Want to buy a great gift but don’t want to break your budget? Well, here are a ton of great gifts under $100. Go crush it this holiday season, and go on and share this piece so your friends and family buy these things for you as well. Think about it…
These small, sleek earphones deliver excellent sound with an earplug-like design that limits extraneous noise. The audio cord has inline volume and smartphone controls with an integrated microphone. To ensure a proper fit, the device comes with nine pairs of earpieces in various sizes and types.
Some still associate the Ginsu brand with its ’70s and ’80s infomercials. (“Not even a tin can can dull a Ginsu!”) But this a serious cutlery company, and its eight-piece set offers real value. CR experts named the collection a Best Buy after finding that it offers performance and handle comfort on par with much pricier knives.
Black+Decker Mill & Brew CM5000B
Coffee aficionados know that the volatile oils, flavors, and aromas in coffee beans are exposed by grinding—and begin dissipating within minutes. This machine keeps the flavors fresh by grinding whole beans in the brew basket immediately before adding hot water. But if you want to use pre-ground coffee, the grind function switches off.
This CR Best Buy Blu-ray player has excellent high-definition picture quality, fast load times, a highly intuitive and easy-to-use interface, and WiFi capability for connecting wirelessly to a home network. All of this comes at a price that’s well under $100. It also streams video from services such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Plus.
This nonstick, cast-aluminum frying pan gets a CR recommendation for its even cooking ability, sturdy construction, and durable surface. Its handle stayed cool to the touch during cooking, and the nonstick coating stood up well to the steel wool abrasion test in CR’s labs. It comes with a lifetime warranty.
This is the only stick-style, immersion blender that earns recommended status from CR experts. In tests, it bested competing models by a sizable margin, doing an excellent job at blending frozen fruit and yogurt into smoothies, and puréeing soups. It comes with a chopper and whisk attachment as well as a separate beaker.
This Amazon product covers the basics well: reading news and books, watching movies, and playing simple games. Its 15-hour battery life is better than average. While not at the top of CR’s tablet ratings, it’s a great deal, selling for about one-half the cost of most competitors. It comes with Alexa, the voice-responding virtual assistant.
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