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    35 Tech And Gadget Gifts You Can Get For $35 Or Less

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    1. A clip-on cellphone ring light to help take their selfie game to a whole new level.


    Promising review: "Are you kidding me?? This thing is incredible!! I never do reviews but hot damn!! This is too good not to talk about. Very solid product and fast shipping! I might need to order another. Total game-changer." —tiaramoney

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A wireless charging pad that'll work with their iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, X, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, S10+, S9, AirPods Pro, and a variety of other devices — all they have to do is place their phone down on it!


    Promising review: "I bought three of these wireless charging pads for a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, and an iPhone 8 based on the reviews. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed! The wireless charging pad worked flawlessly for all three phones and for the price it is a bargain compared to other brands. The biggest draw for me was that the simple LED light, which sits on the front the pad, is not overwhelmingly bright and does not draw attention to it. Once the phone is fully charged the light goes off so it does not constantly charge the phone for no reason. I highly recommend getting the wireless charging pad and it is well worth the asking price." —Gabby C

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).

    3. An attachment so they can turn their Amazon Fire remote into a universal one for their TV, receiver, soundbar, and Blu-ray player.


    Promising review: "Got so sick of having all the remotes on my bed and looking for the one I need. I bought this to try after sending back a universal remote that was almost $300. I had no patience to try and figure that thing out. This is simple to set up and use. I have it programmed to turn the TV, Soundbar, and my electric fireplace TV mantle on. All good now." —Cheryl

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available for Apple TV remotes).

    4. An indoor wireless Wyze smart camera with HD, real-time live stream capabilities, two-way audio, motion/sound recording (it'll automatically record a 12-second video clip when motion or sound is detected and saves that video to the cloud for 14-days, for free), mobile push notifications to alert you when something is detected, night vision, Alexa and Google Assistant capabilities, and over 10K five-star reviews on Amazon. TEN. THOUSAND.


    Promising review: "My husband and I lost everything we owned in an apartment fire earlier this year. We received our first Wyze cam as a housewarming gift due to its smoke detector alert feature. We loved it so much that we bought another! We took a vacation to Ireland last month and it made it much easier to be away from home because we could check in on our cat any time we wanted. Pros: Night vision, easy setup, adjustable motion detection sensitivity, picture quality. Cons: Sound quality isn’t perfect." —Meaghan

    Get it from Amazon for $24.14.

    5. An LED-light essential oil diffuser designed to give their home a relaxing and calming aroma.


    Promising review: "I am delighted with this diffuser. It came quickly, was packed securely and efficiently, with easy-to-open packaging. The specs say that it runs about three hours on the continuous setting (it can also run intermittently), but when filled completely, I've found it lasts through the night. I have it set on my nightstand and it's perfect for unwinding at bedtime (or with some sinus-clearing essential oils on a headache day)." —BookBelle

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors). And if you're up for it, throw in a gorgeous set of essential oils they can use in their diffuser.

    6. A pair of light-up chopsticks for when they need the help of the force to get them through a meal.


    Promising review: "Fantastically fun to use. Even though these are plastic/acrylic they are no more difficult to use than the plastic chopsticks at Chinese restaurants because they are tapered like Japanese chopsticks. They are a little longer than a standard chopstick carrying case, but the fun factor offsets this. I got two pairs, one did not light up correctly. Seller replaced that chopstick within days!!!" —poidog

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    7. A third-generation Echo Dot — a voice-controlled device they can use to play music, make calls, send and receive text messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks, control their TV, and so much more.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love it! Bought to use as a radio/ambient noise device as I fall asleep, but now realize the capabilities FAR exceeded what I initially purchased it for, so I also use it as an alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker for my iPad, personal assistant ('Alexa, add milk to my shopping list'), Amazon Music speaker (which I never used until buying this). The sound quality is really good, especially considering its small size and relatively budget-friendly price. I definitely recommend this to anyone, and if you’re a Prime member... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Don’t even 'add to cart,' just click 'buy now' and watch your life get simpler." —Dave S

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors).

    8. A cool kit to help them build their own video game using physical and digital tools — they can use the included game board and 320 blocks to build out game rooms and characters, then use the app to scan their creation and learn to code the game.


    Promising review: "This is so much more than the board game you purchase. The board is just the beginning! My 10-year-old son absolutely loves this. He makes his very own video games to play and share. He likes the fact that he can create his own characters, his own levels, and tell his own story. He is on the sixth edition of one of his games and each and every game is better than the last. It encourages him to get in touch with his creative self and develop his storytelling abilities. As a parent, I don't have to monitor or limit his time because every minute engages him." —Kristen Keyser

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in two designs).

