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43 Gifts Under $10 That Won't Make You Seem Cheap

Easy ways to be generous without being *too* generous.

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1. A serving tray set that'll create the most beautiful flat lays. *And* will be perfect to cradle their Ritz crackers and that cut-up block of cheese they have for dinner once a week. Now that is LIVING.

the colorful geometric trays

Get them from Amazon for $8.87.

2. A six-pack of succulent votive candles for the aspiring old plant lady whose track record for keeping actual plants alive is less than stellar.

candle votives that look like succulent plants

I just killed my second air plant! So I can relate.

Get them from Amazon for $9.77.

3. A comprehensive masking kit to make mixing, applying, and removing masks a total breeze.

the different parts of the masking kit

Includes a mixing bowl, measuring cups, sponge, spatula, spray bottle, and small jar.

Get it from Amazon for $6.59.

4. A fill-in-the-blank journal as a better option than a handwritten poem that they know cost you $0.

small book that says "why you're my bestie to you from me"

Promising review: "This was my first Christmas with my boyfriend, and I got this as a stocking stuffer. He ended up buying the 'What I Love About Us' version and we had so much fun looking through them and seeing our similar/different answers. The prompts are really cute and simple but allow for a lot of creativity, and you can set the mood with each page whether you want to be funny or sweet. This was one of our favorite gifts." —Kerry C.

Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in several more versions).

5. An adorable cocktail kit because they should still enjoy top-shelf fun, even if you can't afford to give them top-shelf liquor rn.

the cocktail kit

This is inspired by Tim Federle's drink recipe book with wry commentary on the literature that inspired them, (which is also less than $10! on Amazon). Includes a measuring jigger, cocktail stirring sticks, and mini 48-page abridgment of Tequila Mockingbird.

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

6. A Selenite skyscraper for any crystal or interior design enthusiast. It's going to look like you spent close to $50 on it!!! And I say that because I recently saw one in a boutique priced that.,

Promising review: "This is a lovely piece!! It is larger than I expected and very sturdy. Makes me wish I had more places to put one so I could buy another!" —Charity Youngblood

Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

7. A K-beauty sheet mask subscription that'll cost less than $10 a month!

collection of sheet masks

I've used this sheet mask subscription before and it's LEGIT.

Get a four-mask box from Amazon for $8.90/month

And if they're so inclined, you can direct them to the FaceTory site where they can buy past boxes for more than $10, including the including the October box (shown) for $24.95.

Also check out a nine-pack of sheet masks for $8.49.

8. Fancy (LOOKING) earrings to upgrade most outfits. Maybe even athleisure? Whatever. They're the ones who get to wear them and decide.

model wearing gold door knocker earrings

Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in eight styles).

9. Or some ear crawlers if their style is a lil' more low-key.

model's ear with olive branch ear crawler on it

Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in silver or gold tone).

10. A mini karaoke microphone because the whole world is a stage and they know ALL the words to "Weird Science," as all of us should! (I do. It's a very fun karaoke song, FYI.)

mini microphone hooked up to a phone
World Market

Get it from World Market for $9.99.

11. A mini reading journal full of fun prompts that'll be a step up from the note they've been keeping on their phone.

reviewer's pic of the book cover

Surely I'm not the only one who keeps a note on their phone like this?!

Promising review: "Love this journal. Very cute convenient size (especially if you are someone who writes small, or doesn't have too too much to say) I really love the star system for coloring in with a pen. There are also prompts throughout the journal like 'favorite author,' 'books I want to read' 'quotes to remember,' etc. The back asks you to fill out the saddest book, funniest book, literary character you'd date, and a few others." —River

Get it from Amazon for $9.

12. A couple of plant watering stakes to split between two green thumbs whose house plants are still alive. (How?!)

two bird shaped plant watering globes stuck into a container plant

Plz teach me your ways.

Get two from Amazon for $9.99.

13. A flashy "EAT ME" sign in case they're forever making you wait to eat dinner so they can get the perfect table shot for Insta.

person sticking an "eat me" sign into the top of a burger

Get it from Amazon for $9.46 (available in three styles).

14. A chambray oven mitt and pot holder set because last time you were over, theirs looked a little charred. And you don't want anything to come between you and their cooking.

gray chambray oven mit and pot holder

Oh, you're trying a new recipe? I'll be right over.

Get them from Amazon for $9.80.

15. An adorable Groot planter ready to listen to all their troubles.

planter that looks like a bust of Groot from The Guardians of the Galaxy

Get it from Amazon for $9.55 (available in three styles).

16. A crystal-like soap for the guest bath where the kids will *never* be allowed to use it.

small soap that looks like purple crystals
StacysCrystalSoaps / Etsy

Get it from from StacysCrystalSoaps on Etsy for $6 (FYI, this Etsy shop has LOTS more crystal soap varieties).

17. Snazzy socks as an easy way to jazz up some old shoes... or just their Insta grid.

person wearing loafers with cool grid pattern socks

Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

18. A gorgeous velvet headband for an easy accent on those days when their hair's a day too dirty but they couldn't resist the appeal of the snooze button.

velvet headband with a knot at the top, faux pearls sewn on throughout

Get it from Amazon for $7.82 (available in 10 colors).

19. Or a similar glam scrunchie/scarf duo that'll let them really snazz it up with the scarf or go lower key with just the velvet scrunchie.

gray scrunchie with scarf attached that has faux pearls on it

Get it from Maurices for $8.90 (also available in a black version without pearls).

