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50 Holiday Gifts Under $100

Written by Christine Rees

Still need to find the perfect holiday gift? Look no further! It’s the 12 Days of Gifts with Amazon! Not only does Amazon offer Amazon Prime for Students, but it provides a holiday gift guide to help you explore! Find the perfect gift by narrowing your search to adults, women, men, teens, kids, ages 8–12, toddlers, babies, and pets. If you need some ideas to get started, check out these 50 awesome holiday gifts:

Electronics

1. Echo Dot (with Alexa)

Need a present for the parents, but not sure what to get them? Give them a “smarter home” with the Echo Dot, as long as they don’t already have one!

2. Polaroid Camera

Know someone who likes to snap photos? Give them the gift of quick and painless printing! Keep in mind, this gift is a little more costly than the other presents on this list.

3. Headphones

Noise canceling and wireless headphones can be useful for students and adults alike, especially when they work better with music!

4. Bluetooth Speaker

Portable speakers are convenient and easy to set up but they aren’t usually top-of-mind when we do our own shopping. So, it’s possible the person you’re buying for may not have thought to get one for themselves!

5. PopSocket

These nifty devices secure your phone grip to make texting and calling easier. It’s versatile and compatible with all smartphones and tablets, AND it’s the perfect price for that secret santa present you’ve been needing.

6. Vinyl / Turntable

Is this person a music lover? Maybe they would enjoy vinyl records and a turntable!

7. Amazon Kindle

If you have an avid reader in the family, why not give them an Amazon Kindle to hold all of their books? It’s perfect for travel, especially if there’s a vacation coming up!

8. eBooks

The perfect companion for their new Kindle!

9. Gamers

 

Gamers LOVE the newest game, so keep your eyes out for them. Don’t forget to think about accessories—chargers, controllers, headsets, etc. They are a gamer’s dream (trust me, I live with one). With Amazon’s 12 Days of Gifts, you never know what deals you’ll stumble across!

10. External Drive 

Know someone who uses WAY too much space and constantly needs to delete things off their laptop? Give them something to save all of their precious documents, files, and photos!

11. Lapdesk

For those who enjoy resting their laptop on their lap, couch, bed, you-name-it, offer them a safe and comfortable alternative that won’t burn their legs.

12. Laptop / iPad / Phone Case

We all know that one person who drops EVERYTHING. Fortify their precious belongings by getting them some form of protection for their electronics.

13. Vinyl Stickers

Stick them anywhere! Put them on your laptop, car, luggage, skateboard, or travel mug. These things are great for sprucing something boring into a new favourite belonging.

Fashion

14. Jewelry

Perfect for pretty much anyone! Amazon offers a range of prices through its vendors so you can pick something for your mother, sibling, or significant other that’s based on your budget.

15. Watch

Everyone needs to know the time, right? With a variety of brand names and gorgeous, classy watches to choose from, Amazon has you covered!

16. “Ugly” Holiday Sweater

It’s the holidays! Time to get into the spirit now or never, right? Make things even nerdier by buying a fandom-based Christmas sweater. This design is inspired by Home Alone and Harry Potter.

17. Winter Gear

Everyone can use scarves, hats, and mitts to take on the winter!

18. Socks

Do you know someone who is ALWAYS cold? (Hi! I’m one of those people!) Then try some cozy socks to keep their feet warm during the coldest months. Their toes will thank you.

19. Slippers

I feel like this goes hand-in-hand with the winter season and cozy things.

20. Robe

Give the gift of warmth with a fluffy robe for the person you care about!

Home

21. Harry Potter Box Set

Need something for a book lover? This box set works well for most avid teen readers and general bookworms like myself (yes, I put this on my Christmas list). If this person already has enough HP to last a lifetime, consider buying a series they’ve been interested in reading but haven’t picked up yet. Those are always cool, to bookworms anyway.

22. Board Game

Get a game the whole family can play! Or, you know, one just for adults. There are many to choose from depending on who you’re buying for and how you want to spend your holidays! (I have this one already.)

23. Fuzzy Blanket

Keeping up with the warm and cozy trend, why not gift a fluffy blanket?

24. Ceramic Mug

Who doesn’t enjoy a warm drink over the holidays?

25. Coffee / Tea / Hot Chocolate

Pair one of these with a mug for the perfect Hot Drink Set.

26. Teapot

If you’re buying for a tea-drinker, why not gift a nice teapot? Steal Jim’s move from The Office and hide inside-jokes in it.

27. French Press

For your coffee drinkers!

