The Best Cheap Gifts Under $10, $20, and $50

From toy cars to power tools to designer bags, we've found gift options to suit all budgets and tastes.
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That ringing in your ears, dear reader? It isn't tinnitus from Thanksgiving fireworks, it's the distant sound of sleigh bells, and that means it's gift-buying time. But you don't have to break the bank to be a generous giver — seasonal discounts and some smart shopping mean you can stuff those stockings no matter your budget. So come take a gander at these wallet-friendly ideas.

Best Gifts Under $10

Nickelodeon Men's Christmas Graphic Tee for $5.50 with in-store pickup at Walmart ($3 off)
Treat a nostalgic NickToons fan to this festive T-shirt come the holiday season. We're pretty confident that it's the best Hey! Arnold themed gift on the market right now. It's available in sizes S to XL.

Gerber GDC Zip Blade for $8.44 with free shipping via Amazon Prime (lowest by $3)
Fair-weather campers may have put their adventuring on hold for the winter, but if you have a Bear Grylls-wannabe on your gift list you can help them battle the elements with this nifty (and inexpensive) stainless steel zip blade. It features a zipper attachment.

1:24 R/C Full Function Chevy Colorado for $9.97 with in-store pickup at Walmart (lowest by $10)
A holiday haul is never quite complete without a remote control something or other, so we posit this discounted Chevy Colorado for your favorite car lover (whether they're young or just young at heart).

Star Magazine 1-Year Subscription for $9.99 via code "DEALNEWS" from DiscountMags (low by $68)
Give the pop culture fiend in your life a celebrity gossip fix each week for the next year with an annual subscription to Star Magazine.

Nerf Rebelle Codebreaker Crossbow Blaster for $9.99 with in-store pickup at Kmart (lowest by $15)
Nerf toys remain as popular as ever, so this Crossbow Blaster will make a perfect, but frugal gift for anyone with Katniss Everdeen-like aim. It includes seven multicolored darts and a messenger dart.

Best Gifts Under $20

Rave Sports Inflatable Ice Rink Kit for $14.23 with free shipping from Target ($36 off)
Help the budding hockey pro in your life get some extra skating practice at home with this inflatable ice rink. It measures 10 x 13 feet.

Broadway Basketeers Snackers Heaven Gift Set for $17.22 with in-store pickup at Walmart ($5 off)
For those hard to buy for friends, stick all things sweet and salty. This 6-piece hamper includes chocolate covered Bavarian pretzels, almond roca butter crunch, chocolate chip cappuccino cookies, peanut brittle, caramel popcorn, and butter toffee peanuts.

Zagg Limitless Universal Keyboard for $19.99 with free shipping from Dell Home (low by $40)
Tech lovers will appreciate a gift with as much function as this wireless smartphone and tablet keyboard. It can pair with three Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS devices at the same time.

Vera Bradley Trapeze Bag for $19.99 with free shipping from Vera Bradley via eBay (lowest by $11)
Everyone has at least one Vera Bradley fan on their holiday list, so we recommend you figure out whom. Then buy this Crossbody Bag. It features a zip pocket and recessed zip-top closure.

Zealot S1 5-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker for $16.79 with free shipping from LightInTheBox (lowest by $3)
You can't beat a portable Bluetooth speaker as a stocking stuffer, no matter the age of your lucky loved one. This 5-in-1 model features include a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz, power bank, dual mode music play, Bluetooth, MicroSD, FM radio, and a flashlight function.

Best Gifts Under $50

Wenger Swissgear Sherpa 16" Laptop Backpack for $26 with free shipping from BuyDig (lowest by $21)
A more rugged solution to laptop-ferrying than the aforementioned HP bag, this backpack also includes a tablet compartment, grab handle, and organizer pockets.

Black + Decker 20V Max Drill/Driver for $47 with free shipping from Home Depot (lowest by $10)
Give the gift of obligation to the D.I.Y. aficionado in your house and you might finally get those shelves up. This Black + Decker 20V drill/driver features an 11-position clutch, keyless chuck, and LED light.

Magic Bullet Set with $10 Best Buy Gift Card for $31.99 with free shipping from Best Buy (low by $18)
Buy a gift for the health nut in your life in this 11-piece Magic Bullet Blender Set and you'll get a $10 Best Buy gift card for you. It's only fair. The blender includes a high-torque power base, cross blade, tall cup, two party mugs with comfort lip rings, three lids, and a recipe book.

Ticket To Ride Board Game for $39.88 with in-store pickup at Walmart (lowest by $9)
The holiday period is the best time to break out a board game and start a family argument. Ticket To Ride is the perfect gift option for a loved one of any age as it's simple, kid-friendly, and not Monopoly.

Starbucks Tumbler with Coffee Refills in January for $40 with free shipping from Starbucks ($31 off)
If you're looking for a gift that keeps on giving, you can delight a very special coffee lover with this festive Starbucks tumbler. They can then get daily grande brewed coffee or tea refills all through January for free!

Hopefully you've found some gifts, or at least been given some ideas. Have you spotted a perfect present this year? Or do you have one in mind? Share your thoughts, requests, or just some friendly season's greetings in the comments!

Content Editor

A former Fashion Editor and Boggle champion, Donna Doyle spends her time writing for DealNews, re-reading Harry Potter, and living in denial.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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