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

    Not all great gifts are expensive.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Three hot sauces on a wicker basket

    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.

    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.

    A person putting the kit together

    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.

    The candle surrounded by pieces of cereal

    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).

    A password logbook open on a computer

    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.

    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.

    A person holding their Switch Lite with the protective case on it

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Several records on the vinyl stand

    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.

    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.

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

    The mug in an espresso maker

    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.

    USB disco balls plugged into two phones

    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.

    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

    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

    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.

    A person sleeping with the mask on

    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.

    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.

    The kitchen utensils being used on a grill and in a pan

    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

    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.

    Two palettes next to tree ornaments

    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.

    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.

    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.

    A person writing on the notepad

    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.

    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.

    The ramen pillowcase on a pillow

    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

    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.

    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.

    Two people cheersing their double-walled tumblers

    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

    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.

    A person holding the poster

    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.

    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

    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.

    The tapestry above a bed

    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.

    Several whiskey stones next to and inside a glass of whiskey

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The album surrounded by photos

    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.

    Your friend opening their gift:

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