We don’t wear classic sweaters often enough. Whew, there I’ve said it. Keep your giftee seasonally well-styled long after the holidays. This classic winter sweater from J.Crew is under $100, comes in six breath-taking colors and is currently on major sale, too! Yes obviously I think you should get one for yourself. You have permission.
If your giftee has an office coffee supply on hand (or an amazing Nespresso machine), the Ember Mug is a must (and it also comes in a travel mug version). This mug keeps your coffee consistently warm the entire time. We truly live in the future. I’ve been told that parents of little ones are particularly fond of this item because kiddo shenanigans are famous for taking mom and dad away from their precious morning cup. This way, whenever they return, it’ll be just as hot as they left it.
Who loves getting in a freezing cold car? Literally no one. This automatic car starter allows you (or your giftee) to start and warm the car from the comfort of… not being in the freezing cold car. Epic. It’s also got keyless entry which is convenient when your hands are ice cold and prone to dropping keys and also full of wonderfully hot coffee in a travel mug (like this one that is actually insane).
Then of course there’s THIS invention which is for any actual/aspiring fitness lover and is also proof that we live in the future. When not in use, Mirror is… a mirror. When in use, it becomes a gym in your home that tracks your biometric data and allows you to see yourself, your instructor, and your classmates in its interactive display. What. Is. Even. Happening. I have many trustworthy friends who attest to the exceptional quality and variety of classes and swear this is a life-changer.
After a workout from the future, there’s nothing like some perfect shower tunes coming from a convenient speaker that doesn’t mind water. The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM is known for delivering crisp, clear sound and being ultra waterproof. This speaker is SO highly rated it’s a little silly, and comes in a plethora of colors to match to your giftee’s tastes. Or maybe their bathmat. Whatever.
There’s a reason Instant Pot recipes are so plentiful online and in your Instagram feeds—they’re genius. They combine multiple functions into one insanely useful appliance: You can slow cook, pressure cook, sauté, sear, steam, make yogurt, it’s kind of a miracle. Great for any cook, but especially awesome for anyone cooking family-sized meals, the Instant Pot is the perfect holiday gift when holiday and housewarming overlap.
Hello, if you’re reading this and you’re related to me: I WANT THIS. A cozy winter night with your nearest and dearest with a movie on and this sucker loaded up for the group to enjoy? Sounds like actual heaven. S’mores pro tip: try reese’s peanut butter cups in place of regular chocolate bars. You’ll never be the same.
You really can’t (shouldn’t) just toss jewelry in your bag. A compact travel jewelry case is the way to go. Even better if it’s stunning, like this one. It takes up next to no room in your bag and keeps jewelry from arriving at your destination in a tangled ball of sparkle.
A packable travel jacket is an absolute must in colder and unpredictable months. I am a huge fan of this one by Patagonia because you can shove it into the tiniest corner of your suitcase but thanks to the magic of down, it’s still incredibly warm. You’ll never be bummed it’s in your bag. Here’s another option that comes in gorgeous colors.
Cuyana makes the cutest travel case sets, perfect for keeping odds and ends together without resorting to unsightly plastic baggies. You can add monogramming to make them extra special and personal, or score other matching leather goods from the brand. I absolutely love these and these in blush. Another cute thing to do is order the recipient’s favorite travel-sized beauty products to tuck inside, like their favorite face cleanser, dry shampoo, concealer, etc.
Care for a wine advent calendar anyone? I WANT THIS. Vinebox will send 12 different glasses of wine from around the world to help you countdown to the holidays. Per their website, shipping and happiness are included. If you’re shopping for a whiskey, gin or tequila lover, check out more boozy advent calendars here.
So this exists: You can purchase a map of the stars from a specific time and place that means something special to you or your giftee. Every map is printed, framed and comes with a time and place stamp. Your anniversary? Their birthdate? The moment they finally finished all nine seasons of The Office? Think of milestones they’ll want to remember forever.
Anyone who’s ever wished for a third arm while cooking, crafting, lounging, or trying to expertly copy a YouTube tutorial will love this one. This mountable arm holds your iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy tablet, Kindle, and more. Give the gift of an extra appendage. I have this and love it beyond words. Most often, I use it mounted to my bed so I can watch something while going to sleep.
Have you gifted this robe yet? Why on earth not!? I’ve mentioned the dreamlike luxury that is a Barefoot Dreams robe more than once, I do hope you’ll take this reminder to heart given that it makes a perfect under $100 gift. Other options include these faux fur robes from Pottery Barn, and while you’re at it, why not grab the matching slippers? (I certainly did, whoops.)