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- With a $100 budget, you can buy anything from a personalized photo book to a fun cooking class.
- These 70+ gift ideas cover a wide range of interests and needs, and are thoughtful and unique.
- If your budget changes, here are our guides to gifts under $25 and gifts under $50.
- Or If you don’t have a budget at all, we have gift guides that hit all the price points.
If you want to set a budget for your gift shopping list, $100 might just be your magic number.
For $100 or less, there is a big world of gift options that includes the latest and greatest tech accessories, useful kitchen tools, cozy cold-weather essentials, luxury beauty and skincare products, and unique just-for-fun goodies.
The abundance of under-$100 gift ideas is both a blessing and a curse, so we’ve picked out 70+ of our favorites, many of which we’ve personally tested or gifted ourselves. You’ll find gifts suitable for your significant other, friends, or whoever else you want to show some love.
Shop the 79 best under-$100 gift ideas below:
This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Coop Home Goods. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*
Spice up their pantry with this flavorful seasoning set. The starter pack includes spicy seasoned salts, restaurant-grade soy and tamari sauces, and chili crunch. Momofuku’s site also includes several recipes to make using the ingredients from the set.
A mini travel kit
Keep them well stocked with travel essentials by gifting them Away’s Travel Wellness Kit. The set comes inside of The Mini which is a smaller version of their popular suitcase and is available in multiple colors. Accompanying The Mini is a hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial hand wipes, dissolvable soap leaves, and a mask with five replacement filters.
A pair of cozy slippers
Help them keep their feet warm while working from home with these fuzzy slippers. These high quality slippers are made of suede and have a sheepskin collar, and are a very useful gift that your recipient may not think to purchase for themselves.
A personalized photo book
Photo books are a great gift for anyone in your life and can be used to commemorate vacations, weddings, special events, or even just everyday life. With three book sizes, multiple color and theme options, and the opportunity to choose a cover image, this gift is sure to make your recipient feel special.
A wine gift set
Help elevate your recipient’s wine experience by gifting this wine lover’s set. The included wine preserver is a great gift for those that live alone or like to take their time with their wines. The sleek charging base and modern design make this a gift your recipient will be proud to display on their kitchen counter.
A spa gift set
Give them the gift of relaxation with this spa gift set. This set comes with all the tools they’ll need to grow a soothing eucalyptus plant, as well as botanical bath salts and a body scrubber to use while they wait for their plant to grow.
A sturdy wallet
Replace their tired and tattered wallet with this slim leather billfold from Insider Reviews’ favorite wallet brand Bellroy. It’s made with ethically sourced leather that will age wonderfully and last many years.
A Disney+ subscription
It gives you unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox, and costs just $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here.
And if you need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.
Our favorite pillow
Whether they sleep on their side, their back, or their stomach, we can’t recommend the Coop Original Pillow more highly. The pillow comes with soft yet supportive fill that they can add or remove for customized comfort, and the cover is washable. Plus, it comes with a 100-night-trial.
*Sponsored by Coop Home Goods
A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring
Fitbit’s affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to keep them informed about their physical activity. The heart rate monitor lets them be more strategic about their workouts by tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones.
An everyday stainless steel frying pan that professional cooks love
Pros like Tom Colicchio trust Made In’s cookware to perform in some of the country’s top kitchens, so rest assured it’s good enough for your recipient. The quickly growing startup is behind a couple of our favorite pieces of cookware.
A hair towel that cuts drying time in half
Aquis’ cult-favorite hair towels have inspired a slew of rave reviews online, including one from our own team of product reviewers.
The towels are made from a proprietary fabric called Aquitex that’s composed of ultra-fine fibers (finer than silk) that work to reduce the amount of friction the hair experiences while in its weakest state.
