Best Gifts Under $50
Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote -- $35
A great intro to big-screen streaming, Amazon's TV stick not only grants you access to a whole bunch of apps like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, YouTube, and many, many more to watch tons of content, but also comes packed with Alexa's smarts when you speak into the remote.
Sodastream Starter Kit -- $50
For the Lacroix fiend in your life, Sodastream's basic DIY sparkling water machine comes packed with everything they need to start making it at home.
mophie Powerstation External Battery -- $50
A must-have for anyone who freaks out around about smartphone battery life (so... everyone?), mophie's low-profile external battery is a godsend for frequent travelers, with the ability to recharge multiple devices at once, and provide 24 hours of charge.
Stanley 65-Piece Homeowner's Tookit -- $42
Practical, yes, but also perfect for anyone who's just moved out their own place for the first time.
Sport Squad Electric Air Hockey Table -- $46
Consider this the game room starter kit. It doesn't require a ton of space, either -- it's less than two feet wide and only about three feet long, so you can keep it stashed away and just set it on a tabletop whenever you get the urge to play.
11-Piece Magic Blender -- $32
This little blender/food processor hybrid is a beastly kitchen gadget that can chop, mix, blend, grind, and whip just about whatever you toss in it, and is ideally suited to turn out top-notch smoothies.
Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker -- $36
Great kitchen appliance or greatest kitchen appliance ever? This will surely delight any breakfast sammie lover in your life.
Sabitier 12-Piece Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set -- $81
Give the gift of perpetually sharp blades with this handsome countertop piece, which features a built-in sharpener in each slot.
Darice 80-Piece Art Set -- $29
Encourage the aspiring and wannabe visual artists with this all-encompassing wooden carrying case full of supplies like colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, and paintbrushes.
Philips Hue 2-Bulb Starter Kit -- $50
Even for technophobes, this set of wireless lightbulbs are easy to set up and control. They allow you to set timers and light schedules so it seems like someone's home even when they're not, and dim entire rooms via a dedicated app.