10 tech gifts for under £50
It’s never easy finding the perfect gift, especially when you’re on a budget. Whether it’s a gift for him or her, navigating the huge range of choice out there is a daunting task. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of ten seriously impressive tech gift ideas under £50 that are guaranteed to put a smile on their face, and won’t break the bank.
1. Smart speaker
Know someone who loves music and fancy gadgets? Then go for the Google Nest Mini smart speaker. With improved audio and Google Assistant built in, they can get listening to their morning playlist straight away just by asking. No remote needed. They can even find out about scheduled meetings, the latest news and weather updates or any burning question.
And that’s not all. Google Assistant also works with a whole host of smart home gadgets, so you can control your home just as easy as your music.
- Stream music and enjoy room-filling sound
- Keeps you up to date with the latest weather, news and sport alerts
- Set reminders, and get answers to everyday questions
2. Media streaming device
For the movie buff, the Now TV Smart Stick is great for getting straight into the films and shows they want to see. It plugs straight into the HDMI port on the TV, and lets them choose from a huge range of great content - from catch-up and streaming services like Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer All 4 and more. The remote is voice-controlled too, so they can find their favourite series just by asking.
This bundle comes with a one month pass for Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment, as well as a day pass for Sky Sports. And when the passes expire, you only pay for the passes that you’re planning to use in the future.
- Plugs into the HDMI port on your TV
- Watch the biggest and best movies and TV shows
- Easy to setup
3. Portable Bluetooth speaker
Know somebody who takes care of DJ duties at parties or on road trips? With the Sony SRS-XB01 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, they can leave the wires at home. It might be compact, but it packs a surprisingly bass-driven punch and delivers balanced sound that makes every genre sound great. All they have to do is connect their phone with Bluetooth, and keep the tunes going for up to six hours without needing to recharge.
- Stream music via Bluetooth and enjoy rich, bassy sound anywhere
- Splash-resistant design is great for listening by the pool or at the beach
- Six-hour battery life for hassle-free playback outdoors
Looking for something a bit bigger? Check out our range of portable Bluetooth speakers.
4. Fitness tracker
If they’ve been talking about getting into shape or getting a better night’s sleep, give them a head start with the Goji GO Activity Tracker. It can keep track of their daily activities along with monitoring steps, tracking distance, calories burnt, and time spent active – and at under £50, it’s an absolute steal. By syncing to their phone with Bluetooth, they can set achievable fitness goals and get alerts when they hit their targets.
But there’s more. The GO monitors their health when they’re asleep, delivering accurate feedback on sleep quality. And with a battery life of up to 7 days from a 3-hour charge, their workout will never have to be cut short.
- Track health stats via the Goji GO app
- Monitor sleep quality and get accurate stats with Sleep Mode
- 7-day battery life means they won’t have to charge it overnight
Do you have a friend that loves their locks? The Remington Curl and Straight Confidence D5706 Hair Dryer might just be the perfect present. This lightweight hair dryer has three different heat settings and two different speed settings, so it’s guaranteed to save time in the morning. It’s even got three attachments – a curling nozzle, extra-wide smoothing nozzle and a diffuser attachment for curly hair, so they can easily change up their style.
And with a 45 mm barrel brush included, they can add some extra bounce and volume to their ‘do.
- Three attachments included
- Three heat settings and two speed settings
- Lightweight design is great for taking on holiday
6. Console games
Maybe they’ve mentioned a new game they can’t wait to get their hands on? Whether they love competitive sports games, first person shooters or strategy titles, now is the perfect time to get stuck into a brand-new adventure. If they’re football crazy, look no further than FIFA 20. The latest edition of the legendary game has improved graphics, realistic ball control and motion, and features brand new Volta mode. In Volta, they can compete on the street and take on rival teams in places like Amsterdam underpasses and Tokyo rooftops.
- Show off your skills in street football with Volta mode
- Improved graphics and realistic physics
- Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
Still not sure what game to get? Check out our pick of the best games this Christmas.
7. Gaming headset
For the next level gamer, the Turtle Beach Recon 70P 2.1 Gaming Headset has got a flip-up microphone for chatting with teammates, while the lightweight design and ear cushions mean they can see the match through in total comfort. With high quality 40 mm speakers, they’ll hear the stirring soundtrack and vital in-game sounds in perfect balance, giving them the upper hand when competing online.
- Flip-up mic mutes your voice when not in use
- Super comfortable, even during long gaming sessions
- Available for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Liven up their commute with a huge choice of entertainment at their fingertips, thanks to the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet. It’s got a 7” display and expandable memory, making it great for downloading shows to watch anytime. Plus, with Amazon Alexa built in, they’ll be able to control smart lighting and other smart gadgets around the house.
- Amazon Alexa built in for quick access to entertainment
- 7-inch display and 16GB of storage that you can upgrade to 512GB
- Seven hours of battery means less charging
9. Dash cam
The Co-Pilot CPDVR3 Dual Dash Cam may look just like a rear-view mirror, but it has rear and front camera to capture what’s happening around you. It’s a great gift for a new driver, or the experienced driver who loves a gadget or two. The rear camera also works as a parking aid, making it easier to reverse in to tight spaces.
- Front-facing Full HD 140° camera captures a wide view of your surroundings
- Rear camera also works as a parking aid for easier parking
- G sensor detects if your car is involved in an accident
10. Food mixer
Why not indulge their cooking creativity with a time-saving food mixer? We’ve got a huge range of mixers with multiple speed levels to make cooking a pleasure. Some can blend up delicious smoothies, while others feature multiple attachments to whip, mix, beat and knead ingredients – whether that’s a homemade loaf or showstopping meringues.
- Powerful food mixers with several speed settings
- Multiple functions including mix, whip and knead
- Attachments included for all kinds of food preparation
That’s our list of the top tech gift ideas under £50. Still not sure what you’re looking for? Take a look at more of our great gift ideas for this Christmas!
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