Top 10 Gifts for Gear Heads Under $20
Scratching your noggin over what to give that gadget lover on your list this holiday season?
Stay on budget and keep gear heads happy with our top 10 gift picks under the $20 mark.
From sweet temptations to playful peripherals, this is one list you’ll be checking twice.
1) Google Play Gift Card, $10
Starting at increments of $10, Google Play Gift Cards give the Android aficionados in your life access to their choice of more than 500,000 apps along with millions of songs, books and movies. Pick up Google Play Gift Cards at Walmart.com.
2) Ninja Warrior 4GB USB Flash Drive, $14.95
This high-performance flash drive packs a mighty punch. With a read speed of up to 24MB/s and write speed of up to 10MB/s, this black ninja-shaped flash drive is compatible with most Windows systems. Comes wrapped and ready in a gift box with a GadgetMe TM Stylus Pen for $14.95 at Amazon.com.
3) Godiva Limited Edition Ultimate Dessert Truffles, $16
Mark that sweet-toothed geek off your list with a box of chocolates. Not just any ol’ chocolates, but divine Godiva Chocolate bites such as Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Eclair, Chocolate Lava Cake and Creme Brulee. The six-piece Godiva Limited Edition Ultimate Dessert Truffles box is just $19.99 at FTD.com / $16 from Amazon and ships free with membership.
4) Faux Fur Ear Muff Headphones Headset, $14.99
Warm, furry and playful, these fashionably functional headphones from Sporto Graphite will put a smile on any digital music lover’s mug. The premium-sound headphones are available in an array of colors, from vibrant hot pink to soft winter white, and can be used with most devices including Smartphones, MP3 Players and laptops. Each set is equipped with a built-in speaker and removable wires, and start at $14.99 for black at Amazon.
5) Grid-It Organizer, $14.66
Designed to hold everything from a cell phone and power cord bundles to lip balm and gum, this handy organization system is ideal for gear heads on the go. Starting at $14.66 for the black edition, the Grid-It Organizer is also available in red and gray at Amazon.
6) Digital Wine Thermometer, $19.95
Gadget geeks with a taste for wine will flip over this stainless steel smart cuff thermometer. The LCD readout has an automatic sensor for displaying the bottle temperature while the sleeve has suggestions for proper serving conditions of popular wines. Get it for just under $20 at Crate and Barrel.
7) iPad Smart Cover, Wallet and Flip Case, 12.99
A no-brainer gift for iPad Mini users, this durable synthetic leather cover from Pandamimi ULAK does more than protect their precious companion from bumps and scratches. The wallet-style, stand-up cover hides slots for business cards and comes with a built-in auto wake/sleep function. Available in a spirited lineup of colors and patterns that range from purple giraffe animal print to graffiti green. Priced at $12.99 and up at Amazon.
8) Electro Man 4-Plug Multi-Outlet, $14.99
Only true gadget geeks will appreciate this handy little man from Kikkerland. A fun alternative to the standard multi-plug, Electro man’s legs and arms each have a three-prong socket with enough wiggle room for even the biggest adapter. Features a circuit breaker switch and grounded plugs for safety. Buy it for $14.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.
9) Conair Foot Spa, $16.79
Aching feet are so 2012. Get your hard-working gear head this heated, toe-touch control foot-spa for the ultimate bubbly relaxation. It features a splash guard and nonslip base for stability, one pedicure attachment and massaging nodes for a full-foot massage. Get it for $16.79 from Amazon.com.
10) iTunes Gift Card, $15
When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with an iTunes Gift Card. Cards work at the iTunes, App, iBooks and Mac App stores so your recipient can pick up the perfect gift while you enjoy the ease of online shopping and free shipping with your Apple store purchase. iTunes Gift Cards start at $15 but you can only get $25 and up from Amazon.