Gift under 5 dollars

When it comes to the true value of the products we buy, I’ve always believed that just because something is cheap doesn’t mean it can’t be useful. And sure, there are a lot of cheap, junky products out there that you’re better off avoiding. But there are also plenty of inexpensive products on the market today that are well worth forking over a few dollars to get!

With that in mind, today I’ll be sharing 13 useful products you can buy on Amazon for under $5 (including shipping!) These products come from a wide variety of categories, including organizers, kitchen tools, beauty products, laundry helpers, and more! Regardless of whether or not you actually need these products, I hope this list inspires you to keep your eyes peeled for hidden gems when you’re faced with inexpensive products! 🙂


13 Useful Products You Can Get On Amazon For Under $5

Click on the name of each product to view it on Amazon. All prices listed were accurate at the time this post was written, but prices change frequently on Amazon. Check the product pages for the most up-to-date pricing information. Also, keep in mind that many of these products aren’t Prime eligible, meaning they may take a few weeks to be delivered.

1. Trash Bag Holder

Price: $0.29 + $2.99 shipping

This nifty bag holder can hook right onto your cupboard doors. Use it to keep a small trash bag handy while you’re cooking or preparing food. You can also use it as a place to hang your dish towels!

2. Small Purse Organizer

Price: $2.20 + FREE shipping

This organizer bag has 13 compartments to help keep your stuff organized. Using an organizer like this makes it quick and easy to switch between different handbags!

3. Tea Infuser Strainers

Price: $4.99 (Prime eligible)

These stainless steel strainers are perfect for making loose leaf tea. You could also fill them with herbs and spices to infuse into recipes. And thanks to the hook on the end, you won’t have to worry this strainer falling into your cup or pot!

4. 10-Piece Makeup Brush Set

Price: $4.99 (Prime eligible)

Have your makeup brushes seen better days? You can replace all of them for just under $5! This set has 10 fluffy brushes that will cover all your eyeshadow, foundation, blush, and bronzer application needs.

5. Utensil Stand

Price: $0.01 + $4.98 shipping

Regular spoon rests only fit one cooking utensil at a time. If you need more space, try this handy utensil stand! It has four slots and more than enough space to accommodate all of your various cooking utensils.

6. Silicone Whisk

Price: $0.49 + $2.69 shipping

This bright and cheery whisk is coated is silicone, which means it won’t scratch up your non-sticks pans. It’s also heat-resistant, so you can use it to whisk up sauces and soups while you’re cooking.

7. Flower Drain Cover

Price: $0.49 + $1.99 shipping

This cute drain cover would make the perfect addition to any drain in your house! Use it in the kitchen to keep food bits out of your non-disposal drains. Or use on in the shower to trap hair and prevent clogging!

8. Egg Separator

Price: $2.00 + FREE shipping

Clip this handy little cup onto the edge of a bowl and crack an egg into it. The egg whites will slip out of the holes in the cup, and the yolk will stay put. It’s a quick and easy way to separate eggs without getting your hands dirty!

9. Mesh Zippered Laundry Bag

Price: $0.69 + $1.99 shipping

This small zippered bag is perfect for protecting bras, lingerie, and other delicate clothing in the wash. The lid has a plastic stabilizer to keep the bag sturdy, but it can also collapse flat for easy storage when you’re not using it.

10. Grocery Bag Container

Price: $0.99 + $2.99 shipping

This bag makes a great way to keep your plastic grocery bags organized and out of the way. Just push them in through the top, and pull them out one at a time through the hole in the bottom of the bag. The bag also has a handy loop so you can hang it in your pantry or inside a cupboard!

11. Mini Spatula Set

Price: $3.99 (Prime eligible)

I have rubber spatulas at home, but sometimes they’re too big for certain tasks (like scooping the last bits out of a condiment jar, for instance). These 7″ silicone spatulas are perfect for those small jobs! You get two heat-resistant spatulas in this set.

