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    30 Products That’ll Make Excellent Birthday Gifts And Cost Less Than $10

    A happy birthday and a happy wallet.

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    1. A paint-by-sticker book so they can channel their inner artist in a cool way that's significantly less messy than paint. I personally think they should hang this book in The Louvre.


    Promising review: "This sticker-by-number book truly took me back to my youth of the paint by number or sand art by number (I know you millennials recall this messy art project). Doing this at the start of quarantine really got my head in a better place. Being able to just forget everything going on for a few hours to make a sticker masterpiece was really what my mental health needed. If you’re an art person as well, this book is seriously so cool. Making a sticker masterpiece of The Girl With The Pearl Earring? Iconic." —Ali Faccenda, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Amazon for $8.16 or Target for $8.19.

    2. A Baby Yoda puzzle for the person who just can't get enough of the most lovable character to ever exist, EVER.

    a reviewer photo of the completed baby yoda puzzle

    Promising review: "Great puzzle. My kids and I put it together in a few hours and enjoyed it. Fun to have some Baby Yoda around the house!" —Mommap

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. A mini waffle iron that'll help them start their day in the best way possible — WITH FRESH WAFFLES, OF COURSE. From savory waffle breakfast sandwiches to waffles complete with all of the sweet toppings, this gift can do no wrong.,

    Promising review: "Love, love, love it! My girls really wanted one after seeing videos on social media. I was skeptical at first, but there are so many things they can make in the waffle maker. Super easy to use and clean up." —KEMartin

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    4. A floral resin keychain to add some lovely personalization to their key ring or anywhere else they'd want to attach this beauty.

    an assortment of floral resin letter keychains
    BornGoldResin / Etsy

    When checking out for this item, be sure to tell the seller in the message section if you would like to gift the recipient a gold or silver keychain, otherwise it will be random! BornGoldResin is a small business based in the UK that offers beautiful, one-of-a-kind handmade resin products like keychains, coasters, necklaces, and earrings — be sure to check out these SUPER CUTE gummy bear resin earrings while you're at it!

    Promising review: "I brought this as a present and it was so beautiful. It came super quickly and the packaging was lovely. Would 100% buy again." —Holly

    Get it from BornGoldResin on Etsy for $8.68 (available in seven colors, and every letter).

    5. A shooting star ring that will probably become their new favorite accessory. This unique little piece of jewelry is super pretty.

    the gold ring with three little stars on it on a person's finger
    Izzy & Liv

    Izzy & Liv is a Black woman-owned business based in Matawan, New Jersey that was founded to give busy people a place where they can find joy in discovering all sorts of goodies like jewelry, clothing, face masks, and more so they can celebrate what makes them unique.

    Get it from Izzy & Liv for $9.99.

    6. Collagen essence sheet masks for gifting them a simple at-home spa treatment. I personally LOVE these — they're quick to use, they can dispose of them right after, and they're perfect for those with sensitive skin., Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    The Cucumber, Green Tea, Aloe, Hyaluronate, and Aqua masks help to moisturizer and soothe skin. The Vitamin, Herb, White, Vee Benom, and Charcoal masks help to brighten and purify. The Royal Jelly, Gold, and Snail masks aim to nourish and revitalize tired and aging skin. The Q10, Platinum, and Syn-Ake masks help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. I love these so much that I wrote about 'em. Read more about these amazing collagen essence sheet masks.

    Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive skin. I look at oil and break out. I am careful about how I cleanse and how I moisturize, as one misstep means weeks of recovery. I threw caution to the wind with these, and I am obsessed. I have so many of these now. I do them about five times a week. They feel great, moisturize, and smell amazing. They are delicate and lovely." —Megan D.

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A hilariously cozy pair of socks so they can keep their feet warm and ensure those around them know they want to enjoy their Grey's Anatomy binge-watch in peace.

    reviewer wearing the socks in gray and white — one says "please do not disturb" in black text and the other says "grey's anatomy is on" in black text with an illustration of a stethoscope

    Promising review: "Perfect for my teen daughter and Grey’s Anatomy lover in quarantine. These are funny and clever with words on the soles, and seem to be well-made. We gave them as a birthday gift. She wears them to bed since the weather has turned colder." —A. J. Hunter

    Get them from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in five colors).

