The 37 Best Gifts Under $50, Handpicked by the Bob Vila Team for the Holidays

Checking everyone off your holiday list has never been easier! Shop from our roundup of the best-of-the-best home and garden products, curated by Bob Vila’s editors and product reviewers.

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No matter the time of year, it’s easy for those of us who love DIY and home decor to spend way more time than we should browsing kitchen gear and cool tools online, and bookmarking products to buy for ourselves and others. When it comes time to do holiday shopping, forget it—into the rabbit hole of reviews and product comparisons we fall. We can’t just buy our parents a garden planter: We have to buy them the very best planter that ever existed. Who has time for researching the perfect version of every gift, if we have to buy dozens of them?

What if all of the researching and winnowing was done for you? As you’ll see below, it has been. Bob Vila has published hundreds of researched Buyer’s Guides in 2023, and tested scores of products. These giftworthy, under-$50 items were all Best Overall picks in our Buyer’s Guides this year, so you can feel confident that anything you select will be top quality and delight everyone on your list. Your shopping may very well be done today!


Top-Rated for the Workshop

1. Jackson Palmer Professional Comfort-Rig Tool Belt, $42.99
From The Best Tool Belt Suspenders

2. WUBEN C3 Tactical Flashlight, $29.89
From The Best Tactical Flashlights

3. Arctic Zone Deep Freeze Lunchbox, $42.99
From The Best Lunch Boxes for Construction Workers

4. ToughBuilt Gelfit Knee Pad Set, $41.99
From The Best Construction Knee Pads

5. Bosch GLM20 Blaze Laser Distance Measure, $39.97
From The Best Digital Tape Measures We Tested This Year


Great Outdoor Gifts

6. CAMPNDOOR 36-inch Pocket Chainsaw, $29.99
From The Best Pocket Chainsaws We Tested This Year

7. Apollo Exports International Railing Planter, $32.36 
From The Best Railing Planters

8. Truly Garden Hori Hori Garden Knife, $25.49
From The Best Hori Hori Knives We Tested This Year

9. Jasonwell Foldable Dog Pool, $29.99
From The Best Dog Pools

10. Gardzen 5-Piece Garden Propagator Set, $15.99
From The Best Seed Starting Trays

O'Bright cordless table lamp in gold color.

The Most Giftable Home Decor

11. O’Bright LED Portable Table Lamp, $29.99
From The Best Cordless Table Lamps

12. Best Home Fashion Thermal Curtains, $34.99
From The Best Thermal Curtains We Tested This Year

13. LBRO2M Deep Pocket Bed Sheets, $19.99
From The Best Hypoallergenic Sheets

14. Govee Smart LED Light Strips, 32.8 feet, $32.99
From The Best LED Light Strips We Tested This Year

15. WETCAT Turkish Beach Towel, $24.99
From The Best Turkish Towels

16. EASELAND All Season Queen Down Alternative Comforter, $43.90
From The Best Down Alternative Comforters

17. ASPECTEK Indoor Bug Killer, $38.99
From The Best Indoor Bug Zappers

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best gifts under 50 express moka pot

Practical Presents for the Kitchen

18. Bialetti Express Moka Pot, $42.99
From The Best Moka Pots

19. Cuisinart Deluxe Electric Can Opener, $40.99
From The Best Can Openers for Seniors

20. AcuRite Indoor Digital Thermometer, $30.51
From The Best Indoor Thermometers We Tested This Year

21. Snapware 4-piece Storage Container Set, $12.49
From The Best Freezer Containers

22. Grill Heat Aid BBQ Gloves, $25.99
From The Best BBQ Gloves

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best gifts under 50 giant ant farm

Our Favorite Gifts for Hobbyists (and Crafty Kids)

23. Uncle Milton Giant Ant Farm, $19.99
From The Best Ant Farms

24. Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set (pack of 18), $19.98 
From The Best Paints for Wood Crafts

25. Stanwood Needlecraft Hand-Operated Yarn Ball Winder, $34.95
From The Best Yarn Winders

26. Sno Valley Mushrooms Queen Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit, $38
From The Best Mushroom Growing Kits

27. DilaBee CRAFTZEE Candlemaking Kit, $26.99
From The Best Candle-Making Kits

best gifts under 50 jumbo cooler bag

Eco-Friendly Gear That Anyone Will Love

28. Creative Green Life Jumbo Insulated Cooler Bag, $27.99 
From The Best Insulated Grocery Bags

29. Brita UltraMax 18-cup Extra Large Filtered Water Dispenser, $37.98
From The Best Water Filters

30. Yeti Rambler 20 Ounce Travel Mug, $35
From The Best Travel Mugs

31. Relentless Drive Large Car Drying Towel, $29.99
From The Best Car Drying Towels

32. MOSO Natural Air Purifying Bag 3-pack, $28.95
From The Best Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifier Bags

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best gifts under 50 ice scraper

Winter Storm-Ready Stocking Stuffers

33. Minus33 Ridge Cuff Beanie, $22.99
From The Best Winter Hats

34. BESKAR Rechargeable Hand Warmer, $24.99
From The Best Rechargeable Hand Warmers We Tested This Year

35. Midland WR120B/WR120EZ NOAA Emergency Weather Alert Radio, $34.88
From The Best Emergency Radios We Tested This Year

36. AstroAI Snow Brush and Detachable Ice Scraper, $11.99
From The Best Ice Scrapers

37. Carhartt Cold Snap Insulated Work Gloves, from $46
From The Best Waterproof Gloves We Tested This Year

Prices are accurate as of December 5, 2023.


Daryna Tobey

Deputy Editor

Daryna Tobey began working for in September 2020 and assumed the role of deputy editor for the Service & News team in June 2021. She has been a professional editor and writer for 20 years and specializes in content relating to home, garden, wine, food, and travel.