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    43 Of The Best Gifts Under $50 To Give In 2020

    Not all great gifts are expensive.

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    1. A copy of Claire Saffitz's new cookbook, Dessert Person that'll teach them how to make the most delicious (and aesthetically pleasing) cakes, tarts, and pastries in town. If they've been missing Gourmet Makes and want to learn how to work magic in their own test kitchen, this will help guide them.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.65. Also available for Kindle.

    2. A custom nameplate necklace that’ll save them from ever having to repeat their name at a party again. Its petite size makes it great for stacking, so they can totally wear it with other chains.

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    Get it from ContemporaryxCustoms on Etsy for $34.24. Available in four lengths and three finishes.

    3. A trio of Canadian-made hot sauces that'll add a little spice to their life. They were featured on Hot Ones, so it's a great gift for any fan of the show.

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    It includes three flavours: red habanero, jalapeno, and blueberry habanero.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $38.99. Also available individually and in larger packs.

    4. A winterized tote from Nike that's large enough to hold a laptop and will match their puffer jacket perfectly. It's reversible, giving them two looks with just one bag.

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    Get it from Nike Canada for $48.

    5. A felt succulent-making kit, because they can't seem to keep their plants alive, but still want their home to have that greenhouse vibe. This little display is super easy to assemble and is a crafty solution for their lack of a green thumb.

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    The kit includes four chalk pastels, 20 felt shapes, 14 rubber bands, a paperboard box frame, and a double-sided adhesive sheet.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.11.

    6. A cereal-scented soy wax candle that'll look cute on any table or vanity, and it smells like a million bucks, too. It'll give them a healthy dose of nostalgia, without having to plaster their apartment with weird knickknacks from the '90s.

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    Get it from MalatheBrand on Etsy for $30. Available in two wick styles.

    7. A faux leather-bound password logbook, if they can never remember their login info for anything. It has spaces for websites, software license numbers, and home network settings (basically, all the important stuff).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Available in thirteen colours.

    8. A stainless steel water bottle that's designed to keep drinks cold for a whole day (or drinks hot for half a day). It has an elastic loop at the top, making it easy to carry or clip to a bag.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24. Also available in black.

    9. A glittery case for their Nintendo Switch Lite that looks stylish as heck and will keep their most-treasured gadget from getting beat up. It comes with a tempered glass screen protector that'll keep their Switch safe from scratches, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    10. A copy of Journal 29, if they've never met a puzzle or riddle they didn't love. They can check that their answers are correct by scanning QR codes with their phone, so they'll know when they're ready to move onto the next phase.

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    One BuzzFeed editor says that the puzzles give her brain a good workout, but aren't so challenging that she ever wants to give up.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.63.

    11. A tube of Tower 28 lip jelly, if they prefer the look of a juicier pout to a matte lip. The formula is oil based, meaning they won't have to deal with the dreaded stickiness of a traditional gloss.

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    Until recently, I was not a gloss gal. In fact, I was not a lip product gal at all (besides balm). But let me tell you, things have changed! I am obsessed with these lip jellies. They keep my cracked, chapped lips soothed and the colours are great. I am not lying when I say I am going to purchase every single one because they are so dang pretty.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $18. Available in ten colours.

    12. A agate phone grip that'll bring some good ~vibes~ into their life. It'll also save them from dropping and damaging their device, if they're a bit clumsy.

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    Get it from HIQY on Etsy for $25. Available in five colours.

    13. An acrylic vinyl stand that'll keep their albums organized. The wood has little grooves in it that'll keep their records from sliding into a pile.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.

    14. A pair of heated dumpling slippers that'll keep their toes from freezing off this winter. They're made of ultra-soft fleece, so they'll be cozy with our without socks.

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    They're USB rechargeable.

    Get them from Modcloth for $52.

