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    Just 32 Great Gifts Under $15

    It's the thought (and all the money you saved on a gift) that counts.

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    1. A crisp bullet-dotted notebook for anyone who would like to take a shot at note taking, journaling, or sketching a little each day.


    Promising review: "This is such a well-made notebook. I got it to use as a bullet planner for class. The binding is nice and flexible, which lets me push it flat to draw/write. It holds ink fairly well with slight feathering for heavy inks like fountain pens and thick brush pens. I like these a lot and will definitely be getting a few more for note-taking." —mdhendricks

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. A plant basket that'll keep your favorite green-thumb's plants cozy (and be an appropriate apology after you inevitably forget to water a ficus when they're away).


    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for, I love it. You do have to kind of shape it out when you first get it but after some stretching it fits perfect and looks great." —Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two colors).

    3. A memo pad you can give your bff coworker as a thank you for being such a peach (or, um, a pomegranate).


    Promising review: "Amazing!! These are simple to use and something really different." —Marco U.

    Get it from Amazon for $1.99+ (available in three styles).

    4. A box of Cafe du Monde beignet mix that's gonna be the sweetest gift you could give your buddy's tastebuds, literally.,

    They'll be all, "bein-yay!" the second they see this.

    Promising review: "Unless you're within walking distance of Cafe du Monde you need to have a fryer with peanut oil, some powdered sugar, and this mix handy. This is EXACTLY the same thing you are served in the French Quarter. I recommend leaving the mix rolled out a little bit thicker than what it says on the box so they puff up a bit more when frying. If you have ever watched them being made I can assure you they do the same. Thank me or blame me later depending on your own level of self control!" —MC

    Get two from Amazon for $13.23.

    5. A deck of circuit-themed playing cards sure to be a fun gift to give the mentor in your life to remind them you're a (micro)chip off the ol' block.


    Promising review: "All my engineer friends loved these cards and so do I! They are very smooth and flow nicely for cardistry. The design is what really gets me, it's just stunning to look at!" —Smirwarf

    Get them from Amazon for $12.97.

    6. A marshmallow whip maker that'll turn their cleanser into a whipped skincare treat that's soothing, fun, and dangerously delectable.


    To use, put a pearl-sized drop of product onto the push pad and add water up to the dotted line, after that? Just pump! You'll have a foamy cleanser in seconds. P.S. this works better with gel cleansers, creamy versions may not whip up as effectively.

    Promising review: "This is AMAZING! I'm so surprised this isn't a 'must-have' tool. It only requires a dime-sized drop of face-wash for a full container of foam. The foam feels very luxurious, and by the end of the wash, your skin will feel very soft and taken care of." —J Chen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    7. Much Loved, a coffee table book you can give to the person in your life who still has their best fluffy friend. You might as well give one could ever compete with a darling, deteriorating, stuffed animal.


    I love you forever, Big Dog.

    Promising review: "This is adorable. I have an affinity for stuffed animals, so reading about these rag-tag fellas' stories is very interesting to me. It's almost tear-jerking in some cases. It has good, full-page photos with little blurbs about each one. Some are short, but others have a bit more of a 'life' behind them." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    8. An adorable blackhead extractor scrub made with plant extracts, black mud, and charcoal that's gonna gently extract and clarify their skin. I have an ~inkling~ they're gonna love this.

    Promising review: "After just two days of use this adorable little octopus has done wonders for me. I wore down the stick just a little to where the texture from the salt is visible, scrubbed around on my face so there was plenty of product, then I used my fingers to gently massage all the gunk away. It smells great. Then I rinse, pat dry, and enjoy the softness. I highly recommended this for sensitive skin sufferers like myself." —LuckLocust

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    9. A pair of Kevin's famous chili socks for fans of The Office who will never stop laughing over that scene, even if they know cleaning that spill would be quite a ~feet~.


    Promising review: "My husband received a job offer because of these socks. They are truly magical, the best socks ever." —Sara Nelson

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95.

    10. A massive ball of arm-knitting yarn that'll keep crafters entertained. They'll think you're a gem (or, more specifically, a purl) when they get this.


    Promising review: "This yarn is gorgeous and super soft! It took less than an hour to make a throw (approx. 30"X50"). I like to knit a more open blanket and it turned out better then I hoped!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 15 colors and four weights).

    11. Tasty Dessert: All The Sweets You Can Eat (from BuzzFeed), a visual learner's cookbook sure to delight anyone with a sweet tooth. This takes the simple, above-view style from Tasty videos and puts it into a picturesque cookbook form.


    This includes recipes for over 70 different desserts. Everything from meringues to soufflés to basic pantry tips can be found in this unnecessarily beautiful cookbook.

