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The best last minute gifts come in all shapes and sizes—and everything in our gift guide below is available to ship in time for Christmas and costs $10 or less. It’s hard enough to figure out what to get for your loved ones, let alone what to buy for bosses, co-workers, dog walkers or secret Santas.
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To help you with your down-to-the-wire holiday shopping, we’ve compiled 45 last-minute gifts for $10 or less that will make sure everyone in your life gets a little holiday joy this season. As Christmas quickly approaches, many of these items are in high demand and may sell out. We recommend starting your holiday shopping right now to ensure you'll get all of your gifts delivered in time—although only some of these items may arrive in time for Christmas!
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1. For the kid who loves surprises: Skyrocket Blume Doll
Who doesn't love a surprise? The Skyrocket Blume Doll is one of the hottest toys out there and has more than 5,000 reviews and 4.6-star rating on Amazon. It grows into one of 22 potential dolls as it gets watered, so kids are sure to love it, and it's small enough to fit into a stocking.
2. For the person who colors outside the lines: An adult coloring book
Coloring isn't just for kids—adults can get in on the fun, too. Sasha O'Hara's "Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book" is full of 21 single-sided adult color pages full of sassy and amusing sayings like "Home is where the vodka is" and "Suck it up, buttercup." The paperback coloring book, which has a 4.6-star rating out of 12,000 Amazon reviews, includes moderate to hard images like animals, people, fairies, and more.
3. For the one who wears the same jewelry: Diamond Dazzle Stik
If your giftee wears the same earrings, necklaces, and rings every single day, then their jewelry could definitely use a serious refresh from all that wear. With more than 14,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, people swear by this jewelry cleaning stick designed to make diamonds shine like new. Reviewers were impressed with how easy it is to use and the massive improvement they've seen in their gemstones.
4. For the creative one: WikkiStix
WikkiStix are bendable, wax sticks that will never dry out and offer children (and adults!) hours of play. They can create faces, creatures, and more, and it's the perfect way to keep young ones entertained before holiday dinner.
5. For the person who loves to eat their veggies: Ontel Veggetti Spiralizer
Veggie noodles are all the rage these days, and our favorite spiralizer can help turn your favorite vegetables into pasta form. We were hesitant when we spied an "As Seen on TV" label on this product, but the truth is, it beats out the competition by a long shot.
The 4-in-1 spiralizer is sturdy enough for frequent use and comes with a small brush that makes the cleaning process a cinch. This affordable kitchen gadget can be used on zucchini, spaghetti squash, carrots, and other vegetables.
6. For the one who likes sweet breakfasts: Dash Gingerbread Mini Waffle Maker
Waffles are one of the best ways to start your morning a la Lesley Knope, and mini waffles are better than regular-sized ones. It's just a fact. They're easier to dunk into syrup and cook faster—meaning you'll be heading to Waffletown faster. The Dash Mini Waffle Maker is one of the best waffle makers we've ever tested, and your giftee will love whipping up a tasty batch of adorable gingerbread waffles.
7. For the nerd in your life: “I Am Groot” Flower Pot
Life is too short to be boring and this "Guardians of The Galaxy" Groot Pen Pot is anything but dull. Your coworker will get a kick out of using the 6-inch pot to hold markers, small plants, and other trinkets like this highly-rated Pilot G2 pens.
8. For the one who has AirPods: AirPods case cover
Anyone who has Apple AirPods probably gets nervous about accidentally misplacing these small and expensive buds. The case is so small and easy to lose. But a carrying case they can use to attach their AirPods to their keys or belt loops might calm their woes. With more than 28,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating on Amazon, people love this silicone case and say it doesn't rip and that it makes them feel more secure. It's also available in several color options.
9. For the person who is always thirsty: SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
Our best value reusable straws are SipWell's Stainless Steel Drinking Straws. This four-pack is ideal for someone who is trying to use less plastic—or for the person who is always sipping on iced coffee. The straws can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning and measure roughly seven to eight inches from top to bottom.
