The Best $10 or Less Gift Ideas to Let Loved Ones Know You Care

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gifts under 10 - hands holding a cardboard box full of blue and pink sugar cookies

Spread some love today. 💝

If you’re doing whatever you can to stay in touch with loved ones, we thought up some cheap under $10 gifts to send as a fun and unexpected way to let someone know you’re thinking of them during this difficult time.❤️

The Coronavirus pandemic may be able to put life and socializing to a screeching halt, but it doesn’t mean you can’t spread love in other ways.

Check out these thoughtful ideas for gifts priced at $10 or less, including delivery!

1. Send a yummy box of Cheryl’s Cookies.

Cheryl's birthday cookies in a box

At Cheryl’s Cookies, you can grab this Birthday Cookie Sampler AND a free $10 Reward Card for only $9.99 shipped! The best part… there is no coupon needed for this deal. You can read more about this promo here.

“I sent some Cheryl’s Cookies to my dad and he was so excited to get cookies unexpectedly – he seemed happier to get those than he was with his Christmas gift which was 10x more expensive.” – Jessica

2. Send a succulent.

several succulents in pots as gifts under 10

You don’t need to know everything about succulents in order to care for them, which ultimately makes them a great gift idea for anyone. As an idea, you could purchase a 5-pack of starter succulents that’s just $17.95. If you gift one to each of your closest friends, you’ll be spending just $3.59 on each gift.

You could also just buy one succulent and have it shipped directly to a friend. CTS Air Plants on Amazon has individual succulents starting at just $6.95. Either way, it’s the thought that counts. 🤗🌵

Here are two other places that I’d recommend ordering online:

  • Fat Plants San Diego Succulent PlantThis California licensed nursery and grower guarantees fully rooted plants and always has a great variety.
  • The Home DepotA tried and true home improvement store that always has a great selection of succulent species.

Hip Tip: We shared some of our favorite succulent planters here and Lina also shares how she built a beautiful succulent plant holder on her patio here! 😍 If you’re still needing more greenery in your life, here are 15 other types of plants that don’t require a green thumb.

3. Send an amazing 3D LovePop card.

card with pink 3D tree

If you like to keep things old school and send meaningful, handwritten cards via snail mail, this company offers incredibly designed 3D cards that be treasured by anyone that receives them.

When you buy 5 cards for $50 from our link, you’ll spend just $10 on each card (normally $13 EACH), so although you have to buy a few to spend just $10 on each card, it’s more than worth it if you have a few people in mind.

And with Mother’s Day coming up, surely you can send a few to mom, your stepmom, grandma, and maybe even just some mom friends to tell them they’re doing a great job!

“These cards are so amazing and high quality. I first saw them on display at my local UPS store and thought they were so beautiful. I would be totally blown away if someone sent me a card like this, and I’ll definitely be sending some to people I love soon!” – Sara

4. Send a fun activity book to a kid who’s not in school.

girl holding a unicorn activity book

Make your little girl’s unicorn dreams come true for less than $4! This cute activity book includes 8 sparkly scratch-off pages, a scratcher tool, and tons of other creative activities which will be a great idea to keep them occupied while mom and dad work from home. While you’re waiting for delivery, check out these kid crafts you can do at home.

“I purchased this book for my daughter after we shared this deal on Hip2Save and she loves it!” – Lina

Hip Tip: Want more ideas for the kids? Our team shared some of our favorite science crafts, the best board games, and we even shared a bunch of other ideas you can do for free at home.

5. Send a personalized gift.

hand putting photos on clips and string

Photos always make great memories! In fact, there’s no better time than now to compile all of those vacation pictures from last summer and at Shutterfly, you can print them starting at just 15 cents per print – $10 worth could potentially get you about 66 photos to gift!

Here are 9 other places you can score free or super cheap photo prints!


Hip Tip: Want to spend a little more? Check out this personalized name necklace that our team loves! You’ll blow any mom away with this surprise.

6. Send some yummy munchie food.

hand holding gifts under 10, moose munch pack of popcorn with various flavors on red blanket in background

You can surprise friends and neighbors with some delicious popcorn from Harry & David. Consider this classic tin with 4 large bags of Moose Munch popcorn – priced at $29.99 for the entire thing, you’ll only be spending about $7.50 per bag.

Have more mouths who you think will want to indulge? You can even scoop up this 10-pack of popcorn which will cost about $7.50 per bag and you even get to choose your own flavors! Yum! Even better, you can save more with any one of these codes. Note that you can only use one code per order, so use the one that works best for you.

