Techies aren’t always the easiest people to buy for especially if you’re on a budget. We put together a list of stocking stuffer ideas for techies and the best part? They’re all under $50. Let’s get started!
8BitDo Lite 2
If you’ve got a Nintendo Switch lover in your life, then this is just the gift they need. The 8BitDo allows them to play games just about anywhere and everywhere with ease. This controller is small enough to fit in a person’s pocket, but it still packs a lot of punch with two joysticks, pairs wirelessly the Switch and Switch Lite, and supports customizable turbo functionality.
Our pick: 8BitDo Lite 2 from Amazon, $34.99, buy here
This is a great gift or stocking stuffer for the person who loses, quite literally, everything. An AirTag can go on a backpack, keys, a dog, or a child, okay, we’re kidding about that last one. Kinda. But these Bluetooth trackers pair with iOS devices and can then be tracked using the Find My app. Not only can you open an app to find your item, but you can also activate a loud chime to help you find you find it faster, and if you’re close enough to the item, Apple’s Precision Finding can guide you step-by-step to it.
Our pick: Apple AirTag from Amazon, $27.98, buy here
While a lot of us have cameras outside of our homes, this camera is designed to monitor the inside of your home. The Blink Mini detects motion and sounds and sends notifications to a cell phone via the Blink mobile app. It also supports two-way talk which is helpful for people that have overexcited or extremely nervous pets.
Our pick: Blink Mini from Amazon, $29.99, buy here
A phone case is something everybody can use especially if they, oh we don’t know, are getting a new phone for Christmas. Help them protect it by getting them a phone case that will keep shatters and scratches at bay. There are a ton to choose from in just about any design or color you can imagine, but when it comes to effectiveness, we love the TORRAS shockproof case.
Our pick: TORRAS Shockproof iPhone Case from Amazon, $19.99, buy here
Anker 511 Power Bank
We all know that person who is just living life with their phone at 1% but they can use this 511 Power Bank in one of two different ways; they can either fast charge their phone if they’re near a wall outlet or recharge their device while they’re out and about. Not only is this power bank small, but it’s compact making it easy to take everywhere.
Our pick: Anker Portable Charger from Amazon, $39.99, buy here