    Promising review: "Tasty has done it again with this fun dessert cookbook! There are recipes for the basic bakers to the more advanced/adventurous. I recommend this!" —Dr. Bob

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    12. A suction cup holder for turning a basic bath into a bougie, boozy bath.


    Promising review: "It works perfectly and it's nice to have a safe place to set my glass of wine while relaxing in the tub. The hold with the suction cup is great and I haven't lost a glass of wine yet." —Heather Roper

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in six colors).

    13. A 150th Anniversary edition of Little Women, with illustrations and type from early editions, that'll be loved by readers who knows life is more beautiful thanks to stunning, classical text.

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    I read Little Women for the first time last year and grabbed this edition without thinking much of it, mainly focused on the fast Amazon shipping. I'm thrilled that I did. The story itself is stunning and timeless, with a heavy dose of familial love and lessons in staying true to personal conviction and developing self worth. The writing is so beautiful I wanted to highlight lines on every page. The simple sketches are stunning and bring you into the world of the March family flawlessly.

    Promising review: "For a book generally regarded as one for young girls, this is most definitely far beyond that. Besides the 150-year special edition, the relevance today is mesmerizing. Obviously settings are dated (believe it or not, only to some extent), the social interactions and challenges are as relevant today as they were then. The poignancy of family relationships, a father away from the home cradle, the lost love, the pure romance, the death of loved ones — all this is very alive today. This read will bring a tear to your eyes. A bonus is holding this version of the publication in your hands, the weight of it a mirror of the weight of the narrative." —Norman James Leite

    Get it from Amazon for $13.91.

    14. A matte black planter – they can ~plant~ this on a bookshelf and think of you whenever they see it.


    Promising review: "This is a great little bud vase. It has a flat, black matte glaze on the outside and it's glossy white on the inside. It looks handmade. The pattern is scratched into the surface. It's very nice." —Brenda Beltz

    Get it from Amazon for $14.78.

    15. A pack of 24 outlet decals – mischievous folks are gonna love spending some time ~enhancing~ the outlets around the house with these.


    Promising review: "These little guys brighten my day, every day. They don't peel off unless I am trying to remove them and they are just a happy little home accessory." —Renee

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    16. A '90s version of Watch Ya Mouth that'll make you and your millennial friends smile from ear to ear when you play it (you just won't be able to tell).


    With this version you get to play the game with over 200 totally new phrases like, “Billy Ray’s Mullet” and “Gameboy.” This works for 3-10 players and comes with cheek retractors, cards, and a timer.

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

    17. A caffeinated butt mask that's sure to wake up their skincare routine and let them know you always have their back(side).

    Promising review: "I will definitely be investing in more of these masks. I was a bit skeptical to try a must for my butt (lol) but I actually felt it work! I felt the firmness and detox! I would recommend trying it, I will be purchasing more for sure. Thumbs up!" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in four styles).

    18. A pencil set for students who need an adorable set of friends around when studying starts feeling isolating.


    Promising review: "I mean, hello!? Are these too cute or what?! They are exactly as shown and totally bring a smile to your face. I gave some as gifts too and the people just cracked up." —Tanya Brown

    Get them from Amazon for $5.59+ (available in three styles).

    19. Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark, a frighteningly informational book to give brave readers who want to know the rules, alleged results, and history of some of the most bone-chilling games of lore we humans have dared to play.


    Promising review: "This is a magnificent work of supernatural art! I absolutely love this little book! I read a lot of books on supernatural, paranormal, and folklore subjects and this tiny tome is more fun than most stuff in my library. It’s got it all! It’s creepy, it’s spooky, it’s historical, it’s urban legend and magic all rolled into one. This is such a unique book that I recommend anyone and everyone who is into the occult or supernatural read this and keep it for reference. The author did her homework and cited her references and the history of each 'game.' The book is well-written and so much fun to read. I bought it strictly for chills and thrills, never intending to play the games (but the fun is in MAYBE SOME DARK NIGHT I WILL) so I encourage anyone who wants a tantalizingly wicked night time read to get this book. You will be pleasantly creeped out." —SEB333

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    20. A pocket-sized beer journal so they can record the "appearance, aroma, taste, mouthfeel, and overall impressions" of 124 beers. A gift like this will certainly have them feeling all bubbly inside.


    Promising review: "This was a gift for my stepfather and he loves it! He loves recording the different beers he’s tasted, and this guide is simple but great with descriptions of flavors and tasting notes." —Deanna Wegman

    Get it from Amazon for $8.10.

    21. A pack of daaarling fruit coasters that'll be a little ~slice~ of heaven if the A-type in your life hates water rings.


    Promising review: "Are you kidding me? How could anyone rate these anything less than a five stars? Mine arrived fairly quickly. They are colorful and the pattern is exactly as pictured. They are wrapped individually. What a good buy! I plan on using mine in a door wreath because they are perfect for decorations." —JZACKCO

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $3.99.

