Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100

2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100, photo by Rosie2010
2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100, photo by Rosie2010

There are so many occasions, such as birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, anniversary, just to name a few, that we buy gifts for people we love. Most of the time though, it's difficult to think of gift ideas that are unique or special, so we end up with the usual gifts like sweaters for Mom and Dad, sister and brother, grandpa and grandma for Christmas. What the heck, give sweaters to everyone on the list. Mom usually say she doesn't need anything. Dad just loves anything you give him and then would stick it in the closet, never to be seen again. And Grandpa and Grandma, what could they possibly want or need. Of course, they need another sweater. Sweaters are really great gifts, of course. Nothing wrong with sweaters. I get a new sweater or two every Christmas. We live in Canada, and if one lives in Canada, one needs gazillion sweaters for sure.

How would you like to think out of the box this year? This year, give Mom and Dad, or your sister and brother, or Grandpa and Grandma something different on Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthday, and this Christmas. Something unique, that they might even wonder "What da heck is this?" At least, it's not the usual forced sweet smile saying "Oh, a sweater, Thank you, dear." without meaning it, of course. Just being polite. They probably want to scream, but again, they are being polite.

Here are some cool 2013 unique gift ideas under $100 that you might want to think about, and maybe buy now while they are on sale and save yourself some money - Unique Gift Ideas $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $100 dollars Gifts.

Unique Gifts under $100 - Super Cool Magnetic Flashlight

Not a boring flashlight! Oh, stop. This is one super cool flashlight!

SawHorse L5MF2011BE Extendable LED Flashlight with Dual Magnetic Ends, Royal Blue

The Sawhorse Brand LED Torch and Pick Up Tool at first glance appears to be a typical compact flashlight. However, this royal blue torch is constructed of heavy-duty metal and has powerful magnets on both ends. How cool is that?

This super cool LED flashlight features include:

  • Magnetic extendable flashlight with flexible neck
  • Powerful retrieval magnets on both ends
  • Three super bright LED bulbs
  • Telescopes from 6.5 to 21-Inch
  • Heavy-duty metal construction
  • (4) LR44 lithium button cell batteries included

With so many useful features built into this super cool flashlight, it is more than just a flashlight... it is an amazing tool.

You might also take a lookie at the Klenk DA76570 Telescoping lighted magnetic pickup tool, flashlight, extends to 20". This is very similar to the Sawhorse LED flashlight, but this one has strong magnets on both ends and cheaper. Flashlight extends out to 20" and collapses to 7½".

Definitely a unique gift for men or women, mom or dad, grandma or grandpa, or for just about everyone on your Christmas list, or any occasion. Makes for great stocking stuffer!

Unique Gifts under $100 - Cutest Portable Speaker System

You cannot go wrong with these portable speaker systems by GOgroove. They are just the cutest. Anyone would love to get one of these cuties. These really cool speaker pals boast of a universal design that is compatible with ANY and ALL devices equipped with a 3.5mm audio port. How awesome is that?

These GOgroove high-powered portable speaker systems are definitely one of the coolest gift idea for him or her for Christmas, birthdays or 'just becuz'.

GOgroove Koala Pal - The Koala Pal is a high-powered portable speaker system for any device equipped with a 3.5mm audio port. The sound is delivered through two small speakers which make up the koala's eyes, and the volume is adjustable either by a knob on the side, or by using the volume controls on your device. This Koala Pal is small, about the size of a softball, with koala ears. How cute is that?

The GOgroove Koala Pal features include:

  • Great portable sound for your MP3 player, smartphone, computer, tablet etc.
  • Koala design is perfect as a fun desk companion or to entertain a crowd
  • Unique, high excursion speaker design offers powerful and portable sound
  • Wrap-around 3.5mm cable for easy portability and easy to use control with onboard volume adjustment and power switch.
  • Powered by either an included USB cable, or three AAA (not included)
  • Comes with a 3 Year Warranty!

Panda Pal - 2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100
Panda Pal - 2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100

GOgroove Panda Pal - The Panda Pal is another high-powered portable speaker system by GOgroove for any device equipped with a 3.5mm audio port. The sound quality is amazing and it is really really cute. It is perfect as a fun desk mate and makes a great gift for anyone.

