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The 16 Best Gadget Gifts Under $50


Looking for that gift for the techie in your life? We’ve got you covered — and everything comes in at under $50.

Looking for a difference price range? We’ve got gifts for under $25, $100, $250, and more.

Mujjo Single Layered Touchscreen Gloves

For the chronic texter who’s always complaining about the cold, these touchscreen gloves will keep their digits both warm and smartphone-friendly.

The Best Touchscreen Gloves

Roku Express+ HD

A great gift for the binge-watcher in your life, the Roku is the best media streamer out there, able to handle nearly every service on the market. And if they have a fancy TV, this thing can handle 4K resolution.

Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Don’t discount the utility of a waterproof speaker — not only is it nice for the pool or beach, but you can also use it in the kitchen without worrying so much about an accidental spill sending your dinner party into silence.

Nulla Zero Gravity Phone Case

This phone case will attach to any surface – mirrors, kitchen cabinets, you name it — so you never have to stop scrolling through Instagram. Perfect for selfie-loving millennials.

Philips Norelco OneBlade

The ideal gift for the lazy dude in your life, this will take someone from three-day-weekend beard back to five o’clock shadow in about 60 seconds, without shaving cream or electric-razor burn.

Growing Love iPhone Case

Society6 has a wide range of phone cases featuring an ever-changing array of bold designs from independent artists around the world. (Bonus: Every purchase puts money back into the hands of the original artist.)

The Best iPhone Cases

iHome Control Smart Plug

An electrical plug may isn’t the most exciting thing to unwrap as a holiday gift, but the iHome Control Smart Plug should still get anyone amped. Use this to turn anything you can plug in into a smart device — perfect for floor lamps, fans, space heaters, or other things people tend to forget to turn off (or want to start running before they get home). Setup is simple enough you won’t need to play tech support, even if you’re giving it to someone not so tech savvy.

Social Print Studio Instagram Calendar

Know someone who has an obsessively well-curated ‘gram? This (very Instagrammable) calendar is generated from their posted photos. It’s a personal gift that’s surprisingly easy to order.

Pitaka Aramid Case

Crazy thin, yet surprisingly protective, the Pitaka Aramid is the perfect phone case for someone who hates phone cases.

Uniqfind White Grid MacBook Sleeve

For anyone still carrying their MacBook naked like a heathen, bring them into the modern era by giving them something cute and simple to carry their laptop in instead, like this MacBook sleeve.

DeepLee A1 DP300 Portable LED Projector

Perfect for cord-cutters and college students, this pocket-sized projector connects to your phone or computer to turn any night into movie night.

LuMee Duo Phone Case

LuMee Duo

For that chronic selfie-taker in your life, this phone case will bathe pics in flattering light. It’s also one of Kim Kardashian’s favorite selfie accessories, so …

The Phone Case That Bathes My Selfies in Flattering Light

Amazon Echo Dot

Know someone who might benefit from a little Alexa in their life? The Dot is the Echo in a smaller package, which makes it great for the bedroom (think: smart alarm clock). It’ll also tie to any sound system either via Bluetooth or 3.5 mm audio cable.

Why You Should Get an Echo Dot

Google Home Mini

The Google Home has a couple of things going for it over Amazon’s Alexa — for one, it’s better at answering random questions like “Who’s won the most daytime Emmy awards?” (Ellen DeGeneres with 29), but if you’ve given your life over to Gmail and Google Docs, it’s a surprisingly agile home companion. This is just like the Google Home smart speaker, but mini! How adorable.

Anker Ultra Slim Extended Battery Case

Here’s the gift for that anyone who can’t seem to keep their phone from dying midway through a night out. This case doesn’t add much bulk but will keep even an aging phone fully charged for a full day and night.

Philips Wake-Up Light Sunrise Simulator

For those sleepyheads who can’t get out of bed to save their lives. This alarm clock simulates the rising sun to provide a more natural, holistic wake-up routine.

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The 16 Best Gadget Gifts Under $50