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You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to buy someone the perfect present. In fact, you don’t even have to spend one hundred. At Reviewed, we’re all about buying the best things at the best prices—and that includes this year’s holiday gifts.
From the Keurig K-Mini to the cult-favorite Revlon hair dryer to the wine delivery service everyone’s obsessed with, these are the 50 best gifts under $100 this holiday season. Your friends and family—and your wallet—will thank you.
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1. For the one who starts every day with a cup of joe: Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker
Just when you thought the Keurig couldn’t get any more convenient and compact, the K-Mini arrived. Less than five inches wide, when our experts tested it, they loved how versatile it is (you can find K-Cups in over 400 different flavors and varieties) and that you can use it to brew anything from a single cup to a full travel mug. It’s a must for any coffee lover on your list.
2. For the techie: Amazon Echo Show 5
Smart assistants are still as popular as ever, but some seriously take up too much counter space. The Echo Show 5 provides a compact design with the bonus of a screen. It’s basically a smaller, more affordable affordable version of the full Show and the next level up from the Dot. The small screen makes it easy to see timers, get news updates, and make video calls, so you can chat “face-to-face” with your giftee.
3. For the one who never misses happy hour: Winc
You could get them a nice bottle of wine, or you could give them a wine subscription service that will keep the vino flowing all month long. We tried Winc and quickly became obsessed with the service, finding that it consistently delivered high-quality wines and recommendations throughout the months.
4. For the one who has everything: AncestryDNA
Not sure what to get that one person on your list who doesn’t need a single thing? A home DNA kit is always a great option and they can find out who they’re related to, along with other fascinating genetic and family info. AncestryDNA is one of the most well-known (and most popular) ones available because it’s very detailed and all he’ll need to get started is a simple saliva sample.
5. For the one who doesn’t have enough time in the day: Instant Pot Duo
Even your busiest friend can find time to make a healthy homemade dinner if you give them an Instant Pot for Christmas. The popular pressure cooker can have a meal that usually takes an hour on the table in just 20 minutes (!!). Here at Reviewed, we love the Instant Pot Ultra, which is the best bet for a more budget-friendly option, we also like the Instant Pot Duo which has over 136,000 rave reviews on Amazon.
6. For the one who loves to read: Kindle Unlimited
How many books is too many? For those of us who love to read, the limit does not exist. So a subscription to Kindle Unlimited is the perfect gift. Not only will your giftee have access to thousands of e-books, audiobooks, and podcasts right at their fingertips, but they don’t even have to have a Kindle to use the service—you can read from almost any device with the app.
7. For the one who likes to be cozy: Ugg slippers
Slippers are always a great gift—but this year, it seems they’re at the top of everyone’s lists as we’re spending more time at home. And Uggs are still everyone’s favorite slipper brand. For women, popular styles include the super plush Fluff Yeah slide (which celebrities from Selena Gomez to Madonna are obsessed with) and the Cozette slipper (which sold out at Nordstrom during their annual sale last month). For men, the Scuff slipper continues to be a top seller, with more than 7,000 rave reviews on Amazon.
8. For the person who loves to eat but hates to cook: Home Chef
Whether they work long hours or are always on the go between running errands and shuttling the kids to soccer practice, your giftee has zero time to breathe, let alone cook a homemade meal each night. Enter Home Chef, our favorite meal kit service of 2021. They’ll get super fresh ingredients and well-written recipes that are easy to follow every week.
9. For the person who wants to learn something new: MasterClass
MasterClass is a great gift for people of all interests and all ages. Whether someone wants to learn cooking skills from Gordon Ramsey, photography from Annie Leibowitz or basketball from Steph Curry, they can take as many classes as they want with the All Access Pass. Our editor-in-chief tried it for himself and liked how inspiring the courses were.
10. For the beauty guru: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
“Just five more minutes:” Famous last words from the woman who is in the bathroom for hours drying, straightening, curling, and spraying her hair to perfection. Help her achieve the silky blowout of her dreams with this cult-favorite hair dryer. Our beauty editor put it to the test and says it dried and straightened her curly hair in just 30 minutes (!!).
11. For the one trying to eat healthier: Cuisinart Air Fryer
Air fryers are having a moment this year—and for good reason. Your friend who’s trying to eat healthier will love that they can use the trendy appliance to make their favorite fried foods without the extra fat or chemicals. This Cuisinart one is uncomplicated (simply turn the dial!) and cooks food evenly to the perfect crispiness, which is why its our favorite affordable model.