10. For the one who runs their dog's Instagram: Pooch Selfie
If your recipient is absolutely obsessed with their dog (I mean, who isn't?) and, more importantly, snapping pictures with them, then they need this selfie assistant. The Pooch Selfie is an ingenious tennis ball that clips to the top of your giftee's phone, so they can finally take the perfect selfie with their pooch. It's more of a gag gift, but it has more than 1,00 positive reviews on Amazon with reviewers claiming it actually works—well, depending on the dog.
11. For those who enjoy a challenge: The "Of Course!" book of riddles
Some people like their Sudoku and coffee in the morning, while others like puzzles and crosswords. A brain teaser book is perfect for keeping anyone’s mind sharp, killing time while traveling, entertaining kids, or just relaxing on their own.
12. For the one who likes to keep busy: Pop It Fidget Toy Keychain
Pop It toys aren't just for the kids—adults love the satisfying release of pressing down (a.k.a "popping") the silicone toy, too. The sensory toy for all ages is a great way to pass the time when you're on the go. Amazon reviewers agree this Pop It keychain is "firm" and "fun to play with."
13. For the person who loves to relax: TheraFlow Foot Massage Roller
The TheraFlow Foot Massage Roller is a reflexology tool for foot pain. Its unique design helps target sore areas of the foot like the arch and heels. With over 9,930 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, you can't go wrong giving this relaxing gift.
14. For the one who loves napping: Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask
For some of us, the only way to reach a REM cycle is to wear an eye masks to block out any sliver of light. When we tested the best sleep masks, our tester said the Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep eye mask " mask extends nice and low so that no light sneaks in at the base, and the padded, silky material fully blocks out light." If your recipient is in perpetual need of some rest after the stress of the holidays (and life), treat them to this eye mask.
15. For the person who loves to read: Leather Bookmark
Bookmarks might be one of the simpler gifts on this list, but they’re also among the most useful. Whether for work, school, or leisure, everyone needs a durable bookmark. Made from full-grain leather, the navy-colored bookmark comes with a tassel attached to the end, so the gift recipient can easily pick up where they left off.
16. For those who loves lip balm: Burt's Bees Lip Balm
The Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Gift Set includes one basic peppermint lip balm and one lip balm in the shade "Red Dahlia." These make a great stocking stuffer and are also perfect for tossing in their work bag or travel bag.
18. For the one who misses velcro shoes: Lock Laces
When you're trying to get out the door, tying your shoelaces can seem like the most time consuming task, which is why your giftee wishes velcro shoes were considered stylish. They can transform their kicks into slip-ons with these popular no-tie shoelaces that reviewers swear by. Runners love that they keep their sneakers nice and tight, while parents love that they can easily replace their kids laces with these.
19. For the one who likes to doodle: Scratch Art Mini Notes
Take your giftee's doodling to the next level with these Scratch Art Mini Notes. They appear as normal paper, but when used leave behind a rainbow of color wherever you draw. It'll make leaving notes more fun and add a pop of color to daily drawings.
20. For the kids: Kikkerland Safari Pencils
These Kikkerland Safari Pencils make an adorable stocking stuffer for kids and teens alike. Made from real wood, the pencil set comes in four wild animal designs (elephant, zebra, lion and tiger) and have garnered a 4.5-star rating from more than 900 Amazon reviews.
21. For the one who's a runner: BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Balm
We've all experienced painful chafing at one point or another. It's not fun. And if you're giftee is an extreme runner or someone who has dealt with chafing their entire life, then they know it far too well. BodyGlide is an anti-chafe balm that could literally save their life. We tried it and found that it lasts an incredibly long time and kept thighs chafe-free during a half marathon (that's over two hours of running!).
22. For the one who wears makeup: Makeup removing cloths
Give your giftee a way to remove their makeup without irritating their eyes and skin like they have been with traditional disposable wipes. More than9,000 Amazon shoppers have opted to use these reusable makeup removing cloths instead, which they say removes their makeup without too much scrubbing even after washing them plenty of times.
