For the girls: Animal-print coin purses, $6 for 12.
No need to try to pick favorites this year: When you buy in bulk, you can afford to give a chic little coin purse to all the ladies in your Facebook circle. And since you'll wind up spending just 50 cents per gift, you'll have enough money left over to buy them all a round on your next girls' night out.
Animal-print coin purses, $6 for 12, available at Orientaltrading.com.
For the outdoor enthusiast: Matchstick garden, $5.
With this cool-looking, easy-to-plant seed kit, everyone from kids (five and up) to eco-conscious types and even the horticulturally impaired can create a sweet mini-garden.
Matchstick garden, $5, available at Kido.com.
For the nature-deprived: Mini bud vases, $1.95 each
You don't need an over-the-top bouquet of flowers to liven up a space. A small, clear vase gives maximum impact to even the tiniest of buds-making them the perfect desk or nightstand accent.
Mini bud vases, $1.95 each, available at Cb2.com.
For the beauty buff: Talcum powder tin, $2.50.
Nail files, hair clips and nail polishes are all good cheapie beauty buys, but an unexpected prettifier like this fancy-looking powder wins extra points for adding a little vintage charm to the medicine cabinet.
Mermaid brand talcum powder, $2.50, available at Pearlriver.com.
For your coffee-break buddies: Cool coasters, $10 for four.
Buy a pack and give one to each of your coffee-break buddies to dress up her desk and to help keep the bottoms of her A.M. latte from making cup rings on her piles of paperwork.
Space-age bachelor-pad coasters, $10 for four, available at Redflare.com.
For the sports fanatic: T-shirt message board, $4.99.
Why yell at the TV or strip down and do the whole body-paint thing when a programmable, wearable message board with LED lights can get the GO SOX! point across just as well? This is one gift that your number one sports fan is sure to cheer for.
3" battery-operated programmable message board, $4.99, available at Orientaltrading.com.
For your officemates: Printable calendar, $5.
There are a lot of adorable deals to be found on etsy.com, but few make giving an "I'm glad I work with you" gift to the entire office so easy and affordable: Just download the $5 PDF file of the coy 2010 calendar-each month spoofs the classic British "Keep Calm and Carry On" WWII poster-and print out as many as you'd like.
Little Brown Pen's Keep Calm printable poster calendar, $5, available at Etsy.com .
For your take-out date: Chopsticks, $3.95 each pair.
Give your favorite ordering-in buddy-be it your roomie, BFF or main squeeze-a pair of bright chopsticks to make the old dinner-on-the-couch routine a little fancier.
Clothespin chopsticks, $3.95 each pair, available at Cb2.com.
For the girl with a sweet tooth: Cupcake floss and cotton-candy toothpicks, $2.99-$4 each.
Impress even the pickiest sugar fiend on your list with unexpected stocking stuffers like cupcake-flavored floss and cotton-candy toothpicks. Who knew keeping your pearly whites clean could taste so sweet!
Cotton-candy toothpicks, $4, available at Fredflare.com .
Cupcake floss, $2.99, available at Fredflare.com.