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Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

9 Cool Tech Gifts This Holiday Season Under $50 in 2021

When it comes to holiday gift-giving, a lot of us never know what to gift people. A lot of us think what the perfect gift to give someone is when the world has been ever-changing and evolving. we now have new gadgets and gizmos that make everyone excited.

These gifts are a mix of prices for those on a budget or luxury premium items for that special someone this gift guide has options for all age ranges and interests. From headphones for every music lover to kitchen gadgets for those who adore cooking especially in this holiday season, this is the gift guide for you.

Coolest Holiday Gifts for your Friends Under $50

1. Our Pick: Sony Wireless Headphones $38

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These Sony wireless headphones are the perfect gift for anyone who adores listening to music, viable for gym enthusiasts who want to immerse themselves in training, or for runners who wish to continue to listen to music. Wireless headphones are perfect for those who are on the move but want to continue to listen to music from any device.

With up to 35 hours of charge, you can keep your music going all day long. With a swivel design that makes it easy to pack away and takes up minimal space, buttons on the headphones to control your playlists and the volume you’re listening to, and a voice assist function, this is the perfect gift for anyone.

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Travel friendly and holds the charge for long days

Benefits

  • Color choices
  • Quick charge
  • Bluetooth connectivity to smartphones and tablets
  • Active noise cancellation

Drawbacks

  • Not waterproof
  • No headphone jack

2. Premium Pick: Amazon Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick Bundle $57

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Do you know someone who is a massive film and television junkie? Or someone who likes to add cool tech gadgets to their home to make it more on the tech side? This bundle is perfect for anyone who is looking to make their home smart as well as have quick access to every possible way to watch television. This bundle creates hands-free control over your Fire TV with Alexa through the Echo Dot, for an easy and smooth transition into a hands-free smart home lifestyle.

With access to Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max and more, this works for anyone with any kind of movie or television buff. With thousands of shows and films right at your fingertips through the Fire TV Stick, and combining it with the voice control of the Amazon Echo Dot, this bundle is the perfect premium gift.

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Bundle a couple of items for a premium gadget gift

Benefits

  • Two devices for less than one
  • Voice-controlled
  • Live, free, and subscription-based TV services

Drawbacks

  • Minimal internal storage (Fire TV Stick)
  • Slippery design (Fire TV Stick)

Best Value: Govee LED Color Changing Light Bulb $12

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If you are looking at making your bedroom or your living room more fun this is the perfect gift either for yourself or someone else. The Govee LED color changing light bulb is ideal as its technology connects the light bulb to your smart device. With timer and wake up options with presets like “sunrise” and “sunset” to help you wake up and go to sleep in a bedroom, it is perfect for any time of day.

Cool tech features of the Govee light bulb are that it can sync to music and you can personalize just how the light changes and which colors, from over 16 million colors and monochrome options. If you want to go as far as matching your shirt to the light you can with picking a swatch from your camera roll.

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Changes color to whatever your heart desires

Benefits

  • Dimmable
  • IOS and Android compatible
  • LED high energy saving

Drawbacks

  • Can’t control preset colors
  • At times I found that my voice was received over music

4. HOMEFUNTIME Wireless Charging Mouse Pad $19

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With a nonslip design and being a practical item for any worker or student, this wireless charging mouse pad is perfect for anyone who needs practicality in their everyday lives. This mouse pad has smart blue light LED indicators that let you know where the charge on your phone sits at a quick glance. The mousepad is designed slim and sleek to keep your desk neat and tidy. It is an ideal gift for this holiday season for anyone who goes to school, or works on a laptop all day, while also needing to be on the go and charged at all times.

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Slim design for neat desk space

Benefits

  • Works for both iOS and Android devices
  • 2 in 1 design
  • Fashionable fabric design

Drawbacks

  • Only works with compatible devices
  • Only supports specific protective cases

5. Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse set $49.99

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With a classic black design, this keyboard and mouse set is perfect for any student or gamer who doesn’t want to sit uncomfortably close to a laptop or desktop but still wants to work comfortably. The Logitech keyboard and mouse set is a perfect tech gift for those who spend their days in front of a screen, are frequently on the move and want minimal drop out from wireless connectivity, this is a perfect gift.

With its feel-good typing and whisper-quiet keys, the keyboard is comfortable and built for straightforward use, and with the contoured edges of the mouse, it is smooth and comfortable for quick and easy use. The keyboard lasts up to 36 months with pre-installed batteries and the mouse up to 12 months of power, meaning the user doesn’t have to worry about the life of their devices.

