As the holidays draw near, the weather gets chillier, the shopping season begins and, for a lot of people, dread starts to creep in. That’s because you have to come up with a bunch of gifts ideas for the lovely people in your life. Well despair no more, because we’ve selected 10 fantastic gadgets you can buy for under $50 apiece. Each one can enhance the lives of your gift recipients in its own unique way. Let’s get to it, shall we?
And if you need more gift ideas for PC and console gamers, or for Anime fans, Star Wars fans, and Marvel fans, we have a whole lot of other great ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide hub.
Amazon Echo Dot
You don’t need to drop a lot of cash to get the best digital assistant on the market. With the Echo Dot, you get the full Alexa experience for a surprisingly low price. Hook it up to a set of speakers, and you’ll get terrific sound quality, too.
Anker Portable Charger
We all know the feeling: the creeping sense of unease when your phone runs out of batteries and you can’t get to an outlet to charge it back up. You’re disconnected, unreachable. That doesn’t have to happen if you have a power pack on you. Just plug in your phone and it’ll be juiced up in no time.
These Bluetooth earbuds connect to your phone wirelessly so you can listen to music or podcasts with no strings attached. They also feature a built-in mic, waterproof design, and noise-canceling technology.
We all have someone in our lives who’s constantly losing things, be it their keys, their phone, or some other essential item. They’ll forever be in your debt if you buy them a set of Tile Mates. You can attach these tiny cards to just about anything to help locate them when they’re hidden nearby.
RapidX X5 Car Charger
You ever go on a road trip and have to share the car charger with other people? It’s the worst. This charger has five USB ports, so everyone can charge their phone at once.
Anker 6-Port Wall Charger
And while you’re at it, you might as well pick up a six-port wall charger as well. With this bad boy, you can charge a heap of phones and tablets using just a single outlet.
Some people like to shower in silence. That’s a fine way to live, but for folks who like to belt out a tune while they wash, a waterproof shower speaker like this is just the ticket.
If someone on your gift list has a digital assistant like Alexa, they’ll love you forever for getting them a smart plug. It’s easy to set up, and it lets you control the power to any electrical item in your house from your phone or digital assistant. You can turn on a light before you get home, start your coffee pot before getting out of bed, or be creative and come up with your own ideas.
Cell Phone Car Mount
This isn’t a high-tech gadget, but it makes your phone much more useful in the car, whether you’re using Google Maps or glancing over to see who’s calling. Leaving your phone mounted also helps you resist the urge to pick it up and text while you drive.
Fire TV Stick
It doesn’t look like much, but this tiny 4K-capable stick plugs right into your TV and delivers media from streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO, Hulu, YouTube, and more. The remote even has Alexa built into it, letting you launch apps, check the weather, dim the lights, and more.