Best Cheap Electronics Gifts Under $100

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Finding the best cheap electronics gifts under $100 can be a challenge. There are so many different gadgets and gizmos out there, how can you make sure you buy the right one? You want something that looks nice, but not too expensive. It needs to be powerful enough to do what it’s supposed to do. And it should look interesting as well as useful.

There really is a wide variety of cheap electronics gifts under $100 out there to choose from, so you can’t go wrong by choosing one of these. Here in this article we’ll help you find those perfect holiday and birthday gifts for your friends and family members. There’s no need to go into debt or to break the bank; we scour websites looking for good deals, and we highlight them for you right here in one place.

Android Tablet

If you have a friend or family member that loves technology but also loves being on the go then an Android tablet would be a perfect gift for them under $100. They’re a little more expensive than some of the other electronic gadgets we’re about to mention, but if you’re looking for something that’s a little bit nicer, this is it.

There are many different Android tablets on the market today and they vary in size and technology. Just be careful which exact model you decide to purchase; price ranges vary largely from brand name to store. Some stores even put their own spin on particular models, so make sure you find out what each store offers before making a choice.

Bluetooth Adapter

Bluetooth adapters are a great gift for anyone that has devices with no Bluetooth capabilities. They’re inexpensive, compact, and easy to use. Numerous come with their own software to install on PC’s or Macs making it even easier to communicate without cords cluttering up all your electronic gadgets.

Just be sure that whatever Bluetooth adapter you decide to give, it works on whatever device they have. Some models only work with particular operating systems so take the time to find out which one will work best for them before purchasing.

Digital Camera

These days everyone wants an HD digital camera under $100. Everyone is starting to get into photography (even cell phone companies) giving consumers more options than ever when it comes to simple point-and-shoot cameras.

The cameras under $100 are all pretty much the same, so don’t spend too long trying to decide which one will look best in your friend or family member’s hands. Find out what they like doing in their spare time and then go from there to find a camera that fits their personality.

Flash Drive

A great way to add storage space without taking up any extra room is with a simple flash drive. These little guys plug right into the USB port of a computer and add extra gigabytes for pictures, video, music, or whatever files they need storing away from harm. They’re inexpensive and easy-to-use making them perfect gifts for anyone looking for extra space when on the go.


People never seem to have enough headphones. One pair breaks and they’ll buy another one, even if the other pairs work perfectly fine. They’re always losing them or needing an extra set because someone else needed theirs at the same time.

That’s why a good set of noise-canceling headphones under $100 is such a great gift idea that anyone can appreciate. You know what your friend likes and you can get them something that will keep their ears happy for hours on end while enjoying music, movies, or whatever they’re into listening to these days.


Got a movie-buff friend? If so, you should definitely check out the new portable projectors available for less than $100. They plug right into any device with an HDMI port and let them play their favorite movies or TV shows on larger screens like walls, roofs, or even outdoors if the weather permits it.

The best part about these is that they’re small enough to fit in your pocket (not literally) but can display high definition images just as well as any other projector that costs thousands of dollars more than these cost. Just be careful not to bump into anything while watching because falling objects can damage this device pretty easily.


Smartwatches are the new big craze in the world of technology. It’s an accessory of a smartphone but has many features that people usually find on their phones, just in more compact form. They can do everything from connect to your cell phone for alerts, to track your steps throughout the day. Just make sure you get one that connects to their specific device or it won’t be worth much more than a cheap watch.

You can get weather updates, your current location, read email or text messages all from one of these handy devices. They range in price depending on what the person wants from the watch but make a great gift for anyone that uses their phone constantly throughout the day.


Everyone has something that they need speakers for these days, whether it’s a tablet, laptop, cell phone, or a TV. Those people that just can’t get enough music in their lives will love having a good set of speakers to plug into their devices and keep the tunes going wherever they go.

Speakers have gone from being bulky and hard to move around with to being slim enough to fit in your pocket. They’ve also grown louder and more efficient so everyone can enjoy the music they love without having to spend a fortune on good speakers.

Smartphone Case

We just talked about smartwatches, but what about smartphone cases that have some of the same features? These are slightly different than the watches in that they’re designed for just one phone model, however, they give you many of the same functions without having to purchase an additional device.

Designed with safety in mind (falling, water damage) these cases will keep their phone safe while giving them access to all of their necessary apps right at their fingertips.


Getting a tech-savvy person a gift like one of these is sure to make them smile and will be something they appreciate for years to come. They’re practical and useful without breaking the bank or taking up too much space in their lives.

Think about what your friend likes and how they use technology most often, then choose the best option that you can give while keeping yourself under budget.

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About the Author: Peter Beaumont

Peter Beaumont is a senior reporter on Daily Mid Time Global Development desk. He has reported extensively from conflict zones including Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East and is the author of The Secret Life of War: Journeys Through Modern Conflict. Email: