10 tech gifts for under £50
We’ve gathered some of the best, most fun, exciting and useful tech gift ideas. And they're all under £50.
1. Smart speaker
Know someone who loves music and fancy gadgets? Then go for the Google Home Mini. Get answers to questions in seconds using Google Assistant voice commands, and control your smart home gadgets.
- 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
Looking for a smart speaker but prefer speaking to Alexa? Try the Amazon Echo Dot.
2. Media streamer
For the movie buff, Google Chromecast lets them transfer movies and TV content from their phone to the big screen, which is handy if they don’t have a smart TV but want to watch Netflix on a bigger display than their phone or laptop.
- Plugs into the HDMI port on your TV
- Watch the biggest and best movies and TV shows
- Easy to setup
Another alternative is the Amazon Fire TV Stick. It provides instant access to content from Amazon Prime and other major streaming sites – which have some of the biggest movies and TV shows.
3. Hot Wheels Racing Drone
Add some fun to someone’s Christmas with this cool racing drone. It performs acrobatic tricks and is crash proof, just in case the lucky recipient gets a little too excited.
- Perform tricks and acrobatic stunts
- Three speeds to play around with
- Returns to you at the touch of a button
4. Goji GO HR
For the active person in your circle, the Goji Go HR Activity Tracker will help them keep up with their fitness goals, and track their overall activity, including how many steps they’ve taken during the day. It looks good on the wrist, too.
- Monitors steps taken, distance and calories
- Heart rate monitor
- Sleep tracking monitors your sleeping patterns
5. BaByliss Ombre Hair Dryer
Whoever receives this gift from you can say goodbye to bad hair days. The BaByliss Ombre Hair Dryer has ionic and ceramic technology for an even blow-dry and less frizz, for smooth and shiny hair.
- Powerful 2400 W motor for everyday drying and styling
- Ionic and ceramic technology for a frizz-free finish
- Three heat settings and a cool shot feature
6. The latest console games
FIFA 19 brings with it more ways to play than ever including a new Champions League mode, more realistic player movement and better graphics.
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII ditches the traditional single player campaign in favour of more multiplayer fun, including an all-new battle-royale mode.
- The latest games in the series with new gameplay features
- Multiplayer modes to keep anyone entertained long after Christmas
- Available for PS4 or Xbox One
7. Turtle Beach Gaming headset & Fallout 4 bundle
This headset makes any game sound amazing with its immersive sound technology. The critically acclaimed game Fallout 4 also comes included featuring a huge world to play in, an epic campaign and lots of combat.
- Powerful, clean sound
- Cosy synthetic leather earcups
- Includes the critically acclaimed Fallout 4
8. Amazon Fire 7 Tablet
Looking for a low-cost tablet? Then check out this Amazon tablet. At well under £50 it’s a bargain, and even has Alexa voice controls built-in, and up to eight hours of battery to keep anyone entertained on Christmas day.
- In-built Alexa for quick access to entertainment
- 7-inch display and 8GB of storage that you can upgrade to 256GB
- Eight hours of battery means less charging
9. Co-Pilot Rear View Mirror Dash Cam
This dash cam looks 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.
- 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. Kenwood Chefette hand mixer with bowl
Indulge someone’s cooking creativity with this helpful hand mixer. It has 350 watts of mixing power, and five speed settings to thoroughly mix all kinds of ingredients with minimal mess. It also works as a blender to help anyone create delicious healthy smoothies.
- 350 watts and five speed settings, with a pulse function
- Includes steel beaters, kneaders and a stainless-steel bowl
- Works as a blender to help create smoothies