nice kick, while still allowing enjoyment of different flavors.”
46. Cricut Easy Press Mini $39.00
The Cricut Mini is a tiny but powerful heat press that’s awesome for projects that are small like hats, jewelry, shoes, stuffed animals, doll clothes, baby clothes, pillows, kitchen towels, and more. Takes a minute to heat up and is super easy to use! Craft lovers all around will appreciate this size for smaller projects.
Ideal for small to medium pets, this automatic pet fountain will keep your loved ones happy and hydrated! Filtered water flows in 3 different modes, so you can choose what’s best for your pet. It also comes with a silicone mat to catch water from messy slurpers. Reviewers say it’s quiet and works even better than higher-priced competitors.
47. PetCube Indoor Wi-Fi Camera $37.99
Spy on or console your pet / whoever’s in the room with this nifty camera that also comes with two-way audio. Reviews say set up is easy, the night vision works well, and it’s simple to move the camera to find your pet. The included motion detection will also send you alerts to your phone so you won’t miss anything!
48. Cooluli Classic 4-liter Compact Mini Fridge $49.99
Mini fridges work well for road trips, offices, dorms, even in your own home since it can store food, drinks, breastmilk, and even your skincare routine. One reviewer says his wife runs this fridge continuously for her beauty products, and only costs them an additional $16.82 year of energy consumption. It even comes with a USB cord in case you don’t have an outlet handy!
49. Electric Car Blanket $23.99
Useful for when you can’t blast the heat, this car blanket can plug into car, truck, SUV or RV cigarette lighter to keep you warm. Awesome for tailgate parties, car emergency kits, and road trips, this lightweight but warm blanket should be in your car!
50. Norpro Butter Keeper $33.83
Wishlists are often full of things that are either too expensive or just random stuff that seems nice to have. This practical item though, is great for butter lovers who just hate waiting for butter to soften. You can put a whole stick of butter in this container, fill the special base with water, and voila, this marbled butter keeper will give you perfect, spreadable butter anytime without refrigeration. It might seem like magic but it’s science making this feat happen.
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