103 cheap Christmas gifts for everyone: Ideas under $100

2022-04-02 06:56:47 By : Mr. Kalvin Lou

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If you’re on a tight budget and track each paycheck you bank, you likely gave yourself some wiggle room to shop for holiday gifts.

After all, your gift-giving shopping list can add up — especially if you’re shopping for your mom, dad, brother, sister, partner, best friend, colleague and other loved ones.

In other words, *insert slightly panicked emoji here.*

Here at New York Post Shopping, we’ve tested many products, researched shopping categories from beauty to tech and aim to always provide a diverse span of prices and styles to accommodate each reader.

So, here we are, with our edit of 103 — yes, 103 — best affordable Christmas gifts for less than $100. With tons of options, there’s definitely a gift (or a few!) that speaks your language (especially if you’re a Schitt’s Creek fan).

From less-than-$25 options (phone cases and cookbooks, we’re looking at you) to quality robes and wine subscriptions that veer toward the $100 mark, we provided a wealth of options to make this a bookmark-worthy guide.

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Meet my phone case: a protective, chic and timelessly patterned plaid shell from Casely. The brand has dozens of cases to choose from and they’re, by far, the most affordable for the good-grip you’re getting.

Other fun options include the Knot Over U Clear Ribbon Clear Case, the Out and About Light Pink Floral Case and the Classic Black Marble Case.

If your gift recipient loves to cook and bake, they can never have too many aprons. Make a unique presentation with the Classic Solid Personalized Apron from Williams Sonoma that comes in a palette of colors.

‘Everyday Entertaining‘ is one of my favorite cookbooks for food inspo when I’m having my friends over. With stunning photos, how-to tutorials for making homemade grilled pizzas and steak fajitas, it’s a cherished gift that doubles as a lovely coffee table book.

Perhaps fruit storage isn’t your idea of a good gift, but hear me out — these berry baskets are so practical and, for the girly gal in your life, the designs are too precious not to grab.

As an essential in my morning routine, the Five-Minute Journal is a quick, wellness-minded way to reflect on each new day. With prompts to fill out gratitudes, intentions for the day and daily affirmations, it’s a meaningful gift to give this season.

It’s time to get the party started with the New Phone, Who Dis Game — a derision of the fan-favorite What Do You Meme? that’s in-tune with modern-day communication and so much fun. As someone with plenty of adult card party games, this one takes the cake.

For the nail polish lover in your life, this match-all Acrylic Nail Polish Rack is only $20 and makes all formulas and colors visible and handy. Plus, you can add Deborah Lippmann’s Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish for a themed gift (plus, a formula that really doesn’t chip).

Blanket scarves are a staple for colder weather, and this oversized style is $15 and comes in a Pinterest-inspired classic plaid that pairs well with one of our favorite trench coats.

Give the gift of an improved Internet connection with this WiFi Extender — an affordable, around $20 option that adds practicality and convenience to anyone’s home.

I gifted this Double-Mitt Pot Holder to my mom for her birthday and, truth be told, can’t imagine using my oven without it. As seen on The Great British Baking Show, you slip both hands into the mitts’ inserts — the easiest way to put pans in and take them out when hot.

If your TV ain’t smart, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick will make sure your screen is educated. It’s Alexa-compatible, delivers access to your favorite streaming platforms — including Spotify and YouTube — and enhances your watching experience.

Enter the board game we didn’t know we needed: Schitt’s Creek Monopoly.

Pass GO, collect $200 and stay en-route to the Rosebud Motel with this themed set from a Netflix fan-favorite show. We expect it will sell out quickly, too.

Le Creuset isn’t just known for its dutch ovens and fab stovetop tools. Its Heritage Square Baking Dishes Bundle is another quality option that will last for years of casserole-making, cinnamon roll-baking bliss.

Whether you’re off to the beach, taking out the garbage out at night or running errands, these Adidas’ Adilette Slides are your best friend. And, they’re unisex, especially because I slip on my boyfriend’s pair all the time.