    9. A compact coffee mug warmer so they never have to worry about that forgotten cup of coffee on their desk that gets ice cold before they finally have a chance to drink it.


    Promising review: "I was on the fence about this item, but finally decided to splurge on a little gift to myself. This makes such a difference in my comfort level at the office. I often have to leave my desk to visit other departments and hated coming back to cold coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. I especially stopped drinking tea, because by the time you let your bag steep, it's cooled down. This product is simple but awesome and it makes me super happy. TIP: I keep a spare mug with some of those scented wax melts — break off a snap piece and let it melt and make the office smell goooood! (If your office is relaxed about stuff like that and nobody around is sensitive to it.)" —marymodern

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79.

    10. An electric waterproof silicone facial cleanser that'll massage all the dirt right off their face and leave their skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.


    Promising review: "I love it! It came packaged safely and quickly. My dermatologist recommended a silicone brush because they’re the most sanitary when cleaning your face. This brush is affordable and vibrates to help my pores. I LOVE IT!" —Ariana Atkins

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88.

    11. A slim and waterproof fitness tracker designed to be a watch, pedometer, and a calorie and sleep monitor.


    Promising review: "I love this tracker! I have a Fitbit and now I also have this tracker and I greatly prefer this one. The design is much slimmer and the charging capability is so convenient! To charge it all I have to do is slip off the strap on one side and plug the center screen into a regular cell phone charger. I have lost and replaced my strangely shaped Fitbit chargers so many times already, and now that I have this tracker — I will never have to replace a charging cord again. The app is easy to use and when I turn off Bluetooth to preserve the battery and then turn it back on later that night, all the data syncs seamlessly — no issues whatsoever! The slim design is also much more attractive. The sizing options are great because the tracker fits my very small wrists with no issues, and it also fits my large-framed husband's wrists!" —Katie T

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in four colors).

    12. A super-durable nylon braided iPhone and iPad charging cord, because they're always losing or breaking theirs.


    Promising review: "Having gone through three of Apple's power cables in the year since I bought my iPad, I came looking for *anything* with better construction. This cable is brilliant, plain and simple. The connections at both ends are designed to completely eliminate the flexing issue that causes Apple cables to separate from the business ends. The braided nylon sheathing promises to make the entire cable last longer. Great design, low price." —Pat Kight

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in gold, silver, rose gold, and dark gray and in two sizes).

    13. A water-resistant Bluetooth speaker they'll easily be able to take everywhere with them — even the shower.


    Promising review: "I purchased six of these as Christmas gifts for my six nephews as they love listening to music. Oh my heck what a winner these were! They LOVED them! There is a suction cup on the back so you can stick it to the shower wall and listen to your music while in the shower or tub. According to my nephews, it will skip to the next song simply by saying 'skip' which they thought was a great feature! These were a huge hit and I highly recommend them as they are durable and seem to operate well in high humidity (shower). My nephews' age range from 12 to 22 but this will be a great gift for anyone who loves listening to music and sometimes wants to hear it without headphones." —Sarcomeres

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    14. A seven-color silicone night-light so adorable, so precious, so cute...not even the monsters under their bed will be able to stay scary.


    Light is touch-controlled and comes with a 15-hour battery.

    Promising review: "Love love love this! You can turn the light on and off by smacking it, clapping at it, smacking the table, squeezing the lamp, so many options! I bought it as a last-minute birthday gift for a friend, figuring she'd open it, like it, and put it in her bag to take home. But it was such a hit! Five grown adults sat around the living room fighting over a night-light, haha." —MeowAllieCat

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three adorable faces).

    15. A tangle-free silicone AirPods cord so they can turn those handy little earbuds into regular old headphones when they need to.


    Promising review: "The ends of this strap fit tightly around my AirPods and the strap itself is just the right length for me. Great for an overseas flight so I won't worry about losing one of my AirPods while napping on a neck pillow. Super happy with this item." —twinbuck2

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four colors). Or try this Airpod accessory set with a case, keychain attachment, and so much more.

    16. A pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds to give them the high-resolution sound their favorite music deserves.


    Promising review: "My search for my everyday earbud is over. I've tried three different ones (more expensive than this) and just settled with one of those because I got tired of searching. Until I came across a review on YT for these. Due to the reasonable price, I decided to try it. That turned out to be the best purchase I made. They deliver great sound for the price. When I want to zone out, it gives me the right loudness and a little bit more. Next is comfort — eventually you won't even notice you're wearing them. They fit snugly in my ears. I'm getting another pair for my sister as a gift this Christmas. Thank you for making quality items at a reasonable price. 👍🏽👍🏽 for you guys! Another happy camper here guys. Try it and you'll love it!" —PoiNtBreAk Dennis

    Check out our top picks for the best wireless headphones for every budget on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get them from Amazon for $23.79+ (available in two colors). Check out this waterproof version too.

