Make the holidays merry and bright. Shop the best gift ideas under $100. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or buying gifts for friends and family, we’ve found impressive deals from top retailers such as Amazon, Wayfair, Walmart and more.
Keep reading to shop on-sale tech, kitchen gadgets, beauty, skincare, toys and fun gift ideas ahead of Christmas and Hanukkah. But hurry — we can’t guarantee how long these deals will last (or stay in stock).
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The best gift for Christmas 2022: An Amazon gift card
We think the best gift for Christmas 2022 is one of the most universal: an Amazon gift card. That way, the recipient can buy whatever gift they’d like.
No matter their age, gender or personality type, an Amazon gift card is a perfect addition to every Christmas stocking in the house. Choose the amount you want to put on this gift card, from $50 to $2,000.
You can also get an Amazon gift card in a premium Hanukkah box. Choose any denomination between $25 and $2,000.
The best tech gifts under $100
Save on Apple products, tech accessories and more.
Beats Studio Buds: $100
These4.4-star-rated Beats earbuds, available in five colors, offer a total of 24 hours of listening time with the included charging case (8 hours per charge). They feature active noise cancelation and IPX4 sweat- and water-resistance.
HP DeskJet wireless all-in-one color printer: $49
This budget-friendly HP color printer offers scanning, copying and mobile printing functionality. Get a free six-month ink subscription for it, when you activate a free HP+ plan.
24″ Roku smart HDTV: $88
Looking to add a TV in an area with limited space? This 24-inch Onn Roku smart HDTV is on sale at Walmart now for less than $100.
Want to upgrade to a larger television? You can get a 32-inch Onn Roku TV for $108 at Walmart now.
Lenovo Tab M8: $79
If you’re looking for an affordable tablet this holiday season, check out the Lenovo Tab M8. The tablet offers an eight-inch HD display that’s great for streaming videos. The battery life is fairly long, with up to 15 hours of video playback on a single charge. The tablet also comes with a built-in kids-mode with Google Kids Space, making it a great gift for children.
This is another one of Walmart’s Cyber Week deals, so act fast if you’re interested.
Eufy 25c robot vacuum: $99
The Anker Eufy 25c robot vacuum doesn’t skimp on features — it connects to your home Wi-Fi and can be controlled through an app or through your home’s smart speaker. It has 1,500 Pa of suction, three-layer filtration and a slim profile that helps it get under furniture to clean. It’s rated 4.4 stars at Walmart.
It’s pretty rare to find a robot vacuum for less than $100 — nevermind a top-rated, voice-activated one, like the Anker Eufy 25c robot vacuum. Head over to the Walmart Deals for Days Cyber Week sale to get yours now for less than half its usual price.
Apple AirTag (4 pack): $80
Apple AirTags will help you keep track of important items. Stick one on your luggage, your pet, your wallet or some other thing, and then track it from your , or other device.
Philips Hue (2 pack): $90
Unlike older versions of Philips Hue smart bulbs, this Bluetooth-compatible three pack doesn’t require a Hue Hub to work. You will want to add a Hub, however, if you’re installing a large number of Hue bulbs in different rooms or want to control your lights while away from home.
Setup is relatively easy with the Philips Hue app, and takes just seconds. The bulbs, while unusually sized, fit most lamps, overhead lights, and 4-inch recessed cans.
Sengled smart light bulbs (4 ct.): $40
Looking for an even more affordable smart light option? These color-changing light bulbs can connect to Bluetooth. Use Alexa voice controls to turn the light on and off, change its color, dim, brighten and set light schedules.
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen): $25
The fifth-generation Amazon Echo Dot has a number of new-for-2022 features, including improved audio, a temperature sensor and Eero Wi-Fi built in (requires a compatible Eero network). Use this Amazon smart speaker to control your home via voice commands, make calls hands-free, play music, set an alarm and more. Choose from three colors.
Best streaming gifts under $100
Give the gift of seamless movie streaming this holiday season.
Roku Ultra LT 4K streaming device: $30
This compact streaming device lets you stream your favorite shows and movies from streaming services like Paramount+.HBO Max, Netflix and more in 4K. The Roku interface is fast and easy to navigate. Right now, you can get this device for only $30.
Apple TV HD (32 GB): $79
Stream the latest TV shows and movies with this Apple TV HD streaming box.
Apple TV 4K: $100
Apple devotees with a 4K television should definitely consider streaming all their favorite shows on an Apple TV 4K. The device is equipped with Dolby Vision, a Siri-enabled remote and SharePlay, which enables you to enjoy the next NFL game or new movie you want to watch with a group of pals. You can also take advantage of Apple Arcade gaming.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $25
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is compatible with Alexa, and lets you watch all your favorite streamers (Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, etc.) in 4K resolution.
