Need a gift in a pinch? Go for one of these ideas for a gift under $100 for that last minute suggestion.
Gift card palooza is always a good idea. No matter the restaurant, store, shop, or online website, a gift card is always a great last-minute gift. Yes, a gift card is admittedly impersonal but a gift is a gift. At least try to pick a gift card that you know they will like, like an iTunes card or some card from your recipient’s favorite restaurant.
Tech accessories are a great to buy as last-minute gifts. If your tech-savvy giftee has an iPod, you can buy ear buds, headphones, mini speakers, and many wonderful things for under $100 that are small and yet very tech-worthy as a gift.
A digital camera for around a hundred bucks is still a good investment. Cameras from three years ago now have gone the way of the cell phones and smaller and sleeker models are much more affordable.
Computer printers are cheap enough that there are many models around a hundred dollars, from color printers to camera printers. Some laser printers are even affordable enough now in smaller versions that printing is more affordable than ever.
Gourmet gift baskets are fantastic for under a hundred dollars. You can get just about any kind of basket for the wine, food, drink, and cheese lover in your life. Coffee, chocolate, and just about anything can be made into a gourmet basket from organically grown products to Christmas wines.
For the romantic couple in your life, a last minute gift idea is a stay at a hotel as a mini-vacation. Some hotels will have packages for locals or getaway packages for less money to fill up their hotel the week after Christmas. Online specials will always be a prevalent way to save money on hotel deals.
A package of tickets to a local concert or sporting event is a great last minute gift for a sports enthusiast. You can easily get two tickets for an event for under a hundred dollars if you know your giftee well enough to buy a concert or sports event. Keep in mind you can buy concert tickets well in advance for summer tours.
Organic food is a great gift to give. Support your local farmers by getting a gift card to your local organic or health food store for some healthy eating this holiday season. Give a gift that pleases both mother earth and your family with organic food.
Jewelry, for a man or woman, is definitely affordable for under a hundred dollars. Necklaces, earrings, watches, and cufflinks can all be found for affordable prices this time of year. Good gold and even diamond jewelry will be heavily discounted in the seasonal rush.
Perfume or cologne is normally a romantic gift, but a last minute designer fragrance will always go well as a gift as long as it is not perceived as romantic. Moms or dads can gift perfume or cologne to their kids all the time and it is completely appropriate.