63 of the Best Gift Ideas Under $10

With the holidays approaching there are some gifts that are more challenging to get than others.

For instance, many holiday parties include a secret santa or white elephant gift exchange. These events require everyone to bring a wrapped present (within a certain budget) and then play a game where each person takes turns choosing either an unwrapped gift or stealing someone else’s opened gift. The events are most fun when there are a few items that people want to steal. However, with such a wide group of people, what inexpensive gift ideas are best?

These items are organized by category and can help you find all kinds of great gifts for under $10!

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Variety of Gifts All Priced Under $10

Whether you need gifts for men under $10, gifts for women under $10, or another very specific group, These gifts are versatile enough to be appreciated by a wide group of people and with all gifts less than $10 each they are all bound to fit into your holiday party budget and anywhere you need cheap Christmas gift ideas!

Note that prices are set by independent retailers and may change at any time. At time of publication, all items were priced below $10.

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Accessory gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping

These great accessory gifts are easy wins and all have a low price tag and fast, free prime shipping!

Folding Purse Hooks

This set of purse hooks will ensure that you don’t need to put your purse on the ground, rather you’ll be able to discreetly hang it from the side of the table with one of these cute designs! They fold up into little discs for travel, and unfold quickly for use when you are out.

Socks with the Perfect Amount of Thick Padding

Pamper your feet with comfortable padded socks made by Thorlos. Multiple styles available for a variety of sports and situations. Made in the USA with a l ifetime guarantee!

Wolf Retro Blue Enamel Belt Buckle For Men

Tap into his animal side with this blue enamel wolf belt buckle for men. Note that this is for the belt buckle only (belt is not included).

 

Craft gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping

These craft gifts will engage the creative brain and are all priced less than $10!

Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes

These scratch art note cards allow you to put a colorful, artistic spin on everyday notes!

Zodiac Embroidery: Stitch Your Sign

Enjoy this intro into both embroidery and astrology and stitch your sign with this all inclusive kit!

 

Game gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping

Encourage a little friendly competition with these games gifts for less than $10 (plus free prime shipping)!

Catch Phrase Game

The highly rated “Catch Phrase” game includes 5,000 words and phrase challenges. Timer keeps track and buzzes when a team’s out of time. Best for ages 9+.

The Origami Mind Bender Puzzle

Enjoy hundreds of origami folding puzzles in this notepad-style puzzle book with Manifold, The Origami Mind Bender Puzzle.

UNO Tin

Protect this classic game set in an UNO Tin that keeps cards protected when not in use. Includes a set of scoresheets to keep track of round winners.

 

Gourmet gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping

Try sharing these gourmet gifts under $10 at parties throughout the holiday season to thank your most fabulous hosts! Plus, for more great ideas check out the post Best Housewarming Gifts and Host Gifts / Hostess Gifts.

Double-Walled Glass French Press

Enjoy the rich taste of fresh coffee in this unique double-walled glass french press.

Mike’s Hot Honey

Mike’s Hot Honey is both sweet and spicy goodness that even your Gluten-Free & Paleo friends can enjoy!

Silicone Tea Infusers

Enjoy countless varieties of loose leaf teas (or blend your own) with these highly rated silicone tea infusers.

TORTUGA Rum Cake

One of the dreamiest things abou the Caribbean is the decadent rum cakes. Enjoy a well-known TORTUGA rum cake in one of many flavors including Blue Mountain Coffee!

 

Home gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping

These great Home gifts are all priced under $10 and include fast, free prime shipping!

Cactus Dryer Balls

You could use regular dryer balls and get the same result, but tossing these cute cactus dryer balls into each load of laundry can only make the chore of laundry more fun.

Color Orchids Live Succulent Plant in Ceramic Pot with Soil 3″ – 6″ Tall Gray

These easy to care for live plants only need to be watered once per week, which fits almost all schedules! Tall gray pot fits a variety of décor styles.

Colorful Decorative Glass Magnets

Cute refrigerator glass magnets in 12 beautiful colors!

Field Notes Set

Find out why Field Notes fans are devoted to these understated note books. This 3-Pack set includes 48-Pages per book (1 Graph book, 1 Ruled book, 1 Plain book).

Fiskars Easy Action Bent Scissors

These might be a gift that you’ll want to keep for yourself during the holidays, as the spring action scissors make cutting through wrapping paper a breeze!

Foldable Cloth Storage Boxes

These foldable cloth storage boxes help to stylishly corral and organize your items in your closets and drawers.