    15. A fun party game that's made for film nerds. The object of the game is simple: just name more movies starring each actor (shown on cards) than any other player. If they love watching movies and hosting game nights, this will probably be their new favourite thing.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.94.

    16. An extra-large Sriracha-themed mug, so they can proudly display their love for their favourite condiment.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.95.

    17. An itty bitty USB disco ball, so they can bring the party with them, wherever they go. Reviewers love how bright it is and say that it can actually light up an entire room.

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    It comes with an iPhone, type-C, and Android micro adapters, so you can use it no matter what model you have.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    18. A Disney colouring book that'll help them make some seriously magical masterpieces with just a box of pencil crayons. It features line drawings of iconic scenes from The Jungle Book, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, and more.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.90.

    19. A variety pack of beard oils to keep their facial hair looking and smelling its best. A few drops of this will add shape and shine to their beard, and get rid of any annoying itchiness.

    Four bottles of beard oil on a log
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    The set includes cedarwood, sandalwood, bamboo, and unscented varieties.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    20. A Magic Bullet blender set that'll help them master the art of making smoothies and sauces. It comes plastic lid rings that'll make the blender cups more comfortable to drink from, so they won't have to create unnecessary dirty dishes.

    The blender with fruits and veggies inside
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    It comes with two blades, two cups, four mugs, four colored comfort lip rings, two sealed lids, two vented lids, and a recipe book.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.98.

    21. An adjustable satin sleep mask that'll block out every little bit of light, so they'll finally be able to get some rest. It'll be great for hangovers, car rides, and days when they just don’t want anything to do with the sun.

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    It's hypoallergenic, so you won't be rudely awoken by your own sneezes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.95.

    22. A personalized leather laptop sleeve that'll save their computer from getting bashed around in their bag. It has two extra pockets for stationery bits and notepads, and a small slot for essential cards.

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    Get it from BreannaPradoLuxury on Etsy for $34.30+. Available in four colours and nine sizes.

    23. A set of non-stick pastel kitchen utensils that'll help them flip, scoop, whisk, and toss with the best of 'em. It comes with a plastic holder, so they won't need to create space in their kitchen drawers for their new goodies.

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    It includes a spoonula (a combo of a spoon and a spatula), spatula, whisk, spoon, slotted spoon, brush, ladle, slotted turner, tong, pasta fork, and plastic holder.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99. Also available in pink and black.

    24. A unisex Rose Apothecary crewneck sweater that'll keep you warm and toasty from episode one all the way through to the finale. Reviewers say it's super soft, so you'll probably never want to take it off.

    The sweater hung up beside a Christmas tree
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    Get it from UpTopNorth for $38.68+. Available in five colours and sizes S-2XL.

    25. This compact Too Faced eyeshadow palette that'll help them nail any warm, neutral look. The case has a built-in mirror, so they'll be able to do touch-ups when they're out and about.

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $36.

    26. A deck of Art Oracle cards that'll gift them with words of wisdom inspired by greats like Picasso, Pollock, and Kahlo when they're stuck in a creative rut. They're also just really pretty.

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    If you want to go the extra mile, pair it with a set of art supplies.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.46. Also availble in music and fashion packs.

    27. A macrame plant holder that'll make even their plastic plant pot look like downright dreamy. It's made of recycled cotton, which is a little easier on the environment than synthetic blends.

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    Get it from hanginthereshop on Etsy for $34. Available in six colours.

    28. A reusable notebook that'll make electronic copies of everything they jot down with the help of a free app. Using it is simple: when they're done writing, they'll just hold their phone above the page. The free app will detect and capture the image, creating a digital copy that looks identical to their handwritten notes.

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    It comes with 36 reusable pages, a microfibre cloth, and a pen. Reviewers love it because they can jot down notes in meetings or class and send them out to friends and colleagues in a flash.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $46. Available in two styles and eight colours.

    29. A 1,000-piece dino-themed puzzle that'll get them off their phone for a few hours. It has dino facts etched right onto it, so they may learn a thing or two, as well.

