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The Best Gifts Under $100 for Everyone on Your List

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No matter the occasion or the recipient, shopping for gifts can be a challenge, to put it politely. And if you’re on a budget, that challenge just got even trickier. Luckily, there are plenty of options out there, whether you’re shopping for an anniversary, birthday, wedding or any other event you can think of. Best of all, there are impressive presents that won’t break the bank. To prove it, we’ve rounded up the best gifts under $100 for both men and women.

After all, just because you’re working with a tighter budget this year doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. You can still find some meaningful, useful gifts under $100 for him or her. The most coveted options include great gift ideas for techies, hypebeasts, travelers, fitness buffs, spirits connoisseurs and everyone in between. All are available to buy right now on sites like Amazon, and most can be shipped with Prime, which is always clutch when considering last-minute gift ideas.

To help you in your quest for affordable presents, check out our collection of the best gifts under $100.

  

1. Ray-Ban Blaze Aviator Sunglasses

When you need a gift that works for everyone, these truly do the trick, and not just because they’re unisex. Made famous by Top Gun, aviators are the very definition of classic and no one does them better than Ray-Ban. Who doesn’t want a new pair of sunnies to upgrade their outfits? No accessory can instantly change your look so effortlessly. There are plenty of frame and lens options, so you can select just the right pair for your lucky recipient.

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2. Burt’s Bees Tips and Toes Kit Gift Set

The gift of good skin is the gift that keeps on giving. Burt’s Bees is one of the most beloved skincare brands out there thanks to their natural formulas that are safe for even the most sensitive skin. This gift set contains some of their greatest hits. Their lip balm, made with beeswax, vitamin E and pomegranate oil, is one of the best balms on the market. The set also includes a moisturizing hand salve, cuticle cream, hand cream and rich foot cream to hydrate and nourish the thirstiest skin.

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3. Goodthreads Men’s Lightweight Merino Wool/Acrylic Bomber Sweater

Every guy can use a stylish zip-up sweater in their rotation. A favorite classic, a bomber-style can easily be dressed up or down. Made from a merino wool blend, it’ll keep him warm and cozy. He can wear it as a jacket in cool weather or under a coat once the temperatures dip. Not quite what you were looking for? Amazon’s own clothing division, Goodthreads, has plenty of stylish picks for men and women.

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4. West Bend Hot Theater Style Popper Machine 

Movie night just got a lot more fun with this vintage-inspired popcorn maker! The fun piece will spruce up any countertop when it’s not in use. In just a few minutes, the kettle will make five to six servings of popcorn. The Stir Crazy stir-rod technology means hardly any kernels will be left behind, plus the non-stick coating makes it a cinch to clean.

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5. Jensen JTA-222 3-Speed Turntable

Oozing vintage appeal, this thoughtful gift will be music to their ears! Made to look like an antique wooden case, the three-speed stereo turntable also has an AM/FM stereo receiver. Party ready or personal, it has an output for external stereo speakers as well as a stereo headphone jack. The turntable comes with two built-in speakers and a dust cover.

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6. Levitating Air Bonsai Pot

Exactly how does this plant float in the air?? Technically, it uses maglev suspension technology, but you can keep the recipient — and all their guests — guessing. Bonsai plants are famous for their Zen qualities and the levitating effect makes this one even more captivating and soothing. The pot can be used for practically any small indoor potted plant and even herbs. We recommend including some greenery to make the gift complete. Super modern, it’ll be a cool addition to any room.

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7. Zink Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

This Polaroid captures the best of both worlds since you can print out any picture you snap and it doubles as a digital camera. Best of all, you don’t need a computer connection. It has integrated ZINK printing technology so you can instantly print full-color two-by-three-inch prints in less than a minute. At the same time, you can share pictures and digitally upload them for later or social media posting. The camera has a built-in selfie mirror and a self-timer to ensure you always get the perfect shot. It comes with a wrist strap and a micro USB cord; you can separately add a micro SD card for extra memory.

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8. Jojuno Pineapple Jewelry Plate

Take it from us that she always needs a spot to store her jewelry and trinkets, and this endearing ceramic pineapple jewelry plate does so in style. The unexpected color combo of white, baby blue and gold is nice and neutral and will add a pretty touch to a dresser or countertop. It can hold jewelry like rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets as well as other petite knickknacks. Keeping things organized has never looked so cute.

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9. Star Wars R2-D2 USB Wall Charger

The Force will always be with you when this dual USB charger is around. And by The Force, we mean fully charged devices. That practically counts as a Jedi trick. The R2-D2 charger has two ports, one 2.1A and one 1.0A. It lights up when it’s charging, making it look like a real droid.

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10. Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 and Liberty Air 2 Wireless Earbuds

The AirPods Pro may be the it gadget right now, but if you’re looking for the best gifts under $100, they’re way out of your price range. Fortunately, you can get better audio performance and functionality from these two pairs of true wireless earbuds, and at a much lower price. Anker’s newest entries in the Liberty and Liberty Air series’ have been updated with adaptive sound, noise reduction, and water resistance. Access to the Soundcore app opens up both models for personalized sound, thanks to built-in presets and unique features like HearID that test the listener’s hearing to create a custom EQ profile tailored to their ears. You can’t go wrong with either option.

