Top 10 Holiday 2015 Gifts Under $10
It’s the time of year where I highlight 10 awesome gift ideas that are all totally affordably priced! $10 is a perfect budget whether you’re shopping for stocking stuffers, a Secret Santa swap, thank yous, hostess gifts, and those ‘just in case’ gifts you want to have on hand. So here’s 10 cool ideas you can nab for $10 or less, not including tax or shipping.
Bathorium Bath Bombs – $8.95 each
If your giftee is looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you’ll want to check out Canadian brand Bathorium. Specializing in bath bombs loaded with luxury oils and butters, these sumptuous bath bombs make wonderful stocking stuffers or special gifts you can hand out to your extended circle of friends. I love that they’re organized by type – whether you’re looking for an energizing pick-me-up or seeking deep relaxation, you can browse their bath bombs to find the right scents and mood creators for everyone on your list. Plus, they’re 25% larger than your typical bath bomb, so you can ensure a fizzy, heavenly bath every time.
Baby Jersey Tees – $10 each @ Joe Fresh
Dressing up your kids is extra fun during the holidays, will all the glittery and festive designs out there. Joe Fresh has a bunch of great baby-sized cotton jersey tees for boys and girls, with some nods to the holidays that are a bit more subtle (like the boys’ designs, that are largely outdoorsy), whereas others are perfect picks to proudly proclaim it’s your first Christmas! A great choice for the nieces and nephews on your list.
Mini Mercury Candles – $10 each @ Indigo
Every holiday season I can’t help but get excited to see the arrival of Indigo’s latest mini mercury candles. They’re just the right size for occasional candle burners, and their pretty containers make them excellent eye candy. Available in a bunch of different scents – including seasonal faves like Snowy Pine & Fur Balsam and Cranberry & Winter Rose, these pint-sized candles make lovely thank you presents or Secret Santa swap picks.
Essie Luxeffects – $9.99 each @ Fine Salons, Spas & Drugstores
If you’re dressing up for a night out this holiday season, dress up your nails too, with one of essie’s new Luxeffects top coats for 2015. With four festive glitter combinations, these cool polishes look great layered over your favourite nail colours. Put on the glitz and use these pretty polishes as fabulous stocking stuffers or gifts for your closest gal pals.
DAVIDsTEA Sachets – $10 each or 3 for $25
Afraid of looseleaf tea? Want an effortless on-the-go way to enjoy your favourite cup of DAVIDsTEA? Check out their new tea sachet gift sets, featuring a dozen bags of your fave flavours in handy little bags. Available in seven varieties, including seasonal blends like Cardamom French Toast and Hot Chocolate. A lovely gift for your child’s teacher or the host of your next open house party.
Oogaa Teethers – $9.50 @ 2 Blue Ducks
With so many little ones bursting onto the scene this holiday season, I have no doubt that baby gifts are high on many people’s priority lists – and my gift guides this year will reflect that. These adorable silicon teething rings come in four vibrant colours and two fun shapes. With easy-to-grip handles and an easy-to-wash surface, they’re a perfect pick for all those fussy tots that are teething over the holidays.
Ombre Beanies – $9 each @ Old Navy
Top off that wintery look with an eye-catching knit beanie. Available in four colour combinations, these chic beanies are a great pick for any fashion-forward teen on your list. From pretty pink to vibrant teal to cool blue to neutral black and white, there’s a cozy cap to go with your favourite winter coat.
Sno-Markers – $8.95 @ Danna Bananas
Get festive outdoors this winter with this colourful collection of snow markers. Simply use the included powder and mix it with warm water, then head outside and get creative. Decorate your snowmen, write a welcome message, or play a game of hangman or tic tac toe. It’s a delightful way to break up all that white and get the kids out in the fresh air.
Vinter 2015 Hanging Ornaments – $5.99
I took a stroll through IKEA’s holiday lineup recently and loved their unexpected use of pastels. If you have a loved one that’s looking to refresh their Christmas decor, be sure to check it out and consider gifting them the entire lineup! One particular standout? These diamond-shaped metallic paper ornaments that even work on their own as a fun, girly decoration.
PeopleTowels – $3.99 each
Sometimes thinking about the amount of waste we generate makes my skin crawl. If someone on your list feels the same, you’ll want to introduce them to PeopleTowels, an eco-friendly alternative to disposable paper towels in public washrooms. Simply toss one in your purse or backpack and whip it out after washing your hands. Made from certified organic Fair Trade cotton and available in a huge range of prints and patterns using eco-friendly dyes, these handy towels can be washed time and again for on-the-go freshness. Available at a bunch of retailers in Canada, this is one excellent hostess gift idea.
I’m giving away a lovely $50 prize package to one of you readers, filled with fab gift ideas under $10. One lucky reader will take home:
- An Oogaa teether
- 3 PeopleTowels
- 3 Bathorium Bath Bombs
Here’s how to enter for your shot at winning!
1) First off: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by November 20, 2015 telling me what your favourite gift idea under $10 featured in this post you love the best!
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 21, 2015 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry: There are three ways to earn bonus entries. Do one, two, or all of them. Whatever you do, leave a separate comment with proof of your actions below – no link, no proof, no entry!
Bathorium – Follow the brand on Instagram and either regram one of their photos or share a photo from their site on your own feed.
2 Blue Ducks – Follow the brand on Instagram and either regram one of their photos or share a photo from their site on your own feed.
PeopleTowels – Follow the brand on Instagram and either regram one of their photos or share a photo from their site on your own feed.