How did 2016 fly by so fast? Yup, we’ve completed the first week of December. To help you with your holiday planning, here are some great gift ideas under $50 for the tech and sports lover who has everything. Don’t procrastinate until a gift card and a Snickers bar from the gas station are your only options.

MIPOW PLAYBULB Sphere Smart LED LampWhen I saw this product, I scratched my head at how odd it was. A LED lamp that changes colour? Uh, I don’t get it. But in fact, the MIPOW PLAYBULB Sphere Smart LED Lamp would be a perfect gift for an interior designer or for someone who just moved into a new home or apartment. Lighting is more important than you think. And the good thing about the MIPOW Playbulb is that you can change the colour according to your mood. For instance, when you want to meditate and prefer not to do it in the dark, you can use the smart LED lamp to set the tone. On the flip side, if you’re hosting a little party, you can have some fun lighting at the bar. The product is Bluetooth enabled for wireless connection and compatible with iOS or Android. The PLAYBULB X App let’s you pick the colours you want and choose from five lighting effects. It also works with the PLAYBULB Smart LED Candles shown in the image at the top of this article.

Jam Trance Bluetooth Wireless Mini Speaker I’m still talking LED, but this time, it’s all about Bluetooth speakers. Everyone loves music, and if they don’t, then that justifies why they are lame. I love this Jam Jam Trance Bluetooth wireless mini-speaker. Essentially, it’ll turn your living room or kitchen into a dance floor for a clubbing vibe. I know, you’re probably thinking that you’re over the club scene. I don’t blame you, but you might change your mind if you can avoid the $30 cover. The speaker pairs with any Bluetooth device within a 30-foot range and features a five LED light program.

Apple Watch 1m (3.2 ft.) Magnetic Charging CableFor those friends who have an Apple Watch, it’s worth buying them an extra charger like the Apple Watch 1m (3.2 ft.) Magnetic Charging Cable. Unlike the one you get with the Apple Watch, this one has a metallic finish. As mentioned, it’s nice to have a spare. This way, your giftee could have the convenience of leaving a charger at work and not worry about potentially misplacing it.



Sportcraft Electronic Indoor Basketball SetAny basketball lover would appreciate the opportunity to play their favourite sport whenever they want. I may not fit into this category, but personally, I would benefit from having an indoor basketball set in my office. Sometimes I want to take a break from being at my desk, and this is a great way to get the body moving. I like this one from Sportscraft because it can fit any door. Plus, it offers electronic scoring for those who want to set daily goals. Regardless of your giftee’s sense of competitiveness, this set is fun and versatile.


I don’t know about you, but I get excited when I can play with a dartboard. I mean, it can help release a lot of stress in a socially acceptable way. The only issue is that you have to make sure your friend or family member has a dart-friendly wall. This Viper Shot King 18″ Bristle Dartboard could be a great gift idea.





Hope you find these gift ideas useful. Which one is your favorite? Comment down below.

Leila Pejman
Leila Pejman is a producer and storyteller whose work encompasses content creation, media, social media, and communications, topped off with a passion for emerging technologies. On the domestic side, she's on a mission to create the best quinoa muffin recipe.