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20 Gifts Under $10 That Are Actually Pretty Impressive

And many more on channel four.

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1. A literary-themed cocktail kit to really mix things up.

Includes bartender's jigger for measuring liquor, two cocktail stirring sticks, and 48-page recipe book.Get it from Amazon for $8.54.
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Includes bartender's jigger for measuring liquor, two cocktail stirring sticks, and 48-page recipe book.

Get it from Amazon for $8.54.

2. An attachable ring light for that friend of yours on a lifelong quest for that perfect thirst trap.

Promising review: "This is amazing! I don't know why I took selfies before without it! I have two YouTube channels and it gives me light on my laptop when recording from 2-3 feet away — it is that bright. Selfies look great and it is shaped like a chip bag clip so it is so easy to put on and take off. The three settings are great! Make sure you have AAA batteries ready to go when you get it so you can use it right away." —Indigo Get it from Amazon for $9.66.
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Promising review: "This is amazing! I don't know why I took selfies before without it! I have two YouTube channels and it gives me light on my laptop when recording from 2-3 feet away — it is that bright. Selfies look great and it is shaped like a chip bag clip so it is so easy to put on and take off. The three settings are great! Make sure you have AAA batteries ready to go when you get it so you can use it right away." —Indigo

Get it from Amazon for $9.66.

3. A googly-eye planter that they won't be able to keep their eyes off of.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6+.And check out the best places to buy a plant for the planter here.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6+.

And check out the best places to buy a plant for the planter here.

4. A crystal-growing toy tree if you feel like going out on a limb and gifting them a science experiment.

Promising review: "This was very interesting to watch. The tree is basically stiff paper that mounts into a plastic base. You pour the solution into the base and the 'tree' soaks up the solution. This creates the crystals as it grows. Was very neat — not expensive and was lots of fun!" —Heather Westover Get it from Amazon for $8.64+ (available as cherry tree or giant sequoia).
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Promising review: "This was very interesting to watch. The tree is basically stiff paper that mounts into a plastic base. You pour the solution into the base and the 'tree' soaks up the solution. This creates the crystals as it grows. Was very neat — not expensive and was lots of fun!" —Heather Westover

Get it from Amazon for $8.64+ (available as cherry tree or giant sequoia).

5. A Dollar Shave Starter Kit that'll shave hours off your search for the perfect gift.

Get a starter kit from Dollar Shave Club for $5 (includes four Executive razor cartridges, an Executive razor handle, the Sh*t, Shower & Shave trial kit, and The Bathroom Minutes magazine).
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Get a starter kit from Dollar Shave Club for $5 (includes four Executive razor cartridges, an Executive razor handle, the Sh*t, Shower & Shave trial kit, and The Bathroom Minutes magazine).

6. A bike-chain bottle opener to marry their two paramount interests: biking and beer.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $10.
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Get it from Uncommon Goods for $10.

7. A mirrored bookmark, a chic alternative to the bodega receipt they've been using to hold their spot.

Get it from CB2 for $9.95.
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Get it from CB2 for $9.95.

8. A measuring cup and spoon set that you can hopefully parlay into some free food.

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

9. An avocado slicer for the person who is always coming dangerously close to chopping off their fingers while prepping avocados.

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Promising review: "Avocado? Yes, Please! This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. Really happy I bought this tool!" —NPR MAN

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

10. A glass wine decanter that's just the right amount of classy and, well, money.

Get it from CB2 for $9.95.
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Get it from CB2 for $9.95.

11. A tangle-free cord organizer, because, truth be told, there is no greater gift you can give someone than untangling their beloved headphones.

Promising review: "I love the colors and how compact they are. The button is easy to undo and they hold the headphones securely. No more wires all over my purse getting tangled in everything." —Sammie Get it from Amazon for $6.29 (available in five colors).
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Promising review: "I love the colors and how compact they are. The button is easy to undo and they hold the headphones securely. No more wires all over my purse getting tangled in everything." —Sammie

Get it from Amazon for $6.29 (available in five colors).

12. A photo mobile for a new and interesting way to show off their favorite memories or pieces of inspiration.

Get it from Amazon for $9.07.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.07.

13. Or, an acrylic block frame to turn those photos into a piece of modern art.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6 (or get three for $12; available in four colors).
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6 (or get three for $12; available in four colors).

14. A Le Creuset egg cup for an instant upgrade to their breakfast presentation.

Promising review: "I LOVE THESE! Holds my large eggs perfectly and even holds my XL eggs well too! Keeps them warm and holds them so they don't wobble while you spoon out your egg. The 'Caribbean blue' is lovely, because it is slightly darker at the center. There's enough space for the discarded shell and it won't tip if I am in a hurry. Yes they can chip (it's ceramic), but they handle my teens (who often don't pay attention) and the dishwasher well. I expect to use these for the rest of my life." —WendyGrace Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in six colors)
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Promising review: "I LOVE THESE! Holds my large eggs perfectly and even holds my XL eggs well too! Keeps them warm and holds them so they don't wobble while you spoon out your egg. The 'Caribbean blue' is lovely, because it is slightly darker at the center. There's enough space for the discarded shell and it won't tip if I am in a hurry. Yes they can chip (it's ceramic), but they handle my teens (who often don't pay attention) and the dishwasher well. I expect to use these for the rest of my life." —WendyGrace

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in six colors)

15. A pack of wiener-dog corn holders that'll finally make them understand what a corn dog is.

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $5.59 (also available in pig, cow, beer, and popcorn shapes).
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Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $5.59 (also available in pig, cow, beer, and popcorn shapes).

16. A 12-piece stencil kit for the person who is just dipping their toes into the world of bullet journaling.

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Promising review: "The stencils are just the right weight, the plastic is thin enough to be flexible and thick enough to not distort while you are tracing. The size is perfect to tuck right into an envelope in the back of my journal. I used a fine-tip marker, and had no problems with getting a consistent line." —Dr. Joyce

Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

17. A set of ribbed mugs they'll wind up using every day (and, in turn, think of you every day).

Get a set of four from West Elm for $7.99.
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Get a set of four from West Elm for $7.99.

18. A Nickelodeon pint glass that embodies the paradox that is your friend: adult but a kid at heart.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8 (or get two for $12).
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8 (or get two for $12).

19. A gochujang Sriracha for whenever they get a craving for a sweet and spicy kick.

Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend, who loves cooking with gochujang. It has a dynamic flavor profile combining both sweet and spicy — we put it on basically every single dish we make and it's running out quickly! We will definitely be purchasing more in the future." —Becca Get if from Uncommon Goods for $10.
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Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend, who loves cooking with gochujang. It has a dynamic flavor profile combining both sweet and spicy — we put it on basically every single dish we make and it's running out quickly! We will definitely be purchasing more in the future." —Becca

Get if from Uncommon Goods for $10.

20. And a box of "edible anus" chocolates (self-explanatory), if your love language is gag-gifting.

Promising review: "OK, so I ordered these, had a party, presented them to my closest friends while reading a poem that ended in 'and you can all eat my a**' — so if you and/or your friends enjoy a little dark humor then these will be a hit. Mine were packaged fine and they were um...life-sized, I guess? Right about in between the size of a nickel and a quarter." —Katherine M.Get it from Amazon for $9.69.
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Promising review: "OK, so I ordered these, had a party, presented them to my closest friends while reading a poem that ended in 'and you can all eat my a**' — so if you and/or your friends enjoy a little dark humor then these will be a hit. Mine were packaged fine and they were um...life-sized, I guess? Right about in between the size of a nickel and a quarter." —Katherine M.

Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

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