Best Deals Under $50
These already affordable items are even easier on the wallet right now
If you’re looking to shop without spending too much, we’ve put together all the best deals under $50 that are available right now. With Presidents Day weekend over, the sales are starting to ebb. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still shop and save. There just won’t be quite as many options until the next big sales, which should come around Memorial Day.
To help you find the deals faster, Consumer Reports’ experts search for the most promising offers on items including cookware, headphones, fitness gear, and more. We keep you updated on the latest offers, so check back often. And go to our Deals hub, where you’ll find the best sales on everything Consumer Reports tests.
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The Dash Clear View toaster’s clever see-through side panel makes it easy to check on your slices, making charred toast a thing of the past. And you won’t have to wait too long for it to pop up; this model does very well in our toasting-time test. One downside: It gets only middling marks in our cleaning test, so you may have to put in a little extra effort to get crumbs out of its nooks and crannies.
Why it’s a good deal: This is the lowest price we’ve seen.
The Toastmaster Two-Slice Toaster lends a slightly midcentury modern look to your counter and browns bread quickly and quite capably, handling one or two slices equally well. You’ll need to put English muffins in twice, though, because they’ll still look light after toasting at the darkest setting. This toaster includes bagel and frozen settings, and combo push-button and dial controls.
Why it’s a good deal: It’s not easy to find this stylish little workhorse in stainless, especially for less than $50. You’ll just need to use the code FLOWERS to get the full savings. The code changes frequently, so make sure you check it before you add the toaster to your cart.
The Primula Burke Cold Brew Coffee Maker is the most inexpensive cold-brew coffee maker in our ratings—and one of the best. It comes with a glass carafe, and most of its parts are dishwasher-safe. It’s the only model that calls for a full 24-hour brew time, but you might find the results worth the wait. It’s on sale today for about $5 off its usual $18 list price. Considering all the high-priced Starbucks cold brews you’ll be skipping, this coffee maker will quickly pay for itself.
Why it’s a good deal: This cold brew maker usually sells for $18, so it’s already an affordable option, and now you can save on the black, blue, and red versions.
Earning top marks for dry-food sealing and speed, the Geryon E2900-MS is a relatively quiet vacuum sealer. While it lacks storage for plastic rolls, it comes with them for making custom-sized bags. The device’s control buttons are sensitive to the touch, and it features an accessory port and hose for vacuum-sealing containers with special lids.
Why it’s a good deal: With the on-page coupon you can get this toaster for the best price we’ve seen in weeks, beating the previous deal by about $3.
Zulay 2-in-1 Lemon Lime Squeezer
The Zulay 2-in-1 citrus squeezer is meant to serve as a versatile device that can work with lemons and limes. In our at-home evaluations of the best citrus squeezers, we found that this model was somewhat easy to use, though it still required a bit of effort and wasn’t as mess-free as other devices. That said, the double flaps make it conducive to squeezing citrus of varying sizes.
Why it’s a good deal: Amazon has the best price we’ve seen for this squeezer thanks to an on-page coupon.
Viski Heavyweight Cocktail Shaker
This sophisticated-looking cobbler shaker from Viski is nicely weighted, with thick stainless steel craftsmanship. It holds 17 ounces and has a strong seal that can handle both a regular and a dry shake without leakage. At a little over 1 pound, it’s heavier than some other shakers, but the grip is nice and feels very ergonomic.
Why it’s a good deal: The copper shaker just dropped in price by about $4.
Instant Milk Frother
When you think of the brand Instant Pot, its line of multi-cookers usually comes to mind, but the company has branched out into coffee makers and frothers. Its affordable Instant Milk Frother was one of the best models in our at-home review, offering performance almost on a par with the Nespresso Aeroccino4 milk frother, which costs more than twice as much. The only downside is that the Instant Milk Frother isn’t dishwasher-safe because its controls are built into the side of the carafe. Cleaning is still a breeze, though; you just need to hand-wash it with a wet cloth.
Why it’s a good deal: While we did see this for closer to $30 during the holidays, a $10 discount is still worth it to upgrade your morning cup of coffee.
There are lots of great choices if you’re looking for less expensive noise-canceling headphones. One of our top picks is the 1More ColorBuds 2, which offer great sound quality, impressive noise cancellation, and all the convenience of true wireless headphones for under $100. And with this sale, there’s never been a better time to pick up a pair.
1More advertises a 6-hour battery life backed by a charging case that holds enough power for two full cycles. The model features touch controls and an ambient sound-monitoring mode that lets in background noise from your surroundings on purpose. Using a free app, you can customize EQ settings to your liking, and the headphones have a convenient auto-pause function when you take them off.
Why it’s a good deal: These earbuds are almost always available for $70. But with the $30 on-page coupon, you can get them for nearly half as much right now, making this the best deal of the week.
Adidas Don't Rest Alphaskin Sports Bra
The Adidas Don’t Rest Alphaskin Sports Bra is a traditional compression style with a racerback and no adjustable features. The racerback is made with a thin, loosely knit material that’s ultra-breathable. It offers a great fit for some, but the long, nonadjustable straps limit its audience to those with longer torsos.
