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[Representational Image] Top 5 budget tech gift ideas for him this Christmas. In Picture: Workers prepare orders for customers at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Tracy, California, November 29, 2015.REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Christmas is upon us and it's the time of the year we break the piggy bank to buy gifts for dear ones at home and for colleagues at the workplace as the Secret Santa game has become a norm in most offices across the world.

As the outgoing year is nearing an end, there are many people left cash-strapped after demonetisation. Hence, here we list few gadgets that cost less but are yet thoughtful.

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Top 5 budget tech gifts for him:

1) Headphones - You can either go for JBL or Skull Candy. They are available in numerous forms (wireless, headphones with mic, etc) and colour options. You can also go for Bluetooth speakers as well.

2) Smartphone covers - Before getting a phone cover for him, please make sure you know the mobile model he owns.

3) Micro SD cards or Pen drives (with OTG-enabled micro USB) - Most smartphones come with standard 16GB and 32GB storage versions and yet they fall short as many guys prefer to download graphics-rich games and also high-resolution TV series and action movies.

4) Power banks - Over the years, innovation in mobile have led to a lot of changes in terms of looks and internal hardware for smartphones. However, a long-lasting battery is still desirable as most phones do not come with massive batteries and hence can't last a full day, that too under mixed usage. So, go for power banks with a minimum of 10,000mAh capacity. It would be enough to charge any standard phone (they usually come with 3,000mAh) twice.

5) Video game titles - This is a good time to get video game titles, be it for XBox or PlayStation or PCs, as most e-commerce sites are offering discounts on account of Christmas festival. Check out Microsoft, Amazon and Flipkart (in India). All are hosting special holiday sales. If left with little more cash, you can buy one for yourself too.

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Top 5 alternative gifts for guys:

1) Superhero logo-engraved key chains

2) Popular comics book characters' bobble heads

3) Swiss Knife or any branded camping tool. If you could find a combo deal with flint option, go for it

4) Engraved pens (for father or mentors)

5) Decorative ash tray or pen holder (again, go with comic book-based themes) for friends

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