Graduation Gadget Gifts for under $50

Okay, the kid finally made it through school. It took a lot of effort, not to mention money, to get him or her through the ordeal. Unfortunately it may have taken more money than you planned and now there isn’t much left for a gift. Here are some recommendations for today's generation of gadget savvy grads that will save you enough money to pay for the gas to get to the ceremony.

Earbuds for MP3 Players

Skullcandy earbuds have a high cool factor and only cost around $25. Earpollution D33 Earbuds are also cool, they come in colors and are even cheaper at $19.95. Sennheiser CX300-B earbuds get good marks for audio quality and cost just under $50.

Skullcandy earbuds
Earpollution D33 earbuds
Sennheiser CX300-B
Skullcandy earbuds Earpollution D33 earbuds Sennheiser CX300-B

USB Flash Drives

USB Flash drives can come in handy for the high school grad going off to college or a college grad heading into the real world. They can be used for backing up documents or transporting files to and from the library. You can get an 8 GB drive like the Kingston DT1000/8GB for around $30 or the SanDisk 8 GB Cruzer for just under $50. Many 4 GB drives go for even less at around $20.

Kingston Data Traveler 8GB (DT1000)
Sandisk Cruzer 8GB (Titanium)
Kingston DT1000/8GB SanDisk 8 GB Cruzer

Bluetooth Headsets

A Bluetooth headset is not only a practical and economical gift, it could just keep someone from getting a ticket. Many states now have laws that make it illegal to talk on a phone while driving without using a hands-free device like a Bluetooth headset. You can even go a step further and get a stereo Bluetooth headset that makes it possible to listen to music in stereo on your phone or MP3 player. The Jabra BT620 stereo Bluetooth headset costs around $40. The Plantronics Voyager 510 is a popular Bluetooth headset that gets high marks from users. It costs around just under $50. The Motorola HT820 is a stereo headset that costs around $40.

Jabra BT620
Plantronics Voyager 510
Motorola HT820
Jabra BT620 Plantronics Voyager 510 Motorola HT820

Keychain Photo Frames

Load up a keychain photo frame with pictures of the family and you'll have a nice personalized gift for around $29.

Digital Foci Pocket Album Coby DP-151 Mustek PFL-100 Spectra Digital DPF-105
Digital Foci Pocket Album Coby 1.5 Keychain Mustek PFL-100 Spectra Digital DPF-105BL

Gift Cards for Gadgets

Best Buy Grads Gift Card   For more flexibility, consider a $50 gift card from someplace like Amazon or BestBuy.

Retrevo For All Your Gadget Needs

Whether you’re looking for a gift for the grad in your life, shopping for consumer electronics products, or need help figuring out how to use your brand new gadget, you’ll find reviews and manuals for all popular gear and gadgets like GPS, Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Cell Phones, Laptops, and more from manufacturers like Sony, Garmin, Panasonic, Toshiba, and more.

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