30 Thoughtful Gift Ideas Under $100

Keeping gifts under a certain amount to stay within your budget is a great idea around the holidays or when several important events happen close together.

Below, you’ll find 40 gift ideas under 100 us dollars for all ages that your family and your bank account are sure to love.

30 Thoughtful Gift Ideas Under $100


She’ll Never Take it Off: Sterling Silver Diamond 3 Stone Heart Pendant Necklace

This beautiful 18″ rolo chain is sterling silver and features a 3-stone heart pendant. The heart design is open with a trio of diamonds hanging from the center. This timeless piece will be treasured forever.

dartboard set

Fun for the Family Room: DMI Sports Deluxe Dartboard Cabinet Set

The light oak finish on this deluxe dartboard set is perfect for any room in the house. When closed, it simply looks like a cabinet. It’s accented with self-closing brass hinges, and measures 28″ x 27″ x 6″ closed.

Open it up to find an official bristle dartboard that measures 18″ x 1.5″. Wire art is used for the numbers to outline the board offering a unique design. The inside of each door holds replaceable chalk scoreboards, and it includes 2 sets of darts.

The most exciting feature is the touch pad that is used for electronic scoring. This makes a great gift for teens or as a family gift.

L.O.L doll game

Filled with Surprises: L.O.L. Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper Fashion Camper with 55+ Surprises

The L.O.L. Surprise doll game is strong, and it doesn’t appear to be leaving anytime soon. This 2 in 1 glamorous camper or ‘glamper’ comes with more than 55 surprises. They’ll find an exclusive L.O.L. Surprise doll inside along with over 10 hangout areas.

There are bunk beds, a light-up pool and slide, a fashion runway, a BBQ patio, a DJ booth, and more. The front detaches to make a separate car that has working headlights and a working horn. When fully extended, this glamper is 2 feet x 3 feet and offers 360-degree play with tons of lights and sounds.

It will definitely be one of her favorites.

infrared laser tag gun set

Friends and Family Fun: VATOS Infrared Laser Tag Gun Set

Perfect for preteen and teen boys, this set by VATOS brings the fun of laser tag home. With newly added functions such as human voice prompt and the ability to resurrect teammates, they’ll have a blast.

It’s ideal for a group of friends or family gatherings. It comes with 4 guns and 4 vests for less than one hundred dollars, allowing up to 4 teams to participate. Four firing modes on the laser guns include pistol, shotgun, machine gun, and rocket.

The set is 100% safe with incorporated Child Safety Infrared Signal Emission. Designed for ages 6 and up, each gun and vest requires 3 AA batteries. The guns also have several indicator lights such as which team they’re on and their life value.

Quartz watch

In Fashion & On Time: Michael Kors Men’s Slim Runway Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap

If you’re looking for a gift for a special guy in your life, this Michael Kors Slim Runway quartz watch is perfect. Available in 8 designs including gunmetal/rose gold, gold with a black dial, and black with a mesh band, you’re sure to find one to match his style.

Each one features Japanese quartz movement and has a case diameter of 44 mm. They’re water resistant up to 165 feet and include adjustable bands with a clasp closure. He can wear it on special occasions or every day.

cloudliving experiences

To Get His Heart Pumping: Epic Adventure Tours From Virgin Experiences

Anyone can take a flying lesson, but it’s another class of man that climbs into the front seat of a vintage 1941 biplane.

With Virgin experience gifts, you can treat him to all kinds of awesome, edge-of-your seat thrills, including piloting, sailing, skydiving, white-water rafting and race car driving. Some of the experiences are everyday bucket list items like scuba diving or going on a hot air balloon ride, but others are tailored to specific interests. If he’s a history buff who would love World War II planes or a surfer who would kill to ride some extreme waves, see what virgin has to offer.

rolling makeup case

For All Her Cosmetics: Professional Rolling Makeup Case

The makeup lover in your life will be thrilled with this cosmetic trolley. Available in rose red or black leather, they’re constructed of quality PVC leather and feature 4 ABS 360-degree wheels. The material is heat-resistant ensuring her cosmetics will stay safe.

It has a double-open inner box tray with 3 trays on each side that can be pulled out for easy access. The top lid lifts to reveal a mirror. The bottom measures 14.57″ x 9.45″ x 9.45″ and is perfect for all of her larger beauty tools.

The full case measures 14.57″ x 9.45″ x 20.08″, and the telescopic handle extends from 14.57″ to 33.07″. It also includes a two-sided lock and key system.

