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Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts Under $100

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* Don’t spend $100 on a dust-collector
* Gadgets, clothing, perfume and more
* Gifts for gamers, coffee-lovers and fashionistas

$100 can buy a meaningful, useful gift worth getting excited about. The tough part is picking the right gift, because you don’t want to spend $100 on something that’ll just collect dust. To give some ideas, we rounded up these highly-rated, useful gifts for techies, fashionistas, coffee-lovers and everyone in-between. All are available to buy right now on Amazon, and can be shipped with Prime if you have it.

1. Adidas Originals Logo Hoodie

You don’t have to dread buying a gift for the fashionista in the family. This year, bold logo hoodies have become a stylish go-to for just about everyone, and Adidas reigns king of the logos.

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2. Philips Wake-Up Light

Waking up to an alarm is hard for everyone, and Philips realized that it’s because humans don’t naturally wake to sound – they wake up to light. The Wake-Up Light simulates sunrise for a natural wake-up and stress-free morning. For the workaholic or early-morning exerciser, this is a gift they’ll actually use every day.

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3. Pressopump Espresso Maker

Portable espresso makers have become a favorite of coffee-connoisseurs. They allow you to enjoy a consistently delicious espresso while at work, traveling or hiking, and they fit seamlessly into most bags or backpacks. This one from Pressopump comes highly rated and makes a great gift at just $55.

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4. Call of Duty: WWII

For the gamer in you life, Call of Duty: WWII is a surefire gift. It’s the latest installment in the biggest video game franchise ever, and any gamer (casual or hardcore) would be happy to unwrap it.

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5. Roku Streaming Stick

Roku’s streaming stick is one of the best options for cord cutters because it provides every app you need, 4K capabilities, and has a very reasonable price tag. It’s a great gift for techies or binge watchers, and won’t break the bank.

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6. Herschel Supply Co. Backpack

Herschel’s Little America backpack combines vintage mountaineering style and modern functionality for one of the best bags on the market. If you’re shopping for a student, traveler, or weekend adventurer, this is the gift to get them.

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7. JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker

As Bluetooth speakers have blown-up, prices have dropped and quality has increased. JBL’s Flip 4 comes in at just $80, and offers serious sound quality and waterproof durability. Its value is tough to beat, making it a great gift this year.

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8. Audio Technica Stereo Turntable

Vinyl is back in business. Since they became a hipster statement a few years back, turntables have returned as mainstream household items. A great turntable like this one makes a stylish, useful gift.

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9. Raw Spirit Luxury Unisex Perfume

Perfume has always been a gifting staple – especially between partners. We recommend this Raw Spirit Eau de Parfum because it’s unisex and offers a high-end woodsy fragrance.

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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2017