    22. A pack of stackable crayons for parents who love playing with their kids, particularly when their kids are gifted beautiful things to play with.


    Promising review: "These are absolutely gorgeous. Not only do they look great, but they're really easy to handle for little hands. The pigmentation is very good and the little ones love stacking them as much as they love drawing with them. They don't wear down as quickly as traditional crayons. I highly recommend them." —MS Karen O'Mahony

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $12.04.

    23. A ceramic ring stand that's gonna keep all their tiniest treasures in a safe place and not, you know, deserted on the bathroom sink.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife as a small birthday gift to go along with others. It's a very cute ring holder, it seems sturdy and made well and it was a good price. I definitely recommend it." —David

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four styles).

    24. A chew toy for the four-legged friend you love a ~latte~.,

    Promising review: "I got this toy 10 months ago for my dog and it is still going strong! She normally rips all her stuffed animals apart within an hour, but this toy has lasted her longer than any toy I've gotten for her before. It looks adorable, she loves to cuddle it, and play with the squeaker." —Sydney McGagin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight styles and three sizes).

    25. A pair of front-back earrings with a look that'll be as unique and fun as the person you give them to.


    Promising review: "These are some of the only earrings I've worn that don't make my ears itch and react, which is pretty awesome, considering the low price. Usually I get about four hours out of a pair of earrings, but I can wear these 12 hours or more without any problems. Also, they may look stabby and sharp, but they aren't at all. I wear them all the time and they have never caught my neck or clothing. They also aren't flimsy. I'm known for manhandling my jewelry and breaking the cheap stuff easily, and I've somehow managed not to snap or bend these, which is a miracle. They haven't turned green or lost their shine. They're lovely." —Lexi

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. Dogs on Instagram, a piece of ACTUAL ART they can set out on their coffee table and peruse whenever they need an instant shot of serotonin.


    Promising review: "This is a great gift for dog lovers. The book is full of cute dog pictures in a variety of scenarios – what's not to love?" —SJ

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    27. A glass milk cup they're gonna love, ahem, ~beary~ much.


    Promising review: "This is so cute. It was a gift for my wife and she loves it like wild. It's so light-weight and the bear looks really adorable. It is easy to hold and the double layer helps you get enough warmth for your hands in the winter but does not get too hot to hold. I strongly recommend it." —Harssh

    Get it on Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five styles).

    28. A house-shaped tissue box that'll look so cute on their shelf they just might get the sniffles.


    This works with square tissue boxes, be sure to grab ones that fit!

    Promising review: "I'm in a dorm room and wanted to keep my color scheme going throughout the room (white/blush/gold), and multi-colored tissue boxes can look chaotic in such a small space. It's cute and functional." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $5.

    29. A lunar garland for anyone you love "to the moon and back."


    Promising review: "Pictures do not do this justice. It's so pretty. I love it." —Dana

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two colors and three sizes).

    30. Hex, a brilliantly unique horror novel – this is gonna be a frighteningly fun gift.


    Hello, it's me! Your friendly neighborhood BuzzFeed writer! I'm writing here to tell you that this is my very very favorite book. Number. One.

    Promising review: "This is one of the most original and truly disturbing books I’ve ever read. The pacing is spot on, the characters well-defined and Heuvelt creates a believable and frightening world of a village under siege by a force beyond understanding. A finely wrought and pervasive malevolence haunts the villagers and their ways of coping with their reality are all at once brave, sympathetic, bizarre, humorous and truly savage. This is a great psychological thriller that is deliberately paced and leads inexorably to a devastating finale. Odd, quirky, bizarre, frightening and truly disturbing." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    31. A tattoo coloring book for body art enthusiasts who need a way to get out their enthusiasm when their bank account is not about to let them get another high quality tattoo. Skip the at-home stick-and-poke (please!) and get them this instead.


    Promising review: "This book is absolutely gorgeous. It is a much higher quality than I expected. There are pages for nights I just want a simple photo to color and others that take a lot of time and concentration with detail. I'm impressed by the entire design of the book. It has excellent traditional tattoos on every page." —Alicia P.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.23.

    32. And a wall decal that'll be a simply de-vine gift plant lovers will appreciate.


    Promising review: "I use peel-and-stick decals all the time and this was easily the most stress-free one I have used. It comes with to pieces. It was easy to peel off the paper, easy to apply to the wall, and easy to peel back off and re-position. Pro tip: for long pieces like these, the fastest way to apply without bubbles and wrinkles is to apply from top to bottom, with a squeegee along the way down." —Jasmine Baker

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    Their IRL reaction when they open up their pur-fect gift:

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