So net neutrality may be a thing of the past (or maybe not), but no matter what the internet situation looks like for the foreseeable future, even the least tech-savvy among us would appreciate gadgets and gizmos that make life easier (and are affordable to boot). You won’t find your drones or VR headsets here — these are the nuts and bolts of tech stuff: all manner of phone chargers (and cases and protectors) and other fun gizmos that cost under $50.
For your iPhone X–less recipient, something a little splashier.
Review after review on Amazon (verified purchases, mind you) will tell you how floored people are by the quality of these very affordable wireless headphones.
Turn that by-the-numbers MacBook into a marble-ized electronic.
Stick this well-reviewed humidifier in a glass of water, plug in the USB, and you’re breathing in hydrating (and hydrated) air.
Our writer and reviewer Kurt Soller called this among the best beard trimmers he’s tried.
We first talked about this Champagne-colored mousepad in our guide to mom gifts, but it’d make a handsome present for just about anyone.
As of now, the Amazon Echo Dot (an easy toe dip into the world of smart technology) is still 40 percent off.
Mood lights help mimic the sun’s rays when you’re living somewhere (like New York) that doesn’t get much sun in the winter — they’ve been shown to actually improve your mood, and even a portable one helps.
Writer Jinnie Lee told us about the best tablet accessory (or Switch accessory or phone accessory) we’ve ever seen — a twisty clip that lets you watch hands-free.
Remember Tamagotchis — the electronic pets on keychains that needed to be fed and cared for and cherished? They’re back.
If you’re sensing a dying-phone theme on this list, you’d be right. This one puts a lightning cable onto your keychain — simply plug the other end into a USB.
Even with a good case, your screen can get scratched up. A few cheap screen protectors would make thoughtful stocking stuffers.
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