Christmas Gift Ideas Under $10

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Christmas Gift Ideas Under $10 = Good Gifts, Low Budget

Let's face it folks, if you have a long Christmas gift list or the economic crisis has reached you, your budget is going to be affected. Take advantage of these Christmas gift ideas under $10 to keep your spending reasonable this year.

You can give without going broke.

Christmas Gift Ideas Under $10
Christmas Gift Ideas Under $10

Leather iPhone Cover/Case Under $10

Those owning an Apple iPhone 5/5S will really appreciate this great gift. The 100% genuine, handcrafted leather case is specifically made for the iPhone 5 and 5s, to enable owners to protectively carry their phones.

Features:

  • Specifically made for the new Apple iPhone 5S IOS 7 - AT&T - Verizon - Sprint - T-mobile - International
  • Front view windows allows for screen viewing and receiving or rejecting calls without having to open the case
  • Genuine handcrafted leather with durable edge processing
  • Soft interior lining to protect against the shock of occasional bumps or drops
  • View windows allow for easy access to camera, power and mute buttons

This is a really useful gift that comes in just under $10.


Universal Cell Phone Charms

The idea of a phone charm was something new to me, didn't know they existed. That may mean that it is a new novelty item, in which case teens will especially love it. Otherwise, I'm just out of the loop. :)

This practical gift is suitable for all types of gadgets with a charm loop, from mp3 players, cellphones, iPods and more.

Don't go broke this Christmas!
Don't go broke this Christmas!

Motown for Christmas

Motown Legends CD

For those of us who still love and remember Motown, this Diana Ross and The Supremes CD is a terrific holiday gift.

Some real favourites are on this one:

  • Come See About Me
  • Stop! In the Name of Love
  • The Happening

And several more, of course. The Motown music lover on your list is sure to enjoy all eleven tracks on this album.

Christmas gifts don't have to be expensive to be nice
Christmas gifts don't have to be expensive to be nice

Sterling Silver Plated Jewelry Love

Jewellery is always a welcomed gift!

From the Amazon Curated Collection, comes a necklace that expresses just how much you love her. This is a wonderful gift for your daughter, girlfriend or wife.

Crafted from sterling silver, this unique pendant has contrasting verbiage to bring that special someone's focus to the important message portrayed on this personal gift. The 18" chain is the perfect size for almost everyone.

Yule themed food makes the perfect gift for those who are hard to buy for
Yule themed food makes the perfect gift for those who are hard to buy for

Christmas Treats for Under $10

Gingerbread and Christmas just go together naturally, especially when only $9.95 for a 5 pack. These holiday cookies gluten free and are soft, chewy, dense and large. You get a variety pack, which includes five mouth-water flavors: Gingerbread, Pumpkin Spice, Mint Chip, Cinnamon and Fudge Brownie. You'll love these and so will the recipients of your Christmas gifts! Yummy!

There are lots of gift ideas to help you stay on budget this year
There are lots of gift ideas to help you stay on budget this year

Something for the Curious

45x LED Illuminated Pocket Microscope with Storage Case. Illumination provided by two LEDs. Microscope can be separated from LED Illumination assembly. 1 7/16 inches in length, 1 3/8 inches wide, 9/16 inch in thick. Requires three LR927 batteries.

Famous Leg Lamp

Look, it's the Leg Lamp!

It's the leg lamp in nightlight form!

I don't know about you but A Christmas Story is one of my favourite, all-time Holiday movies. That is of course, where the leg lamp gained fame.

This Christmas classic is 8" tall and comes with the bulb included. The lamp is 120 voltage and comes decoratively boxed for gift giving.

Seasonal themed CDs make a good gift because almost everyone likes music
Seasonal themed CDs make a good gift because almost everyone likes music

Christmas Music Makes a Great Christmas Gift

If you have a Celtic music lover on your list this year, they'll love receiving this mix of Celtic violins, flute and harp. This CD has 10 beautiful Christmas songs and runs for 51 minutes, 52 seconds.