    8. A Drinking Animals Coloring Book that combines two wonderful things — easy and delicious cocktail recipes and adorable animals! The perfect activity for them to work on while sipping a drink.,

    Promising review: "I love coloring and I love cocktails, so this coloring book couldn't be more perfect! It's adorable and fun! I usually like to drink alcohol and color on my Friday nights, so this makes it even more fun!" —Ashley Moree

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87.

    9. Atlas Coffee Club to transport their caffeine-craving taste buds to a different country, literally. Each month they'll get coffee from a different part of the world along with a cool postcard from that country to really tie the whole experience together.

    An assortment of coffee bags from around the world
    @atlascoffeeclub / Via

    What they'll get: Choose between a half-bag of coffee (about 15 cups), a single bag of coffee (about 30 cups), or a double bag of coffee (about 60 cups) for every two weeks or every four weeks. Choose from a light to medium roast (fruit, berry, citrus, chocolate), medium to dark roast (chocolate, bold, rich, full-body), or all roast types, and either in whole-bean or ground form. They'll also receive flavor notes, a postcard, and brewing tips! Be sure to check out our review of the wonderful Atlas Coffee Club!

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club starting at $9.

    10. A magnet set anyone who's a fan of Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia (aka The Golden Girls) will get a kick out of. Along with the magnets, they'll also receive double-sided illustrated backdrops of their favorite scenes from the show, and a 32-page book chock full of profiles, fun facts, and quotes.,

    Promising review: "These are the cutest! My set came in perfect shape and was exactly what I expected it to be: a fun way to pay tribute to a great television show!" —MathNE1

    Get it from Amazon for $8.27.

    11. A birthday cake-scented candle to make any candle lover beam with joy. It's a law that on their birthday they're only allowed to surround themselves with the sweet scent of birthday cake. OK fine, maybe it's not a law, but it should be.

    The candle — it's cream color sprinkle funfetti design and coms in a glass jar
    The Canary's Nest / Etsy

    The Canary's Nest is a small business based in Lenox, Georgia that sells an array of scented pure soy candles. All of their candles are free of paraffin, harsh chemicals, UV inhibitors, and additives.

    Promising review: "I love my candle! It smells so yummy, and it’s so pretty! The sprinkles make me feel like it’s my birthday every time I light it. I will be buying more.🥳" —Danielle McKay

    Get it from The Canary's Nest on Etsy for $8+ (available in three sizes).

    12. An elephant ring holder whose trunk is excitedly awaiting to hold rings when they're not being worn. Even if they don't use this for their jewelry, it makes for such an adorable piece of decor.

    a reviewer photo of the elephant ring holder

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for a friend who loves elephants. She loved it! I have to say, it is really cute and well made. It makes a great gift. Very happy that my friend loved the gift, and happy that I bought it for her. Win, win!" —zenhiker

    Get it from Amazon for $8.91 (available in two other animal options under $10).

    13. A customizable candy box for building them the perfect mix of sweet treats. It's like the magic of walking into a candy store, except they don't have to change out of their pajamas or leave the house.

    an assortment of individually wrapped candies
    SendShop / Etsy

    SendShop is a small business based in Hastings, UK that sells a scrumptious assortment of candy boxes. They're a great gift to send to family members, friends, and of course, yourself! Each box can be customized to include your favorites and remove ones you don't like — so be sure to specify in the notes at check-out. They can also add a personal handwritten card to the order free of charge. All of the packaging SendShop uses is either recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable. Plus, they offer listings for dietary needs like vegan and vegetarian.

    Get it from SendShop on Etsy for $7.23+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A gorgeous rose gold glitter polish that'll have them rocking the most glamorous birthday nails ever.

    the rose gold glitter polish
    @orly / Via

    If you've never heard of Orly before, let me tell you — I LOVE this brand. Their polishes are beautiful and wear longer than any other polish I've used. If you're willing to go above the $10 price point for your recipient's gift, I also recommend getting them Orly Genius Remover. It removes polish so fast and it smells good!

    Get it from Orly for $9.50.

    15. A DIY autobiography so they can write the story of their life to look back and reflect on in the future or pass down to future generations.

