Guide: Gifts ideas for under $50

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The team at has found the best online retailers for the Christmas season and assembled the top gifts, all for under $50.

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.

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Why shop at for gifts under $50? has done the hard work for you and assembled the best gifts under $50 for 2013. Do you have to find a Secret Santa present? Are you stuck on what to buy someone for Christmas or even a birthday? You're sure to find something from our huge range of online retailers.

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Not only do we have a huge range of online retailers and products available, but we even help you choose the best gift. We've broken down products so you can search by personality, helping you to find the gift you are looking for.

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.

Styletread from Styletread

Grab a new shoe from Style Tread and get a discount using promo codes when you make your purchase.

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Surfstitch from Surfstitch

Grab a bargain from SurfStitch online

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ASOS has a collection of intimate apparel for men and women alike.

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Rebel Sport from Rebel Sport

If you want to buy sporty undershirts, Rebel Sports is the best place to go.

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Bonds Outlet from Bonds Outlet

Grab a bargain with these offerings from Bonds Outlet

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The Iconic from THE ICONIC

Pick up a bargain with these savings from The Iconic

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Crossroads from Crossroads

Crossroads offers the latest trends for all women and sells skirts, bottoms, denim, knitwear, jackets and accessories. You can count on customer service, integrity and competitive prices.

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Topman from Topman

Get classy but stylish underwear for men at Topman. The brand is a leading fashion retailer in the UK.

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Shop for gifts by personality


When shopping for women it's important to take into account their personal style and taste, especially if you are buying a beauty or fashion product. If the person you're buying for is more into technology or books you should take note of the products they already have to make sure you don't double up. Check out the products the girls at are loving at the moment.

The Luminaries', 2013 winner of the Man Booker prize from The Book Depository

If you love reading books, this is a good one and it will surely give you an exciting story.

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Philips GoGear Wearable Digital Camcorder from Amazon

This gadget is a digital camera/camcorder, MP3 player, and data storage--in a lipstick-sized package.

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Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml from StrawberryNET

This fragrance has interplays of lily, rose, amber, oakmoss & sandalwood. It is highly recommended for daytime wear

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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.

Loop Leather Co Slick from THE ICONIC

This belt has a textured, genuine leather strap and a sleek, silver-toned belt buckle with seven adjustable lengths.

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Paul Smith Enamel Logo Cufflinks from ASOS

These cufflinks are made from metal and they have movable neck.

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Fast & Furious 1-6 Box Set from DVDLand

They've got the adrenaline rush and the mean machines, but most of all, they've got the extreme need for speed for this exciting movies.

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Teen girls

Buying presents for teenage girls is not easy in any sense of the word. They are often very specific about what they do and don't like and these interests can change very quickly. Its good to keep your gift more general and play on the safe side unless you know about a specific product they want or an interest they have.

Warehouse Chain Detail Gold Torq Necklace from ASOS

This Warehouse Chain Detail Gold Torq Necklace gives a stunning look to whatever outfit you wear.

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Britney Spears Believe Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml from StrawberryNET

This fragrance has sparkling blend of exotic fruits, soft floral & seductive amber. It is ideal for all occasions.

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Girlfriend Magazine Subscription from iSUBSCRiBE

Unlike fickle friends, Girlfriend will always be there when you need it - funny, informative and full of bright ideas.

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MinkPink Say Anything Sunglasses - Milky Magenta from Surfstitch

Get trendy with this lovable sunglasses that has a lightweight polycarbonate frames and an UV protective acrylic lenses.

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Teen boys

What's true of teen girls is true of teen boys. Just try and keep the present along the lines of their general interests unless you're sure about something specific they would like.

Lifeproof iPhone 55S Armband / Swim band from Amazon

For teens who are on the go, this is perfect for running, swimming, walking, lifting, training and living with your iPhone in tow. It is designed to fit your LifeProof for iPhone 5 Case.

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RIP CURL Shock Game Boardshort - Black from Surfstitch

This Mens Above Knee Boardshorts is made from Polyester. It features a regular rise waist with an external drawcord, a branding on left leg, a mesh lined pocket on right leg and a contrast right side seam piping.

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As long as you buy something fun and entertaining, you really can't lose. Its good to check with parents about the gift you're planning on buying for their kids, especially if it's something large.

Neff Flava Watch from THE ICONIC

Let your kids be fashionable with this wrist watch at an affordable price.

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Current deals and specials

ASOS - Up to 75% off final reductions

Get 75% off final reductions across the ASOS site.

Topman - Up to 70% off sale with new lines added

Get up to 70% off Topman items with new lines added. Free standard international shipping for any order over £100.

Jeremy Cabral

Jeremy is a publisher for, he is also a personal finance all-rounder specialising in: Credit Cards, Savings Accounts, Personal Loans, Home Loans & Online Shopping.

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