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Holiday gift guide – 20 Gift ideas under $50 that are surprisingly impressive

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If you’re looking for an affordable gift that will make the recipient smile, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our favorite gift ideas that you can buy for $50 or less.

  • How much should you spend on gifts? That is your decision – but for most people in your life, $25 will seem generous.
  • What are the best affordable gifts? Kitchen products, photography accessories, smart speakers, and multi-tools are all good options
  • Where can you find good gifts for under $50? You’ve come to the right place. Check out this roundup and see our gift guide for more.

Retailers do a really good job of guilt-tripping us when it comes to gifting. But spending more doesn’t always translate to bigger smiles. These affordable gifts will be just as well received.

Belkin BOOST UP Wireless iPhone Charging Pad

BOOST UP offers fast wireless charging

Know someone who has just upgraded their phone? Made for Apple devices, the BOOST UP offers speedy wireless charging.

Price: $49.47 USD

Mujjo 3M Thinsulate Touchscreen Gloves

Mujjo gloves work with touchscreens

Using that new phone in the cold weather can be tricky. These touchscreen gloves solve the problem, with conductive fingertips and good insulation.

Price: $49.95 USD

Funcl Powerful Wireless Headphones

Funcl headphones are truly wireless

Friends with a music lover? The Funcl headphones offer impressive wireless sound, with touch controls and 18 hours of battery life.

Price: $19 USD

Here’s a list of our favorite gift ideas priced under $50

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker

Ask Alexa with the Echo Dot

For folks who enjoy music, the Amazon Echo smart speaker is a great gift idea. Users can queue music, ask questions and even buy things with voice commands.

Price: $29.99 USD

Satechi Wireless Multimedia Remote

Play, pause and skip this Satechi remote

This wireless remote from Satechi lets you take manual control of your music and movies. It works with PCs, Macs and some entertainment systems.

Price: $39.99 USD

Philips Hue Tap Wireless Lighting Controller

Hue Tap provides easy lighting control

Early adopters will love this smart light switch from Phillips. From one portable device, you can control up to 30 smart lights around your home.

Price: $43.15 USD

Atari Retro Handheld Console

Revisit the classics with Atari

Folks with a liking for retro gaming will love this Atari console. It comes with 50 titles pre-loaded, including Centipede, Missile Command, Asteroids and Breakout.

Price: $44.25 USD

Waterproof Camera Bag

Make a photographer smile with this waterproof bag

Any photographer would be grateful to receive this waterproof camera bag. It provides copious space for gear, with soft padding to keep everything safe.

Price: $45 USD

Magnaframe Frame Building System

Your friend can display their photos with Magnaframe

Magnaframe makes it easy to show off your photos in style. Each pack includes six mini frames that can connect magnetically to create a mini gallery.

Price: $49.95 USD

Bodega Flip-Fold Slim Leather Wallet

The Bodega wallet offers quick access

This minimal leather wallet has a unique design that offers quick access to all your cards. It also has RFID blocking panels to stop digital theft.

Price: $35 USD, pre-order

Pearl Compact Mirror Battery Pack

You can charge and touch up with Pearl

This brilliant 2-in-1 device includes two compact mirrors with ring lighting. In addition, Pearl can charge your phone or any other USB device.

Price: $29.99 USD

Cycle-On 30-Tool Bicycle Multi-Tool

Repair anything with Cycle-On

A very different kind of EDC is the Cycle-On multi-tool. With drivers, wrenches, tire levers, rulers, and more, this device is perfect for fixing bikes and DIY.

Price: $39.99 USD

SHIFT Band Performance Band for Smartwatches

The SHIFT Band is perfect for runners

The SHIFT Band is a good choice for folks with sporty inclinations. This adjustable strap lets you check your smartwatch more easily when you’re getting active.

Price: $39.99 USD

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Treat a movie buff with the Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the ultimate gift for binge watchers. With over 500,000 movies and TV shows available to stream, there is no room for boredom.

Price: $49.99 USD

Rosle Kitchen Torch

Foodies will love the Rosle torch

Home chefs will love the Rosle torch. This high-quality burner is perfect for browning crème brûlée and roasting peppers, with a top temperature of 2372 °F.

Price: $40.99 USD

Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster

Get your toast from Darth Vader

You don’t need any special cooking skills to appreciate the Darth Vader Toaster. Shaped like the dark lord’s helmet, it delivers perfect Start Wars-branded toast.

Price: $39.99 USD

Sello 2 Wine Preservation System

Sello 2 is a must-have for wine drinkers

Sello 2 regulates moisture levels and oxygen inside any bottle of wine, making it last longer. It also makes the wine easier to pour, with a non-drip spout.

Price: $49.99 USD

Smart Planter for Kitchen Herbs

Grow kitchen herbs in the Smart Planter

This smart planter makes a nice gift for your green-fingered friends. It uses a cotton wick irrigation system to keep your herbs healthy, and the planter can tell you when to water.

Price: $46.21 USD

Sphero Mini App-Enabled Robotic Ball

Roll ont the fun with Sphero Mini

Any kid will want to play with this ball-shaped robot. Sphere Mini has a front-facing camera, allowing you to control the speed and direction of the ball using just your face!

