Two Christmas Gift Ideas Under $10



Hi friends! Today is November 10th and that means it's time for Ten on the 10th. Today this group of blogging friends is sharing gifts for the holidays that all cost less than $10.  Now I'm going to be honest and tell you there isn't a drop of Christmas happening here at my house yet like you can find all over blog land. I had to scrounge to find Christmas ribbon for these photos. So picture beautiful gift wrap and all the trappings to make these gifts perfect for the season.

Christmas gifts for her. Christmas gifts. Inexpensive Christmas gifts.
Cue a little Christmas music here.

To begin with I was thinking of girlfriends. I have a few groups of friends with whom I gather throughout the year and we exchange little gifts now and then. Since I have to write every single thing down to remember it, I'm hoping guessing they do too. I found these adorable notebooks at Target for $1.97 each. They have cute patterns and the covers are made of durable material. Along with each notebook I'll give my friend a Sharpie fine point pen because they are fun to write with. And of course, a little chocolate makes everyday better. Wrap all of this up with the perfect gift sack and ribbon and you've got a fun little gift for about $5.00!

Christmas gifts for her. Christmas gifts. Inexpensive Christmas gifts.


The second gift is one I've given for years and there's no end in sight because it works perfectly. This year I found adorable seasonal cup towels at the Target for $3.00 for a set of two. I will give the set along with something freshly baked to friends.

Gift ideas for her. Christmas gift ideas for friends. Christmas gifts under $10.

Here's a trick I sometimes use when my schedule doesn't permit baking- I swing right into Panera or the grocery store bakery to get a beautiful loaf of bread for $5 or less. You see, I'm here to help you....you are not required to bake! I use the towels to wrap the bakery items and voila! This is a great gift for friends or neighbors.

Christmas gifts, gift ideas under $10, gifts for her, gifts for neighbors, gifts for friends.

Before you go I hope you will leave your great inexpensive gift ideas below in the comments.
Also, be sure to pop over to my visit Ten on the 10th friends. This is a group filled with talent and you are sure to find an idea you can use. :)


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39 comments

Tammy Lagaly said...

Stacey,
What cute ideas! I LOVE the towels, going to have to make a Target dollar isle run for sure. I love Panera, I hit them up for their decorated cookies, but have never thought to do the bread. DUH! Where did you find the "poinsettia" green bow in the last picture. I am in love with it!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

NanaDiana said...

Those are really great ideas, Stacey. I often use towels as a filler for a gift. I think they are just perfect the way you use them!! Love the notebooks, too. What a cute idea. Have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are such great ideas. I think I need some of those notebooks too! And there are so many pretty towels that are perfect to wrap a gift or include in a basket. I'm excited to get some new ideas! Thanks! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Katie Clooney said...

Great ideas, Stacey. Girlfriends are so much fun to buy for! Have a wonderful weekend!

The Sketchy Reader said...

Adorable ideas! I like them both, and I can think of a few gals who'd love the notebooks. So cute!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think I visited everyone that was taking part today and I got so many cute ideas. Makes me want to CRAFT! Thanks again! Hugs!

taylorlisa said...

If I only had time to visit all the Target Dollar Spots in North Texas. Each store has a little something different to offer. I love those Believe towels.

What a brilliant idea to wrap up a bakery treat for a quick gift.

I'm writing that tip down.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Kim said...

I am a huge fan of notebooks. I love them in all shapes and sizes, but I rarely buy them for myself. I think I'm going to put a few on my own Christmas list!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Stacey, these are both super cute ideas!!!! I use those cute notebooks at work to jot down my voicemails and other notes, so those would be perfect for someone like me! And hey, who doesn't like chocolate? Plus, I am a HUGE sucker for cute dishtowels!! I have way too many of them, but I still can't resist when I see a super cute one - so either of these gifts would make me quite happy!!!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love these gift giving ideas that you have shared. The towel and a baking item is a great idea for neighbors.
It's that time of year to start writing out gift lists.
Enjoy the weekend.
Julie

Simply LKJ said...

What great ideas. Everyone can use notebooks and towels. And, who doesn't love chocolate.

I love taking a large pot holder and placing a tea towel, spatula and jar of mulling spices in the pocket of it. All holiday colored/themed of course!

A holiday scented candle with a decorative snuffer is also another go to.

Eilis said...

