Best Christmas Gifts Under $5 or Less

July 06, 2022 10 min read

If you're looking for a small gift or a last-minute little something for a loved one, we found unique and affordable Christmas gifts under $5. Our gift guide features the best inexpensive gifts under $5 that don't look cheap at all.

1. Cute Notepad

The vibrant and colorful Today's Plan Notepad is a delightful replacement for your typical stationery, adding a fun and happy touch to your daily school routine or goal-making list. Each decorative notepad contains 50 pages that are ideal for use by teachers, parents, and students. It also makes an excellent low-cost gift for a coworker.

2. Wine Tumbler

Everyone should have one of these. It's ideal for a variety of hot and cold beverages, including wine, coffee, and beer. The Double-Wall Vacuum Insulated Thermal Design keeps your drinks cold for more than 9 hours or hot for more than 3 hours. Your hands are also kept warm by the insulation. It would make an excellent holiday gift or stocking stuffer for any of your loved ones.

3. Artisanal French Soap

Using old-world methods in French Province produces soap with few impurities and an incredibly smooth texture, resulting in a soap that lasts longer. The luxurious soaps from Pre de Provence produce a rich, creamy lather that moisturizes and softens your skin.

4. 11 in 1 Multitool

This stainless steel tool card is extremely handy and can be carried with you anywhere. Take it with you when you go camping, hiking, fishing, or doing anything else. One should be kept in your car, toolbox, backpack, or wallet. It comes with 11 useful and necessary tools, including a can opener, a flat screwdriver, a wrench for various size bolts, a wrench, a saw blade, and more. A cool birthday present for the gadget-obsessed guy.

5. Car Coasters

These coasters are ideal for adding a nice finishing touch to your vehicle while keeping your cup holders clean. It is made of a soft silicone material that absorbs moisture and prevents it from sliding and protecting your cup holders.

6. Adult Coloring Book

This scrumptious and impolite coloring book is about to become one of your greatest small pleasures. It features humorous and beautiful one-sided pages with designs ranging from minimal to highly detailed, with cute animals, leaves, and abstract patterns uniquely articulated around swear words and expressions like 'Dumbass,' 'You're such a dick,' and many more.

7. Cereal Killer Spoon

A spoon may appear to be a small gift, but it is something they will use daily! This is the ideal gift for the person in your household who consumes the most cereal. This high-quality stainless steel spoon is engraved as a 'Cereal Killer' using an industrial engraving machine to ensure that the impression lasts forever.

8. A Pretty Bookmark

This golden feather bookmark's exquisite design will make any book lover happy. This simply modern bookmark, made of pure copper, will not fade or rust and will always look as good as new.

9. Charm Necklace

This sweet necklace is packaged in a heart envelope and makes an ideal gift for any occasion. Give them this necklace to remind them to smile, stay positive, and let the sunshine in.

10. Magnetic Wristband

Screws, nails, bolts, washers, pins, needles, drill bits, fasteners, and small tools no longer cause headaches. You can carry a portable toolbox with you and have quick access to all of your tools. This high-quality tools holder magnetic wristband has 15 strong magnets that can securely hold 144 half-inch nails, 68 two-inch nails, 100 medium wood screws, or even 50 large wood screws.

11. Reusable Produce Bag

Plastic takes thousands of years to decompose in landfills or the ocean, and the earth is becoming increasingly crowded with plastics, which pollute the environment and harm wildlife. Use reusable produce bags to save money while also protecting the environment, and take advantage of their wide applicability—a thoughtful cheap gift idea for the vegan in your life.

12. 101 Blessings Cards

These cards, designed to encourage and inspire others, are excellent reminders that God is always present. These cards are a great way to spread a little cheer to anyone. Each card is elegantly designed with floral watercolors and features a scripture verse on the front and back. You can keep these cards in your car, office, or on the go because they come in a small reusable box. A wonderful Valentine's Day gift.

13. Slim Wallet

This minimalist wallet appears to be non-existent. Wallets make excellent gifts because we all require something to carry our money in. Most of us no longer carry large sums of cash with us. A few cards and an ID will suffice. That is why minimalist wallets are so popular. If you're looking for a unique gift for a man or woman, consider a cool minimalist wallet.

14. Manicure Set

A manicure prep set for at-home manicures that includes everything you need for salon-perfect nails at any time. This handy mini prep kit comes with a cuticle trimmer, cuticle pushers, nail clippers, and other nail care tools. Polish your nails to ensure success!

