Don’t spend beyond your budget with these gifts under $50


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Gift shopping can be hard. We want to help make it easier with these ideas for gifts under $50.

$50 is a bit of a sweet spot for gifts. It’s not too much money, but it’s enough that you can find some really great gift ideas for a whole range of people.

We’ve tried to come up with good ideas for a whole range of people, from kids to grandparents and everyone in between. But if we’ve missed something, let us know.

The BTTR list of top gifts under $50 for 2023

If you are looking for something a little bit different, you could also consider our comprehensive list of Christmas gift ideas. Or if you need to keep your budget in check, see our list of gifts under $20.

What to consider when buying gifts under $50

Buying gifts under $50 offers a bit more flexibility than trying to pick up gifts for less than $20. There’s obviously more products to choose from, but you will also find a wider array of categories available to you.

Here are some things to think about when buying a gift under $50.

The reason for the gift

A birthday gift isn’t the same as an engagement present. Have a think about the reason you are buying this gift and see if you can use that to help choose the right one.

Themes are always a great way to help you choose a gift – think Christmas theme for Christmas time, wedding theme for engagement or wedding gifts, and age ideas for gifts.

Consider their interests

It doesn’t make sense to buy a child a nice wine glass set, or a cheap toy for your Nanna.

As with any gift, it’s important to have a think about the things that interest the person receiving the gift to try and find the right product.

Product quality

One thing to consider when buying a gift under $50 is product quality. This is especially true when buying online.

Some products under $50 may not be manufactured to the highest quality.

That may not be a problem, depending on who the gift is for. But if it’s for someone special, look to buy products from a reputable brand, or something that isn’t likely to fall apart as it is unwrapped.


  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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