A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector

Phil Spector Christmas CD

Oh, this one is going bring out the holiday cheer in everyone who hears it!

Listen to thirteen popular Christmas tunes, sung for you by a variety of artists:

  • White Christmas
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • The Bells of St. Mary's
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Marshmallow World
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Silent Night

Tell the truth - at least one of these is your favourite, right? Odds are that there will be at least one or two that the recipient of this musical will love and sing along to, as well.

Save time, frustration and money by ordering online
Save time, frustration and money by ordering online

Susan Boyle Christmas CD

For Susan Boyle Fans

The Susan Boyle fans on your list will love finding this album under the tree.

The Gift offers perhaps, a new range in Susan's repertoire. She sings popular, traditional holiday hits but shakes things up with a bit of eclectic mix, as well. For example, one song is Susan's version of Lou Reed's Perfect Day. You can listen to samples and read more on the Amazon page, just click the picture to the right of this text.

Without a doubt, this will be a much loved gift for the Susan Boyle fan on your list.

Wrap as many things separately as possible for kids - they'll feel like they've gotten a mountain of gifts!
Wrap as many things separately as possible for kids - they'll feel like they've gotten a mountain of gifts!

A Nice Stocking or Christmas Gift Idea for Under $10

Brightly colored vehicles will capture your child's imagination. The easy-grasp pegs reveal a fun picture beneath each piece. This puzzle encourages memory, hand-eye, fine motor and creative expression skills. It's sturdy wooden construction stands up to lots of use.

Really Fun Voice Changer

You buy this for the kids but you're going to want a turn, too. There's lots of fun to be had with this 6.5" voice changer with 8 different voice modifying effects. Levers on the side allow for mixing things up further and creating hundreds of voice variations.

This toy also features a flashing LED light for visual effect.

This takes one 9V battery, which is included in your purchase. The color of your voice changer may be different from the one pictured to the right of this text.

You can make Christmas magical for little ones with gifts that are budget conscious
You can make Christmas magical for little ones with gifts that are budget conscious

Sing Along Songs for Kids

Kids Love to Sing!

Your kids will love to sing and dance to this impressive 100 song box set audio sing-along CD.

Lots of the classics are on the 100 Singalong Songs for Kids, so you'll be tempted to sing, too. Here's just a few tunes from the playlist:

  • The Wheels On The Bus
  • The More We Get Together
  • Skinny Marinky Dinky Dink
  • Polly Wolly Doodle
  • If You're Happy
  • John Jacob Jinglehiemer Schmidt
  • So many, many, many more!

These are all the songs you loved to sing when you were a kid. Could bring back some fun memories.

Got a long trip to visit relatives for the Holidays? Take this CD along and never hear those other classics - Are we there yet? He's looking at me! Mom, she touched me!

You get the idea. ;)

For the Girls on Your List

Girls love these gel rings! They come in one size only but are very stretchable and durable, will even fit teen girls.

The gel ring's top is one inch in diameter and each ring bears a cute pet display bookmark.

This product is newly launched in the U.S., so odds are that the girls on your list will be especially thrilled to get one (or all) of these.

You get to choose from many different colours and five different pets to make up the 10 pack that you get for this price. Each ring is separately bagged and enclosed in a clear plastic box. All rings are unscented and 100% recyclable.

Due to small parts, these rings are not for children under three years of age. Also, these rings look like jello (hence the name) but cannot be eaten.

You have a good selection of entertaining and gift-giving ideas for the Holidays
You have a good selection of entertaining and gift-giving ideas for the Holidays

A Practical Gift

How often do you find a crock pot for under $10?? The Little Dipper is great for warming dips, syrups, sauces and fondues. It's 16 oz. size is perfect to set beside that basket of pumpernickel or bowl of nachos at your Holiday parties. Just plug it in then go enjoy time with your friends and family.

With its attractive stainless-steel finish, the Little Dipper measures 7 inches in diameter by 5 inches high and carries a three-year extended warranty. Plus, you get a user manual with delicious recipe ideas. And did I mention that is costs less than $10?

