gifts under $50

The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s always a good idea to get a head start on holiday shopping to avoid last minute stress, busy shopping malls or delivery deadlines for online shopping. Making a list of who you must buy for and gift ideas will also help you stick to a budget. Read on for some great gift ideas to fit your budget under $50.

For the wine lover

We all know someone who appreciates a nice glass of wine on occasion and this MODAL Battery Powered Wine Bottle Opener would make a great gift this holiday season.

With all the parties and events that pop up this would also make a great hostess gift or even a Secret Santa gift if you’ll be participating in one. Its battery operated which means it makes opening your favourite bottle of red, white or rose quick and easy.

A retro popcorn maker

Nostalgia Popcorn makerNothing beats homemade air popped popcorn and this Nostalgia ’50s Style 8-Cup Hot Air Popcorn Maker makes popping popcorn fun. I love making homemade popcorn because you can flavour it however you choose or go oil or butter less for a healthier version. It makes up to 8 cups of popcorn, perfect for sharing during home movie or games nights. The lid doubles as a measuring cup, it’s easy to clean, won’t take up too much counter space or will easily fit into a drawer or cupboard. We were gifted one a couple years ago, and it get used regularly in my house.

A snow cone maker

Nostalgia retro snow coneThis Nostalgia Retro Snow Cone Maker is a fun gift for all ages. Kids will love shaving their own ice and adding their favourite syrup and adults can take a trip down memory lane recreating their childhood favourite.

The stainless-steel cutting blades easily turn regular sized ice cubes into shaved snow cone ice and comes with two reusable snow cone cups. This fun snow cone maker would also make a great gift for your office Secret Santa event.

An espresso maker

Sunbeam espresso makerFor that someone in your life who can’t live without their daily caffeine intake check out this Sunbeam Steam Espresso Maker. This little machine comes with a measuring scoop and can make up to 4 cups at once. It also has a milk frother on the side to make the perfect latte or cappuccino. I love to give a gift that is both personal and functional and this one passes that test. Give this espresso maker as a hostess gift that they can use during entertaining, but they will also enjoy it for themselves after all their guests have gone home.

A coffee grinder

Cuisinart Grind Central coffee grinderCoffee lovers will love the gift of a coffee grinder and you can pair it up with some fresh coffee beans as well. This Cuisinart Grind Central Blade Coffee Grinder can hold up to 90 grams of fresh coffee beans which is the equivalent of 18 cups of coffee. It has a heavy-duty motor and stainless-steel blades which gives the perfect consistency and the extra lid allows you to store the fresh ground coffee right in the grinding bowl. The brushed stainless steel and shape of the coffee grinder gives it a classic look and it won’t take up too much counter space as well.

This holiday season make a list of who you need to buy for, make a budget and try to stick with it. These small appliances are great budget friendly ideas that will surely be appreciated this holiday season.

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Lindsey Reed
I am a mom of two boys who loves reading and trail runs. I am passionate about health, fitness and food and write about these topics and more on my personal blog


  1. That nice portable popcorn maker should be a good gift for grandmothers. Way easier to make treats for kids.

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