You need to draw the line somewhere, so here are some reasonably priced gadgets clocking in under £50…
A DVD player with HDMI output that upscales to 1080p hi-def, all for less than the price of a night out.
M-Cube Magnetic Stress Reliever
Don't be fooled by the cubiness – these are 216 magnetic ball bearings that can be pulled into almost any shape.
Apple iPod Shuffle
An obvious choice, yes, but still worthy of a place on any budget-conscious music lover's Christmas list.
RFID Blocking Wallet
Prevent modern-day crims from half-inching your credit card deets, thanks to this secureity-conscious leather wallet. It can block RFID skimmers that could otherwise steal your card info from afar.
Klipsch Image S2
No matter how much we at Stuff whinge, we still see hordes of people wearing those rubbish white headphones, leaking tinny sound all over our commute. Whoever these people are, treat them to some decent earbuds and save our sanity. These are a good start.
Pure ONE Mini
Dinky DAB radio to dress up your desktop? Also receives FM and can take an optional rechargeable battery.
iPhone Universal Remote Case
Turn your iPhone 3G/3GS into a universal remote simply by slipping it into this nifty case. It has an infrared transmitter and comes with an app that enables you to control up to 20 of your IR gadgets, such as a telly or cable box.
Spaceman 4GB USB Stick
Boo to boring USB keys; yay to novelty ones. This saucy spaceman bends over to reveal his connector, so it looks like he's sitting on your port. Ahem.