This season, Alterna Haircare is offering the Holiday Moisture Duo, which are the two best products my hair has ever seen in the shower. The formula truly lathers, hydrates and makes my hair smooth and shiny after blow-drying it with my GHD Helios Dryer.

Gifting to a skincare lover this season? I can’t rave enough about Alpyn Beauty’s Creamy Bubbling Cleanser with Fruit Enzymes & AHAs. Paired with the clean beauty brand’s PlantGenius Survival Serum and PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer, my skin has been looking incredibly radiant.

Knit in a dreamy sky blue, this sherpa jacket is one of our favorites, notably for its fuzzy fit, gold button detailing and generous color rage that’ll make you want to grab one for every person on your list.

If you give someone this 25-pack of Baked By Melissa miniature cupcakes, they’ll be empty before you know it. I was recently gifted a yummy bundle and will say one thing: if you love red velvet, you may want to opt for a 50-pack of just those because they’re that good.

Plus, you can also mix and match with macaroons and other miniature sweet treats.

As one of our favorite affordable fine jewelry brands, BaubleBar delivers quality for less than $30, too. Its Gold Twist Alpha Pisa Bracelet is especially fitting if your gift recipient adores gold jewelry and delicate, personalized touches.

Belif’s The True Cream Aqua Bomb is indispensable for moisturizing. I enjoy scooping out its cloud-like formula every so often as it’s a breath of fresh air (and moisture). Plus, it’s incredibly practical for the colder, dryer-skin months.

You don’t have to be a podcast host to appreciate Blue Microphones’ Snowball iCE USB Microphone. It’s been a favorite of mine for years and sits right at my desk to enhance the quality of my video calls (hey hey, WFH home life) and comes in handy for any audio-related projects and creative pursuits, too.

Perfect for your sister or best friend, Express’ Body Contour Collection — specifically, its Double Layer High-Neck Thong Bodysuit — is, truthfully, life-changing. I have this bodysuit in a few different colors and it hugs in all the right places, has an elegant high-neck design and is one of our favorite bodysuits worth your coin.

Sure, picking up books at Amazon or the library may be routine, but Book of the Month takes the “what book should I read next?” thought out of your mind to spend less time researching for your next paperback or hardcover and more time actually reading.

With a brief quiz and the newest releases across historical fiction, contemporary romance and more, it’s a fun gift to give to the reader in your life.

If you’ve been jamming out to ‘Breadwinner’ as of late (I plead the fifth on that one), this Slow Burn Scented Candle, Kacey Musgraves’ collaboration with Boy Smells, is a divine cozy gift — with scent notes of amber, black pepper and raspberry, among other scents.

I’ve been through the mill of makeup mirrors, each one having poor lighting and a cheap mirror. Recently, I picked up Conair’s Reflections Rose Gold Makeup Mirror and it’s the brightest I’ve used and also the chicest edition to my vanity.

I can’t start my mornings without filling my Corkcicle Insulated Water Bottle to the brim. It’s a game-changer for keeping on your nightstand because your drink will stay cold for 25 hours and hot for 12. Not to mention, it comes in a variety of colors for everyone on your list.

A reusable water bottle is one of our top-recommended fitness items, too.

These Cozy Faux Fur Double Band Slippers are always kept at my bedside and I wear them 24/7. They remain plush over months (unlike cheaper alternatives) and the double-band design ensures your toes will stay nice and warm.

Looking for a gift for a beer lover? Craft Beer Club delivers unique boxes filled with four different brews, plus continous monthly subscriptions to try out even more crafted drinks.

As the best vitamin C serum we tested this year (after trying out 25 other formulations), Glow Recipe’s Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum is worth every penny. Plus, the entire brand is a TikTok skincare favorite.

We’re big fans of Mejuri for providing quality, minimalist pieces at a fair price. One of our favorite rings we reviewed is the Honey Ring, which has a stunning signet-like design that adds much character to any outfit.

