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19 Tech Stocking Stuffers + Win the ZTE Axon 7 Mini Smartphone

The holidays are fast approaching, and you need to get your gift-giving game in order. This year, we’ll start off by making sure you don’t have to sweat the small stuff! Then again, that’s the beauty of stocking stuffers — you don’t usually need to sweat about them anyway. They don’t have the pressure of being headliner gifts, so you can kinda go nuts and try to surprise your loved ones in the best way. Presents under the tree are boring — the vast majority of them are just ticking boxes off wish lists anyway. Time to throw some curveballs!

We’ll help you get creative with your stocking stuffers this year. We’ve found some of the best little gifts money can buy, and compiled them into this handy guide. And, what better way to start off a list of small gifts than with a small phone? Well, 5.2″ isn’t that small, but we are shrinking the price on the ZTE Axon 7 Mini to nothing — be sure to enter our giveaway for a chance to win one to stuff a lucky someone’s stocking — or your own. We won’t judge.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

ZTE Axon 7 Mini


So, let’s talk about that Axon 7 Mini. It’s a smaller version of ZTE’s flagship Axon 7, and while the specs are midrange, they’ve preserved the top-notch dual forward-firing speakers from the larger phone. The smaller size makes the phone a bit easier to use with one hand, too. You can try to win the Axon 7 Mini here, but if luck isn’t on your side, $300 isn’t a bad price for what you’re getting.

ZTE – $300

Blink Home Security Camera


Blink is one of the best new home security cameras to come out this year. It runs on replaceable batteries, meaning it can be placed anywhere in the home, instead of having to be near an outlet. Like most other home security cameras, it can also stream a live feed to a mobile app or browser. It also works with Amazon Alexa, so if you’ve bought into Amazon’s smart home assistant, you can make Blink work with other smart home devices.

Blink – $100

Misift Ray


Misfit makes some fine looking fitness trackers, and we think the Ray is one of their best efforts yet. The tracker can record fitness and sleep stats and transmit them to Misfit’s app over a Bluetooth connection. Pretty standard stuff, but we really like the design — they used an understated shade of rose gold, and while the stock silicone band is nice, the tracker has hidden pins that allow it to be used with standard watch and fitness tracker bands, so you can make Ray look great in all settings.

Misfit – $100

JBL Clip 2


What better speaker to get this holiday season than one that can double as a tree ornament? OK, so the JBL Clip 2 might be a bit heavy for that, but it will give you solid sound on the go. This waterproof Bluetooth speaker is ideal for students who want a small speaker to clip to their backpacks.

JBL – $60

Western Digital My Passport


Western Digital’s line of external hard drives finally got with the times this year, getting a fresh and colorful redesign. The new My Passport external hard drives are available in 1 TB to 4 TB capacities and in black, blue, orange, white, red, or yellow. So, large enough to fit all your family’s holiday photos. Maybe.

Western Digital – starting at $65

ExoLens Zeiss Professional Lens for iPhone


These add on lenses for your iPhone are not toys, nor are they cheap, but they are premium Zeiss lenses. Yep, these are the same kind of lenses you would find in a high-end DSLR and now they’ll be able to strap this high-end lens onto their iPhone and take their mobile photography to the next level. 

ExoLens – starting at $199.

Nomad Leather Case


Nomad makes some of the best leather iPhone cases, and we really like the worn look they went for here.

Nomad – $40

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  • Snowx2k5

    My favorite item is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini for sure….after all who doesn’t want a new phone?!

  • Jim Yee

    Of course the Axon 7 mini, my girlfriend would love to have it!

  • Joshua Spiers

    Nomad Leather Case

  • onyiakpanisi

    I love the JBL Clip.

  • Andrew

    My favorite item on this list is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini.

  • Sheila Chaffins

    2in 1micro usb

  • Betty Baez

    My favorite is the ExoLens Zeiss Professional Lens for iPhone because i love to take pictures!

