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Holiday shopping isn’t always easy, especially if you’re looking for something special without having to spend hundreds of dollars. At Reviewed, we test thousands of products every year—and this year, we’ve sifted through the best ones you can buy for less than $100.
►Best gifts of 2022: Shop the absolute best gifts for everyone on your list
You can gift Helen Mirren’s favorite Cariuma sneakers for just $79 or buy a cult-favorite hoodie from lululemon for only $99. If you’re looking for hot new products from 2022, we recommend the adorable Solo Stove Mesa for $80, which is a mini version of the Solo Stove fire pit everyone’s obsessed with.
Whether you’re shopping for your mom, your partner or your coworkers, we’ve got the best gifts under $100 to consider this season.
Top 10 gifts under $100 of 2022
- Cariuma sneakers for $79
- Solo Stove Mesa for $80
- JBL Flip 5 for $100
- lululemon relaxed-fit training hoodie for $69
- Alpargata Penguin Toms for $64.95
- ThermoWorks Thermapen for $79
- UGG slippers for $40
- Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones for $99
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 for $73
- Bokksu Japanese Snack Box for $59.99
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1. For the stylish one: Cariuma sneakers
Cariuma makes some of the best sneakers we’ve ever tested. Their standard sneaker styles start at $79 and come in a variety of fun colors, like Rose, Shadow Blue and Leopard. The brand also partnered with both National Geographic and Peanuts this year, so you can snag your giftee turtle-themed sneakers or sneakers featuring Snoopy for just $89. The best part? For every pair of sneakers you buy from Cariuma, the brand plants a tree.
2. For the one who loves porch gabbing: Solo Stove Mesa
In 2022, Solo Stove unveiled its Mesa tabletop fire pit. It’s an adorable new addition to the brand’s bestselling collection. It comes in six colors, ranging from stainless steel to Deep Olive. This one’s a perfect gift for the one who loves hanging out on their patio or going camping, as it’s portable and ideal for smaller spaces.
3. For the one who listens to music 24/7: JBL Flip 5
The JBL Flip 5 makes an incredible gift for those who love dancing around their homes, singing in the shower or listening to tunes while they clean the house. It’s easy to pair with Bluetooth devices, lightweight and powerful. It also comes in bright colors, like teal, that give it a bit more personality than its competitors.
4. For the one who is obsessed with hoodies: The lululemon hoodie
lululemon makes some of the best athleisurewear we’ve ever tested—and this hoodie is no different. The Relaxed-Fit Training Hoodie comes in six shades and is only $99 at lululemon. Though the hoodie is part of the men’s collection, it makes an incredible gift for anyone who enjoys a large, soft hoodie. It’s also made from sweat-wicking and quick-drying fabric, so it works well for winter runs or workouts.
5. For the animal lover: Alpargata Penguin Toms
Know someone who’s obsessed with sporting cute animals? Toms sells a line of adorable shoes featuring an array of adorable winter designs—like this set of Alpargata Penguin shoes. These Toms feature two happy little penguins made with a shimmery texture. The shoes are lined with faux fur and feature CloudBound soles that provide traction on slippery surfaces.
6. For the home cook: ThermoWorks Thermapen
When it comes to the best digital meat thermometers, it doesn’t get better than ThermoWorks. The thermometers from this company are incredibly high-quality, providing near-instant temperature readings, ideal for meat-loving people who rely heavily on their kitchen tech. Our favorite is the ThermoPop, but if you’re looking to splurge, we highly recommend the Thermapen Classic, which was the fastest and most accurate thermometer we tested and would have been our top pick if it wasn’t so expensive. It’s more than double the price of the ThermoPop, but it’s waterproof, precise, and fast-acting.
7. For the one who likes to be cozy: Ugg slippers
Slippers are always a great gift, and Uggs are still everyone’s favorite slipper brand. We recommend checking out the Koolaburra by UGG Back Strap Slippers, which are plush all around and easy to slip on. They make a great gift for the one who desperately needs a good pair of slippers for the house.
