Five Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Every Budget

December is a busy month. Between final projects, exams, packing up to visit home and all of those holiday parties, it can be hard to find time to shop for your friends and family. To make things more complicated, tech presents are often way out of budget. That’s where we come in.

Check out our top five gift ideas that won’t break the bank.

1. Audio Accessories ($19 to 200+)

A guaranteed fan favorite, headphones and earbuds are a great gift for anyone who loves music, podcasts or streaming Netflix while at the gym. 

  • For the audiophile, try our stock of over-ear headphones. These models provide superior audio quality and many, such as the Beats Solo 3®, allow you to cut the cord and go wireless. $299.95
  • At a more economical price point, earbuds can still provide good sound quality and offer increased portability compared to over-ear models. Yurbuds are a great choice for anyone who runs or spends time at the gym. These earbuds are designed specifically to stay in your ears and stand up to the jostling of even the most intense workouts. $19 - $90
  • New in 2017: Airpods®. These sleek new additions to the Apple lineup connect with one-tap and stay connected for a seamless user experience. They are a great choice for anyone who travels extensively: long flights are no match for over 24 hours of battery life. $155

2. Apple Pencil® ($99)

For your friend who insists on handwritten notes. For your family member always playing on iPad sketching apps. For anyone who just prefers to markup documents by hand. Apple pencil is the perfect complement to iPad and a great gift at a reasonable price.  

3. Apple Watch® Bands ($49)

Apple Watch bands are new in store for 2017 and we’re excited to offer a variety of patterns, styles and materials. Pick up a watch band to complement their style and keep your budget intact.

4. Portable Power Packs ($29)

Our selection of portable chargers are easy to throw in bags and offer the promise of a fully charged phone throughout your day. These make great gifts for friends who are constantly running out of charge or family members who travel frequently.

5. Streaming Devices ($48 to $179)

For the one who is up on all the latest Netflix originals, streaming devices make great gifts that you know they will actually use. If they’re a Mac or iPhone user, Apple TV® offers superior compatibility so you can watch on any of your devices and pick up right where you left off. Roku also offers three price points ($49, $69 and $99) that offer increasing levels of image quality.

In addition to these ideas we also carry a variety of computer accessories, tablet cases, speakers and more. Visit us at 2059 Millikin Road to browse our full selection and message us at @TechHubOSU for more gift suggestions.