50 Cheap Gift Ideas Under $50, Because Everyone Loves A Bargain

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Every year when we go to look for holiday gift ideas that are cheap but still cute, it seems like we're bombarded by expensive gift guides. And while I'm still drooling over the $150 holiday bread loaf I saw in my mom's copy of The Oprah Magazine, that's just plain crazy for anyone on a budget. OK, so holiday shopping would be much simpler if you could just get everyone an iPad or a ticket to an exclusive destination spa, but most of us don't have that kind of money lying around (and if you do, please, be my friend just in time for the holiday season).

And yet, there's no reason to get all panicky and refuse to spend a penny on yourself as soon as December 1 comes around. That's right, you can totally have your wine and buy some for your friends too (we're way beyond cake this year).

Thanks to these 50 adorable but inexpensive gift ideas, you will actually be smiling as you shop — we promise. With prices ranging from $5 to $50, there's something on this list for every budget, and every person. And heck, with prices like this, you might actually end up being the kind of person who gets a gift for her boss, her neighbor, and her neighbor's cute but sassy 11-year-old.

Have yourself a merry little credit card statement.

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