20. A cute pin as a gentle reminder to passersby that they need some ~space~.

astronaut cat pin

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

21. Watercolor brush pens in case they've grown a little tired of adult coloring backs and regular colored pencils. Time to step it up!


Get three pens of varying brush sizes from Amazon for $5.73.

22. Frida Kahlo sticky notes that'll mark important things to consider later.

various Frida Kahlo theme sticky notes in a little book

Get them from Amazon for $7.95 (available in nine styles).

23. A Caboodle touch-up tote for a beauty queen who's never left without at least four lip colors.

open makeup organizer with a mirror in the lid and two trays

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 12 colors).

24. A dainty bangle set as a placeholder for the Cartier love bracelet you'll most definitely be able to afford by next year.

model wearing four of the minimalist bracelets stacked on one wrist

Get them from Amazon for $8.88 (available in three finishes).

25. A sleep mask with your signature cat-eye flick that'll say "Come hither and smell my morning breath."

person wearing red cat eye sleep mask

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

26. A book of hidden pictures for keeping 'em entertained *and* engaged — the best of both worlds!

cover of the activity book

Get it from Amazon for $7.73.

27. A reversible sequin pillow case to update their couch for about the same price as your go-to McD's order.


Get them from Amazon: Dwight for $9.99 (available in 10 colors) or the solid one for $7.89+ (available in 7 color combos)

28. A hungry fox or inquisitive narwal keychain as an adorable accessory that's just so you cute you could die. But don't. Plz stay alive to witness them enjoying this instead!


Get them from Amazon for $7.99: fox or narwal

29. A 20-pack of nature illustration post cards as a delightful stationery solution for the person who still stans snail mail. Or, they would make for beautiful wall art!

the postcards fanned out

Get them from Amazon for $8.98.

30. A pair of snazzy luggage tags for the person who spends all their cash on travel and has the well-worn luggage to prove it.

two luggage tags in a white and gray marble print

Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in five patterns).

31. A guac bowl for someone who basically lives off the stuff. And whomst among us could blame them?

avocado shape bowl with guacamole in it

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

32. Spine-tingling pens for your favorite creep or medical professional.

spine and bone-theme writing pens

Or both! They are *not* mutually exclusive IDs.

Get 20 pens from Amazon for $9.89 (also available in 5- or 10-packs).

33. A loose-leaf tea subscription that'll have 'em sipping in delicious style.

loose leaf tea and tea accessories

The mini tea of the month club includes two new flavors of organic tea and a reusable loose-leaf tea infuser.

Get it from CrateJoy for $9+/month.

34. And a marble mug to add to their collection of mugs because one could always use another mug, OK?!

three marble print coffee mugs

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

35. A cute little bottle opener that'll help next time they decide to bike to the park for a picnic.

bicycle shape bottle opener

Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

36. Satin pillow cases that I own and love! They'll become an essential for anyone who sleeps hot and/or wants to keep their hair and skin moisturized. Soooooo, everyone?

gray satin pillowcases on sleeping pillow on a bed

Promising review: "I was originally looking for silk pillow cases, but decided to give these a try because they were a better price. I am not disappointed! I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair in the mornings and overall they are so smooth and comfortable to sleep on. I’ve washed them several times and haven’t seen a difference in the quality. I would buy again." —Kate

Get two from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in three sizes and 24 colors).

37. A luxury-looking lip balm that'd make an excellent stocking stuffer. Their lips deserve some pampering! All our lips deserve some pampering!

stick of lip balm in a pretty floral container

Get it from Amazon for $9 (also available in peppermint).

38. Or a trio of jelly lipsticks that'll give 'em some color without the drying effect of their fave matte lipstick.


Promising review: "They are lightweight, not sticky, hydrate while wearing, stain nicely. The colors are as they appear online, including the nice orange coral. These are fantastic, I can’t believe the price!" —quesolover

Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

39. An elephant ring dish that'll answer their daily question, "Where are my keys?"

coral square tray with illustrated elephant motif on it

Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in 11 designs).

40. A makeup brushes set with super pretty marble-print handles to help them swatch all those new palettes they got for the holidays.

set of various brushes with marble print handle fanned out on a tabletop

Promising review: "The brushes are a good density and there's no fall out hairs. Try are also very soft so they blend liquid and powder products quite nicely! I would definitely recommend!" —Jenna LeCompte

Get 15 brushes from Amazon for $9.99.

41. A "house" of sheet masks that'll hang out beautifully on its own in case the name of your game is forgetting to wrap your gifts.


Promising review: "I love Tonymoly masks and this set is a great value since it comes with five. I got one for myself and another for my brother’s girlfriend for Christmas. The packaging is so cute. It would make a great add on to any gift or good stocking stuffer for Christmas. I will def be buying more!" —jordyn

Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in collagen, vitamin C, or a Christmas-theme shea).

42. A phone diffuser they can use in lieu of a flashlight in case of an emergency or when camping.

lamp-style attachment on mobile phone that makes the phone flashlight much brighter

Promising review: "After having been caught in a hotel room during a power outage, I vowed never to travel without a spare light ever. I had been carrying a small flashlight with me but love that I can set this up on my phone and then place on a flat surface. It casts enough light that I can maneuver around without bumping into things and allows me to be hands-free." —Wisconsin Mommy

Get it from Amazon for $9.86.

43. A gorgeous refillable travel journal for the person who's always jaunting off somewhere on the weekends every time you're just trying to plan a catchup brunch.


Get it from Amazon for $9.49 (available in four colors).

Your fanciest friend is going to be *so* impressed:

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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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