    17. A handy little Echo Flex — a mini smart speaker with Alexa capabilities, voice controls for their other smart home devices, a built-in USB port so they can charge your phone or add a night-light or motion sensor, and it'll let them make announcements around their house through its speaker.


    Promising review: "The Flex is perfect if you want to add another Echo device for the sake of controlling smart home devices, taking advantage of the guardian functionality, or for the occasional drop-in. You also get the added functionality of either a motion sensor or night light with the available accessories. We replaced our bathroom night light with the Flex and it is great! The light accessory gives off more light than our old night light and my wife loves the different colors you can choose due to the built-in RGB LEDs. I tested the drop-in feature as well and it was loud and clear while talking to my wife in the next room. I highly recommend the Flex if you want an additional Echo device in a bathroom, kitchen, or spare room and don't want the hassle of hiding the cables, or if you want to add motion sensor triggers or a night light to a room." —Spyder2014

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available with or without a motion sensor and night light). Buy 2 for $35 with code FLEX2PK.

    18. A Bluetooth tracker they can attach to anything they tend to lose — anything., Amazon

    Promising review: "Just fantastic for finding my deaf 7-pound dog who doesn't come when I call, of course!" —Iher

    Get it from Amazon for $17.40.

    19. A water-repellent backpack designed with a variety of pockets and compartments to perfectly fit their laptop, iPhone, iPad, pens, keys, wallet, books, clothes, bottles...the list goes on and on. And it's equipped a built-in USB charger and cable and a theft-proof combination lock.


    Promising review: "Great backpack for travel. I can comfortably fit my 15" laptop, water bottle, a small pair of flat shoes, a course reader, and a bunch of other little things (agenda, iPad, journal, pens, pencils, iPhone.) Really an awesome backpack that looks professional, clean, and holds a LOT. I use it for my frequent travel (airplane) and it fits perfectly under the seat." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in eight colors and two sizes).

    20. A seven-in-one phone lens kit to help them turn their smartphone into a professional-quality photo-taking machine.


    Kit includes a 0.36x wide lens, 198-degree fish-eye lens, 0.63x wide lens, 15x macro lens, 2x telephoto lens, Kaleidoscope, circular polarized lens, universal clip, black lens bag, cleaning cloth, user manual, and six lens covers.

    Promising review: "I'm all for lens attachments on my iPhone. This way I don't have to lug around my Canon 70D with all the different lenses everywhere I go. These lens attachments fit nice in the little bag they come in. I was super excited to attach the fish-eye lens! I have an old film camera that has a fish-eye lens and LOVE it. The fish-eye lens is great and warps the image just like it's supposed to. The macro lens is awesome and delivers great results — they're very comparable to the Fotodiox lens I have for my DSLR. The wide-angle lens delivers pretty sweet results too. You definitely get more picture within a shot with the wide-angle lens attachment. This product is a good bang for your buck and it would make an awesome gift!" —Help Desk Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $17.25 (available for 4-in-1 and 7-in-1 lens kits).

    21. A pair of high-definition, noise-isolating headphones designed with a 24k gold-plated 3.5mm jack, bass-driven sound, tangle-free cable, and a lightweight feel.


    Promising review: "My son has had two pairs of Beats earphones that are super expensive and he said that these are even better than his Beats! His Beats didn't even last long, so he is extremely happy with the super output and crisp sound he gets from these. The price is what really shocked him. My hubby was so impressed with them that I ordered another set for him too." —Eric Richter

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    22. A braided leather USB bracelet designed to convert into a charging cord so they're never left powerless.


    Promising review: "I usually have every sort of cable that I could possibly need when I'm at work, but I don't usually carry one on my person when I'm elsewhere. It looks sharp and isn't obviously a cable, but it's always available should you need it. It's compatible with Apple Carplay, and when plugged into a computer it will function like a default Apple cable. I am incredibly happy with it and would recommend it to anyone who might ask." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three sizes).

    23. A reusable screen cleaning pad, a faux suede wipe to help remove fingerprints and residue from their devices.


    Promising review: "This is the best screen cleaner I have ever used. They are easy to hold, don't fold up or fall out of your hand while you're cleaning your screen. I have an HTC Desire 526 and this cleaning pad fits perfectly on my screen — it only takes a couple of swipes to fully clean the screen." —nkseahawk

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.95.

    24. A pocket-sized wine aerator that allows them to quickly simulate the aging process using one of three different settings (for white, red, and port), and customize their drinking experience — so they never have to drink a crappy glass of wine ever again.


