You’ve already decided on the perfect spot for the tree, what’s on the menu and who’s on the guest list for the big day this festive season – but what about making a list of Christmas gift ideas? If you’ve been umming and ahhing over what to buy the special people in your life this holiday season, fret not. We’ve got a wide range of the best Christmas gift ideas that will help the people in your life start something new, and they all come in at under $100. 

Best Christmas Gifts Under $100 for Creative Expression

If they’re the type of person who loves all things arts and crafts, then the best Christmas gifts are ones that not only inspire their creativity now, but potentially kickstart a whole new hobby for them to explore in the future. 

For those interested in typography, this ink gift set, featuring vibrant dye-based ink colours, is special – each hue is named after and inspired by Japanese natural landscapes or plants, and comes packaged in an elegant glass bottle. Pair them with a fountain pen to complete your gift. 

Used by designers, artists and architects worldwide, Copic markers are very on-trend, especially with creative students. Perfect for use on paper, wood, fabric, plastic and other materials, these premium pens feature two different nibs: a brush nib for watercolour-esque effects, and a broad nib for filling in large areas of colour. Kickstart a loved one’s collection with either some pastel markers or earth-based shades, or mix and match that special someone’s art supplies with a set of graphic design markers.

Make an impression on a keen drawing fan with this Royal & Langnickel 115-piece art set. Presented in a premium metal carry case, it's not only easy to transport (especially great if they’re inspired by nature and want to create al fresco) but has all the tools needed to begin or continue one's sketching journey. 

Elevate their journalling or encourage them to try a new hobby, like hand lettering, with a starter set of pigment brush pens. These ones from Staedtler have a medium-firm nib that’s ideal for beginners to get a handle on and feature heavily pigmented multi ink for vibrant artworks.

For something different to potentially kickstart a new hobby, this lino cutting and printing kit contains everything they need to experiment with this printmaking technique and create their own works of art. 

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Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Wellness Seekers

After a busy year, who wouldn’t love a gift that focuses on putting health and wellbeing first? For the goal setter, these smart scales make managing their health easy. Paired with a fitness tracker or Fitbit watch (the scale connects to the Fitbit app), this gift will share insights into how their daily activity impacts their wellness to help keep them on target.

Speaking of wellness, who doesn’t love a massage? This shiatsu massage pillow will help relax their muscles and send them into pure bliss. With kneading effects and an integrated heat mechanism, it’s ideal to soothe and work knots out of tired necks, backs, shoulders and legs. 

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Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Tech Lovers

For those who love technology, gifting them with gadgets and gizmos will have them grinning from ear-to-ear. And, who doesn’t like a quirky Christmas gift? Never hear “where are my keys?” again with this set of bluetooth trackers. Also handy for a wallet or bag, simply attach a tracker to the object of choice, then use a smartphone to track its whereabouts or to activate an audible alert.  

For their devices, a new laptop case will help protect their hardware. This neoprene laptop sleeve combines both form and function, with a 4mm-thick exterior and a padded interior to keep devices safe from bumps, knocks and scratches. It’s even water-resistant to protect against spillages and is machine-washable to boot. 

A gaming bundle is perfect for the gamers in your life – or those curious to start a new, engaging hobby. With a sleek design and comprising a keyboard, headphones, mouse and mouse pad, it's sure to make an impression.

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Best Christmas Gifts for Kids 

Nurture a child’s curiosity and spark a sense of fascination with these Christmas gifts. A galaxy virtual reality (VR) set will take them soaring into the solar system. Simply download the app and fit a smartphone into the provided set of VR goggles, then they’ll be all set to explore intergalactic scenes like a black hole or life on Mars. Back in reality, there’s a planetarium for them to paint included in the pack. 

All that space travel can take it out of a person, so relaxing in front of a movie can be the perfect antidote. This mini projector means they can set up their own cinema on the move with ease. Simply plug a streaming device such as a Chromecast into the USB port, grab a phone or laptop, then enjoy a world of content. Available in three colourways, it also comes with a handy remote for even more convenience.

For quieter pursuits, a set of premium colouring pencils will always be appreciated for both school work and downtime. These Prismacolor pencils come in a set of 24, and have a soft lead core that’s smooth to use, ideal for blending and shading, and is resistant to breakage. For added peace of mind, they’re FSC-certified, so you can relax in the knowledge your Christmas gift is helping support healthy forests.

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