The holidays aren't exactly the most cost effective time of year. Flights home, festive dinners out, and, of course, gifts for everyone from your boss to your cousin in Tulsa adds up fast.
Luckily, there are ways to ensure that your December credit card statement doesn't dampen your spirits. Travel and food prices aren't always under your control, but the gifts you choose to give are. With that in mind, we've rounded up 15 stocking-worthy gadgets to please your photo-obsessed sister, stylish coworker, and everyone else on your list. The best part: Each of these items are less than $50.
Click through to see all 15 clever ideas, from a phone-powered disco ball to a pretty leather charging accessory. No judgment here if you end up buying a few of these for yourself.
Show your love for Wonder Woman or Hogwarts pride with an attachable phone accessory that serves as a texting grip, phone stand, and cord organizer all in one.
PopSockets, $15 each, available at Popsockets.
Loop this leather accessory around your bag and you'll never find yourself without a charging cable. All you need to find is a USB outlet to power up.
Native Union Tag Cable, $49.99, available at Native Union.
The most hyped phone of the year deserves a sparkly, out-of-this-world case. This one delivers.
Rebecca Minkoff Glitter Galaxy Silver Glitter Case for iPhone X, $35, available at Rebecca Minkoff.
This little astronaut is as adorable as he is useful. Plug him in and flip back the visor to turn on an LED light for extra brightness when you need it.
MoMA Spaceman USB Light, $20, available at MoMA.
Relive one of the year's hottest trends with a portable charger that gives your phone new life with a 100% battery boost.
WattzUp Power Unicorn Power Bank, $21.99, available at WattzUp Power.
Get cooking instructions, daily news updates, and on-demand music requests with the mini version of Google's popular smart speaker.
Google Home Mini, $29, available at Google.
Stream your favorite shows wherever you go in 2018 with one of the most portable streaming devices out there.
Roku Streaming Stick, $39.99, available at Roku.
Give seasonal cheer with this snowflake adorned phone charger. The snowflakes light up when your device is plugged in.
DCI Snowflake LED iPhone Charger, $17, available at Bloomingdales.
The most recent version of Tile's popular tracker is more stylish, and has double the range, meaning you can find your missing keys or wallet from farther away.
Tile Style, $35, available at Tile.
Bring the party on the go with this little disco ball, which connects to your iPhone and livens things up with a spinning light mode.
Plug Life Pocket Disco, $19.99, available at Amazon.
These magnetic organizers have two purposes. Use them to organize your cords or, on the flip side, to clean your screens.
Ban.do Hold It! Magnetic Keepers Compliment Set, $20, available at Ban.do.
Merge modern and retro elements with this twist on an old-school bell alarm clock.
Victrola Classic Chrome Twin Bell Alarm Clock with Digital Display, $29.99, available at Victrola.
This mini version of the classic arcade game will distract you from your family. Just don't play so much that you get the Chandler claw hand.
The Bridge Direct Pac-Man Mini Arcade Game, $19.99, available at Best Buy.
Take your iPhone photography up a notch with this attachable lens, which includes both macro and wide-angle lenses.
Photojojo Everyday Phone Lens, $30, available at Photojojo.
Instant cameras may be affordable, but buying the film for them can add up, so this 2-pack of rainbow-adorned film will be extra appreciated.
Fujifilm Instax Wide Film 2 Pack Rainbow, $24.90, available at Lomography.