Folding Step Stool

This lightweight folding step stool is sturdy enough to support both kids and most adults. Opens easily with a quick flip. Folding desing fits easily into kitchen, pantry, bathroom, bedroom, and more!

Himalayan Salt Lamp with Wooden Base

Beautiful soft light comes from these therapeutic natural Himalayan salt lamps that are said to purify and ionize the air.

Magnifying Glass with Illumination

This magnifying glass includes 2 strengths (3x and 45x) plus a built in light. The lightweight, handheld magnifying glass is scratch-resistant, and comes with a lens cleaning cloth & storage bag.

Moldable Soft Dust Cleaning Gel

This set of cleaning gel is a very satisfying way to clean in hard to reach small areas of computer keyboards, electronics, car dashboards, and more. Reusable product has a long life.

Non Stick Silicone Baking Mat

Non-stick silicone baking mats are marked for easy macarons, but can be used for any baking project.

Over-the-Door Hanging Shoe Organizer

This highly rated over the door hanger is sold as a shoe organizer but possible to be used in many more ways. Install one of these handy, slim organizers behind doors and in closets to add order to your storage areas!

Satin Pillowcase Set

This luxurious Queen Satin Pillowcase set is soft to protect your hair and skin while you sleep. Available in multiple colors and sizes.

Silicone Straw Set with Cleaning Brush and Carrying Case

This 12 piece set includes silicone straws in stylish colors and everything you’ll need to carry them around and keep them clean.

Tetris Heat Changing Ceramic Coffee Mug

Enjoy a fun flash back to days when video games were much simpler with this Tetris heat changing ceramic mug.

 

Novelty gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping

These Novelty gifts are just plain fun — at under $10 each, they are also all very affordable!

Batman Bat Signal

With this miniature edition of Batman’s Bat-Signal, fans can call upon the world’s greatest superhero! A light-up feature projects the iconic Batman symbol onto nearby walls and other surfaces. Also includes a 48-page book on Batman history!

Bob Ross Bobblehead

This kit includes a 4″ bobblehead figure that plays 10 different wise and witty sayings from the art master himself, Bob Ross. Also includes a mini easel book featuring 30 of Ross’s landscapes.

Bob Ross Talking Keychain

This talking keychain Features six classic Bob Ross phrases to brigthen your day. Enjoy favorites including, “Let’s get crazy, what the heck” and “maybe there’s a happy little tree that lives here.”

Infinity Cube Fidget Toy Sensory Tool

This infinity cube fidget toy can be open and adjusted over and over again for no reason other than to fidget with it.

Lucky Cat: Bearer of Good Fortune

This small kit includes a mini Lucky Cat figure (with a motorized arm!) and a 32-page illustrated book on the history of this ancient “Lucky Cat” or “Maneki Neko”.

Productive AF! Note Pad

Productive AF note pad can help put a light hearted spin on everything that gets crossed off of this to-do list.

Sticky Notes: Art Notes Booklet

Make sure your thoughts and notes are framed appropriately with this art frame sticky notes set!

Sticky Notes: Foldable Hand Shaped Sticky Notes

Make sure your notes are noticed by bending the fingers to include a gesture with these fun “handy notes”!

Sticky Notes: STICKETS Ticket Sticky Notes

These fun ticket-shaped notes comes in four separate colors and each sticker measures 2 1/4″ x 1 1/8″. Stick a ticket anywhere you need to leave a note and make an impression!

Tea Scented Erasers Set

Sure you can go with regular non-scented erasers, but why would you when these gorgeous little cubes can add the charm of afternoon tea to your desk? These Tea Scented Erasers include green tea, black tea, chamomile, peppermint, and jasmine.

Novelty Gag gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping

These Novelty Gag gifts are sure to leave a lasting impression. All are priced under $10 and include fast and free prime shipping for Amazon Prime members!

Bag Of Reindeer Farts Cotton Candy

This fun gag gift of a Bag Of Reindeer Farts is in fact a peppermint Cotton Candy treat. Enjoy the look of surprise when sharing this silly gift.

Desktop Disco Fever

With both lights and sound, this little disco ball is a small party in a box!

Festivus Seinfeld Celebration Kit

Fans of Seinfeld will love this Festivus Celebration Kit that includes a 9-inch tall Festivus pole with 4 buttons that play audio of Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller), 5 Human Fund donation gift cards, and 2 magnets. Enjoy the annual airing of the grievances!

Rubber Finger Hands in Box

When you really, truly don’t know what to get someone, why not just get something fun and silly? This set of rubber finger hands may be your best option to find something truly ridiculous.