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Buy: Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 $99.99

Buy: Anker Soundcore Anker Liberty 2 $99.99

  

11. Herschel Novel Duffle Bag

Herschel has built its legacy creating top-of-the-line bags at affordable prices. You won’t find a better deal than the Novel duffel — a reliable pick that won’t bleed your pockets dry and works great as a gym bag or light weekender bag. An undercover ’90s-inspired look scores style points in the airport or locker room, while features such as an internal storage sleeve and shoe compartment on the side make it highly functional as well. 

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Buy: Herschel Novel Duffle Bag $79.23

  

12. Cooper & Thief Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend Red Wine

If he’s just starting to develop his wine palate, but can’t seem to stay away from his favorite bourbon, see what his reaction is when tasting this well-rounded red blend. Copper & Thief have created something special, a “dark and jammy” red wine with bourbon-inspired notes that pairs well with meaty delicacies; having a glass with a pan-seared ribeye is everything. Its rich aromas and flavors of black fruit and smoke give the wine a refined taste, every sip leaving a velvety mouthfeel on the taste buds.

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13. Fitbit Inspire HR

In case your workout partner is due for a new fitness tracker, but you’re not trying to spend much, surprise them with this Fitbit device. While the Fitbit Versa 2 is our favorite Fitbit product overall, the Inspire HR is the best fitness tracker under $100 and packs many of the same features as its higher-priced siblings. Users will still get real-time performance stats (e.g. 24/7 heart rate tracking, calories burned, steps taken) that are recorded and stored on the Fitbit app, as well as access to different exercise modes to optimize their performance. It’s even swim-proof up to 50 meters.

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Buy: Fitbit Inspire HR $87.00

  

14. Truff Hot Sauces

Hot sauce infused with black truffle? Sold! Truff’s new line of spicy, flavorful condiments is all the rage right now, constantly selling out on Amazon and becoming a fixture at every BBQ and dinner party. The flavor profile of these hot sauces is savory AF, and consists of chili peppers, cumin, garlic, and organic agave nectar. You can pick from three different versions — Hot Sauce, Hotter Sauce and a limited-edition White Truffle Hot Sauce – each sold separately or as part of a bundle.

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Buy: Truff Hot Sauce Variety Pack $69.99

  

15. Allbirds Wool Runners

Allbirds took the sneaker market by storm in 2019 with these soft, cozy, minimalist kicks. They’re made of superfine merino sheep’s wool that regulates temperature and wicks sweat, making them the best sockless shoes around. They make a great gift this year because everyone seems to be loving them, from the fashion-obsessed to normal dudes alike.

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16. Amazon Kindle

Some bookworms still raise their eyebrows at e-readers like the Amazon Kindle. But it always goes the same way: once they have one, they never put it down. If you know anyone that plows through books, a Kindle is a great gift idea under $100. It’s something your giftee will end up using every day — especially if they’re travelers or students. This new Kindle has been getting rave reviews from customers, who say the glare-resistant screen is amazing and the battery life is outstanding.

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17. S’well Teakwood Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Daily hydration is crucial to staying healthy. A reusable water bottle is a practical stocking stuffer that anyone would appreciate, especially fitness freaks. The beauty of S’well bottles is in the design. Sure, they are available in many striking colors and sizes, but the main draw is the double-walled stainless-steel frame that keeps drinks cool or warm for several hours to enjoy at one’s convenience. Think of it as an inexpensive and serviceable gift that will come in handy at the gym or on the road.

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Buy: S'well Teakwood Stainless Steel Water Bottle $35.00

  

18. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth speakers have become go-to gifts when you just don’t know what to get. With the category evolving over the years, we’re seeing stellar brands like Ultimate Ears sell premium portable speakers at a budget value. The Wonderboom is exemplary of this, delivering detailed, boomy sound that can fill an entire room. UE also made these speakers completely waterproof (and floatable), so they’ll still work perfectly in wet environments. Two different versions are available, but the great news is that both can be paired via mobile app to play music at the same time.

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Buy: UE Wonderboom 2 $99.99

  

19. Bellroy Note Sleeve RFID Wallet

The only thing more thoughtful than a fancy wallet is one capable of protecting both your currency and identity. Bellroy’s sleek-looking billfold is the perfect blend of fashion meets function, housing several pockets to keep cards and cash well organized while blocking hackers from stealing personal information using RFID technology. Craftsmanship is another facet of these wallets that shouldn’t be overlooked, composed of premium calfskin leather that keeps them looking premium over time. Choose from over 13 attractive colors.

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Buy: Bellroy Note Sleeve RFID Wallet $89.00

  

20. Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban 14-Year-Old Whisky

Glenmorangie updated the formula to its popular Quinta Ruban expression by increasing its age from 12 to 14 years, making it a special release for fans of the brand, but more so, lovers of single malts. Opening the bottle tickles your nose with rich notes of berries, leather, milk chocolate and smoke. The lengthened maturing process also gives some of the signature flavors like dark chocolate and burnt Seville orange more pop, creating one of the creamiest finishes of any whisky out there. It’s the nightcap drink he’s been craving.

