You’re looking for cheap Birthday gifts, but what you probably really mean is that you want an inexpensive gift that they will like and is a good value. We feel your pain. It’s not easy to find cheap gifts that offer both real value and are something somebody would actually want.
Just because you’re interested in cheap Birthday gifts, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider what your friend or family member would really like. Think about their interests. What they do mostly or wish they were doing mostly should give you at least a category of cheap birthday gifts to explore.
To help you out, we have put together our list of 21 inexpensive gift ideas under $50 which contains a wide variety of great birthday present ideas that anyone would want to have and use. It includes everything from cool gifts to more utilitarian gifts, but one thing is certain, it contains gifts with great value for your dollar.
Whether you’re looking for birthday ideas, birthday gift ideas, gifts for women, birthday gifts for her, birthday gift ideas for her, birthday gifts for men, birthday gifts for him, gifts for teens, birthday gifts for Dad, birthday gifts for Mom, gifts for family, gifts for coworkers, birthday gifts for boyfriend or gifts for friends, we’re sure you will find something they’ll love on our list.
Some of the gift categories covered by our list include Electronics, Kitchen and Dining, Travel, Tools, Outdoor Fun, Health and Beauty, Safety and Security, Candy, Beer Lovers, Gardening, and Automotive.
Here are our thoughts on the birthday presents we’ve selected.
Cheap Birthday Gifts For Techies
Some of the hottest gifts around are the new Bluetooth portable speakers. They’re handy, powerful, and fun. Friends and family will love the ability to share their music with others from virtually any Bluetooth-enabled music device.
A big complaint expressed by users of smartphones is their painfully short battery life. Companies are now delivering portable chargers capable of charging multiple devices several times before needing to be recharged themselves. They’re compact so you can store them just about anywhere; even in your pocket, so that you never run out of talking and texting power.
The number one sellers in HDTV-related devices are the streaming media players and Roku leads the way in that category. If you don’t know what a streaming media player is, it allows you to stream TV shows and movies to your TV in Full HD 1080p quality for FREE. They are amazingly popular and if they don’t already have one, they will be glad you got one for them.
So you get up in the morning and watch the news to find out the weather forecast so you can know what to wear to work and how to bundle the kids. That forecast won’t tell you what the temperature is at your exact location when you’re ready to leave the house. That’s where a handy weather station comes in. It will tell you the exact temperature at the moment you need to know it both outside and inside your house. Many also will forecast the weather for you based on historical trends in your location. Your family and friends will appreciate not having to guess and your kids will be able to choose their own clothes because they will be able to check the weather, too.
Cooks and Chefs
“I don’t like pizza”…said no one ever!! The only problem is that having it delivered often can really hit the wallet hard. Now you can save your friends and family a lot of money, while giving them the ability to either make their own or properly cook frozen pizzas. One of the most innovative products for the kitchen, the rotating pizza oven crisps the crust and cooks the toppings separately to insure the perfect pizza-eating experience. They will get great pizza every time right in their own kitchen.
There is a product out there for baking that few people have used and yet it is one of the best kitchen tools available. It’s the non-stick baking mat. Just put one of these in the bottom of a baking pan and say goodbye to burnt cookies or food sticking to the pan. They’re easy to use, easy to clean, and help you bake like the experts on Top Chef. Give your friends and family the ability to bake fish, chicken, cookies, candy, and other sticky foods with ease and better results than they’ve ever experienced.
When I was 100% travel for my work, one of the things I dreaded most was getting to the hotel room only to find that there was no iron, the iron didn’t work, or the iron was covered with some black goo rendering it unusable. I finally solved that problem by buying a travel garment steamer. It’s really the traveler’s best friend because it’s fast, doesn’t require an ironing board, and does a great job of removing wrinkles introduced by your suitcase or travel bag. Make your friend’s or family’s travel experience better and more enjoyable by removing at least one of their headaches.
How many times have you been stuck in a situation without the right tool or without any tool at all? I used to carry a Swiss Army knife which got me through many situations. The modern multi-tool has so many tools for such a great value that everyone should carry one with them. They might not use it every day, although I use mine every day, but when they need it, a multi-tool will definitely save them. I believe if MacGyver just had one of these tools, he wouldn’t have had as many dramatic episodes!
There is probably nothing more romantic and more fun than a picnic in the park with the one you love. Putting together everything for a picnic and transporting it to the park can be a pain (labor of love) though. A picnic backpack includes everything you need to have a great picnic. All you have to provide is the food. Now you can give your friends or family all the romance of a picnic for two with none of the pain.
Everybody travels and takes a vacation once in awhile. We remember to pack everything under the sun, but we never think to take one piece of equipment that will help us enjoy the panorama and views of our destination. So very many things show up on a vacation trip that you wish you could see more closely, but it’s just too far away. That’s what a nice set of binoculars is for. If you get the right model, it can be waterproof and compact, just right for any sort of adventure you could take them on. Your friends or family will be able to tell you even more about their next vacation thanks to your great gift.
