Frugal Family: Last Minute Holiday Gifts For Everyone - $10 And Under

Marietta Patch provides a selection of great bargains for the whole family each week.

Here we are, the big Christmas “crunch” week. If you are like many last minute holiday shoppers, you have a lot to do, many to buy for and a very limited budget. If you’d rather not battle the traffic at a mall or go to umpteen stores to buy toys, gifts for Him and Her, holiday housewarming gifts and a million other things you have forgotten, never fear. Just go to Big Lots. You can spend $10 or less on each gift featured this week and do all that shopping in one place. And before you assume that you are not going to find gifts that will impress or hit a particular soft spot of a gift recipient, take a look at what they’ve got – it’s a lot. A Big Lot – pun very intended. Many items are brand names you’ll recognize and cost half the price than that of more “upscale” stores. Pictures are provided for all featured items. If you don’t find something here that is the perfect gift, go to www.biglots.com and view the hundreds of items that aren’t featured here. If you still can’t find something, you have a problem and a lot of running around to do!

Frugal Family wishes you the Happiest of Holidays and the best savings of the season!               

Big Lots - 680 Powder Springs Road, Marietta  30064 (770) 422-7565; 1375 Roswell Road, Marietta  30062 (770) 565-6208 ; 2960 Canton Road, Marietta 30066 (770) 425-0516; www.biglots.com


There are tons - here are a select few:

Dakin® Plush Sitting Bears - $10 Each. 14" Every bear deserves a hug! Choose your favorite from a selection that varies by store.

Batman® The Dark Knight Rises™ Quick Tek™ Armor Playset - $10 Set. Arm the Dark Knight against any enemy with these Triple Mission™ weapon packs from Quick Tek! With three different types of armor to choose from per set, plus a tool for instant armor changes. For ages 4 and up. Selection varies by store.

Bratz® Featherageous™ Dolls. $10 Each. Regularly: $15. You Save: 33% [$5]. The girls with a passion for fashion! Feather it, twist it, loop it. Feathers for you too! Includes doll, brush & hair accessories. Selection varies by store.

Select Angry Birds™ Plush Toys. Buy One Get One FREE*: *2nd item of equal or lesser value. Reg. $4.50 - $14 each. Offer valid Saturday, December 15 thru Monday, December 24, 2012 or while quantities last. Selection varies by store.

For Her

Photo Frame Jewelry Box - $10 Each. Intricate stencil designs with glitter detail adorn this photo frame jewelry box. Holds 3.5" x 5" photo. Sequins and rhinestones delicately placed to showcase your most prized possessions. Colors vary by store. Jewelry not included. 7" W x 5" H x 5.75" D

Fashion Watches & Wallets - $8 Each. (For Him and Her) Flash some cash or show some bling with these assorted fashion watches and wallets! Great as gifts too! Styles vary by store.

Ladies Fashion Gemstone Jewelry. $10 Each.  Surprise her with some new bling, or treat yourself! Selection varies by store. Photo is a representation of our selection which varies by store.

Tuscan Hills Bath Set Basket, 22.95 oz. - $10 Set. Invigorate the senses with the alluring scent of vanilla almond and renew the body with this exciting collection of spa quality bath products. 7 pc. gift set includes:

  • Shower gel
  • Bubble Bath
  • Body Butter
  • Body Lotion
  • Body Scrub
  • Bath salt
  • Washcloth

Famous Maker Ladies Slippers - $10 Pair. Compare to: $12.99. You Save: 23% [$2.99]. Cuddle your feet in cozy comfort! Or give as a gift as the weather turns cold! These assorted slippers are made with soft and warm fabrics to provide the maximum comfort. Selection varies by store.

Mistle Toes 9-Piece Pedicure Set - $10 Each. Treat your toes to a pedicure present with the Mistle Toes pedicure set. Soak and soothe sore feet. Set includes:

1 - Toe spacer

1 - "Designer" Nail Clipper

1 - Berry Foot Soak

2 - Manicure Sticks

1 - Callus Rasp

1 - Inflatable Foot Bath

1 - Hand and Foot lotion

1 - Emery Board

Assorted Scrapbooking Kits & Stickers - $1 to $8 Each. Create your perfect scrapbook. Choose from our large selection of name brand scrapbooking kits & stickers in a large assortment that varies by store.
Photo is representation of our selection that varies by store.

For Him

Mens’ Stainless Steel Jewelry $5 - $10 Each. Help the man in your life add a touch of sophistication with a piece of stainless steel jewelry. Selection varies by store. Photo is a representation of our selection which varies by store.

Shop Basics™ 62-Piece Tool Set - $10 Set. For home, workshop and industrial use. Featuring ratcheting screwdriver, magnetic tips, CR-V steel bits & carbon steel sockets. Includes:

22 - Carbon Steel Sockets (both metric & SAE)

36 - 1" Bits

1 - Bits Holder

1 - Adaptor

1 - Ratchet Screwdriver

1 - Molded Case

Ford Truck Hot Cocoa & Mug Gift Set - $10 Each. Fill up these 4 mugs featuring vintage Ford images with some delicious hot chocolate. Set includes 2 packs of hot cocoa mix.

