7 Thoughtful Holiday Gifts under $50

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7 Thoughtful Holiday Gifts under $50

How’s your holiday shopping coming along? It’s usually easy to choose a present for the people closest to us, since we see them often and know exactly what they like. It’s harder to shop for a family and friends that we care about but don’t get to see as often.

And the trickiest part of all? Staying on budget while still selecting a great gift.

We’ve got some help for that last piece. Try these ideas for our favorite holiday items that cost less than $50 but are sure to please.

For Kids

Pinhole Press Photo Tangram Puzzles

Photo Tangram Puzzles

This customizable gift lets you get creative while helping the kids in your life build their problem-solving and logical thinking skills. Each tangram puzzle comes with two sets. Choose a photo for each set for the custom, photo puzzle side. Then use the patterned side to make fun shapes and objects. A gift that can be used in multiple ways so the fun doesn’t have to stop.

Build your own Pinball Machine

Build Your Own Pinball Game

Older kids will love this environmentally friendly project. With recycled cardboard, a rubber band and their own sense of play, kids can put together a unique pinball game that really works. This is the perfect antidote to all those blinking smartphones and video games on Christmas morning.

Thinking Putty

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty

This ultra-stretchy putty is designed to be played with: pull it, crush it, sculpt it. It’s a great fidget toy that can help build fine motor skills or aid in concentration, and it even comes in colors that glow. Don’t be surprised if the adults in your life want some, too.

For Adults

Pinhole Press Large Photo Wall Calendar

Photo Wall Calendar

Everyone needs a calendar, so why not give them a personalized one that reminds them of fun memories throughout the year. These wall calendars and super simple and come in different colors to fit the person you are gifting them to. Great for grandparents and relatives that live far away!

Flower subscription

BloomsyBox Flower Subscription

Okay, so this may be deceiving because it is a subscription, which means you will end up paying more than $50. But for $39.99 a month with shipping included, it is a lovely reminder to your loved one that your thinking of them. Not to mention, who doesn’t love the scent of fresh flowers lingering throughout the house?

 Mason Jar Flower Gardens

Mason Jar Flower Gardens

Bring a splash of summer to the season with these cute tabletop gardens. This mini hydroponic system lets amateurs and green thumbs alike grow colorful annuals indoors. It’s the perfect way to get through the next few months of wintery weather.

Remember, great gifts don’t have to break the bank. There’s always something unique that’s sure to make your loved ones smile. Ready, set, shop!

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