25 of the Best Last Minute Gifts Under $50
Look, we get it, sometimes life takes over and holiday shopping goes on the back burner. But, you don't want to be the only one who didn't send a gift. These great last minute gifts can be at your door faster than you can blink. And, as if it couldn't get better, these presents are all under $50, so go ahead and gift!
What's at the top of our wish list? Well, there's a cookbook they're going to use all the time, a cozy pajama set they'll live in, and holiday candles galore. Plus, there's a genius travel device you have to see to believe. If a last minute white elephant gift exchange pops up, or you've been invited to an unexpected holiday party and don't want to show up empty handed, these 25 gifts all have quick delivery or same-day pickup. There's truly nothing better than scoring a great gift at the last minute, and it's made all the better by the fact that you don't have to spend a fortune. Just keep reading to shop our picks!
A Beauty Tool: Kitsch Jade Roller
This Kitsch Jade Roller ($24) will become a staple in their skin care routine. It's a great stocking stuffer, and something they'll want to use every single day, which is the mark of a great gift. Pro tip: keep it refrigerated for a relaxing, cooling sensation.
For the Home Cook: What the F*@# Should I Make For Dinner? The Answers to Life's Everyday Question
For the person who's New Year's resolution is to cook more, this What the F*@# Should I Make For Dinner? The Answers to Life's Everyday Question (in 50 F*@#ing Recipes) ($14, originally $16) is a hilarious yet practical gift. We know a few people who could use this, (ourselves included).
For the Tree: Slip Pure Silk Skinny Scrunchie Paparazzi Holiday Bauble
The Slip Pure Silk Skinny Scrunchie Paparazzi Holiday Bauble ($27) can fit in their stocking, but will look good hanging from the tree, too. The popular hair ties are bestsellers, and great for all hair types because they're more gentle on strands and help with breakage.
A Pajama Set: Honeydew Intimates All American Jersey Shortie Set
Get them cozy in this Honeydew Intimates All American Jersey Shortie Set ($48). They'll never want to take this off, and it's such a cute set that they can actually use this holiday season. In the time between Christmas and New Years when no one knows what day it is, this will be beloved.
Wearable Weights: Bala 1 Pound Bala Bangles
If they love fitness, they'll be so excited to unwrap these Bala 1 Pound Bala Bangles ($25, originally $49). They elevate any workout, and can be worn on your ankles or wrists for a little extra resistance during walks or gym sessions.
A Holiday Candle: Nest Fragrance Classic Candle
This Nest Fragrance Classic Candle ($46) is cheery and bright. It's also perfectly festive. The birchwood pine scent is our favorite for the holidays because it's so fragrant and smells like Christmas trees. Your recipient will want to light it up immediately.
Blue Light Glasses: The Book Club The Hate Relax Me Blue Light Blocking Glasses
These The Book Club The Hate Relax Me Blue Light Blocking Glasses ($40) are a useful gift, and one that the recipient might not buy for themselves, but will be so happy to have. They also make for a great addition to a white elephant gift exchange.
Great For Aromatherapy: Asakuki Premium Essential Oil Diffuser
A diffuser is an awesome gift, because it can fill the room with scent without having to burn a candle and worry about an open flame. This Asakuki Premium Essential Oil Diffuser ($26) is a popular, affordable option, and we love that it changes color.
A Great Book: The Alchemist
If you're looking for a dose of inspiration, you need to read Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist ($13, originally $18). It makes for such a thoughtful gift, and is something that everyone can benefit from reading. Plus, it's an affordable gift as well.
Cute Hoops: Shashi Gianna Small Hoop Earrings
These Shashi Gianna Small Hoop Earrings ($42) are staples. They make for such cute stocking stuffers, and are everyday pieces that they can add to their earring stack or jewelry collection. Particularly if they love gold jewelry, they'll be so happy to add these to their collection.
A Cute Hair Tie: Slip Silk Ribbon and Scrunchie Set
Protect their hair with this pretty Slip Silk Ribbon and Scrunchie Set ($45). The silk material is very good for their hair, because it keeps it in place while helping to prevent breakage. It comes in a bunch of different colors, but we love the black.
For the Athlete: Halfmoon Yoga Foam Roller
If they're athletic, give them this Halfmoon Yoga Foam Roller ($34). It's the perfect self-care staple, and rolling out their muscles is an amazing way to recover. Plus, it's compact enough to be easily stored, even if they live in a smaller space.
For the Hot Sauce: Yellow Bird 5-Pack 2.2-Ounce Organic Hot Sauce Sampler
If they love hot sauce, we know they will love the Yellow Bird 5-Pack 2.2-Ounce Organic Hot Sauce Sampler ($25). The mini size is too cute, but be warned, though they are little, they are fierce. With flavors like ghost pepper and habanero, these are not for the faint of heart.
For Minimergencies: Pinch Provisions Tech Emergency Kit
Never get caught without a charger again thanks to this Pinch Provisions Tech Emergency Kit ($27). This is for the person that's always on low power mode. It comes with extra chargers, headphones, a phone stand, a screen cleaner, a webcam cover, and more.
For Iced-Coffee Fans: Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker With Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter
If they can't go without their iced coffee, rain or shine, they need the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker With Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter ($20, originally $35). It brews a perfectly chilled cup in less than four minutes. They just need to add water and their favorite coffee grounds to the machine, fill the tumbler with ice, and brew. Finish off with milks, sweeteners, and syrups.
A Great Cookbook: Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips For Home Cooks
We're obsessed with all the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks, and Ina Garten's easy to use Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips For Home Cooks ($18, originally $35) is sure to be on our top shelf, too. We can't wait to cook everything.
A Genius Travel Device: Twelve South AirFly Duo
If they're always on a plane, they know the struggle of having wireless headphones — and having to pay the two dollars if they want to watch a movie on the plane's television. That's why this Twelve South AirFly Duo ($45, originally $50) is so brilliant. You simply plug the device into the screen, and it syncs to your headphones, so you can now really use those AirPods on a plane!
A Big Wine Glass: BigMouth Inc Original Wine Bottle Glass
Your wine drinking buddy will laugh our loud at this BigMouth Inc Original Wine Bottle Glass ($20). It's proof that sometimes, all you need is one glass, and makes for such a funny, relatable secret santa or white elephant gift.
For the Gardening Newbie: Shopbop @Home Tapered Tumbler Grow Kit
If they love plants, this Shopbop @Home Tapered Tumbler Grow Kit ($25) is an awesome gift. It'll make the home smell amazing, and plus, it's so easy to take care of. Even if they don't have the greenest of thumbs, they'll be able to enjoy this plant.
A Yoga Mat: Halfmoon Yoga Essential Studio Yoga Mat
This is for the fitness lover in your life. They'll love practicing on this Halfmoon Yoga Essential Studio Yoga Mat ($36). It's an essential when working out at home, and we love how lightweight it is. The 4mm thickness is just the right width; it's not too thin or thick.
A Set of Bath Bombs: Life Around 2 Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set
This Life Around 2 Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set ($27) is a self-care-lover's dream. It comes with 12 different colored bath bombs, and it just looks like a fun time. This will be all they want to do over the holidays.
For People With Wanderlust: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition
If they've got a case of wanderlust, they'll love flipping through 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition ($13, originally $28) by Patricia Schultz. It'll give them inspiration for their next trip, and hey, you might even get to come along.