23. For the one who loves wine: Rabbit Wine and Beverage Bottle Stoppers
If your giftee loves to end the night with a glass of vino, then they'll appreciate these rubber wine stoppers. They have grooved rings hold the stopper in place to prevent any spillage, but more importantly, they ensure no extra oxygen enters the bottle, preserving the wine for a few more days.
24. For the person who loves photography: Photo Clips String Lights
This LED photo string light display is great for your niece or nephew who just moved into a new apartment or your parent friends in need of a creative way to display their children's artwork. Measuring 33-feet long, the strand comes with 60 photo clips and each clip contains a warm, white LED light. The strand runs on 3 AA batteries, however, those are not included with your purchase.
25. For the one with an iPhone: Amazon Basics Charging Cable
Amazon's 6-foot charging cable for Apple devices like iPhones and iPads is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who is always asking to borrow your cord. It comes in four colors and has a 4.5-star rating from over 33,100 Amazon reviews.
26. For the person who is always cold: Fuzzy socks
You can't go wrong gifting a pack of comfortable socks. These fuzzy socks are sold in packs of five pairs, so your gift recipient will have plenty of cozy socks to last all winter long. These socks come in a variety of colors, too, and have over 1,000 Amazon reviews for an overall rating of 4.5 stars.
27. For the one who loves tricks: Yo-yo
Yo-yos are a classic—though sometimes frustrating—toy. But it's always a nice, inexpensive thing to throw into a stocking, especially if they would be type of the person to try to master a few tricks. These ones from Duncan are a solid yo-yo option and come in several color options.
28. For the commuter in your life: Arvok Laptop Sleeve
Taking a laptop in and out of a backpack or purse without the proper protection is just asking for an accident. Your pals will appreciate a high-quality laptop sleeve to keep their electronics safe when they're taking the train into work—or from the kids at home. Made from thick, water-resistant neoprene material, the sleeve helps to safeguard laptops from dust, water, scratches and more. It's available in 16 different colors and a variety of sizes to fit laptops ranging from 13.3-inches to 17-inches.
29. For the whisky connoisseur: Ice ball maker
No one wants a lukewarm drink, but no one wants a watered-down drink, either. But this ice cube mold creates 1.5-inch spheres that are designed to melt slowly and add a great aesthetic to a cocktail. It has a 4-star rating from more than 11,000 reviews with reviewers saying they are fun and easy to use.
30. For the fashion-forward person: Ties and tie clips
With stylish accessories like a skinny necktie and a three-pack of tie clips to hold it all together, dressing to the nines doesn't have to cost a small fortune. Even the most fashion-forward person on your holiday shopping list will love receiving a couple of new accessories to freshen their look.
31. For the one who loves makeup: Milani Highly Rated Volume Mascara
You don't have to spend too much to give your recipient the gift of great lashes. The Milani Highly Rated Volume Mascara costs less than $10 and is the best drugstore mascara we've ever tested. It gives incredible length and volume for a fraction of the cost of high-end brands.
32. For the kids who love tattoos: Melissa & Doug metallic temporary tattoos
Looking for a fun stocking stuffer? Temporary tattoos will always be a treat for kids and silly adults alike, and they make great small gifts or stocking stuffers. This set comes with 50 temporary tattoos featuring popular superheroes like Marvel Avenger characters. Don't worry, these tattoos come off (relatively) easy.
33. For the person who has too much hair: The Invisibobble hair tie
Straight, curly, thin, or thick—the Invisibobble hair tie is ideal for all hair types, making it an ideal stocking stuffer for anyone on your holiday shopping list who's rocking long hair. The coiled hair ties are waterproof, won't break or damage most hair types, and, most importantly, don't leave a crease behind like other hair ties might.
34. For the one with a cast iron skillet: Lodge Pan Scraper
Cleaning a cast iron skillet can be tricky. You don't want to wash off the seasoning that makes cooking with cast iron so great, but you also don't want to leave food crusted on the pan. That's where these pan scrapers from Lodge come in. The polycarbonate scrapers easily remove gunk with out leaving any scratches behind, which is why reviewers love them and your cast iron lover will, too.
