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Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Best Gifts Under $50 – updated November 30, 2022

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The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about buying gifts for your loved ones. Those of you who are not looking to spend a ton of money this year may find this list rather interesting. We’ve compiled a list of rather affordable gifts that you can consider buying, updated for 2022. The list we’re talking about contains gift ideas that are all more affordable than $50.

On the list below, you’ll find 12 products that are all technology-related, one way or the other. These products are not listed in any specific order, and if you’re interested, the list is down below. In it, you’ll not only find products and their price tags, but also purchase links, and below that more information about each of these products. Happy shopping!

Best Gifts Under $50 – Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Product nameCostWhere to buy
Tile Mate (2022)$17.99 (down from $24.99)Amazon
Anker PowerCore 5000$29.99Amazon
iFox Portable Bluetooth Shower Speaker$34.99 (down from $49.99)Amazon
Wyze Cam v3$35.98Amazon
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)$27.99 (down from $49.99)Amazon
Google Nest Mini (2nd-gen)$19.99 (down from $49.99)Best Buy
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K$24.99 (down from $49.99)Amazon
Razer Seiren$37.99 (down from $49.99)Amazon
8Bitdo Pro 2$49.99Amazon
inCharge 6$19.99Amazon
Anker PowerCore III$49.99Amazon
Skullcandy Sesh Evo$29.99 (down from $49.99)Amazon

Tile Mate (2022)

Tile Mate 2022 render

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The newest Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker is available for way less than $50. One of them is priced at $17.99 (it’s currently discounted), but you can get packs of 2 or 3 and save even more cash per unit. This tracker offers Bluetooth range of up to 250 ft, so that you never lose an item.

It can be placed in the wallet, bag, or wherever else needed. The Tile Mate (2022) is water-resistant, and it offers up to 3 years of battery life. So, whoever ends up using it won’t have to worry about the battery at all, just set a reminder, and forget about it. It is compatible with both Android and iOS, by the way.

Tile Mate (2022) - Amazon

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Anker PowerCore 5000

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If someone you know is in need of a power bank, but dislikes those large power banks. Well, the Anker PowerCore 5000 may be an ideal solution. This power bank fits in your pocket easily, it’s extremely compact. It also comes with a 5,000mAh battery on the inside.

In other words, this power bank will be able to provide most phones with a full charge, before it needs a top-up. This is ideal to have on you, just in case. There are both USB-A and USB-C ports on it, so it’s possible to charge a wide variety of devices.

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Anker PowerCore 5000 - Amazon

iFox Portable Bluetooth Shower Speaker

iFox Portable Bluetooth Shower Speaker render

In case someone you know likes to take long showers, or baths perhaps, and get lonely in the process… well, music may help. This portable speaker is a great option for music-listening in the bathroom. You can easily take it with you in the shower, or use it during a bath without being scared it’ll get wet.

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This speaker comes with an IPX7 rating, and it’s also ideal for camping, hiking, the pool, and the beach. There is even a latch at the top, which you can use to attach this thing to your bag, or whatever else. Physical buttons are available on it, and the sound is allegedly not bad at all.

iFox Portable Bluetooth Shower Speaker - Amazon

Wyze Cam v3

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Privacy and security are big words these days. Staying private in today’s world is not easy. Well, getting a camera can ensure that happens, at least at home. The Wyze Cam v3 is an ideal gift for someone who would like to bring more security to their home. The Wyze Cam v3 is an outdoor camera, but it can be used indoors as well.

This camera offers 2-way audio, so it essentially serves as an interphone of sorts. It is compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant, while you can use IFTTT to automate it as well. It can shoot 1080p video, and this is a wired camera.

Wyze Cam v3 - Amazon

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Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)

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If you know someone who is in the Amazon ecosystem, or would like to get a smart speaker regardless of the brand… the Echo Dot (5th gen) is a great option. This little sphere fits with basically any setup, and it comes in three color options. It’s also currently discounted, which is always a plus.

