Got an Amazon gift card burning a hole in your pocket? Great news – I’ve rounded up 37 things you can get on Amazon for ten dollars or less that you can buy even if you have just a little bit of a balance left on your gift card. And as a bonus, these items are not only affordable but extremely effective, too, so you don’t have to worry about them sitting in your junk drawer unused! You’ll end up incorporating these into your everyday life, whether baking, sleeping, adventuring, or just living.
I’ve found ways to keep you entertained and relaxed, make everyday tasks go much more smoothly, and keep you more organized. All for pocket change! Seriously, I can’t believe some of these things cost as little as they do for the value you’re getting. Whether you want soft, smooth hair and skin or an easy way to keep your phone at your fingertips, here are 37 affordable, effective products you can snag for $10 or less!
You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).
These Satin Pillowcases Are Dreamy
The price on these dreamy satin pillowcases is unbelievable! For less than $10, you get a set of two luxe pillowcases that have a special envelope closure so they won’t slip off your pillows. You’ll be able to say “I woke up like this” because your hair and skin are going to be so smooth.
This Toothbrush Holder Keeps Germs Away
After a nasty flu outbreak in our household, I decided we need to be more cautious around here to limit the spread of germs. An easy place to start was with our toothbrushes – before, they were just all placed next to each other on the counter after we used them, which is a super spreader event if I’ve ever seen one. Now we use these toothbrush holders that suction onto a flat surface to store our brushes neat and tidily away, safe from contaminating others.
This Nail Holder Prevents Major Ouchies
Without fail, whenever I go to hammer in a nail to hang a picture, I end up hitting my fingers. Major ouch. This nail holder prevents those injuries by keeping the nail in place for you, so your fingers stay out of the way.
These Biotin Vitamins Are A Spa-Day In a Jar
If you’re not much of a “daily vitamin” person, this bottle might finally make you a believer. Each serving delivers 5000 mcg of biotin, which supports your metabolism and promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails. So basically, you’ll look and feel better just by popping a pill every day.
This Window Track Cleaning Brush Is So Effective
The next best thing other than paying someone to clean your windows is using this window track cleaning brush that gets all the dirt out easily. The tracks are seriously the grossest part of that painful task, but this brush makes it a breeze since it can get into the tiniest of crevices. It’s got almost 2,000 rave reviews because it just plain works!
This Olive Oil Sprayer Levels Up Your Kitchen Game
Want to kick your cooking to the next level? Try this olive oil sprayer which gives you just the right amount of oil when you spritz it on food. I love roasting veggies, but they often turn out way too oily – this is a much better tool to getting exactly the even application they need.
These Dog Treats Are Perfect For Training
If your pooch is a bit less than perfect, these training bites can help. This giant pack comes with one pound of peanut butter and banana-flavored treats that are small enough to easily fit in your hand and reward good behavior. Not interested in training? They make great everyday treats, too.
This Socket Sealer Will Save You Tons
Ever feel like you’re just throwing money at your heating and cooling costs every month? Well, you are if you’re not using these socket covers to keep out cold or hot air no matter what the season. Simply stick one behind the outlet faceplate, then screw it back on as normal – you’ll start seeing savings pretty quickly on your energy bills!
This Tea Infuser Is Beyond Adorable
I must admit, I have a thing for hedgehogs. When I saw this cute silicone tea infuser, I immediately added it to my cart, because everyone knows loose-leaf tea tastes better! If you’re not into hedgies, it comes in a ton of other animals from a bunny to a llama to a flamingo!
These Travel Bottles Are So Handy
I’m in love with these handy travel bottles. I’ve been refilling them with hand sanitizer and clipping them onto my kids’ backpacks and my bag, so we always have some available. They’d be great for actual travel, too!
This Cold and Flu Drink Is Ridiculously Effective
A nasty bug can knock you off your feet for days, and when you have a lot going on in your personal and professional life (who doesn’t?), it can be a serious inconvenience. Nip your next cold or flu in the bud with these drink packets. Simply combine with hot water and sip your symptoms away.
These Silicone Straws Are Conveniently Shorter
I love using eco-friendly silicone straws, but most of the ones I’ve seen are the really tall ones you can use with big tumblers like Yetis. These are conveniently shorter, so you can use them with regular-sized glasses, too. Plus, they’re easier for my kids to use without tipping over their entire drink.
These Face Mask Brackets Are So Comfortable
Whenever I’m out for a walk, my face mask gets all moist (ew) from breathing and sticks to my face. Also, I like wearing lip balm and that’s pretty much a no-go with masks. So I was pumped to find these face mask brackets that keep the mask from touching your face, so you can breathe easier and even wear lip stuff if you want. Genius!
This Body Glide Prevents Chafing
Whether you’re breaking in new shoes or get sore spots where your thighs rub together when wearing a skirt or dress, nobody likes chafing. This Body Glide helps prevent that from happening! Just smooth it over your hot spots, and it’ll protect you from getting sore.
This Veggie Spiralizer Makes Dinner Easy
This is an amazing little veggie spiralizer, and it fits in the palm of your hand! It basically takes up no storage space in your kitchen since it’s collapsible. And it can spiralize in four thicknesses, so it’s handy for lots of veggie types, whether you want zoodles or carrot strips for salads.
This Mini Waffle Maker Is So Useful
Every weekend, my littlest wants waffles for breakfast, no matter that no one else is craving them. This mini waffle maker is a dream in that situation because it only makes one waffle at a time. And it’s so easy to store since it takes up basically no room. It’s a best-seller for a reason, with over 107,800 stellar reviews.
This Body Brush Targets Cellulite
What can’t this body brush do? From smoothing cellulite to exfoliating dead skin, this is basically a shower power tool. And it’s got over 15,000 stellar reviews to back up its claims!
