Gift Guide: Under $10

Thank you all so much for the sweet birthday wishes yesterday, you lovelies! Yesterday was kind of a weird and underwhelming (is this what birthdays are like now?) but I had a lot of sweet people making sure it was the best it could be. Herbie made me an awesome mix CD (after my embarrassing “Oh my god, have you guys heard of Matt & Kim?” it was much appreciated), Sam made me a post-it cake (she’s made the Eiffel tower out of post-its before, too), Maurin got me a new Office quote-a-day calendar (and candy!) and Boyfriend sent flowers and made a great dinner last night. So maybe I can’t be too grumpy, but I probably still will be because it’s me.

To wrap up my Gift Guide series (part 1 and part 2) today I have 12 gifts all under $10. It’s a Christmas miracle! And most of these are substantial enough to not just be stocking stuffers. I may be 26 and grumpy, but my shopping skills are just getting better with age.

1. Pocket IQ Test / 2. Candle / 3. Notebook / 4. Mug / 5. Porcelain Birds / 6. Sprout Bookmarks / 7. Aphrodite USB Hub / 8. Initial Ring / 9. Pick-up Sticks / 10. Spice Jar / 11. Soap / 12. Macaron Box

I think I am most smitten with the set of 6 sprout bookmarks. Super adorable. I know a lot of these lean towards being gifts for women, but I’m sure there are more than a few men who would appreciate a Pocket IQ test and a monogrammed mug. With Christmas just 4 days away (!!!) any of the above would be a great last-minute gift for someone. And not going to lie, I’m more than a little obsessed with those macaron pill boxes, obviously.

How are you spending the last weekend before insanity strikes? Assuming, that is, we all don’t die today thanks to the Mayan Apocalypse. I’m having lunch with my friend Aidan tomorrow and then dinner with my mom and brother and sister-in-law and nieces. Hopefully at some point I’ll be catching up on sleep, because apparently turning 26 made me a zombie. Waaah. Have a great weekend, kiddos!

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December 21, 2012 / design / LEAVE A COMMENT / 10

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  • OH MY GOD. Those macaron boxes…MUST HAVE THOSE. So sweet! And the spice jars! And that salt and pepper shakers and those book marks. Thank god we all already have the mugs or I’d have to buy everything on the list!

    Have a great weekend duckie, and continue the celebrating. Parc tonight? Raise a glass for me. Love you! xoxo

  • This is such a good list. I wish my family knew that this was my taste. Le sigh, one day I will have that little macaron box!

  • I want all of this! Especially those adorable macaron boxes!

  • I’d just like to say that the “E” mug is a sore spot for poor Willa and me! All of the rest of you can share the “E” mug with ease! Elizabeth, Eric, Erin, Evan, Elinora, Eileen—–Janice and Willa???

  • i almost bought that mug the other day and those little chalkboard canisters, but i passed them up – now i wish they didn’t! i love things like pocket iq tests, those are the best christmas presents, it gives you something to do while someone else makes dinner : ) actually this year we won’t be having christmas dinner (dinner on xmas eve instead) so i am thinking about seeing les misérables – which is my favorite story ever and fisher is lucky his wasn’t name jean valjean. and it’s a musical!

    christmas for us starts tomorrow, game on. happy holidays erin! xoxo

  • I feel like a Zombie today too. I don’t know why because I went to bed early yesterday. Maybe the Apocalypse is turning us all into Zombies? A couple of weeks ago I saw the macaron boxes at Urban Outfitters and though you might like those. The white birds are adorable and the Aphrodite USB hub is pretty cool as well. Unfortunately I can’t have fancy bookmarks as I always loose them, I use post-its instead …

    Happy weekend! xx

  • Cute stuff under 10$?!?! This is amaze-balls.

    I have that mug and I drink out of it EVERY day. I love the Aprhrodite USB Hub and the spice jar!

  • Nice roundup, and all under $10! I actually purchased that soap for my Aunt, among other things (of course!). So, great minds and all that. Happy to read your birthday was smashing. I am afraid to report that all birthdays from here until the big three-oh are a blur, or at least mine were. Have a really wonderful weekend, Erin. Wish we could all share a libation together. Regardless, cheers!

  • I like those sprout bookmarks as well. So cute!! Happy Belated Birthday!!

  • Wow! What a fantastic group of gifts – like you, the macaroon boxes are my favorite…I’ll have to check them out in real life tomorrow – although paper source always sucks me in. I can’t seem to leave without buying something. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the start of your 26th year. I loved all of your goals…if you only check off 4 of them, it will be an enviable accomplishment! Happy holidays to you Erin. May 2013 be the year you send your book off to the publishers:)