Every year, we American’s spend millions of dollars on cool tech gifts and gadgets to put under the Christmas tree. But, while a lot of popular tech gifts are expensive (iPhones, xBoxes, etc.), you don’t need to break the bank to buy a great gadget gift this year.
Check out this list of some great holiday gadgets for under $50.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
You can pick up this top-end Amazon video streaming device for about $30 right now. The normal price is $50, but it has been on sale since Prime Day. It not only delivers the full 4K video experience, but also easily integrates with the Alexa voice assistance and includes a handy remote control for your TV.
Lodge Grill Pan
OK, this is not exactly a tech gadget, since cooking with cast iron dates back to the 19th century, but it is still a fun upgrade for home chefs who haven’t cooked with it previously. Lodge makes a line of affordable cast iron skillets and other cooking paraphernalia to help get you cooking with cast iron. You can find a standard grill pan for under $30 at various retailers.
We’re back to another cool Amazon product with the Echo Dot. The third generation of the product is now available for under $50 on Amazon. This compact smart speaker comes with Alexa built in and can also connect with other compatible Echo devices to provide a whole-house speaker system.
Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit
Dungeons & Dragons is another old school entry onto this list, but that shouldn’t dissuade you. If you or your kids are looking for a paper and pencil tabletop gaming experience, this D&D Essentials Kits gives you everything you need to get started on your first quest and all for under $20.
Roku Express HD
Don’t have a smart TV with Roku built-in? Then this handy little Roku device might be a great option to take your TV steaming up a notch. While the Express doesn’t come with 4K, the price tag of under $30 makes it a great alternative to the Fire Stick.