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25 Last-Minute Gifts Under $10 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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If the thought of buying Christmas gifts stresses you out thanks to a less than bountiful shopping budget or lack of free time, you are not alone. We’re here to tell you that while time may be running out to get your gifts delivered by the 25th, you still have plenty of truly stellar options. Below we’ve curated a list of 25 extraordinary gift ideas — from a pair of toddler ballet shoes to an adult coloring book — all of which you can get on Amazon for $10 or less. So, take a break from what you’re doing and get shopping. Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.

For the mother-in-law with a dewy complexion

Heritage Store Rose Petals Rosewater Spray
$9 at Amazon

If she hasn’t tried it she’ll appreciate the intro. If she already has some she’ll be glad for the back up.

For the man who’s never moisturized

Every Man Jack Daily Sun Protection Face Lotion
$8 at Amazon

An introduction to moisturizing that’s fragrance free with SPF to protect him from the sun.

For the sister who never stops working

IceWraps Reusable Gel Pack Hot or Cold Ice Packs for Puffy Eyes
$9 at Amazon

These cute cucumber packs can be used hot by microwaving or cold by storing in the freezer. They’re a godsend for tired eyes.

For the brother who only drinks trendy seltzer

Spindrift Cucumber Sparkling Water
$15 at Amazon

Impress your bro with a seltzer flavor he’s never tried, or use it to mix Christmas cocktails.

For the dad who can build a barn and bake a mean batch of cookies

Ann Clark Hammer Cookie Cutter
$6 at Amazon

Pine tree and reindeer-shaped cookies are cool but have you ever eaten a cookie shaped like a hammer?

For the first-grader who helps around the house

G & F 5013L JustForKids Kids Genuine Leather Work Gloves, Kids Garden Gloves
$8 at Amazon

Quite possibly the cutest gift you can give a child. They’ll look like a tiny adult gardener or carpenter while feeling like a big kid.

For the boss who’s more of a pencil person

Jovitec 2.0 mm Mechanical Pencil set with 2 Cases Lead Refills, Color and Black Refills
$7 for 3 at Amazon

Ever hear of colored mechanical pencils? These are great for color-coding events in their 2019 calendar.

For the mom who writes everything down

Moleskine Cahier Soft Cover Journal, Set of 3
$8 at Amazon

Pocket-sized notebooks she can carry wherever she goes.

For the teen cousin who likes to dress up

LILIE&WHITE Geometric Acrylic Stud Earrings with Swirl In Round And Semi Round
$10 at Amazon

She’ll wish she had several pair, and at this price she can afford to stock up.

For the aunt who likes fancy soaps

Creative Co-op DA1799 Elongated White Ceramic Dog Dish
$7 at Amazon

Good as a catch-all on her bedside table or in her guest bathroom holding a tiny bar of soap.

For the outdoorsy significant other

Kikkerland CD109-OR Waterproof Bag
$10 at Amazon

This roll-top bag is waterproof so they can protect their phone, wallet, and charger from streams, waves, or downpours.

For the uncle with a sophisticated sweet tooth

Tiptree Black Currant Preserve
$10 at Amazon

He’ll appreciate the classy label as well as the refined taste.

For the father-in-law who puts hot sauce on everything

Tabasco Tin Spicy Dark Chocolate Wedges
$5 at Amazon

Spicy things + chocolate things = gifting success.

For the brother with a brand new Kitchen Aid mixer

KitchenAid 9-Piece Measuring Cup and Spoon Set
$9 at Amazon

Find out what color mixer they have and buy them this matching set.

For the nephew who just came back from Japan

Wrapables Unique Designs Washi Masking Tape
$7 at Amazon

Washi tape makes everyone smile, especially when it features mini food.

For the toddler who loves to twirl

Capezio Daisy 205 Toddler Ballet Shoe
From $16 at Amazon

A real deal pair of ballerina shoes will blow her little mind.

For the second grader who already has enough L.O.L. Surprise dolls

Hairdorables ‐ Collectible Surprise Dolls and Accessories
$15 at Amazon

Each box contains a surprise doll with a different big and beautiful hairdo and surprise accessories.

For the fourth-grader who wants to look like an L.O.L. Surprise doll

ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon
$10 at Amazon

A non-permanent way for her to express herself.

For the kid who’s building a complex Lego universe

LEGO City Arctic Ice Glider
$6 at Amazon

No Lego universe is complete without an Arctic ice glider.

For the retired dad who’s traveled the globe

City Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book of Beautiful Places from Around the World
$8 at Amazon

He’ll have fun reminiscing while coloring in each city’s landmarks.

For the teen who just made varsity

Gideon Wooden Dual Foot Massager and Roller
$10 at Amazon

They’ve been running miles everyday for months, gift them some foot relief.

For the cousin who hosts game night

Jenga Classic Game
$9 at Amazon

This gift may be for your cousin but everyone at Christmas will get to enjoy it.

For the high-schooler who’s obsessed with cute animal videos

Hedgehog Die-cut Memo Pad
$10 at Amazon

For note-taking or passing adorable notes in class.

For the kid who fidgets

Afiken Speed Cube Magic Snake Ruler Brain Teaser Skew Toy
$8 at Amazon

This toy will keep them busy for hours and will also look cool on your mantle.

For the cousin who’s vegan

Handheld Spiral Slicer Vegetable Spiralizer
$7 at Amazon

This four-in-one tool turns zucchini, carrots, and squash into healthy veggie noodles.

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25 Last-Minute Gifts Under $10 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)