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    30 Birthday Gifts Under $10 That Basically Anyone Would Love

    Pat yourself on the back, because you can't go wrong with any of these.

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    1. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey for anyone who enjoys the sweet and spicy side of life. Drizzle it on pizza, ice cream, waffles, wings, cheeseboards, and even in cocktails to create something un-bee-lievbly delicious.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A sandwich....so delicious!" —Sleeps in Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48 (available in packs of one, two, three, six, and 12).

    2. A deck of encouragement cards that'll brighten their day, because who doesn't love a compliment? There's even room on the back to write a personal message.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this product. I gave it to my close friend as a little pick me up and she LOVES it. She says that she reads one every morning when she gets to work." —nani

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

    3. A pack of 36 velvet scrunchies for the person who's always losing their hair ties. (Don't worry, we won't tell if you keep a few scrunchies for yourself!)

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing deal and amazing quality! I bought myself a pack and loved them so much, I bought another pack a while later and gave them as a gift to my sister. Now we both wear whichever one matches our outfits. They are perfect for both thick and thin hair and keep it secure for a long time. I wear them to work and never have to worry about my hair getting loose or having to redo it. I highly recommend these to anyone who is looking for good scrunchies!" —Abigail Hendry

    Get them from Amazon for $9.55+ (also available in chiffon).

    4. A fill-in-the-blank book that makes clear all the reasons you love them — even if you're not good with words. They'll be touched, whether you write a novel or just a few lines.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m not good at words of affection and that’s my husband’s love language. I was nervous knowing I’d have to fill in a lot of 'what I love about you,' but their instructions were perfect and the prompts are so easy, I just filled in the first thing that came to mind and I had a super thoughtful gift and my husband got to hear some of what I love about him. We had some laughs, too. You can make it as silly or romantic or dirty or appreciative as you want with your responses." —McKenzie L Stewart

    Get it from Amazon for $8.27 (available in 15 styles).

    5. A paint by stickers book for any feline fans that'll convince them that they're actually a-meow-zing at art.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My high school-aged daughter and her friends LOVE these books. I don't see the appeal but they really, really enjoy them. They will sit there and do them while chatting with each other. She said it's a very satisfying, mindless, creative thing to do to keep your hands busy. These were gifts for her and then she gave some to her friends so that fact that they love them is all that matters." —Fellow Book Lover

    Get it from Amazon for $5.71 (originally $14.95).

    6. A pillow cover that'll only make sense if you're shopping for someone who loves The Office. They'll love their gift as much as Michael hates Toby.

    Amazon

    The pillow is *not* included, but this insert will fit perfectly, and it's only $8.45 on Amazon.

    Promising review: "My fiancée and I love The Office. This was her favorite quote from the entire show. She said it was one of the best gifts I ever bought her. It's made from quality materials, which I was actually surprised about. She leaves it in the living room for everyone to see!" —Hunter Bracy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. A set of three statement earrings for the fashionista who already has everything. Let's ~face~ it, these earrings are pretty freaking cool.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought these as a gift for a friend, and she loved them! They are not heavy so they don't weigh down your ear lobes, and because they are hypoallergenic, my friend says her ears don't itch/irritate when she wears them!" —Lily G.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A set of reusable silicone straws will warm the hearts of your eco-friendly pals. Each pack comes with 12 straws, enough to last you the week and then some so you can wait until you have a full load of dirty dishes before running them through the dishwasher. They'll also get six cleaning brushes and a linen carrying pouch.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great regular-sized straws. Easy to clean, durable, and lots of fun colors. I gave them as gifts and coworkers are still stopping me in the halls to thank me and let me know that they use them every day." —LLL

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.95 (available in three styles).

    9. A stainless steel tumbler to remind them that even if they feel old, they are currently as young as they will ever be, which probably won't make them feel that much better...and that's why they can fill this tumbler with wine!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Cute and holds a lot of wine. Perfect for friends who have everything!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.57.

