Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts Under $100

Christmas shopping can get pricey, especially when you have a long list of family and friends with expensive taste. Just because youre working with a tighter budget this year doesnt mean you have to compromise on quality. In fact, you can still spend reasonably during the holidays and spoil your loved ones with some meaningful, useful gifts. To help you in your quest for affordable Christmas presents, weve collected our 22 favorite gifts under $100. If you want to pick the right present and stay under a three-figure limit, SPY can help with that.

The most coveted gifts under $100 include great gift ideas for techies, hipsters, travelers, fitness buffs, and everyone in between. All are available to buy right now on sites like Amazon, and most can be shipped with Prime. Those who want to splurge a bit on their loved ones can find more awesome gift ideas on our Best Christmas Gifts of 2019 list. You can also reference our Best Gifts for Dad and Best Gifts for Men roundups for more holiday shopping inspiration.

In the meantime, keep reading to find our best gifts for under $100.

1. Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky


Whiskey is a timeless gift for anyone, but it has to be a special bottle that your giftee probably doesnt already have in their bar. This Toki whiskey from the Japanese powerhouse Suntory fits the bid. Its interesting, very high quality, and most people (even whiskey connoisseurs) dont buy it regularly. Its highly-rated across the web, and it boasts prestigious awards such as a Gold Medal from the Denver International Spirits Competition. In other words, make sure your giftee shares a glass with you.

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2. Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Turntable


Vinyl has made a huge comeback in the last few years. People have realized that records are not just stylish and fun to collect, but also offer better sound quality than digital. Brands have followed this trend with affordable turntables that double as music players and home decor, such as this Victrola. Its disguised as a suitcase, clocks in at just $40, and offers Bluetooth compatibility when you need to switch to digital.

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Buy: Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Turntable $32.99

3. Fujifilm Instax Instant Film Camera


Another vintage staple that has recently made a comeback is the instant film camera. Theyre ideal for the holidays, allowing you to instantly take and print photos of the family and festivities. We recommend gifting this one from Fujifilm in 2019 because it has a cool look and better technical capabilities than most of the new instant film cameras under $100.

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Buy: Fujifilm Instax Instant Film Camera $119.95

4. Sprezza Box


Treat any dapper man in your life with a subscription to Sprezza Box. The service conveniently delivers accessories, like sunglasses, ties, and wallets in curated boxes. It makes a great gift for graduates, busy travelers, or anyone who just landed a new job and needs an upgrade. Most Sprezza Box accessories come from small independent brands you wouldnt be able to find in a department store, so youre not only getting something unique youre also supporting up-and-coming mens clothing designers and businesses. At just $28/month, you can give your favorite dapper gentleman three months of the Sprezza box without breaking your $100 limit. As a result, this is definitely one of the years best gifts under $100 for men.

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5. Instant Pot


The now-famous Instant Pot is obviously a great gift for cooks, but its 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 holiday feasts.

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Buy: Instant Pot $49.00

6. 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 this holiday even if they already have an older-generation Echo. This affordable device is one of the most popular tech gifts under $100 in 2019, so check with your siblings or friends if youre buying this for your parents or grandparents (they might have already bought one).

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Buy: Echo Show 5 $49.99

7. Miansai Mens Rope Bracelet


When buying gifts for ladies, jewelry is most guys go-to gift. Now, you can have that convenient option when buying gifts for dudes as well thanks to Miansai. The Miami-based brand has blown-up in menswear because theyre finally giving guys stylish, masculine jewelry line we can wear with any outfit. This rope bracelet is one of their most iconic looks, making it a good option for gifting this year.

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Buy: Miansai Mens Rope Bracelet $68.00

8. Kindle


Some bookworms still raise their eyebrows at e-readers like the 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. Its something your giftee will end up using every day especially if theyre 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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Buy: Kindle $89.99

9. Allbirds Wool Runners


Allbirds took the sneaker market by storm in 2019 with these soft, cozy, minimalist kicks. Theyre made of superfine merino sheeps 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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10. JBL Charge 3


Bluetooth speakers have become go-to gifts when you just dont know what to get. Once you up the price to $100, you start to get some serious sound quality. Thats what you get with speakers like this JBL Charge 3. It does double duty as a premium speaker and a phone charger, which comes in handy when youre jamming at the beach, park or gym. Its also one of the highest-rated Bluetooth speakers under $100 with thousands of glowing reviews, all thanks to its high-end sound quality and a durable water-resistant build.

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Buy: JBL Charge 3 $89.95

11. 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. Were talking two, three-button controllers (note: you can upgrade to the Retro-Bits six-button gamepads for extra), over 40 classic titles and HDMI connection to enjoy sharp 16-bit pixelation in all of its nostalgic glory. Its 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.

