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Affordable Gift Ideas Under Ten Dollars

Jun 4, 2008
Gifts can eat into your budget almost unknowingly and at the end of year when you will be shocked to see how much you have spent on the gifts.

Do not panic as there are ways by which you can actually cut your spend on the gifts by a huge margin. The guide to effective gift giving lies in trying to see the perceived value of the gift as opposed to the actual value of the gift. The gifts which fall in that category can be reasonably affordable. The ten dollar should be you guiding light for gifts especially for the distant relatives and distant friends category.

There are several examples of the gifts under ten dollars, which you can be reasonably sure will have the perceived value of greater than ten dollars. The first and foremost gift in this category are the gifts for women and under ten dollars you can get several gifts like candles with special poems imprinted on the white cellophane paper.

The there are several of the gifts for men which have a usefulness far beyond the ten dollar threshold. An example of such kind of gift is the ceramic coffee mug which can have a cartoon imprinted don it or it can have a special logo of the favorite team from baseball or basketball.

An all time favorite for all sexes and for all seasons is the gift card for coffee shops. These gifts though do not have a long lasting value but for sure are very easy to procure and go for all ages.The gift cards come for all the denominations ranging from $5 to $100, but if you are purchasing the gift for not so close realtives and friends then your best bet is under ten dollars for the gift card.

For children it is much easier find gifts with less than ten dollars as there are a plethora of shops selling toys that are under ten dollars. If you use your creativity and imagination you would be able to create good amount of gifts by visiting the nearby dollar store.Your creativity can play a big role in selecting a gift under ten dollars as you will never get a straight forward good gift for ten dollars and you will have to get some ideas and then convert them into gifts.

Remember not to take the kids for granted as they can be more demanding and demonstrative than the grown ups.So go light on your pocket and buy gifts under ten dollars.
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Amit has a website for gifts and he definitely sees value in purchasing gifts under ten dollars Also he has put together a list of affordable gifts under ten dollars.
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