Amazon’s Alexa assistant is built into this speaker, and it allows you to stream songs, listen to podcasts, set reminders, check the weather, and so much more. It even tells jokes. There are multiple layers of privacy protections included here, and there is also a microphone off button included on it.

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Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen) - Amazon

Google Nest Mini (2nd-gen)

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On the opposite side of the Amazon Echo Dot stands Google’s Nest Mini (2nd-gen). This is also a smart speaker, but it not only looks different, but it’s also based on Google Assistant, not Alexa. If the person you’re buying a gift for is heavily involved in the Google ecosystem, well, this may be the right solution.

This speaker can also play songs, from YouTube Music, Spotify, and more. Google Assistant can answer various questions, tell you the weather, help automate your smart gadgets around the house, and so much more.

Google Nest Mini (2nd-gen) - Best Buy

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is also a great gift. This streaming device can stream 4K content to any TV with an HDMI port, basically. It comes with Alexa Voice Remote, which is simple, and yet you have all the buttons you need on it. Dolby Vision is supported here as well.

On top of Dolby Vision, HDR and HDR10+ are also supported, and there are more than 1 million movies and TV episodes on your disposal here, from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and more. It all depends on what subscriptions the user has, of course. This streaming stick is priced at $24.99, as it’s currently discounted.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - Amazon

Razer Seiren

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Do you happen to know someone who is hoping to get into game streaming? Or needs a good microphone for podcasts perhaps? Well, if the answer to that question is yet, the Razer Seiren may be a great gift. This mini USB condenser microphone has a truly minimalistic design, and it will vastly improve a microphone that is built into a laptop, for example.

It offers a precise supercardioid pickup pattern, and comes with a tilting stand. The device is also shock resistant, and available in three color options. It includes a 14mm condenser capsule, and flat frequency response.

Razer Seiren - Amazon

8Bitdo Pro 2

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8Bitdo makes some great controllers, and the Pro 2 is definitely worth mentioning. This Bluetooth controller can be used for Nintendo Switch, PC, macOS, Android, Steam, and even Raspberry Pi. It comes in three color options, and features 2 pro-level back buttons.

The 8Bitdo Pro 2 does support custom profile switching, and comes with an enhanced grip. There is also a 4-way mode switching button on it, and rumble vibration is included in the package. Motion controls are also included, and it features a Type-C port on it. This controller comes under $50 as well, barely.

8Bitdo Pro 2 - Amazon

inCharge 6

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The inCharge 6 is essentially a really compact cable that you can carry around with you anywhere you go. It’s an ideal piece of tech for a gift, as it can fit on a keychain without a problem. This is essentially a 6-in-1 device, though it may not seem like it at first.

In its original form, there is a Type-A port on one side, and a Type-C port on the other. But you can push out and move those two ports to the side, which reveals microUSB and Lightning ports. Its side can magnetize one to the other, so it can be placed on a keychain. The company used a zinc-aluminum alloy metal for the housing.

inCharge 6 - Amazon

Anker PowerCore III

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If the 5,000mAh power bank we talked about earlier is not enough for the person you’re buying a gift for, maybe this one will be. The Anker PowerCore III is a 10,000mAh power bank. It’s no ordinary power bank, though, as it supports Qi wireless charging as well.

This power bank can charge devices up to 18W via a wired, and it supports 10W wireless charging. You can charge iPhones with it, Samsung’s Galaxy devices, and basically any other device that supports Qi charging… wirelessly. Wired charging is compatible with even more devices, needless to say. It’s a rather versatile power bank.

Anker PowerCore III - Amazon

Skullcandy Sesh Evo

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In case you’re looking for a solid pair of truly wireless earbuds for a gift, the Skullcandy Sesh Evo are worth a look. These earbuds cost only $29.99, and come in five color options. They come in a really nice-looking case, and the Skullcandy logo only makes things more interesting.

These earbuds support Bluetooth 5.0, and there is a battery indicator on the case itself, which will give you a rather accurate representation of the case charge level. These can be charged up via a Type-C port, and are IP55 certified.

Skullcandy Sesh Evo - Amazon