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Buying guide: Best tech gifts under $150

With the holidays approaching, people are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for their friends and loved ones. But if you have a lot to buy, the costs can add up faster than you can say, “Ho-ho-ho!” Click or tap to see our shopping guide for the best TV sets on a budget.

That’s why sales mean so much. They let us get much, much more for our money. Unfortunately for folks buying for tech-lovers, finding great gifts on the cheap is easier said than done.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best gadgets and gizmos for less than $150. These gifts are some of the most popular this holiday season, and are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face when the wrapping paper comes off. Snap up these deals before it’s too late!

Get Apple AirPods for less than retail

Apple’s AirPods have been such a hot item since their debut that they’ve been difficult to find on store shelves, even years after release. But now, you can grab your own pair for under $150 — less than the MSRP.

These earbuds come with a wireless charging case to make it easy to bring music wherever you go. It’s perfect for the music-lovers in your life. They’ll make the perfect gift for any Apple-lover in your life, especially if they already own an iPhone, iMac, iPad or iPod.

Watch all of the best streaming services on this Roku Ultra without waking anyone up

The Roku Ultra is one of the top-rated streaming devices on the market these days — and its value has only grown in light of all the new streaming services you can watch. If you’re already subscribed to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Disney+ and more, enjoy them all from this one high-definition device.

Plus, this package comes with a pair of premium JBL earbuds that plug directly into the system’s remote. This means you can watch as much as you want without disturbing anyone sleeping. Visions of sugarplums not included.

Stay active with the Fitbit Charge 3

Fitness trackers are all the rage, and nobody does it better than Fitbit. And you don’t have to blow your budget to afford a beautiful, functional smartwatch.

The Fitbit Charge 3 has 24/7 heart monitoring and a battery life of up to 7 days. It’s completely waterproof and even offers a swim tracking setting. If you have a fitness-lover or health nut to buy for, this smartwatch will make the perfect gift.

Get the newest version of the classic Amazon Kindle for less than $100

Got an avid reader in your life? Then Amazon’s Kindle e-reader is the perfect pick. Using a patented “digital ink” display, the Kindle runs on very little power and can survive for nearly 4 weeks on a single charge.

You also get access to the Kindle store, which contains thousands of critically acclaimed digital books. You can adjust the size of your text, read annotations and even get multiple language options. Oh, and it’s got a front light display, too — perfect for reading at night.

Enjoy streaming music from your phone out loud with this Bose SoundLink Color speaker

The Bose brand is legendary for its audio quality, and this small wireless speaker is no exception. A perfect companion to your phone, the Bose SoundLink Color lets you play your favorite tracks from your phone over the air with no wires. It’s like having a boombox, but better!

The speaker comes in a range of funky colors that makes it easy to personalize for your loved ones.

This 32″ Smart TV from Toshiba puts Prime Video and more in your living room for under $150

Amazon Fire TV puts a suite of powerful streaming options in your hands — but it’s even better when they’re built into a gorgeous 32″ LED display right out of the box.

This Toshiba Smart LED TV brings cinema-quality picture at a price that fits any budget. Experience your favorite shows, movies and games on the biggest display possible, and still have room for more gifts under the tree.

Go retro with this classic Fujifilm Instax Mini camera

Kids today never knew the joys of a classic Polaroid camera. They have no idea what it’s like to snap a pic and shake the special photo paper to reveal their photo right after shooting.

Well, now they can, thanks to this cute little camera from Fujifilm that combines tried-and-true instant film with modern technology for the perfect shot. With this camera, your kids will be inspired to photograph the world around them, and you can even put their photos up on the fridge for all to see.

Get started with your smart home with this ecobee3 Smart Thermostat

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your spouse (or yourself), you can’t go wrong with smart home gear. This ecobee3 is a great way to get started, and is Alexa compatible for total integration with your existing setup.

Now, instead of needing to get out of bed to crank up the heat in the middle of the night, you can just ask Alexa to do it for you.

Enjoy guilt-free fried food with this high-tech Ninja air fryer

Ever have a craving for fries or chips, but don’t want to pack on the pounds? This handy air fryer from Ninja will fry, dehydrate and rehydrate food without oil, which makes your tasty snacks much healthier.

It’s the perfect kitchen accessory, and a hit at parties where food is the focus. And with the holidays on the way, you’ll want to make enough for everyone at the dinner table.

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