25 of Patti’s favorite gifts, all under $100

It’s holiday time. And even with all the holiday cheer, sometimes it’s hard to feel the joy when you’re stressed about emptying your entire bank account to pay for expensive gifts. I’m right there with you, girl! But guess what? Being thoughtful and generous over the holidays doesn’t have to mean shelling out your life savings. Awesome gifts can be budget-friendly if you know where to find them. To help you out, I’ve put together a list of my absolute favorite things that cost less than $100. These are 25 Patti Approved Products, so you know that means they’re not just good gifts… they’ll also enhance love, romance and your sex lives in major ways.

For the stress basket:
Best of Saje Deluxe Wellness Gift Set

You know exactly who needs this. This girl’s beyond busy at work, constantly on the go and makes zero time for herself. Get her this diffuser gift set that has all the essentials she needs to make her place smell divine and mellow her out. And look at this packaging. It’s so gorgeous and perfect for the holidays, you don’t even need to wrap it. Saje recently opened in my neighborhood and I’ve basically moved into the store. I have so many of their diffusers in my home and love every single one of them. And these are amazing for attracting men. If the stress case in your life is single, this gift is even better. Men are instinctually attracted to good smells. This diffuser will relax her when she brings a dude back to her place and turn him on. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

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For the soulmate searcher:
Rachel Brown Jewelry Soulmate God Necklace

I adore Rachel and all her work. She’s a devout student of Kabbalah and imbues all of her jewelry with spiritual energy that you can seriously feel when you have it on. She gave me this necklace with the Hebrew letters signifying the angelic force for finding soulmates and I love it so much, I refuse to take the necklace off. Because Rachel has this amazing understanding of spiritual energy, she’s able to take the same kind of powers Moses used to part the Red Sea and help all of us part our own personal Red Seas. There are 72 godly energies that she can infuse into your necklace to bring you things like prosperity, fertility, passion and so much more. Give this to the lady in your life who’s pining away for her beshert (that’s the Yiddish word for soulmate) and she won’t be pining for much longer.

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For the information obsessed:
Texture 6 Month Subscription

Know someone who gets a million magazines in the mail and never finds the time to read them? Of course you do because that’s literally everyone. No one’s home enough to read all their magazine subscriptions cover to cover. That’s where Texture comes in. It’s an awesome app that let’s you access over 200 magazines right from your phone. I started using Texture because I worked with the company as a spokesperson and I haven’t stopped because I freaking love it! I can read my favorite magazines when I’m on the go without having to lug around all that heavy paper. I especially love Texture while traveling. I used to buy a ton of magazines in airport stores to read on flights, now I just open my Texture app. You know I always say a couple has to share common interests and this is the perfect gift for all the bookish and news junky couples on your list. The couple that reads together, stays together!

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For the Insta-artist:
Framebridge Avery Frame

I just bought a Framebridge frame for my best friend who’s a total Instagram whore and she absolutely loved it. The whole experience was the easiest way to frame a picture ever. Upload a picture, select a frame and it’ll ship directly to you. Couldn’t be any simpler. If you just started dating someone, this is a winner of a gift. Scroll through his Instagram and find a picture worth framing. Bonus points if it’s a picture that means something to the two of you, like a place you went together or a reference to an inside joke. Then, send it to Framebridge and wait for your work of art to arrive. Framebridge is a gift that’s completely personalized without being stalkery, which is actually a pretty hard balance to strike.

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For cooks and cook-wannabes:
Instant Pot Duo Mini 7-in-1

I got an Instant Pot as a birthday gift this year and I don’t know how I even existed in my kitchen without it. It makes everything about cooking so much easier. Seriously, if you have someone in your life who thinks they can’t cook, get them this and they’ll be instant Iron Chefs. It does everything—pressure cooks, slow cooks, cooks rice, makes yogurt, sautés, sears, steams and warms—and makes doing it a breeze. We all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. With this, even a newbie cook will make a delish date meal. And you’ll never run out of recipe ideas because there’s a free Instant Pot app that has over 300 recipes to try. What I love most about my Instant Pot is the pressure cooker feature. I can defrost anything in seconds now. I’m always ready for a last minute romantic dinner for two. This may be a slow cooker, but it’ll heat up your love life fast!

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For all sexy singles:
Eye of Love Pheromone Parfum

I first discovered Eye of Love because they came to me for a business partnership. I tried their product once and fell head over heels in love with the stuff. Now I use it all the time. It’s pheromone-laced perfume that’s specially formulated to attract exactly what you want. There are scents for attracting men if you’re a woman, women if you’re a man and the same gender. And they work. Put this stuff on and you’ll instantly feel and be more attractive and charming. I’ve given Eye of Love products to so many people in my life and they all wind up buying their own bottles when they’re done with the gift. Give a bottle of this to anyone single who wants a boost of confidence to bring in some booty.