    10. A mini cast iron skillet so they can have brownies in a matter of minutes — and let's hope they feel like sharing.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best pan for making eggs. I use this exclusively for making eggs. I use it directly on the stove but due to its size, the handle gets hot soon, so I use the pot holder or a wash cloth to hold. I always season the pan after every wash with butter and onion. Good quality and very durable. I will buy two more to bake cookies. For someone who loves cast iron pans, this will make a good gift." —Monique

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (originally $13.52).

    11. A handy grip strip for the friend who's always losing their stuff. It's made of a special silicone that'll latch on to your phone, keys, sunglasses, and more without glue or magnets. Now there are no more excuses for lost phones, because it is literally right there in front of you!!!!!

    Firebox

    Promising review: "This product is like something out of science fiction! It grips onto surfaces and holds whatever you want it to, yet peels off easily." —Firebox Customer

    Get it from Firebox for $8.99 (available in four colors).

    12. A bar of wildflower soap that'll transform their bathroom into a sweet-smelling garden. Even better, these guys won't die on them like real flowers.

    AshsArtistries/Etsy

    Each bar is made with rose and rose hip essential oils and vitamin E, as well as a honeysuckle, lilac, and rose scent blend.

    Get it from AshsArtistries on Etsy for $7.

    13. A monthly earrings subscription box so they never run out of ear candy or worse — wear the same earrings as someone else.

    Cratejoy

    Get a pair of earrings each month through Earfleek on Cratejoy for $3.49 per month (available in four styles).

    14. A mini waffle maker for the friend who would rather starve than cook for themselves. Of course, once they learn how fast it heats up (mere minutes!), how easy it is to use (pour the batter and shut the lid!!), and how many other foods you can make with it (paninis, French toast, cinnamon rolls, and grilled cheese!!!), they may finally invite you over for a home-cooked meal.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These mini waffles makers are by far the cutest and best thing ever! We have bought two of them for gifts and all the colors are adorable — and they make yummy and delicious waffles in less than three minutes! Definitely a great buy!!!!" —Mont

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (originally $14.99, available in nine colors).

    15. A color-changing mushroom night light that'll keep them company because the dark can be a little spooky.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This was actually intended to be a gift, but I enjoyed it so well that I kept it. The little mushrooms are slightly bendable and the light is soft enough not to jar you coming from a darkened room whilst still functioning as a proper nightlight." —Farmer Fan

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    16. A set of spooky pins to help them live their best witchy lives. These are for the friend who comes alive in October.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are SO cute! I ordered a couple different packs for my backpack and canvas bag. Great quality, packaging is minimal yet still nice." —Hope H.

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9.55 (available in three styles).

    17. A set of ceramic pots shaped like owls for the birb enthusiast in your life. ~Hoo~ wouldn't love these?

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I surprised my mother with these, and she absolutely adored them. They arrived nicely packaged and nothing was broken or chipped. After putting in the succulents she absolutely fell in love with them. I would recommend these to anyone. Especially, as a gift or as a random thoughtful gesture." —Steele Hartmann

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A set of 24 cruelty-free synthetic makeup brushes that'll impress both newbies and pros. The chic chrome accents make these brushes look a lot more expensive than they really are.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought it as a gift for my friend and she absolutely loved it! The bag was cute and she's been enjoying using the brushes for all her makeup needs." —Jay

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A snarky makeup bag for the beauty guru you love but who has taken over the bathroom counters with their many products. Well, here's a bag big enough to hold all their stuff!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my highly excitable baby sister. She laughed until she cried. It fits her personality, but I love her anyway. She said it was her favorite birthday gift ever, and she's had a lot of birthdays." —Katididnt

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. An air freshener so their car will smell nice — but it's not any of my business whether they use it or not, of course.

    YeaOhGreetings/Etsy

    Get it from YeaOhGreetings on Etsy for $8.

    21. A coloring book of farting animals that'll simultaneously make them laugh and relieve some stress (and maybe a fart, OK, because we all do it!).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Got it as a gift for my sister. We both had a good laugh and she's already colored a few pages. If you need some stress relief and enjoy fart humor this is a must." —Lara

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    22. A jewelry cleaning pen to give the ring you bought them last year a proper cleansing so it'll sparkle like new.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS PEN! Now I'm not a big jewelry person so when my fiancé proposed to me I was obviously stoked, but I was also terrified of having such a beautiful ring to take care of and having to take it in to get cleaned etc. So when I found this pen I was like "$5 ... Sure why not, seems easy enough!" And I wish I took photos of it before the first use because my ring was GROSS! I was in awe at how well this worked and it literally takes four seconds to use. I will definitely purchase it again and I just bought a ton of them as gifts for my family members. This thing is perfect for people like me who aren't very into jewelry and aren't used to taking care of it!" —SOLOLOBA

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49 (also available as a two- and four-pack).

