15 Awesome Gift Ideas Under $10

Spoil everyone on your gift list without spoiling your budget. Here are great gift ideas that cost $10 or less.

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    Coffee Tree
    Coffee Tree. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    A pound of good quality coffee beans is likely to run you more than $10, but you know what won't? A coffee tree that's capable of producing a pound of coffee beans. 

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    Lotion Bar
    Lotion Bar. Photo courtesy of Amazon.com

    Treat someone to a lotion bar packaged in a pretty tin. It's just the thing to soothe dry, winter skin, and it's easy to toss in a bag.

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    Password Notebook
    Password Notebook. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Keeping up with all those Internet usernames and passwords is tough. Make the job easy by giving someone a password notebook. Wellspring makes one with a metal cover that'll survive years of use and abuse. And it comes in every color imaginable.

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    Grocery Bag Holder
    Grocery Bag Holder. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Plastic grocery bags have a way of taking over a house. Squash the problem for someone on your Christmas list by buying a grocery bag holder, like this high-style, stainless steel model from SimpleHuman.

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    A Gift Certificate for a Used Book Store

    Used Books
    Used Books. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

    Need a gift for a book lover? Go with a gift card to a used book store. $10 will go a lot further there, than at a new book store. If you're friend is more digital than analog, give them with a gift card for e-books instead.

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    Refillable Pen
    Refillable Pen. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    With all of the cheap pens on the market today, a good quality pen can be a real treat. Choose one that's refillable, and the recipient will be able to enjoy your gift now and for many years to come.

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    Macadamia Nuts
    Macadamia Nuts. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Cashews, macadamia nuts -- even walnuts -- can be a splurge when you're on a tight budget, so surprise that special someone on your list with a package of premium nuts. If you have time for a quick kitchen project, dip them in chocolate before you gift them.

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    A Gift Card for Photo Processing

    Christmas Selfie
    Christmas Selfie. Hero Images/Getty Images

    These days, we all take lots of photos, but few of them ever make it out of our phones. Surprise someone with a gift card for photo developing, so some of those selfies find their way into print.

    Tip: Opt for a gift card to a drug store or a big-box store. You'll get more prints for your dollar, if you do.

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    Paint Brushes
    Paint Brushes. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Hobby supplies can be quite expensive, but a single hobby supply can make an affordable and thoughtful gift. Buy a paint brush for an artist, a cooking utensil for a cook, scrapbook paper for a scrapbooker, garden gloves for the gardener. You get the idea. Just give it some thought, and you're sure to come up with the perfect $10-or-less gift to go along with any hobby. 

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    Blank Greeting Cards
    Blank Greeting Cards. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Select a pretty package of blank greeting cards for someone on your list. It's nice to have cards on hand when a card-worthy occasion pops up.

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    Dish Towels
    Dish Towels. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    A fresh stack of kitchen towels is always a treat. Look for a big package that you can divide into several gifts to keep the cost down.

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    Drink Coasters
    Drink Coasters. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Save the world from water rings by giving the gift of drink coasters. This is one item that you can never have too many of – especially during party season.

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    Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
    Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    One gift for 10 bucks is nice, but 12 gifts for 10 bucks is nicer still. Pick out a magazine subscription for each person on your list, so they receive a gift from you each month for a year. 

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    Dark Chocolate Chips
    Dark Chocolate Chips. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Really good baking supplies are the ultimate in decadence. Spoil someone with real vanilla extract, dark chocolate chips, stone ground flour or exotic spices.

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    Indoor Herb Garden
    Indoor Herb Garden. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

    Pick up a few packs of herb seeds online, or at your local home improvement center, and treat someone to an endless supply of fresh herbs. Rosemary, dill, thyme and cilantro are all good choices, and can easily be grown on a windowsill (even during the winter months.