10/22/2015 05:02 EDT | Updated 10/22/2015 05:59 EDT

Gifts For Under $50 For Everyone You Know

Buying the perfect gift is an under-appreciated talent.

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Buying the perfect gift is an under-appreciated talent. It’s just not as simple as grabbing something from the "under $25" table (or section of a website) — or at least, it shouldn’t be. Just a few minutes of thought and research can be the difference between a gift that’s just okay and a gift that truly shows you had the recipient in mind when you bought it.

But a few minutes of thought can get a bit time-consuming when you have a couple dozen people to buy for. It’s hard to come up with good ideas for people as disparate as your boss, your cousin who just finished university, and your friend who had a baby earlier this fall.

That’s where this guide comes in. We’ve done the research for you and found great gifts for many of the important people in your life, from work to home and everything in between. And if one of these 16 gifts doesn’t fit the bill, we hope it’ll lead to an idea that will.

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