Holiday Party Gift Ideas Under $50

We are officially into the holiday season and my favorite winter month. December is all about celebrations, glamour and spending time with your loved ones. I don’t think there is something in this month not to love. Everyone is invited to at least one Christmas or New Year’s Eve party, so today I will be sharing some holiday party gift ideas that your host will enjoy and you will not have to break the bank!

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Holiday Party Gift Ideas Under $50

When you are invited to a Holiday party there is always the question of what gift you should give your host. Should it be something to decorate the house, something related to Chrismas or a personal item for the host? And then you probably feel overwhelmed and end up looking for something to buy a day before the event! And you usually end up with a bottle of wine or some store-bought dessert. Of course, there is nothing bad about that, but if you realize that everyone has done the same and you wished you hadn’t, then keep reading for some unique holiday party gift ideas.

For the Host/Hostess

Depending on your relationship with the host/hostess you can always buy something for personal use. It doesn’t always have to be related to the party or the season, but something you know he/she will love.

  • For Her

Eyeshadow Palette

holiday gift ideaI know very few women that wouldn’t be happy to receive an eyeshadow palette, moreover one from Urban Decay. If your hostess is into makeup, even a little bit, she will know how special and nice this palette is and she will definitely feel excited when she unwraps it!


Cozy Set

falke socks and mask

A pair of fluffy and warm bedsocks along with an eye mask, make the perfect combo for a cozy time at home during the cold winter.



planner for 2020A planner for the new year is one of the best gifts you can give in my opinion. It helps with time management and productivity, so what more suited for a holiday party gift? Your hostess will definitely appreciate it.


Reusable Bottle

S'well Elements Collection Stainless Steel Water Bottle

A reusable bottle is something everyone needs. It replaces the single-use plastic bottles that harm our planet and also is much more stylish and healthy. Your hostess will surely love the thought and there is no way she doesn’t put it to use immediately.


  • For Him

Funky Socks

Happy Socks Holiday Gift Box Set

A pair of Happy Socks would make anyone happy. So you can imagine that a pair of holiday-themed Happy Socks is one of the best gifts you can do to your host. Useful, yet fun and festive, and completely appropriate for the season!



S'well 2-Piece Black Marble-Look Shaker & Jigger Set

A shaker is an item that will definitely come in handy. Even if your host is not into cocktail making, he still can make ice-cold shakes like chocolate or cold coffee, so I’m pretty sure that it will be a well thought gift.


Belt BagHerschel Supply Co. Nineteen Large Belt Bag

A belt bag is such an easy accessory for men to use. Even if they don’t want to wear it around their waist they can always have it in their arm or wear it crossbody. It is still an “it” item, so I think your host will be happy when he sees it and will put it to use asap.


Mini Loudspeaker

Lexon Bluetooth Mino Speaker

A portable mini loudspeaker is a perfect gadget to carry around. Small, compact, yet makes any sound louder than a smartphone device. It is a useful gift that will offer joy to the one you gift it to.


For the House

Apart from the items that are for the personal use of your host, you can always get them something for their house. It can be a decorative item like a Christmas ornament or something that will make everyday life more fun.


Fragrant Diffuserholiday party gift for home

Personally, I would be very happy if someone gifted me a premium aroma diffuser for my house. I already own some, so I think it is a gift that even though it is not an essential item, it adds a touch of luxury and makes someone’s home smell wonderful, so I think it would make a great holiday party present.


Set of Holiday Fragrant Candlesfragrant candles for holidays

The same goes for a set of aromatic candles with a holiday scent. What is better than relaxing in your house while burning candles that bring back memories of familiar Christmas smells? There is no way that this will not be a much-appreciated gift for the holidays!


Coffee Table Bookcoffee table book

If your host/hostess is into fashion and also love coffee table books, then this is one of the best present options out there. A book which he/she can browse and admire fashion designs and get inspired, and can after double as a decoration for his/her space, is an excellent choice!



Whiskey Decanter

I personally see a decanter as a great item to decorate your house rather than an item to store or serve liquor. However, it can be used both ways, so it will probably match your host’s tastes and needs. Plus it will look much more expensive than it really is, making it a value for money present. Your host will surely appreciate the thought.


For the Party

Of course, apart from all these presents, there is always the option of bringing something with you that can be consumed at the party. It can be a bottle of premium liquor, a jar of biscuits or chocolate truffles, crisps, cheese or snacks. It is an easy solution for all the ones that got a last-minute invitation or like to leave holiday party shopping until the last moment.

I am raising my hands here, however, I decided I will not do the same this year. This is why I decided to make this holiday party gift ideas guide. To get inspired and be prepared when the holiday party season starts!

So, what is in your party gift ideas list this year? Can’t wait to hear in the comments section below!

xoxo kate logo





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  1. Shan
    December 7, 2019 / 12:50 pm

    Thank you for the great holiday gift ideas! I wouldn’t have thought to give a party host none of these items and the fact that all of your suggestions are fairly inexpensive and easy to acquire is attractive too.