  • melopuf

    ZTE Axon mini of course. But I wouldn’t mind the Misfit either. 🙂

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/819759477/ Ron Cosby

    Just love to win that Axon 7!

  • Ammar Ahmed

    Hope to win ZTE Axon 7 :_)

  • Sahil Malhotra

    Honestly speaking,i love JBL CLIP 2 because i love the JBL products most 🙂

  • Kilgore Trout

    The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is my favorite,

  • Justin

    Definitely the ZTE Axon 7 Mini. So cool and stylish. love how small it is. I can type with one hand and easily fit in my pocket without looking bulky. Great one to replace my old Samsung phone


    definitely the Axon 7 Mini

  • Jerry Lafferty

    Axon 7 Mini, and yep, it would go in my own stocking!

  • Kimiko

    love the Axon 7!! great!

  • Sean Bradley

    Gotta get the Axon 7 Mini!

  • https://twitter.com/BionicSix Mario

    The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is my favorite item on the list.

  • Florine Ryan

    A great bang for the buck phone. But with a meh processor.

  • ewilliams1009

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini of course!!!!

  • exitmrhat

    I’m in the market for the ZTE Axon 7 Mini, so that’s my favorite!

  • Reginald Sandifer

    I really like the ZTE Axon 7 Mini. I think it would be the perfect phone for my daughter.

  • https://twitter.com/Dryden13 Alan T.

    Western Digital My Passport is my fav! Thanks!

  • Ling Cheung

    The zte axon 7 is my favorite item

  • kapoor

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini favorite

  • cactuspete23

    Rafflecopter is not working for me…

  • cactuspete23

    Axon 7 Mini. I’ve heard it has good Audio for music.

  • xtinajerez

    I would love to have this phone its the closer i could get to the axon 7

  • http://www.artsychaos.com ArtsyChaos

    The Mini is probably my favorite but the ExoLens Zeiss Professional Lens for iPhone is really neat too!

  • Nancy Senjem Munson

    My fave is the misfit ray

  • Shawna

    My favorite item is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini and my second favorite item is the Western Digital My Passport. Both of these items would make wonderful gifts to me this holiday season! 🙂

  • https://twitter.com/cdmtx65 Claudia

    My favorite item on this list is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini – the perfect size

  • cassandra

    i like the axon 7

  • Dawid Aha

    ZTE Axon 7!

  • David Fisher

    I kind of like the blue tooth speaker the best.

  • Kelly Tupick

    My favorite item is of course the phone.

  • xtinajerez

    Is this international?

  • Deon Mensah

    Definitely the ZTE Axon 7 mini

  • http://twitter.com/Kellydinpa kelly

    The Western Digital My Passport is my favorite.

  • jeniski

    Axon 7!

  • Gail McHam

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini

  • disqus_B3BkuMV85H

    my stocking is ready

  • Gif Brown

    ZTE Axon 7Mini my favorite

  • Mark Terrazas

    Hands down, the ZTE Axon is my fav. It really rocks, I saw it at best buy and it is a charm!

  • Randi C

    My favorite item is the Axon 7 mini, it’s sleek and I would love it.

  • Denis M.

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini!

  • Iris McMahan

    I love the Western Digital’s line of external hard drive

  • mandybfl

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini

  • Trasina M

    The Home Security Camera is a fav but everything looks amazing!

  • Shari

    MY favorite in the guide is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini!!! <3

  • Ben


  • Donnie Springfield

    My favorite item is definitely the ZTE Axon 7 Mini. For the price, it has to be the best phone on the market.

  • Sean Sauceda

    Favorite item is that axon!

  • Ada Miller

    The axon 7 mini is my favorite from this guide.

  • Paul Gardner

    my favorite item is blink home security camera

  • Ron Ablang

    BoomCloud 360 BoomStick

  • annalisak

    My favorite is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini

  • nickie burke

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini favorite

  • steve weber

    The ZTE Axon 7 Mini!

