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KnowTechie’s best tech gifts under $50

Because giving gift cards is lame.

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Listen up. We know it’s the season for giving, but what do you do when you’ve got a to-shop-for list longer than a CVS receipt?

You’ll go broke trying to keep everyone happy, so here are some of our favorite low-cost tech gifts so you can keep on giving without giving up.

All of the things on this list have been carefully curated by the KnowTechie staff, either from prior reviews or from extensive research into what people on sites like Reddit and Twitter have been raving about.

Mainly, it’s a lot of stuff we wouldn’t mind being gifted ourselves. Some are useful, some not so much, but they’re all going to turn the holiday cheer up to 11.

Here are some of the best affordable tech gifts you can give

All-new Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen, 2023 release) Kids
$99.99

The Echo Show 5 is perfect to gift to a little inquisitive mind, as they can then ask Alexa all their pressing questions, leaving you in peace and quiet. It also comes with a year of Amazon Kids+ for plenty of age-appropriate content and games.

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Audible Gift Memberships

The Plus Catalog: the all-you-can-listen catalog, including thousands of audiobooks, podcasts, and originals. Plus, 1 credit a month good for any title in the app to keep forever, and all the best audio entertainment, all in one free app

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Twelve South AirFly SE, Bluetooth Wireless Audio Transmitter
$34.99

The AirFly SE Bluetooth Transmitter is a compact, user-friendly device that bridges the gap between wired audio sources and wireless headphones. It's an essential accessory for those who find themselves crammed in a plane a lot.

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03/07/2024 02:28 pm GMT
NOMADIQ 100W USB-C GaN Charger
$44.99

Nobody wants to get caught short without enough charging power during the holidays. Be their savior with this affordable multi-device charging brick that uses GaN technology to make it smaller.

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Best for Amazon users
All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release)

The All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release) is a compact smart speaker that combines improved audio performance with a sleek design. It offers enhanced Alexa functionality and energy-efficient operations, providing a balanced blend of entertainment and utility.

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Roku Express 4K+
$24.97

The Roku Express 4K+ makes a great stocking stuffer, with the ability to stream UHD 4K content in HDR, from a fast Wi-Fi connection that's perfect for catching up on holiday shows.

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8Bitdo SN30 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Controller
$45.99

If you know a retro game fan, chances are they'll appreciate the retro feel of this 8Bitdo controller which is compatible with the Switch, most portable gaming consoles, and PCs. It looks like a classic SNES controller but with added joysticks, Bluetooth, motion controls, and more.

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03/07/2024 06:07 am GMT
Apple AirTags

Apple's AirTags are a great way to keep up with your valuables. They work practically anywhere and work with Apple's Find My app.

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Tamagotchi Original - Neon & Pop
$46.99

Feed the nostalgic itch this year with the perfect millennial gift, a Tamagotchi. It's a quick and quirky gift for younger people too, so they can discover the retro feel of keeping a digital pet fed and happy.

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03/07/2024 03:58 am GMT
Echo Dot Kids (5th Gen, 2022 release)
$59.99

The Echo Dot Kids comes with all the powers of Alexa, packaged in a kid-friendly smart speaker with robust parental controls to keep your littles safe. Alexa's voice can be changed to sound like an owl or a dragon, and she has character-inspired songs, jokes and greetings to go along with the silly voices.

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03/06/2024 01:12 pm GMT
Govee Christmas Lights (66ft)
$89.99

The Govee Christmas Lights offer customizable lighting with 16 million colors, a music sync feature, and durable, waterproof design suitable for various festive occasions.

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03/07/2024 03:58 am GMT
Chromecast with Google TV (4K)
$19.99 $29.99

Chromecast with Google TV lets you stream your favorite content from your phone to your TV. The built-in Google TV interface provides an easy-to-use interface for accessing all your streaming services in one place.

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05/22/2024 06:50 am GMT
Sphero Mini Soccer: App-Enabled Robot Ball
$49.99

Sphero makes some of the best edutech for gifting, including this soccer themed robotic ball that can take free kicks or be programmed to dribble around cones and more. Perfect for keeping the kiddo entertained til dinnertime.

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8BitDo Pro 2 Bluetooth Controller
$49.99

If you're getting a little something for a retro gamer, or any kind of other gamer tbh, this classic controller from 8BitDo is perfect to wrap up for them. It's got Bluetooth and an internal battery, so can be used on almost anything so you don't have to worry about which console they own.

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03/07/2024 04:07 am GMT
Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels
$39.99 $29.87

Waking up in the morning is tough for almost anyone. If you know a snoozer, buy them this fantastic alarm clock on wheels, that drives away from you when the alarm goes off, forcing you out of bed to chase it down.

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03/07/2024 04:02 am GMT
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote - HD Streaming Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote - HD Streaming
$39.99 $24.99

This Fire TV model is 50% more powerful than the Lite version, meaning you get snappier responses as you scroll through your favorite shows and apps.

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03/07/2024 02:12 am GMT
Audible Gift Memberships
$45 for a three month subscription

Audible is still the best name in audiobooks, and is the perfect gift for someone who already has everything or prefers their written entertainment to be read to them. It's also perfect for the fitness-minded, so they can zone out with a good audiobook on their daily runs.

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