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Wire-free and classic black design

Benefits

  • Wireless set of keyboard and mouse
  • Programmable hotkeys to boost productivity
  • Sleek for easy storage

Drawbacks

  • Battery operated
  • Must disconnect and reconnect for multiple devices

6. Wacaco Minipresso Machine $53

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At weighing less than a pound, the Minipresso portable espresso machine is the perfect instant coffee maker to have on the go. The power of the Minipresso is innovative and easy to use to produce the desired coffee from the same capsules as a Nespresso machine you may already have in your home. The best thing about this gift is that you and a few friends can jump in and purchase the add-ons, such as the Minipresso Tank and the case as they are sold separately, to be able to give a luxury gift to your closet coffee lover.

The Minipresso is an excellent holiday gift for any coffee lover who wants convenience and quick coffee on the go. If you know someone who loves the great outdoors but adores a warm cup of coffee in the morning, this is the best tech gift for any holiday occasion.

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A way to make your coffee from home on the go

Benefits

  • Perfect for on the go coffees
  • Ideal for camping situations and glamping
  • Compatible with Nespresso Capsules which can typically be found in your local grocery

Drawbacks

  • Manual operation only
  • All accessories sold separately

7. Sanag Portable Bluetooth Speaker $29.99

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If you know a music lover who is searching for the perfect small speaker, this is the ideal gift for you to give. For those who love the great outdoors, pool parties or need a small speaker for any party, the Sanag is perfect. With wireless and Bluetooth technology, this is a fabulous option for anyone who loves music and wants to share their taste loud and proud. It is also great if they are a person who enjoys listening to their music out loud in their bedroom instead of privately through headphones.

With hi-fi sound quality, the sound of these speakers is a 360° surround sound with a 10W high-quality speaker. The smooth design of this compact speaker gives it a comfortable feel and camouflaged appearance so it can seem like the music is coming from nowhere and everywhere all at the same time. With waterproof and anti-damage technology, the speaker can be used anywhere at any time, rain, hail, sunshine or rainbows in the sky; this speaker is perfect for all weather and occasions. Including in the shower if you so choose to jam out there. With 18-hour battery life, you can be listening to your music all day long.

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Small and compact for any occasion

Benefits

  • Waterproof, it functioned great on the beach
  • Bluetooth speaker to any smart device
  • Long battery life

Drawbacks

  • Better sound can come from larger models
  • Dim on/off power lights

8. Lockabox Kitchen Storage $39.99

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This low tech and budget-friendly gift is perfect for anyone who needs to keep things safe in the kitchen. The Lockabox is reliable with a 3-digit combination code lock with a stackable design to keep the kitchen pantry and cupboards organised. If you know someone who needs to keep medicines out of reach of small hands or if you know that a friend is trying to limit the amount of time spent on a device, it can also get locked in the Lockabox. Devices can still be charged in the Lockabox with the cable ports to charge your device if you want to limit screen time for yourself or others.

It is a great gift for those who prefer the more simple things in life. The Lockabox has interlocking stacking sockets built into the design so you can safely keep things stored one on top of another if you so chose. Being that it is clear, you can easily see what is stored inside for an easy guide to what you are searching for in the pantry. This is the perfect tech gift to give someone who doesn’t want strict tech in their holiday gift pile.

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Perfect to keep specific items in the kitchen safe

Benefits

  • Low and easy to understand technology
  • Compact and portable
  • Provides reassurance

Drawbacks

  • Can’t forget the code or you cannot get in

9. Seneo 3 in 1 Wireless Charger $25.99

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The Seneo 3 in 1 wireless charger is perfect for those who love their tech but hate all the cords that come along with charging all these devices. For those with an Apple Watch, Air Pods and an iPhone that all need a charge by the end of the day, this charging pad is sleek and straightforward in order to charge all of these devices at the same time. No entwining cables, no fuss. It has wide compatibility over both iOS and Android devices that support wireless charging.

With its low temperature and high efficiency, this charging pad is perfect for those who worry about overheating their battery packs while also quickly charging devices which reduces the amount of time that your device is typically hooked up to something. Being case friendly as well, the Seneo charging pad doesn’t require you to consistently remove your phone case for the device to charge, and with the subtle indicator showing when your device is fully charged, it will not interfere with your sleep. This gift is perfect this holiday season for those who need a quick and easy way to charge all their devices without the hassle of cords getting in the way.

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Charges multiple things in one convenient space

Benefits

  • Perfect if you have multiple things to charge
  • Sleek design
  • Takes up minimal space

Drawbacks

  • Pointless if you only have one item to charge
  • Only compatible with certain devices

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Hayley Ianna

When not spending her time reading comics and working on her new cosplay, Hayley Ianna enjoys trying out the latest gadgets to make any part of her life better, which also gives her a reason to review them for all to see. Professional and Creative Writer from Deakin University.