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    38 Last Minute Gifts Under $10 Basically Anyone Would Love To Receive

    Fun, affordable ideas they'll love.

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    1. A set of 11 mermaid-tail makeup brushes to add a little bit of fantastical whimsy to any beauty newbie's collection.


    Promising review: "I ordered these brushes for my daughter for her birthday. I didn't have high expectations for them considering the price, but since she's a beginner, it was okay. I was pleasantly surprised though! They are very soft and seem to work really well. They might not be high end, but they are well worth the money and I wouldn't have guessed they were only $9. I would definitely recommend them for beginner to intermediate users. They are a great set!" —S. Shellenberger

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99; also check out a 10-piece unicorn horn set for $12.99.

    2. A wine aerator that goes directly into the bottle, so they can pour as usual but enjoy the ~upgraded~ taste (no matter how cheap or fancy their bottle happens to be).


    Promising review: "Great gadget for a great price. Easy to use and does its job well. It's a nifty little thing. It pours smoothly and aerates well. I wash it by rinsing and running hot water through it and that seems to work." —Chicago Sports Fan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    3. Some little animal cord protectors to fiercely guard their fraying charger cable from further damage.


    Get the pack of five on Amazon for $6.99.

    4. An oversized monogrammed mug so they can start their mornings feeling like they've stepped into their favorite New York City pastry shop.


    Promising review: "These mugs are fantastic! Bought a set for each of my immediate family members six years ago. They’re well made, no chips or any issues with the finish coming off. Bought more for holiday gifts!" —goodtobegirlshop

    Get it from Anthropologie for $10 (available in letters A–Z. If you think they'd like something a little ~shinier~, another Anthro monogram mug's also gorgeous, but available in fewer letters and $12).

    To get your order from Anthropologie by Dec. 24th with standard shipping, be sure to order by Friday, Dec. 20th! (For details, check out their shipping info.)

    5. A pack of 16 hydrating sheet masks with over 1200 positive reviews — it's the closest you can get to giving them the gift of soft and glowing skin.


    Promising review: "This contains a great assortment of masks. Most seemed to have a fruit base. The sheets were easy to unfold and put on. I find they don't stay on the face when sitting or walking around, so this is a lay down and relax mask. There was a lot of concentrate in it but a minimal smell. It was very light and natural smelling, not like a perfume. This sheet has eye folds; you can either leave then down or you can fold over your eyes. (This is the first sheet I have used that had this feature and it was great.) The mask left my skin soft and smooth and felt wonderful on. It had a cooling effect that was very soothing while wearing it." —Elizabeth Cameron

    Get the pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    Samantha, a writer here at BuzzFeed, has actually tried these masks and loves them! She says that, despite her normally sensitive skin, "these face masks have ZERO negative effects and they actually have POSITIVE effects! They hydrate my skin and leave it feeling firmer." Read her full Dermal Face Mask Review for more.

    6. A 52-week gratitude journal so they can spend a few minutes each morning or evening jotting down all the wonderful things in their life.

    There's a spread for each week with a (secular) inspirational quote, then space to write down three things each day.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    7. A fill-in-the-blank book because you can customize it to reflect all the sweetness, goofiness, and happiness of your relationship with your S.O. — or your mom, or your grandparents, or your best friend.


    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 $10+ (available in many versions).

    8. A bar of Bacon Soap or Face/Butt Soap because there's (probably) nothing better than laughing really hard with the person after they open their gift.


    And yes, the Bacon soap is bacon-scented!

    Promising review for the Bacon soap: "I bought this for my husband for Christmas as a surprise little extra. The tin is really nice and the soap does smell like bacon! It also has a clean smell mixed in. After my husband showered with this soap, our bathroom smelled like bacon! He says it lathers well." —Bookwork711

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    Promising review for the Face/Butt soap: "This soap is great! It smells nice (classic soap smell, so I smell nice and clean) and my husband thinks it's hilarious. I think it'd make a great gift for anyone with a sense of humor. The words are imprinted pretty deep into the soap too, so you can read it even when the bar is half-gone." —Bethany Duffy

    Get it from Amazon for $10.20.

    Not quite the soaps you're looking for? Also check out a beer, wine, or whiskey soap for $9.99.

    9. A deck of cat-lovers playing cards for the meow-rriest post-holiday poker games you've had in years.

    Ridley's Games

    Different cards feature different cats, plus fun facts about each breed!

    Promising review: "Adorable and perfect as a gift! I bought these for my grandma. They’re standard-sized playing cards and come in a cute tin. The images printed on the cards are crisp and high resolution, and they’re just plain cute!" —Spark

    Get them from Amazon for $7.86 (also available in a dog lovers version for $8).

    Or a set of ~lenticular~ cat or dog (or shark!) cards to distract your fellow poker players with their holographic charm.

    A surefire strategy to win, right?