LEGO ship in a bottle

You’re Never Too Old: LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle

Now they can build their own ship in a bottle. This expert building kit is designed for younger teens and adults who are skilled in more intricate LEGO designing. The 962-piece set allows them to build a detailed ship that features a captain’s quarters, cannons, a mast, crow’s nest, sails, and much more.

It even comes with LEGOs to design a stand to display the bottle. Once completed, it measures 3″ x 12″ x 3″, and the ship measures 3″ x 5″ x 1″. It comes with an instruction guide and is compatible with all other LEGO kits.

spikeball pro kit

For the Athletic Teen: Spikeball Pro Kit (Tournament Edition)

Athletic teens in your life will love this Spikeball pro kit. It comes with a tough playing net, textured balls, a ball pump gauge, and a backpack that holds everything inside. Even when they’re alone, they can download the free app and find nearby players to play against.

mini instant camera

Bundle of Picture Taking Fun: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Preteen and teen girls will absolutely adore this Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 instant camera and bundle set. They’re available in fun colors such as cobalt blue, flamingo pink, lime green, ice blue, and smoky white.

The camera features a Fujinon 60 mm f/12.7 lens, an optical 0.37x real image viewfinder, auto exposure, and a built-in flash.

The bundle under 100 usd includes a mini film twin pack that includes a total of 40 sheets.

A custom-fitted case with a detachable strap, a 64-pocket photo album, and tons of mini frames and stickers are included. They’ll also love the colorful filters that allows them to make their photos have a blue, green, red, or orange hue.

A selfie mirror and cleaning cloth tops off this fantastic bundle. Best of all, they’re simple to use. Just take the photo, and with the push of a button, they’re picture will automatically print.

ice cream maker

Homemade Ice Cream: Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker

This homemade ice cream maker by Cuisinart is ideal for a family gift. Available in brushed metal with red or in all over silver, it measures 8.25″ x 8″ x 11.25″ and is fully automatic. They can make frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream until their heart’s content.

Designed using brushed stainless steel, it features a large ingredient spout for adding in nuts, candy, or whatever they choose. The 2-quart freezer bowl is double-insulated. The Easy-Lock lid is transparent so kids can watch their treats begin to freeze.

It has a powerful motor, nonslip base, and built-in cord storage. They can easily make their favorite frozen treat in as little as 25 minutes.

S SKIDEE scooter kids

It Grows With Them: S SKIDEE Scooter for Kids

This fun scooter is designed to grow with kids from ages 2 through 6. The seat will hold up to 44 pounds, and the scooter is designed to hold up to 110 pounds. When they no longer need the seat, it can be folded up or removed.

Made of lightweight aluminum alloy, they have a sturdy design and come with 3-wheel and back wheel breaking. They feature 3 LED lights and are available in a wide range of colors including blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red, and yellow.

Kids will love it, and parents will love the idea that it adjusts as they grow.

metal detector

For Treasure Hunters: Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV Metal Detector

Treasure hunters will be thrilled to receive this rugged metal detector that can handle extreme ground conditions. Users can choose between 3 detection modes including all-metal, discrimination, and 2-tone audio mode.

It comes preset to neutralize response to mineral content, and it’s able to distinguish between unwanted metals and items they’re actually looking for. It’s able to detect coins up to 8″ deep and larger items up to 3 feet deep.

A built-in speaker, 1/4″ headphone jack, an 8″ waterproof search coil, and automatic ground balance are also included. This metal detector can signal users when it detects gold, silver, brass, aluminum, iron, and steel.

coffee maker

For Coffee Lovers: Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

Perfect for the single person in your life or the family that has only one coffee drinker, this Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer makes an ideal gift under 100 $. At less than 5″ wide and included cord storage, it can be placed anywhere without taking up room.

It has a removable drip tray and will hold travel mugs up to 7″ tall. You can set it to brew anywhere from 6 to 12 ounces, and it has an auto-off feature that will turn it off after 90 seconds of non-use.

popcorn maker

Family Movie Night: Nostalgia Retro Kettle Popcorn Maker

They’ll love making their own fresh popcorn at home on movie night. The 2.5 ounce dual-hinged stainless steel kettle has a built-in stirring system. It has a 360-degree view of the popping chamber and vented windows so that movie popcorn smell will fill the air.

It also has an interior light and a tilt door that makes the popcorn easy to access. It arrives with a kernel measuring cup and an oil measuring spoon. They can pop up to 10 cups of popcorn at one time.

This Nostalgia popcorn maker works with all Nostalgia popcorn kits. It measures 13.5″ x 11.5″ x 21.5″ and makes a great decor item when not in use.

