Holiday presents are about bringing smiles and joy. You know what holiday presents are not about? Blowing your budget on an overly lavish and expensive gift. Now, maybe our dollar doesn’t go quite as far as it used to, but you can still find plenty of quality gifts for under $50. These Christmas gift baskets and other delightful gifts will thrill your loved ones and your wallet. Time to spread the joy!

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Christmas Tree Cheesecakes

Forget about visions of sugar plums. These Christmas Tree Cheesecakes are straight out of a dream. This delectable and delightful gift comes with nine Christmas tree-shaped, dark chocolate-covered, New York-style (I mean, come on, is there really another other style worth eating?) cheesecakes. They’re rich and indulgent. And did we say they’re New York style? Fuhgettaboutit.

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Royal Riviera Pears

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the name Harry & David? Award-winning wine? Sure! Charcuterie? Absolutely! Gourmet gift baskets? Well, duh. But what about the one product that got this Southern Oregon-based company started? Pears! These beauts have become synonymous with Christmas gifting, coming in such gifts as Christmas pearswrapped in gold, paired with red ones, and even a decorating kit.

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Holiday Tower of Sweet Treats

You know what you can hide in these two boxes??? Yeah, sure, that… But wouldn’t you rather uncover milk chocolate popcorn, yogurt-covered pretzels, chocolate mints, chocolate truffles, and cookies?

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Signature Holiday Truffles

The number 24 has a lot of meanings. Sure, it signifies the number of hours in a day, but it is also considered a lucky number. That’s why whoever gets this box of 24 chocolate truffles this year, or any year, is one lucky person! This collection of 24 truffles includes six different flavors, including coffee, dark chocolate, and cherry. Besides, for earning the blue ribbon for being the best hostess gift, they’re also the best to nibble on while binge watching a certain Kiefer Sutherland TV show.

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Moose Munch Holiday Drum

What’s considered by many to be the perfect caramel corn snack (the secret is the butter), Moose Munch also makes the perfect gift for anyone on your list — including yourself. The Moose Munch Premium Popcorn Holiday Tin will brighten spirits around the office or can be divided up for sweet stocking stuffers. Enjoy classic flavors like dark chocolate and classic caramel.

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Golden Elegance Tower with Ghirardelli

Talk about a tower of power! Each of the five gold and green octagonal tiers is bursting with chocolate treats made by Ghiradelli, which has been delighting the world with the richness and sweetness of fine chocolate products since 1852. In addition to the chocolate chip cookies, double chocolate hot cocoa mix, chocolate squares, and chocolate caramel, there’s also caramel popcorn from, where else, The Popcorn Factory. The pièce de résistance? Whoopi pies!

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Holiday Citrus Trio

The tradition of giving fruit as a Christmas gift may date back to the Great Depression, or even go as far back as the Middle Ages. Regardless of when it started, citrus fruits were considered exotic and hard to come by, and nothing says “Hope your Christmas is scurvy free” like a gift basket of oranges. There’s also a tradition among some families of putting an orange in someone’s stocking, which is supposed to represent a bag of gold from jolly ol’ St. Nick. Order this gift and you’ll have the option to substitute bags of gold with plump, tangy red grapefruits, juicy navel oranges, and vibrantly colored red navel oranges.

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Fruitcake

The butt of many jokes at Christmastime, the fruitcake is still the gold standard of holiday desserts. Harry & David has made its own version since 1947, the recipe for which is guarded by the most elite K9 unit. And based on the sales of this classic and traditional confection, it looks like the folks there know what they’re doing.

For more holiday gifting inspiration, check out our other gift guides:
Gifts for Her
Gifts for Him
Gifts for Foodies
Gifts Under $30
Editor’s Choice
Best Wine Basket Ideas & Gifts for Any Wine Lover
12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide
Stocking Stuffers
Last-Minute Gifts


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Jason Stahl is an Emmy Award winner who has reported on just about everything from the future of terrorism to North Korean tourism and why Las Vegas is great for kids. He’s interviewed countless personalities from Gene Simmons to Common to Sir Richard Branson. He’s held editorships at WONDERLUST, SPIN, Google, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, MSN News, NBC Sports and Centennial Media. Stahl’s the co-author of 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Everything: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space… And More. The aspiring deli man lives with his wife and son in Jersey City Heights where he operates Hank Schwartz’s Delicatessen & Appetizing.

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