12 super stocking fillers for under £50
Looking for some tech that’s small (and cheap) enough to pop in people’s stockings alongside some chocolate coins and a satsuma?
Whether you’re buying for a music-lover, gamer or simply someone who loves their gadgets, here are our top picks for stocking fillers that will put a smile on people’s faces, but won’t break the bank:
Headphones for music lovers
Help the music fan in your life take their listening to the next level with some stylish, and smart, headphones.
1. JBL T20 Headphones in Rose Gold
If you want a big venue sound in pocket-fitting form then look no further than these stylish rose gold headphones. Working with any smartphone, they have a one button remote to answer calls and different earpiece sizes to fit anyone.
2. GOJI COLLECTION Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Free the music lover in your life from tangled headphones. Compatible with any smartphone and able to play tunes for up to 14 hours via Bluetooth, they’re perfect for people on the move. Plus, they also come in a stylish rose gold design.
Tech for style icons
Buying for someone who likes their tech stylish, small and unique? These options might be right up their street.
3. TILE Style Bluetooth Tracker
If you know someone who’s always losing their keys this handy little thing is the perfect gift. Compatible with most smartphones, it can locate keys via your phone or tablet. Or, if it’s a phone that’s lost, it comes to the rescue by making it ring, even if it’s on silent. Magic
4. BODUM Bistro Electric Coffee Grinder
The perfect gift for caffeine addicts. The BODUM Bistro is small and sleek, but powerful enough to grind up fresh coffee in almost an instant. Push button operation and a transparent lid will help ensure the perfect blend.
5. JVC SP-AD60-M Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Perfect for parties, this portable speaker works via Bluetooth or one-touch NFC connection to play 6 hours of playlists from a smartphone, tablet or MP3 player. Plus, if you want to listen to music in the bath or while you’re washing up, don’t worry, it’s water resistant.
6. HIVE Active Light Colour Changing Bulb
This is something a little different and perfect for anyone with an interest in interiors. A wifi-controllable, smartphone compatible lightbulb, it connects to HIVE and can be controlled in just a few taps, creating the perfect mood with colour effects and dimming options. How’s that for a cosy festive atmosphere enhancer?
Gifts for gamers
From gadgets to enhance their experience to the latest must-have game, we have a couple of ideas the gamer in your life might love.
7. GOJI GVRBK17C Universal VR Headset
Some gamers want a more immersive experience when playing the latest VR and AR games, and this headset is a great addition to their kit. Smartphone compatible, lightweight and padded for comfort, it means any player can check out the newest mobile VR games and enter a fantasy world.
8. FIFA 18
The most realistic-looking sports game to come onto the market in a long time, this is perfect for any wannabe footballers. It has new character movement with a better animation system, meaning the players move more like they do in real life. Gamers experience a more realistic game, including the chants and pitch-side feel. It’s available for both the Xbox and PlayStation:
For tech addicts
Top tech doesn’t have to be expensive. These gadgets may have stocking filler price tags, but they’ll give the receiver access to the best new music, the latest films or the hottest TV series.
9. Google Chromecast or the Amazon Firestick
A new TV may be out of budget, but you can turn someone’s existing model into a hub for the biggest and best films and TV with these devices. The Chromecast lets you cast online TV, film or music content from a smartphone or tablet straight to the TV, making it easy to access instant programmes via BBC iPlayer, Netflix, or NowTV. The Amazon Firestick plugs into the TV, also letting you stream online content easily, while the Alexa Voice Remote makes it even easier to launch apps and control content.
10. Google Home Mini or the Amazon Echo Dot
Know someone who needs some extra help around the home? What could be better than a voice-activated, smartphone and smart home compatible device? Both the Google Home Mini and the Amazon Echo Dot play music from streaming services, allow you to control compatible smart home products with your voice and answer your questions on pretty much anything and everything.
For tech addicts who can't bear to be offline
We all know that person who worries when their phone is on low power mode. This is the perfect present for them.
11. SANDSTORM Portable Power Bank
This handy gadget comes pre-charged and ready to go in case of a low battery emergency. It can hold up to 6 full phone charges as well, which is great for keeping you connected wherever you go.
For techies on the move
Forget novelty air fresheners, cool car gadgets make the perfect stocking fillers for petrolheads.
12. NEXTBASE 112 Lite Dash Cam
This handy camera easily fits onto a car windscreen, wire-free, and can record up to 5 minutes of journey-time on a loop, creating a digital record of events in case of an accident. Peace of mind in cool kit form.
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