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Christmas Items Underneath $50 for School College students and Teenagers (2023)

October 23, 2023
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We’ve found wonderful Christmas gifts for college students and teens, all under $50. Some are practical, while others are just fun. We guarantee that they will love these birthday or holiday gift ideas.

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Christmas gifts under $50 for teens and college students

1. lululemon Belt Bag (lululemon)

lululemon remains a top brand for our daughters, in particular, and this cross-body bag is both functional and trendy. Available in lots of pretty colors and sizes.

2. JALL Wakeup Sunrise Alarm Clock  (Amazon)

Call sunrise alarm clock 2023

This alarm clock does it all — sunrise simulation light with seven natural sounds. Gradually increase light from 10% brightness to 100% by 30 minutes before alarm setting time. There are many other options to help make waking up much more pleasant.

3. Anker Nano Power Bank (Amazon)

Your son or daughter will never have a dead phone again when you have one of these Anker power banks in a backpack to charge your phone quickly. There is no need for a charging cable as the built-in lightening connector attaches directly to an iPhone.

4. Bombas Gripper Slippers (Bombas)

Bombas Slippers

Bombas calls these half socks, half slippers, but 100% comfortable. They come in 7 colors, are at a perfect price point, and have their own travel case.

5. HASHIBO Shape Shifting Box  (Amazon)

Award-winning, patented fidget cube. This fidget box features 36 rare earth magnets that transform into over 70 shapes. Fits comfortably in your hand.

6. University Wine Glasses (Uncommon Goods)

We love these stemless wine glasses with campus and college logos. Perfect for your 21+ college student.

7. SPIbelt Large Pocket Running Belt for Adults (Amazon)

Expands to fit anything you need to carry on a run. Comes in many color combos for the runner in the family.

8. Anker Magnetic 2-in-1 Charger (Amazon)

Anker charger

Fast wireless charging for two devices at once. This one gets great reviews.

9. Fleece Lined Hoodie (Target)

Do hoodies ever go out of style for our teens? Target makes different styles and offers many colors and sizes, all well-priced.

10. Hydroflask (Amazon)

A good water bottle is necessary, and there is no better bottle (IMO) than Hydroflask. The hardest thing about shopping for your teen for a new bottle is choosing between the numerous shapes, sizes, and colors.

11. Fleece Hoodie (Target)

This fleece hoodie from Target comes in six pretty colors and many sizes.

12. Moshi Digits Winter Touchscreen Gloves


These warm knit gloves let you continue working on your devices while keeping your hands toasty. These cloves get the top ratings.

13. e.l.f. 11pc Brush Collection (Target)

This 11-piece brush set has everything you need to do an expert makeover. We love that each brush tells you precisely what it’s for. This is a great brand, and our teens love it. This 11-piece brush set has everything you need to do an expert makeover. We love that each brush tells you precisely what it’s for. This is a great brand, and our teens love it.

14. Bombas Holiday Socks for Men (Bombas)

We love a holiday-themed gift that continues to be festive to wear long after Christmas has come and gone. Bombas’ cute designs are subtle, and their socks are the best. Plus, Bombas donates a pair to someone experiencing homelessness for each pair of socks purchased.

15. Cervical Heat Pack | Heat and Cold Therapy (Amazon)

Relieve muscle pain and tension-gentle pressure and warmth. Suitable for the teen who carries all the stress.

16. BAGGU Duck Bag (Amazon)


Canvas everyday tote that is spacious and roomy. They have a great, versatile style.

17. Ergonomic Foot Rest (Amazon)

foot rest

This ergonomic footrest can be a soft spot for feet and provide support for improved posture.

18. Levoit Air Purifier Mini (Amazon)

levity mini

Levoit is a top brand in air purifiers, and this mini version is perfect for a dorm room, bedroom, office, or apartment living room. With a real HEPA filter, your teen or young adult can have cleaner air filtered for smoke, allergies, pet dander, odor, and dust.

Add essential oil to the fragrance pad for aromatherapy. 10 inches high.

19. Kendra Scott Rose Gold Necklace (Kendra Scott)

We are big fans of Kendra Scott jewelry and think that your daughter would love to have something special under the tree on Christmas morning. This pretty necklace is a bestseller.

20. ONO Roller (Amazon)

A handheld fidget toy for adults that helps relieve stress and keep you focused while on an endless Zoom.

21. Multi-Port Car Charger (Amazon)

multi-port car charger

No one wants a dead phone, and for teens and college students who drive themselves to and from school or work, having a car charger is a convenient way to keep a phone battery fully charged. We love this one because there is room to charge five devices simultaneously fast.

22. YETI Insulated Tumbler With Collegiate Logo (YETI)


If you’ve not yet experienced the fantastic heat-keeping capabilities of a YETI mug, NOW is the time to do so. Your young adult can make an oversized coffee at home and skip the expensive Starbucks on the way to work. The same applies to cold drinks if they prefer a cold brew or an iced coffee. Now — customize a tumbler with a collegiate logo or their initials.

23. Instant Pot Frother (Amazon)

Never need to go to Starbucks again when you have this instant frother. Add milk and choose cold foam, light warm foam, thick warm foam, and warming without foaming. YUM!

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Finding the right gifts for your college student can be challenging but this gift guide has the best gift ideas for under fifty dollars for your college student to make their college life feel more like home. #college #collegelife #giftideas #giftguide #holidaygifts #giftsforteens #giftideasforteens #giftsforcollege

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