Didn’t make it to the malls earlier this month and still don’t want to battle all the stress of trying to go today or even tomorrow? Then why not stock up on some cool last minute gifts for friends and family members that are all under $50! Here’s some quirky last minute gadget gifts that you’ll want to even buy for yourself. Even though some won’t be able to ship until after Christmas, you can always print out a picture of the gift, wrap it and surprise them with the gift they’ll receive later next week. Or you can opt for the simple gift cards (a la Netflix and iTunes) that you can score at any grocery or drug store.
15. 6-Month Netflix Subscription – $47.94
Not sure what to get a movie lover? Why not a simple and easy Netflix Subscription that you can easily buy online!
14. iTunes Music Gift Card – $10-$50
Any music lover will appreciate a gift card for some much needed new tunes for their iPod/iPhone/iPad! Nothing beats getting them a gift card that’s usually sold in any grocery store or drug store, making it a great last minute gift idea!
13. Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Fixed Blade Knife – $49.97
Everyone can benefit from getting Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Fixed Blade Knife, even if they aren’t the outdoor type. Designed to offer a multitude of uses in any environment, the The Ultimate Knife is the pinnacle of Gerber’s Bear Grylls Survival Series.
12. u-Control Silver Bullet Mini RC Helicopters – $29.95
The Silver Bullet remote control mini helicopters are fun gifts for the friend who hasn’t exactly grown up yet. Thanks to the latest easy-flight technology, the mini RC helicopter can fly incredibly fast and fit into small spaces.
11. Stormtrooper Fold-Up Headphones – $29.99
These Stormtrooper Fold-Up Headphones are the perfect present for that Star Wars fanatic in your life. It has 40 mm thumping power drivers featuring a Stormtrooper helmet on the side of each headphone along with the Empire crest on the soft pliable headband.
10. UPEK Eikon To Go Digital Privacy Manager Fingerprint Reader – 39.46
The Eikon To Go Digital Privacy Manager combines portable Eikon To Go USB peripheral fingerprint reader with the same Protector Suite QL software currently shipping on millions of notebook PCs today. A small gift for a paranoid friend!
9. iPhone iFlash – $39.95
The iPhone iFlash provides extra light for photos and videos on your iPhone and works just like a regular flash bulb so that you can take excellent pictures! Small and compact, this is a great gift for that person always going iPhone picture taking happy.
8. iHome iPad/iPod/iPhone Speaker/LED Table Lamp/Night Light – $29.95
The iHome combination desk lamp/speaker system is a great two-for-one product that doubles as a lamp and speaker! A great gift for anyone who loves music and convenience.
7. Gadget Charger for the Car – $49.95
Give the gift of tech on the go with this convenient Gadget Charger for the Car! The clever design gadget features 2AC outlets for laptops, DVD players, phone chargers, camera chargers, etc., one USB power port and fits conveniently into your car’s cup holder.
6. Booq Boa Folio for iPad – $25.99
The Booqpad iPad 2 Case not only protects your precious tablet from harm, but also doubles as a notepad, making it an ideal gift for that busy professional who needs to jot down important ideas. Keeping a pen or stylus, business cards, cash or tickets close to your iPad and written notes has never been more convenient!
5. Back to Basics Egg N’ Muffin Toaster – $34.99
Forget about running to McDonald’s for breakfast when you have this Back to Basics Egg N’ Muffin Toaster in your kitchen. The all-in-one appliance simultaneously poaches eggs and toasts muffins or bagels to perfection.
4. Portable Micro Cool Mini Refrigerator – $46.49
The Portable Micro Cool Mini Refrigerator is perfect for compact spaces and will make a great gift for an office buddy. Thanks to its compact size, the mini fridge is portable and ideal for travel.
3. Ice Bottle Chiller Mold – $29.95
The Ice Bottle Chiller Mold is perfect for that wine connoisseur! Instead of chilling wine in an ice bucket, create a work of art made entirely of ice. Just pour water into the double-walled mold, and freeze for 24 hours. Unmold the resulting hollow column of ice, and place in its stainless steel stand.
2. Dual Fuel Old Fashioned Gas Pump Liquor Dispenser – $39.95
Inspired by the full-service days at the gas pump, this liquor dispenser is the perfect pumped-up way to enjoy your perfect octane of choice. It features dual chambers that hold nearly a half-gallon each, a silver toned ABS body, and two gas hoses.
1. Wyndham HouseTM 80oz Cooling Beverage Dispenser – $27.92
The best solution for warm beers and too many trips to the fridge is the Wyndham HouseTM 80oz Cooling Beverage Dispenser! Not only will it make the best gift for a special bud, but you’ll probably want to get one for yourself, too! This brilliant beer dispenser keeps 80oz of your favorite brew or drink at a finger’s reach and will keep it ice cold.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.