LEGO harry Potter

Harry Potter Fans: LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall

Harry Potter fans can relive their favorite movie moments while building this 878-piece LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall set. It features all of the fun that can be had at Hogwarts including house banners, a movable spiral staircase, a potions room, treasure room, and magic items.

The set comes with 10 figures including Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Nearly Headless Nick, and Professor Quirrell. They’ll have a blast acting out scenes with items such as the Sorting Hat and magic wands or creatures like the Basilisk, Fawkes, and Hedwig.

Designed for ages 9 to 14, once completed, the Great Hall measures over 14″ high, 11″ wide, and 7″ deep. It’s compatible with all LEGO building blocks.

mechanics tools and socket set

A Tool Kit He’ll Love: DEWALT Mechanics Tools Kit and Socket Set

For the handyman in your life, this 108-piece tool kit by DEWALT will last for years. The set features a removable power tool accessory storage case and quick release 72-tooth ratchets for high torque ratcheting.

The bit driver is designed with a durable cushion grip, and the sockets have knurled rings that make tightening by hand much easier. It includes just about every size SAE socket, metric socket, deep socket, drive, and extension they could possibly need.

toy slide

A Slide Just Their Size: Little Tikes Easy Store Large Slide

For the toddler in your life, this 5-foot long slide will get tons of play. It has a gentle slope and easy-to-climb steps. The wide base and locking support arm ensure safety and stability. It measures 39″ x 39″ x 66″ and is simple to put up.

It’s designed to hold up to 50 pounds.

jewerly cabinet

Mirror & Jewelry Organizer Combo: AOOU Jewelry Organizer Jewelry Cabinet

Teens and adults will fall in love with this jewelry cabinet. When closed, it’s a full-length mirror. Inside, she’ll find spaces dedicated to all types of jewelry and cosmetics. It includes instructions and everything needed to hang it in her bedroom or bathroom.

foosball table

Perfect for Teens: Best Choice Products Soccer Foosball Table

You’ll be the teen in your life’s favorite with this Foosball table. This competition-sized table has 8 rows of players with 11 red and 11 white. The bars have comfortable grips making it easy to control the ball.

Designed with composite wood and chrome-finished steel rods, it will look great in any room. It measures 48″ x 24″ x 33″ and comes with 2 balls and a cup holder on each end.

hooded rain

Fashionable & Dry: Columbia Men’s Watertight II Front-Zip Hooded Rain Jacket

Any guy would be thrilled with this stylish hooded rain jacket. Columbia’s Watertight II features a front zip closure and is made of 100% nylon with a 100% polyester interior lining. It’s designed using Omni-Tech waterproof seam-sealed construction making it breathable and fast drying.

It also has zippered hand pockets and comes in sizes small – 4x including tall sizes. The adjustable hood has a draw cord, and with over 80 available colors, you’re certain to find his favorite.

wood box art

For the Artist: US Art Supply 163 Piece-Premium Mega Wood Box Art

Any artist would be ecstatic to receive this painting and drawing set. The wooden desktop table easel is adjustable and includes a drawer. They’ll find tons of supplies including 24 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolors, 60 wax crayons, 3 mixing trays, 2 drawing pencils, 2 paint brushes, a sharpener, a sanding block, and an eraser.

That’s not everything. The set also includes a field sketch book, a watercolor pad, a drawing sketch pad, a 15-piece brush set, a 10-well plastic palette, and a color mixing wheel. Their imagination will soar with the variety found in this sub 100 dollars set.


Relax in Style: Vivere Double Cotton Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand

Ideal for couples or for those who love the outdoors, this Vivere double cotton hammock makes a great gift. Available in 27 different colors, you can choose from 3 types of material including cotton, mesh, and weather-resistant Sunbrella material.

Made using heavy duty steel, the stand and hammock are designed to hold up to 450 pounds. The 9-foot stand makes it easy to set their hammock up anywhere they’d like. It can even be taken on camping trips.

Two adults can fit comfortably, and the height is also adjustable.

adidas duffel bag

For the Athletes: Adidas Squad III Duffel Bag

Any athlete in your life would love to receive this Adidas duffel bag. It has a polyester lining with a zipper closure and measures 11.5″ x 20″. The main compartment is spacious enough for clothes and equipment, and it includes zippered pockets for smaller items.

These bags have an 8.5″ shoulder drop and are available in 21 different colors.

track set

Racing & Crashing Fun: Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set

This track set by Hot Wheels is perfect for boys who love the excitement of challenging intersections, sharp turns, boosters, and crash zones. It has a car feeder ramp and several parking spaces for storage.

Once put together, it measures 2.8″ x 24″ x 15″. It comes with one Hot Wheels vehicle to get them started. With 4-way loops and an elevated figure-eight track that includes 4 intersecting zones, they’ll squeal with excitement awaiting the inevitable crashes.