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    Get it from Modcloth for $30.

    30. A ramen-themed cotton pillowcase, if they love noods more than life itself. Now they can rest their head of a sweet soupy bowl and dream about their next meal.

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    Get it from Simons for $9.50.

    31. A book of downright gorgeous woodsy abodes that might inspire them to kiss city living goodbye and move into the wild with you (or at least book a camping trip). I mean, even if they don't, they'll appreciate the pics.

    The book on a wooden table outdoors
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    It has plenty of gorgeous pics, as well as tips for creating the perfect cozy cabin.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.50. Also available in hardcover and for Kindle.

    32. A library of mini Replica perfumes that'll allow them to sample every scent in the Maison Margiela collection. It includes both feminine and masculine scents, so there's something for everyone.

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    Get a set of ten on Sephora Canada for $41.

    33. A double-walled tumbler with an extra-wide straw that's perfect for smoothies and boba-filled beverages. It's totally insulated, so it'll keep their hot drinks hot and their cold drinks cold.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99. Available in six lid colours.

    34. A Baby Yoda cup sleeve that'll save them from burning their hands while holding a piping hot cup of tea (unfortunately, you can't levitate it with The Force). It's made of a stretchy knit material that can be slid onto mugs, cans, and tumblers of all sizes.

    The knitted Baby Yoda sleeve on a paper cup
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    Get it from ConfettiBaby on Etsy for $15.

    35. A colourful poster covered in Shakespearian insults that'll help them come up with some creative new clapbacks. Any word nerd on your list will definitely be down with this gift.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99.

    36. A compact grocery tote that they'll want to bring along on every market adventure. It comes with three mesh produce bags, so they'll never have to mess around with the flimsy ones you find in the store.

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    Get it from Simons for $25.

    37. A lettering and calligraphy notebook that'll help them improve their writing. It'll teach them the ins and outs of loopy lettering, so they'll have the skills to craft their own signage, invitations, and maybe even open an Etsy store.

    A calligraphy book on a table next to a pen and paper clips
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    It includes instructions for five different alphabet styles, upper and lower case letters, and connections. There are also 15 projects at the end, so they can test their skills. You may want to gift them a single brush pen or a colourful collection, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.12.

    38. A floral tapestry that'll give their room some serious garden vibes, without giving them the responsibility of becoming a plant parent. They can also use it as a tablecloth, if they want to spruce up their next dinner party spread.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99. Available in two sizes and three colours.

    39. A set of granite whiskey stones that will keep their drinks icy cold, but won't water them down. I'm not saying you should pair it with a bottle of whiskey, but…you should probably pair it with a bottle of whiskey.

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    The set comes nine stones and a storage bag so none of them go missing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99. Also available in a darker colour.

    40. A ravioli maker that'll help them create some seriously gourmet Italian meals. It comes with easy-to-follow recipes for pasta dough and ravioli, so they can start testing out their skills as soon as they open it.

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    They don't need a pasta roller to get started, they can just roll out the dough by hand and get down to business. You may want to throw in a pasta cookbook to complete the gift if you're feeling generous.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.72.

    41. A floral One Line a Day journal that'll take them a whole five years to complete. Now all their most treasured mems will be conveniently kept in one flowery little time capsule.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.43. Also available in celestial print.

    42. A faux leather photo album that they can use to store all their cute candids. It's compact (about the size of a wallet), so they can tote it around in their bag and fill it as they shoot.

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    This one holds 108 photos, giving them plenty of space for their party candids and vacation pics. Go ahead and grab them some film, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.08+. Available in five colours.

    43. And finally, a set of artsy playing cards featuring the mugs of music legends like Prince, Lady Gaga, Freddie Mercury, Woody Guthrie, and Björk. It's perfect for that person who you know loves music, but you aren't quite sure what they listen to.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99. Also available in artist and writer packs.

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