10 Last-Minute Christmas Tech Gifts

These last-minute Christmas tech gifts range from Bluetooth speakers and smart home devices to ring lights and drones. You can likely pick them up at Best Buy, Target or Walmart, and most of them are well under $100.

Most Of These Gift Ideas Are Well Under $100

We get it. There are only a few days left until Christmas, and there just never seems to be enough time to get all the shopping done.

If you find yourself looking to buy some last-minute Christmas gifts, here’s some good news: We have you covered with some great tech gifts that you can likely pick up at Best Buy, Target or Walmart, because we know it’s tricky to ship things fast enough at this point.

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These gift ideas cover the following categories: Bluetooth speakers, steaming media players, laptops, smart home devices, earbuds, ring lights, drones and fitness trackers. And they range in price from under $20 to more than $800, though most of them are well under $100.

What follows are 10 last-minute Christmas tech gifts you can get for your friends and family.

And when you’re finished, check out some of other gift guides aimed at men, women and grandparents.

Sony EXTRA BASS Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Know someone who listens to a lot of music using their smartphone’s speaker? Time to get them an upgrade with Sony’s EXTRA BASS Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker, which combines a passive radiator with a full-range speaker “to enhance low-end tones.” The Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and dustproof. Plus, its battery lasts for up to 16 hours. If you buy two of the speakers, you can connect them wirelessly for stereo sound. At press time, the speaker was listed as $49.99 at Best Buy.

Roku Premiere Streaming Media Player

Roku’s Premiere streaming media player is a great, affordable gift for anyone who has a new TV and needs an easy way to access a variety of streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu and Disney+. The media player can stream in HD, 4K or HDR. It comes with a remote and all the cables needed to set the player up. As of press time, the media player was available for $19.99 at Best Buy.

MacBook Air 13.3” (Apple M1 Chip)

Is there an Apple head in your life who is due for a laptop upgrade? The 13.3-inch MacBook Air with Apple’s M1 chip could be a good option. Apple has promised a significant performance boost over its previous generation MacBook Air that was powered by Intel CPUs. And its unified memory of up to 16GB helps ensure that everything is as fast as possible. As of press time, the M1-based MacBook Air was available at Best Buy starting at $899.99.

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential

The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is an affordable option for those who wants their clock to have some intelligence. The clock is powered by Google Assistant, which allows users to use voice control to check the weather, set timers, add items to the shopping and listen to music, among many other things. The clock’s Google integration also allows it to communicate with more than 40,000 compatible smart devices, allowing users to, for example, dim the lights and set the temperature. The clock comes with a 4-inch LED display, a microphone-mute toggle and a cable for charging a phone. As of press time, the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential was listed for $35.41 at Walmart.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

If you know someone who has a Samsung Galaxy phone, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 is a great option for earbuds that work well in the Samsung ecosystem, but they also do well with devices from other vendors. The earbuds feature active noise cancellation and ambient sound control to ensure users only hear what they want to hear. For phone calls, they come with three microphones and noise reduction technology to ensure the user’s voice comes in clear. When using with multiple Samsung devices, Galaxy Buds 2 can seamlessly switch between them while standard Bluetooth connectivity is available for devices not made by Samsung. As of press time, the earbuds were available for $105 at Walmart.

Bower 12" RGB Ring Light Studio Kit

Is there an influencer in your life? Like, someone who makes videos for YouTube, TikTok or Instagram, and they’re looking to take the quality to the next level? In that case, the Bower 12“ RGB Ring Light Studio Kit is a good and easy way to equip them with a professional lighting setup that will make videos pop more than ever before. The ring light kit comes with a phone mount, and it has nine colors, eight special effects modes and 12 levels of brightness. It also features a ball head adapter, making it easy to move the ring light to get the right shot. As of press time, the ring light kit was $29.88 at Walmart.

Merkury Innovations Smart Symphony RGBW Strip Lights

If you have a friend or family member looking to bring some more color into their home, Merkury Innovations’ Smart Symphony RGBW Strip Lights are a good and easy option for introducing customized lighting on a budget. The 16-foot light strip comes with numerous LED lighting effects, including gradient waves and simultaneous colors. It can even sync with music. The light strip is weather resistant, meaning it can be used for both indoor and outdoor settings. The light strip is easy to control and program with a smartphone app, which allows users to select from thousands of color variants and schedule routines for how the lights behave. As of press time, the light strip kit was $18.88 at Walmart.

Fitbit Inspire 2 Activity Tracker

The Fitbit Inspire 2 activity tracker is a budget-friendly option for those who want a wearable that can track physical activity, sleep and heart rate. The wearable has a battery life of up to 10 days, and it provides step-by-step fitness and nutrition programs as well as personalized insights and sleep tools, all of which are available through Fitbit’s premium membership. As of press time, the Fitbit Inspire 2 was $69.95 at Target, which includes one year of Fitbit Premium membership.

Sharper Image Helicopter Drone LED

Have a friend who can’t stop talking about how cool drones are? Maybe it’s time to get them one, and the Sharper Image Helicopter Drone LED appears to be a good option. That’s because it comes with advanced autopilot and stable hover control while coming in at an affordable price. It’s also easy to get airborne, thanks to the drone’s quick flight button, and it has nine LED lights to make flight sessions look even cooler. As of press time, the drone was $49.99 at Target.

TP-Link Wi-Fi Mini 2-pack Smart Plug

TP-Link’s Wi-Fi Mini Smart Plug is an easy way to enable smart home capabilities. With smart plugs, users can easily turn electronics on and off using the Kasa Smart smartphone app. The app also lets users create schedules, timers and countdowns in addition to monitoring which connected devices are on. The smart plugs can be controlled via voice control through Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant too, and no hub is required to connect them to Wi-Fi. As of press time, a two-pack of TP-Link’s smart plugs was available for $22.99 at Target.