11 Best Gift Ideas Under $50 That Won't Break The Bank

Updated by Meredith Raico

Sometimes buying gifts can feel like a tedious chore and result in some major self-doubt and unnecessary stress. Keep gifting fun and exciting by ordering them a monthly subscription gift box.

Gifting subscription boxes is a simple way to treat your friends and family to something special without the added stress or expense. Each of these gifts under $50 are totally unique and curated with care by small business owners who take great care to send fun and exciting gifts.

We’ve rounded up some of the best gift ideas under $50 that range from useful gardening boxes and fitness gear to high-end jewelry boxes and fun DIY cocktail kits.

My Garden Box

My Garden Box

From $56.25 per box
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My Garden Box is perfect for any gardener or grower looking to learn about new plants. Each box includes a live plant, illustrated instructions for growing, and gardening tips. Receiving this box each month would make a great family activity or something mindful for anyone to dig into. They’ll also receive a cute planter, ensuring that they can either take their plant outside or let it find its home inside.

Shipping: Typically ship mid-month. Printable gift note downloads available. Due to state agricultural regulations and shipping restrictions, we CANNOT ship to AZ, AK, HI, or PR.

“Great subscription box!! This turned out to be my favorite of several different subscriptions of various types (self-care, books, tea, games, cocktails, etc.) Every box has been surprisingly delightful. All the plants have held up and are growing terrifically. Highly recommend!” — Mary W.

The Adults & Crafts Crate

The Adults & Crafts Crate

From $32.00 per box
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There’s no need to get bogged down in project planning when the pros behind the Adults & Crafts Crate have got it covered. Each monthly box sends at least 1 new Pinterest-worthy craft project, including all the supplies, tools, and illustrated step-by-steps to teach new crafting techniques while making one-of-a-kind keepsakes.

Shipping: New orders will ship within five business days! If you need a gift printout before we ship, just message us! Then, will ship around the 25th of each month. If you need a kit by a certain date (i.e. birthday), just message us after you order and we will get that set up for you! You can order now even if you want it to start in the future.

"I received the engraving kit and I love it! I practiced on an old glass weigh scale to get the hang of engraving. I then started the glass coasters using pictures off google. I am sooo happy with how they turned out! It’s very relaxing and is a great stress reliever. I have a few people now wanting me to make them sets of coasters :)" - Megan T.

Finders Seekers Mysteries

Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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Solve puzzles while traveling the world with this thrilling escape room game! Finders Seekers is the perfect gift for puzzle solvers and mystery fans who loves a challenge! Enjoy this game with the family or venture off and uncover complex clues with a single use mystery game inclusive of hands-on and online gameplay.

Shipping: We ship on the 23rd of each month, for all orders placed by the 21st. All subsequent games will ship by the 23rd of each month. For last-minute gifts, we provide a fun PDF gift message that you can personalize and email or print. Shipping is $6 within the US, Canada shipping: $7.95.

“I have been getting Finders Seekers boxes for over a year, and I cannot lie, I'm obsessed. The mysteries are a lot of fun, and they are so much fun to do with friends, especially those that haven't done something like this before. Occasionally, the puzzles are evil (I'm looking at you, Paris box!), but the fact that after a year they can still challenge me is a good thing.” - Rachel C.

Cigar Subscription

Cigar Subscription

From $37.95 per box
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Shipping: All boxes ship between the 23rd-24th of every month. Order before the 21st to receive your box by the end of the month. All orders placed after the 20th are received the following month. Duty fees are paid by the customer. Check with your country about specific duties.

The Paper Lover

The Paper Lover

From $20.16 per box
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Box reviews say that it's so much fun to get cute, seasonal and personalized stationery every month from Pretty Paper Club. This monthly subscription brings high-end stationery featuring fun designs that are customized with the name of your choosing, along with coordinated accessories, like gel pens, labels and one-of-a-kind office supplies.

Shipping: A tracking number will be emailed as soon as your custom notecards are prepared to ship.

"I've purchased several kits as gifts for my sister, bff, Mother-in-law, myself, and also my son's teacher. Everyone was very happy with the boxes. Super cute stationary, some of my favorite pens and adorable little extras. I even got some personalized post cards for my kiddo to send mail to his grandparents and cousins." - Reagan H.

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