I chuckled as I was contemplating my recommendation for a conventional camera tripod to use with my iPhone or iPad. That is because I have purchased multiple used tripods from my neighborhood thrift store. I recall the price as $5 for a couple of pretty sturdy tripods.

So you might look at your local Goodwill, Savers, Unique or other thrift stores as a source for your bigger tripods. You might save anywhere from 30 to $75 compared to new models on Amazon.  There’s nothing wrong with a little frugality!

If you would like to find a basic tripod, this model from Amazon is pretty affordable and also includes an smartphone adapter.   Amazon Link