Many people are finding their Christmas shopping budget tight this year. But they should not worry because it still possible to find great gifts this Christmas for less than $10. Here are ten suggestions to get you started on a frugal and successful Christmas shopping season. Each idea will include where to find the item. Everyone knows about socks, gloves, toboggans, etc, that can be had for less than $10, here are some ideas that you might not have known existed at great deals.
Video games are always a popular gift and some great titles can be picked up for less than ten bucks. A quick browse through GameStop.com’s found the following for less than $10: Madden 2008 for the Xbox (used), NBA Street: Showdown for the PSP (used), and Chicken Shoot for the Nintendo Wii (new).
Ebay’s Half.com is filled with great gifts less than $10. Glenn Beck’s excellent book The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland, numerous Hannah Montana cds, and movies from A Christmas Carol to Zorro are all available for 10 dollars or less.
While certainly this gift won’t fit everyone, here is one that they will remember. Smoky Mountain Knife Works’ catalog is filled with great gift ideas at reasonable prices. So here is my pick. A grenade. Yes, a grenade is a memorable present (it doesn’t work, it is just a gag gift). For about 5 bucks you can choose from 3 different styles. They make great conversation pieces and a paperweight that will keep your coworkers guessing.
Silver coins are another memorable present that can be bought for under $10. A quick look at eBay currently shows numerous coins including silver dimes under $3, silver quarters under $5, and silver half dollars under $7. All prices include shipping.
If you are looking for Jewelry this Christmas, Overstock.com is currently showing 62 pair of earrings for less than $10.
If you have young couples on your Christmas shopping list, Target, Wal-Mart, and others carry numerous small appliances for under ten dollars. Coffee makers, toasters, knife sets, and other useful gifts can be put under the tree on a ten dollar or less budget.
For a great selection of toys under $10, check out Amazon.com. Electronic toys, building sets, stuffed animals and more are all listed for $10 or less.
If you have a hunter or fisherman on your Christmas list check out Cabelas.com. Cabela’s Bargain Cave has rod and reel combos for adults and kids and numerous hunting accessories for under $10.
Looking for a gift for someone in a new home this Christmas? Then check out Pier 1 Imports. Pier 1 Imports offers a great selection of inexpensive home decorative pieces, mugs, glasses and more for less than $10.
Don’t forget holiday sweets as a great idea for an inexpensive Christmas gifts. From Whitman Samplers to Hickory Farms, great prepackaged food items can be purchased for less than $10. An even better idea is to buy locally made items from craft stores and other locations or to just make them yourself. The internet is filled with recipe and decoration ideas for making these items at home.
So no matter who you are shopping for this year don’t despair. A great Christmas gift is out there for less than $10.