FREEDELIVERY → Free Shipping on order $75+ (exp 12/31)
SHARE20 → 20% off orders of $75+ (exp 12/31)
HDTAKE15 → Save 15% off orders of $60+ (exp 12/31)

Popcorn Factory caramel popcorn cards with pop social distancing hug gift

Only have one friend you want to send something to? Check out Cards with Pop where you can ship a cute packaged bag of delicious popcorn for just $9.99! Any teacher, friend, or relative will be so surprised! Even sweeter, when you use the promo code WITHPOP you’ll get free ground shipping! Yay!

Hip Tip: Now you need some good shows to watch with that popcorn. You can send this link of binge-worthy shows to all your neighbors and even join a Netflix party and watch it together!

7. Send an office gift to someone working from home.

Mom working from home office, holding coffee mug and smiling

Many of us are learning to juggle working from home and for most, it hasn’t been an easy switch! Even though our team has shared many of the ways we nail working from home, it’s still nice to get a little something to make it even more enjoyable. Something as simple as a new mouse pad for just $7.99 or a genius mug warmer for around $10 can make all the difference during someone’s workday.

Check out our other favorite accessories to use when working remotely.

Hip Tip: Recently lost a job? All of these companies are currently hiring thousands!

8. Better yet, spend no money and share all of these freebies with friends!

nurses holding krispy kreme boxes

From a dozen free Krispy Kreme donuts for healthcare workers to a $10 credit to your Amazon account, we’re always sharing the very best freebies you can score online. Plus, who doesn’t love awesome and totally legit freebies all the time?!

Go here for a huge list of freebies for healthcare workers!

An important message to our readers:

In light of this post, we realize that ordering any of these gifts and sending them to someone will require the essential jobs of factory workers and mailmen to make what may be considered a non-essential order & delivery. We are forever grateful for their courage and unwavering efforts. That said, we want to make sure we’re keeping somewhat of a sense of normalcy with our posts and letting our readers know all of the services available to them, even if they may not be a top priority at the moment.

Our first priority here at Hip2Save is to ensure the safety of everyone and to do our best to encourage people to stay home, order online, and do what is best for their own families. Additionally, we are also making sure our online deals, especially on essentials, are loud and clear on the site. 

Thank you for your support and good vibes to all, 

❤️ Your Hip2Save Team

We’re sharing fun and safe ways you can celebrate a birthday during social distancing.

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 48

  1. JJ

    Thankful for this post! Lots of great ideas! I’ve been looking for ways to be a tangible blessing to someone during this time and this is perfect!!

    • Sara

      You’re very welcome, JJ! I’m so glad you found this post helpful. 🙂

    • Melissa White

      I carry around rolls of Lifesavers candies that I bought at Sam’s club. I hand them out to grocery store clerks, food service employees, etc

  2. Amanda

    Thanks for sharing!

    I wanted to share this link for a local place with amazing popcorn. They have free shipping and are 20% off worth STAYHOME20. I used this for an Easter gift for my mom.

    • Mz

      Silly question, are they good?

  3. beth-3

    Love these ideas! Thank you! Does anyone know if the Cheryl’s cookie sampler says anything specific about birthdays in/on the box. Was wondering if I could send it for Mother’s Day with out it being weird. LOL!

      • beth-3

        Thank you. I did see those. Besides the one cookie card for $6, it looks like the cheapest option is $24.99. I liked the $10 price of the birthday sampler 🙂 But wasnt sure I wanted to send it if it actually said Happy Birthday inside LOL!

        • beth-3

          Oh shoot! I guess it doesn’t matter anyway, it says it won’t arrive until May 22!

          • Sara

            Oh bummer, I’m sorry that won’t work out Beth!

    • acgold

      I took advantage of the last Cheryl’s cookie promo in February. They sent an old Christmas Tree cookie that was broken. They did replace it, but it was embarrassing that they sent it for a gift recipient.

  4. Jeannine

    Great ideas! Thanks.

    • Sara

      You’re welcome, Jeannine! So glad this post was helpful to you! Have a great day. 🙂

  5. TwoLittleMonkeys

    Mental health IS essential, and if this can help someone with that I am all for it!!! Thank you for what you do at Hip2Save!

    • Sara

      You’re so very welcome and I couldn’t agree more, TwoLittleMonkeys! Thank you for being a valued reader, we sure appreciate you and hope that you and your family are staying safe and well. 🙂

  6. Kozzette Bennett

    I have sent several of the $10 coolie boxes to different friends and family and they have really enjoyed receiving them. They’ve been a small distraction to brighten someone’s day in these string of hard days! Thank you for these posts!

