Holiday gift guide 2020: useful gadgets under $100

It's never too early to get started on your holiday shopping. And we're here to help with today's daily digest. Our Thursday roundup highlights useful gifts that are under $100, letting you spoil the ones you love while being economical. Check out this list for excellent products they're sure to use over and over.

Holiday gift guide 2020: useful gadgets under $100
New Amazon Echo 4th-generation smart speaker on a desk

It’s always a good idea to get a start on your holiday shopping. Because life happens, and—before you know it—it’s December. But you don’t want to buy your friends and family just any gifts. You want to wow them with things they can truly use that will make their lives easier. Items like the ones you’ll find on this holiday gift guide of useful gadgets under $100.

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You could get your busy friend a smart speaker that plays great music as well as helps him manage his smart home. Or, for the artistic person in your life, you could get her a rolling ruler that makes measuring pretty much anything super easy. For more ideas, check out the other products in our holiday gift guide category. No matter who you’re shopping for this year, we’re sure you’ll find products they’ll love below.

Products from Top Brands

Apple HomePod mini Smart Speaker

The first item on our gadgets under $100 gift guide is the Apple HomePod mini Smart Speaker. This smart speaker uses the S5 chip for computational audio that analyzes music to optimize volume, adjust dynamic range, and manage dynamic and passive radiators.

Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker

The Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker is a gadget that controls a smart home and plays great music. This smart speaker has a 19-millimeter tweeter for more volume and a 75-millimeter mid-woofer for better bass.


New Amazon Echo 4th-Generation Smart Speaker

The New Amazon Echo 4th-Generation Smart Speaker is another great item on our gadgets under $100 gift guide. This smart speaker features a round shape and extra tech. It can even recognize sounds like snoring and a baby crying.


Amazon Halo Health and Wellness Band

The Amazon Halo Health and Wellness Band is a device that analyzes health data like body fat, sleep pattern, calories burned, and more. It also tracks activity vs. sedentary time and even makes a 3D model of the body.


Products from Exciting New Brands

Wingback Key Cache EDC Money Stash

The Wingback Key Cache EDC Money Stash is another useful item on our gadgets under $100 guide. That’s because its solid metal machined capsule stores money for on-the-go emergencies. Made in the UK, it complements anyone’s everyday carry.


JUMPI 3-in-1 Jumpstarter Roadside Device

The JUMPI 3-in-1 Jumpstarter Roadside Device is just what you need in a roadside emergency. This gadget includes a jumpstarter, charger, and vacuum in a modern design that’s easy to carry.


Hedgehog Durable Carbon Fiber Umbrella

The Hedgehog Durable Carbon Fiber Umbrella is a practical, heavy-duty umbrella. This accessory boasts a wind-tested carbon fiber frame that withstands speeds of over 70 miles per hour. It can even handle winds from a category 1 hurricane.


Wyze Video Doorbell Home Camera

The Wyze Video Doorbell Home Camera is another gadget that will keep your family and friends safe on our list of gadgets under $100 gift guide. This home security camera has a 3:4 aspect ratio that lets users see visitors from head to toe, and the 1,080p full HD display delivers clear footage.


Black+Decker Spillbuster Spill and Spot Cleaner

The Black+Decker Spillbuster Spill and Spot Cleaner helps soak up kid and pet messes, drinks, and food effortlessly. Best of all, the scrub brush can even help remove stains. Anyone will love the powerful suction and wide nozzle that picks up wet, chunky messes.

HYPER HyperJuice 100W GaN Charger

The HYPER HyperJuice 100W GaN Charger can power four devices simultaneously, so it’s a great gift for professionals or people who are always on the go. It works with laptops, tablets, smartphones, and mobile devices.


Hatch Rest+ Wi-Fi Night-Light

The Hatch Rest+ Wi-Fi Night-Light is one of our gadgets under $100 that’s great for parents. This Wi-Fi night-light combines a light, audio monitor, alarm clock, and speaker in one device. It also has many features that aid sleep.


Rollova Digital Rolling Ruler

The Rollova Digital Rolling Ruler lets creative professionals measure pretty much everything. This rolling ruler provides accurate measurements of intricate pieces of cloth, woodwork, and more.


Monos CleanPod Handheld UVC Sterilizer

The Monos CleanPod Handheld UVC Sterilizer is a gift that will keep your loved ones healthy. This portable device uses UV-C light to kill disease-causing germs on just about any surface. It looks sleek, too.

Monos CleanPod Handheld UVC Sterilizer

Monos CleanPod Handheld UVC Sterilizer on a Rose Background

SimpliSafe SimpliCam Security Camera HD Alarm System

The SimpliSafe SimpliCam Security Camera HD Alarm System is a smarter security camera. That’s because it has a smart motion system that detects heat from humans. It also gives users live HD video and audio on a connected device 24/7.


THAWTHAT! DELUXE Thawing Tray

The THAWTHAT! DELUXE Thawing Tray is a great gift for any cooking enthusiast. This tray defrosts meat quickly thanks to the thermal liquid that’s sealed inside. It also preserves flavors and doesn’t make a mess.

There are so many great gadgets out there for under $100. This means you really can get something special for friends, family, and the people who help you all year long without depleting your bank account. Let us know in the comments which of these items you liked the most.

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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