Everyone always wants to buy something nice for people at Christmas but sometimes gadgets don’t seem to fit the budget. I have found some items that will hopefully be popular with your loved ones and fit your budget.

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet

This tablet costs around $50 and will let you do almost anything. It has a  7″ IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text. It also has a  1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and up to 8 hours of battery life. 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage. It also comes equipped with Alexa. Just ask her questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more. You just have to press the home button and ask her. 

  • The next generation of our best-selling Fire tablet ever – now thinner, lighter, and with longer battery life and an improved display. More durable than the latest iPad.
  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and up to 8 hours of battery life. 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
  • Now with Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more – just press the home button and ask.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more
  • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost
  • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription
  • Enhance your entertainment experience with features you only get from Amazon, including ASAP, X-Ray, On Deck, Blue Shade, and FreeTime Parental Controls


iFox Bluetooth Shower Speaker

For those who like to sing in the shower or have pool parties in the nice weather but don’t want to risk drowning your phone, this waterproof speaker can help.  This speaker is also fully submersible. Not bad for only $30.  Fully charges in under 3 hours and has up to 10 hours of play time.

  • FULLY WATERPROOF, EVEN FULLY SUBMERSIBLE – The iFox shower speaker is so versatile around water it’s not just water resistant it’s capable of being fully immersed in water up to 3 feet in depth. It runs on just 3 watts of power, but it delivers the booming sound you’d expect from a boombox! Great also for a Bluetooth speaker in the car as it suctions to your car windscreen
  • VERSATILE CONNECTION + SPEAKERPHONE + SIRI COMPATIBLE – Connect your Smartphone, tablet, computer etc. via Bluetooth in less than 6 seconds… or use the iFox as a speaker for that important phone call! You can easily control songs and adjust the volume at the speaker. And your Bluetooth devices will connect to iFox from up to 33 feet away so the music is there for you no matter whether you’re at home, in the shower, on the road, or even kicking back at the beach or pool!
  • INCREDIBLE BATTERY LIFE – No more scrambling for the charger – the iFox lasts for up to 10 hours playing time between charges. Plug it into the adapter, and it’s fully charged again in under 3 hours! The suction cup attaches strongly to glass, ceramic, or any other smooth surface in the shower or anywhere

Fitness Tracker Watch

Tracking your fitness has become all the craze but most can be costly. This one comes in under $40 and can count the daily steps, calorie counter and distance. Adopting the advanced heart rate technology, keeping knowing your heart-rate during workouts. It comes complete with 14 different sports modes. It can also monitor your sleep quality and tell you how well and how long you sleep during the night. Numerous Alarm Alerts can silently vibrate for you to wake up, do some exercise.

  •  Fitness band includes 14 sports modes, which can count the daily steps, calorie counter and distance. Adopting the advanced heart rate technology, keeping knowing your heart-rate during workouts.
  • Smart Sleep Monitor and Alarm Alert:Monitoring sleep quality and telling you how well and how long you sleep during the night. Numerous Alarm Alerts can silently vibrate you to wake up, do some exercise.
  • Connected GPS Running and Walking: Connect to your phone’s GPS to see a real-time run or walk states like pace and distance and record a map of your workout route.
  • 0.96 Inch Full Touch Screen Watch: Customizable clock faces for your selection. IP67 Life-level waterproof can protect the wristband during the daily usage.
  • Wide Compatibility and Long Standby Time: Fit for Bluetooth 4.0, Android 4.4 above or iOS 7.1 above only for a smartphone. Standby 5~10 days with USB charge port.

ROMOSS Solo 6 Plus Power Bank

With all the apps I’m using and games I am playing I never seem to have enough battery power to last me through the day. Sometimes I need to charge a couple of times.  I have been using this charger for about 5 months now and take it with me everywhere. You can see a full review HERE.   You can charge up to 2 things at once. One of the USB ports has a quick charge feature.  This is a great deal at under $25.

