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    Updated on Feb 1, 2019. Posted on Dec 8, 2017

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

    Yep, I totally bought this at a fancy boutique.

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    1. A pair of fancy (LOOKING) earrings to upgrade most outfits. Maybe even athleisure? I dunno. That's up to them.

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    Promising review: "They seem to be well-made. The earrings have the snap tight closure, so you don't have to worry about them falling out. I think the metal is alloy base. The tassels are made of yarn. My sister really liked them. And they look beautiful on her." —Bridgette K. Mahmood

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 20 colors).

    2. A Pioneer Woman pot holder set they'll flip over and then bake one of her delish recipes as a thank you. Win-win!

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    It works with my mom every single time. But LBH, she was gonna bake that chocolate sheet cake anyway.

    Get them from Walmart for $7.14.

    3. A Hogwarts stationery set to whip up some correspondence that *looks* like it's worth its weight in galleons.

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    Includes six gilded and embossed Hogwarts crest notecards, a Hogwarts wax seal stamp, and a feather quill.

    Get it *exclusively* from Think Geek for $9.99.

    4. A charming elephant teapot you can pass off as something you picked up on your last vacay.

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    Microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Not intended for stovetop use.

    Get it from World Market for $12.99.

    5. A quartz crystal-like soap to go in the guest bath where the kids will *never* be allowed to use it.

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    Get it from Rock Hound Soap on Etsy for $6 (available in a variety of scents).

    6. A coffee mask that'll match their morning bev.

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    Get it from ASOS for $3.

    7. Or a wintry animal sheet mask if they can't be bothered with actually washing off a mask.

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    It's me. I can't be bothered! Also I love to feel like Patrick Bateman peeling off a mask in American Psycho.

    Get it from ASOS for $3.50 (also available in reindeer).

    8. A beautiful poetry book that'll satisfy their Insta flat lay needs. (Also, it's fantastic to read!)

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    If you're feeling like a big spender, you can also get the author's buzzy first book of poetry for less than $10!

    Promising review: "Rupi has such a wonderful gift of completely and genuinely capturing human emotion. Every poem sent me on a trip of sentiments from heartbreaking sadness to optimistic strength. Do yourself a favor and purchase this book, you won't regret it!" —Scenethia

    Get it from Amazon for $6.82+.

    9. A picturesque cocktail spoon to motivate you both to stay in and drink what you already have on the bar cart. (Cocktails are expensive!!!)

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    Ah yes, I can see the Instagram already.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $8.

    10. And an adorable cocktail kit because of the same reason, but under the guise that you're adults now and should know how to mix a delish cocktail or two at home.

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    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 $9.06.

    11. A marble-print planter to help distract from their succulent serial killer status.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $5.

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

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    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    13. A gorgeous hand cream tin for the body and ~soul~. Or at least that's what the nice packaging says!

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $3.50.

    14. A three-pack of reusable Baggu shopping bags you can split up amongst your three chicest friends who have more Instagram followers than dollars in the bank.

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    Bag is machine-washable, holds up to 50 lbs., and folds into flat 4" by 4" pouch for easy storage.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $24 (or $8 each).

    15. A *peaceful* watering stake for that hugeass plant that takes up half their living room.

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    Ah yes, this was hand thrown. Or some shit. (You have time to get your story straight.)

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8.

    16. A chain bracelet as a placeholder for the Cartier love bracelet you'll most definitely be able to afford by next year.

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    Get it from Boohoo for $7.

    17. A roll of coconut oil-coated floss that'll make them think "Why did they get me floss?!" but then they'll actually be excited to floss and get a glowing report at their next dentist visit!

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $8 or a three-pack from Amazon for $22 (available in four flavors).

    18. A puzzle book for keeping 'em entertained *and* engaged — the best of both worlds!

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    Get it from Amazon for $6.53.

    19. A business card case so they can whip out their deets at a moment's notice.

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    Get it from Bando for $8.

    20. A pom-pom kimono as an excuse to practice their best Stevie Knicks spins.

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    Get it from Boohoo for $8 (available in two colors, sizes S/M–M/L).

    21. A wooden spoon that'll make them think fondly of you next time they're whipping up something yummy.

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    Get it from ModCloth for $9.

    22. A pizza wall calendar to finally pay them back for all the slices you owe them.

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    Get it from Think Geek for $6.99.

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

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    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim (I don't even know how I found it because I wasn't looking for a pillow). It is so cool. My 6-year-old daughter loves it and my son loves making pictures or words on it. Fun purchase!" —Henry_McC21

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in 15 color combos).

    24. An Eos lip balm that'll keep their pucker soft and moisturized for the season.

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    Get it from Amazon for $2.62.

    25. A belle of rose bath petals they won't have to contend with a beast to enjoy.

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    Get it from Pretty Little Thing for $8.

    26. A trinket dish to lend a perch for their favorite baubles.

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $7.95.

    27. An adorable photo frame you can fill with a snap you took at your last party with an instant camera you spent all your pennies on.

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    Get one from Urban Outfitters for $6 or two for $10.

    28. A candle that'll look as nice as it smells.

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    Get it from H&M for $7.99 (available in three scents).

    29. A pretty nut bowl to make them feel 1000% better about eating a bag of peanuts for dinner.

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $8 (available in three colors).

    30. A pair of floral socks they just may assume you bought from an emerging street-style brand.

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    Get them from Forever 21 for $2.90.

    31. A festive keychain you can give as a reminder that it's 5 o'clock somewhere.

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    Get it from ASOS for $5.50.

    32. A matcha Gourmand lip balm with chic, minimalist packaging the pickiest of beauty addicts won't be ashamed to pull out of their bags.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $4 (available in three flavors).

    33. A floral-print tray that'll come in handy on the reg for entertaining and just gathering all the junk on their coffee table.

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    Get it from H&M for $7.99.

    34. A handy bottle opener that'll be an essential during your next game watch.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.99.

    35. A pair of sparkling earrings — they just may make strangers assume their towering, well-dressed bae is the bodyguard they hired to keep these danglers safe for the night.

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    Get them from Forever 21 for $9.90.

    36. A globe-trotting laundry bag that'll lend a hand with their laundry for minimal effort on your part.

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    Get it from World Market for $5.99.

    37. A cute shark bowl that won't leave a bite out of your wallet.

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    Get it from Think Geek for $7.99.

    38. A 16-pack of Bjork postcards for the friend who wouldn't shut up her new album.

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    Get them from Amazon for $9.95 or the MoMA Store for $9.95.

    39. A dreamy mug so they'll be the envy of the office come break time.

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    We both know that Anthro has the cutest mugs for gift giving. Might as well take advantage!

    Get it from Anthropologie $8.

    40. A pretty luggage tag to aid in the easiest baggage carousel ID sesh ever.

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    Get it from Bando for $8.

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

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my best friend for Christmas and she loved it! It's the perfect gift for people who are sentimental and love personal gifts! I enjoyed filling this out, it's amazing because you can make it one of a kind and get as creative as you want!" —Julia ☆

    Get it from Amazon for $6.93+ (available in a variety of formats).

    42. And a cool folding comb so they can pull off their best Danny Zuko.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8.

    Them for the next year they see you after you bestowed one of these ~amazing~ things upon them:

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