Fifty Gifts Under Fifty Dollars

Gifts for Her

Natural Gemstone Earrings. A jewelry piece with her birthstone, like these rainbow moonstone and amethyst earrings, is sure to make a lovely gift. The large variety at Angels Forever makes it easy to find a piece with special meaning. Angels Forever Windows of Light. $48.

Celestial Constellation Necklace.

For stargazers or fans of daily horoscopes, these delicate, cubic zirconia necklaces let you customize chain length and star sign. potionnumber9, Etsy. Starting at $32.95.

Warm and Cozy Care Package.

Send a warm cup of chai tea and fuzzy socks to create the perfect self-care day. Customize the box by choosing from a variety of mugs and greeting cards. UnboxMeGifts, Etsy. $43.

Essential Oil Diffuser.

These attractive oil diffusers freshen up your space with the lovely scent of essential oils and glow from within with color-changing LEDs. Eco Candle Co. $40.

Velvet Floral Bandana. A versatile accessory that can be tied up in her hair or worn like a scarf. The velvet texture is oh-so-soft and is available in a variety of designs. Francesca’s. $14.00

Coffee Shop Tee. Let her show her love of coffee with this cute (and super soft) graphic tee. Poppy Avenue Boutique. $36.

Wisconsin Girl Hat. Show a little home state (or adopted state) pride with this knit hat that will keep her warm and stylish. Available in several different colors.  Tricia’s Treasures and Bistro. $29.99

Perfect Oversize Sweater. A neutral-toned knit sweater is a versatile addition to any wardrobe, making it a great gift, especially during the winter months. Available in several different colors. The Revival. $39.99.

Sun Catcher. Brighten up her space during those looming winter months with a vibrant, celestial-themed suncatcher. The crystal prisms will cast light and rainbows all around. Avadir & Co., Etsy. $15.99

Aromatherapy Set. Wind down with a calming set of lotions infused with essential oils of lavender and vanilla. Includes pillow spray for a relaxing night’s sleep. Bath & Body Works. $34.50.

Gifts for Him

Old Fashioned Gift Box. Send a little gift from Wisconsin with the Old Fashioned Gift Box. Includes old fashioned syrup, muddler, shot glass, and two coasters. Blue Moon Emporium. $39.99

Mug O’ Meat. Comes with a variety of exotic meats in a commemorative beer glass or gift box. Choose jerky or sticks from alligator, venison, and more, or let the staff build it for you with their bestselling flavors. All Things Jerky. Starting at $24.99.

Beard Care Kit. For the fella with the full beard, this kit includes a brush to tame flyaway hairs and oil to make his beard grow full. $38.

Catch Co. Mystery Tackle Box. This mystery tackle box of fishing lures and tackle will give the sportsman in your life a nice surprise. Choose from boxes geared toward bass, panfish and trout, ice fishing, and more! Amazon. $22.99.

Coffee for a Cause. Black Rifle Coffee Company is founded and owned by veterans and their mission is to make great coffee and give back to other veterans in the process. Choose from a huge variety of roasts and flavors. 12 oz. bags, $14.99.

Radiate Portable Campfire. Have a campfire anywhere with this portable campfire from Radiate. Up to five hours of burn time allows you to get warm quickly while camping or set up for a night of s’mores in the backyard. Amazon. $27.99.

Rabbit Freezable Glasses. Keep your favorite beverage cold without worrying about diluting it with ice. The silicone grips make sure that your hands won’t get too cold, while the interior gel keeps your drink cold ‘til the last drop. Amazon. Set of Two, $35.

Stanley Classic Flask. There’s a reason that Stanley continues to persevere from generation to generation. This classic and stylish flask from Stanley is a perfect, pocket-friendly choice. Amazon. $24.95. 

Anker Wireless Charger. You never have to worry about plugging your phone in at night with a wireless charger. Simply set this Wireless Charger on his nightstand and he’ll be good to go. Amazon. $19.49.

Tech Cleaning Cloths. From eyeglasses to smartphones, you can never have enough microfiber cleaning cloths on hand to wipe pesky fingerprint smudges from screens. These make great stocking stuffers! Amazon. Pack of Six, $8.95.

Gifts for Kids

First Orchard Board Game. A perfect first board game for kids as young as two years old. Help them collect fruits from the orchard before the raven comes to steal it! Gnome Games. $29.99

Trailblazer T-Shirt. Give your little ones a role model. From artists to scientists, these are super cute tees to inspire them to pursue their interests. Piccolina. $28. 

Crazy Fort. The Crazy Fort lets kids design and build their own forts! Just bring your own blankets after assembling your design. The design possibilities are endless and make for a perfect rain or snow day activity. Amazon. $47.

LumiPet Night Light. LumiPets night lights are the sweetest combination of night light and toy. The rechargeable LED changes color with the touch of a button and even comes with a sleep timer. The soft material is safe for little ones to chew.  Lullabye Shop. $22.99.

Kids Sewing Kit. This embroidery kit is a great introduction to sewing. The kits come with a pre-printed design of your choice so kids can begin to learn how to use a needle and thread. Perfect for an artistic kid. MamaPsPlaceLLC, Etsy. $19.95.

Toasty Animal Plushie. This adorable stuffed animal comes with a removable hot pad. Remove the hot pad and heat in the microwave to have a warm and cozy friend to cuddle with. Urban Outfitters. $36.

