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.

Beauty Gifts


Makeup Eraser Cloth, beauty gift guide

This reusuable makeup-removing cloth is practical and environmentally friendly. Just add water and it will erase a day's worth of mascara, eyeliner, foundation, and more. It even works on waterproof formulas!

$20 at Amazon

Nail art stickers, beauty gift guide

Dress up that plain home manicure with these fun nail art stickers! They're easy to use and come in tons of vibrant colors and patterns. All you have to do is place them where you want and seal with top coat.

$10 at Urban Outfitters

Sleep Pillow Spray, beauty gift guide

Spray this calming lavender, chamomile, and vetivert blend on your pillow and it is proven to help you drift off into restful sleep. Then you can get to work on looking your best the next day. It's called beauty rest for a reason!

$30 at Ulta

14 face sheet masks set, beauty gift guide

Every day can be a self-care day with this set of 14 sheet masks! The biodegradable eucalyptus masks come in 6 varieties: tightening, dewy, firming, calming, brightening, and hydrating.

$27 at Ulta

Microfiber hair towel, beauty gift guide

This Allure Best of Beauty winner is sure to be on every beauty lovers wish list this year! The super-absorbent material dries hair quickly and helps reduce frizz and breakage.

$44.88 at Amazon

Reusable cotton pads, beauty gifts

Do double-duty with these reusable cotton rounds, which are good for the beauty lover on your list to take off their makeup at the end of the day and good for the environment too. 

$15.95 at Amazon

Fashion Gifts


Groupon fashion gifts under $50, white sneakers

The white sneaker trend isn't going anywhere. These classic white sneakers are worth it because they go with everything in her closet, even if they do break the $50 budget just a smidge. 

$49 at adidas

initial earrings, Baublebar

Create a one-of-a-kind gift with customizable initial earrings. Save 20% with code HURRY.


$48 at Baublebar

Best Fashion Gifts, Combat boots chunky sole

Chunky boots will be everywhere this winter, whether that's on hiking-style boots like these or cowboy-inspired styles.  

$34.99 at Walmart

Foodie Gifts


Best Foodie Gifts, Godiva Truffles

Chocolate never goes out of style. We recommend buying a few to have on hand for last-minute gifts this year. 


$40.99 at Macy's

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 to guacamole and other dishes.

$44.95 at Sur la Table

Best Foodie Gifts, air fryer sale

The air fryer continues to be one of the hottest kitchen items. If your foodie friend isn't in on the trend yet, help them get crispy fries and other veggies at home, sans the oil. Save 20% with a Bed Bath & Beyond Coupon.

$49.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Best Foodie gifts, cheese knives

Is there anything better than cheese? Maybe this trio of cheese knives that comes in 4 fun colors. It's the perfect complement to a delicious spread for anybody who likes to host friends and family. 

$30 at Anthropologie

Best Foodie Gifts, Maldon sea salt flakes

Home chefs and chefs alike agree that Maldon sea salt flakes are a must in every kitchen. There's something about it that makes everything this finishing salt touches just taste better.

$7.89 at Amazon

Best Foodie gifts, cookbook

One of the best-reviewed cookbooks of the last couple years is a mix of easy weeknight dinners and more advanced dishes, plus there are plenty of opportunities for adventurous cooks to put their own spin on a dish. 

$23.49 at Target

Sports & Wellness Gifts


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. 

$36.50+ at Amazon

Best Fitness gifts, leggings

The perfect pair of workout leggings is comfortable, moisture-wicking, opaque, and affordable. This customizable pair from Core 10 checks all the boxes!  

$44.90 at Amazon

Best Sports Gifts, Ticket Stub Book

Sports fans, concert fans, theater fans, really fans of all kinds can re-live some of their favorite memories with this ticket stub diary.

$14 at Uncommon Goods

Travel Gifts


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+ at Lingo

Best travel gifts, packable down coat

Packing a coat, especially in winter, is a challenge. This puffer folds up small in its own pouch for easy packing and its wind- and waterproof.

$28.95+ at Amazon

Best travel gifts, compression socks

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

$24 at Bombas

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. 

$17.99 at Target

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 at Amazon

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 25% with code THANKFUL.

$49.99 at eBags

Subscription Box Gifts


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 $55. Plus members get access to special deals and limited-edition boxes.

$54.99 per Box | FabFitFun

Best Subscription Box gifts, Try the World

For $49 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.

$49 per Month | Try the World

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.

$49.99 for 3 Months | Book of the Month Club

Experience Gifts


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 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 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 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

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

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