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15 Christmas Gifts That Will Blow Your Friends Away — Without Breaking The Bank

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Finding the ideal holiday gift for that special someone when you’re on a tight budget can be a challenge, but we’ve got you covered. All of the items below cost less than $50!

From a gift card that delivers wine and spirits right to their door to a colorful piece of handmade jewelry that makes a positive impact on the world, there’s something here to delight even the biggest Grinches on your list.

1. Minibar Delivery at your service!

Let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t feel like going out! Minibar delivers wine, beer, or liquor to your doorstep in 30 to 60 minutes. It’s available in more than 125 cities so far, and they ship great wines straight from vineyards throughout the U.S.

Gift your friends and family some cheers! Save $5 on your first order with code INSPIRED.

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2. Magic Spoon: yummy cereals without the guilt.

We love sugar-coated cereals as much as anyone else, but when you’re trying to eat healthfully, they are off limits! Magic Spoon puts those “kid-friendly” favorites back on the menu by offering the same great taste of childhood favorites, but with only 4g net carbs, high protein, and no artificial ingredients.

Click here to send a sampler of their most popular flavors, including Fruity, Frosted, Cocoa, and Peanut Butter.

3. Calyan Wax Co. sells candles that do good in the world.

If you’re concerned about human trafficking in America, here’s a delightful way to make a difference! Send your socially-conscious friend a delicious-smelling candle from Calyan Wax Co. This company gives 5% of each soy candle sold to nonprofits with a proven track record of helping survivors of trafficking. They’ve donated $172,111.01 so far, all through candle sales!

Be a light in the darkness! Click here to get 20% off your first order with code INSPIRE20.

4. Spongellé products are the ultimate at-home spa experience.

Say goodbye to that nasty, germ-filled loofah hanging in your shower! Spongellé’s vegan friendly and cruelty-free products provide the ultimate all-in-one beauty treatment in the comfort of your own home. Their built-in body wash and buffer treatments cleanse, exfoliate, massage, and nourish the skin from neck to toe.

Try out bestsellers like their French Lavender Wild Flower bath sponge for just $14. Or go for a gift set starting at just $25! Click here to receive 20% off your first purchase with code INSPIRE20.

5. Pura Vida Bracelets are as stylish as they are impactful.

“Pura Vida” translates to “pure life” in Spanish, but in Costa Rica, it means slowing down and living life to the fullest. Each of these colorful and charming bracelets is handmade by local artisans in Costa Rica. The company supports artisans worldwide and has donated $4 million to charities since its inception. All of their gift sets are less than $50 and feature eco-friendly packaging, so you can feel proud to give them.

Click here to get 10% off your entire order when you purchase $30 or more.

6. Giving the “221 B Baker Street Master Detective Game” away is elementary, dear Watson.

Here’s a gift the whole family will love! This top-selling mystery board game has been a fan favorite for almost 25 years. The box contains 20 original Sherlock Holmes adventures written just for this game by mystery writers. Players take turns donning Sherlock’s famous hat and pipe and travel the streets of London to gather clues and crack the case.

Get your copy of this thrilling board game here.

7. Hand-thrown pottery mugs are gorgeous and practical.

All of these made-to-order tumblers hold both hot and cold liquids and feature an ergonomic, thumb-snug handle. Available in many sizes and colors, each one is as unique as the person you’re gifting it to.

Click here to pick your favorite.

8. A custom pet portrait that will make you smile every day.

We all treat our pets like royalty, so why not make it official? Each of these custom dog or cat portraits will feature your very own pet looking as regal as can be in a Renaissance-style costume and pose. This artist has been featured on BBC and has sold over 9,000 portraits. One happy customer even called the shop “ridiculously accommodating.”

Click here to see your options!

9. Take a “chill pill” with this Happy Pill Charm necklace.

Here’s a funny way to tell your friend to, well, chill out! These adorable charms come in an assortment of colors and sit at the end of a 14K gold filled chain. Check them out here.

10. A T-shirt that coffee lovers will adore.

Coffee is life! This 100% cotton T-shirt is screen-printed with various ways to brew coffee. Find your new favorite top here.

11. Custom handwriting necklace keeps your loved ones close forever.

Make the words of your favorite people last forever with this crystal-clear engraving of their handwriting. Design yours here.

12. A cute custom pet portrait necklace to commemorate your furry friends.

These bestselling items feature your pet’s portrait and name etched into a simple charm. It’s a wonderful memorial piece to keep your fur babies close forever.

Click here to design your own.

13. Great White Shark Socks are ferociously cute and comfy.

These funny socks are the ultimate “white elephant” gift! Not only are they cute, but all the reviewers say they’re extremely comfortable. Buy yours here.

14. The insulated water bottle everyone needs.

Never leave home without this ThermoFlask that keeps beverages ice cold for 24 hours. Hot beverages stay piping hot for 12 hours, and this BPA-free stainless steel water bottle is vacuum insulated and won’t transfer flavors, sweat, or rust.

Click here to get one for everyone on your list.

15. The ultimate window to the world of wild birds.

This unique bird feeder attaches right to your window using strong suction cups. It gives you an up close and personal view of the cardinals, finches, and chickadees who frequent backyard feeders, and it’s even strong enough to withstand a squirrel attack. Click here to give a gift kids (and cats!) will love.

There’s definitely something for everyone here, especially if you’re trying to stick to a budget this holiday season!

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