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.

BathoriumBathorium 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 Joe Fresh Holidays

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.

Indigo Mini Mercury Candles

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 2015

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 Satchets

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

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 Diamond Shaped Ornaments

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.

People Towels

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.

10 for $10 2015 Holidays

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.

126 Responses to “Top 10 Holiday 2015 Gifts Under $10”
  1. Heather Swanson says:

    I love bath bombs

  2. Kimberley Hamilton says:

    I am obsessed with your 10 under $10 lists!!! Okay so I love the bath bombs very cute and good for women of all ages! Also I love the ombré beanies! Fab colours and very unique

  3. Catherine Simone says:

    Nothing makes me more warm and fuzzy than candles and I love the Mini Mercury ones from indigo

  4. Charlotte/chalbe says:

    Love the mercury candles from Indigo, and the price is perfect too.

  5. janicour says:

    Love the PeopleTowels – $3.99 each Fair trade:)))

  6. CLC says:

    I like the people towels.

  7. Burcu says:

    I love the PeopleTowels

  8. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. You got me at the bath bombs and the candles. 🙂
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  9. Sarah H says:

    I love David’s Teas but the people towels are a really cool idea 🙂

  10. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the People Towels.

  11. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the Mini-mercury candles. I think scented candles are such a nice cozy way to set a mood.

  12. Annie P says:

    David’s Tea is my fav

  13. katydidit21 says:

    I love the Ombre Beanies from Old Navy.

  14. Aimee says:

    I like the people towels. They would be great to put in my kids lunch kits.

  15. says:

    Eco towels are not available in Manitoba?????

    Boo hop

    Sent from my iPhone


  16. Joan G. says:

    I like the Ombre Beanies – especially the black and white one.

  17. israel y says:

    I like the David’s Teas

  18. Toks W says:

    The Bathorium Bath Bombs look wonderful. That would be a great gift!

  19. kiraali says:

    David’s tea sachets sound lovely!

  20. Mary warner says:

    The Baby Tees from Joe Fresh

  21. Karen says:

    David’s Teas are very nice.

  22. Christine Tuomi says:

    I love those hanging ornaments.

  23. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the snow markers and the mercury candles.

  24. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’m a tea lover so I have to pick DavidsTea as my favourite pick of the bunch.

  25. nicole a says:

    I love the idea of the people towels, plus they are fun for kids. I also really like the David’s tea!

  26. aketch says:

    The Essie Luxeffects polish would make a great stocking stuffer for my daughter!

  27. Lindsey says:

    I love the Bath Bombs. Perfect for my winter baths!

  28. Wanda says:

    I am a subscriber. My favorite items is the essie Luxeffects 2015.

  29. Erin W says:

    I love the People Towels, they are so cool!

  30. emma walpole says:

    i’m going to look for those ombre beanies thanks

  31. Darlene R says:

    Love bathorium bombs! they were just on marilyn show

  32. aly3360 says:

    The sno-markers are my favourite gift idea in the post. They’ll make awesome stocking stuffers.

  33. Susan Patterson says:

    the Essie Lux effects nail polish would be perfect for my granddaughter! Thank you! Good luck everyone!

  34. KellyPC says:

    I would love to do a small pink or silver tree decorated entirely with Vinter ornaments!

  35. laura says:

    I would pick the bath bombs!!

  36. Lorna says:

    Love the people towels

  37. Kelly E says:

    I like the People Towels

  38. Lisa Morrison says:

    I like the vintage hanging ornaments.

  39. Theresa Jones says:

    I have had a lifelong Love of Candles. The Mini mercury Candles would be an ideal addition to my collection.

  40. Kelly H says:

    i like the mini mercury candles!

  41. Jessica Lord says:

    i like the oogaa teethers

  42. marie s says:

    love the mini mercury candles.. so rustic

  43. Sherry Kinnear says:

    Love the Sno -Markers.

  44. mcmc says:

    The Mini mercury Candles are what I would love to have

  45. Shelley N says:

    Love the Essie Luxeffects -nice and sparkly for the holiday season

  46. Wendy Langridge says:


  47. intensev5 says:

    I really like the Mini Mercury Candles

  48. Manitoba Meg says:

    My favorite items are the IKEA Vinter ornaments. Must pick up some next time I go.

  49. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite gift idea under $10 featured in this post that I love the best are the PeopleTowels!

  50. cookie3 says:

    I love the Essie Luxeffects. Who doesn’t like a little sparkle for the holiday season.

  51. Nick Ponomarev says:

    My favourite item is the mini mercury candles

  52. Lucretia Flemming says:

    mini mercury candle

  53. Sunshine G says:

    I like the David tea sachets – one can never have enough tea!

  54. SueSueper says:

    My favourite item showcased above is Essie Luxeffects top coats.

  55. Shelagh Macdonald says:

    I like snow markers. Let’s get them outside and active!!