8. For the one who needs new headphones: Beats Solo3
The Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones were among the top sellers among our readers during the October Prime Early Access Sale. These powerful Beats headphones are wireless and chic, coming in four fun shades. They also feature up to 40 hours of battery life, so your giftee can listen to their favorite albums on repeat as much as they’d like.
9. For the one who loves taking photos: Fujifilm Instax Mini 11
Disposable pictures are back in, making this Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant camera a perfect gift for anyone who wants to jump onto the trend. The printer allows you to print 2 x 3 pictures with a sticky background, so your giftee can decorate their walls, notebooks, computers and more. It also comes with an app that allows you to further customize pics before printing.
10. For the snacker: Bokksu Snack Box
If your giftee loves snacking, they’ll enjoy receiving one of our kitchen writer’s favorite subscription services—the Bokksu Snack Box. This monthly Japanese snack box includes a variety of delicious treats shipped directly from Japan, including candies, snacks and teas. You can shop a one-time gift box or subscribe your giftee to a three, six or 12-month subscription.
11. For the one who likes to personalize everything: Kate Spade Initial Pendant Necklace
Monograms make any gift feel 100 times more personal—which is why this pretty pendant necklace from Kate Spade makes an incredible gift for 2022. People who have bought it like that the dainty necklace is elegant and timeless. One of our editors owns two of these necklaces—one with her initial and one with her son’s—and says they match any outfit and don’t tarnish, even after years of use.
12. For the movie buff: Disney+
Forget Netflix—it’s the year of Disney+. The streaming service makes a great gift for anyone who loves Disney or for anyone who’s watched (and rewatched) all of their favorite shows on Netflix and are ready for something new. It has a vast library of entirely family-friendly entertainment, including animated Walt Disney classics, Pixar films, Star Wars and Marvel movies.
13. For the one who lives in leggings: lululemon Align leggings
lululemon is known for its buttery-soft leggings, like the best-selling Align leggings, which fly off the shelves for the retailer. The leggings come in a whopping 23 shades, so you can pick the color that best suits your giftee’s wardrobe. Reviewers are obsessed with this pair of leggings, with nearly 14,000 lululemon shoppers consistently giving them 5-star reviews.
14. For the one who never misses happy hour: Winc
You could get them a nice bottle of wine, or you could give them a wine subscription service that will keep the vino flowing all month long. We tried Winc and quickly became obsessed with the service, finding that it consistently delivered high-quality wines and recommendations throughout the months.
15. For the one who has everything: AncestryDNA
Not sure what to get that one person on your list who doesn’t need a single thing? A home DNA kit is always a great option and they can find out who they’re related to, along with other fascinating genetic and family info. AncestryDNA is one of the most well-known (and most popular) ones available because it’s very detailed and all he’ll need to get started is a simple saliva sample.
16. For the one who loves to read: Kindle Unlimited
How many books is too many? For those of us who love to read, the limit does not exist, so a subscription to Kindle Unlimited is the perfect gift. Not only will your giftee have access to thousands of e-books, audiobooks and podcasts right at their fingertips, but they don’t even have to have a Kindle to use the service—you can read from almost any device with the app.
17. For the person who wants to learn something new: MasterClass
MasterClass is a great gift for people of all interests and all ages. Whether someone wants to learn cooking skills from Gordon Ramsey, photography from Annie Leibowitz or basketball from Steph Curry, they can take as many classes as they want with the All-Access Pass. Reviewed’s editor-in-chief tried it for himself and liked how inspiring the courses were.
18. For the one who always has baked goods at home: Baked by Melissa
Is there any greater gift than cupcakes? We don’t think so—and neither did our reviewer, who claimed Baked by Melisssa made the best mini cupcakes of all time. The brand sells special collections for holidays, birthdays and even Zodiac signs. They make the perfect gift for the person on your list with a sweet tooth that doesn’t quit.
