There's art to the gift of giving. Some folks have mastered it; others not so much. It starts with a good eye and an understanding of your own budget. Worried that you might not have what it takes? Not to fret, we're making things easy this season. From reliable stocking stuffers to hard-to-find items, we've got gifts for everyone on your list. Here are more than 100 gift ideas for under $100.

$5 and under

Charles and Ray Eames top

This wooden top bears a design from Southern California designers Charles and Ray Eames' 1961 exhibit, "Mathematica: A World of Numbers ... & Beyond," on display at the New York Hall of Sciences in Queens. The top is made from solid walnut and measures 1.5 inches.

Price: $3.50

Where to find: LACMA Museum Store, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles,


Space Shuttle Endeavour exhibit

If you missed the flyover or parade through Los Angeles, see the shuttle at the California Science Shuttle. The exhibit, which opened Oct. 30, is accompanied by a companion show, "Endeavour: The California Story," which includes displays and artifacts.

Price: $2 service charge per ticket; admission to the California Science Center is free

Where to find: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles; reserve tickets online at


Beanie Baby

These inexpensive stuffed animals were wildly popular in the '90s, causing buyers to line up outside of toy stores as they awaited shipments. Interest eventually declined, and the company announced it would stop producing them in 1999. That "shut down" lasted a few months; the company resumed production in early 2000. Little kids (among others) still love them.

Price: About $4.99 each

Where to find:


Duncan yo-yo