Gift Guides

Our Best Gifts for $50 and Under

November 7, 2018

Good news, super Santas! You don’t have to go broke nabbing gifts that your loved ones will appreciate this holiday season. Here at UncommonGoods, we’ve got plenty of impressive wares priced at $50 (or less), and we’ve collected 14 of our favorites here. Whether you’re on the lookout for something edible, play-with-able, or merely functional, we’ve got a good that fits the bill… and then some. Read on for more.

1. A yarn bowl that sports a special friend.

This handmade bowl keeps yarn from tangling and a sweet ceramic birdie at their side. And just think: If they really dig the gift, maybe they’ll make you a scarf or something.

Birdie Yarn Bowl – $48 Buy Now »


2. The ultimate DIY kit for heat freaks.

This custom hot sauce kit lets the heat lover in your life play with their favorite peppers—and design their own labels, too.

Get this if you know someone who puts hot sauce on anything, especially saltines.DC, McKinney, TX

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit – $34.95 Buy Now »


3. Brilliant bottle stoppers inspired by birthstones.

Hand-blown in Pawtucket, RI, these eye-catching stoppers’ vivid colors mimic those of real gemstones.

As soon as my sister-in-law spotted this gorgeous wine topper she said wow!jenbabe, Arcadia, CA

Birthstone Wine Bottle Stopper – $24 Buy Now »


4. Pretty nuggets that turn into tasty tea.

A touch of relaxation is always a welcome gift, and with this soothing sampler, you can offer it in five distinct flavors.

Tea Drop Sampler – $34 Buy Now »


5. A puzzle made just for them—and with a special date in mind.

Shopping for a history buff? This custom puzzle illustrates a front-page New York Times story from a date of your choice. (That’s 166 years of material.)

A great gift for family members to piece together and learn about their shared history.JT, Portland, OR

New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle – $49.95 Buy Now »


6. Old school cool that’ll help ’em pop bottles, too.

Made from a real repurposed record, this bottle opener makes for great decor in any vinyl fanatic’s home. (Bonus points if they’re a craft beer lover, too.)

Vintage Record Bottle Opener – $34 Buy Now »


7. A mug that brings warmth—even in the dead of winter.

Trust us, they’ll appreciate the happy trees this mug reveals when it’s filled with a hot drink.

Paint with Bob Ross Mug – $16 Buy Now »


8. Peanut butter bettered with surprising flavors.

This PB sampler’s six small-batch spreads boast such innovative mix-ins as popcorn, shredded coconut, and pretzel pieces.

Peanut Butter Sampler – $40 Buy Now »


9. A nostalgic viewer that fits custom reels.

Immortalize special moments, like your family vacation—or even Mom’s bad ’80s hair—with this customizable reel viewer. Each comes with a code that allows you to upload the photos you want to see on your reel.

This is the coolest gift ever! Not only is it an awesome throwback to a toy from my childhood, but being able to customize your reel is priceless & makes it such a special gift.Kate, Washington, DC

Create Your Own Reel Viewer – $29.95 Buy Now »


10. Glasses best given to true math geeks.

We’ve cracked it: Your math-y friend + these glasses = holiday happiness.

Mathematical Glasses – $38 Buy Now »


11. A wireless charger with handcrafted flair.

So they’re tech-savvy and discerning. This wireless charging base satisfies on both counts thanks to its classy, handmade design.

Wireless Lightning Charge Base – $48 Buy Now »


12. One big gradient, split into 1,000 pieces.

Test your cohorts’ color vision with this meticulously designed 1,000-piece puzzle, perfect for group game nights.

This was a great gift for an artist! Super relaxing and fun.Hannah, San Francisco, CA

1000 Colors Puzzle – $48 Buy Now »


13. A beer-boosting tool that pulls from German tradition.

If they already love a good beer, why not present them with a new twist? Just heat up this stainless poker and plunge it into the nearest brew to caramelize the sugars within it, changing its flavor (and even its texture).

Campfire Beer Caramelizer – $35 Buy Now »


14. Cufflinks that easily stow their secrets.

Write something sweet—or something silly—on a teensy slip of paper, then hide it inside one of these for a special gift.

Secret Messaging Cufflinks – $50 Buy Now »


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