34. For your best friend: A pair of matching Lucky Fortune bracelets
Whether you want to show some love to your best friend or are shopping for the tween in your life, these matching bracelets make for a budget-friendly gift. These fun and colorful bracelets are hidden inside of two fortune cookies, along with a propitious paper fortune.
35. For the one who does their nails at home: Wearable nail polish bottle holder
Painting your nails is all fun and games until you end up with a glob of it on your bedspread. Not great. If your giftee loves painting their nails, toss this innovative wearable nail polish holder in their stocking. It's essentially worn like a ring to keep the bottle in close reach. More than 6,500 Amazon reviewers swear by it and say it's especially useful when they attempt to paint their nails on the couch or their beds.
36. For the person who's obsessed with skincare: Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Mario Badescu's facial spray is a cult-favorite amongst skincare fanatics. The 4-ounce hydrating mist is formulated from aloe, herbs, and rosewater. All it takes is a few spritzes to leave your friend, relative, or coworker's skin feeling refreshed.
37. For the one who loves eggs: Le Creuset Egg Cup
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if your recipient prefers to start their day with eggs (particularly, soft boiled eggs), then they can eat it in style with this egg cup from Le Crueset. Yes, it's possible to get something from Le Creuset for under $10. Reviewers say they're high quality and a simple way to elevate breakfast.
38. For the phone-obsessed one: PopSockets
PopSockets have been popular for a couple of years now—and they serve two great purposes. PopSockets offer an extra grip on the back of your phone, so you don’t drop it when FaceTiming or taking a picture. Additionally, the small plastic doo-dads also serve as a great stand for lazy video viewing. Offered in a variety of different designs and styles, PopSockets are easy, stylish, and practical gifts to give anyone.
39. For the one who loves sushi: Sushi Making Kit
Your recipient already orders sushi on a weekly basis, so they might have some fun attempting to make it for themselves. Reviewers love this inexpensive sushi making kit because it has everything they need to make and eat sushi (including chopsticks!) and that it's super easy to use. It may take some trial and error, but your giftee will just have to roll with it.
40. For the stylish one: Wet n Wild lipstick
At Reviewed, we tested the best liquid lipsticks, and despite its low price, Wet n Wild was our No. 1 pick by a large margin. It stayed on the longest, was easy to wash off, and didn’t leave marks anywhere. So for cheap, stylish, and strong lipstick that’s perfect for a gift, look no further.
41. For the one who loves happy little trees: Bob Ross painting set
Bob Ross is iconic for his soothing voice and incredible (and fast) paintings, and now you can recreate some of his magic with this Bob Ross by the Numbers painting set. It includes a 32-page book with painting tips from Ross himself, three pre-painted canvases with numbered sections, brushes, paint and everything else you need to start.
42. For the person who has too many cords: A pack of cable clip organizers
Between laptop chargers, phone cords, and other electronic cables, it's easy for things to get twisted. This six-pack of cable organizers will keep your coworker's cords in order. The peel-and-stick wire holders can be used for TVs, computers, cell phones, or even in the car to keep everything tangle-free.
43. For the one who needs some pampering: Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub
We could all use a little more pampering in 2021. One easy and inexpensive way to gift your recipient some is with this cult-favorite body polish cream from Dove. With nearly 17,900 reviews and a 4.5-star rating on Amazon, people are obsessed with this product because it help brighten and restore dull and dry skin.
44. For the one who lives for the 90s: Velvet scrunchies
In case you weren't aware, scrunchies have made a major comeback recently, making them a great stocking stuffer. These velvet ones are super soft and come in a variety of colors that would look great on your giftee's head or just hanging on their wrist.
45. For the one who loves a good bath: Fairy Bath Bomb
You don't have to pay for a trip to the spa to experience a luxury bath. With one of the best bath bombs, the Da Bomb Bath Fairy Bomb, you can give the gift of some bath time fun as this beauty treat will turn the water pretty pink and blues. There's even a surprise trinket inside to spread a little extra holiday cheer.
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