Google Chromecast ‘Stranger Things’ Bundle: $50
Here’s a Cyber Week streaming deal fans of “Stranger Things” won’t want to miss — Walmart is offering the Google Chromecast bundled with a “Stranger Things” Funko Pop! figure of Eleven for just $29. Google Chromecast supports streaming in 4K resolution and features a voice remote.
Best gifts for kids under $100
These top-rated gifts for kids, pulled fromand , won’t break the bank.
Lego Star Wars Imperial Shuttle: $40
Build the Imperial Shuttle from the Star Wars trilogy with this 660-piece Lego set. The set comes with 3 Lego minifigures; Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and an Imperial Officer.
Little Live Pets Gotta Go Turdle: $22
The Little Live Pets Gotta Go Turdle is a battery-powered toy that’s sure to be one of the hottest Christmas gifts of 2022. The 13.4-inch-tall turtle value pack comes with a bib and some Turdle food. You feed your Gotta Go Turdle, and then shortly after, the toy sings “Uh oh, gotta go!” You then place it on the included toilet, which it poops into. The so-called magic poop can be reclaimed from the water and turned back into Turdle food when dried.
The 4.3-star-rated Little Live Pets Gotta Go Turdle is wildly popular with Amazon reviewers, who say it’s great for potty training. Writes one: “Bought this for my 3 year old great grandson for his birthday and he loved it!”
“It’s very hilarious to know he has to go,” writes another verified Amazon buyer.
Little Live Pets Gotta Go Flamingo: $35
Is a pooping turtle not quite the right gift? Well, good news: Little Live Pets also makes a pink pooping flamingo named Sherbet.
Slumberkins lynx self-expression collection: $34
Slumberkins are snuggly companions that come with two helpful children’s books on topics including conflict-resolution, creativity, grief, change and more. Slumberkins come in many fun forms such as a hammerhead shark, sloth, dragon, and the lynx pictured above. They’re machine washable, feature soft fur (with no detachable plastic pieces) and are stuffed with hypoallergenic fiberfill.
LeapFrog Magic Adventures microscope: $69
This LeapFrog microscope is a fun way to get children excited about science. The microscope features up to 200x magnification. Kids can create their own samples to view or look at the provided images and slides. The kit comes with eight double-sided smart slides that show educational videos and images on the microscope’s 2.4-inch viewing screen.
Spider-Man bumper car: $79
This pint-sized car comes fully assembled. All you have to do is attach the bumper and charge and connect the integrated 6V battery with the included 120V wall charger.
This bumper car spins 360 degrees and can support children up to 66 pounds.
Little Tikes Tobi 2 Robot smartwatch: $52
This cute, splashproof Little Tikes smartwatch with a built-in interactive robot companion — named by Amazon as one of the — tracks steps, takes photos with its two built-in cameras, and even plays games.
Barbie Dreamcamper: $64
The Barbie Dreamcamper comes with more than 60 accessories, including a pool and a tall slide. The camper has a kitchen, dining area, sleeping area, bathroom and den with a TV for Barbie to hang out in.
The Barbie Dreamcamper is one of.
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Best cozy gifts to buy ahead of the holidays
See seasonal candles, comfy slippers, coffee gift cards and more top-rated cozy gifts to give this holiday season.
Starbucks gift card
Want to give the gift of a yummy, festive Starbucks drink — or even grab one for yourself? Grab a Starbucks gift card on Amazon, available in $25 and $50 amounts.
Apotheke Votive candle gift set: $64
Stock up on soy wax candles at Nordstrom to keep things cozy this winter. This set of six candles from Apotheke includes a Charcoal candle, Earl Gray Bitters candle, Hinoki Lavender candle, Santal Rock Rose candle, Sea Salt Grapefruit candle and a White Vetiver candle.
Woodwick large hourglass scented candle: $37
This wood-smoke-scented, crackling-wick candle provides evokes the feeling of sitting around a roaring fireplace. With a strong cedar fragrance and WoodWick’s patented wooden wick, which creates a fireside-like crackling sound, this candle offers the gift of coziness.
The Comfy original oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket: $55
As seen on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” this bestselling ultra plush wearable blanket is perfect for staying cozy around the house. The Comfy original oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket comes in plenty of fun patterns and colors, making it easy to personalize your present to the recipient.
The long-haired friends and family in your life will appreciate these revolutionary double-scrunchies. “Not only are they adorable-looking, but Sleepy Tie helps set and protect my freshly blown-out and curled hair styles,” explained CBS Essentials senior writer Lily Rose.
“These hair accessories are more gentle than your regular hair elastic and don’t rip out or snag my strands.”
