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AA holiday gift guide 2019: Best gifts under $100

Looking for the perfect gift while adhering to a budget of $99 or less? We've gathered up plenty of great gifts!
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December 4, 2019
Holiday Gift Guide best under 100
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The holidays are quickly approaching, but the big question is what to buy!  There are plenty of quality gift ideas out there that should make anyone happy, and they don’t all cost an arm and a leg. Here are our picks for the best Christmas gifts you can buy for under $100.

You’ll find a mix of different stuff from streaming to gaming, smart home to tablets, and more.

Streaming and gaming

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Sega Genesis Mini
The Sega Genesis Mini takes what you remember about the original Genesis and shrinks it down. It comes with two controllers and 42 games. Games include Gunstar Heroes, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Virtua Fighter 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
$69.99 at Amazon
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Roku Streaming Stick Plus
The Roku Streaming Stick Plus brings 4K and HDR in an affordable and easy to use package. The UI is easy to use, the remote is easy to use, and there's plenty of apps too.
Google Chromecast Ultra
The Google Chromecast Ultra is designed with simplicity in mind. There's no UI, no remote. Everything is simply streamed from your phone via compatible apps. If you're looking for a simple no-frills solution that also supports 4K, the Chromecast Ultra is the way to go.

Smart home

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Amazon Echo (3rd Gen)
The Amazon Echo features 360-degree sound with the three-inch woofer and 0.8-inch tweeter. If you're not a fan of the sound, you can change the equalizer settings. Even better, you can pair the Echo with a second Echo (3rd Gen) or Echo Plus (2nd Gen) for stereo sound.
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Echo Show 5
The Alexa you know, with a screen to display your updates. Watch your favorite Prime series or follow a new recipe on YouTube. You can even customize the clock display with a picture of your fur-baby.
$79.99 at Amazon
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Amazon Basics Microwave
AmazonBasics Connected Microwave
Alexa, microwave my popcorn.
All of the power of Alexa, packed into a microwave. Add time to reheat your leftovers with the sound of your voice. Unfortunately, you'll still have to open the door to put your food inside. You can also save money on reordering popcorn when you ask your microwave to do it.
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RemoBell S Video Smart Doorbell
Get live video of everyone who rings your doorbell. Download the Remo app and make would-be scammers think you're home even when you aren't. 180 degrees of view and infrared vision give a clear picture 24/7.

Tablets and e-readers

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All-new Kindle
Leave paper behind and choose from millions of books, newspapers, and more on an all-new Kindle. You can even adjust the brightness to read anywhere. A single charge lasts for weeks of reading instead of hours.
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Amazon Fire 8 HD Tablet
Browse all day long with ten hours of battery life. Open all of your favorite Amazon apps in a snap, from Prime Streaming to your favorite Kindle book. Choose 16 or 32GB of storage and any of four unique colors.
$49.99 at Amazon
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Wearables

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Samsung Galaxy Fit
It's like a Fitbit, but it's out of this Galaxy
Keep track of your steps and other activities with seven-day battery life. It looks just like a Fitbit, but it lives in the Galaxy family in case you happen to be a Samsung-or-die type of tech enthusiast. Get all of your important notifications right to your wrist 24/7.

Audio

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Jabra Move Style Edition
The Jabra Move Style Edition lives up to its name with a light headband, soft earcups, and its use of aluminum. The headphones last up to 14 hours on a single charge and up to 12 days of standby time.
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Anker Soundcore Flare
The Anker Soundcore Flare is regarded as one of the best affordable Bluetooth speakers. That's thanks to the 360-degree sound with a surprising amount of bass, IP67 rating for water and dust resistance, and 12 hours of battery life. The speaker also features LEDs that match the music.

Drones

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Tello Quadcopter Drone
Soar into the drone hobby with a beginner-friendly Tello Quadcopter
You don't need a high-end drone to get started in the hobby. You can record 720p video from up to 100 meters away while you learn the tips and tricks of being an amateur pilot. Learn to perform tricks with it, it makes flying so much cooler.