Karaoke Mic. This mic and speaker combo lets you sing karaoke at home with your smartphone. Perfect for kids and adults alike, the whole family can take turns singing along to their favorites. Amazon. $29.99.

Isaac Jacobs LED Neon Wall Sign. Get the look of neon signs with this much less expensive LED version. These are really fun and come in several styles that are a perfect addition to a kid’s bedroom. Amazon. $29.99.

Flipslide Game. This fast-paced puzzle game is like an intense Rubix cube. Flip, slide, and match the colors to beat the clock! Better yet, it has a multiplayer mode so the whole family can give it a try. Walmart. $22. 

Personalized Name Puzzle. Custom wooden name puzzles let little ones learn the letters of their name in this custom toy. The spinning gears, shapes, and wooden pegs are sure to keep them busy. homeNwood, Etsy. Prices vary by length of name, $26 – $45.

Gifts for Everyone

Gifts to Celebrate Family

Family Tree Art Print. This framed, personalized art print lets you add the names of your whole family. Whether it’s a gift for the grandparents with all the grandkids names, or you leave the top blank to add the names for your growing family, this is a fun way to celebrate everyone. SweetHooligansDesign, Etsy. Starting at $30.

We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game. This game makes you dig deep with a series of conversation-starting questions. A fun way to have unexpected conversations with your family during the holidays. Urban Outfitters. $30.

The Giving Plate. Start a new tradition with the Giving Plate. Fill the decorative plate with homemade treats and pass it on to spread some holiday cheer. See how far the plate can go! St. Patrick’s Gifts and Books. $28.99.

Preserve Family Videos. Many of us have old family videos on tapes, and even 8mm film, that are getting difficult to watch as technology advances. Get them converted to DVDs so you can keep watching them with your family! Murray Photo. Starting at $19.99.

Custom Family Sign. Have a custom sign made to celebrate your family with these rustic, hand-painted signs that include monogram, family name, and establish date. The Vintage Garden. $50.

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Gifts that Take You Near and Far

Wisco Roots Hoodie. Always know your roots in this cozy, unisex hoodie. Super soft and always a reminder of Wisconsin, no matter where your travels take you. Hoot and Company. $40.

Appleton Map Stainless Tumbler. Let the hometown love continue with a stainless tumbler featuring a map of Appleton. Double walled insulated stainless-steel holds 10 ounces of your favorite hot beverage. The Vintage Garden. $39.95. 

Tech Accessory Roll. Organize your loose cords with this custom leather travel roll. Choose the color and hardware and have your name or initials hand stamped into the front to keep all your cords from getting tangled in your luggage. Northwind Supply, Etsy. Starting at $27.

Scratch the World Travel Map. Keep track of all your world destinations with a scratch-off world travel map. Perfect for the person who’s bucket list is full of travel goals. Amazon. $24.99. 

Collapsible Metal Straws. These reusable metal straws collapse into a convenient, travel size case that can clip onto a backpack or luggage. A great stocking stuffer idea! Amazon. Pack of Two, $10.99.

Gifts for Everyone

Gifts for the Foodie

Foodie Dice. For the chef in your life, try the Foodie Dice to help them inspire their meal planning. The combinations will challenge them to find, or invent, new recipes for their weeknight meals. TwoTmbleweeds, Etsy. $24.

Food Network Pizza Stone. A hefty pizza stone will improve the quality of your home baked pizzas. Whether freshly made or frozen, a pizza stone will help you get that crispy crust as if you had your very own brick oven. Kohl’s. $39.99.

Chocolate. There is rarely a gift more appreciated than a box of chocolates. The Georgetown Gift Box includes caramels, angel food candy, mixed nuts, and assorted chocolates. Vande Walle’s Candies. $44.50.

Craft Cocktail Mixes. These Camp Cocktail Kits offer a variety of seasonal flavors. Mix with your favorite alcohol and let sit in the refrigerator to brew up flavored cocktails like Hot Toddy, Pumpkin Smash, or Cranberry Martini. Poppy Avenue Boutique. $25.

Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Make cold brew at home in this glass bottle with a built-in strainer. Simply place your favorite coffee grounds in the strainer, add water, and let sit in the refrigerator for eight hours before enjoying an iced coffee at home. Amazon. $26.95.

Gifts for Everyone

Gifts for the Homebody

Ceramic Wall Planters. These terracotta wall planters are an adorable way to incorporate some succulents or small plants in unexpected places. Whether you group a few together or put one amongst other decor, it’s sure to brighten up your space. Avenue Art and Co. $9.99 – $14.99.

Sherpa Weighted Blanket. This fluffy sherpa covers a weighted blanket that is sure to give you a sound sleep. The heavy blanket feels like a warm, gentle hug. Target. $49.

Puzzle A Day. 365 Day of logic puzzles to test your IQ. From word searches to Sudoku, test your brain over your morning cup of coffee. Boardlandia. $10.

“In Our House” Rustic Sign. This handwritten wood sign adds rustic charm and daily reminders of the little things that make a house a home. There are many more cozy and eclectic decor items available. Cedar Harbor. $25.

Modern Sprout Indoor Herb Kit. This self-watering basil plant makes growing herbs indoors, year-round a breeze. Have fresh basil in your kitchen for all your recipes. The jar contains a passive hydroponic system that makes overwatering near impossible. The Frame Workshop. $21.95.


A gift that doesn’t cost anything at all is letting someone know that you’re thinking of them. Whether sending a handwritten note or a quick text, taking the time to wish an old friend from school or long-lost cousin a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays is priceless.