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The 30 Best Gifts Under $100 This Holiday Season

Lindsay Tigar  |  November 20, 2020

Sticking to a budget this year? Yeah, us, too. We scoured our favorite sites to find something special for everyone on your list!

This year, holiday shopping and celebrations will look mighty different than in years past. Millions of us are on a much tighter budget than we expected this time last year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still spread a little love this holiday season. No matter who you’re shopping for — your mentor, your best friend, your partner, your new mom pal or your pet — there tons of amazing gift ideas out there for under $100, allowing you to purchase mindfully and thoughtfully, all while keeping a budget. Here are our 30 favorite finds of the 2020 season:

Tipsy Elves Women’s Gaudy Garland Cardigan

You might not be able to gather the whole gang together for your annual gift exchange, but you can ‘dress up’ your Zoom gathering to make it more festive. Rather than setting a price limit and providing a wish-list, make it ugly sweater themed. This one will definitely take home the prize!, $50 

Fab Slab Natural Wood Cutting Board

Pre-pandemic, your pal was a great cook. But now, they’re ready for Top Chef. As you count down the days until you taste their Instagram-worthy creations, gift them with this natural antibacterial cutting board. It’s made of sustainable Camphor Laurel trees in Australia, it’s easy to clean, and lasts for years., $75 

Tarte’s Busy Gal Must-Haves Makeup Set 

This kit (with choices for all skin tones) will have you ready for the boardroom or to rock around the clock whenever you’re ready. The set includes mascara, two choices for blush/bronzer, lip gloss, lipstick, and nine different shades of eye shadow.,  $59 

DEMADCO Slipper Socks

When the weather outside is frightful, cozying up inside your house is a necessity. For whoever brings warmth to your life, consider gifting these slipper socks that keep feet toasty and prevent slippage on hard-wood floors., $24 

YSL Black Opium Perfume

As one of the most classic holiday gifts to give to someone special, perfume is a sweet package to open. And this blend from Yves Saint Laurent Beauté offers the right mix of coffee, vanilla and white flowers. It’s subtle, yet powerful — just like the women who inspire you daily., $62 

Golden Girls Bingo Card Game

Thank someone for being a friend with this hilarious bingo card game inspired by the hit sitcom. While you can play it without watching Rose, Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia, we suggest tuning in to an episode as you play along with your Secret Santa buddy. And hey, if you’re socially distanced in different cities, it’s budget-friendly enough to get two!, $22 

Samsonite Women’s Mobile Solution Business Travel Backpack

Sure, we aren’t exactly traveling much these days, but remember: we will all fly the friendly skies soon enough. For now, your sister, mom or friend might only wear this to the grocery store, but it’s ideal for a quick weekend jaunt, too., $56 

Life Is Good ‘Pot Head’ T-shirt

Life has given us a chance to invest more time in all kinds of gardening this year. For the person in your life with a green thumb who remains forever optimistic, this shirt sends the right message., $27 

Huda Beauty Kayali Miniature Discovery Set

If you like the idea of gifting perfume, but you’re not sure what your recipient likes in terms of scent, this is a great option. This collection is inspired by the Middle East, offering many layers of fragrance. Plus, the packaging will have your friend or mom wowed!, $95 

Moroccanoil Hair Hydration Trio Gift Set 

This year, haircare has fallen fairly low on the list of priorities for many busy professionals. Between balancing work and home demands, getting dressed every morning is an accomplishment. Show your fellow working mom that you’re here for her with this hydration gift set for her lovely locks., $72 


Every city mom has the UPPABABY, since it’s considered the ‘It’ stroller for living in a small space. But since it rings up near  $1,000, they might not have splurged on the cup holder. Give your sister what she actually needs: this add-on that can hold her coffee (or let’s be honest: her wine!), $25 

I DEW Care Mini Meow Trio

2020 was full of plenty of misfortune and struggle, but it also taught us the importance of self-care. With lots of time spent under the same roof and no boundaries between various sectors of our life, taking a moment to pause and breathe became a priority. Give your pal a nudge to have a ‘me’ night with this face mask set that’s as effective as it is adorable., $24 

