It's that time of the year again – time to find the most inexpensive expensive-looking gadget that will impress a wide variety of personality types without financially crippling you. Ergo, we bring to you our picks for the best Samsung gifts under $50 that will help you achieve that coveted balance between pleasing both your loved ones and your wallet. Regardless of whether any one of you even own a Samsung device, mind you.
So, let's begin because some of our recommendations will only be good for as long as their deep discounts are available.
AKG Y100 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds –
$99.95 > $41.98
We're starting with the most valuable Samsung gadget on this list, at least from the standpoint of its typical retail pricing. So, like, the only perspective that matters here. Enter the AKG Y100, a pair of wireless earbuds from Samsung's Austrian subsidiary that will appeal to runners and anyone who can appreciate high-quality audio that doesn't make them feel like they're carrying another head on their neck. At under $42, 58% off its regular price, this gadget is currently the cheapest it has ever been since first hitting the market in early 2019.
Samsung EVO Select 256GB MicroSDXC card + adapter –
$49.99 > $24.99
256GB of ultra-fast flash memory designed for 4K UHD recording is pretty much as good as it gets when it comes to microSD cards this holiday season. And that's before accounting for an amazing 50% discount on this particular model of Samsung's EVO Select series. This is a professional-level MicroSDXC memory card that's being offered at a price point cheaper than your last trip to the movies. Or better said: movie, singular. Whereas this thing can hold dozens of them.
Samsung Qi Wireless Charger and UV Sanitizer – $48.61
Samsung's combo of a Qi wireless charger and an ultraviolet sterilizer might just be the gift of the year. Under $50, over $50, for Christmas, Hanuka, Islamic New Year – you name it. It's amazingly useful, unassumingly discreet in its appearance, extremely easy to use, and surprisingly affordable at that. Just don't mention that last part and yours might just be the most thoughtful gift of the day. Well, so long as you're actually able to buy one in time for the gifting you have planned. As you probably won't be surprised to learn, these sanitizers have been in a pretty short and inconsistent supply ever since Samsung first released them back in spring.
Samsung BTS Wireless Charger Pad Slim – $48.99
Most of today's most popular non-budget smartphones support at least one wireless charging standard. And most of your loved ones probably support BTS at this point, given the way things have been going for them lately. And so, this vivid wireless charging pad should serve as the perfect holiday gift for quite a diverse cast. And you don't even need a Qi-compatible device to enjoy the in-your-face aesthetic that amazingly doesn't stand in the way of the gadget's minimalist design.
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SATA III SSD – $49.99
A long-time favorite across numerous segments and countless users, the Samsung 860 EVO SATA III SSD has a proven track record and a lengthy warranty to go along with it. The latter is a notable selling point seeing how it directly addresses the number one cause for skepticism directed at your average SSD – durability concerns. Making this a nice, functional gift that is highly likely to outlive most other transistor-based things suitable for gifting.