If you've been good this year, you've already crossed all the names off your list and wrapped every last box. You can sit back, and enjoy your egg nog. Meanwhile, the procrastinators of the world (here, here!) are scrambling to find quality gifts that don't completely reveal exactly how long we waited to start our holiday shopping. And, with our wallets still feeling the blow from the first round of gifting, our strategy is all about efficiency — both in our time and funds.
Those last couple of names on the list are always the trickiest: the close friend you save until the end because it's so hard to find the perfect thing; the work bud you only recently became close with; and, of course, the acquaintance you got during an awkward Secret Santa draw. Whether you're tracking down gifts for friends, relatives, or other satellite individuals in your life, we're here to help you wrap up your holiday shopping without spending an arm and a leg. (After all, you want to save some for yourself for those post-holiday sales!) We found 30 under-$10 gifts that all feel special, so no one will know you waited until the very last minute. Don't worry, we won't tell.
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Half storage, half sculpture, give a friend the gift of artistic organization with this geometric ring holder.
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Have your loved one feel like a bad ass — if only for a moment — with these quirky temporary tattoos.
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For your friend who loved Not That Kind of Girl: a print by Joana Avillez, the artist who illustrated Lena Dunham's book.
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If you know someone who's always traveling, they'll love to carry a familiar scent with them wherever they go.
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These sleep shorts will let the snow bunny in your life pretend they're going to hit the slopes year-round.
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This luscious hand cream is so good, you'll want to pick up some moisturizing goodness for yourself.
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Give the ultra-femme a slight edge with these swing earrings: While still very feminine, this bauble is an interesting twist on the pearl studs on her dresser.
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For the person in your life with a serious case of wanderlust: a guidebook to inspire more travels in the new year.
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Writers, philosophers, and compulsive list-makers all want the same thing: a new pack of pocket-sized notebooks.
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Your friend will likely attract some worried looks as he or she drinks out of this faux sriracha bottle. But, it's for their health!
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Gently nudge your loved ones to a more sustainable lifestyle with this graphic reusable grocery bag.
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The easiest way to give your friend's wardrobe an upgrade: floral shoelaces to pair with their Docs, Converse, or oxfords.
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The budding astronaut in your life (or, the person who listens to Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk Live religiously) will greatly appreciate this space-themed patch.