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.

By Daryna Tobey | Published Nov 15, 2022 1:21 PM

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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 2022, 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, $43.99
From The Best Tool Belt Suspenders

2. WUBEN C3 Tactical Flashlight, $32.99
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, $39.99
From The Best Construction Knee Pads

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





Great Outdoor Gifts

6. Coleman Classic 2 Burner Camping Stove, $48.49
From The Best Camping Stoves

7. Apollo Exports International Railing Planter, $29.60 
From The Best Railing Planters

8. Truly Garden Hori Hori Garden Knife, $29.94
From The Best Hori Hori Knives

9. Jasonwell Foldable Dog Pool, $42.99
From The Best Dog Pools

10. Gardzen 5-Piece Garden Propagator Set, $18.99
From The Best Seed Starting Trays



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The Most Giftable Home Decor

11. Florensi Meditation Cushion, $44.99
From The Best Meditation Cushions

12. LBRO2M Deep Pocket Bed Sheets, $22.79
From The Best Hypoallergenic Sheets

13. Brightech Ambience Pro Solar Powered String Lights, $49.99
From The Best Outdoor Solar Lights

14. WETCAT Turkish Beach Towel, $23.99
From The Best Turkish Towels

15. Decor Therapy Mae Table Lamp, $35.70
From The Best Table Lamps

16. EASELAND All Season Queen Down Alternative Comforter, $49.90
From The Best Down Alternative Comforters

17. ASPECTEK Indoor Bug Killer, $44.98
From The Best Indoor Bug Zappers



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Practical Presents for the Kitchen

18. Bialetti Express Moka Pot, $49.99
From The Best Moka Pots

19. Cuisinart Deluxe Electric Can Opener, $49.45
From The Best Can Openers for Seniors

20. Messermeister Avanta 4-Piece Steak Knife Set, $49.95
From The Best Steak Knives

21. SimpleHuman Rechargeable Sensor Liquid Soap Dispenser, $49.99
From The Best Automatic Soap Dispensers

22. Snapware 24-piece Storage Container Set, $41.98
From The Best Freezer Containers

23. Grill Heat Aid BBQ Gloves, $37.99
From The Best BBQ Gloves



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Our Favorite Gifts for Hobbyists (and Crafty Kids)

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

25. Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set (pack of 18), $19.10 
From The Best Paints for Wood Crafts

26. Stanwood Needlecraft Hand-Operated Yarn Ball Winder, $37.95
From The Best Yarn Winders

27. Sno Valley Mushrooms Queen Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit, $32
From The Best Mushroom Growing Kits

28. Quirkle Board Game, $24.99
From The Best Family Board Games



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Eco-Friendly Gear That Anyone Will Love

29. Creative Green Life Jumbo Insulated Cooler Bag, $26.99 
From The Best Insulated Grocery Bags

30. Waterdrop Chubby 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher, $26.59
From The Best Water Pitchers

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

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

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



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Winter Storm-Ready Stocking Stuffers

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

35. BESKAR Rechargeable Hand Warmer, $24.99
From The Best Hand Warmers

36. Midland WR120B/WR120EZ NOAA Emergency Weather Alert Radio, $29.95
From The Best Emergency Radios

37. AstroAI Snow Brush and Detachable Ice Scraper, $14.99
From The Best Ice Scrapers