The holidays are just around the corner, and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Buying all the gifts you have to this year can be a scary thought, but if you have a long shopping list this year, we have just the thing for you... 50 cool gifts for under $50 in some of the most popular holiday gift categories.
With technology advancing as fast as has been, more and more affordable gadgets are hitting the market each day. A great example is MP3 players. These gadgets used to cost several hundred dollars, but there are plenty of great MP3 players on the market today for under $50. If you are looking for a good MP3 player to give as a gift this year we have plenty to choose from.
6. Apple iPod Shuffle ($46)
: The iPod has become the leader in MP3 players, and the 4th generation iPod shuffle is a great gift idea this holiday for just $46. Holds hundreds of your favorite songs that you can set up in multiple playlists.
7. SanDisk Sansa Clip ($31.99)
: SanDisk is another strong player in the MP3 market, and this MP3 player has enough room to hold up to 500 songs, and has a very impressive 15 hour battery life.
8. XOVision Ematic 4GB Video MP3 Player ($48.92)
: Comes with a 2.4 inch LCD screen that allows you to enjoy videos, movies, pictures, and browse e-books. With its 4GB flash memory you can store an amazing 5,000 songs, 20 hours of video, or thousands of photos.
9. Philips GoGear 4GB Black MP3 Player ($49.99)
: This Philips MP3 player has 4 GB of memory and has a 1.8 inch LCD screen that will allow you to easily scan through your file folders, view pictures, and even watch your stored videos.
10. Creative ZEN Style 100 ($39.99)
: This MP3 player comes with 4GB of storage which will allow you to store thousands of songs and plenty of videos. It has a very impressive battery life, and is capable of running 32 straight hours on audio play, or 4 continues hours of video.
Cameras are a great gift for people of any age. Everyone loves pictures, and you can get a great camera for under $50 these days. Prices have really come down a lot recently for digital cameras, and what used to cost $200 or more can now be bought for under $50. It is easy to stretch your dollar buying digital cameras, and we have some cool cameras you can pick up for under $50 that anyone would love to get.
1. Vivitar ViviCam Digital Camera ($41.95)
: A great digital camera from Vivitar with 8 megapixel resolution for great quality pictures every time.This digital camera has a 1.8 inch LCD preview screen.
2. Polaroid a544 Point and Shoot Digital Camera ($47.05)
: Polaroid is one of the biggest names in photography, and this 5 megapixel camera is a great camera for the money. Features point and shoot technology, with a 2.4 inch LCD preview screen.
3. Olympus X-10 Digital Camera ($48)
: Another solid digital camera with an impressive 6 megapixel resolution, 6x zoom lens, built in flash and a 2 inch LCD preview screen.
4. VistaQuest Digital Keychain Camera ($39.95)
: Have you ever found yourself somewhere and wished you had your camera in your pocket? With a keychain camera you will always have a camera with you. The camera shoots 1.3 megapixel images, and is capable of capturing up to 100 seconds of video.
5. Hewlett-Packard Photosmart M417 ($46.36)
: A 5.2 megapixel digital camera with 21x total zoom capability. Camera has a 1.8 megapixel LCD preview screen.
Everyone loves jewelry. You can give jewelry as gifts to any man or woman on your shopping list, and you don't have to spend a fortune to give a gift that looks like you did. We are going to show you a few beautiful pieces of jewelry that you can give out as gifts this year, all costing under $50.
11. Fossil Analog Pink Dial Watch For Women ($44.00)
: A traditional watch with a clean, pink dial to give it a modern edge. Fossil watches are known for their reliability and excellent time keeping, and this watch is even water resistant up to 50 meters/165 feet.
12. Timex Men's Ironman Watch ($47.96)
: Timex's Ironman watch has become one of the most popular athletic watches, and is always a very popular holiday gift idea. The watch features 30 lap memory recall, 2 time zone options, 24 hour countdown, and up to 3 alarms. The watch is water resistant up to 2,000 meters.
13. Tiger's Eye Bead Earrings In Sterling Silver ($45.00)
: A beautiful pair of earrings with a 3/8 inch tiger's eye, and hangs 1 1/4 inch.
14. Sterling Silver Mother of Pearl Heart Locket Children's Necklace ($45.95)
: This children's necklace features a silver heart shape set against a backdrop of mother-of-pearl. It comes with a 15 inch curb link chain, and the locket has a spring ring clasp.
15. Mele Cherry Finish Family Photo Jewelry Box ($40.00)
: This jewelry box has a beautiful cherry finish, and holds a 5x7 photo on the top of the box's lid.
Kitchen goods are gifts that I like to give because you know the person receiving the gift will use it throughout the year, and it is always a good feeling to know someone is enjoying and getting use out of a present. Let's look at some fantastic kitchen gifts for under $50:
16. Mr. Coffee Hot Chocolate Maker ($28.76)
: Everyone loves a good cup of hot chocolate, especially around the holidays, and with this hot chocolate maker you can do just that. Whips up perfectly heated cups of frothy hot chocolate in just minutes.