28. Travel Mug

For the ones who are always on-the-go.

29. Sweet or Salty

What about their favorite chocolate or sweet? If they don’t have a sweet tooth, what do they like?

30. Colouring Book

This is great for all ages. Allow your friends and family to take a few minutes to relax and destress with a colouring book.

31. Holiday Ornament

‘Tis the season!

32. Drinking Glass

Choose a glass that pairs with a nice bottle of wine or whiskey, depending on the drinker.

33. Whiskey Stones

Replace regular ice cubes with these, so your friend’s drinks don’t get watery ever again! This present also pairs well with a drinking glass.

34. Decanter

For expensive alcohol … or to make someone’s liquor look expensive.

35. Twinkly Lights

Wrap these pretties around a bookshelf, mirror, or headboard for a magical transformation.

36. Movie Night

Netflix and chill … for real. Pick a Christmas movie, sit back, relax, and enjoy it together.

37. Candles

Holiday fragrances are EVERYWHERE. Invite one into your friend’s home!

38. Blanket Hoodie

It may not be fashionable but I love these. Do I own one? Yes, and it looks ridiculous. But it’s a whole new way of cuddling and keeping warm (I’m always cold).

39. Phone Stand

Sometimes it’s easier to keep our phones on a stand, especially if they are beside our bed and work as our alarm clock. Give something useful this Christmas!

40. Essential Oil Diffuser

Both stylish and therapeutic, a diffuser can be the perfect gift for someone who has trouble focusing or doesn’t know when to r e l a x.

41. Essential Oils

Pair this with a diffuser OR if the recipient already has a diffuser, buy their favourite oils. Maybe throw in one they’ve never tried!

42. Travel Scratch Map

Is this person a big traveler? Give them a way to document all of the places they’ve been! They can scratch off every country they have been to and colour in the map until it’s DONE.

43. Fandom Merchandise

Funkos, clothes, and other merch! Fandoms such as Disney, Harry Potter, and Game Of Thrones come in all shapes and sizes. They also have MASSIVE followings. Determine what your friends/family love, then pick something that goes with it!

44. Mini Toolbox

For Mr. or Ms. Fix It. 

Beauty and Fitness

45. Fitness Tracker

Keeping up with an active go-getter can be exhausting, but finding a present for them doesn’t have to be! Try a fitness tracker so they can keep track of their steps, heart rate, call, and text alerts while on-the-go.

46. Home Exercise Equipment

Is this present for a gym nut? Why not buy them something they can use at home like a yoga mat, exercise ball, medicine ball, or dumbbells?

47. Bath Bomb

Give the gift of relaxation … and spa vibes! 

48. Face Mask

Throw this in a spa package with bath bombs and skincare products, or invest in a really good one for that special someone. Give them some “me” time. 

49. Skin Care Pack

As we all know, it’s an unforgivingly cold season. Skin care is important. Lotions and body scrubs can help battle against cracking knuckles and dry skin. It might be the perfect little care package!

50. Gift Card

If all else fails, and none of these ideas work, try an Amazon gift card! It’s a great fail-safe.


Buying a holiday present doesn’t have to be complicated. What gifts have you purchased already?

  1. Echo Dot
  2. Polaroid Camera
  3. Headphones
  4. Bluetooth Speaker
  5. PopSocket
  6. Vinyl / Turntable
  7. Amazon Kindle
  8. eBooks
  9. Gamer Gear
  10. External Drive
  11. Lapdesk
  12. Case
  13. Laptop Stickers
  14. Jewelry
  15. Watch
  16. Ugly Holiday Sweater
  17. Winter Gear
  18. Socks
  19. Slippers
  20. Robe
  21. Harry Potter Box Set
  22. Board Game
  23. Fuzzy Blanket
  24. Mug
  25. Coffee / Tea / Hot Chocolate
  26. Teapot
  27. French Press
  28. Travel Mug
  29. Sweet / Salty Snacks
  30. Colouring Book
  31. Holiday Ornament
  32. Drinking Glass
  33. Whiskey Stones
  34. Decanter
  35. Twinkly Lights
  36. Movie Night
  37. Candles
  38. Comfy Blanket Hoodie
  39. Phone Stand
  40. Essential Oil Diffuser
  41. Essential Oils
  42. Travel Scratch Map
  43. Fandom Merch
  44. Mini Tool Box
  45. Fitness Tracker
  46. Home Exercise Equipment
  47. Bath Bombs
  48. Face Mask
  49. Skin Care Pack
  50. Gift Card
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