Not to mention, Mejuri is one of our favorite affordable fine jewelry brands.

My mom gifted me the LEGO Friends Central Perk Building Kit last Christmas because of how many times I’ve rewatched the show and it was so much fun to assemble on rainy days. Not to mention, the detail of the coffee bar is exceptional.

A personalized beverage tub is one of our favorite anniversary gifts and one I gifted to my boyfriend’s parents filled with wine, chocolate and other goodies. And, it’s a practical gift they used at their daughter’s engagement party.

A lover of hot sauce? This Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit comes with assorted ground and whole spices, distilled white vinegar and everything else you need to create your unique bottles.

This 149-Piece Home Repair Tool Set is heaven-set for the home improvement gift recipient in your life. And, basically, the only kit they’ll ever need.

As one of our favorite cookie delivery services, Milk Bar has a variety of yummy flavor options that come in the cutest box to gift. Plus, the brand has a Road Trip Box that comes with 12 delicious cookies.

A similar set of succulent-decorated bookends adorn my bookshelf and they add the perfect touch to my bedroom. For a plant lover (and book lover!), this set is less than $35 and a great option.

Otherland candles are all the rage on social media and respectfully so; the brand has unique scent notes and the most stunning packaging. Its ‘Silk Pajamas’ Candle has hints of crystal ginger, bergamot zest and spiced yuzu.

For the person who appreciates anything cozy, this Oversized Long-Sleeve Keith Haring Graphic Tee is a cold-weather staple that has unique detailing along the sleeve.

Papier has become my favorite stationery and one-stop-shop for planners, notebooks and journals. I use my undated planner daily, my personalized notebook to jot down work ideas and especially love the Monogram Leather Notebook for a high-end feel.

Plus, Papier also has wellness journals and gratitude journals to kickstart the New Year on a high note.

These Print Pajama Pants from Ralph Lauren are a comfy staple that make great gifts for boyfriends and husbands. With a designer, subdued print, this pair is well-priced at less than $50 this year.

My Diffuser & Essential Oil Set is positioned near my work-from-home setup and makes for the perfect flame-free way to boost your room’s scent. And, you can mix and match the oils to create the perfect scent.

The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Brush developed a cult following and it’s a product we swear by. The days of holding a blow-dryer and brush are long gone.

If you’re looking for an at-home styling tool that has an interchangeable brush, we loved T3’s new Airebrush Duo.

We reviewed this Sephora Black-Owned Beauty Set and love its array of popular brands like FENTY Beauty and PatMcGrath, along with miniature-sized products to try some new ones.

Not to mention, the bundle comes with a full-sized FENTY Beauty mascara and the lushest deep conditioning treatment from Adwoa Beauty (one of my favorites).

Know a lover of scones? For the person who adores everything breakfast-related, this Mini Scone Pan from Stonewall Kitchen offers a fresh taste to your next gathering.

We reviewed Sur La Table’s online cooking class (and in-person option) and loved the restaurant-like feel. Choose from online and in-person offerings for a unique gift this year.

The Sill is one of our favorite delivery services we reviewed, particularly because you’ll learn how to be a plant caregiver in the most seamless way possible. The Best Friend Gift Bundle, as its name suggests, is a formidable duo that’s a great gift for your plant friend.

Additionally, The Sill offers a multitude of other bundles, including The Editor’s Pick (that’s thriving in my room), The Pet-Friendly Bundle and The Small Space Bundle.

My Himalayan Salt Lamp is one of my prized possessions on my nightstand and sets the perfect ambiance for nighttime reading. If you’re gift-giving to a self-care aficionado this year, look no further.

Yes, even kids can be TikTokers (kind of). With the VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam — one of the Internet’s top-rated toys — it’s sure to be a boatload of fun for puppet shows, dancing and singing.

