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6 Gifts Under $10 You Can Buy in Bulk to Save Time This Holiday Season

By Serena Solomon | December 12, 2016 11:44am

NEW YORK CITY — If you're in need of lots of gifts fast and for not that much money, DNAinfo New York is here to help. 

Here are six gifts you can buy en masse that are either made in New York City or come from businesses based here — and, even better, all are under $10 each:


Mini Candles from Brooklyn Candle Studio
Price: $25 for four

When split up, the sample pack from Brooklyn Candle Studio will put you well within a budget of $10 per gift. You can choose the scent of each two-ounce candle, which burns for 12 hours. Options include sweet fig, rose botanica and Christmas tree.


Biltong from Brooklyn Biltong  
Price: $7.99

Biltong is South Africa’s version of beef jerky and has a similar texture to prosciutto. The grass-fed beef is air dried and flavored with herbs and spices.


Chocolate Espresso Beans from Dean & Deluca
Price: $6.75

Chocolate and coffee is always a crowd-pleasing combination. This little silver tin has 5 ounces of chocolate-covered coffee beans from the foodie haven Dean & Deluca.


Habanero Hot Sauce from New York City Hot Sauce Company
Price: $75 for 12

One case of Habanero Hot Sauce works out to a cost-efficient $6.25 per bottle. The sauce, made in New York City, is a blend of habaneros, onions, carrots, garlic, celery, bell peppers, lime juice, salt and vinegar. It has a spice level of medium-hot to hot.


Cinnamon Honey Apple Butter from Bespoke Post
Price: $5

If you need gift inspiration, the New York City-based Bespoke Post has a huge online selection to browse for ideas. The business behind this butter has been operating since 1969.


Victoria Christmas Soap from Dry Goods
Price: $5

Like the Bespoke Post, Dry Goods has a curated collection of gifts online, but you can also visit its store at 362 Atlantic Ave. in Boerum Hill. This soap is from the Victoria Scandinavian Soap A, and smells like Christmas.

►More: See DNAinfo Partners' Neighborhood Picks in the 2016 Holiday Guide