26 Fun and Useful Tech Gifts That Cost $50 or Less
If you're having a hard time trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, you can't go wrong with an affordable tech find. We rounded up the coolest tech gifts and gadgets your friends and family will use every day, including kitchen helpers, smart home must-haves, and more. The best part? Everything is $50 and under! We won't be surprised if you add a few of these gadgets for yourself. Keep reading to shop our top picks!
— Additional reporting by Nicole Nguyen and Macy Cate Williams
Best Smart Speaker: Echo Dot
Let Alexa help them out with errands, timers, and play their favorite music with the Echo Dot ($35, originally $50)! The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound. They can call almost anyone hands-free, control their smart home, and instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner's ready.
A Tangle-Free Charging Experience: Yootech Wireless Charger
No more worrying about frayed wires or having enough charging cables. Get them this Yootech Wireless Charger ($13) for a seamless charging experience. From their bedside table or desk to their entryway, this wireless charger will make their life easier.
Best Wine Bottle Opener: Cordless Automatic Electric Wine Bottle Opener
If they love drinking wine, this Cordless Automatic Electric Wine Bottle Opener ($22, originally $46) is something they need in their life. Now, they'll never struggle with opening another wine bottle, this tool does the hard work for them in just six seconds. It even comes with a foil cutter.
Best Affordable Durable Speaker: JBL Go3 Wireless Speaker
The dust-proof, waterproof JBL Go3 Wireless Speaker ($40) 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. It also comes in black.
For Baby Yoda Fans: Bitty Boomers Star Wars: The Mandalorian — The Child Bluetooth Speaker
If you can't get enough of Baby Yoda, get the Bitty Boomers Star Wars: The Mandalorian — The Child Bluetooth Speaker ($13, originally 20); it's so tiny, it fits into the palm of your hand. It also comes in other Star Wars characters including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper, and more.
Best Virtual Assistant: Echo Show 5
From catching up with their favorite shows to staying connected via video calling, the Echo Show 5 ($45, originally $80) makes life so much easier! The smart display ready to help manage your day, entertain at a glance, and connect them to friends and family. They can even cook along to step-by-step recipes and easily update to-do lists and calendars.
For Dog Parents: PitPat Dog Activity Monitor and Fitness Tracker
The PitPat Dog Activity Monitor and Fitness Tracker ($39) is a must have to track their dog's fitness and activity. It's lightweight and waterproof.
A Useful Portable Charger: Anker Portable Charger, PowerCore Slim 10000 Power Bank
There's nothing worse than losing charge on your phone or tablet while on the go, so getting them a portable charger is something they'll actually use. The popular Anker Portable Charger, PowerCore Slim 10000 Power Bank ($23) is an Amazon bestseller you can't go wrong with.
For Makeup Lovers: Pro Makeup Brush Cleaner & Dryer Kit
If they love makeup and experimenting with the trendiest looks, it's inevitable that they'll have to clean their makeup brushes. It's a task that's necessary but time consuming and not fun. Get them this Pro Makeup Brush Cleaner & Dryer Kit ($20, originally $22) and make their life easier.
Best Budget Tablet: Fire Tablet 7
They can stream their favorite shows, curl up and get through their booklist, or order some household necessities ASAP with the Fire 7 ($50). It can do it all! It has up to 7 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching video, and listening to music in one charge.
For Iced Coffee-Lovers: 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 $30). It brews a perfectly chilled cup in less than four minutes. All they have to do is add water and their favorite coffee grounds to the machine, fill their tumbler up with ice, and brew.
Best Smart Entertainment Setup: Fire TV Stick 4K With Alexa Voice Remote
Who needs cable when they can watch it all with the Fire TV Stick 4K With Alexa Voice Remote ($50). Alexa Voice Remote lets them use your voice to search and launch shows across apps. They can house all their streaming platforms, fitness apps and even view security camera feeds, control their smart home, and order pizza through this stick.
For the TikTok Star: UBeesize Selfie Ring Light With Extendable Tripod Stand
The UBeesize 10" Selfie Ring Light With 50" Extendable Tripod Stand ($36) is the No. 1 bestselling ring-light phone holder. They can create the best TikToks with this handy tool.
For Capturing Memories Underwater: Polaroid 16MP Waterproof Digital Camera
Don't let water get in the way of capturing their adventures with this Polaroid 16MP Waterproof Digital Camera ($40, originally $50). It's small, lightweight, and uses a micro SD card for storage.
For Yummy Cakepops: Babycakes Mini Cake Pop Maker
Sweet treats are just a few minutes away with this Babycakes Mini Cake Pop Maker ($23). They can create all the cake pops their heart desires in any flavor they wish with this handy tool. It makes nine cake pops in one go!
A Cute Mini Fridge: Frigidaire Portable Retro 6-Can Mini Fridge in Pink
From sodas to skin care, the Frigidaire Portable Retro 6-Can Mini Fridge in Pink ($50) is such a cute and functional appliance. They can store their skin care and beauty tools or use it as a snacks and drinks station at their desk. It comes in several different stylish colors.
For In-Shower Entertainment: Wall Mount Shower Phone Holder
If they love listening to music or catching up on podcasts and their favorite TV shows, they can now do it in the shower with the Wall Mount Shower Phone Holder ($14). It keeps their phone waterproof and let's them rotate their phone in any direction. The holder has an anti-fog screen that lets them use their phone normally.
A Modern Desk Lamp: LED Desk Lamp With Wireless Charger
Whether they're a student or a young professional, a sleek lamp like the LED Desk Lamp With Wireless Charger ($27) does more than just provide light. It's also wireless charger and has a USB port for extra charging. The lamp has ten brightness levels, five lighting modes, multidirectional adjusting, and has an auto timer for when they fall asleep while studying.
A Reusable Notebook: Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook
This Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook ($20, originally $30) contains only 36 pages, but they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. They can also be exported to Slack, email, Google Drive — you name it.
For Music Lovers: Skullcandy Sesh Evo True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds
Get them these stunning and affordable Skullcandy Sesh Evo True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds ($30). They can use one bud at a time or both. It is sweat and dust resistant. They comes in beached blue, chill grey, deep red, pure mint, true black.