10 Christmas Gift Ideas Under 10 Dollars

Christmas is coming. Yay!

While Christmas certainly brings us a lot of joy and excitement, it also means that, as well as receiving lots of cool gifts, we have to do a lot of giving.

While this is not a bad thing per say – after all, giving is awesome – it does mean that we have to open up our purses and do quite a bit of spending.

And if you have a lot of friends and family, it usually means you have to do a LOT of spending.

I feel you. Right now, I’m in the same situation. In fact, I’ve been in this situation for the last five years!

I know what it’s like. You basically spend all the weeks leading up to Christmas planning your budget, and going stir crazy when you realise that by the time Santa has squeezed through your chimney, you’re probably going to ask him if you can borrow a few dollars.

But hey, it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s totally possible to buy people awesome gifts on a budget. Let’s take a look at 10 Christmas gift ideas under $10 .

A Compact Planter

If you know someone who is into gardening and digs the idea of having their own flowers at home, you could buy them a cheap but useful compact planter.

These are ideal for anyone who has been telling you for ages how they want to grow their own herbs, but just haven’t been able to find the time to do it just yet.

With a compact planter, they can plant basil leaves, bay leaves, and so many other ace plants.

Perfect for amateur cooks and health fanatics!

(Include a sprig of mistletoe to get them started!)

Bath Bomb

What girl doesn’t enjoy a relaxing, heavenly scented bath?

The problem is that many of us don’t have the time to bath anymore. We’re just too busy.

We get home from work, have a shower, cook dinner and then flop in front of the TV before getting into bed.

But as it’s Christmas, we’ve all got a bit more time to have a good old soak!

So why not indulge your friend with a intergalactic bath bomb??

Bath bombs, which come in a variety of smells, not only change the colour of the bath but also create an alluring aroma.

USB Memory Stick

If your friend uses their laptop a lot but don’t have a lot of storage, it might be a useful idea to buy them a USB memory stick.

This might not seem like an especially impressive gift at first, but consider how useful it is. Particularly if they’re a photographer who needs as much storage space as possible, a portable USB memory stick is a charming and thoughtful Christmas gift that they’ll definitely appreciate!

A Minimalist Alarm Clock

This is one of those Christmas gift ideas under $10 that is both functional and chic – the perfect combination!

Okay, so we all dread the alarm clock. As such, you might be wondering why your friend would appreciate one for Christmas. Isn’t it just going to remind her of work??

Yes, most likely. But that’s why you should buy her a chic, minimalist one which will make waking up to its ringing sounds a bit more bearable.

You can pick up these trendy clocks for quite cheap from most good home stores.

Pocket Notebook

This is one perfect Christmas gift ideas under $10 for any creative friends you have who are always coming up with ideas but never storing them anywhere!

For example, I’m a writer and up until a few years ago, I never took a notebook with me anywhere. Dumb, right?!

Then, I got myself a small notebook and it changed my life. All of a sudden, I was able to jot ideas down whenever they popped into my head.

Notebooks are handy for brainstorming when you’re on the move, and they make for a thoughtful gift at Christmas time that doesn’t cost all that much money at all.

Art Print

Got a friend with an artistic streak? Then consider getting her a cheap art print.

You can pick up art prints of some of the world’s most famous ever paintings for less than 10 dollars.

You could get your friend a print by any of the below artists (or any others you can think of):

  • Edgar Degas
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Claude Monet
  • Andy Warhol
  • Salvador Dali
  • Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Edward Munch
  • Roy Lietchenstein
  • Francis Bacon
  • Mark Rothko

It’s probably really important that you know what kind of art your friend likes and doesn’t like before buying!

Puzzle Book

If your friend enjoys passing the time with a few puzzles, a big fat puzzle book is one of Christmas gift ideas under $10 that won’t leave them perplexed!

A Self-Improvement Book

Self-improvement books are really popular right now, and they make for the perfect gift for under ten dollars for your friends.

They’re also a really positive gift that lets your friends know you’re thinking about them, and want to help them make changes in their lives.

You could buy them a book you’ve already ready, and which had a huge impact on your own life, or you could read reviews and see what other people are recommending.

Also, make sure to sign the book!

A Box Of Chocolates

Ah, this is one of fabulous Christmas gift ideas under $10 that is a classic and that will never get old!

Everyone loves chocolates, both men and women. No one is going to open a box of chocolates from you and feel disappointed.

And what’s Christmas without chocolate anyway?!

A Box Of Tea

If you have a friend who is looking to get healthier in the coming year, or who perhaps is trying to find ways to de-stress, a box of tea could make for a heart-warming gift that is simple but, in its own way, unique and cute.

Chamomile tea would be my recommendation, but you could also buy a box of ginger, peppermint or even cinnamon tea.

What are your favorite Christmas gifts ideas?

Stay happy!

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