12. Command Cord Bundlers

Price: $2.38 + FREE shipping as an Add-on Item

These cord bundlers from Command are my secret weapon for keeping my small kitchen appliances organized! Just stick one to the back of your toaster, blender, or Instant Pot to keep the power cord tucked away. Whether you keep your small appliances out on the counter or in a cupboard somewhere, you’ll love how these cord bundlers keep all those cords out of the way.

13. Electronic Cleaning Brush

Price: $4.99 (Prime eligible)

Keeping your electronic devices clean is vital if you want them to last as long as possible. Dust, dirt, and debris can easily build up in all the tiny nooks and crannies of your devices! But a cleaning brush like this makes it easy to clear out all the dust and dirt and keep your expensive gadgets link new!

Related: Here Are 11 Of The Best Cleaning Products You Can Buy On Amazon

What’s the best or most useful product you’ve ever bought for under $5?

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Bright Ideas Saving Money

If, at this point in the holiday season, a glance at your checking account balance brings you closer to an ulcer than you’ve ever been, you should:

  1. Consult a doctor.

  2. Reassess you gift budget.

Once you’ve got those covered, stock up on a few small-but-delightful gifts to pass out when the time comes. Your doctor will thank you.

1. A candy daisy

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Sugarfina, $5.00

2. An Original Slinky Jr.

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Amazon, $3.00

3. A pack of 20-sided dice

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Amazon, $3.99

4. A goat-shaped cookie cutter

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Target, $0.99

5. A teeny face mask

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Target, $3.99

6. A panda mini stapler

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Amazon, $2.16

7. A big bag of Play-Doh

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Amazon, $4.99

8. A rubber duck

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Amazon, $4.98

9. A luxe hand cream

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Amazon, $4.79

10. A fruity lip balm

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Amazon, $4.25

11. A pet-sized necktie

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Amazon, $2.99

12. A tiny hand

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Amazon, $3.31

13. A clown nose

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UncommonGoods, $5.00

14. A pack of chocolate-coated, Champagne-flavored gummies

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Sugarfina, $3.00

15. A set of scented erasers

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Amazon, $3.83

16. A set of stainless-steel straws

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Amazon, $4.99

17. A fizzy bath bomb

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Target, $4.99

18. A pair of heart-shaped sunglasses

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Amazon, $4.99

19. A cute tea infuser

Amazon, $1.36

20. A nice corkscrew

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Amazon, $4.25

21. A scented candle

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Target, $4.99

22. A pack of Silly Putty

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Amazon, $0.27

23. A set of Ticonderoga novelty erasers

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Target, $2.49

24. A shot glass ice mold

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Target, $4.99

25. A pack of nicely packaged mints

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Amazon, $2.03

26. A snarky notepad

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Amazon, $4.00

27. A pink bouncy ball

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Sports Unlimited Inc., $2.49

28. A colorful pen set

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Muji, $5.00

29. A cute pair of cat-themed socks

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Amazon, $0.69

30. Snowflake temporary tattoos

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Tattly, $5.00

31. A bottle of glitter nail polish

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Target, $1.99

32. A cute and functional keychain

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Amazon, $4.00

33. A novelty lip balm

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Amazon, $1.29

34. A scalp massager

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Amazon, $4.00

35. A fun metallic eyeshadow

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Amazon, $3.89

36. A design-y puzzle cube

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Amazon, $4.57

37. A bag of matcha-flavored Kit Kat bars

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Amazon, $4.59

38. A travel sewing kit

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Muji, $4.95

39. A sweet sticky memo pad

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Amazon, $1.99

40. A simple shot glass

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Target, $4.99

41. A fluffy sleep mask

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Target, $4.00

42. A pack of cat-shaped sticky notes

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Muji, $4.50

43. A nice pair of gloves

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Target, $4.99

44. A set of pizza coasters

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Target, $4.99

45. A pack of Nutella mini cups

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Target, $3.05

46. A set of window markers

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Target, $4.29

47. An eco-friendly deck of playing cards

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Jet, $4.90

48. A pack of tennis balls

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Jet, $1.88

49. A bandana

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Jet, $4.99

50. A tube of blue lipstick

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Jet, $3.84

30 Great Gifts for $5 (or Less!)

Gift-giving can be an expensive proposition. Most of the ideas that tend to pop into people’s minds when it comes to exchanging gifts are expensive ones – or, at least ones that add up to a lot if you have to buy many of them.

