Blow Them Away With These 22 Tech Gifts Under $100
To make sure you give the tech guru in your life the best present of the year, we're here to help. We've curated a list of tech gadgets, gizmos, and fun accessories that are sure to make them smile. Whether you want to treat them to heated slippers, an indoor garden kit, or a new speaker for their home, there are so many incredible tech gifts on the market that will help improve their day-to-day for the better. The best part: they're all under $100, so you can cross off everyone on your list without spending a fortune.
No matter if you're shopping for a teen, adult, family member, or friend, these tech gifts make great birthday presents, holiday gifts, and nice gestures to give in your spare time. We're constantly keeping stock of the coolest products to hit the market, so you can trust that these items are up to date (or purposely out of date). From 35mm cameras that will take them back in time to a Bluetooth pillow that will serenade them to sleep at night, we've gathered the quirkiest and most fun tech products out there. Shop them all ahead.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones
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. Its switch is able to 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. Its optical glass allows them to see animals and landscapes crystal clear. Ideal for those who travel, this telescope can easily be taken on the go.
Cool Headphones: Happy-Nes Handcrafted 3.5 mm Apple Headphones
If the person you're buying a gift for is expressive by nature, pick them up these Happy-Nes Handcrafted 3.5 mm Apple Headphones ($69). The headphones are handcrafted with acrylic yarns and showcase a unique style. They can take phone calls and listen to music as any ordinary pair would, except these are stylish.
For Amateur Photographers: Kodak Ultra F9 35mm Film Camera
Capturing memories has never been more retro than with this Kodak Ultra F9 35mm Film Camera ($66). The 35mm film camera will make pictures look as if they've gone back in time. The camera doesn't include film or a battery, so make sure to pick those up separately.
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 Phone Photos: HP Sprocket Portable Instant Photo Printer
The pictures on their iPhone no longer have to stay in the cloud. Thanks to the HP Sprocket Portable Instant Photo Printer ($77), they can print out photos instantly and choose to save them in a photo album or scrapbook. Its slim design allows them to take this photo printer anywhere, whether it be a friend's or significant other's.
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.
For Pet Owners: Wagz Tagz
If pet-lovers feel bad about leaving their animal in a crate, pick them up Wagz Tagz ($40). The tagz work with the Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar ($300) to create "keep out zones" in their house and will deliver a shock-free correction to their pet whenever they step inside one. Trust us, they'll thank you for this gift.
For Ultimate Relaxation: Renpho Eye Massager With Heat
The Renpho Eye Massager With Heat ($70, originally $110) is an electric shiatsu eye massager that will help relieve the tension from eye fatigue and eye strain. It has built-in heating pads that provide a relaxing experience and help reduce eye puffiness and dryness. Plus, these have built-in speakers, so they can listen to a relaxing playlist and truly unwind. It's a gift that will actually help out.
For Music-Lovers: iScream Daisy Throw Pillow Bluetooth Speaker
If they love listening to music as they doze off to sleep at night, this iScream Daisy Throw Pillow Bluetooth Speaker ($59) is a great option for them. The daisy-shaped throw pillow features a wireless Bluetooth speaker inside that pairs with their phone to play all their favorite songs. The pillow's reversible too, featuring pink on its front and orange on its back.
A TikTik Present: 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.
For Music-Lovers: JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($100, originally $130) comes in a variety of color choices, like black, gray, and blue. This speaker is dust proof and waterproof and allows for 12 hours of wireless playtime. Whether it's rain, spilled drinks, or beach sand, this speaker can handle it all.
For Iced-Coffee Fans: Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker With Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter
If they can't go without their iced coffee, rain or shine, they need the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker With Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter ($25, originally $35). It brews a perfectly chilled cup in less than four minutes. Just add water and your favorite coffee grounds to the machine, fill the tumbler with ice, and brew. Finish off with milks, sweeteners, and syrups.
A Smart Notebook: Rocketbook Multi-Subject Smart Notebook
This Rocketbook Multi-Subject Smart Notebook ($34, originally $44) will be their go-to for lectures. It's a scannable multisubject reusable notebook equipped with dividers so that they can stay organized while getting through a day of back-to-back classes. 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.
For the Movie-Lover: Packard Bell Home Theater Projector and Screen Set
They can watch their favorite movies and TV shows anywhere with the Packard Bell Home Theater Projector and Screen Set ($98). The compact design makes it easy to move around, so it's something they can easily set up in their dorm room. It's equipped with HDMI ports, so they can just plug in their favorite streaming stick or gaming system.
A Mini Garden: Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden
They can have their own indoor vegetable garden with the cool Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden ($100). It's perfect for an apartment dweller who doesn't have much time on their hands. The garden is self-watering and has an LED lamp for adequate light.
For Photography Enthusiasts: Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera ($76) is such a fun and sentimental way to capture candid moments in real time. The photos are such thoughtful mementos that friends and family can keep forever. It's a great find for those who want to explore photography beyond an iPhone. Plus, they can hang the pictures in their room for a cute photo wall.
A Useful Charger: PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
Get this PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer ($80) for the person who's always sanitizing. The device uses UV lights to get phones 99.9 percent germ-free. It is perfect for a person's desk or bedside for its convenience and ability to amplify audio so they don't miss alarms or notifications. It comes in plenty of cool colors as well.
For a Healthy Lifestyle: HidrateSpark Pro Smart Water Bottle
If you're shopping for someone who loves to live a healthy lifestyle, the HidrateSpark Pro Smart Water Bottle ($65–$70) will be their new best friend. It's a smart water bottle that will remind them to drink water throughout the day by glowing. It even tracks their exact water intake and lets them know their progress on daily goals. How cool is that? Read our in-depth review of the HidrateSpark Pro Smart Water Bottle.
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.
A Relaxing Gift: Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow
Treat them to this relaxing Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow ($30, originally $60) to help take the edge off. The pillow has powerful rotating massage nodes that knead and relax tight muscles. It's portable, so they can take it with them to college, their apartment, or their job.
A Genius Travel Device: Twelve South AirFly Pro
If they're always on a plane, they know the struggle of having wireless headphones — and having to pay $2 to watch a movie on the plane's television. That's why this Twelve South AirFly Pro ($56) is so brilliant. Simply plug the device into the screen, and it syncs to your headphones. Now they'll really be able to use those AirPods on a plane for in-flight entertainment.