Price: $49.99 USD

Ultra-Durable Futbol by One World Play Project

The One World soccer ball will last forever

This puncture-proof soccer ball is virtually indestructible, making it ideal for backyard games. In addition, a cut of the sale price goes to youth charities.

Price: $39 USD

Gift ideas under $50

This list contains some great gift ideas to suit any budget. But did we miss a great affordable gift? Tell us in the comments!

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All-Clad 8-Piece Hard Anodized Nonstick Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set, Black

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A great introduction to All-Clad, the All-Clad HA1 Hard Anodized HA108AZ 8-piece nonstick cookware set includes 8 inch and 10 inch fry pans, 2.5 quart and 3.5 quart sauce pans with lids, and an 8 quart stockpot with lid. With HA1 Hard Anodized cookware, you can experience the renowned quality of All-Clad and the ultimate convenience of nonstick. The All-Clad cookware’s three layers of PFOA-free nonstick coating ensure effortless food release and make cleanup a breeze. Even more, Hard Anodized nonstick cookware offers dishwasher-safe convenience, induction compatibility, and warp-resistant strength. Discover what it means to cook with All-Clad.

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Hard Anodized aluminum construction for fast, even heating and easy cleanup; stainless-steel bonded Anti-Warp base; optimized for induction
PFOA-free scratch resistant nonstick coating for healthier cooking with less fat; secure-fitting lids trap in heat and moisture and allow for checking on food at a glance
Stainless-steel handles contoured for a comfortable hold and permanently secured with stainless-steel rivets. Compatible with all stovetops including induction
Oven safe to 500 degrees F (without lids)
Set includes 8 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch fry pans, 2.5 quart and 3.5 quart sauce pans with lids, a 4 quart Soup pot with lid and an 8 quart stockpot with lid

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These 5 Super Discounted Amazon Buys Are the Ultimate Cyber Monday Deals

With Black Friday in the rearview, you may think that the best prices on must-have kitchen appliances have already expired—but Cyber Monday has brought a fresh batch of see-it-to-believe-it sales on kitchen items that will make a great gift for anyone (yourself included)!

Many Black Friday deals have carried over into Cyber Monday and what’s known as “Cyber Week” for online retailers, including Amazon. You’ll find prices on iconic brands like Staub, up to 65 percent cheaper during this sales event. And for Prime members, you’ll be able to ship these items directly to your front door in just two days, for free.

Every shopping pro knows that the best deals at Amazon are often stocked in limited quantities—so it’s important to keep checking back throughout the day to see what’s new and still available. There are a few items, however, that will remain on sale all day long no matter how many are sold, so you can buy them even if you checkout at 11:59 P.M. this evening.

We’re highlighting those deals below. Shop these five Cyber Monday deals on Amazon right now:

1) Instant Pot Smart WiFi, 6-Quart

It’s hard to believe, but the makers of Instant Pot have released a brand new model that can be controlled from anywhere with your phone—even if you’re miles away from home. And, lucky for us, the team at Amazon have discounted this brand new appliance by 40 percent today. This is the ultimate holiday gift this season for any home cook, even those who already use a pressure cooker to make weeknight dinners that much easier.

Cyber Monday deal: $89.95, 60 percent off.

2) Rachel Ray Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set, 12 Pieces

Retail experts named this Rachel Ray cookware set one of the best of 2018—and today, Amazon has discounted it by a whopping 40 percent. You’ll recieve four different stock pots, a fry pan, a sauté pan, and a pair of slotted utensils, which makes a great gift for any foodie who is moving in the new year.  

Cyber Monday deal: $89.99, 40 percent off.

More Cyber Monday deals for you to shop now:

3) Staub Dutch Oven Cocotte, 4 Quart

We couldn’t believe our eyes when we first saw this Black Friday deal at Sur La Table—a brand new cast-iron dutch oven, from Staub’s culinary masters in France, for just $99. Normally, these beautifully functional dutch ovens retail for $285, meaning you’ll save 65 percent during this unheard of promotional sale.

Cyber Monday deal: $99, 65 percent off.

4) Tiluxury Air Fryer, 5.8 Quart

This is one of Amazon’s hottest deals in the kitchen department—an earlier sale on a 6-quart model for just $60 has already sold out completely, so you can rest easy knowing this sale is still quite a good deal (with $50 in savings).   

Cyber Monday deal: $79.99, 38 percent off

5) Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Many shoppers are excited by sous vide cooking, which promises even-handed results each time home cooks lower their food into a warm water bath. Instant Pot recently introduced an affordable model at just $79—but on Cyber Monday, you can snag the Anova model, which is Bluetooth enabled and can be controlled from a smartphone, for just $64.

Cyber Monday deal: $64, 35 percent off.

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9 Dinner Plates to Gift Your Friendsgiving Host (or Yourself!)

Dinner plates are an easy way to add pops of life and color to a Friendsgiving tablescape. In the dark ages before Al Gore invented the internet, when we had to buy dinner plates, we were pretty much at the mercy of whatever drab selection the local department or home goods store had in stock.

