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    18 Actually Great Gifts Under $50 You Still Have Time To Get

    Looks like you'll be able to get away with your procrastination after all.

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    1. Thick-knit, fleece-lined mittens that they'll absolutely need, because it's a scientific fact that the average American loses at least 57 gloves and mittens each winter*.

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    *Okay not really but you get the point.

    Promising review: "These mittens are much warmer than I thought they would be, which is a GREAT surprise. They're very soft and comfortable. They wash like a dream — they came out as good as when I first received them. They're more than worth the price. I just ordered a couple more pairs." —Hal

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 13 colors).

    2. A green-tea infused memory foam mattress topper beloved by over 1,600 reviewers, because the best gift you could possibly give anyone is the gift of a good night's sleep.

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    In addition to making their mattress extra comfy, it'll also help eliminate odor thanks to the green tea.

    Promising review: "I bought this mainly just to add two inches to a mattress so it would clear a wooden box frame. When I first got it, I was worried that it would be much too soft (I've slept on a firmer mattress for years). I slept like a baby the first night on it. I've been sleeping on it now for over a week and I'm consistently sleeping better. I've also noticed that I have less lower back pain when I wake up, and throughout the day. To say that I'm happy with my purchase is an understatement." —C Chapman

    Get it from Amazon for $26.67+ (available in three thicknesses and five sizes).

    3. A top-rated box of moisturizing bath bombs in 12 different soothing aromas sure to give them a ~scents~ of relaxation.

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    They've got over 5,000 5-star reviews, and reviewers say they're great for sensitive skin!

    Promising review: "I am basically a bath bomb connoisseur. I have a bathtub addiction, so when I say I’ve tried all the bath bombs Amazon provides, I’m serious. I keep going back to these, not only because of the price but because they actually work well. They don’t have all those annoying glitters and the scent actually sticks to your skin and serves a hydration purpose. I can’t say enough how much I love these over the 10-12 other brands I’ve tried." —JH

    Get a box of 12 from Amazon for $28.80.

    4. A One Line A Day journal with space for them to jot down a few sentences every day for five years. The best part? Each date lets them record all five entries on the same page, so they can see the changes in their life each year!

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    This is a perfect remedy for what I understand to be a universal feeling — the desire to journal, but the lack of patience, dedication, or time. But pausing to write one sentence a day? We can all handle that. I got this recently, and even though I've never been able to discipline myself to keep a longer journal, I look forward to doing this every day!

    Promising review: "I adore this journal. It allows me to write down daily memories or thoughts and puts my current self in a good mood. I'm excited to run across my old notes as the years go on! I take this with me on travels in a storage bag. There's something special about writing on the plane, in a new city, on a beach, etc. — any time you just feel like you're experiencing a special moment." —Mikayla

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this journal!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.45.

    5. Quirky, detailed plush animal slippers available in basically every critter you can imagine, not just basic bunnies — I'm talking everything from giraffes to blue tang fish to platypuses.

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    Promising review: "The fit was great and they're comfortable and super soft. They look better in person and aren't slippery on tile/hardwood floors. The kids bought these slippers for their dad and he loved them, I'm just not sure the dog did 😂." —Jenn

    Get them from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in six sizes and over 50 animals).

    6. A set of adorbs owl planters to show them you give a hoot about their horticultural endeavors.

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    They've got a useful drainage hole at the bottom!

    Promising review: "These are so freaking cute! I can't stop looking at them! I got them for some succulents and keep them in my office. Now I miss them when I'm home! I love looking at them! I think I'll name them..." —mimi

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $21.99.

    7. The Rocketbook Everlast smart notebook, an eternally reusable notebook that'll let them scan their notes with their phone to save them, then wipe the pages clean with water. Yes, really.

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    Once scanned, the Rocketbook app will automatically send their notes to preselected apps or email. They can mark each page with one of several special symbols that the app will read and send the notes on that page to the location they've matched with that symbol. Yes, this is the stuff of office supply sci-fi novels, a genre we never knew we needed until now.

    It works with any Pilot FriXion pen — get a pack of seven from Amazon for $13.75.

    Promising review: "OMG! This device is so cool and works beautifully. The scanning and syncing capabilities are awesome. I have it scanned and synced to my Microsoft Note account. Writing with the pen is smooth and the paper actually feels like paper. A wet cloth erases and works exactly like they said it would. I wish I had this product in college. It's worth every penny." —Tulla Bell

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).

    8. An amazing heat changing mug that'll light up with beautiful constellations once they pour in their hot drink. It's something your fave astronomy buff absolutely has to own — it's written in the stars.

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    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    9. A clever scratch-off map poster so they can keep track of all the countries they've visited. Plus, even if they haven't traveled that much, it'll still look great on their wall. TL;DR, it's time to hit add to cart(ographer).

