10 Last Minute Gift Ideas Under $10


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10 Gifts Ideas for $10 or Less | Gifts Under $10 | Cheap Gift Ideas Under $10

Updated 2018

I don’t know about you, but with just eleven days until Christmas I’ve still got several gifts left to buy and not a lot of cash left in my “gift” envelope to buy them with! Luckily for you, I’ve decided to forgo being productive today in order to bring you this emergency list of ten perfectly thoughtful last minute gifts for almost anyone you can score for $10 or less. You’re welcome.

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In the interest of conserving your valuable time (and mine), all 10 items are available on Amazon, have an average rating of at least 4 stars or more, AND are all eligible for Amazon Prime, which means you can have them shipped in 2 days for free. If you don’t have Prime, you can try it free for 30 days, which is just long enough to finish your holiday shopping!

So, without further ado, here are 10 great last minute gifts you can score for under $10.00:

1. For the Guy’s Guy:

This mini pocket knife with an LED flashlight is the perfect gift for any guy.


Valtev Mini Multitool Plier Pocket Knife with LED Flashlight-For every guy who wants to be MacGuyver, this awesome multi-function tool includes a bright LED flashlight, saw, 1.5″ blade, phillips and flathead screwdrivers and bottle opener . Sweet. ($8.75)

2. For the Movie Buff

Movie buffs will love this mockinjay pendant as a gift from the Hunger Games movies.

Mockingjay Pendant-Your favorite movie fan or Katniss wannabe will be the coolest Kat in Panem with this super cool charm. Who’s ready to take down the Capitol? Bring on the hovercrafts! ($6.74)

3. For the Kid-at-Heart

This Magic 8 Ball is a budget friendly gift kids will love.

Magic 8 Ball (retro version is just over the $10 limit)-Seriously, who doesn’t need one of these magical little decision makers to answer all of life’s toughest questions? Should my husband cook dinner and THEN do the dishes? Most Definitely. Yep, that’s what I’m talking about! ($10.45)

4. For the Problem Solver

Problem solvers will enjoy this Distraction card game as a gift.

Think Fun Games-We have several of the Think Fun puzzle games and they are all a lot of fun & really challenging. Our favorite is Rush Hour but this card game is the only one coming in under the $10 limit. It has great reviews so it is definitely worth a shot! ($9.98)

5. For the Budding Artist

Oil pastels are a cheap gift idea for artsy people.

Crayola Oil Pastels–I bought my girls some of these oil pastels on a whim last summer, and never before has an medium so captured their attention! They absolutely LOVE creating beautiful, vivid art, and I love displaying it! At just $3.65 you’ll have cash to spare for a sketchbook to go with it! ($3.65 for the pastels, $3.55 for the sketchbook)

6. For the Aspiring Chef

Home chefs and foodies will love these herb cutters as a gift.

RSVP Herb Scissors. These are so cool! Like many wannabe chefs, I love cooking with fresh herbs but absolutely HATE chopping them! These little scissors make mincing & chopping an absolute breeze. This would also be great paired with assortment of culinary herb seed kit ($9.90)

7. For the Techie

Techies will appreciate this dual USB charger as a gift.

Anker 24 W Dual USB Car Charger-What do us gadget-crazy peeps love almost as much as our gadgets themselves? More POWER! Between the iPhone, Kindle, iPad, iPod and goodness only knows what else, there is always SOMETHING needing to be charged on the go! This handy dandy little gizmo takes two USB cords at once, giving you twice as much bang for the buck. Even better, it comes in 2 colors. ($9.99) White is 11.99

This infinity scarf makes a perfect gift for any fashionista.

8. For the Fashionista

Vivian & Vincent Soft Light Weight Dot Chevron Sheer Infinity Scarf Shawl -This gorgeous lightweight scarf comes in 3 different colors to choose from. Plus the infinity style is the perfect gift for those of us who are *ahem* scarf challenged and have trouble figuring out how on earth to tie the darn things! Love! ($7.99)

9. For the Book Lover

This great Eleanor & Park book is a gift every book worm can enjoy.

Eleanor & Park-Okay, so technically this is a teen novel, but if Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have taught us anything is that all the best fiction is found in the teen section! This sweet love story is a New York Times Best Seller! ($9.99 Kindle version)

10. For the Competitors

Spot it Jr. is a fun game any competitive person will love as a gift.

Spot It Jr. -We are a any-kind-of-board-or-card-game loving family, and Spot It is hands down our favorite across all genres! If you’ve got older kids, they might like the regular version (It’s a little bit more at $11.69)( $7.99)

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***Please note that Amazon prices are subject to change without warning! This post was updated in of 2018**

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  1. Kate
    December 13 at 10:20AM

    I still have quite a few gifts left to buy & I will definitely be using some of these ideas!! Love that multi tool and the cute scarf. The herb scissors are neat too. Thanks for the great list!

  2. Denise
    December 13 at 01:18PM

    This is awesome! Thanks Ruth!

  3. December 13 at 02:42PM

    Those herb scissors are awesome! I have never seen anything like that before. We have a garden and grow our own herbs, so these would be put to good use. Too bad I’m not buying myself gifts right now!

  4. December 14 at 05:00PM

    My 3 youngest kids love to play Spot-It, plus it’s a great game to bring to a holiday party to keep the kids occupied.

  5. Loree
    December 14 at 11:17PM

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I just ordered a combination of four of these gifts for the final 10 people on my list — for $87! You just saved Christmas! Blessings to you and yours!

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 15 at 07:21AM

      Yay! So glad my list could help! 🙂

  6. Michele ºÜº
    December 16 at 01:28PM

    This is an amazing list! Thanks for taking time to share it.

  7. Myia
    December 17 at 08:13PM

    Love the scarfs, but they are $13.99. Still might buy one for myself.

  8. Jasmine
    December 24 at 01:23AM

    Just a note, that a magic 8 ball is not something that is beneficial spiritually for Christians to use. Please research this before you would give it as a gift if you are a believer. Just something to consider.

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