10 for $10: July 2012 Edition
Happy Canada ‘day off’ for most of you worker bees out there. If you’re looking to save a little moola this summer to spend on a fab new bikini or an upcoming holiday, never fear – I’ve got ten top ideas to share with you that’ll cost you a purple bill or less (not including shipping). Happy travels!
Whipped Bath Butter in Cucumber Melon – $8.75 @ Pegasus Soaps
Believe it or not, this creamy concoction actually foams up into rich, smoothing soap. Perfect as a houseguest gift when you spend the weekend at the lake.
Sandwich Skins – $9.95 each @ Readi Set Go
Pack a sandwich for a picnic, a day at the beach, or (groan) your office lunch in one of these colourful, hand sewn, reusable lunch sacks. Another fun idea? Gift one to your favourite kid to take to their new summer day camp.
Lip Duos – $10 each @ Jacob
And the beauty collection at daytime-to-evening masterminds Jacob keeps on expanding, now with two-in-one lip duos that give you the glossy moisturizing benefits of vitamin E and jojoba oil and the lightly saturated colour benefits of lipstick. Available in six, work-ready, purse-friendly shades, these are a cute choice for a last-minute bridesmaid pretty pick-me-up.
Gangsta Rap Coloring Book – $9.50 @ Indigo
I mean, need I say more? 48 of hip hop’s biggest superstars, all for your mid-afternoon procrastinating, colouring-in enjoyment. A swell gift for your baby brother, or the office hip hop enthusiast.
Party People Glass Markers – $6.99 @ Ashton Green
A gift idea that sucks – to your glasses anyway. Gift each party guest with one of these when they arrive for a summer gathering so you can keep track of your own glass. Also makes a fun hostess present if you yourself are heading out to a fete.
Rose Pocket Mirror – $7.50 @ Spoon Sisters
Never miss a swipe of lipstick again with this elegant metallic rose pocket mirror. Makes a lovely birthday gift for your favourite niece or a single gal pal that you’re hitting the town with.
Tennis Wristbands – $8 a pair @ adidas
Got an ace in the family that’s jazzed to hit the clay this summer? Slip a fresh pair of wristbands in their gym bag before they hit the courts for a special mid-day surprise.
Chandelier Earrings – $2.99 each @ Girl Props
Pop these insanely affordable glittery earrings into goodie bags for your kids’ birthday bash this summer, or make grown-up loot bags for a bridesmaid or bar night outing.
Outset Nonstick Kabob Basket – $9.34 for two @ Tweed & Hickory
Cook your kabobs with ease with these handy BBQ tools – simply slip them in and flip as needed to ensure a perfectly even grill and no chance of losing a rogue tomato whilst making dinner. A great choice to gift to your empty nesting parents as a thank-you for whatever random favour they did for you last week.
Iced Tea Packs – $9.50 each @ DAVIDsTEA
With five lush flavours (kid-friendly ‘Swampwater’ not pictured) that are as juicy as the packaging suggests, these extra-strong tea blends are designed for chilling on ice and serving at your next big bash. Buy a package as a hostess gift!