13 Cheap Christmas Gifts for Everyone on Your List
The holidays can get expensive if you're not careful, but we're here to help you find great gifts without going broke.
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Time is short, money’s tight and the holidays are fast approaching. The good news is, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our list of smart, cheap Christmas gifts for everyone on your list.
Featuring products from trusted retailers like Amazon and Lowe’s, everything on our list clocks in at under $50, so your money goes as far as possible. We found the best quirky gadgets, gifts for construction workers and everything in between. It’s time to shop!
For the Home Chef: Circular Saw Pizza Wheel
What’s not to love about a novelty pizza cutter that’s equal parts fun and functional? This version looks like a miniature circular saw and features a food-safe stainless steel blade. It also makes a crowd-pleasing White Elephant or Secret Santa gift.
For the DIYer: Magnetic Wristband
This magnetic wristband is an affordable yet useful gift idea for DIYers. It helps keep screws, drill bits, nuts and nails on hand so you won’t have to go back and forth to the tool box.
For the Perfect Host: Non-Alcoholic Agave Cocktails
Non-alcoholic drinks are having a moment. And even the tipsiest tipplers among us are sure to love some of the versions on the market right now. Like this four-pack of Non-Alcoholic Agave Cocktails by Parch—it’s inexpensive, and a welcome addition to any home bar.
We like the brand’s Prickly Paloma flavor, which is refreshing and citrusy, but other options are available as well.
For the Go-Getter: The Quencher H20
It’s hard to stay hydrated when you’re busy. Fortunately, this insulated, stainless steel water bottle by Stanley comes with a comfort-grip handle and a base narrow enough to fit into any car cupholder, making it perfectly portable. Its lid also comes with a rotating cover to prevent spills.
An added bonus? It’s available in seven trendy colors.
For Someone Sweet: Rose Canning Jars
Mason jars aren’t just for canning. They also make useful containers for baking supplies, dry goods or spice blends. And they’re the perfect vehicle for a DIY gift: Fill a jar with homemade cookies or another sweet treat, then wrap a festive ribbon around it.
For the Happy Camper: Marshmallow Twig Roaster
This steel and wood marshmallow roaster from Terrain is as elegant as it is useful. Pick up a pair for a friend who loves camping, or cooking over their backyard fire pit.
For Someone Handy: Stud Finder
We can’t overestimate the importance of a quality stud finder. They come in handy for myriad projects around the house, and make an ideal gift for woodworkers. We love this version, by C.H. Hanson, and more than 30,000 Amazon reviewers do too.
For the Indoor Gardener: Air Plants
Air plants are hardy bromeliad plants from Central and South America that don’t require soil to grow. Just soak them in water for 20 minutes once a week and let them dry out. They require indirect but bright light. Use them in containers, globes, terrariums, displays and vertical gardens, or give them as housewarming gifts.
For Someone Outdoorsy: Patagonia Ultralight Mini Hip Pack
Looking for a belt bag? This colorful hip pack by Patagonia is lightweight, weather-resistant and adjustable, making it an ideal gift for someone who spends a lot of time outside. It also comes in nine colors and is made entirely of recyclable materials.
For the Music Lover: Anker Soundcore Earbuds
Everyone can use a nice pair of earbuds, and this version is one of our favorite cheap Christmas gifts. They offer amazing sound, bluetooth connectivity, and the ability to talk and answer calls when you aren’t listening to your favorite jams.
For the Techie: USB-C to USB-A Charger
You can’t ever have too many charging cables. If you’re like us and still have a bunch of older USB-A chargers or vehicle ports, this cable won’t let you down. Its braided construction won’t break or fray after a few uses. We plug ours into a power bank when we’re out and about.
For Someone Who Already Has Everything: Gift Cards
Gift cards are a clear winner on any budget because you can choose the amount you’d like to give. Some even work across multiple stores. This gift card, for example, is valid at Pottery Barn, West Elm and Williams Sonoma. Another plus: You can opt to send it via email or snail mail, with a personal message.
For the Avid Reader: Family Handyman
This is the perfect time to introduce your loved one to a magazine you think they would enjoy, and of course we know of a great one. One year of Family Handyman is just $10!
The lucky recipient will get expert advice on everything from DIY plumbing and electrical to DIY tips, kitchen and bathroom remodels, car care and gardening. It’s also a great option for any new homeowner on your gift list.
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