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45 Of The Best Gifts Under $100 To Give In 2017

Unicorn makeup brushes, a foldable keyboard, light-up building blocks, a wine decanter, and other awesome stuff for people you *really* like.

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1. A pair of shearling slippers to cradle their feet like two little clouds.

2. An embroidered camera strap for the photographer in your life. It also doubles as a bag strap!

3. A set of light-up building blocks that'll spark creative energy in both kids and adults.

Promising review: "Just gave these to my daughter for Christmas. So great. All the same size and shape, but way fun. I actually like how the simple shape makes you be more creative. My 4-year-old daughter and I both love them." —Traveler T. Terpening

Get a 102-block set from Uncommon Goods for $80.


5. A unicorn brush set as magical as the creature that inspired them. They even come in an iridescent diamond case!

6. A set of minimalist salt and pepper shakers for anyone who appreciates cooking and good design.

Promising review: "These feel and work like a dream. They were easy to fill and look like twin sculptures on my counter. Well-designed product. If anyone from Menu is reading this: please make more things." —Melissa Bright

Get them from Food52 for $69+ (available in eight colors), Amazon for $69.95+ (available in five colors), or AllModern for $58.99.

7. An encyclopedia-like book (both in size and amount of content) on the magical process of transforming the Harry Potter book series into a movie franchise. It's filled with stunning illustrations, interviews with the cast and crew, and never-before-seen photographs!

Promising review: "This book is AMAZING! It is definitely a must-have for every Harry Potter fan. Just like a Harry Potter book, you won't want to put it down! It's full of interviews with the cast, directors, and special effects and wardrobe personnel. It's full of photos of the cast rehearsing scenes on set, how they brought some creatures to life (Aragog, the Basilisk, etc.), and how they shot special scenes like Quidditch and Triwizard tasks. I would definitely recommend this to all Harry Potter fans. You won't be disappointed. It would make a great Christmas or birthday gift for Harry Potter fans as well." —Trinimap

Get it from Amazon for $51.99, Barnes & Noble for $48.15, or Indiebound for $75.


8. A whimsical heart-shaped tea set with a metallic trim for throwing Alice in Wonderland-themed parties.

This tea set includes six cups and saucers!

Promising review: "I wanted this set for myself, but I am unlikely to ever use it, so I bought it as a wedding gift for someone who would. It's a beautiful set; even the box it comes in is gorgeous. Pictures really don't do it justice. If you are thinking of buying it, don't hesitate. It's worth it." —Jennifer

Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in three colors), Amazon for $49.99 or $39.75, or QVC for $39.98 (available in two colors).

9. An Urban Decay Naked Palette with perfect neutral shades that'll please makeup enthusiasts of all tastes and experience levels.

10. An elegant decanter to give a bottle of wine some breathing room. The aerated wine can then be served directly from the carafe or poured back into the original bottle — without any leaks!

Promising review: "Excellent product — works well with no leaks while decanting the bottle. There is a huge, very noticeable difference between relatively young wine decanted with this unit and a non-decanted bottle. It's fun to use and very effective. This was a nice recommendation from the proprietor of our local wine bar. Highly recommended." —Glenn Neilson

Get it from Amazon for $49.95 or Food52 for $55+ (available in two sizes).

11. A sleek leather zip wallet for keeping credit cards, bills, and loose change neatly organized.

Promising review: "The leather quality and the hefty zipper make this a great-looking and durable wallet. One of those purchases that you can have for years and still feel as if you just purchased it." —Birgitte

Get it from Everlane for $98 (available in four colors).


12. A dainty birthstone necklace guaranteed to please, because it's personalized and very wearable.

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This necklace features a semi-precious stone associated with the wearer's birth month and an adjustable chain. The hardware is 18K gold-plated brass.

Promising review: "This necklace is beautiful; I receive compliments whenever I wear it! It also makes a great gift for ladies of all ages." —MorganLB

Get it from Zappos or Nordstrom for $50 (also available as a bracelet).

13. An Instant Pot, because once you've experienced the delight of using it, you've just gotta spread the joy.

Promising review: "I have owned my Duo for over a year now, and I have used it at least five times each week. For cooking pasta, it’s a 'set it and forget it' appliance. Dump in pasta, sauce, meatballs, and water. Set the time and go off to fold laundry, pack lunches, or whatever else needs to get done before bed. No more standing over the stove or stirring. Roasts come out great, with potatoes soaking in all the amazing juices at the same time. Cheesecakes are easier than ever. The best part is that there’s no cleanup and no hot kitchen, like cooking with an oven. The stainless steel liner just goes straight into the dishwasher, saving busy families even more precious time. I have since added another Instant Pot to my collection and purchased five as gifts for family and friends." —Elissa Spicer

Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in three sizes).