    The cover of the book

    Promising review: "Last Christmas, my cousin pulled out a book similar to this that my grandma had filled out before she passed. We read through every line and loved learning about her life and ideas, written in her own words. I immediately got one of these for my mom, and I plan to do one myself, too, to pass down to future generations. There are several books like this out there, and after some research, I settled on this one because it is a small size, but gives ample space for writing. Love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    16. A pair of pineapple earrings for adding some fun tropical vibes to their look in the most glamorous way.,

    Promising review: "I got these as part of a gift set for my sister and she loved them! They came in cute packaging and are such great quality! The stones look so good compared to other earrings at similar price points! They are a great conversation starter, they compliment any outfit, and I would definitely recommend them!" —Grace

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. A set of encouragement cards to make for a simple but lovely way to lift their spirits. I think we can all use some encouragement cards in times like these.


    Promising review: "I just received these cards and read through them. These cards are so cute, sturdy, colorful, and just what I needed. The messages are short and simple, but so uplifting! Love them!" —kathy k

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95 (available in three other categories).

    18. A punny bath bomb that smells like lavender for a super relaxing way they can unwind in the tub.,

    Promising review: "Overall, this bath bomb was nice. The lavender smell is soothing and relaxing, and it left my skin feeling nice and smooth, with no residue. I have sensitive skin and I've had no issues with this bath bomb. I will say it's big and heavy so it doesn't really float, but it made the water a pretty purple color." —Megs

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    19. An Animal Crossing cookie cutter so they can whip up a batch of deliciously adorable treats to snack on while playing their favorite game.

    TrinketSlotCrafts / Etsy

    These cookie cutters are made of food-safe plastic and are free of dyes/coloring, BPA, and phthalates. They're recyclable, but not dishwasher-safe, so be sure to hand-wash after each use! Options includes Tom Nook, Isabelle, KK Slider, Marshal, Stitches, Raymond, and the ever-famous Animal Crossing leaf. If you can't decide, you can purchase all of them in a set for $35! TrinketSlotCrafts is a small business based in Los Angeles that sells a fun array of gamer jewelry and cookie cutters.

    Promising review: "Just got these today and they’re adorable! I love that a sugar cookie recipe was included with the cutters. Can’t wait to make cookies with these!" —Stephanie Miranda

    Get it from TrinketSlotCrafts on Etsy for $8.

    20. The Book of Unusual Knowledge to get the person who loves learning new things — and of course, telling you all of the random fun facts.

    a reviewer photo of the cover of the book

    Promising review: "My best friend is always telling me new facts about the most random things so when i saw this, I knew it had to be added to his bookshelf. And let me tell you the list of random facts keeps on coming. Yeah, yeah, I know... The Internet... but sometimes it’s nice to disconnect from technology and read a real book. Couldn’t be happier with this purchase." —Gregory

    Get it from Amazon for $9.93.

    21. A car air freshener that'll keep their car smelling delicious, and most importantly, ensure that Mr. Harry Styles is always a passenger in their vehicle.

    the car air freshener featuring an illustration of harry styles wearing a watermelon outfit with a watermelon print background
    Gifts By Ells / Etsy

    Gifts By Ells is a small business based in Portsmouth, United Kingdom selling a fun variety of pop culture-inspired car air fresheners, mugs, coasters, and more!

    I recently ordered this amazing air freshener for my car and I am seriously obsessed with it. First of all, it's ADORABLE. I absolutely love the fact that I have Harry Styles accompanying on my trips to the Starbucks drive-thru and the grocery store, and can't wait for all the long road trips we'll take together someday. LOL, no, but seriously...this air freshener smells SO GOOD. I ordered the sandalwood vanilla scent, and I can't recommend it enough. I will say the scent starts off pretty strong, but overtime gets more subtle. If you're sensitive to strong scents, you might want to consider getting the unscented version of this. Also, when your scent fades OR if you order the unscented version, you can add your own favorite scent to it, or just order a new one, because why the heck not? There's no such thing as too many Harry Styles air fresheners.

    Get it from Gifts By Ells on Etsy for $8.04 (available in 15 scents including no scent).