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 10 varieties).

    10. A pack of four bath bombs that will fizz away stress and worries, one brightly-toned color at a time.


    These are made with jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter and olive oil to help soften and moisturize their skin. The gift set comes with four scents: papaya and green tea; orange and grapefruit; lavender, chamomile, and orange; and peppermint and lavender.

    Promising review: "Sent this to a friend. She used one right away! Was thrilled to receive this. Said it was one of the best bath bombs and left no residue. Nice scents and packaging for gift giving! A treat for her and the price is amazing!" —Geekfamily2008

    Get the four pack from Amazon for $7.99 (about $2.60 per 3 oz bath bomb).

    Or, it's over $10, but you can also get a different highly-rated set of 10 bath bombs from Amazon for $26.80, or about $2.23 per 2.5 oz bath bomb.

    11. A ring cleaning pen to help all of your married friends keep their wedding bling satisfyingly clean and sparkling.

    They'll just gently twist the attached brush to dispense the solution, then brush that onto their diamond, sapphire, emerald, and other precious-gem rings for a sparkling clarity worthy of a professional cleaning. Rinse, dry, and done. (It works on all kinds of metals and precious stones, but not pearls).

    Promising review: ""I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the Dazzle Stick from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a diamond dazzle stick of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    12. A pack of 12 acrylic earrings because you know they don't shy away from an opportunity to make a fun fashion statement.


    Promising review: "These earrings are lightweight and a great value for the money. There's a nice variety included in this lot and I plan to get a lot of use out of them. Recommended!" —Liz

    Get the pack on Amazon for $19.99 (approximately $1.66 per pair).

    13. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that experienced home chefs and newbies will obsess over alike — it makes adding just the right flavor to all kinds of dishes (from fruit to chicken to ice cream and, yes, pizza) almost too easy.

    Promising review: "It's just the right amount of heat to make it interesting, but not so hot that it'll interfere with other flavors. One of my peeves about spicy versions of normally non-spicy items is that it's often all about the heat but the flavors imparted by the chiles aren't particularly noticeable or interesting. This honey has a great chile FLAVOR to it, in addition to the heat, but it doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the honey at all. I like it on buttered toast and on fried chicken equally well, and this has definitely become a staple "sauce" for me!" —S. Ferguson

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.48.

    14. A set of six little cute monster clips certain to make them say "Aww!!!!" out loud every time they open their pantry door.


    Get the set of six from Amazon for $4.49.

    15. A clip-on, rechargeable selfie ring light so all their selfies and even their mouthwatering food photos are always perfectly lit, even when they're eating at one of those dimly-lit restaurants., Amazon

    It has three light modes (low-white, "normal", and high-white), and it can be clipped on anything that's not thicker than 18mm (a little over half an inch), so you can easily aim the light at any angle you need. You also get a micro USB cable for easy charging!

    Promising review: "My daughter is obsessed with makeup and of course taking photos of herself. When I saw this selfie light I just had to get it for her. I knew she would absolutely love it. And I was right! From the second she opened it she just started snapping photos trying the different brightness levels. She hasn’t stopped using it since she got it. I highly recommend this selfie light if you're into taking pictures, esp. if you do lots of makeup looks! It helps highlight the look so much! The price is definitely worth it!" —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    16. A pair of socks that any Potter-fan will treasure like they're priceless, the same way Dobby dearly loved his very first sock.

    Promising review: "Great design, thick and comfy socks, great colors. Hasn't faded or shrunk or come apart after multiple washes." —Jeanie Knox

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in two colors).

    17. A mini Sriracha keychain so they'll never be forced to choke down another meal without their favorite condiment ever again.


    BTW, the sauce isn't included, so you'll have to fill it from your own stash before giving it to them!

    Promising review: "I actually bought this as sort of a “white elephant” style gift for my boyfriend for Christmas, but it is really good quality. It is sturdy and I don’t worry about the lid popping open when it is not in use!" —Celesta Nagel

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    18. A reversible-sequin ~mermaid~ pillow cover because it's practically impossible to have too much color and sparkle in life.

    Note that it's just a cover/case, not the full pillow — you'll have to get a 16"x16" insert (you may want to find one at a local craft store; most of the reputable inserts on Amazon, like this one, $8.49, are not guaranteed to arrive before the 24th) or just use a pillow you already own.

    Promising review: "I cannot wait to give these to my daughters for Christmas! I'm glad I read previous reviews otherwise I might not have realized that these were only pillowcases. The quality was excellent for a great price and I just went to Walmart and purchased $4 pillows in the craft section to fill the cases with. These were well worth the money." —Jaime Hallez

    Get one from Amazon for $6.81 (21 colors/designs available).

    19. Or a linen/cotton blend pillow cover for the one (or two, or six) people in your life who have a quote from the The Office ready for pretty much any situation.


