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15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Mediaphile

December 13, 2016 Buying Guides By

These are the little extras, small goodies that can make a big impact. Gifts under $50 can sometimes lack in quality, so you must vet products carefully. Lucky for you, our experts gathered the best affordable gifts around, all at extremely reasonable prices.

seinfeldia-gear-patrol-800 Seinfeldia

He’s a Seinfeld fan, right? Either way, this book gives excellent behind-the-scenes insight on how television shows come to life, one week at a time. $18

kendrick-lamar-gear-patrol-800 Kendrick Lamar: untitled unmastered. (Vinyl)

Kendrick’s eight-song mini-masterpiece, a perfect fit for his record player. $24

amazon-fire-2-gear-patrol-800 Amazon Fire Tablet

Its 7-inch display is bigger than all those jumbo smartphones, and he can stream Netflix, read e-books and browse the web. $50

sheriff-babylon-gear-patrol-800 Sheriff of Babylon Vol. 1: Bang. Bang. Bang.

A crime novel set in post-Saddam Baghdad, this violent, gripping narrative has earned a spot on many “Best Graphic Novels of 2016” lists. $12

playstation-dualshock-4-wireless-controller-gear-patrol-800 PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

This next-level PS4 controller has a multitouch touch pad on its face, plus a built-in speaker. $47

david-bowie-blackstar-vinyl-gear-patrol-800 David Bowie: Blackstar Vinyl

Bowie’s final album, and it’s a masterpiece. Long may he reign. $24

overwatch-gear-patrol-800 Overwatch

Arguably the game of the year, Overwatch is the multiplayer experience he’s been longing for — if he hasn’t experienced it already. $40

skullcandy-uproar-wireless-headphones-gear-patrol-800 Skullcandy Uproar Wireless Headphones

Comfortable Bluetooth headphones with a 10-hour battery life. $49

fifa-17-gear-patrol-800 FIFA 17

A 12-minute soccer football competition, repeated infinity times over. Available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. $28+

ultimate-analogue-test-record-gear-patrol-800 Ultimate Analog Test Record

Designed to perfectly calibrate turntables in a way that’s simple and easy. $36

mophie-power-reserve-2x-gear-patrol-800 mophie Power Reserve 2X

Double (or triple) any smartphone’s battery life with this 5,200mAh power bank. $30

aukey-optic-pro-iphone-lens-gear-patrol-800 Aukey Optic Pro iPhone Lens

Get professional-quality photos, without having to carry around a separate DSLR or point-and-shoot. $13

filmstruck-gear-patrol-800 Filmstruck Monthly Subscription

A streaming service strictly for film lovers. $7+

tp-link-n300-wi-fi-range-extender-gear-patrol-800 TP-Link N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender with Pass-Through Outlet

A simple way of getting better, more dependable wi-fi without spending big. $30

logitech-bluetooth-multi-device-keyboard-k480-gear-patrol-800 Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480

Because even typing on touchscreens can get tiring. This wireless universal keyboard can connect to an iPhone, tablet and desktop simultaneously. $49

15 Perfect Gifts for the Techie

Tech can be affordable. It can also fit in a stocking. Shop the Guide