Sequin Magic Reversible Jeff Goldblum Pillow Cover

Surprise and delight with this sequin reversible Jeff Goldblum pillow cover. Show off your love of Jeff Goldblum or choose to keep it secret by displaying the sequins design instead. 16 x 16 Inches in red or black. Note that this does not include a pillow insert.

Squishy Cat Grey Cat Toy Set

Enjoy these cute kitties as the sit around your desk, or give them a good squish when you need a great squishy fidget toy!

Squishy Cat Jumbo Black Cat Toy

There is something inherently happy about holding a cute squishy kitty. Share this black cat squishy toy cutie that is a full 5.3″ tall!

Voice & Motion Activated Prank Stickers

Have a little harmless fun with these prank “Voice Activated” and “Motion Activated” stickers. Enjoy watching people try to give voice and motion commands to random gadgets!

Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy

I don’t officially have the research, but I’m pretty sure it’s impossible not to smile when looking at this Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy when he’s dancing at your desk!

Yodelling Pickle

For the special person you know who can laugh at about anything – the Yodelling Pickle is the perfect gift to provide silly laughs.

 

Personal Care gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping

These Personal Care gift items are handy items for everyone — and each priced under $10 with free prime shipping!

Cat Shaped Nail Clippers Set

These Purrfect Pair Nail Clippers include a small and a large size for both hands and feet and look adorable in your manicure kit!

Dippin’ Dots Flavored Lip Balm Set

Changing weather can wreak havoc on dry lips — keep them hydrated with a variety pack of Dippin’ Dots scented lip balms! Flavors include cotton candy, raspberry sherbet, watermelon ice, lemon lime sherbet, banana split, bubble gum, peach, and mint chocolate.

Foot Warming Heated Slippers with Aromatherapy

Indulge your feet with soft warmth with these microwavable house slippers!

Gel Moisturizing Spa Socks

Pamper yourself or a loved one with these soft moisturizing spa socks. Socks have a gel lining that is infused with essential oils and vitamins to provide deep moisturization to the feet.

Muscle Roller Body Massage Stick

This highly rated muscle roller can help to ease muscle soreness and aid recovery. Try this muscle roller massage stick tool to reduce stiffness and pain from exercise like running and strength training.

Waterproof Silicon Electronic Facial Cleansing Brush

This electronic waterproof silicon facial cleansing brush is effective for deep cleansing and makeup removal. Includes USB charging cables. Available in blue and pink.

Personal Tech gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping

These Personal Tech gifts are both affordable (all are priced under $10 with fast free prime shipping) and will help elevate the tech experience!

Adjustable Phone & Tablet Stand

This stand is sturdy enough to hold your phone or heavier tablet with ease. Two separate pivot points make sure that you have the perfect angle for viewing and / or charging while using the stand.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Filter out blue-light with these specially made blue light blocking glasses. Benefits may include protecting your eyes from long-term electronic device exposure while also helping to improve your sleep.

Camera Clip-On Lens Set

This set of clip-on camera lenses allows for more interesting photos with cell phones and tables. Take photos with wide angle, zoom, and macro lenses.

Clip-on Selfie Fill Light Ring

This adjustable clip-on selfie fill light can ensure you get well-lit photos even when in selfie-mode!

Portable Mobile iPhone Mini Fans

These cute little iPhone mini fans plug directly into your device and can rotate up to 180 degrees to provide a gentle, quiet breeze.

Wireless Slim Silent Mouse

This genius tech can help you to find more zen in your work days with a silent cordless mouse for your computer. Eliminate the unecessary sound of hundreds of daily mouse-clicks and enjoy a little more peaceful environment.

 

Travel gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping

Get more out of holiday trips with these Travel gifts — all nicely priced under $10 with fast free prime shipping!

Flight Flap Phone & Tablet Holder

This innovative phone and tablet holder has been specially designed for air travel and made to easily fold in a number of ways to hold your device in a comfortable spot for long term viewing. Compact and lightweight item fits easily into your carry-on bag!

Soy Wax Colorful Scented Candles in Travel Tins

This colorful set of 4 scented soy wax candles will provide a nice fragrance and cheery look to any environment. Mini travel tin size makes these perfect for travel.

Travel Activity Game Pad for Kids

This On-The-Go Travel Game activity pad for kids is a easy to carry note pad of offline games that can provide hours of entertainment. Perfect backup for times when device batteries die or in a no-electronics environment!

Travel Shoe Packing Bags

Keep your items organized and clean when you travel with this set of 4 travel shoe bags. These bags are dust-proof and waterproof, and include a zipper to keep contents secure. Use to keep your shoes and clothes protected when you travel (or to store them at home).