Why it’s a good deal: Amazon’s got discounts on a handful of different colors and sizes.
Under Armour Infinity Mid Sports Bra
The Under Armour Infinity Mid Sports Bra is a great blend of price and quality, especially with this discount. Our tester liked—but didn’t love—this bra, stating that it’s comfortable and supportive but a bit stretchier than others we tried. It has adjustable straps so you can get the best possible fit. She also said the material was a magnet for lint from her shirts, which could be a deal breaker for some.
Why it’s a good deal: This bra isn’t on sale often, but it was $10 less last week, so we recommend waiting to see if the price falls again soon.
Nimalist Air Tag Slim Wallet
This Nimalist slim wallet accommodates Apple products by incorporating Apple’s puck-shaped, rounded-top tracking device, sold separately, into its design. AirTags aren’t the greatest shape for slim wallets, and the indent is very noticeable when put in the front or back pocket. But this is an otherwise great wallet, with soft leather and seven very thin pockets that hold up to 12 cards.
Why it’s a good deal: This sale price has been available since before Black Friday.
Herschel Charlie RFID Card Case Wallet
Looking more like a coin purse than a wallet, Herschel’s Charlie slim wallet offers RFID protection in its four pockets, including a larger sleeve in the middle that opens to reveal a signature white-and-red striped lining, similar to a tiny tag on the side. The wallet feels stiff but not unpleasantly so; it doesn’t flop or fold easily even when it’s empty. The wide array of styles available is impressive. The only ding on this one is that there are three tags inside the middle pocket, one with branding, one listing materials, and another with a serial number. There’s no easy way to remove the tags that our writer could find without damaging the wallet. The tags got in the way when placing cards in this compartment and were distracting to what is otherwise a simple and very stylish design.
Why it’s a good deal: Saving almost 10 bucks on this simple wallet makes it just the right price.
Serman Brands 1.0 RFID Blocking Wallet
Serman Brands’ 1.0 RFID Blocking Wallet wins hands-down in one category: nicest packaging. In fact, the leather wallet’s elaborate box makes it an easy choice as a gift. It’s a very nice-feeling accessory with a suedelike feel. After only a few days of use, however, the material got pretty scuffed up just from inserting and removing cards from an outside slot. The money clip holds cash tight but adds thickness in the fold.
Why it’s a good deal: This is only about $1 more than the best price we’ve seen for this wallet.
The stylish Crane Drop humidifier is intended for rooms up to 250 square feet and has a stellar overall rating in CR’s tests. This model comes with an empty-tank indicator and has an automatic shutoff. Easy to use and energy-efficient, this model also scores top marks for its low noise levels.
Why it’s a good deal: This model is consistently $10 cheaper in both the solid white and clear white colors compared to the other color options, making it a great low-cost option.
On just about every measure, including moisture output and noise, the Crane Owl humidifier soars. It’s convenient to use, though not being able to get a hand into the tank for cleaning is a drawback. The 250-square-foot claimed coverage area is on the high end for a small-room model. Other animal figures in this Crane series are Wyatt the Fox, Puffington the Penguin, Misty the Unicorn, Sidney the Sheep, The Crane Train, Hello Kitty, Freddy the Frog, Mya the Monkey, Violet the Hippo, and Elliot the Elephant. They all perform similarly and may be on sale for similar prices.
Why it’s a good deal: With the heating season in full swing, few humidifiers are on sale right now. So a 25 percent discount isn’t bad.
The Tramontina 80131/066DS excels at two crucial tasks for a cast-iron skillet: searing and browning. In our tests, we sear a New York strip steak and browned scallops. We also bake cornbread, for which this pan earns a solid rating, on a par with most of the top cast-iron pans we’ve tested.
Why it’s a good deal: This frying pan typically sells for closer to $60 and has been on sale for around $50, but Wayfair just dropped the price by another few bucks from last week, to bring it below $40.
Hot Tools 24k Gold Professional Curling Iron
The Hot Tools 24k Gold Professional Curling Iron is one of the lowest-priced curling irons CR tried and liked, and our testers found that it resulted in looser curls. It has temperature control and heated up faster than the recommended wait time of about a minute.
Why it’s a good deal: This discount beats the sale price we’ve seen for the last few weeks by nearly $10.
Phomemo D30 Label Maker
The Phomemo D30 Label Maker was the choice label maker in our evaluations. Using an app, you can produce labels in under 10 seconds or connect it to your printer for more elaborate jobs. The Phomemo offers extensive font options and a preview of what they will look like. The lithium battery comes charged and ready to print, and you can even print pictures, bar codes, and date and time stamps. The easy-tear labels can be separated with just one hand, and the device is smart enough to calibrate the paper roll to the proper position if you don’t align it perfectly.
Why it’s a good deal: With the on-page coupon, the sale price is a few dollars less than we’ve seen in the past year.