Tech on a Budget: Best Gifts Under $50

Last updated on March 3rd, 2023 at 02:05 pm

You’re in for a surprise if you think “high-quality” and “budget-friendly” contradict each other. 

You might get a lot of beautiful presents without fully depleting your savings account, making it simple to choose a gift for your anniversary, a birthday celebration, or one of the many other gift-giving events scattered throughout the year.

Nevertheless, even with many gift options for under $50, choosing the ideal present may be challenging. 

Because of this, we’ve compiled a list of tech-related gift suggestions, many of which we have either tried out or given as presents. 

These choices vary from fun presents like wireless earphones and throwaway cameras to useful ones like video doorbells and smart garage door openers. 

Also, we’ve selected several last-minute presents that are more unusual than your standard gift cards, such as game tickets and audiobook subscriptions.

See how many enjoyable presents you may get for not much money by taking a peek.

Apple HomePod (fifth-gen)

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A smart speaker and virtual assistant together. The fifth-generation smart speaker is now available at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target for $49.99. 

The fifth-generation Echo Dot has better sound quality, a temperature sensor, and a quicker reaction time. Moreover, it may serve as a Wi-Fi extender for your Eero system.

Jib True 2 by Skullcandy

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A set of Tile-compatible wireless earphones. The Jib True 2 is available for roughly $28 ($10 discount) through Amazon, Skullcandy, and Macy’s.

For the price, the Jib True 2 provides reliable performance. Each earbud has inbuilt Tile tracking and usual capabilities like IPX4 dust, water resistance, and the capacity to operate independently.

Video doorbell by Blink

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A video doorbell that offers additional security while you’re gone. It is now $39.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target, down from its regular price of $49.99.

A single 1080p camera called the Blink Video Doorbell connects to your phone, so you can see who is at your door no matter where you are.

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Google TV with Chromecast (4K)

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A streaming platform with access to Rotten Tomatoes ratings. Google’s 4K-ready Chromecast is available for $49.99 through Best Buy, Target, and Google. 

The Chromecast introduces new software and a specialized control with Google TV. 

It compiles recommendations from all your streaming providers and supports 4K HDR video with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10 Plus.

Kodak M35 film camera for 35mm

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A reusable “disposable” camera. Usually selling for roughly $28, it is available at B&H Photo for as little as $17.99. Kodak’s M35 is a disposable camera that can repeatedly be used using 35mm film rolls.

Game Pass Xbox Ultimate (three-month subscription)

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So you can give away hundreds of games instead of just one. It is also available at Best Buy for $44.99 (the total price) or $41.66 ($3 off) on Amazon.

More than 100 games are available with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which may be played across numerous platforms. 

Moreover, the pass grants users access to special discounts, online multiplayer, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, Microsoft’s cloud gaming service.

PlayStation Essential Plus (three-month subscription)

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The monthly cost of PlayStation Plus Essential is $9.99; however, you can now get a three-month membership via PlayStation for $24.99 instead.

Owners of PlayStation 4 and PS5 consoles may play online games, download free games each month, access cloud save backups, and benefit from PS Store discounts by becoming members of PlayStation Plus.

Online Nintendo Switch (annual subscription)

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Amazon, Best Buy, and Target all charge $19.99 for a one-year membership. You may now purchase a Best Buy, Amazon, and Nintendo subscription.

A premium online service for Nintendo Switch players that offers a selection of classic games from the NES and SNES eras, along with the ability to play online with friends and access cloud saves.

Read: 20+ Absolute No Brainer Holiday Gift Ideas

Anker Wireless Magnetic Charger

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A magnetic wireless charger that is less expensive than the approved MagSafe puck from Apple. It costs around $34.99 and is available directly from Belkin and Best Buy.

The five-foot USB-C cable on this Anker magnetic charging puck allows for up to 7.5W of wireless iPhone charging.