15. Bath Bomb

Remove stress! Melt your rage! This fragrant fizzer is intended to accomplish just that. Drop an F-bomb the next time you're FRUSTRATED. (Of course, into your tub.) The bath bomb contains a fun surprise. These are handcrafted in the United States from a few simple ingredients. A fun gift that allows them to have a spa day at home.

16. Lip Gloss Gift Set

We could all benefit from a new sheen. This three-piece set each performs a distinct function. Rosehip essential oil helps to reduce rine lines on the lips, while peppermint oil soothes cracked lips, and coconut oil hydrates and locks in moisture. The best part is that these glosses will give you shine without being sticky.

17. Reusable Chopsticks

Chopsticks are the most adaptable tool, and with enough practice, they can become graceful extensions of your fingers. Chopsticks are a great addition to almost any kitchen because they are slim and inexpensive. These chopsticks are extremely durable and ideal for everyday use. A wonderful present for anyone who appreciates Japanese culture.

18. Starbucks Gift Card

A Starbucks Gift Card is an easy way to pay and earn rewards points. The ideal "just because" gift for anyone in your life and the best gift for coffee lovers. Starbucks Cards can be redeemed at most Starbucks locations as well as online. Put this in a gift basket with a nice coffee tumbler and some nice coffee beans for a unique gift.

Even food requires a hero. This hot sauce comes in a variety of flavors, making it simple to add just the right amount of fiery flavor to tacos, eggs, pizza, burgers, and anything else! Give them a mouth-watering flavor—a great stocking stuffer or low-cost Christmas gift idea for any hot sauce fan or foodie.

19. Army Guy Bottle Opener

Made of real die-cast metal and designed to look like the classic green army man figurines that every boy grew up with. The army man bottle opener is an excellent gift for any man or beer enthusiast in your life.

20. Olive You Tray

We all enjoy a good "dish" now and then, so serve some at your next gathering! When you thank your guests with Kate Aspen's "Olive You" Olive Dish and Spreader, they'll be talking about you and your extraordinary taste in favors. Our fresh and fabulous favor says "Olive You" more because it is filled with LOVE (it says so right in the center!) and practical pizzazz.

21. Bourbon Lip Balm

Guys must also keep their lips moisturized. This man-made bourbon lip balm is the ideal Stocking Stuffer for a whiskey-loving dad, brother, boyfriend, or a whiskey-loving lady like myself. This lip balm is not only fun and unique, but it is also extremely moisturizing.

22. Gourmet Dark Chocolate

They hand-carve granite millstones to make these rustic, organic dark Mexican-style chocolate discs bursting with bright tastes and bold textures, inspired by a passion for Mexican chocolate traditions. Serve hot or cold as a chocolate beverage. The ideal gift for chocolate enthusiasts.

23. Water-Proof Phone Protector

Complete safety. These universal waterproof cases guard against water and other damage to your phones, ID, credit cards, cash, MP3 player, phones, and keys. Perfect for swimming, surfing, fishing, rafting, and even skiing so they can get a great Instagram selfie while hanging out in the water. Each case comes with a detachable lanyard and is waterproof to a depth of 100 feet.

24. Boho Earrings

These lovely earrings have vibrant colors beaded on the wire and are lovely embellishments. Though the earrings are substantial, they are not overly heavy. They come on an earring card and would make an ideal gift for your boho bestie.

25. Waterproof Notebook

When wet, this all-weather paper won't turn to mush and will repel water, sweat, grease, mud, and even an accidental laundry mishap. Everything in this bound book is built to withstand Mother Nature's wrath. Weatherproof materials include the Field-Flex cover, Rite in the Rain paper, and even the glue.

26. Artisan Beef Jerky

Country Archer is all about honesty and authenticity. So, let us discuss the complicated relationship that exists between mangoes and Habanero peppers. Many of you have asked if our Mango Habanero beef jerky will be too hot (as in, "Bye-bye-eyebrows") or too sweet (as in, "Is that all you got?"). The truth, like most relationships, lies somewhere in the middle. But you can bet we put in a lot of effort to achieve the perfect balance in our Mango Habanero beef jerky. Because they, like you, value our brows.

27. Face Mask

Feed your face with the Tropics, thanks to this face mask packed with magical Algae. Although it may sound disgusting, the alga is a nutritional powerhouse that provides minerals and antioxidants to your skin. This mask will nourish, brighten, and tighten your skin, leaving you looking like you just returned from a month-long vacation in the Caribbean.

