12 (Awesome) Gifts Under $10
Gifts that are thoughtful, clever, fun and beautiful for under $10? YES! Here are 12 ideas that are perfect for the “Grab Bag” event, stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, thank you gifts, and even THE gift for THE friend or THE family member… you’ll find ideas here that will make a great impression for anyone on your gift list – and won’t put a dent in your wallet, either.
Bright Porcelain bowls. Serve dips, hold fruit, nuts, chips, or brighten your morning cereal with these welcoming porcelain colorful vessels. Their updated design is inspired by retro motifs from 1950′s diners. 5.5″diam. x 2.6″h; 18oz. Microwave and dishwasher safe. From West Elm. $8 each.
Colorful bracelets made from real guitar strings! Designed by Hannah Garrision & Steve Bernstein. The guitar strings are made in China; the bracelet is handmade in the U.S. with lead-free nickel and brass. Available at UncommonGoods. $7 – $10 each.
The healing power of comedy is now available in an over-the-counter form. Apply this Emergency Clown Nose liberally as needed. A necessary accessory for removing splinters or applying band-aids. Side effects may include chuckling, chortling and guffawing. Nose made of polyester. From UncommonGoods, created by professional clowns Rosie Cole and Lloyd Brant to promote their philosophy of healing through laughter. $5.
iPlunge Stand for Cell Phones - A portable plunger made for watching movies and mobile video hands-free. An in-a-pinch fix for propping your mobile device on any level surface, the iPlunge makes watching the tube as easy hitting play. Fits easily in purse or bag. To use: slightly moisten the suction cup and attach to the smooth backside of your mobile device. No plumbing required. At UncommonGoods. Made of rubber and wood. $6.
Glass Candlesticks. Handmade from handblown and heat-tempered clear borosilicate (“beaker”) lab glass these candle holders are graceful glass sculptures in three light-as-a-feather yet durable styles. From CB2, $4.95. each.
Three white porcelain bowls on renewable bamboo tray custom fit with recessed holders. Sleek modular presentation for condiments, dips, sauces. Bowls are dishwasher and microwave-safe. Wipe bamboo tray with dry cloth. At CB2 $6.95.
Bright green cable with eight magnets displays photos, memos, cards and notes without the need for overwhelming your walls with excessive pins, nails or tape. Weighted end keeps the 59.5″ cable straight. At CB2. $6.95
Bamu Cork Coffee Cuff reusable mug holder is an eco-friendly alternative to paper protectors. Fits various sized cups, glasses, cans and thermoses. At Amazon.com. $6.99.
A fresh idea for wall display or a bulletin board alternative; Darice Cork Sticky Shapes are great for one-handed posting of messages, lists, notes, photos. Items stick securely and remove easily with or without tacks or pins. These cork shapes will stick to most surfaces. Ideal for interior rooms, offices, dorm rooms, bedrooms and/or where sound dampening is needed. Available in a variety of shapes (hearts, crowns, flowers, skulls, etc.). Includes 8 cork sticky shapes per pack, $8.03.
Quench your dog’s thirst while on the road with the Pet Water Bottle Top. The plastic top fits most standard water bottles and the flow can be adjusted for any size pet. Made of plastic with an adjustable flow for any size pet. The bright orange color ensures you won’t mistake your pet’s bottle for yours. Includes an adapter to fit different bottle types. From Pettop.com. $7.95.
You don’t always need staples! This handy (and environmentally friendly) device cuts a tiny flap in the corner of your paper, and folds it in on itself, tucked in a tiny paper pocket. Sleek, small, and coming in chaotic-evil black, deep blue, and smokey “clear”, the Staple Free Stapler can clip together up to five sheets with ease. We personally use this and love it! From ThinkGeek $7.99.
The Credit Card Lightbulb means no more struggling to find your keys, or squinting while trying to read the menu when the restaurant is too dark. Handy when traveling, too. This unusual card looks like a flat incandescent bulb, but push the bulb vertical and it unexpectedly lights up. The rest of the card serves as a stand. The same size, though slightly thicker than a credit card you can easily store one in your wallet or purse. From ThinkGeek.com. Batteries included, $3.99
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