Looking for a gadget to gift? Here are the season's best picks for every budget.Anish M
Be it as stocking stuffers or for beautifully wrapped presents under the Christmas tree, we have you sorted with ideas that will suit everyone’s budget.
As 2018 with all its highs and lows draws to a close, it is time to look forward to fresh beginnings and a new year. Do you have a friend who is planning to finally bring out the old Nikes to get fit in 2019? Or do you know a coffee lover whose morning does not start without a steaming mug of the brew? We bring you a list of tech gifts for your loved ones, ranging from Rs 1,000 to Rs 50,000, which they're bound to cherish.
Gifts under Rs 1,000
While this budget may be a little restricting, not all of us have deep pockets. And you can still show your love with just Rs 1,000. Here are three tech products we believe are the best at what they do.
House of Marley is a favourite brand among many, especially for their earphones. For the price, this is one of the most well-built earphones in the market. It has good sounds - the lows are crisp, the mids are clear and even though they get a little tinny at a higher volume, the overall experience is great. So go ahead and pick them up here.
(Price: Rs. 999)
This here is the best option for a power bank under Rs 1,000. The 10,000 mAH packs enough juice to charge most smartphones twice over. And another great feature is the pass-through-charge that lets you charge any device with the power bank while charging the power bank itself. Perfect for those who forget to charge their power banks. Get it here.
(Price: Rs. 899)
One can never have enough storage. And when it comes to portable storage options, SD Cards are the go-to option for many. SanDisk being one of the best in the market, you will not have to worry about the quality of the product. And with speeds up to 100Mb/s, this card will be a great gift for anyone. Get it here.
(Price: Rs 949)
Gifts under Rs 5,000
With Rs 5,000, you have a lot more options for gifting, from speakers to fitness gear. Let’s have a look at some of them.
The new year is a time when many people get health conscious and Mi Band 3 is the best fitness band you can get for Rs 1,999. With great battery life, big display, activity tracking and notification. Mi Band is an all-around product and thus makes for a perfect gift for the person who is looking to get healthy in the new year. Click here for more info.
(Price: Rs 1,999)
Alexa is one of the most powerful smart assistants in the market, with great voice-detection, a capable speaker and a powerful ecosystem, Echo Dot is a perfect way to get started with smart assistants or get anyone in your family introduced to them. Click here for more info.
(Price: Rs 4,499)
Portable speakers are a great way to make sure that you take the party wherever you go, and this speaker will ensure you party hard. The speaker packs awesome sound, great battery life and is IPX7 waterproof, which means you can have it blasting music even as you splash around in the pool. Click here to get it.
(Price: Rs 4,999)
Gifts under Rs 10,000
When you have a budget of Rs 10,000, you get into serious tech territory. All the items below promise great experience and make great gifts for the special people in your life.
This is for the coffee lover in your life, and we can guarantee you that he/she will love it. The device connects with your smartphone and lets you prepare a perfect cup of hot/cold coffee on the go. Buy it here.
(Price: Rs 6,499)
Imagine a great over-the-ear headphone with impressive bass, amazing battery life and a smooth fit. Well, that is MDR-XB650BT by Sony for you. These are the best Sony has to offer, and you will be surprised by the quality of the bass the headphones put out. Click here to order it.
(Price: Rs 6,15o)
Kindle is by far the best way to read digitally, and thus makes the perfect gift for anyone who loves reading on the go. This one, in particular, is lightweight. Has incredible battery life and has no glare, which makes it the perfect reading tool. Step out of the house with not one but thousands of books with Kindle. Click here to purchase it.
(Price: Rs 5,999)
Gifts under 50,000
Well, this is personally what I would love to receive as a gift if someone wanted to spend Rs 50,000 just to make me happy. And if you think you are the most deserving of these products that are great value for money and are best in their class, then order one for yourself!
This is the best OnePlus has to offer. With Snapdragon 845, 8GB of RAM and a near stock Android, OnePlus 6T is a great overall smartphone. Maybe it is for your partner, friend or you are gifting to yourself. OnePlus 6T covers a wide array of tech and its design element will not disappoint you. Click here for more info.
(Price: Rs 41,999)
If you’re on the hunt for a tablet, there is no going further than iPad. And the sixth-gen iPad is perfect for all. While it can’t replace your laptop, it makes for a great media device. And if you’re a student, it is the perfect option for you to quickly go through notes and make more. Click here for more info.
(Prices start: Rs 33,558)
If you’re looking to buy a good all-rounder TV, this one is for you. Whether you’re upgrading the TV in your family room or just getting a new one for your parents, you will appreciate LG’s crisp display and good sound. Click here for more info.
(Price: Rs 45,500)
Note: This is an informal selection of gift recommendations for the festive season. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or partnerships, nor are we associated with any websites that we have provided links to in this article.