Gift giving can be an anxiety-producing situation, especially when it comes to your favorite people. From the holiday season to weddings and baby showers, there’s never a shortage of occasions when gifts are necessary. In order to make life a little easier, we’re providing you with the perfect gifts for every stage of friendship.
Whether you’re searching for your BFF’s birthday or your favorite new coworker, there’s a fabulous gift in this guide for every kind of friend, the old and the new.
The Best Gifts for Friends of 2019 (Under $10)
Marvy Shampoo and Scalp Brush – For the best friend who needs a scalp massage
Writer Alison Freer says using this little massage brush is “blissful” and “much like getting a scalp massage at the hair salon.” Regular scrubbing also gets rid of dandruff.
For the best friend who’s a kid at heart
Playing with this (refreshingly non-neon) slime can help them de-stress — or just have a little fun.
Novelty Tea Infusers
Got a Beatles-loving tea enthusiast on your list? This silicone Yellow Submarine tea infuser is dishwasher-safe and super cute.
Or try this adorable and super cheap Mr. Tea infuser, who looks like he’s enjoying a hot soak in your cup, for under $8.
I know I struggle with storage tactics for my plethora of scarves, which have ended up just bunched up into a storage box. This hanger displays and organizes scarves in your closet, so they’re easily accessible and wrinkle-free.
Cable Management System
This cable management system is sleek and would help streamline anyone’s workspace.
SANDISK USB Flash Drive
Even better: Fill it with fun personal stuff, like date photos or favorite songs. It’s the 21st century mix tape!
Cute iPhone 6 Case
You don’t have to spend (another) fortune to protect your investment — although you certainly can.
Lots of folks will be getting new tech over the holidays, so help keep their expensive new gadgets safe. I especially love this case since it’s transparent — you can still see the be
If you have a nerdy caffeine junkie in your life, this mug is sure to keep her energized and entertained.
Plus, you can find lots of other cute mugs for less than $10, and they’re always useful to have around. Some even transform once their contents warm up!
Starry Night Light Projector
What kid — or adult, for that matter — wouldn’t want to make their bedroom into a planetarium? Coolest nightlight ever.
These sheer scarves are fashionable and versatile, and come in enough colors to get your loved ones a couple.
Plus, your friend will have a use for the scarf hanger listed above!
A Tile Finder For Lost Keys
If your BFF forgets things easily, Tile is the perfect gift. It’s a Bluetooth tracker that you can attach to your phone, keys or anything else that’s easily misplaced. Double press the button and the phone will ring — and there’s even an option to find the tile if they lose that.
A Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
The older I get, the more I appreciate practical gifts meant for everyday use. This water bottle is super useful for people who love flavored water — stick herbs, fruits, or citrus into the diffuser, and you’ll get spa water without having to chew on the rinds or leaves.
Selfie’s on demand. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Film Camera is a compact camera that produces instant credit card-sized prints.
The instax mini 9 features a Fujinon 60mm lens, capable of focusing as close as 2 feet away and a built-in flash provides additional illumination for exposures in low-light conditions.
An optical viewfinder with integrated target spot is available for image composition and an exposure counter is incorporated into the design to visually display the number of exposures remaining in the film pack.
An LED Lamp And Bluetooth Speaker
DIKAOU Led flame table lamp, Torch atmosphere Bluetooth speakers&Outdoor Portable Stereo Speaker with HD Audio and Enhanced Bass,LED flickers warm yellow lights BT4.2 for iPhone/iPad /Android
This fun table lamp flickers like a flame thanks to warm LED lights — and it connects to your phone via Bluetooth to play music. The powerful bass works with devices up to 33 feet away, and it’s the perfect addition to any outdoor party or picnic.
These Deliciously Gourmet Sandwich Cookies
Barnett’s Chocolate Cookies Gift Basket, Gourmet Christmas Holiday Corporate Food Gifts in Elegant Box, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Birthday or Get Well Baskets Idea for Men & Women, 12 Unique Flavors
If your best friend loves sweets or cookies, you’re about to change their life. This gourmet gift basket features 12 deluxe sandwich cookies, and you’ll probably be tempted to keep it for yourself. They come in a beautifully wrapped box and have unusual flavors that reviewers love (think one covered in sunflower seeds). These aren’t suitable for anyone with a nut allergy, however.
I’m dying for one of these! The Dash Compact Air Fryer makes crispy and delicious meals with 70% less fat than traditional frying methods. AirCrisp technology and a rapid air circulation system to quickly crisp your ingredients while eliminating extra calories from added oil.
Use 80% less oil when you cook in the Dash Compact Air Fryer while enjoying equally delicious and healthy results. Get dinner on the table in a fast with easy to follow recipes that go way beyond fries.
Charging Hub – If their stuff’s always on 10 percent
Running out of battery is second-nature for them, so help them stay organized and charged with this handy hub.
More than just a standard wallet, this pick from Travelambo can hold 21 cards, cash, and her smartphone. It comes in 16 colors, so you can pick the one that best complements her style.
Since his apartment lacks enough storage to hold a pizza oven, give him the next best thing: This pizza maker can make 12-inch pies with its self-regulated thermostat, resulting in crispy crust time after time. For nights when he isn’t in the mood for pizza (rare, we know), he can also use it to make quesadillas, omelettes, or nachos.
Let’s get this party started! This karaoke microphone is fully loaded with features to provide your friend the best at-home sing-along experience — plus, its shiny rose-gold color is seriously impressive in person.
It pairs easily to a Bluetooth-enabled device to play any song in their music library, while enabling them to control the voice and music volumes independently.