A memorable date night option
Eatwith offers cool dining experiences that bring together delicious menus, professional chefs, and interesting guests. Typically held in person, in major cities like New York, Paris, and London, Eatwith is now offering online classes you can take from anywhere that bring unique cooking experiences right into your kitchen. In addition to experiences led by professional chefs from around the world, Eatwith has recently added classes taught by MasterChef contestants.
A pair of comfortable wool shoes
While Allbirds has hinted that it’s on track to become more than just a shoe brand, we’ll always be partial to its original sneakers made from merino wool. We’ve been wearing and loving the comfortable style for more than two years, and you can’t go wrong gifting a pair of these shoes.
Coffee from a different country, delivered every month
It’s a worldwide coffee tour without the expense of airplane tickets. Atlas Coffee Club delivers single origin coffee and always includes a postcard from the country, brewing tips, and flavor notes with each month’s shipment.
A small skincare tool that removes 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup residue
Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleaning brushes. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so your recipient can maintain their skincare routine no matter where they are.
A digital photo frame
Include a USB stick of your favorite photo memories together with this gift. The high-tech photo frame will shuffle through and display crisp photos and videos, and it can also be mounted on a wall. If you can stretch your budget, the more popular WiFi version is the same idea but more convenient to use because it works right from your phone’s gallery.
An easy-to-use trimmer
What separates the Philips Norelco OneBlade from other trimmers and shavers is the unique blade. It uses a fast-moving OneBlade cutter with a protection system on both sides of the blade to prevent knicks. The base of the blade will contour to his face, allowing for a comfortable shave or trim without irritation — and it works for wet or dry shaving.
A convenient wireless charging pad
A wireless charger is a great gift for anyone with a glass-backed smartphone that supports the feature. Our reviewer called this one “the perfect wireless charging pad.” It charges quickly, looks nice, and can even accommodate thick phone cases.
Membership to a popular nationwide book club
If they prefer the incomparable feel of a hardcover book, set them up with a Book of the Month membership. It offers five curated titles, mainly from up-and-coming authors, to choose from every month.
Access to their own personal travel concierge
While travel concierge services have existed for years to help craft personalized experiences, they’re prohibitively expensive and created with a luxury clientele in mind. Journy, on the other hand, is a personal travel planning service and mobile app that only costs $60 per day of the trip.
Usually Journy handles scheduling a complete itinerary for your trip, but with its staycation planning option, your recipient will also receive a curated guide of socially-distanced activities, local grocery stores and delivery options, and private accommodations at your destination. Journy specifically recommends hotels and activities that are COVID safe and keeps up-to-date guidance on all COVID-related policies. It also offers flexible cancelation and refund policies just in case you need to cancel or reschedule your trip.
*This gift can be saved and used at a later date if you aren’t comfortable given the current conditions related to COVID-19.
A solution to their back pain
This gift is for anyone who is always complaining about their back pain or poor posture. Upright Go is an innovative and discreet device that sticks to the top of their back and helps them improve their posture, day by day.
A fan-favorite cookbook with original illustrations
This is the perfect cookbook for those just getting into cooking. Chef and New York Times columnist Samin Nosrat outlines the foundations of cooking and presents it in a fun, engaging way alongside original illustrations.
Their favorite specialty meals, no matter where they are
Goldbelly makes it possible to satisfy their most specific and nostalgic cravings no matter where they live in the US — a cheesecake from Junior’s, deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati, and more. Browse the iconic gifts section for inspiration.
Smart bulbs to deck out their home with the best ambiance
Gift this to a friend who wants to equip a full room or apartment with smart lights. This kit includes four white bulbs, which you can control with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit, and a Philips Hue Bridge that connects them to your router. You can automate the bulbs with timers and schedules, and create gorgeous lighting effects. With the Philips Hue Sync feature, they can even sync up with the audio of your music, movies, or games.
A book about their favorite burger spot
While this book doesn’t contain the actual recipes for the burger or the famous sauce, it will get your burger-loving recipient pretty close to the real deal. They can make delicious burgers, fries, and shakes at home, then conduct the classic Shake Shack vs. In-n-Out comparison.
