Gifts under $50

The 15 Best Christmas Gifts Under $50, According to Google

The Google Holiday 100 includes some affordable ideas.

We put a lot of trust and faith in curated internet gift guides. Maybe too much. At best, the recommended products are a mix of highly rated Amazon finds. At worst, they're a random assortment of items that read more like an ad than a thoughtful suggestion.

But what if you could get gift recommendations from a search engine with access to millions of products and customer reviews? Now that would be a gift guide worth checking out — and it's exactly what the Google Holiday 100 is.

Drawing from U.S. search trends that took place between June and September 2023, the Holiday 100 rounds up the products and brands that meet one of three criteria. They hit an all-time high in search interest, had a dramatically high search interest compared to pre-pandemic levels, or showed some other noteworthy search pattern. Google also asked three noteworthy tastemakers — YouTuber Emma Chamberlain, Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler, and actress Stephanie Hsu — to share their top pick for the holiday season.

While a good chunk of the list is made up of expensive jewelry, high-tech gadgets and other luxury items, quite a few gifts under $50 still made the cut. Here are our favorite budget-friendly finds from the Google Holiday 100. And if you're still looking for more inspo for last-minute gifts, check out our gift guides for your mother-in-law gifts, teen gifts, holiday candles and even gifts for the Swiftie in your life.

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