  • Debbie Yoder

    I like The Nomad Leather Case!

  • Chuck Eames

    I love the ZTE Axon 7 Mini

  • Stanley McHam

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini has a great price point!

  • serconn

    My wife would love to have one

  • Deb F

    My favorite is the WD passport external hard drive.
    You can never have too much room for stuff! 🙂

  • http://mp3pintyo.blogspot.hu/ Pintér Zsolt

    Western Digital My Passport is the best 😀

  • K K

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini 😀

  • Outrun1986

    My favorite is the western digital my passport but of course I Love the ZTE phone as well.

  • Grace A.

    Aside from that Axon 7 mini of course, i like that Nomad Leather Case.. its pretty cool case..

  • Maythe

    definitely the Axon 7 Mini<3

  • Elephant’s Foot

    It’s the Axon 7. This phone has some nice speakers.

  • Badelhas

    Great giveaway, thanks!


  • John Agwazim

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini.

  • Theresa Spaid

    My favorite item is the ZTE Axon Mini. I really think its cool.

  • coltrain5041

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini

  • http://www.chipchick.com Chip Chick

    So sorry to hear that!
    That’s odd, since it’s working fine.
    Have you tried clearing your browser cache and trying again?

  • http://twitter.com/moonandstar311 Momof2bbs

    I think the external hard drive is my favorite item on the list!

  • Andrew Llewellyn

    Yeah, my favourite is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini.

  • cactuspete23

    Thanks! Seems to be working fine !

  • Lucian Cornea

    Western Digital My Passport

  • Pedro Gouveia

    JBL Clip 2 is awesome! I love it!

  • isobsr

    the external hdd

  • Arie Kembario

    Simple and Awoseme Phone ZTE Axon 7 Mini

  • Ariska

    Mini and good Phone

  • StevicaB

    Love the Axon 7

  • Randi C

    My favorite item is ZTE Axon 7 Mini – what a great collection of gifts….

  • Radite Pramudito

    Axon 7 Mini smartphone is my favorite item 🙂

  • Jennifer Kloch-Davis

    My favorite item is the ZTE Axon 7 mini this ROCKS!!

  • Rushell Tuggle

    Blink Home Security Camera, would just help me feel more secure and safe.

  • Dan Valentin

    Definitely the ZTE Axon 7 Mini. But that JBL clip rocks!

  • Jennifer Collins

    I like the leather phone case. Looks classy.

  • shannon fowler

    I love the exolens because I love taking great photos of places I visit. I always use my phone because its just the most convenient thing to bring.

  • mefink

    i like the Axon 7 Mini.

  • Ivica An?al

    My favorite item on this list is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini

  • Gail L.

    My favorite item is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini!

  • Susan

    I love the ExoLens Zeiss Professional Lens!

  • Courtney Haas

    Have to say the Axon mini

  • Janice Cash

    The ZTE Axon Mini

  • Garrett Nicholas

    Easily my favorite item is the new ZTE Axon 7!

  • Rust

    My favorite is the ZTE Axon 7.

  • Brittany Gilley

    My favorite item is the Blink home camera

  • Sihem Sihem

    favorite item in this guide is the ZTE Axon 7 Mini of course

  • Brandon Sparks

    Blink Home Security Camera

  • Fizzgig

    The Misift Ray is my favorite. They look soooo much nicer than FitBits!

  • Annette

    My favorite is the Blink Home Security Camera.

  • Kathleen

    What? Chewable coffee! I’d definitely try the Go Cubes Chewable Coffee! Wow..

  • Badelhas

    Who won, please? Cheers

  • http://www.chipchick.com Chip Chick

    The ZTE giveaway has finished. We’ve emailed the winner and are waiting to get a response from them. Once we do, we will post their name on the giveaway page.

  • Badelhas

    Ok, thanks. Please do it directly on the @gleamapp widget. Cheers