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Holiday 2011: Gifts for $10 or less

If you have dozens of people on your holiday gift buying list and a limited budget, have no fear. Here's a list of gifts for $10 or less, all personalized little somethings that won't disappoint.

The manner-minded

Personalized stationary notecards can always come in handy, especially after the holidays when proper etiquette calls for sending thank you notes to your gift givers.  Since they're monogrammed, they appear pricier than they really are. You can buy a set of 10 cards for $10 at

For the family

Six animal adoption agencies in northern California have joined forces, hoping to pair up 1,000 animals with loving owners by New Year's Day. Adopt a cat, dog, rabbit or "pocket pet" for just $10. Check out for more info. Pictured below: Barry, an 11-year-old mix breed currently living at the Humane Society Silicon Valley.

Green thumbs

Toss these five meatball-sized seed balls into your garden or yard and by spring time, they'll blossom into a sweet mixture of wildflowers. Price: $6 at

Hosts with the most

Going to a dinner party on Christmas and need something for the host? You could bring another bottle of wine, or how about a wine peripheral like these scratch-free felt coasters. Sold in sets of four for $9 at West Elm.


You could opt to get your wine-loving friend another bottle of wine, but what about this snazzy, slim decanter, sure to elevate any happy hour? Price: $9.95 from CB2.

The sweet-toothed

Looking for something decadent and unique for your sweet-toothed friends and family? Check out the under $10 selection of signature cakebites from Sweet Tooth Fairy Gourmet Bake Shop. Located in Provo, Utah, the shop will happily ship across the country. Fans include Rachael Ray and Martha Stewart and they were voted "Best Food" at QVC's Customer Choice Awards this year.

Pop culture-ites

Interview magazine is the only periodical that has celebrities interviewing celebrities. This month, Arianna Huffington interviews Scarlett Johansson. Price: $9.97 for a one-year subscription at

Just because...

Finally, "The healing power of comedy is available in an over-the-counter form," according to its vendor, who also warns that side effects may include: Chuckling, chortling, guffawing and acute shortness of breath. Available at for $5 per emergency nose.

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