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For the girl who can’t focus:
Phiaton Wireless and Noise Cancelling Neck Band Earphones

These are the hands down best budget-friendly noise cancelling headphones I’ve tried. I was on a flight recently with a crying baby. I put these on and all I could hear was Netflix. Seriously, could not hear the wailing baby. It was a lifesaver. In this price range, you can’t beat these headphones. And I love that they come in white. Get them for the girl who just can’t concentrate unless there’s total silence. With these, she can make her own silence. And if you know someone in a long distance relationship, these are perfect. They can use them to talk to each other without distraction. And think of the Skype sex! They won’t be interrupted by anything!

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For the girl on the go:
Rockland Carry On in Red

Every girl needs a solid carry on and would love getting this as a gift. It’s the best luggage you’ll find under $100. It’s super light with a hard shell that protects all your stuff while you’re travelling. Plus, it comes in red, which is the color of love. Don’t be surprised if this red bag is a conversation starter with the hot guy sitting next to you. Red reels men in. This can be a go to bag for when your man whisks you away for a romantic weekend. The perfect size for a few romantic nights.

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For the holiday vacationer:
MVMT Brooklyn Sunglasses in Blue Spec Tortoise

Everybody can use a new pair of stylish sunnies and this pair is classic and affordable. I love the little pops of blue. They make this pair something special without being “too special.” Sometimes a little too much detail takes a pair of sunglasses from special to “crazy lady wandering down Hollywood Boulevard” levels of special and these definitely avoid that tragic faux pas. Get a pair of these for a lady who has a romantic trip with her new boo planned for the holidays. Squinting is never sexy.

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For the girl with stressed tresses:
Maui Rosemary Clarifying Facial Mist

The facial mist will make your skin glow, but if you use it in your hair, your locks will grow like weeds. Rosemary is known to stimulate hair growth. Ever since I started using it, my hair has been a total dream. It’s repaired all the heat damage my hair has accumulated over the years and makes it shiny, silky and smooth, which is exactly what a man likes. Add in the amazing way this makes your hair smell and your man won’t be able to keep his hands out of your locks.

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For the bossy biker bitch:
H&M Faux Suede Biker Jacket

I live in H&M faux leather jackets all winter because I love the look of leather, but am trying to live as plant-based a life as possible. Faux leather has been a godsend for me and no one does it better than H&M. I wear an H&M jacket for just about everything aside from sleeping. This suede one is next on my H&M wish list. I love the zipper detail on the wrist. It looks way more expensive than it is. Get this for the girl who just started online dating and has a bunch of first dates lined up. She’ll feel so confident walking in to meet a new dude rocking this biker jacket and it’ll work for any first date from bowling to a nice dinner.

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For the winter sex kitten:
Free People Off-The-Shoulder Sweater

This sweater is effortless, sexy and actually warm, which is the holy trinity of winter fashion. Feeling attractive and staying warm can be mutually exclusive which makes dressing for dates and special nights with your man during the cold months really hard. But, this sweater does it all. It’s cozy, but still shows off your shoulders. Shoulders are a totally underrated body part in my book. They’re so sexy when they’re on display. Get this for any girl who wants to look like a babe this winter, but also wants to avoid freezing to death.

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For the type A coffee lover:
Ember Ceramic Mug

Time Magazine listed the Ember Mug as one of the Top 25 Inventions of the Year and I’m here for it. The mug completely blew my mind. It’s so innovative, but also so obvious. Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner? It’s a self-heating mug that keeps your beverage at the perfect temperature for as long as you want. You set the temperature via the Ember app on your phone and that’s really it! I hate when my coffee gets cold and used to always microwave it throughout the day, which is a gross and a waste of time. Now my coffee is perfectly warm all day. The mug’s obviously not just for coffee, though. Give this mug to your man with some Damiana tealeaves. Damiana is a powerful aphrodisiac that will turn this very practical gift into something totally sexy. He’ll sip throughout the day and come home very ready for some quality time with you.

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For the health nut:
Medical Medium Books

Anthony William, the Medical Medium, is one of my best friends. We met because I needed help dealing with my chronic headaches and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Western medicine just wasn’t doing it for me and Anthony was a gift sent from heaven. He taught me how herbs can truly heal the body and it really helped me. I feel so much better and don’t have to deal with any of the horrible side effects that come from taking traditional medicine. His methods aren’t just for the seriously sick either. He’s a New York Times bestselling author because he can address so many issues like losing weight, cleaning toxins and balancing your body. When your body is in tiptop shape, you’re more attractive and youthful, which of course makes finding love easier. And a healthy body amps up your sex life. You probably don’t know what you’re missing. Get these books for anyone looking for a little healing or help with their physical well-being. If they follow his advice, I guarantee this will be their favorite gift of the year.

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For the girl who needs her engine revved:
Foria Pleasure

Foria is an all-natural sensual oil that’s made from marijuana plants. Before we get into this, I have to say that the THC versions of these products are only available online to California residents with medical marijuana licenses. It’s also available in retail stores in Colorado. There are products on the site for those of you outside of Cali and Colorado. These products don’t have THC, but do have CBD, which is an anti-inflammatory that can help with relaxation. But, if you do live in California and have your license or can find the products in Colorado, the THC version is amazing. It doesn’t get you high at all, but it does make sex, with your vibe or your partner, a lot better. It helps you relax, makes you tingle a little and can give you more intense orgasm. Spray on a few spritzes, wait fifteen minutes for it to take effect and then get ready for an amazing night of lovemaking. This is the perfect gift for a girl who wants to crank up her sex life and try something that feels completely new.

