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Under $50: Last Minute Gifts to Love by Krista

by Krista, posted to Gifts

It happens - last minute scrambling to find a gift that someone will love. Whether you're searching for a Holiday hostess, friend or colleague, these last minute gift picks under $50 are sure to delight!

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Radiation Reducing Device Cases

Suggested by Angela At Onesmileymonkey

For only $49.99 you can get a radiation reducing device case from Pong. These are super modern, stylish and did I mention that they reduce dangerous radiation from your devices (Iphone, Blackberry, Ipad, etc). Great gift idea!

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Liquor in a Decorative Bottle

The ultimate raspberry flavored vodka that is like no other! Natural...more

Only $23 and one of Marie Claire's top picks!

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iPad Cover

Marc by Marc Jacobs Stardust iPad Snap Case at SHOPBOP.COM - FASTEST...more

Love this Marc Jacobs iPad cover - at $48 it's practical, stylish and makes a great gift!

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A Fabulous Flask

Satisfyingly smooth stainless steel flask engraved with "Three Sheets...more

I pretty much love this "three sheets to the wind" flask for $25. Brilliant!

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A Giftcard (in thoughtful and creative form)

Get creative gift card ideas for meaningful last-minute presents.

Click over to this article on Real Simple for 8 fun and creative ways to complement your gift card. Try any of these and your gift will hardly look last minute!

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Suggested by Bale and Twine

We have wonderful handmade gifts for everyone on your list!

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Favorite Throw

Take comfort in color. Our super-soft, fringed Favorite Throws are...more

I love these throw blankets from West Elm. This would be a fun gift in conjunction with a movie (or Netflix subscription) and some popcorn.

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7 Last Minute Homemade Gifts for Kids


Suggested by Teaching Good Eaters

All of these gifts can be made in a very short period of time for very little money. They totally qualify as last minute because many can be made with items you already have!

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A Fun Game

Throw away the scrap paper and treat tic-tac-toe like the true sport...more

A game is always a fun gift - and can be put to use immediately during Holiday/New Year festivities. I think this Tic Tac Toe game is a really fun choice for kids and adults!

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Present Time Photo Frame Clock Family Time

Display your family and friends in this stainless steel wall clock...more

Suggested by Jackie

It's getting pretty down to the wire, but I came across this on another last minute gift list and I really like it :)

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Orchid in Terra Cotta Pot

Our dramatic orchid comes in a terra-cotta pot covered in mountain...more

A beautiful flower is a great gift - orchids last a long time too!

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For the last last minute: Ebooks

A e-book is perfect for that special someone who somehow got left off...more

Suggested by Peyton Price

Cheap, instant delivery, no shipping charge, and no e-reader required. What could be easier?

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Giving Cards

Suggested by Sarah Peters

Perfect for anyone who is a caring person. Give this holiday!

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An Experience

I love the idea of a nice card and tickets to a concert, sport game or plan for a fancy dinner date. Experiences are the best kind of gifts!

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A Framed, Favorite Photo

It takes five minutes to upload a photo to Walgreens or Target and pick it up - black and white varieties have been some of my favorite simple gifts in the past. Put your photo in a beautiful frame for an easy, thoughtful last minute gift.

Claudia: I love this idea, its meaningful and very inexpensive!

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A Charitable Gift Donation Gift Cards: Give a friend a gift with real meaning....more

Give your friends a gift with real meaning.

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One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

This classic memorykeeper is the perfect way to track the ups and...more

The holidays bring up special memories, but everyday is really a gift. I like the concept of capturing one thought for each day - It seems achievable and a great way to capture the spirit of daily life over a long time period.

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Suggested by heddi cundle

When we're really stuck on what to buy someone, a gift card just doesn't cut the mustard. But with's travel gift card, you can gift instantly on our website (we even take care of PayPal fees) & your loved one can use it towards a trip on myTab (powered by Expedia). myTab helps your wallet & gives a great useful gift :)

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Pretty Stationary

The premier retailer of decorative paper and envelopes, wedding...more

I stole this idea from Lucky Magazine's 11th Hour Gift Idea list, but I love it for a friend or co-worker.

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Coffee Gift Set

Our Nomad Coffee Gift Set gives your coffee-loving friends a 13 oz....more

Coffee gift sets make great gifts! I also making a basket myself with two (or four) fun mugs and a bag of coffee beans.

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Bottle of Wine

A handpicked bottle of wine is always shows thought and appreciation.

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Homemade Sweet Treats

I love the idea of putting sweet treats or baking mixes in mason jars or pretty tins for last minute small gifts.

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Fragranced Candle

Celebrate the holiday season with our limited edition candle, a...more

A beautiful, fragrance candle is always a nice gift to give and receive.

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A Fun Read

Anna Lefler is an award-winning writer and humorist whose work has...more

Suggested by Erin

The entire SkinnyScoop team loves this book by Tastemaker Anna Lefler. 'The Chicktionary: From A-line to Z-snap', the words every woman should know' is hilarious. No need to read it all in one sitting either - pick it up from time to time for a good laugh.

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Suggested by Ann-Made

Awesome, eco-chic bracelet handcrafted in America from upcycled soda can tabs. Great conversation piece while showing how much you care about the earth. See more styles at Green America Seal of Approval. All under $28.

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Eau de Parfum Set

Three of our favorite fragrances, in miniature. Stella, Florence and...more

I love the look and feel of this fun little set of three miniature fragrances. The perfect size for travel - and wonderful for gifting upon a sister, cousin, or friend.

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A Thoughtful Necklace

16" sterling silver chain, 5mm sterling silver matte circle charm,...more

I love Dogeared brand necklaces - they all come on a thoughtful card. Choose from string, leather, gold or silver chain. There are many choices for less than $50.

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A Subscription Shopping Subscription

From Netflix to Birchbox, Citrus Lane to Stitchfix or Julep, there really is something for everyone. This gift also keeps on giving all year long! To make it super easy & quick for yourself, click through to this list of more than 30 different services and reviews.

Ticlr: Very cool idea!!!

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Ghirardelli Tower of Sweets

Send sweet Ghirardelli holiday greetings this season with our...more

For the chocolate lover in all of us!

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Fruit & Cheese Gift Box

Perfect for any occasion, our Seasonal Fruit and Cheese Gift Box will...more

I love the idea of giving someone a nice gift box or basket. They can enjoy it with friends and family, rather than a last minute (and meaningless!) object that they don't have a use for.

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A "Love" ring in antiqued sterling silver

Let Love wrap around your finger with this charmingly sentimental...more

Suggested by Penelope Poet

A sweet gift between friends or one's true love.

Jackie: Super cute! I may be adding this to my wish list :)

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RELATED ARTICLE: Ten Grocery Store Gift Giving Ideas

If you, like me, are a procrastinator, I’ll bet you often find...more

Suggested by Larissa

Hop over to Hello Giggles for 10 ideas of last minute ideas that can be found at the grocery store! Especially love the Instant Cheese Party, and The Tacky Turned Fabulous

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RELATED BLOG POST: Last-Minute Gifts Under $50


Suggested by myeverydayrunway

These gifts are all under $50 ($40, actually!) and are unique. One of my favorites is the penguin cocktail shaker. Check it out!

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