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    Promising review: "These are great. I bought one when my daughter did a study abroad program and she liked it so much that we bought another when our other daughter went two years later. They are easy to transport (just roll them up) and the countries scratch off easily." —Michael R.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    10. A powerful plush RBG doll ~notorious~ for making both kids and adults want to give her a big ol' hug.

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    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    11. An amazingly resilient (and affordable) waterproof Bluetooth speaker that simply can't be ~beat~ for use in the shower, on outdoor adventures, or pretty much anywhere.

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    It can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled device and works from up to 33 feet away!

    Promising review: "I live on the river, and we kayak and tube all the time. We've spent lots of money on waterproof products that never work long after getting splashed. I actually dropped this one and submerged it under water accidentally, but we've used it four times since — it didn't phase it. I LOVE IT! It's very loud and the acoustics are great! It's so easy to connect, and it has a bag to keep it in. I've spent seven times more on others that weren't nearly as good! Update: Two months later, it still works great, after being dropped and splashed in river and after several trips down the river, tubing, and biking. And we can use it for two days without recharging before battery dies. The BEST EVER!!!!!" —Shine.bright.baby

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this speaker (#2)!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    12. An adorable mug with a sweet little animal friend waiting at the bottom that's sure to make them smile every time they use it.

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    Promising review: "This is possibly my GF's favorite thing I've ever bought for her. Every morning she laughs about the little panda in her cup. SO CUTE." —KevinS

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in nine animals).

    13. The Squatty Potty, a bathroom stool that'll help them assume the right position to pass their stools with ease.

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Squatty Potty.

    Promising review: "Going number two will never be the same! This is the best invention known to man. Seriously — whoever invented this brilliant piece of potty art needs a golden shrine in their name! Every time I use this bad boy, I say a quick thank you to the creator of the Squatty Potty and go about my day in pain-free comfort, because the Squatty Potty took care of me and my number two comfort needs. If you don't have a Squatty Potty in every bathroom of your home, do it now! It's a perfect gifts for loved ones, and when they look at you quizzically, wondering why on earth you bought them a Squatty Potty, you will look at them and say, 'Use this next time you go number two and you'll understand why.' You might even receive thank you cards and words of praise!!! Poo in comfort....poo in peace." —Sydney Armstrong

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    14. A nautical and yet no-nonsense striped sweater they'll wear for years to come.

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    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in seven colors).

    15. A teeny weeny nonstick mini griddle capable of big (and delicious) things.

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    It comes with a recipe book and access to an online database with even more ideas!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this little gem. The portion size is perfect for one and you can get creative. It cooks stir-fry-size meats quickly and perfectly. It makes a grilled cheese on a small bun perfectly and cooks an egg perfectly. Clean up is so easy and quick; I love not messing up a pan and the stove. I like to eat, but for me, cooking for one is not especially fun. This is almost fun and so easy. All I really use now is this, the microwave, and a coffee pot. The kitchen stays immaculate!" —Jaiyen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).

    16. A professional-looking pizza stone you should give them with one condition — that they share any and all pizza they make with you.

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    Promising review: "I couldn't be happier! I preheated it to 500 degrees, and after about a half hour, I dusted the stone with a little cornmeal and slid the homemade pizza off the peel. It was cooked perfectly in seven minutes. I was able to slide the peel under the pizza and pull it out with absolutely no sticking whatsoever. The crust was made from scratch and came out crisp and chewy. I plan to buy another one for our son and his family. I may even buy a second one for myself." —Mary Lou Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    17. A Homesick candle infused with aromas inspired by a different country or an iconic city, just in case you can't afford to take your adventure-seeking buddy on their dream vacay just yet. This will still give them the ~scents~ of the place.

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    Get the Australia candle for $26.95 (also available in nine other countries) and the NYC candle for $24.95 (available in 16 cities) both from Amazon.

    18. The Trtl Pillow, aka your always on-the-go friend or family member's new must-have. It's soft, ergonomic, and will actually keep their neck supported when napping in awkward upright positions. The gift of actually being able to sleep on a flight? Priceless.

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    It's got over 8,000 positive reviews!!!

    Promising review: "I bought this over a year ago and used it on several long flights. As I like to sit on the aisle, it was the first time I'd slept comfortably on a plane without my head hanging out in the aisle. I also recently used it on an eight-hour bus ride and found it worked very well there, too. The fabric is soft yet not overly warm so I don't get overheated. While on the bus trip, I passed the Trtl around as people were fascinated by it, and unfortunately, someone sat on it and broke the insides. I ordered a new one immediately as I don't want to be without it on my next vacation. I haven't used it riding in the car, but I imagine it would be great there, too. I highly recommend it!" —iltxok2

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in seven colors and prints and in adult and kids' sizes).

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    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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