We all have those Secret Santa gifts we have to shop for and they often have some crazy $10 or less limit! I love that people think of our wallets and budgets, but it is always so hard to try to find something cool for $10! Keeping that in mind many of these gifts start at $10 and can easily be adjusted to fit your budget. I didn't want it to be one of those gift guides where you look at the gifts and they are all some outrageous unaffordable item!
|Burts Bees Lip Balm/Body Lotion Set $4.99|
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Ornament $2.99 and Knit Sweater Mug $6.99
Not sure what someone would like? Grab a small Hot Chocolate Ornament like the Swiss Miss one pictured above and a cute coffee mug, throw in some candy and you have a cute little gift that's ready to go! You can go all out by buying different varieties of hot chocolate or chocolate spoons and multiple mugs.
Have a wine snob friend or co-worker? Grab a cute wine glass and bottle stopper! This gift is probably the easiest thing to buy. You can increase it to 2 wine glasses and add a bottle of wine or various wine accessories. This one has no limit, but is easy to keep at around $10.
|Ozeri Prestige Electric wine Bottle Opener $24.95|
If you really want to impress your wine-o friend, get him/her an electric wine bottle opener. A friend of mine has this and every time she opens a bottle of wine, I think "Man I need one of these!"
|Magnetic Desktop Dart Board $3.98|
|Ladybug Timer $5.99|
Have a friend who loves to bake? Get her a cute apron and a kitchen timer. If you're on a tight budget, look up some recipes online, print them on decorated card stock and give your friend a handful of pre printed recipes with the timer. You can find some great DIY ideas for recipe cards on Pinterest. Add in a gift certificate to a local gourmet grocery store, or some cute mixing bowls or measuring cups to really make this gift stand out!
|Cards against Humanity $25|
BFF shopping time! You might want to spend a bit more on your friend, and a Kate Spade wristlet is perfect! I am just now hopping on to the Kate Spade band wagon. I have gone into a few stores and have not really been a fan. But doing some holiday shopping this year I wandered into an outlet. I found some really AMAZING stuff, which I can't talk about since those gifts are out in the mail still. But I also fell in love with their wristlets and had to pick up one for myself. They have small separator pockets or credit card wallets inside. They also have some wallets with the wristlet feature. I need one in every color! You can often find one on sale on their site like the one pictured here, or at a really good deal at the outlet. I am now a converted fan!
And lastly my go to gift! I always give gifts of Cult Nails polishes with a gift certificate to a local spa for a mani or pedi. So much so, that when I stopped, my friends actually said they were looking forward to the spa time! Oops! In their card, I put a little note about going to the spa together and we make it a date! It's always fun! Since this gift can be pricey, like some local spas on FB or sign up for their emails and keep an eye out on Groupon. You can find some great deals out there to make it an amazing gift without breaking the wallet!
Now that I got your creative juices going for gift giving, what are some of your gifting secrets? What do you think is the perfect gift? I'd love more ideas!