Christmas can be an expensive time, but you don’t have to break the bank on tech gifts for your loved ones. From useful gadgets and gizmos to fun novelty items, we’ve scoured the internet for the best tech gifts for your friends and family this festive season. Of course, “affordable” is a relative term but everything on this list costs less than £25. If you’re looking to spend a little more, check out this post for some upmarket ideas.
Honestly, pretty much everyone could benefit from owning a Bluetooth Item Finder, but this gift is especially perfect for that friend who’s always losing their keys. Simply attach the Tile to your keyring, phone or handbag and use the app to “ring” it when it goes walkabout. Some crafty parents even insert Tiles inside their children’s favourite toys! This handy device works with Alexa and Google Home, and there’s also a community find feature in case you lose your items in a public place.
Price: £15 per Tile
Smartphones pretty much all use touchscreen technology these days, which can be problematic during the winter. However, with a pair of touchscreen-friendly gloves, you’ll no longer have to choose between warming your hands and using your phone.
Price: This great pair from Honyar costs just £9.99
Many of us have a keen gamer in our lives, but new games and consoles don’t come cheap. This ergonomic VersionTECH gaming mouse, however, has excellent ratings and a very affordable price point. It’s the perfect way to help your favourite gamer enhance their experience without blowing your budget.
Most smartphones double as SatNavs these days, but you need a car phone mount to ensure safe usage. This model from Humixx works with most phone models and can be positioned on the air vents, dashboard or windshield. This makes a perfect gift for that relative who’s always getting lost!
If your friend or family member already has an Amazon Alexa, why not treat them to a smart plug this Christmas? Amazon smart plugs allow you to control a huge variety of devices with your voice, from your lights to your coffee machine. You can also use the plug to set schedules for your appliances to turn on and off at certain times.
Forget Bluetooth headphones – it’s all about a Bluetooth beanie hat this Christmas! This musical hat from Hanpure will not only keep your loved one’s head nice and warm this winter, but its built-in speakers will also keep them entertained.