The world of technology is always changing, bringing us devices with new and fascinating features all the time. Everybody loves a cool new tech toy, especially when it’s inexpensive. If you’re still on your holiday gift hunt and don’t want to break the bank, here are some uniquely fun tech items that will be perfect as gifts this year.
If someone you know is always misplacing their phone—or wallet, or tablet, or keys, or other valuable items— then this is the right gift for them. The TILE Mate and TILE Sport are small electronic stickers that keep track of your stuff for you. With the help of the Tile app and a bluetooth connection, these low-profile devices can locate anything that you connect them to. Just stick the Tile onto the back of your phone or tablet, or attach it to your wallet or keys with a keychain ring, and you’re all set. But, what if you lose your phone? Just tap your other Tile (it’s a far better value to get two) and your phone will ring, even if it’s on silent. It’s finding made simple. You’re welcome.
Get them at www.thetileapp.com for $15 and $20, respectively.
Bluetooth Showerhead Speaker
Who doesn’t love listening to music? It’s the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit and pass the time in the shower. Now you can do both of those things without getting your phone wet or struggling to hear over the flow of water. This speaker links to your phone via bluetooth and attaches to your shower just like any other showerhead. This way you can get a front row musical experience that will take your shower concerts to the next level. The speaker also allows you to answer calls while you’re still in the shower. It’s the ideal present for that music lover friend of yours.
Get it on Amazon for $24.99
Google Cardboard VR Headset
If you’re looking to give virtual reality a try but don’t want to invest in an expensive headset, then, as per usual, Google has a solution. Google’s cardboard headset makes for an inexpensive and functional stocking stuffer that will provide a memorable and characteristically realistic experience for whoever it is gifted to. All it needs is a smartphone, which attaches to the headset via suction cups, and it’s ready to provide you with the 360 degree experience of your choice.
Get it on Amazon for just $7.99.
Mini Karaoke Mic
Do you have someone in your life who just can’t stop singing? Or someone who is always on apps like Tik Tok doing karaoke to popular songs? A mini karaoke mic might be a great gift for them, whether they want to use it to record or as a prop in their next video! This mini microphone plugs straight into your phone’s headphone jack and lets you record yourself singing to your heart’s content. It’s also perfect for making cute little caroling videos that you’ll probably end up posting on your Insta Story.
Get it on Amazon for $4.99.
When all else fails, there is always the one gift that never goes out of style— money. Gifting cash leaves room for that lucky person to decide what they want, and it’s an easy option if you’re unsure of what they want. But without a festive card or wrapping, it hardly feels like a special gift. Instead, try a virtual alternative: e-gift cards! These cards, which you can get from almost any of your favorite places to shop, let you pick a fun design for both the card and box. You can also add a personalized message. It’s a no-brainer.
Get it on GiftCards.com!
Gift-giving is a huge part of what makes the holidays a time so full of fun and surprise, and finding presents that aren’t mainstream with prices that aren’t sky-high makes the gift hunting experience all the more rewarding.
by Robyn Forbes