We're still slightly in disbelief that the holiday season is just around the corner (what was this year anyway?), but it also couldn't come sooner. After the 2020 we've had, we're so ready to shift our attention to something a little festive: Selecting the ultimate holiday gifts and bringing a smile to a loved one or family member's face! From kitchen essentials and cozy classics to even some frivolous finds, our list of the best Amazon holiday gifts covers a little bit of it all and keeps price in mind.
Below, the best gifts under $50 to give this holiday season.
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1. Homesick Scented Candles
Share nostalgic scents with candles that remind you of home, wherever that may be. Homesick's lineup of candles with signatures scents to remind you of the states, cities, countries, and locations you hold dear feel especially poignant this season since many will be separated from families this year due to travel restrictions. I'll be thinking of my home state with the Georgia scented candle, that smells of "Georgia peach Magnolias, water lilies, and aster flowers mix with Georgia's prided peaches softened by notes of musk."
2. GreenPan Lima 12" Ceramic Non-Stick Covered Frypan
This top-performing frypan with a glass lid from GreenPan is perfect for someone looking to up their cooking game and is versatile for so many recipes. GreenPan uses a healthy ceramic nonstick coating that is free of PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium, so it will never release toxic fumes. It's also scratch-resistant, and oven and broiler safe up to 600°F. Find us a harder working pan!
3. Umbra Ribbon Modern Wall Clock, Copper
Maybe it's a not so subtle message to that friend who always seems to run five minutes behind, but this copper-colored wall clock from Umbra is both modern and chic. We love decor that's also functional.
4. The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Starter Kit
When it seems like you've run out of hobbies to try, how about trying fermentation? Kombucha drinkers with a taste for DIY will love this Kombucha Starter Kit, which includes all ingredients, one cup of Kombucha starter, pH test strips and temperature gauge, and step-by-step instructions. Fermentation guaranteed, or you can get a replacement.
5. Capri Blue Muse Reed Diffuser, Volcano
Keep a space smelling fresh with this reed diffuser from Capri Blue in the cult-favorite Volcano scent paired with an elegant, shimmery votive. It's perfect for those who want constant fragrance or live in an apartment where lighting candles are prohibited. I love to place my diffuser next to my workspace at home to make it more welcoming.
6. Echo Dot (4th Gen)
The latest rendition of the Echo Dot, Gen 4, is redesigned as a stylish sphere with amped-up audio and Dolby technology. Stay connected, control the music, the lights, doors, and more, all with your voice and the power of this mighty little smart speaker.
7. LOMAO Flannel Blanket with Pompom Fringe
Gift only the softest of things, like this velvety throw blanket that is available in a rainbow of colors, and finished off with fun pom-poms. This is the type of throw you'll want to gift to everyone you know because if you get one for yourself, everyone is just going to want their own.
8. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Sometimes practicality is just what we need when it comes to a gift, and this LifeStraw can be particularly life-saving. It's a must-have for any adventure seeker, or in times of emergency preparedness when clean, fresh water might not be available. The LifeStraw filters out waterborne bacteria, parasites, microplastics, and more. Plus, you can sip straight from the source, though a filtering water bottle is available too.
9. NutriBullet NBR-0601 Nutrient Extractor, 600W, Gray
Something about a NutriBullet that can do no wrong, especially when it rings in under $50. This compact model with a 24-ounce capacity is powered with 600 watts for optimal nutrient extraction for your smoothies, shakes, sauces and more.
10. Fire TV Stick 4K
A Fire TV Stick 4K with an Alexa Voice Remote Built-In turns any TV in to a smart tv. Stream from all your favorite free and paid streaming services and channels with boosted 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10 for a beautiful, clear picture. It's a great affordable option to gift to parents (or for young kids) to try out before splurging on a whole new television.
11. HALLUCI Women's Cross Band Slippers
This year, comfort comes first. Imagine a loved one's face when they unwrap these cozy slippers on Christmas morning, and when they immediately slip them on. That moment is precious, and that's when you know, it's a gift gone right. Choose from several colors, we're feeling this neutral burnt orange hue that feels, available in womens sizes 5-12. Sizing up is recommended.
12. Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition
Is Cards Against Humanity finally suitable for family game night? This version that launched in August is sure to spark some laughs from kids and adults. And yes, there is lots of potty humor involved, like a lot. Take that as you will.
13. Germ Guardian Pluggable Air Purifier & Sanitizer,
It's a year where cleaning gifts will be big. While it's not the sexiest gift per se, it's much needed and shows how much you care about someone's well-being. Gift some clean air with this travel-sized air purifier that plugs into an outlet and kills airborne germs, mold, and bacteria, and it reduces odors caused by cooking fumes or pets. It's great for small kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and bedrooms. Your recipient won't know how they lived life previous to owning this device.