That doesn’t have to be the case. There are a lot of good ideas for inexpensive gifts for people that are thoughtful, enjoyable, and don’t leave you hurting. You don’t have to give someone a piece of junk just because you’re keeping yourself to just $5 or $10.

Here’s a list of 30 different gift ideas for $5 or less. For most of them, I’ve provided some very specific examples, so there are lots and lots ideas here.

A Few Tips

It can be useful to just collect these when you have the chance and keep them in a box in your closet for the next holiday or next reason to give a small gift to someone. I have several of these items in our closet for those kinds of purposes – if they don’t get used up, they’ll probably be a part of Christmas gifts in a few months.

These items are all perfect for gift exchanges in the workplace or in social groups. If you have a white elephant exchange at work or a swap with friends from your book club, you can probably find something useful from this list.

If you want to give a bigger gift, give these in multiples. There’s nothing wrong with choosing two or three of these items and bundling them together for a “bigger” gift for someone, too.

If you’re in doubt, go with a consumable item. An item that can get used up won’t take up space in a person’s home and won’t be given away later. Instead, it is much more likely to be eaten or used up in some other fashion.

Everything listed in this article is a gift that someone in my family would like. Either I would like it, my wife Sarah would like it, or one of our children – aging in range from eight to four – would like it. In many cases the item would click with multiple members of our family.

Got the idea? Let’s get started!

A Classic Book

The “Dover Thrift Editions” series of paperback books offers an amazing bargain: classic literature in an easy-to-read format for just a dollar or two. My bookshelf has several books from this series and I’m constantly impressed with the quality that this series offers.

Beyond these books, you can always look for good books on sale at bookstores or at other opportunities. I’ve found books to give as gifts in many different places.

Some ideas: Self-Reliance and Other Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Common Sense by Thomas Paine, Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Coffee Mug with Hot Chocolate

It doesn’t have to be a fancy mug, of course; mostly, it just serves as a way to share the hot chocolate with your gift recipient. Also, you’re much better off giving just a few packets of good hot chocolate than a bunch of packets of mediocre hot chocolate.

My suggestion: stop by the dollar store and pick up a $1 coffee mug, then spend the other $4 on a packet or two of really good hot chocolate.

Some ideas: Ghirardelli makes one of the best mid-priced hot chocolate and the packets cost $1 each… Land O’ Lakes also makes an excellent mid-priced hot chocolate mix and individual packets come in around 50 cents each.

Playing Cards with Rules for Games

I simply don’t go to a family event without someone pulling out a deck of cards and starting a game. Quite often, one of the rites of family initiation is simply being taught the family’s favorite card games.

A deck of cards with a sheet showing the rules of your family’s favorite game is a great “welcome to the family” gift for someone’s fiance or serious significant other who is new to the family.

Some ideas: A deck of quality Bicycle playing cards will set you back about $3 — include with that gift the printed rules of a game your family enjoys… Some game ideas include 500, bridge, canasta, cribbage, euchre, and pitch.

Brightly Colored Earbuds

Pretty much every teenager has a phone or some other device that plays music, and those devices are almost always paired with a set of earphones or ear buds. A set of brightly colored earbuds are a great, simple way to make their music listening just a little more fun.

I’ve found that even if you don’t pick the right color, they can find a friend to trade the earbuds with for a color that they do like.

Some ideas: JLab earbuds come in a variety of colors and are easily found for $5 or less… Skullcandy earbuds come in a huge variety of colors and actually have pretty good sound; discontinued models and sales often find these at $5 or below.


Know someone that likes to garden? A few packs of seeds make for a great Christmas or late winter or early spring gift. Rather than just picking four or five packets from the usual places, spend a bit of time hunting around for an interesting variety that matches the kinds of things they typically grow.

