Backpackers Tokyo

Gifting season is here, and it’s time to consider the gestures that will bring some joy to the people in your life. Doing it well often comes down to picking up on the little details, those personal hints unintentionally (or, ahem, intentionally) dropped into conversation—the special item someone has their eye on or a useful everyday staple that could really use a nice upgrade. Still not coming up with anything great? Consult our expert list of 12 gifts under $100 that are guaranteed to hit the mark.

Best Gifts Under $100: Boy Smells Hypernature Votive Set

Gifts that have an element of practicality or whimsy always go over well and ensure that your pick ... [+] stands out.

Boy Smells

A good rule of thumb: Gifts that have an element of practicality to them are always appreciated, as are small luxuries that fulfill a basic need but not everyone splurges on for themselves. Ahead, we’ve combed the vast shopping galaxy to find the very best deals that will not disappoint but are not wildly expensive either. These picks might trigger your memory or simply make life easier and cushier for the ones you love (think: a sleek massage tool that eases sore muscles, the softest sweatshirt ever, outrageously chic slippers that would delight anyone, the handsomest tote of all time for hauling groceries). Here are 12 gifts under $100 for your best season of giving yet.   

A Spa In A Box

Best Gifts Under $100: Susanne Kaufmann Home Spa Box


Susanne Kaufmann Home Spa Box


For those who can’t get to the spa, bring the spa to them: This collection contains cult-favorite items from Susanne Kaufmann’s spa in Bezau, Austria, a soothing destination among the well-buffed and toned. Everything is made with local botanicals, including the calming, herbal bath soak; sweet almond oil moisturizing mask; honey-infused body butter; aloe leaf hand cream; and warming, rosemary foot cream.

A Portable Massage Gun

Best Gifts Under $100: Lola Portable Muscle Massage Therapy Device


Lola Portable Muscle Massage Therapy Device


Lola cleverly bills itself as the massage tool for those who are serious about their training and their relaxation, too. About the size of a iPhone, the gun comes with four massage heads to target key muscles and has multiple speeds to undo tension.

A Monogrammed Waterproof Tote Bag

Best Gifts Under $100: Mark Graham X Steele Waterproof Tote

Mark Graham

Mark Graham X Steele Waterproof Tote


You can use this sturdy tote for just about anything—weekend trips, gym bag essentials—but we like it most as a chic reusable option for hauling groceries. The fact that you can monogram it with your initials is just more reason to love it.

A Classic Cozy Vest

Best Gifts Under $100: L.L. Bean Women's Mountain Pile Fleece Vest


L.L. Bean Women's Mountain Pile Fleece Vest


You can find many super high-end iterations of this classic shearling vest, but this is the O.G. that started the trend and still stands out as the perfect layering piece on chilly days. Note, the vest often sells out during the holidays so order early.

A Customized Throw Blanket

Best Gifts Under $100: BaubleBar The Alpha Throw


BaubleBar Customized Alpha Throw


Whether you cozy up with it on the couch or drape it over your knees at the stadium for sports games, this throw feels unique with a striking, color-blocking pattern featuring the initials of your recipient. Bonus: It’s made from machine-washable knit fabric.

A Mini Fragrance Collection

Best Gifts Under $100: Vyrao High Five 5-Piece Fragrance Discovery Set

Saks Fifth Avenue

Vyrao High Five 5-Piece Fragrance Discovery Set


It’s very hard to predict which one fragrance someone will love. This five-piece set from Vyrao—a buzzy new wellness-inspired fragrance line—removes the guesswork with a mini-sized wardrobe of fragrances meant to energize, uplift and illuminate, and that can be mixed and matched and worn year-round.

The Softest Sweatshirt

Best Gifts Under $100: Todd Snyder + Champion Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt in Light Grey Mix

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder + Champion Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt


Inspired by classic American menswear essentials, Todd Snyder teamed up with Champion to create the perfect sweatshirt—with raglan sleeves, a hand-cut chest pocket and broken-in French terry fabric—that looks stylish whether you wear it on weekends or with slim dress pants and white sneakers for a workday.

The It Slippers

Best Gifts Under $100: UGG Women's Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper


UGG Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper


Forget the It bag: These whimsical fuzzy UGG slides are the influencer fashion favorite item of the moment, made from plush sheepskin with a lightweight platform that makes them as comfortable as they are fun. Thanks to the comfortable sling strap, you can wear them around the house—or, you know, out to dinner.

Chic Glasses For Water, Juice And Wine

Best Gifts Under $100: Duralex Picardie Tumblers (Set of 6) - Marine

West Elm

Duralex Picardie Tumblers (Set of 6)


A steal at $25 for a set of six, these French-made tumblers are crafted from extremely durable glass (meaning you don’t have to worry about chips or even dropping them). They come in the prettiest shade of marine blue that elevates anything you serve—from table wine to sparkling water—to a more stylish level.

A Trio Of Stylish Candles

Best Gifts Under $100: Boy Smells Hypernature Votive Set

Standard Dose

Boy Smells Hypernature Votive Set


Here’s the thing: You really can tell difference between luxury candles and everything else. Up-and-coming fragrance maker Boy Smells works with high-quality waxes (that give off very little smoke) and quirky-cool ingredients (that smell amazing). This trio evokes nature with notes that range from zesty pink peppercorn to grounding rhubarb to verdant greens and comes in metallic candle holders that are equally refined and festive.

A Well-Designed Chef’s Apron

Best Gifts Under $100: Hedley Bennett The Carryall Apron - Julep

Hedley Bennett

Hedley Bennett The Carryall Apron

$75 $100 Save $25 (25%)

Designed by a chef and worn by chefs, these modern, hardworking aprons are cut from durable, 100% cotton canvas and include thoughtful details like pockets that can hold utensils or your phone for looking up recipe measurements. Just for fun, you can customize the apron by having it embroidered with up to ten characters.

A Handheld Clothes Steamer

Best Gifts Under $100: Steam Creation - Professional handheld clothes steamer


Steam Creation Professional Handheld Clothes Steamer


It’s not a boring gift, trust us: This high-tech handheld model turns a mundane task—getting rid of wrinkles—into a gamer-like experience. Grab the 1500-watt tool to attack creases on everything from cotton to silk to chiffon garments. The matte black steamer has a 4.3-ounce water tank, turns hot in 15 seconds and comes with a travel-friendly bag, heat resistant glove and fabric steamer brush attachment.