The GOgroove Panda Pal features include:

  • Great portable sound for your smartphone, MP3 player, tablet, computer, laptop, portable CD or DVD player and more!
  • More than just a cute face, the high-excursion speaker design offers powerful, portable sound at home or on the go!
  • Wraparound 3.5mm cable for easy portability and easy to use controls with onboard volume adjustment and power switch.
  • Powered by either an included USB cable, or three AAA (not included)
  • Includes 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Definitely a unique gift idea for anyone for Christmas, birthday, or just a surprise gift.

GOgroove Pal Bot - The Pal Bot is a rechargeable and portable Android styled speaker system for devices such as smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, and laptops. It is based on Google's Android character, aka the Bugdroid.

The GOgroove Pal Bot Sound System features include:

  • A universal design that is compatible with ANY & ALL devices equipped with a 3.5mm audio port.
  • An impressive range of sound, the Pal Bot has two Dual Drive stereo speakers that are paired with a Passive Subwoofer on the bottom of the speaker for an extra powerful audio experience.
  • Equipped with a long-lasting, rechargeable Lithium polymer battery, the speaker can handle up to 6 hours of use per charge with continuous audio playback at maximum output. At lower volumes, the speaker can last as long as 24 hours or more.
  • Compact and portable construction lets you take the Pal Bot anywhere with ease. Design also features movable arms and glowing LED eyes that indicate the current battery status.
  • Comes with an extra quality guarantee, the Pal Bot also comes with a free 3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Dimensions: 4 inches x 4.8 inches x 3.3 inches

Awesome unique gift idea for family and friends for any occasion.

Unique Gifts under $100 - Cool Tool Gadgets

Tool gadgets are not only for men. Women need them too. There are so many different cool tool gadgets from micro multifunction tools to multi-pieces tools to choose from. Here are some really awesome tools that are absolutely a delight to receive for Christmas, birthday, and all other occasions.

Cool Gift for Him or Her - Micro Multi-tool Gadgets

This is a great inexpensive gift that are certainly very useful. Everyone should get one.

Swiss Tech MMCSSS Micro-Max 19-in-1 KeyChain MultiTool - This very handy key chain multi-tool is an awesome unique gift for him or her.

This multi-tool key chain is equipped with:

  • 2 Hex Wrenches 1/4", 7/16",
  • 6 Screwdrivers #0,1,2 Flat #0,1,2 Phillips,
  • Pliers,
  • Bottle Opener,
  • Wire Cutter & Stripper,
  • Wire Crimper,
  • Hand Drill, File,
  • 2 Rulers (mm and Inch),
  • 2 Ruler Extensions (mm and Inch), and
  • a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

How awesome is that? Get one for everyone in the family and friends. Great unique gift for anyone.

Super Cool Gifts for Cyclists - Bicycle Gadgets

With the outrageous price of gas, more and more people are turning to bikes for ride to and from work. Cyclists are now part of normal traffic. Bikes are no longer for athletes or for fun, they are now a necessity.

Cyclists love their bikes. So, what better gifts are there for cyclists than bicycle cool gadgets and tools.

Here are some really great gifts for cyclists.

  1. Topeak Alien II 26-Function Bicycle Tool - This award-winning Alien II multifunction bicycle tool is the best unique gift for cyclists this Christmas. Cyclists need a high-quality tool while on the road and this multifunction Alien II is the best. It is housed in a clever break-apart body that makes it a breeze to find the right gadget and features 26 high-quality, hardened-steel tools at your fingertips. And it comes with a ND nylon storage bag with a belt clip.
  2. Topeak Pocket Rocket Master Blaster Bike Pump - The Pocket Rocket is a lightweight mini pump designed for road use, with an efficient design that pumps to 160 psi. Weighing in at just 4.05 ounces, it features alloy barrel construction with a soft Kraton head and plastic handle for a secure grip as you pump. Road-ready, the Pocket Rocket has an integrated dust cap that keeps the head clean and ready. The Pocket Rocket mounts easily to your bike frame with a mounting bracket and is both compatible with Schrader and Presta valves.
  3. Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Patch Kit - This Park Tool patch kit is the best and super easy to use. It is perfectly contained in a small plastic box. It has two medium rectangle patches and four smaller circle patches, a piece of sandpaper and the glue. The Park Tool patch kit is a must-have for all cyclists.

To make this gift really special, combine all three gifts into one. Now, that makes it THE best unique gift for cyclists for Christmas, birthday, or any occasion.