A stylish accessory with a hidden charger
The leather keychain is as functional as it is attractive: it has an iPhone lightning input and USB stick so they can charge their phone in their bag. Some colors include free monogramming while others have a $10 monogram fee.
A reusable bag featuring a fun print
There are plenty of reusable nylon shopping bag options out there, but where Baggu really stands out from the crowd is its variety of quirky and colorful prints. These useful bags are the perfect gift for everyone in your life.
A fun and educational online cooking class
Gifting experiences is on the rise. With a Cozymeal class, they’ll learn how to make anything from fresh pasta to beautiful charcuterie boards. In addition to cooking classes, Cozymeal offers online mixology classes and virtual wine tastings.
A set of trackers for the absent-minded
When they can’t find their phone, all they have to do is click their Tile button to make their phone ring, even if it’s on silent.
A smart way to add Google Assistant to any room
The convenience and utility of Google live in this small but mighty smart home device that lets them do everything from check their calendar to play music, all hands-free.
A cooling weighted blanket
During chilly evenings, they’ll appreciate the excuse to stay snuggled in bed all night long. The weighted blanket comes in many different sizes and weights and is made with a bamboo fabric that prevents them from overheating.
An electric toothbrush that won’t want to hide away
In addition to its sleek design, the Goby Toothbrush stands out for its soft brush head, normal and sensitive brushing speeds, and convenient USB charging shell.
Ready-to-prepare meals that save them time
Your recipient will be able to fill a box with smoothies (including protein smoothies for gym rats), harvest bowls, soup, and more meals that are ready to take on the go. Daily Harvest’s healthy offerings are perfect for the busy, wellness-minded people in your life.
A case that sanitizes dirty phones
Most of us carry our phones with us everywhere — and we mean, everywhere. PhoneSoap kills 99.9% of common household germs, including bacteria that lead to E.Coli, Salmonella, Staph, the flu, and the common cold. Especially with the pandemic, your recipient will love knowing that their phone is squeaky clean.
A fun, cult-favorite board game
The Settlers of Catan relies upon strategy and sometimes luck to build civilizations — and it can last for hours.
A pretty leather wrap for taking chargers and cables on the go
Mark & Graham’s Leather Charger Roll Up is made from soft, supple leather and has three separate pockets to stash cables and chargers on the go. Get it monogrammed for free.
A beautiful piece of handmade drinkware
Each hand blown glass from JFR Glass is unique. The glasses aren’t just pretty — they’re also functional and sturdy. They’re dishwasher-safe and UV-resistant, so your recipient can enjoy the pieces forever.
A specialty beer-making kit
If they have dreams of one day being holed up in the garage making specialty beers, they’re going to love this DIY kit. It includes everything they’ll need to get started, including bottles.
The coziest moccasins we’ve ever worn
Can you practically feel the soft fluffiness of these slippers through your screen? L.L.Bean supposedly sells a pair of these cushioned sheepskin shoes every seven seconds during December, proving that they are worth the purchase.
A delicious and unique hot sauce
The limited-edition hot sauce is infused with white truffle, packing a sweet heat you’ll want to add to burritos, pizza, wings, or any other dish you want to make a little more interesting.
Membership to a huge outdoor co-op
An REI membership offers a lifetime of benefits for a one-time purchase. That includes 10%-back dividends, special offers, access to in-store REI Garage sales, and special pricing on REI classes and events. Find out more here.
Extremely comfortable, flattering lounge pants
These are some of the best lounge pants we’ve ever tried. If they’re spending more time in casual wear, they’ll spend an inordinate amount of time in these. We also appreciate that the silky MicroModal and sleek cut make them perfectly acceptable for wearing in public to grab the mail.
A bike horn that can go as loud as a car
Born out of a research project between Priority Bicycles and Toyota, this bike horn can get as loud as the one in a car. This is an excellent safety accessory for bikers.
