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The economy still isn’t as good as we’d all like it, so it’s good to have choices that are under $25 for some people on your list, right? Whether you’re shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus, there are some fun gadgets out there that we’d all love to get. Here are some of our suggestions this season, in no particular order:
1. Logitech LS21 2.1 Stereo Speaker System
Having a set of stereo speakers with a subwoofer makes for fuller sound whether you’re watching/listening to things on your computer or just want to be able to plug in your iPod/iPad/smartphone/mp3 player and listen to music. These speakers sound good, and for the price you’ll make someone on your list very happy. $25
For more information or to purchase a Logitech LS21 2.1 Stereo Speaker System, visit Amazon.com.
2. Coby 4 GB Video MP3 Player with FM Radio
The Coby 4GB player holds up to 1000 songs, 3500 photos, or 4 hours of video. It has an 8 hour battery life. For twenty bucks! Incredible deal, and it has an FM radio built in as well. $19.99
For more information or to purchase a Coby 4 GB Video MP3 Player with FM Radio, visit Amazon.com.
3. Sipping Stones
These sipping stones are a cool idea. They’re made of soapstone, a safe stone that holds its temperature well. You put them in the freezer to chill them, then put them in your drink to chill it without diluting it like ice does as it melts. Great for soft drinks and not-so-soft drinks. $17.95
For more information or to purchase a set of sipping stones, visit Amazon.com.
If you’ve ever been without power, you’ll recognize the value of this. It is a jack-of-all-trades for power outages, camping, travel or just using less electricity. It can charge the internal battery using solar power or you can hand-crank it. It has an AM/FM/Weather Radio, flashlight, reading light, and a cell phone charger. You can use it to charge anything that uses a USB cable, VERY handy any time. $19.99
For more information or to purchase a Emergency Solar Hand Crank Dynamo AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, visit Amazon.com.
5. Steamfast SF-435W Compact Fabric Steamer
If you’re giving a gift to someone who travels a lot, this is a great gift. No need to press clothing when you arrive to remove wrinkles, just a quick steam will make them look fresh and crisp. Great for home, as well. $23.99
For more information or to purchase a Steamfast SF-435W Compact Fabric Steamer, visit Amazon.com.
6. Joby GP1-E1EN Gorillapod Flexible Tripod
If you have a photographer on your list, they need a tripod. Joby’s Gorillapod is a great choice. It’s flexible, can provide a great camera support on uneven terrain, and can even attach to tree branches or fence posts, etc. for a steady camera anywhere. Great for sharp pictures, time lapse videos, and more.$15.01
For more information or to purchase a Joby GP1-E1EN Gorillapod Flexible Tripod, visit Amazon.com.
7. Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones
Sennheiser makes great headphones. We like them a lot, use them all the time. The sound is incredibly clear and full. The over-the-ear design is very comfortable and great for being outside walking on busy streets and listening to podcasts, you can keep the levels low and still hear every word, as well as every nuance of music. $17.99
For more information or to purchase a set of Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones, visit Amazon.com.
8. Coby DP700WD 7-Inch Widescreen Digital Photo Frame (Wood Design)
Coby’s 7-inch digital photo frame takes photos from a flash drive or media card and displays them in a slide show, framed by an attractive wood design frame. Great for photos of the kids and grandkids. It can also display a calendar or clock. Wall-mountable or with provided stand. $24.99
For more information or to purchase a Coby DP700WD 7-Inch Widescreen Digital Photo Frame, visit Amazon.com.
If you are buying for someone in cold climates who likes being outdoors, or just someone with cold hands who wears gloves all the time, and has a smartphone or tablet (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Android), these gloves will let them stay warm and answer their phone or text (or play Angry Birds, let’s face it!) outside in the cold and never have to take the gloves off. They have special pads on the fingers and thumb to make it possible to use the touch screen. Normal gloves won’t work on most touch screens. $23.99
For more information or to purchase Aglove Sport touchscreen gloves, visit Amazon.com.
The tiny LED Lenser K3 flashlight uses 4 AG13 batteries and can put out 15 lumens of light for up to 55 hours on one set of batteries. It’s bright, easy to focus the light, and is a perfect size for your key ring. It weighs a mere 1.2 ounces, is 2.74 inches long and .8 inches wide. Light anywhere you need it, any time. It’s all aluminum, very solidly built, and waterproof to about 12 feet.
For more information or to purchase an LED Lenser K3 LED Key Chain Flashlight, visit Amazon.com.
Happy Holidays from us here at ElderGadget!