10 of the best tech gifts under $100 that are perfect for the holidays

Julie Tremaine
·4 min read
The best tech gifts under $100
Ten of the best tech gifts under $100 that are perfect for the holidays. (Photo: Getty Images)

The days when cutting-edge technology was too expensive to be accessible to the average person is over. Goodbye, $2000 CD player. Hello, modern technology that’s both easy to use and easy to afford.

Retailers like Walmart and Overstock have made it simple to find tech gifts they’ll love and that will help them keep up with the current technological landscape and help you stay connected to the people you love the most. Here are 10 tech gifts under $100 that are perfect for holiday gifting.

onn. LED Wireless Charging Lamp

onn. LED Wireless Charging Lamp. (Photo: Walmart)
onn. LED Wireless Charging Lamp. (Photo: Walmart)

Say goodbye to a cluttered workspace with this two-in-one gadget. The onn. LED Wireless Charging Lamp is a desk lamp that has a wireless charging station as its base. This lamp will charge any Qi-enabled smartphone like an Apple iPhone 8 or later, Samsung Galaxy 6 or later, or a Google Nexus 4 or later.

iHome Mirror with Bluetooth Audio

iHome Mirror with Bluetooth Audio. (Photo: Walmart)
iHome Mirror with Bluetooth Audio. (Photo: Walmart)

The best thing about living in a tech-connected world is combining gadgets to simplify your life and declutter your space. This iHome Vanity Mirror is a magnifying mirror with LED lighting that also acts as a speaker to connect to your phone or computer. Pair any Bluetooth-enabled device and you’ll be entertained while you’re getting ready in the morning. This iHome mirror also charges your smartphone or handheld device.

PhoneSpa Phone & Accessory UV-C Sanitizer and Aroma Diffuser

PhoneSpa Phone & Accessory UV-C Sanitizer and Aroma Diffuser. (Photo: Walmart)
PhoneSpa Phone & Accessory UV-C Sanitizer and Aroma Diffuser. (Photo: Walmart)

If there’s anything that’s been on our collective mind this year, it’s been keeping our hands (and, by extension, our devices) clean. This PhoneSpa Sanitizer uses UV-C light to kill germs and bacteria on your phone—but that’s not the only thing it does. It’s also an aromatherapy diffuser, incorporating an element of holistic wellness with the addition of essential oils to boost your mood (like orange oil) or lavender (to calm your nerves).

Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Stereo Turntable

Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Stereo Turntable. (Photo: Walmart)
Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Stereo Turntable. (Photo: Walmart)

Vinyl records are back in a big way. Business Insider reports that vinyl record sales were nearly double CD sales in the U.S. in the first half of 2020. This turntable comes in a retro-chic briefcase design that looks and feels classic, but is armed with built-in, full-range speakers. Bonus: It syncs to your devices via Bluetooth, making it a classy, portable way to stream your digital music at home or on the go.

Soundcore by Anker Life Dot 2 In-Ear Wireless Headphones

Soundcore by Anker Life Dot 2 In-Ear Wireless Headphones. (Photo: Anker Soundcore)
Soundcore by Anker Life Dot 2 In-Ear Wireless Headphones. (Photo: Anker Soundcore)

Next time you see someone talking to themselves as they walk down the street, remember: They’re probably wearing tiny earbuds. These wireless headphones fit totally inside the ear, and have excellent noise canceling capabilities. They can also play for up to 100 hours on a single charge.

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker. (Photo: Bose)
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker. (Photo: Bose)

This water-resistant portable speaker is perfect for home use, or to take on the go for camping or to the beach. It comes in colors like aqua and lime green, pairs with any smart phone at a distance of up to 30 feet, and can play music for eight hours on a single charge.

Smart Watch for Kids

Smart Watch for Kids. (Photo: Sharper Image)
Smart Watch for Kids. (Photo: Sharper Image)

Kids love gadgets, but some things—like smartwatches—aren’t always the best for little hands. This kid-friendly smart watch is the perfect entry point into personal technology, with a digital camera and voice recorder, and fun games that help teach them how to tell time and count. This device works with any Mac or PC for integrated connectivity.

Fitness Tracker Smart Watch

Fitness Tracker (Photo: Coutlet)
Fitness Tracker (Photo: Coutlet)

If you’re on the fence about whether you’d really wear a smart watch, a premium smart watch purchase might not be the best place to start. This stylish device counts your steps, your calories burned and time spent sitting, and monitors your sleep. It also functions as an alarm clock, and will notify you of incoming calls and messages.

DEERC-DE25 Foldable Drone Camera

DEERC-DE25 Foldable Drone Camera. (Photo: Newegg)
DEERC-DE25 Foldable Drone Camera. (Photo: Newegg)

Drone cameras are an increasingly popular photography medium, but some of them are very expensive for hobbyists. This drone camera is Wi-Fi- and GPS-enabled, and folds down for easy storage. The Follow Me function is a hands-free way of filming yourself while in motion.

Contixo 7-inch Kids Learning Tablet

Contixo 7-inch Kids Learning Tablet. (Photo: Contixo)
Contixo 7-inch Kids Learning Tablet. (Photo: Contixo)

If you’re constantly giving up your smartphone to your kids, it might be time to give them their own device. This kid-friendly tablet is a great way to learn and have fun at the same time. It has front and rear-facing cameras, and a protective case with a built-in stand. With Wi-Fi connectivity and 16GB of storage, this tablet is perfect for home and travel use.

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