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Best Christmas Gift for Wife Under $50 or Less

June 24, 2022 16 min read

Gift-giving isn't always easy, no matter how well you know the person you're shopping for. We know a gift card might seem like the most affordable and easiest option, but your gift will appreciate you going the extra mile after you pick out something special for her.  Whether it's a lifelong partner in crime or a new flame you're just getting to know, we’ve put together a list of unique Christmas gifts for wife under $50 that we think will impress her. And in case you're shopping for a last-minute gift, most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days.

1. Puffer Coat

A go-to puffer is a closet must-have, especially during the winter months when they want to stay warm while also looking fashionable. This oversized matte black style is stunning.

2. Crosley Vintage Executive USB Turntable

If your giftee has been thinking about getting a record player but hasn't taken the plunge, I recommend you make the leap and treat them to one. This Bluetooth style is both affordable and beautiful as a piece of home decor.

3. Miniature Coffee Maker

Perhaps they don't have enough room for a traditional coffee machine. Get them this bright red option that is ideal for small spaces!

4. Thermal Straightening Brush 2.0 Polished Perfection

Heated brushes are HOT RN, and this one gets four stars! It will straighten hair quickly while also leaving it smooth and silky.

5. Moisturizer Watermelon Glow Pink Juice

This luminous moisturizer contains watermelon extract, plumping hyaluronic acid, and soothing botanicals such as peony and jasmine extracts. It also has a plethora of five-star reviews from satisfied customers.

6. Rosé Facial Resurfacing Mask

A relaxing face mask is essential for at-home spa nights. Get them this one with red grapes and rose petals.

7. Fria

If you're going to get your giftee skincare this year, why not include this precious fridge for their face products? It will keep all of their natural-ingredient washes, serums, and masks super fresh.

8. Multi Candy Cardigan

A warm and colorful cardigan is a must-have in their wardrobe! They can wear it with any type of outfit. It will keep them warm and fashionable.

9. Black Croc Shoulder Bag Ruby

Their wardrobe is incomplete without a black handbag. The sleekest crocodile design can be found on this chic gem. It's also made of vegan leather!

10. Typical Sleep Pillow

That pillow that everyone is talking about? It's most likely the one from Casper. Give them this super soft and fluffy pillow that is also very affordable!

11. Gift Set for Hand Care

You can't go wrong with a luxurious hand soap and lotion set. This is one of those things they don't want to buy for themselves but desperately want.

12. Set of Cocktail Shakers

This set, which includes a cocktail shaker, two stemless martini glasses, a jigger tool, and a bar spoon, will satisfy their inner bartender.

13. Vest with Mountain Pile Fleece

A soft vest is one of those must-have fashion items that will keep you warm but not overly toasty if the weather isn't particularly chilly. This L.L. Bean selection is perfect for the man in your life. Bean.

14. Organizer for Watch Boxes

Get him this super-cool drawer organizer that will hold his watches, sunglasses, jewelry, and other accessories.

15. Cheese & Crackers with a Monogram

These stunning monogrammed cheese boards will delight the cheese lover in your life.

16. Roller for Vibrating Foam

This vibrating foam roller functions similarly to a physical therapist, chiropractor, and masseuse. It's also portable and rechargeable!

17. Turtleneck Sweater Doni

This cozy sweater will be the focal point of many of their 'fits. It's also available in four other colors!

18. Steal Quad Eyeshadow Palette by Blitz

We understand that $65 for eyeshadow isn't exactly cheap, but when it's the most pigmented, luxurious formula you've ever laid your eyes on (or laid on your eyes? ), you can bet it's worth every penny.

19. Anthurium Pink

If the person you're shopping for enjoys plants, they'll appreciate receiving this lovely potted one delivered right to their door by this incredibly convenient plant delivery service.

20. Hoops Made of Brass

These hand-forged hoops are a timeless gift that they'll keep and wear for years to come—or until you ask to borrow them and never return them.

21. Purchase Bearded Collection

Do you know a guy with a beard? This is a present for them. This Christmas gift set includes a moisturizing beard wash, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, beard balm, beard serum, and a microfiber towel.

