Ten Best Holiday Tech Gifts for $99 and Under

Ten Best Holiday Tech Gifts for $99 and Under

Gregory Han
Dec 17, 2009

Tis the season to...drain your bank account. Gift giving can be a pricey affair, especially if you want to gift someone something in the realm of home electronics or home appliances. We created the list of products with the sub-$99 category in mind, alongside trying to share our favourite decor-friendly options for the aesthete-technologist in your life (or just for yourself). Check out our sub-$99 list below&hellip

Lytegem Lamp: Nab one of these 1965 classic light designs ASAP from Design Within Reach for 50% right now. We've wanted the Lytegem for ages, and the reduced price makes this a no-brainer for a great bedside light that can also be wallmounted for bedtime reading. - $62.50 now $87.50 (guess they were selling to well at the previous price?)

LaCie Rikiki External Drive: we're in the market for a small USB 2.0 hard drive to supplement our PS3 home media setup and we want something unintrusive aesthetically or that we could easily hide away. The handsome aluminum exterior and tiny size makes this a strong candidate (though a bit pricey for modest 250GB capacity). -$75

Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphone: Grado headphones are a favorite amongst our own team. The SR80s are well made, perform well and are very comfortable, thanks to a lightweight design. - $99

Memory Key USB Flash Drive: flash drives have basically made recordable CDs and DVDs obsolete, and if you have to carry one around, why not just add it to your keychain. -$36

Apple Magic Mouse: we recently tested/reviewed the Apple Magic Mouse and we loved how it took the best of the touchpad and added into a sleek, responsive design. Make it even more magical by adding the free menubar application, MagicPrefs to increase tracking, sensitivity, and other customizable features. - $69

Logitech Harmony 510 Advanced Universal Remote: perhaps not as sexy as the Logitech Harmony One remote, but nearly as capable at getting your home theater remote clutter under control. One touch programmable operation with LCD screen and Logitech's online setup make this a good budget choice. -$82.59

Breville Panini Duo Press: we've got the big brother version of this panini press and absolutely love all the things you can do with it. We've grilled steaks, pressed wraps, seared fish and even mochi rice cakes (so good dipped in sesame oil and soy sauce!). Clean up is easy and the small size makes this a countertop appliance for small spaces. -$69

Incase Medium Messenger Bag: Just a nickel under our price limitations, the Incase Messenger Bag is perfect for anyone looking to travel with a 15" laptop with a bit of swag. We personally love the Black Topo colourway, though more vibrant personalities may like the Cyan option. -$99.95

Bluelounge Refresh: If there's one company that's committed to helping organize the modern tech life with aesthetic solutions, it's got to be Bluelounge. The Refresh (one of our giveaways) is a perfect landing pad/charging station for all your mobile needs, insuring you always leave your devices in the same place when not in use (at least in theory). Available in white, black or pink. -$89.95

Magnavox Blu-ray Disc Player: here's the most wallet-friendly way to get yourself enjoying Blu-ray content. Besides the inclusion of a SDHC slot, the Magnavox MB500MG1F Blu-ray player is a bare bones affair. But then again, it puts out 1080p content with video upscaling. And with all that money you saved, you can throw in a Blu-ray Criterion or two. -$78

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