With only a few weeks left until Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza, some of us have yet to complete our shopping gift list. Whether it’s for a family friend, co-worker or relative, finding unique gifts can be a challenge. And in order to stay within budget, we’ve found some quirky presents for all genders, all under $50. Shopping last-minute? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks this year.
Bluetooth Banana Phone
A banana Bluetooth phone? This quirky gift is sure to make anyone laugh and regardless of how it looks, it works! The Banana Phone can last up to 10 hours of talk time on a full charge and up to 70 hours when not in use,. It can be recharged via a USB. The phone measures 9.25-inches long and the exterior is made from 100% recycled materials.
Price: $40 from Uncommon Goods
Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses
These unique shot glasses are made from Himalayan Salt and are perfect for tequila, mezcal, or any liquor that you want to add a little salt to finish it off. Since salt is antibacterial, the shot glasses can be reused many times, just make sure they are rinsed off with water and not placed into a dishwasher. Note that the shot glasses will break down over time. There are four in each set.
Price: $28 from Uncommon Goods
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Heat Changing Constellation Mug
The Philosophers Guild Heat Mugs are not just any mugs. Whether you drink coffee, espresso or tea, these mugs are heat activated, meaning the constellations will appear when there’s hot liquid inside and disappear when the liquid is cold. This set of mugs can be used in the microwave but must be hand-washed.
Price: $15.95 from Amazon
Jelly is delicious, but what about beer-infused? This set of four beer jellies, made in the US using traditional ingredients, can be used in drinks, as salad dressing, on top of sweet and savory dishes or even for baking. The four flavors are Hefeweizen, India Pale Ale, Maple Stout and Porter, and are 9 ounces each.
Price: $30 from Uncommon Goods
World Never Sleeps Interactive Travel Map
This is no ordinary travel map. The World Never Sleeps Interactive Travel Map absorbs sunlight during the day and glows at night—the cities that glow are the ones that never sleep. Using the supplied flags, you can mark the places you’ve been to and ones that are still on your must-visit list. Make sure it’s hung near a window to absorb sunlight so that it can glow in the dark once the lights are out.
Price: $48 from Uncommon Goods