Last-minute gift shopping? The best Amazon holiday gifts under $50

Shop holiday gifts for everyone on your list this year that stay in budget and will arrive in time before Christmas

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With less than one week to go until Christmas, if you don't have your gifts together very soon, you could find yourself in a delivery bind. Luckily, if you're a last-minute gift buyer, you're not completely out of options. The following items are still in stock and eligible for free two-day Prime delivery. Order your last-minute gifts ASAP, and you'll still have time to wrap them and place them under the tree. 

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 the price in mind. While a lot of thought goes into finding the right gift, it doesn't have to drain your bank account. 

Below, the best gifts from Amazon under $50 to give this holiday season. 

If you're looking for more gift ideas, be sure to click over to our gift guides hub for the best gifts that are trending this season. And if you're looking for a deal, there are plenty of those going on too. 

1. Homesick Scented Candles


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Homesick Scented Candles | $34 (opens in new tab)

Share nostalgic scents with candles that remind you of home, wherever that may be. Homesick's lineup of candles with signature scents to remind you of the states (opens in new tab), cities (opens in new tab), countries (opens in new tab) and locations (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), that smells of "Georgia peach Magnolias, water lilies, and aster flowers mix with Georgia's prided peaches softened by notes of musk." 

2. Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Combo Cooker

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Combo Cooker,

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Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Combo Cooker| $39.99  (opens in new tab)

There's something about cooking with cast iron that once you start, you never want to cook any other way. Lodge's 3.2 Quart Seasoned Cast Iron Combo Cooker is one of the most versatile sets one could have in their kitchen. It's a deep skillet, a fryer, a Dutch oven,  plus a lid that doubles as a shallow skillet or griddle.  Plus, Lodge's cast iron comes pre-seasoned so it can be used right away and creates a natural, easy-release finish that improves with use. 

3. Secura Electric Wine Opener

Secura Electric Wine Opener, Automatic Electric Wine Bottle Corkscrew Opener with Foil Cutter, Rechargeable (Champagne Gold)

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Secura Electric Wine Opener| $27.99 (opens in new tab)

If they're a self-proclaimed wino, you'll be doing them a true favor with this rechargeable electric wine opener. A quick and easy uncorking is everyone's favorite party trick. This specific wine opener can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge and has a sleek footprint whether housed hidden away in a cabinet or on a bar cart. 

4. MagicMakers Shiatsu Electric Neck Shoulder Back Massager

Shiatsu Electric Neck Shoulder Back Massager


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MagicMakers Shiatsu Electric Neck Shoulder Back Massager | $42.99 (opens in new tab)

Take them on a self-care journey with this neck, shoulder, and back massager with added heat functions for an extra soothing experience. The MagicMakers massager has 8 deep-kneading massage rotating nodes that relax the body and ease muscle pain. 

5. TheFitLife Exercise Resistance Bands with Handles

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Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set| $26.77 (opens in new tab)

For whatever reason they may be avoiding the gym, this set of resistance bands will help them accomplish their fitness and strength training goals with minimal equipment or experience required. In addition to five bands that range in resistance from under 5 pounds to over 30 pounds that can be stacked together for up to 75 pounds of resistance, handle bars, an ankle strap and a door anchor, a starter guide helps kickstart use with how-tos on the various exercises that can be used with resistance bands. 

6. Cricut 2007468 Easy Press Mini

Cricut 2007468 Easy Press Mini

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Cricut 2007468 Easy Press Mini | Was $68.99, now $48.99 (opens in new tab)

Whether they love crafting but are low on space, want the freedom of a Cricut on the go, or have expressed interest in a Cricut, but let's face it, have eventually abandoned similar products, the price (and size) is just right on this adorable Easy Press Mini. It's ideal for customizing smaller items and details on items like hats, scarves, toys, and more. 

7. Base Roots Moon Decor Wall Decorations

Base Roots Moon Decor Wall Decorations

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Base Roots Moon Decor Wall Decorations | Was $29.99, now $22.99 (opens in new tab)

If she's the type to constantly reference her horoscope, she'll definitely obsess over this wall hanging with the phases of the moon, and where she should hang it up. 

8. BIRDROCK Home Bamboo Laptop Bed Lap Tray

BIRDROCK Home Bamboo Laptop Bed Lap Tray

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Birdrock Home Bamboo Laptop Bed Lap Tray | $43.96 (opens in new tab)

Fact: working from bed is so much better than sitting at a desk—especially when you have an adjustable lap tray with ample space for a laptop and taking notes to create a sturdy surface. This one even has a drawer. It also healthier for a laptop's longevity to be on a flat surface and reduce the potential for it to overheat in your lap. 


9. The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Starter Kit 

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The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Starter Kit| $44.99 (opens in new tab)

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. 


10. NEST Fragrances Reed Diffuser- Apricot Tea

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NEST Fragrances Reed Diffuser- Apricot Tea | $48 (opens in new tab)

Keep a space smelling fresh with this reed diffuser from NEST in the refreshing Apricot Tea scent featuring English apricot, black tea leaves, bergamot, and golden amber paired with an elegant glass 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.  Additional scents are available too. 

Keep a space smelling fresh with this reed diffuser from NEST in the refreshing Apricot Tea scent featuring English apricot, black tea leaves, bergamot, and golden amber paired with an elegant glass 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.  Additional scents are available too. 

Buy: NEST Fragrances Reed Diffuser- Apricot Tea | $36 (opens in new tab)

11. Echo Dot (4th Gen)


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Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Was $49.99, now $29.99  (opens in new tab)

The latest rendition of the Echo Dot, Gen 4 (opens in new tab), 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. 


12. LOMAO Flannel Blanket with Pompom Fringe

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LOMAO Flannel Blanket with Pompom Fringe| $23.99  (opens in new tab)

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. At this price point, you'll want to gift this cozy throw to everyone you know because if you get one for yourself, everyone is just going to want their own. 

13. LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle

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Buy: LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle | Was 39.95, now $27.89 (opens in new tab)

Sometimes practicality is just what we need when it comes to a gift, and this LifeStraw water bottle can be particularly life-saving. It's a must-have for any adventure seeker, or in times of emergency preparedness, when clean, freshwater might not be available. The LifeStraw water bottle filters out waterborne bacteria, parasites, microplastics, and more. And, it's available in a range of sizes and colors.  

14. NutriBullet NBR-0601 Nutrient Extractor

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NutriBullet Nutrient Extractor | $49.88 (opens in new tab)

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. 


15. Fire TV Stick 4K


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Fire TV Stick 4K | Was $49.99, now $39.99 (opens in new tab) 

A  Fire TV Stick 4K (opens in new tab) 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. 

16. Parlovable Women's Cross Band Slippers

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Parlovable Women's Cross Band Slippers| $29.99 (opens in new tab)

This year, comfort comes first. Imagine a loved one's face when they unwrap these cozy slippers lined with faux rabbit fur on Christmas morning. When they immediately go to slip them on, that's when you know, it's a gift gone right. Choose from several colors, available in women's sizes 5-10.

17. Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Families

Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Families

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Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Families| Was $39.99, now $29.99, (plus an extra $10 off applied at checkout) (opens in new tab)

Kids Against Maturity is a dangerously hilarious fill-in-the-blank card game that is suitable for all ages, with some advanced innuendoes for the adults, and a dose of potty humor for keeping the kids entertained. Here's to your go-to family game night pick. 

18. Germ Guardian Pluggable Air Purifier & Sanitizer,

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Germ Guardian Pluggable Air Purifier & Sanitizer | Was $59.95, now $33.95 (opens in new tab)

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. 

19. Umbra Ribbon Modern Wall Clock

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Umbra Ribbon Modern Wall Clock | $45 (opens in new tab)

Maybe it's a not so subtle message to that friend who always seems to run five minutes behind, but this bronze wall clock from Umbra is both modern and chic. We love decor that's also functional. 

20. Cooluli Mini Fridge

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Cooluli Mini Fridge|Was $59.99, now $49.99 (opens in new tab)

This mini 4-liter personal fridge is the perfect size for keeping their favorite serums, face masks, and other beauty products chilled to extend their shelf life. Or reverse the settings, and try the heat function for warm moist towels for a spa-like experience. And if they're not into skincare, the compact fridge is perfect for anyone looking to keep their favorite beverages and snacks within easy reach without a trip down to the kitchen. 

Jaclyn Turner
Ecommerce Editor

Jaclyn is an eCommerce editor at Future Home Interest, where she oversees sleep content including mattresses and bedding – in fact, she has passed our five-step certification process to become a verified customer advisor on mattresses. She regularly scouts out the best of the best for buying guides to help you fill your home with only the best. She joined the team in January 2021. She has previously worked with sites like Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, and MyDomaine, but got her start at the trade mag Home Furnishings News, which fueled her excitement for innovation in the home category and seeing the newest launches.  When Jaclyn's not working, she loves long strolls through HomeGoods, unwinding with a chilled glass of Rosé, and entertaining her Cavapoo  Reese. 

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