If you think “budget-friendly”, “high-quality”, and “quality” are oxymorons, then you’re going to be surprised. You can buy many great gifts for an anniversary, birthday, or any of the other occasions that you might give a gift.
Even though there are many inexpensive gifts under $50, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift. Here, we have compiled a list of unique last-minute gift ideas that go beyond the standard gift card. These include audiobook subscriptions and game passes.
Have a look and you’ll see that there are many gifts to buy at a very low price.
Echo Dot (fifth-gen)
A smart speaker and virtual assistant in one.
Amazon, Best Buy and Home Depot are offering the 5th-gen Echo Dot for only $44.99 (a $5 discount).
It is equipped with a temperature sensor and has a faster response time. You can use it as an extension for your Eero WiFi system.
An affordable fitness tracker with a ton of features
It’s not necessary to spend hundreds of dollars to get the latest Fitbit, Apple Watch, or other fitness trackers. Amazfit Band 7 offers many features that are usually reserved for expensive trackers, such as abnormal heart rate notifications and stress tracking.
The Amazfit Band 7 is a great value for money. It has an OLED screen, a long battery life and many features, such as abnormal heart rate notifications.
Skullcandy Jib True 2
Wireless earbuds for Tile
Jib True 2 offers solid performance at a reasonable price. Each earbud has integrated Tile tracking, as well as the standard IPX4 dust- and water-resistance.
Blink Video Doorbell
A video doorbell to provide extra peace of mind when away
Blink Video Doorbells are a great way to keep your family safe. They can be used at home or on vacation, as the 1080p camera pairs easily with smartphones. It offers night vision, motion activated recording, two-way sound, and a long battery life.
Blink Video Doorbell pairs with your smartphone to allow you to see who’s at your door no matter where you are.
Chromecast and Google TV (4K).
A streaming device with Rotten Tomatoes rating
Google’s Chromecast 4K is currently on sale at Verizon for $34.99 (a $15 discount) or you can purchase it at full price at Best Buy, Walmart and Google.
Chromecast with Google TV features a new remote control and software. This device brings together recommendations for all your streaming services, and it supports 4K HDR with DolbyVision, HDR10 and HDR10 plus.
Chromecast with Google TV in 4K is one of our favorite streaming devices. It comes with a remote.
Logitech K380 Bluetooth Keyboard
This keyboard can be used to type on a tablet or phone
Logitech’s K380 Bluetooth Keyboard is compatible with a variety of operating systems, including iOS, macOS and iPadOS. It can also pair up to three devices simultaneously.
Kodak M35 35mm film camera
A camera that is “disposable”, but can be reused
Kodak M35 is a disposable film camera that can be used with 35mm film.
A tiny, virtual pet
The Original Tamagotchi allows you to feed, care for, and play with a virtual pet. You can also discipline it when necessary.
Subscribe to Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch games
Why give one game when you could give hundreds?
If you’re looking to give a gift to a gamer, you can get a game under $50. But a subscription to a popular gaming service will offer you more for your money. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you exclusive discounts, access to online multiplayer and over 100 games, from classics like Doom, to more recent titles such as GoldenEye 0.07. A monthly digital subscription costs around $15.99. However, you can buy a 3-month pass from Eneba for about $25 or $27 at CDKeys
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to over 100 titles that can be played on multiple devices. It also offers exclusive deals, multiplayer online, and Microsoft’s cloud gaming service Xbox Cloud Gaming.
You can also gift them a subscription to PlayStation Plus Essential, if they have a PlayStation 4/PS5. They’ll get access to exclusive discounts and online multiplayer as well as 100GB of cloud-based storage.
Members of PlayStation Plus can play online games, download free titles each month, take advantage discounts at the PS Store, and use cloud backups.
For $19.99, you can purchase a year-long subscription from Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop.
A premium service online for Nintendo Switch users, allowing them to play with friends online and access cloud saved games in addition to a selection of retro titles released during the NES and SNES eras.
Anker 313 Magnetic Wireless Charger
A MagSafe-ready charger cheaper than Apple’s official puck
Anker’s magnetic wireless charger 313 is our favorite and is a great gift for anyone who uses an iPhone.
If your loved one has an Android phone, you can also give them Belkin’s BoostCharge Wireless Charger Stand. This stand is currently on sale at $31 (a $4 discount) when you purchase it directly from Belkin using the promo code CLR10. You can also buy this item for $34.99, its full retail value, at Best Buy.
The Anker magnetic charging ball has a 5-foot USB-C cord and can wirelessly charge an iPhone up to 7.5W.
Belkin’s cradle like BoostCharge is capable of charging Android phones, iPhones and other Qi equipped devices up to 10 watts.
Chipofy USB-C Cable
A powerful charging cable with a wattage indicator
Chipofy’s USB-C cable is a unique charging accessory that gadget enthusiasts will appreciate. It comes with an LED display to show you how fast you are charging your devices.
Chipofy’s USB-C-to-USB-C cable has an LED display to show the wattage delivered to your gadgets. The cable can also charge up to 100 Watts which is sufficient to recharge many devices quickly.
Case-Mate 30W Fuel USB-C Charger
A fun-yet-fast USB-C charger
JBL Go 3
A small waterproof speaker for blasting music on the beach or in the shower
The JBL Go 3 is a great Bluetooth speaker for the beach or pool. It may not be as powerful as the larger models, but it’s still a good choice.
Apple AirTag / Tile Mate
This is a location tracking device that will help you speed up the baggage claim process
If you want to give your loved one a gift that they will appreciate, consider a Bluetooth tracker. They can be purchased at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart for just $29, but they may need to purchase an AirTag Loop to attach the tracker to their bag or keys.
You can purchase the 2022 model at Amazon and Walmart for just $24.99.