The Best Holiday Gifts Under $100

[ 1 ] November 16, 2010 |

Halloween’s long over, and you know what that means. Gift lists and holiday shopping! And, unfortunately, headaches and credit card bills. Well, don’t fret. For those under a tight budget or stumped for gift ideas, I’ve compiled a list of all the best presents under $100 for the holiday season.

For the Tech Junkie

If there’s someone on your gift list who can’t get enough of tech gear, consider yourself lucky. Between the always-dropping prices of media storage and inexpensive devices like MP3 players and drawing tablets, you can get something for everyone without draining your bank account.


iPod Shuffle, $49, Apple Store; AppleTV, $99, Apple Store; Western Digital 1TB External Harddrive, $79.99, Best Buy; Bamboo Pen & Touch, $69, Best Buy.

Coupons to use before you shop: Apple Store, Best Buy.

For the Movie Lover

A true movie lover has already made the switch to Blu-ray. Sorry, DVD aficionados, but it’s time to start future-proofing your movie collection. These classics and blockbusters are just waiting to be experienced in high definition. Can you imagine Inception in full 1080p? I can’t wait.


Avatar (Extended Collector’s Edition), $24.99; Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy, $47.99; Inception, $24.99; The Godfather Trilogy – Coppola Restoration Gift Set, $47.99.

Coupons to use before you shop: Amazon.

For the Foodie

It doesn’t matter if the foodie on your list is a wannabe cook or a top chef. Give them the tools they need to perfect their pumpkin risotto with pan-seared scallops or toast with butter – some people need all the help they can get – and they’ll definitely be happy.


T-Fal Flexigrip Hard Anodized 12-pc Set, $99.99, Target; Bodum Shin Bistro 8-Cup Coffee Press, $29.99, Target; KitchenAid Tools and Gadgets 17-pc. Set, $38.59, Target; Krups FDE3 Panini Maker, $19.99, Krups.

Coupons to use before you shop: Krups, Target.

For the Gamer

If you ask me, there’s nobody easier to shop for than a gamer. Not to mention, there’s nobody easier to please. Luckily, this fall and winter have seen the releases of several top-tier games, so you’ve got plenty to choose from.


Playstation Move, $99, EB Games; Fallout: New Vegas, $54.99, EB Games; Call of Duty: Black Ops, $59.99, EB Games; Fable III, $59.99, GameStop.

Coupons to use: EB Games, GameStop.

Have any ideas for the best presents under $100? Let us know!


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  1. Will says:

    I think a pen is a great gift, and may be the best holiday gift ever… you can give it to anyone and they won’t be offended. It’s classy, and it will be used long after the holidays are over.

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