Best Gifts Under $50 for Cord Cutters 2020





With the biggest shopping day of the year coming up, we’re back with another gift guide to help you get some gift ideas to check all the names off your list. This one includes streaming devices, gifts for kids, practical purchases, and some just for fun.

Check out our Black Friday page to stay updated on streaming deals as we spot them and to find all of our gift guides in one place as they roll out over the coming weeks.

Here are some of our favorite gifts under $50.

(Note: Availability and prices below are accurate at the time of posting, but are likely to change throughout the holiday season.)

Chromecast with Google TV

Price: $49.99

Buy it at Best Buy

Google’s new streaming dongle has a new interface and comes with a remote control. For those who want an affordable Android TV option, the new Chromecast is the answer. Check out our video review to see how it performs.

JBL Go 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $39.95

Buy it on Amazon

The JBL Go 3 speaker is small but packs a punch. The portable speaker clips onto a bag and it waterproof and dustproof, making it perfect for streaming music anywhere. This is a great gift for teens and anyone who loves hiking, biking, or camping.

Govee LED Strip Lights

Price: Starts at $23.99

Buy it on Amazon

These adhesive backed strip lights to take your home theater experience to the next level. The lights work with Alexa so you can give voice commands to turn the lights on, change colors, switch modes, and more.

Fire TV Stick 4K

Price: $29.99

Buy it on Amazon

Amazon has a Black Friday sale that includes many Fire TV products including the Fire TV Stick 4K, Amazon’s most powerful streaming stick. The device comes with an Alexa Voice Remote and can stream in 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+.

Netflix Gift Card

Price: Starting at $30

Buy it on Best Buy

If you’re giving a gift of a streaming device for the holidays, a Netflix gift card makes a great add-on. At Best Buy and other retailers, you can choose between a physical gift card (the perfect stocking stuffer) or a digital gift card that can be emailed to your recipient if you’re celebrating long distance this year.

Skullcandy Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Price: $49.99

Buy it on Amazon

If you’re not a fan of the design of the Apple AirPods (or the price point) these hooked ear buds might be a better fit (pun very much intended.) You’ll get 42 hours of battery time per charge and a wireless charging case with these sweat and waterproof in-ear headphones.

iClever Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for Kids

Price: $35.99

Buy it on Amazon

While we’re talking about headphones, here’s a pick for the kids on your list. These wireless headphones mean no fussing with cords. Built-in Bluetooth will connect to phones and tablets to stream music or video. Choose from five colors, each with LED lights around the earpiece.

Echo Show 5

Price: $44.99

Buy it on Amazon

This 5.5” smart display can help you manage your day, stay connected to family and friends, and stream your favorite content. Right now, you can also get a 1-year complimentary subscription to Food Network Kitchen on us with the purchase of an Echo Show 5.

Philips 10-Outlet 2 USB Port Surge Protector

Price: $26.39

Buy it at Target

More electronics as gifts means the need for more outlets. Power and protect 12 devices at once with the 10 AC outlets and 2 USB charging ports on this surge protector. We love a practical gift.

ClearStream Eclipse TV Antenna

Price: $39.99

Buy it on Amazon

If you aren’t already using an antenna to pick up live local channels for free, now is the time to treat yourself (or someone else!) to an indoor or outdoor antenna. This one from Antenna’s Direct sticks to smooth surfaces and has a paintable surface to help it blend in to your room.  

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