12. For the one who wants to stay hydrated: Yeti Rambler
While Yeti makes our all-time favorite cooler, you might not want to shell out nearly $1,000 (!!) for a gift. Fortunately, you can get your giftee the Yeti they love at a more affordable price point (i.e. less than $75) with the popular Rambler water bottle, which our experts dubbed the best water bottle for the outdoors. Made of double vacuum-insulated stainless steel, it has nearly 6,000 reviews on Amazon for keeping coffee steaming hot (or their water ice cold) for hours.
13. For the snuggle bug: Anthropologie Sophie Faux Fur Throw
There are few better ways to spend a chilly winter night than snuggled up on the couch in a fluffy throw. With hundreds of glowing reviews and a 4.9-star rating, this one from Anthropologie has garnered a major cult following. Your giftee will appreciate that the thick faux fur is both luxurious and plush yet lightweight and breathable (and machine-washable!).
14. For the active one: Fitbit Inspire
Year after year, Fitbits make for great gifts. That’s because they can track everything from your steps to your heart rate. While we love the Charge 5 and the Versa the most, the Inspire is a great budget-friendly pick that still provides all the features your active friend will want in a fitness tracker.
15. For the Netflix addict: Roku Ultra
The secret to a good binge-watching session? A speedy, high-quality streaming device, naturally. Of all the ones we tested, we found the Roku Ultra to be the best. With 4K compatibility and an easy-to-use remote, it offers all of the major streaming services (like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+) and took us less than 20 minutes to set up.
16. For the one who could use a little more self-care: Parachute Bathrobe
There are few things more relaxing than slipping into a luxurious bathrobe after a hot shower at the end of a long day. And there are few robes more beloved than this Turkish cotton one from Parachute, which one reviewer compared to being wrapped in a cloud. It’s a must-have for your friend who is always stressed.
17. For the one who listens to music 24/7: Anker Soundcore
They’ve spent hours curating the perfect Spotify playlists—now they just need a good way to listen to them. Here at Reviewed, we recommend the Anker Soundcore if they want amazing sound quality and portable convenience. We chose it as the number one Bluetooth speaker under $50 out there thanks to the above reasons along with the fact it’s decently water-resistant and comes in a rainbow of colors.
18. For the movie buff: Disney+
Forget Netflix—2021 has been the year of Disney+. The streaming service makes a great gift for anyone who loves Disney or for anyone who’s watched (and rewatched) all of their favorite shows on Netflix and are ready for something new. It has a vast library of entirely family-friendly entertainment, including animated Walt Disney classics, Pixar films, Star Wars, and Marvel movies.
19. For the one obsessed with essential oils: Airomé Serenity Medium Diffuser
Essential oil diffusers are all the rage right now because of their many benefits—they can help your girlfriend relax and create a more calm, zen aura in her home. Of all the ones we tested, the Airomé diffuser had everything we were looking for at an affordable price. It runs for up to six hours, is easy to take from room to room, and is available in a ton of styles.
20. For the workaholic: Ember Smart Mug
If your friend basically runs on coffee, at least keep it hot. People are obsessed with this smart mug that does just that. One of our editors tried it for herself and loved it. She raved that you can easily control the temperature of your coffee via the app on your phone and that it kept her beverage steamy to the very last drop.
22. For the one who’s ready to retire their laptop: Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet
Goodbye, bulky laptop! Whether your friend wants to read e-books, watch their favorite shows, or just browse the web for hours, they can do it all on the Amazon Fire tablet. With a vibrant display, faster processor, and compatibility with third-party apps like YouTube and Netflix, it’s sure to be a hit with anyone on your list.
23. For the headphone-wearer: JLab Audio Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds
Have a fitness junkie on your list? They could use a pair of one of our favorite wireless earbuds for running: the JLab Epic Air Sport earbuds. They have amazing sound quality, long battery life (they can last for 12+ hours), and a great range. Plus, they’re completely water- and sweat-proof and are an affordable alternative to the iconic white earbuds (a.k.a. the Apple AirPods).
24. For the bibliophile: Book of the Month Club
There are people who love Kindles and then there are people who love holding real books. If anyone on your list falls into the latter category, gift them a subscription to Book of the Month. It’s exactly what it sounds like: They’ll get up to five books per month, chosen from a vast library of everything from the latest best-sellers to literary classics.
