8 Outdoor Gift Ideas Under $50 for Patio Lovers
We’ve all been there. It’s the holiday season, and as much as you want to buy a gag gift or something ridiculous, you also probably want to get them something practical. So what do you get someone who enjoys yard work and gardening, besides gardening tools or items that they may already have.
You could, turn their holiday season into a mini episode of HGTV’s Yard Crashers, giving your loved one a luxurious revamp of their patio hardscape. If that’s not in your budget, here are some additional budget friendly gift ideas under $50:
1. Portable Fire Pit
Fire pits create an inviting and cozy atmosphere anywhere that they are used. Portable fire pits make great for tailgating, camping, or patio and backyard entertaining. They will keep everyone warm from Labor Day all the way through football season.
2. Tabletop Water Fountain
Lamps Plus, $40
Hearing the sound of running water when you sit back is extremely relaxing. A permanent fountain can be more than someone may want to spend to install though. A tabletop water fountain as a gift is a perfect way to turn a patio into a little sanctuary. The great thing about a smaller tabletop one is that you can transport it, moving the pleasant sound of running water to relax to indoors.
3. Stainless steel Kebab set
As LawnStarter says, “backyard grilling ranks right up there with baseball as a summertime tradition in the U.S.” Making a stainless steel kebab set perfect for any grill master, coming in sets of 4, or sometimes 6 depending on the brand you purchase. They’re durable and reusable, making it easier to prep any kabob recipes without having to deal with tricky wooden skewers!
4. Bluetooth speakers
Bluetooth speakers are great for outdoor entertainment and can be set up anywhere. They exude quality volume, as well as, portability since they’re the right size. These speakers are easy to pair with a bluetooth enabled devices.
5. Tabletop Patio Mini-Fireplace
This may seem like an odd gift, but it really isn’t. It’s the perfect gift for someone who loves their patio and can’t use it in the winter because it’s too cold. But a patio heater will provide warmth on a cold patio and let your friend enjoy their patio even during the winter months.
6. Half-umbrella for patio
When the patio isn’t huge, but the sun still beats down on it baking everything and everyone, there is a solution. The half-umbrella for a patio is as steady as a regular full umbrella and made with polyester fabric. It stands up against a wall or a door and will provide the shade of a patio umbrella with half the size.
7. Digital BBQ Fork
Sharper Image, $40
One of the concerns when barbequing is making sure that the meat is cooked thoroughly. With a Digital BBQ Fork, that is never a worry again. It will read the internal temperature of the meat in seconds. The meat temperature that’s desired can be set on it, and the Digital BBQ Fork will beep and light up when the right cooking temperature is reached. It even has a built-in flashlight for cooking when it’s dark outside.
8. Solar Powered String Lights
Adding charm to the patio or a backyard space can be done with the help of solar-powered lights. They can be used in trees, around doorways, strung around the patio roof, and on deck railings. These lights will stay lit for hours without wires, cords or batteries, and entirely powered by solar energy.
Emily Higgins is a writer and homeowner inspired by retro pinup–she is constantly working on revamping her fixer upper to have a more chic vintage style. When she’s not working on remodeling, she can be found tending to her organic garden and cooking for family and friends.