Clean up is easy, too. After use, let the appliance cool then simply wash with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Little Dipper will be ready for the next time.

Christmas Gift Idea for the S'Mores Lover on Your List

In just 30 seconds, some lucky person on your gift list can make themselves a special treat! This microwavable S'mores maker cooks up 2 at once, while preventing the marshmallows from over expanding and overcooking. It features an easy to fill water reservoir and even heating of all of the S'more ingredients. This 7 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 4" S'mores maker is dishwasher safe and a real bargain!

Any Athletes on Your List?

This water resistant timer is perfect for budding athletes or anyone who would like or could use a handy timer that counts up or down between 99 minutes and 59 seconds. The timer has a large, 0.7 inch LCD readout display for easy viewing. Prop it up with the stand, attach it to a metal surface with the magnet or use the handy clip. The AAA battery is included so the recipient can start using it as soon as they unwrap it. There's even a one year limited warranty on this product.

Another Athletic Gift Under $10

For Upper Body and Stomach

These push up bars are a great tool for building up strength in the chest, arms, legs, shoulders, back and stomach.

Any budding body builders and those wishing to get/stay in shape will appreciate these.

The foam handles aid in comfort and the foam covered handle grips are comfortable and slip resistant.

In the interest of transparency, the seller of these push up bars have issued a warning for Californian residents, which can be read on the Amazon page.

Smaller items targeted to the interests of people on your gift list, make great stocking stuffers
Smaller items targeted to the interests of people on your gift list, make great stocking stuffers

Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet

This beautiful, highest quality bracelet is comprised of bright, decorated rounds of gorgeous 925 sterling silver beads, all linked to each other. It is about eight inches in length and has a lobster claw clasp.

You'll be someone's favourite person after giving a gift as lovely as this one. The bracelet comes boxed for giving.


You can often get free holiday shipping from Amazon
You can often get free holiday shipping from Amazon

Ladies Wrist Watch with Quartz Movement

You don't have to break the bank to give her a really cool watch this year.

The number of colours in this 23cm x 4cm braided leatherette watchband makes it fun and fashionable - it'll go with just about anything.

The watch face itself is 3cm x 4cm x 0.7 cm. As mentioned in the title, the watch has a quality quartz movement.

A great gift for your girlfriend, sister or daughter.

Sometimes you can cut costs by combining a homemade gift with a small purchased one
Sometimes you can cut costs by combining a homemade gift with a small purchased one

Pocket Watch for Dad

What could be a more classic gift for your father than a pocket watch?

The Creddeal boasts excellent workmanship on this stainless steel beauty with the antique metal case. Included in the price is a 14.5" metal chain. Think of how Dad will look sporting a watch and chain!

This pocket watch is shipped in a gift box, which makes it easy to wrap and exciting to open.

Christmas movies make great gifts and quickly become part of a family's traditions
Christmas movies make great gifts and quickly become part of a family's traditions

New Christmas Classics

Timeless Movie Classics for the Whole Family

Kids will love the New Christmas Classics DVD.

Inside this 4 disc gift set, you get to see how Casper, Fat Albert, Gumby and George of the Jungle celebrate the Christmas Season.

You can enjoy watching the antics with your kids. They may find it hard to believe that you used to watch those same cartoon characters when you were their age. :)

Books make excellent presents for children
Books make excellent presents for children

The Polar Express

Ride the Polar Express

I watch this movie every year, despite the fact that my kids are long gone from home. It's a great story, full of childhood adventure and of course, a moral to the story.

This is the 20th Anniversary, heirloom gift edition. That means that this book may get handed down to your grandchildren, great grandchildren. If I were you, I would write a message inside the front cover and date it.

For the person who has everything: a donation given in their name to a worthy charity
For the person who has everything: a donation given in their name to a worthy charity

Jewellery is a Great Gift for Her

A Christmas Gift Idea That's Nice As Well As Inexpensive

Just under $7.00 will get you this 4" x 4" x 2 1/2" wooden jewellery box. Nice gift for anyone on your Christmas list and very affordable.

