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    28 Unique Gifts Under $50 That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

    Get them a present they'll never forget about.

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    1. A water-filtering LifeStraw that they'll definitely want to bring on their next journey. It's great for backpacking and camping, and is a solid alternative to iodine tablets and bulky purifiers.

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    It can filter up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water without any chemicals and doesn't need any batteries to get down to business.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.72.

    2. A palm reader jewelry stand that'll give all their baubles a mystical place to call home. Plus, they may actually learn a thing or two about the art of reading head lines and heart lines.

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    Throw in a book on palmistry to complete the package.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.62.

    3. A handy AeroPress device that uses total immersion and pressure to make rich coffee and espresso shots. It's super portable, so they can be their own barista in the great outdoors or at work. It takes under a minute to press coffee and can make up to four cups at a time.

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    One BuzzFeed writer notes that it's great for when you have limited resources, like camping on adventures, or want to level up your coffee situation at the office (because nobody loves office coffee). It also has over 5,000 five-star reviews on Amazon and Amazon Canada, so you know it's legit.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99. Also available with a tote.

    4. A waterproof writing set for all their field notes. It can withstand water, sweat, grease, and mud, so they can use it even when the elements aren't in their favour.

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    The set includes a carrying case, a notebook, and an all-weather pen.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $62.32+. Available in three colours. You can also buy the journals separately.

    5. A celestial 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 written time capsule.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.97. Also available in floral.

    6. A divided lasagne pan so that they can make three different pasta recipes and only end up with one dirty pan. If they're the type of person who loves cooking, but hate washing dishes, they need this in their life.

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    They can also use it for loaves of bread and cake.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.19.

    7. A Super Mario chess set that's great for any kid (or grown-up kid) in your life. Now they may actually peel their eyes away from their screen and play a game with you IRL.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $44.97.

    8. An eight-piece set of Sailor Moon-inspired makeup brushes to help them contour, buff, and blend their makeup to perfection. They're super cute, so they'll definitely want to keep them displayed on their vanity.

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    Also available in a Harry Potter style.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    9. A pack of gold under eye patches that are infused with rose oil, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C to soothe and moisturize skin. They're the perfect lil' gift for any beauty junkie on your list.

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    A ton of reviewers rave about how they have a cooling effect, so they may help wake your pal up on a early morning (or after a hangover). They’re also all-natural, vegan, and cruelty and paraben free.

    P.S.: If the same brand offers a gold sheet mask that covers the entire face.

    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    10. A mini animal-shaped diffuser and humidifier that does the job of a candle, but is a whole lot cuter. Don't forget to add a set of essential oils to help set the mood.

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    It has a one-button touch switch and is USB rechargeable. It also shuts off automatically after four hours or when it has run out of water, so they don't have to stress if they fall asleep or leave the house with it still on.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99. Available in deer and bunny designs.

    11. A personal library kit that any bookworm will appreciate. It'll help them channel their inner librarian and keep track of all the titles in their collection, so their most precious novels never go MIA.

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    It comes with 20 self-adhesive pockets, 20 checkout cards, one date stamp, one black ink pad, and one pencil.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.39.

    12. A brass clothespin photo hanger that they can clip all their favourite pictures to. Now they won't have to plaster their walls in tape for a stellar photo display and they can swap them out whenever they want.

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    It comes with 40 mini clothespin clips.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.83. Available in four colours.

    13. A scratch-off map for the nomad who just can't stop jetsetting. This will remind them exactly where they've been (and where they still have left to go).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    14. A set of robot salt and pepper shakers that actually wind up and waddle across tables. Every meal is about to get a lot more enjoyable with these bad boys around.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.65.

    15. A deck of Music Oracles cards that'll gift them with some serious words of wisdom inspired by greats like Joni Mitchell, Prince, and Shakira when they're stuck in a creative rut. They're also just really pretty.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.74. Also availble in art and fashion packs.

    16. A bottle decapitator, because cracking open beers shouldn't take a lot of elbow grease. It uses a magnet to hold the cap in place, so they'll be able to pop it off in one try.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.95.

    17. A Tile Slim Bluetooth tracker, if all of their things are constantly going MIA. This model is thin enough to slide into a wallet and will help track down their lost item in seconds.

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    I have this one, and honestly, I can't say enough good things about it. If your dad is constantly losing their shit, this will change his life. All they have to do is ring their missing device from their phone or find its GPS location with the help of the free app. No more retracing their steps only to come up empty-handed.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.08.

    18. A breakfast sandwich maker that'll make crafting an epic breakfast sandwich easier and faster than going to a drive-thru. The instructions are simple: pile in the ingredients, let them cook for a few minutes, then slide out the plates to assemble the sammy.

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    It comes with a recipe book if they're in need of some breakfast inspo. All removable parts are dishwasher safe, so it's easy to clean, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.44.

    19. A set of backyard birding cards that's perfect for avian enthusiasts. Each card includes illustrations and info on the habitat, behavior, and voice of each bird so that they can suss out who's been hanging around their birdfeeder.

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    It includes one stack of 50 common Western and Eastern North American birds, and one stack of 50 common birds found across North America.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    20. A modern fish hotel that will make their pet's home the envy of all the other fish in the sea. They can purchase more and stack units on top of each other to create a aquarium condo if they want to expand their family.

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    The glass cube can be removed from the hotel casing for cleaning whenever their tank starts to get dirty.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.09.

    21. A genius cotton apron with cooking guidelines, a conversion table, and a measuring table etched right onto it. They'll never have to consult Google mid-recipe ever again because they'll be wearing all the info they need.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $38.25.

    22. A cast iron tortilla press that'll give their Taco Tuesday celebrations a serious upgrade. Reviewers love how heavy-duty it is, and recommend using parchment paper to keep the station from getting gunked up.

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    It comes pre-seasoned, so they won't have to prep it before getting down to business.

    P.S.: If you're making a giant batch, you may also want to invest in a tortilla warmer to keep your freshly made shells hot.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.04.

    23. A mini donut maker that bakes seven donuts in less time than it takes to get to get to Tim Horton's. This handy appliance will add a little sweetness to their boring breakfast with barely any extra work.

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    It has non-stick plates, so cleanup takes, like, zero work.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $38.96.

    24. A set of zombie tarot cards that'll help them predict what's coming for them (despite the look of the cards, it's probably not the apocalypse). The set includes a guidebook, so they don't have to be a seasoned pro to use it.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.95.

    25. A talking Bob Ross bobblehead that'll bring The Joy of Painting to their life. Their desk situation will be far from dull with this little addition.

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    The bobblehead plays ten of Bob Ross's catchphrases and it comes with a mini easel book filled with 30 of his most famous pieces.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.49.

    26. A scratch-off movie bucket list that'll turn them into a full-fledged cinema buff upon completion. They've probably already seen a handful, so they can start scratching off titles as soon as they receive it.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.63. Also available for albums and travels.

    27. A snowflake pancake pan that makes uniform stacks so you can capture some serious #foodporn. It makes seven at a time, so you can fill a brunch spread in just a few batches.

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    It has a nonstick coating that makes cleanup a cinch.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $41.38.

    28. And finally, a plush tortilla blanket that'll make them feel like a toasty lil' burrito on even the coldest of days. Reviewers say it's super soft, so they'll probably be living in this all winter long.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.99. Also available in a larger size.

    Congrats on finishing your holiday shopping!


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