Handheld label makers can be a godsend, especially when you’re trying to get your home more organized. They’re handy in so many ways—labeling food containers and leftovers, keeping track of boxes, keeping you organized at work, and categorizing just about everything you can think of—and even better, they’re fairly inexpensive. Not to mention, some even work with your smartphone (seriously, there’s an app for everything now).
To help you find the right labeler for you, here are some of the top highly-reviewed handheld personal label makers on the market at every price point under $100.
$25 and Under
The least expensive option on the list—and with more than 5,000 positive reviews—this label maker has 6 font styles, a built-in library of 220 symbols and clip-art, and can print up to 10 copies at a time. Get it on Amazon for $16.80.
For a labeler that doesn’t even come close to breaking the bank, this one has more than 1,000 positive customer reviews on Amazon. It has a 13-character LCD screen, 2-line printing, 5 different font sizes, 7 print styles, 8 box styles and 3 language options. Get it on Amazon for $17.50.
This handheld labeler is a pretty basic—but still quality—option. It has an 8-character display and can print in 6 different font sizes and 9 different type styles, with up to 2-line printing. Get it on Amazon for $19.99.
$50 and Under
This labeler from Epson features a backlit display, large built-in memory, and comes with 14 fonts, 10 styles, more than 300 built-in symbols, more than 75 frames, and more. Get it on Amazon for $34.99.
Similar to—but a little bigger than—the PT-D210 model above, this labeler was The Sweethome’s runner up choice. It has features like easy-to-read text wrapping along with 99 frames and 10 different styles. Get it on Amazon for $49.99.
$100 and Under
If you prefer a label maker that you can use with your smartphone—to get features like voice-to-text and spell check—you will have to pay a little extra. This option for $59.99 works with both iOS and Android devices and can print labels with just about any Google or Apple font. You can also create custom borders and styles. Get it on Amazon.
Another smartphone option—this labeler comes in white or blue and features 450 symbols, more than 60 frames and a variety of fonts. It also works with both iOS and Android phones, and the app is free. Get it on Amazon for $59.99.
This labeler comes with a full-color graphic display, and works both handheld or connected to a Mac or PC. It also features an automatic tape cutter for high-volume jobs and can print labels with up to 7 lines of text in 8 different font sizes. Get it on Amazon for $74.99.