Can be also be used as a trinket or keepsake box. This would work extra great when used as a gift box for a piece of jewellery.

Don't forget to fill your packages with love and wrap them in goodwill for those on your gift list
Don't forget to fill your packages with love and wrap them in goodwill for those on your gift list

The Gift of Christmas Paperback Book

The Gift of Christmas, by best selling Harlequin and New York Times author, Debbie Macomer, is perfect the woman who loves to read romance novels.

This book actually contains two stories. It has been updated/refreshed from its original printing and now also contains a story by Linda Goodnight, entitled In the Spirit of Christmas.

A Beautiful Christmas Glow

What a great present! For only $9.99, you get a gift set of three flameless wax candle holders with long lasting, battery operated tealight candles. You'll get great ambiance with the flame-like flicker. Set includes one of each size of holder - 2", 3" and 4" high. The batteries are included, which is always a bonus. It means that this gift arrives complete, it just needs to be wrapped!

2013 Edit: Sorry, the price has gone up on these. I will replace them with another item shortly.

Please don't let money be the thing that makes or breaks your Christmas - if you are surrounded by loved ones, you have everything you need for the perfect holiday
Please don't let money be the thing that makes or breaks your Christmas - if you are surrounded by loved ones, you have everything you need for the perfect holiday

Check Back for Updates

I'll add items as I find them, so check back often.

I hope this hub is helpful in steering you toward an affordable Christmas.

Happy Holidays to all!


Christmas Gift Ideas Under $10

Thanks for reading.  Happy shopping!
Thanks for reading. Happy shopping!

© 2008 Shirley Anderson

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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

Shirley- Good hub. First under $20 now under 10. This bad economy is getting into all of us..hehe. Never the less good gift ideas for under 10. Now I will head out to the nearest dollar store and see if I can find any gift articles for a dollar. Thanks for publishing such a useful hub at an appropriate time.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Countrywomen. Boy, you're fast! You got in here before I did! Happy Shopping, hope you find some good bargains.


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SusanBonfiglio 7 years ago from Woodmere, NY

Thanks Shirley for another terrific hub. During this downturn in our economy, we need to find nice gifts at affordable prices.

Keep the ideas coming!

Susan


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you Susan, for coming by and reading. Yes, I think this year is going to be tight for many folks.


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Madison Parker 7 years ago from California

Some cool stuff, Shirley. We sometimes forget it's not about how much we spend but that we thought enough of someone to find some special, little thing as a "remembrance."

Good hub!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're so right, Madison. I think the 'bigger is better' concept has gotten way out of control in North America. If we can manage to keep things simple, I think it's less stressful. We're supposed to enjoy the holiday and having loved ones around.

Thanks for your note, Madison!


Kellys Writing 7 years ago

Great hub. Little things means a lot.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Kelly. Yes, I agree with you.


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J_Eds 7 years ago from Blackpool

So many of these lists are full of things you'd never actually buy but this one is brilliant, and has given me lots of inspiration! Thanks!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I'm so glad, J_Eds! Thanks so much for saying so. :)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Shirley, I enjoyed all your Christmas hubs and have added a few of those links in my blog. Want to drop by? hehehe http://ripplemakers.blogspot.com


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I do want to drop by, thanks for the invitation!


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Ardie 7 years ago from Neverland

I love your ideas! I will surely buy the bath cupcake - it looks so fun :)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Ardie! I agree, that fizzy cupcake looks great.


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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

Hi Shirley,

I would have been very happy to receive some of these gifts when i was a child, and even now i would still like a few! i dare not mention which ones!! lol


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Well, CS, send Santa Shirley your list. I know how good you've been this year. :)


sebss 7 years ago

You could always mention going to garage sales to pick up great gifts at bargain prices, I used http://www.garagesalestracker.com  to find my sale bought lots of items for under $10.00 and got some great gifts for everyone at the right price.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I hadn't thought of that, Sebss.  Thanks so much for a new idea! Oh, and the link.


rocky 6 years ago

Great hub. Little things means a lot


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Rocky! I agree with what you said about little things meaning a lot. An early Merry Christmas to you!