Health and Beauty Conscious
Who doesn’t like a personal spa trip? My wife goes occasionally and I can tell you that it’s not cheap. Of course she’s worth it, but as a gift it can be pricey. They will appreciate getting all the components of an expensive spa all in one beautiful gift basket the can use right in their own home. So why not give your friends or family their own personal home spa trip.
Yoga is very popular these days as people try to find ways to be healthier and reduce stress. The question is how do you get started? Should you go to an expensive trainer? If you’re just getting started, one of the best ways is with a Yoga starter kit. It includes instructions and everything they need to find out if they are a Yoga person. Give your friends or family relief from the stress of the busy lives and some great exercise as well.
I have back trouble and I’m sure that it’s in no small part from sitting in front of a computer for years in a relatively uncomfortable chair. What I really needed was a more comfortable seat to take the pressure off my back and reduce my overall pain. No you don’t have to buy your friends or family a new chair. Just get them an orthopedic foam seat cushion. You would be amazed at the difference and it’s not just for chairs. You can use them in the car, on a plane, at sports events, and anyplace else you need better support and a softer seat. This is one gift that doesn’t cost a lot, but can make a huge difference in the lives of your friends and family.
Makeup is a girl’s best friend and some guys even like it. To say it another way, women can never have enough makeup. Applying makeup is an art that requires artist tools and materials. Why not get your favorite friend or relative their very own cosmetic makeup kit complete with everything they’ll need to make themselves and their friends beautiful?
Personal Protection Seekers
I’m sure you’ve all heard of pepper spray, but did you know there are personal stun guns capable of bringing down large attackers with nearly a million volts of electricity? The amazing part is that they’re about the same size as a small flashlight, so your friends or family can carry it with them wherever they go. I’m an upbeat, optimistic person, but I have to admit, I’ve never been in the shoes of a woman walking out to her car, in a poorly lit parking lot or garage after work and worry about her personal safety. I can definitely see the usefulness of a self-defense weapon that won’t really harm the attacker, but will render them helpless long enough for a quick escape. This may be the perfect gift for someone you know.
You know who they are. They’re the beer lovers among your family and friends. Give them a chance to impress you with their brewmaster skills by getting them their very own craft beer brewing kit. Now, instead of trying to find the perfect craft beer for parties and get-togethers, they can make the perfect beer to taste. My friends are all talk when it comes to saying that they could make a better tasting beer than some of these startup craft breweries. Let your friends or family own up and show you that they can make a better beer. The bottom line is fun. They can have fun during the process and then what better treat at the end than a bottle of beer?
Candy and Snack Lovers
Women love chocolate and I’m going to let you in on a little secret; men love chocolate, too! Whenever I want to give a gift to a woman that I know she will love, chocolate always seems to be the answer. I’m not talking about just any chocolate. I’m talking about GODIVA. Nothing says high-end gift like a box of GODIVA chocolates. I’ve been to a GODIVA store and it’s pure decadence. The flavor of GODIVA chocolate is like none other. Get her or him some candy like chocolate and watch their eyes light up.
I’m not a huge fan of gift baskets because they’re not very personal and they don’t take much thought usually. I had to make an exception in this case. If you’re friends or family like snacks, and who doesn’t, they will love getting a gift basket dedicated to the snack aficionado. To top it off the snack baskets are very nicely done and will make a great impression. Don’t let your friend or family member go another day without munchies.
Many people love gardening. It’s relaxing, reduces stress, and the results can be beautiful and bountiful. The most common complaint about gardening is the effect on knees and on the back. If you kneel on the ground, it hurts and after awhile it takes its toll. Getting up and down a lot puts a lot of stress on your back and even if it doesn’t actually damage your back, it is certainly painful and can make you stiff for days after. There is a nice solution that is a great value and your gardener will love you for it. It’s a kneeler bench and it serves two purposes in one. It has upright handles to help you when getting up or kneeling down and it is padded to reduce knee pain. Take care of your gardener and get them a kneeling bench for their birthday.
You’re at the office or sitting at home and it’s either raining or it’s not your day to go to the links. What do you do? You practice your putting using your very own automatic ball return putting mat. You may not be a golfer, but your friend or family member who is a golfer will totally understand what we mean. Once you’re hooked on golf, it’s pretty much all you think about when you’re not engrossed in family activities or work. Now they can feel like their spare moments aren’t wasted by practicing putting whenever they want. Don’t be surprised if you hear that they’re waking up in the middle of the night to hit some putts. They’re family might not love you, but you will be your golfer’s friend for life.
Whether your friend or family member owns a motorcycle, lawn tractor, ATV, personal watercraft, or classic car, the one thing they have in common is a battery. These vehicles often sit idle for the winter season and during that whole time, their battery is dying. So in the Spring, when your friend or family member goes to use their machine, it probably won’t start. Don’t let that happen to your birthday celebrator. Get them a battery tender/charger and they will be smiling in the Spring.
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Cheap Birthday Gifts
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