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Ten Stocking Stuffers Under $10
Ten Great Stocking Stuffers Under $10
Whether you need a small gift for a colleague, a holiday host or hostess gift or a Christmas stocking stuffer for a family member, we've searched out the best inexpensive gifts under $10.00 that would work for any of those situations.
All of the gifts on this page would be suitable for either men or women. Most are also suitable for teens. We've included choices for each item as well so you actually have more than 10 great gift ideas in ten popular categories.
1. For Chompers and Noshers
A sweet, spice, soft, or crunchy gift of delectability is always appreciated.
Left to right:
- Lindt LINDOR Assorted Chocolate Truffles in Tree Gift Box
- Jelly Belly "BeanBoozled" Jelly Beans in Humerous Spinner Game Gift Box (Kosher. Gluten free; peanut free; dairy free; fat free and vegetarian friendly)
- Stonewall Kitchen Ultimate Pub Mix: an all natural sweet and salty mix of honey roasted peanuts, cheddar whale crackers, salted corn chips, honey mustard pretzels, sesame sticks, and chili lemon sticks.
- The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg Super Large Handcooked Hot Habanero Chile Pepper Nuts (other flavors are also available).
All from the Gourmet Gift Shop at Amazon.com
2. For Talkers and Texters
Find durable smooth or textured cases in fun or sophisticated colors or patterns for cell phones – including the latest iPhone and Samsung phones as well as other brands and models. These and more are available at less than $10.00.
Stylus pens from 99 cents also make great stocking stuffers, but we're partial to the Silver Stylus that works with any touch screen device including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and other Smartphones, as well as iPod Touch, iPad, and other tablets.
These Are Also Tops With Texters!
These soft, cozy touch screen gloves are warm and comfortable. They fit women, men and teens and are compatible with all touch screen devices.
3. For Those Who Need to Data-mize
All of these novelty USB flash drives are under $10 at 8 GB, but many are also available in 4 GB and 16 to 64 GB. Other figures from the franchises shown here (for example, Marvel's Avengers, Star Wars, Minions, and Looney Toons) have other characters available. Some offer color choices and other options. Best of all, this is a gift everyone can use. Who is there among us that doesn't need more memory?
All of These Flash Drives Can Be Purchased Here:
For Marvin and all of the other novelty 8GB Memory Sticks/Flash Drives shown above, click the link below.
And Especially for Her...Bling for Bytes
This link will take you to all of the under $10 Flash Drive Jewelry shown here. Each is 8GB. The two heart designs are also available in other colors. Bug pendant does not include chain.
4. Note-Worthy Gifts for Note-able Recipients
Incredible deals on Boxed Notecards. Each set of 16 cards is priced under $10.00. Three sets are pictured above:
- Sir John Everett Millais Boxed Notecards. Millais (1829-96) was one of the most successful painters of the late Victorian era in England and a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood that was also at the forefront of the Arts & Crafts movement.
- Women of Enchantment Boxed Notecards by Kinuko Y. Craft. Craft is renowned for her attention to detail and diligent research that yields artwork that resonates with history, romance, and fantasy. This set of 16 - 5" x 7" cards (4 each of 4 designs) with envelopes is packaged in a reusable box.
Cat Naps Boxed Notecards by Ronnie Sellars Productions. Know someone who is over-worked and over-stressed? Why not let these masters of relaxation prove to them what every cat knows: Naps are the key to peace and contentment. Four each of four designs (16 cards) in an attractive reusable box.See these and other highly giftable boxed card sets now at Alibris Books.
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5. For Nukers and Zappers
There are other microwave s'mores makers out there, but this one is so cute (and makes two delicious treats in under 30 seconds) it is by far my favorite. Dishwasher safe too.
6. For the Music Lover
Christmas Music CD from Pentatonix
This year's top selling holiday album features traditional tunes interpreted in Pentatonix's inimitable style.
Print vs Digital Books?
So many people who own tablet or other wireless reading devices tell me how much they love it. And I know it does have some advantages. For example, their small size and minimal weight make eReaders easily portable and, especially if you live in a small space, a wireless reading device won't crowd you out like books can as they take up a lot less space than even a single book. But, IMHO, you lose more than you gain in most cases.
