Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – 2019: Best Gifts Under $100


When it comes to holiday shopping, it can sometimes be tough to find something to pick up for everyone on your list. Or perhaps, you have a limit on how much you want to spend on someone on your list, like a secret Santa. Well that's where this list comes in handy. We have curated the best gifts under $100, which includes things from personal grooming, to audio, to fitness trackers and everything in between.

Prices below are subject to change. This post will be updated regularly to ensure the most up-to-date pricing, but during the holidays, there will be flash sales and price drops so keep that in mind.

Best Smartwatch Under $100 – a hybrid smartwatch and fitness tracker


The Amazfit Bip is a pretty good smartwatch to pick up this holiday season. It's quite a bit under $100 – with a regular price of $79.95. And it does also have plenty of fitness tracking features included. That includes all-day heart rate monitoring, recording your steps taken each day and so much more. The battery life here is pretty impressive as well, coming in at around 30 days on a single charge.

Amazfit Bip - Amazon - $79

Best Fitness Tracker For Kids – motivate your kids to become more active


The Fitbit Ace is essentially the Fitbit Alta, but more kid friendly. It's always a good idea to motivate your kids to be more active, and the Ace can do just that. It will track their steps and activity, as well as their sleep. Parents can keep track of how well they are doing and also offer rewards for hitting goals, like 10,000 steps everyday for a week and so forth. Fitbit offers family accounts, so you can keep track of everyone's Fitbit stats in one app and on one account, which is really nice.

Fitbit Ace - Amazon - $79

Best 7-inch Tablet – a tablet for media consumption


Amazon's Fire Tablet is a great option for those that just want a tablet for consuming media or even reading some books off of Amazon Kindle. This is because it is pretty inexpensive at under $50, actually. It has a 7-inch display, and it also has a slew of Android apps available through Amazon's app store. Additionally, you do have Amazon Prime Video included here, so you can watch a slew of great movies and TV shows while you are on the go.

Amazon Fire Tablet - Amazon - $49.99

Best 8-inch Tablet – a bit larger, with a higher resolution display


Amazon also has a 8-inch tablet that is under $100, and it is about $30 more expensive but definitely worth it. Especially if you would rather have a larger display. It's a 8-inch display with a HD resolution. It still runs on Amazon's Fire OS which has access to a ton of Android apps through its app store, and it also has Amazon Prime Video, as well as Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and so much more for media consumption.

Amazon Fire HD 8 - Amazon - $79.99

Best Smartphone Under $100 – keep in touch, without breaking the bank


HMD Global, the new home of Nokia smartphones, has been putting out Nokia smartphones at just about every price point, and the Nokia 2 is under $100. It doesn't have the high-end specs that you would expect from something like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is about 10x the price, but it is still a decent value here. It offers up a 5-inch display, with 8GB of RAM. And yes, the bezels are somewhat large, but it is a good looking phone that is running stock Android 8.1 Oreo, thanks to HMD Global going all in with the Android One program.

Nokia 2 - Amazon - $75

Best Amazon Alexa Smart Speaker Under $100 – give the gift of Alexa, for less


The new Amazon Echo is priced under $100 (during the holiday season, it will likely be less), and it offers some really good sounding audio. This is thanks to Amazon working with Dolby on the audio quality here. The Echo has Alexa built-in, which will allow you to do all sorts of things. Of course, the most common thing is controlling your smart home with Alexa. But you can also ask for the weather at home, as well how the traffic is. And there are a ton of other things you can do, thanks to the tens of thousands of skills available for Alexa.

Amazon Echo - Amazon - $69

Best Amazon Alexa Smart Display Under $100 – great for using in the kitchen!


The Echo Spot is a pretty popular smart display with Alexa, and this is due to how small it is, and how great the round display looks. It would work great in the kitchen or even next to your bed. It does everything that an Echo would do, but it also offers up some visuals. So for example, when you ask about the weather, it will tell you how the weather is, but also show you the weather. It also has a video camera included that can be used for video chatting through Alexa.

