Finding the right gifts for everyone on your list without spending way more than you probably should can be a real challenge, but thankfully, there are still loads of great deals and discounts in the wake of the biggest Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend in history.
If you are looking for fun but affordable tech gadgets to give as gifts for the holidays, Amazon's got a great bundle deal that can cross two people off your list. You can get a Fire TV Stick with Alexa and an Echo Dot all for $59.98 right now, $30 less than buying them separately. They won't start shipping until Dec. 4, but that's plenty of time to get them before the holidays.
A streaming stick with a fun feature
Do you know someone who has a perfectly good TV, but still has to watch Netflix on their laptop? The Fire TV Stick ($39.99 on its own) is the perfect thing to get them. Not only will they be able to binge watch all their favorite shows on a larger screen, but the built-in Alexa button on the remote will make it even easier to switch from show to show.
All you have to do is say "Alexa, play The Office" and she'll find where it's available and start it up for you. It's a great way to search for shows if you're not sure where to find them. You can also have her open up different apps, preventing clicker aggravation (it's a real thing, I swear). She can also do other Alexa things, like playing music, buying things on Amazon, or ordering a pizza. This Alexa is not quite as advanced as the Echoes, but Amazon is always adding new features and functionalities.
A smart speaker that's sure to entertain
The Echo Dot is the perfect smart speaker for someone who's always been curious about owning one but doesn't want to commit to the larger Echo ($99.99). Its small, hockey puck-esque design is inconspicuous enough that it not only fits in any decor but it doesn't take up a lot of room either.
The Echo Dot (on sale for $29.99) does everything the full-size Echo does, from setting timers and checking the weather to playing games and listening to music. The sound quality of the Dot is ok for casual listening, but it's noticeably tinny. However, you can use an auxiliary cable to attach it to any speaker for better playback.
Prices are accurate at the time of publication, but may change over time.