Cool, tech-savvy gifting ideas in 2021 no longer have to burn a big hole in your pocket. With good quality, affordable, and yet fancy gadgets just a click away on the internet, here is a list of the 10 best gifts that you can get for less than 50 dollars for the tech-freak in your life!
1. Outdoor Home Security Camera
With the sheer number of home invasions and burglaries being reported on the news every day, the need for an outdoor home security camera cannot be stressed enough— especially that they don’t necessarily have to burn a hole in your pocket any more. A few good, reliable options under $50 are the Wyze Cam Pan, YI Dome Camera, ZOSI C190 and Blink Outdoor Camera.
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2. Eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam Pan and Tilt
Now that the outdoor security has been dealt with, what about the inside of your home? Be it an indoor camera for security purposes, or a baby monitor, or even just to see the mischief that your darling pets might be up to, an indoor camera is a super handy device that you should definitely have. Eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam Pan and YI Indoor Wireless with their panoramic photo capture features are the best budget indoor cameras on the market that money can buy right now!
3. BenjiLock TSA Fingerprint Padlock
Tired of losing the tiny keys to your traveling locks and having to hunt all over the place for them? Fret no more, because the BenjiLock TSA Fingerprint Padlock is the perfect solution for your lock-and-key woes because the small, smart padlock doesn’t even come with a key! Instead, it scans your fingerprint each time to unlock the device, keeping your luggage safe and sound, all for the cool price of $39.99.
4. Smart Assistants
There is no dearth of smart assistants nowadays, and if their growing popularity among consumers is any indication, then they are pretty useful and have become increasingly affordable. There are many bestselling, state-of-the-art yet user-friendly models from reputed brands under $50 like Google’s Nest Mini with Google Assistant, Amazon’s Echo Flex, and Echo Dot Gen 4 with Alexa. These can connect to different smart devices in your home, schedule your appointments and meetings, make calls, send texts, and can also double up as a light and portable Bluetooth speaker!
5. Cuisinart DCC-450BK 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe
If you are someone who cannot function without downing a cup of joe in the morning, then this sleek, black, 4-cup coffeemaker from Cuisinart is the ultimate solution for your caffeine needs. Just turn this one when you wake up and your morning cuppa will be ready in no time! It is the perfect size if you are living alone, or have a roommate who is too lazy to make their own morning coffee. What’s more, it comes with a stainless-steel carafe and a filter bundle to start you off and the whole bundle retails for $39.95.
6. Vogek Wireless Charging Dock Station
Tangled cables are a nightmare to deal with and anyone who has tried to charge multiple devices at the same time knows the horror. With the Vogek Wireless Charging Dock Station, say goodbye to all such troubles, because this lightning-fast charging station allows you to charge up to 8 devices at the same time with 5 USB ports, a wireless charger that is compatible with AirPods, and an Apple Watch stand. To make things even better, it retails for only $45.99— a steal for the sheer functionality of the device.
7. Xiaomi Mi Band 5
For the fitness buffs in your life, wearable tech is a great gifting idea, and what’s better than a fitness band to help them keep up their New Year health goals. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is one of the best budget-friendly smartwatches that you can get for under 50 dollars because it retails for only $49.98. It has features like activity tracking, pedometer, distance tracker, sleep analysis, call alerts and can be seamlessly connected to your smartphone with Bluetooth for easy accessibility and nonstop, real-time updates of your health stats.
8. VIPEX ANC Headphones
There are very few budget noise cancelling headphones on the market as good as the VIPEX Active Noise Cancelling headphones. Retailing for only $49, the headphones have a 30-hour playback time with little to no ambient noise on the noise canceling mode, a decent quality microphone, and super comfortable earpads that you can keep on all day. With all that they have to offer, you’d easily think that the performance is similar to high-end devices like the ones from Bose and Sennheiser, but without burning a hole in your pocket. This gadget is bound to be the best gift for the audiophile in your life!
9. Samsung Galaxy SmartTag & SmartTag+ Finders
The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag and SmartTag+ Finders are a set of small, sleek, battery-operated smart tracking devices that can be attached to things to help find them in case they get misplaced. This is managed through the SmartThings Find app, which uses Low Energy Bluetooth to locate the missing article. This makes for a really nifty gadget if someone you know has a knack for losing their commonly used objects like keys or wallets frequently. Also, this doubles up as a great tracking device for pets as well since they can be attached to pet collars without much of a fuss.
10. Rocketbook Everlast
Now that every single thing around us is beginning to get ‘smart’, then why not our notebooks as well? With the eco-friendly Rocketbook Everlast, this has become a reality as well, for this innovative, digital notebook combines cloud storage technology with the age-old feel of actually writing and creating notes by hand but this time with a digital pen. You can keep using the same Rocketbook for years and years together, all the while saving your old work as well. Their product range begins from $16 with the Rocketbook Mini, so there is something to fit every kind of budget.