A silky hand cream
Of all La Mer’s premium skincare products, the Hand Treatment is a brand favorite. This creamy formula is the perfect texture to help heal dry hands.
The internet’s favorite olive oil
Brightland’s olive oils make great gifts for cooks and anyone who loves to entertain. The white bottles protect the EVOO from light damage and look nice displayed on a countertop.
A cool and smooth pajama shirt
Luxury sheets will break your budget, but the next best thing to get them a good night’s sleep is this comfortable and attractive PJ shirt. It’s made from organic bamboo lyocell, which is breathable and moisture-wicking, not to mention more sustainable to produce than traditional cotton.
Premium distilled whiskey
Founded in Tennessee, Uncle Nearest is an award-winning, Black-owned whiskey brand that was inspired by the first known African-American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green. If you’re shopping for someone who enjoys a quality glass of whiskey or a whiskey-based cocktail every now and then, a bottle of Uncle Nearest won’t disappoint.
A sleek knife block
We’re big fans of Material Kitchen’s minimalist approach to kitchen essentials — like this magnetic, angled knife block made from heavy-duty wood.
Soft and environmentally friendly socks made from hemp
The cozy socks are also sustainably made and made from a hemp yarn that’s four times more durable than cotton, a win-win all around.
A simple but luxurious body wash
New startup Necessaire formulates its body care products with vitamins A, B3, C, E, and omega-6 and omega-9. The subtly scented Body Wash will leave their skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished.
An indoor plant
Indoor plants are much more than an extra responsibility. They help purify the air, have been proven to reduce stress, and look good aesthetically. The Nice Plant’s Blooming Energy Box includes a small plant and a few other useful things, like a sage smudge stick, palo santo bundle, and room spray, to make their home more peaceful and relaxing.
A high-quality leather band for an Apple Watch
Bullstrap’s Italian Leather Watch Bands are the perfect way to add some elegance to an Apple Watch. They come in several colors of leather and are compatible with all generations of the Apple Watch.
A gorgeous coffee table book that helps cure their travel bug
1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition): The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before, available at Barnes & Noble, $44.99
Patricia Schultz’s original “1,000 Places” captured imaginations with its compelling curation of experiences all over the world. The newly released deluxe edition features a beautiful gold-embellished cover and more than 1,000 new photographs.
A pair of sparkly hoops
Traditional hoops get an embellishment of white sapphire in this affordable piece from Mejuri.
A set of monogrammed hand towels
The extra time and thought put into a personalized gift are worth it. You can add custom embroidery (+$15 per towel) to Weezie’s fluffy and absorbent towels.
Premium underwear that’s worth every penny
It’s not an exaggeration to say Tommy John could be the most comfortable boxers your recipient has ever worn. The Second Skin, in particular, is a standout — smooth, soft, stretchy, and breathable.
A soft cashmere sweater that boasts a smaller carbon footprint
Wool, down, and shearling dominate cold-weather staples, but the list of warm and comfortable materials would be incomplete without cashmere. If you’re looking for a less expensive iteration of the classic cashmere sweater, Everlane’s ReCashmere is your best bet. Better yet, it’s environmentally conscious and made with 60% recycled cashmere.
A cool drink accessory worth celebrating
Brumate’s insulated flute prevents the disappointment of bubbly that has gone warm and flat. It holds almost half a bottle of champagne and comes in 30 pretty colors.
A card case that fits just the essentials
Traveling light? The tiny leather card case fits five cards and a few bills so they don’t have to lug around a bulky wallet. Italic works with manufacturers who produce for luxury designers, but you won’t have to pay designer prices there.
A whimsical candle from a new brand
As our candle-loving editor points out, “Does the world really need another fancy candle brand?” Otherland’s candles are so creative and interesting that you won’t be able to resist gifting at least a few.