22. Bum Bum Cream from Brazil

My only complaint about this body butter cream is how quickly I go through it. But that is about to change thanks to this jumbo jar! Anyone who enjoys 1) body butter, 2) the smell of vacation, and 3) glowing skin would be delighted to receive this as a Christmas gift for a wife under $50.

23. Digital Air Fryer in The Kitchen

There's probably someone on your list who hasn't experienced the absolute joy of owning and using an air fryer, but they will once you give them one this holiday season.

24. MacBook Case in Bronze Silk

This laptop case looks and feels like silk, but because it's made of polyurethane leather, you won't have to worry about it snagging or becoming ruined.

25. Eau de Parfum Santal 33

Everyone, from your sister to your boss, would want to smell like this. It smells like the most luxurious thing you could spritz on yourself, with notes of violet, iris, cedarwood, and sandalwood.

26. Set of Holiday Cologne Samples

The leather Dopp kit, believe it or not, is only a bonus component of this Christmas gift set. This fragrance sampler includes nine samples of popular colognes as well as a coupon for a full-size featured cologne.

27. Hypernature Votive Set

Give them this irresistible cosmic collection. They'll be lighting up these stunning bbs all day, every day.

28. Drying Rack and Towel Warmer

With this Christmas gift, your loved one can hang all of their towels, robes, blankets, pajamas, and whatever else they want (well, maybe not everything, but you get the idea) and feel like they're at an at-home spa every day.

29. 25-Oz. Insulated Set of Stemless Wine Glasses and Beverage Canteen

As lovely as fancy-schmancy wine glasses are, they're not ideal for someone who prefers to drink outside, by a fire, by the pool, or even on a picnic. This set includes a 25-oz. canteen and two 12-oz. glasses Stemless wine glasses with lids that not only keep your drink at the desired temperature but also keep your glasses from breaking.

30. Bevel Shaving Kit

How stylish is this grooming set? And I'm not referring to the razor! Sorry for the dad joke, but it seemed appropriate for this dad-appropriate gift. He'll get the Bevel safety razor, badger shave brush, shave cream, priming oil, restoring balm, and 20 replacement blades in this set.

31. Gold Vermeil Pyramid Coin Pendant

You'll have a hard time parting with this coin necklace (also available in sterling silver, 10k solid gold, and 14k solid gold) once you get it.

32. Travel Set with Duffield Eye Mask, Pouch, and Blanket

As if this trio travel gift set wasn't already incredible, the pouch doubles as a travel pillow when the matching eye mask and blanket are stuffed inside. *Genius*

33. Slippers Made of Suede

Don't know what to get someone on your list? Stop stressing and get these unisex suede slippers lined with shearling wool.

34. Stagg Pour-Over Coffee and Tea Kettle for Stovetop

This sleek little tea kettle comes in matte white (shown here), matte black, and stainless steel and includes a thermometer on top so you don't burn yourself.

35. Universal Charger & UV Smartphone Sanitizer

If you're looking for another Christmas gift for a wife under $50, consider this handy phone charger with a disinfecting UV-light—because no one wants to think about all the nasty surfaces their phone has touched.

36. Self-care Gift Set

Pamper her with this Lush gift set filled with body scrubs, soaps, moisturizers, and more. She will appreciate the beautiful, reusable gift box and all the goodies inside.  

37. Comfy Wearable Blanket

The sherpa lining will keep her toasty no matter what she's doing around the house. Don't know her size? No problem, this is a one-size-fits-all, oversized wearable blanket.    

38. Personalized Video Message from Her Favorite Celebrity

Cameo has tons of famous people she might want a personalized video message from. There's something for almost everyone on Cameo, with prices as low as $1. You can choose a category, like reality TV or athletes, and filter by price and how long it takes to get a response. 

39. Customized Essential Oil Set

Show her how much you know her by gifting her a custom essential oil set. Whether it's scented you know she'll love or specific oils for stress relief or sleep, she'll appreciate these thoughtful christmas gifts for a wife under $50. You can choose from 60 available scents. And if you can't decide on just 6 oils, you can add two more oils for an additional cost that's still less than $50.  

40. custom map of their favorite place

A custom map of their hometown, college town, or favorite getaway is sure to brighten up the room.

41. monogrammed palm-leaf clutch

Buying accessories, especially something like a bag or purse, can be tricky, but an understated piece like this, with the added touch of a monogram, has a place in most wardrobes.