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38 Responses

  1. Danijel says:

    I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. A great choice as always, I already bought some of the products you recommended under $5 and now I also see some gifts I could prepare for my closest ones. Thanks for sharing it, I can’t wait to see more of gifts! Cheers, Daniel

  2. Anthony Hu says:

    Thank you for your post. It is a timely article. Soon is the party season. I know there are several parties we are going to have secret Santa. As usual, I do the purchases during Black Friday.

    Thanks to your suggestions, I have a strong list this year. It is going to be an easy shopping season for me. I find that Catch Phrase Game is nice. My grand son is 10 years old and this could be one of the perfect gift for him. Right now it is half price and I may buy it now, instead of waiting till Black Friday.

    It is kind of you spending time summarizing the information and sharing it with us.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Anthony, Shopping on Black Friday is a bit of a hassle but you can usually find some great deals if you are willing to navigate through the crowds. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season this year!!

  3. Bella says:

    How unimaginable it is to have a secret that any gift I would be giving out this Christmas period would be strictly a product from the selection up here. The options are just too massive and great. As massive as the list is, though it is running me down, I read evey bit of information on each gift and I know exactly what value they all have. Tha ks for being there with all these cost-saving ideas. Thumbs up to you

  4. Rose says:

    Yeah I did this best rewards program last year christmas and this is where i got my home gifts with a free shipping price wow! Isn’t  this amazing I dont belived with such small amount money I could got those kind of gifts then the Christmas was one of a kind for me and my family and also I have a friend who got travelling gifts  also she enjoyed it alot this platform it’s so nice to be on thanks for the post .

  5. Shifts says:

    Hi there. $10 seems like a little amount of money to get a gift of high quality, a gift that will be accepted and one that will be appreciated.

    Considering the game gifts under $10 with free Prime shipping, I really love the Catch Phrase Game. I have not used it before but from what I read I love it. Good for the brains. It’s such a perfect gift for 9 USD and 99 Cents.

    • Alyce says:

      That Catch Phrase games has a lot of positive reviews which makes me think it appeals to a wide variety of people. That is definitely a great deal on a gift!

  6. Rodarrick says:

    The idea of craft gifts make sense to me. Since craft would not be easily forgotten or let go due to the fact that get are not like any kind if disposables. They are well made and also very valuable to see here. Thank you so much for sharing all these here. I really appreciate this and also would love to get the zodiac signs craft to gift out. Thsnks

  7. JAX says:

    This is great! I am worried about what gifts I want to buy for my daughter. There are a lot of things here that I need. You have put a lot of links, which is really convenient to buy. The list is very rich and you must spend a lot of time to prepare it. Thank you very much!

  8. Son says:

    There’s so many different options for gifts it’s kind of hard to decide. Maybe instead of getting someone a single $10 gift I could get them 2 different things for $20. If you think about it that would be even better because usually people just get one thing, now they’re getting two. The scented candles and foot warmers are both interesting and my wife would like that, they were much cheaper than I expected. No wonder people shop on Amazon all the time. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Son, Amazon definitely makes it easy to buy gifts from them with their low prices and fast shipping (great for last minute shoppers!).

  9. Kara says:

    I am so incredibly happy that I came across your post today. I have always been a huge bargain Christmas shopper due to lack of funds. Well, this year, I have the funds to spend a little more but I am still wanting to be smart about it and not go overboard. So, I have been doing a lot of research on the best lesser-priced gift items and this was exactly what I needed!! I can’t wait to come back on payday and get my Christmas shopping completely wiped out!

    Thank you for taking the time to create this post, I am thankful you shared it!

  10. Luiz says:

    Wow, that is an amazing list, thanks a lot for preparing this!

    It helped me a lot on picking couple of choices not only for secret santa, or family xmas gifts, but even for myself! Stuff that I had in mind sometimes to buy but I always keep forgetting about them! 

    Some of the items listed I have, and I can tell you, they are AMAZING, like the glowy flash for selfies in the dark, so useful and awesome!

    Keep up the good work, I will keep reading them! 

    • Alyce says:

      Thanks so much Luiz – these items work great both as gifts for other people and as items that are an affordable way to treat yourself!

  11. John says:

    Oh, well, this is very good because I have a sister who wants to get some gifts to some of her students who would be graduating very soon but she doesn’t want to make any serious financial commitments. It will be very nice for her to see this posts with the cheap gift ideas that also come with prime delivery. Nice one!

  12. Igor says:

    Hi Alyce!

    Congrats! Very nice site and compilation of Amazon’s very affordable products. There are some that I like a lot. It is interesting to see that it is possible to get some really useful products for a very good price!

