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Technology Best holiday gifts under $50

20:45  08 november  2019
20:45  08 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Engadget's 2019 holiday gift guide is here!

  Engadget's 2019 holiday gift guide is here! Somehow, it's November. Mid-November. Which means while you might just be gearing up to begin your holiday shopping, we're already done. At least, we're done shopping for you. After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the smart home, to book and media recommendations (only on nerdy subjects, of course). All told, there are more than 150 items in our guide, spanning 13 categories, with advice from 25 of our writers and editors. You know, the people testing and reviewing this stuff all year long.

Here are 51 great ideas under $ 50 that work for everyone on your list. Below, we've rounded up 51 of our favorites that are $ 50 or less. Whether these gifts are complements to a bigger present or are the star of the show, we think your recipient will love them.

When it comes to holiday gifts , there are plenty of options for not a lot of dough. EarFun Free. Looking for some great gifts you can snag for under $ 50 ? You've come to the right place. First up are some of the best ultrabudget true wireless earbuds we've seen.

Whether you're looking for secret Santa ideas, Christmas presents or something last-minute, there are plenty of great gift options out there on a budget. For the perfect gift this holiday season that won't break the bank, here's a quick roundup of items under $50 -- all of which we think would make the holidays that much better.

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JLabs JBuds Air

True wireless buds under $30

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Best Buy has the JLabs JBuds Air on sale for $30 through Sunday, Nov. 10. They normally retail for $50. JLabs makes a lof true wireless earphones and this is its most affordable model and frankly, the only one I'd buy. It's a decent set of true wireless earbuds that's a relative bargain at $30.

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We found the best gifts under $ 50 for everyone on your list. Get your holiday shopping done early with these picks. It may sound like an overstatement to suggest that fun, creative, genuinely interesting gifts under $ 50 abound in a way that gifts under simply do not.

All clocking in at $ 50 or less, these gifts run the gamut from a super-luxe (but decidedly affordable) lip mask for your skincare-obsessed friend to a delightfully unpretentious cookbook that will warm the heart — and hopefully the oven — of your foodie sibling. Here, 20 of the best holiday gifts under $ 50 .

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EarFun Free

True wireless on a budget

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Looking for budget-priced true wireless earbuds? What's most impressive about the EarFun Free are the features: Bluetooth 5.0 with both USB-C and wireless charging. It's also fully waterproof (IPX7) according to its specs. Do the earbuds sound fantastic? Maybe not quite that, but they sound pretty good. They don't have the clarity of higher-end true wireless earbuds that cost $150 or more, but they do have plump bass and enough detail to avoid sounding dull. They're also pretty solid for making calls. An excellent value at $45 when you apply the 10% coupon on the product page.

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JBL Clip 3

A waterproof wireless speaker that's great for home or travel

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It usually sells for $60, but the JBL Clip 3 is back under $50 for the holiday season. Despite its small size, this little wireless speaker is great for music or podcasts. It's waterproof, travels well, recharges via USB and the built-in carabiner lets you clip it anywhere. It's also available in at least a dozen colors, which makes it great for gifting.

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  The best home theater gifts this holiday season After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the smart home, to book and media recommendations (only on nerdy subjects, of course). All told, there are more than 150 items in our guide, spanning 13 categories, with advice from 25 of our writers and editors. You know, the people testing and reviewing this stuff all year long. This section of our guide focuses on the best home theater gifts.The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide© Provided by Oath Inc.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $ 50 (available in four signs). 34. A posh French Press to help them achieve the Nancy Meyers movie-worthy kitchen of their dreams. In fact, if you wanted to gift it to them along with a card featuring on essay on why her masterpiece The Holiday is the best holiday movie

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Coast HP7 LED Flashlight

The gift of light

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There are a lot of flashlights you can buy for under $50, but the Coast HP7 is one of the better ones we've tried. Relatively compact and rated at 530 lumens, it's bright for its size and has a slide focus that allows you to shape the beam from flood to spot -- and then lock the beam into whatever shape you choose. Its list price is $60, but you can get it for less than $40. It's powered by four AAA batteries (included).

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Chemex 6-Cup Classic Coffeemaker

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CNET editor Sharon Profis says this "a go-to gift from me for coffee lovers." She adds that it's a fun to gift with half a pound of your favorite coffee beans.

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Roku Streaming Stick Plus

Best video streaming stick for the money

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Roku makes several excellent video streamers that cost around $50 or less. They turn any HDMI-equipped TV into a gateway to online entertainment bliss: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, HBO Now and literally hundreds of other streaming channels, including -- new for 2019 -- Apple TV and Disney Plus.

