Allow me to set the record straight: You do not have to splurge to find a meaningful gift your loved ones will actually use. (In fact, everything on my own holiday wish list this year is under $100.) There is plenty of impressive beauty, fashion, and wellness gifts in the $30-$75 range that will blow your recipient away come Christmas morning — and last for years and years to come. So ahead, discover the best gifts under $100 to give this year, from sustainable cashmere to the sweetest skincare deals.
For the skincare lover in your life, you can’t go wrong with a science-backed vitamin C serum or an eye cream that actually works. This Sunday Riley set includes both. Inside, you’ll find the brand’s best-selling C.E.O. Brightening Vitamin C Serum, which contains 15% potent vitamin C. You’ll also find Auto Correct, a brightening and de-puffing eye cream with a cult-following that’ll certainly come in handy on Christmas morning.
Every beauty editor, hairstylist, and influencer I know that has tried this tool has fallen in love with it. This volumizing styler can work on any hair texture, transforming wet hair into a voluminous, silky blowout.
For that boss, sister-in-law, or hostess that you never know what to get, a nice candle is a universal crowd-pleaser. This one from The White Company is supersized with three wicks and features top notes of spicy cinnamon and zesty orange to fill their home with the scents of the holiday season.
A Gen-Z favorite, these sherpa smiley face slippers went crazy viral on TikTok this year. Previously, they were sold out everywhere, but they’re back in stock just in time for holiday shopping. Whether you need a gift for the trendy teen or cozy Cancer in your life, these definitely won’t disappoint.
We all know someone that spends more time microwaving their coffee every 15 minutes than actually drinking it. For them, there’s no better gift than the Ember Smart Mug. Once you’ve charged your mug, just set your perfect drinking temperature and the Ember will keep your coffee or tea at that exact temperature for up to 1.5 hours.
Beaded, friendship-style bracelets are back in a big way thanks to Gen-Z. The cheeky, light-hearted trend really took off in 2021, and thankfully there are plenty of affordable designers on the market.
I swear by this $75 cashmere sweater from Nadaam. When I first purchased it last year, I thought for certain that it would shrink and pill just like every other cashmere sweater I’ve purchased for less than $200. Thankfully, this one, in particular, proved me wrong. A year later, my Essential Cashmere Sweater still looks brand new — no piling, no shedding, and no sketchily-sourced materials.
For the Plant Mom in your life, this chic little Monstera is sure to bring plenty of joy for years to come (with proper care, of course). Pair it with the pot of your choice to add a personal touch.
Whether your loved one is a total gym rat or just loves to be cozy in athleisure, this cropped Alo Yoga hoodie is a dream that won’t disappoint. Featuring lightweight fleece and an oversized fit, it’s easy to layer to your comfort level (whether that’s over your gym shirt or under a blanket).
Bala Bangles are the most popular fitness product of 2021 — hands down (Bala raised $900K in a seed funding round announced in March). If you know someone that loves their workout routine and doesn’t own a pair, then these are definitely on their list. Available in 20+ colors and a 1-2lb range, these bangles can be used as wrist or ankle weights to level up your workouts (and look really, really chic doing it).
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