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38 Best Christmas Gifts Under $100 for Everyone on Your List

Looking for an affordable holiday gift? We've got a bounty of quality gift ideas that will please even the pickiest recipients.

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$88 at Uncommon Goods
Compact swivel cheese and tapas board
For holiday entertaining
$60 at Amazon
SodaStream Terra soda water maker with bottles and water glass
SodaStream Terra
Churn out bubbly beverages
$69 at Amazon
Crosley Voyager turntable
Crosley Voyager turntable
The gift of retro music
$49 at Amazon
Cuisinart Smart Stick immersion hand blender
For soups, salsas, and everything in between
$95 at Amazon
Caraway ceramic fry pan
Classy cookware
$27 at Walmart
Global classic 8-inch chef's knife
A cut above the rest
$65 at Amazon
Cuisinart stainless steel ice cream maker
Ice cream, gelato and more
$98 at Anthropologie
Sophie faux fur throw blanket
Fuzzy blanket bliss
$99 at Williams Sonoma
Ohom Ui self-heating mug set
Keep coffee and cocoa warm for hours
$90 at Amazon
Ugg scuff slippers
Lounge-worthy slippers
$65 at Amazon
Trtl travel pillow
For long flights
$30 at Amazon
Blink Mini
For peace of mind
$100 at Amazon
The Kindle 2022 now has a 300 ppi display like the Paperwhite
Amazon Kindle
Lighten your carry-on load
$52 at Osea Malibu
Osea Malibu bestsellers body care kit
For dry winter skin
$69 at Mark and Graham
Mark & Graham Concourse leather cosmetic case
A stylish makeup bag
$45 at Sephora
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam eyeshadow palette
Get your glam on
$80 at Lego
Lego Insect Collection
Builder's bliss
$50 at Amazon
pro-spin ping pong
Pro-Spin portable ping pong
Bring the party inside
$85 at Liberty Puzzles
liberty puzzles christmas wreath
Liberty Puzzles Christmas Wreath wooden jigsaw puzzle
A gift-worthy puzzle

Shopping for family and friends during the holidays can be frustrating, especially if you're trying to stick to a budget. Plus, there's always a person on your list who feels impossible to shop for (we all know at least one). To take some of the stress off your shoulders, we've rounded up our favorite gifts under $100 that offer you the best value for the money.

Whether you're shopping for a jet-setter, a seasoned home chef, your most fitness-savvy friends or folks who prefer to chill on the couch, we've got goodies for every type of recipient here. If you're looking for more affordable gift ideas, check out our other guides, including the best tech gifts under $100 and the best gifts for $50 or less.

Gifts for the home

Uncommon Goods

This cheese and tapas board from Uncommon Goods is ideal for the foodie who likes to entertain. Their holiday charcuterie tray will look stunning, with collapsible extenders that include four ceramic serving bowls and three cheese knives. You can even get it personalized for an extra $10.


If you know someone who enjoys sparkling water, they'll love the convenience of churning out the fizzy stuff at home -- and it will save them money, too. The SodaStream Terra is our top pick for the best soda maker for most people. It's easy to use, and it has a slim design that doesn't take up too much counter space. 

Pottery Barn

Sure, Spotify is great, but there's nothing quite like the retro feel of vinyl. This portable Bluetooth-compatible turntable hits all the right notes. They can play LPs and stream music wirelessly from any device. And while the sound isn't as top-notch as expensive models, it's hard to beat the cool retro aesthetic.

Gifts for foodies


This handy tool should be in every home chef's kitchen arsenal. It's useful for so many things, from making soups and salsa to whipping up curry. It's sturdy and simple to use, and cleanup is a breeze.


Caraway's cookware has built a loyal following among home cooks who prefer nonstick surfaces. Unlike Teflon, this pan's nonstick ceramic coating is free of harmful chemicals. It's available in a range of stylish colors, including sage, navy and marigold. Any home cook would be proud to leave this pan out on display.


For people who love to cook, there's no such thing as too many knives, and a quality chef's knife is a must. Global's chef's knife is CNET's top pick for the best chef's knife. It's extremely sharp and can chop, slice, cut and mince practically anything with ease. This knife normally sells for around $125, so at $30, it's a steal.


Large-capacity ice cream makers require a ton of salt and ice, but not this model. It's so easy to whip up delicious ice cream and sorbet that they can make both on a regular basis -- yes, even in the winter.

Gifts for homebodies


A faux fur blanket is perfect for cozying up on the couch to watch a holiday movie, and this one is so soft that they'll want one for every room. It comes in nine gorgeous colors, making it easy to mix and match with existing decor. 


If you know a coffee lover, this self-heating mug is a must-have. It keeps coffee, tea, cocoa and other warm beverages at an optimal drinking temperature all day long thanks to its charging pad. Bonus: They can also use the base to charge their phone.


These slippers made from suede and fluffy wool are a great gift for just about everyone. Your lucky giftee can wear them all winter to save their feet from ice-cold floors.

Gifts for travelers


Make someone's long flights easier with the Trtl pillow. It's cozy and comfortable, and it keeps them from nodding off on their neighbor's shoulder. It packs away into a travel pouch, making it easy to stuff into a carry-on or attach to the outside of a bag.

Setup Moveable, Outdoor/IndoorResolution 1080pStorage Cloud StorageGoogle/Alexa Compatibility Amazon AlexaField of View 110 Degrees

Whether you want to buy for someone who travels for work or pleasure, The Blink Mini can help keep their home secure. It monitors the inside of their home and allows users to see, hear and speak to anyone via live view and two-way audio. 

Read our Blink Mini review.

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Books make it hard to travel light, but Amazon's Kindle e-reader means your favorite traveler can bring as many as they'd like without the bulk. It's lightweight and easily slips into the side pocket of a carry-on. Bonus: It has a backlight so they can read even when the cabin crew turns off the overhead lights. 

Read our Kindle (2022) review.

Gifts for beauty mavens


This ultra-moisturizing kit is perfect for dry winter skin and makes every day feel like a spa day. The set comes with four of Osea's best-selling products: Undaria Algae Body Oil, Salts of the Earth Body Scrub, Anti-Aging Body Balm and Undaria Algae Body Butter, plus a handy travel bag.  

Mark & Graham

A luxe cosmetics case is exactly what every beauty maven and skincare enthusiast needs. Mark & Graham's leather Concourse case comes in a tasteful cream color and has spacious interior pockets. The price is reasonable for the quality, and you can get it monogrammed for an extra $12.50. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills

If you're unfamiliar with the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand but want a safe bet for any beauty-obsessed friend or family member, buy this palette. Its combination of matte and shimmer finishes means there are plenty of looks to experiment with.

Gifts for fun + games


Legos are a great gift for anyone who adores building -- not just kids. This collection of insects is fun to put together, and the designs are truly stunning. It includes a posable Chinese mantis, a Hercules beetle and a Blue Morpho butterfly. All are lovely and worthy of display on a shelf once they're done.


This portable ping-pong set is easy to put up -- and highly addictive. It comes with four paddles, six balls and a retractable net that clamps onto any table. For $10 less, you can get a two-player version, but it's nice to have four paddles on hand for guests. It works best if your giftee has a standard rectangular dining table.

Liberty Puzzles

If you know a puzzle fanatic, Liberty Puzzles' wooden jigsaw puzzles will blow them away. Each piece is intricately designed into its own unique shape (think snowflakes, birds and more). Once they've finished, they'll want to frame it.