ADS’s Top Small Biz & Fav Christmas Gift Ideas Under $100 (plus a few bonus ones above)
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Ready for the holidays? Well you can get ready quick with these small business and top ADS-approved Christmas gifts for under $100 (with few exceptions). Everything from stocking stuffers to fun ideas for the hardest person to buy for. Gifts for the ladies, babies, gentlemen, drone-enthusiasts, wine lovers and more. We even included our top 3 picks from Oprah’s Fav Things 2017 list. Hope you like it! Feel free to tell us your top picks too!
KATE SPADE TRACKER: Now $48 (formerly $75)
This Kate Spade Tracker is a fashionable, “Jane-Bond-ish” gift that I LOVE. I get a ton of compliments on it and everyone loves it. It looks like a piece of fabulous jewelry but it actually is a lovely FitBit alternative. Comes with an app (kelly green – of course a color we adore) so it can track your steps, sleep, etc. If you don’t need your tracker to do anything super fancy but you love a look of simple elegance and multi-faceted jewelry, you should try this out! It used to be $75-ish but now I’ve noticed it on sale in the $40s. Can’t beat that! It comes in 3 colors – mother of pearl (pictured above and what I wear), baby blue and light rose.
ZIP MY DRESS: $19.95
For all the single ladies in your life, put this on their stocking stuffer list! Tried this out and absolutely love this myself. This woman-owned business has knocked it out the park with this one. Just attach the super grip clipper to your zipper and slide that zipper right on up. Easy-peasy. Comes in a variety of colors too (including pink and green 😊).
Check it out: Zip My Dress Premium Zipper Puller
CHARLEIGH ROCKS SEW ORIGINAL PURSES: $40-60
These purses are oh-sew gorgeous and lovingly handmade by a fashion-fabulous Douglas County, GA school teacher and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha – Nicole Smith-Hall (yes, she’s also my sister, but I would buy her stuff anyway even if she wasn’t!). Far underpriced, these are steals and a fun, unique add to any Christmas gift. Of course, it does pretty well on its own as a stand-alone gift too – like this velvety-leather Witness purse for only $45.99. What might you add to it? Perhaps a lovely, sparkly Charleigh Rocks necklace or earrings of course.
Check it out: Witness purse from CharleighRocks.com
CRAFTED BY MEAGAN: Custom Hand-Painted Bangles for $12.00 plus 15% off
Master of Education student Meagan Bens is also quite handy with novelty crafts! She makes exceptional bangles for only $12.00. Plus – for Black Friday, they’re 15% off. Hurry while they last! Super fun stocking stuffers.
Check it out: Crafted by Meagan Handpainted Bangles
THE ONE THING BOOK: Was $20-ish, now $13.97
This incredibly insightful and fascinating book was the focus of ADS Chat 004. Know someone who’s laser-focusing on a major new life goal? They would highly appreciate getting this book: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.
INGLENOOK SOAPS & CO.: Laverly Soap – $7.00/bar
Know someone who just adores baths and fabulous scents? This is a must-have stocking stuffer. SC-based Inglenook Soaps & Co. makes this lavender and mint bar – Laverly – which is my absolute favorite! Smells great, looks gorgeous and feels wonderful. Go ahead and get a couple of bars while you’re at it.
Check it out: Laverly Soap by Inglenook Soaps & Co.
WINE PICK: Pulenta Estate Malbec – Avg Price: $28
Discovered this wine at a local wine tasting in Atlanta via Perrine’s Wine Shop. This one’s straight from Argentina. Check out the description here: The wine has a very bright and intense violet color. Its aroma expresses red fruits like strawberries and cherries, balanced with the spicy notes of the oak. On the palate, it is round, with soft tannins and delicate mineral notes proving to be a wine of great character and remarkable structure. You can buy it directly at Perrine’s Wine Shop or online here:
Check it out: Pulenta Estate Malbec
Perrine’s Wine Shop Wine Club: Starter Package: $29/mo.
