Gifts Under $250 - Gift Guide 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – 2016: Top 10 Best Gifts Under $250

November 5, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

These days, there are a great number of gifts under $250, from TV’s to smartphones, tablets, WiFi speakers and everything in between. It’s our job to bring you the best gifts under $250, and that’s what we are aiming to do here. So let’s get started.

Amazon Fire HD 10

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Amazon has been known for their Fire Tablets. Being really cheap, and basically a window into their store. The Fire HD 10 is their first 10-inch tablet, and it comes with a 1280×800 resolution display and powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz processor inside. It comes in both 16GB and 32GB configurations and also includes a microSD card slot which supports up to 128GB of storage.

Buy the Amazon Fire HD 10 (Android Tablet) from Amazon

Motorola Moto G (3rd Generation)

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The Moto G also comes in at under $250, and this is for an unlocked phone that can be used on either T-Mobile or AT&T’s network. The Moto G features a 5-inch 720p display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM with 8GB of storage, along with a 13MP camera around the back. Not to mention it features 4G LTE, which isn’t common in phones at this price range.

Buy the Moto G 3rd Generation (Android Smartphone) from Amazon

NVIDIA SHIELD

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The NVIDIA SHIELD is a great set-top box for those that like to play games, but not enough for a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The NVIDIA SHIELD does run on Android TV, so all of your favorite apps are there, including Google Play Movies & TV as well as Netflix. But there are also a ton of games that are optimized to run on the NVIDIA SHIELD. It is one of the only set top boxes that does support 4K at this time.

Buy the NVIDIA SHIELD from Amazon

Roku 4

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Roku has a new streaming media player out for the holidays this year. And the big change with this one is 4K. With the NVIDIA SHIELD above, and this Roku 4, these are two of the most powerful set-top boxes and only ones with 4K. With the Roku 4, you still have all of your favorite content as well as apps from Netflix, Google Play Movies & TV and much more.

Buy the Roku 4 Streaming Media Player from Amazon

Microsoft Band 2

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Microsoft has actually done a really good job when it comes to fitness trackers. The Microsoft Band 2 was announced just a few weeks ago and it is under $250. The band can track just about everything, including every exercise you can think of. It can track running, biking and even golfing. It also has a curved display, which looks really good on your wrist.

Buy the Microsoft Band 2 from Amazon

Fitbit Surge Fitness Tracker

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This is Fitbit’s “flagship” fitness tracker. It’s more of a smartwatch then a fitness tracker though. It still tracks your steps, calories, etc., like Fitbit has always done. Now it can also track your heart rate as well. On the smartwatch side, you can take calls and such, as well as check the time, as most smartwatches can. It also has built in GPS, so it can track your run, and see exactly where you ran.

Buy the Fitbit Surge Fitness SuperWatch from Amazon

TCL 32-Inch 720p 60Hz Roku Smart LED TV

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What’s better than a Roku? How about a TV that has Roku built-in? That’s exactly what TCL has here with their 32-inch 720p TV here. So you can enjoy the features of having a smart TV, however the “smart” part is run by Roku. So you still have all of your favorite Roku channels and apps right there on your TV without taking up an extra outlet or one of the precious HDMI ports.

Buy the TCL 32-Inch 720p 60Hz Roku Smart LED TV from Amazon

Nest Learning Thermostat

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Want to make your home a bit more smart? Or just want to save some extra cash on heating and cooling costs? The Nest Learning Thermostat is great for that. Allowing you to adjust the temperature in your home while you’re at home, work, or even around the world. You can auto schedule it to turn up the heat at night and down during the day. So no more forgetting to adjust.

Buy the Nest Learning Thermostat from Amazon

Amazon Echo

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What’s better than a Bluetooth Speaker? How about one you can talk to and get news headlines, sports scores and much more? That’s what Echo does, powered by Alexa. It’s a great looking Bluetooth Speaker that has all kinds of information at its fingertips. For example you can ask Echo the weather, what the score was of the Lakers game last night and so much more.

Buy the Amazon Echo from Amazon

SONOS PLAY:1

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SONOS speakers connect to your WiFi and stream music from your laptop, smartphone or any device really. Seeing as it streams over WiFi instead of Bluetooth, it brings you better, and higher quality of music to your ears. You can also connect multiple SONOS PLAY:1’s throughout your house and have them switch based on which room you are in.

Buy the SONOS PLAY:1 from Amazon