Gift under £50 of the Year shortlist
Whether it be a game that's fun for the whole family or more of a personal, individual gift - our shortlist of Gifts Under £50 should have you covered next time the season of gift-giving rolls around.
LEGO Architecture New York City
The LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection offers models for those interested in architecture and design. This set features the Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty - each scaled to give an accurate representation of the comparative size.
It's definitely a coffee table display type piece, which means it won't be as much fun for a kid to build as it would be for an adult. But it would make an excellent gift for a LEGO or architecture enthusiast. It's a little bit expensive, but we think it's a reasonable price for the build time and quality of the set. The sets are also regularly discounted on Amazon, so if you keep an eye out - you might be able to bag one for under £40.
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Blitzwolf BW-ANC1 in-ear headphones
The BW-ANC1 (catchy name, right?) are an affordable pair of wireless, Bluetooth in-ear headphones that offer Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Are you staring to see where the name comes from now?
They can actively reduce ambient noise by as much as 20 decibels, which makes them great for train commutes and offices because they'll block out the hum of the train and the noise of quiet chatter. They're also IPX4 waterproof, so they'll be fine if water splashes on them - like at a gym.
Anker Roav Viva
The Anker Roav VIVA adds Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant,integration into your car. The VIVA can ring contacts in your phone, tell you current road and weather conditions, charge your devices via two USB ports and a whole lot more. If you get a bit bored on your commute, you can also delve a little deeper and ask things like "Alexa, what's the meaning of life?".
If you have CarPlay or Android Auto in your car, then there isn’t much that should sway you to buy the Anker Roav VIVA. It also can't offer more than your current virtual assistant, like Siri, can already do. However, if you have an older car that you can use Bluetooth or an aux input in, the VIVA can offer a very useful functionality to your journeys — like the ability to skip songs or turn up the volume handsfree.
Tile is a Bluetooth tracker to help you keep you from losing your keys, purse or whatever else you attach it to. Lose your keys, bag etc and you can use your phone to find it. Lose your phone and your Tile can make your phone bleep back at you. Every running Tile app tracks Tiles around it too, so if you lose both then you can call upon your fellow Tile users to help you find it.
With a Bluetooth range of 90m, a replaceable battery which lasts around 12 months and a one-year warranty — it's the perfect present for the scatterbrain in your life.
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Ginger Fox - Eyetoons board game
Go head-to-head in a variety of musical based challenges with Eyetoons to see just how well everyone knows their music trivia. Perfect for some family fun or just a bit of friendly competition between friends, the goal of the game is to identify the musical artist and song from the cartoon on the card by humming the tune or drawing your own ‘toon’.
It's a race to the finish with the board came containing the Eyetoons board, cards, board pieces, rules, sand timer, pencil and pad. The game is meant for four or more players with a recommended age of 14+ years old.
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