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21. Philips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Trimmer & Shaver

He has needed a new razor since the summer and a new beard trimmer throughout the winter. Kill two birds with one stone by placing this hybrid grooming tool on his bathroom countertop. The OneBlade was designed for multi-purpose facial hair maintenance, featuring an innovative dual-sided blade that seamlessly cuts through thick strands without damaging the skin. Its contoured head design allows for precision styling. Three trimming combs also come bundled to manage different stubble lengths. The fact that it’s portable-friendly and rechargeable makes it an awesome travel gift too.

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Buy: Philips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Trimmer & Shaver $34.95

     

22. Instant Pot

The now-famous Instant Pot is obviously a great gift for cooks, but it’s also fantastic for people who struggle in the kitchen. The genius pressure cooker allows you to make everything from rice to roast chicken to desserts in much less time than traditional equipment, and this best-selling model costs under $100. Pro tip: consider gifting it early so your recipient can help with family feasts.

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Buy: Instant Pot $79.00

  

23.  Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage Sneakers

Jordans may not be in the budget this year, but you can still lace him up in some high-performance kicks with retro appeal. The Nike Blazer Mid ’77 has made a huge comeback over the past several months, giving basketball sneaker fanatics something simple, yet standout, to rock with their favorite NBA jerseys or casual gear. Vintage aesthetics like the leather upper and vulcanized rubber sole showcase the shoes’ durability, while the vibrant royal blue swoosh gives them some pop.

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24. Amazon Fire Stick 4K

More people are cutting the cord and putting their money towards content services like Netflix and Hulu, making the need for a powerful streaming device more important than ever. The latest Amazon Fire Stick 4K is the quintessential gift idea for entertainment lovers. The Fire Stick unlocks access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes, as well as live news, sports, and music channels. Amazon also updated the model to support 4K UHD visuals and Alexa, letting users binge-watch whatever they want using voice commands. Even better, you can pair the Amazon Fire Stick 4K with an Echo Dot for just $60. It’s little wonder this is one of the year’s best tech gifts under $100.

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Buy: Amazon Fire Stick 4K $49.99

    

25. Anker Powercore Slim 10000 Portable Charger

Nowadays, portable chargers are as essential as cash and food — just ask any iPhone user. Placing this slim and powerful battery pack in each family member’s stocking is a gift that won’t go unappreciated. The Anker Powercore Slim 10000 is a light device that fits comfortably in any pocket and holds up to two full charges, depending on your smartphone. An 18-month warranty guarantees the best quality and service available from one of the industry’s top consumer electronics brands.

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Buy: Anker Powercore Slim 10000 Portable Charger $29.99

  

26. Nest Fragrances Petite Votive Set

For those who want to enhance the ambiance of their home, Nest sells this limited-edition set with six mini candles to keep environments well-lit and smelling fresh. Each candle is formulated with its own unique scent — Bamboo, Moroccan Amber, and Velvet Pear just to name a few — providing up to three to four hours of burn time. It sounds like something Mom and Dad can use in each bedroom when hosting the kids overnight during the holidays.

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Buy: Nest Fragrances Petite Votive Set $41.37

  

27. Sony Wireless Extra Bass Headphones

Whoever said you can’t score premium headphones for under $100 has yet to test Sony’s latest bass-blasters. The WH-XB700 is an entry-level model that packs deep, rich audio, extended battery life (up to 18 hours), and personalized sound options via Sony Headphones Connect app into a sturdy, lightweight frame. These aren’t features you’ll find in any typical pair of bargain-bin headphones. Its current markdown means shoppers can splurge on a set for themselves as well as that special someone in their life.

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Buy: Sony WH-XB700 Wireless Extra Bass Headphones $98.00

  

28. Amazon Echo Show 5

Everyone has a smart home assistant device these days, but not everyone has the upgraded Echo Show with Alexa. The new Amazon device features a screen that shows the time, recipes, video calls, security camera streams, and much more. Any techie would be thrilled to unwrap one of these — even if they already have an older-generation Echo.

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Buy: Echo Show 5 $69.99

    

29. Sega Genesis Mini

The popularity of the NES Classic Edition has made retro-gaming consoles hot Christmas gifts. It took them long enough, but Sega launched what is arguably the best of the batch with the Sega Genesis Mini. We’re talking two, three-button controllers (note: you can upgrade to the Retro-Bit’s six-button gamepads for extra), over 40 classic titles and HDMI connection to enjoy sharp 16-bit pixelation in all of its nostalgic glory. It’s also super-compact and blends perfectly into any entertainment center; prop it atop the PS4 or Xbox One to expand your gaming fort. Spend the Christmas break playing co-op gems like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Contra: Hard Corps, and Streets of Rage 2.

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Buy: Sega Genesis Mini $49.99

  

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