Now with the advent of aforementioned internet we have so many things; YouTube comments, international hacking schemes, cyber-bullying and bloviated politicians disappointing us faster and more frequently than ever. We’ve also got endless and unfettered access to a seemingly unending universe of dinnerware in every shape, style, color, and material.

It’s quite an exciting time to be alive and because you’re a host oozing with panache and personality, your party plates should be a reflection of that very joie de vivre. You’ve only got a few shopping days left but we’ve given you a head start by collecting some favorites in a range of styles. And if you’re not hosting this year, they make the perfect gift for the host or hostess.

Dreamy Murano Marbled Glass

Amazon

For the daydreamers. You could get lost in this smokey blue dreamscape for hours pondering the mysteries of the universe, like how Aunt Janet could have possibly gotten so drunk on just two glasses of wine.See it

Pfaltzgraff Vintage Folk Art

Amazon

For those who traffic in vintage wares. This classic American kitchenware designer churns out modern nods to an older era. You can almost picture Kevin Arnold’s mom dropping a thick slice of meatloaf down on this in an episode of “The Wonder Years.”See it

Hipster Approved

Amazon

Hipsters are famous for a few things; love of Daguerreotypes, small batch bourbon-soaked Friendsgivings and small woodland creatures among them. This charming plate with etchings of tiny quails will look right next to a pile of old “Pet Shop Boys” records.See it

Bright And Colorful

Amazon

For the color-obsessed Frida Kahlo type. Not for everyone but there is no missing these bright bombs of textured turquoise made from porcelain with subtle herringbone-esque pattern.See it

Goofy Glam

Amazon

If they’ve ever tried to get you to an Andy Warhol retrospective, you can bet they’ll love these plates featuring a glamorous giraffe and subtle pops of color. A conversation piece for sure, these may not be right for everyday plates but are way fun for a chic dinner party or Friendsgiving.See it

Fit For A Queen

Amazon

If their TiVo (wait, what’s TiVo?) is brimming with episodes of “Downton Abbey” and “The Crown” they’ll literally knight you for bringing over these regal, doily inspired dinner plates to Friendsgiving.See it

Mediterranean Inspired

Amazon

A trip to the Amalfi coast or Greek islands is likely not in your budget for Friendsgiving host gift, but these Spode Blue Italian plates are the next best thing. Made from earthenware and porcelain, this classic design feels formal but still fun.See it

Chic Yedi Bone China

Amazon

These remind me of my grandmother in the best possible way—she was a master hostess and curator of beautiful things (that we mostly weren’t allowed to touch). These dimpled plates with subtle oval shape and careful gold accent are just the thing to add a brushstroke of lovely to a Friendsgiving affair.See it

Checkerboard

Amazon

The host that loves a good rockabilly tune or malted milkshake will jump and jive for this retro checkerboard set of china dinnerware.See it

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37 Best Black Friday Kitchen and Appliance Deals: 2018

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console.error(`Error initializing controller for “${name}” on “${elementTag}”`, e);
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* mount client.js component controllers
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Object.keys(window.modules)
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let controllerFn = window.require(key);

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instances = document.querySelectorAll(instancesSelector),
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This shepherd’s pie uses only one skillet | Over50

Despite its status as a classic comfort food, there’s nothing comforting about the many steps and piles of dirty dishes that shepherd’s pie usually requires. Using the cast-iron skillet as our sauteing, baking, and serving pan streamlined the process.

We used ground beef as our base and added tomato paste, garlic, and thyme to bump up the flavor. Flour, chicken broth, and Worcestershire sauce were all that we needed to create a rich gravy, and a final addition of green peas added a pop of freshness.

To give our potato topping necessary structure, we added milk, butter, and an egg. We used a zipper-lock bag to pipe the potato mixture on top of the pie and finished the dish under the broiler to give it an attractive golden crust. Don’t use ground beef that’s fattier than 93 percent or the dish will be greasy.

SHEPHERD’S PIE

Servings: 4-6

Start to finish: 1 hour, 15 minutes

2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup milk

1 large egg

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 onion, chopped fine

1 1/2 pounds of 93 percent lean ground beef

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 cup frozen peas

Cover potatoes with water in large saucepan. Add 1 tablespoon salt, bring to simmer over medium-high heat, and cook until potatoes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and return them to saucepan. Using potato masher, mash potatoes until smooth. Whisk milk and egg together, then stir into potatoes along with melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cover and set aside.

Heat 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Add carrots, onion, and 3/4 teaspoon salt and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add beef and cook, breaking up meat with wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste, garlic, and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly stir in broth and Worcestershire, scraping up any browned bits and smoothing out any lumps. Bring to simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes. Off heat, stir in peas and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Adjust oven rack 5 inches from broiler element and heat broiler. Transfer potato mixture to 1-gallon zipper-lock bag and snip off 1 corner to create 1-inch opening. Pipe mixture in even layer over filling. Smooth topping with back of spoon, then use tines of fork to make ridges on surface. Place skillet in rimmed baking sheet and broil until topping is golden brown and crusty, 5 to 10 minutes. Let casserole cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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