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28 Best Gifts on Amazon Under $50 That Will Impress Anyone

From wine purifiers to portable table tennis sets, the best gifts on Amazon are these highly-coveted and surprisingly affordable gems.

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Whether you’re searching for unique gift ideas for people who are impossible to shop for or trying to find affordable holiday gifts, we’re about to make your life easier with just one word: Amazon. You already know what a huge variety of items are available, but did you know the best gifts on Amazon are also the cheapest? And if you’re an Amazon Prime member (which you should be), you’ll get free two-day delivery, making it a fantastic place to buy Amazon Prime gifts as well as last-minute Christmas gifts.

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, though, so it can be overwhelming to go through their huge inventory when looking for gifts for her, gifts for him and gifts for kids. Don’t worry: We’ve done the work for you. From foodie favorites to beauty essentials and fitness must-haves, here are the best gifts on Amazon for everyone on your list. We wouldn’t be surprised if Santa shopped Amazon this year.

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For everyone: Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Bottle

Hydro Flask is the cool name in reusable water bottles, and this one makes it easy to see why. Not only does it keep beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours, but it comes in more than a dozen vibrant colors and three sizes. It’s impossible not to stay hydrated–and to smile–with this bottle emblazoned with the brand’s happy jumping person logo.

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For the home decorator: Cocod’or Preserved Real Flower Diffuser

This luxury oil diffuser is so beautiful, it will take a place of honor in any home. It even uses real flowers! Plus, it comes in 12 scents, all of which smell amazing. The elegant home fragrance is one of the best gifts on Amazon, and more unique than another scented candle.

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For the world traveler: Trtl Travel Pillow

For frequent flyers trying to catch some zzz’s, this scientifically-proven neck pillow just may be the answer. It is made of super-soft fleece and features a hidden inner support system. Plus, it’s light, machine-washable and easy to tote around. Still not convinced? More than one million of these pillows have been sold, and there are 17,000+ five-star reviews on Amazon!

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For the music lover: Altec Lansing Mini H2O Bluetooth Speaker

Speakers always make smart gifts for music lovers and this Altec portable option keeps their tunes playing for up to six hours per charge. It even features a carabiner clip for hands-free carrying. Best of all, it’s waterproof, so it can be used anywhere from the beach to the boat to the bathroom (for those who like to sing along in the shower).

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For the puzzle master: Galison Floret Farm’s Double-Sided Puzzle

What’s better than one puzzle? Two for the price of one! This Galison puzzle has 500 double-sided pieces–one side is glossy and the other is matte–and will result in two beautiful pieces worthy of framing. It’s one of the best gifts on Amazon for jigsaw puzzle junkies. Looking for something more difficult? Here are 15 of the hardest puzzles you can buy on Amazon.

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For the gadget lover: GoDonut Phone Stand

This handy stand makes it possible to watch your favorite shows on a cell phone or tablet without having to hold it the entire time. It’s a simple tech gift that’s easy to toss in a purse or backpack. It comes in more than a dozen colors, and is one of the best gifts on Amazon that’ll please every member of the family.

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For the snack fanatic: Dash Popcorn Machine

What could be more fun than this colorful popcorn maker? Available in three statement-making hues, it looks nice on a counter, but it’s compact enough to store in any tiny kitchen (making it a particularly useful gift for college students). Like everything from Dash, it’s adorable, practical and one of the best gifts on Amazon.

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For anyone in need of a mood-boost: Verilux HappyLight

Gift a little happiness with this compact therapy lamp that improves sleep, boosts moods, increases energy and enhances focus. It’s especially effective for people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder or those who live or work in spaces without natural light. It’s literally a bright light for anyone who could use a burst of sunshine–minus the damaging UV rays.

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For the homebody: Venustas Hoodie Blanket

Oversized, plush and cozy, this wearable blanket is a homebody’s dream. It’s available in 22 colors and prints and makes an ideal gift for dads who are content to spend the entire day on the couch. The only problem is they may never want to leave the house again.

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For people who put their best foot forward: Bombas Original Ankle Socks

Remember when socks were considered gag gifts? Bombas quickly changed all that with their super-comfy, extremely-supportive and uber-stylish socks. Because of their arch support and blister tabs, they’ll be especially appreciated by people who stand on their feet all day, making them thoughtful gifts for doctors. They’ll also love that it’s a gift that gives back. The company donates a pair of socks for every pair purchased.

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For the java junkie: Espro French Press

Coffee lovers will never have to be without their brew of choice, thanks to this brilliant little coffee maker. The world’s lightest travel press, it features a patented double micro-filter to prevent grit and sludge, ensuring coffee doesn’t get bitter over time. It brews a fresh cup in just four minutes, and the stainless steel vacuum-insulated design keeps it hot.

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For the tea connoisseur: Chantal Anniversary Enamel Tea Kettle

Chantal celebrates its 50th anniversary with this cheery marigold kettle that tea lovers will proudly show off on their stovetop–and use all the time. It features an ergonomic stay-cool handle for easy pouring, and whistles to announce once the water is boiled. Trust us, kitchen appliances and accessories are some of the best gifts on Amazon!

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For those who want some peace and quiet: Loop Quiet Ear Plugs

This No. 1 Amazon Best Seller has more than 19,000+ five-star reviews from people who love these reusable ear plugs. The flexible silicone design is even comfortable for people who twist and turn in bed. And if you have a spouse who snores, add this to your gift list for your wife or husband. Here’s our full Loop Ear Plugs review.

