You know what they say: it’s the thought that counts. While we’re all about spreading love during the holidays, sometimes we don’t have the budget to splurge on our loved ones.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t find them a meaningful gift! Gifts are a symbolic way to express our love, and there are so many ways to do that for under $10. Here are some ideas:
Herb Garden Kit
For your friend who’s a culinary expert! Having a herb garden is a great way to ensure that you’re getting fresh ingredients for your cooking, and it’s always great to have them as a backup if you forgot to get some cilantro or basil at the store!
Culinary herb seeds – $9.99
Reusable Produce Bags
For your family members who want to be more eco-friendly but don’t know how. These bags come super handy when you’re carrying heavy produce, and they’re really convenient to carry around! They’re also an alternative to plastic bags, which are one of the main causes of marine pollution.
Ntdf.* Grocery mesh bag – $9
Hand-made Aleppo soap
For…. anyone in your life! Aleppo soap is one of the oldest types of soap in existence. It’s naturally anti-bacterial, and the laurel oil in it makes it incredibly beneficial for the skin.
All-natural Aleppo soap – $9
Vegan lip balm
For the makeup lover in your life. Lip balms are always a necessity, and they’re always welcome. This jumbo-sized tinted lip balm also doubles as a lip tint!
River Organics lip balm – $10
For your aunt with the green thumb. You can’t really have too many succulents! They are great to have on your desk or your windowsill, and they can make your space feel more alive.
Crassula succulent – $6.99
Reusable makeup remover pads
For your skincare addict friend. Makeup wipes are terrible for the skin, they are rough and filled with alcohol. These pads are machine-washable and can be reused as many times as you want!
Ntdf.* reusable bamboo pads – $10
For your overworked friend who really needs to take a breather and relax. Let them settle down with a warm bath, a glass of wine, and a good book.
Forest bath bomb – $4.50
For your cousin with unruly hair. Bamboo repels static, which makes this a great way to keep hair under control and avoid frizz!
Anti-frizz bamboo hairbrush – $9
Travel coffee cup
For your busy friend or your coffee-loving coworker. Travel cups are a great way to avoid single-use waste.
Stainless steel travel cup – $9.94
For your esoteric relatives! Swab sticks, be it sage or yerba santa, are a great way to cleanse spaces of unwanted negative energy. They are also aromatic, and leave a pleasant smell!
White sage swab stick – $7
Do you have any other go-to affordable gift ideas? Let us know in the comments below!
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