Affordable Gifts Under $300

If you want to make a big impression this holiday season, there are many fantastic options that will still fit within your $300 budget. You’ll see more high-quality goods in this price range, where there are many choices. 

Here are some presents under $300 ideal for Mom, Dad, and other family members on a special occasion. Each item in this list has been reviewed, and we can attest to their greatness as presents—one unfortunate fact this year: virtual reality is more expensive than ever. They range from massagers and headphones to trainers and speakers.

  1. Bouse Soundlink Flex

A mini Bluetooth speaker with speakerphone sounds excellent as a gift for a $300 budget. Bose made some audacious claims when it first introduced its new SoundLink Flex Bluetooth speaker, particularly regarding its bass performance. However, for its small size, it arguably sounds better than any other wireless speaker and mostly lives up to the hype. It has three color choices: black, white, smoke, and stone blue (pictured). It has Bose’s PositionIQ technology, which uses automatic orientation detection to deliver optimized sound whether the speaker is upright, hanging, or flat on its back. It is available on Amazon for $149. 

  1. AirPods Pro 2 By Apple 

The new AirPods Pro (2nd generation), which is now up for preorder and shipping, is powered by Apple’s new H2 chip, which, in the company’s words, offers more processing power while using less energy. The new chip makes it possible to produce better sound with greater clarity and depth when paired with new low-distortion drivers. Additionally, Apple claims that the new AirPods have “double” the first-generation AirPods Pro noise cancellation. 

The new AirPods increase battery life by an hour, bringing it from five to six hours when noise cancellation is turned on. Additionally, the case has a speaker that plays a sound that, should your friends decide to run away from you, aids in finding them via Find My. It is available for $249 at Apple. 

  1. Theragun Mini

It is the best portable percussion massager and a great present if you have a $300 budget. Theragun Mini massager, which weighed 1.5 pounds and was first introduced in 2020, is made to be portable and fits neatly in a bag or backpack. Even though it doesn’t quite match the power of one of Theragun’s larger weapons, it still has a surprising amount of power for its size. A neoprene protective case is included, and the rechargeable battery is expected to last 2.5 hours. It is available on Amazon for $179. 

  1. Soundcore Motion Boom Plus By Anker 

At a little bit over $100, Anker’s original Soundcore Motion Boom speaker is still a good deal. But the Motion Boom Plus, brand-new for 2022, is significantly better, especially regarding sound quality. One of the top new Bluetooth speakers of 2022, without a doubt.

It uses Bluetooth 5.3, weighs 5.29 pounds, has upgraded dual 3.5-inch woofers and newly added dual 1-inch tweeters, and can output up to 80 watts of audio. At moderate volume levels, the battery life is rated for 20 hours. Additionally, it is IP67 waterproof, dust-proof, and floats if dropped into water. It is available at $180. 

  1. Apple TV 4K 

Apple has finally upgraded the Apple TV 4K after almost three years. The new Apple TV 4K costs $179 for 32GB or $199 for 64GB of storage.

The all-new Siri remote control is the most significant upgrade, along with an upgraded A12 Bionic processor. It has a directional pad at the top (with gesture support), a Siri toggle on the side, and a power button for controlling your TV. It is silver instead of the original’s black color. Having a larger touchpad and fewer directional cues than the original remote, the new d-pad addresses many of the issues users had with it.

  1. Xbox Series S

Even a year after their release, it’s practically impossible to find a PS5 or Xbox Series X. However, some retailers stock the less expensive Xbox Series S reasonably frequently. There are warnings that it lacks an optical disc drive, has a resolution that falls short of true 4K, and only has half as much storage as its larger sibling. Halo Infinite is among the games it can play, though. It’s a fantastic option for many gamers. It is available for $289 on Amazon. 

  1. Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offer enhanced noise cancellation, excellent sound quality, and voice calling performance. They also support high-resolution wireless audio streaming if you have a Galaxy device and the proper setup. Their most significant improvement may be their new shape and size, which allow them to fit more ears. Apart from their somewhat high price, some of their key features are only compatible with Samsung Galaxy devices, which is their only drawback.

  1. JBL Charge 5 – Bluetooth Speaker

The most recent iteration of JBL’s Charge Bluetooth Speaker offers a variety of color choices and offers better sound with more bass. It’s more significant than the typical portable Bluetooth speaker, but it packs a punch, and just like previous Charge speakers, it has a USB out port so you can charge a smartphone with it. Up to 20 hours of battery life are claimed at moderate volume levels. It is completely dust- and waterproof. It is available for $180 at Amazon. 

Final Thoughts

Every item on this list has been examined and can be vouched for their excellence as gifts under $300. One regrettable fact about this year is that virtual reality is now more expensive than ever. There are many options in this price range, so you’ll start to see more high-quality products for Mom, Dad, and other family members on a special occasions. 


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