Gift Ideas Under $100
If you are living your life on a budget -- and who isn't today
-- you may have reached a point at which you are in need of buying
a gift. You might want to find a very nice gift for someone -- and
yet, you still want to be able to stick within a reasonable budget.
Through out article, we will provide you with some useful information
that will be helpful to you when you are looking to find just the
right gift priced at $100 or less.
High Tech Gadgets for Under $100
For the gifting individual that is willing to spend up to $100
for a present, there are many high tech gadgets available on the
market. Giving a gift that not just everyone else has in the high
tech arena will make the receiver the hottest geek out there. Here
are a few ideas.
The gumstix is a tiny XScale-based Linux-powered computer. It is
inexpensive at around $99, can be expanded with a CompactFlash card
($25 expansion board required) or MMC ($60 expansion board that
includes Ethernet), and can talk to devices via serial port, Ethernet,
Bluetooth, USB, or wi-fi, via a CompactFlash adapter.
There are also expansion boards, such as the robostix, that have
an embedded microcontroller that can interface with the core Linux
system. The gumstix has brains and brawn, and it can talk to almost
anything. You can think of it as a Linux PDA without a screen, stylus,
or buttons. There is also a fantastic wiki that can answer all your
A GPS Tracker or a Useful Phone
You can also buy a cheap GPS tracking and a phone, using the free
site Mologogo, you can get your loved one a cheap $60 pre-paid boost
mobile phone, register on the site, download a Java app, and you're
pretty much done. The phone will transmit your position to a server
such as Linux or Google Maps, and you or your friends can view your
location in real time, or the location of the person you give this
A Year in the Virtual World
Another idea might be to buy them a year in a "virtual world".
For a cost of around $73, you can purchase Second Life which is
a big virtual world where just about anything goes. Everything in
this virtual world is created by other "residents." There's
a built-in scripting language, and everything is for sale; make
something cool and you could be the next Lindenaire (Lindens are
Second Life's form of currency). Basic accounts are free, so that's
not really a gift, but premium accounts get land and weekly virtual
cash to blow.