Christmas Gifts 2019: Best Gifts Under $50 in Canada
So little time, so many people to shop for. Does that sound like your typical holiday season? As the days to Christmas count down faster than any of us care to admit, it seems like our to-do list continues to grow at an alarming rate.
Take some of the stress out of the holiday season with these unique gift ideas, all available online in Canada, and all of them under 50 bucks.
Seasonal Tea TowelsEveryone needs tea towels. They need to be replaced every so often, which actually makes them a nifty gift. We love these Buffalo plaid towels from Simons. They’re great for the winter season and thanks to the moose decal they’re plenty festive, too.
Moose Hunt Tea Towels, $3.75 each
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Fire TV StickEveryone knows that snuggling up and marathoning all of your guilty pleasure shows is what you really want to do this holiday season, so why not help your loved ones indulge in as much glorious TV and movies as they choose? Enter the Fire Stick, which lets you use thousands of apps, channels, and social media platforms (including Reddit and Facebook), from your TV.
Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote, $49.99
Artsy Measuring CupsWhy do kitchen utensils have to be boring? The answer is they don’t — in fact, they can sometimes be downright works of art. These artful cups certainly measure up to our expectations of cute-meets-functional, making them a perfect gift for any foodies or aspiring bakers on your list.
Eres Measuring Cups, Set of 4, $28
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An Astrological NecklaceLet the stars guide you to this zodiac inspired necklace, which is both personal and pretty thanks to the faux moonstones. The piece is made in Canada from pewter and silver-plated for a unique finish, and paired with an iridescent charm for that extra bit of astrological flair.
Foxy Originals Stargazer Pewter Pisces Pendant Necklace, $30
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A Customized Reel ViewerInvoke the nostalgia and the sentimentality all at once with a grown-up version of a cool retro toy. These reel viewers incorporate customized photos of all your favourite moments, making it a definite gift-giver win. Each viewer comes with a code to redeem a reel of seven images online, so make sure to plan this gift extra early.
Create Your Own Reel Viewer, $39.93
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Sheepskin InsolesIt’s not always practical (or 100 per cent stylish) to wear Uggs in the blistery winter months, but it is practical to be as warm and toasty as possible. Enter these brilliant insoles, which are guaranteed to keep toes blanketed and comfy all season long.
Sheepskin Insoles, $25
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A Chic Tech CaseKeeping track of phone chargers, USB cords, headphones and other wires can really wind a person up. This pragmatic case is stylish and productive, and allows you to keep track of several accessories all at once. As far as we’re concerned that makes it the perfect gift for the traveller and homebody alike. Marie Kondo would approve.
Vixen Network Case, $28
A Fashionable ScarfIt’s cold out there, so while it may seem cliché to gift someone with outerwear, a stylish piece is usually quite welcome. This unisex, reversible scarf is versatile and can be dressed up or down, making it a nice lightweight accessory as the dreary winter days march on.
Nicola Reversible Warm and Soft Unisex Scarf, $12.99
A Pour-Over Coffee MakerWe all know someone who could use a little more coffee in their lives. This easy-to-pour brewer makes it simple to whip up a four-cup pot of java at home, and it comes with a mesh filter that allows the coffee’s essential oils to seep through for full flavour. It’s also super cute, which means your recipient won’t want to hide it away with all the other unsightly kitchen appliances.
Bodum Pour-Over Coffee Maker with Filter and Cork Grip, $30
Makeup BrushesYou don’t need to own a YouTube channel to know the benefits of good makeup brushes. Unfortunately, few of us actually invest in a decent kit. Help someone on your list out by gifting them this set, which comes with five essential brushes packed into a sturdy bag. It also comes with a magnetic back pocket, which is perfect for snapping any powder palettes onto.
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A Pizza StonePretty much everyone loves pizza, but few realize how easy it is to actually make at home — especially if you have some pre-made dough from the store. If you’ve never tried to make ‘za on a pizza stone then we’re here to tell you about its game-changing properties. And if you have tried it, then you know exactly why it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
KSP Napolitana Pizza Stone, $40
The Next Cards Against HumanityIs there really a meme for everything? Find out with this Cards Against Humanity-reminiscent party game, which is slightly less offensive but still 100 per cent hilarious. Purchase one for your game-loving bestie, or this makes for a great White Elephant present too.
What Do You Meme Game, $40
Some Rockin’ Lip GlossGloss is making a comeback, and we can’t think of a better time to shimmer and shine than the holiday season. Tarte offers this four-pack of fan-fave glosses in mixed-metal ornament packaging that’s festive, pretty, and on-theme. Oh and did we mention they’re 100 per cent vegan?
Lip Ornaments Lipgloss Set, $36
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An Inspirational LightboxWriting your mantras on your bathroom mirror is so three years ago. If you really want an inspirational reminder, a customizable lightbox is where it’s at. Whether you pop it on the bathroom counter, place it at the front door, or display it on your desk at work, this is one lit gift.
My Cinema Lightbox, $24.99
A Cork GlobeIf you have a travel lover to buy for this year, odds are he or she will fall in love with this worldly present. The cork globe comes with eight pin markers so that you can showcase where you’ve been or where you want to go, making for a beautiful addition to offices, game rooms, and rec rooms everywhere.
DeSerres Cork Globe, $39.99
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A Basic CookbookHow many of us fret over trying to cobble together meals at home rather than eating out (or ordering in) every night of the week? Do your struggling loved one a solid with this basic cookbook that proves anyone can whip up a weeknight meal, no matter what their skill level in the kitchen.
Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking, $32
A Travel Straightening BrushKeeping your hair smooth and sleek while travelling is a journey all in itself, which is why this adorable mini thermal straightening brush hits all the right strokes. The brush locks in moisture and adds shine while fighting vacation frizz, and it even comes with its own adorable travelling case. Bonus points: it works on everything from bangs to beards.
AMIKA Polished Perfection Mini Straightening Brush, $46
Wireless HeadphonesHelp deliver those sweet, sweet tunes straight to your loved ones ears with their very own wireless headphones. These earbuds come with four hours of music time and have a one-button control, which makes them an essential gift for any music lovers. Of course these buds are also sweatproof, which makes them a great gift for the gym rats and runners in your life, too.
Dudios Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds, $39.99
A Pretty BangleSometimes all it takes is a simple piece of jewellery to show someone you care. These Kate Spade bangles are pretty and streamlined, with just a hint of frosting to bring out the holiday season. In that respect they can be dressed up or down, but they’re always in style.
Kate Spade Set In Stone Stone Hinged Bangle, $48
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