Barbie pop up camper set

Camping with Barbie: Barbie Pop-up Camper

Once they arrive to their destination, little girls can lift the handle and watch the RV transform into a three-story play set. This pop-up camper gives a whole new meaning to glamping. The front cab turns into a bathroom, and with a flip of the steering wheel, it becomes a sink.

Flip over the spare tire on the back of the RV to reveal a fire pit. The swimming pool slides out from underneath the camper and connects to the second-story slide. There are tons of features to keep their imagination soaring.

The kitchen has a fridge, sink, oven, and stove. There’s plenty of room for 4 dolls to sleep with the included bed and hammock. The third floor has a terrace patio, and Barbie and friends can even hang out in the living room and watch TV.

Fun little accessories are also included such as sticks with marshmallows, cookware, food, and more.

capture the flag game

Fun Family Gift: Capture the Flag REDUX

Capture the Flag REDUX is great fun for families with kids ages 8 and up. Designed for 4-20 players, they can decide to work alone or in teams. It comes with 25 light-up game pieces, 12+ hours of batteries, and instructions on 12 different ways to play.

It’s simple to get started and to play. They simply pick teams, mark their territories and jails, hide the orb, and the chase is on.

wood charging station

No More Cluttering the Nightstand: Wood Phone Docking Station

Made of 100% natural wood from an ash tree, this charging station/organizer is the perfect solution for emptying his pockets at the end of every day. He can charge his cell phone, place his keys, change, watch, glasses, and wallet in different sections of the organizer.

Measuring 6″ x 10″ x 7.3″, it’s the perfect size for a night stand or dresser. Everything he uses daily will be situated exactly as he left it the next morning.

stud earrings

Earrings She’ll Adore: Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings

These gorgeous Kate Spade square stud earrings will definitely get a smile. You can choose between opal glitter or multi glitter. These faceted stud earrings have a four-prong setting and arrive in a Kate Spade velvet gift bag.

board game

Family Game Night: Ticket to Ride Board Game

For families who love board games, Ticket to Ride is a must-have for their collection. Up to 5 players race to connect the most railways. A strategy postcard is included that has tips on scoring points, and the lightweight game bag will keep all the pieces organized.

travel bag

Travel in Style: Vera Bradley Women’s Signature Cotton Weekender Travel Bag

These Vera Bradley travel bags are incredibly stylish and useful. Measuring 12.5″ x 18.5″ x 7.5″, it can be used in a variety of ways. Designed with textile lining, it has a 21″ shoulder drop with a 52.

5″ adjustable strap. It includes a slip pocket on the outside, and the inside has 2 zipper pockets and 5 mesh pockets. With 35 designs to choose from, you’re certain to find one she’ll love.

Tips For Choosing $100 Gifts

Gifts for Her

She’s sure to love the makeup trolley or the jewelry organizer. The Vera Bradley bag and the Kate Spade earrings are also sure to bring a smile to her face.

Gifts for Him

For him you’ll find the Columbia rain jacket, the Michael Kors watch, and the DEWALT tool set. The wooden charging station/organizer is perfect for any occasion and any age from young to old. If he’s still a kid at heart, he’s sure to enjoy the Ship in a Bottle LEGO set.

Gifts for the Family

If you’re looking for a family gift, you’re in luck. The popcorn machine and the ice cream maker would both make wonderful presents. There are many items listed that would be great for one person but would also make a great family gift. The laser tag set, the Foosball table, and the dartboard are all wonderful ideas.

Gifts for Teens

Teenage girls would love to receive their first diamond necklace, and the jewelry organizer is sure to be a hit. The Fujifilm Instax instant camera bundle is hard to beat. Guys will enjoy the laser tag set, capture the flag set, the Foosball table, and the dartboard. Girls and guys would both love the Adidas duffel bag or the Hogwarts Great Hall LEGO set.

Gifts for Little Ones

There are several fun ideas for the little ones in your life. The slide is perfect for toddlers. Little boys will love the Hot Wheels track set, and little girls will never want to stop playing with the L.O.L. Surprise Doll Glamper or the Barbie Camper. They would both love the scooter that adjusts as they grow.

If you need a little help narrowing down ideas or finding tips on staying within your budget, the following websites can help.

Budgeting for Gifts – thebalance.com


From gifts for her and gifts for him to ideas for the whole family, you’re certain to find the ideal present on this list.

Be sure to comment below if you have any winning gift ideas under $100. If you have a friend or family member that could benefit from this list, be sure to share with them.

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