With so many people to shop for, it can be difficult to come up with unique, thoughtful birthday gift ideas every time you have a celebration. While it might be easy to come up with ideas for your own birthday wish list, shopping for others isn’t always so simple — especially when you’re trying to stick to a budget.
No matter who you’re shopping for — the foodie, the techie, the outdoors person, or even kids — we want to help keep you on track with a creative idea that won’t break the bank. Every item on our list of the best birthday gifts comes in at under $50, which includes luxurious splurges, practical presents, and offerings that are purely fun!
After all, you want to give them something special. You want them to actually use your gift and not just tuck it away in a closet. Your giftee should look at your present and smile, not wonder what the heck you were thinking. (Just a heads up that we did include a couple of quirky gift ideas, just in case you’re shopping for an oddball, or someone who enjoys the stranger things in life).
Most of the items on our list are available on Amazon, so you can get them in just a day or two — in case you get a last-minute invite or (gasp!) forgot their special day!
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