You had me at chocolate... but those snowman wrappers and Christmas towels are just too cute. Great gift ideas!

Tanya said...

Those towels are so cute! The notebooks are a great deal. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jeanie said...

I love ideas like this that are easy, not terribly expensive and fun. Who doesn't love a new towel, a baked good, hot chocolate or a notebook? At our age, most of the things we NEED are like appliances -- the gift giving is fun, because it's just cheerful and happy! And when you have something so charming, everyone feels special!

Rita C. said...

Good ideas!

Junkchiccottage said...

Good morning Stacey. What great ideas. Gotta love the dollar bins at Target. I find the cutest stuff there too. Have a great weekend.
Kris

Lady of the Manor said...

Great ideas!! I saw those towels at Target this week and bought a couple, along with the nesting snowflake bowls, to have on hand for last minute gifts. We have lots of littles in our family (great nieces, nephews and cousins) so I’ve starting making their gifts. Last year it was fun pillowcases. I added a book so each child would have a cozy new reading pillow. This year I’ve made trifold activity packs. And yes, they are all done! They are so easy and fun to make!! Our craft group comes up with these ideas and there is usually something that works for my presents. Have a great weekend!

bj said...

I love the idea of bakery bread and a cute cup towel ...with a jar of good jelly

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very cute gifts! My girlfriends and I do a small grab bag gift every year....any of these would be perfect.

Art and Sand said...

Cute ideas!

Now I'm off to see what the rest of your crew shared.

Blondie's Journal said...

I really like your ideas. It's nice to have some of these handy if you are last minute thinking you need to give a gift.

Jane

Bonnie said...

I love those little notebooks. Perfect for your purse and lightweight. Cute dish towels,too.

mary scott said...

I always need a notebook & love receiving them. I bought the Peanuts Christmas magnetic list pads for $1 at the Target bin. My cousin loves pads w/o lines, & we love Peanuts. These are great cheerful gifts - the best kind! Happy Thanksgiving!

mary scott said...

Oops, forgot to add that I found pretty sets of 3 nail files at Tuesday Morning for $1.99 each for 3 friends. And Big Lots & Tuesday Morning have pump soaps on shapes of snowman, tree, Santa, gingerbread man for $1.99 at BL & %2.99 at TM. The soap is nice quality & pump can be refilled the next year with Dollar Tree Jergens liquid hand soap for pretty snowy white soap.

thepaintedapron.com said...

great ideas Stacey, I love the Target $ spot!
Jenna

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Cute and fun ideas!
Happy Monday,
jemma

Laura said...

Hello Dear Friend-
I love your suggestions- especially since I too have to write everything down too:)
I knew we had a lot in common.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

These are all great ideas! Everyone can use a notebook and food gifts are my favorite. I once gave out some homemade fudge sauce in little jars. It was a simple recipe and so good on ice cream or straight out of the jar. :)

Lynn at Nourish and Nestle said...

Good Morning my friend...I love both of these idea...I'm lost without my notebooks and you can never have too many dishcloths! Perfect ideas for gifting. Thanks for the ideas!

Hugs, Lynn

Heather Winchell said...

Love these ideas!

Pamela Rankin said...

I adore your gift ideas, especially the dish towels. I'm usually a recipient of cute notepads and pens every few months myself because our youngest daughter is forever picking up way to many to use herself =)

VintageSouthernPicks said...

I love the notebook and the bread idea! We are all so busy, and that makes a nice, but quick and thoughtful gift. I often give gifts of sweet bread loaves, but of course, that requires baking, so I like the quick ideas too.

Patti Estep said...

Stacey, these are both great ideas. You picked such cute patterns and everyone can always use a notebook (great size) and a new tea towel. Wrapping up a loaf of bread is super smart too.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

These are really great gifts and very much appreciated. Who doesn't love something yummy.

Katie Mansfield said...

Cute, cute gift ideas. Thanks for sharing. I love getting Christmas tea towels.

Julie Nichols said...

Adorable ideas!

Jann Olson said...

Cute ideas! I always love getting towels. I'm trying to make a few things for my group friends.
hugs,
Jann

Kathleen Grace said...

Great ideas! I ALWAYS love getting new kitchen towels, cute ones make my day, and they wear out so fast! I'm a baker, but what a great idea to grab a fresh bread form a bakery when time is tight. And time is always tight around Christmas.