A Bunch of Amazing Gift Ideas Under $50 Practically Everyone / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


A Bunch of Amazing Gift Ideas Under $50 Practically Everyone

'Tis the season for gift guides! To save you time & money, I created this massive list of amazing gift ideas for pretty much anyone in your life & they're all $50 & under. Yep, you read that right. $50 & under. From the wanderlusting world traveler to the up-to-date gadget lover, there something is something here for everyone.

* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.

For the cool friend

These gifts are perfect for the cool friend. We all have that friend who has a je ne sais quoi quality to them. They're one-of-a-kind & awesome. You hold them with high respect & you're happy to have them in your life.

I Want to Believe T-Shirt // got my boyfriend this, he loves it. Also great if you're an X-Files fan!
Backless loafer mules // affordable version of the trendy $600+ Gucci loafers
Chunky knit sweater // can never go wrong with a chunky knit sweater
Enamel pin // your friend can put it on a bag, shirt, vest, hat, backpack, etc.
Laboratory beaker mug // the coolest mug for the coolest friend

For the World Traveler

These gifts are perfect for the person who loves to travel the globe. These presents can make their travels more comfortable & memorable. This friend is always ready for a trip, near or far. Adventure awaits! 

Travel journal // your friend can jot down all their adventures in this rad journal & pen
Plaid infinity scarf // a comfy scarf is a plane essential - trust me!
Los Angeles art print //  if your friend is home sick or itching for their next journey
Packing cubes // helps to compact & organize all packing needs
Active noise canceling headphones // comes with microphone, airplane adapter, & carrying case

For the Badass Blogger

These gifts are perfect for the badass blogger in your life. They're looking for some cool ways to elevate their blog posts, Instagram photos, online presence, & office. Take a look at these blog-friendly goodies.

Faux fur rug // a great way to spruce up the office corner or use as a blog prop
Diptyque Roses candle // this teeny tiny candle is photo-friendly for any post
Changeable felt letter board // personalize your next event, photo, blog post, or post it on your Insta
Light up phone case // get Kim Kardashian-quality selfies with this rad case
Clip on phone lens // add a little oomph to the average phone photo

For the Gadget Lover

These gifts are perfect for any gadget lover. What do you get to the person who owns every little gizmo & gadget? How about another gizmo? These items are totally useful, so they won't forget it in the back of the storage closet.

Bluetooth in-ear wireless headphones // who needs headphones with wires these days?
Portable Bluetooth color changing LED Speaker // a cool gadget to take it pretty much anywhere
PopSocket // they'll wonder how they ever used their phone without one
Aluminum laptop stand // thin, sleek, functional
Cactus headphone audio splitter // because we've all needed one at some point

For the Beauty Fiend

These gifts are perfect for all the beauty hoarders out there. Holla! Grab these holiday gift sets before they sell out. Gift sets tend to give you a better bang for your buck, which is why I love them. Oooh, so shiny.

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Trophy Wife // glow on, girl!
Tarte Goddess Essentials Color Collection // a three-piece set of goddess essentials
Fresh Sugar Lip Beauty Box // a gift collection with six lip treatments
Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette // this palette is stunning, read my thoughts on it

For the cooking master

These gifts are perfect for the cooking master who enjoys spending time in the kitchen. Professional or not, they're always experimenting with new recipes & could use some up-to-date kitchen necessities. 

Double mezzaluna // for quick chopping
Veggie spiralizer // their kitchen isn't complete without a veggie spiralizer
Bamboo single turntable // a great tool to organize/display foods & spices
Nut hammer // this just looks really cool
9 Piece professional knife set // oooooh aaaah knives

* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. As always, all opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]


  1. Great ideas for gifts. It really has something for everyone and a good price!

  2. I have those black mules and I love them. I also need that letterboard in my life.

  3. Love all your picks especially the eyeshadow palette!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  4. I love posts like these! It makes shopping a whole lot easier and less stressful! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. There are so many fun options here. A bit different than the norm that I have been seeing.

  6. Cool list! There's several things even I would want on here.

  7. Great ideas! I want the chopper!

  8. These are all great ideas! I love that you added different categories!

    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  9. Rosie Urry (Wears Rosie)December 13, 2017 at 11:27 AM

    Love this! I have the H&M chunky knit jumper and I can't take it off!

    Rosie | wearsrosie.com

  10. It's lovely. So many options are available here. Thanks for sharing.


  11. Yesssss! That's always a good thing!

  12. Woohoo! Hope you're having a fantastic 2018. :]


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