10 Amazon Finds (for $10 or Less!) to Help You Spoil Your Besties
If we know you as well as we think we do, you have a lot of friends. A lot of best friends — whom you want to spoil this holiday season. (No need to explain: People like you, and you like them!) But because none of us have unlimited bank accounts, we realize money can get a little tight — especially this time of year when we also have family to shop for, doormen to tip, and travel plans to pay for.
That’s why we rounded up this list of super-cute and thoughtful gifts from Amazon. Each item is just $10 or less and sure to make your friends feel extra special.
1. Donut Society Key Tag, $8
Get this for your friend who’d be the president of a secret donut society. You know, if a secret donut society were to exist. (We hear the first rule of secret donut societies is not to talk about the secret donut society. The second is, of course, to eat donuts.) Another ideal candidate for this gift? Your friend who is constantly losing her keys.
2. OXO Good Grips Avocado Slicer, $10
We’ve all heard how expensive it is to buy avocado toast from restaurants (see: This Is How Many Avocado Toasts It Costs to Buy a House). This thoughtful gift will help your friend save money while still having a healthy, yummy breakfast. If you’ve got an extra couple bucks to spend, add in an avocado to round out the gift.
3. SipWell Stainless Steel Straws, $6 for four
We’ve seen a huge influx in reusable straws this year, as more establishments ban plastic ones and people spend more time thinking about the environment. This set will help your friend save the sea turtles and drink a homemade cocktail in the most stylish way possible. Bonus: It comes with a brush for easy cleaning.
4. Forge Iced Coffee Enamel Pin, $9
Got a friend who is obsessed with iced coffee? A coworker who insists on drinking iced coffee in January? Help her wear her heart on her sleeve (or purse, laptop case, or jean jacket) with this trendy enamel pin.
5. Fred Llama Tea Infuser, $10
Llamas couldn’t be hotter these days — and we’re not just being cheeky because this one happens to be sitting in a hot cup of tea! Get this for your tea-loving friend who has a soft spot for animals.
6. Sunnylife Glass Markers, $10 for six
This practical gift combines three things your bestie probably loves: cacti, wine, and parties. See, each silicone plant has a little suction cup and is meant to be used as a drink marker to help guests identify which glass of wine is theirs.
7. GAMAGO Pizza Bandages, $9 for 18
Don’t make your accident-prone friend wear boring, beige-colored bandages! Getting to wear one of these pizza bandages will be the silver lining to accidentially slicing a little too far on a mandoline.
8. Kuhn Rikon Nonstick Paring Knife, $10
If a $10 paring knife is good enough for Alex Guarnaschelli, it’s good enough for you and all your friends. (The idea is that paring knives often get lost or beat up, so you don’t want to spend a ton of money on one.) This one has a nonstick finish, comes with a protective sheath, and is available in a few different colors.
9. Leaf Trinket Dish, $10
Another good idea for the plant lady in your life, this trinket dish can sit by the sink and she’ll think of you every time she takes off her rings to do the dishes.
10. Safety Pin Bottle Opener, $10
The safety pin design of this hefty bottle opener is oh-so-subtle, which means it’s a great gift for anyone who’s into sewing or just happens to appreciate simple geometric designs.