Some ideas: Seed Savers offers an infinite variety of heirloom seeds and sells them in a number of stores… High Mowing Organic Seeds offer a wide variety of interesting seeds for almost any type of herb, vegetable, or flower you might want to grow.

Homemade Cookies

A batch of homemade cookies can turn into a number of really nice gifts. Just take three or four of the cookies that you make, wrap them in cellophane, and tie a little ribbon around the top to keep it closed. Not only is it visually appealing, it’s also very tasty. Just make sure to keep food allergies in mind!

Some ideas: Check out these recipes for chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, molasses cookies, and gingersnaps.

Pyrex Measuring Cup

If there’s one gift to give someone who has freshly moved into an apartment with a kitchen for the first time, it’s a Pyrex measuring cup. A Pyrex measuring cup can be microwaved, tossed into the dishwasher, and dropped on the floor and it will keep on ticking, so it’s perfect for someone new to the kitchen. You can find large ones for close to $5 – and it’s never a bad idea to throw a few recipes into the cup, too.

Gaming Card Packs

Many people, young and old, enjoy playing collectible card games. These are games where players not only collect the cards involved, but use them for a strategic game against each other. My son and I often play a number of these games against each other, and he’s an avid collector. The nice thing? It’s pretty much impossible to buy the “wrong” pack.

Some ideas: Pokemon, Magic: the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Legend of the Five Rings

A Candle

A candle can add a nice touch to almost any room, bringing both color and aroma into an otherwise ordinary place. They can be festive, romantic, or inviting, depending on the type of candle you choose. This can be a great gift for someone who enjoys rustic home decor. I won’t even suggest how to start looking for these as there are infinite gift shops, online retailers, and other places that sell an enormous variety of candles.

Crayons and Coloring Books

My six year old loves to draw. Rarely does a day go by when she’s not either drawing something unique on a piece of blank paper or filling in the colors on the page of a coloring book. Our refrigerator and some of our walls are practically covered in her creations. Her siblings sometimes get into the spirit as well, but our daughter just simply loves coloring. She’s always thrilled with crayons, markers, paper, and other art supplies as a gift.

Some ideas: A 64-count box of Crayolas, jumbo coloring pads, a blank drawing pad

Nail Polish

My wife and my daughter love to put on nail polish together (though, admittedly, my daughter gets more into the polish and my wife gets more into the idea of spending time with her girl). A few bottles of nail polish for a little girl and her mother (or her older sister) can provide a great window into some bonding time, and some appropriate polishes for an older girl can give her more options for expressing herself through her appearance without permanent changes.

Some ideas: This isn’t something I’m an expert on, but I do know that my daughter has really liked these pastel polishes in the past and they’re about $1.25 each.

A Local Food Item

What items do they sell in your area that aren’t often found in other parts of the country? Is there a unique food treat that reminds people of “home” in your area? Those items almost always make for great gifts.

Some ideas: Cheerwine… Sterzing’s Chips… New Glarus

Soup Mix in a Jar

On a cold winter afternoon, few things seem more appealing than putting together a pot of soup. It’s even better when you have all of the ingredients on hand, already measured and ready to use.

That’s the value of giving a soup mix in a jar – you make it easy for someone to have a nice soup on a cold winter day. Just package the ingredients in a lidded Mason jar, include a tag with any additional steps (and the ingredient list), and tie a little ribbon or a piece of cloth on the top for extra decoration.

Some ideas: Potato soup mix, onion soup mix, five bean soup, turkey noodle soup, creamy tomato soup mix

Coffee Beans (or Ground Coffee)

It’s actually not all that hard to find a small bag of genuinely good coffee for under $5, whether the recipient prefers ground coffee or whole beans. A good bag of coffee will get used up quickly and make each of their mornings a bit brighter for a while.

Some ideas: Eight O’Clock Coffee is highly recommended and can be found in 12-ounce bags for under $5… get beans from your local grocery store that add up to $5 (and you can grind them yourself right in the store most of the time).