Best kitchen gifts under $100
We found great deals on air fryers, Instant Pots, Ninja blenders, Keurig coffee makers, cocktail shakers and more budget-friendly kitchen gifts to give this year.
The Pioneer Woman 11-piece knife block set: $30
CBS Essentials readers can’t get enough of ‘The Pioneer Woman’ kitchenware — it seems to be the perfect combination of style, performance and value. This 4.7-star-rated stainless steel knife block set includes an eight-inch chef knife, an eight-inch bread knife, a 6.5-inch Nakiri knife, five-inch utility knife, 3.5-inch paring knife, four 4.5-inch steak knives, a pair of shears and an acacia block.
Available in four colors.
Rubbermaid glass food storage set (18 pc.): $32
This BPA-free Rubbermaid food storage kit includes two 0.5-cup, two 1.3-cup, two 3.2-cup, two 4.7-cup and one 9.6-cup containers with lids. Built-in vents allow you to microwave these with the lid on.
Keurig K-Compact coffee brewer: $89
Making coffee is a snap in the Keurig K-Compact single serve coffee brewer — it makes up to 10 ounces of coffee, hot chocolate, tea and more in less than a minute. Features a 36-ounce water reservoir. Find it in five colors.
Bodum Chambord French press coffee maker: $24
For the coffee-fan who is looking to transition to a more involved coffee-making process, the French press is an easy, hands-on way to get more familiar with your morning brew.
Crock-Pot 7-quart manual slow cooker: $40
This 4.7-star-rated Crock-Pot can quickly cook up to seven pounds of food at once.
Do you serve your holiday meals buffet-style? This oval-shaped Crock-Pot has a warm setting that will keep your food hot as long as it’s plugged in.
Dash Tasti-Crisp mini air fryer: $40
If you want the convenience of air frying but don’t have the counter space for another kitchen appliance, check out the Dash Tasti-Crisp 2.6-quart air fryer.
It’s the perfect size for a one or two-person household.
Anova Nano sous vide precision cooker: $99
If you’ve never had sous vide cooked meat and vegetables, well — you’re missing out. The 12.8-inch Anova Nano sous vide precision cooker circulates heated water at exact temperatures to cook foods to perfection. Rated 4.7 stars on Amazon.
The Pioneer Woman Blooming Bouquet cookware set: $49
The Pioneer Woman’s Blooming Bouquet cookware set comes in three colors and features Ree Drummond’s signature Fancy Flourish floral print.
It includes 19 kitchen essentials. When you shop this Walmart Cyber Week deal, you’ll get a 2.5-quart saucepan, a 5.5-quart Dutch oven, a skillet, a mini skillet and a cast iron skillet, an Acacia wood spoon, an Acacia wood turner, a 4-piece melamine measuring cups set, a 4-piece melamine measuring spoons set and a 12″ x 8″ ceramic baker with a lid.
Keurig K-Mini coffee maker: $75
This mini coffee device is a great option for small spaces. The 5-inch-wide Keurig coffee makers lets you brew up to 12-ounces of coffee, hot chocolate, tea and more. It offers an energy efficient feature that automatically turns the coffee maker off 90 seconds after you’ve brewed your cup.
Elevated Craft Hybrid cocktail shaker: $70
Backed by a lifetime warranty, this stainless steel, dishwasher-safe, double-walled, vacuum-insulated cocktail shaker promises to be “the last shaker you will ever buy.” It’s one of the best gifts for a budding bartender.
“This is the absolute perfect cocktail shaker,” a five-star reviewer raved. “First, it is insulated so your hands don’t freeze. Second, there is a measurer in the cap. Third, the cap twists off to expose the strainer that is built in.
“This is the fourth one I have bought. I gave two as gifts and now have two of them for myself. The gift recipients loved them as well.”
Cosori air fryer (5 quart): $85
The five-quart Cosori air fryer can heat up to 450 degrees, and cook enough food for four people. It features nine, one-touch cooking functions. Worried about the air fryer making a commotion? Cosori claims that, while running, the kitchen gadget makes about as much noise as moderate rainfall. The air fryer’s non-stick basket is dishwasher safe, and BPA- and PFOA-free.
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 (6 quart): $79
This 7-in-1 Instant Pot model functions as an electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan and food warmer. The machine has 13 customizable smart programming options.
Ninja professional blender: $75
This 72-ounce countertop blender boasts a 4.7-star rating on Amazon. It features a 1,000-watt power base with ice-crushing technology, making it perfect for smoothies. It comes with a recipe guide with 25 chef-inspired recipes.
The best beauty gifts under $100
Give the gift of self-care with these beauty and hygiene gifts, all under $100.
Stratia The Essentials Kit: $29
Want to protect your skin barrier this winter? Start here. This highly rated Stratia skincare kit has everything you need to create healthy, happy skin.