19. For the pajama lover: Nordstrom Moonlight Eco Pajamas
Nordstrom’s Moonlight pajamas are incredibly popular among Nordstrom shoppers—and it’s not hard to see why. The cozy set comes in eight patterns and is lauded for its soft texture. This set makes a great gift for anyone who loves their pajamas and can’t sleep unless shrouded in comfort.
20. For the TikTok lover: Bissel Little Green spot cleaner
The Bissell Little Green spot cleaner is another TikTok favorite that makes a great gift for just about anyone on your list this year. It’s a powerful little device that can help your giftee restore their carpets, couches or stairs. Shoppers are obsessed with it—and with the stellar cleaning results it provides. Just watch a few before-and-after videos of the Little Green and be prepared to show them to your recipient after they open it.
21. For the bag collector: Kate Spade crossbody bag
Kate Spade bags are timeless, and if you shop at Kate Spade Surprise, you can find a number of stylish crossbody bags and wallets under $100. This Ivy Street Amy Crossbody bag is just $79 and it comes in three gorgeous shades—black, Avalon Mist (green) and Lilac Moonlight (purple). It’s perfect for carrying around smaller items, like phones, cards and lip treatments. The black shade makes a great gift for anyone who loves their bag collection—it’s a great neutral shade that’s sure to pair with your giftee’s wardrobe.
22. For the person who loves to eat but hates to cook: Home Chef
Whether they work long hours or are always on the go between running errands and shuttling the kids to soccer practice, your giftee has zero time to breathe, let alone cook a homemade meal each night. Enter Home Chef, our favorite meal kit service of 2022. They’ll get super fresh ingredients and well-written recipes that are easy to follow every week.
23. For the one who loves fresh herbs: Click & Grow
Click & Grow has emerged as a solid competitor to the Aero Garden. Your giftee can grow their own herbs and veggies at home with a handy dirt-free container and learn more about their yield with a smartphone app. The grow container is compact and chic, matching any kitchen décor without taking up too much space. Click & Grow’s Smart Garden 3 has room for three pods, so it’s a great gift for anyone who is looking to just grow one plant or herb at a time.
24. For the bibliophile: Book of the Month Club
There are people who love Kindles and then there are people who love holding real books. If anyone on your list falls into the latter category, gift them a subscription to Book of the Month. It’s exactly what it sounds like: They’ll get up to five books per month, chosen from a vast library of everything from the latest best-sellers to literary classics.
25. For the true crime devotee: Hunt A Killer
Hunt A Killer rose to prominence in 2020 when we were all stuck at home, but it’s remained a steady favorite among its shoppers, and we think it would make an excellent gift this year. If you’ve got someone on your list who’s binging all the latest and greatest true crime documentaries, let them step into their own (fake) crime scene and play detective with a series from Hunt A Killer. We loved it when we tried it—and we think your giftee will too.
26. For the baker: Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
Not sure what fancy gadgets and gizmos the baker on your list owns? Get them something they’ll absolutely love and use—Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Bean Paste. This delicious ingredient can be swapped 1-for-1 with vanilla extract, but it packs a powerful concentrated flavor that further enhances whatever your giftee will be baking this year (hopefully for you).
27. For the Dolly fan: Dolly Parton Advent Calendar
She’s the Queen of Country Music for a reason—everyone loves her. If you need a gift that’s sure to please, regardless of the recipient, pick up the Dolly Parton “Holly Dolly” Advent calendar. It features 24 delicious treats your giftee can enjoy on the days leading up to Christmas (or just during a particularly hungry snack time). It’s one of many advent calendars we recommend this season.
28. For the pet owner: Petcube
If you’re shopping for someone obsessed with their pets, consider a pet camera that can let them keep track of their favorite little one while they’re at work or traveling. We love the Petcube, which is just $40, for its compact shape and complex features. It has a great high-quality video your giftee can access anytime from their phones, and while it doesn’t have the ability to launch treats like its competitors, it’s a fraction of the cost.