Sega Genesis Mini - Best gifts under $100 for men and women

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Buy: Sega Genesis Mini $49.99

Buy: Retro-Bit Sega Genesis 6-Button Controller $17.99

12. Herschel Sutton Duffle Bag


Herschel has built its legacy creating top-of-the-line bags at affordable prices. You wont find a better deal than the Sutton duffel a reliable pick that wont 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 multiple interior pockets and backpack straps make it highly functional as well.

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13. Swell 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 Swell 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 ones convenience. Think of it as an inexpensive and serviceable gift that will come in handy at the gym or on the road.

S'well Teakwood Stainless Steel Water Bottle - Best gifts under $100 for men and women

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14. Nest Fragrances Discovery Candle Set


For those who want to enhance the ambiance of their home, Nest sells this limited-edition set with 10 mini candles to keep environments well-lit and smelling fresh. Each candle is formulated with its own unique scent Bamboo, Cedar Leaf, and Moroccan Amber, 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 on Christmas.

Nest Fragrances Discovery Candle Set - Best gifts under $100 for men and women

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Buy: Nest Fragrances Discovery Candle Set $74.99

15. Sony Wireless Extra Bass Headphones


Whoever said you cant score premium headphones for under $100 has yet to test Sonys 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 arent features youll 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.

Sony WH-XB700 Wireless Extra Bass Headphones - Best gifts for under $100 for men and women

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Buy: Sony WH-XB700 Wireless Extra Bass Headphones Too low to display

16. Goodthreads Cotton Shawl Cardigan Sweater


Every guy can use a stylish go-to sweater in their rotation. Cardigans are popular fashion gifts that can be worn for any occasion (e.g. at the bar, in the office). It turns out Amazons own clothing division, Goodthreads, sells a nice collection of trendy sweaters in sleek, warm colors. Each cardigan is made from 100% cotton to provide additional comfort and warmth during the colder seasons. Adding to its appeal are unique details such as the shawl collar and front welt pockets that complete its sophisticated look.

Goodthreads Cotton Shawl Cardigan Sweater - Best Gifts under $100 for men

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Buy: Goodthreads Cotton Shawl Cardigan Sweater $40.00

17. Clarisonic Mia Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush


Facial skincare is something men and women take more seriously as they age. Clarisonic doesnt discriminate, creating a sonic facial cleaning brush for both parties to keep their face looking healthy and youthful. Each brush head features soft bristles to gently exfoliate and remove impurities from the skins surface. Its a one-minute beauty task that can easily be worked into ones shower routine, and maybe even inspire couples to perform together before heading to bed.

Clarisonic Mia Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush for men and women - Best Gifts under $100

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Buy: Clarisonic Mia Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush (Women) $99.00

Buy: Clarisonic Mia Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush (Men) $99.00

18. Anker Powercore 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 members stocking is a gift that wont go unappreciated. The Anker Powercore Slim 1000 is a light carry 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 industrys top consumer electronics brands.

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Buy: Anker Powercore Portable Charger $45.99

19. Kiehls Ultra Healthy Skin Favorites Set


Kiehls Ultra Healthy Skin Favorites Set is perfect for beginners who want to adopt an effective skincare regimen on the cheap. Several of the brands top-selling products come bundled in this Nordstrom exclusive gift set, each one formulated with potent ingredients designed to reduce signs of premature aging. As a bonus, Nordstrom includes a psychedelic travel bag to store everything neatly in ones beauty cabinet.

Kiehls Ultra Healthy Skin Favorites Set for men and women - Best gifts uner $100

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20. 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. Its little wonder this is one of the years best tech gifts under $100.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote - Best gifts under $100 for men and women

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Buy: Amazon Fire Stick 4K $49.99

21. Skagen Aaren Kulor Rubber Strap Watch


Now that budget watches are on-trend, were seeing lots of brands release some nice-looking timepieces at mid-range price points. Bulky metal watches are no longer on many millennial mens wish lists, and not everyone actually wants a smartwatch. For some guys, analog really is the better option. For these old-school men, Skagen has a number of attractive options, as exhibited in the Aaren Kulor collection. These minimalist watches blend clean, distinctive aesthetics with classic design elements such as an analog dial and round bezel to achieve a distinguished unisex look. You can choose between a vibrant blue, green, and red.

Skagen Aaren Kulor Rubber Strap Watch - Best gifts under $100 for men and women

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22. Gift Card


Theres always that one person on our gifting list that is totally impossible to shop for. We recommend saving the time of trying to find them the perfect gift and just settling with an Amazon gift card. They can go wild and buy whatever they want or need, and you dont have to worry. In fact, dont even think of it as settling. Buying an Amazon gift card for these hard-to-please friends and family is actually a win-win for everyone.

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Buy: Gift Card $100.00