JBL Go 3

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A portable waterproof speaker that is ideal for playing music loudly at the beach (or in the shower). The JBL Go 3 is offered by Amazon, Best Buy, and Target for $49.99.

The JBL Go 3 is an excellent option for a Bluetooth speaker that fits in your pocket and is ideal for the beach or swimming pool. 

It may be quieter than more powerful models in the JBL portfolio, but it still performs well.

iCloud AirTag

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A location tracker so they can move more quickly through the luggage claim

Remember that your recipient must spend additional money on an AirTag loop to connect it to their keys or backpack. An AirTag costs $29 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. 

The 2022 model is now available at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target for $19.99 instead of the regular retail price of $24.99 for the same item. 

Using UWB technology, Apple’s AirTags may assist you in recovering your misplaced belongings. 

While Apple launched Android software to locate an AirTag if it is following you, the iPhone offers excellent compatibility.

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8BitDo Pro 2

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An excellent Nintendo Switch controller that is compatible with other gadgets. It is available for $49.99 at Amazon and Best Buy in one of three colors.

Several of the capabilities in the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller are also in the 8BitDo Pro 2, albeit at a far lesser cost. 

It can link with Windows, macOS, and mobile devices through Bluetooth and has additional triggers, hand grips, remappable buttons, and back paddles.

Wyze Color of Bulb (two-pack)

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A smart bulb, so they won’t need to stop their movie by switching the lights off. At Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, a pack of two bulbs costs $26.98.

Wi-Fi switches on, off, and dims Wyze’s smart LED lighting. They have a 1,100-lumen maximum brightness and are also compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Smart plug Kasa (four-pack)

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A plug that may make the home’s electronics smarter. The hub-free smart plugs are now available in four packs for $29.99 on Amazon and B&H Photo or three for $19.99 ($5 discount) at Best Buy.

The Kasa smart plug is a reliable, reasonably priced smart plug that works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and can track energy use.

MyQ Smart Garage Control by Chamberlain

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A clever garage door opener that helps safeguard deliveries. Best Buy and Lowe’s sell Chamberlain’s myQ Smart Garage Control for around $29.99.

You can operate your garage door with your smartphone from any place with Chamberlain’s smart garage door controller.

Blink Mini

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A camera that can monitor your house while you’re gone. The Alexa-enabled camera, regularly $34.99, is now only $24.49 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. 

The Blink Mini has a power adapter, a USB-C cable for charging it, and a ball-and-socket mount.

Read: Gift your young tech geek the best smartwatch for teenager

Core Rocketbook

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They save money on paper by using a reusable notepad.

For instance, you can now get the 8.5 x 11-inch Rocketbook Core with 32 dot grid sheets for $23.03 ($11 off) on Amazon, $24.49 ($10 off) at Target, or $36.99 directly from Rocketbook. 

It also comes with a microfiber cloth and a Pilot Frixion erasable pen. You may easily keep your notes in the cloud with the erasable, reusable Rocketbook Core.

DeathAdder V2 Small by Razer

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A mouse that improves the comfort of working and playing. Razer and Best Buy presently have the Mini for $49.99, although, in recent months, the price has dropped as low as $14.99.

The right-handed DeathAdder V2 Mini from Razer has six buttons and an 8,500 DPI optical sensor—the 62 grams of the wired gaming mouse’s low weight.

Gift card for Netflix

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A gift card that provides access to many entertainment options. You can acquire a physical gift card from Best Buy or purchase a $30 digital Netflix gift card at Target, Best Buy, and Amazon.

Individual subscriptions to the well-known streaming service start at $6.99 a month, and there are also higher-end versions that support 4K resolution and more users.

EquilibriumLab Anchor Pro

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A dual hanger that swiftly and conveniently clears your desk of clutter. The Anchor Pro hanger is now available for $15.95 on Amazon and directly from ElevationLab.

An under-desk headphone hanger with a Velcro strap to secure a headphone wire and 3M adhesive for fastening.




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