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The 16 best holiday deals under $25

You don't have to break the bank this holiday season. ZDNET found the best deals on tech devices for under $25 for last-minute shoppers.
By Allison Murray, Staff Writer
Soundcore by Anker P20i True Wireless Earbuds | Save $20
Soundcore by Anker P20i True Wireless Earbuds
Save $20
View now View at Amazon
Joby GorillaPod Magnetic Tripod | Save $31
Joby GorillaPod Magnetic Tripod
Save $31
View now View at B&H Photo
Bella Pro Series 3-qt. Air Fryer | Save $30
Bella Pro Series 3-qt. Air Fryer
Save $30
View now View at Best Buy
Rocketbook Core Smart Notebook | Save $13.54
Rocketbook Core Smart Notebook
Save $13.54
View now View at Amazon

The holiday season is one of the best times to find big discounts and sales across all types of stores, especially when looking for gifts and gadgets that won't empty your wallet. If you want to stick to a strict budget this year, we've got you. You can find some very useful tech products and other gadgets for under $25 for everyone on your list. 

With sales happening across top retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and more, it can be hard to find good deals and products worth buying. ZDNET scoured the top retailers across the internet to find the best holiday deals under $25 still available so you can shop for gifts without breaking the bank.

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Best holiday deals under $25

  • Current price: $20
  • Original price: $40

Get 38% off these earbuds by Soundcore at Amazon for the holidays They come in black, blue, or white, and you can use the soundcore app to customize the controls and choose from 22 EQ presets.

  • Current price: $20
  • Original price: $51

The Joby GorillaPod is an excellent tripod for any creator, whether you are starting to create content or are an established influencer. Its flexible legs enable you to wrap it around almost anything to keep your camera stable, eliminating limitations on how high you can position it.

  • Current price: $20
  • Original price: $50

This air fryer can cook enough food for two-four people with temperature settings up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It even has a dishwasher-safe, nonstick basket and crisping tray for easy cleanup.

  • Current price: $18.36
  • Original price: $32

This smart notebook's synthetic paper allows you to write with the included pen, then wipe the page clean with a damp cloth to reuse it again and again. You can even save your pages to the Rocketbook app's cloud to make them easy to find later.

How did we choose these holiday deals?

ZDNET only writes about deals we want to buy -- devices and products we desire, need, or would recommend. Our experts looked for deals that were at least 20% off (or are hardly ever on sale), using established price comparison tools and trackers to determine whether the deal is actually on sale and how frequently it drops. 

We also looked over customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the deals we're recommending. Our recommendations may also be based on our own testing -- in addition to extensive research and comparison shopping. The goal is to deliver the most accurate advice to help you shop smarter. 

Where can I find the best holiday deals?

Pretty much every brand/retailer will have deals this holiday season. Major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart will have the most notable deals, but don't forget to look at mobile carriers like Verizon or T-Mobile, as well as promotions on services and software. 

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