17. Egg & Muffin Toaster and Egg Poacher ($34.00)
: This is a great addition to any kitchen that will make cooking breakfast a breeze. This will allow you to toast bread, cook an egg , and warm a pre-cooked slice of ham or sausage all in addition to boiling up to 4 eggs.
18. Hampton Forge Continental 15 piece Knife Block Set ($39.00)
: A super sharp knife set and kitchen shears.
19. Oster Juicer ($46.99)
: A juicer makes a perfect gift because not only is something that will get used often, but it is also a healthy gift that will allow the person on your shopping list to improve their nutrition. The juicer has a large capacity jar that will hold up to 20 ounces of juice.
20. Personalized Kitchen Aprons - Loving Spoonful ($22.95)
: A heavyweight cotton full-length apron that you can personalize with a name or a title above the graphics on the front of the apron. It has a pocket on the front for holding utensils or a towel while cooking.
Kids love video games, that is a fact, and while some video games can really hit the wallet hard, there are plenty video games that you can get . Whether you prefer to sit down and play a good game of scrabble, or prefer to fire up the Xbox and play video games with your friends, there are plenty of cool games you can give as gifts for under $50.
21. Super Mario Brothers ($28.75)
: It's hard to believe that its been over 20 years since we first met Super Mario Brothers, and this game just keeps getting better with age. This is the new Super Mario Brothers for Nintendo DS systems.
22. THQ WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007
($15.90): This is a Playstation 2 game that is perfect for the wrestling fan on your shopping list. Stunning graphics and unbelievable action both inside and outside of the ring.
23. Electronic Arts FIFA Soccer 11 ($46.00)
: The 18th soccer game from Electronic Arts, this Playstation 3 game has amazing life like graphics that create a high level of reality. The perfect game for soccer fans.
24. James Bond 007: Goldeneye ($49.95)
: We have all fantasized about being a super spy, and with this James Bond video game you can be just that!! This Wii game brings all the action from the Goldeneye movie into your living room, with action that spans from the streets of Moscow to secret jungle camps.
25. Electronic Arts NCAA Football 11 ($49.95)
: This Xbox 360 game is perfect for the football fan, and like all Xbox 360 games it has amazing graphics that will make you feel like you are actually in the game! Features all-new ESPN broadcast package integration.
Perfumes have always been a popular choice for holiday gifts, and there are plenty of choices for under $50 if you know where to look. Whether you are shopping for a man or woman, there are some really nice perfumes out there, and of course we are going to find the best deals you can find for under $50.
26. Eternity by Calvin Klein ($37.97)
: A 3.4 oz bottle of one of Calvin Klein's most popular brands of women's perfume. Eternity perfumes have been on the market since 1988 and is a refreshing fragrance with flowery aromas.
27. Vera Wang Princess Perfume ($47.19)
: This is a very popular brand of women's perfume, that is considered to be an ode to the Japanese cultural obsession for all things irresistible.
28. Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Cologne Spray for Men ($26.99)
: 1.7 oz spray bottle of one of the most worn male colognes on the market. Men have been wearing this cologne since 1995, and it typically has around 6 hours of scent life.
29. Ralph Lauren Romance for Women ($41.80)
: A designer perfume that has been on the market since 1988, this is one of the more popular perfumes from Ralph Lauren. The perfume is recommended for evening wear, and comes in 1.7 ounces.
30. Gucci Envy Me 2 Perfume ($45.71)
: This is a limited edition perfume that is based off the popular Gucci fragrance Envy Me. The fragrance is floral with a leafy opening, with a touch of wood, and comes in 3.4 ounces.
If you have an athlete on your shopping list this year, then you want to find some good athletic gifts for under $50. Here are a few cool athletic gifts for under $50:
31. Adidas Top X-ite Soccer Ball ($40)
: Adidas consistently puts out top notch soccer gear, and this Adidas soccer ball is perfect for the soccer fan on your list. Another one of those gifts that you know will get a lot of use the whole year through.
32. Nike Dynamo Men's Training Shirt ($17.97)
: The Nike training shirt is a great gift because it can be worn while playing pretty much any sport.
33. HEAD Titanium Ti S1 Elite Tennis Racquet ($49.95)
: For the tennis lover on your list, you just can't go wrong with a new HEAD racquet this year.
34. Callaway Golf Callaway Tour i ($34.95)
: Any golfer will tell you how nice it is to get some really nice golf balls as a present. We all wish we were professional golfers, but we are not... and have a tendency to lose more balls than we would like to admit. Box comes with a dozen Callaway balls that will add distance and accuracy to any golfer's game.
35. Columbia Beartooth Women's Hiking Boots ($24.18)
: A good hike is a lot better with some comfortable hiking shoes, and Columbia is one of the leaders in hiking boots. A lightweight women's hiking boot that that offers fantastic breathability and comfort.
