3-Pack Etekcity Zap Outlet Switches, $16 with code JDQCJCD7

You can’t control these power outlet switches with your smartphone, or tie them to IFTTT recipes like the Belkin WeMo line, but they sell for a tiny fraction of the cost of their smarter brethren, and can be controlled from across the room via the included remote. It’s only a half-measure towards creating a smart home, to be sure, but they might be worth a look at the price.