This set of minis includes Stratia’s Velvet Cleansing Milk, a moisturizing, non-foaming cleanser; Soft Touch AHA, a hyper-gentle, highly effective exfoliant; and Liquid Gold, a lightweight but powerful moisturizer.
Casper Sleep silk pillowcase and sleep mask set: $52
This 100% mulberry silk pillowcase is soft on hair, skin and the eyes, too. It comes in three aesthetically pleasing neutral colors and with a matching silk sleep mask. Right now, you can score this silk pillowcase and sleep mask set for more than half off.
Laneige lip sleeping mask: $22
Treat someone to this moisturizing, antioxidant-rich leave-on lip mask from Laneige.
Coco & Eve Silky Hair set: $51
Our CBS Essentials senior writer, Lily Rose, loves this on-sale hair duo. “I have wavy, dehydrated and damaged hair,” she said. “The Coco & Eve Silky Hair set turned my strands from straw to silk. Both the mask and hair serum are made with coconut and fig — a good source of fatty acids that help strengthen and repair hair. I really like that the mask is made with argan oil. I have found that the ingredient is helpful for adding shine.
The real M.V.P. of the haircare set is the Miracle Hair Elixir. I apply a lot of heat to my hair, and usually my ends look and feel fried. This lightweight serum not only made my hair feel incredibly soft, it erased the look of my frazzled ends. Even my friends agree. A pal recently brushed against my ponytail and commented on how soft it felt and healthy it looked.”
Rodial ‘Love Your Skin’ sheet mask kit: $40
This $40 sheet mask kit (a $100 value) includes Rodial’s Dragon’s Blood jelly eye patches, Vit C Energizing sheet mask, Pink Diamond Instant Lift sheet mask and Snake Oxygenating and a Cleansing Bubble sheet mask. This kit makes a luxurious and easy-to-store present.
Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 electric rechargeable toothbrush: $60
One Amazon customer raved that the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 had been “life changing.” Wrote the user in a 5-star review: “My teeth feel like I have just left the dentist office every time I brush! This has made me a convert to electric toothbrushes for sure.
Waterpik water flosser for kids: $45
Save 25% on Amazon right now on this colorful Waterpik device designed for children.
The water flosser includes an orthodontic tip for braces, a classic jet tip for general cleaning, and 20 customizable, removable cling labels (so your children can decorate their flossers). The water flosser features three pressure settings.
Gel nail polish kit with UV lamp: $30
This kit has everything you could want for an at-home gel manicure, including a UV nail lamp, nail separators, file and buffer, a cuticle trimmer and six gel polishes. You can save $19 on this all-in-one kit right now at Amazon.
Though there are risks associated with UV radiation, the FDA considers curing lamps as low-risk when used as directed by the label.
Best gifts for pets and pet owners under $100
Save on pet cameras, water fountains, AirTag collars and more.
Bark Super Chewer box: $29 and up
Give the magical gift of a monthly dog toy and treat delivery with a subscription to the Super Chewer box from Bark. Starting at $29 per month, the Super Chewer box offers destruction-prone pups two extra tough toys, two full size bags of treats and two meaty chews for chomping. Super Chewer also offers fun and festive themed collections, like the “Harry Potter” inspired box pictured above. Boxes are available in subscription form or as a one-off purchase, perfect for gifting.
Smartish Snitch Airtag pet collar attachment: $15
Give the gift of peace of mind with the Snitch collar attachment from Smartish. This Apple AirTag holder fits up to 1.5-inch collars and creates a water-resistant seal around the tag to keep your pup and your tech safe. Apple AirTag ($29) not included.
Wild One harness walk kit: $98
For the extra stylish pet parent, Wild One’s walk kit includes a lightweight dog harness, dirt-resistant and water-proof leash and waste bag carrier, all in one chic and on-trend color. This kit is a great marriage of fashion and function, and is sure to grab some attention at the dog park.
Petcube pet monitoring camera: $38
Check in on your pets while you’re at work or out to dinner with the Petcube pet camera. The Petcube streams and records in 1080p video, while providing sound and motion alerts.
If it records anything suspicious or concerning, pet parents can access 24/7 live chat with a veterinarian via the Petcube app.
PetSafe Drinkwell water fountain for cats and dogs: $46 and up
Keeping your pets hydrated is important. If you don’t want to have to worry about constantly refilling the water bowl this summer, check out the PetSafe Drinkwell water fountain. Available in 1-, 1.5- and 2-gallon sizes. Pets can drink from the fountain or the open bowl. Pet parents can adjust the water flow to their pets’ preferences.
Holiday gift guides
As always, check back to CBS Essentials for holiday gift guides for every special someone in your life. Check back for more throughout the season.