Amazon Echo Spot - Amazon - $99

Best 4K TV Set-Top Box – 4K and HDR support for an incredible picture

Roku refreshed the Ultra set-top box this year, and it is a really great set-top box to pick up. It supports 4K and HDR as you'd expect, but it does go a bit further. It does support 4K up to 60fps. And on the HDR side it supports HDR10 and HLG. This is going to provide a really great looking picture, especially if you have a TV that is 4K and supports HDR10. For sound, it has DTS Surround Sound and supports Dolby Atmos passthrough via the HDMI port. On Roku, you get all of the big name apps here as well. Which includes YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Netflix, Hulu and many more. There are over 500,000 movies and TV shows available on Roku.

Roku Ultra (2018) - Amazon - $96

Best 4K TV Streaming Stick – bring Netflix to the big screen

Amazon recently announced the Fire TV Stick 4K to compete with Roku, and it has a pretty incredible value here. The new Fire TV Stick also comes with a new remote that can be used to control the TV but it also has volume buttons now. Alexa is included in the Fire TV Stick, so you can ask Alexa to find things to watch on TV. Fire TV Stick also comes with all of the big name apps, like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW and much more. Unfortunately, YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV are not available on Amazon's devices.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - Amazon - $34.99

Best Smart Toothbrush Under $100 – connects via Bluetooth to show you how well you are brushing your teeth

These days, everything is "smart" and now even your toothbrush is smart. This one from Oral-B is actually a pretty useful one. It connects to your phone using Bluetooth, and with the companion app, it will show you how well you have been brushing, so you can get better and not miss any spots next time. It will also help you keep from over-brushing, which can be a real issue for some people.

Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Toothbrush - Amazon - $89

Best Electric Shaver Under $100 – personal grooming has never been easier

The Philips Norelco Shaver 4500 is a great gift to pick up this holiday season. It has DualPrecision heads that are going to be able to cut short and long hair pretty easily, and comfortably. It also collects all of that hair inside the shaver, so there's no mess to clean up afterwards. It's going to leave your skin nice and smooth after you have finished shaving in the morning.

Philips Norelco Shaver 4500 - Amazon - $59

Best Bluetooth Speaker Under $100 – the best sound you'll get for the price

Bose' SoundLink Micro is a pretty small Bluetooth speaker, but it surprisingly has some really good sound quality coming out of it. That shouldn't be a surprise, seeing as this is coming out of Bose. But because of the sound quality, and the enhanced drivers, battery life does take a hit. The Bose SoundLink Micro will last for around six hours of continuous playback. It is still waterproof though, since it is rated at IPX6, which is not quite as waterproof as the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM listed below.

Bose SoundLink Micro - Amazon - $79

Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Under $100 – take this in the shower or to the pool

Ultimate Ears has made some rather interesting Bluetooth speakers over the years, but the WONDERBOOM is their least inexpensive and it is still waterproof. It also has some pretty good sound quality and battery life. It'll last around 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge, which is pretty impressive. The WONDERBOOM can be paired with up to ten other WONDERBOOM speakers, unfortunately you can't pair them with other Ultimate Ears speakers, just the WONDERBOOM.

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM - Amazon - $78

Best Portable SSD – bring your files anywhere

SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD is under $100, but only the 250GB model. There is a 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacity, which are going to cost you a bit more. These portable SSDs sport some really fast read and write speeds, nearly 500MB/s which you will likely never see unless you have a brand new SSD in your laptop. It is also pretty small and inside a rubber casing that will keep it from getting damaged when it is dropped, which is what makes it "extreme".

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD - Amazon - $84

Best Wireless Mouse – leave that trackpad behind

Logitech is well-known for its wireless mice, and the MX Master 2S is one of the best wireless mice on the market right now. That is because it is a larger mouse, so it is more ergonomic for using all-day long. But it also can connect up to three devices simultaneously, which is useful if you use it on a work computer and then your personal computer. Additionally, it has Bluetooth support and it has a rechargeable battery that you can recharge. Though the mouse does last quite a while on a single charge anyways.

Logitech MX Master 2S - Amazon - $68

Best Wireless Keyboard – forget the wires

Logitech is also well-known for its wireless keyboards, and the K780 is a great one to check out. This is a multi-device keyboard that will work on both Windows and macOS, as well as tablets and even smartphones. It does have a chiclet layout, though the keys are round, which makes it easier to type faster when on the go, which is definitely important here. Like the MX Master 2S, the K780 has Logitech's Flow feature included, where it can switch between three devices simultaneously and even more documents between them.

Logitech K780 Keyboard - Amazon - $67