Mariah Carey is blaring from the sound system at the local mall, the grocery store, and basically anywhere you walk into. This means only one thing, the holidays—and holiday shopping—are in full swing. Behold: Your cheat sheet for those last-minute stocking stuffers or (let’s be real) people who didn’t make the top of your gift list.
Finding the right gift, especially when you’re working with a small budget, can be stress-inducing. And that’s no way to spend the holidays. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best, cheap, last-minute gifts under $10 you can buy stat, ranging from sassy enamel pins to a smartphone desk mount.
Without further ado, here are 25 of the best, cheap gifts under $10 that will get everyone smiling this holiday season.
A set of square photo prints for all those IG posts
Is it a little retro? A little nostalgic, perhaps? Or is it merely the photo industry coming full circle once more? Whatever it is, this is the perfect way to finally print out your favorite Instagram photos. No more scrolling through your feed to remember the good times, thanks to this affordable print set from Artifact Uprising.
A pop socket with a feminist message
No matter where you stand on the debate of pop sockets v. phone rings, there’s one thing we can agree on: They’re functional. Sure, people might not want to admit they drop their phones on the regular. This one, with the “Grl Pwr” message makes the pop socket a conversation starter.
A glittery frame for instant photos
These mini, glitter-filled photo cases are perfect stocking stuffers at just $6 each. Or, gift one and keep the other for yourself. (We don’t blame you, you can buy two for $10).
A critter that holds your rings
In lieu of a trinket tray, why not consider a decorative ring holder? This small ring holder shaped like a cat doubles as a great desk accessory, too.
An ashtray fit for a hottie
Even if you don’t know any smokers (because, 2018), a small ashtray like this one can easily double as another trinket tray for loose change or keys.
An incense holder for your almost spiritual pal
Do you have a friend or family member who is known for lighting their favorite incense as soon as they get home? If so, then consider gifting them this incense holder from Urban Outfitters with the cheeky message, “Kinda spiritual.”
A book for the badass in your life
Jen Sincero’s “You Are A Badass” is a bestseller for a reason. In 27 chapters, the success coach helps readers uncover the self-sabotaging behaviors they might have and how to change them. Gift it to the book club member and self-development fan in your group.
A pin for your nap-loving friend
Sometimes it’s the smallest of items that reveal the most personality. This cute, small pin with the words, “Still Sleepy,” is the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for a coworker.
A trendy silk bandanna
You don’t have to be a Madewell loyalist to appreciate the timeless patterns on their chic, silk scarves. While they’re reasonably priced at $20, you can score select styles at $10. Snag one for your mom and stylish BFF.
Socks for the friend that likes their space
Socks! If you were to judge by classic movie tropes, you’d think that socks are the last last thing anyone wants gifted during the holidays. Fear not. A colorful pair like this one, with the message, “More Space,” are cheeky enough to make the recipient smile.
A cosmic reusable bag
Sure, we all wish we relied solely on reusable totes in lieu of plastic bags. (Let’s care for Mother Nature, shall we?). But it always seems we forget them at home when we need then the most. This cosmic reusable Baggu bag has a lovely print and folds into a compact pouch so you can carry it with you wherever you might need it.
A hand dyed journal for your thoughts
Ever realized how you’re more inclined to take notes when you have a notebook that’s justthe right size? (#Guilty). The unique marbled print is just the right motivation for jotting down your thoughts on the go. And at a 4″ x 2.5″ size, you can easily stash it inside most any handbag.
A sweet (but sassy) button
Are you looking for a teeny, tiny gift with a punch? This $4 pin will do the trick. It reads, “The sweetest kittens have the sharpest claws.” Is it a warning to others? A declaration? Something else? No matter. It’s cute AF.
A fuzzy faux fur zip case
The beauty of a wristlet is being able to store your cell phone, keys, and your essential cards… while remaining handsfree on a night out. The faux fur on this wristlet adds just enough texture and interest to make it gift-worthy.
A smartphone mount for A+ selfies
Have a friend who’s known for their selfies? Or maybe they like to test out new recipes from Pinterest? This smartphone mount will help them take photos hands-free.
Chic + modern geometric earrings
A few years ago all we could talk about was statement necklaces. But right now it’s all about statement earrings. This geometric white pair from ASOS will elevate any outfit instantly.
Candles so cheap you can get one for each room
Picking the right, quality candle can quickly make a dent in your savings account. These candles from Veluspa help you avoid that trap. Bonus: They have a lovely scent catalogue.
Bright lip color the size of a matchbook
Figuring out what lip color will please the beauty enthusiast in your circle can be a hit or miss. This matchbook of lip color “matches,” though, offers a practical alternative. Each one is highly pigmented and perfect for occasional touch-ups, thanks to the shades of reds and pinks.
A trio of classic pink polishes
A single bottle of Essie nail polish can easily run up $10. This pack of 3 nail polishes from the cult-favorite brand not only offers more bang for your buck, but is gift-ready, thanks to the packaging.
Sweet + natural feminine wipes
Okay, so maybe you won’t want to randomly gift a pack of feminine hygiene wipes to your coworker. But—this colorful pack from SweetSpot Labs is not only discreet but perfect as a stocking stuffer. Consider it for your friends and family members who regularly go to the gym or are rushing to-and-fro and looking for ways to refresh after a long day.
A pack of silky scrunchies
Let’s face it: Gifting someone a pair of hair ties doesn’t seem like quite the gift. But a pack of colorful, silky scrunchies? Much better.
A mug for ambitious types
For the coffee drinker on your gift list, consider a classic diner-style mug with a fun, motivational message. This cheeky (but honest) mug says it clearly: “I want it all.”
An eye mask that will help you literally chill out
This dual-function eye mask can be chilled in the fridge to help with puffy eyes or be heated in the microwave for a little heat therapy. Either way, it’s a steal at less than $10 and will help the recipient get some R&R.
A sparkly bath bomb
The quickly-dissolving “bombs” go beyond just offering a rich visual. They also fill the air with an intoxicating fragrance. This “Goddess” bath bomb will fill the air with notes of jasmine.
A durable + stylish water bottle
This 20oz Venti Air stainless steel water bottle will help keep your drinks hot or cold. Plus, it fits in most standard cup holders.