15 Last-Minute Tech Gifts Under $100 You Can Still Get In Time for the Holidays

updated Dec 13, 2021
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Well, dear reader, it’s finally here — we’re officially in holiday gift-giving crunch mode. As the holidays, parties, and end-of-year reunions quickly approach, it’s likely that you’re in the midst of checking off that holiday shopping list. Something that’s probably on that list? A great tech gift. Now, if you’re anything like me and are a habitual last-minute shopper, you may still be racking your brain (and scouring the web) for a great gift that’ll also get to you in time. No worries! We put together a list of our favorite tech gifts below. The best part? They’re all under $100! All of these gifts are also set to arrive before Christmas, giving you more than enough time to wrap them for that special someone (even if that means you only slap a bow on it). Check out 15 of the best tech gifts under $100 that giftees young and old will love this holiday season. Remember, a good tech gift isn’t always the priciest one!

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was $149.99

If a tablet's on your holiday shopping list, why not pick up the latest Fire model? The Fire HD 10 tablet is fast, responsive, and long-lasting thanks to its power octa-core processor and 12-hour battery life. Available in multiple colors and in either a 32 or 64GB storage option, enjoy your favorite apps, stay connected with friends and family, and browse the internet with ease. Like most Amazon devices, this tablet also features Alexa compatibility. Looking to save even more? You can get the similar Fire HD 8 Tablet for just $55!

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was $69.95

If your giftee would like to be able to drape their earbuds around their neck when you’re not using them, the Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds are for you. Designed with magnets in the buds so they “snap” together and stay secure, they’re some of the most comfortable (and hardest to lose) buds around, with four types of eartips included for you to find the best fit. And they charge fast; 10 minutes plugged in will get you almost two hours of playback time.

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was $199.99

Looking to get someone you love an air fryer this Christmas? This handy 4-in-1 appliance from the folks who brought you the Instant Pot air fries, roasts, bakes, and reheats food in one convenient device. Our favorite part is its size. The 5.7-quart nonstick air fryer basket holds lots of food while still the overall device remains compact and tucked away on your countertop. With little to no preheating time, customizable one-touch programs, and a handy touchscreen, cooking has never been so easy (or fun).

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was $34.99

A perfect gift for that forgetful friend in your life, the Tile Mate helps them locate their keys, bags, phone, and more. This Bluetooth-enabled device keeps track of personal belongings via a free iOS or Android app on your Smart Home device. Crisis averted!

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was $43.99

It's no secret that the best part of going to a salon is the scalp massage you get. So why not give the gift of a massage anywhere, anytime with this handy electric scalp massager? The perfect way to unwind at the end of the day, it's great for busy people who suffer from headaches and can even be used on other parts of the body for all kinds of aches.

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Thanks to the great vinyl comeback, record players have become more popular than ever. If you want to score your LP-obsessed friends something special, consider this Victrola Bluetooth Record Player. Sleek and stylish, we love that this record player bridges the gap between old-school and new school with a three-speed turntable, FM radio, and Bluetooth connectivity for all the music, all the time. And from an iconic name like Victrola, you know you're getting the most bang for your buck.

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Keeping your phone charged at all times is a must. But if your loved one is looking to cut down on the number of wires strewn across the room, we've got the perfect gift: a wireless charger. Simply place your phone atop this chic charging disk, and it'll be (almost) instantly revived.

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The concept of a beanie with built-in headphones might sound odd, but hear us out. Combining style and function, these unique hats (available in 11 colors) feature two clear and crisp speakers that line up with the ears for a hands-free music and phone call experience while on the go. And before you ask, yes, the speakers can be removed, allowing your giftee to toss the beanie in the wash.

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Any wine lover will tell you that once you try an electric bottle opener, you'll never go back. This set from Ivation comes with an electric corkscrew, a wine preserver, two stoppers, a wine aerator, and a foil cutter all secured in a convenient charge station, making it a must for wine connoisseurs everywhere.

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was $44.95

With winter comes shorter days and longer nights, making a light-therapy lamp a must (and a must-have gift). The Verilux HappyLight adopts a slim, tablet-like look for easy placement around the home and comes with the recommended intensity of 10,000 lux to help improve sleep, boost mood, increase energy, and enhance focus.

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was $149.99

It might seem impossible to gift someone a cappuccino maker without spending a fortune, but this affordable Lavazza option proves it to be more than true. Featuring simple touch controls with two coffee settings, this single-serve maker can be adapted perfectly for any type of cup (from espresso cups to mugs) and prepares a perfect cup in moments.

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If your giftee works from home, they may have set up their office near a window to ensure their getting great lighting for all those Zoom meetings. However, finding the perfect natural lighting isn’t always an option, and that’s where this clip-on ring light comes in. Designed to be clipped on to any device, the light has three color temperature settings — warm, cool, and natural — with adjustable brightness settings so they can always get lighting that feels soft and flattering, not harsh.

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was $89.99

My favorite gift to myself this year was a Kindle. A must for the avid reader (or someone whose apartment can't handle another bookcase at the moment), the Kindle is a gem. Made with a 167 ppi glare-free screen for easy reading in direct sunlight, this model features a built-in adjustable light and battery that lasts weeks, not hours. It also comes in two colors — black and white — and comes with 8GB of storage.

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was $164.95

Giftees with a green thumb will adore this countertop hydroponic garden from AeroGarden — it lets you grow anything quickly and easily, no matter your skill level. A three-button control panel turns on grow lights and reminds you to water plants for one-touch growing. The system comes with six pre-seeded pods of Genovese basil, Thai basil, thyme, parsley, mint, and dill to get your indoor garden started, but you can buy more herb varieties as you please, of course.

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was $29.99

Last Christmas, I was gifted an electric makeup brush cleaner, and let me tell you, it was one of the best gifts I've ever received. Keeping makeup brushes is important for both the health of your skin and the brushes, but manually doing it takes so much time and they take even longer to dry afterward. With this set, you get different sized attachments so the device can hold all of your brushes, a handy bowl to keep all your dirty water from splashing around, and the ability to spin brushes dry so you can use them immediately! If you've got a beauty lover on your shopping list, this is one gift you can be sure they'll love unwrapping.