    • Sara

      You’re a wonderful person for doing that, Kozzette Bennett! Thanks for stopping by to share that with us, have a wonderful day!

    • jess

      what are coolie boxes? I’m curious! for ten dollars that a good deal whatever it is – lol.

      • car men

        probably meant cookies 🙂

  7. Leane

    I actually received the box and it doesn’t say Happy Birthday anywhere on it.

    • beth-3

      Oooh. Thanks!

  8. LG

    Y’all are killing it with these posts! 👏🏼🥰🥳 Keep up the great work!

    • Sara

      Wow, thanks so much, LG! That means a lot when our valued readers are enjoying our posts. Thanks for stopping by to spread some love.

  9. LaToya

    I’m getting the only ships with a $25 order message on the Target Beauty boxes?

    • Sara

      Oh bummer, thanks for bringing that to our attention, LaToya, we’re looking into that right now.

    • Sara

      Sorry for the inconvenience, LaToya. After looking into this, unfortunately, Target recently changed their shipping policy so we’re no longer able to get a beauty box without the minimum $25 purchase. We went ahead and deleted the gift idea from the post since we’re trying to stick within a certain budget for these ideas. If the Target Beauty boxes and the shipping policy changes in the future, we’ll be sure to post about it!

  10. TJ

    I found C. Krueger cookies thru an Instagram ad. They have some cute cookies with covid19 messages. You can get a 2pack delivered for about $7. My SIL is single and has been really lonely and depressed so I sent her the ones that say Virtual Hug. It took about two weeks for her to get them but she said they were delicious and the box was cute.

    • Sara

      Thanks for sharing that tip with us, TJ! Sounds like you made out really well!

    • car men

      for C.Krueger, use code WELCOME for free shipping on [any] $25 order.
      …and like TJ said, FREE shipping on any “WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER” item

    • Brit

      Those cookies look adorable! They’re both sold out for the low cost options 🙁 Hoping they restock! I definitely believe mental health is essential and anyway I can show love, I’m going to do it.
      Hoping more cooking kits come out for the kids…Kidstir we weren’t impressed with but willing to try another company. Thanks H2S! You guys are awesome!

  11. CAkiwi519

    Thank you for the great ideas! Blessing others always make me happy!

    • Sara

      I couldn’t agree more, CAkiwi19! I’m so glad you enjoyed this post, thanks for stopping by!

  12. Di

    The Harry and David moose munch free shipping code says it has expired

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for letting us know, Di! Sorry for the confusion. That gift option has been updated if you wanted to check again!

  13. Stephanie

    I sent a Target beauty box to a couple people. Very reasonably priced.

  14. alh071

    Please see if local companies do this!!! Support local!

  15. Kay

    How does the Cheryl’s Cookies $10 Rewards Certificate work? I looked on their website and only see that it’s good towards a next purchase within 4 months. Can u use it to buy another birthday sampler? Can it be used for items less than $10? Can it only used for items starting at certain price?

    • sharonharding

      I have been wondering the same things. I got a box of Cheryl’s Cookies from my sister recently in the mail. The cookies that are frosted were MUCH better than the dried out unfrosted cookies. Now I have the $10 RC and can’t get it to work on what I would like to purchase. It seems that it CAN NOT be used for the birthday sampler. 🙁

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, Thanks so much for your kind comment, MaymeV! It sure brightened my day! 🤗 We’re so glad you have been enjoying the deals and tips with us each day!

  16. Tia

    I found a different box, Coffee Lovers Build Your Own Snack Pack. It has 8 gourmet snacks that go with coffee shipped for $29.99. A little more expensive, but you can choose the snacks you want in it so it’s customized. Snacks include Koppers chocolate covered espresso beans, Swoffle stroopwaffle, Taos Bakes Bars and more. Visit and click on Grab n Go and Coffee Lovers Build Your Own Snack Pack. They sell chocolate covered espresso beans too. Nice treat!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Cool! Thanks for letting us know, Tia!

  17. Lpmousse

    My bestie just got some difficult news, so I sent her a socially distant hug. 😉 With popcorn inside. Thanks for the idea.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Awww, hope she does okay! What a nice gesture!


    I sent the 9.99 box of cookies three weeks ago to a friend for her birthday. SInce I didn’t get a thank you, I checked the status on their website. It says it will be delivered May 22nd! Happy way belated birthday. : (

  19. norm

    For US 2.00 you can get a beautiful quality large wall print downloaded to print at local printer for gift. Many choices..

  20. norm

    Forgot to give the site —
    For US 2.00 you can get a beautiful quality large wall print downloaded to print at local printer for gift. Many choices..

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