29. For the avid reader: Kindle
There’s a reason Kindles are as popular as they are—they work, and they provide a reading experience comparable to their physical book counterparts. Our favorite Kindle is the Kindle Paperwhite, but when it comes to budget options, you can’t do better than the original Kindle, which is just $90. Its screen is glare-resistant and it allows your giftee to access trillions of books from Amazon’s library. If they don’t already own a Kindle, this is the perfect gift for 2022.
30. For the furry one: Goody Box
You can’t leave your pets off your shopping list! If you want an entertaining gift for your favorite furry friend, we recommend Chewy’s Goody Boxes, which are available for both cats and dogs. Each box features treats and toys from our favorite brands, like Kong and Temptations. You can even shop themed boxes, like birthday boxes or holiday boxes. Goody Boxes are a great, easy way to get some quick fun goodies for your pets.
31. For the snuggle bug: Anthropologie Sophie Faux Fur Throw
There are few better ways to spend a chilly winter night than snuggled up on the couch in a fluffy throw. With hundreds of glowing reviews and a 4.8-star rating, this one from Anthropologie has garnered a major cult following. Your giftee will appreciate that the thick faux fur is both luxurious and plush yet lightweight and breathable (and machine-washable!).
32. For the homebody: Candles
Candles might seem like a cliche gift, but if you get the right ones, the homebody on your list will definitely thank you. Some of the most popular options are the Capri Blue candle, which reviewers love for its long-lasting wick and delicious fragrances, and the Homesick candles, which people love because they’re made with nostalgic scents from different states, cities, and even memories.
33. For the beauty guru: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
“Just five more minutes:” Famous last words from the person who is in the bathroom for hours drying, straightening, curling and spraying her hair to perfection. Help them achieve the silky blowout of their dreams with this cult-favorite hairdryer, the Revlon One-Step. Our beauty editor put it to the test and says it dried and straightened her curly hair in just 30 minutes (!!).
34. For the one who starts every day with a cup of joe: Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker
Just when you thought the Keurig couldn’t get any more convenient and compact, the K-Mini arrived. Less than five inches wide, when our experts tested it, they loved how versatile it is (you can find K-Cups in over 400 different flavors and varieties) and that you can use it to brew anything from a single cup to a full travel mug. It’s a must for any coffee lover on your list.
35. For the one who wants to stay hydrated: Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask water bottles have a solid reputation and a massive fan following. Water bottles come in a variety of fun colors and sizes, making them perfect for all kinds of uses, whether your giftee is hitting the trails or taking water to class. Insulated Hydro Flasks are incredible at keeping beverages hot or cold (depending on what you put on them) for up to 24 hours.
36. For the one who’s ready to retire their laptop: Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet
Goodbye, bulky laptop! Whether your friend wants to read e-books, watch their favorite shows, or just browse the web for hours, they can do it all on the Amazon Fire tablet. With a vibrant display, faster processor, and compatibility with third-party apps like YouTube and Netflix, it’s sure to be a hit with anyone on your list.
37. For the plant parent: A live plant from The Sill
Plant parents rejoice! If your giftee is obsessed with houseplants, succulents, tropical plants or all of the above, they’ll definitely appreciate some greenery from The Sill. We recommend the plant delivery service because it has such a large variety of plants to choose from (like monsteras, ferns, and even pine trees) and will deliver them safely and healthily to your giftee’s home.
38. For the kids: Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen
One of the most popular toys last year according to our experts? This adorable playset, which is recommended for kids 6 to 36 months, includes four play settings in both English and Spanish. It’s shaped like a fridge and features a number of fun food-shaped accessories for your little giftee to enjoy.
39. For the trendsetter: FabFitFun
What do you get the person who already has everything? A subscription to FabFitFun, of course. One of our staff members tried out the subscription box that’s all over social media and says that it gave her a chance to try out new products that she otherwise might not and that it was a really fun and unique experience. Some of the things she got in her boxes, for instance, were a Kate Spade lunch tote, a deep relax roller ball, a hair repair cream and even exfoliating sugar cubes.