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For the workout queen: Felina Lightweight Leggings

The best gifts on Amazon serve multiple purposes, and these beloved Felina leggings fit the bill. They have a high-rise elastic waist, four-way stretch and velvety-soft fabric that’s perfect for working out or just hanging out. They also come in a pack of two! Buy them as a gift for your best friend, and if you’re lucky she’ll let you keep a pair for yourself.

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For the health-conscious: Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Humidifier

Between COVID and climate change, fresh air is on everyone’s mind, and this simple humidifier immediately moisturizes dry air and keeps it that way for up to 25 hours at a time. The ultra-quiet device is ideal for a bedroom. It encourages restful sleep and helps alleviate dry skin, allergies and cold-like symptoms. With more than 63,000 five-star ratings, it’s a clear winner for one of the best gifts on Amazon.

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For the hair obsessed: Chi Ceramic Tourmaline Curling Iron

You know that gal pal who is always trying new hairdos? This curling iron is an easy (and affordable!) way to upgrade her styling tools. Not only does it create glossy waves that last all day, but it heats up quickly and reduces frizz and static. Plus, it’s made by Chi, a name she knows and trusts, so you’ll earn points for your beauty knowledge.

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For the karaoke singer: Bonaok Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

Encourage their inner rock star with this best-selling mic (it has 52,000+ five-star reviews!) that lets them sing their heart out and look like a pro while doing so. The wireless karaoke microphone comes in a rainbow of colors, including gem-like metallics fit for a diva. It will definitely raise their style level, but we can’t guarantee the same about their skill.

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For the insomniac: Sobel Westex Hotel Sobella Pillow

Sobel Westex supplies five star hotels with luxury linens, and this resort-worthy pillow is like a vacation in itself. Designed for side sleepers, it’s plush and soft but maintains its shape. Pair it with one of these silk pillowcases to inspire sweet dreams.

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For the glamper: Sharper Image Tabletop S’mores Maker

If the only reason they go camping is for the s’mores, make their life easier and forget the great outdoors. This indoor s’mores maker comes with an electric heater and four roasting skewers to bring the campfire experience to your kitchen counter. It’s one of the best gifts on Amazon that’s both fun and delicious. Just don’t forget the graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows!

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For babies: Little Unicorn Woof Quilt Blanket

Little ones can never have enough blankies and Little Unicorn’s are so cute and soft, you’ll want to buy a bunch. Made of 100% cotton muslin and available in a variety of adorable prints, they’re perfect for swaddling, using as a play surface and for stroller or car rides. The ample size is suitable for babies as they grow—the epitome of security blankets. For grown-up versions, try these throw blankets.

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For the wine aficionado: PureWine The Wand Purifier

Cheers to these ingenious little wands that purify and aerate vino in less than three minutes. Simply stir in a glass to alleviate the common side effects of drinking, including headaches, stuffy nose and next-day hangovers. This fun party accessory removes histamines and sulfites, while also enhancing a wine’s natural flavor and aroma.

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For the foodie: TruffleHunter Truffle Oil Set

Show off your good taste with this gourmet pick that will add just that–good taste!–to any chef’s creative dishes. This sophisticated TruffleHunter set contains a trio of oils made from the finest European truffles and, if you’re lucky, may get you invited for dinner.

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For the sports enthusiast: Pro-Spin All-in-One Table Tennis Set

They’ll never be bored with this portable table tennis set that lets them play Ping Pong any time, anywhere. It comes with paddles, balls and a retractable net that works on any table. Game on!

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For those who like to indulge: Republic of Tea Red Velvet Chocolate Tea

Satisfy their sweet tooth with this dessert tea from cult-favorite brand Republic of Tea. The signature tin is filled with 36 tea bags blended with rooibos, chocolate, vanilla and beet root. The only thing missing is the caffeine, so they can head straight to dream land after a cup–or two, if they choose.

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For the eco-conscious: Food Huggers 5-Piece Food Savers

The cutest green gifts ever, these practical little beauties keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer to prevent food waste and eliminate single-use plastic storage bags. Just tuck half an onion, tomato, lemon, banana or whatever into one of these snug reusable silicone sleeves and–voila!–leftovers are suddenly appealing! They are terrific stocking stuffers for anyone who prefers presents that are practical.

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For the baker: The Great British Baking Show: A Bake for All Seasons

This beautiful hardcover book features scrumptious recipes from Netflix’s favorite baking show. It inspires home bakers to try their hand at everything from tarts to pies to loaf cakes–and maybe even inspire them to try out as a cast member! Pro tip: Include a note offering to taste their experiments.

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For the playful kid: Taco vs Burrito Card Game

You know kids will love this card game because it was created by a 7-year-old and is just hilarious. But it’s also surprisingly strategic, making it a hit with adults, as well. In fact, it’s perfect for family game night.

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For new parents: WavHello SoundBub Portable Baby Sleep Soother

What makes this adorable machine so great for babies is that it soothes them to sleep with white noise, music or even messages from the people who love them. And the “sleep” part of that is what makes it such a beloved gift for new parents.

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Lois Alter Mark
Lois Alter Mark is an award-winning travel, lifestyle, shopping and entertainment writer for Reader's Digest, Forbes and USA Today 10Best. Her work has taken her to all seven continents and introduced her to new people, food and—her latest obsession—pickleball! An avid cruiser, she loves introducing readers to the joys of travel.