A travel-friendly vanity case
They can stop using unsightly and wasteful Ziploc bags once they have this stylish and structured case in their possession. The exterior material is resistant to water and stains, and the clear window lets them easily identify the case’s contents.
A gold bracelet that displays their zodiac sign
The delicate gold vermeil bracelet is a piece they’ll want to wear every day. Aurate’s beautiful gold jewelry is not only more affordable than traditional fine jewelry, but it’s also ethically sourced, representing a new wave of jewelry brands to know about.
A mini duffel crossbody with a distinctive look
Dagne Dover excels at making functional and versatile bags like work totes and this extra small version of its popular neoprene duffel. Inside, they’ll find a compartment just large enough for the day’s essentials, pockets to keep them organized, and a detachable key leash.
A streaming stick that gives them access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes
Roku’s Streaming Stick+ is exceptional for its 4K, HDR, and HD streaming, and long-range wireless receiver. Installing it is an easy process and starts by plugging the stick into the TV.
Sweet treats they won’t be able to stop eating
Instead of the usual box of chocolates, gift some of the best-known and most delicious treats from NYC institution Milk Bar. The set contains 12 soft and chewy cake truffles, six assorted and an adorable mini birthday cake.
Smart plugs that let them control their appliances with their phone
Through the corresponding app, they can schedule when their lights turn on and off, or use voice commands with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana. It’s a suitable entry-level smart plug for someone looking to get into home automation.
A sturdy phone case with a built-in kickstand
Scooch’s rugged case incorporates a clever 3-in-1 design that gives them a grip, kickstand, or phone mount when they snap the back of the case. Instead of buying these accessories separately, simply gift them this useful all-in-one case.
A box that lets them explore the exciting world of sake
While online wine clubs abound, Tippsy is quietly cultivating a community of sake lovers. It offers an abundance of knowledge and premium sake options to anyone who’s interested in exploring this underrated alcohol further.
A compact and lightweight hand mixer
Not all baking tasks require a full stand mixer. KitchenAid’s hand mixer doesn’t take up a lot of space but gets a variety of jobs done by offering five-speed options. You’ll also have fun picking out a unique color for your recipient.
A game that tests their penchant for puns
It’s a battle of who can devise the most clever puns in this family-friendly card game that requires a quick mind and even faster writing skills. Game on.
A custom map of a special location
Grafomap is the site where you can commemorate important places, be it their hometown, college town, or the city where you two met. The custom design function is easy to use and you can choose to get the final map poster framed or printed on canvas.
A waterproof outdoor speaker
The surprisingly powerful speaker fits in the palm of their hand and can go swimming with them in the pool or ocean. It’s also dustproof and therefore suitable for hikes and other outdoor adventures.
A sleep mask made with high-quality mulberry silk
Few things are more luxurious than sleeping with a silk mask. Thanks to its all silk construction, your recipient’s face will feel cool all night long.
A plush bathrobe
It’s all too tempting to stay wrapped up in this Turkish cotton bathrobe long after they’ve stepped out of the shower. The thick robe is our pick for the best bathrobe you can buy.
A chai sampler
This set of loose-leaf teas made it into Oprah’s Favorite Things back in 2018. It’s filled with three variations of chai that any tea lover will appreciate.
A cult-favorite fragrance
Le Labo is famous for its distinctive packaging and subtle yet inviting scents. The AnOther is musky and woodsy, but it’s balanced out with ingredients like jasmine petals.
The outdoor game you see everyone playing at the park
It’s a gorgeous day out and you can’t help but notice a few groups having fun while playing some kind of new ball game. Chances are it’s Spikeball, the volleyball-esque game that your recipient can set up in any large outdoor space. It takes just 10 minutes to learn the rules.
A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that look good enough to wear outside of the house
Help them protect their eyes from harsh screens with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. Their eyes won’t feel as strained, and they might be able to drift off to sleep more quickly.