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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Under $50

Gifts Under $50

It's the most wonderful time of the year—and by far the most expensive. There are so many gifts to buy, but only so much budget to go around. The Groupon Coupons team is here to help. Our expert shoppers put together this gift guide with something for everyone on your shopping list and it's (almost) all less than $50. If you want to spend a little (or a lot) more, check out our Ultimate Splurge Gift Guide.

 

Groupon gift guide, Nordstrom Free Shipping

Herbivore Botanicals’ Coconut Love Body Ritual Kit moisturizes the skin while leaving behind a light, tropical scent. It includes a Coconut Milk Bath Soak, Coconut Milk Body Scrub, and Coconut Ultra Hydration Body Oil—all of which are vegan, cruelty-free, and packaged in recyclable containers.

$35 at Nordstrom | Free Shipping Included

 

Makeup Brush Set

The 4.6 rating and more than 5,000 reviews can't be wrong—this 13-piece synthetic makeup brush set is a beauty lover's dream gift. With a brush in nearly every shape and size, plus a blending sponge, this kit can create nearly any look. 

$10.99 at Amazon | Free Shipping on $25+ Orders

 

 

Best Fashion Gifts, dog shorts

Loungewear won't be going out of style anytime soon. These sleep shorts elevate the look with a trendy canine design that's perfect for the dog mom in your life. 

 

$34.99 | South Moon Under

 

Best Fashion gifts, kate spade beanie

Form meets function with this leopard-print beanie from kate spade. The acrylic-wool fabric keeps heads warm during winter months, while the stylish print and minimalist design add polish to outdoor wear. 

 

$48 at Nordstrom | kate spade

 

 

Best Foodie Gifts, Godiva Truffles

Chocolate never goes out of style. This 24-piece dark chocolate truffles gift box from Godiva pleases even the most finicky of palates with its mix of sweet, savory, and spicy confections. We recommend buying a few to have on hand for last-minute gifts.

$49.95 | Macy's

 

Best Foodie gifts, cheese knives

Is there anything better than cheese? Maybe this golden trio of cheese knives. It's the perfect complement to a delicious and easy spread for anybody who likes to host friends and family. 

$24 | Anthropologie

 

 

Fitness Gift Guide, light wrist weights

Kick any workout up a notch with these 1lb. wearable weights. The unisex design fits on wrists or ankles and adds a comfortable bit of resistance to walking, running, yoga, or dance. 

$49 | Amazon

 

Best Fitness Gifts, Sweat-proof hair tie

Say goodbye to the dreaded hair tie crease because this sweat-proof spiral design has the same grip and hold but puts less pressure on strands so it won't leave a mark. 

$7.89+ for 3 | Target

 

Beauty

Groupon gifts under $50, Sephora Free Shipping Code

With the Tropical set, there’s never a dull moment combating dullness. That’s due to the sheer variety of sheet masks to try—as well as the different areas to try them on. The set includes five best-selling skincare products, including a grape face mask, pineapple nose mask, and acai mask.

$12 at Sephora | Free Shipping with Code FREESHIP

 

Best Beauty Gifts, Rose Quartz Face Roller

This duo of rose quartz tools is a little luxury, making it the perfect gift. The cool stone helps improve bloodflow in the face and neck, reducing puffiness and improving the appearance of skin over time. Plus it feels amazing!

$49 at Nordstrom | Free Shipping Included

 

FASHION

Groupon fashion gifts under $50, Adidas, Nordstrom Rack

The white sneaker trend isn't going anywhere. And these classic white-and-black sneakers will go with everything in her closet. 

 

$49.97 | Nordstrom Rack

 

Best Fashion Gifts, Baublebar Earrings


Our favorite American princess, Meghan Markle, prefers delicate gold jewelry and she has sported mismatched earrings before.

 

$40 |
Baublebar

 

FOODIE

Best Foodie Gifts, sur la table

This isn't just any mortar and pestle, it's a molcajete—a handcrafted version made from Mexican volcanic rock that lends tremendous flavor and flair to guacamole and other dishes.

$44.95 | Shop Sur la Table

 

Best Foodie Gifts, Instant Pot Accessories

Real Instant Pot fans know that there is nothing that can't be made in the electric pressure cooker, especially if you outfit your favorite cook's kitchen with this 60-piece Instant Pot accessories kit.

