The 25 Tech Gifts That Everyone's Going to Want This Season — All $50 or Less
Tech gifts are a universal crowd pleaser, but if you're not careful, they can really break the bank. But have no fear; these 25 gifts are all under $50, so you can buy all the latest and greatest accessories and gadgets without worrying about your wallet. It's practically a dream come true, and you can get someone for everyone on your list. Whether you're looking for stocking stuffers or gifts the whole family can enjoy, you'll find them here.
This year, we know we'd like to receive smart devices, cool phone chargers, and even a do-it-all tablet, because sometimes, there's nothing better than a good gadget. If you're looking for a foolproof affordable gift, we've got you covered. We found cool alarm clocks that help you wake up with the sun, a reusable notebook that you can export to your Google drive or email, and a little device that turns any tv into a Smart tv. It's never been easier to get a great gadget at an affordable price, and at this rate, we've got birthdays, housewarming parties, and the holidays all figured out. Just keep reading to shop our picks!
A Cool Notebook: Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook
This Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook ($17, originally $30) contains only 36 pages, but they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, so you'll always have room in your notebook. They can export the pages of the notebook to their email or Google Docs and then just wipe them clean and start all over. It comes in plenty of cool colors as well.
A Genius Travel Device: Twelve South AirFly Duo
If they're always on a plane, they know the struggle of having wireless headphones — and having to pay the two dollars if they want to watch a movie on the plane's television. That's why this Twelve South AirFly Duo ($45, originally $55) is so brilliant. You simply plug the device into the screen, and it syncs to your headphones, so you can now really use those AirPods on a plane! Plus, it can enable two different sets of headphones to listen from the same device, which is great if you're traveling with kids.
For the Person Who Loses Everything: Tile Mate Key Finder
They'll never lose their keys again with this Tile Mate ($22, originally $25) that pairs with a downloadable app. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Plus, if they're traveling, this is a great device to put in their suitcase, so they can track their checked bags and make sure they get to their destination.
For Their Home Office: Eco-Friendly Bamboo Multi-Device Charging Station and Dock
This handy Eco-Friendly Bamboo Multi-Device Charging Station and Dock ($40) is perfect for neatly charging and storing any electronics. It'll help organize their home office and keep chords from getting tangled. The charging station is compatible with smartphones, MP3 players, tablets, and laptops. It's the perfect gift to give anyone who works from home.
For the Beauty-Lover: Makeup Vanity Mirror
Get this three-panel Makeup Vanity Mirror ($33) for the makeup-lover. The little mirrors are so handy. It has LED lights that can be dimmed or brightened, as well as a 2x and 3x magnifying mirror, so you'll be able to see everything all at once.
The Ultimate Sous Chef: Automatic Pan Stirrer With Timer
If they've got a million things going on, they'll appreciate the Automatic Pan Stirrer With Timer ($25). It's a nifty tool that will continuously stir their dishes on a timer while they do all the other things like cutting veggies and herbs, cleaning up, and more.
For Early Mornings: Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock
The Wake-Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock ($40, originally $60) is designed with heavy sleepers in mind. The alarm has a "sunrise stimulation light" that adjusts from 10 to 100 percent brightness 30 minutes before your alarm's set time. The alarm comes with a radio, a snooze function, and seven color-changing light settings.
For Minimergencies: Pinch Provisions Tech Emergency Kit
Never get caught without a charger again thanks to this Pinch Provisions Tech Emergency Kit ($27). This is for the person that's always on low power mode. It comes with a stand for their phone or tablet, a webcam cover, a cord organizer, wall charger, a two in one charging cable, microfiber cloth to clean their gadgets, and a tool to clean their earbuds.
A Streaming Device: Roku Streaming Stick+ HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device
The Roku Streaming Stick+ HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device ($44, originally $51) is such a great find for those who love entertainment. They can access tons of apps to live stream all their favorite shows and movies. The long-range wireless receiver gives them extended range and a stronger signal for smooth streaming even in rooms farther from their router.
Something Funny: Mini USB Fridge Cooler
This USB-powered Mini USB Fridge Cooler ($27) will make sure all of their drinks are at the perfect temperature. The switch could keep drinks both warm and cool, and it's sized to fit standard beverage drink cans perfectly. Go ahead and gift this to someone you know — they'll get a kick out of it.
For the Outdoorsy Person: Authentic Roxant High Definition Wide View Monocular
If they love camping, this Authentic Roxant High Definition Wide View Monocular ($40) could be useful on their next trip. The optical glass will allow them to see animals and landscapes as clear as day. This teloscope is ideal for those who travel, and can easily be taken on the go.