2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100
2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100

Awesome Gifts for Him or Her - Household Tool Kits

Don't roll your eyes! A multi-tool household kit is a super cool gift for him or her. A great gift for a couple who just got a new house, or for your sister who just got her first apartment or condo, or for your boyfriend or husband who has tools all over the place. These tools are contained in a sturdy blow molded case with a built in carrying handle for convenient storage. No guaranty that the tools will still be left all over the place, but at least you know which ones are missing.

  1. For Her - Apollo Precision Tools DT0773N1 135-Piece Household Pink Tool Kit - I love this pink household tool kit, not only because they are pink (I love pink!) but also they are fun and versatile array of tools for small household projects. And, these "pretty in pink" tools come in a rugged carrying case. How cool is that? Great gift for every woman on this planet earth. Tools in the kit includes, among other things, a steel claw hammer, a utility knife, an adjustable wrench and pliers, are heat treated and chrome plated for long-lasting durability. The tools feature an easy-grip design for comfortable use, while their lightweight, compact size makes them ideal for those who find larger tools too cumbersome. In fact, the entire kit weighs only 7.7 pounds, making for convenient storage and easy portability. In addition to being a perfect household tool kit, a portion of the proceeds go to help fund breast cancer awareness initiatives. This Christmas, think pink! Definitely one of the best unique gifts under $100.
  2. For Him - Apollo Precision Tools DT0204 71 Piece Household Tool Kit - This versatile kit contains 71 of the most-reached-for hand tools for tackling all assembly, maintenance, repair projects around the home or office. Tools are heat treated and chrome plated to resist corrosion. Toolbox contains: 2" magnetiic bits holder; 12 ft Tape Measure; Two 3" Metal Clamps; 6" Junior Hacksaw; 6" Combination Pliers; 6" Long Nose Pliers; 6" Side Cutting Pliers; 6" Stainless Steel Ruler; 7" Carpenter Pencil; 8" Plastic Level; 8" Adjustable Wrench; 13 oz Hammer; 5"x10" Roofing Square; Ratchet Bit Driver; Four Screwdrivers; 18mm Knife; Eleven Hex Keys; Forty 1" bits. How cow! What more can you ask for? Certainly one of the best unique gifts for under $100.

You can also include a book or two on household repairs to go with these awesome tool kits.

2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100
2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100

Dream Gift for Gardeners - Garden Tool Gadgets

Garden tools are super great gift for any gardener or wanna be gardener. For mom or dad, for grandma or grandpa, for your best friend, for your sister or brother, everyone who loves to potter around the garden.

Garden multi-tool set containing useful tools for all gardening needs, is a great gift idea for gardeners.

Garden tools and books about gardening are also awesome gifts for gardeners for Christmas, birthday, or just because.

  1. Apollo Precision Tools 15-Piece Garden Tool Kit, Green DT3797 - This 15-piece set contains hose nozzzle, pruning shears, grass shears, plant twist ties, kneeling pad, narrow trowel, trowel, rake, weeder, hose coupler with swivel, male and female hose connector and three tap adaptors. Comfortable knee pad is great for weeding and planting. Tools kept neat and organized in a sturdy blow molded carrying case.
  2. Fiskars 9424 Garden Bucket Caddy - This garden bucket caddy makes it easy to carry all of your essentials when you’re out in the garden. It fits snugly on a five-gallon bucket, freeing up the internal space for dirt, yard waste or supplies. Deep, large pockets provide ample space for tools, gloves, beverages and even a cell phone. Sturdy canvas construction is light, durable and easy to clean. The Bucket Caddy has a Lifetime warranty. (Please note that tools shown in the picture are not included.)
  3. ShedRain 92101 Gel-Grip Garden Tool Set, 3-Pack - This garden set is of superior quality. Made of heavy duty and lightweight aluminum, these tools are rust and corrosion resistant. ShedRain's unique gel-filled, squeezable handle is the tool handle you will love to hold. These patented gel grip garden tool is designed to greatly reduce common hand fatigue.Tool set includes trowel, cultivator and transplanter. Any gardener will love to get these garden tools as gifts for Christmas.

To make this gift really special, add a book or two about gardening, or combine #1 and #2, or #2 and #3 and a book. You'll definitely get a big hug and save Christmas. Definitely one of the best unique gifts for for garden lovers.

