28 Best Tech Gifts Under $25

You can't go wrong with one of these inexpensive tech gifts for everyone and any occasion.

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December 14, 2022

I'm pretty sure that almost everyone you know has either a cell phone, tablet, laptop, smartwatch or all of the above — and more. This means that tech accessories are a pretty safe bet for gifting just about anyone — and for any occasion. From a tabletop charging hub to a pet selfie gadget, we've rounded up the best tech buys you can grab for less than $25. (And you might as well grab a little something for yourself, too.)


Just in time for holiday travel, gift them this mini sound machine that’s perfect for taking on the go. It features a dimmable night light, weighs less than five ounces and features a USB rechargeable battery and lanyard.

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Add some self-love to their morning routine with this heart-shaped LED mirror that also features a catchall tray to hold jewelry and makeup.

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Ideal for that forgetful friend, this tiny Bluetooth tracker easily attaches to keys, bags and other stuff you need to keep track of regularly by using a smartphone app to find them.

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$19.99 $16
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Easy to take anywhere, this mug warmer is perfect for coffee, tea, hot cocoa, soup and more. They’ll love using it on their desk during the day and by the sofa at night.

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Here's a gift that your family's head chef will greatly appreciate. Take the work out of recipes that call for continuous stirring with this automatic utensil. The gadget has three speeds, a built-in timer and can be tossed right in the dishwasher.

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$19.99 (Pack of 2)

Switches are a thing of the past. Control your home from anywhere and command your home with your voice with these compact smart plugs that work with Alexa or Google Assistant. Turn on and off lights, brew your coffee at 7 a.m. on the dot and so much more.

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This reusable notebook is perfect for your environmentally-conscious friend. The 36-page dotted grid notebook can be used over and over again by simply wiping it clean with a damp cloth after it’s full. Handwritten pages can be sent to their favorite cloud service and organized before starting from scratch again. No more wasting paper!

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$29.99 $19.99

This tiny speaker has a lot of power with room-filling stereo and enhanced bass, long-lasting battery life, sleek design, Bluetooth technology and more.

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We couldn’t resist including another Bluetooth speaker. This two-inch-tall ultra-portable speaker is shaped like The Child from The Mandalorian and comes with a 30-foot wireless range, more than four hours of battery life and a micro USB cable for quick charging.

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$29.99 $24.99

Help them binge all their favorite discovery+ shows with a Roku Express streaming player that features easy voice control, tons of live (and free!) TV channels and simple setup with a Wi-Fi connection.

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$29.99 $24.99

Everyone could use a little more efficiency in their lives. This automatic wine opener features a one-touch operation for easily removing both natural and synthetic wine corks.

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$19.99 $11.19

Compatible with iPhone, Galaxy, Note, Pixel and their coordinating wireless earbuds, this minimalist charger is case-friendly and makes juicing up electronics a breeze.

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$29.99 $26.97

For the beauty connoisseur, this handy tool will clean and dry makeup brushes in seconds. Simply attach the brush to the spinner, add cleaning solution to the bowl, dip and spin to clean, then raise and spin to dry for sparkling clean brushes.

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$25 $19.99

For the aspiring TikTok star, this LED light is the perfect home addition. The clamp can be attached to a table’s edge, the universal holder will keep their phone secure and the LED ring light will create the best lighting for any video feature.

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Don’t let the price tag on this essential oil diffuser mislead you. This is a powerful little diffuser with just enough features: two misting modes, seven LED mood lights and automatic shut-off. Plus, its palm-sized frame makes it perfect to toss in a carry-on or sit in the corner of their workspace.

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Pop this leather cardholder on your smartphone and enjoy three handy functions in one slim accessory. It works as a wallet (holding up to three cards) and has a slide-out grip for secure holding that does the job of a kickstand, too.

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With the Cable Wrangler's powerful magnet, your cords snap easily in place and stay neat and organized until you need them again.

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This space-saving charging station for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers is perfect for your gamer friend. It can charge up to four Joy-Cons at a time in about four hours, so no game-playing is interrupted.

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$30.50 $17.79

Breakfast and tech in bed thanks to this cushioned lap desk that comes with a padded base, spacious, water-resistant surface, drink holder, pen slot and adjustable, goose-neck LED light.

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This sturdy and attractive tablet stand is perfect for mastering Chopped recipes in your home kitchen.

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This Jeff Koons-inspired balloon dog isn't just adorable; it enhances your grip and doubles as a stand for your smartphone. Simply press on the suction-cup base to secure, and pop off in a matter of seconds for quick and easy wireless charging.

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You’ll want these for your own house — trust us. These LED strip lights can be controlled via the smartphone app, remote control or control box. You can change colors (choose from more than 16 million!), turn the lights on and off or adjust the brightness. These smart lights also use a built-in microphone to sync to music and dance to the rhythm of any song. Plus, with 64 different scene modes, any space can be transformed to match any mood or activity, from dance parties to date nights to movie nights.

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Game of Phones turns your trusty cellular companion into the subject of a scavenger hunt between you and your friends. Gather your friends and their smartphones, draw a card and see who can use their phones the fastest to create an emoji masterpiece, show off the last photo you took or find the weirdest Google Image result for your name.

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This portable, USB-powered fan isn't just for strollers and car seats; its flexible tripod design can add cool air to just about anywhere.

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Stop overcooking or under-cooking your meat with an instant-read digital thermometer. Within five seconds, the thermometer provides an accurate temperature with a backlit LCD display in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.

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