40. For the Starbucks regular: Nespresso Aeroccino
Help your coffee-addicted friend save a little money (and time) next year by gifting them the highly-rated Nespresso Aeroccino. One of our editors swears by hers—she says it’s the secret to making barista-worthy drinks at home. With just a press of a button, the gadget whips up perfectly frothy milk to top your friend’s cuppa.
41. For the one who’s always on the go: Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Backpacks for adults? Yes, they’re a thing and yes, they’re on a lot of people’s wishlists this year. Our experts chose the popular Fjallraven Kanken as the best backpack for casual use because it’s as fashionable as it is functional. It comes in a bunch of fun colors and is made of durable vinyl so it holds up well with daily use.
42. For the one who prefers audiobooks: Audible
Audiobooks are a great gift for a lot of reasons: Your giftee can listen to them while they’re driving, while they’re working out, while they’re cooking dinner—the list goes on. That’s why Audible, the largest provider of audiobooks, is so highly recommended, especially now. Not only can they choose any book from biographies to best-selling fiction, but they can listen on almost every device imaginable.
43. For the one obsessed with essential oils: Airomé Serenity Medium Diffuser
Essential oil diffusers are all the rage right now because of their many benefits—they can help your loved one relax and create a more calm, zen aura in their home. Of all the ones we tested, the Airomé diffuser had everything we were looking for at an affordable price. It runs for up to six hours, is easy to take from room to room, and is available in a ton of styles.
44. For the smoothie-drinker: Ninja Fit Personal Blender
Most people don’t require an expensive, professional blender, but many could benefit from a personal blender in their life. They’re great for single-serving smoothies or small batches of sauces and salsa and are small enough to store in even the most cramped kitchens. The Ninja Fit is the best personal blender we’ve ever tested, and we love that it comes with tight travel lids, which means easy on-the-go smoothie sipping for your giftee.
45. For the one who likes to sleep in: Slip Silk Pillowcase
If it’s good enough for celebrities like Kim Kardashian, the Slip silk pillowcase is good enough for your loved one. Silk pillowcases like this one are popular right now because they’re very luxurious, soft, and can help prevent damage to your giftee’s hair while they sleep. The Slip pillowcase, in particular, is very trendy, with hundreds of rave reviews at Nordstrom.
46. For the one who is always working out: lululemon yoga mat
Take it from a yoga teacher—there is no yoga mat better than a lululemon mat. It provides just the right amount of cushioning along with a non-slip grip to prevent your yogi friend from falling no matter how sweaty they get. And as most Lululemon things are, the lululemon Reversible Mat is high-quality enough that it will last for plenty of years—and Bikram classes—to come.
47. For the future Top Chef: Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
You can’t go wrong with Lodge when it comes to cast iron cookware. After all, the Lodge skillet is our top cast iron skillet because it cooks food evenly, it’s incredibly high-quality and it’s made to last. This three-quart version—which is perfect for anyone who loves to cook—includes that skillet plus a lid.
48. For the person who’s impossible to shop for: Back and neck massager
Whether they spend all day sitting at a desk hunched over a laptop or one too many hours laying on the couch binging Netflix, chances are high your giftee could benefit from this popular massager. It has more than 38,000 reviews on Amazon and, along with deep tissue-massaging nodes, even has a heating function.
49. For the techie: Amazon Echo Show 5
Smart assistants are still as popular as ever, but some seriously take up too much counter space. The Echo Show 5 provides a compact design with the bonus of a screen. It’s basically a smaller, more affordable version of the full Show and the next level up from the Dot. The small screen makes it easy to see timers, get news updates, and make video calls, so you can chat “face-to-face” with your giftee.
50. For the eco-conscious one: FinalStraw
As the name implies, the FinalStraw may be the last straw your giftee ever needs. It conveniently folds up into a container that attaches to a keyring—a.k.a. they’ll never be without their reusable straw. For this reason, we named it the best reusable straw on the market, and anyone who’s passionate about the state of the environment will appreciate it.
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