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Affinio’s last minute gift-giving guide

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Jackie Davies

Affinio’s last-minute gift-giving guide. Gifts for everyone, all under $50! 

Do you need a couple of last-minute holiday gift ideas? We’ve got you covered! Everything listed below is under $50, and we even listed whose Christmas list they are likely to already be on! Look at the audience of each gift and decide if they sound like the person you’re buying for!  

1. Echo Dot – 34.99

Echo Dot (by Amazon) is a smart speaker about the size of a hockey puck. It’s similar to the Google Home but uses the Alexa personal assistant to answer questions, read the news, play music and much more. It’s perfect for anyone who is a News Junkie”, or someone who you might describe as a “Techie”.

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2. Sapiens – $14.99

This international bestseller has a 4/5 rating on Goodreads and is a brief history of humankind. This book by Yuval Noah Harari surveys our history “from the evolution of archaic human species in the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century, focusing on homo sapiens”. Joe Rogan is a fan and has said that “it really puts in perspective how bizarre human beings are. It’s an awesome overview of our species.” Anyone who is a university professor, a business professional, or into science and history would probably be excited to find this one under the Christmas tree! 

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3. Hydro Flask – $48.00

The Hydro Flask is the latest trending water bottle. It’s stainless steel and vacuum insulated to keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold. These are popular among female university students, outdoor adventurers, and “Sports Moms & Dads”! 

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4. Small Axe Peppers 3-Pack – $27.99

Small Axe Peppers hot sauce is made with peppers sourced from community gardens across the US, and only uses the best all-natural ingredients. Each bottle directly supports the gardens and gardeners that grow the peppers. Celebrity Chef Rachel Ray said it’s so good she could “literally drink the stuff”! Buy it for the foodies, organic food eaters, and home chefs you know! 

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5. Tile – $16.99

Perfect for anyone with keys and anyone prone to losing them! This tiny device uses Bluetooth to help you find your belongings like your keys, purse, wallet or anything you frequently misplace. It’s popular amongst Tesla owners, Google Nest fans, and “New Tech Adopters”. 

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6. What Do You Meme -$34.90

This adult-only game involves competing with your friends and family to create the funniest memes, and the winner of each round is decided by a rotating judge. You need to try out this game – especially if you are a meme lover! It’s a great gift for any millennial, or anyone who is a fan of Cards Against Humanity. 

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7. Aztec Clay Mask – $11

Called the “World’s Most Powerful Facial”, this $11 healing clay comes from Death Valley, California, where it is sun-dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees Fahrenheit. Use it for facials, acne, clay baths, foot soaks, or insect bites. The audience of this clay mask includes “Hip Hop Fans”, “Sephora Junkies”, and “Beauty Bloggers”. 

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8. Day One Journal (App) $34.99/ year 

Buy a year-long subscription to this popular journaling app, suitable for anyone who wants to start recording their thoughts and memories in the new year. It’s ideal for anyone who already uses apps like Evernote, Byword, Drafts App, MindNode, or Ulysses! “Day One makes keeping a journal delightfully easy.”-Wired

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