Unique Gift for Men and Women - Emergency Solar Weather Alert Radio, Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger

This is a perfect little radio. This improved model of the already awesome Ambient Weather WR-111A, is a great unique gift for family and friends for Christmas, birthday and all other occasions.

The Ambient Weather WR-333 is ideal as an everyday radio, MP3/MP4 USB dock and an essential part of any emergency kit for the home, the car, the outdoor, or travel.

With the WR-333 you never have to worry about buying, carrying or disposing of batteries again. It offers a real alternative to grid electricity or fossil fuels, so you can feel cleaner about your nature experience. It's self-charge mechanism converts over 70% of your kinetic energy into stored electricity. It also self-charges while playing anytime to top up the power, so you will never miss the end of that song, the end of the game or that last item in the news report . Isn't that awesome?

Product features include:

  • The WR-333 is a Digital AM/FM NOAA Weather Alert Radio, a powerful 3 LED flashlight, and cell phone, MP3, MP4, Amazon Kindle, Apple Ipod, Ipad, IPhone and USB charger, all in one portable package.
  • The WR-333 is a six way charger - charge from a USB device (computer), AC or wall power (with optional converter), DC or car charger (with optional converter), 3xAAA batteries (not included), hand crank, or solar panel.
  • The WR-333 sets itself apart from other crank chargers - you can fully charge the WR-333 through the USB/AC/DC adaptor, and when you need it, charge the cell phone/mp3/mp4/USB with no cranking. Other crank chargers require continuous hand cranking to charge a device.
  • The WR-333 utilizes a powerful, non-proprietary CR123A 3.7V/600 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery to provide lasting emergency power. This battery can easily be replaced after years of service.
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 2 x 3.8 inches

What a perfect little gift! Definitely a great gift for mom, for dad, for brother or sister, for grandpa and grandma, or for friends for any occasion.

Unique Gift for Men - 2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100
Unique Gift for Men - 2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100

Unique Gift for Men - Samurai Sword Umbrella

Before you say pass, please hear me out. I promise you won't be sorry. I saw this umbrella from the coolest guy in my office. He was wearing it across his back and it looks just like a real samurai sword. And the coolest part was he was wearing a suit. How cool is that? He said his girlfriend gave it to him for his birthday and he loves it. Last Christmas, I got one for my son and one for my brother, and they both loved it.

The craftsmanship is amazing. This is the best model of a device that will ever exist. Whoever invented this product is a genius! You will be hard pressed to ever find an umbrella that is as well-built, clever, and has a knack for starting conversations as the Samurai Umbrella.

While this umbrella might not go through airport security due to its weapon-like appearance, it's definitely a cool thing to carry with you everyday. Plus, the nylon sheath is also very practical due to the extra-long, adjustable strap. It allows one to wear it across the back or over the shoulder. This hands-freeing feature is another big plus as very few other umbrellas have this feature.

The Samurai Umbrella is definitely one of the best unique gifts for any guy.

Unique Gift for Women - 2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100
Unique Gift for Women - 2013 Unique Gifts and Gift Ideas for under $100

Unique Gift for Women - Galleria Umbrella and matching Tote Bag

Speaking of umbrella, have you seen this beautiful umbrella from Galleria? Made of super soft and durable 100% pongee fabric, fiberglass ribs, one piece wooden shaft handle, with auto open and close button.

This stunning umbrella comes in super cool colors and designs such as Monet Water Lilies, Van Gogh "Irises", Hautman Brothers Hummingbirds, Tiffany Dragonfly, Antique Rose (as shown in the picture), and more. I got the Tiffany Dragonfly from my sister last Christmas and I got oodles of compliments. I use mine for sun and rain. Women will definitely adore this beautiful umbrella as a gift for Christmas.

To make this gift more unique, you can get a matching tote bag (as shown in the picture). How cool is that? The tote bag features: very attractive artwork on one side, zip pocket, inside cell phone pocket, top zip closure, black interior lining.

This very attractive umbrella and matching tote bag pair (sold separately) is one of the best unique gifts for women under $100.

