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Gifting can be an absolute nightmare at any time of year, especially when you’re not that clued up on the persons’ interests. Luckily, there’s usually a tech gift for everyone, but what about if you’re on a bit of a budget this year and need to reign it in a bit?
Don’t worry about it, PC Guide has scoured the internet for the best tech gifts under $50 so you don’t have to. It doesn’t matter if you’re a gamer or grill master, there’s a bit of something for everyone here. The key to any gift guide is making sure it gives customers a good selection of gear to buy, you might not realize half of these best tech gifts existed for under $50. Let’s dive straight in:
The best tech gifts under $50 in 2021
Bella Pro Series – Countertop Indoor Smokeless 12″ x 16″ Electric Grill
We’ve all had a hankering for a BBQ when it’s pouring down outside, but what if we said you could just have a BBQ indoors instead? No, we’re not telling you to set something on fire in your kitchen, but this Bella Pro Series Indoor Smokeless Electric Grill should keep these cravings at bay. The 1500W heating system, non-stick grill, and grease drip tray also keeps smoke at bay, giving you the best of both worlds.
Amazon – Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Smart Display with Alexa
We’ve all heard of the Amazon Echo Dot, that puck or spherical speaker that does as it’s told and plays good music. But what if you could get one with a screen? Well, that’s the point of the Amazon Eco Show line. Hook up a ring doorbell and get real-time video and audio, hook up your Amazon photo account for slide shows, or just check the time and temperature with this great smart home hub.
Philips Sonicare – ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Toothbrush
Electric Toothbrushes have been around for a while now, but some are still convinced they belong on the gimmick aisle. Whilst even lower-end electric toothbrushes give a much better clean than a standard toothbrush. ProtectiveClean 4100 gives an extra deep clean thanks to its high speed sideways and pulsating movements alongside high-quality bristles. Removing up to seven times more plaque than a manual toothbrush, Philips Sonicare is a good brand when it comes to dental care.
Razer – Orochi V2 Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
This mouse is an absolute beast for just shy of $50. Weighing in under 60g, this wireless and lightweight Razer mouse connects via Bluetooth or via a USB dongle using Razers HyperSpeed technology. Promising next to no latency, the 950 hours of battery life and 18K DPI optical sensor will ensure your gamer giftee will never miss a target again. The mouse is powered by either one AAA or AA battery and frankly looks beautiful.
Bella Pro Series – 2-qt. Analog Air Fryer
perfect for cooking for 2-3 people, this absolute bargain would make for a great gift for anyone looking for evenly cooked crispy food. Roasting and frying don’t have to be messy or smelly anymore with little to no oil needed for up to 1.7 pounds of food. There’s no pre-heating needed and is a healthy alternative to frying, allowing for air frying, baking, roasting, and re-heating. It also features an adjustable temperature (175-400°F) for complete flexible cooking.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+
This bit of kit might not look like much, but Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ could make the difference in finding or losing a set of keys or a purse. Powered by Bluetooth and trackable locally or further afield thanks to the Galaxy Find Network, simply open the SmartThings app on your Android or Apple smartphone, tap ring, and go find it.
Amazon – Fire TV Stick 4K Max Streaming Media Player with Alexa Voice Remote
Fire TV Sticks have been a godsend for people with a perfectly working TV that doesn’t have any smart functionality. Trust us, there’s plenty out there still! Even for Smart TV Owners, many still use Fire TV Sticks due to their range of streaming and gaming apps. Plus, if your giftee is a little savvy, Fire TV Sticks can be great platforms for sideloading apps not available through the Amazon app store, opening up a whole world of streaming. This particular model’s output in 4K, covers HDR 10/10+ and supports Doby Vision/Atmos.
S Pen Fold Edition, Black
Have a giftee who’s investing in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3? Great! Help them take advantage of that extra screen capital with the S Pen fold edition. If you’ve not already guessed, this product only works with the Fold 3, which means it’s built from the ground up for it. it doesn’t matter if they’re a note-taker or a creative, it’s a 1.5mm pen tip loaded with 4096 pressure levels to recreate that classic pen and paper experience. There’s also a menu button that takes you to the Air Command menu anytime you need it to.
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