The holiday shopping season is in full swing and while you’ve likely already started checking several names off your list, you may be struggling with ideas when it comes to that cousin, maybe a co-worker, and others that you want to show your appreciation towards this holiday but without breaking the bank. Say no more, we’ve gathered up some of the best tech gifts under $25. These would make great stocking stuffers or could fit well right under the tree.
All of these gifts are sure to go over well and yet won’t be too hard on your wallet at the same time. So let’s get started.
The gift of a better audio experience
If you really want to find tech gifts under $25, audio a great place to look. Audio accessories are always great gifts, simply because I dare you to find someone out there that doesn’t like music at all. And even if you happen to find that one poor soul, they likely still enjoy a good podcast, watching YouTube videos, and other forms of entertainment where improved sound quality could come in handy.
Although there are a lot of cheap headphones out there, the Monoprice 8323 are the headphones you want to buy. For a hair under $25 you get great build quality and yet sound quality that’s massively better than you’d expect at this price.
It’s cold outside, this gift will come in handy
If you like to run during colder months and normally bring your smartphone along for music, GPS tracking, and so on, the Head Sport gloves just might be for you. You’ll be able to tap on a touchscreen with either your thumb or the index finger. The touchscreen gloves offer a secure grip thanks to the Silicone Palm Design, which will make sure your device won’t slip out of your hand easily.
They have extended cuffs, come in the Black or Heather color option, and are available in four different sizes — XS, S, L, and XL. Head’s gloves have a very sporty design and will go great with your running gear. However, if you’re dressed a bit more stylish, you’ll probably want to leave them at home and opt for one of the more elegant-looking pair of gloves.
The price depends on both the color you choose as well as the size, but typically ranges between $20 and $30.
Give them the gift of more juice
For us techies, a power bank is kind of a “duh” accessory, but you’d be surprised how many people would love the convenience of a portable battery charger but would never actually think to buy one themselves.
The Luxtude 10,000mAh portable charger comes with enough capacity to fully charge most current generation smartphones close to two times. The charger comes with USB-C and USB-A ports to allow you to charge two devices simultaneously. The USB-C port can also be used to charge the power bank itself along with the microUSB input. There is a multi-protection safety system in place and the device comes with an auto-off feature when the device is fully charged.
Give the gift of more space
Similar to battery packs, this isn’t a particularly sexy or ‘fun’ gift. That said, if you know someone on your list that has been complaining about a lack of space on their phone or tablet — it’s a wonderful gift and again something most people don’t think to buy themselves. SanDisk’s Ultra 64 GB memory card is compatible with various devices including smartphones and tablets. It has a Class 10 speed rating for capturing Full HD videos and offers transfer speeds of up to 80 MB/s. The memory card is quite durable, as it’s shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof. It comes with an SD adapter that can be used to quickly transfer files from the card to a computer.
While the 64GB card will cost you just 14, you can spring for the 128GB if you don’t mind paying $35.
Transform someone’s in-car experience with a simple mount
If one of your loved ones spends a lot of time on the road, this is the gift you should consider getting. Beam car air vent mount is a car phone holder that comes in handy when using GPS, among other things.
This compact device features an easy one-touch mounting system and is compatible with smartphones between 1.9 and 3.7-inches wide. You can also rotate if for 360-degrees for setting up an optimal viewing angle.
A ‘simple toy’ that opens up a whole new world of drones
Drones are a hell of a lot of fun for pretty much everyone – kids, adults, and those in-between. It’s also one of those things people often don’t think to buy on their own. While a truly advanced drone setup is going to set you back much more than $25, you can actually introduce someone on your gift list to the wonderful world of drones without breaking bank. Sure it’s not going to have a bunch of bells and whistles, but it will certainly be entertaining. This one even has a camera, though it’s far from a great one.
The DBPower MJX X400 is a tad bit over $25, at $30, but it’s well worth the extra five bucks. If drones pique your interest and you’re looking to spend even more, be sure to check out our sibling site DroneRush.com.
Never lose your stuff again with this handy gift
This is one of the best gifts you can buy a person, as it’s something few think to get for themselves. I’m sure you know that person (or are that person) that loses his/her wallet, keys, purse, and everything else that isn’t nailed down on a regular basis. This is a gift for that kind of person.
The Tile Mate is a Bluetooth tracker that helps you locate your valuable possessions. It can be attached to keys, placed in a wallet, or dropped in your bag. When you lose something, grab your smartphone, open the dedicated app, and ring the tracker with a simple tap. The Tile Mate will play a loud tune, so you’ll be able to locate the item easily. The tracker has a Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet and is resistant to water as well as dust — IP57.
Give the gift of better fitness
Yes you can get a decent fitness tracker without paying a ton. At exactly $25, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is the best budget fitness tracker out there. You get all the basics like step counting, calories burned, and sleep tracking. Beyond the basics, there are a few surprisingly advanced features too such as a built-in heart rate monitor.