From $5 to $5,000, Here Are The 100 BestGifts For Every Budget

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If there's one repetitive Christmas song we always vibe with, it's Eartha Kitt crooning off her wish list to Santa. From a yacht to Tiffany jewels and a '54 convertible too, light blue, the girl knew how to reach for the stars. We'd imagine our own friends' and family's wish lists aren't too dissimilar. Alas, most of us aren't able to drop fantasy-gift level cash on every one of our giftees. But just because a $2,500 Peloton might be out of the question doesn't mean there aren't plenty of remarkable and thoughtful gifts that will match your budget.

Holiday shopping is far from a one-size-fits-all task. Yeah, yeah, gift-giving should be less about the gift itself and more about the thought behind it. But at the end of the day, creating a realistic present-buying budget is vital to your sanity, and shopping within tight budget constraints isn't always a simple task. So ahead, we offer a more creative solution. May we present to you the everyday man's more achievable holiday catalog. One that offers the best gift ideas your money (literally) can buy. Whether you're navigating the waters of shopping for a co-worker you're comfortable gossiping with, but not comfortable spending more than $25 on, or a significant other you're willing to donate your upcoming holiday bonus towards, look no further. Click on to shop our top 100 gifts for each and every budget.

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Under $10
If you're shopping around for cheap stocking stuffers, $10 is all you need to spend. Keep a lookout for functional items that pack in some personality from kitschy wine charms to a pastel set of reusable flatware. Feel Better De-stress Ball, $, available at

Harry Smail Red Wine Stain Remover, $, available at Uncommon Goods

CICO Books Everyday Self-Care, $, available at Anthropolgie
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Gap Cozy Socks, $, available at Gap

YouBuyWeShip Adorable Animal Sticky Note Set, $, available at Etsy

Maxsoft Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, $, available at Amazon

Earth Therapeutics Anti-Stress Microwavable Comfort Wrap, $, available at Bed Bath & Beyond

Kikkerland Earbud Cleaning Kit, $, available at The Container Store
$10 - $25
This is usually the ideal range for an acquaintance, lesser-known friend, or a Secret Santa recipient. It says that you made an effort to find something personal without having to go over your tight budget. Plenty of fun gifts can be found for under $25. Instead of stressing over finding something valuable, be on the hunt for cute gag gifts and affordable beauty products.

Milk Bar Peppermint Bark Truffle Dozen Box, $, available at Milk Bar

FraserRidgeDesigns Four Seasons Total Landscaping Mug, $, available at Etsy

Sur La Table Cast-Iron Garlic Roaster, $, available at Sur La Table

Christy Dawn The Sustainable Mask 3-Pack, $, available at Christy Dawn

Schitts Creek “Ew, David” Embroidered Knit Beanie, $, available at Schitts Creek
$25 - $50
Your wallet loves to see it. Lucky for you, there's plenty of party pleasing gifts that slide in under the $50 price point. Steer in the direction of unique tech gifts, functional fashion picks, and holiday beauty store sets.

Ordinary Habit Indian Garden by Bodil Jane, $, available at Ordinary Habit

Lisa Says Gah Denim Wine Tote, $, available at Lisa Says Gah

sensyne 10'' Ring Light Set, $, available at Amazon

Little Brown & Company The Book Of My Dreams, $, available at Anthropologie

PsSewingsisters Polka Dot Bucket hat, $, available at Etsy

Kitsch Satin Sleep Set, $, available at ASOS

Oliver Bonas Rosado Pink Stemless Champagne Flutes, $, available at Oliver Bonas

Skin Gym Jade Crystal Eye Mask, $, available at Shopbop

Palmpress Collapsible Coffee Press, $, available at Food52

Baggu Standard Baggu Set of 3, $, available at Baggu
$50 - $75
Say hello to the most realistic budget of the bunch. Here you'll find all of the practical items your giftee has likely already added to their wishlist.

Parachute Cozy Bootie, $, available at Parachute

Susan Alexandra DIY Bead Box, $, available at Nordstrom

Paravel Fold-Up Backpack, $, available at Paravel

Uncommon Goods Karaoke Microphone Speaker, $, available at Uncommon Goods

Nose Your Bourbon Bourbon Nosing Kit, $, available at Bespoke Post

Fancii Gala Lighted Mirror, $, available at Verishop

Trade Gift Coffee Subscription, $, available at Trade

Air Air Vodka, $, available at ReserveBar
$75 - $100
Your closest friends and family deserve the best your budget can buy. And the best just so happens to be gifts that make life a little easier. Our picks include the world's most comfortable travel jumpsuit and a beauty duo that transforms your skin practically overnight to name a few.

