Great $10-and-under Gift Ideas

Looking for great $10-and-under gifts to treat your budget and your loved one's right? Then, consider these gift ideas:

A Coffee Tree

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. Now that's a gift that's sure to surprise and impress. Buy from Amazon

A Password Notebook

Password Notebook
Password Notebook. Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

Keeping up with all those Internet passwords and usernames is tough. Make the job easy by giving someone a password notebook.  Buy from Amazon

Grocery Bag Holder

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 the high-style, stainless steel model from SimpleHuman. Buy from Amazon

A Gift Certificate for a Used Book Store

Used Books
Used Books. Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Know a lover of books? Then, help them indulge their passion with a gift certificate to a used bookstore. They're sure to have fun making their selections, and $10 is sure to go a lot further than it would at a new bookstore.

A Refillable Pen

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 many Christmases from now. Buy from Amazon

Nuts

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. Buy from Amazon

A Gift Certificate for Photo Processing

Photo Processing
Photo Processing. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Lots of pictures get taken during the holidays, which translates into lots of pictures to have developed. Help defray the cost by giving someone on your list a gift certificate for photo processing.

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

A Hobby Supply

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 cooking connoisseur, scrapbook paper for a scrapbooker, gardening gloves for the gardener. You get the idea.Just give it some thought, and you're sure to come up with a $10 or less gift to go along with any hobby.  Buy from Amazon

Blank Greeting Cards

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

Select a pretty package of blank greeting cards for someone on your list, and she'll always have some on hand when a card-worthy occasion pops up. Buy from Amazon

Kitchen Towels

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, and you'll save big. Buy from Amazon

Drink Coasters

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. Buy from Amazon

A Magazine Subscription

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, and they'll receive a gift from you each month of the year. Buy from Amazon

Gourmet Baking Supplies

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

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

Buy from Amazon

An Indoor Herb Garden

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

Pick up a few 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. Buy from Amazon

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