Handcrafted Soap

A handcrafted soap is a perfect little item to stick in the shower, use to get yourself clean, and perhaps leave you with just a hint of fragrance. A great hand-crafted soap cleans well and feels wonderful on the skin. Plus, it only costs a few bucks.

I don’t have any specific recommendations as we’ve made our own handcrafted soaps in the past. Just visit gift shops in your area and find a soap that smells good and has a nice texture.

A Framed Photo

Find an inexpensive photo frame at Michael’s or a dollar store. Take a print of a great moment you shared with the recipient and put it in the frame. Instantly, it becomes a great moment.

Some ideas: Just dig through your photo archives and look for pictures that involve both of you … or perhaps ones that involve mutual friends or family members. Anything that will have meaning to the recipient is a great choice.

A Jigsaw Puzzle

A jigsaw puzzle not only provides an evening pastime, it also provides a nice social opportunity for guests, providing a way for new people in the home to “break the ice” by working on the jigsaw puzzle. They also teach a bit of patience while being a low-cost entertainment and they usually produce a nice picture at the end.

Some ideas: You can find countless, puzzles appropriate for kids, as well as many that are great for, adults and families. You’ll find a good selection at your local department store.

A Hand-Assembled Fruit Basket

If you have access to your own fruits, this is an incredibly cheap idea. If not, you can still make a nice fruit basket for under $5 if you hit the fruits that are on sale at your local grocer in the week before you give the gift.

Some ideas: Use a basket or other container you already have at home… choose fruits that are easy to eat with minimal preparatory effort, like apples and oranges.

A Bottle of Good Beer

A bottle or two of a good craft beer will be incredibly appealing to anyone who is a fan of such beers. If you don’t know what to pick out, you can just head to your local liquor store and ask for their recommendations. Suggest that you only have $5 to spend, but you want one or two bottles of beer that a craft beer fan would appreciate and they’ll find you some great selections.

Some ideas: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, Russian River Pliny the Younger, Deschutes Abyss Imperial Stout, New Glarus Serendipity, Anchorage Bitter Monk

A ‘Cup of Coffee’

Just get a $5 gift certificate from a coffee shop in your area. Stick it inside a little card and let them know that their next cup of coffee is on you.

Some ideas: Get a card from a big national chain like Caribou or Starbucks so that they can use it anywhere, or find a local coffee shop with some local flavor.

A Recipe Box with Recipes

Get a recipe box at your local dollar store, then also pick up a pile of index cards that fit in that recipe box. Now, get to work.

All you need to do is find interesting recipes, then open up your word processing program and use a template for a recipe card – most programs will have an easy template for this. Fill in the recipe, then print it on the card. Rinse and repeat.

This way, you can choose recipes in a very specific way for the recipient with items you’re sure they’ll like and are reasonably confident that they might actually make.

Sports Card Packs

Got a sports fan? They’ll probably get a smile on your face if you get them a few packs of cards related to their favorite sport, especially if they happen to open a card depicting one of their favorite players. One of my friends actually has a framed picture in his home that he fills up all the time with his favorite baseball players.

Even better, modern packs sometimes have cool memorabilia in them, such as signed cards, pieces of baseball bats, uniform swatches, and so on.

Some ideas: Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball (probably the most beautiful sports cards ever made, in my opinion), Topps Football, Panini Immaculate Basketball, Upper Deck Hockey, Topps MLS Soccer

A $5 Bill with the Menu from Your Favorite Quick Restaurant

Get a take-out menu from your favorite local quick serve restaurant, then fold it up with a $5 bill and give it as a gift. $5 is often enough to buy a nice sandwich or a small meal from a restaurant of this type – I used to get a sandwich for that price from Jimmy John’s on a regular basis, for one example.

There are countless options to choose from, so just look for a restaurant that you think the recipient might particularly like for a quick lunch.

A Blank Journal and Pen

A blank journal can become a diary. It can become notes for a book – or even the first draft of one. It can be a commonplace book, filled with notes of the day and grocery lists and other random thoughts. It can even be a sketchbook. It’s just full of possibilities.

