Give a nice gift to a friend, acquaintance, your child’s teacher or anyone in your life without breaking your budget this Christmas. Here are 20 gift ideas for under $5. Remember that small details such as packaging or a little note will make your inexpensive gift shine.
Magnets– With thousands of designs for sale, finding one a friend will like shouldn’t be too hard.
Box of tea with a mug– A box of tea costs between $2 and $4. Throw in a mug and you can still keep the gift under $5.
Chocolates – For under $5 you can buy a bag, several bars or a small gift box.
Candle– Give a gift of a few floating candles or a bigger jar candle.
Bath Salts– Purchase this gift at drugstores or specialized retailers such as Bath and Body Works.
Nail Polish and emery board– Plenty of brands offer polish for under $5, pair with an emery board to give your gift a little pizazz.
Hot chocolate mix– Buy a box or a few packets.
Hair clips and accessories– From headbands to flowers to sparkles, hair accessories present lots of options.
Pen and magnetic notepad– Theses are perfect for shopping and to-do lists.
Sample sized bags of coffee– Buy several flavors for about $1 per bag.
Key chain– Lots and lots of designs are available for under $5.
Spices– For a practical gift under $5, pick up a few bottles for about $1 each at a drugstore or a discount store and tie off with a ribbon.
Cookie cutter and sprinkles– Package these together for a friend or family member who likes to cook.
Ornament– Many Christmas ornaments are under $5.
Gift card– While $5 is a pretty small amount for a gift card, it’ll buy a few cups of coffee at Starbucks or a sandwich at Subway.
Fuzzy socks– Warm socks are the perfect gift for cold winter days.
Note cards– For very inexpensive packs, check your local dollar store.
Picture frame– Add a special photo to personalize the gift.
Scented or shaped soaps– This gift is great for the bathroom counter.
Travel sized hand sanitizer and lotion– Tie them together with a festive ribbon.