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November 28, 2013updated 22 Sep 2016 11:01am

Top ten budget gadgets for Christmas

We pick ten of the best gadgets for under £100 that make perfect Christmas presents.

By Kate Heslop

It’s only one month until Christmas, which can only mean one thing: frantic shopping in busy city centres, complete with long queues in department stores and stressed out parents with extensive shopping lists. With all of the pushing and shoving that comes with Christmas shopping and the worries of getting the right present for that special someone, the added financial woes can dampen the festive season.

We have gathered ten of the best tech gadgets that make great gifts for teens and adults alike, all for under £100. This means less rushing around the week before Christmas, as all of these can be bought online and delivered well before the big day. So whether it’s a new tablet, phone, speaker or printer, don’t worry about prices as there are great bargains to be had. Here is the countdown from the most expensive to the most affordable.


10. Nokia Lumia 620

Nokia Lumia

So technically the Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone retails at around £130 (which is extremely affordable compared to other smartphones on the market), but you can get the phone free on contract from as little as £13 per month. The phone has a great camera with the Cinemagraph feature that is exclusive to Lumia cameras, allowing you to animate pictures. The smartphone comes in a number of vibrant colours and has a 1GHz dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor. This is the perfect gift for teens who are after their first smartphone but you don’t want to break the bank.


9. GoTab Tablet

GoTab

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There are a number of options from GoTab for you to get an affordable tablet. For only £79.99 you can get the 6" GoTab Android tablet with two screen protectors and a protective case. For the little ones who don’t want to feel left out, GoTab have 6" and 9" tablets at £69.99 and £99.99 respectively.


8. Sony SmartWatch

Sony Smartwatch

The Sony SmartWatch is Android compatible, and acts as a mini version of your smartphone by sending you notifications of calls or messages on your phone. At only £79, it’s a great gift for the tech aficionado in your family who already has everything else.


7. TomTom GPS

TomTom

For the keen traveller or frequent driver, a good quality GPS device could be the perfect Christmas gift. You can find bargains on Amazon, with the TomTom Start Classic 3.5" sat nav at only £71.99 with free delivery.


6. Kitsound Ignite Bluetooth speaker

Speaker

The rechargeable, wireless, Bluetooth speaker really has it all. Compatible with most devices with a built-in rechargeable battery for up to 10 hours of music play. Retailing at £99.99 but can be found for as little as £59.99 on Amazon.

5. Epson Expression Home wireless printer

Epson

The wireless ‘small-in-one’ device is a printer, scanner and copier with wi-fi and mobile printing. Retailing at only £59.99, with a compact size and fast printing, it allows you top save money, space and time.


4. Nikon Coolpix L27 camera

Nikon Coolpix

The Nikon digital camera comes in a range of colours, including black, purple and red. Although many people use the built-in cameras on their smartphone, having a camera for holidays and special occasions is still much more appealing than forever losing battery life or filling up storage space on your phone. You can pick up a Coolpix L27 for as little as £44.99 from the likes of Argos, or £49 from Asda.


3. Nook

Nook

Starting at just £49, the Nook tablets and eReaders are not only affordable but also a great present for all the family.


2. Sony MDR-ZX600 headphones

Sony

Teenagers all want the coolest headphones, with the Beats by Dre styles becoming the most coveted, but also the most expensive. At over £100, it can seem excessive. There are many other styles out there that won’t leave a dent in your bank account, including the Sony MDR-ZX600 headphones. They come in a number of colours to suit the individual and retail at only £49.


1. IWANTIT iPhone and iPod docks

iPod dock

The IWANTIT brand includes a number of extremely affordable docks for iPhones and iPods and other gadgets such as phone chargers for your car and iPad accessories. The 1010 portable speaker dock comes in black and silver and is only £16.99. Definitely one for teens and students for any prospective parties that risk spills and knocks. It is affordable, stylish and useful.

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