14. A knit hat with a faux-fur pom-pom so you don't have to choose between a beanie or a beret — it's a bit of both!

Promising review: "The style of this hat is exactly as it’s shown on the model. The puff is fun and classy at the same time. The material is soft and very warm." —Briggs

Get it from Anthropologie for $58 (available in seven colors).

15. A neon sign table lamp for anyone whose life motto is "Slay all day."

Promising review: "This was an impulse buy, but I don't regret it. You never know what something looks like in person when you're shopping online, and I must say I expected this to be smaller, but it's sized just right. It's easy to set up, very bright and bold, and has an easily accessible power switch on the backside of the base. The light doesn't get hot (I was concerned it might). Overall, you're paying for what you're getting with this item." —CheesecakeHey

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79.


16. A Madeline PJs and book set to encourage cuddling and bedtime stories.

This two-piece pajama set is made of 100% cotton!

Get it from Nordstrom for $50 (available in sizes 4–7; also available in other books/patterns).

18. A set of party-perfect floral studs for someone who always needs a variety of options.

19. An iPhone case with LED lights on both the front AND back that'll take studio-quality selfies. Did I mention that the lights are dimmable?

Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my niece, and she loved it. She says it's great for taking photos in low light such as a restaurant." —ANNE GRASSER

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $70 (fits iPhone 8/7/6/6s Plus) or Amazon for $29.87+ (fits iPhone 8/7/6s/6; available in six colors) or $65+ (fits iPhone 8/7/6/6s Plus; available in six colors).


20. A gorgeous marble-print yoga mat any fitness junkie would go head-over-heels for.

21. A massive candle in a delicious citrus scent great for setting the mood at holiday gatherings.

This huge candle will burn for 125 hours! It's Anthropologie's signature scent, aka what you smell when you go into their stores.

Promising review: "This candle has been a crowd favorite among friends and family for years. The smell is very calming and is the perfect scent to have burning in the background whether you are cuddling up on the couch with your favorite book or catching up with friends over cocktails. The container is absolutely beautiful, and the light shining through the mirror sets the perfect mood and is a great decor item or centerpiece on the kitchen table." —Meeshpo

Get it from Anthropologie for $88.

22. A luxe velvet pajama set, because lounging in front of the fireplace in a holey old T-shirt doesn't seem very festive.

Get the set from Aerie: $23.97 for the shirt and $20 for the bottoms (available in sizes XXS–XXL and two colors).


24. An Instax Mini 90 any camera enthusiast would appreciate. It has more advanced features than standard Instax minis and a really cool retro look.,

Promising review: "Used this camera at work for a project and knew it would make a fantastic Christmas gift. I recommend it for anyone; it's fun for parties, for scrapbooking, really anything! I purchased the Mini8 for two people on my Christmas list; this camera I purchased for my father, a photographer of 40+ years. I knew he would enjoy the extra settings; my favorite is the double exposure setting — you can have a lot of fun and make some amazing photos with this little camera!" —Madison K Brink

Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in two colors; only for Prime members).

25. An adorable serving platter sure to be a ~weiner~ with dog lovers who entertain!

Promising review: "Charming in a folk-art kind of way. The quality of the platter is very nice. The colors are beautiful, and that dog is sure to inspire conversation. The whole series of dog-a-day plates are fun, but the wiener dog on the elongated platter is especially so." —barbie50

Get it from Anthropologie for $42 (check out the rest of this collection here).

26. A foldable Bluetooth keyboard for very busy people who need are constantly answering emails on the go via a phone or tablet.,

This keyboard is made by Microsoft, but it's compatible with Apple products such as the iPad and iPhone. It's also spill-resistant!

Promising review: "I've had this keyboard for roughly a year and a half now, and it's amazing. It takes a little getting used to because of the gap in the middle of the board (where it folds). Other than that, it's super water-resistant. I accidentally spilled hot tea on the keyboard. I immediately turned it over. It was easy to wipe clean, even in between the keys, and it was on the entire time. Never missed a beat. The board fits perfectly in my small purse, and I love using it with my cell phone when I am out and about and need to work from my phone; answering emails, editing documents, making headway on projects, etc. I love it." —Client Amazon

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $66.88.

27. A deluxe five-in-one Monopoly game that also doubles as checker/chess set!

This deluxe game set includes the classic game of Monopoly, Monopoly Go, plus chess, checkers, and poker dice.

Promising review: "Beautiful, well-made. I'm going to put it on the table in my living room to promote spur-of-the-moment games with the kids." —Sam

Get it from Wayfair for $68.99 or Amazon for $65.99.


