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Exploring Womanhood > Heart of the Home > Holidays & Seasons > Christmas

63 Gift Ideas for Under $10
Copyright 2002 by Michelle Jones

With the holidays drawing near we'd like to share some great ideas with you for frugal gift-giving. There are hundreds of gifts that can be purchased or made by hand for under $10. Gifts that are both thoughtful and frugal at the same time. You don't have to spend a lot of money to find that perfect gift for someone, just be sure to put some thought into it and hopefully your gift will be well received. Here's a few of our favorites . . .

  1. Gourmet coffees with a personal coffee cup
  2. A pound of pistachios
  3. Child's artwork, framed
  4. Journal with special inscription inside
  5. Teacup with box of herbal tea
  6. Deck of cards and book of card game rules
  7. Homemade cocoa mix in a pretty jar
  8. Collage of special photos
  9. Gel pens and pretty stationary
  10. Bottle of sparkling cider
  11. Home baked bread, include recipe
  12. Disposable camera or rolls of film
  13. Basket filled with deli cheese and fruit
  14. Craft supplies
  15. Holiday serving bowl or platter
  16. Pretty basket filled with special jams or mustards
  17. Decorative napkins and napkin rings
  18. Fancy chocolate bars tied with a ribbon
  19. Gardening gloves with a plant or flower seeds
  20. Photo album, hand decorated is even better
  21. Makeup tote
  22. Prepaid photo developing envelopes
  23. Homemade cookie mix with instructions for baking
  24. Variety of bread mixes
  25. Special coffee cup filled with candy
  26. Fancy magazines tied together with a pretty ribbon
  27. Gourmet popcorn and flavored oil
  28. Locally made barbeque or steak sauce with basting brush
  29. Pancake or waffle mix and a bottle of real maple syrup
  30. Movie theater gift certificates
  31. Board games
  32. Jar of sourwood or pure honey with biscuit mix
  33. Note cards and book of stamps
  34. Picture frames, buy them on sale!
  35. Specialty cookbook
  36. Pretty glass jar filled with candy
  37. Collectible sports cards
  38. Muffin mixes with muffin pan
  39. Books, there are still a few for under $10
  40. Set of dish towels and dish cloths
  41. Nail polish kit
  42. Pretty night shirt
  43. Basket filled with kitchen gadgets
  44. Video rental gift certificates
  45. Pepper mill and fresh peppercorns
  46. Handwritten copies of your favorite recipes
  47. For the pets, gourmet dog biscuits or cat treats
  48. Baking pans and supplies
  49. Prepaid long distance phone cards
  50. Small clock or radio
  51. Pretty box for keepsakes
  52. Colorful Post-It notepads
  53. Address book
  54. Christmas ornaments
  55. Puzzles
  56. Blank video or cassette tapes
  57. Sewing supplies
  58. Flashlight with batteries
  59. Favorite quote embroidered on a nice handkerchief
  60. Makeup brush set
  61. Expensive socks, still under $10
  62. Special soaps and bath puff
  63. and don't forget my absolute favorite... home baked cookies!

Copyright 2002 by Michelle Jones, founder of BetterBudgeting.com. If you enjoyed this article and would like to receive more money-saving tips, visit the site for your free subscription at http://betterbudgeting.com/subscribe.htm

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