Ask any good Yankee: frugality is in our blood. Which is why it always helps to have a ready list of ten great buys under $10.
Mariposa pearled napkin rings look like they belong in the Vanderbilt Mansion but cost about as much as a hot dog (Bliss Home, 121 Newbury Street; 617-421-5544). Light candles in style with matchbooks stamped with sayings like “Burn, baby, burn” (Louis Boston, 234 Berkeley Street; 800-225-5135).
Something to lick your lips over: Smith’s Rosebud Salve now comes in strawberry (Urban Outfitters, 361 Newbury Street; 617-236-0088). Meanwhile, Pure Pharmacy Soaps do double duty as moisturizer in scents like aloe and olive oil (Remedix, 279 Newbury Street; 617-437-1155).
For something actually edible, grab some cotton candy in trippy flavors like Silly Nilly Vanilly (Sugar Heaven, 218 Newbury Street; 617-266-6969).
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The better to help get all your new bargains through the front door.