$29.99 | Amazon

 

Sporty

Best Fitness gifts, leggings

The perfect pair of workout leggings is comfortable, moisture-wicking, opaque, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. This customizable pair from Core 10 checks all the boxes!  

$44 | Amazon

 

Best Fitness Gifts, Running Headphones

All gym-goers want a pair of headphones that sound great and stay put. The FitClips block an impressive amount of noise for the price and the flexible ear hooks ensure a snug fit.

$19.99 | Target

 

 

Pat McGrath lip trio gift set

A full-size lipstick from Pat McGrath usually costs about $40! So getting to try THREE of the velvety MatteTrance shades for just $25 is practically stealing. Bonus, the berry shades will suit most skintones.


$25 at Sephora | Free Shipping with code FREESHIP

 

Best Beauty Gifts, Scalp Shampoo Brush

A great stocking stuffer, this little tool is for anyone who takes pride in their hair—so pretty much everyone. The thick silicone bristles massage and stimulate the scalp as you shampoo, brushing away dry skin and rebalancing oil production.  

$8.59+ at Amazon | Multiple Colors Available

 

 

Best Fashion Gifts, Menswear Watch

This rich emerald green and rose gold menswear watch is proof that the simplest accessories can have the biggest impact. 

 

$33.31+ | Shop Amazon Now

 

Best Fashion Gifts, Boots


Chunky boots will be everywhere this winter, so get in on the trend for less with a pair from Dirty Laundry. 

 

$49.96 at Nordstrom | Dirty Laundry

 

 

Best Foodie Gifts, air fryer sale

The air fryer was one of last year's hottest gifts. If your foodie friend didn't get in on the trend then, help them get crispy fries and other veggies at home, sans the oil. This one has a cute retro vibe.

$49.99 | Bed Bath & Beyond

 

Best Foodie gifts, Weeknight Gourmet Dinners

This cookbook from the founder of The Noshery helps elevate weeknight dinners with minimal fuss. The restaurant-worthy dishes include Creamy Brown Butter Tortellini and Slow Cooker Tamarind Sticky Ribs.   

$20.49 | Target

 

 

Best Fitness Gifts, Eastbay

Blend fashion and fitness with clothing items like this Nike Heritage cropped sweatshirt from Nike. For more fitness gifts for men and women, check out Nike's extensive collections. 

$36.97 | Nike

 

Best Fitness Gifts, Fishing Utility Box

Keep all your tackle clean, organized, and in easy reach with a Plano utility box (comes in four sizes). Save up to 50% on fishing gift idea during Bass Pro Shops Christmas sale. 

$19.99+ | Bass Pro Shops

 

 

Best travel gifts, language playing cards

Brush up on the language (or slang for English-speaking countries) of your next destination with a deck of playing cards that doubles as flash cards for basic words and phrases.

$25+ | Lingo

 

Best Travel Gifts, Portable Backup Battery

This backup battery is so small it can fit in your pocket, but it has enough juice to fully recharge a modern cell phone—a must for travelers who are taking tons of pictures. 

$19.99 | Target

 

 

Best Subscription box gifts, FabFitFun

People seriously love getting this box. It comes once a quarter, filled with skincare, makeup, accessories, and home goods totaling well over $200 for just $50. Plus members get access to special deals and limited-edition boxes.

 

50% Off First Box with Code FAB50 | FabFitFun

 

 

Groupon Manicure

A manicure can be a thoughtful and affordable Christmas gift for a friend, partner, or relative. As well as walking away with amazing-looking nails, they’ll also find the experience relaxing (who knew a hand massage could be so soothing?) If a manicure sounds like a winner for the person you’re buying for, hook them up with a quality beautician. 

Shop Manicure Treatments

 

Groupon Dinner Night

Everyone enjoys a meal they haven’t had to cook – so what’s not to love about a dinner night? With a range of cuisines to choose from, this is an ideal Christmas gift under $50 for a couple to enjoy together – which means you can tick two people off your shopping list with just one gift.

Reserve a Dinner Night

 

Groupon Beer Tasting Experience

If you know someone who knows their porter from their pilsner, a beer tasting experience could be a great Christmas gift to get them. However, beer tastings can be fun for absolutely anyone who likes a beer or two – even those who swear by Bud Light. What’s more, you get to go behind the scenes and see how the good stuff is made.