42. bottle of fine olive oil

There may be no more versatile gift for the home cook than a bottle of good olive oil. Whatever they're into cooking or prepping, it'll go to good use.

43. vegan-, gluten-, and cruelty-free hair and body kit

If she's going away for the holidays, this might help her decompress after a long drive or flight. It also comes neatly packaged in a fun, neon bag.

44. bath caddy for over-the-top "me" time, complete with a tablet holder

Sometimes a bath is all anyone really wants, and what better than a tray to accommodate everything she could possibly need to enter full relaxation mode?

45. pair of ultra-thick bison-wool socks

If these don't help get her through the winter, nothing will. Made with a blend of wool, down, nylon, and spandex, they're the perfect combination of warmth and stretch, and an all-around favorite of the Insider Reviews team.

46. trio of succulents for the aspiring plant person

For plant newbies, there's nothing better than to start with tiny succulents. Marked by the brand as the best for beginners, the fresh houseplants will be delivered straight to her doorstep. This assortment can include either three succulents or six succulents, with both options under $50. 

47. The at-home blowout tool

This all-in-one hair dryer from Revlon garnered a large following online and won the hearts of the Insider Reviews team. It rivals luxury hair tools at a fraction of the price. It's a game changer for cutting down on time and heat damage to your hair without sacrificing your look. 

48. DIY birth month flower kit

For a twist on the traditional bouquet, give her this flower kit that's an easy and fun project. She'll appreciate the personal touch of choosing her birth month flower, whether it be a sunflower, daisy, or marigold.

49. simple yet sweet bracelet

There's nothing quite like pearls, and this simple but elegant bracelet has a couple nestled together.

50.n Amazon Echo Dot

Maybe she needs something better than her phone or her laptop to play music. This isn't exactly a booming sound system by any means, but it will more than suffice.

51. live lobster dinner

Maybe you're too far away for a romantic dinner this year, but that doesn't mean you can't spoil her. Or maybe you are home — tack on another one for yourself and cook her a dinner to remember.

52. customizable photo book

Get a little sentimental by commemorating their life highlights with this custom photo book. You can choose from 10 colors and fill up to 30 pages with photos, cool layouts, and special messages.

54. letter subscription service for the history buff

Once a month for six months, this mail subscription service will send detailed replicas of historical documents, like Albert Einstein's correspondence with FDR. team of archivists digs up fascinating historical documents, and graphic designers replicate them — handwriting, signatures, and all. 

55. picnic blanket that's super comfortable

This blanket has a soft flannel top and waterproof bottom, plus straps to keep it compact and loops to hold it down on windier days. We've even ranked this one as the best for comfort in our guide to the best picnic blankets.

56. puzzle that commemorates a special date

Celebrate her special day — birthday, anniversary, or milestone — with this interactive memento. Enter any date since 1851 and find the New York Times front-page printed from that exact date.

57. All-purpose tote with a detachable wristlet

A plain tote may seem like a boring gift, but this one is reversible and features a detachable wristlet. You're getting three different bags for $50. It's a utilitarian Christmas gift for a wife under $50 with a fashion-friendly twist.

58.Workout Tee For All Seasons

This bestselling workout shirt from Under Armor will keep them moving with four-way stretch construction and quick-drying, sweat-wicking fabric. Its looser fit makes it comfortable, and it comes in 15 colors.

59.Reusable Tote Bag For Trips To The Market

This tote is both a convenient and sturdy way to take home your groceries. It's handmade and supports artisan women in rural Bangladeshi communities.

60.Box Of Chocolate Bars From Madagascar

The chocolate connoisseur in your life will savor this Christmas gift box of four dark chocolate bars from Madagascar. She can indulge in flavors like Salted Almond, 80% Dark, Toasted Coconut, and Sea Salt, but you can also opt-out of specific flavors to fit her taste preferences.

61. Painting Kit For Beginners

If she's artistic — or strives to be — she'll appreciate this painting kit that anyone can follow with ease. Creating her work of art will take up to three hours, but she'll end up with a frame-worthy masterpiece.

62. Coffee-And-Tea Bundle

For your favorite fan of both morning beverages, Bean Box offers a Christmas gift box with four coffees and four teas.