Got a wine-lover in your life that’s not part of a wine club yet? Sign them up for Perrine’s Wine Shop starter package. Only $29/mo and you get 2 wines delivered every month, plus tasting notes and food pairing suggestions and facts to help you learn more about the wine.
Check it out: Perrine’s Wine Club Starter Package
GENTLEMAN’S TROVE: Jet-Setter Package – $104.95
Got a jet-setter on your gift list? If he’s a gentleman, he’ll love this. It comes with:
- An RFID Passport Sleeve by DASH WALLETS: slim enough to fit in his backpocket, front pocket or shirt pocket – worth $25).
- Zebra Wood Bowery Earbuds with mic by LSTN SOUND CO.: handcrafted real zebra wood housings, electro-acoustically tuned to produce high-end sound quality at any volume. In-line mic for answering/ending calls, voice recording, skipping tracks, etc. (worth $50).
- 5-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter + USB by Flight 001: 4 plugs, 2 USB ports, and a color-coded adapter system for 150 countries (worth $35).
- Carry on Cocktail by W&P DESIGN: Craft 2 delicious old fashioned cocktails mid-flight. Includes the spoon/muddler, aromatic bitters, cane sugar and linen coaster. Just add the hard stuff (worth $24).
- Pre-Tied Bow Tie
Check it out: Gentleman’s Trove Jet-Setter Package
The Stallion Silk Pocket Round by P-Squared Clothiers: $44.99
What else can you get the distinguished gentleman in your life? How about these custom-made silk pocket rounds by P-Squared Clothier? This Atlanta-based company produces some of the bespoke community’s finest novelty accouterments. This silk pocket round features a horse pattern in white, teal and crimson all trimmed in black – finished off with a black stitched edge. He’ll love rocking this with a custom black or grey suit. Made in the USA.
Check it out: Handmade Pocket Round crafted exclusively by P-Squared
FOR DRONE BEGINNERS: Was $129.99 – now $85.00
This one looks absolutely great for kids. Great little drone to learn how to fly with (without breaking the bank).
FOR THE DRONE ENTHUSIASTS: DJI Phantom 3 Drone plus Flight Lessons and FAA Certification – $3,999
Got a drone-enthusiast in your life that’s ready to learn how to fly? They just might appreciate this gift. The DJI Phantom 3 drone is perfect for beginners and retails for about $499. The lesson package offered by local Atlanta-based and minority-owned TCJ AeroTech includes 5 flight lessons at 2 hours each so you can get your FAA Certification and includes drone set-up. TCJ AeroTech, by the way, is only the first African-American drone company in the US. also offers an advanced drone operations course as well.
- Amazing Images: Take stunning 2.7K HD videos and 12 Megapixel photos with the integrated aerial camera.
- Stable Footage: DJI’s advanced gimbal stabilization technology gives you movie-quality results no matter how you fly.
- Enjoy the View: A live video feed gives you a 720p HD real-time view of what your camera sees right on your mobile device.
- Peace of Mind: Fly up to 25 minutes on a single charge, and the Intelligent Flight Battery will automatically remind you when power is running low.
OUR OPRAH’S FAV THINGS TOP PICKS:
Finally, here’s our top picks from Oprah’s 2017 Favorite Things list. We checked out all 120-ish items and picked 3 to show you:
Cool Bedsets for Kids: $119
These Snurk Twin-Size Duvet sets make your kiddie feel like they’re a princess, mermaid, dinosaur or astronaut. How fun is that?
Check it out: Snurk Princess Duvet Cover, Twin
Cute for Babies: $25
These pint-sized cutie-pie onesies are only $25 and come from RockPaperScissors.com. Need we say more? FAR. Too. Adorable.
Check it out: Pint-Sized Onesies by Rock Paper Scissors
Eat in Style: Originally $69, now 25% off
Check it out: Eat Petite Prepd Packed Lunchbox
That’s it! Thanks for checking out our list! What’s are your fav picks this Christmas? What else should be on this list?
Andrea D. Smith
Senior Brand Director
The ADS Agency