12 great gifts under $100 that you can buy now. Seriously, don’t wait – CNET

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2021, our list of ideas, by topic, by recipient and by price, to help you discover the perfect gift.If you’re unfamiliar with the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand but want a safe bet for any beauty-obsessed family member, buy this palette. Its combination of matte and shimmer finishes means there are plenty of styles to experiment with.
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Some of the items in this gift guide are still seeing holiday discounts, so the time to snap up the perfect holiday gift for your loved one is now. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, check out our round-ups of similar content, including the best tech gifts under 0 and the best gifts for or less, for more great picks.


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This camera combines the fun of an old-school instant camera with the style and functionality of modern cameras. There’s a one-touch selfie mode and an auto-exposure option that can help take better pictures. This camera is a great option for anyone from kids to the vintage photo hobbyist. 

Do you like kombucha and want to know how to make it at home? Get this kit to produce your own delicious fermented tea in any flavor you like.
STEM toys are all the rage for parents who want to encourage their children’s inventiveness in the sciences. The Osmo is a teaching tool that works in tandem with a Fire tablet to improve kids’ reading, critical thinking and motor skills. This toy is best for ages 3 to 5 years old. (Here are all our favorite STEM toys.)

The holiday shopping season is in full swing and people who are shopping for Christmas gifts are starting to run out of time. If you haven’t started checking off boxes on your list of gifts this year, it’s time to kick it into high gear, especially with shipping and supply chain issues already causing delays. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, we’ve put together a list of great gift ideas that fall in the to 0 range; not too big, but not too small either. We have something for everyone here, from little ones to bigger kids to adults.

For people who love to cook, there’s no such thing as too many knives. The Global Chef’s utility knife can chop, slice, cut and dice. This 5-inch blade is perfect for fruit, vegetables, cheese and anything that requires more finesse than a typical 6- or hulking 8-inch blade. 

A fun and unique present for the person in your life who enjoys a sip before dinner (or even after), Haus’ aperitif gift set lets you choose four different tastes to try. The seven varieties include the New Fashioned, Grapefruit Jalapeno, Ginger Yuzu and Spiced Cherry.


A backpack that will appeal to students, gym rats and travelers alike, this water-resistant bag is a great gift idea for someone who is constantly on the go. Stylish yet tough, there’s plenty of space to comfortably carry your belongings. 
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A nice charcuterie board is just what you need to show off your culinary creations. And with this board, you can place your meat, cheese and fruit in an elegant arrangement to dazzle your guests.

These Chuck Taylors are a throwback to the 1970s, with a touch of sparkle added to the iconic sneaker. Anyone who appreciates glitter, a beautiful platform shoe or just retro elegance in a modern sneaker will love these sneakers.

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Inspired by the film Ralph Breaks the Internet, this Disney princess fashion doll castle is a gift meant to encourage creativity and cultivate imagination. It comes with a spoon, fork and pretend food accessories, as well as a book, four different drinking cups and a chandelier.
Calm’s one-year subscription is an excellent way to give the unique gift of mindfulness and restoration through music, stories and video sessions for anyone who needs to unwind.

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