Rocco & Rixie Supply Co. New Puppy Bundle

It seems like anyone and everyone adopted a new furry pup this year. For your friend who is in the thick of the puppyhood days, give them this essential pack that has plenty of goodies to keep their four-legged ‘child’ happy and healthy., $64

Best Friends Interlocking Circles Necklace

While, yes, you’re thankful for your job, your spouse, your health and your kids — you couldn’t get through any of it without your best friend. After all, they’re the one who’s frantically responding to your text messages at all hours of the day. Express your gratitude with this chic accessory set for two., $25 

Every Now and Then I Fall Apart Dish Towel

You used to look forward to Taco Tuesdays with your colleagues, where you’d dish on the latest gossip and enjoy cheap margs. But since you haven’t been able to pick up this tradition in 2020, you can remind them of the happier times with this hilarious dish towel. It pretty much sums up the year, don’t ya think?, $12 

MAM Grow with Baby Gift Set

Those first few months are a blur of bliss and exhaustion for new parents, especially moms, as they navigate breastfeeding, changing hormones, and more. You’re so proud of your friend — and you want to give them what they actually need right now. This set is thoughtful, useful, and easy on your wallet, too. Just make sure to provide something for her, too, since mama needs a nod!, $41 

Lulu Dharma Stars Hip Pack

Fanny packs are making a comeback — and for good reason. Not only are they an easy way to lug around our goods, but they take away pressure from our backs and our shoulders, too. This sleek, simple design will have your friend starry-eyed on the cool factor., $20 

Daily Gratitude Journal 

Although some days lately we may have struggled to be thankful, we believe in a consistent practice of gratitude. Not only does it help us to find peace and grounding, but it boosts our spirits and helps us to remain optimistic. This beautifully-designed journal is a thoughtful gift for anyone who needs a ray of sunshine., $26 

Tree Hut Coconut Lime Shea Body Regimen

This year, all many of us want for the holiday season to take a bath, with a glass of wine, uninterrupted by text messages, calendar invites or toddler whining. Give your friend the ‘timeout’ she has earned with this bath set that has everything she needs for pure relaxation., $20 

My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure

We all have the one friend who can turn any and all ingredients into something mouthwatering and yet, super-healthy. Challenge them with the tough task of recreating Southern-inspired recipes sans the fried food with this helpful cookbook., $17

Adult Paint By Numbers Kit

As we all prepare to move into the coldest season of the year, finding ways to pass the time will become more important than ever. While paint-by-number sets were once completely sold out everywhere, many companies have now hopped on the trend to provide art supplies and sketches for adults. Consider giving this to a friend who is quarantining solo. (And psst: it pairs perfectly with some wine, too!), $42

Verve Culture Drinking Glass Set

Hand-blown and beautiful, your friend will appreciate the design and simplicity of these drinking glasses. Whether they are enjoying a glass of water or a fine pour something a bit stronger, these easy-to-grasp (and easier to look at) beauties are a statement piece for any bar area., $48 

Margaritaville Singles to Go Drink Mix

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere — but your overworked colleague might not always have the energy to deal with creating a cocktail. To the rescue are these single-serving to-go mixes that only require them to add in some tequila. Cheers!, $18 

Sleek And Slim Ridge Wallet  

These days, many of us have taken to only carrying the cards we need when we go out… But keeping them tucked in a pokcet is a dangerous proposition. Enter Ridge Wallet’s  minimalist design and refined style, which mean no carrying around unnecessary items, while all your cards stay safe. (They’re offering 10% off for the holidays when you use the promo code RIDGE10.)

Martha Stewart Orthopedic Dog Bed

You can’t forget your dog this holiday season! This super-soft, cozy and chic bed will fit with your color theme and provide comfort to your pup. They’ve been with you since day one of this crazy year, and they deserve a little TLC, too., $42 

Bella Tunno Wonder Plate

For the working mom in your office who seems to juggle their kid, their gig and their sanity effortlessly, this hilarious plate will make them LOL. Even if the toddler doesn’t quite grasp the pun, it’s a sweet thought for moms who need humor these days, more than ever., $24 

Cactus and Succulent Starter Kit 

For the resident plant parent in your friend group, challenge them to create succulents … from scratch! This set comes with 10 cactus seeds, 10 succulent seeds, easy instructions, a planting dish and more., $33 


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