With Christmas quickly approaching and Black Friday right around the corner, I’m planning to knock out a lot of Christmas shopping in the next week or so. With a growing list of people to buy for it’s easy to overspend and go right past the budget I’ve set for myself. That’s why I’m limiting my gift purchases to $10 per person.
The $10 per person gift budget let’s me still pick something cute or fun or thoughtful while still giving something people will enjoy. Less expensive gifts don’t have to be cheesy or useless! Frugal gift giving can be fun and thoughtful.
Christmas Gift Ideas Under $10
Here are the items I’m scouting and will be buying for various people this Christmas season. All these gift ideas are for under $10!
Where I live Redbox is very popular for renting movies and everyone I know uses it. I didn’t know they did gift cards until now but I plan to give a couple of these so people can rent multiple movies for still less than $10.
This transformer flash memory drive would be fun for anyone, especially the geek at heart.
Another handy flash drive, this wrist worn flash drive is great for someone who often misplaces theirs.
Cable management systems aren’t a sexy gift but they are so incredibly useful that the recipient will praise your gift giving skills forever.
This colorful stand for your iphone is super easy to use and can be used on your desk, in your car, or wherever you need your phone to stand.
Games are always a great Christmas gift since they can immediately be used and are super fun for future game nights. Uno is a small, inexpensive card game that is lots of fun.
Jenga is another small but fun game you can give as a gift for under $10. For a more adult spin, make it a drinking game (it’s fun!).
EOS lip balms are always a great gift during the winter months when most of us struggle with dry skin and chapped lips.
This gift is amaaaazing for anyone who works with their hands or who struggles with dry and cracked hands during the winter.
Make coffee breaks more fun with this cool set of Control-Alt-Delete cups perfect for the office.
Salt and pepper shakers are adorable and easy to personalize to the person you are giving them to. These peas in a pod shakers are just adorable.
This practical book is one of the best personal finance books and the first one I ever read. It is inspiring and a great gift for anyone and it’s only $9.60!
DIY Christmas Gift Ideas Under $10
As a bonus, here are a few inexpensive gift ideas you can DIY for under $10.
Food gifts are always a hit for Christmas and these chocolate dipped spoons are perfect for hot chocolate and celebrating the season.
Cookies are always a hit during the holidays and giving someone everything they need to make a yummy batch is a great gift. Easy recipes can be found or adapted from great baking books.
A classic fudge recipe is easy to make and makes a delicious gift.
These beeswax candles are adorable and unique! They would be a great gift for any candle lover.
Homemade soap is always a treat, especially when it smells great and is free from lots of crazy chemicals.
These paint dipped spoons are an easy DIY that is a great way to personalize a gift for anyone that hosts a party during the holiday season.
This DIY gift won’t be expensive but it will take a lot of time! The result is worth the work though since it is a gorgeous wreath that will last into the winter months.
There are a ton of other great gift ideas under $10 that you can buy or make. Gift giving doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to be thoughtful!