Whether you want to play Spotify on a larger screen than your phone or prefer a nice display for pulling up Pinterest recipes, the Amazon Echo Show 5 is brand-new and less than $100 for a solid tech gift.

If you’re typically one to buy a gift card each Christmas, consider putting one in this Stalwart Digital Safe — a comes-in-handy option that’ll offer protection and organization for the New Year.

For the special someone in your life, gifting a sleep romper that has a designer, high-end feel is second to none. Victoria’s Secret’s Satin & Lace Romper has a flattering and sexy fit. Plus, its material is one of my all-time faves.

Especially great for the plant lover in your life, Horti is one of the best plant subscriptions we’ve tried, notably for its quality pots and unique selections. Specifically, the Peperomia Pink Indoor House Plant gives a great subtle pop of pink to my bedroom.

If you’re looking for a great toy, we have to turn you on to KiwiCo. My niece is obsessed with its Baking and Fractions Playset and, though she’s too young to understand fractions, it’s a great educational learning toy she can grow into.

Plus, the brand has so many gift bundles for each age.

With 23andMe’s Ancestry + Traits Service I submitted weeks ago, I discovered I’m not 100% Italian (contrary to popular belief), I have two Greek second-cousins and am part Egyptian. Woah.

After a quick saliva sample, you’ll have your results in two weeks and discover specific ancestral information. Plus, you can upgrade to see your personalized health report, flagging risks of cardiovascular disease, lactose intolerance and more.

I gifted Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Bath & Shower Gel last year and it’s a fresh-scented product that adds a touch of luxury when applied. Plus, you’ll feel like you’re at an Italian Riviera.

The Adidas Daily 3.0 Shoes come in a variety of colors and are a basic yet stylish pair to add to your gift-giving list this season.

I have an entire dresser drawer dedicated to leggings and the Monica Pocket High Rise 7/8 Legging from Threads 4 Thought are by far the coziest and most hassle-free to throw on for a quick workout or lounging at home. Trust us, gift this comfortable pair.

Hello Molly is one of our favorites for on-trend mini dresses and rompers and its shoes? Unbeatable. A pair of dressy heels, like these Metallic Yamilles, is a staple in any wardrobe, especially to have on hand for parties and fancy occasions.

As one of our favorite shackets of the year, BlankNYC’s beautiful plaid style will turn heads. Plus, it’ll double as a transitional piece as we approach springtime.

Beard trimming kits can be pricey but with Braun’s bundle, you’re still under the $100 price point and getting a deluxe kit with a detail trimmer head, hair clipper and more.

Oh, how we adore Brightland. We reviewed the all-over-Instagram brand and its quality olive oils and vinegar are truly worth the buy. The Duo comes with the Awake Oil and the Alive Oil to give to anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.

I own Brooklinen’s Waffle Robe and its quality is second to none. But, for a blanket-like feel, you can’t go wrong with the brand’s Super Plush Robe, available in warm neutrals and bold hues alike.

When I ran out of my perfume, I was on the hunt for another scent. By Rosie Jane’s ‘James’ Perfume is one of my favorites for a quick spritz, leaving behind a fig, amber and gardenia triage that’s fresh and clean — just like its minimal and sleek packaging.

As a department store favorite cologne, Chanel’s Bleu De Chanel Eau De Toilette Spray is a fine gift for the man in your life to feel like a million bucks.

As someone who doesn’t have a complete-180 car cleaning kit, I would so appreciate this to keep Trixie, a.k.a. my Volkswagen Passat, as pristine as can be. The bundle comes with wet wax, snow foam, wheel gel, glass cleaner and more.

No, you don’t have to pick up a pair of gardening gloves (although these floral ones are so cute) and tend to your basil. With Click and Grow, you’ll have the seed-to-herb experience and a lovely display piece for the kitchen. Read our review for our impressions.

Meet the cheese board I religiously used in my college apartment. The Compact Swivel Cheese & Tapas Board is a delight to serve charcuterie on, has a pillared display and is a dream to compactly store in your cabinet when not in use.