63.Kindle Case That Looks Like Her Favorite Book

You'll find many classic book covers cleverly printed onto Kindle cases, along with one that looks like an unmarked leather-bound book.ll she has to do is pop it on her e-reader.

64.Exceptionally Useful Set Of Silicone Container Lids

If she enjoys cooking, chances are she's probably spent a good amount of time trying to find the right container and lid for her leftovers. These silicone lids are a snap.ll you have to do is pop one over a bowl or baking dish, and you get an airtight seal for easy storage in the fridge.

65. Cold Brew Maker

Caffeine lovers who can't get enough of their favorite drink tend to spend a lot of money at coffee shops to get their fix. Make it easier for her to drink cold brew at home with this simple-to-use brewing pitcher.

66. Wine-Inspired Bath Soaps

This all-natural vegan soap mimics red and white wines with its oils and scents, offering a unique way to wind down after a long day. The set includes chardonnay, cabernet, pinot noir, and pinot grigio.

67.Alexa-Enabled Smart Plug

This voice-controlled smart plug allows her to control lights, chargers, and whatever else she wants through Alexa. She can also use the Alexa app to turn the outlets on and off if she doesn't have an Echo.

68.Inexpensive Accessory For Her Phone

PopSocket Grips are an inexpensive but extremely useful Christmas gift that your wife will be happy to have. She can stick them on the back of her phone, Kindle, iPad, or any other device to create a comfortable grip that allows her to hold her device one-handed.

69. Perfume Subscription

If she loves to switch up her scents, Scentbird is an affordable service that lets her choose a month's supply of perfume from thousands of well-known and new fragrances. With a three-month subscription, she can try something new or stick to the ones she knows and loves.

70.Monthly Book Subscription

Each month, this service curates five book choices — some of the early releases — and she'll choose her favorite. The service will send the book directly to her. She can also skip a month if she's behind on her reading.

71.Portable Charger That Also Lights Up The Bottom Of Her Bag

No more frantically searching for gum or lip balm at the bottom of her giant tote bag — this little light can be attached to her keychain or even a zipper on her bag so she can easily see everything in its depths. It can also charge her phone.

72.Monthly Subscription To Handpicked Rental Jewelry Pieces

It's hard to gift jewelry she'll love, so give her options. This monthly subscription box offers three pieces of jewelry for rent, according to her style. From a choker necklace to statement earrings, the choices are vast. The monthly membership allows her to wear and swap sets whenever she likes, with the option to buy them for an additional price.

73.Adjustable Rolling Pin

Anyone who loves to bake will appreciate this adjustable rolling pin that allows for more precision with dough thickness.ll she'll have to do is remove or add the different-sized rings and let them guide her.

74.Letter Board Where She Can Leave Notes Or Fun Messages

Sporting events, holidays, parties — there are a ton of occasions during which these come in handy. She'll also love being able to play around with it day to day at home with her favorite lyrics, phrases, or even messages to roommates.

75.Wine Saver For Open Bottles

Sometimes you just can't finish the bottle of wine. That's when the Vacu Vin comes in. It's a simple, small gadget that removes the oxygen from your open bottle and gives it an airtight seal to preserve the freshness and prevent oxidation.

76.Trendy Candle She'S Probably Already Got Her Eyes On

A candle makes for one of the best Christmas gift for a wife under $50 or less that you can give for any occasion. They come beautifully packaged, and they feature scents that are complex and rich.

77.Popular Cookbook She'S Probably Seen On Instagram

Whether she's new to the kitchen or it's her favorite room in the house, she can try lots of easy-to-make desserts from Claire Saffitz's cookbook.

78.Flexible Herb Garden For The Home

She doesn't need a green thumb to make these herbs grow. These pretty jars can hold fresh basil for sauces, mint to kick up her cocktail game, and more.

79.Way For Her To Share And Pass Down Memories And Traditions

This book is like a guided journal for her to record her memories, accomplishments, and experiences. No matter her age, it's something she'll undoubtedly enjoy keeping track of and sharing with others.

80.Natural Body Scrub

Pamper her with this coconut-and-rose-infused body scrub that gently exfoliates. It'll leave her skin feeling soft and moisturized – not to mention she'll smell wonderful wherever she goes. You can read more about this product in our guide to the best body scrubs. 