25. For the future Top Chef: Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
You can’t go wrong with Lodge when it comes to cast iron cookware. After all, the Lodge skillet is our top cast iron skillet because it cooks food evenly, is incredibly high-quality, and made to last. This three-quart version—which is perfect for anyone who loves to cook—includes that skillet plus a lid.
26. For the one who is always working out: Lululemon yoga mat
Take it from a yoga teacher—there is no yoga mat better than a Lululemon mat. It provides just the right amount of cushioning along with a non-slip grip to prevent your yogi friend from falling no matter how sweaty they get. And as most Lululemon things are, it’s high-quality enough that it will last for plenty of years—and Bikram classes—to come.
27. For the person who loves a good hair day: Function of Beauty
Give the beauty-obsessed person in your life the gift of custom haircare with Function of Beauty. The popular brand has more than 40,000 fans including Reviewed’s own beauty editor. What makes it so unique? Your giftee can completely customize their shampoo based on their own hair goals, whether they have curly, wavy or straight locks. They can also choose
28. For the one who lives in athleisure clothes: Allbirds sneakers
When it comes to footwear, few things have been as popular this year as Allbirds. The machine-washable wool sneakers are touted for not only being stylish but also for being ridiculously comfortable. Do they live up to the hype? A hundred percent, according to our writer who tried them and now agrees Allbirds are more than worth the cost.
29. For the kids: Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen
One of the most popular toys this year according to our experts? This adorable playset, which is recommended for kids 12 to 36 months and has both a garden side and a kitchen side, so kiddos can cook what they “grow.” Our parenting editor, Anna Lane, believes this will be a hot item amongst younger kids this year and will probably sell out.
30. For the one who likes to personalize everything: Kate Spade Initial Pendant Necklace
Monograms make any gift feel 100 times more personal—which is why this pretty pendant necklace from Kate Spade is at the top of every girlfriend’s gift list. People who have bought it like that the dainty necklace is elegant and timeless that it even has “one in a million” engraved on the back of the pendant to remind her just how special she really is.
31. For the person who lives for game night: What Do You Meme?
Your recipient constantly sends you memes in your group chat, so they’ll be an expert at the hilarious game What Do You Meme? The premise is simple, just match a caption to an iconic meme and the funniest card wins. It’s great to play with friends and family, making it a gift they’ll want to use immediately.
33. For the one who needs a new face mask: Athleta Everyday Face Masks
Keep your giftee safe in public with a pack of these Athleta face masks, which we found to be the best of all the face masks our experts have tested. They’re comfortable, breathable and have both adjustable straps and a wire nose piece so your giftee can customize the fit. Even better? The triple-layered masks come in a bevy of pretty hues and patterns, from plain black to camo.
34. For the person who likes convenience: Amazon Echo Dot
Hey Alexa, what should I get “insert name here” for Christmas? If they like technology—and making life easier—opt for the Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen. It can do everything from play music to set calendar reminders to check traffic. Bonus: It’s easy to use and very user-friendly so even the less tech-savvy can navigate its many features.
35. For the home cook: ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4
When it comes to the best digital meat thermometers, it doesn’t get better than ThermoWorks. The thermometers from this company are incredibly high-quality, providing near-instant temperature readings, ideal for meat-loving people who rely heavily on their kitchen tech. Our favorite is the ThermoPop, but if you’re looking to splurge, we highly recommend the Thermapen MK4, which was the fastest and most accurate thermometer we tested and would have been our top pick if it wasn’t so expensive. It’s more than double the price of the ThermoPop, but it’s waterproof, precise, and fast-acting.
36. For the host(ess) with the mostess: A cheese board
Get-togethers at this person’s house are notoriously fun, from the good food to the even better company. If you want an invite to their next dinner party (and who doesn’t?!), give them this gorgeous host/hostess must-have. This charcuterie plate is crafted by hand and, according to reviews on Anthropologie’s website, is even more stunning in person.
37. For the one who lives on takeout: DoorDash or GrubHub gift card
Mexican, Italian, Chinese—it doesn’t matter what the cuisine is. If they don’t have to cook it, they’ll take it. Help your recipient save money on their takeout addiction with a gift card to a food delivery service like GrubHub or DoorDash. They’ll be able to choose whatever their heart—or rather, their stomach—desires come Friday night.
38. For the homebody: Candles
Candles might seem like a cliche gift, but if you get the right ones, the homebody on your list will definitely thank you. Some of the most popular options are the Capri Blue candle (which has thousands of reviews thanks to its long-lasting wick and delicious fragrances) and the Homesick candles, which people love because they’re made with nostalgic scents from different states, cities, and even memories.