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For the couple that needs date night inspo:
HelloFresh 3 Meals for 2 People

If you’re in a date rut, here’s your savior! HelloFresh is a meal prep box that’s basically date night in a box. You get all the ingredients and simple instructions for an amazing and healthy meal you two can cook together. Like I said above, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and this is a really easy way to get there. These recipes are so well designed, they’re totally foolproof. Get this for a couple who likes to stay in or for your boo and you to do together.

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For the surfer girl at heart:
Vans Customs

I live on the beach and adore surfer culture. So, obviously I dig Vans. I just found out that you can customize your own pair, right down to the color of the shoelace eyelets. It’s awesome! I spent hours playing around with the site to design mine. There are patterns and colors that aren’t available on other pairs and you can even upload a picture to put on your shoes. (I couldn’t figure out how to make that look cute, but maybe you can?) A gift certificate to customize a pair would go over huge with any beach lover.

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For the girl who likes a boozey bash:
W&P Design Homemade Gin Kit

Gin is so hot right now. Whenever I go out, gin is the star ingredient of all the designer cocktails. It’s like a retro revival and this make your own gin kit totally rocks that trend. With this kit, you get everything you need to create your own unique blend of gin. It makes a great gift for a boozehound or a more sophisticated slow slipper who really appreciates gin. And wouldn’t this be a fun date night if you got it for your man?

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For the city slicker with tired feet:
Shiatsu Foot Massager

I’m a foot girl. Massage my feet and I’m in total bliss. But who has time to get a really great foot massage as often as they want? I definitely didn’t until I got this foot massager and I’m obsessed. It’s like a mini trip to the spa at home. I use mine almost every day. Whenever I’m watching TV or sometimes even when I’m working on the laptop, I put my feet in, turn it on and melt into the relaxation. How much would a city girl who runs around all day in heels love this? I know I’d have killed for this when I was a New Yorker.

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For the public snugglers:
MoviePass 3 Month Membership for 2 People

MoviePass is a monthly membership that lets you see any movie you want, at any theatre you want, as many times a month as you want. It’s really that easy! If you know a couple that loves to snuggle at a movie theatre, this is 100% for them. For a super reasonable price, you’ll be treating them to unlimited movies. Suggest they see a horror movie for their first MoviePass flick. He’ll hold her during the scary parts and their adrenaline will get pumping. All good things for a post-movie romance.

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For the hottie homebody:
Mayberry Sheepskin Slippers

Being comfortable at home is obviously important, but I also want to feel like a babe when my man’s over. And that’s why I have so many pairs of these slippers. (Don’t make me count. It’s a lot.) These are the coziest slippers of all time and the faux fur makes me feel super sexy. When you’re comfortable and confident, you relax which always lead to better romance. Get these for the girl who needs a little help understanding that house clothes can (and should) be hot.

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For the happy snacker:
Garrett Popcorn Shops 2 Gallon Tin

I have a confession: I’m a full-blown popcorn addict. If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be popcorn. No question. I eat so much of it around the holidays that I actually do a yearly popcorn cleanse just to get back on track in the new year. And did you know that popcorn’s actually really good for your mood? It’s rich in the amino acids that help your body produce serotonin, our brain’s happy chemical. So, think of giving popcorn and giving out happiness. This would be a great gift for your man’s family if you don’t know them that well. And if you’re spending the holidays with them, you could probably use a serotonin boost yourself, so grab a handful.

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For the skincare savant:
Rose Face Wash Bio Damascena

Once I discovered this, I threw away all of my other face washes. If you try it, you’ll see why. It makes your face as soft as butter and smells delicious. There’s no way he’ll be able to resist touching your face when you wash with this. It cleanses so well! Your skin will feel brand new, like you’ve never worn makeup or had a single clogged pour. But, it somehow doesn’t dry out your skin even though it gets it so clean. And this miracle stuff is completely organic. Get this for any lady who’s into skincare. She’ll be just as obsessed as I am.

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For a new man:

Ok, so you’ve just started dating your guy, what do you get him for the holidays? This! It’s a holder for all of his keys that stacks them into a container that’s about the size of a pack of gum. Every guy hates carrying around a bulky set of keys in their pocket, so he’ll actually use this. And it’s just the right price to show that you’re thinking about him, but know the relationship is still in the casual phase. It’s useful, thoughtful and makes you look cool. What other gift for a guy can do that?

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For any and every single person:
Ask Patti Stanger Absolutely Anything

I saved the best for last. I’m letting anyone e-mail me with any dating advice question they have and I’ll write back with a personalized answer. This is a total steal compared to my normal rates. Every single person in your life needs this. I’ll get them on the right path to finding love! All you have to do is e-mail me at Then you’ll get instructions on how to pay via PayPal and a gift certificate you can print. Your single friends are going to worship you for giving them this. I promise.

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Now you’ve checked off everyone on your nice list and upped the love and romance in all of their lives. All without busting your budget! Hope this makes your holidays…and your bank account…a lot happier!