And, it’s one of our favorite charcuterie boards we rounded up this year.

While the Crownful Mini Fridge made the cut in our guide to the best mini fridges for dorms and basements, it’s a staple that’s retro-minded, not too big and convenient for storing soda and drinks when entertaining.

As Drunk Elephant’s No. 1 self-proclaimed fan, its Kissy Face Exfoliating + Moisturizing Skincare Set is everything. The Babyfacial is a blessing to dry skin as is its buttery Whipped Cream Moisturizer. And, gifting two of the brand’s products for less than $100 is a steal.

Everlane’s The Rain Boot is basic, practical and has a stay-warm design. So yes, they’re the perfect pair for hassle-free commutes and running errands when it’s pouring.

Free People has some of the best dresses and skirts known to any online shopper, but it’s Long Johns? Superb.

In a few patterns and designs, they’re a treat for anyone who enjoys a seamless, relaxed and fun-printed pair to sleep in.

The famous words, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” is one I take to heart, so my jewelry armoire that’s similar in style to this one is exemplary. With ample storage for longer necklaces and chunky bracelets, it’s a great gift to give.

Deliver a sentimental present to anyone on your lift with a handmade, self-designed Hardcover Photo Book from Artifact Uprising. The brand delivers quality flip-throughs of fond memories that can sit nicely on a coffee table, too.

As one of our favorite meal delivery kits (and one we reviewed), HelloFresh is much-talked-about for a reason — it’s fresher-than-fresh and provides unique meal ideas for a busy week. Anyone, whether a beginner cook or sworn-in pro, would appreciate a box this season.

What’s better than gifting a quality leather wallet for the holidays? Well nothing, if the person on your list is in desperate need of a good, practical card and cash storage option.

Jane Austen is the bow-down Queen of classic novels and, if there’s a reader on your gift-giving list, this deluxe Complete Works 7-Book Boxed Set is a special bundle that offers Pride & Prejudice, Emma and more.

Each year, I gift my brother-in-law a J.Crew Slim Untucked Shirt and it’s always a quality staple that comes in a variety of hues and patterns. The selling point? Of course, that no tucking is required and no creasing exists.

As one of our favorite kids’ winter coats this year, L.L. Bean designed a warm, color-blocking style that’s practical for the colder months and even better for staying warm for school or trips to the park.

You can’t go wrong with a fashion-forward moto jacket this season. This suede number from Lulus looks great with leather pants and will become a practical staple for evening dinners.

I practically live in my matching set from Cozy Earth and for men (who, let’s face it, love their tees), this Bamboo Lounge Tee offers a wealthy stretch-knit and a wide array of color options.

Natasha Denona is one of our favorite brands to shop for the best eyeshadow palettes and its most recent launch, the Retro Palette, has 15 gorgeous, winteresque and warm tone shades that’ll have you serving looks for days.

Nespresso’s Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother is a tried-and-true essential for any coffee lover. In less than two minutes, you’ll have a sweet Starbucks-inspired foam at the top of your lattes.

And, to complete the look, opt for the Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker that also comes with the frother.

As a style featured in our best New Balance sneakers roundup, the brand’s Fresh Foam Roav are fresh, clean and have some pizzazz with a neon pink ‘N’ and orange and blue detailing.

The obé Fitness at-home platform has been segmented five times in my weekly routine after reviewing some of its classes. With the Level Up Equipment Kit, you’ll have sliders, a barre ball, ankle weights and resistance loops to quite literally “level up” your workouts.

Olaplex is a sought-after brand, so why not gift someone its Healthy Hair Essentials Set, which features some of its all-star products? With shampoo, conditioner, hair perfector treatment and bonding oil, it’s a luxe offering that’s worth the buy.

And, for great holiday scores, you can’t beat Saks Off Fifth for the cutest work dresses and designer makeup brands.