28. A set of cashmere socks to warm up perpetually cold feet. Plus, if properly taken care of, they'll last forever.

29. A splash-resistant Bluetooth speaker that'll deliver clear and powerful sound despite its compact size.

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Promising review: "Purchased this speaker for my boyfriend as a gift. He's had a couple of other speakers in the past, but they always seemed to die after 9-10 months, or the sound quality was poor. This one is AMAZING! He said it's the best gift he's ever received. He literally takes it everywhere since he's gotten it. The sound is amazing, and if a friend has the same one, you can sync them up and play as surround sound. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Do yourself a favor and purchase a case if you're planning on bringing it with you while traveling!" —Rebecca Walton

Get it from Amazon for $74.99+ (available in seven colors).

30. A gold-plated pendant necklace with an inspirational message for the girl-boss in your life., Nagi Sakai; Kevin Ziegler / Image courtesy of Nordstrom, Inc / Via

Get it from Nordstrom for $55 (available in gold or silver).


33. A plush robe with teddy-bear ears to snuggle up in when it's too cold to go outside.


36. A microfleece-lined warming bed with a removable roof sure to become a cat's ~fur-vorite~ hangout spot. It's also suitable for small dogs!

Promising review: "I have long worried about our older cat being warm in the winter time... not anymore! This is a fantastic heated cat bed, and he absolutely loves it. I can almost always find him curled up in this bed. It is comfortable, warm, and very easy to use." —Doris

Get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $69.95+ (available in two sizes).

37. An iconic Swedish-designed backpack that's super sturdy and comes in every color imaginable.

It's water resistant!

Promising review: "It fits my laptop (13" MacBook), large planner, books, and just about everything else I need, without being bulky. Of course, I've already spilled water on it, but it beaded off without ruining anything." —lissamax

Get it from Nordstrom (available in 29 colors) or Urban Outfitters (available in eight colors) for $80.

38. An incredibly cozy throw blanket — probably the most universally appreciated gift to ever exist.

Promising review: "Best blanket ever: warmest, softest, and nicest! I have the cream and the charcoal gray; the latter I've washed several times, and it still looks beautiful and is as soft as new. I gave the heather gray Ugg blanket to my 21-year-old son last Christmas, and he said it was his fave gift and the best blanket he's ever had. Definitely recommend giving as a gift, or buying for self!" —Audra B

Get it from Bloomingdale's for $98 (available in six colors) or Amazon for $89.95+ (available in 11 colors).


40. A metallic watch with a stainless steel band, mother of pearl dial, and crystal accents to give to that friend who's always late. It's so pretty, they'll always be checking the time.

41. A felted wool bookend (it doubles as a doorstop) that'll make a colorful addition to any child's room.

Promising review: "I ordered the flamingo a couple weeks ago for our daughter's room. Great as a bookend or decorative piece. It's nice and heavy and well made. We have already received numerous compliments on it." —LJG4

Get it from Anthropologie for $68 (available in three designs).

42. A monogrammed marble and acacia wood serving board for a last-minute present that looks incredibly well thought-out.

Because these boards are already monogrammed, they'll ship right away!

Promising review: "I like how durable and lovely it seems. I bought this as a gift because it just looks so much nicer than any other serving boards that I have seen lately. It's a great gift! My aunt really likes it. So smooth, nice, and solid." —KLaw02

Get it from Nordstrom for $63.

43. A sleek stainless steel thermal French press that can be used for years to come.

It's much sturdier than a glass one and can keep drinks warm for up to two hours.

Promising review: "I bought this pot nearly three years ago to the day. I have used it practically every day for the last three years. It has held up remarkably well. The pot itself is indestructible, being solid stainless steel. I was concerned that the weak point would be the actual press part because it is plastic, but it is still in great shape. I have had no issues with it at all. It creates, in my opinion, an absolutely perfect cup of coffee. Whatever coffee is not consumed that day stays in the pot and is put in the fridge for iced coffee the following day. I highly recommend this press!" —thebarrister

Get it from Amazon for $56.64 (available in two sizes).


44. A rechargeable electric toothbrush for giving the gift of good oral hygiene. Isn't that the greatest gift of all?

It comes with one extra brush head, a charger, and a hard travel case.

Promising review: "I don't know why I waited so long to buy a Sonicare. It's pretty much life-changing, like getting my teeth polished each day. I liked it so much that I purchased one for my husband. I love the reminders while brushing, the small size of the charging station, and how well the toothbrush holds a charge — we can easily go away for a long weekend and both of our toothbrushes have sufficient charge to last the entire trip." —Erin P

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $59.95.