  • EFFICIENT PASSTHROUGH CHARGING: With 2.1A&1A dual USB output. It can charge for your phone and tablet at the same time, delivering you a more efficient life.
  • INCREDIBLE CAPACITY: Capacity up to 16000mAh, long-lasting energy supply for iPhone 6s 7.9 times, Galaxy S7 3.7 times or an iPad Mini 2.2 times before you need to recharge the power bank. LCD screen shows precisely balanced battery percentage, automatically turning off after 5 seconds.
  • BROAD COMPATIBILITY: Power up almost all mobile phones and tablets. Fit charge technology automatically detects your devices and then delivers fastest and safest charging current.
  • SAFE CHARGE: Built-in over-heat, over-charge, over-current, over-discharge, short-circuit protection, ensure you and your devices safe

Phaiser BHS-730 Bluetooth Sport Earphones

Everyone needs a good pair of earbuds.  For around $25 you can get quality noise canceling earbuds.  My husband purchased these a few months ago and finds them quite comfortable.   These buds feature 8mm speakers that deliver HD audio fine-tuned for a listening experience so crisp and clear you’ll swear you’re listening live. And you’ll be able to play it loud, as your earbuds have been specially designed to pump out more bass and more volume without distortion.

  • HD SOUND – 8mm Speakers combined with Bluetooth 4.1 create super-accurate HD sound with powerful bass. The bullet-shaped Comply T-400 M memory foam tips provide Total Isolation from external noise.
  • MAGNETIC – Easily stow your Earbuds by wearing them around your neck. Instantly access your Earphones anytime without searching your pockets. Looks cool as well!
  • SWEAT PROOF – Say Goodbye to Water-Damage! Protected by Liquipel Nano Coating your Buds withstand sweaty workouts and will survive accidental dropping into the water – Guaranteed!
  • SECURE FIT – The patented winged earphone tips hold your Buds in place during rigorous workouts. Over- and Under-Ear fit options included.


Mpow Bluetooth Headphones

If earbuds are not your thing and would prefer an over-ear headphone than this might be what you are looking for.  For under $40 you can choose to use these plugged in or take advantage of 13+ hour for music or talking on the phone. I have been using these for over 5 months. It fits both me and my 7-year-old son. You can find my full review HERE. Designed for an excellent listening experience, Mpow Bluetooth headset with CSR chip and around-ear cushion design can provide robust, immersive and Hi-fidelity sound.

  • BUILT TO STAY COMFORTABLE: The Memory-protein ear cushion simulate human skin texture, ensuring lasting comfort. The stainless steel slider and softly padded headband allow you to find the perfect fit without constraint and provide excellent durability.
  • NEVER POWER OFF, BOTH WIRELESS & WIRED: 1. The wireless mode: A built-in 420mAh battery provides up to 13-hr music time/15-hr talking time on a single charge; 2. The Wired mode: you can also use it as a wired headphone with the provided audio cable so the headphones will never power off.
  • HANDS-FREE CALL & BUILT-IN MIC: Please Note: The Microphone only works in the wireless mode. Mpow Bluetooth headphones provide a quick and stable connection with your Bluetooth enabled devices like cell phones, tablets, pc, TVs within 33 feet, with a high-quality built-in microphone for hands-free calls.
  • FOLDABLE DESIGN WITH A PORTABLE BAG & GENTLE REMINDER: The foldable Headband is not only designed for saving your desk space but for carrying in the provided bag. Gentle Reminder: Depending on your head/ear size/shape, it may be a little tight(feels like“on ear”) for someone to wear which is designed to avoid sound leakage. In case of that and to get both audio and wearing comfort, please take off the headphone every 1-2 hrs to get your ears relax and protect them from the muggy environment in use.

Lynda Tomkinson
I am a stay at home mom of 3 crazy kids. I love Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lord of the rings, marvel movies etc..
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