2019 Holiday Gifts Under $50 That College Kids and Teens Will Love

These holiday gifts under $50 for college kids and other young adults will make their dorms or first apartments feel much more like home.

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Holiday Gifts Under $50 for College Kids and Teens

Tile Stickers 

tile sticker

You may already be familiar with the Tile brand – the ingenious small squares that affix to backpacks or slip into wallets.  NOW – the Tile stickers make it possible to find remotes, phones and other easy-to-misplace valuables.

Tribit X Bluetooth Speakers 

bluetooth speaker

This small bluetooth speaker is lightweight, waterproof and can run for 24 hours before needing a charge. It is also one of the highest rated speakers on the market –  excellent audio quality at a price point that is affordable.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet 

If your kids have begun to enjoy cooking for themselves, getting them is highly-regarded cast iron skillet will be something they will truly enjoy.

Don’t forget to add the Grown and Flown book to your shopping cart. If you’re the mom of a teen – or you have someone on your list who is – this is the guidebook to get you through 2020 and beyond!

Grown and Flown book

Kendra Scott Jewelry

Kendra Scott Jewelry Sets

You will find so many gorgeous pieces to choose from at the Kendra Scott site, many under $50. Free ground shipping and gift wrapping (ends 12/19.)

Multi-port Car Charger

Gifts under $50
No one wants a dead phone and, for teens and college students who drive themselves to and from school and work, having a car charger is an efficient way to keep a battery fully charged. We love this one because there is room to charge five devices at once, super fast.

Belkin Wireless Charging Pad

holiday gifts under $50 for college kids
Belkin is a leader in charging technology and they have excellent devices that are designed to work extremely well with Apple products. This pad will charge XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8, 8 Plus, AirPods 2 (Compatible w/ Samsung, LG, Sony, more) in record time. Led light indicates when it is fully charged.

YETI Insulated Mugs and More

yeti tumbler
If you’ve not yet experienced the amazing 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. Same is true of cold drinks, if they prefer cold brew or an iced coffee instead.


holiday gifts under $50 for college kids
How fun does this look to you? And how excited will your grown kid be when they open one of these inflatable sofas? Unlike other inflatables, this one does not need a pump but fills up when you wave it in the air. Lightweight and easy to store, this is perfect when extra seating, and lounging, is called for.

Tile Sport – Key Finder. Phone Finder. Anything Finder

holiday gifts under $50 for college kids
In addition to the Tile Stickers (above), the ingenious tracking device company also created the Sport model that has a 200 ft. range –  twice the current range and an even louder tone.  Waterproof and durable, the Tile trackers are some of our favorite gifts under $50.

Cross Body Phone Bag 

cross body bag

Taking a large tote when you’re out and about is not what our daughters do. Instead, they grab their phones and go. Here’s an adorable cross-body bag that can they can slip their phone into and that also has slots for 10 cards. This is one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2019! 

11-Piece Blender 

Holiday gifts under $50
Are your teens big smoothie drinkers?  This is a well-priced and compact blender that they can use to make their favorite green drinks or smoothies and functions, also, as a mixer or chopper for the more advanced cooks.

Hand Held Fabric Steamer

holiday gifts under $50 for college kids
Steaming clothes is so much easier than getting out the ironing board and iron. A portable steamer is the way to go and will keep those dresses, suits, and button-downs looking sharp when your college student has a job interview! (fingers crossed)

Wake-up Light Alarm Clock

holiday gifts under $50 for college kids
This alarm clock by Phillips will gradually increase the light in a bedroom to simulate the sunrise during the thirty minutes before your young adult needs to get out of bed.  It also serves as bedside illumination for reading which is pretty perfect.

Dorm Bean Bag Chair

holiday gifts under $50 for college kids
This comfy chair will be the favorite of anyone who comes to visit your kid in their dorm room. Durable and stain resistant, this may even become the go-to chair for your own student for reading assignments.

Glass Food Storage and Prep Set

 holiday gifts under $50 for college kids
Everyone needs at least a few pieces to store leftovers and heat up food in the microwave.

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2019 Holiday Gifts for Her That She Will Love 

2019 Holiday Gifts for College Students They Will Use Every Day 

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

About Katie BinghamSmith

Katie Bingham-Smith lives in Maine with her three kids. She is a Staff Writer at Scary Mommy, shoe addict and pays her kids to rub her feet. You can see more of her on Facebook and Instagram .

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