81.Tablet For Easy Entertainment

Great for traveling or lounging at home, the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is an affordable way to stay connected to all her favorite apps, games, and streaming services on a larger screen than her phone.

82.Excellent Cookbook For Entertainers

If having people over is more of a pleasure than a chore for her, she'll adore this cookbook full of clever recipe ideas for casual entertaining.

83.Comfy Neck Pillow For Trains And Planes

If she goes on a lot of trips (or has travel anxiety), the Christmas gift of comfort is one she'll appreciate.

84.Smart Way For Her To Stay Organized While Traveling

Frequent travelers need a way to keep all their cords and cables organized. This leather roll-up organizer has eight slots for cords and headphones, plus a pouch where your charger base can fit.

85.Clever Way To Collect Accomplishments And Hopes

These lovely, hand blown glass balls have a small hole at the base. Your giftee writes a wish or achievement on one of the 52 included slips of paper. A year later, she'll have a display piece full of meaning.

86.Guide Full Of Inspiration For Her Future Adventures

This worldwide bucket list won't cure her wanderlust, but it'll definitely provide her inspiration and fodder for planning her travels.

87.Tinted Lip Balm With Sun Protection

If her beauty preferences tend to be more natural, she likely loves a good tinted lip balm. Fresh makes some of the best — the color options are universally flattering, and the formula is smooth, hydrating, and buttery. We've even named this the best option with SPF in our guide to the best-tinted lip balms. 

88.Armband That Holds Her Phone On Runs Or At The Gym

If she loves to run or spends a lot of time at the gym, this top-rated armband will be a lifesaver. Just make sure you know what model phone she carries, as the sizing may differ.

89.Makeup And Skincare Subscription

Birchbox is a skincare and makeup subscription that sends tons of beauty samples to test out and play around with. If she loves any of them, she can easily buy the full-sized version through the service. You can opt to give a longer subscription if you'd like. 

90.Bainty Pair Of Hoops

So many people on the Insider Reviews team have a pair of these open hoops. Their horseshoe shape is just different enough to set them apart, while tiny, twinkly cubic zirconia catches the light to add a bit of sparkle.

91. Puzzle of Her Heroines

This puzzle features illustrations of both prominent and lesser-known women who have shaped and changed the course of history.

92. Portable External Battery

A good external battery is one of those practical christmas gifts for a wife under $50 who probably needs but won't buy herself. Treat her to a good one that holds enough juice to charge her iPhone three times or her Galaxy twice.

93. Reusable Produce Bags

If she's an avid grocery shopper who opts for eco-friendly products, she'll appreciate this functional and sustainable set of mesh produce bags. The color-coded tags and drawstrings will help keep things organized.

94. Cozy Throw Blanket to Keep Her Warm

This blanket has been a fan favorite for a while, which is why L.L.Bean carries this new and improved version. The brand made the blanket even softer with 100% polyester that's been brushed on both sides. It's so soft she'll want to be wrapped in it at all times, which is why we've also included it in our guide to the best throw blankets.

95. Interactive Cooking Class

With Sur La Table's virtual cooking classes, she can follow along with expert chefs live from the comfort of her kitchen. These hands-on 90- to 120-minute classes cover everything from seasonal dishes to cocktails and desserts.

96. The Be-all, End-all in French Cookbooks

There might be no compendium of French recipes more definitive than Julia Child's, and there's always Volume Two for next year.lso, you may get some great meals out thanks to this Christmas gift.

97. Elegant Bottle Bolder

This elegant marble-wood bottle holder keeps her favorite wine cool for hours on end. When she isn't staging it next to a charcuterie board, the holder is just a bouquet away from doubling as a vase. 

98. Simple Knitting Kit for Beginners

Whether she's new to knitting or a long-time pro, this crafty beanie kit has everything she needs — from the yarn to the needles and, of course, the instructions.

99. Customizable Box of Candy for Adults

Satisfy her sweet tooth with a custom box of candy. Sugarfina's candies are distinctly "adult" — but she'll still feel like a kid when she digs into a box of rosé gummies.

100. Bottle of Self-Cleaning Water

If your friend has a dozen water bottles that they can't clean because of the inconveniently small mouth hole, get them this self-cleaning bottle so they can have one that's always ready to go.

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