28. Flushable Dude Wipes 

DUDE Wipes are wet wipes that are designed specifically for cleaning the dude regions. Your dude parts are in good hands, whether individually wrapped or in a 48-count dispenser. These wipes are 25% larger than standard flushable wet wipes, unscented, and contain naturally soothing aloe vera and vitamin E to protect your sensitive sides. With DUDE Wipes, you can treat yourself and your butt like a king.

29. Bracelet Keychain

Keep her keys safe and stylish with this bracelet and keychain set. The tassel adds a pop of color, and the beads are made of silicone.

30. Wine Glass Markers

Make your party a success, charm your guests, and avoid getting your drinks mixed up. Allow each guest to customize their wine glass marker, and then turn them into party favors at the end of the night! Whether you enjoy hosting and entertaining or know someone who does, these one-of-a-kind wine glass markers will make a lasting impression at any event.

31. Sleep Mask

Pull out this incredibly lightweight, comfortable sleep mask and enjoy an uninterrupted, deep, restful sleep anywhere - in a bed, on a flight, on a long car ride, or while camping. With this silk eye mask that naturally blocks light for a faster, deeper sleep every night, you can naturally improve your mood, energy levels, and cognitive function while also getting a full night's sleep.

32. Makeup Sponges

Prepare for an airbrushed finish and flawless application. This 4-piece mini makeup sponge set covers your entire face, corrects any flaws, and adds color to your favorite features. The rounded sides of the brush blend large areas of the face, the tip conceals blemishes, and the flat edge is ideal for contouring around the eyes and nose.

33. Brown Sugar Bear

Do you have a baker in your life? Yes? They'll need one of these. Brown Sugar Bear maintains the moisture content of brown sugar for up to three months. It's also excellent for keeping cookies, raisins, and dried fruits moist. Food-safe and reusable, made from specially fired clay. Soak for 20 minutes in water and place in brown sugar, baked goods, cakes, cookies, marshmallows, and even dried fruit to soften and retain moisture. Dry absorbs moisture and keeps spices, salt, crackers, pretzels, and chips dry and crispy.

34. Meat Claws

These bear claws provide perfectly shredded meat without the mess and headache associated with knives and forks. With ultra-sharp claws, easily grasp and shred pork, chicken, beef, and more. Lift, handle, shred, pull, and carve as much as you want. They're also great for lifting turkeys! Our one-of-a-kind design provides you with a secure grip on the razor-sharp shredding blades.

35. Resistance Band Set

Get in shape and sculpt a better body without the need for expensive gym memberships, exercise equipment, or even leaving your house. The included carry bag makes it simple to transport them wherever life takes you.

36. Fruity Coasters

These fruit-themed coasters will add a sweet touch to any room. Use these adorable coasters to set down drinks in a summery design. They're made of silicone and have a tropical fruit pattern in lime, orange, lemon, and watermelon. They're ideal for everyday use or for handing out at your luau.

37. 33 Glasses of Whiskey

Do you know a whiskey connoisseur? The 33 Whiskeys is a whiskey journal that allows you to easily record whiskey tasting notes in a small, portable notebook format. It's smaller than an iPhone and fits easily in a back pocket.

38. Mom Life Mug

This adorable Little Pear #a momlife mug is the ideal Mother's Day, birthday, or another special occasion gift for mom. This white ceramic coffee mug has a rose gold font with black dots for a modern look. The adorable coffee mug holds 16 ounces of mom's favorite beverage (probably wine).

39. Clean/Dirty Dishwasher Magnet

It has occurred to each of us. Taking a dirty glass or plate from the dishwasher is disgusting. Twist to indicate whether the contents are clean or dirty by rotating the magnet. This kitchenware accessory, made of strong plastic with a white background and black lettering, is sure to complement any living environment and serve you well for many years.

40. Face Mask Brush Set

People are doing their skincare and facial treatments at home in greater numbers than ever before. These small applicators are ideal for applying their favorite masks. The small and handy silicone jelly brush is essential for evenly applying your favorite mask to your face without wasting any precious product.

41. Periodic Beer Cooler

If you know someone who drinks beer "regularly," this is a funny (but useful) gag gift for them. The Periodic Table Beer Kozy is a geeky beer cooler for science nerds who like to party. This neoprene koozie is a step up from your average foam cooler and is great for keeping your hands warm and dry while keeping your beverage cold.

42. Honey Pot 

This white-ceramic honey pot is shaped like a beehive and is accented with yellow-and-black honeybees on the base and lid. The ceramic handle of the wooden dipper resembles honey bee wings and peeks out through a notch in the lid.

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