Finding the right smartphone to give during the holidays always a difficult mission, because the options are endless. Apple’s flagship iPhone is always a good candidate, but there are also the numerous Android devices that should warrant consideration. This year, it’s no different. From the iPhone XS to the Pixel 3, the competition is fierce.

When it comes to iPhones in 2018, the iPhone XS isn’t the phone you should be considering, it should be the iPhone XR.

When Apple announced the iPhone XR in September, it confirmed our expectations that it would make a “cheaper” phone. This would follow the precedent set by the iPhone 5C in 2012 of trying to appeal to a new market.

However, with the iPhone XR, Apple did something we didn’t expect: it made a phone that was cheaper but wasn’t cheap, if you know what I mean. It didn’t make the same sacrifices that doomed the iPhone 5C. In fact, it made a phone that we couldn’t get enough of.

This makes the iPhone XR the best Apple phone you can give (or get) this holiday season.

On paper, the iPhone XS is technically the better device, but the differences aren’t worth the price. The iPhone XR starts at $749, $250 less than the iPhone XS, yet you get a beautiful Liquid Retina display, powerful specs and the best iOS 12 has to offer.

Among the features the iPhone XR carries over from the iPhone XS is Face ID, Apple’s facial biometric sensor that works like magic. You just look at it and it unlocks the phone. You’ll also get the 12MP camera with Smart HDR and portrait mode.

Plus, Apple launched the iPhone XR in six different colors: Black, White, Coral, Yellow, Blue, and Red. One of those is sure to be the perfect option for your style.

You can’t go wrong with the iPhone XR. It features Apple’s best technology while offering unique color options that no other iPhone has to offer.

They say the true spirit of the holidays is in giving gifts to those you love, rather than receiving them. If that’s the case, do we have the perfect list for you. Whether you’re a last-minute shopper or you’re planning ahead, this list is perfect for the tech-lover in your life, whether it be your brother, dad, sister, or grandma.

For this list, we kept everything under $100, because buying a good gift doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Believe me, I know what it’s like to be on a tight budget during the holidays.

When formulating this list, we took into account a few different factors. We needed to have used these devices personally, which means we vouch for every last one of the products on the list. We also considered them because these are the products we’d buy for the people we love.

Below are the 25 best tech gifts under $100.

Logitech MX Master 2S

This mouse features a comfortable design and incredibly precise control. Not only that, but it supports Logitech Flow, a feature that makes it easy to seamlessly control two computers with one mouse. You can even copy and paste between two different machines. What’s not to like? $99

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Google Home Mini

Supercharge your smart home with the help of Google’s Home Mini, a diminutive smart speaker with Google Assistant as its brains. You can control your lights, get the weather, or ask for directions. Just remember the keyword, “Hey Google.” $49 Google Store

Mophie Charge Stream Wireless XL

Not only can you use the Mophie Charge Stream Wireless XL to charge your device with a cable, but you can use it to wirelessly charge your device, too. So long as your phone is Qi-enabled (that includes the latest iPhone XS), you can quickly place your phone on the charger and get a top off. $99

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Tile Pro

If you have a penchant for misplacing your keys, you need the Tile Pro. With a 300 foot range and a battery that will last a year, Tile Pro will help you track down the things you’re always losing. $60 (two pack)

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Nomad Base Station

Nomad’s Base Station isn’t your ordinary wireless charger. It’s capable of charging up to four devices wirelessly, including two iPhone XS models. It also features LED charging indicators and an ambient light sensor so the LED lights dim at night. $99 Nomad

UE Wonderboom

This stout speaker is deceptively powerful, so don’t underestimate its size. With up to 10 hours of battery life and an IPX7 water resistance rating, it’s the perfect speaker to take on-the-go. (Tip: Get it in Fireball.) $65

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Fire TV Stick 4K

Plug this into your TV’s HDMI port and you’ll get instant access to a world of streaming content. And as the name suggests, the Fire TV Stick 4K supports 4K content for the ultimate viewing experience. $49

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Jaybird Tarah

If you like to exercise, then you need a pair of workout headphones. The Jaybird Tarah offer the same sound quality Jaybird headphones are known for with the company’s patented design, including comfortable ear tips and legendary durability. $99

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Roku Ultra

What’s great about the Roku Ultra is that it’s platform agnostic, which means it’s not intrinsically tied to iTunes or Amazon Prime. It supports a ton of channels, plus it outputs at 4K and HDR. $99

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Razer DeathAdder Elite

If you fancy yourself a gamer, Razer’s DeathAdder Elite will provide the precision and speed you need to take your skills to the next level. With so many big first person shooters on the market right now, having a good mouse is a must. $60

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Yeti Nano

Want to start a podcast? Then you need the Yeti Nano. With a portable design and 24-bit sound quality, the microphone works seamlessly with a Mac or PC with easy plug and play functionality. $99

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Kingston 128GB DataTraveler Elite G2

Take your files, music, and movies on the go with Kingston’s Data Traveler Elite G2. It supports lightning fast transfer speeds and it’s shock and water resistance, ensuring your data is safe and secure (from theft and concrete). $60

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Fire HD 8

The Fire HD 8 features 10 hours of battery life, Alexa support, and access to million of movies, TV shows, and apps. If you find yourself traveling over the holidays, the Fire HD 8 will help keep you sane. $79

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SanDisk 250GB Extreme Portable SSD

If you want something a little more robust, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a great tool for content creators. You’ll be able to back up your projects and media, while transferring everything in the blink of an eye. $85

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Ring Doorbell

Who’s at the door? Hopefully, it’s not Uncle Frank; he’s a messy drunk. With the Ring Doorbell, you can see who’s at your door—even when you’re miles away. $99

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Philips Hue Smart Bulb Starter Kit

The beauty of smart bulbs is how you can set them on a schedule and never have to deal with them again. The Philips Hue smart bulbs are easy to use and work with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s HomeKit. $99

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SNES Classic

One of Nintendo’s most beloved consoles can now fit in the palm of your hand—and work with your modern TV. With games like Super Mario World and A Link to the Past, the SNES Classic is a must-have for any gamer. $79

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Plantronics BackBeat FIT 2100

Before you hit the gym, strap on a pair of BackBeat FIT 2100. They’re sweatproof, waterproof, and come equipped with an Always Aware feature so you can hear the environment around you. $99

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Logitech K780 Wireless Keyboard

Outfitted with a full, comfortable layout and a rubber cradle, the Logitech K780 is a great keyboard for both mobile devices and desktop computers. $79

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NES Classic

This one is a major throwback. Experience the games that put Nintendo on the map and see why the NES Classic was such a hot commodity when it first launched. $59

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Amazon Smart Plug

Add Alexa to any outlet with the Amazon Smart Plug. You can schedule lights, fans, and appliances, no smart home hub required. Simply plug the device in and you’re good to go. $25

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Echo Dot

Not only does the new Echo Dot feature an impressive redesign, it also comes equipped with more powerful speakers. If you’re starting a smart home, the Echo Dot should be the device you buy first. $49

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Ember Mug

If Apple made a coffee mug, the Ember Mug would be the result. In conjunction with the connected Ember app, you can keep your beverage of choice at the exact temperature you want. Just set it, forget it, and wait for the notification to pop in saying your drink is nice and warm. $79

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Anker 40W 4-Port USB Wall Charger

If you own a plethora of devices, Anker’s 40W 4-port wall charger is crucial to keeping your gadgets charged. It’s universally compatible and it’s compact enough to fit in your pocket. $25

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Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3 is a versatile device that can power everything from a Plex server to a mini gaming console. In fact, we have directions on how to do just that—you won’t regret doing so. $54

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