You can find nice journals for a few dollars at your local bookstore in the sale section or at a dollar store. Wrap it up with a new pen and you have a nice gift for a thoughtful person.

A Snack “Stash”

Everyone has a particular kind of “munchie” that they enjoy when the desire to snack hits them. Feed that desire in your loved ones by getting them a “snack stash” that’s just a collection of their favorite treat. If they like nuts, for example, a big jar of nuts is perfect; if they like candies of other kinds, get them candies. This really depends on the recipient, of course, but there are some general items that will work well for lots of people.

Sidewalk Chalk

If the children in your life are as artistic as mine, a batch of sidewalk chalk makes for a wonderful gift that will fill up many summer afternoons. Our driveway has been covered in sketches of all kinds, hopscotch grids, and giant checkerboards. There have been messages and giant hearts and, once, what appeared to be hundreds of bats.

A box of sidewalk chalk is just begging for a child to unleash creativity all over a sidewalk.

A Puzzle Book

A good puzzle book can keep a thoughtful person engrossed in thought for many, many hours. Personally, I enjoy a variety of puzzles, but some people may just want more sudoku puzzles, for example.

Some ideas: Sudoku, Kakuro, Kenken, O’ekaki (paint by numbers), Cryptic crosswords

A Pet Treat

If your loved one is a pet lover, they’ll often appreciate a special treat for their pet as much as they appreciate a treat for themselves. Pet stores often have a number of wonderful inexpensive treats for pets, such as dog cookies, catnip balls, or dehydrated strawberries.

Find out what pet your friend has and whether they have any dietary restrictions, then stop by the pet store and find out what they have. A pet treat can make both your friend and their pet quite happy.


For tea drinkers, a steady supply of tea is a wonderful thing. You can find a lot of very good tea out there at a surprisingly low cost. The best approach, if you’re unsure, is to find a good sampler at a low price.

Some ideas: Tazo sampler, Numi Organic sampler, Ahmed Twelve Teas, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea Sampler

A Bar of Good Chocolate

It’s really hard to go wrong with a bar of really good chocolate. There are lots of retailers that sell good chocolate bars, so don’t be afraid to pick one that seems interesting and a bit unusual for the chocolate lover in your life.

Some ideas: Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt, Ritter Sport Dark with Hazelnuts, Scharffen Berger Tasting Squares Sampler, Green and Black Hazelnut and Currant

Final Thoughts

The goal of all of this is simple: identifying inexpensive gifts that people will actually like. If there’s one principle above all else to remember here, it’s that gifts that are consumable, like food items and puzzle books, or gifts that can easily be added to a collection, like trading cards, make for the best inexpensive gifts. They don’t turn into knickknacks that eventually wind up in a yard sale.

Gifts Under $5

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What’s the Project? Looking for cheap gifts to give to friends or neigbors this Christmas? Here are 25 ideas that are inexpensive but fabulous! Something they will love!

Are you like me? I get really excited at Christmas and want to give gifts to ALL the people I love in my life. Of course my family and close friends, but also the teachers at school, the many neighbors I love, the people I work with and friends and acquaintances. It feels good to give gifts and share love at the holidays.

But it can also get kind of pricey! If you want to give gifts to some of the people you love in your life, but you don’t want to break the bank, here’s some cheaps gifts that you can give this Christmas to friends or neighbors…things I think they will love!

Do Christmas gifts make anyone else so happy! There are so many fun ideas here, I want to do them all! And I guess since they are cheap gifts, maybe I can!

These should be mostly pretty easy to pull together-just add a tag for some of them! Some of them may be a little bit trickier, so if you’re interested in a project, pick one of those. Or pick a simple one. Either way, they are going to love this!