    Note that this is just the cover, not the insert — it's an 18"x18" cover, so go for a 20"x20" insert, like this one, $13.99.

    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 the cover on Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A screwdriver keychain because there are countless opportunities to use a Phillips or flathead in everyone's life, but you just don't notice them until you actually have the tools.


    Promising reviews: "If life has taken you to the point that you need a key chain screwdriver I think you'd be hard pressed to do better. I like these a lot and have had a few occasions to put them to use where they've solidly performed." —Paul

    "I originally got these for my husband to be funny but he really does use them quite frequently when he's at work 'cause it's so convenient. He brags to the guys, 'my wife got me these', lol." —Vanessa

    Get them from Amazon for $5.94.

    21. A pair of spiky dryer buddies who will be charming little laundry assistants and major money-savers, because they soften clothes without the need for softener or dryer sheets.,

    Promising review: "My clothes seem to dry faster with these. I still use half a dryer sheet for anti-static properties. It seems to get more animal hair off my clothes since it agitates the surface while tumbling.

    Edit: Throw them in the balls in the washer with a load from time to time if they get smelly. Worked with mine!" —Duracell

    Get them from Amazon: two hedgehogs, two puffer fish, or two cacti for $9.50 (+$4.99 shipping).

    22. A terracotta brown sugar bear that they simply soak in water, gently dry, then pack in with the brown sugar to keep it from hardening up into an impossible to use–rock.


    Promising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps... I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child... And that's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar... After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 mins and then added to my lumpy brown sugar... Two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

    Get it from Amazon for $5.74.

    23. A shiny mirror cube — it will look pretty and interesting in any configuration, so they don't even have to be expert puzzle solvers to enjoy playing with it.

    Promising review: "Son is obsessed with Rubik's, and is able to solve the regular cube very well. This was a great next step challenge to him: the algorithm is not different, but the mirror faces to the sides adds just enough difficulty to the solve, without creating excessive frustration. If your kid learned to solve the regular cube, and is looking for another challenge, I'd say this is a great next step." —A. Sun

    Get it from Amazon in gold or silver for $7.99.

    24. A set of pavé star earrings so you can prove that you've known each other long enough to find them statement earrings that they love.


    They can wear the top part as a somewhat nicer stud, or hang the bottom part from the back (it has two holes so they can choose the height that works for them) for the full effect.

    Promising review: "For a $10 item, these are a great purchase! They’re light weight and delicate on the ear. When dressed up, they look real and expensive." —Jacqe

    Get a pair from Amazon for $10.87. (Be sure to check the $1 off coupon box before adding to your cart to get that price!)

    25. A three-drawer acrylic bathroom or makeup organizer that will ~clearly~ help transform their current storage situation.


    Promising review: "I have been looking for an organizer for my narrow medicine cabinet for quite a while. This is just the right size for hair ties, bobby pins, and barrettes. I may have to get a second one for cotton balls and q-tips." —W. Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    26. Or a nine-slot palette sorter because you've seen the big pile of eyeshadows and blushes just lying out on their counter (and heard them talking about how much they want to fix that problem).


    Promising review: "Fantastic quality! I was expecting this to be flimsy and easily breakable, but I was very surprised. The acrylic is heavy and strong. I was able to fit two thinner palettes in each compartment, so it really holds more than nine, depending on your palettes." —Stephanie A. Osburn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    27. An ice cream cozy to snugly fit around their favorite pint of Ben and Jerry's — they'll be able to eat as much as they want without their hands getting too cold OR the ice cream melting too quickly.

    Kanudles / Etsy

    Get them from Kanudles on Etsy: "Spoon Me" for $10.99 (4 colors) or "Cold Digger" for $9.99 (available in several saying and colors; see their shop for full selection).

    Or get them on Amazon for $11.99 each: "Spoon Me" (5 colors), "Cold Digger" (2 colors), or "Namaste In And Spoon" (2 colors).

    28. A waterproof notepad and pencil because the thoughts we have in the shower shouldn't stay in the shower — it's where lots of people have their best ideas!


    It's all comes down to the routine: because it's not something you have to think about, showering lets your brain ~free associate~.

    Promising review: "You know when something pops into your head that you have to buy or finish, but it's a totally inopportune time, like when you're just falling asleep or when you're driving? Yeah, this happens to me a lot in the shower. I think shampoo activates my neurotransmitters or something. So I got this handy little notepad to keep in my shower. I love this thing!! It sticks to my sliding shower door and hasn't fallen down once. The pencil works great, and the paper has kept its form perfectly. Super impressed." —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50, or a ~love notes~ pad for $9.50.

    29. A pack of three infinitely-reusable makeup removing cloths that require nothing but water to help their face be perfectly clean at the end of the day.