I find that there is just something about curling up with an actual book and reading it. I love to loose myself within the pages of a good book whether fiction or non. I enjoy going to the library or browsing and buying books in the local bookstore (Yes, we still have one -- but I don't know how long it will last). I love being able to have a collection of books that I can read again and again.
And I can read an old book that's been in print for over 100 years. I love the smell of a library and the feel of the pages and bindings of old books. I wonder who else held this book in their hands and read it, and if had an effect on their lives.
Maybe I'm just a romantic who is afraid of change. I'm worried that books as we know them, and those wonderful local bookstores I love, may not exist in the future. It makes me sad and somewhat fearful for the future.
If you know someone who feels as I do, consider the following as a stocking stuffer -- and maybe ensure that Santa has a book or two (or three?) in his sack for them as well.
7. For the Avid Reader Who Still Prefers Actual Books
Energy efficient (we've had one for almost 3 years and have not replaced the batteries yet!), bright light (and enough to light both pages of an open book), and 12 inch flexible neck. I use it when working on house repairs in dark corners too. And so much better than a flashlight if the power goes out.
8. For Planners, Schedulers and Jugglers
Whatever someone is interested in, there is sure to be a calender on that topic. From animals and nature to your favorite movies and shows, from hobbies to careers, serious to humorous, a calender is a year-long reminder that you care. Many calendars today are also available for downloading to a tablet or computer - and they are so much nicer and more personal than the usual scheduling software. We've chosen a few of our favorites, but there are more where these came from. Take a look and
9. For Holiday Decorators
Shown above are a few favorites: Bread dough gingerbread "cookies" that come in sets of three, R2 D2 with reindeer antlers for the occasion (many other Star Wars figures are available from all movies in the franchise, including The Force Awakens), a personalized brunette cheerleader (other colors and interests are available), a vintage glass Santa ornament, a reproduction glass pickle (comes boxed with a copy of the Polish legend about it), a hand-made felt snowman, and a stack of books that would be perfect for the bibliophile, reader, student, or teacher!
From hand-made to the latest craze, antique and vintage to personalized, there are loads of ornaments available less than $10.00 -- some for a lot less! From general holiday ornaments, both religious and secular, to those that represent a particular area of interest or mark a special occasion, you are sure to find the perfect gift ornament for everyone on your lift at Amazon!
10. For Thinkers & Wags, Sages & Sillies
And Just About Anyone and Everyone Else on Your Gift List
We've saved the best for last! If your giftee doesn't fall into one of the nine categories above, you're sure to find the present perfect here.
Our Favorite Place to Shop for Stocking Stuffers: Great Gifts for Everyone starting at $3.00
Q. What Can You Get for Less than $10 at The Unemployed Philosophers Guild?
A. Gifts You Won't Find Anywhere Else (& the Chuckles are Free)!
Mints the Treasury Department Should Envy. Freshly Mint-ed Punny Tins for all tastes, stocked with breath mints and attitude! Perfectly sized for pocket or purse, they also make great conversation starters. (Some may even be aphrodisiacs in disguise.) $3.00 each or Buy 4 for $10.00.
Magnetic Personality Finger Puppets double as refrigerator magnets and have incredible details. The collection is populated by such notables as Abe Lincoln and other historical figures, assorted Deities, pop culture icons, peacemakers, artists, writers (and some of the characters that populate their stories), philosophers, and more. At $6.00 each and 4 for $20.00, I dare you to buy just one!
Activity Bars. The Best Bars bar none. Okay, maybe there is a better fruit and nut bar and, sorry gang, but it can't beat chocolate in my book -- but there aren't any that are more fun! Each box is a treasure trove of games, puzzles, quotes, and trivia. Choose from about a dozen varieties or collect them all. Under $5.00 each and if you buy 4, you'll save a buck apiece.
Stationery including Quotable Notables Cards ($3.50 each/ 4 for $12), Boxed Sets of Diecut Sticky Notes at $6.50 each (not shown), and Notebooks for $3.25 (also not shown). You're sure to find more than one to fit all personality types - from Alice's Passport to Wonderland to Freudian Slips Stickies and (Oscar) Wilde Cards.
All this and more at the irrevocably intelligent, irreverent, and quirkily humorous Unemployed Philosophers Guild
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