    Promising review: "Purchased as a Christmas gift for a co-worker, she loved it, could not believe something so simple changed the taste of wine to something more expensive. I would highly recommend for wine drinkers." —J. Stephens

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    25. An OMG-worthy water bottle designed with a detachable Bluetooth speaker so they can listen to their favorite tunes while they stay properly hydrated.


    Promising review: "So, I’m not sure how I came upon this item when scrolling through Amazon but I’m certainly glad I did. I was looking for fun, quirky gifts for my 15-year-old. I wasn’t expecting too much but the reviews were good so I grabbed it. It is actually pretty amazing. The sound and clarity of the music is 10 times better than I anticipated and the quality is great. The speaker screws off so you can wash the water bottle. Perfect for the beach, games, the park, etc. The volume doesn’t go too high but loud enough. Can’t go wrong." —Carmen Blankenship

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    26. An adorable impact-resistant iWatch case for when they need their watch to be all ears — all Mickey ears.

    Promising review: "If you are a Disney or Mickey fan this is a must. It is very well made and extremely sturdy. Shipping was super fast. Everyone thinks it's the coolest thing ever. I'm sad I didn't know about these before. I can't wait to try the other colors!!" —ZPTN615

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in six designs).

    27. A portable Bluetooth speaker designed with a hands-free function, built-in mic, and enhanced bass — since they're all about that bass.


    Promising review: "I. Love. This. Speaker!! First of all it is GORGEOUS! I got it in the rose gold, which is the same as my iPhone, and it is soo cute! It has a matte finish, a very pleasant and satisfying shape, large touch power-on, volume, and pairing-up buttons on the underside, and an adorable blue light ring around the base that helps it communicate with my Echo Dot (which I bought it specifically to pair with). Pairing the two was pretty easy and this is coming from a non-tech-minded person. The sound...the SOUND is incredible!! It is so small and portable, so delicious to look at, and plays music so well that I would not hesitate to get more as gifts, especially for the price." —Helene N.

    Check out some of our other picks for best portable speakers at every price point on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in silver, gold, black, and pink).

    28. A set of light-up coasters, because darkness is no excuse for messing up their table.


    Promising review: "This is a perfect gift for the nerd in your life! My fiance and I were at a friend's house when he discovered these coasters and declared them the 'coolest thing ever.' I bought them for his birthday and they are a hit for hosting and adding a little color and fun to our evenings in at home. I've had multiple people ask me where to get these. The battery life has been great so far and looks like they'll be easy enough to replace." —Samantha B

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    29. A helpful little sweatshirt (from the BuzzFeed merch shop) that, honestly, your freakin' family should buy you — if your aunt asks you one more time to log her into her Facebook account, your head may explode.


    "I don't have your password, Brenda! Ask your own damn kids!"

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes S-2XL) or Shop BuzzFeed for $24.95.

    30. A pair of lightweight neckband Bluetooth headphones with 18-hours playtime, a noise-canceling mic, and magnetic earbuds so they can have endless, hands-free phone calls — well 18 hour endless.


    Promising review: "These really work exactly as advertised. Great sound quality. I am amazed I spent less than $30 and it works so well. Phone calls are clear. Music sounds great." —k9crazee

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two colors).

    31. A wireless smart vase designed with a multicolor LED light and Bluetooth speaker — they can grow a garden, have a night light, and play some delightful music all in one.


    Promising review: "Amazing little plant pot. To connect Bluetooth, tap twice on the power button. Very simple to use and very cute. When Bluetooth is not connected it will respond to your body heat and you can 'play the piano' by touching or being near the plant. I love that it has a drain site if you overwater your plant. Do not use a fake plant, these features are meant for live plants only." —Norquis Sanabria

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    32. A Bluetooth audio adapter that'll let them play their favorite songs from their phone through the speakers in their car — even if their car is old and doesn't have all the bells and whistles.


    Promising review: "The CD player on my 2002 Yukon isn't working anymore but it also doesn't have an aux port for music or Bluetooth. I got the unit and it instantly paired with my iPhone SE and in just a minute or so I was playing all the music from my phone through the radio in my car. It pairs automatically after the initial setup and the sound is really nice. If you play music while you have the GPS going, the music volume will go down when instructions are being given on where to turn, a nice touch! So far I am really pleased with the performance and now I can answer calls hands-free and listen to all my downloaded music!" —JRH

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three colors).

    33. An underrepresented little pin they can wear as a badge of honor.

    The Pintern on Etsy

    Get it from The Pintern on Etsy for $10.

    34. And a USB-powered cool mist humidifier with an ultra-quiet design that helps improve the air quality around them.


    Promising review: "This little humidifier sure puts out a lot of mist without sediment. It is working very well with and without the addition of essential oils. Love!" —ChristineKB

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

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