Great holiday gifts for $10 or less


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Trying to come up with holiday gift ideas that cut costs without limiting the festivities can give you a headache.

So, just have some fun with it, says Hillary Mendelsohn, author of “thepurplebook” series of shopping guides and founder of

“When you’re spending less, it’s about using your imagination, it’s about color, it’s about thoughtfulness,” she says.

“Gifts are meant to be thoughtful, not necessarily expensive,” Mendelsohn says. “And this is where that comes in more than any other gift — when you’re in a pinch to spend just a small amount of money.”

Looking for an inexpensive but fun gift and have no clue where to begin? Here are some ideas to get you started.

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