Thoughtful Holiday Gifts Under $100

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Thoughtful Holiday Gifts Under $100

It can be a challenge to find gifts to suit everyone on your list, but we've compile a handy guide of crowd-pleasing options. We imagine that these quality presents will charm even the most particular Secret Santa. That White Elephant exchange? It'll be a slam dunk. Impress your in-laws! Please your little sister, and enchant your spouse. We've got a wide variety of gifts on our guide, from a custom city map, to a cozy throw blanket, to a delicious chocolate and wine pairing. So shop away and get those jingle bells ringing! And of course, everything is available online, and ready to ship. Scroll to see The Guide's picks for thoughtful gifts under $100.

01

Wayfinder City Map

Wayfinder City Map

Gift them a personalized piece of art: a map of a city near to their heart. Wayfinder features maps customized with dates, addresses, or text of your choosing. Commemorate a wedding, a move, or just celebrate a city you love. Different sizes and framing options are available for the high-quality, matte prints. You can even order a series of 3 to create a gallery wall. A custom map is a very thoughtful gift!

02

Cozy Joggers

Cozy Joggers

Who can't use a pair of high quality sweatpants (that double as regular pants — shhh)? These cozy joggers from Software will hold up, and they're stylish to boot. Available in black, green, white, beige, gray, and navy, and in both men's and women's sizing. Software pieces are sustainably made in the U.S.A. from non-toxic dyes and natural materials. What's not to love?

03
Succulent Delivery

If you can't personally deliver your gift, consider having a succulent box shipped! This arrangement of 3 trendy plants comes freshly planted in a wood gift box (11" by 4.5" by 5").

The beauty of this present is that it sticks around, unlike a floral arrangement or candy. A stick and plastic dropper are included for taking care of the succulents, as is a gift note and (optional) custom gift sleeve. Prices vary to match your budget.

04

Manual Coffee Grinder

Manual Coffee Grinder

The java aficionado will appreciate this quality coffee grinder. There are 15 settings allowing a customized grind, from fine espresso to chunky French Press style. Load up to 60 grams of beans into the top, and then grind away!

05

Scribd Book Subscription Service

Scribd Book Subscription Service

Gift the gift of reading! Bestow a subscription to Scribd on your favorite bookworm and they'll have unlimited titles at their fingertips. "The Netflix of reading" makes thousands of books, magazines, audiobooks, and newspapers available on iOS and Android devices, and web browsers. A 3-month subscription costs $25, 6 months is $50, and a year is $100.

06

80s Throwback Watch

80s Throwback Watch

Gift a fun pop of 80s color to that nostalgic friend or family member on your list. Armitron's new  holiday watch collection features neon stripes, aqua and pink, and more cool colorways. There are 15 designs to choose from, and the watches have a lightweight, rubber strap that'll bring you back!

07

Beauty Aficionado Gift Box

Beauty Aficionado Gift Box

For the pal that loves beauty products, this gift box is a definite score. 18 skincare, beauty, and fragrance items are included (a $465 value). Brands include IT cosmetics, Cover FX, tarte, Naked Cosmetics, and more. This is a one-off gift box from popular cosmetics subscription company BoxyCharm — no subscription needed. 

08

My Town Map Puzzle

My Town Map Puzzle

This 400-piece puzzle has a sweet center — a house-shaped puzzle piece to mark its recipient's home. Build out from the house and see 7 1/2 x 5-miles take shape in the 12 1/4" wide x 18 1/2" long puzzle. This is a fun, personalized gift for any age. Be sure to specify a full U.S. address when ordering.

09

Portable Record Player

Portable Record Player

Your favorite music-lover can tote their tunes with this portable record player in a suitcase-style case. The Crosley Coupe features built-in speakers and a headphone jack, so you can listen alone, or entertain a crowd.

Get that Christmas music cranking! The wood, plastic, and metal case is 15.5" wide and comes in teal, blue, red, and gray. It plays 7", 10", and 12" records. 

10

Snuggly Throw Blanket

Snuggly Throw Blanket
Chuck Blackburn; Jon Kirk, Image courtesy of Nordstrom, Inc.

Available in pink, green, or beige plaid, this soft acrylic/polyester faux fur throw blanket makes a luxe gift.

The blanket is 50" by 60" and features faux fur — so soft! Trendy pom poms finish it off. This would be a welcome winter addition to any bedroom or living room.

11

Mixing Bowl Set

Mixing Bowl Set

A set of clean, white, stainless steel nesting bowls makes a great gift for your favorite baker or cook.

This set of 3 mixing bowls (in 1.5-quart, 3-quart and 5-quart sizes) has non-skid bottoms for easier handling. The inside of the bowls is stainless steel, while the outside is durable white plastic, which protects from heat. Oxo thought of everything!

12
Classic Carhartt Coat

A classic work jacket makes a nice winter present for your favorite hard-working dude. Carhartt's Chore Coat has been around for 100 years, and it's a favorite for a reason.

All the right features (like flex panels) mean that this outerwear is made for movement. A sherpa-lined collar and cozy lining mean that it's comfortable. The 100% cotton Chore Coat also features triple-stitched main seams for added durability, plus interior pockets. Available in brown and black.

13

Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Wine and Chocolate Pairing

This wine and chocolate set is definitely a crowd-pleaser. Inside the gift box you'll find 2 bottles of Cameron Hughes Arroyo Seco Chardonnay, and 9 artisanal Valerie Confections chocolate truffles. They're perfectly paired and ready for gifting. 

14

Le Creuset Whistling Tea Kettle

Le Creuset Whistling Tea Kettle

Available in a wide variety of vibrant colors (soleil, cherry, and marine to name a few), the classic whistling tea kettle from Le Creuset will last for ages, and it makes a lovely gift.

The enamel-on-steel kettle heats and boils quickly but the handle stays cool and comfortable. A whistle lets you know when the water is boiling. This a pretty piece for the kitchen as well as a useful tool! Get one for anyone on your list who loves tea, or anyone who appreciates classic Le Creuset.

15

Polaroid Camera

Polaroid Camera

The modern Polaroid Pic300 is a revamped version of the instant camera we all know and love. A Polaroid is a fun holiday gift — instant photos to document your festivities!

Film is available separately, it's about $22 for 20 business card-size exposures. There's an automatic flash, and 4 possible scene settings. Available in red, black, purple, and blue. 4 AA batteries are include

16

Whiskey Decanter

Whiskey Decanter

Help him (or her) channel their inner Don Draper.

A trendy gold honeycomb pattern adorns this glass whiskey decanter set — it's a great gift for someone who likes to entertain, loves Mad Men, or simply someone who enjoys whiskey. The elegant set from Nordstrom includes the decanter with stopper and four matching glasses. Also available in rose gold and a gold dot design.

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