32 Under-$100 Items That Would Make Perfect Birthday Gifts


No matter how well you know a person, for some reason, finding a birthday gift that they'll love and actually choose is always a challenge. There are millions of items to choose from out there, but that only makes it harder. And as someone who spends a lot of time agonizing over what to get someone, I love a good gift guide. 

Another aspect of the gift-buying predicament is that it never ends. I feel like there's always someone I need to buy a birthday gift for, and I don't think I'm alone in that. This is why I set a $100 max for the gift ideas in this story. Yes, it's the thought that counts so you don't need to spend a lot on gifts anyway in most cases, but these items are pretty great regardless of the price—so great that you might be tempted to order one for your friend and one for yourself. 

With that, keep scrolling to get the goods.

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.