39. For the trendsetter: FabFitFun
What do you get the woman who already has everything? A subscription to FabFitFun, of course. One of our staff members tried out the subscription box that’s all over social media and says that it gave her a chance to try out new products that she otherwise might not and that it was a really fun and unique experience. Some of the things she got in her boxes, for instance, were a Kate Spade lunch tote, a deep relax roller ball, a hair repair cream, and even exfoliating sugar cubes.
40. For the carnivore: ButcherBox
Steak, burgers, bacon, oh my! They’ll get all of the above—and plenty more—with a subscription to ButcherBox. The trendy meat delivery service offers a vast selection of high-quality meat and seafood (it’s all grass-fed and organic) that they can pick and choose from each month. I’ve used it myself multiple times and loved how convenient it was and how tasty all of my cuts were (the burgers were arguably the best I’ve ever made!).
41. For the person who’s always losing things: Tile Mate
There’s a reason so many people are obsessed with Tile trackers—they’re ridiculously good at locating anything, whether it’s a phone or keys. Fans love the Tile’s long battery life and that all you have to do to find your things is press a button on the app. Bonus: The Tile rings loudly enough for you to hear it from up to 300 feet away.
42. For the Starbucks regular: Nespresso Aeroccino
Help your coffee-addicted friend save a little money (and time) next year by gifting them the highly-rated Nespresso Aeroccino. One of our editors swears by hers—she says it’s the secret to making barista-worthy drinks at home. With just a press of a button, the gadget whips up perfectly frothy milk to top your friend’s cuppa.
43. For the one who’s always on the go: Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Backpacks for adults? Yes, they’re a thing and yes, they’re on a lot of people’s wishlists this year. Our experts chose the popular Fjallraven Kanken as the best backpack for casual use because it’s as fashionable as it is functional. It comes in a bunch of fun colors and is made of durable vinyl so it holds up well with daily use.
44. For the one who prefers audiobooks: Audible
Audiobooks are a great gift for a lot of reasons: Your giftee can listen to them while they’re driving, while they’re working out, while they’re cooking dinner—the list goes on. That’s why Audible, the largest provider of audiobooks, is so highly recommended, especially now. Not only can they choose any book from biographies to best-selling fiction, but they can listen on almost every device imaginable.
45. For the one who likes to sleep in: Slip Silk Pillowcase
If it’s good enough for celebrities like Kim Kardashian, the Slip silk pillowcase is good enough for your loved one. Silk pillowcases like this one are popular right now because they’re very luxurious, soft, and can help prevent damage to your giftee’s hair while they sleep. The Slip pillowcase, in particular, is very trendy, with hundreds of rave reviews at Nordstrom.
46. For the smoothie-drinker: Ninja Fit Personal Blender
Most people don’t require an expensive, professional blender, but many could benefit from a personal blender in their life. They’re great for single-serving smoothies or small batches of sauces and salsa and are small enough to store in even the most cramped kitchens. The Ninja Fit is the best personal blender we’ve ever tested, and we love that it comes with tight travel lids, which means easy on-the-go smoothie sipping for your giftee.
47. For the plant parent: A live plant from The Sill
Plant parents rejoice! If your giftee is obsessed with houseplants, succulents, tropical plants, or all of the above, they’ll definitely appreciate some greenery from The Sill. We recommend the plant delivery service because it has such a large variety of plants to choose from (like monsteras, ferns, and even pine trees) and will deliver them safely and healthily to your giftee’s home.
48. For the eco-conscious one: Finalstraw
Like the name implies, the FinalStraw may be the last straw your giftee ever needs. It conveniently folds up into a container that attaches to a keyring—a.k.a. they’ll never be without their reusable straw. For this reason, we named it the best reusable straw on the market, and anyone who’s passionate about the state of the environment will appreciate it.
49. For the wannabe fashion influencer: Rent the Runway membership
People are obsessed with Rent the Runway—and for good reason. The popular clothing rental company offers a rotating closet of designer brands (think everything from Tory Burch to Gucci) for just over $100 a month. The unlimited membership is a great gift for anyone who is into fashion or who’s looking to upgrade their wardrobe.
50. For the person who’s impossible to shop for: Back and neck massager
Whether they spend all day sitting at a desk hunched over a laptop or one too many hours laying on the couch binging Netflix, chances are high your giftee could benefit from this popular massager. It has more than 38,000 reviews on Amazon and, along with deep tissue-massaging nodes, even has a heating function.
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