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Everyone knows who’s got who for this year’s White Elephant in the office and the spending limit is at $30. Great, but what do you buy? It can really be hard gifting for someone you don’t really know, but we’re sure we can help out with some really cool (and well priced) tech to slide under that $30 limit.
The great thing about the holiday rush is slashed prices, and it’s often a great time to get bargains. A lot of people depend on Black Friday deals every year for a technology bargain, which means sales slump right after it. In turn, this means that we can expect further bargains to pump a bit of life back into sales online and offline. We’ve looked high and low for some of the best White Elephant gifts under $30, and here we are:
Best White Elephant gifts under $30
Amazon – Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart Speaker with Alexa – Charcoal
Alexa is one of the most popular voice-activated assistants in 2021, with her preferred haunt being Amazon Echo devices. This little Echo Dot won’t take up a lot of counter space yet provides great quality audio for streaming your favorite playlist. It also serves as a smart home hub to hook up your existing smart home tech up to. A brilliant White Christmas gift for Alexa fans.
Apple – AirTag
If your White Elephant victim is also an Apple fan, here’s a great gift. AirTags come in super handy for finding lost items, or simply just keeping track of them. Keys, a wallet, a bag, and more can become trackable. It also has a built-in speaker to play a sound to help you locate it. If you’ve left your AirTagged item further afield, Apple devices registered to the ‘Find My’ network can help track it.
Nest Mini (2nd Generation) with Google Assistant
You’d forgive people thinking that Nest Mini isn’t going to pack much of a punch given its size, but those people are also wrong. Granted, you’re not going to get the same values and quality that back up the Google Nest Audio, but you’re getting a brilliant smart speaker for the price. Looking after all of your Google Assistant needs, Nest Mini will hook up to all of your compatible smart home tech and make life that little bit easier.
Belkin – BOOST CHARGE 10W Wireless Charging Pad
Most smartphones released within the last couple of years now support QI-wireless charging between 5W and 15W, which means this Belkin BOOST CHARGE would make a great gift for almost anyone. Giving the gift of convenience this holiday is going to be appreciated. It doesn’t look like much of a gift, but just popping a smartphone down on a table and letting it charge will be super appreciated!
Lenovo Smart Clock Essential
Google Assistant strikes again under the guise of Lenovo’s Smart Clock. It’s practically a fancy Google Nest mini that shows the time, weather, and temperature. It’s an ideal bit of kit for a bedside table and a brilliant Best White Elephant gift for under $30. It also displays just the right amount of light during the night to not disturb sleep. it could also be a great option for the kids’ room?
Amazon – Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, Streaming Media Player – Black
A top-of-the-line 4K Fire TV Stick that’s currently under your White Elephant $30 budget? Yes, please! This bad boy packs in HDR/HDR10+ support alongside Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos for the best viewing and audio experience possible. Of course, your giftee will need a 4K HDR-capable TV and sound system capable of Dolby magic. The Alexa remote also fits into an Alexa smart home setup easily thanks to its voice recognition. The Fire TV Remote also syncs up to the host TV to control power and volume, so your gifter can look forward to less controller clutter too.
Thanks for choosing PC Guide to help you with finding the best White Elephant gifts under $30, make sure to keep an eye on our Gift hub for more ideas all year round!