Does anyone else feel like when they were a kid, $100 was so. much. money, yet now you can drop a Benjamin Franklin on a singular trip to Target?
(If you manage to escape Target with just the items you intended to buy, please email me ASAP.)
Even though it doesn’t seem like that much money compared to the days when we believed in Santa, there are still great gifts under $100 out there that work for just about anyone on your list. These are my picks:
1. Chevron Decanter ($58)—You can’t beat a bottle of red during the holidays, and this decanter not only helps with that, it’s a decorative piece in its own right.
2. Naked Palette ($54)—I literally don’t own any other eyeshadow, because everything else I’ve tried pales in comparison. Even if you’re nervous about buying makeup for someone else, this is a sure-fire bet because it works well with most skin tones.
3. Kate Spade Cobble Hill Lacey ($99)—A cute wallet perfect that can double as a clutch in a pinch. For extra love, be sure to follow the age-old rule to never give someone an empty wallet!
4. Moscow Mule Personalized Copper Mugs ($75 for two)—It’s no secret I love a good Moscow Mule, and what better way to drink it than the way it was intended. This would also be a cute gift to give a newly engaged couple since, after all, it is engagement season!
5. Tory Burch Perfume ($65)—If I had a perfume, this is what I would want it to smell like.
6. Mirror Tray ($80)—This would be perfect for the entertainer on your list, or someone who loves their cocktails but doesn’t have enough room for a bar cart. It could also double as the perfect addition to any coffee table.
7. Balance Bar ($78)—I wear this Dogeared staple nearly everyday, and it goes with just about everything.
8. Tory Burch Earrings ($58)—Picking up something people usually wouldn’t buy for themselves is one of my favorite gift-giving strategies—that’s why I know these stud stunners are sure to be a hit.
9. Winter Village Plates ($59.50)—I am a sucker for Christmas scenes, and I would probably eat off these plates 365 days a year if it was acceptable. I love that whenever your loved one uses these in the years to come, they’d think of you!
10. Clarisonic ($99)—The Clarisonic is kind of like DVR. You’re not really sure what you’re missing until you try it out, but once you have it, you can never go back.
11. Monogrammed Sunshine Satchel ($100)—Perfect for any weekend trip in 2015.
12. Trolley Ankle Bootie ($99.95)—Nordstrom should seriously pay me to sell these booties because I’ve convinced two of my coworkers to buy a pair. These are the perfect bootie at an unbeatable price, and they’re available in four colors.