5 of the best bargain tech gifts for Christmas

Raspberry Pi B+

With Christmas fast approaching we look at five great bargain tech gifts.

It's that time of year again, the time we all get excited for, but a time we all dread too.

Buying Christmas gifts for loved ones is no easy feat, particularly if you're on a budget. However there is no need to fear because we are here for you.

We have compiled a list of five great and fun gadgets for the tech fanatic in your life, and what makes this list even better is the fact that they can all be purchased for less that fifty quid!

Check the list out below.

Raspberry Pi 

It's perfectly understandable that not everyone will be able to gift someone the latest tablet, laptop or PC this Christmas so why not get the next best thing, a Raspberry Pi.

If you don't know what a Pi is then basically its a tiny barebones computer motherboard aimed at getting techy youngsters and adults to experiment with coding programmes like Python and scratch. When plugged into a monitor, keyboard and mouse it functions like any PC you would expect.

The high-end model called the B+ only costs £25 on Amazon and the lower-end version, the A+ can be had for a little less than £20. 


If you know someone who always forgets to take a smartphone charger with them when they're out and about then this next gadget could be an ideal gift.

The NomadKey is a mini mobile phone charger on a keyring. There are two versions: one that comes with a lightening adapter to fit into all your latest Apple products, and another than has a Micro USB charger to fit everything else.

It looks to be a very handy little gadget and could make for a great stocking filler or secret santa present. Amazon have both version of the charger priced at £22.

XMI X-mini II

These little speakers have been popular for years and they can still make great gift ideas for someone who likes to take music on the go.

The XMI X-mini II is a small round speaker than can be plugged into the headphone jack of any device you own. It has great sound quality and decent bass levels. It comes with a USB charging cable and a nice little carrying pouch.

Nine colours are available so there is something to suit everyone's preferences. On Amazon they can be had for a bargain price of £15. 

hi-Fun hi-Call Bluetooth Talking Glove

Arguably the funnest gift idea on our list is this pair of technologically advanced gloves. 

With Bluetooth integrated these gloves essentially turn your hand into your smartphone. The tips of the thumb and finger have a mic and speaker built-in so when you need to take a call press the green button and make your hand into a phone shape.

They're touchscreen friendly, charged using a USB cable and come in both men's and women sizes. On Amazon they will cost £26.99.

Pencil by FiftyThree

This is a gift idea for an iPad owner who's arty and likes being creative. The Pencil is essential a high-tech stylus that can be used to create art on specific iPad applications.

It acts the same way you would expect a sketching pencil to act, applying pressure will make harder strokes, make a mistake just flip the Pencil over and use its eraser, it's that simple. Paper by FiftyThree, Procreate, Sketchbook Mobile, Noteshelf are just a few of the apps it connects with.

You can buy it in either graphite and walnut at a price of £49.99 on Amazon.