No list would be complete with a few gift baskets. You can find some really good prices on gift baskets, and we are going to take a look at a few that you can get for under $50.
36. Happy Holiday Gift Basket ($39.95)
: A good mixture of sweets, including Lindt Lindor milk chocolate truffles, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory milk chocolate covered almonds, Nonni's twice-baked roasted garlic crackers.
37. Windwhistle Grove California Chardonnay ($39.95)
: A smooth chardonnay that comes with sea salt almonds, chocolate covered caramels, asiago cheese spread, and New York style pita chips.
38. Cheese, Crackers and Sweets ($29.95)
: The name says it all, you get merlot cheddar cheese spread, sea salt and olive oil crackers, and Lily O'Brien's chocolate chip cookies. This is a gift basket with something for everyone.
39. Tazo Tea Party ($33.47)
: The perfect gift for the tea lover on your shopping list this year. Some of what comes in this tea gift basket comes is a nice selection of Tazo teas, chocolate chip cookies, almond cookies, strawberry bonbons, and 2 fourteen ounce mugs for drinking the tea.
While the holidays are a special time for anyone, the ones who really get to enjoy it are kids. There is no better feeling than waking up on Christmas morning and running downstairs to rip open some presents! Let's take a look at some great toys that you can get for a lot less than $50 this year:
40. LEGO Star Wars Limited Edition X-wing Fighter ($49.99)
: There have been a lot of ships during the Star Wars saga, but this is the one that started it all! It has 437 piece and comes with 6 figurines of the most popular Star Wars characters.
41. Christmas Thomas and Holiday Tunnel Set ($14.99)
: Thomas & Friends is one of the most popular toys for young kids, making this the perfect gift. Not only do you get an exclusive holiday themed tunnel, but it also comes with a Thomas and Tobby train.
42. PlayMobil Take Along Dollhouse ($49.99)
: Every little girl loves her precious dollhouse, but unfortunately they are not the easiest thing to travel with, which is why the Take Along Dollhouse
is the ideal solution. Pack it up in seconds and throw it in the car, and have a dollhouse everywhere you go!
43. Harry Potter Voldemort's Illuminating Wand ($42.94)
: Harry Potter mania continues to capture America, and with the new movie coming out, there will be plenty of fans wanting to get Harry Potter gifts this holiday season. Give them the "Dark Lord"'s wand with a light that will turn on and off simply by shaking it.
The holidays are a good time for just lounging around the house with family, and that is why things like robes and slippers are always a popular gift idea. I know I always get at least one pair of pajamas for Christmas, and I always look forward to them! A nice robe never hurts either. Let's find a couple cool gift ideas for under $50 that are sure to be a hit.
44. Men's L.L.Bean Terry Cloth Robe ($49.50)
: There is nothing better than lounging around in a nice comfortable terry cloth robe, and this robe from L.L. Bean thick and comfortable and will get more comfortable and absorbent with every wash.
45. Santa Snoopy Long Sleeve Women's Pajamas ($24.99)
: Everyone loves Snoopy, and this women's pajama set features a Santa Snoopy on ice skates and comes in a cotton top and polyester bottom.
46. Dearfoams Women's Dearfoams Closed-back Slipper ($22.00)
: A pair of super cushy slippers what will feel great on her feet and also keep her toes nice and warm as she walks around the house this winter. A comfortable and well built pair of slippers that she will enjoy for years to come.
47. Lands' End Women's Petite Cotton Modal Pajama Set ($49.50)
: Give her the most comfortable pair of pajamas that she has ever owned! This soft blend cotton pajama set has a long sleeve top with a scoop neckline, and the pants have a full-elastic waist with a drawstring.
For a lot of us, our pets are more like family members than just animals, so a lot of people enjoy getting the pets presents to put under the tree along with the rest of the family's presents. If you have a pet that you are shopping for this holiday season, then you will want to look over the following pet gift ideas for under $50:
48. Mighty Toy Puppy Dog ($21.95)
: Don't let this cute little toy fool you, it may look sweet and innocent, but it is tough as can be! It is built with four rows of reinforced stitching so it can handle even the biggest chewers. A perfect gift for your dog that will last a long time.
49. Leopard Skin 62" Cat Tree Pet House ($39.88)
: Anyone that has ever owned a cat will tell you that they love to climb and scratch on things. You can let them climb all over your curtains, and scratch up your sofa and chairs, or you can give it its own cat tree pet house to play on. This cat house is 62" tall, and has a scratching post which will not only keep your cat busy and happy, but will also help save your furniture in the process.
50. Tetra 5 Gallon Aquarium ($48.99)
: A great starter kit, this 5 gallon crescent shaped aquarium comes with everything you need to get started, except of course the fish. Has whisper filtration so you will not even hear it working, and has a 16 LED light hood. Its curved front gives the aquarium additional depth and beauty.