25 Cheap Gifts for Christmas-Under $5:

Cookie Dough Gift:

Snowball Caramel Apples:

For Your Mistletoes:

Cinnamon Roll Gift:

Red Box Movie Night:

Peppermint Sugar Scrub:

Christmas Wrapping Gift:

Christmas Memories in a Jar:

Hot Chocolate Gift:

Shake and Pour Pancakes:

Santa Hand Towels:

Candy Cane Dip:

S’mores Gift Jar:

Merry Kissmas:

Hot Chocolate Cup:

Homemade Salsa Gift:

Lip Balm Rudolph:

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub:

Almond Joy Gift:

Christmas Candy Bar Wrappers:

Lump of Coal:

Mini Bundt Cakes:

Christmas Tic Tacs:

Gift of Dishes:

Cup of Cheer:

Milk and Honey Soap:

Balm Tags:

Elf Christmas Jar:

Personalized Ornaments:

I hope you love these cheap gifts and enjoy giving them to your friends, neighbors, or coworkers this holiday season!

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Easy Handmade Gifts:

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Handmade Gifts are a great wait to show appreciation to family members, friends, and loved ones! If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. These are beautiful ideas!

Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special…

I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best!


Jersey Knit Bracelet


This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends.

You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house.

Cheap and cute!



Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial

This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless.

Love it!



Printed Candles

Who doesn’t love a candle?

Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project.



Hot Chocolate Art!

What a great gift for neighbors and teachers…

I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me 😉



Tile Coaster

You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar.

I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute!



Bow Belt

I was amazed how easy this tutorial was.

I want to make this bow belt in every color possible for my girls…

So Pretty!



Paper Plate Clock

I thought this would make a great gift for teachers and the children can actually make them.

Fast, easy and useful!



Mason Jar Sewing Kit

We all have a sister, grandma, mom or friend that loves to sew…

You can purchase the sewing kits at the Dollar Store… and oh my goodness can I say ADORABLE?



Sugar Cubes

I featured these sweeties a while ago.

You can make a ton of them for few bucks and give them in a cute little bag

I don’t know… the gift card could say: “Have a sweet ___________”

{Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary}



Party Mix

This would make such a fun and delicious gift…

Those Santa hats are killing me!



Bird Nest Necklaces

Ooh Cuteness!

Am I the only one that is in love with these beauties?

Give me one!



Spa Scrubbie and Tropical Bath Tea Soak

Do I need to say anything else?



Bread in a Bottle

I love bread… and I can see that this one will look, smell and taste delicious!



Badge or Key Holder

I actually made this one for my kid’s teachers last year but I think it would be a perfect gift also for coworkers.

I still use mine everyday to hold my keys.



Tea Cup Lights

Thrift Stores have a huge collection of vintage and antique tea cups.

What a nice sweet gift these little candles would make.



Fabric Scrap Keychain


Honestly I am upset that I didn’t think about this!

LUV them!



Believe Washer Necklaces

…But I did think about these.

You can customize them with names, dates, words, even colors…

Easy to make!



Lovely Wax Lumieres

Shut the front door!

I am giving this one to myself.



Reversible Cup Sleeves

Everyone should have a bunch of these cuties in their cars.

Adorable? Yes

Cheap? Yes

Easy? Yes

Do I want a bunch of them?

Yes… yes… YES!



Mix things up!

COOKIES… are always a perfect gift!



Beautiful Bookmarks

Wait… I think I am in love!

Do you know how many single earrings I have?

during the years I have lost dozen of earrings now I know why I kept the other ones.



Baking Kit

Give away all those cute extra cupcake liners that you have collected.

Love mix match colors!

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…Money …money …money!

OK we all have done it… you forgot someone’s birthday or the cousin that wasn’t coming just showed up!

Fold a bill… make it special and you are safe!

I know you love me 😉



Wrap It!

This idea is perhaps my very favorite.

Fill these gorgeous paper cones with candy,

popcorn, bath salts… whatever you can think of and you have a super cute gift.



Hair Comb

I remember my mom having a ton of hair combs when I was little.

This is such a simple way to make them pop.

A set of them could make such a great little gift.


So before you go shopping this season make a list and check it twice…

You’ll be surprised how much you can make with so little…

As I always say …make it beYOUtiful … make it YOUnique … make it EXTRAORDINARY!

For more ideas make sure to check these other

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Handmade Gifts Part 2

…And 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 Part 3!

Have fun!



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