    Promising review: "This product... I have no clue how this works, but it does! Let me start by saying I was wearing a full face of make up. I mean foundation, contour highlight, eyeliner, seriously the whole nine yards. All I did was wet it and wiped my face, my jaw literally dropped. This is hands down my favorite make up remover at the moment. The best part is that they are reusable so you don't have to keep buying those expensive disposables that leave your face feeling greasy." —Heather and Ryne Griffith

    Get the pack of three from Amazon for $3.99.

    30. A set of six cactus coasters happy to save their table from their hot cup of tea on chilly evenings, and then from their friends' cold beers on the first day of summer.


    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    31. A pen with a cap that looks like their favorite Harry Potter character's wand so they have an excuse to nerd out in everyday life (oh, and it comes with a little bookmark for their next re-read, too).

    Get them from Amazon for $8.50–$9 each: Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, Luna, Snape, or Voldemort.

    32. A cupcake decorating kit for the frequent baker in your life who also secretly wishes they could live in a world where unicorns genuinely existed.

    Promising review: "I thought this was a lot of fun to use. It's nice to get the three colors without trying to put all three icings in one bag. I was able to pipe an entire 9-in. layer cake in about 15 minutes with adding a bit more icing to each bag near the end. Getting the three couplers to lock together requires that you cut the bag at the right point so that the plastic bag doesn't cover the notches and grooves that are meant to interlock. I will definitely be using this again." —Nicole S.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.26.

    33. A set of three brush attachments for their drill that will make cleaning caked-on grime incredibly fast and maybe even a little fun., Amazon

    You get three brushes and one seven-inch long attachment you can use to get a little extended reach.

    Promising review: "Cleaning our shower just got 45 minutes faster. I used to use an old electric toothbrush to clean the white grout in our shower and this saves me so much time. It's extremely effective and I found myself looking for more things to clean because it's so quick and easy. So far I've had immense success using it to clean tile grout, sliding door tracks, and the oven. The different sized and shaped brushes help getting into all the various nooks and crannies around the house and my lower back really loves the extender bit!" —Dana F.

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $9.95 (available in five colors).

    34. A set of 12 pearl hair clips whether they like to make a statement with everything they wear or prefer to find little ways to dress up a classic t-shirt and jeans combo — who ever said you had to wear a dress to feel a little fancy?


    Promising review: "I got these for a wedding and they were perfect! Myself and seven other bridesmaids all wore one of these clips. The bride even wore one after the ceremony when she took her veil off. I got these on a whim and I'm so glad I did. Everyone loved them and the packaging was perfect. They all come individually wrapped so people could pick and choose which ones they wanted without difficulty! I would honestly give these ten stars if I could." —Amazon Customer

    Get the set from Amazon for $9.99.

    35. A microfiber towel turban that will minimize frizz without accidentally coming undone while they make their way through their meticulous, tried-and-tested skincare routine.


    Promising review: "This is great!!! I always hate having the towel fall off my head, plus a normal towel is actually damaging for your hair. This just works so well, stays on, and reduces frizz. I had to buy a few more because I love it so much. Seriously, everyone with hair past your ears needs this." —Kate

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

    36. Or a soft cat-ear headband to make them smile with delight when they slip it on to hold every strand of hair back when they wash their face in the evening, or when they apply their favorite face masks.

    Promising review: "I ordered this headband mostly because I am a cat-lady-in-training and I scoop up most cheap cat-themed things I see. It's adorable, and all my other cat-lady friends are oh, so jealous. (Seriously, after Snapchatting myself wearing this, six different people asked for the link to buy it!). What I didn't realize when buying this cutesy novelty item is that it is actually very functional as well. I had previously been using a regular elastic headband to hold my hair out of my face while washing it or doing face masks, but this is infinitely better. The terry-cloth material soaks up any water that I accidentally splash too close to my hair when I'm washing. It holds my short, very fine baby hairs around my hairline out of the way as well. I recommend this to anyone!" —Littlebig

    Get it from Amazon for $4.90.

    37. A tear-off 2020 box calendar where every single day features a new adorable (or goofy!) dog, plus an interesting writeup (sometimes about dogs in general, about the breed, or about that particular dog) so they can start their mornings with a little dose of aww.


    I have the 2019 version of this calendar and it's been very fun to see a new dog each and every day!!

    Promising review: "I usually get calendars with pugs on them because I love pugs. But I thought I'd branch out a bit this year. The colors are bright and cheerful. It's nice to have a different little fur face to look at each day. This would make a great gift for a dog lover." —Verla Scott

    Get it on Amazon for $10.68.

    38. Some mini enamel pins so they can deck out their backpack, tote, gym bag, or denim jacket with little things that just bring them joy both because they like 'em and because you're the one who picked them out!


    See a bunch of different themes packs that are available for around $10 on the brand's Amazon page.

    Get them on Amazon for $9.99: the fruits or the cats, fruit, and more.

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

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