A Unique Gift: Sunset Projection Lamp
The Sunset Projection Lamp ($16) takes mood lighting to a whole new level. Its head can be rotated 180 degrees to adjust the size and shape of the projected light. It's small enough to be placed anywhere, whether it be a nightstand, dresser, or shelf, making it a great gift for practically anyone to enjoy.
A Wireless Charger: Mophie Wireless Charge Pad
Lost your charger? No problem, you've got this Mophie Wireless Charge Pad ($20). This product is optimized for an iPhone, but works with lots of other devices. It has a non-slip rubberized grip, so your phone won't slide off the device, and plus, it's 50 percent faster than a standard charger.
A Self-Care Gift: Calming Sensory LED Light Projector
This Calming Sensory LED Light Projector ($40, originally $50) is so cool. Give this to your friend who could use some self-care. It's a star projector, a white noise machine, and a Bluetooth speaker, so it's something they'll be so happy to have in their room, and gives majorly calming vibes.
For the Singer: Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone and Voice Mixer
A singer will enjoy the limelight with the Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone and Voice Mixer ($20, originally $40). They'll have endless hours of fun with it. It also comes with a built in smartphone holder, so if they need help remembering some lyrics, no one will be the wiser.
A Fun Airpod Case: Smoko Perry Raspberry Airpod Case
Get them this cute Smoko Perry Raspberry Airpod Case ($6, originally $16) for their AirPods. They will surely never misplace them again. This is compatible with a classic AirPods case, but the brand also has an adorable option if you have the AirPods Pro instead.
For the Person Who's VR Curious: Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset
Join the virtual reality world with Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset ($29). Insert a Samsung phone and start playing video games or watching movies — all, of course, in a virtual reality experience. If you know someone who's obsessed with VR, this is such a great, affordable device.
Pretty Lights: Mpowerd Luci Lux Inflatable Solar Lanterns
Turn your backyard into an oasis thanks to these Mpowerd Luci Lux Inflatable Solar Lanterns ($20, originally $25). This is perfect for someone that's recently moved. The LED lanterns will quite literally lighten and brighten up any space, and they recharge via direct sunlight, so there's no need to worry about them working.
A Cool Photo Printer: Smartphone Picture Printer
They can easily print their favorite memories with this Smartphone Picture Printer ($35, originally $40). This is a great gift for grandparents, or people who have thousands of photos on their phone. Plus, if they're recently off to college, they'll love being able to print photos of their friends and family and hang them in their dorm.
A Useful Bedtime Device: Touch Control Bedside Lamps With USB Port
This Touch Control Bedside Lamps With USB Port ($30, originally $49) is so clever. Forget fumbling around with the light switch in the dark, and make sure your devices are always charged. Simply touch any part of the base of the lamp to dim, brighten, or power the device.
An Affordable, Durable Speaker: JBL Go3 Wireless Speaker
The dust-proof, waterproof JBL Go3 Wireless Speaker ($30, originally $50) can fit into their pocket or as a keychain on any bike, backpack, or water bottle. Even though it's tiny, it packs a powerful sound with punchy deep bass. It has up to five hours of battery life per charge and comes in different colors like classic black and a bold teal.
An Adorable Portable Charger: MOJI POWER Portable Charger
They can stay charged with the cute MOJI POWER Portable Charger ($25). It's one they'll want to take everywhere, and makes for an adorable stocking stuffer. Plus, if they're always on the go, this is a great present to make sure their batteries will always be ready to go. It's compatible with both Apple and Android devices.
For the Ones Who Need a Personal Assistant: Echo Dot
The Echo Dot ($35, originally $50) will be their new best friend. They can ask Alexa to play music, set timers, call anyone hands-free, control the rest of their smart home, get information about almost anything including the news, and so much more. It's kind of like having a personal assistant!
For the Homebody: Smoko Tayto Potato USB Heated Slippers
How adorable are these Smoko Tayto Potato USB Heated Slippers ($38)?! They're perfect for embracing their inner couch potato. These USB-powered slippers can be plugged into any compatible USB port, like their laptop. If they want to walk around, they can just unplug them and take the warmth all around their dorm.
Great For People With Lots of Devices: Smart Power Strip and Wifi Surge Protector
This Smart Power Strip and Wifi Surge Protector ($29) may not be the sexiest gift, but it's something they'll use all the time, which is a winner in our books. It syncs lights, devices, and more to a timer. You can also manually turn them on or off from your smartphone.