d*s 2009 gift guides: under $100

today is the final day of budget gift guides (we still have ac’s guy’s gift guide and our blogger’s wishlist coming up!) and now we’re upping the budget a bit- but not too much. each of these 45 products is under $100 and leave room for little extras to be added in if you feel like splurging a bit. i hope you’ll enjoy the roundup and will be able to find something for someone on your list. if you’re looking for something even more budget friendly check out this week’s earlier guides: 50 gifts under $25, 40 gifts under $50.

[image above, clockwise from top left: owl mirror $96, candlebranch candleholder $110 (sorry, this one goes a smidge over), quote/unquote bookends $96, tom sawyer birdhouse $62.50, round recycled glass vase $68, pom pom throws $50 each, notebook portable grill $60 (i love this thing), bright orange toolbox (for the handy person or artist in your life), kate spade organizer $85 (call store to order), hable construction waxed toiletry bag $48 (fill with some girly goodies to complete the package), customized ice bucket $68, cheese grater light $75, orla kiely teacup wallet $98, wood LED flashlight $50 (cute and practical if you live in a building with old wiring like ours), vintage wallpaper ostrich $95, moroccan tea glasses (set of 6 for $20, fill package with fancy tea to complete the gift), squirrel candleholder $88]

[image above, clockwise from top left: french country chalkboard $79, future flora light $97, labradorite bookends $98, charmer hamper/basket $99.95 (filled with fluffy new towels for an extra luxe gift), bell jar terrarium $78, through the looking glass table $79, camilla engdahls bird pots $60, wire wall shelf $89.95, antiqued glass urn $69, wood handled pruning shears (set of 2) $70 (for the gardener in your life), kate spade sausage dog scarf $95, wooden screwdriver set $52.50 (for the handy guy or girl on your list), red rimmed metal basket $79 (filled with a warm throw blanket for an extra luxe gift), penny candy jar $98 (filled with homemade candies, yum!)]

CLICK HERE for the rest of the 45 product gift guide after the jump!

[image above, clockwise from top left: earthtone balloon vases $69+, lutz & patmos throws and pillow covers $44-$79, workerman blok pendant light $80, caroline swift bone china (set of 2) $74]

[image above, left to right: julene laser cut art $65, 2 dorit candleholders from jean pelle (i’m really loving honeycomb beeswax tapers this year and anything in which they would look pretty)]

[image above, clockwise from top left: iron mesh covered demijohn $59+ (combine with this to make a lamp!), set of 2 candleholders from jean pelle $80, hawthorne chateau bud vase $88 (this is so gorgeous in person), typography wood art $60]

[image above, clockwise from top left: sugahara bedside carafe $62, blue aster coffee cup $80, living ecosphere $89, custom silhouette mugs from brooklyn rehab $65]

  1. Autumn says:

    All I can say is that I hope my husband stumbles onto this somehow. I would take just about anything here – happily.

  2. those “quote” book ends are amazing! the wood blok pendant is so unique! i’m getting way too excited over these

  3. Amanda says:

    Really awesome stuff here. How much is the orange toolbox? That link is blocked at work for some reason. (They hate fun, clearly.) ;)

    1. grace says:


      hi amanda! it’s $56 at showlifestyle.com :)


  4. Oh no, more items to add to my wishlist! I love the Future Flora light and the pom-pom throw (I’m a sucker for snuggly blankets!)…there’s a little something for everyone on this list!

  5. jenni says:

    the ecospheres are fabulous! My husband surprised me one Christmas, and the little shrimps are still going strong several years later (with no work from me!). Perfect for someone who works in a windowless office (they don’t like super cold or super sunny conditions)

  6. Dear Santa,
    I LOVE the pom pom throw. I’ve been a good girl this year, so could you leave the blue one under the tree for me?

  7. Jill says:

    Wonderful products! I’m wishing for one of most things on this list…

  8. Jane says:

    you’ve outdone yourself again! the birdhouse would look just lovely above my kitchen table.

  9. Amy Cox says:

    I love it all but especially the Julene laser cut and the owl mirror – these are on my wishlist!! Thanks.

  10. Oh man, I’m in trouble, or I should say, my husband is in trouble when I ask for pretty much EVERYTHING you’ve posted. Especially looooove the Hable Construction bag and typography art. And always a fan of the pom pom throws. Too funny, I just used one in a board yesterday!

  11. We hope Santa ( all the men in our lives) sees all these fabulous things!

  12. liz says:

    love your site, love your round-ups and love the adler squirrel candle hohlder..inspired me to do my own squirrel round-up. XO!!

  13. molly says:

    hey! i just bought that orla kiely wallet yesterday as a gift for my aunt! that’s so awesome that it’s in your gift guide – giving myself cool points :)

  14. Clare says:

    Oh wow I think i’m in love. So many ideas. This is probably the most comprehensive collection of gift ideas I have seen put together on the web. I have practically everyone on my list sorted thanks to you.

    Your site is an all round AMAZING place to be xx

  15. Katie says:

    Love the site and great gift ideas! FYI the Wood flashlight is on sale at Anthropologie for $30.

  16. Kristina says:

    I emailed Julene about a commission like a month ago, and never heard back. Has anyone had any experience commissioning work from her?

  17. Okay, the Caroline Swift spoons are the cutest!

  18. Jen says:

    You forgot one of the items—what is the print (?) of the girl with books????????? I must know!!!

    1. grace says:


      that’s in there- it’s a kate spade organizer, not a print :)



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