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Ruby J Jones 6 years ago

Great gift ideas. Yes, we will all be on a budget this year. I for one think this is a good thing. Bring it back to our roots, and the real meaning. We don't need to go broke for a holiday.


Cre8ive On-Col 6 years ago

You've found a lot of unique items for under $10...kudos!


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Hope Wilbanks 6 years ago from Louisiana

Neat ideas! I gave my niece a set of cupcake bath bombs and mini doughnut soaps for Christmas last year. They're cute AND fun gifts to give. :)


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Ruby. I agree with you that reining in Christmas costs is a good thing. I think it got out of control for a while. It would be nice to be able to enjoy the holiday instead of stressing about how to pay for it.

Why, thank-you, Cre8ive!

Hope, those cupcake bath bombs look so cute. Bet your niece loved them. Thanks for your comment.


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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas

Great hub. I am going shopping!


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Robert J Cook 6 years ago

Hey I like these ideas!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Smireles and Robert. Happy shopping and an early Merry Christmas. :)


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Tom.Gilbert 6 years ago from The North Pole

Awesome Hub. I really like these ideas - I'm going to forward the truffle link to a few friends (with nudge nudge, hint hint in the subject line)


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Tom. What a great idea to forward your favourite goodies with a big hint attached. :)

Good luck, hope you get some truffles!


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Tga 6 years ago

Good idea, it can help me to save much more money when pick up a gift at a competitive price.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Yes, Tga. Christmas can be soooo expensive these days! Hopefully, these types of hubs will help people avoid going into debt to buy gifts.

Thanks for your comment.


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Peyton77 6 years ago

That mini tool kit is so cute! What guy doesn't want and actually use tools. Thanks for the idea.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome, Peyton. Thanks for coming by and having a look.


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Hi Shirley good hub - nice ideas for last moment shopping for gifts. Hope it is OK with you I have linked to this for people to read your gift ideas. Thank you.


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas

Great shopping hub.Savvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeee Money!!!

Thax


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jamesmoralde 6 years ago from Florida, USA

thanks for this great ideas!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

That's way okay with me, 2uesday. Thanks!

Yeah, that has a really nice ring to it, Swifty. Thank-you for coming by.

You're welcome, James. Thanks for visiting.


christmas gift ideas 6 years ago

Hi Shirley. Thanks for sharing these under $10 christmas gift ideas. You have such a great list. It's a nice idea of making someone happy without having to spend too much.


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kephrira 5 years ago from Birmingham

Wow, muchos cheapness. Well done for finding some decent stuff so cheap.


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Shirley Anderson 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, CGI and Kephrira. It's nice to be able to give someone a gift that you can afford and that they will like.


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JordanBucher 5 years ago from St. Charles

Great article!


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Shirley Anderson 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Jordan and Bill!

I just finished giving this list another spruce up...the vendors have increased prices or discontinued some items, so found replacements.

Now, on to all the other gift hubs.


b-dog 5 years ago

nice article this is really useful for christmas


helene.bliss 5 years ago

great list! this is simply nice especially if you want to give someone that suits them well without spending too much on it.


Christmas Shopper 5 years ago

This hub was an excellent idea! What great gifts to buy without spending too much!

My wallet wont be FULLY empty this holiday! Thanks Shirley! I actually want some of these things! I would be too embarresed to say! Plus, I shouldn't be spending money on myself this season! Merry EARLY Christmas!


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Shirley Anderson 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, B-dog!

Helene, thank-you. I think these are great for token gifts or for those years the Christmas budget is tight.

Thanks, Christmas Shopper! Hope they helped and why not treat yourself when the price is so right? You deserve it.

I appreciate you all dropping by to read and comment, thank-you!

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