Gift-giving doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many great gift options out there that can put smiles on your friend’s and families’ faces that won’t cost a fortune. Frugal gift ideas can be as low as $10 or less!

Knowing this can provide some relief especially if you have a large family. If you’re wondering where to find frugal gifts that are still thoughtful and good-quality but don’t know where to start, you’re not alone. Amazon is a great place to start but there are a ton of other retailers that have good deals on various items as well. Here are 10 frugal gift ideas that are all under $10.

1. Coffee and a Mug

Gift someone a new mug. This is especially thoughtful for any coffee drinkers you know. Most people who drink coffee or tea regularly could never have too many mugs.

You can find affordable coffee mugs at most stores. Also, consider ordering some coffee or tea straight from Keurig’s website. They have some great deals on K-cups for almost every type of coffee or tea and some of their 10-count boxes of coffee are just $6.99 online.

2. Pet Home Decor 

Pets are part of the family too, and Chewy has a sign that represents this. The sign says “It’s Not a Home Without…”. Fill in the blank with the dog’s name while you order it online. This wooden sign is 10 x 5, manufactured in the U.S. and great to hang anywhere in the home.

Throw in a dog treat from Petco and you’ll make both the pet and the owner happy with this gift.

3. Thermal Gloves 

I live in the Midwest, and we have some pretty bad winters. With the wind chill and below 0 temperatures, people really have to bundle up when they leave the house and good gloves are necessary. Consider grabbing someone a nice hat and gloves set for the holidays.

One item that should be used to help keep warm is something like these thermal gloves from LTD Commodities. I get their catalog all the time in the mail and had no idea they had a website where you can order online and get some of the same great discounts. These particular thermal gloves are made of extra-soft deerskin and fleece which helps keep hands and fingers as warm as possible. They have both medium and large sizes in stock and they’re only $6.99 per pair.

4. Candle 

You may not think candles would be on this list of frugal gift ideas but finding a good deal is all about where you look at what sales you find. Luckily, high-quality candles are often on sale all over during the holiday season.

Blain’s Farm & Fleet has some deals on candles! Both single wick and 3-wick candles can be a frugal gift idea for under $10. If you happen to live near a location then curbside pickup or going inside the store to get a candle are your two options.

The store also offers delivery which for a limited time at just $6 per order! This does exclude shipping to Alaska or Hawaii. The Candle-Lite Company that supplies Farm and Fleet with its inventory has been crafting candles for over 175 years.

5. Bluetooth Microphone 

If you know any teens or kids who like to since this Bluetooth microphone from LTD Commodities is just $9.99. The microphone connects to any smartphone. Just sing into the mic and you’ll hear your voice over the music. You can even record your own performance and play it back later. 

6. Body Lotion Gift Set 

Many people’s go-to gift during the holiday season is a body lotion kit. They are typically boxed up nice and don’t cost a fortune. Plus, it’s a very practical gift that you know people will use.

Amazon has body lotion gift sets that are just $10. Aveeno, a popular brand, provides four items in their gift set: Nourishing Body Wash, Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion, Skin Relief Lotion, and Stress Relief Lotion. The set can help relax loved ones and can also provide 24 hours of moisture and/ or hydration. Amazon can send gift receipts which makes returning easy and also hides the price of the item.  

7. Construction Toys 

If you want an affordable toy set for younger children, these construction toys from Amazon would be a great addition. The toy sets come with 6 mini truck toys, 3 road signs, and even a play mat. The playmat gives a place for kids to safely move around and not scrape their knees.

8. Socks 

It’s kinda crazy how socks can disappear sometimes. They’ll go into the laundry, but sometimes you don’t see them again. I hope that I’m not the only one who appreciates getting socks for Christmas. I like practical socks as well as the cozy-themed ones. These socks from LTD Commodities are just $5.99 and you get 3 pairs.

They’re made from polyester and spandex which makes them comfortable and helps keep your feet warm. They fit women’s sizes 5-11. 

9. Star Wars Cards 

Any Star Wars fans out there? Star Wars figurines and memorabilia can be expensive, but these 23KT gold cards are just $7.99 per card. They would make a great addition to any Star Wars collection.

These cards are limited edition so there are only 10,000 of them out there so this is a gift a fan might love to have in their possession. The cards are double-sided with one side featuring characters for the early days of the franchise. Those characters include Boba Fett, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Obi, Wan, and Princess Leia just to name a few. A 3D image of Darth Vader is on the back of all the cards.

10. Air Dry Clay 

Target’s website is a great place to go when you’re looking for frugal gift ideas. This Crayola Air Dry Clay allows children to make their own craft pieces. If you know someone who needs to supply a fun indoor activity this might be just perfect for them. The ceramic-like crafts are easy to mold and even easier to clean up. This is ideal for adults and children 6 and older. 


There are plenty of fun thoughtful frugal gift ideas out there for under $10. You don’t have to spend over $50 on quality gifts, that adds up in a hurry! This list is a great place to start that won’t cost a fortune. 


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