    22. A precious mug for sipping all of their fave beverages. A glass (well... mug) half empty has never looked so cute.

    person holding the mug with a panda inside

    Promising review: "Very small but absolutely adorable! These are my new midnight snack mugs for Keurig hot chocolate. Perfect size for that. I’m very happy with this purchase." —Shaun R. Oviatt

    Get it from Amazon for $8.68.

    23. A book tracker bookmark they can fill out as they read. Once they finish a book, all they have to do is color in one of the spines, write the book's title, and then use the bookmark for their next read.

    britishbookart / Etsy

    Britishbookart is a small business based in the UK and sells hand-painted pieces of everyone's favorite book characters on book pages, as well as bookmarks and bullet journals to enhance the reading experience!

    Promising review: "It is so sturdy and it is so fun writing in the names of the books I have already read this year! It took a minute to get here, but it was soooo worth it!!" —Janna Laubscher

    Get it from britishbookart on Etsy for $3.98.

    24. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, a recipe book that'll give them inspo for creative cocktails and bar bites based off of their favorite literary classics.,

    Promising review: "Love the recipes, and the variety: simple, complex, sweet, tart, bitter etc. The literary puns were spot-on, and I liked the idea that the drink could match both the themes at work in the story, and sometimes even the literary criticism surrounding the novel. The suggested games at the end were very funny, and the illustrations also added to the whole presentation." —Spilt Over

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39.

    25. A set of choker necklaces they can wear separately or layered together as a simple, but stunning accessory option.


    Promising review: "I love these necklaces! They look so good together and are great quality for the price." —Gail D Dragon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98 (available in 11 styles).

    26. A Baby Groot planter that'll make a great addition to their living space. This smiling little buddy will do an excellent job at holding their favorite plant or succulent.

    reviewer holding the groot planter in their hand

    Promising review: "Cutest Groot ever! I use it as a pencil holder at work. It also comes with a cap so you can use it for storage for small stuff. Great gift for any age for home or office!" —Sophia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.85.

    27. A wearable nail polish holder so they can easily give themselves a fresh mani anywhere at home, minus the risk of spilling.

    A person wearing the nail polish holder while painting their nails
    @thetweexy / Via

    Be sure to check out our write-up of the wonderful tweexy wearable nail polish holder!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? Definitely helps with DIY nail projects. When I had no idea this polish holder existed, I tried to find creative ways to hold my polish, so that it would be in a convenient spot. However, I never found that really worked for me, or felt comfortable. This holder holds all of my nail polishes easily and is very comfortable to wear. I love that the finger holes on the bottom are not enclosed so you can just pull the holder off without ruining your paint job. Just one tip: move the holder to your pointer finger when doing your thumb." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 13 colors).

    28. A fill-in-the-blank book for a unique and special way to show the birthday star how much you love them. This is a great gift to give a friend, a significant other, a family member, or anyone else who holds a special place in your heart.

    a reviewer photo of the fill-in-the-blank book

    Promising review: "My boyfriend got me one of these for Christmas last year and even though I'm not usually an emotional person, I started to cry a little bit. It was very thoughtful and I still look at it every once in a while, it always makes me smile. I bought him one for his birthday as well and he loved it." —Yvonne

    Get it from Amazon for $7.18.

    29. An assortment of The Office stickers so they can deck out their laptop, water bottle, planner, and anything else their Dunder Mifflin-adoring heart desires.

    assorted stickers of characters and references from the us version of the office

    Promising review: "I love The Office, and I love to share that love. With these stickers, sharing my passion for this show is possible. These are amazing and I would recommend them to all enthusiasts of The Office." —Chelsea @ GYCT Designs

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $6.99.

    30. LED string lights for helping them set the mood in a relaxing and cozy mood in any room of their living space.,

    This is a 33-foot string with 100 warm LED lights. These are not battery-operated, so they must be plugged into the wall! They're made with waterproof copper wires, so these are totally safe to use outside, even if it's raining, and can withstand temps. between -4 degrees and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, they're flexible and can be wound/hung around! Don't apply excessive force or bend the same spot repeatedly, though!

    Promising review: "I used these to decorate my dorm room. I hung pictures with little clothes pins on the wire between the lights and I absolutely LOVE them. Have had them for a half a year and no lights have gone out. The light is a warm color — not too cold or harsh. I get lots of compliments for them. Great for holiday, dorm, and wedding decor!" —Mar

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

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