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Here's what to get your Secret Santa: 10 great gifts under $10

Spreading holiday cheer doesn't have to be stressful.

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Between your work and your personal life, you probably don't have time to shop around for a special gift, let alone for the many less special gifts you may be responsible for. If an office gift-swap party or an expectation that you will bring a present for a coworker is stressing you out, fear not.

Here are 10 gifts under $10 that are guaranteed to please.


1. Coasters

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Customized drink coasters are quirky yet useful. Check out this set of five decorated wood coasters for $9.95 or this set of four rustic deer-themed cork coasters for $8.


2. Candles

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There's something calming and seasonally appropriate about a hand-crafted candle. Small ones can cost $4 and larger ones around $9.50.


3. A custom cup or mug

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Gift a customized iced-drink cup for $8 or a coffee mug for $9.99 or less.


4. A fancy bookmark

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The readers in your life shouldn't have to turn to ticket stubs and receipts for bookmarks. Here's one set for $5 or an engraved leather bookmark for about $3.


5. Tea

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Enthusiasts will love this classy tea strainer for $5.75 or box of loose-leaf tea for just under $9.


6. A unique notebook

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Richard Branson and Bill Gates both swear by the habit of writing things down by hand, as do the proponents of the recent Bullet Journal craze.

Give a set of polka-dotted pocket notebooks for $8, vintage world map notebooks for $9.95 or a monogrammed notebook for $8.


7. A plant holder

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Add some green to someone's life with this minimalist potted plant holder for $5 or this artsy plant holder for $6.


8. A customizable bag

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This $7 customizable bag is perfect for organizing notebooks, pens, makeup or pretty much anything else. Travelers will dig this $9.99 compact, self-organizing option.


9. A themed deck of cards

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Have a friend who loves "Harry Potter"? Check out this card game for muggles for $9.99. There's also a fun card set for "Game of Thrones" fans at just under $7.


10. Hand-crafted soap

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Gift one or more colorful, scented soaps for about $6.

Don't forget to treat yourself too. If you're looking to give yourself a gift that will pay off, consider buying a book that Warren Buffett or Mark Zuckerberg recommends.

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