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Logitech MX Anywhere 2S

Premium mobile mouse

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We spend so much time with our computers that everybody appreciates a good wireless mouse. This premium mobile model is about as comfortable as you get for a mini mouse. Thanks to Logitech Darkfield Laser technology, it works on just about any surface -- everything from a glass table to the Formica-style finish of my work desk. And it also has an integrated rechargeable battery that's supposed to last up to 60 days on a single charge. Works with both Mac and Windows computers.

While its list price is $80 you can pick up the graphite version for just less than $50.

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Gunnar Optiks blue light blocking glasses

Computer eye-strain reliever

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For several years Gunnar Optiks has been making "computer glasses" designed to block blue light and help alleviate the eye strain that you get from staring at displays for long periods. The glasses come in a variety of styles and a few different tints. The core models have an amber lens, anti-reflective coatings and slight magnification.

The best tech toys and STEM kits to give kids this holiday season

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The Vertex (pictured here in both amber and clear tints), Riot and Intercept are all priced at less than $50. You can add a prescription lens through the Gunnar website, but those RX packages cost more.

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RAVPower 61W Dual-Port Charger

Best do-it-all USB charger

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With both a USB-C PD port and a good old-fashioned USB-A port, RAVPower 61W Dual-Port Charger can charge any device from phones to a wireless headphone to a full-on laptop and most everything in between, including the Nintendo Switch, Kindle and iPad. It's also a nice value at $30 when you apply the coupon on the product page.

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Xcentz Portable Charger 10,000 mAh

Compact high-capacity portable battery

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Although it's not incredibly personal, no one's going to be upset with a portable battery pack as a gift, especially one that's among the smallest and lightest 10,000-mAh batteries with 18-watt power delivery and QuickCharge 3.0 for devices that support it. This one has both a USC-C port and a USB-A port and can be used with both Android and Apple phones, though no cables are included. Certain colors cost as little as $30.

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TaoTronics True Wireless Earbuds

Affordable true wireless

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If you're not ready to splurge on a pair of Apple AirPods (or otherwise fairly pricey totally wireless earphones), there are some affordable options out there, including the TaoTronics True Wireless earbuds ($40), which are pretty decent. They may not deliver stellar sound (the AirPods don't either), but most people will find it perfectly acceptable. They have Bluetooth 5.0 and 5 hours of battery life at moderate volume levels. They're also sweatproof so your grad can use them at the gym.

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Logitech K380 keyboard

Compact keyboard

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Logitech's K380 has been around for a while, but it's still a great keyboard for the money -- perfect for computers, tablets, phones and more. You can find it for less than $30 online.

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BioLite PowerLight Mini wearable light and power bank

Portable light

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The $40 BioLite PowerLight Mini is a handy lantern, bike light and charger all in one. You clip it to a pocket or strap, or mount it to your bike (mount included), and its 1,350-mAh USB rechargeable battery provides up to 52 hours of light. It can also give your phone a backup boost. Lighting modes include white lantern, red night vision, red and white strobe, and white point light. It's a great choice for eco-minded folks who enjoy camping or other outdoor activities.

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Tribit XSound Go

Budget Bluetooth speaker that sounds good

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Another candidate for best value wireless speaker, the Tribit XSound Go is one of the best ones for the money -- about $32 at Amazon, depending on which color you choose. And if you're willing to spend a little more, around $55, you can pick up the larger MaxSound Plus, which has richer sound with more bass.

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3rd-gen Echo Dot with Clock

Mini Alexa smart speaker

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The latest version of Amazon's mini Alexa voice-enabled speaker now comes with an LED display that can show the time, outdoor temperature or timers. Its list price is $60 but it typically sells for less than $50.

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Google Nest Mini

Mini Google Assistant speaker

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We can't include the Echo Dot in this gift roundup without also including Google's voice-enabled mini speaker, the Google Nest Mini. Not everyone's an Amazon person and many prefer Google's voice assistant over Alexa.  This is the updated model for 2019, which adds slightly better sound quality and a wall mounting option. Available in four color options, it lists for $49 but like the Echo Dot, is usually discounted.

Eufy Smart Scale P1 (deal expired)

Healthy gift

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At around $40, the Eufy P1 is one of the more affordable smart scales. Beyond weight you can track body fat, BMI, bone mass, muscle mass and more for multiple users. You track everything using the EufyLife app, but the scale also ties into Apple Health, Google Fit and the Fitbit App. It's available in two colors.

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This story was originally published Oct. 28.

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