    Check out our full review of the Diamond Dazzle Stick for more deets.

    23. A screaming goat that sits on a tree stump and shrieks when you give it a gentle touch on the back, because they'll probably get fired if they sit at their desk and scream.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I spend about 90% of my day silently screaming at the computer because, well, welcome to customer service. Since this little goat arrived, I no longer look like I am practicing for my appearance on Jerry Springer. I just push the little goat. He screams (but not in a disruptive way). I smile. I am no longer annoyed. I survived peak season because of this goat. I owe my sanity to you, screaming goat." —Gab&Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    24. A pack of gentle microfiber makeup remover cloths for your makeup-savvy friend. Plus, they'll save money in the long run by using these reusable rags instead of disposable cotton pads.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "As a Christian, I was raised to never meddle with anything supernatural. But by golly, if these cloths haven't made a Satanist out of me. Surely nothing short of witchcraft allows these super soft towels to quickly and easily wipe away all my makeup. I often wonder how these were made — were unicorns sacrificed and their hair woven into the cloth? Did they dye it with the blood of a fairy? Whatever dark occult means were used to summon this makeup magic, they were certainly worth it." —Victoria Trampler

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    25. A brown sugar bear that'll do the job of keeping brown sugar from hardening — a very important task if you're buying a gift for someone who loves to cook with it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I couldn't believe how well this item worked. A classic problem of bakers everywhere is hardened brown sugar when you pull it from the cupboard. Yes there are 'hacks' to soften it again, but wouldn't it be great if it stayed the right consistency from the get-go? Enter the Brown Sugar Bear. As long as you're keeping your sugar in an air-tight container, it will stay perfectly soft for weeks. I usually pull the bear out and re-soak the terra-cotta every two months or so, and have since gifted this item to family members, and they are all very pleased with the results as well." —Mar

    Get it from Amazon for $5.30.

    26. A set of watercolor pens for the artsy one in the family. Just imagine what beautiful thank you cards you're going to get.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these!!! So much fun!!! I love playing with my water colors with them. I love how easy they are to work with and portable they are. Great price, great gift idea for an artist or someone who likes to doodle and dabble with watercolors." —Lori Ruopoli

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in a three-pack).

    27. A travel-sized laundry bag that makes for a practical gift a frequent flyer you know will use over and over again on their travels.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a nice size bag for short trips. Folds to small compact size when not in use. I bought three one for myself and two as gifts for family who travel as well. Great value and I will not be using a garbage bag any longer." —Robert B.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in four styles).

    28. A silk eye mask to give them the gift of a good night's sleep. Made of 100% mulberry silk, this mask is soft and cool on the skin, plus the fabric may also help clear up your skin thanks to its ability to wick away moisture that bacteria feeds on.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my sleep mask! I think the real test was when I took a nap in the middle of the day in bright sunlight, full makeup and false lashes still on. I awoke looking refreshed and ready for a date with my sweetheart. The adjustable strap makes it very comfortable. I wash it in a pillowcase along with my lingerie and it’s held up perfectly! I purchased this mask because Alaska was in the name and I was searching for something to block out the light completely. I’m 100% satisfied ! I’m thinking of buying more as gifts." —martha gonzalez

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

    29. A funny mug that'll speak to the soul of anyone who has a problem playing it cool.

    Threadz115/Etsy

    Get it from Threadz115 on Etsy for $8.99.

    30. A mini tetherball for their desk, so they can let out some aggression after a stressful day at work.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought as a birthday gift for my mother who loves tetherball and she thought it was awesome and has it on her desk at work. Looks so cool!" —Kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (originally $9.95).

    But let's not forget who the real present is — you!

    World of Wonder

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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