Guide: Gift ideas for under $50

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If you're trying to decide how much to spend on someone, $50 is usually a pretty good limit to set yourself. Setting price limits on gifts for occasions like Christmas is also a great option for families, your workplace, or even in your circle of friends. A price limit ensures no one overspends or underspends and gives people a framework for picking gifts. It also helps you budget for a season which usually involves a lot of spending. We have found the best products from a huge range of online retailers to help you find something for everyone you're looking for.


Buying presents for guys seems like it should be simple, but it isn't. It's hard to narrow down products because more often than not they don't know what they want, or they do know what they want but they've already bought it for themselves. A good option is sometimes buying something they wouldn't normally buy for themselves, or something they don't know they want or need. This may involve a little thinking outside of the box, but we've found some great gifts to help you choose.

Men's Gifts under $50 | Women's Gifts under $50 | Kids' Gifts under $50

Men's Gifts Under $50

Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover (10th Gen)
Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover (10th Gen)

Amazon

What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game AU Edition
What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game AU Edition

Yellow Octopus

Riedel Drink Specific Glassware Rock Glass Set of 2
Riedel Drink Specific Glassware Rock Glass Set of 2

David Jones

The Infamous Exploding Kittens Card Game
The Infamous Exploding Kittens Card Game

Yellow Octopus

Bamboozld Pacman Gift Set (Boxer Short & Tee)
Bamboozld Pacman Gift Set (Boxer Short & Tee)

David Jones

Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch
Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch

Dan Murphy's

Disturbed Friends - The Game That Should Be Banned
Disturbed Friends - The Game That Should Be Banned

Yellow Octopus

Philips SHP2500/10 Over Ear TV Headphones
Philips SHP2500/10 Over Ear TV Headphones

The Good Guys

Throw Throw Burrito | A Dodgeball Card Game
Throw Throw Burrito | A Dodgeball Card Game

Yellow Octopus

Coast Clothing Blue Boxer Shorts 2-Pack
Coast Clothing Blue Boxer Shorts 2-Pack

THE ICONIC

Tile Mate 2020 Bluetooth Tracker 1 Pack
Tile Mate 2020 Bluetooth Tracker 1 Pack

eBay Australia

Staple Superier Casablanca Terry Towelling Slides
Staple Superier Casablanca Terry Towelling Slides

THE ICONIC


Women's Gifts Under $50

SENSORI+ Detoxifying & Rejuvenating Sand Body Polish Bondi Beach 2026
SENSORI+ Detoxifying & Rejuvenating Sand Body Polish Bondi Beach 2026

Amazon

Michael Hill Scorpio Zodiac Pendant Necklace
Michael Hill Scorpio Zodiac Pendant Necklace

THE ICONIC

The Flat Lay Co. Open Flat Makeup Box - Blush Pink
The Flat Lay Co. Open Flat Makeup Box - Blush Pink

ASOS

Cristina Re Estelle Crystal Wine Glass Set of 2
Cristina Re Estelle Crystal Wine Glass Set of 2

David Jones

Cotton On Body Washed Woven Sleep Set - Black
Cotton On Body Washed Woven Sleep Set - Black

THE ICONIC

Hunter Candles Andrew Candle - Tobacco + Burnt Hay
Hunter Candles Andrew Candle - Tobacco + Burnt Hay

THE ICONIC

Caim & Able Australian Clay Beauty Skin Care Gift Set
Caim & Able Australian Clay Beauty Skin Care Gift Set

Amazon

The Goodnight Co. Silk Sleep Mask - Charcoal
The Goodnight Co. Silk Sleep Mask - Charcoal

THE ICONIC

Drawing Without Dignity Base Game Adult Party
Drawing Without Dignity Base Game Adult Party

Yellow Octopus

Joseph Joseph Nest Utensils Plus Stackable Kitchen Tools
Joseph Joseph Nest Utensils Plus Stackable Kitchen Tools

Yellow Octopus

Glasshouse Arabian Nights Candle 380g
Glasshouse Arabian Nights Candle 380g

LOOKFANTASTIC


Kids' Gifts Under $50

Disney Aladdin - Glamorous Jasmine Deluxe Fashion Doll
Disney Aladdin - Glamorous Jasmine Deluxe Fashion Doll

Amazon

Adidas Performance Power 5 Backpack - Kids
Adidas Performance Power 5 Backpack - Kids

THE ICONIC

Space Wars Foam Aero Disc Shooter Guns
Space Wars Foam Aero Disc Shooter Guns

Yellow Octopus

Creativity for Kids Make Your Own Water Globes
Creativity for Kids Make Your Own Water Globes

Amazon

14-in-1 Solar Robot Construction Kit
14-in-1 Solar Robot Construction Kit

Yellow Octopus

Disney Frozen 2 Elsa Musical Adventure Singing Doll
Disney Frozen 2 Elsa Musical Adventure Singing Doll

Myer

Penny Scallan Bento Box - Loopy Llama
Penny Scallan Bento Box - Loopy Llama

Lime Tree Kids

Pokemon TCG: Trainer’s Toolkit Box Assorted
Pokemon TCG: Trainer’s Toolkit Box Assorted

Target Australia

LEGO® Monkie Kid™ White Dragon Horse Bike
LEGO® Monkie Kid™ White Dragon Horse Bike

Target Australia


How to choose a gift they'll love

The art of gift giving is no easy skill to master. You may want your gift to say something meaningful to a family member, or you may just want to impress your boss. Maybe you've drawn a random coworkers name for Secret Santa and now need to buy something lighthearted yet appropriate. Whatever the goal of your gift, there are a few ways you can help choose something to buy.

  1. Ask around. The easiest way to find out what someone wants is to ask those closest to them. If you are one of the people who are closest to them you can ask a few other people to help you decide because they may have a better idea than you do.
  2. Listen. When big gift-giving occasions like Christmas are looming you'd be surprised at how often people are dropping hints as to what they'd like. They may even be discussing things they're buying for other people which might give you an idea. If you pay attention you may just hear something that sparks some inspiration.
  3. Research. A lot of online retailers have gift-giving guides available in the lead-up to Christmas. While you're browsing through sites with a large range of products you might see something someone would like or you may get some ideas for other gifts.

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