  56. SueSueper says:

    I follow Bathorium on Instagram (SueSueper)
    Here is my regram:

  57. SueSueper says:

    I follow 2 Blue Ducks on instagram,
    Here is my regram:

  58. SueSueper says:

    I follow PeopleTowels on instagram,
    Here is my regram:

  59. Dana Miller says:

    My favourite gift idea under $10 featured in this post is the Ombre beanie from Old Navy. I like the jewel tone colors! Your recipient will be fashionable and warm!

  60. Lynn M says:

    You have some of my favorite things here…candles, nail polish, tea – but I think the Sno-Markers are my favorite – something I am unfamiliar with but can see would be a lot of fun.

  61. I REALLY like the Vinter 2015 Hanging Ornaments – $5.99! Very pretty! Thanks!

  62. Debra says:

    Love the people towels and the sno-markers.

  63. kim says:

    I love the sno-markers.

  64. Robyn says:

    The IKEA ornaments have my heart- I am loving their entire holiday section this year!

  65. Anne Liptak says:

    Bathorium products brighten my day.

  66. Evelyn Giedrojc says:

    Seriously love this!!!! I’m doing a $10 secret Santa and was wondering what to get them. I love the Eco friendly towels and the cheap bath bombs (much cheaper than Lush). And the beanies! I’m an employee at the Gap and receive a 30% off discount on top of anything In Old Navy. Thank you for your Time of putting this list together!! I would be thrilled to win the prize pack.

  67. Evelyn Giedrojc says:

    I followed all three on Instagram but I can’t upload proof I followed them? You can check out my Instagram for proof. “evelyngiedrojc”
    But here’s my proof of sharing it to my tumblr!!! People on tumblr and pinretest love these sort of things.
    This is for extra entries.

  68. David’s Tea is a nice gift. Everyone can use that!

  69. Loretta says:

    Great fits – I really like the people towels idea !

  70. Julie says:

    Love the hanging ornaments!

  71. DebP says:

    The bath bombs for me!

  72. Stephanie Black says:

    I love the shiny 2015 hanging ornaments.

  73. Andrea D. says:

    I love the People Towels.

  74. Diane p says:

    I like the bath bombs.

  75. linnett says:

    The Mini Mercury candles are nice, thanks

  76. Silvia D says:

    I really like them all but reallylike the People Towels

  77. Maryanne says:

    The Oogaa teethers are really cute!

  78. joyce s. says:

    I like the Baby Jersey Tees – $10 each @ Joe Fresh.

  79. Lynda Martin says:

    Mini Mercury Candles
    These are very nice and would smell wonderful

  80. Grace says:

    I love the People Towels! What a great idea for environmentally friendly hand drying.

  81. S. Hirano says:

    I love the People Towels. I hate blowing my hands under a dryer, so I would love to carry one with me, and it does make a great gift. If the store was closer to me, I would buy some for my sisters.

  82. Haroon Khan says:

    My favourite is the bathorium bath bombs.

  83. Sherri F says:

    Love the People Towels!!

  84. Sandy Couzens says:

    I think the Sno-Markers look like so much fun 🙂 I would Love to give these to my little grandson. Winter is fun when you are 3 🙂 Thank you

  85. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    I love the ombre beanies!

  86. dawn walsh says:

    i love the davids tea sachets

  87. dabrowne says:

    I love the People Towels. Great idea!

  88. Marla says:

    Love davids tea

  89. Mel Borhi says:

    i love the bath bombs.

  90. Moe Anderson says:

    My grandkids would have a ball with those snow markers.

  91. Marlene J says:

    Ombre Beanies – $9 each @ Old Navy

  92. I love those Ombre beanies! Email subscriber as well 🙂

  93. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the People towels!

  94. Victoria Ess says:


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  95. dawn chessman says:

    i have to say the sno markers..tough choice with those ornaments

  96. ann says:

    The ombre beanies are beautiful!!

  97. Drew says:

    I like the people towels

  98. I like the ombre beanies from Old Navy. Cute AND useful.

  99. LoriZ says:

    Would love to try the Snow Markers! I’ve never heard of this type of product before. Something new and unique!

  100. Taps says:

    i love the Bathorium Bath Bombs

  101. Leah E says:

    I’m torn between the David’s Tea tea and the Ikea hanging ornaments. I think I’m going to have to pick those up for myself this year!

  102. I love the Essie Luxeffects polishes! The diamond ornaments are adorable too.

  103. favgreen(Rhonda W G.) says:

    I would really like the 3 Bathorium Bath Bombs…

  104. Joy Doucette says:

    3 Bathorium Bath Bombs

  105. Tamara Attanasio says:

    Great list! Love the Oogaa teethers

  106. Erin McSweeney says:

    my favorite is the PeopleTowels

  107. mousecat says:

    My faves are the snow markers! How much fun would those be?!

  108. Linda says:

    The Baby Jersey Tees are very cute. I like these the best.

  109. lisa bolduc says:

    i am in love with the Ombre Beanies

  110. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Essie Luxeffects nail polishes.

  111. Leslie McK says:

    Love Davids Tea

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