10 Gifts You Can Buy Using Your Amex Platinum $50 Saks Fifth Avenue Credit

Nov 27, 2018

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Got The Platinum Card® from American Express in your wallet? Yes, it’s great for lounge access, Uber credits and bonus points on travel. But you can also use it to wrap up your holiday shopping.

Platinum card holders now get $100 in Saks Fifth Avenue credits every calendar year ($50 from January to June and another $50 in the second half of the year). And if you haven’t spent your biannual Saks credit yet, time is running out to do so. Fortunately, you can take advantage of the perk before it expires by shopping for friends and family on your “nice” list this season.

When shopping at Saks, make sure to double dip by using a shopping portal that will give you bonus points for every dollar spent. Check Evreward before making any purchases to find the shopping portal with the highest Saks bonuses available now.

And while you can put your credit toward more expensive items such as footwear, clothing or luggage, it is possible to find items selling for $50 or less. We’ve pulled together 10 of our favorite Saks items available right now for under $50.  With the holidays right around the corner, they’ll make perfect gifts your for your loved ones — or for yourself.

Sugarfina Sweet & Sparkling Rosé Gummies

(Images via Saks and Sugarfina)

One of the glitziest, most glamorous candy money can buy (well, for less than $50 at Saks) are the rosé-infused gummy bears dipped in Parisian shimmering pink chocolate. The ideal stocking stuffer for the sweet tooth on your list or a fancy “treat yourself” snack, you should probably just buy two tins anyway — you’ll still be under the $50 limit. Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $23

TOMS Canvas Slip Ons

Photo courtesy of Tom's.
Photo courtesy of TOMS.

These extremely comfortable shoes are great for all travelers — men, women and even children. The rubber soles provide plenty of cushioning and, because they slide off so easily, TOMS are ideal for navigating security wherever TSA PreCheck isn’t yet available (think: Kenya Airways out of New York-JFK). But the really great thing is that when you buy a pair of TOMS, you’re actually buying two, because the company donates a new pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased. Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $48

Le Labo Lotion

Photo courtesy of Sak's Fifth Avenue.
Photo courtesy of Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

Know someone who is obsessed with high-end hotel toiletries? A bottle of lotion from this New York City-based brand can conjure memories of a stay at a Fairmont Hotel Group or a Marriott Edition property (these luxury hotels all feature Le Labo amenities). Check out the lineup of soothing, smoothing creams and lotions that help battle wintertime dryness and cost $40 or less. Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, from $32

S’well Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle

Photo courtesy of S'well.
Photo courtesy of S’well.

At just 16 ounces, the Traveller-size bottles from S’well fit easily in a carry-on bag or tote. They’re a great gift for eco-conscious travelers and can be filled up after passing through security. S’well bottles are known for keeping water extra cold in your bottle so it’s refreshing every time you sip — as well as the brand’s fun patterns and prints.  Buy: SaksFifthAvenue, on sale from $26

Hape Toys Sushi Play Set

Photo courtesy of Hape Toys.
Photo courtesy of Hape Toys.

For friends or family members raising children with exceptionally well-traveled palate (or, perhaps, are eager to get kids excited about an upcoming trip to Japan), this children’s sushi play set is simple yet sophisticated. Kids can set up sushi, wasabi, soy sauce and chopsticks made of recycle wood and plastic on a serving plate. Meshiagare! Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $25

Nambé Set of Two Champagne Flutes

Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Ready for an intimate celebration? You can ring in 2019 with this set of two contemporary glass Champagne flutes. Fill them with cava, prosecco or, well, Champagne, and say farewell to 2018 with fancy bubbles. Twin Cabernet glasses are also available at this price point. Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $50

Ban.do Passport Holder

Photo courtesy of ban.do
Photo courtesy of ban.do

A practical and playful gift for the person on your list who always gives off serious jetsetter vibes, this leatherette passport holder unapologetically states, “I’ve Been To Paris,” in the colors of the French flag. You know, just in case anyone was wondering. Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $24

Calvin Klein Mens Lounge Pants

Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.
Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Made for men but also comfortable for women, these modal lounge pants can be worn as in-flight pajamas or simply to laze around the house. Black with the traditional Calvin Klein logo at the top, these are probably the best long underwear you’ll find for under $50. Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $42

Tumi Electric Cords Pouch

Photo courtesy of Tumi.

If a Tumi suitcase isn’t in your gift giving budget this season, the brand’s compact nylon cord organizer certainly is. The lined, black zippered pouch can hold cords, cables, makeup, pencils, medicine — anything, really that you want to keep organized and easily accessible while traveling. Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, on sale from $28

Knowlita Dog Hoodie

Photo courtesy of Knowlita.
Photo courtesy of Knowlita.

If it’s not Brooklyn or bust for your pup, don’t worry: These cozy (and adorable) dog hoodies feature destinations such as Paris, Miami, Chicago, Detroit and even Cleveland. There’s always the “Park or Nowhere” option, too, for dogs that aren’t world travelers and just want to get some fresh air. Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, on sale from $23

Prices accurate as of publication date. Check out the TPG guide on the best cards to use for holiday shopping and our tips and tricks for holiday shopping

Featured photo by Matt Madd via Flickr/SoleTreadmill.

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