    I haven’t seen many men in my area wearing belt bags in recent years however I have seen them advertised more often. Are these bags making a fashion come-back? Thanks so much for your input and expertise!

    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 5:51 pm

      Hi Shan,
      Belt bags have made a comeback in the last few years, so you can definitely give one to a friend that is up to date with the fashion trends. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Techie
    December 9, 2019 / 3:55 am

    Dear Kate,

    I love the idea of the reusable bottle as a gift for this holiday period. It is beautiful and truly will be appreciated by the one you gift it to! I think you just gave me inspiration for this year’s presents for everyone! Thank you! I can’t wait to read more from you.

    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 5:54 pm

      Thank you for your kind words!

  3. December 9, 2019 / 6:18 am

    What nice gift ideas! I think reusable bottles are always a good idea! πŸ™‚ Not that I’ll be going to a new years party, ha! I’ll have a quiet night in, will probably be asleep in bed, thanks to the little ones tiring me out!

    Hope that you had a great weekend πŸ™‚ It was a hot one here, summer has definitely arrived!

    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 2:00 pm

      I think this year, reusable bottles will be my most gifted item! It feels nice to encourage people to give up plastic. Oh, this is nice too! You will spend time with your loved ones, which is awesome!

  4. Love Yourself
    December 9, 2019 / 9:33 am

    What a gorgeous website, and you have absolutely brilliant ideas!  I absolutely LOVE the shaker – and I certainly know of someone who will love it too!  That is one gift down, another 5 to go.  

    I think your cozy set is great too.  I am going to the mountains for Christmas, so I think this will be perfect for a fabulous night in near a roaring fire.

    I also love the fragrant diffuser.  There is nothing quite like walking into a home with gorgeous scents.

    Great ideas.  Will certainly be passing this on to family – I am sure they will get the hint!

    Kind regards,


    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 5:40 pm

      Haha! Good idea to share it with the family RenΓ©e. It will definitely give them a hint πŸ˜‰

  5. Sipheni
    December 9, 2019 / 10:04 am

    A fascinating post with great ideas! For her, I like the reusable bottle idea; it is a very thoughtful gift in my opinion. And for him, goodness, those are excellent ideas, especially that belt bag. When it comes to him, it’s usually a bottle of wine for a present. Now, with these beautiful ideas you have provided, you have lessened the burden of thinking hard about what to buy as gifts. Thank you so much for sharing this article.

    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

  6. Akshay
    December 9, 2019 / 12:34 pm


    That’s an amazing list of useful gifts under $50. I just love this season, it is full of gifts!  I’m planning to give a planner as a gift to my girlfriend and for my friend’s home a set of holiday fragrant candles.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this useful post, I’ll share it with my friends as well.

    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you Aksay!

  7. Joy gateru
    December 9, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    Wow!! Great ideas at the right time. It is Christmas season now and everyone is out there figuring out a special gift to give out. I think I just got a great idea from this post. I will surprise my fiancee with a set of holiday fragrance candles and a cozy set. I am sure she will be happy to receive them. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post to the public especially on this season!

    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 5:48 pm

      Glad you liked it Joy!

  8. marcuscbb
    December 9, 2019 / 2:43 pm

    Hi, I would like to thank you for this informative post about holiday party gift ideas under $50. It is now the party season and not only am I spending crazy on gifts for my beloved ones, but I am also running out of gift ideas. When I discovered your website I was amazed at some of the unique gift ideas you present. I will definitely consider some of these for my family and friends. 

    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 5:49 pm

      Thank you for your kind words Marcus

  9. Shifts
    December 9, 2019 / 3:00 pm

    Hi Kate. This is the period of huge celebration all over the world and this article is one of the best solutions to look up to for party gifts ideas that can be bought without breaking the bank. All these gift ideas are really nice and I love them. Especially number 1 for my baby. It’s beautiful and this is what ladies don’t joke with; eyeshadow palette.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 5:41 pm

      Your baby will thank you for being so thoughtful. Thank you for stopping by!

  10. Eddie Stone
    December 9, 2019 / 4:12 pm

    Thanks for this article!! So many refined ideas, I am tired of buying or receiving that same perfume, etc!! Here you have the exciting mini loudspeaker and the re-usable bottle, wow, I want both!! I “innocently” sent your website to my wife, and posted it on my facebook page as well! Let’s see what I will get!!

    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 5:55 pm

      Hi Eddie,
      I hope you get the items you liked the most πŸ˜‰

  11. Benjamin
    December 9, 2019 / 6:47 pm

    Wow. With as little as 50 USD, good presents can be gotten to gift to someone during this festive season. A portable mini loudspeaker is a perfect gadget to carry around. It is usually small, compact but at the same time makes any sound louder than any smartphone device. It is a very useful gift that will offer joy to anybody that receives it. Thanks a lot

    • Kate
      December 9, 2019 / 6:06 pm

      Hi Benjamin,
      I think a portable loudspeaker would make someone happy too!
      Thank you for stopping by.

    • Kate
      December 10, 2019 / 12:26 am

      Thanks Nina!

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