20 Great Holiday Gifts for $10 or Less That Don't Look Cheap at All

20 Great Holiday Gifts for $10 or Less That Don't Look Cheap at All
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We don't know about everyone else, but each holiday season, the list of gifts we need to buy seems to grow longer than Santa's beard. Sorry, but it's true. There are the teachers, neighbors, hosts, and hostesses of every holiday event we'll be attending, plus gifts for the under the tree and in the stocking. This is only the tip of the gift-giving iceberg. Getting through the entire list can sure take a toll on our wallets and bank accounts. 

While we all know it's better to give than to receive, no one wants to start off the new year with a mountain of bills. (No one wants that ever, to be totally clear.) The perfect gift doesn't have to cost a fortune; remember, it's the thought that counts! 

Plus, sometimes we get stuck in a holiday shopper's block when it comes to finding the perfect host or hostess gifts, or Secret Santa or white elephant gift. We know we shouldn't spend a lot, but what's going to not end up looking like an after-thought, run-of-the-mill budget gift? 

Well, we scoured the Internet to come up with 20 great, actually useful gifts that cost less than $10. In fact, these inexpensive gifts are so awesome that we might also snag ourselves one! 

Ain't nothing better than crossing off our holiday shopping list without running ourselves broke.

  • Cocktail Mixers


    From a mojito to a margarita, this fun Global Cocktails Mixers Holiday Gift lets them mix up a whole lot of holiday cheer. Just add alcohol to make 10 different, delicious drinks.

    Global Cocktails Mixers Holiday Gift ($9.98, Walmart)

  • Mini Tweezers Set


    Because who isn't always in need of a new pair of tweezers? This Strays Away Mini Tweezer Set contains four pair -- angled, flat, pointed, and slanted -- to tackle any job. They're also small enough to stick in purses, a car console, or anywhere else for quick plucking on the go.  

    Strays Away Mini Tweezer Set ($10, Sephora)

  • State Slate Bottle Stopper


    Let them top of their wine with pride for their favorite state with a State Slate Bottle Stopper. There's also chalk included to write the date the bottle was opened or other identifying information.

    State Slate Bottle Stopper ($9.99, Bed, Bath and Beyond)

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  • Smartphone Camera Clip Lens


    Have an Instagrammer who needs a gift? Look no further than this affordable clip-on camera lens. It can take wide angle, macro, and fisheye shots, so their feed will never be monotonous (unless that's what they want).

    KOLPCTT Camera Clip Lens ($9.99, Amazon)

  • Monogram Mug


    This mug is functional and personal. Whoever you gift it to will be using it all winter long (and forever and ever).

    Monogram Mug ($8, Anthropologie)

  • Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool


    This Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool is perfect for anyone who thinks they're a top chef, or wants to be. There are eight different kitchen tools, like a juicer and measuring cups, in one tidy, colorful bottle. 

    Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool ($7.83, Amazon)

  • Great Things Notepad


    Know someone who lives and dies by lists? Gift them this affordable and pretty notepad with a great quote by Vincent Van Gogh. 

    Great Things Notepad ($10, Anthropologie)

  • Headphone Splitter


    This headphone splitter is perfect for letting someone share their Netflix-watching or music. Plus, it's super affordable. 

    Headphone Splitter ($4.99, Amazon)

  • Cactus Candles


    This set of six cactus candles is absolutely adorable, and knocks any old tea light out of the water. 

    Ornerx Decorative Cactus Candles ($7.49, Amazon)

  • Avocado Huggers


    Avocados are having a moment right now, and now your avo-fan can keep them fresher longer with these two cute silicone huggers. 

    Avocado Huggers - Set of 2 ($7.95, UncommonGoods)

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  • Blackboard Coasters


    What kind of host or hostess wouldn't appreciate this set of four blackboard coasters? Guests can write their name on 'em and label their drink. Fun and easy! 

    Blackboard Coasters - Set of 4 ($8.99, UncommonGoods)

  • The Oregon Trail Card Game


    Adults will love this throwback to their favorite pioneer-theme game, while kids will find out what they missed out on. 

    The Oregon Trail Card Game ($9.99, Target)

  • EOS Berry Blossom & Coconut Milk Gift Set


    Winter can be hard on our skin. This gift set includes moisturizing lotion, lip balm, and body wash, and also smells absolutely delish. 

    EOS Berry Blossom & Coconut Milk Gift Set - 3pc ($7.99, Target)

  • Que Bella Face Mask Pamper Pack


    Give someone the gift of luxury without a luxurious price. This pack of six face masks is sure to give anyone at least six moments of relaxation. 

    Que Bella Face Mask Pamper Pack - 6pc ($9.99, Target)

  • Silicone Ice Tray


    Know a whiskey lover? Amp up their game with this ice cube tray that makes massive ice cubes.

    Silicone Ice Tray - 4 Cube - Charcoal Gray ($9.99, Target)

  • Rustic Charm Antler Bottle Stopper


    This bottle stopper is super whimsical, and also, duh, very useful. 

    Kate Aspen Rustic Charm Antler Bottle Stopper ($2.79, Bed, Bath and Beyond)

  • Best Wishes for Mom and Baby Journal


    This sentimental Best Wishes for Mom and Baby journal is perfect for any new momma. 

    Best Wishes for Mom and Baby ($9.99, UncommonGoods)

  • Amethyst Crystal Soap


    This crystal-inspired soap is almost too pretty to use. But you should use it, because it has shea butter, coconut oil, and kukui oil, so it's super moisturizing. 

    3 oz. Soap/Amethyst Crystal Soap ($8.99, Etsy)

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  • Calligrapher Monogram Canape Plate


    This monogrammed plate is so pretty, and perfect as a key or jewelry dish. 

    Calligrapher Monogram Canape Plate ($8, Anthropologie

  • The Little Book Of Crystals


    This book is perfect for anyone who's just a tad bit witchy, but obviously wants to get witchier. 

    The Little Book Of Crystals: Crystals To Attract Love, Well-Being, And Spiritual Harmony Into Your Life by Judy Hall ($7.99, Urban Outfitters)

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