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15 Great Tech Gifts Under $50

Finding a great gift for the gadget lover doesn’t have to empty your bank account. These gift ideas prove it.


Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care — now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers. The little things: extras, last-minute goodies, the old standbys. There’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $50, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered the best affordable gifts around to please anyone on your list. Need more ideas? Check out all of our Stocking Stuffer Guides.


Karma GO Neverstop Monthly Subscription
Because unlimited wi-fi from anywhere is the true definition of connectivity, and this program offers all-they-can-surf 5mbps wi-fi for just $50 a month with no data caps, contracts or fine print. If they don’t already own a Karma Go device, signing up for the Neverstop also currently takes $20 off the price. $50 (Monthly Neverstop Unlimited Data Plan) | $149 (Karma Go Device or $99 with Neverstop Signup)

Bluelounge Posto Headphone Stand
Because your headphones deserve better. $20

Mophie Switch-Tip Cable
Because one cord is better than two. $30

Stacks Cord Organizers
Because clutter breeds confusion. $20

Studio Nest Apple TV Remote Stand
Because it’ll drown in your couch cushions otherwise. $12

TAAB Standard Universal Lens Focus Tab Ring
Because manually focusing is the way to go. $12

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Because his ambition for technology knows no bounds. $20+

Logitech X100 Mobile Wireless Speaker
Because most integrated smartphone speakers suck. $40

Roku Streaming Stick
Because streaming sticks are the new streaming boxes. $50

Amazon Fire 7-Inch Tablet
Because they’ll know how to put another tablet to good use. $50

Anker Astro E4 Portable Backup Battery
Because battery power is always a limited resource, and The Wirecutter says this is the best USB battery pack for travel. $30

Tile Bluetooth Tracker
Because losing stuff sucks. $25

I Am Cardboard VR Cardboard Kit V2
Because getting a taste of virtual reality doesn’t have to break the bank. $25

MEElectronics A151 In-Ear Headphones
Because earbuds are easily misplaced and CNET’s David Carnoy says these are an excellent budget pick. $35

The Gear Patrol Magazine
Because Issue #1 features renowned climber Conrad Anker, the world’s best American rodeo bullfighter, heli-skiing in the Selkirks, and more. $20

Take Off Print
Because helicopters are badass. $30

DSPTCH × Gear Patrol Heavy Camera Strap
Because that lens is heavier than it looks. $45
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