20 Amazon Gifts Under $50 For Every Person on Your List
If you're a last-minute shopper who typically procrastinates for the holidays, Amazon has a ton of useful, creative, and thoughtful presents for all your loved ones, whether it's your significant other, friends, or family. From cute accessories, like gold-plated hoops, to something cozy, like a soft and plush throw or slippers, we've rounded up a wonderful selection of fun, clever gifts that will be at your doorstep in no time. The best part? Everything is $50 and under.
If your loved ones are skin-care enthusiasts, get them a fun sheet-mask set. If they're obsessed with wellness, we found a stylish bath tray, a bestselling massager, a popular supplement for getting daily greens, and the editor-favorite Five Minute Journal for self-reflection. If you're in the market for lovely candles for the gifting season, we found a variety of scents and votives, perfect for every home on your list. Keep reading to shop our top picks ahead!
— Additional reporting by Angela Elias
Best Tracking Device
Apple AirTag ($28)
For the person in your life who needs help keeping track of things, an Apple AirTag is a gift they'll use every day. Stick it to your wallet, luggage, remotes — the sky's the limit, really. Our former editor bought a set for her family during their summer vacation to Europe and enjoyed the peace of mind that came with being able to keep track of her luggage. Read her Apple AirTag review here.
Editor's quote: "I thought these little devices were brilliant. They're tiny; all four fit in the palm of my hand, as shown above. They took about 30 seconds to set up; all you need is your iPhone close by, and they pair automatically. I bought a four-pack because my family had four checked bags, and I named each one for the colored luggage tag on each bag, so I would know which was which. Using the Find My app that's installed on all iPhones, I was able to track our bags from check-in until takeoff, and again when we landed back in the States." — India Yaffe, former associate editor, Commerce
Best Hair Styling Tool
Revlon One Step Volumizer Plus 2.0 Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush ($40, originally $70)
Styling hair becomes infinitely easier when you have a tool that can serve double duty, like this internet-famous hair dryer and styling brush. It's Amazon's bestselling hot-air hair brush, with more than 374,000 reviews and a 4.6 rating. Our editor tried it out and agrees it's worth every single penny. Read her thoughts and see before and after pictures in this Revlon One Step Volumizer Plus review.
Editor's quote: "The biggest difference I noticed between this brush and others I've used in the past is how well my hairstyle stayed put. Although I think I've pretty much mastered the '90s blowout, I've often found that the look can fall throughout the day if I don't use a ton of hairspray or texture spray. I didn't use either after the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer, and my flipped-in ends lasted even after a night of sleeping on them." — Renee Rodriguez, staff writer and social producer
Best Sweater Lounge Set
Tanming Sweater Set ($40)
For cozy but elevated loungewear you can definitely step outside in, this two-piece sweater set fits the bill. After it made the rounds on TikTok, our editor tested it out and immediately understood the hype. Read all about her experience and see photos in this Tanming Sweater Set review.
Editor's quote: "Its versatility ensures I can confidently wear it during work meetings without the nagging sense that I should have thrown on something nicer. The price is hard to beat, too. It's one of my pet peeves when the top and bottom of a two-piece set have to be bought separately. The fact that both pieces together cost under $50 is a win, to say the least." — Marisa Petrarca, contributing editor, Commerce
Best Weighted Sleep Mask
This weighted sleep mask is designed to be comfortable in all sleeping positions, but it works especially well for side sleepers. Made with microbead pods that contour to your eyes and face, it rests gently around you to offer complete blackout darkness. You can even pop it into the freezer to soothe headaches. Our former editor is a huge fan and writes all about her experience using it in this Nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask review.
Editor's quote: "Despite poking fun at me for looking like a ninja a few days prior, [my husband] really ate his words. As soon as he woke up the following morning, he rolled over and said, 'Wow, this thing actually works.' As much as I wanted to say, 'I told you so,' I let him use it for the next few days given his illness. Once he was feeling better, however, he didn't want to give it back!" — Murphy Moroney, former associate editor, Family
Best Neck Massager
Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow ($40, originally $60)
This neck device will help anyone unwind. A shiatsu massager that uses a deep kneading motion, it's great for your shoulders, back, and even feet. It also heats up for an extra-cozy feel, and you can lay it against the sofa, an office chair, or even the driver's seat in a car.
Best Tumbler With a Straw
This is the insulated stainless-steel cup that everyone is raving about right now, including Peloton instructor Kendall Toole, Studio McGee designer and cofounder Shea McGee, and our own editors. It keeps drinks hot for seven hours, cold for 11 hours, and iced for nearly two days! You can drink it from the straw opening or the wide mouth opening. Plus, it actually fits in most cupholders! It comes in plenty of fun colors as well. Read our review of the Stanley Quencher Tumbler.
Editor's quote: "Despite the tumbler's massive size, it's still portable and practical thanks to its large handle. It even has a narrow base that can fit into your cup holder. (I'm not positive it fits into every cup holder in existence, but it fits in my Mini Cooper's just fine.) One thing you might not realize about this tumbler is that the straw isn't the only way to drink it. You can also twist the top in case you'd rather sip your beverage straight out of the tumbler (which I've done in very thirsty moments). I also love how you can spin the lid and cover the straw opening to prevent spills when you're on the go." — MP
Best Powdered Supplement
Packed with digestive enzymes and dairy-free probiotics to help with digestion, bloating, and overall gut health while also providing an immunity and energy boost, this powdered supplement does a lot. If you're looking for a wellness gift, this is an easy way to incorporate greens into smoothies and juices. Our former editor swears it also helps relieve hangover headaches. For more details, check out this Bloom Nutrition Greens & Superfoods review.