Reserve a Beer Tasting Experience

 

Groupon Bowling Games

Whether you’re used to getting strike after strike, or you can’t avoid rolling a gutter ball – bowling is great fun for everyone. Buy someone a game of bowling and let them experience the joy of being king of the pins. Plus, we have a ton of other activities a lively friend or relative is sure to love.  

Reserve a Bowling Game

Travel

Best travel gifts, luggage tag

A luxe-looking animal-print monogram luggage tag makes it easy to spot any plain-old black suitcase on a crowded luggage carousel. Plus, it will have all your details if the bag is ever lost.

$14.95 | Anthropologie

 

Best Travel Gifts, jewelry case

The key to looking your best while traveling? Accessories! Keep necklaces untangled and earrings all in one place with this compact jewelry case. 

$19.99 | Amazon

 

Subscription Box

Best Subscription Box gifts, Try the World

For $39 a month, you can explore a whole new country through its cuisine. Every box is put together by artisan gourmands, so you can cook an authentic meal in the comfort of your own home.

 

$39 Per Month | Try the World

 

Experiences

Groupon Museum Pass

One of the more unique Christmas gifts under $50 is a museum pass. Not necessarily only suitable for the academics among us – though they’d love this experience too – a museum pass is also a considerate gift for families. Buy them museum tickets and let them enjoy a fun day out while making lasting memories.

Buy a Museum Or Tour Pass

 

Groupon Gift Card

Buying a gift for someone who has everything is a challenge we face every Christmas. It’s even more difficult if you don’t know the recipient especially well. A gift card could be the answer. There’s a gift card for everything – choose one that covers the cost of a dinner date, a spa day, or even a yoga class.

Design a Gift Card

 

Groupon Massage

Massages are great relievers of stress and tension – exactly what many of us need at the end of 2020. Get this affordable Christmas gift for someone who really deserves to unwind in style. Alternatively, reserve a couples massage and enjoy relaxing with a partner, relative, or BFF, and you can treat yourself at the same time.

Reserve a Massage

 

Groupon Flower Delivery

A fresh and fragrant bundle of flowers is enough to make anyone smile. Flowers are proven mood-lifters and a thoughtful gift all year round, but especially at Christmas, when they’ll brighten up your room along with your sparkly decorations. If you’re worried about the expiry date, you could order a bouquet made from their favorite treats.

Order a Bouquet

 

 

 

Best travel gifts, compression socks

Long flights are always going to be uncomfortable, but compression socks really do help. The tight fit helps improve blood flow to your feet to ease swelling and reduce discomfort.

$18 | Bombas

 

Best travel gifts, packing cubes sale

Travel pros all love packing cubes. They make packing easier by fitting more into a suitcase, keeping things organized, and separating out dirties. Save 30% with code EXTRA30.

$38.49 | eBags

 

 

Best Subscription Box gifts, Book of the Month

Every month, Book of the Month curates a list of five new releases. Members choose one hardcover book and can add additional titles for just $9.99. It's the perfect gift for all the book-lovers on your list.

 

$50 for 3 Months | Book of the Month Club

 

 

Groupon Custom Canvas Print

If you have a friend or family member who has just gotten hitched or welcomed a new addition to the family – baby or pet –get them a personalized print to celebrate the occasion. As well as showing you’re a super-thoughtful friend, custom canvas prints are an affordable Christmas gift that doesn’t break the bank.

Buy Custom Canvas Prints

 

Groupon Facials

Facials can help slow down the aging process, improve blood flow, reduce scarring, and generally boost someone’s confidence in their own skin. The treatment is also super-soothing – perfect for that person who loves to be pampered. Treat someone you love to the most relaxing way to get back their natural glow. 

Buy a Facial Near You

 

Groupon Nail Grooming Kit

You don’t know you need a nail grooming kit until you have one. These kits are a practical Christmas gift under $20 – you can even buy some kits for less than $10, so they’re a great stocking stuffer too. Choose a traditional or customized kit and they’ll thank you forever.


Buy a Nail Grooming Kit

 

Groupon Show Tickets

There’s no business like show business. Tickets to the circus, theatre, or cinema are an affordable and welcome gift for anyone who enjoys entertainment. With a variety of shows available, there’s something for every movie buff or musical fanatic. Going to a show is a great date-night option – so tickets could be perfect for a special couple.

Reserve Show Tickets

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