The 12 Best Home and Kitchen Gifts Under $50 to Buy

Shop for the best gifts that cost less than $50

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The holidays are such a fun time of the year, but sometimes the mission to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list can be a challenge. You want something impressive that people will enjoy, all while not breaking the bank—after all, there are a lot of people to shop for in one month. Yes, giving is great, but sometimes it can be more difficult than we’d like.

But have no fear. Whether you’re searching for a present for your loved one, family member, best friend, or boss, there are plenty of great options for everyone. From health and beauty products that will help your recipient feel better and more relaxed to luxurious items that will feel like a decadent treat when they use them, we’ve got amazing gift ideas for everyone on your list—all under $50 and available online so you won’t have to fight the holiday crowds. Consider your holiday shopping complete.

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    Best Cutlery Set: Bambüsi Bamboo Cheese Board & Cutlery Set with Slide-Out Drawer

    Bambüsi by Belmint 100% Natural Bamboo Cheese Board & Cutlery Set with Slide-Out Drawer
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    Such a classic and beautiful gift, this natural bamboo cheese board features a concealed slide-out storage tray and a knife set that includes cutting and serving tools all made with stainless steel blades and bamboo handles. It’s a great hostess gift or holiday present for the friend who loves to entertain.

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    Best Lamp: Mineralamp Natural Himalayan Hand Carved Salt Lamp

    WBM Himalayan Glow 1002 Hand Carved Natural Salt Lamp with Genuine Neem Wood Base/Bulb and Dimmer Control, Crystal, Amber, 8 - 9-Inch, 8 - 11 lb
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    Besides the fact that this Himalayan salt lamp is gorgeous and displays a beautiful and calming amber color when turned on, it also releases negative ions into the air which creates an effect similar to an air purifier. It’s hand-carved and features a base made of wood. This lamp is a good gift for your friend whom you’re always telling to “relax!” 

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    Best Travel Pillow: J-pillow Travel Pillow

    J-pillow Travel Pillow - Head, Chin and Neck Support - British Invention of the Year 2013.
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    Have someone in your life who is in an airplane almost as often as they are on the ground? This travel pillow is a fun gift idea for them. Unlike most travel pillows which just give you a little bit of neck support, this ergonomic one supports your neck and head as you lean to one side. It has a snap-loop fastener that allows it to attach to hand luggage easily, and it can be squeezed down to be more compact if you’re packing it. Best of all, the whole pillow can be tossed in the washer and dryer when it's time to wash away all those airplane germs.

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    Best Desktop Garden: Healing Crystal Zen Garden

    Healing Crystal Zen Garden
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    Stress is common these days, so it’s important for everyone to zen out every now and then. This desktop garden is a great way to do that. It features five unique crystals—clear quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, black tourmaline, and citrine—which have been intentionally selected to promote a healing energy, according to the description. This is a great gift for a boss or coworker.

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    Best Throw Blanket: DII 100% Cotton Chevron Herringbone Throw for Indoor/Outdoor Use

    DII Home Essentials 100% Cotton Chevron Herringbone Throw for Indoor/Outdoor Use Camping BBQ's Beaches Everyday Blanket, 50 x 60", Chevron Brown
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    Everyone loves to cozy up with a blanket, and this one—made of 100 percent cotton—makes a great gift. Not only can you use it to bundle up with on the couch, but it’s also made for outdoor use as a picnic blanket, for camping, and more. It’s also machine-washable.

    Take a peek at some of the other best throw blankets you can buy.

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    Best Game Set: Deluxe 7-in-1 Game Set

    Deluxe 7-in-1 Game Set - Chess, Checkers, Backgammon and More, Brown
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    Shopping for a kid at heart? This deluxe 7-in-1 game set is a perfect gift idea. It features Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Cribbage, Dominos, Playing Cards, and Poker Dice. The surface also lifts up so that you can store the game pieces inside.

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    Best Teapot: Primula Teapot with Stainless Steel Infuser, 40-ounce

    Primula Blue Floral Cast Iron Teapot, 34-Ounce, Blue Floral
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    Have a tea aficionado on your list? This pretty pot would make a wonderful present for them. Made of cast iron with a fully enameled interior, the teapot also comes with a stainless steel infuser for loose or bagged tea. Note that this product is not for stovetop use—water should be boiled in another pot or kettle first.

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    Best Popcorn Maker: The Original Whirley Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper Theater Style Popcorn Set

    Wabash Valley Farms The Original Whirley Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper Theater Style Popcorn Set
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    Give the gift that keeps on popping! This stovetop popcorn popper makes perfect popcorn in just three minutes. The patented system makes sure every kernel pops all while stirring the others to help prevent burning. The set also includes three kits featuring fresh popping corn, buttery salt, and gourmet popping oil, along with four disposable, novelty movie popcorn tubs. It's an ideal gift for families or for your friend who always hosts movie night.

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    Best Soap Sampler: Greenwich Bay Trading Company Soap Sampler

    Greenwich Bay Trading Company Soap Sampler 15 pack of 1.9oz bars
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    This soap sampler makes for a beautiful gift idea. Featuring 15 different scents—African Violet, Passion Flower, Fresh Milk and Shea, Black Currant, Island Ginger Mango, Ocean Pur, Seafresh Mineral, Lavender Chamomile, Cucumber, Pineapple Cocoa, Almond, Rosewater Jasmine, Lemon Verbena, Organic Oatmeal and Juicy Peach—the French-milled vegetable soaps are enriched with shea butter, essentials oils, and natural extracts. And because the labels are so pretty, you could even break up the set and use individual soaps as stocking stuffers.

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    Best Bowl Set: Pyrex 8 Piece Smart Essentials Bowl Set

    Pyrex 8 Piece Smart Essentials Bowl Set, Clear
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    Have a home chef on your list? This set of glass mixing bowls is something they’ll use often. It features four different mixing bowls sized at 1-quart, 1-1/2 quart, 2-1/2 quarts, and 4-quarts, each with a matching colored lid. They are microwave, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher safe.

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    Best Carafe: Soma Sustainable Carafe & Plant-Based Water Filter

    Soma Sustainable Carafe & Plant-Based Water Filter
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    This elegant shatter-resistant BPA-free glass carafe can hold up to six glasses of water. It features a filter made of coconut shell carbon and plant-based casing that removes chlorine and improves taste. It makes a wonderful hostess gift for the family you’re staying with for the holidays.

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    Best Crock: Le Creuset Stoneware Butter Crock

    Le Creuset Stoneware Butter Crock, 6-Ounce, Cerise (Cherry Red)
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    A beautiful piece for the kitchen of your favorite home cook, this covered crock helps keep up to six ounces (one and a half sticks) of butter soft and fresh without refrigeration. Toast will never be the same again.