11 Brilliant Gifts $10 and Under
It really is the thought that counts. Even if you’re strapped for cash, you can still impress everyone on your gift list with a few well-chosen purchases.
1. LIBRARY CARD SOCKS; $10
For the stylish bibliophile with cold toes, pick up this pair of cute socks that’ll be the star of any outfit.
Find it: Uncommon Goods
2. MOD METAL PLANTER; $10
This planter is both striking and minimalist—perfect for any décor—so pick up one, or a few, for your friend with the green thumb.
Find it: Urban Outfitters
3. MODERN ART MINI WALL CALENDAR; $9
Why settle for one classic masterpiece of modern art when you could gift 12? Straight from the Museum of Modern Art, this mini calendar includes famed works from Henri Rousseau, Fernand Léger, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, and Marc Chagal, and is sure to satisfy even the most discerning art aficionados.
Find it: MoMA
4. SWEDISH DISHCLOTHS; $7
These Three Bluebirds dishcloths are pretty and practical—and perfect for almost anyone on your list. The biodegradable products are made of wood cellulose from FSC certified forests and cotton and last up to a year.
Find it: Three Bluebirds
5. COFFEE SOAP, $9
For your friend who can’t even get out of bed without a cup of coffee, this soap will sneak even more caffeine into his or her life. And it doesn’t just smell great, it’s also good for combating fine lines, redness, and puffy skin.
Find it: Kalastyle
6. BURT'S BEES EVERYDAY ESSENTIAL BEAUTY KIT; $10
Beauty fanatics will appreciate this Burt’s Bees starter pack with five travel-size items to fight winter’s chill: a deep cleansing cream, hand salve, body lotion, lip balm, and foot cream.
Find it: Amazon
7. S'MORES MARSHMALLOWS, $8 FOR 12
Who needs a fire when you have these layered, chocolate and vanilla s'more marshmallows? Not your giftee.
Find it: Wondermade
8. LITERARY PAPER DOLLS; $9
For literature fans young and old, this book of paper dolls will provide hours of delight. The 16-page work comes with illustrations of props and 16 famous authors including William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, and Virginia Woolf.
Find it: Amazon
9. NYC PRINT, $10
For the former New Yorker who left his or her heart in the Big Apple, remind them just how close they are to their beloved city with this customizable print. The same design is also available for other major cities like London or Paris.
Find it: Etsy
10. LUMA MOBILE PHONE NIGHT LIGHT, $9
This ingenious little contraption is perfect for almost anyone—from that coworker you don’t know too well to the cousin who has everything. The user simply has to clip the tiny lampshade (available in red, blue, and gray) into a smartphone and be instantly illuminated.
Find it: Luma
11. SHAKE CATS, $10
From the photographer who brought us New York Times bestselling Shake and Shake Puppies comes Shake Cats. Purrfect for fans of felines and photography, Carli Davidson's glossy coffee table book includes over 130 pictures snapped at just the right moment—and some less flattering outtakes.
Find it: Amazon