Gift shopping on a budget is stressful. Prices sometimes soar around the holidays, making it tough to find genuine bargains. To help, we spent countless hours testing all manner of gizmos and gadgets to bring you expert advice on what is worth buying. These gifts are sure to bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces without breaking the bank too badly, though we know $100 isn’t exactly cheap, either.
For more ideas, our wish list of awesome gifts is full of things (sometimes expensive) that are sure to impress, and if money is tight, we’ve also made a list of the best gifts under $25. For giftees with a particular passion, you can find tailored options like the best gifts for audiophiles, coffee fans, or book lovers, among our gift guides.
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