Top 10 Gifts Under 50$ for Xmas 2018



Top 10 Gifts Under 50$ for Xmas 2018

VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Michael Wynands
Tis the season, but let's give great gifts without breaking the bank. For this list, we'll be looking at unique, fun, inspired and trendy gifts for all types of recipient this Christmas, from the practical to the more adventurous! WatchMojo counts down the Top 10 Gifts Under 50$ for Xmas 2018
Script written by Michael Wynands

Top 10 Gifts Under 50$ for Xmas 2018

Tis the season, but let’s give great gifts without breaking the bank. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Gifts Under 50$ for Xmas 2018.

For this list, we’ll be looking at unique, fun, inspired and trendy gifts for all types of recipients this Christmas, from the practical to the more adventurous!

#10: Rabbit Axis Lever Corkscrew

Got someone in your life with whom you like to share the occasional bottle of wine? Facilitate the good times with this hugely popular corkscrew that takes the effort out of opening the bottle, making your experience a relaxing one from the very start. We’ve all experienced the frustration of fumbling with a cheap corkscrew or worse… the horror of breaking a cork. Featured on Oprah’s list of Favorite Things in 2018, the Rabbit Axis Lever Corkscrew boasts a sleek ergonomic design that makes opening your favorite bottle an absolute breeze. What more could you ask for during the season for merrymaking?

#9: Hot Sauce

Whether you’re looking for a small gift for a friend or in need of stocking stuffers, hot sauce is always a great choice. What makes this such a fun gift is the sheer variety of sauces out there. Is your recipient a fan of the finer things in life? Get them a bottle they’ll be happy to have on display like NW Elixirs or Lillie's Q Hot Pepper Vinegar. Have a serious hothead on your list? Really test their limits with Mad Dog 357 or Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce. For the hot sauce aficionado, opt for something special from the top shelf like the impossibly hot Acute Burn Artifact 1 Million Scoville Pepper Extract.

#8: Home Brewing Craft Beer Kit

This comes in at the very top end of our $50 budget, but you can bet that the reaction from the gift’s recipient will be worth MUCH more when they unwrap a beer kit this Christmas! Mr. Beer makes a small 2 Gallon craft brewing kit that includes everything a beer enthusiast needs to dip their toes into the wonderful world of homebrewing. It comes complete with bottles, malt extract, yeast, and a 2 gallon fermenter - playfully shaped like an old-fashioned barrel. With these easy-to-follow instructions, even someone with zero experience or knowledge can brew a great batch. Best of all, you’re sure to get a bottle in return as a thank you!

#7: Solar Powered Charger

Young or old, tech-savvy or technologically-illiterate, pretty much everyone on your list has a smartphone. And while smartphones have indeed moved forward by leaps and bounds in recent years, the one area in which they generally tend to disappoint is in terms of battery life. If you’ve got someone active in your life whose phone is always dying, give them the gift of staying connected even when they’re away from a wall charger with a handy little portable solar-powered charger. It can easily be strapped to a backpack while on the move or placed in a clearing at a campsite, meaning that they never need be left with a dead phone.

#6: Sunrise Alarm Clock

While we’re on the subject of sun-related gifts, how about the gift of a sunrise every morning? Or rather, the closest thing you can get year-round from the comfort of your own bed. The standard alarm clock or phone alarm is a harsh and unpleasant way to wake up. As anyone who’s gone camping for long stretches will tell you, your body naturally wants to rise with the sun. With a sunrise alarm clock, your lucky recipient can wake up to a simulated sunrise every morning, starting their day off right as the clock slowly increases its brightness.

#5: Bluetooth Headphones

Got a music lover in your life, or maybe somebody who enjoys listening to audiobooks or podcasts on their daily commute via public transportation? Most people already have a pair of earbuds, but as most of us know from experience, corded headphones can be a bit of a hazard. Unless carefully tucked into your clothing, they can easily snag, causing them to pop out of your ears, or worse, get damaged. Thankfully, the price of bluetooth headphones have come down to the point of being relatively affordable. For under $50 you can buy and gift wireless in-ear headphones, models that connect behind the neck with a small cord or over-ear sets.

#4: Mini Waffle Maker

Got a foodie or home cook in your life who doesn’t have room in their apartment for all the gadgets they’d like? Alternatively, are you shopping for someone who likes waffles? Which - let’s be honest - is pretty everyone! The Dash Mini Maker costs a measly $10 to $15 and gets rave reviews. Compact and super lightweight, it fits into any kitchen no matter how small, and makes perfect little waffles that are roughly Eggo-sized but far more satisfying in terms of texture. Plus, this gift is almost guaranteed to get you invited over for brunch.

#3: Tile

Practical gifts might not be the most fun to give, but we promise you, if you start giving out tiles to your friends and family this holiday season, they and their loved ones will be thanking you for years. You’ll have become a hero of everyday life. Tile is a brilliant little device that connects to your phone via an app to help you keep track of your essential items like your keys, backpack, purse, wallet, luggage and yes, even your phone. Each tile is a bluetooth tracker that attaches onto or slides into the aforementioned items. If your friend loses their phone, the tile can make it ring!

#2: Diana Camera

Smartphones cameras do a pretty incredible job these days, but there’s something special and satisfying about holding a physical camera in your hand. And while the Diana Camera comes in at the top end of our budget at $49, the gift you’re giving feels like it’s worth far more than what you spent on it. This unique and retro-looking camera actually dates back to the 1960s, and uses actual film - 120 film to be precise. A reproduction of the classic device, this unique camera offers two image formats and the option to experiment with pinhole photography. For a friend who loves to use vintage-looking filters on their photos, it’s the perfect gift.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions


Smartphone Friendly Gloves

French Press Travel Mug

#1: Salami Bouquet [FAKEOUT]
The one gift that any recipient is guaranteed to love! Just kidding. Though cured meats do go well on a holiday charcuterie plate, and we can think of a few people who would love getting this… it doesn’t exactly have mass appeal.

#1: What Do You Meme?

From the meme-centric Instagram account of Elliot Tebele, comes this card game that’s sure to delight internet-savvy recipients. “What Do You Meme?” is a simple game that goes as follows: a player draws a photo card and then all the other players need to choose a caption to pair with it from their hand. The person who drew the photo card picks the best/most hilarious match and the player who submitted that caption wins a point. It’s a party game in the purest sense and is a ton of fun. So this Christmas, why not give a gift of endless laughter? And if your friend’s already got it, we also recommend Exploding Kittens.