I can write paragraphs on why I love OXO’s Good Grips POP Containers. They were indispensable in my college apartment and ones I still use. From storing pasta and cereal to granola and coffee beans, it’s a perfect present for the organized person on your list.

Basic and versatile, Abercrombie’s Relaxed Utility Shirt Jacket is a great wardrobe must-have for dinner dates, trips to the office and holiday events.

It’s the 21st century, so gifting the Ring Video Doorbell is on-beat and practical for the holiday season. Plus, it’s motion-detected and privacy zone-operated.

As one of our favorite bodysuits, the SKIMS Cotton Rib Bodysuit fits like a glove and makes you feel comfy and confident at once. Not to mention, you can dress it up with jeans and heels for a night out or with a pair of lounge shorts for knockin’ around the house.

Another offering from SKIMS: its Cozy Knit Pant. This plush number truly makes you feel like you’re wearing a cloud and a blanket all at once. And, the pants hug perfectly at your natural waist to ensure a flattering fit despite the chunkier knit — which is a rare gem to find.

Who doesn’t love a solid cozy throw to snuggle up in? Anthropologie’s Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket is a great option to sink into that comes in many moody tones.

We were so excited for the launch of Spanx’s new faux leather leggings collection (we tried them, too) and the structured yet wearable fit makes it a winner in our book. Gift a classic black pair or opt for its camo variation.

The Sperry Saltwater Pop Outsole Duck Boot made the cut in our edit to the best rain boots this year, and for a good reason — the hues and textures are just gorgeous, the lace-up detail is pure perfection and they withstand any weather.

AMYO Jewelry is one of our favorite affordable fine jewelry brands, simply because of how unique and beautiful each piece is crafted. Its Starburst Huggie Earrings are perfect if someone on your list loves gold, dainty jewelry with a subtle statement and ooh-la-la.

We love morning routines, and Sunday Riley has everyone covered with its Wake Up With Me Morning Routine Kit, clad with its famous Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, C.E.O. Brightening Serum and more to allow your gift recipient to form their perfect regimen.

While $69 is on the pricier end of the ice roller market, hear me out — it’s the best $69 purchase you’ll ever make. Why? The founders of The Skinny Confidential podcast crafted a larger-than-life ice roller that is ice cold (without refrigeration) and provides tangible depuffing results when you use it over time — it’s a personal favorite, for sure.

On some days, you don’t want to lug a big wallet or purse around. So, Tory Burch’s Robinson Leather Card Case is perfect for anyone who just needs something simple to hold a credit card, license and a few bills.

UGG is the poster brand for comfort and its Men’s Scuff Slipper is a plush slip-on that isn’t super clunky for any man on your list — husbands, boyfriends and more.

Especially fitting if you’re gift-giving to a loved one a state or two away, Urbanstems’ ‘Verona’ Bouquet is a gorgeous pair of fuschia and blush that’ll make anyone’s day. Plus, there are so many fresh-cut stems to choose from, making it one of our favorite flower delivery services.

Regularly sized bottles of wines are great and all, especially if the person on your list loves trying new blends, but miniature bottles designed for one glass? That’s next-level.

With Usual Wines, you can select how many bottles you like (the most popular being 12) and if you’d like a mixed pack of brut, red and rosé. It’s a unique brand that’ll lift anyone’s spirits.

Yes, you can still snag a warm winter coat for less than $60 this Christmas. Bloomingdale’s Vero Moda Brushed Katrine Coat comes in gray, too, and looks classic and chic.

Once you use Brooklinen’s Waffle Bath Towels, you’ll never revert to the typical brand. Lightweight but still hotel-quality, the set comes in many colors (with pink being stored in my bathroom at all times) and has definitive treat-yourself energy.

Plus, we love Brooklinen’s Luxe Core Sheet Set we reviewed this year.

Got mochi? This signature 24-pack of Mochidoki’s bestselling flavors (with two of each) is the perfect sweet treat to gift this year, especially for the foodie in your life. Specifically, its matcha flavor is to die for!

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