West & Willow Custom Pet Portrait Phone Cases, $, available at West & Willow

Away The Jewelry Box, $, available at Away

Brushean Makeup Brush Sanitizer, $, available at Brushean

Hasbro The Child Animatronic Toy with Carrier, $, available at shopDisney

Peter Thomas Roth Full-Size Hydra Gel Eye Patch Party, $, available at Sephora

Tushy Classic Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment, $, available at Amazon

Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller, $, available at Crate & Barrel
$100 - $150
Be it your live-in partner, your maid-of-honor or your mother who never fails to take your stressed-out phone calls, some people sit at the top of your gifting list year after year. Show them some appreciation with a thoughtful gift they can get good use out of.

Olive & June The Pedi System, $, available at Olive & June

Fizzics DraftPour Nitro-Style Home Beer Tap, $, available at Walmart

Cynthia Rowley x Impala Floral Rollerskates, $, available at Cynthia Rowley

Bay-Berk 'Torpedo' Lacquered Cigar Humidor, $, available at Overstock

Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori, $, available at Gucci

COS Lined Leather Slippers, $, available at COS

Banana Bros Otto Electric Grinder, $, available at Urban Outfitters

Standard Dose CBD Beginner Kit, $, available at Standard Dose
$150 - $250
Did your bestie or significant other show you an extra amount of love and care this year? If so, thank them with an above-average gift. From the brand new Airpods to well-made travel bags, these are gifts they'll thank you even more for.

Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set, $, available at Lunya

Kodak Luma 75 Portable Pocket Projector, $, available at Bloomingdale's

Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fryer, $, available at Bed Bath & Beyond

Catbird Dollhouse Locket, $, available at Catbird

Teami Luxe Skin Care Fridge, $, available at Nordstrom

Muse Muse 2: The Brain Sensing Headband, $, available at Amazon

Richard Carlson Vintage Travel Wine Cooler, $, available at Coming Soon

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle, $, available at Verishop

Summersalt The Coziest Cashmere Blend Hoodie, $, available at Summersalt

Summersalt The Coziest Cashmere Blend Jogger, $, available at Summersalt
$250 - $500
Got a raise this year and are feeling super generous? Now's the time to treat your giftee to a luxury item the may not act on themselves. We recommend opting for big-ticket items that have a special edge like cult designer digs, limited edition alcohol batches, or that hair tool they haven't stopped drooling over since its release.

Nintendo Nintendo Switch Console, Animal Crossing Edition, $, available at Walmart

Mansur Gavriel Dream Ballerina, $, available at Mansur Gavriel

Marshall Monitor II ANC Headphones, $, available at CB2

Alo Yoga The Ultimate Gift Of Wellness Set, $, available at Alo Yoga

Molekule Mini Air Purifier, $, available at MoMA Design Store

Ganni Organza Midi Dress, $, available at Ganni

Oculus Quest 2 Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset, $, available at Best Buy
$500 - $1000
Unless you're buying them a new laptop or a piece of fine jewelry, spending somewhere between $500 to $1000 on someone is typically a once in a lifetime treat. If that's the case, we've rounded up a few unique finds that are definitely worth their high-end cost.

Mikoh Custom Surfboard, $, available at Mikoh

Breville Barista Pro Espresso Machine, $, available at Williams Sonoma

Dyson Airwrap Complete, $, available at Dyson

Tiffany & Co. Small Leather Jewelry Box, $, available at Tiffany & Co
$1000 and Up
Ah yes, the fantasy set. If you're a lucky member of the 1% capable of dropping a few Gs this holiday season, may we direct you towards our dream gifts? If you're feeling a little charitable, feel free to shoot us an email for our mailing address. 

Lilliput Play Homes Retro Camper, $, available at Maisonette

Healthyline Gemstone Heat Therapy Mat, $, available at goop

Mirror The Mirror, $, available at Mirror

Gucci 1955 Horsebit Grained-leather Shoulder Bag, $, available at

Saks Fifth Avenue Private Shopping in the Fifth Avenue Club, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Tata Harper Tata Harper Vanity Case, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Chanel Black Carbon Fiber Skis & Carrying Case, $, available at What Goes Around Comes Around

The Macallan The Macallan Sherry Oak 25 Years Old, $, available at ReserveBar

Oru Kayaks ST 12' Foldable Kayak, $, available at Nordstrom

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