Are you an extreme procrastinator? Or did you end up adding a friend, family member, or co-worker to your holiday list unexpectedly? Whatever the reason, the good news is that it’s not too late to still get an awesome gift ahead of Christmas day. The great news is that we’ve gathered up just a few affordable (sub-$50) options in this list — all of which are currently guaranteed by Amazon to arrive in time.
Odds are if you waited this long to get a gift, you’re probably looking for something affordable, but if you have a larger budget, you can find more great options on our main holiday gift guide here. Also be sure to check out the following guides for more great ideas:
- Best tech gifts under $50
- Best tech gifts under $25
- Best tech gifts under $15
- Best tech gifts for kids
Amazon Fire tablet
The Amazon Fire tablet isn’t going to win any awards for speed or special features, but if you are looking to get that person on your list a capable basic tablet for light gaming, e-book reading, watching YouTube videos, and more — it’s hard to go wrong with this one. The Fire normally starts at $50, but is on sale for $40 right now. At the time of this writing you can get free 2-day shipping that will arrive just in time for Christmas.
The Misfit Flash is a solid affordable fitness band that lets you track various activities including walking, running, cycling, swimming, playing tennis and other sports, as well as the quality of your sleep. The battery needs to be changed once in six months, and while it isn’t waterproofing, it can handle splashes. A few different color options are available, and the device is priced starting at just $21.
CB3 Metal in-ear headphones
If you are looking for an affordable pair of durable earphones, the CB3 Metal in-ear headphones are the one for you. As the name suggests, the earbuds feature a metal build, and the cable is braided to to make it last longer. The sound quality is good, and there is a built-in microphone and controls to play/pause your music and answer calls. The CB3 Metal earphones are priced at just $19.99.
TaoTronics 3D VR headset
This VR headset comes with a pair of aspheric biconvex lenses that help reduce eyestrain, and lets you enjoy the experience up to 30% longer than with other similar devices. You get full control over the focus, and you can completely control the VR experience with a side-mounted magnetic button. The headset can accommodate smartphones with display sizes between 4-inches and 5.5-inches.
JAM Classic Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Black) HX-P230BK
If you are looking for a portable bluetooth speaker that offers good sound quality and is affordable, this speaker certainly fits the bill. Connectivity goes up to 30 feet and the device offers up to 4 hours of audio playback on a single charge. The JAM Bluetooth speaker starts at just $16, making it one of the most affordable bluetooth speakers around.
KMASHI 10000mAh External Battery Power Bank
The KMASHI power bank is an affordable external battery pack that offers a very high capacity of 10,000 mAh, that should allow you to comfortably charge most smartphones at least twice. It comes with two ports to let you charge two devices simultaneously, and also offers protection from overcharging and short-circuits. The KMASHI 10,000 mAh power bank is currently priced at $13.99.
AUKEY Ora lens
The AUKEY Ora lens is a camera extension that clips on to your smartphone. It comes with a macro lens, that allows for a 10x zoom for extreme close ups, and a 140 degree wide angle lens, to capture more of the scenery, landscapes, and more. If you are looking to get the most out of your smartphone photography experience, this is a great device to have. The AUKEY Ora lens is priced at just $29.99.
Winter is coming, and with that is a lot of frozen fingers as you attempt to send that urgent message while out in the cold. Most touchscreens aren’t sensitive enough to recognize a touch through a glove, and that’s where specialized touchscreen gloves come in. These sleek and stylish winter gloves come with three tips to be able to easily use your device while keeping your hands warm. The gloves are priced at just $7.99, making them a great last minute gift for a co-worker, casual friend, and so forth.