Smartphones with removable batteries are a rarity these days, and parking at an outlet while on the go is a drag. Give the gift of electricity with Anker’s Astro E1 5200mAh portable charger: It’s reliable, provides at least one and a half charges for most common phones, and tucks easily in a pocket.
We recommend this particular charger due to the combination of small size, light weight, $16 price tag, and two-amp (2A) output port, but there are other good options. If you want a portable charger that you can replenish faster, Aukey’s 5,000mAh lipstick chargerRemove product link ($20) features both a 2A output port and input port. (The Astro E1’s input port is only one amp [1A]—it takes about 4 or so hours to top up the charger.)
If you’re looking for a higher-capacity charger, we recommend Aukey’s 12,000mAh Power BankRemove product link, which features two slightly faster 2.4A output ports and one 2A input port, and is still affordable at $25. You can also go even beefier with the 30,000mAh pick in our “Best Gifts Under $50” guide, too, if your nearest and dearest drain their phone batteries hard and you don’t mind spending more.