When shopping for a gift, you don’t always want to spend a lot of money. So we at the Dollar Frog have rounded up a list of the best gifts you can fund for under $100.
If you want to set a budget for your gift shopping list, $100 might just be your magic number.
The abundance of under-$100 gift ideas is both a blessing and a curse, so we’ve picked out 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 best under-$100 gift ideas below:
An ebook reader that’s comfortable to read and hold
The glare-free display and adjustable screen light on Amazon’s most affordable Kindle device makes reading anywhere an enjoyable experience.
An insulated coffee mug
This coffee mug is one of our favorite Hydro Flask products to carry around the office since it keeps our precious beverages warm or cold for hours and has a spout lid to prevent messy spills. It’s not restricted to office use — your recipient can and should bring it outdoors to their backyard or a campfire gathering.
A specialty beer-making kit
If he’s one of those guys that either is or will one day be holed up in the garage making specialty beers, he’s going to love this DIY kit. It includes everything he’ll need to get started, including bottles.
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.
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.
A gorgeous coffee table book that inspires them to travel
1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition): The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before, available at Amazon, $40.08
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 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 cooling weighted blanket
With the rest of a chilly winter ahead of them, they’ll appreciate the excuse to stay snuggled in bed all weekend long. The weighted blanket comes in many different sizes and weights and is made with a bamboo fabric that prevents them from overheating.
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 visual smart speaker
The Echo Show 5 is for tech enthusiasts who prefer a visual element to their smart speaker experience. It has a clock face and video calling capabilities, as well as the ability to show song lyrics, step-by-step recipes, and news highlights.
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 digital photo frame
NIX 10.1 Inch USB Digital Photo Frame, available at Amazon, $74.99 on sale (originally $99.99) [you save $25]
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.
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 his TV.
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.
Wireless headphones that boast a 25-hour battery life
A good pair of over-ear headphones is comfortable, delivers outstanding sound quality, and has a long battery life. Sennheiser’s HD 4.40 model accomplishes all this for just $80.
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 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 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 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.
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 hair towel that cuts drying time in half
Aquis’ cult-favorite hair towels have inspired a slew of rave reviews online.
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.
And that’s it for our best gifts under $100 list … happy shopping!