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Multi-function Remote Control - 2012 Unique Gifts for Christmas - Gift Ideas for under $100, by Rosie2010
Multi-function Remote Control - 2012 Unique Gifts for Christmas - Gift Ideas for under $100, by Rosie2010

Best Unique Gifts under $100 dollars - Home Theater Remote with Lighting Control

If you are like me, you probably only have one remote, and that is for your TV. But this is not the case nowadays. We are the dying breed. These days, there is a TV remote, a separate one for the DVD player, another for video games, still another for light control, and whatever else the techno geniuses have and would come up with. When I go to my kids apartment, I cannot turn on the TV. Why? Because it takes manually turning on the TV because they lost the original remote, turning on the cable remote, then changing the number on screen to number 3 (don't ask me why) using a smaller gadget, and only then you can get the TV on. Then pick up the bigger remote to change the TV channels, so I could watch my show.

Well, a home theater remote is the solution. With just ONE remote you can program all your home entertaining devices into one single remote. And how would you like to program your lights in the house as well. That would be nice, isn't? The GE 45608 Home Theater Remote with Z-Wave Lighting Control can do all that. This home theater remote and lighting control is the best in the market for its price. Of course, you can get a Logitech $300 remote and do the same things, but why?

The GE 45608 Home Theater Remote with Z-Wave Lighting Control definitely is one of the best unique gifts for under $100.

The Ex Kitchen Knife Set - 2012 Unique Gifts for Christmas - Gift Ideas for under $100, by Rosie2010
The Ex Kitchen Knife Set - 2012 Unique Gifts for Christmas - Gift Ideas for under $100, by Rosie2010

Best Unique Gifts under $100 dollars - The Ex Kitchen Knife Set

This knife set will be a very decorative addition on your kitchen counter. But not only that, it is also a great stress reliever.

Remember your ex who dumped you via email? The bonehead didn't even bother to break up with you in person, huh? Well then, pull a knife or two and stick it to him! Repeat the process until you feel better.

And this also works for that snotty woman in the office who is always putting you down. Pull a knife and stick it to her!

And that anal retentive boss of yours who never said 'thank you' whenever you saved his butt. Pull a knife and stick it to him!

And the guy who said he will call you and you sat all day Saturday and waited for the phone to ring.. it never rang. Geesh, that hurt! You know what to do.

Now, isn't that fun?

This really cool kitchen knife set comes in six colors: black, white, red, green, orange, chrome

One of the best unique gifts for him or her... definitely for her.

Unique Gift for the Family - Soda and Seltzer Maker

I am not big on pop or soda or seltzers. Give me water, tea or coffee please. But the rest of my family is. I've always been environmentally conscious, recycling cans and plastic bottles. But not everyone is recycling. Plastic bottle recycling sure can help, instead of going out with the trash, plastic bottles can be turned into items like carpeting or cozy fleece clothing. Unfortunately, for every six water bottles we use, only one makes it to the recycling bin. The rest are sent to landfills. Or, even worse, they end up as trash on the land and in rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Plastic bottles take many hundreds of years to disintegrate.

A friend of mine mentioned this wonderful product. It turns tap water into pure sparkling water. How cool is that? I got one for myself. My son makes his own Dr. Pepper, and my daughter makes delicious seltzers. I love my sparkling water with just a twist of lemon. And listen to this, I also use this wonderful product to refresh sparkling wines. No more need to buy, carry or store large quantities of heavy and bulky bottles. This product is really awesome. A great addition to your list of unique gifts under $100. A must have in the the cool home tools and gadgets gifts.

  • Sodastream Jet Starter Kit - With the SodaStream Jet Starter Kit, you've got everything you need to turn tap water into sparkling water in 30 seconds, saving you money as well as helping you stay environmentally friendly. The SodaStream Jet soda maker comes with two BPA-free plastic 1-liter bottles and one CO2 cylinder that will make up to 60 liters of sparkling water. With no batteries or electricity, you can use your soda maker in your kitchen, outdoors on your patio or deck, or on your boat or R.V.

This soda/pop/seltzer/sparkling water maker is definitely a unique gift. Great addition to your list of unique gift ideas for under $100.

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melodyandes 5 years ago

I like the remote, Great hub.

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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Pam, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you liked my unique gift ideas. Cheers!

Have a nice day,


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Will, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you liked my unique gift ideas. I'd be adding more as I find them. I hope you get that remote.. it's really awesome. Cheers!

Have a nice day,


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Your hub has some very good ideas for unique gifts.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Great ideas Rosie. I really like that remote!

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