Black Ridge Junction Boss Sauce Skillet Set - $10 Each. Be the boss of the grill with this boss sauce gift set! Includes:

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Steak Marinade
  • Steak Sauce


Tween Fashion Printed Luggage $6 - $15 Each. Reg. $8 - $20. You Save: 25% [$5].Offer valid Saturday, December 15 thru Monday, December 24, 2012 or while quantities last. Roll away old luggage and stock up on these luggage pieces for your child or teen! In patterns that include monkey, cheetah, hearts, zebra or "love" graffiti. Other sizes available at different retail prices. Styles vary by store.

iLive™ Bluetooth Speaker - Now: $10.  Was: $20 You Save: 50% [$10]. Bluetooth technology connects to your mobile device without cables. Built-in stereo speakers pump out remarkably big sound in a small footprint. Connect to a USB port to charge the built-in rechargeable battery.


  • Built-in Bluetooth speaker
  • Supports Bluetooth v2.0
  • Supports Bluetooth profile A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LED pairing indicator
  • Low battery indicator
  • 3.5mm audio line input
  • Kickstand to place the speaker in an upright position
  • Wireless range: 30 feet
  • Micro-USB port for battery recharge
  • DC battery power: built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery


  • Mini USB to USB charging cable
  • Warranty
  • User’s guide

Clearance – While quantities last.

Holiday Housewarming Gifts

18-Piece Ferrero Rocher® Boxed Chocolates - $6 Each. Give into the tempting combination of luscious, creamy chocolate and crunchy, savory nuts. Selection varies by store.

  • Ferrero Collection Variety Pack
  • Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Chocolates

Christmas Wine Bottle Hat & Scarf, 2-Piece Set. $2 Each. Dress up your favorite wine bottle with these adorable bottle dress-up accessories. Wine bottle not included. Selection varies by store.

Guest Towels in Metal Tray, 40-Count - $6 Each. Festive holiday guest towels displayed in a metal tray. Choose from candy cane, snowflake or happy holiday themed designs. Selection varies by store.

Oval Glass Platter - $10 Each. Use this versatile beveled glass platter as a stylish serving dish for a meal or as a decorative plate for candles and other decorations.

Oven Mitt/Pot Holder Baking Mixes - $5 Each. Live well - Laugh much - Bake often! Bake up something tasty this holiday season with these assorted oven mitt baking mixes! Selection varies by store.

For Everyone

Holiday DVD Movies or CDs - $4 to $5 Each. Large assortment of your favorite holiday DVD movies & CDs. Selection varies by store.

All Games -Buy One Get One Free*: *2nd item of equal or lesser value. Excludes electronic games and video games. Offer valid Saturday, December 15 through Monday, December 24, 2012 or while quantities last.  Photo is a representation of our selection which varies by store.

Chia Pets Chia Pet Handmade Decorative Planter - $10 Each. (OK, cheesy, but very popular.) The pottery that grows! It's fun and easy. Simply soak your Chia Pet in water, spread the seeds, keep it watered...and watch it grow! Choose from an assortment of Chia Pets in a selection that varies by store. Not available in all stores. Check with your local store for availability.

Hot Sauce Gift Sets - $10 Each.

Sets Include:

  • Dat'l Do It Pepper Explosion, 7 Flavors
  • Born to Ride, 5 Flavors
  • Mambo American Classics, 7 Flavors
  • Route 66 Hot Sauce, 7 Flavors
  • World Explorer, 7 Flavors
  • Sports Fever, 7 Flavors

Retro Funny Mug Gift Set - $5 Each. Wake up to a warm cup of hot cocoa and good cheer with this retro mug gift set. Includes French vanilla hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and a mug with a funny saying.

Thomas Kinkade Mug With Tea Gift Set - $5 Each. Any tea lover in your life with love this holiday-themed gift set! Set includes a chocolate chip cookie, candy pieces, holiday spice tea and a mug depicting a winter scene.

Novelty Popcorn Banks - $10 Each. Get corny with these giant novelty gourmet popcorn banks. In shapes including Elvis's guitar or a Coors Light® beer bottle. When empty, it becomes a piggy bank with a slot in the top for coins. 7 oz. Selection varies by store.

Elvis Mug Gift Set - $5 Each. Honor the king this Christmas with this mug gift set. Each features a different Elvis Presley image and signature. Set includes:

  • 2 Collectible Mugs
  • 1 Hot Cocoa Package


Dog Christmas Pillow & Blanket Set - $10 Each. Personalize your pooch's bedding this year with this pillow and blanket set. Pillow exclaims "I've been a very, very, very good dog this year" complete with picture window to insert your four-legged family member's portrait. Soft, fleece blanket is decked out in Christmas trees. Pillow: 10" x 10"  Blanket: 35" x 40"

8-Piece Dog Toy Gift Set - $10 Each. Eight dog toys including squeaky plush items as well as the fail-safe tennis ball, all uniquely packaged in this clear window box with chew toy handle. Selection varies by store.

peerless pet™ Holiday Cat Gift Set - $10 Each. This Holiday cat gift set is chock-full of excitement your kitty will need a cat nap. Includes Christmas themed scratch pad, feather chaser and a goodie bag full of small crinkle and bell toys.

Purr Highness™ Cat Scratcher - $10 Each.  Purr Highness™ meets your cat's need to scratch! Despite its laid back name, Purr Highness™ corrugated scratcher will become one of the hardest working pieces of furniture in your house. Your cat will dig into the honeycomb-textured scratching surface spiked with Purr Bliss™ certified organic catnip from so many angles that your expensive furnishings will no longer seem as much fun to scratch. Once the business of scratching is over, your cat will kick back on Purr Highness™ for a well deserved rest. 18.5"L x 4"H.



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