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13 super easy gift ideas on Amazon right now, all under $50

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Grab great gifts under $50 for everyone on your list at Amazon this year. Betsie Van der Meer / Getty Images

The holidays are right around the corner, and between products selling out during Cyber Week and those pesky "arrives after Christmas" shipping estimates, it's crunch time for gift shopping. If you're still working hard to check off everyone on your list this year, Amazon is a good place to start.

The e-commerce giant has gift guides for all interests, including a fashion gift guide, a holiday beauty gift guide, gift ideas for the home and more -- there's even a small-business gift guide. And with plenty of noteworthy options under $50, Amazon is definitely a budget-friendly place to grab gifts this year.

From a tropical citrus candle that makes a nice break from the sea of seasonal scents to a bagel guillotine (a gadget that can help you evenly slice your breakfast every morning), Amazon has some super-easy gift ideas, all under $50, that you can shop right now.

Keep reading to check out CBS Essentials' favorite affordable gifts on Amazon. And be sure to sign up for an Amazon Prime free 30-day trial if you're not a member already, so you can score free shipping, plus other perks as you finish up your holiday shopping. 

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon via Best Buy

Here's another one of Amazon's great early Black Friday deals: You can get the best-selling Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa voice remote for half price -- just $25. It's great for turning older, "dumb" TVs into smart TVs, or for connecting a brand-new Black Friday TV to an Alexa-based smart home.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, $30 (reduced from $50)

Auraglow teeth-whitening pen

Auraglow teeth whitening pen
Auraglow via Amazon

Teeth-whitening strips are great stocking stuffers, but this portable whitening pen makes it easy to brighten your smile on the go. The pen contains mint-flavored 35% carbamide peroxide whitening gel that can break down coffee, wine and soda stains without any of the hassle of plastic strips.

Auraglow teeth-whitening pen, $15 (regularly $26)

Capri Blue Volcano candle

Capri Blue Scented Candle

Find this Anthropologie-favorite candle at Amazon in a white glass. Its tropical-fruit-and-sugared-citrus scent is an escape to warmer days.

Capri Blue Volcano candle, $30

Ecowish Sherpa jacket

ECOWISH Sherpa Jacket

Someone on your gifting list can cozy up in this faux shearling teddy coat that's available in a range of colors.

Ecowish Sherpa jacket, $23 and up

Goodthreads soft cotton quarter-zip sweater

Goodthreads Soft Cotton Quarter Zip Sweater

Buy them this affordable, 100% cotton quarter-zip in every hue. It has ribbing at the collar and comes in 18 colors. 

Goodthreads soft cotton quarter-zip sweater, $30 and up

Hoan the Original Bagel Guillotine

Hoan The Original Bagel Guillotine

You can make every day a bagel day with this bagel guillotine, which cuts bagels without squishing them. Find this handy device in four colors.

Hoan The Original Bagel Guillotine, $22 (reduced from $26)

Off Topic adult party game

Off Topic Adult Party Game

To play this game, a card is drawn to set the topics, and a die is rolled to set the letter everyone's responses must begin with. The fun begins when everyone debates their (sometimes ridiculous) answers. Because rounds pass quickly and it's so easy to play, Off Topic is a great game for people who aren't usually into game night.

Off Topic adult party game, $30

JBL Clip 3 waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker


The JBL Clip 3 waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker streams high-quality sound from your phone or tablet via Bluetooth, and easily attaches to a backpack. Buy it as a stocking stuffer for any music lover.

JBL Clip 3 waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker, $50

Bath bomb DIY kit

Bath bomb DIY kit
Urban Kangaroo via Amazon

This kit can work as a gift and a fun holiday activity all rolled into one. It includes all the dry ingredients, plus essential oils, spray bottle, molds and step-by-step instructions to make 12 bath bombs, plus fun wrapping paper and stickers for if you decide to gift your creations.

Bath bomb DIY kit, $40

Amazon Echo Dot

Echo Dot with clock

This round Amazon Echo smart speaker is the newest model. Use it to voice-control your home, make calls hands-free, ask Alexa to play music or set an alarm, and more.

Amazon Echo Dot, $30 (reduced from $50)

LapGear home office lap desk

LapGear Home Office Lap Desk

This cushioned lap desk will upgrade any working-from-bed situation, thanks to its durable surface, phone slot and mouse pad. 

LapGear home office lap desk, $35

Corkcicle coffee mug

Corkcicle Coffee Mug

The Corkcicle 16-ounce, triple-insulated stainless steel cup is an excellent gift for the coffee drinker on the go. 

Corkcicle coffee mug, $35 (reduced from $49)

Amazon gift card deal: Buy $50, get a $10 credit


If you're not sure what to get someone, how about free money? Right now, when you buy $50 or more in gift-card credit, you'll get a $10 bonus. Credit appears up two days after purchase. (Use code USGIFTCARD21 at checkout. This deal is only good for those who have not purchased Amazon gift cards in the past.)

Buy $50 of gift cards, get a $10 credit

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