Editor's quote: "Instead of reaching for Gatorade or another high-sugar sports drink, I prefer knowing I'm stacking up on vitamins while hydrating after a long night out with friends. It typically helps with any lingering headaches and gives me a small boost in energy so I can still tackle my day." — Melanie Whyte, former contributing staff writer, Wellness
A Wellness Gift: The Five Minute Journal by Intelligent Change
The Five Minute Journal ($29)
This is perfect for the one who loves to journal every day. The journal consists of five prompts, three in the morning and two at night, and it's a really easy, manageable way to practice gratitude and set your intentions for the day. Read our in-depth review of The Five Minute Journal.
Editor's quote: "I find that when I write down my intentions, I really am more mindful throughout the day, and I use the nighttime prompts as a way to reflect on the good, and bad, parts of my day. It truly is a five-minute (max!) commitment, and I have seen my gratitude levels markedly improve since I started using it." — IY
Best Card Game
We're Not Really Strangers Card Game ($16, originally $25)
This interactive game is all about getting to know people better and empowering meaningful connections. Read our in-depth review of the We're Not Really Strangers card game.
Editor's quote: "Unlike most card games, this one isn't about winning. A note included in the box says it clearly: 'There are two ways to play this game: play safe or play to grow. The second is how you win.' The cards take you through a series of questions and icebreakers that will make your existing relationships stronger or create new ones, whether you play with your partner or a group of friends." — Shelcy Joseph, contributor
Best Luxury Votive Candle Set
If you're on the hunt for a useful gift for the decor lover in your life, this candle set is something they'll appreciate. It's a set of six fragrant candles in sleek, elegant votives that will go with most aesthetics. Scents include bamboo, grapefruit, and more.
Best Building Set for Adults
LEGO Icons Orchid 10311 Building Set ($40, originally $50)
Shopping for someone who loves to DIY and craft things? This 608-piece set lets them build their own orchid from Legos. It's a unique and relaxing gift that can be customized to their liking. They can rotate the model's stems, blooms, roots and leaves, and rebuild as much as they want.
Best Coffee Mug Warmer
Vobaga Coffee Mug Warmer ($20, originally $26)
This is perfect for the one's who are productive, working from home, or nurse their coffees and teas too long. This coffee warmer lets them adjust the heat to their liking and will automatically shut off after four hours. It works with a variety of mugs as well.
Best Bath Caddy Breakfast Tray Combo
If they love to indulge in a bath as a form of self-care, this gift will be put to good use. It can be used as a breakfast-in-bed tray as well as a bath caddy. It has folding slide-out arms, a device holder, a wine-glass or mug holder, and more.
Best Faux Fur Blanket
Get them something comfy and luxe, like this faux fur blanket. It's super soft and comes in a variety of chic colors.
Best Smart Planner
Rocketbook Reusable Everyday Planner ($24, originally $40)
This smart planner is a 48-page reusable smart planner that contains daily, weekly, and monthly planning templates. Your handwritten notes and agendas will be uploaded to your favorite cloud-based service, so you can access them via your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. It even has dedicated templates for specific projects, to-do lists, and more. It comes with the Pilot FriXion Pen and a microfiber cloth.
Best Himalayan Salt Lamp
Set the ambiance with something calming, like this Himalayan salt lamp. It's a decor piece that sets a relaxing vibe in your loved one's environment. Each and every lamp has a unique shape and look at approximately eight to ten inches tall. There's a dimmer switch that let's them adjust the warmth and glow of the lamp.
Best Hot Cocoa Gift Set
Thoughtfully Gourmet Hot Cocoa Holiday Train Gift Set ($18, originally $20)
You can't go wrong with a cozy cup of hot cocoa for the holidays, and this gift set is such a cute and thoughtful find. They can indulge in flavors like double chocolate, gingerbread, peppermint, and salted caramel. All they have to do is add three tablespoons of their coco mix of choice into their favorite festive mug and add hot water.
Litfun Women's Fuzzy Memory Foam Slippers ($20, originally $36)
As Amazon's bestselling women's slippers, this cozy pair has over 4,000 reviews and a 4.5 rating. They're a solid dupe for pricier shearling slippers but are warm, soft and water resistant.
Best Beauty Mask Set
Shopping for the beauty enthusiast on your list? They'll adore and actually use this mask set. The 13-piece set comes with a variety of bestselling sheet masks and eye masks that will nourish, hydrate, and brighten their skin. It's a pamper worthy pick that will encourage them to take a self-care day.
Best 14K Gold Plated Earrings
Pavoi 14K Gold Plated Hoop Earrings ($13, originally $40)
You can't go wrong with these gorgeous 14K gold-plated hoop earrings. A staple they'll love to wear every day, they come in gold, silver, and rose gold in three different sizes.