This Tongue Scraper Is My Newest Obsession
Tongues harbor bacteria which leads to bad breath. Scrape all yours away with this effective stainless steel tongue scraper that gets rid of the baddies in one swipe. It works in seconds and is so easy to clean!
This Phone Lanyard Keeps Your Phone At Hand
Sometimes you need your phone at hand, not in your pocket and not in your purse – whether you’re awaiting an urgent call or just playing games while you’re waiting in line. This phone lanyard does just that – it keeps your mobile available without having to dig through all the stuff in your bag. And it comes in a bunch of pretty colors!
This Coffee Pod Scoop Is A Must Have
If you use refillable coffee pods, you’re going to want this coffee pod scoop! It measures the exact right amount every time, no overfilling or underfilling. It’s a mess-free way to be more eco-friendly.
These Safety Gloves Prevent Injury
If, like me, you tend to cut yourself whenever in the presence of sharp knives, these safety gloves will interest you. The palm is lined with cut-resistant material, so you can safely chop food, do carpentry, woodworking, or construction work without worry about injury. They’re breathable and feel like you’re not wearing anything so they won’t get in the way of your tasks.
These Fridge Liners Protect Produce
I always feel so virtuous when my shopping cart’s loaded with fresh fruit and veg, but it sometimes goes to waste because we forget to eat it in time! Problem solved with these foam fridge liners that extend the life of fruit and veggies, so you’re not wasting food and money. Reviewers really noticed a difference after using these in how long their produce stayed edible.
This Soap Holder Is Exfoliating
I love using nicely scented soap in the shower, but I don’t love how it gets all gummy and soupy after sitting in water for a while! These soap bags do a great job of keeping soap usable, and you can get the most for your money since it works with small scraps of soap, too. As a bonus, the material is exfoliating, so you get a twofer when you wash up!
These Oven Rack Covers Stop Painful Burns
Have I mentioned that I’m clumsy? Case in point, most of the time when I’m baking something I end up touching a part of my hand or arm to the piping hot oven rack causing a big ouch. These oven rack covers prevent that from happening; just pop ’em on over your racks and bake fear-free.
This Key Cinch Keeps Them Safe
When I’m at the gym, it’s hard to keep track of my locker keys since sadly, my workout leggings do not have pockets. An easy solution is this key cinch, that works to keep your keys accessible but out of the way while you’re walking, running, biking, or doing weights. You can also put it around your water bottle for safekeeping of your keys!
These Cable Organizers Are Magnetic
My cables are always out of control messy, getting tangled, and causing headaches most of the time. I found these cable organizers that are total game changers! They keep cords and cables tangle-free and organized, and even double as magnets.
This Pie Shield Makes Baking Easy
Much to my delight, my husband learned how to bake pies while we were in quarantine, and his caramel apple pie is pretty much the best thing I ever tasted. The problem was, the edges of the pie kept burning before it was done cooking since the crust is thinner there. A friend gifted him this flexible silicone pie shield, which does a great job of keeping the edges nicely browned and never burnt. Now he never bakes without it!
This Spreader Lid Cuts Down On Dishes
I swear, we go through a dozen butter knifes a day around here because people are always eating sandwiches and need separate ones for peanut butter, jelly, mayo, or mustard. This spreader lid is a much easier idea, you don’t have to dirty a ton of knives because one’s built right into the lid!
This Drain Stopper Is Simply The Best
Whenever I want to fill up the kitchen sink with soapy water, it’s tough to get it to stay without draining away. This plug cover is an elegantly simple solution – it simply sticks to the bottom of your sink or tub and doesn’t let a drop of water escape down the drain!
These Deodorant Wipes Smell Amazing
Sometimes you don’t have time to take a full shower after a lunchtime workout, or you just want a little freshening up come mid-day. These Pacifica coconut underarm deodorant wipes are the answer. They smell incredibly fresh and have odor-neutralizing power to zap all that bad bacteria from causing a stink.
These Gel Highlighters Never Bleed
I love using a highlighter, but I don’t like the way it bleeds through pages to the other side. These gel highlighters nip that in the bud since they never bleed! And they’re sharpenable, so you can always have a precisely pointed tip.
This Trinket Tray Is Style
I always need somewhere to store random bits and bobs, and this trinket tray is the ideal medium. You can use it for jewelry, spare change, makeup, puzzle pieces, you name it. And the storage is configurable to your needs since the pieces are removable!
This Wet Brush Is A Tangle Tamer
My kids’ long, curly hair is a nightmare to deal with when it comes to tangles. But lately, I’ve been using this wet brush, and it’s been a lot easier to comb out their hair after showers. And they’re wild about the cool black and white pattern, which is a bonus!
This Art Supply Bag Pulls Double Duty
Sure, you could use this generously sized bag to store art or office supplies to keep your desk tidy. But here’s the thing – it has so many pockets and thoughtful features like pen loops, I’d use it to store makeup on the go. I keep a little bag in my car for a quick face or touch-ups and this would be a perfect size.
This Phone Pouch Protects Your Precious
If you’re tough on your phone, you’ll need this waterproof phone pouch to take on your next adventure. It’ll save your precious when it falls in the ocean, lake, river or wherever you happen to be. It’s absolutely air-tight and the touch screen can be used through the pouch so you can take underwater pics, too!
These Popsicle Molds Are Amazing
I love making my own popsicles for the kids out of juice, so I know exactly what’s in them, minus the preservatives and artificial colors. These popsicle molds are so handy for doing so, just fill ’em up and freeze for a healthy treat. As a bonus, you can fill them with adult beverages like cocktails to cool off grown-ups this summer.