    Wish you much success with it.

    I think that the only issue could be the transportation and delivery cost for the overseas orders due to high delivery costs. However, the choice is there!

    Thanks for the info.

    Best regards,
    Igor

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Igor, This list is focused on the US market, but with any luck you can find similar vendors and deals in your location as well. 

  13. Henderson says:

    Always happy to see gift ideas and this one are the very budget friendly ones. In my home, we have so much on our budget this end of the year and we have become so accustomed to getting gifts for people every year. You have given a range of gifts that will fit in our budget perfectly. I will very much like to make use of the information here to get the best cheap gifts. I will show this to the rest of the family. Thank you!

  14. Wildecoll says:

    I must say that you’ve done a great job in compiling this 63 gifts ideas under $10, it’s will be helpful to have an information like this at hand whenever you want to gift someone and you don’t really want to spend much because you’re low on cash. Getting something reasonable at a reasonable and cheap price is really a good idea, thank you for posting this article.

  15. KingAndrea says:

    It’s really true that limited cash can make it really difficult to decide what gifts to get doe our loved ones, but with this list that contains of about 63 best gifts under $10, it’ll be easy to choose a preferred gift and also be able to get it at a very pocket friendly price. This will be of immense help to me, its getting really close to Christmas and I’ll need to get gifts for my relatives, I guess I won’t spend much now. Thanks.

    • Alyce says:

      I happy to learn that you found some great cheap Christmas gift ideas in this post. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season!

  16. Stanley says:

    Yes, it is that time of the year. Exchanging gifts parties. I must say kudos for a fantastic lists and there are so many choices, you will find something here for sure. My choice is either something evergreen, meaning useful for everyone or has a novelty effect so it is a nice surprise. I like the foldable purse hook, the origami mind bender puzzle, double wall French press, Himalayan salt lamp and Tetris heat changing coffee mug. You can probably guess I am a coffee person…

  17. Christine says:

    I have to ask, what’s a white elephant gift exchange? I have never heard of that 😉 

    Folding purse hooks are a great gift idea, for me! I am paranoid about my purse in public places and I always keep it close to me. In a restaurant it is always on my lap. So, a purse hook would be a nice thing to have. And I can’t think of anything better for the winter than thick padded socks! And at such a great price!

    The gourmet gifts also look wonderful, I like the silicone tea infusers and the run cake. Perhaps I should pass on your site to y colleagues, and hope they get me some of these things for the Christmas party 😉 I have never seen a Himalayan salt lamp for under 10 dollars, so I’m really happy I found all these amazing deals on your website! Maybe I’ll get the Himalaya Salt lamp. The bag of reindeer farts cotton candy made me laugh, what a great idea! Kids would love that! And foot warming heated slippers … oh my, I’m going to bookmark your site, to take another look later on. 

    Awesome gift ideas!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Christine, Thanks for the bookmark. The “white elephant” party is just as described where people take turns selecting unopened gifts or stealing the opened gifts. It’s a fun game but requires everyone to bring a wrapped gift that is kind of generic in nature (not too feminine or masculine for instance). 

  18. Scott Hinkle says:

    Thank you for this great list of affordable gifts.

    I have to admit, I’m not a big spender during the holidays, not because I’m cheap but because I don’t buy much for people.  Call me busy, lazy, whatever; I just don’t do it.

    This list may have me gifting a bit more this year.  I already know about 4 people that can use the purse hangers and I’m loving the Tortuga cakes, although I’ll probably end up buying a couple just for me, LOL.

    My mother-in-law keeps taking my scissors so maybe I’ll get her a couple of pairs of the Fiskers scissors as a subtle hint.  The folding step-stool would be good for getting her in and out of our truck too.

    Thanks again for providing this list of practical and affordable gifts.

    Scott

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Scott, I’m so glad to read that you found so many affordable gifts that will be perfect for your family and friends!

  19. Jannette says:

    This is a good list of gift ideas all under $10. The gifts listed can be stocking stuffers that are my favorite part of Christmas holiday and its fun. Kids think Christmas is about all the big presents under the tree when you can pack a stocking with more smaller gifts that are fun and excited. Hope you get potential shoppers looking for lower cost gifts this season.

  20. Travis says:

    I am so glad I came across this site! We have a white elephant party every year at work and I’m always stressing about what to get and stay within the budget. There are so many ideas here, I’m sure anybody could fund what they are looking for here. I am going to share this with my friends and family, I know I’m not the only one that struggles with gift giving ideas this time of year. Thank you for the help! 

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